REVENUE 2,486 million USD - up 18.4% YoT
REVENUE GROWTH (CONSTANT CURRENCY) up 20.5% YoY
EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST & TAX (EBIT) 496 million - up 18.8% YoY
NET INCOME 376 million - up 5.5% YoY
− HCL's strong growth at 20.5% YoY in constant currency, led by double digit growth across Segments. IT and Business Services 17.4%, Products & Platforms 57.9%, Engineering and R&D Services 15.0% (on YoY Constant Currency basis).
− HCL Software, a new business unit of HCL Products & Platforms, became operational in Q2, enhancing the revenue contribution from Financial Services 22.4% (up from 20.3% in Q1), Retail & CPG 10% (up from 9.5% in Q1) and Telecommunications, Media, Publishing & Entertainment 8.4% (up from 8.0% in Q1). The unit got off to a fast start in its first quarter of operations - engaging with thousands of new customers through multiple channels, onboarding more than 1300 partners, and completing over 1500 total sales transactions comprising both renewals and new licenses, in more than 50 countries. The HCL Software business also announced its first major new product release of HCL Digital Experience 9.5, incorporating several core HCL Software architectural priorities around containerization, micro-services, and UI/UX improvements.
− Engineering and R&D Services has posted a robust double digit 15.0% YoY growth in constant currency on back of 13.3% YoY growth in constant currency during Q1, driven by Large deals and all round traction for engineering services in major industries that we operate while leveraging investments in leading technologies like 5G and I4.0.
− HCL acquired Sankalp Semiconductor (Sankalp), an advanced technology design services provider offering comprehensive digital and mixed signal System-on-a-Chip (SoC) services and solutions from concept to prototype, in the semiconductor space. Sankalp's capabilities, combined with HCL's existing strengths, will help HCL sustain its leadership position in the semiconductor space within the Engineering and R&D Services industry. This strategic acquisition will enable HCL to further expand into newer market-domains, especially in analogue and mixed signal design.
− Creating a sustainable balance in gender diversity has always been a focus of HCL. As of Sep 30, 2019, women represent 26.17% of the global workforce.
− HCL prides itself in employing people from different geographies and nationalities, creating a unique fabric of values and traditions. As of Sep 30, 2019, HCL employed people from more than 140 nationalities spread across 44 countries.
− Operating Cash Flow / Net Income conversion at 85% (on LTM basis).
− The Board at its meeting held on October 23, 2019 has considered, approved and recommended a Bonus issue of Shares of one equity shares for every one equity shares held by the equity shareholders of the Company. The bonus issue of equity shares is subject to the approval of the shareholders and any other applicable statutory and regulatory approvals. − Dividend of `2 per share, 67th consecutive quarter of dividend pay out has been announced.
− Revenue: FY'20 Revenues are expected to grow between 15.0% to 17.0% in Constant Currency Revenue Guidance is based on FY'19 (April to March) average exchange rates. The above constant currency guidance translates to 13.2% to 15.2% in US$ terms based on September 30, 2019 rates.
− Operating Margin (EBIT): FY'20 expected Operating Margin (EBIT) range is from 18.5% to 19.5%.
"HCLites have delivered yet another outstanding quarter with a 20.5% YoY growth, translating to a more than 14% industry leading organic growth. Our sharp focus on pricing and cost levers over the last 6 months have helped deliver a solid EBIT of 20%. I am also very excited about the progress we have made in our newly formed, HCL Software business. I am confident that this momentum combined with our diversified portfolio of services and software will deliver great value to our clients, our shareholders and most importantly, our employees." said C Vijayakumar, President & CEO, HCL Technologies.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade today. HCL's Mode 1- 2-3 strategy through its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of ideapreneurship™ enables businesses transform into next-gen enterprises. HCL offers its services and products through three business units - IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in areas of Applications, Infrastructure, Digital Process Operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering while under P&P, HCL provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized under Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services. As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. As of 12 months ended September 30, 2019, HCL has a consolidated revenue of US$ 9.3 billion and its 147,123 ideapreneurs operate out of 44 countries. For more information, visit www.hcltech.com
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