Wipro Records 19% YoY Revenue Growth in the quarter
Results for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2012 under IFRS

BANGALORE, India and EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2012.

Highlights of the Results:

Results for the Quarter ended March 31, 2012:

  • IT Services Revenue was $1,536 million, a sequential increase of 2.0% and YoY increase of 9.7%.
  • Non-GAAP constant currency revenue growth was 1.3% sequentially, in line with the guidance range.
  • Total Revenues were rupees 98.69 billion ($1.94 billion(1)), an increase of 19% YoY.
  • Net Income was rupees 14.81 billion ($291 million(1)), an increase of 8% YoY. Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income was rupees 14.81 billion ($291 million(1)), an increase of 8% YoY.
  • IT Services Revenues were rupees 75.9 billion ($1,491 million(1)), an increase of 21% YoY.
  • IT Services Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) was rupees 15.73 billion ($309 million(1)), an increase of 13% YoY.
  • Our Operating Income to Revenue for IT Services was 20.7% for the quarter.

Results for the year ended March 31, 2012

  • IT Services Revenue was $5,921 million, an increase of 13.4% YoY.
  • Total Revenues were rupees 375.25 billion ($7.37 billion(1)), an increase of 21% YoY.
  • Net Income was rupees 55.73 billion ($1.1 billion(1)), an increase of 5% YoY
  • IT Services Revenues were rupees 284.31 billion ($5.59 billion(1)), an increase of 21% YoY.
  • IT Services Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) was rupees 59.27 billion ($1.16 billion(1)), an increase of 11% YoY.
  • Our Operating Income to Revenue for IT Services was 20.8% for the year.
  • Wipro declares a final dividend of rupees 4 ($0.08(1)) per share/ADS, taking the total dividend declared during the year to rupees 6 ($0.12(1)) per share/ADS.

Performance for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2012

Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, commenting on the results said – "Corporations globally are focused on leveraging technology to drive revenues and productivity. Our strategy is aligned to deliver value to our customers by partnering with them in this journey."

Suresh Senapaty, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of Wipro, said – "Our focus on operations helped improve revenue productivity and deliver strong cash flows in a volatile environment."

T K Kurien, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, IT Business, said – "We have delivered revenues in line with our guidance in an uncertain environment. Our restructuring journey started with us positioning the customer at the center of all our efforts – we have seen progress with customer satisfaction scores going up in each of the last 4 quarters and we have created better value for our clients, with 7 customers contributing more than $100 million in revenues."

Outlook for the Quarter ending June 30, 2012
We expect Revenues from our IT Services business to be in the range of $1,520 million to $1,550 million*.

* Guidance is based on the following exchange rates: GBP/USD at 1.58, Euro/USD at 1.31, AUD/USD at 1.07, USD/INR at 50.07.

IT Services (76% of Total Revenue and 93% of Operating Income for the year ended March 31, 2012)

The IT Services segment had 135,920 employees as of March 31, 2012, an increase of 13,535 people in the year. We added 41 new customers for the quarter and 173 new customers during the year.

Our investments in building deep domain knowledge and innovative delivery models to provide predictive outcomes to our clients have helped garner greater customer mindshare and helped win strategic deals. 

The National University of Singapore, the largest university in Singapore and one of the most reputed in the APAC region, has chosen Wipro as a partner for a multi-million dollar IT Infrastructure Services engagement. This partnership constitutes one of the largest IT outsourcing engagements by the Singapore Government in the Higher Education sector.

Wipro has signed a multi-year deal with a large financial institution to provide development and operational support services. The scale and scope of this project will improve information lifecycle management, regulatory compliance and enhance data quality. This will help our customer achieve a leadership position in the market and help integrate acquisitions faster.

A leading global computing peripherals provider has selected Wipro to reduce the total cost of ownership of R&D for its legacy product portfolio. Wipro will be responsible for sustenance and enhancement of firmware for a large family of devices for the next 5 years.

Wipro has won a multi-year engagement with a leading communication service provider in North America, to provide technical support services and in future, enable a set of IT and Operations transformation initiatives.

Wipro won a large contract facilitated by NABARD to provide the total solution and implement core banking solutions (CBS) in the identified State Co-operative Banks and Central Co-operative Banks including providing the required database, middleware, network, project implementation and project management.  With the help of CBS, the co-operative banks will facilitate the optimal technology use in rural financial sector.

Awards and accolades

Wipro was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies. This recognition is for a select number of companies from around the world who demonstrate consistently high levels of transparency, ethics and corporate responsibility.

