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IT Services Revenue Crosses rupees 100 billion per quarter

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

IT Services Revenue Crosses rupees 100 billion per quarter

07:38 EDT Tuesday, October 22, 2013

IT Services Operating Margin Expands by 2.5% sequentially
Wipro Delivers 28% YoY Net Income Growth
Results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 under IFRS

BANGALORE, India and EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its second quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Highlights of the Results:Results for the Quarter ended September 30, 2013:

  • Revenues from continuing operations were rupees 109.92 billion ($1.76 billion1), an increase of 19% YoY.
  • Net Income from continuing operations was rupees 19.32 billion ($309 million1), an increase of 28% YoY.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income from continuing operations was rupees 19.32 billion ($309 million1), an increase of 29% YoY.
  • Non-GAAP constant currency IT Services Revenue in dollar terms grew 3.2% sequentially and 7.9% YoY
  • IT Services Revenue was $1,631.1 million, a sequential increase of 2.7% and YoY increase of 5.9%.
  • IT Services Revenues in Rupee terms was rupees 100.68 billion ($1,609 million1), an increase of 20% YoY.
  • IT Services Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) was rupees 22.64 billion ($362 million1), an increase of 31% YoY.
  • Operating Income to Revenue for IT Services was 22.5% for the quarter.

Performance for the quarter ended September 30, 2013Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, commenting on the results said ? "There are positive indicators on the global economy. Client confidence is on the uptick and we see it reflected in our results." 

T K Kurien, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Wipro, said ? "We achieved a broad based revenue growth across all industry verticals and continue to focus on executing to our strategy."

Suresh Senapaty, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of Wipro, said ? "Our sustained execution towards increasing operational efficiencies in the business coupled with currency benefits helped offset the impact of wage hikes resulting in strong improvements in operating margins."

Outlook for the Quarter ending December 31, 2013We expect Revenues from our IT Services business to be in the range of $1,660 million to $1,690 million*.

* Guidance is based on the following exchange rates: GBP/USD at 1.57, Euro/USD at 1.34, AUD/USD at 0.93, USD/INR at 61.98

IT ServicesThe IT Services segment had 147,216 employees as of September 30, 2013. We added 45 new customers for the quarter.

Wipro has signed a large multi-year deal with a leading Banking & Financial Services company in the United States. As part of the deal, Wipro will be a preferred partner to provide application development, support and testing services across multiple lines of business.

Wipro has won a large multi-year contract with a leading bank in the United States. The integrated IT and BPO deal further enhances Wipro's capabilities in the payments technology and payments processing domain.

Wipro has won a large multi-year engagement in the KPO space with a global leader in business and financial information, wherein it will provide high-end research and data analysis support to the customer. The deal includes a renewal of existing work as well as addition of new scope of work.

One of the world's largest healthcare diagnostics players has engaged Wipro to achieve a cost reduction of over 30% through various initiatives including consolidation of data centers and systems rationalization.

Awards and accoladesWipro was ranked as a leader in the 'Global R&D Service Provider' survey for the fourth successive year in Zinnov Management Consulting's Global R&D Service Providers Rating 2013. The survey analyzed the top 75 R&D service providers across the world in 13 major industry segments. Service Providers were evaluated on the basis of their capabilities and vertical coverage and the analysis includes user experience, systems software, embedded systems, mechanical & electrical engineering services and engineering analytics.

Wipro was included as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) - 2013 for the fourth year in succession. Wipro is the only Indian company to be included in both the DJSI World and Emerging Markets Indices. A total of 1,831 companies were assessed from around the world of which 333 were chosen as the DJSI constituents for the year 2013-14, and the IT Services sector saw 65 companies participating globally of which 7 were selected for the World Index.

Wipro launched a Co-Innovation Center for SAP Solutions in Bangalore. The focus of this partner research center for co-innovation is to drive innovation based on SAP® solutions. Wipro anticipates that participants in the center will develop best-in-class solutions based on the SAP HANA® platform, as well as next-generation technologies including mobility and analytics to offer integrated offerings based on SAP HANA for customers.

Wipro was recognized with the One-EMC Partner of the Year Award at EMC India Partner Summit 2013 for maximum revenue achievement in all product lines (including services) of EMC services

IT Products

  • Our IT Products segment delivered Revenue of rupees 9.37 billion ($150 million1) for the quarter, a YoY increase of 4%.
  • EBIT was rupees 152 million ($2 million1) for the quarter.
  • Operating Income to Revenue for this segment was 1.6% for the quarter.

Please see the table on page 6 for a reconciliation between (i) IFRS Net Income and non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income (excluding the impact of stock-based compensation) and (ii) IFRS IT Services Revenue and IT Services Revenue on a non-GAAP constant currency basis.

About Non-GAAP financial measuresThis press release contains non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G and Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K. Such non-GAAP financial measures are measures of our historical or future performance, financial position or cash flows that are adjusted to exclude or include amounts that are excluded or included, as the case may be, from the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS.

