WIPRO Tuesday, July 14, 2020 7:30PM IST (2:00PM GMT)   NYSE:WIT(BSE:507685)(NSE:WIPRO)(NYSE:WIT) Wipro Limited Announces Results for the Quarter ended June 30, 2020 under IFRS   East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States & Bangalore, Karnataka, India Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.  

  • IT Services Operating Margin3 for the quarter was at 19.0%
  • Earnings Per Share up by 5.7% YoY

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.
 
Highlights of the Results
Results for the Quarter ended June 30, 2020:

  • Gross Revenue was Rs 149.1 billion ($2.0 billion1), an increase of 1.3% YoY
  • IT Services Segment Revenue was at $1,921.6 million1, a decrease of 5.7% YoY
  • Non-GAAP2 constant currency IT Services Segment Revenue decreased by 4.4% YoY
  • IT Services Operating Margin3 for the quarter was at 19.0%, an expansion of 0.6%YoY
  • Net Income for the quarter was Rs 23.9 billion ($316.5 million1), an increase of 0.1% YoY
  • Earnings Per Share for the quarter was at Rs 4.20 ($0.061), an increase of 5.7% YoY
  • Operating Cash Flows was at Rs 41.8 billion ($553.6 million1), which is 174.9% of Net Income

 
Performance for the quarter ended June 30, 2020
 
Thierry Delaporte, CEO and Managing Director said, “I am deeply honored to lead Wipro, an extraordinary company and an exemplary corporate citizen with a deep technology heritage built on a strong foundation of values. I have great respect for the work done by the Azim Premji Foundation, its 67% economic ownership of Wipro adds greater meaning to what we do. Profitable growth will be the most important priority on my agenda. I am confident that we will be able to deliver long-term, sustainable growth in the interest of all our stakeholders.”
 
Jatin Dalal, Chief Financial Officer said, “We expanded the margins during the quarter, despite lower revenues, on the back of solid execution of several operational improvements and rupee depreciation. We also continued to sustain robust cash generation with Operating Cash Flows at 174.9% of Net income.”
 
IT Services
Wipro continued its momentum in winning large deals with our customers as described below:
 

  • Wipro has been selected by John Lewis Partnership, one of the UK’s leading retail groups, as a strategic partner to help drive its retail transformation agenda. As part of this, Wipro will deliver state-of-the-art technology infrastructure services, leveraging its capabilities in Cloud, Digital, Cyber Security, Wipro HOLMES™ our Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Platform 
  • Wipro has been awarded a strategic, multi-year infrastructure modernization and digital transformation services engagement by Germany-based energy company E.ON. Wipro will transform E.ON’s legacy data center operations to a hybrid cloud model by leveraging its strong energy value chain expertise in a prosumer driven world, Boundary Less Enterprise (BLE) framework and Wipro HOLMES™. Wipro’s consumption-based hybrid cloud hosting strategy will ensure a superior and secure customer environment spanning Perimeter & Endpoint security, threat detection & response, and Privileged Access Management (PAM)
  • Wipro has won a managed services contract from a multinational European automobile manufacturer to modernize and automate its engineering operations, leveraging Digital Rig, the client’s differentiated digital solution. With its strong domain expertise, globally-integrated delivery model and Wipro HOLMES™, Wipro will drive major transformations to enhance service quality and user experience
  • Wipro has won a strategic multi-year engagement with a leading global investment management firm to transform and manage its entire technology development services and infrastructure. The scope includes applications development and maintenance, quality engineering services, and infrastructure services comprising datacenter operations, networks, and service desk support. This contract adds to the operations engagement that the customer awarded Wipro last year. Wipro will leverage its strong digital expertise and hyper automation capabilities powered by Wipro HOLMES™ to transform the client’s application and infrastructure estate, driving additional synergies via an integrated technology-infrastructure-operations construct

 
Digital & Cloud Application Services Highlights
We continue to see increasing traction in digital oriented deals as illustrated below:
 

