Superior business portfolio enables broad-based growth across markets and industries
Mumbai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, reported its consolidated IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2011.
Financial highlights for quarter ended June 30, 2011
S Mahalingam, chief financial officer and executive director, said: “By focusing and optimising operations to support our growth, we have been able to limit the erosion in operating margins by using various levers like utilisation and productivity.” He added: “We remain watchful but do not expect the current macro issues to impede business decision-making in those markets.”
Growth in Q1 was balanced and broad-based. Growth across industries was led by hi-tech, retail and BFSI. There was balanced growth across IT and other service lines led by infrastructure, assurance and global consulting services. All markets including the USA and Europe grew alongside growth markets like India and Asia Pacific.
As of June 30, 2011, the company has applied for 411 patents including 69 applied for during the quarter. Till date, the company has been granted 68 patents.
The company continued to hire to support business growth. With campus trainees joining the company from the beginning of the July-September quarter, lateral hiring accounted for 75 per cent of total hiring in Q1. There was a total gross addition of 11,988 people (net addition of 3,576), taking the total employee strength to 202,190 on a consolidated basis.
The utilisation rate (excluding trainees) was at 83.2 per cent and that including trainees was 76.2 per cent. The attrition rate (LTM) was 14.8 per cent. “We continued hiring in line with business demand and we were able to continue to use our available resources efficiently as seen in the utilisation rate continuing to be in the 83-per-cent range,” said Ajoy Mukherjee, global head, human resources.
Awards and recognition:
TCS won the IDG’s InfoWorld 2011 Green 15 Award for its initiative — PowerIT. TCS Hong Kong was presented with the Caring Company Award by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. The company also won two Gold Awards at the WOW Event & Experiential Marketing Awards 2011. TCS Europe won a top European award for excellence. It was also adjudged the 'Outsourcing company of the year 2011' at the Data News Awards for Excellence ceremony held in Brussels, while TCS China was recognised by China’s leading IT magazine. The company won the AON Hewitt Best Employers Award in Singapore and was certified as Britain's 'Top Employer' by the CRF Institute. TCS was adjudged the joint winner of the Energy Conservation Award for the lowest carbon footprint by the Centre for Sustainable Development. TCS won the Gold SABRE for executive leadership communications. The company topped Finance Asia's annual poll with Mr Chandrasekaran named Best CEO.