Wipro won the prestigious Managed Services Vendor of the year 2011 from Corporate Publishing International (CPI), Dubai. The CNME awards are an annual event that recognizes both End Users and Vendors across 20 categories and this year the winners were chosen from 210 nominations.

The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) has granted a patent to Wipro for its invention in the area of Information management. The patent proposes an unique system and method which streamlines and improves overall efficiency of data migration and governance processes. The solution establishes an automated migration environment with repeatable and reusable processes for information led business transformation initiatives.

On April 2, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long-term corporate credit rating on Wipro to 'BBB+' from 'BBB'. The outlook is stable.

IT Products (10% of Total Revenue and 3% of Operating Income for the year ended March 31, 2012)

  • Our IT Products segment recorded Revenue of rupees 38.44 billion ($755 million(1)) for the year ended March 31, 2012 an increase of 4% YoY. Revenue for the quarter was rupees 9.37 billion ($184 million(1)), an increase of 3% YoY.
  • EBIT was rupees 1.79 billion ($35 million(1)) for the year, an increase of 11% YoY. EBIT was rupees 438 million ($9 million(1)) for the quarter, an increase of 32% YoY.
  • The ratio of our Operating Income to Revenue for this segment was 4.6% for the year and 4.7% for the quarter.

Consumer Care and Lighting (9% of Total Revenue and 6% of Operating Income for the
year ended March 31, 2012)

  • Our Consumer Care and Lighting business segment recorded Revenue of rupees 33.4 billion ($656 million(1)) for the year, an increase of 23% YoY. Revenues for the quarter was rupees 9.07 billion ($178 million(1)), representing an increase of 25% YoY.
  • EBIT was rupees 3.96 billion ($78   million(1)) for the year, an increase of 15% YoY. EBIT was rupees 1.13 billion ($22 million(1)) for the quarter, an increase of 30% YoY. 
  • Operating Income to Revenue for this segment was 11.8% for the year and 12.5% for the quarter.

Wipro Limited

  • Total Revenue for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2012 was rupees 98.69 billion ($1.94 billion(1)) and rupees 375.25 billion ($7.37 billion(1))   respectively.
  • Net Income for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2012 was rupees 14.81 billion ($291 million(1)) and rupees 55.73 billion ($1.1 billion(1)) respectively.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income (excluding impact of accelerated amortization of stock based compensation) for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2012 was rupees 14.81 billion ($291 million(1)) and rupees 55.60 billion ($1.1 billion(1)) respectively.

Please see the table below 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 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 below 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 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 year ended March 31, 2012, computed under IFRS, along with individual business segment reports, are available in the Investors section of our website at www.wipro.com.

Quarterly Conference Calls
We will hold a conference call today at 02:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time (04:30 a.m. US Eastern Time) and at 6:45 p.m. Indian Standard Time (9:15 a.m. US Eastern Time) to discuss our performance for the year and 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. Wipro also has a strong presence in niche market segments of Infrastructure Engineering and Consumer Products & Lighting. 

For more information, please visit our websites 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 March 30, 2012, for cable transfers in Indian rupees, as certified by the Federal Reserve Board of New York, which was US $1= rupees 50.89. However, the realized exchange rate in our IT Services business segment for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 was US$1= rupees 49.43

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements
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, 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 March 31,



2011


2012


2012






Convenience
translation into






US$ in millions
(Unaudited)

ASSETS






Goodwill

54,818


67,937


1,335

Intangible assets

3,551


4,229


83

Property, plant and equipment

55,094


58,988


1,159

Investment in equity accounted investee 

2,993


3,232


64

Derivative assets…

2,984


3,462


68

Non-current tax assets

9,239


10,287


202

Deferred tax assets

1,467


2,597


51

Other non-current assets

8,983


11,781


231

Total non-current assets

139,129


162,513


3,193

 

Inventories

9,707


10,662


210

Trade receivables

61,627


80,328


1,578

Other current assets

19,744


25,743


506

Unbilled revenues

24,149


30,025


590

Available for sale investments

49,282


41,961


825

Current tax assets 

4,955


5,635


111

Derivative assets

1,709


1,468


29

Cash and cash equivalents

61,141


77,666


1,526

Total current assets

232,314


273,488


5,374

TOTAL ASSETS

371,443


436,001


8,567

 

EQUITY






Share capital

4,908


4,917


97

Share premium

30,124


30,457


598

Retained earnings

203,250


241,912


4,754

Share based payment reserve

1,360


1,976


39

Other components of equity

580


6,594


130

Shares held by controlled trust

(542)


(542)


(11)