The table on page 6 provides Adjusted Net Income for the period, which is a non-GAAP measure that excludes the impact of accelerated amortization in respect of stock options that vest in a graded manner, and IT Services Revenue on a constant currency basis, which is a non-GAAP measure that is calculated by translating IT Services Revenue from the current reporting period into U.S. dollars based on the currency conversion rate in effect for the prior reporting period. We consider a stock option award with a graded vesting schedule to be in substance a single award and not multiple stock option awards and accordingly believe the straight line amortization reflects the economic substance of the award. We refer to growth rates in constant currency so that business results may be viewed without the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, thereby facilitating period-to-period comparisons of our business performance. We believe that the presentation of this Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding IFRS measure, provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its Net Income for the period.

These Non-GAAP financial measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with IFRS, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition to these non-GAAP measures, the financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable IFRS financial measure should be carefully evaluated.

For internal budgeting process, our management also uses financial statements that exclude the impact of accelerated amortization relating to stock options that vest in a graded manner. Management of the Company also uses Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income, in addition to the corresponding IFRS measure, in reviewing our financial results.

Results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, computed under IFRS, along with individual business segment reports, are available in the Investors section of our website at www.wipro.com.

1 For the convenience of the reader, the amounts in Indian rupees in this release have been translated into United States dollars at the noon buying rate in New York City on September 30, 2013, for cable transfers in Indian rupees, as certified by the Federal Reserve Board of New York, which was US $1= rupees 62.58. However, the realized exchange rate in our IT Services business segment for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 was US$1= rupees 61.73

Quarterly Conference CallWe will hold a conference call today at 06:45 p.m. Indian Standard Time (09:15 a.m. US Eastern Time) to discuss our performance for the quarter. An audio recording of the management discussions and the question and answer session will be available online and will be accessible in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.wipro.com.

About Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT)Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, IT enabled services, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally.

For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com.

Forward-looking and Cautionary StatementsThe forward-looking statements contained herein represent Wipro's beliefs regarding future events, many of which are by their nature, inherently uncertain and outside Wipro's control. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Wipro's growth prospects, its future financial operating results, and its plans, expectations and intentions. Wipro cautions readers that the forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, Annual Reports on Form 20-F. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

 

    (Tables to follow)

WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

AUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

(Rupees in millions, except share and per share data, unless otherwise stated)

As of March 31,

As of September 30,

2013

2013

2013

Convenience translation into

US$ in millions

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Goodwill

54,756

62,751

1,003

Intangible assets

1,714

1,879

30

Property, plant and equipment

50,525

52,377

837

Derivative assets

51

236

4

Non-current tax assets

10,308

11,061

177

Deferred tax assets

4,235

4,776

76

Other non-current assets

10,738

11,731

187

Total non-current assets

132,327

144,811

2,313

Inventories

3,263

3,296

53

Trade receivables

76,635

78,087

1,248

Other current assets

31,069

36,162

578

Unbilled revenues

31,988

40,714

651

Available for sale investments

69,171

72,582

1,160

Current tax assets

7,408

9,619

154

Derivative assets

3,031

3,210

51

Cash and cash equivalents

84,838

83,897

1,341

Total current assets

307,403

327,567

5,234

TOTAL ASSETS

439,730

472,378

7,547

EQUITY

Share capital

4,926

4,930

79

Share premium

11,760

12,340

197

Retained earnings

259,178

280,566

4,483

Share based payment reserve

1,316

988

16

Other components of equity

7,174

8,292

132

Shares held by controlled trust

(542)

(542)

(9)

Equity attributable to the equity holders of the company

283,812

306,574

4,900

Non-controlling Interest

1,171

1,186

19

Total equity

284,983

307,760

4,919

LIABILITIES

Long - term loans and borrowings

854

10,963

175

Deferred tax liabilities

846

983

16

Derivative liabilities

118

1,902

30

Non-current tax liability

4,790

4,512

72

Other non-current liabilities

3,390

2,907

46

Provisions

9

3

-

Total non-current liabilities

10,007

21,270

339

Loans and borrowings and bank overdrafts

62,962

45,451

726

Trade payables and accrued expenses

48,067

50,853

812

Unearned revenues

10,347

11,532

184

Current tax liabilities

10,226

13,157

210

Derivative liabilities

975

6,843

109

Other current liabilities

10,989

14,384

230

Provisions

1,174

1,128

18

Total current liabilities

144,740

143,348

2,290

TOTAL LIABILITIES

154,747

164,618

2,629

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

439,730

472,378

7,547

 

WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Rupees in millions, except share and per share data, unless otherwise stated)

Three months ended September 30, 

Six months ended September 30, 

2012

2013

2013

2012

2013

2013

Convenience translation into US $ in millions (Unaudited)

