Infosys Limited (INFY - Free Report) reported second-quarter fiscal 2019 earnings of 13 cents per share, which came in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
Revenues of $2.92 billion increased 7.1% year over year and surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.89 billion. In terms of constant currency (C), revenues were up 8.1%.
Infosys is benefiting from growth across geographies and business segments. Large deal wins are a positive for the company.
Digital Revenues (31% of total) were up 31.9% year over year to $905 million whereas Core Revenues (69%) declined 1.3% to $2.02 billion.
In the quarter, the company signed deals with a total contract value (TCV) of more than $2 billion compared with $1.1 billion in the previous quarter.
The company reported that its number of $100 million-plus clients is now 23, compared with 19 in the year-ago quarter.
Geographically, on a sequential basis, North America, Europe, Rest of the World and India revenues grew 3.8%, 4%, 6.8% and 3%, respectively in CC.
On the basis of segment, Retail and Financial Services recorded highest growth of 5.9% and 5.8% respectively. Energy, Utilities, Resources & Services; Communication, Manufacturing, Hi Tech and Life Sciences rose 2.8%, 1.2%, 4.8%, 3.6% and 0.7% respectively.
Gross profit increased 5.7% year over year to $1.04 billion. Gross margin contracted nearly 60 basis points (bps) on a year-over-year basis to 35.5%.
The company’s operating income increased 5% year on year to $692 million. However, operating margin declined 50 bps to 23.7%.
As of Sep 30, 2018, Infosys had cash and cash equivalents of $2,462 million compared with $2,411 million recorded in the previous quarter.
Infosys reiterated its fiscal 2019 guidance. Revenues are expected to grow in the range of 6-8% at CC.
Operating margin range is anticipated to be between 22 and 24%.
Zacks Rank and Other Stocks to Consider
Infosys currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
A few other top-ranked stocks in the broader technology sector are Ciena (CIEN - Free Report) , Veeva Systems (VEEV - Free Report) and j2 Global (JCOM - Free Report) , each sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Long-term earnings growth rate for Ciena, Veeva and j2 Global is currently projected to be 15.5%, 19.3% and 8% respectively.
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