Country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported a 45% jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 5,568 crore for the first quarter ended June 2014, driven by broad based growth across verticals and geographies.
The Mumbai-based firm had posted a net profit of Rs 3,840 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.
Consolidated revenue rose 22.9% to Rs 22,111 crore for the April-June quarter this fiscal from Rs 17,987 crore for the same quarter in the 2013-14 fiscal. The figures are in Indian GAAP.
Commenting on the performance, TCS CEO and managing director N Chandrasekaran said robust volumes and healthy growth across all industries and key markets helped TCS start the new fiscal on a strong note.
"We have a strong demand pipeline in place and our customer centric mindset, leadership in the digital space and strong execution capabilities will help us sustain our momentum," he added.
The company announced a special dividend of Rs 40 per share on the 10th anniversary of its IPO.
TCS' operating margin stood at Rs 5,935 crore in the first quarter, a growth of 22.5% year-on-year (y-o-y).
It added 15,817 (gross) and 4,967 (net) employees during the said quarter, taking its total headcount to 3,05,431 as of June 30, 2014.
The utilisation rate touched an "all-time high" of 85.3 per cent excluding trainees, TCS said.
"Our disciplined stance in operations helped us mitigate the impact of multiple headwinds like currency movements, accelerated depreciation norms and wage hikes during the quarter," TCS CFO Rajesh Gopinathan said.