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Wipro Limited Announces Results for the Quarter ended December 31, 2019 under IFRS

by businesswireindia.com

Business Wire India
  • IT Services Revenue for the quarter grew by 2.2% QoQ
  • IT Services Operating Margin at 18.4%

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its quarter ended December 31, 2019.
 
Highlights of the Results
Results for the Quarter ended December 31, 2019:
  • Gross Revenue was Rs 154.7 billion ($2.2 billion1), an increase of 2.7% YoY
  • IT Services Segment Revenue was at $2,094.8 million, a sequential growth of 2.2%
  • Non-GAAP2 constant currency IT Services Segment Revenue increased by 1.8% QoQ
  • IT Services Operating Margin3 for the quarter was at 18.4%, an increase of 0.3% QoQ
  • Net Income for the quarter was Rs 24.6 billion ($344 million1), a decrease of 2.2% YoY
  • EPS for the quarter was Rs 4.3 ($0.061) per share and grew 3.2% YoY
  • Wipro declared an interim dividend of Rs 1 ($0.0141) per equity share/ADS
 
Performance for the quarter ended December 31, 2019
Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, CEO and Managing Director said, “We have delivered a good quarter with secular growth across all business units, geographies and practices. We remain focused on deepening our customer relationships, converting our funnel and winning large deals.”
 
Jatin Dalal, Chief Financial Officer said, “We expanded operating margins by 0.3% aided by a favorable movement in the currency. Further, we generated strong operating cash flows led by disciplined execution at 124% of our Net Income.”
 
  1. For the convenience of the readers, the amounts in Indian Rupees in this release have been translated into United States Dollars at the certified foreign exchange rate of US$1 = Rs 71.36, as published by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on December 31, 2019. However, the realized exchange rate in our IT Services business segment for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 was US$1= Rs 72.09
  2. Constant currency revenue for a period is the product of volumes in that period times the average actual exchange rate of the corresponding comparative period
  3. IT Services Operating Margin refers to Segment Results Total as reflected in IFRS financials

Outlook for the quarter ending March 31, 2020
We expect Revenue from our IT Services business to be in the range of $2,095 million to $2,137 million*. This translates to a sequential growth of 0.0% to 2.0%.
 
*   Outlook is based on the following exchange rates: GBP/USD at 1.30, Euro/USD at 1.11, AUD/USD at 0.68, USD/INR at 71.28 and USD/CAD at 1.32
 
IT Services
Wipro continued its momentum in winning large deals globally as described below:
 
  • Wipro has secured a multi-year managed IT services contract from a leading airport in the Middle East wherein Wipro will leverage its strong domain expertise, digital transformation & innovation capabilities and integrated service delivery model to transform the airport’s IT operations
  • Wipro has won a large strategic deal from a leading European manufacturer of hi-tech components for the automotive industry to consolidate, standardize, and automate their IT operations globally. The engagement will drive operational excellence, enhance user experience and foster innovation. This will be done leveraging the hyper-automation capabilities of Wipro HOLMES™, Wipro’s global delivery model and strong domain & digital expertise
  • Wipro has been awarded a strategic multi-year cyber governance, cloud and infrastructure services transformation engagement by Olympus, a global medtech company headquartered in Japan
  • Wipro has won a multi-year managed services contract from a leading UK-headquartered construction company to run and transform their entire IT operations and enhance user experience
  • A multinational food and drink processing conglomerate has awarded its Platform and Cloud Services contract with Wipro to transform their operations and ensure next-generation service readiness
 
Digital & Cloud Application Services Highlights
We continue to see increasing traction in digital oriented deals as illustrated below:
 
  • Wipro has secured a contract from one of the largest US-based integrated healthcare delivery systems to bolster enterprise security and operations, leveraging Wipro’s Security Intelligence as a Service (SIaaS) managed services
  • A US-based healthcare company has awarded Wipro a contract to streamline their enterprise operations and deploy new technologies to enable rapid growth, leveraging Topcoder
  • A European start-up has awarded Wipro Digital a multi-year, multi-million-dollar strategic contract to develop and run a new-age payment and loyalty solution for the hospitality, travel and retail industry, leveraging Topcoder
  • Wipro has secured a strategic contract from a global supplier of semiconductors and infrastructure software products to accelerate their product development
  • A multinational financial services company has awarded Wipro Digital a contract to reimagine and redesign its investment platform
 
Analyst Accolades and Awards
  • Wipro positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services, Worldwide, Gunjan Gupta et al., 25 Nov 2019
  • Wipro positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Business Process Outsourcing for AML and KYC 2019 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US44398519, December 2019)
  • Wipro recognized as a Leader and Star Performer by Everest Group in Enterprise Blockchain services PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2020
  • Wipro recognized as a Leader and Star Performer by Everest Group in Application Transformation Services PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2020
  • Wipro recognized as a Leader and Star Performer in Everest Group Application and Digital Services in Capital Markets – Services PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2020
 
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IT Products
  • IT Products Segment Revenue for the quarter was Rs 2.6 billion ($36.1 million1).
  • IT Products Segment Results for the quarter was a loss of Rs 0.14 billion ($1.96 million1).
 
