Persistent Systems' Annual Revenue Grows 29.4 % and PAT Grows 32.3 %

Persistent Systems' Annual Revenue Grows 29.4 % and PAT Grows 32.3 % 
FY13 Dividend Rs. 9 per share 
PUNE, INDIA and SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 --  
Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE: PERSISTENT), the global
leader in software product and technology services, today announced
the Company's audited financial results for the quarter and year
ended March 31, 2013, as approved by the Board of Directors.  
"Our growth is a result of continued execution of key strategic
initiatives in Platform Solutions and IP led business. Specifically,
we have doubled our IP revenue during the year and have seen robust
growth in Platform Solutions," said Dr. Anand Deshpande, Chairman and
Managing Director, Persistent Systems, "Further, we have grown our
key partnerships with technology leaders as well as added new
strategic alliances with HP and Dassault Systemes. We observe that
the market is growing and clients are investing in new technologies.
The investments we have made have positioned us as thought-leaders
and we are well set to take advantage of growth opportunities in the
coming year." 
Consolidated Financial Highlights for the Financial Year 2012-13: 


 
--  Revenue was Rs. 12,945.12 Million as against Rs. 10,003.11 Million for
    previous year 2011-12, representing a growth of 29.4%
--  Revenue was US$ 237.82 Million as against US$ 207.39 Million for
    previous year 2011-12, representing a growth of 14.7%
--  IP-led business grew 123.6% to constitute 17.2% of the revenue for the
    year ended March 31, 2013
--  EBIDTA was Rs. 3,351.91 Million as against Rs. 2,324.03 Million for
    previous year 2011-12, representing a growth of 44.2%
--  Profit Before Tax (PBT) was Rs. 2,629.88 Million, as against Rs.
    1,968.68 Million for previous year 2011-12, representing a growth of
    33.6%
--  Profit After Tax (PAT) was Rs. 1,876.18 Million, as against Rs.
    1,417.80 Million for previous year 2011-12, representing a growth of
    32.3%
--  Diluted EPS was Rs. 46.90, as against Rs. 35.45 for previous year
    2011-12, representing a growth of 32.3%

  
Consolidated Financial Highlights for the Quarter ended March 31, 2013: 


 
--  Revenue was US$ 62.11 Million, representing a Y-o-Y growth of 14.6%,
    and Q-o-Q growth of 2.2%
--  Revenue was Rs. 3,339.59 Million, representing Y-o-Y growth of 23.4%,
    and Q-o-Q growth of 0.3%
--  EBIDTA was Rs. 830.67 Million, representing a Y-o-Y growth of 7.4%,
    and Q-o-Q growth of 0.8%
--  Profit Before Tax (PBT) was Rs. 721.58 Million, representing a Y-o-Y
    growth of 30.6% and Q-o-Q growth of 1.6%
--  Profit After Tax (PAT) was Rs. 518.85 Million, representing a Y-o-Y
    growth of 25.9% and Q-o-Q growth of 4.8%

  
Dividend: 
The Board of Directors recommended a final dividend of Rs. 3 per share
for FY 2012-13. The payment of the final dividend is subject to the
approval of the shareholders at the ensuing Annual General Meeting.
The Company had paid an interim dividend of Rs. 6 per share during FY
2012-13. The total dividend for the year would be Rs. 9 per share
(Payout Ratio of 22.3%) upon approval of the shareholders for payment
of final dividend. 
Key Quarter Highlights: 


 
--  Announced licensing agreement with Hewlett Packard for HP Client
    Automation (HPCA) software. This technology acquisition underscores
    Persistent Systems' commitment to expand its IP portfolio and further
    strengthen its expertise in PC Lifecycle Management (PCLCM), Virtual
    Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Mobile Device Management (MDM).
--  Mritunjay Singh joined as the Joint Chief Operating Officer.
--  Expanded presence in Goa by acquiring a new building.
--  Expanded India presence by opening a Development Centre in Bengaluru.
--  Enhanced CSR contribution from 1% to 1.25% of previous year
    Consolidated Net Profit.
--  Unveiled the high performance RDBMS and data warehouse connectors for
    new Intel(R) Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software.
--  Launched PaxPharma; a compliance-based design to print automation for
    the pharmaceutical industry.
--  Appointed Amit Atre as the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer in
    place of Vivek Sadhale effective June 1, 2013. Vivek Sadhale's last
    date as an employee will be June 30, 2013. He will continue to be
    closely associated with Persistent Systems through the law firm that
    he intends to start. Effective July 1, 2013, Rohit Kamat, Chief
    Financial Officer, will head the Investor Relations function.

  
Awards and Recognitions 


 
--  Recognized by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program as a "2013
    Computerworld Honors Laureate" in the Emerging Technology category.
--  Named a "Leader" in the IAOP 2013 Global Outsourcing 100. IAOP
    Recognizes Persistent Systems as One of the Best Leaders in Research
    & Development Services and also named a "Leader" in the IAOP 2013
    Global Outsourcing 100.
--  Won the Tata Institute of Social Sciences LeapVault CLO Award for Best
    Corporate University in the "Emerging" category for Persistent
    Systems' Learning & Development Practices.
--  Won the Indian Human Capital Awards 2012 - Best CSR Strategy and 'ET
    Now Award for HR Practices in CSR.'
--  Best presented Accounts and Corporate Governance Disclosures Awards
    from South Asian Federation of Accountants.
--  Ranked in top 5 companies for the third time in the row in the "ICSI
    National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance."

  
About Persistent Systems: 
Established in 1990, Persistent Systems (BOMBAY: PERSISTENT) (NSE:
PERSISTENT) is a global company specializing in software product and
technology services. For more than two decades, Persistent has been
an innovation partner for the world's largest technology brands,
leading enterprises and pioneering start-ups. Persistent has a global
team of more than 6,750 employees spread across North America,
Europe, and Asia. Today, Persistent focuses on developing
best-in-class solutions in four key next-generation technology areas:
Cloud Computing, Mobility, Analytics, Big Data and Social, for
telecommunications, life sciences, consumer packaged goods, banking &
financial services and healthcare verticals. For more information,
please visit: http://www.persistentsys.com.  
Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements: For risks and
uncertainties relating to forward-looking statements, please visit:  
www.persistentsys.com/Portals/0/forward_looking_cautionary_statement.shtml. 
Media Contacts: 
Rashmi Joshi 
Persistent Systems Ltd. 
Tel: +91 83083 39400 
Email: rashmi_joshi@persistent.co.in  
Nikhil Arora 
Text100 Public Relations for Persistent Systems Ltd. 
Tel: +91 98921 58923 
Email: nikhil.arora@text100.co.in  
Ilona Mohacsi
PenVine for Persistent Systems Ltd. 
Tel: +1 631 764 3729
Email: ilona@penvine.com 
 
 
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