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TCS sees over four per cent growth in quarterly net profit of Rs 6,586 crore

India Blooms News Service | 14 Oct 2016, 06:28 pm
Mumbai/Kolkata, Oct 14 (IBNS): Tata Consultancy Services, one of India's leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm reported, on Friday, its consolidated financial results (according to IFRS and Ind AS) as on September 30, 2016.

The company reported net profit of Rs 6,586 crore, up 4.3% Q-o-Q and 8.8% Y-o-Y and revenue of Rs 29,284 crore, up 7.8% Y-o-Y; (0.1%) Q-o-Q.

Operating margins was up 94 bps sequentially to 26.0%.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, the company reported operating income of Rs 7,617 crore, up 3.6% Y-o-Y and 3.7% Q-o-Q.

The company reported Earnings Per Share at Rs 33.43.

In the reported quarter, the company had a total strength of 371,519 employees, with gross addition of22,665 employees.

The company's clients in $50M+ revenue band was up by 1 and in $20M+ revenue band was up by 6.

Commenting on the Q2 performance, CEO and MD, N Chandrasekaran said, “It has been an ‘unusual Q2’ for TCS. Growing uncertainties in the environment is creating caution among customers and resulted in holdbacks in discretionary spending this quarter. In addition, volatility in markets like India and Latin America also muted revenue growth. It has been a good quarter from a profitability perspective where despite multiple headwinds our disciplined approach and focus on operations has helped us deliver a strong margin performance.”

He said, “With technology increasingly at the forefront of business, we are confident that this is temporary. We continue our strong tradition of investing in building IP and solutions as well as talent for the future. Over 180,000 TCSers are now trained with significant expertise in new Digital technologies.”

Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial Officer, said,  “This has been a quarter of good financial performance with sequential improvement in profitability and strong cash generation despite multiple headwinds including global currency and market volatility through the quarter.”

During Q2, growth was led by Life Sciences and Healthcare which grew at 4.7% sequentially in constant currency followed by Energy & Utilities (up 3.6%), Manufacturing (up 3.1%), Travel & Hospitality (up 2.3%) and Communication and Media which grew 2%, according to the company.

From a geography perspective, the company said that Europe saw strong growth at 3.7% and Asia Pacific at 3.5% sequentially in constant currency while North America grew 1.4% sequentially and UK was flat. India declined by 7.6% sequentially and Latin America also continued to show volatility.

 

TCS sees over four per cent growth in quarterly net profit of Rs 6,586 crore

India Blooms News Service
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