India State Run Enterprises (ISRE)
  • India SRE Segment Revenue for the quarter was Rs 1.8 billion ($25.9 million1).
  • India SRE Segment Results for the quarter was a loss of Rs 0.53 billion ($7.4 million1).
 
Please refer the table on page 8 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 tables on page 8 provide 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. Further, in the normal course of business, we may divest a portion of our business which may not be strategic. We refer to the growth rates in both reported and constant currency adjusting for such divestments in order to represent the comparable growth rates.
 
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 December 31, 2019, 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 7:15 p.m. Indian Standard Time (8:45 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- https://links.ccwebcast.com/?EventId=WIPRO2010114.
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 

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 175,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

Forward-Looking 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, 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.
 
 
 
WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(Rs in millions, except share and per share data, unless otherwise stated)
               
      As at March 31, 2019   As at December 31, 2019
               Convenience translation into US dollar in millions  Refer footnote 1
ASSETS              
Goodwill     116,980   123,706   1,734
Intangible assets     13,762   14,632   205
Property, plant and equipment     70,601   78,552   1,101
Right-of-use assets       15,706   220
Financial assets              
Derivative assets     173    
Investments     6,916   9,045   127
Trade receivables     4,373   4,373   61
Other financial assets     5,146   4,790   67
Investments accounted for using the equity method     1,235   1,291   18
Deferred tax assets     5,604   5,943   83
Non-current tax assets     20,603   12,412   174
Other non-current assets     15,872   11,652   163
Total non-current assets     261,265   282,102   3,953
Inventories     3,951   2,063   29
Financial assets              
Derivative assets     4,931   1,352   19
Investments     220,716   164,256   2,302
Cash and cash equivalents     158,529   186,637   2,615
Trade receivables     100,489   100,622   1,410
Unbilled receivables     22,880   24,663   346
Other financial assets     14,611   9,538   134
Contract assets     15,038   14,553   204
Current tax assets     7,435   3,459   48
Other current assets     23,086   21,999   308
      571,666   529,142   7,415
Assets held for sale     240    
Total current assets     571,906   529,142   7,415
               
TOTAL ASSETS     833,171   811,244   11,368
               
EQUITY              
Share capital     12,068   11,426   160
Securities premium reserve     533   1,179   17
Retained earnings     534,700   503,167   7,051
Share-based payment reserve     2,617   2,203   31
Other components of equity     18,198   21,679   304
Equity attributable to the equity holders of the Company     568,116   539,654   7,563
Non-controlling interest     2,637   1,580   22
TOTAL EQUITY     570,753   541,234   7,585
               
LIABILITIES              
Financial liabilities              
Long – term loans and borrowings     28,368   22,299   312
Derivative liabilities         4    
Lease liabilities       10,632   149
Other financial liabilities       5  
Deferred tax liabilities     3,417   3,522   49
Non-current tax liabilities     11,023   11,549   162
Other non-current liabilities     5,258   6,152   86
Provisions     2   2  
 Total non-current liabilities     48,068   54,165   758
Financial liabilities              
Loans, borrowings and bank overdrafts     71,099   72,380   1,014
Derivative liabilities     1,310   1,573   22
Trade payables and accrued expenses     88,304   80,570   1,130
Lease liabilities       6,389   90
Other financial liabilities     644   604   8
Contract liabilities     24,768   21,153   296
Current tax liabilities     9,541   13,903   195
Other current liabilities     18,046   18,749   263
Provisions     638   524   7
Total current liabilities     214,350   215,845   3,025
TOTAL LIABILITIES     262,418   270,010   3,783
               
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES     833,171   811,244   11,368
 
WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Rs in millions, except share and per share data, unless otherwise stated)
                           
      Three months ended December 31,   Nine months ended December 31,
      2018   2019   2019   2018   2019   2019
               Convenience translation into US dollar in millions  Refer footnote 1             Convenience translation into US dollar in millions  Refer footnote 1
Revenues     150,595   154,705   2,168   435,782   453,122   6,350
Cost of revenues     (103,971)   (109,673)   (1,537)   (306,091)   (321,952)   (4,512)
Gross profit     46,624   45,032   631   129,691   131,170   1,838
                           
Selling and marketing expenses     (11,889)   (11,030)   (154)   (33,516)   (32,612)   (457)
General and administrative expenses     (6,978)   (7,496)   (105)   (29,282)   (22,142)   (310)
Foreign exchange gains/(losses), net     911   727   10   2,899   2,176   30
Other operating income           2,798   749   10
Results from operating activities     28,668   27,233   382   72,590   79,341   1,111
                           
