BANGALORE, India & EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its quarter ended September 30, 2017.
Highlights of the Results
- Gross Revenues of Wipro Limited were Rs 134.2 billion ($2.1 billion1).
- IT Services Segment Revenues in dollar terms were $2,013.5 million, an increase of 2.1% sequentially (Non-GAAP constant currency increase of 0.3% sequentially) and 5.1% YoY (Non-GAAP constant currency increase of 2.8% YoY).
- IT Services Segment Profits2 were Rs 22.8 billion ($349 million1), an increase of 4.0% sequentially.
- IT Services Margin for the quarter was 17.3%, as compared to 16.8% for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
- Net Income3 for the quarter was Rs 21.9 billion ($336 million1), an increase of 5.5% sequentially and 6.0% YoY.
Performance for the quarter ended September 30, 2017
“We surpassed the milestone of $2 billion in quarterly revenues for IT Services on the back of rigorous execution of our strategy,” said Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board. “Our unique Digital capabilities powered growth in top clients and position us well to drive our clients’ digital transformation.”
“Productivity gains generated by our HOLMES automation suite and operational efficiencies overcame the incremental impact of wage hikes and expanded IT Services margin to 17.3%,” said Jatin Dalal, Chief Financial Officer.
Outlook for the Quarter ending December 31, 2017
We expect Revenues from our IT Services business to be in the range of $2,014 million to $2,054 million*.
Capital Allocation Update
- As disclosed earlier, on July 20, 2017 the Board approved a proposal for Buyback of up to 343.75 million equity shares at a price of Rs 320 per equity share. The Buyback proposal was subsequently approved by the shareholders through postal ballot, the results of which were declared on August 30, 2017. The Buyback offer period will commence upon completion of regulatory requirements.
Wipro continued its momentum in winning large deals globally as described below:
A leading US-based chemical manufacturing company has awarded an IT applications and back office operations transformation contract to Wipro. Wipro will leverage its intellectual properties and technology solutions including Wipro HOLMES™ for this engagement.
Wipro has won a multi-year engagement with a leading multinational technology company to help deliver a software platform with high quality and reduced time to market. Wipro will support the client’s agile release model by driving automation, data-driven prioritization and optimization.
Wipro has won a multi-year engagement with an automotive Tier-I company for supporting and modernizing their IT infrastructure, across their global locations. This program will leverage the Wipro HOLMESTM artificial intelligence platform to improve end user experience, reduce costs and drive innovation for the client.
Ooredoo Myanmar (OML), a telecom company, has selected Wipro as its technology managed services partner. As part of the five-year engagement, Wipro will manage Ooredoo’s IT infrastructure in an agile delivery model and will leverage the Wipro HOLMESTM artificial intelligence platform to drive hyper-automation. The engagement will help enhance the client’s business and operational agility, improve the time to market of their services and enhance end-customer experience through improved Quality of Service.
An Asian transport and infrastructure government body has selected Wipro as its strategic partner to develop and implement an integrated payment and collection system.
Wipro worked with leading US based Apparel and Footwear manufacturer to re-define their application support landscape leveraging hyper automation through Wipro HOLMESTM, right shoring, redefining the operating model and driving improved end-user experience.
Wipro continued its momentum in winning Digital deals globally as described below:
Wipro has won a large IoT and IT infrastructure modernization contract from a large Europe-based medical devices manufacturer. The engagement will help the client improve the product and service experience of their medical devices, across the globe, through enhanced after-sales remote monitoring support and predictive maintenance.
Wipro has won a large multi-year omni-channel customer experience transformation engagement from a leading telecom company in the APAC region. Wipro will leverage its digital engineering capabilities to improve customer advocacy, issue resolution rates and accelerate end-customers’ shift towards digital CRM and self-help channels.
A global pharmaceutical company has selected Wipro Digital to facilitate its transformation into a customer centric organization that is able to create internal and external value out of its vast amounts of health-related data. Wipro will bring new skills and ways of working to the organization aimed to imagine and launch innovative products based on data.
Wipro has been selected as the digital partner for a North American bank for consolidating their Cards portfolio into a single platform. The scope is end-to-end from planning to implementation. The engagement will involve transformation using automation, adoption of DevOps and Agile methodology.
Wipro has won an integrated cloud-based transformation deal, from a leading Latin American conglomerate, as part of a multi-year digital program. The engagement will involve simplifying commerce, Procure2Pay and Human Capital Management processes.
