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Q4 Incremental Revenue of $185 Mn; Highest ever in a fourth quarter

  • FY18 Q4 Revenue at $4.97 billion, up 3.9% Q-on-Q and 11.7% Y-on-Y
  • FY18 Annual revenue at $19.09 billion; up 8.6%
  • Industry-defining transformational deals drive growth momentum
  • Board of Directors recommend 1:1 bonus share issue
  • Digital revenue crosses $4 billion, grows 35% Y-o-Y
  • Attrition continues to trend down; at 11%, lowest in the industry
  • TCS Brand Value crosses $10Bn; fastest growing brand in the industry globally

MUMBAI, April 19, 2018: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm reported its consolidated financial results according to IFRS and Ind AS, for the quarter and the financial year ended as on March 31, 2018.

FY 2018 Highlights

Q4 FY 2018 Highlights

  • Incremental revenue of $1.51 billion, highest in the last three years
  • Operating Income at  $4.73 billion
  • Operating Margin at 24.8%
  • Healthy Client Revenue Metrics:
    • Clients in $100M+ band increased by 3
    • Clients in $50M+ band increased by 13
    • Clients in $20M+ band increased by 17
    • Clients in $10M+ band increased by 40
  • Employee headcount: 394,998
  • Attrition rate: 11% in IT services
  • Over $4.1 billion of cash returned to shareholders in dividends and buyback
  • EPS at $2.08, up 4.7% Y-o-Y
  • 23.8% of revenue from digital; up 42.8% Y-o-Y
  • Operating Income at $1.26 billion
  • Operating Margin at 25.4%
  • Highest ever cash conversion: Operating Cash Flow 121.7% of Net Profit
  • EPS at $ 0.56, up 11.1% Y-o-Y
  • Total Dividend for FY18 at Rs 50 per share including Rs 29 per share Final Dividend (proposed).


Commenting on the Q4 performance, Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and MD, said,“Strong demand in digital across all industry verticals and large transformational deal wins have made this one of our best fourth quarters in recent years. The strong exit allows us to start the new fiscal on a confident note.”

Rajesh added,“As customers move forward in their Business 4.0 journeys, TCS is helping them leverage digital technologies to drive their growth and transformation agendas. The multiple mega-deals that we won this year are evidence that TCS is their preferred partner in such strategically important initiatives. By pioneering methodologies like the Machine First Delivery Model (MFDM™) and Location Independent Agile, we are upholding the spirit of innovation and leading change that has been a hallmark of TCS’ fifty year history.”

N. Ganapathy Subramaniam, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, said, “We are executing on our Business 4.0 strategy and that is paying off very well. Our participation in our customers’ digital spending is expanding ahead of the industry. Six of our industry verticals grew above the company average in FY 18, four of them growing double digits. Strong deal wins and a good pipeline positions us very well in the new fiscal.”

V. Ramakrishnan, Chief Financial Officer, said,“Disciplined execution delivered an all-time high cash conversion in Q4. We stayed geared for higher growth, and continued to invest in our people and in the business. With revenue growth improving, and our digital business scaling up, we expect our margins to remain in a stable range.”

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that partners with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys. TCS offers a consulting-led, Cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 394,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at

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