Revenue growth guidance of 4%-7% and operating margin guidance of 20%-22% for FY24
BENGALURU, India, April 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Infosys (NSE: INFY) (BSE: INFY) (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, delivered $18.2 billion in FY23 revenues with industry-leading growth of 15.4% in constant currency and operating margins of 21.0%. Growth was broad-based across industry verticals and geographical regions. Digital comprised 62.2% of overall revenues and grew at 25.6% in constant currency.
Q4 year on year growth was 8.8% and sequential decline was 3.2% in constant currency terms. Operating margin for the quarter was 21.0%. Free cash flow conversion was 95.7% for Q4. Continuing the recent trend, attrition declined further in Q4.
"Our strong performance in FY23 is a testimony to the continued focus on digital, cloud and automation capabilities which resonated with our clients. We have launched exciting programs with our clients leveraging generative AI platforms," said Salil Parekh, CEO and MD. "As the environment has changed, we see strong interest from our clients for efficiency, cost and consolidation opportunities, resulting in a strong large deal pipeline. We have expanded our internal program on efficiency and cost to build a path to higher margins in the medium term. We continue to invest in our people and in supporting our clients," he added.
Guidance for FY24:
1. Key highlights:
"Our continued focus on cost optimization and operational efficiencies have helped in achieving operating margins of 21.0% in FY23", said Nilanjan Roy, Chief Financial Officer. "Free cash generation in Q4, led by robust collections, was strong. Executing on our capital allocation policy, we successfully completed the share buyback and have proposed a final dividend of `17.50 for FY23", he added.
2. Capital Allocation
For FY23, the Board has recommended a final dividend of ₹17.50 per share ($0.21 per ADS*). Together with the interim dividend of ₹16.50 per share already paid, the total dividend per share for FY23 will amount to ₹34.00 (app. $0.41 per ADS*) which is a 9.7% increase over FY22. With this, the company has announced total dividend of approx. ₹14,200 crore (approx. $1.7 billion*) for FY23.
The company has completed the open market share buyback on February 13, at an average price of approx. ₹1,539 per share (compared to maximum Buyback Price of ₹1,850 per share). Consequently, the share capital of the company has reduced by 1.44%.
Including the recently concluded buyback and final dividend for FY23, the company has returned approx. 86% of Free Cash Flow to shareholders under the current capital allocation policy.
*USD-INR rate of 82.00
3. Client wins
Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. Over 300,000 of our people work to amplify human potential and create the next opportunity for people, businesses and communities. With over four decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, we expertly steer clients, in more than 50 countries, as they navigate their digital transformation powered by the cloud. We enable them with an AI-powered core, empower the business with agile digital at scale and drive continuous improvement with always-on learning through the transfer of digital skills, expertise, and ideas from our innovation ecosystem. We are deeply committed to being a well-governed, environmentally sustainable organization where diverse talent thrives in an inclusive workplace.
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IFRS-INR Press Release: https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2022-2023/q4/documents/ifrs-inr-press-release.pdf
Fact sheet: https://www.infosys.com/investors/reports-filings/quarterly-results/2022-2023/q4/documents/fact-sheet.pdf
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