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Cognizant topples Infy as No 2 IT firm in India

Last updated on: August 7, 2012 08:40 IST

Cognizant topples Infy as No 2 IT firm in India

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Cognizant has pipped Infosys Technologies to become the second largest software company in India with a revenue of $1.79 billion (about Rs 9,938 crore) for the April-June quarter this year.

 The revenue of Infosys for the same period was $1.75 billion (about Rs 9,716 crore).

Last year in the same quarter, Cognizant had toppled Wipro as the third largest software exporter in India.

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Image: Cognizant's offshore delivery centre in Chennai.
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Unveiling its second quarter earning figures, the company said its net profit grew 21 per cent to $251.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, on a revenue of $1.79 billion.

For the September quarter, Cognizant anticipates its revenues to be at least $1.875 billion, while for the 2012, it maintained outlook for revenue to be at least $7.34 billion (at least 20 per cent growth compared to 2011).

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Image: Cognizant's delivery centre in Pune.
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With a bullish annual revenue outlook, Cognizant may remain at the number two spot as Infosys has given a muted guidance of 5 per cent growth for the year, given the uncertainty in the global environment.

Infosys expects revenues to be $7.343 billion in FY'13.

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Cognizant follows a January-December fiscal while Infosys financial year runs through April-March. Though Cognizant is not listed in India, three-fourth of its over 145,000 employees are based in India and is often referred to as an Indian entity.

Cognizant CEO Francisco D'Souza said, "Clients continue to turn to Cognizant to help reinvent their business models in the face of secular industry changes, evolving demographics, and a new stack of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies."


Image: Cognizant CEO Francisco D Souza
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