Oppenheimer Maintains Perform On Infosys As Shares Appear Reasonably Valued
In a research note released Monday, Oppenheimer analyst Glenn Greene maintained a Perform rating on Infosys (NYSE:INFY), as the company reported 2Q:FY15 results with revenue increasing 3.1% Q/Q (3.9% in constant currency) to $2.20B. EPS of $0.89 beat Oppenheimer’s expectations driven by operating margins of 26.1%. No price target was given.
Greene noted, “While we are encouraged by his strategic vision, near-term growth and profitability implications remain unclear.” He added, “We raise our FY15E EPS to $3.48 (from $3.42) and FY16E EPS to $3.71 (from $3.63) to reflect quarterly results and recent margin trajectory. Our FY15E EPS reflects 7.5% revenue growth (vs. guidance of 7-9%) and 120bps of margin expansion to 25.2%. Our FY16E reflects ~8% revenue growth and modest margin contraction.”
The analyst concluded, “INFY realized a solid revenue quarter with healthy margin performance. We are intrigued by Sikka’s strategic vision although INFY appears in the early stages of broad change. Trading at ~17.5x our CY15E EPS, the shares appear reasonably valued, in our view.”
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