Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ: INFY) Announces Results for the Quarter Ended
September 30, 2009

- Q2 Revenues Sequentially Grew by 2.9%

BANGALORE, India, Oct. 9 /CNW/ -

Highlights

Consolidated results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Revenues were $ 1,154 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2009; YoY decline was 5.1%

    
    -   Net income after tax was $ 317 million for the quarter ended
        September 30, 2009; YoY decline was 0.9%
    -   Earnings per American Depositary Share (ADS) was 0.56 for the quarter
        ended September 30, 2009; YoY growth of 0.0%
    

"In the second quarter, the business climate has improved," said S. Gopalakrishnan, CEO and Managing Director. "Clients are now looking to invest in a few strategic initiatives and relationships to maximize value from opportunities when the economic downturn ends."

Business outlook

The company's outlook (consolidated) for the quarter ending December 31, 2009 and for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), is as follows:

    
    Outlook under IFRS*

    Quarter ending December 31, 2009

    -   Consolidated revenues are expected to be in the range of $1,155
        million and $ 1,165 million; YoY decline of 1.4% to 0.5%
    -   Consolidated earnings per American Depositary Share are expected to
        be $0.50; YoY decline of 13.8%

    Fiscal year ending March 31, 2010

    -   Consolidated revenues are expected to be in the range of $4.60
        billion and $ 4.62 billion; YoY decline of 1.3% to 1.0%
    -   Consolidated earnings per American Depositary Share are expected to
        be in the range of $ 2.09 and $ 2.10; YoY decline of 7.1% to 6.7%

    * Exchange rates considered for quarters ending December 31, 2009 and
        March 31, 2010 for major global currencies: AUD / USD - 0.87; GBP /
        USD - 1.60; Euro / USD - 1.46
    

Expansion of services and significant projects

Our strategy through the downturn has been to build our strengths rather than limit ourselves to navigating the challenges. Following this route, we are confident of emerging stronger when the economic environment improves and better poised to deliver enhanced value to all our stakeholders. We are sharpening focus on Research & Development, Intellectual Property-based solutions, and 'New Engagement Models' (NEMs) that offer flexible pricing and greater operational control and efficiency to clients. In addition, true to the spirit of our Global Delivery Model, we are continuing to invest and expand in regions such as India, Brazil, Mexico, and China. We have a sales group dedicated to large outsourcing deals that has helped us secure significant projects this year. We believe our expertise in large-scale transition management will differentiate us in the near future.

Clients have been impressed by our engineering services. An industrial products and services company is testing our 'Enterprise Collaboration Platform' to transform its intranet from an information repository into a next-generation content hub that engages employees better. A leading mobile service provider selected us as its strategic partner to run its 'Bid Management Process'. The deal involves setting up our patent-pending 'Infosys Sales Effectiveness Center' that will own the bid process, pricing, and contract services. For an apparel manufacturer, we are implementing our 'Product Master Syndication Solution' that will support the entire product lifecycle and provide a single source of data. A power major sought our 'Plant Design and Management System Solution' that enables collaboration across distributed teams. A large manufacturer selected us as its prime systems integration partner to implement and support our Product Lifecycle Management solution based on Siemens TeamCenter product.

We continue to focus on large transformational engagements, especially through our consulting and enterprise solution offerings. A broadcasting company partnered with us to develop new digital media services. A service provider for retailers engaged us to develop an Order Management System. A large bank selected us to conduct end-to-end testing as well as user-acceptance testing for the implementation of Finacle(TM), our core banking solution and integration with other applications. A large bank chose us for end-to-and systems integration in the transformation program of its corporate banking e-channel system. A provider of high-performance networking systems partnered with us for a transformational program to scale up its core engineering processes.

"The global currency markets continue to be extremely volatile, even though we have seen some stability in the rupee against the US dollar this quarter," said V. Balakrishnan, Chief Financial Officer. "We continue to focus on high quality growth with superior margins. Our balance sheet has been further strengthened with cash and cash equivalents reaching US$ 2.8 billion."

About Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY) defines, designs and delivers IT-enabled business solutions that help Global 2000 companies win in a Flat World. These solutions focus on providing strategic differentiation and operational superiority to clients. With Infosys, clients are assured of a transparent business partner, world-class processes, speed of execution and the power to stretch their IT budget by leveraging the Global Delivery Model that Infosys pioneered. Infosys has over 105,000 employees in over 50 offices worldwide. Infosys is part of the NASDAQ-100 Index and The Global Dow. For more information, visit http://www.infosys.com.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009 and on Form 6-K for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.

    
    Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements (Condensed) in compliance
    with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the
    International Accounting Standards Board (IFRS)

    Infosys Technologies Limited and subsidiaries
    Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets as of

                                      (Dollars in millions except share data)

                                                 September 30,      March 31,
                                                         2009           2009
    ASSETS
    Current assets
    Cash and cash equivalents                          $2,208         $2,167
    Available-for-sale financial assets                   670              -
    Trade receivables                                     700            724
    Unbilled revenue                                      164            148
    Derivative financial instruments                        5              -
    Prepayments and other assets                          108             81
    Total current assets                               $3,855         $3,120
    Non-current assets
    Property, plant and equipment                         946            920
    Goodwill                                              144            135
    Intangible assets                                       6              7
    Deferred income tax assets                            109             88
    Income tax assets                                      59             54
    Other non-current assets                               69             52
    Total non-current assets                            1,333          1,256
    Total assets                                       $5,188         $4,376

    LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
    Current liabilities
    Trade payables                                         $2             $5
    Derivative financial instruments                        -             22
    Current income tax liabilities                        137            115
    Tax on dividend                                         -              -
    Client deposits                                         1              1
    Unearned revenue                                      116             65
    Employee benefit obligations                           29             21
    Provisions                                             22             18
    Other current liabilities                             354            290
    Total current liabilities                             661            537
    Non-current liabilities
    Deferred income tax liabilities                         8              7
    Employee benefit obligations                           48             48
    Total liabilities                                     717            592
    Equity

    Share capital - Rs. 5 ($0.16) par value
     600,000,000 equity shares authorized,
     issued and outstanding 570,478,093 and
     572,830,043 as of September 30, 2009 and
     March 31, 2009, respectively                          64             64
    Share premium                                         681            672
    Retained earnings                                   4,070          3,618
    Other components of equity                           (344)          (570)
    Total equity attributable to equity holders
     of the company                                     4,471          3,784
    Total liabilities and equity                       $5,188         $4,376



    Infosys Technologies Limited and subsidiaries

    Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

                                      (Dollars in millions except share data)

                                Three months ended          Six months ended
                                   September 30,              September 30,
                                 2009         2008         2009         2008

    Revenues                   $1,154       $1,216       $2,276       $2,371
    Cost of revenues              662          691        1,305        1,388
    Gross profit                  492          525          971          983
    Operating Expenses:
    Selling and marketing
     expenses                      57           68          110          129
    General and administrative
     expenses                      85           96          173          183
    Total operating expenses      142          164          283          312
    Operating Profit              350          361          688          671
    Other income/(expense)          8          (28)          15          (46)
    Finance income                 41           43           89           89
    Profit before income taxes    399          376          792          714
    Income tax expense             82           56          162           86
    Net Profit                   $317         $320         $630         $628
    Earnings per equity share
    Basic ($)                    0.56         0.56         1.10         1.10
    Diluted ($)                  0.56         0.56         1.10         1.10
    Weighted average equity
     shares used in
     computing earnings
     per equity share
    Basic                 570,343,178  569,592,198  570,229,204  569,479,023
    Diluted               571,046,545  570,721,306  570,948,478  570,723,017
    

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SOURCE INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

For further information: For further information: Investor Relations: Shekar Narayanan, India, +91-80-4116-7744, shekarn@infosys.com; Sandeep Mahindroo, USA, (646) 254-3133, sandeep_mahindroo@infosys.com; Media Relations: Sarah Vanita Gideon, India, +91-80-4156-4998, Sarah_Gideon@infosys.com; Peter McLaughlin, USA, (213) 268-9363, Peter_McLaughlin@infosys.com

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