Result Update: Infosys Technologies:
Infosys' 3QFY11 results : Volume growth at 3.1% QoQ was below expectations. However, a 1.6% rise in average realizations were surprising. Margins came in line with market expectations.The guidance for a marginal growth in USD revenues in 4Q is predicated on the short term concerns about the global macro scene.
Infosys management has likely taken a conservative view of the short term challenges. On the other hand, management did indicate that CY11 may be a normal year for the industry with growth in mid - high teens. One can expect Infosys to grow at above-industry rates in FY12E.
Infosys has raised the revenue and EPS growth guidance for FY11, marginally. FY12E EPS stands at Rs.149 (INR - USD exchange rate at 45) and accordingly the price target works out to Rs.3620.
Infosys is benefiting from the positive change in client sentiments and the presence of various margin levers. Infosys' long term strategy is geared towards providing services through new engagement models.