Convenience translation into US $ in millions (Unaudited)

Continuing Operations

Gross revenues

92,203

107,727

1,721

183,030

205,021

3,276

Cost of revenues

(63,958)

(74,207)

(1,186)

(127,654)

(141,424)

(2,260)

Gross profit

28,245

33,520

536

55,376

63,597

1,016

Selling and marketing expenses

(5,960)

(7,605)

(122)

(11,732)

(14,465)

(231)

General and administrative expenses

(5,098)

(5,686)

(91)

(10,657)

(11,253)

(180)

Foreign exchange gains/(losses), net

160

2,193

35

1,816

2,245

36

Results from operating activities

17,347

22,422

358

34,803

40,124

641

Finance expenses

(535)

(656)

(10)

(1,826)

(1,151)

(18)

Finance and other income

2,930

3,412

55

5,343

6,774

108

Profit before tax

19,742

25,178

401

38,320

45,747

731

-

Income tax expense

(4,637)

(5,754)

(92)

(8,467)

(10,005)

(160)

Profit for the period from continuing operation

15,105

19,424

311

29,853

35,742

571

Discontinued operation

Profit after tax for the period from discontinued operation

1,065

-

-

2,215

-

-

Profit for the period

16,170

19,424

311

32,068

35,742

571

Attributable to:

Equity holders of the company

16,106

19,321

309

31,907

35,555

568

Non-controlling interest

64

103

2

161

187

3

Profit for the period

16,170

19,424

311

32,068

35,742

571

Profit from continuing operations attributable to:

Equity holders of the company

15,044

19,321

309

29,700

35,555

568

Non-controlling interest

61

103

2

153

187

3

15,105

19,424

311

29,853

35,742

571

Earnings per equity share: 

Attributable to equity share holders of the company

Basic

6.57

7.87

0.13

13.01

14.48

0.23

Diluted

6.55

7.85

0.13

12.98

14.44

0.23

From continuing operations

Basic

6.13

7.87

0.13

12.11

14.48

0.23

Diluted

6.12

7.85

0.13

12.08

14.44

0.23

Weighted average number of equity shares used in computing earnings per equity share

Basic

2,453,173,688

2,454,919,674

2,454,919,674

2,452,384,099

2,454,939,900

2,454,939,900

Diluted

2,458,188,698

2,461,759,416

2,461,759,416

2,457,689,075

2,461,551,636

2,461,551,636

Additional Information

Segment Revenue

IT Services

83,732

100,679

1,609

166,875

190,042

3,037

IT Products

8,990

9,374

150

18,523

17,540

280

IT Services & Products

92,722

110,053

1,759

185,398

207,582

3,317

Consumer Care and Lighting (Discontinued operation)

10,075

-

-

19,873

-

-

Others (Discontinued operation)

3,778

-

-

7,665

-

-

Others

(9)

(133)

(2)

160

(316)

(5)

Total

106,566

109,920

1,757

213,096

207,266

3,312

Operating Income

IT Services

17,305

22,644

362

34,748

40,489

647

IT Products

272

152

2

483

283

5

IT Services & Products

17,577

22,796

364

35,231

40,772

652

Consumer Care and Lighting (Discontinued operation)

1,134

-

-

2,273

-

-

Others (Discontinued operation)

180

-

-

277

-

-

Others

(304)

(374)

(6)

(472)

(648)

(10)

Total

18,587

22,422

358

37,309

40,124

642

Reconciliation  of adjusted Non-GAAP profit to profit as per IFRS

Profit for the period attributable to Equity holders of the Company (Continuing operations)

15,044

19,321

309

29,700

35,555

568

Adjustments :

Accelerated amortization of stock options that vest in a graded manner

(111)

1

-

(171)

(6)

(0)

 Non-GAAP adjusted profit (Continuing operations)

14,933

19,322

309

29,529

35,549

568

Profit for the period attributable to Equity holders of the Company (Discontinued operations)

1,062

-

-

2,207

-

-

Adjustments :

Accelerated amortization of stock options that vest in a graded manner

(12)

-

-

(11)

-

-

 Non-GAAP adjusted profit (Discontinued operations)

1,050

-

-

2,196

-

-

Reconciliation  of Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue to IT Services Revenue as per IFRS ($MN)

IT Services Revenue as per IFRS

1,631

Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement

8

Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue based on previous quarter exchange rates

1,639

IT Services Revenue as per IFRS

1,631

Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement

32

Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue based on previous year exchange rates

1,663

SOURCE Wipro Limited

For further information: Investor Relations, Manoj Jaiswal, Phone: +91-80-25056186, Manoj.Jaiswal@wipro.com; or Sridhar Ramasubbu, Phone: +1 408-242-6285, sridhar.ramasubbu@wipro.com; or Media & Press, Vipin Nair, Phone: 91-80-3991-6154, vipin.nair1@wipro.com

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