Bangalore, India and East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA – April 19, 2013 -- Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2013.
Highlights of the Results:
Results for the Quarter ended March 31, 2013:
Results for the Year ended March 31, 2013:
Performance for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2013
Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, commenting on the results said – “We have completed the demerger of the ‘Diversified Business’ effective March 31, 2013 to make Wipro Limited a pure play IT company. We are confident that being a technology-focused company will provide a fresh momentum for growth.”
Suresh Senapaty, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of Wipro, said – “The cross currencies have been volatile and impacted our financial performance in the quarter. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, we have been able to maintain margins on a sequential basis. We have shown significant improvements in cash flow generation for the year.”
T K Kurien, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, IT Business, said – “We continue to see improvement in our customer satisfaction and employee engagement. Our continued investments in the go-to-market organization positions us well for the future.”
Outlook for the Quarter ending June 30, 2013
We expect Revenues from our IT Services business to be in the range of $1,575 million to $1,610 million*.
* Guidance is based on the following exchange rates: GBP/USD at 1.52, Euro/USD at 1.31, AUD/USD at 1.04, USD/INR at 54.14.
The IT Services segment had 145,812 employees as of March 31, 2013, an increase of 2,907 people in the quarter. We added 52 new customers for the quarter.
Wipro has secured a contract from a large Europe-based universal bank to build a “Centralized Testing Unit” that will help the bank achieve higher production stability and lower cost of avoidance in its Testing processes. Wipro’s Transformation Services and Data Obfuscation Services along with industry leading testing services will help the bank achieve standardized Testing processes across the organization.
GVK-led Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL), the operator of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai has chosen Wipro to provide world-class IT services for the new integrated terminal “T2”. Wipro will be responsible for providing Managed Services across the entire IT landscape at MIAL and deliver high availability and operational efficiency across all the critical airport processes.
Wipro has won an ERP deal for Asset and Infrastructure Management from a key national defense organization.
Awards and accolades
Wipro was named a "Leader" by technology global research and advisory firm Forrester Research Inc., in its report "The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Services, Q1 2013". Forrester Research Inc. evaluated 13 leading enterprise mobility service providers across 15 criteria, relating to current offering, strategy, and market presence based on interviews with clients. Wipro scored the highest for its breadth of mobile technology skills and competencies, R&D and go-to-market strategy.
Wipro was appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration CMMI-DEV 1.3 Level 5. This assessment is a validation of Wipro's process capability based on the CMMI standards that measure process improvements.
Wipro received the ‘NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, 2012’, in the category ‘Most Effective Implementation of Practices & Technology for Persons with Disabilities’, at the annual NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Summit.
Wipro was named a "Leader" by Verdantix, a leading analyst firm in providing advice to clients in the field of energy, environment and sustainability challenges, in its report "Green Quadrant® Sustainable Technology Services (Global), March 2013". Verdantix evaluated 16 of the leading sustainable technology service providers globally.
Wipro won the Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award (2012) in the Middle East Managed Services Market for its flagship product, FixOmatic Endpoint Automation Product (EAP).
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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 and year ended March 31, 2013, 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 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.
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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.
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