Wipro announces second quarter results, delivers growth of 4.1% QoQ


NEW YORK & BANGALORE, India–()–Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading technology services and consulting company, announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Highlights of the Results

Results for the Quarter ended September 30, 2022:

  • Gross Revenue was Rs 225.4 billion ($2.8 billion1), an increase of 14.6% YoY
  • IT Services Segment Revenue was at $2,797.7 million, an increase of 8.4% YoY
  • Non-GAAP2 constant currency IT Services segment revenue increased by 4.1% QoQ and 12.9% YoY
  • IT Services Operating Margin3 for the quarter was at 15.1%, an increase of 16 bps QoQ
  • Net Income for the quarter was Rs 26.6 billion ($326.8 million1) and Earnings Per Share for the quarter was at Rs 4.86 ($0.061)
  • Operating Cash Flows at 180.6% of Net Income for the quarter was at Rs 48.0 billion ($590.0 million1), an increase of 101.0% YoY
  • Our closing employee count in IT Services increased to 259,179
  • Voluntary attrition4 measured in trailing twelve months for the quarter was at 23.0%, a moderation of 30 bps from the previous quarter
  • Our top 5 clients grew 19% YoY and top 10 clients grew 17% YoY in constant currency terms
  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 81.37, as published by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on September 30, 2022. However, the realized exchange rate in our IT Services business segment for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 was US$1= Rs 79.93
  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
  4. Voluntary attrition is at IT Services excluding DOP measured in trailing twelve months for the quarter
  5. Large deal bookings constitute of deals greater than or equal to $30 million in Total contract value terms

Performance for the Quarter ended September 30, 2022

Thierry Delaporte, CEO and Managing Director, said, “Our strong performance in the quarter is further proof that our strategy is yielding the intended results. The solid growth in our bookings, large deal signings, and revenues underscore our improved market competitiveness and enhanced value proposition.

Our ongoing investments in high-growth strategic areas have allowed us to steadily increase our win rate and enhance the quality of our pipeline. As a result of these efforts and our sharp focus on operational excellence, we are now seeing an improvement in our margins.

We continue to invest in and upskill our talent to stay ahead of our clients’ evolving needs. In the second quarter, we promoted more than 10,000 colleagues and increased salaries across bands. We are pleased to report that we recorded a third consecutive quarter of moderation in attrition.

As the market conditions evolve, I believe our comprehensive portfolio of differentiated offerings position us extremely well to serve the changing needs of our clients and help them face the challenges of an uncertain macro environment with confidence.”

Jatin Dalal, Chief Financial Officer, said, “We achieved margins of 15.1% in Q2 after absorbing the impact of salary increases and promotions. Our margin improvement was led by better price realisations and strong operational improvements in automation-led productivity. Our Operating Cash Flows was robust and at 181% of our Net Income for the year.”

Outlook for the Quarter ending December 31, 2022

We expect Revenue from our IT Services business to be in the range of $2,811 million to $2,853 million*. This translates to a sequential growth of 0.5% to 2.0%.

*Outlook is based on the following exchange rates: GBP/USD at 1.18, Euro/USD at 1.01, AUD/USD at 0.68, USD/INR at 79.47 and CAD/USD at 0.75

IT Services – Large deals

Wipro continued its momentum in winning large deals with our customers as described below:

  • A US-based technology company has selected Wipro as their preferred transformation partner for engineering services to modernize their advertising-technology suite of products as well as the underlying enterprise-wide infrastructure. Wipro will help the customer migrate their workloads to the cloud and provide these services from four global locations in an agile POD-based delivery model.
  • A global chemicals company has selected Wipro to deliver Service Desk, Field Services and Service Integration & Management for its employees across 63 countries. This strategic partnership will consolidate multiple vendors into one single provider and standardize processes to improve efficiency.
  • A large, US-based healthcare plan has selected Wipro as its strategic partner to help expand its self-funded small group business. Wipro will be using its proprietary healthcare payer digital platform for processing claims and providing member services, ensuring cost efficiencies.
  • A global technology company has selected Wipro for the consolidation and transformation of its quality engineering services for their flagship products. Wipro will accelerate the time-to-market and improve overall productivity and ensure the highest standards of excellence.
  • Wipro has signed a multi-year deal with a large Europe-based facilities management and professional services company. Wipro will help drive automation and digitalisation of business processes to create value for their business.

