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TCS Q3 net profit down 3.6% to Rs 6,531 crore

Tata Consultancy Services had posted a net profit of Rs 6,778 crore in the October-December quarter of the previous fiscal.

business Updated: Jan 11, 2018 19:52 IST
Press Trust of India
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TCS House in Mumbai. (Mint file)

Country’s largest IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday said its net profit fell 3.6% to Rs 6,531 crore in the December 2017 quarter.

The Mumbai-headquartered company had posted a net profit of Rs 6,778 crore in the October-December quarter of the previous fiscal, the company said in a BSE filing.

Its income from operations during the quarter under review stood at Rs 30,904 crore, up 3.9% from Rs 29,735 crore in the year-ago period, as per Indian Accounting Standard (Ind-AS).

The company has declared a dividend of Rs 7 per share.

“We wrapped 2017 with a strong performance in the December quarter... . As lagging parts of our portfolio turn around, and areas of softness reduce, we are well placed for stronger growth ahead,” TCS CEO and MD Rajesh Gopinathan said.

He added that the company signed its first over $50 million deal in ‘Digital’ this quarter.

New deal ramp-ups, increasing traction in Digital, robust demand pick up in Retail and continuing momentum in most of TCS’ industry verticals gave the company strong volume growth in a seasonally weak quarter, TCS COO and Executive Director N Ganapathy Subramaniam said.

TCS’ digital revenue saw an increase of about 40% year-on-year and accounted for 22.1% of the company’s revenues.

During the quarter, TCS saw its IT attrition rate (LTM) coming down 0.2% sequentially to 11.1%. It added 12,534 employees (gross) in the December 2017 quarter, taking its total headcount to 3,90,880 people.

First Published: Jan 11, 2018 19:30 IST