Why shares of Infosys Limited (INFY) are down today?

Infosys (INFY), an international leader in next-generation digital services and specializing in consulting for software development, maintenance, and independent validation services to companies in finance, turned over the profitable Financial year 2021, with the operating margin increasing by 3.2% and growth accelerating to 9.6% in their 4th quarter.

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However, at last check-in current trading, shares of Infosys Limited (INFY) plummeted 5.54% at $17.39. INFY’s stock closed the last session at $18.41.This came adjacent to the news about INFY Share Buyback of $1.23B and Final Dividend of $0.85B.

Now what

The company’s fiscal fourth-quarter reported earnings of 16 cents per INFY share,  with revenue climbing to $3.61B per year. Digital Revenues accounted for 51.5% of total revenue which increased 38.6% year over year to a staggering $1.86 billion, however, Core Revenues accounting for 48.5% of the total revenue reduced by 5.5% to $1.75 billion.

INFY also increased its clients to 130in the fiscal fourth quarter, signing various contractual agreements and inked deals worth $14.1 billion. In accordance to company reports, the clients are now worth more than $100 million with the highest TVC recorded in the company’s history.

Gross profit also increased 18% year on year to an incredible $1.26 billion, with INFY’s operating income jumping 31.1% to $884 million years over year. The operating margin expanded 340 bps to 24.5%. Infosys finished the 4th quarter with cash and cash equivalents of $3.38 billion in comparison to $3.48B the previous year. Infosys was also chosen as one of the top most Global Ethical Companies in 2021 by Ethisphere Institute.

Conclusion

INFY has reported an extremely strong financial year after announcing an increase in cash-on-cash equivalents and a massive surge in operating margins. However, share buyback worth $1.23B, has reduced investor interest from the company with INFY stock reducing 4.83% at the last check.

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