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Wipro Records 18% YoY Growth in Net Income in the quarter

Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 under IFRS

BANGALORE, India and EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its third quarter ended December 31, 2012.

Highlights of the Results:

Results for the Quarter ended December 31, 2012:

  • Total Revenues were rupees 10.25 billion ($2.01 billion1), an increase of 10% YoY.
  • Net Income was rupees 17.16 billion ($313 million1), an increase of 18% YoY. Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income was rupees 17.09 billion ($312 million1), an increase of 17% YoY.
  • IT Services Revenue was $1,577 million, a sequential increase of 2.4% and YoY increase of 4.8%.
  • Non-GAAP constant currency IT Services Revenue in dollar terms was $1,571 million, within our guidance range of $1,560 million to $1,590 million.
  • IT Services Revenues in Rupee terms was rupees 86.02 billion ($1,568 million1), an increase of 13% YoY.
  • IT Services Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) was rupees 17.92 billion ($327 million1), an increase of 13% YoY.
  • Operating Income to Revenue for IT Services was 20.8% for the quarter, up 0.1% sequentially.
  • Wipro declared an interim dividend of rupees 2 ($0.041) per share /ADS.

Performance for the quarter ended December 31, 2012

Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, commenting on the results said – "While the overall mood on economic growth continues to be muted, global corporations continue to leverage technology to drive revenues and productivity."

Suresh Senapaty, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of Wipro, said – "We have expanded operating margins sequentially through improvements in revenue productivity and improved cash flow generation through efficient working capital management. We commend and welcome the circular implementing the recommendation of the Rangachary Committee, which has dealt with the tax disputes the industry has been facing over the years."

T K Kurien, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, IT Business, said – "We have seen broad based growth in the quarter with all our verticals growing sequentially. Our improvement in customer and employee engagement is reflected in client mining with 10 customers contributing more than $100 million and lower attrition. We continue to make investments in our go to market organization and technology themes to be a strategic partner to our customers."

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 December 31, 2012, for cable transfers in Indian rupees, as certified by the Federal Reserve Board of New York, which was US $1= rupees 54.86. However, the realized exchange rate in our IT Services business segment for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was US$1= rupees 54.54

Outlook for the Quarter ending March 31, 2013

We expect Revenues from our IT Services business to be in the range of $1,585 million to $1,625 million*.

* Guidance is based on the following exchange rates: GBP/USD at 1.61, Euro/USD at 1.31, AUD/USD at 1.04, USD/INR at 54.65.

IT Services (78% of Total Revenue and 92% of Operating Income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012)

The IT Services segment had 142,905 employees as of December 31, 2012, an increase of 2,336 people in the quarter. We added 50 new customers for the quarter.

Wipro has secured a large R&D Applications and Infrastructure services deal from a Europe-based Telecom Equipment Vendor. IT will be a key enabler in the client's ongoing business transformation program and this deal was a natural extension of Wipro's longstanding partnership with the client.

Sears Holdings Corporation, a leading integrated Retailer in the US has extended its agreement with Wipro through a multi-year Business Process Outsourcing contract in the areas of Finance & Accounting, Human Resources and Procurement.  Wipro will continue to build on the relationship to deliver results, quality, innovation and flexibility.

Wipro has won a multi-year IT Infrastructure Outsourcing engagement with one of the largest Retailers in Australia. This transformational program, which also involves cloud deployment, will leverage a high degree of automation to improve operational efficiencies. This will help the Retailer improve business agility and enhance the end-user experience.

Wipro has won a multi-year engagement with a large not-for-profit Healthcare Provider in the US to enable the seamless integration of the IT infrastructure of its recently acquired entities. The partnership will help the customer leverage new technologies like cloud, analytics, pervasive computing and mobility to deliver and improve the quality of care.

Wipro has won a deal for a Core Banking Solution implementation across 2,520 branches of Punjab and Sind Bank, a public sector bank in India. Wipro will be providing hardware and software, WAN roll-out, network & security devices, data center and disaster site co-hosting.

Awards and accolades

Wipro was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Business Intelligence (BI) Services Providers, Q4 2012. The report said that Wipro is closing the gap with multinational companies, investing substantially in dedicated local market consulting resources, coupled with significant amounts of industry-specific productized IP and platform BI solutions, giving clients a good mix of process consulting skills backed by leading technology.