Equity attributable to the equity holders of the company

239,680


285,314


5,606

Non-controlling Interest

691


849


17

Total equity

240,371


286,163


5,623

 

LIABILITIES






Long - term loans and borrowings

19,759


22,510


442

Deferred tax liabilities

301


353


7

Derivative liabilities

2,586


307


6

Non-current tax liability

5,021


5,403


106

Other non-current liabilities

2,706


3,519


69

Provisions

81


61


1

Total non-current liabilities

30,454


32,153


632

 

Loans and borrowings and bank overdrafts

33,043


36,448


716

Trade payables and accrued expenses

42,024


47,258


929

Unearned revenues

6,595


9,569


188

Current tax liabilities

7,340


7,232


142

Derivative liabilities

1,358


6,354


125

Other current liabilities

7,934


9,703


191

Provisions

2,324


1,121


22

Total current liabilities

100,618


117,685


2,313







TOTAL LIABILITIES

131,072


149,838


2,944

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

371,443


436,001


8,567





WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

AUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF INCOME

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


 

Three months ended March 31,


 

Year ended March 31,



2011


2012


2012


2011


2012


2012







Convenience
translation into US $ in millions
(Unaudited)






Convenience
translation
into US $ in millions
(Unaudited)















Gross revenues

82,714


98,164


1,929


310,542


371,971


7,309


 

Cost of revenues

(57,402)


(68,470)


(1,345)


(212,808)


(263,173)


(5,171)


 

Gross profit

25,312


29,694


583


97,734


108,798


2,138


 

Selling and marketing expenses

(5,550)


(7,524)


(148)


(22,172)


(27,777)


(546)


General and administrative expenses

(5,281)


(5,754)


(113)


(18,339)


(20,286)


(399)


Foreign exchange gains/(losses), net 

309


527


10


 

445


 

3,278


 

64

 

Results from operating activities

14,790


16,943


333


57,669


64,013


1,258


 

Finance expenses

(636)


(464)


(9)


(1,933)


(3,491)


(69)


Finance and other income

2,128


2,441


48


6,652


8,895


175


Share of profits of equity accounted investee

139


7


0


648


333


7


 

Profit before tax

16,420


18,928


372


63,035


69,749


1,371


Income tax expense

(2,604)


(4,015)


(79)


(9,714)


(13,763)


(270)


Profit for the period

13,815


14,912


293


53,321


55,986


1,100


 

Attributable to:






Equity holders of the company

13,759


14,809


291


52,977


55,730


1,095


Non-controlling interest

58


103


2


344


257


5


Profit for the period

13,817


14,912


293


53,322


55,987


1,100


Earnings per equity share:



Basic

5.64


6.04


0.12


21.74


22.76


0.45


Diluted

5.61


6.03


0.12


21.61


22.69


0.45


 

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












Basic

2,438,996,963


2,449,863,577


2,449,863,577


2,436,440,633


2,449,056,412


2,449,056,412


Diluted

2,454,119,878


2,455,584,590


2,455,584,590


2,451,154,154


2,455,958,722


2,455,958,722


 

Additional Information






Segment Revenue







IT Services

62,891


75,897


1,491


234,850


284,313


5,587


IT Products

9,105


9,370


184


36,910


38,436


755


IT Services & Products

71,996


85,266


1,676


271,760


322,749


6,342


Consumer Care and Lighting 

7,244


9,067


178


27,258


33,401


656


Others

3,784


4,358


86


11,969


19,099


375


Total

83,024


98,691


1,939


310,987


375,249


7,374


 

Operating Income







IT Services

13,878


15,731


309


53,407


59,265


1,165


IT Products

332


438


9


1,609


1,787


35


IT Services & Products

14,210


16,169


318


55,017


61,053


1,200


Consumer Care and Lighting

870


1,134


22


3,450


3,956


78


Others

(291)


(360)


(7)


(798)


(996)


(20)


Total

14,790


16,943


333


57,669


64,013


1,258


 

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














Profit for the period attributable to Equity holders of the Company

13,759


14,809


291


52,977


55,730


1,095


Adjustments :







Accelerated amortization of stock options that vest in a graded manner

(70)


(2)


(0)


(376)


(125)


(2)


 

Non-GAAP adjusted profit

13,689


14,807


291


52,601


55,605


1,093


 

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









IT Services Revenue as per IFRS

 

1,536







Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement

 

(10)







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

 

1,526







 

IT Services Revenue as per IFRS

 

1,536







Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement 

 

24







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

1,560








 

 

 

SOURCE Wipro Limited

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