IT Services – Digital services deals

We continue to see increasing traction in digital oriented and other strategic deals as illustrated below:

  • Designit is supporting one of Europe’s largest home appliances manufacturers to define a brand neutral and sustainable design vision for laundry care. Designit will conceptualize and outline the innovative new machine architecture and sustainable product story, including design of the product, the experience, and relevant digital touchpoints. The visionary washing machine concept will act as a lighthouse and will be setting the direction for future sustainable products in this segment.
  • A US-based automotive component manufacturer has selected Wipro for the comprehensive development of next generation in-vehicle infotainment applications, cloud enablement, device testing and validation. Wipro will deploy a large team of engineers, in a Center of Excellence model, to significantly improve device and platform integration across multiple vehicle programs.
  • Wipro has been awarded a contract by a US-based water utilities company to modernize their customer care and billing platform. Through this program, Wipro FullStride Cloud Services will help the client improve its meter-to-cash and field services management capabilities in the cloud.
  • A global pharmaceutical and medical devices company has selected Wipro to automate their complaint management process leveraging Wipro Digital Operations Platform and Services. Wipro will help the client address complaints related to medical devices from patients, physicians and nurses in a timely manner and ensure compliance to regulatory requirements.

Analyst Recognition

  • Wipro was featured in HFS Top 10: Cybersecurity Service Providers, 2022
  • Wipro was positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Cloud Security Services in the Multicloud Era 2022 (Doc #US48761022 September 2022)
  • Wipro was recognized as a Leader in ISG Provider Lens™ Network Software Defined Solutions and Services 2022 – Malaysia & Singapore (all quadrants)
  • Wipro was named as a Leader in ISG Provider Lens™ Cybersecurity Solutions and Services 2022 – Technical Security Services & Managed Security Services – Singapore & Malaysia
  • Wipro was named as a Leader in Everest Group’s Digital Workplace Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022 – North America and Europe
  • Wipro was named as a Leader in Everest Group’s Digital Twin Services, Industry 4.0 Services and Data and Analytics (D&A) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022
  • Wipro was recognized as a Leader in Everest Group’s SI Capabilities on AWS and Microsoft Azure PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022
  • Wipro was rated as a Leader in Everest Group’s Life Sciences Digital and Financial Crime & Compliance (FCC) Operations Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022
  • Wipro was recognized as a Leader in Everest Group’s IT Security Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2022 – North America and Europe
  • Wipro was rated as a Leader in Avasant Life Sciences Digital Services 2022-2023 RadarView™
  • Wipro was featured in HFS Top 10: HCP Service Providers, 2022

IT Products

  • IT Products segment revenue for the quarter was Rs 1.2 billion ($15.3 million1)
  • IT Products segment results for the quarter was a loss of Rs 0.10 billion ($1.27 million1)

India business from State Run Enterprises (ISRE)

  • India SRE segment revenue for the quarter was Rs 1.6 billion ($19.4 million1)
  • India SRE segment results for the quarter was a profit of Rs 0.15 billion ($1.79 million1)

Please refer to the table at the end 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 table at the end provides 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 September 30, 2022, 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 07:30 p.m. Indian Standard Time (10:00 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=WIP121022

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 technology services and consulting company focused on building innovative solutions that address clients’ most complex digital transformation needs. Leveraging our holistic portfolio of capabilities in consulting, design, engineering, and operations, we help clients realize their boldest ambitions and build future-ready, sustainable businesses. With over 250,000 employees and business partners across 66 countries, we deliver on the promise of helping our customers, colleagues, and communities thrive in an ever-changing world. For additional information, visit us at www.wipro.com

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, 2022

As at September 30, 2022

 

Convenience translation

into US dollar

in millions

Refer footnote 1

ASSETS

Goodwill

 

246,989

302,608

3,719

Intangible assets

 

43,555

48,307

594

Property, plant and equipment

 

90,898

91,253

1,121

Right-of-Use assets

 

18,870

19,308

237

Financial assets

 

Derivative assets

 

6

125

2

Investments

 

19,109

21,266

261

Trade receivables

 

4,765

4,492

55

Other financial assets

 

6,084

6,080

75

Investments accounted for using the equity method

 

774

742

9

Deferred tax assets

 

2,298

3,984

49

Non-current tax assets

 

10,256

10,234

126

Other non-current assets

 

14,826

14,872

183

Total non-current assets

 

458,430

523,271

6,431

Inventories

 

1,334

2,006

25

Financial assets

 

Derivative assets

 

3,032

5,652

69

Investments

 

241,655

274,341

3,372

Cash and cash equivalents

 

103,836

73,023

897

Trade receivables

 

115,219

125,240

1,540

Unbilled receivables

 

60,809

62,526

768

Other financial assets

 

42,914

10,882

134

Contract assets

 

20,647

25,203

310

Current tax assets

 

2,373

4,458

55

Other current assets

 

28,933

35,268

433

Total current assets

 

620,752

618,599

7,603

 

TOTAL ASSETS

1,079,182

1,141,870

14,034

 

