TCS Q1 Results Key Takeaways: From profit, dividend to women workforce, check out the critical points
TCS Q1 Results: As on June 30, 2019, the company has applied for 4,682 patents, including 86 applied during the quarter and has been granted 1,022 patents.
Leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), today reported its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2019. The Board meeting held today declared an interim dividend of Rs 5 per Equity Share of Re 1 each of the company. The interim dividend shall be paid on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to the equity shareholders of the company, according to the company statement.
Commenting on the Q1 performance, RaJesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, said, "We have had a steady start to the new fiscal year. We see customers continuing to spend on their growth and transformation initiatives, and that is showing in our strong order book and deal pipeline this quarter."
"We are benefiting significantly from enterprises Investing in Customer Experience to differentiate themselves in a Business 4.0 world. Our lean forward strategy is working well and our customers are benefiting from the TCS innovation ecosystem. Customers appreciate our end-to-end capabilities, and our holistic approach to transforming customer journeys that enable rapid product Innovation and speed to value," he added.
The key takeaways of the leading global IT services company are:
1. Research and Innovation
As on June 30, 2019, the company has applied for 4,682 patents, including 86 applied during the quarter and has been granted 1,022 patents.
2. Human Resources
Strong hiring in Q1 resulted in a net addition of 12,356 employees, the highest in the last five years. The company has issued Joining letters to over 30,000 fresh graduates. Forty percent of them have been onboarded in Q1 and the rest are expected to join by Q2.
Consolidated headcount stood at 436,641 as of June 30, 2019. With continuing Initiatives to attract the best local talent across major markets, the workforce is becoming more diverse. The percentage of women in the workforce rose further to 36.1%, while the total number of nationalities represented grew to 149.
TCS continues to invest heavily in organic talent development. At the end of Q1, over 315,000 employees had been trained on multiple new technologies, and over 361,000 had been trained on Agile methods. The company continues to be the industry benchmark in talent retention, with the IT Services attrition rate (LTM) at 11.5%.
Revenue growth was broad-based across verticals. Life Sciences & Healthcare led the pack, growing 18.1%. The other verticals - BFSI (+9.2%)' Retail & ePG (+7.9%), Communications & Media (+8.4%), Technology & Services (+7.8%) and Manufacturing (+5.5%) - all showed industry-leading growth rates.
Growth was led by UK (+16%), India (+15.9%) and Europe (+15%). Other markets showed good momentum: North America (+7.7%), Asia Pacific (+9.5%), MEA (+6.4%) and Latin America (+6.4%).
-Consulting & Services Integration: Customer Experience and Enterprise Agility are emerging as the top C-Ievel priorities and helped drive strong growth for TCS' CX transformation services and enterprise agility strategic consulting in Q1.
-Digital Transformation Services: Strong growth in loT, cybersecurity, and consulting and services integration as customers look to transform to Business 4.0 enterprises. TCS' ability to address the strategic needs of all key stakeholders, and Location Independent Agile Methodology are serving as strong differentiators.
-Cognitive Business Operations: This area saw strong growth led by digital customer experience management, digital F&A, business cloud aligned solutions, and operations at the edge.
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