Tata Consultancy Services' strong Q1 performance signals fast start to FY 2014-15 Revenue at $ 3.69 billion up 16.7 % Y-o-Y

- Q-o-Q Revenue growth of 5.5% - Highest in 12 quarters

- $191 million Incremental Revenue growth - Highest in 15 quarters

- Robust Volume growth at 5.7%

- Net Income* at $ 845 million up 20.5 % Y-o-Y

- Special Dividend of Rs 40 per share on occasion of 10th Anniversary of IPO

MUMBAI, India, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm reported its consolidated financial results according to IFRS for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

Financial Highlights for Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

  • Operating Income* at $ 972 million; Growth of 13.5 % Y-o-Y and (4.8%) Q-o-Q
  • Operating Margin at 26.3 %
  • Earnings Per Share at $ 0.43

Business Highlights for Quarter Ended June 30, 2014

  • Gross Addition 15,817 Employees & Net Additions 4,967 Employees
  • All time High Utilization rates at 85.3% (excluding trainees)
  • Five new $50+ million clients added

Commenting on the Q1 performance, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, N Chandrasekaran said: "Robust volumes and healthy growth across all industries and key markets helped TCS start the new financial year on a strong note as our broad-based business portfolio continues to deliver results. We have a strong demand pipeline in place and our customer-centric mindset, leadership in the 'Digital' space and strong execution capabilities will help us to sustain our momentum."

Mr Chandrasekaran added: "On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of TCS' IPO, the board of directors has announced a special dividend of Rs 40 per share."

Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Financial Officer, said: "Our disciplined stance in operations helped us mitigate the impact of multiple headwinds like currency movements, accelerated depreciation norms and wage hikes during the quarter. Looking ahead, we will continue to maintain our operating margins in our desired band by operating efficiently."

During Q1, TCS posted the highest incremental revenue of $191 million in the last 15 quarters driven by holistic growth across markets led by North America. Asia-Pacific, India, United Kingdom, Europe all continued to grow.
Growth was seen across all industry segments led by Media & Information Services, Life Sciences, Retail, Telecom with all non-BFS verticals growing in excess of five percent sequentially.

Select Key Wins

  • Awarded Multi-year, multi-million dollar end-to-end IT infrastructure outsourcing deal from a North American global pharmaceutical and medical device company
  • Selected by a leading Nordic Operator as its partner to modernize and simplify fixed network operations in a multi-year contract
  • Chosen as preferred partner by a large Australian Bank for providing IT services for its private banking, wealth management, insurance and superannuation lines of businesses
  • Selected by a leading North American specialty retailer as a Strategic Preferred Partner for global technology transformation.
  • Won a multi-million euro, multi-year engagement to provide Infrastructure Services to a leading fashion apparel retailer in Europe
  • Selected by a North American insurance company for a multi-million dollar, multi-year engagement to support and enhance their core IT Applications
  • Awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal for end-to-end managed infrastructure services from a global semiconductor company
  • Won an engagement to define strategic roadmap and provide consulting services on operating model for campaign management for a major Australian superannuation service provider

Key Wins in Digital:

  • Won an engagement with an American healthcare and insurance company to build big data platform for enabling 360 degree customer view
  • Selected by a large North American food retail chain to develop digital applications that provide "on the go" analytics and enable quicker decision making for store managers
  • Chosen by a leading global insurance major to develop customer centric sales applications using digital technologies
  • Selected by an Asian telecom company to define its big data strategy and roadmap
  • Engaged by a North American bank for building  its enterprise compliance data store using Big Data technologies
  • Selected by a global North American telecom company to revamp user experience for its sales field application
  • Selected by a leading  telecom provider in UK to design and develop a POS application to enable customer journey through multiple digital touch points 

Innovation and Intellectual Property:
As of June 30, 2014, the company has applied for 1804 patents including 58 applied during the quarter. Till date, the company has been granted 129 patents.

Human Resources: Gross Additions 15,817 & Net Additions 4,967
The company continued to drive employee productivity to support business growth. The total employee strength at the end of Q1 was 305,431 on a consolidated basis. The utilization rate (excluding trainees) was at an all-time high of 85.3% and that including trainees was 79.8%. The attrition rate (LTM) was seasonally higher at 12.0% including BPS.

"Our focus on productivity continues to yield results with utilization rates at an all-time high of over 85 per cent. We have already started on-boarding the campus trainees this year with 2,500 joining in June," said Ajoy Mukherjee, Executive vice president and Global Head, Human Resources.

Awards and Recognition:

Business Leadership:

  • Golden Peacock National Training Award 2014
  • Best Corporate Sustainability Strategy award at the HR Excellence Awards 2014 in UK & Ireland
  • Outsourcing Services Award for Excellence from Data News in Belgium 

Partner:

  • Innovation Award partner from Informatica in Test Data Management
  • Run SAP Partner of the Year and Customers' Choice Award from SAP Pinnacle
  • Best Service Support 2014 Award from Renault-Nissan

Sustainability:

  • Gold  Stevie award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Silver Stevie  for HR department of the year at the 2014 American Business Awards
  • Earth Care Award 2014 from JSW-Times of India
  • 2014 Community Corps Corporate Champion for deep commitment to enhancing quality of STEM Education – Lumity Awards

* Expenses include an additional one time charge of $ 29 million in depreciation on account of change in useful life of assets as at April 1, 2014.

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

For the three-month periods ended June 30, 2013, March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014

(In millions of USD, except per share data)



Three-month period ended June 30, 2013

Three-month period ended March 31, 2014

Three-month period ended June 30, 2014

Revenue

3,165

3,503

3,694

Cost of revenue

1,701

1,863

2,045

Gross margin

1,464

1,640

1,649

SG & A expenses

608

619

677

Operating income

856

1,021

972

Other income (expense), net

78

114

136

Income before income taxes

934

1,135

1,108

Income taxes

217

265

256

Income after income taxes

717

870

852

Minority interest

16

9

7

Net income

701

861

845

Earnings per share in USD

0.36

0.44

0.43

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

As of March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014

(In millions of USD)



As of March 31, 2014

As of June 30, 2014

Assets

 Property and equipment

1,726

1,754

 Intangible assets and Goodwill

692

692

 Accounts Receivable

3,035

3,186

 Unbilled Revenues

667

715

 Investments

576

1,444

 Cash and Cash equivalents

245

345

 Other current assets

3,012

3,085

 Other non current assets

1,520

1,210

 Total Assets

11,473

12,431

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 Shareholders' Funds

9,213

9,282

 Long term borrowings

21

20

 Short term borrowings

28

14

 Other current liabilities

1,816

2,725

 Other non-current liabilities

280

275

 Minority Interest

115

115

 Total Liabilities

11,473

12,431

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 ITBPS, infrastructureengineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognised as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 305,000 of the world's best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $13.4 billion for year ended March 31, 2014 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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