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MphasiS joins billion dollar club

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Bangalore 

Company posted Rs 5,037 cr in revenue

Indian company MphasiS, which is majority-owned by HP, has achieved the milestone of $1 billion in revenues during the accounting year-ended October 31, 2010. The company posted revenues of Rs 5,037 crore ($1.09 billion) during the period with a growth of 18.1 per cent over the previous accounting year.

The Bangalore-based company took about 12 years to achieve this. With sight on the next phase of growth and bring in better alignment in its business, has also initiated a restructuring process in partnership with global consulting firm,

“After careful evaluation, we found that our direct business was not growing as fast as we would like to do when compared with our business from HP partnership. Besides, not enough ideas were being incubated within the company failing which we were trying to pursue the same old things, better. The transformation exercise will make sure that we prepare ourselves better by exploring various growth engines which will take us to the next phase of growth,” Ganesh Ayyar, CEO of said.

He said the company was preparing for their next phase of growth, with opportunities of a large company and yet retaining the soul and smile for a small company.

The company has decided to create the verticalisation of the business. To start with, Banking, capital goods and insurance which used to be a single largest vertical of the company has been split into two verticals. The company also intends to add new verticals going forward. Internally, the company is setting up an initiative to incubate business ideas under the umbrella of Rs New Ventures’. To start with, the company has identified four areas including payment solutions, hospital administration system, payment and product service for this purpose. The ideas will be funded internally.

In geographic segment, has decided to structure the geographies as matured and emerging geographies, based on the buying behavior of the customers. This will help the company to fine-tune its offerings as the buying pattern of customers of matured geographies like US and Europe is different from those in

Ayyar also said one of the thrust of the company would be to explore opportunities as the company now has a healthy cash reserves of $368.9 million (Rs 1,638 crore). The company is looking for companies to enhance its strategic focus and value creation by acquiring companies who offer similar kind of services like it and easy to integrate.

In the accounting year ended 31 October 2010, MphasiS’ net profit went up by 20 per cent to Rs 1,091 crore when compared with the previous year. In the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2010, the company’s consolidated revenue grew 18.8 per cent to Rs 1,345 crore whereas the net profit went up by 15.9 per cent to Rs 245 crore.

First Published: Thu, November 25 2010. 00:28 IST