EQUITY

Share capital

10,964

10,971

135

Share premium

1,566

2,667

33

Retained earnings

551,252

603,002

7,411

Share-based payment reserve

5,258

5,819

72

Special Economic Zone re-investment reserve

47,061

48,404

595

Other components of equity

42,057

46,694

574

Equity attributable to the equity holders of the Company

658,158

717,557

8,820

Non-controlling interests

515

328

4

TOTAL EQUITY

658,673

717,885

8,824

 

LIABILITIES

Financial liabilities

Loans and borrowings

 

56,463

60,656

745

Lease liabilities

 

15,177

15,465

190

Derivative liabilities

 

48

154

2

Other financial liabilities

 

2,961

2,946

36

Deferred tax liabilities

 

12,141

13,388

165

Non-current tax liabilities

 

17,818

16,461

202

Other non-current liabilities

 

7,571

8,529

105

Provisions

 

1

^

^

Total non-current liabilities

 

112,180

117,599

1,445

Financial liabilities

 

Loans, borrowings and bank overdrafts

 

95,233

109,834

1,350

Lease liabilities

 

9,056

8,633

106

Derivative liabilities

 

585

7,306

90

Trade payables and accrued expenses

 

99,034

90,984

1,117

Other financial liabilities

 

33,110

5,823

72

Contract liabilities

 

27,915

25,967

319

Current tax liabilities

 

13,231

22,034

271

Other current liabilities

 

27,394

33,244

409

Provisions

 

2,771

2,561

31

Total current liabilities

 

308,329

306,386

3,765

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

420,509

423,985

5,210

 

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

1,079,182

1,141,870

14,034

^ Value is less than 1

 

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 September 30,

 

Six months ended September 30,

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2022

 

 

 

 

 

Convenience

translation into

US dollar

in millions

Refer footnote 1

 

 

 

 

 

Convenience

translation into

US dollar

in millions

Refer footnote 1

Revenues

 

196,674

 

225,397

 

2,770

 

379,198

 

440,683

 

5,416

 

Cost of revenues

 

(137,562

)

(163,835

)

(2,013

)

(265,129

)

(319,435

)

(3,926

)

Gross profit

 

59,112

 

61,562

 

757

 

114,069

 

121,248

 

1,490

 

 

Selling and marketing expenses

 

(13,852

)

(15,140

)

(186

)

(26,869

)

(30,499

)

(375

)

General and administrative expenses

 

(11,288

)

(14,976

)

(184

)

(21,818

)

(28,447

)

(350

)

Foreign exchange gains/(losses), net

 

933

 

1,057

 

13

 

2,093

 

2,091

 

26

 

Other operating income

 

15

 

 

 

2,165

 

 

 

Results from operating activities

 

34,920

 

32,503

 

400

 

69,640

 

64,393

 

791

 

 

Finance expenses

 

(1,459

)

(2,270

)

(28

)

(2,205

)

(4,315

)

(53

)

Finance and other income

 

4,114

 

4,040

 

50

 

8,733

 

7,730

 

95

 

Share of net profit/ (loss) of associates accounted for using the equity method

 

(10

)

(72

)

(1

)

(3

)

(87

)

(1

)

Profit before tax

 

37,565

 

34,201

 

421

 

76,165

 

67,721

 

832

 

Income tax expense

 

(8,259

)

(7,710

)

(95

)

(14,484

)

(15,641

)

(192

)

Profit for the period

 

29,306

 

26,491

 

326

 

61,681

 

52,080

 

640

 

 

Profit attributable to:

Equity holders of the Company

29,307

 

26,590

 

327

 

61,628

 

52,226

 

642

 

Non-controlling interests

(1

)

(99

)

(1

)

53

 

(146

)

(2

)

Profit for the period

29,306

 

26,491

 

326

 

61,681

 

52,080

 

640

 

 

Earnings per equity share:

 

Attributable to equity holders of the Company

 

Basic

5.36

 

4.86

 

0.06

 

11.28

 

9.55

 

0.12

 

Diluted

5.35

 

4.85

 

0.06

 

11.25

 

9.52

 

0.12

 

 

Weighted average number of equity shares

used in computing earnings per equity share

Basic

5,464,831,135

 

5,476,167,685

 

5,476,167,685

 

5,464,021,919

 

5,473,962,200

 

5,473,962,200

 

Diluted

5,480,490,360

 

5,484,785,054

 

5,484,785,054

 

5,478,297,758

 

5,486,081,940

 

5,486,081,940

 

^ Value is less than 1

 

Additional Information:

Particulars

Three months ended

Six months ended

Year ended

September

30, 2022

June

30, 2022

September

30, 2021

September

30, 2022

September

30, 2021

March

31, 2022

Audited

Audited

Audited

Audited

Audited

Audited

Revenue

IT Services

Americas 1

65,350

 

