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Jul 17, 2017 03:30 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Hold Infosys; target of Rs 1040: ICICI Direct

ICICI Direct has recommended hold rating on Infosys with a target price of Rs 1040 in its research report dated July 17, 2017.

 
 
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ICICI Direct’s research report on Infosys

Infosys reported strong Q1FY18 earnings with performance better  than our e stimates on all fronts. US$ revenues grew 3.2% QoQ to  $2,651 million ( o ur expectation: $2637 mn, 2.6% growth QoQ) Rupee revenues dec lined 0.2% QoQ to | 17,078 crore and was abov e  our | 16,995 crore estimates At 24.1%, EBIT margins declined 50 bps QoQ and w ere above our  23.6% and 100 bps decline estima te led by strong revenue growth Reported PAT of | 3,483 crore was above our | 3,415 cr ore estimate  led by revenue and margin beat.


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Moreover, sustaining the margins taking into account  rupee appreciation and increased onsite hiring  will be closely watched.  Hence, we  change our stance to  HOLD recommendation  and revise our target price to | 104 0 (15x FY19E).

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