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Digital Demand Drives Growth for TCS in Q2FY2019

  • Digital revenue at 28%, up 60% YoY (CC)
  • $ Revenue grows +10% YoY; Constant Currency: +11.5% YoY
  • Operating Margin at 26.5%; +144 bps expansion YoY
  • Net Profit up 11.9% YoY

Mumbai, October 11, 2018: Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), the leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm reported its consolidated financial results according to Ind AS and IFRS for the period ending September 30, 2018.

Financial Highlights for Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

  • Revenue at $5.215 Bn, +10 % YoY
  • Net Income at $1.119 Bn, +11.9% YoY
  • Operating Margin at 26.5%, an expansion of 1.4% YoY
  • Earnings Per Share at $0.29, +11.9% YoY
  • Net Cash from Operations at $1.042 Bn i.e. 93.2% of Net Income
  • Dividend per share of Rs. 4.00
    Record date 24/10/18; Payment date 30/10/18

Business Highlights for Quarter Ended September 30, 2018

  • BFSI, Retail verticals continue to accelerate: +6.1% and +15.6% YoY respectively
  • UK and Europe lead growth: +22.8% YoY and +17.4% YoY respectively
  • Superior client additions across bands: 4 new clients in the $100M+ band, 7 in the $20M+ band, 10 in the $10M+ band, 11 in the $1M+ band
  • World’s largest Agile-ready workforce: 279,000+ employees Agile trained
  • Net addition of 10,227 in Q2: highest in 12 quarters
  • Best-in-class retention: IT Services attrition rate steady at 10.9% LTM

Commenting on the Q2 performance, Rajesh Gopinathan, CEO and MD, said, “We are very pleased with our all-round strong performance in Q2. Revenue growth was driven by expanding demand for digital transformation across verticals, and continued acceleration in BFSI and Retail. Our industry-leading digital growth, and best-in-class client metrics bear testimony to our standing as the preferred partner in our customers’ growth and transformation initiatives.

He added: Our Business 4.0 thought leadership framework, contextual knowledge, and full stakeholder capabilities differentiate us, and drive demand for our solutions and services. Our Machine First Delivery Model (MFDM™) and Location-independent Agile methods are helping customers integrate automation deep within their enterprise, and orchestrate a more effective human-machine interplay to deliver superior customer experience at scale.

N Ganapathy Subramaniam, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director, said, “This has been a very good quarter, with strong demand in areas like analytics, cloud and automation. Our Quartz Blockchain Solution is gaining traction, and we are seeing the creation of nascent ecosystems which could transform markets. Our Enterprise Agile 2020 vision is shaping open, collaborative workplaces and Agile ways of working. This, along with MFDM, is driving intelligent automation and the discovery of a new meaning to work i.e. training the machines with the contextual knowledge, scaling businesses and creating ecosystems. This people-first approach to the machine-first world is seen as a key differentiator by our clients in driving growth, competitive edge and innovation in their businesses”

V Ramakrishnan, Chief Financial Officer, said, “It is encouraging to be back in our preferred range of profitability at the operating level. Even as we expand our investments to build on our lead in the Digital space, our disciplined operations, the improving growth trajectory and a supportive currency make our margins resilient.” Continue reading

Eurozone Unemployment Reaches a New Record

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSlVixa04ZjyH2WNsVv-ss__P1GKFtyosyBRoSmE5qN2LxCeZirogThe Eurozone unemployment in increase to its highest level 11.7% in October as per figures published by Eurostat. While the Eurozone’s unemployment rate has been increasing since June 2011, the unemployment in the U.S. has fallen to below 8%.

About 18.7 million people were unemployed across the Eurozone, up 173,000 from the previous month. Spain and Greece are most affected with over 25%, with 60% of jobless youth; such numbers can have a negative impact in the long run. Non-euro countries, like Britain and Poland, reported unemployment rate of 10.7% in October and a 25.9 million jobless workers. Continue reading

European Debt Crisis Analysis

Here is an infomrative and detailed video with analysis of the European debt crisis, which is being handled by the ECB using LTRO (Long Term Repurchase Operation), which is similar to QE1 and QE2 done by the Federal Reserve Bank in the USA. The debt levels around the globe are unprecedented in peacetime. The odds of restructurings and/or defaults are higher than most believe. When does debt become unsustainable? The video shows the debt levels of numerous countries have reached “problem” levels. Since the bill coming due in the form of maturing bonds is so large, policymakers in Europe have no easy way out. “Solutions” may include printing money to create inflation or debt restructurings/defaults; or a combination of the two. Chris Ciovacco of Ciovacco Capital Management compares healthy markets to the current state of affairs. Which investments tend to perform well during deflation/defaults/restructurings? Which investments tend to perform well during periods of inflation/money printing by central banks? What is a back-door bazooka? Studies by Kyle Bass of Hayman Capital Management.

Jamaican Coffee Beans

What Is Jamaican Coffee? It may be more important than bean type, and typically most Jamaican coffees are Arabica beans. www.wisegeek.com/what-is-jamaican-coffee.htm

Coffee Bean International Inc is one of North America’s first roasters of specialty … folks that were well connected within the Jamaican coffee industry. www.coffeebeanintl.com/aboutus/blog.php Continue reading