  • Wipro has secured a contract from a US-based food distribution company to deploy its CoTrack solution to meet the demands of the changing workplace due to the current pandemic. This wearable solution will enable the customer to maintain social distancing within the distribution center by sending real-time alerts in case of any violation. The solution will also enable contact tracing
  • Wipro has secured a strategic cloud contract from a food and beverage conglomerate to transform their operations and accelerate their digital journey, by improving agility, scalability and cost efficiencies. Wipro will strengthen advanced analytics capabilities to drive business value and offer analytical services to all entities within the organization
  • Wipro has won a digital engagement with a European health system to build and accelerate AI-powered applications and services, helping improve healthcare access and treatment for its patients
  • A US-based multinational conglomerate has selected Wipro to transform their Identity & Access Management services to meet the demands of the new normal. As part of the engagement, Wipro will enhance the customer’s current security environment and enable them to transition to the new solution
  • Wipro’s crowdsourcing platform Topcoder has won a data science challenge from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation working with the NASA Tournament Lab. This challenge seeks to improve short-term streamflow forecasts via a year-long competition. Accurate stream flow forecasts enable efficient operation of water resource systems and may also be used as warning for floods. Participants will develop and implement their methods for locations across the western United States and attempt to outperform the current streamflow forecasts

 
Partner and Analyst Recognition

  • Wipro Limited has been recognized as the Application Innovation and Data Estate Modernization 2020 Microsoft Partner of the Year for our achievements in the Azure category
  • Wipro has been awarded the Storage Ecosystem Partner of the Year 2020 by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for storage solutions
  • Wipro was positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape EMEA Digital Transformation Service Providers for Oil and Gas Industry (Doc #EUR146159020, Apr 2020) 
  • Wipro was positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Professional Services 2020 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US45439120, Apr 2020)
  • Wipro was recognized as a Leader in Everest Group’s Internet of Things (IoT) Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020
  • Wipro was recognized as a Leader in Everest Group’s Open Banking IT Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020
  • Wipro was positioned as a Leader in Everest Group’s IT Security Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020
  • Wipro was recognized as a Leader in Everest Group’s Healthcare Payer Operations – Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2020
  • Wipro was featured in HFS TOP 10 Salesforce services 2020
  • Wipro was positioned as a Leader in multiple quadrants in 2020 ISG Provider Lens™ Microsoft Ecosystem Report for USA and Germany
  • Wipro was positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide, Craig Lowery et al., 4 May 2020

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State of IT Infrastructure 2020 Report
Wipro released its ‘State of IT Infrastructure 2020’ report which provides a multi-dimensional view of how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact IT infrastructure trends in the immediate future
 
IT Products

  • IT Products Segment Revenue for the quarter was Rs 2.3 billion ($29.9 million1)
  • IT Products Segment Results for the quarter was a profit of Rs 0.12 billion ($1.6 million1)

 
India business from State Run Enterprises (SRE)

  • India SRE Segment Revenue for the quarter was Rs 2.1 billion ($28.0 million1)
  • India SRE Segment Results for the quarter was a loss of Rs 0.10 billion ($1.3 million1)

 
Please refer to the table at the end for reconciliation between IFRS IT Services Revenue and IT Services Revenue on a non-GAAP constant currency basis.
 
About Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G and Item 10(e) of Regulation S-K. Such non-GAAP financial measures are measures of our historical or future performance, financial position or cash flows that are adjusted to exclude or include amounts that are excluded or included, as the case may be, from the most directly comparable financial measure calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS.
 
The table at the end provides IT Services Revenue on a constant currency basis, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that is calculated by translating IT Services Revenue from the current reporting period into U.S. dollars based on the currency conversion rate in effect for the prior reporting period. We refer to growth rates in constant currency so that business results may be viewed without the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, thereby facilitating period-to-period comparisons of our business performance. Further, in the normal course of business, we may divest a portion of our business which may not be strategic. We refer to the growth rates in both reported and constant currency adjusting for such divestments in order to represent the comparable growth rates.
 
This non-GAAP financial measure is not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles and should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with IFRS and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition to this non-GAAP measure, the financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures with the most directly comparable IFRS financial measure should be carefully evaluated.
 
Results for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, prepared under IFRS, along with individual business segment reports, are available in the Investors section of our website www.wipro.com

Quarterly Conference Call
We will hold an earnings conference call today at 06:45 p.m. Indian Standard Time (09:15 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time) to discuss our performance for the quarter. The audio from the conference call will be available online through a web-cast and can be accessed at the following link- https://links.ccwebcast.com/?EventId=WIP200714

An audio recording of the management discussions and the question and answer session will be available online and will be accessible in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.wipro.com

About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 180,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

Forward-Looking Statements
The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Wipro’s beliefs regarding future events, many of which are by their nature, inherently uncertain and outside Wipro’s control. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Wipro’s growth prospects, its future financial operating results, and its plans, expectations and intentions. Wipro cautions readers that the forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, complete proposed corporate actions, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. The conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could decrease technology spending, adversely affect demand for our products, affect the rate of customer spending and could adversely affect our customers’ ability or willingness to purchase our offerings, delay prospective customers’ purchasing decisions, adversely impact our ability to provide on-site consulting services and our inability to deliver our customers or delay the provisioning of our offerings, all of which could adversely affect our future sales, operating results and overall financial performance. Our operations may also be negatively affected by a range of external factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic that are not within our control.
 
Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, Annual Reports on Form 20-F. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.            
 

  1. For the convenience of the readers, the amounts in Indian Rupees in this release have been translated into United States Dollars at the certified foreign exchange rate of US$1 = Rs 75.53, as published by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on June 30, 2020. However, the realized exchange rate in our IT Services business segment for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 was US$1= Rs 75.95
  2. Constant currency revenue for a period is the product of volumes in that period times the average actual exchange rate of the corresponding comparative period
  3. IT Services Operating Margin refers to Segment Results Total as reflected in IFRS financials

                                

WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(Rs  in millions, except share and per share data, unless otherwise stated)
               
      As at March 31, 2020   As at June 30, 2020
            Convenience translation into US dollar in millions Refer footnote 1
ASSETS              
Goodwill     131,012   131,596   1,742
Intangible assets     16,362   15,501   205
Property, plant and equipment     81,120   81,843   1,084
Right-of-Use assets     16,748   16,018   212
Financial assets              
Investments     9,302   8,875   118
Trade receivables     6,049   6,047   80
Other financial assets     5,881   6,354   84
Investments accounted for using the equity method     1,383   1,412   19
Deferred tax assets     6,005   3,073   41
Non-current tax assets     11,414   11,821   157
Other non-current assets     11,935   11,457   152
Total non-current assets     297,211   293,997   3,894
Inventories     1,865   1,644   22
Financial assets              
Derivative assets     3,025   1,666   22
Investments     189,635   213,865   2,832
Cash and cash equivalents     144,499   159,443   2,111
Trade receivables     104,474   93,023   1,232
Unbilled receivables     25,209   24,659   326
Other financial assets     8,614   10,526   139
Contract assets     17,143   16,301   216
Current tax assets     2,882   2,400   32
Other current assets     22,505   23,584   312
Total current assets     519,851   547,111   7,244
               
TOTAL ASSETS     817,062   841,108   11,138
               
EQUITY              
Share capital     11,427   11,429   151
Share premium     1,275   1,568   21
Retained earnings     476,103   494,659   6,549
Share-based payment reserve     1,550   1,512   20
SEZ Re-investment reserve     43,804   49,234   652
Other components of equity     23,299   28,352   375
Equity attributable to the equity holders of the Company     557,458   586,754   7,768
Non-controlling interest     1,875   1,062   14
TOTAL EQUITY     559,333   587,816   7,782
               
LIABILITIES              
Financial liabilities              
Long – term loans and borrowings     4,840   4,747   63
Derivative liabilities       138   85   1
Lease liabilities     12,638   12,744   169
Other financial liabilities     151   192   3
Deferred tax liabilities     2,825   2,261   30
Non-current tax liabilities     13,205   13,060   173
Other non-current liabilities     7,537   8,293   110
Provisions     2   4    ^
 Total non-current liabilities     41,336   41,386   549
Financial liabilities              
Loans, borrowings and bank overdrafts     73,202   69,490   920
Derivative liabilities     7,231   2,740   36
Trade payables and accrued expenses     78,129   75,057   995
Lease liabilities     6,560   7,080   94
Other financial liabilities     899   885   12
Contract liabilities     18,775   18,279   242
Current tax liabilities     11,731   13,970   185
Other current liabilities     19,254   23,546   312
Provisions     612   859   11
Total current liabilities     216,393   211,906   2,807
TOTAL LIABILITIES     257,729   253,292   3,356
               
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES     817,062   841,108   11,138
^ Value is less than 1              

 

WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Rs  in millions, except share and per share data, unless otherwise stated)
             
    Three months ended June 30,
    2019   2020   2020
            Convenience translation into US dollar in millions Refer footnote 1
Revenues   147,161   149,131   1,974
Cost of revenues   (104,273)   (103,700)   (1,373)
Gross profit   42,888   45,431   601
             