Wipro was recognized at the 'National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)-Shell Helen Keller Awards 2012', in the category 'Role Model Organizations'.

Wipro won the Global MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises) Award 2012, administered by Teleos, an independent research firm based in the United Kingdom.  This was the fifth time that Wipro has been recognized as one of the top global organizations that transforms corporate knowledge into intellectual capital for the enterprise and increases stakeholder wealth by transforming new as well as existing enterprise knowledge into superior products, services or solutions.

Wipro has been selected by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a 'Premier Consulting Partner' for 2013. This title recognizes Wipro as one of the top Consulting Partners in the Amazon Partner Network program, having distinguished itself by investing significantly in its Cloud and AWS practice and providing exceptional customer service.

Wipro topped the 'Guide to Greener Electronics' ranking released by Greenpeace International. The guide ranked 16 Electronic companies across the world based on their commitment and progress in three environment criteria: Energy and Climate, Greener Products and Sustainable Operations.

IT Products (9% of Total Revenue and 1% of Operating Income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012)

  • Our IT Products segment recorded Revenue of rupees 9.97 billion ($182 million1) for the quarter, a YoY increase of 11%.
  • EBIT was rupees 239 million ($4 million1) for the quarter.
  • Operating Income to Revenue for this segment was 2% for the quarter.

Consumer Care and Lighting (9% of Total Revenue and 7% of Operating Income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012)

  • Our Consumer Care and Lighting business segment recorded Revenue of rupees 10.28 billion ($187 million1) for the quarter, an increase of 17% YoY.
  • EBIT was rupees 1.4 billion ($26 million1) for the quarter, an increase of 34% YoY. 
  • Operating Income to Revenue for this segment was 14% for the quarter.
  • Wipro signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% shareholding of the L.D. Waxson Group, a Singapore-based Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) company for an all cash consideration of about USD 144 million.

Wipro Limited

  • Total Revenue for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was rupees 110.25 billion ($2.01 billion1).
  • Net Income for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was rupees 17.16 billion ($313 million1).
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income (excluding impact of accelerated amortization of stock based compensation) for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 was rupees 17.09 billion ($312 million1).

Please see the table on page 7 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 on page 7 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 quarter ended December 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 (03:30 a.m. US Eastern Time) and at 6:15 p.m. Indian Standard Time (7:45 a.m. US Eastern Time) to discuss our performance for the 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.

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.

 

WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF INCOME

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















Three months ended December 31, 



Nine months ended December 31, 


2011


2012


2012



2011


2012


2012






Convenience translation into US $ in millions (Unaudited)







Convenience translation into US $ in millions (Unaudited)






































Gross revenues

98,808


109,487


1,996



273,807


320,717


5,846














Cost of revenues

(69,704)


(75,531)


(1,377)



(194,704)


(221,563)


(4,039)














Gross profit

29,104


33,956


619



79,103


99,154


1,807














Selling and marketing expenses

(7,459)


(9,152)


(167)



(20,253)


(27,057)


(493)

General and administrative expenses

(5,570)


(6,104)


(111)



(14,531)


(17,955)


(327)

Foreign exchange gains/(losses), net

1,164


759


14



2,750


2,626


48














Results from operating activities

17,239


19,459


355



47,070


56,768


1,035














Finance expenses

(1,017)


(516)


(9)



(3,027)


(2,420)


(44)

Finance and other income

2,149


3,224


59



6,454


9,149


167

Share of profits/(losses) of equity accounted investee

117


(65)


(1)



326


(203)


(4)














Profit before tax

18,488


22,102


405



50,823


63,294


1,154











-



Income tax expense

(3,810)


(4,848)


(88)



(9,748)


(13,972)


(255)














Profit for the period

14,677


17,254


317



41,075


49,322


899














Attributable to:













Equity holders of the company

14,564


17,164


313



40,921


49,071


894

Non-controlling interest

114


90


2



153


251


5














Profit for the period

14,678


17,254


315



41,075


49,322


899














Earnings per equity share: 