61,702

 

53,205

 

127,052

 

102,888

 

217,874

 

Americas 2

70,030

 

66,613

 

59,260

 

136,643

 

114,365

 

239,404

 

Europe

62,684

 

60,276

 

58,619

 

122,960

 

113,080

 

233,443

 

APMEA

25,565

 

24,257

 

22,715

 

49,822

 

43,947

 

91,103

 

Total of IT Services

223,629

 

212,848

 

193,799

 

436,477

 

374,280

 

781,824

 

IT Products

1,249

 

1,946

 

1,894

 

3,195

 

3,205

 

6,173

 

ISRE

1,576

 

1,526

 

1,867

 

3,102

 

3,804

 

7,295

 

Reconciling Items

 

 

47

 

 

2

 

(3

)

Total Revenue

226,454

 

216,320

 

197,607

 

442,774

 

381,291

 

795,289

 

 

Other operating income

IT Services

 

 

15

 

 

2,165

 

2,186

 

Total Other operating income

 

 

15

 

 

2,165

 

2,186

 

 

Segment Result

IT Services

Americas 1

12,358

 

11,030

 

10,521

 

23,388

 

19,900

 

42,820

 

Americas 2

14,219

 

12,454

 

11,819

 

26,673

 

23,169

 

47,376

 

Europe

7,875

 

7,374

 

9,186

 

15,249

 

17,511

 

35,739

 

APMEA

2,194

 

1,604

 

3,028

 

3,798

 

6,094

 

10,523

 

Unallocated

(2,845

)

(630

)

(156

)

(3,475

)

(100

)

434

 

Other operating income

 

 

15

 

 

2,165

 

2,186

 

Total of IT Services

33,801

 

31,832

 

34,413

 

65,633

 

68,739

 

139,078

 

IT Products

(103

)

(55

)

94

 

(158

)

41

 

115

 

ISRE

146

 

173

 

393

 

319

 

868

 

1,173

 

Reconciling Items

(1,341

)

(60

)

20

 

(1,401

)

(8

)

(80

)

Total Segment result

32,503

 

31,890

 

34,920

 

64,393

 

69,640

 

140,286

 

Finance expenses

(2,270

)

(2,045

)

(1,459

)

(4,315

)

(2,205

)

(5,325

)

Finance and Other Income

4,040

 

3,690

 

4,114

 

7,730

 

8,733

 

16,257

 

Share of net profit/ (loss) of associates accounted for using the equity method

(72

)

(15

)

(10

)

(87

)

(3

)

57

 

Profit before tax

34,201

 

33,520

 

37,565

 

67,721

 

76,165

 

151,275

 

The Company is organized into the following operating segments: IT Services, IT Products and India State Run Enterprise segment (ISRE).

IT Services: As announced on November 12, 2020, effective January 1, 2021, the Company re-organized IT Services segment to four Strategic Market Units (“SMUs”) – Americas 1, Americas 2, Europe and Asia Pacific Middle East Africa (“APMEA”).

Americas 1 and Americas 2 are primarily organized by industry sector, while Europe and APMEA are organized by countries.

Americas 1 includes Healthcare and Medical Devices, Consumer Goods and Lifesciences, Retail, Transportation and Services, Communications, Media and Information services, Technology Products and Platforms, in the United States of America and entire business of Latin America (“LATAM”). Americas 2 includes Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Manufacturing, Hi-tech, Energy and Utilities industry sectors in the United States of America and entire business of Canada. Europe consists of United Kingdom and Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Benelux, Nordics and Southern Europe. APMEA consists of Australia and New Zealand, India, Middle East, South East Asia, Japan and Africa.

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 the Government of India and/or any State Governments.

Reconciliation of selected GAAP measures to Non-GAAP measures

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

Three Months ended September 30, 2022

IT Services Revenue as per IFRS

$

2,797.7

Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement

$

50.5

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

$

2,848.2

 

 

Three Months ended September 30, 2022

IT Services Revenue as per IFRS

$

2,797.7

Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement

$

114.6

Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue based on exchange rates of comparable period in previous year

$

2,912.3

 

 

Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow for three months and six months ended September 30, 2022

 

Amount in INR Mn

 

Three months ended

September 30, 2022

Six months ended

September 30, 2022

Net Income for the period [A]

26,590

52,226

Computation of Free Cash Flow

 

 

Net cash generated from operating activities

48,009

49,793

Add/ (deduct) cash inflow/ (outflow)on:

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(3,875)

(8,737)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

14

181

Free Cash Flow [B]

44,148

41,237

Free Cash Flow as percentage of Net Income [B/A]

166.0%

79.0%

 



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