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 HCL Infosystems Ltd, India’s premier information enabler, leading ICT System Integrator and Distribution Company today announced its un-audited results for the quarter ended December 31, 2007.

The company has reported consolidated revenue of Rs. 3306.6 crores (USD 842.2 Mn) during the quarter ended December 31, 2007 as against Rs. 2968.9 crores (USD 756.2 Mn) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, a growth of 11%.


Profit before tax for the quarter was Rs. 115.5 crores (USD 29.4 Mn) as against Rs. 104.9 crores (USD 26.7 Mn) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, a growth of 10%.


Profit after tax was Rs. 81.4 crores (USD 20.7 Mn) as against Rs. 76.0 crores (USD 19.4 Mn) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, a growth of 7%.


Revenue from the Computer Systems business was Rs. 911.0 crores (USD 232.1 Mn) as against Rs. 652.8 crores (USD 166.3 Mn) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, a growth of 40%.


Profit before interest and taxes was Rs. 61.2 crores (USD 15.6 Mn) as against Rs. 43.9 crores (USD 11.2 Mn) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, a growth of 39%.


Revenue from the Telecommunication and Office Automation business was Rs. 2395.1 crores (USD 610.1 Mn) as against Rs. 2309.5 crores (USD 588.2 Mn) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.


Profit before interest and taxes was Rs. 66.1 crores (USD 16.8 Mn) as against Rs. 61.5 crores (USD 15.7 Mn) in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.


Consolidated EPS for the quarter was Rs 4.8 per share as against Rs. 4.5 per share in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.


The Board of Directors has declared quarterly Second Interim dividend of Rs. 2/- per share (100 % on an equity share of par value of Rs. 2/- each)


Conversion Rate 1 USD = 39.26 INR


Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman and CEO, HCL Infosystems Limited, commenting on the results said, “A further consolidation of HCL’s position as the leading technology provider for enterprises, organizations and consumers enabled us to deliver yet another quarter of noteworthy growth. Our system integration business gained further traction with a stream of new orders and project wins, while digital lifestyle products business rode the festival season to deliver impressive numbers. This quarter was also noteworthy for strong growth in PC sales, particularly of HCL Leaptops. A sustained expansion of HCL CDCs and HCL Digilife stores deeper into the country was another highlight of the quarter.”


Quarter highlights

HCL further strengthens its commitment to bring the latest technology to the Indian customers with the launch of ‘MiLeap’ India’s first ultra portable range of laptops that offer true mobile internet computing experience & full PC functionality at a price point starting from Rs.13,990/-.


HCL also introduced several new models of desktops and notebooks; India’s first notebook with Prism engraved design, notebooks with 250 GB storage.


HCL added a unique technology of 1 GB Turbo memory, in its laptops, which results in more battery life, quicker boot time and unmatched performance. The Company also unveiled a range of leaptop accessories, like HCL Leaptop shines, car and USB chargers, Mouse phones, USB TV turners and mobile printers.


HCL also unveiled extended warranty packs for HCL Leaptops that ensures maintained performance, increased life and optimum utilization of your HCL Leaptop and at the same time reduces the maintenance cost and increases the re-sale value for your HCL Leaptops.


In the last quarter HCL announced the unification of its various environment protection initiatives under the comprehensive ‘HCL ecoSafe’ program. Extending its’ environment friendly range of products HCL announced a new line desktop PCs that are compliant with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive.


In the enterprise space major orders were received from leading names across industry verticals including corporates, government, BFSI segments. This quarter saw large orders for HCL’s computing business from financial institutions and banking giants of the country. HCL also won a major order for rollout of Cash Management solution from a leading nationalized bank and installation of MICR from the leading nationalized bank of India.


During the quarter, HCL launched its Professional Workstation 2008 Series, specifically designed and targeted towards professionals in the field of Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Mechanical Computer Aided Design (MCAD). The new series takes application performance to new levels by featuring industry’s first unified architecture.


HCL also launched ‘360-Degrees Technology Refresh Program’, which aims to deliver comprehensive yet relevant information on new developments in the global IT industry to the enterprises, organizations and other business users of IT.


In a major launch geared towards meeting all networking requirements of SMBs and emerging enterprises, the company launched HCL Netmax suite of networking products and solutions this quarter. The services portfolio is targeted at educational institutions, PSUs, IT/ITeS companies, and services industries like Banking, Hotel, Airlines, Insurance and entertainment.


HCL also launched the HCL net edgeBOX, a unique multi-function gateway that integrates data, voice and IT services in a single device. To the emerging businesses looking to maximize their return on IT investments, HCL net edgeBOX offers basic IT applications including web server, e-mail server and data storage, without the need for keeping specialist in-house IT staff.


HCL’s strong focus on System Integration business yielded good dividends with the company winning a number of prestigious projects from across industries like Telecom, E- Governance, BFSI & Power. Earlier in the quarter, HCL was designated as the System Integrator by the leading bank of India.


The quarter witnessed another breakthrough win from a very large government enterprise for country–wide implementation of e-procurement solutions which includes development, customization, implementation and roll out of the solution across 11 Zonal headquarters and 6 production units.


During the quarter, HCL’s Media & Entertainment business saw new wins in Education sector. HCL received orders from universities across the country (Aligarh, Noida, Pondicherry, Allahabad), for FM Radio, Studio Equipments and Audio Post production equipments etc. Last quarter saw set up of Infrastructure FM station and Enterprise studio set up for a training vertical media, also HCL had set up the central studio on edusat project for a distance learning institution.


The company sustained its focused thrust on HCL Digilife stores, positioned as one-stop shop for a comprehensive range of digital lifestyle products and solutions, quickly ramping up the number of stores to more than 48 across the country.


The company further consolidated its high-end ICT education & training business with further expansion of HCL Career Development Centers taking the total to more than 46 across the country. HCL CDCs also announced strategic tie-ups with leading international IT training giants like Microsoft, Red Hat and Oracle as their authorized training partner to deliver the training for their certification programs. The company also expanded its Institutional Alliance Initiative by entering into tie-ups with a large number of engineering colleges across the country and launched its Industry Interface program.


HCL’s Imaging business saw a steady growth in the quarter on the back of several large orders received for its range of printers, copiers and MFDs from engineering & construction majors in India. A major win came from Mumbai based Microfinance Company for 400 Toshiba MFDs. The company received large orders for projectors from airports, insurance, IT and education sectors. HCL further consolidated its business in production printing segment with significant orders from corporate giants, defense & financial institutions.


This quarter the company implemented unique and state-of-the-art surveillance, security and access control solutions for prestigious clients including government departments and enterprises. An exclusive combination of Surveillance and Access control with highly advanced Digital Integrated Surveillance system was implemented by HCL in defense sector. Another implementation by HCL facilitated public administration for government to securitize its critical areas with the help of HCL’s Visitor Management Systems etc.


HCL also announced a strategic tie-up with HID Global for providing the latter’s range of solutions in secure identity, IP-based network access solutions, contact-less smart card technologies with secure and custom cards, high-definition printers and encoders and photo ID card application control software.


In the mobile handset business, Nokia carried on its dominance in this quarter, with the launch of new mobile phones in different price range. HCL also registered impressive revenue growth in Apple iPods along with lot of promotional activity during the festive season. Kodak saw an addition of slim “M – Series” in its’ range of cameras.


Bringing unprecedented excitement to PC buyers in the country during the festival season, HCL announced a special consumer campaign, ‘HCL Festival Carnival’. The campaign featured never before offers to the buyers of HCL Leaptops, Ezeebee and Beanstalk range of notebook and desktop PCs. The joint promotion by HCL and Intel, the two giants of IT industry will run at more than 2000 authorized HCL dealers in more than 500 towns across India.


Awards and Recognitions


  1. Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman & CEO of HCL Infosystems Limited, was declared ‘IT Person of the Year 2007’ by Dataquest.
    • HCL Leaptop was recommended as the most Affordable ultra portable Laptop by Living Digital
      • HCL received “Best In Category Award” for HCL Digilife Stores and Special Award for “Innovation and Technology” for its’ ePOS division at the Franchise and Star Retailer Awards 2007
        • HCL won the Best Indian Branded PC award at the 6th VARIndia Star Nite Awards 2007
          • HCL won the Best IT Retail Company award at the VARIndia Star Nite Award 2007
            • HCL Ezeebee was rated Best Buy by PC World magazine
              • HCL Beanstalk Classic was declared Best Buy by Digit magazine
                • HCL Infosystems was ranked among the top two IT companies in the annual Dataquest-IDC Best Employers Survey 2007 in a glowing recognition of its industry leading HR practices and the resultant employee satisfaction. HCL has consistently ranked among the ‘Top 3 IT employers in the country’, for last three years in the Dataquest-IDC Best Employer Survey.

About HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems Ltd, with revenue (LTM) of US $ 3.1 billion (Rs. 12,500 Crores) is India’s premier information enabling and ICT System Integration company offering a wide spectrum of ICT products that includes Computing, Storage, Networking, Security, Telecom, Imaging and Retail. HCL is a one-stop-shop for all the ICT requirements of an organization.


India’s leading System Integration and Infrastructure Management Services Organization, HCL has specialized expertise across verticals including Telecom, BFSI, E-Governance & Power.

HCL has India’s largest distribution and retail network, taking to market a range of Digital Lifestyle products in partnership with leading global ICT brands, including Nokia, Apple, Casio, Kodak, Toshiba, Bull, Ericsson, Cisco, Microsoft, Konica Minolta and many more.


HCL today has India’s largest vertically integrated computer manufacturing facility with over three decades of electronic manufacturing experience HCL desktops is the largest selling brand into the enterprise space.


With India’s largest ICT services network that reaches to every corner of India, HCL’s award winning Support Services makes it the preferred choice of enterprise and consumers alike. For more information please visit us at www.hclinfosystems.in


About HCL Enterprise

HCL Enterprise is a $ 4.7 billion (Rs. 19,215 crore) leading Global Technology and IT enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups. Its range of offerings spans Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises approximately 53,700 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 18 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms. For more information please visit www.hcl.in

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