Wipro won a number of deals across business verticals in the cloud applications space leveraging Appirio Cloud Services. A couple of examples are as below
- A US-based voluntary health organization has selected Wipro as a lead partner to transform customer experience.
- A renowned private research institute has awarded Wipro a contract to build a new constituent management system on Salesforce.
“Wipro’s proactive approach to Problem Management and Quality Assurance has added immeasurable value to our organization and has allowed us to remain proactive and meet any industry challenges we have faced. The close working relationship with Wipro has been very beneficial to us and ensured that when new opportunities arise we can deliver solutions in a timely manner. Culturally, Wipro is an excellent fit to our organization with our shared common values of integrity and sensitivity,” said Arnie Leap, Chief Information Officer, 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc.
“Wipro manages a large portion of our IT real estate and is a key player in our innovation ecosystem. Wipro’s process, technological and domain maturity as a customer centric and SMART IT organization has helped us build transformational capabilities and incubate ideas that help us improve health outcomes & enhance the experiences for our patients. We are planning to actively leverage Wipro’s HOLMES as a mechanism to drive experience, efficiency and economy across our value chain. As the leading biotech focused on rare disease, our partnership with Wipro has helped us unlock numerous business benefits while delivering exceptional value to patients and caregivers struggling with a life-altering condition,” said Gabriele Ricci, VP, Head of Digital Health and Emerging Technology, Shire.
Analyst Accolades and Awards
Wipro’s Open Banking API Platform won the 2017 API Awards at API World under the ‘Travel APIs’ category. Open Banking APIs enable banks / other financial value providers to gain insights into customer’s banking habits and data, thereby providing contextual suggestions for engagement.
Wipro is amongst the top 6 firms in the Constellation Research shortlist on “Synchronous Ledger Tech (Blockchain) Companies to Watch For”.
Wipro has been placed as a ‘Winner’ in three HfS Blueprints: Digital Technology Strategy and Consultancy Services; Application Development and Management Services 2017; and IT infra Management and Enterprise Cloud Services.
Wipro has been placed as a ‘Winner’ in the HfS Application Testing Services Supporting Digital Transformation Blueprint report 2017.
Wipro has been placed as a ‘Winner’ in the HfS Energy Operations Blueprint Report 2017.
Wipro has been placed as a ‘Winner’ in the HfS Embedded and Semiconductor Engineering Services Blueprint Report 2017.
IDC MarketScape has named Wipro as a ‘Leader’ in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud ERP Implementation Services 2017 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US41523417, July 2017).
Wipro has been positioned as a Leader by Everest Group, a global independent consulting and research firm, in the PEAK Matrix™ Assessments for Automation in IT Application Dev-Test and Business Process Service Delivery Automation (BPSDA).
- Revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was Rs 3.0 billion ($46 million1).
- IT Products Margin for the quarter was 2.9%, as compared to 0.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
Please refer the table at the end for reconciliation between IFRS IT Services Revenue and IT Services Revenue on a non-GAAP constant currency basis.
About Non-GAAP financial measures
This 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 at the end provides IT Services Revenue on a constant currency basis, which is a non-GAAP financial 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 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.
This non-GAAP financial measure is 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 this non-GAAP measure, 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.
Results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, prepared under IFRS, along with individual business segment reports, are available in the Investors section of our website www.wipro.com
Quarterly Conference Call
We will hold an earnings conference call today at 07:15 p.m. Indian Standard Time (09:45 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time) to discuss our performance for the quarter. The audio from the conference call will be available online through a web-cast and can be accessed at the following link- http://services.choruscall.eu/links/wipro171017.html
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.
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About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
The 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, complete proposed corporate actions, 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.
* Guidance is based on the following exchange rates: GBP/USD at 1.34, Euro/USD at 1.19, AUD/USD at 0.81, USD/INR at 64.26 and USD/CAD at 1.23.
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, 2017, for cable transfers in Indian Rupees, as certified by the Federal Reserve Board of New York, which was US $1= Rs 65.30. However, the realized exchange rate in our IT Services business segment for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 was US$1= Rs 65.40
