Strong Digital demand, great execution mark robust Q3

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Strong Digital demand, great execution mark robust Q3

Quarterly Net Profit at $1 billion

  • Quarterly Net Profit at $1 billion
  • Revenue at $4,387 million up 5.8% Y-o-Y
  • Digital revenues at 16.8%; up 30.2% Y-o-Y

MUMBAI, January 12, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm reported its consolidated financial results according to IFRS in dollar terms for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.

Business Highlights for Quarter Ended December 31, 2016

  • Total employees: 378,497; Gross addition: 18,362 employees
  • Attrition down further Q-o-Q to 11.3% (LTM) in IT Services
  • Clients in $50M + revenue band increased by 2 and in $10M + revenue band by 5

Commenting on the Q3 performance, N Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD, TCS, said: “The resilience of our business model and strength of our operating strategy has been brought to the fore by our performance in Q3, traditionally a quarter of weak demand. Our strengths in Digital, Platforms and Cloud as well as our deep knowledge of the customers’ domain are driving our ability to play a strategic role and make a holistic impact on the business.”

Chandrasekaran added: “To support and sustain our Digital business that is growing at 30% on an annual basis, we continue to build new capabilities in Digital technologies, empower employees to enhance agility in the workplace and invest more to develop IP-based platforms and products. Some of these products and platforms are maturing with greater customer adoption while others continue to be incubated in our Innovation labs. As digital adoption increases in 2017, we are well prepared to lead this change.”

Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial Officer, TCS, said:  “We have shown great discipline and control at all levels to deliver another credible quarter. Alongside a good growth performance, we have been able to keep profitability stable in our desired range and deliver over $1 billion in free cash flow during the quarter.”

During Q3, growth was led by Energy & Utilities (up 5.8% sequentially), Hi-Tech (up 2.6% sequentially), BFSI (up 2.1% sequentially), Manufacturing (up 2.1% sequentially) and Retail (up 1.9% sequentially) in constant currency.

From a geography perspective, emerging markets like Latin America and India clocked double digit growth of 12.5% and 10.3% sequentially respectively while North America grew 2.2% sequentially and UK grew 1.7% sequentially.

From a services perspective, strength in growing segments like Platforms, Cloud and Internet of Things is evident from the growth in Asset Leveraged Solutions (up 21% sequentially), Infrastructure services (up 9.5% sequentially) and Engineering and Industrial Services  (up 3.1% sequentially).

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT servicesconsulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of  IT,  BPS,  infrastructure,  engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 285,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.

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