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TCS logs 35 per cent quarterly net profit growth to Rs 4,633 cr

India's largest software exporter TCS on Tuesday reported a 35 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 4,633.33 crore for the July-September period of the current financial year.

The company had posted a profit of Rs 3,434.37 crore the same period last year.

The total revenue grew 34.29 per cent to Rs 20,977.24 crore in the period under review from Rs 15,620.75 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) after the close of market hours.

In dollar terms, profit grew by 16.4 per cent year-on-year to $748 million. Revenues jumped by 17 per cent to $3.34 billion.

BFSE (banking, financial services and insurance) and manufacturing verticals led the growth. All core geographies witnessed good demand, especially Europe, North America and the UK.

'We continue to see a robust demand pipeline across markets and a unique opportunity to strategically partner and participate with clients as they reiamgine their future in multiple dimensions,' TCS CEO and MD N Chandrasekaran said.

'We have demonstrated all-round strong growth across markets and industries highlighted by efficient and rigorous execution,' Chandrasekaran added.

The company added three new $100-million clients. It also saw 7,664 employees joining the company, taking the total headcount to 2,85,250. The utilisation rate stood at 83.4 per cent while the attrition rate was stable at 10.9 per cent, it added.

'Strong volumes, currency tail winds and firm execution helped us post industry-leading operating margins in this quarter,' TCS CFO Rajesh Gopinathan said. Its operating margin stood at 30.1 per cent.

TCS shares rose to 52-week high of Rs 2,258 in anticipation of robust earnings but ended the day flat at Rs 2,218 apiece.
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