Is it the right time to enter the IT sector and make investments ?
At the outset the First Quarter 09-10 numbers are good enough it does not give a picture of getting of woods. The US economic woes continue to haunt Indian IT firms.
India's largest IT firm by sales Infosys shot up 2.75%. The government has launched a Government-to-Business (G2B) services e-biz project with Infosys as the technology partner. The project is among the 27 Central, State and Integrated Mission Mode Projects (MMPs) under the National E-Governance Plan (NEGP).
India's third largest IT exporter by sales Wipro advanced 0.99% after consolidated net profit as per Indian accounting rules rose 0.54% to Rs 1015.50 crore on 2.5% fall in sales to Rs 6289.10 crore in Q1 June 2009 over Q4 March 2009. The company announced the results before trading hours on Wednesday, 22 July 2009.
India's largest IT exporter by sales TCS gained 2.19% after net profit rose 15.27% to Rs 1276.44 crore on 0.12% fall in sales to Rs 5609.60 crore in Q1 June 2009 over Q4 March 2009. The company announced the result after trading hours on 17 July 2009.
Tech Mahindra :
Tech Mahindra rose 1.95% even as net profit dropped 43% to Rs 131.6 crore on 6% rise in total revenues to Rs 1,113 crore in Q1 June 2009 over Q4 March 2009. The company attributed fall in net profit to surge in interest costs on debt it took to buy Mahindra Satyam, the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services. The results were declared after market hours on Wednesday, 22 July 2009. Shares of Mahindra Satyam surged 15.09% to Rs 104.90
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