2. Segment Profit refers to Segment Results Total.
3. Net Income refers to ‘Profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the Company’
|Wipro limited and subsidiaries|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION|
|(Rupees in millions, except share and per share data, unless otherwise stated)|
|As of March 31,||As of Sep 30,|
|Property, plant and equipment||69,794||71,803||1,100|
|Investment in equity accounted investee||407||6|
|Non-current tax assets||12,008||15,037||230|
|Deferred tax assets||3,098||3,088||47|
|Other non-current assets||16,793||15,755||241|
|Total non-current assets||254,618||270,016||4,135|
|Other current assets||30,751||31,484||482|
|Current tax assets||9,804||6,132||94|
|Cash and cash equivalents||52,710||51,412||787|
|Total current assets||538,898||573,214||8,778|
|Share based payment reserve||3,555||1,593||24|
|Other components of equity||20,489||19,397||297|
|Equity attributable to the equity holders of the Company||520,304||562,450||8,613|
|Long - term loans and borrowings||19,611||31,152||477|
|Deferred tax liabilities||6,614||7,464||114|
|Non-current tax liabilities||9,547||8,607||132|
|Other non-current liabilities||5,500||4,605||71|
|Total non-current liabilities||41,278||51,831||794|
|Loans, borrowings and bank overdrafts||122,801||114,210||1,749|
|Trade payables and accrued expenses||65,486||69,640||1,066|
|Current tax liabilities||8,101||7,420||114|
|Other current liabilities||13,027||14,642||224|
|Total current liabilities||229,543||226,504||3,469|
|TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES||793,516||843,230||12,913|
|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,|
|Cost of revenues||(97,808||)||(94,694||)||(1,450||)||(194,197||)||(191,805||)||(2,937||)|
|Selling and marketing expenses||(9,614||)||(9,867||)||(151||)||(19,755||)||(20,013||)||(306||)|
|General and administrative expenses||(8,545||)||(7,085||)||(109||)||(16,144||)||(14,349||)||(220||)|
|Foreign exchange gains/(losses), net||1,281||453||7||2,265||806||12|
|Results from operating activities||22,971||23,041||353||45,818||45,134||691|
|Finance and other income||5,105||6,661||102||10,305||12,861||197|
|Share of profits/(loss) of equity accounted investee||-||5||-||-||4||-|
|Profit before tax||26,648||28,321||434||53,359||55,139||844|
|Income tax expense||(5,909||)||(6,426||)||(98||)||(12,031||)||(12,420||)||(190||)|
|Profit for the period||20,739||21,895||336||41,328||42,719||654|
|Equity holders of the company||20,672||21,917||336||41,190||42,682||653|
|Profit for the period||20,739||21,895||336||41,328||42,719||654|
|Earnings per equity share:|
|Attributable to equity share holders of the company|
|Weighted average number of equity shares used in|
|computing earnings per equity share|
|IT Services Business Units|
|IT SERVICES TOTAL||131,366||131,689||2,016||262,458||261,945||4,011|
|IT Services Business Units|
|TOTAL IT SERVICES||23,372||22,784||349||46,641||44,700||685|
|FINANCE AND OTHER INCOME||5,105||6,661||102||10,305||12,861||197|
|SHARE OF PROFIT/(LOSS) OF EQUITY ACCOUNTED INVESTEE||5||-||-||4||0|
|PROFIT BEFORE TAX||26,648||28,321||434||53,359||55,139||844|
|INCOME TAX EXPENSE||(5,909||)||(6,426||)||(98||)||(12,031||)||(12,420||)||(190||)|
|PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD||20,739||21,895||336||41,328||42,719||654|
|Segment result represents operating profits of the segments and dividend income and gains or losses (net) relating to strategic investments, which are presented within “Finance and other income” in the statement of Income.|
|The Company is organized by the following operating segments; IT Services and IT Products.|
The IT Services segment primarily consists of IT Service offerings to customers organized by industry verticals. The industry verticals are as follows: Banking,Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Healthcare & Lifesciences (HLS), Consumer Business Unit (CBU), Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities (ENU), Manufacturing & Technology (MNT), Communications (COMM). IT Services segment also includes Others which comprises dividend income relating to strategic investments, which are presented within “Finance and other income” in the statement of Income. Key service offerings to customers includes software application development and maintenance, research and development services for hardware and software design, business application services, analytics, consulting, infrastructure outsourcing services and business process services. In the IT Products segment, the Company is a value added reseller of desktops, servers, notebooks, storage products, networking solutions and packaged software for leading international brands. In certain total outsourcing contracts of the IT Services segment, the Company delivers hardware products, software licenses and other related deliverables.
|Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue to IT Services Revenue as per IFRS ($MN)|
|Three Months ended September 30,2017|
|IT Services Revenue as per IFRS||$||2,013.5||IT Services Revenue as per IFRS||$||2,013.5|
|Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement||$||(36.6||)||Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement||$||(44.1||)|
|Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue based on previous quarter exchange rates||$||1,976.9||Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue based on previous year exchange rates||$||1,969.4|