Selling and marketing expenses   (10,953)   (9,789)   (130)
General and administrative expenses   (8,119)   (10,006)   (132)
Foreign exchange gains/(losses), net   858   1,205   16
Other operating income   699   97   1
Results from operating activities   25,373   26,938   356
             
Finance expenses   (1,584)   (1,299)   (17)
Finance and other income   6,947   5,281   70
Share of net profit /(loss) of associates accounted for using the equity method   (16)   31    ^
Profit before tax   30,720   30,951   409
Income tax expense   (6,699)   (6,838)   (91)
Profit for the period   24,021   24,113   318
             
Profit attributable to:            
Equity holders of the Company   23,874   23,902   315
Non-controlling interest   147   211   3
Profit for the period   24,021   24,113   318
             
Earnings per equity share:            
Attributable to equity holders of the Company            
Basic   3.97   4.20   0.06
Diluted   3.96   4.19   0.06
             
Weighted average number of equity shares            
used in computing earnings per equity share            
Basic   6,010,597,369   5,693,348,171   5,693,348,171
Diluted   6,025,352,442   5,703,168,248   5,703,168,248
^ Value is less than 1            

  
Additional Information:
 

Particulars Three months ended Year ended
June 30,
2020
March 31,
2020
June 30,
2019
March 31,
2020
Audited  Audited  Audited  Audited
Revenue        
IT Services        
   BFSI 44,828 46,690 45,395 184,457
Health BU 19,760 20,589 18,871 78,240
   CBU 23,179 25,669 22,366 97,008
   ENU 19,279 19,570 18,432 76,443
TECH 19,670 19,503 18,660 75,895
MFG 11,820 12,486 11,336 48,158
   COMM 7,420 8,453 8,454 33,840
Total of IT Services 145,956 152,960 143,514 594,041
IT Products 2,258 2,792 2,409 11,010
ISRE 2,117 2,341 2,143 8,400
Reconciling Items 5 10 (47) (50)
Total Revenue 150,336 158,103 148,019 613,401
         
Other operating Income        
IT Services 97 395 699 1,144
Total Other Operating Income 97 395 699 1,144
         
Segment Result        
IT Services        
   BFSI 8,517 8,144 9,335 34,132
Health BU 2,728 3,049 2,929 12,027
   CBU 4,419 4,546 3,506 16,729
   ENU 3,569 3,766 2,196 12,176
TECH 4,167 3,906 3,526 14,312
MFG 2,228 2,336 2,092 9,252
   COMM 891 1,330 1,518 5,336
   Unallocated 1,206 (547) 720 2,577
Other Operating Income 97 395 699 1,144
Total of IT Services 27,822 26,925 26,521 107,685
IT Products 124 116 (407) (282)
ISRE (100) (481) (636) (1,822)
Reconciling Items (908) (171) (105) 149
Total 26,938 26,389 25,373 105,730
Finance Expense (1,299) (1,653) (1,584) (7,328)
Finance and Other Income 5,281 4,907 6,947 24,081
Share of net profit/ (loss) of associates accounted for using the equity method 31 13 (16) 29
Profit before tax 30,951 29,656 30,720 122,512

 
The Company is organized into the following operating segments: IT Services, IT Products and India State Run Enterprise segment (ISRE).
 
IT Services: The IT Services segment primarily consists of IT Service offerings to customers organized by industry verticals.
 
The industry verticals are as follows: Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Health Business unit (Health BU), Consumer Business unit (CBU), Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities (ENU), Manufacturing (MFG), Technology (TECH) and Communications (COMM). Key service offerings to customers includes software application development and maintenance, research and development services for hardware and software design, business application services, analytics, consulting, infrastructure outsourcing services and business process services.
 
IT Products: The Company is a value-added reseller of desktops, servers, notebooks, storage products, networking solutions and packaged software for leading international brands. In certain total outsourcing contracts of the IT Services segment, the Company delivers hardware, software products and other related deliverables. Revenue relating to the above items is reported as revenue from the sale of IT Products.
 
India State Run Enterprise segment (ISRE): This segment consists of IT Services offerings to entities/ departments owned or controlled by the Government of India and/ or any State Governments.
 
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue to IT Services Revenue as per IFRS ($MN)
 
                        Three Months ended June 30, 2020
IT Services Revenue as per IFRS                                                            $         1921.6
Effect of Foreign currency exchange movement                                $             27.6
Non-GAAP Constant Currency IT Services Revenue based on          $         1949.2
exchange rates of comparable period in previous year  

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