Finance expenses     (1,627)   (1,844)   (26)   (4,845)   (5,675)   (80)
Finance and other income     5,362   5,370   75   15,695   19,174   269
Share of net profit /(loss) of associates accounted for using the equity method     7   34     (26)   16  
Profit before tax     32,410   30,793   431   83,414   92,856   1,300
Income tax expense     (6,966)   (6,164)   (86)   (18,178)   (18,594)   (261)
Profit for the period     25,444   24,629   345   65,236   74,262   1,039
                           
Profit attributable to:                          
Equity holders of the Company     25,103   24,558   344   65,198   73,958   1,035
Non-controlling interest     341   71   1   38   304   4
Profit for the period     25,444   24,629   345   65,236   74,262   1,039
                           
Earnings per equity share:                          
Attributable to equity share holders of the Company                          
Basic     4.18   4.31   0.06   10.86   12.58   0.18
Diluted     4.17   4.30   0.06   10.83   12.55   0.18
                           
Weighted average number of equity shares                          
used in computing earnings per equity share                          
Basic     6,006,062,585   5,692,132,118   5,692,132,118   6,006,193,456   5,879,588,157   5,879,588,157
Diluted     6,020,671,301   5,703,265,041   5,703,265,041   6,020,140,129   5,892,966,906   5,892,966,906
 
 
 
Particulars Three months ended Nine months ended Year ended
December 31, 2019 September 30, 2019 December 31, 2018 December 31, 2019 December 31, 2018 March
31, 2019
Audited  Audited  Audited  Audited  Audited  Audited
Revenue            
IT Services            
   BFSI 46,612 45,760 45,979 137,767 129,219 175,262
Health BU 19,799 18,981 19,241 57,651 55,793 75,081
   CBU 25,443 23,530 22,875 71,339 65,646 89,313
   ENU 19,553 18,888 18,996 56,873 54,202 72,830
TECH 18,584 19,148 19,104 56,392 58,189 76,591
MFG 12,450 11,886 11,981 35,672 34,945 46,496
   COMM 8,565 8,368 8,480 25,387 24,394 32,680
Total of IT Services 151,006 146,561 146,656 441,081 422,388 568,253
IT Products 2,576 3,233 3,145 8,218 9,553 12,312
ISRE 1,847 2,069 1,713 6,059 6,757 8,544
Reconciling Items 3 (16) (8) (60) (17) (49)
Total Revenue 155,432 151,847 151,506 455,298 438,681 589,060
             
Other operating Income            
IT Services 50 749 2,798 4,344
Total Other Operating Income 50 749 2,798 4,344
             
Segment Result            
IT Services            
   BFSI 8,246 8,407 9,095 25,988 24,182 33,831
Health BU 3,186 2,863 1,973 8,978 6,698 8,638
   CBU 4,725 3,952 5,291 12,183 12,112 16,828
   ENU 3,130 3,084 3,613 8,410 4,294 7,081
TECH 3,256 3,624 4,177 10,406 12,885 15,916
MFG 2,385 2,439 2,391 6,916 6,065 8,327
   COMM 1,444 1,044 1,578 4,006 3,411 4,396
   Unallocated 1,360 1,044 976 3,124 1,981 3,142
Other Operating Income 50 749 2,798 4,344
Total of IT Services 27,732 26,507 29,094 80,760 74,426 102,503
IT Products (140) 149 212 (398) (954) (1,047)
ISRE (528) (177) (686) (1,341) (1,054) (1,829)
Reconciling Items 169 256 48 320 172 283
Total 27,233 26,735 28,668 79,341 72,590 99,910
Finance Expense (1,844) (2,247) (1,627) (5,675) (4,845) (7,375)
Finance and Other Income 5,370 6,857 5,362 19,174 15,695 22,923
Share of net profit/ (loss) of associates accounted for using the equity method 34 (2) 7 16 (26) (43)
Profit before tax 30,793 31,343 32,410 92,856 83,414 115,415

The Company is organized into the following operating segments: IT Services, IT Products and India State Run Enterprise segment (ISRE).
 
IT Services: 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), Health Business unit (Health BU), Consumer Business unit (CBU), Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities (ENU), Manufacturing (MFG), Technology (TECH) and Communications (COMM). 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.
 
IT Products: 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, software products and other related deliverables. Revenue relating to the above items is reported as revenue from the sale of IT Products.
 
India State Run Enterprise segment (ISRE): This segment consists of IT Services offerings to entities/ departments owned or controlled by Government of India and/ or any State Governments
 
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue to IT Services Revenue as per IFRS ($MN)
 
            Three Months ended December 31, 2019
IT Services Revenue as per IFRS                                                                 $     2,094.8
Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement                                      $           (9.1)             
Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue based on               $   2,085.7
previous quarter exchange rates                                                                             
 
           Three Months ended December 31, 2019
IT Services Revenue as per IFRS                                                                 $    2,094.8
Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement                                      $          8.4
Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue based on               $    2,103.2
exchange rates of comparable period in previous year

 
Source: Businesswire
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