Infosys Shares Drop on Profit Disappointment

by Christopher Freeburn | October 12, 2012 10:59 am

Infosys Shares Drop on Profit Disappointment

Shares of India-based outsourcing provider Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ:INFY[1]) declined sharply after the company posted earnings that fell short of Wall Street estimates[2].

Infosys said that it earned $431 million during its fiscal second quarter, up 4.9% from the same period last year. Analysts had expected earnings of $444 million, though.

Revenue rose to $1.78 billion, up 2.9% from 2011, but well below the $1.86 billion that analysts had forecast.

Unsurprisingly, Infosys shares plunged about 10% in Friday morning trading.

The company also reduced its revenue outlook for the year. It now expects full-year revenue to grow 5% year-over-year, hitting $7.34 billion — 0.3% less than previously issued guidance.

Infosys also announced that it will replace its current CFO, promoting a vice president of finance to the role on Nov. 1.

Despite concerns over an economic slowdown on the continent, revenue from Europe increased 4.7% compared to the first fiscal quarter, while North American revenues edged up just 2.2%.

Company officials said the company continued to show growth during a “very tough time.”

Endnotes:
  1. INFY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=INFY
  2. fell short of Wall Street estimates: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Infosys+quarter+profit+cent+431M+trims+forecast+amid+global+economic+uncertainty/7380820/story.html

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