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Satyam Computer Services

After years of status as the far-behind No. 4 to the Big Three Indian software companies, Satyam is finally catching up. It will hit $1 billion in revenues this year, thanks to expansion into new areas such as infrastructure-management and software for engineering processes in the auto and defense industries. That's in addition to the application-maintenance work the company ran on for years.

Satyam's deals are getting bigger, too. The company boasts more $1 million contracts from clients these days than it did two years ago. Satyam already has a large U.S. presence and is wooing clients in non-English-speaking countries in Europe, Latin America, and northern Asia.

Company Info

Revenues* $793.6 MILLION
Revenue Growth 40.1%
Return on Equity 20.0%
Total Return27.7%
Profits* $153.8 MILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

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Company Snapshot

Satyam Computer Services Limited offers consulting and information technology (IT) services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: IT services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and Software Products. The IT Services segment provides a range of services, including software development, packaged software integration, system maintenance, and engineering design services. Its BPO segment provides services covering human resource, finance and accounting, customer contact, and transaction processing. Its Software Products segment engages in the product development and creation of propriety software. The company offers services to customers in a range of industries, including insurance, banking and financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation, and engineering services. The company markets its services primarily to companies in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company has a strategic alliance with MindFlow Technologies Inc. Satyam was organized in 1987 and is headquartered in Hyderabad, India.

No. of Employees


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B. Rama  Raju

Ramalinga Raju


Ramalinga Raju is the Founder and Chairman of Satyam Computer Services Ltd. Satyam Computer Services was incorporated in 1987. It went public in 1992 and has since grown to become one of India's preeminent IT companies with a global presence, serving over 144 Fortune 500 and over 390 multinational corporations.

Raju has an MBA from Ohio University. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. Raju has won several awards and global accolades, which include Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Services in 1999, Dataquest IT Man of the Year in 2000, and CNBC’s Asian Business Leader - Corporate Citizen of the Year award in 2002.