Wipro Q1 FY23 Result Update: Profit falls 21% YoY to Rs 2,563 crores.
On 15th July 2022, Wipro reported its profit at Rs 2,563 crore, down by 20.9% year-on-year from Rs. 3,243 crores on account of higher employee-related costs pushed up the information technology services firm’s overall expenses. Total expenses for the June quarter increased by 22.9% to Rs 18,648 crore, with voluntary IT services attrition at 23.3%. On a sequential basis, the company’s net profit fell 16.96% from ₹3,083.7 crores in the March quarter.
The operating margin for Q1 FY23 is 15% as compared to 17.2% in Q1 FY22 and 17.2% in Q4 FY22. The low operating margin is because the company is investing in solutions and capabilities to strengthen its position as a strategic partner for its clients. In constant currency (CC) terms, IT services segment revenue increased by 2.1% QoQ and 17.2% YoY.
Revenue from operations grew by 18% to Rs 21,529 crore as against Rs 18,048 crore in Q1FY22. The revenue increased by 3.2% QoQ from Rs. 20860 crores.
The Earnings before interest and tax stood at Rs. 3085.6 crores, fell by 9.3% QoQ from Rs. 3402.9 crores and by 1.8% YoY from Rs. 3141 crores. EBIT margin fell 200bp QoQ to 15% due to lower utilization and higher investments in employees.
The total number of employees increased to 2.58 lakh with the addition of 15,446 employees during Q1 FY23. Wipro’s attrition rate stood at 2.3%.The closing strength of employees for IT Services was at 258,574, an increase of 15,446 QoQ.
Dollar Revenue was up 0.5% QoQ in CC term to USD 2,736mn. Rupee revenue grew by 3.2% QoQ to INR 215,286Mn, supported by growth in consulting and engineering services. Sequential growth performance was led by the consumer (+5% QoQ CC) & BFSI verticals (+2.4% QoQ CC), which grew above the company average, while manufacturing declined sequentially. Digital engineering and application grew faster (+3.5% QoQ) than iCORE. In IT Services. Organic growth witnessed softness in deal wins; BFSI, Consumer and Telecom Verticals are the key revenue drivers for the quarter. Wipro won 18 large deals in Q1FY23.Overall TCV of deals grew 32% YoY and ACV grew by 18% YoY. Deals were across verticals/geographies and the proportion of the deal wins are mostly new deals. The company’s order bookings grew 32% YoY in total contract value terms, powered by large transformation deals, and the pipeline today is at an all-time high. In terms of sector mix, Wipro earns 35.4% of its revenue from banking, financial services, and insurance, 18.5% in consumer, and 11.5% in health.
The Earnings Per Share for the June quarter was Rs. 4.69.
The shares of Wipro are currently trading at Rs. 414.80, up by 1 point or by 0.96% as compared to the previous close of Rs. 410.85. The shares opened at Rs. 410.50. The market cap of Wipro is Rs. 227,381 crores. The stock hit intraday high and low of Rs. 415.65 and Rs. 408.55 respectively.