Wipro Q1 net rises to Rs 2,076.7 cr

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Jul 2017 11:21:45


BENGALURU,

July 20,

(PTI)

INDIA’S third largest IT firm Wipro on Thursday posted a 1.2 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,076.7 crore for the April-June quarter. Besides, the company’s board has announced a share buyback proposal of Rs 11,000 crore entailing 34.3 crore equity shares at Rs 320 apiece.

The Bengaluru-based firm had registered a net profit of Rs 2,052 crore in the year-ago period. Its total income grew marginally to Rs 14,281.4 crore during the first quarter. Wipro, which gets bulk of its topline from IT services, said it expects revenues from that business to be in the range of USD 1,962-2,001 million in the September quarter. For the June quarter, IT services revenue was at USD 1,971.7 million, up 2.1 per cent from the year-ago period.

“We delivered revenues above the upper-end of the guidance range. Our focus on digital, combined with our investments in client mining, has resulted in strong growth in top accounts,” Wipro CEO, Abidali Z Neemuchwala said.

Wipro CFO, Jatin Dalal said that the impact on operating margins on account of rupee appreciation and salary increases was partially offset by strong business efficiencies.“We continue to sustain robust cash generation,” he added. During the June quarter, Wipro added 1,309 (gross) employees, taking its total headcount to 1,66,790 people.