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Syntel: A Compelling Offshore IT Services Play

This article will be focused on the stock analysis of Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT), which represents a great investing opportunity given its cheap valuation, compelling growth outlook, and stable business model.

Business Overview

Founded in 1980, Syntel provides information technology outsourcing services worldwide. The company is consisted of 4 business segments - Application Outsourcing ("AO"), Knowledge Process Outsourcing ("KPO"), e-Business, and Team Sourcing. The 4 segments represent approximately 75%, 15%, 8%, and 2%, respectively, of the company's total revenue in 2012 (see chart below).

The AO segment covers the lifecycle of software applications including development, maintenance, testing, migration, infrastructure services, and cloud computing. The KPO segment provides outsourced solutions by assessing business process and identifying processes suitable for outsourcing....

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