Basic

5.94


7.00


0.13



16.71


20.02


0.36

Diluted

5.93


6.98


0.13



16.67


19.97


0.36



























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













Basic

2,449,813,576


2,453,446,461


2,453,446,461



2,449,013,412


2,451,682,112


2,451,682,112

Diluted

2,454,941,301


2,457,295,329


2,457,295,329



2,455,414,799


2,456,806,947


2,456,806,947








































Additional Information













Segment Revenue













IT Services

76,076


86,018


1,568



208,417


252,893


4,610

IT Products

9,000


9,969


182



29,066


28,492


519

IT Services & Products

85,077


95,987


1,750



237,483


281,385


5,129

Consumer Care and Lighting

8,787


10,281


187



24,334


30,154


550

Others

6,109


3,978


73



14,741


11,804


215

Total

99,972


110,246


2,010



276,558


323,343


5,894














Operating Income













IT Services

15,828


17,917


327



43,536


52,665


960

IT Products

475


239


4



1,349


722


13

IT Services & Products

16,303


18,156


331



44,885


53,387


973

Consumer Care and Lighting

1,045


1,402


26



2,822


3,675


67

Others

(109)


(100)


(2)



(638)


(294)


(5)

Total

17,238


19,458


355



47,070


56,768


1,035














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


























Profit for the period attributable to Equity holders of the Company

14,564


17,164


313



40,921


49,071


894














Adjustments :













Accelerated amortization of stock options that vest in a graded manner

1


(69)


(1)



(123)


(252)


(5)














 Non-GAAP adjusted profit

14,565


17,095


312



40,798


48,819


889














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






















IT Services Revenue as per IFRS

1,577












Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement

(6)












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

1,571

























IT Services Revenue as per IFRS

1,577












Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement

3












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

1,580












 

 








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 December 31,



2012


2012


2012







Convenience

translation into







US$ in millions







(Unaudited)

ASSETS







Goodwill


67,937


74,538


1,359

Intangible assets


4,229


4,575


83

Property, plant and equipment


58,988


60,571


1,104

Investment in equity accounted investee


3,232


3,096


56

Derivative assets


3,462


35


1

Non-current tax assets


10,287


10,678


195

Deferred tax assets


2,597


2,607


48

Other non-current assets


11,781


10,182


186

Total non-current assets


162,513


166,282


3,031








Inventories


10,662


11,321


206

Trade receivables


80,328


81,825


1,492

Other current assets


25,743


30,893


563

Unbilled revenues


30,025


33,400


609

Available for sale investments


41,961


87,408


1,593

Current tax assets


5,635


10,056


183

Derivative assets


1,468


3,818


70

Cash and cash equivalents


77,666


69,445


1,266

Total current assets


273,488


328,166


5,982








TOTAL ASSETS


436,001


494,448


9,013








EQUITY







Share capital


4,917


4,925


90

Share premium


30,457


31,632


577

Retained earnings


241,912


279,608


5,097

Share based payment  reserve


1,976


1,199


22

Other components of equity


6,594


12,943


236

Shares held by controlled trust


(542)


(542)


(10)

Equity attributable to the equity holders of the company


285,314


329,765


6,011

Non-controlling Interest


849


1,165


21

Total equity


286,163


330,930


6,032








LIABILITIES







Long - term loans and borrowings


22,510


757


14

Deferred tax liabilities


353


430


8

Derivative liabilities


307


138


3

Non-current tax liability


5,403


5,282


96

Other non-current liabilities


3,519


3,953


72

Provisions


61


25


-

Total non-current liabilities


32,153


10,585


193








Loans and borrowings and bank overdrafts


36,448


62,276


1,135

Trade payables and accrued expenses


47,258


51,683


942

Unearned revenues


9,569


10,699


195

Current tax liabilities


7,232


12,606


230

Derivative liabilities


6,354


3,049


56

Other current liabilities


9,703


11,452


209

Provisions


1,121


1,168


21

Total current liabilities


117,685


152,933


2,788

TOTAL LIABILITIES


149,838


163,518


2,981








TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES


436,001


494,448


9,013

 

 

SOURCE Wipro Technologies

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IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, will discuss the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. The presentation will also discuss how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics to discuss are barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold.