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iGate net down 8.6 percent in first quarter

Posted on Apr 10 2014 | IANS

Bangalore, April 10 : Technology firm iGate Corporation posted USD 32 million net income for first quarter (January-March) of this calendar year (2014), a decline of 8.6 percent year-on-year (YoY) from USD 35 million registered in the same quarter in 2013.

Sequentially too, net income was lower than posted in fourth quarter (October-December) of 2013 at USD 33 million.

According to a statement from the US-based IT firm Thursday, revenue, however, increased 10 percent YoY to USD 302 million for the quarter under review (Q1) from USD 275 million year ago and marginally up (one percent) sequentially from USD 299 million.

"We had an encouraging start to the year with a 10 percent YoY growth in revenues. Overall market conditions appear to be favourable across the board," iGate chief executive Ashok Vemuri said in the statement.

Ebitda (earnings before income tax, depreciation and amortisation) increased 13.6 percent YoY to USD 75 million from USD 66 million year ago but remained flat sequentially from USD 74.7 million.

"With our healthy pipeline, along with the timely rollout of investments in people and solutions, we believe we are well positioned for sustainable growth in this fiscal," Vemuri said.

Similarly, gross margin at 37.5 percent in first quarter declined marginally from 38 percent year ago and 39.8 percent quarter ago.

Vemuri, a former Infosys director, replaced Phaneesh Murthy, who was sacked in May 2013 following a sexual harassment case against him by an American employee of the company.

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