Indian entrepreneurs have to move away from being reactive problem solvers to proactive problem solvers as there are so many problems around, Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy said. The renowned IT industrialist also highlighted areas of opportunities in sectors such as healthcare for entrepreneurs to build unique solutions.
Even as INFO’s revenue growth improves — its FY19 EBIT margin exit at 22- 22.5% followed by wage hikes in 1QFY20, pose a risk to consensus EBIT estimate of 23.4% for FY20. This is a key concern weighing on the stock’s attractiveness. INFO’s recent revival under Salil Parekh in revenue growth came with an EBIT margin decline of 120bp, despite INR/USD depreciating 11% during the same period.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has accepted Infosys’ consent plea and settled the charges of disclosure lapses pertaining to the severance package paid to the company's former chief financial officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal.
According to a Sebi order passed on February 15, the IT major has paid Rs 34.35 lakh to the regulator under the settlement proceedings regulation.
Continuing with the programme it started in FY18, Infosys on Friday announced buyback of shares worth up to Rs 8,260 crore at Rs 800 per share. The firm is offering the repurchase price at a 16.89 per cent premium over Friday’s closing price of Rs 684.35 on the NSE.
“The board has approved a proposal for buying back equity shares for an amount aggregating up to Rs 8,260 crore, which is less than 15 per cent of the total paid-up share capital and free reserves of the company,” Infosys said.
New Delhi: Concerns about a slowdown in US economy poses the biggest risk to India’s $167 billion information technology (IT) outsourcing industry as experts fear Fortune 1000 companies may cut spending on technology, hurting Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), Infosys Ltd and Wipro Ltd. Demand for digital services, which includes data crunching and artificial intelligence (AI) powered platforms, is still linked to the overall health of an economy, they say.
New Delhi: The twin trends of outsourcing larger technology contracts and Fortune 1000 companies awarding work that was earlier done internally to its vendors have led analysts and information technology executives to suggest that the sector could grow faster in the year starting 1 April.
These trends are the third positive development for India’s $167 billion information technology (IT) outsourcing sector, after the first six months of the current fiscal saw IT firms adding more employees and raising salaries of some of them by as much as 40%.
Shares of IT major Infosys climbed as much as 2 per cent to Rs 659 apiece on Monday amid reports the IT major may consider a second share buyback proposal of $1.6 billion (Rs 112.30 billion) in which some founding family members could tender their shares.
The share buyback could happen at around 20-25 per cent premium to the current market price, The Times of India reported. The announcement of the buyback can be a part of the board resolution when it meets on January 11, the report added.
Shares of information technology (IT) companies were under pressure on Friday with the Nifty IT index falling over 1 per cent and extending its decline into the fourth straight day, after the US indices extended falls as sentiment remained fragile.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Wipro, NIIT Technologies, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, KPIT Technologies, Tata Elxsi and Sonata Software were down between 1% to 2% on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).
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