IBM expects India revenues to touch $1 bn

IBM expects India revenues to touch $1 bn

New York: IT major IBM on 8 December said it expects revenue from Indian operations to touch $1 billion by the end of December, growing at a rate of 39% currently.

“We expect our revenues to reach $1 billion by the end of this calendar year up from 700 million in 2006 driven by strong factors. In the first three quarters of the current financial, the company’s revenue has grown by over 39%," IBM Vice President (Financial Management) Jesse Green said here.

He said factors like competitive offerings, effective sales force, strong brand name, technology base along with the ability to offer hardware and software combination would contribute to the expected figure.

The $1 billion would include revenues from services and solutions provided by the IBM to domestic clients and other global corporates operating in India along with total revenues of IBM Daksh, its business process outsourcing unit.

Last year the company’s India revenue grew by 37% as against 2005, while the CAGR from 2002 to 2006 was over 49%.

“The company, which caters to around 17 industry sectors, experienced broad-base growth during 2002-2006 period in telecom, financial services and Small and Medium Businesses growing at 58%, 34% and 35% respectively," Green said.