â¢ Operating margins near historic high at 28.1%
â¢ Growth led by mature markets; Volume up 5.7%
â¢ Highest ever gross addition at 20,219; net addition at 12,497
Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) reported its consolidated financial results according to US GAAP for the quarter ended December 31, 2010.
Highlights for Quarter Ended December 31, 2010
â¢ 35 new clients added
â¢ Attrition at 14.4% LTM (including BPO)
â¢ Quarterly dividend of ` 2 per share
â¢ EPS at $ 0.26 in Q3
TCS CEO and MD, N Chandrasekaran said: âSharp focus on our strategy with rigorous execution discipline has helped us capture volumes, defend our margins and deliver another stellar quarter. Demand environment continues to be strong and we are focused on helping our customers become more efficient and plan for growth.â He added: âWith clientsâ focused on transforming their
businesses and become globally competitive in this dynamic macro environment, we are optimistic that demand for our solutions will continue to be strong going forward.â
S. Mahalingam, Chief Financial Officer, said: âOur ongoing outperformance has been the result of a sustained effort from all operating teams to focus on growth with profitability. As we grow in size, we will have more levers at hand to combat headwinds and maintain our profitability while continuing to grow.â He added: âWe continue to live with currency volatility and have leveraged our cost
management ability to deliver on margins.â Growth was led by the developed markets like the United States and Europe with strong contributions from Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa. The portfolio of industries has shown strong growth. In US GAAP
terms of services, TCSâ full services capabilities continue to be leveraged by customers with our new service lines like Assurance and Infrastructure Services growing at a fast clip.
â¢ Selected by a large global professional services firm in a multiâmillion, multiâyear ADM and Infrastructure Services deal.
â¢ Selected by a leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company as a strategic partner in a multiâmillion dollar, multiâyear deal for KPO services in Clinical Development.
â¢ Signed a multiâyear contract for providing application and infrastructure management services for a leading financial services firm based in UK and help the client create a 24X5 capability across different time zones.
â¢ Signed a multiâyear agreement with a global hospitality leader to help accelerate and enhance its worldwide technology strategy as part of its Worldwide Innovation Collaborative.
â¢ Signed a multiâyear, multiâmillion agreement with a global Top 10 airline for Application Maintenance & Support of its critical customerâcentric applications.
â¢ Partnered with a leading Indian private sector bank launch an online trading platform with TCS providing end to end services including consulting and implementation of its TCS BaNCS securities trading and securities processing solutions.
â¢ Selected by a large integrated telecom service provider in Middle East as its long term managed services provider for IT operations including IT infrastructure and application areas in a multiâyear, multiâmillion deal.
â¢ Selected as the technology service provider by a leading Indian bank to provide banking services in unâbanked areas enabling its reach to cover 1000+ branches in its five Regional Rural Banks over the next nine months.
Innovation and Intellectual Property:
During this quarter the company has been granted 3 patents. As of 31 December 2010, the company has applied for 413 patents and has been granted 67 patents.
Global Network Delivery ModelTM
Offshore revenues were up by 30 basis points at 51.4 %, while revenues from nonâIndian GNDM centers were at 4.9 %.
The companyâs portfolio of financial products under the umbrella brand of TCS BANCS continued to exhibit strong double digit growth. The company won six engagements in core banking, capital markets and insurance segments across markets. In addition fourproduct installations went live during the quarter, including the multiâcountry core banking rollâout for a large EuropeanâHQ global bank.
Utilization in Q3 FY11 remained at 83.8 % (excluding trainees) & 77.1 % (including trainees). The attrition rate in Q3 for IT Services was 13.2 % (LTM), BPO: 24.7% (LTM) while overall attrition was at 14.4%. At the end of Q3, the total employee strength of the company was 186,914. Non Indian nationals formed 6.8% of the total employee base and 31% were women.
âWe have welcomed the highest ever number of new TCSers in a single quarter with a gross addition of 20,219 employees as we continue to support the companyâs strong growth and business pipeline,â said Ajoy Mukherjee, Vice President, Head, Global Human Resources. âGiven the strength of business demand, we have exceeded the hiring target we had set for this fiscal year.â
Awards and Recognition
TCS was listed in Forbes' sixth annual 'Asia's Fabulous 50 companies'. The company was conferred âMost Admired IT Company of the Yearâ award by Bloomberg UTV in 2010. TCS won a Certificate of Commendation for Significant Achievement for Large Businesses at CIIâITC Sustainability Awards 2010. In the US, it was selected as the winner of the Delaware Valley HR Department of the Year 2010 Awards in two categories. It also won USâbased Workforce Managementâs Optimas Award for âGeneral Excellenceâ â the first time that an overseas company has received this honour.TCS was a winner of the First Annual Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) Awards for Individual Operating Units. It has also been conferred the Asian and the Indian MAKE awards for the sixth time.