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BANGALORE, India and EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) today announced financial results under IFRS for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Highlights of the Results:

  • IT Services Revenue in dollar terms was $1,033 million, a sequential decline of 1.3% and YoY decline of 3.3%.
  • IT Services Revenue on constant currency was $1,014 million, a sequential decline of 3.0%. On a constant currency basis, YoY growth was 2.1%.
  • Total Revenues were Rs. 62.46 billion ($1.31 billion(1)), representing an increase of 5% over the same period last year.
  • Net Income was Rs. 10.10 billion ($212 million(1)), representing an increase of 13% over the same period last year.
  • Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income (excluding impact of accelerated amortization of stock based compensation) was Rs. 10.08 billion ($211 million(1)), representing an increase of 11% over the same period last year.
  • IT Services Revenues were Rs. 48.27 billion ($1,011 million(1)), representing an increase of 10% over the same period last year.
  • IT Services Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) was Rs. 10.70 billion ($224 million(1)), representing an increase of 17% over the same period last year.
  • IT Services added 26 new clients in the quarter.
  • IT Products Revenues was flat over the same period last year and EBIT grew by 13%.
  • Consumer Care and Lighting Revenue grew 9% over the same period last year and EBIT grew 27%.

Performance for the Quarter ended June 30, 2009 and Outlook for our Quarter ending September 30, 2009

Azim Premji Chairman of Wipro, commenting on the results said -

"We are starting to see the first signs of stability in the business as ramp downs start to taper off and volumes start to stabilize. We are adapting ourselves for the new reality with continued investments in Value Creation, Go-To-Market and driving significant Operational Productivity. Looking ahead, for the quarter ending September 30, 2009, we expect Revenues from our IT Services business to be in the range of $1,035 million to $1,053 million*"

Suresh Senapaty, Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer of Wipro, said -

"It was another quarter of strong performance. We improved on several operating parameters to deliver margin expansion of 0.5% to 22.2% in the IT Services segment."

* Guidance is based on constant currency exchange rates, GBP/USD at 1.57, Euro/USD at 1.35, USD/INR at 48.23

Wipro Limited

Total Revenue for our quarter ended June 30, 2009 was Rs. 62.46 billion ($1.31 billion(1)), representing an increase of 5% over the same period last year. Net Income for our quarter ended June 30, 2009 on IFRS basis was Rs.10.10 billion ($212 million(1)), representing an increase of 13% over the same period last year. Net Income for our quarter ended June 30, 2009 on an Adjusted Non-GAAP basis (excluding impact of accelerated amortization of stock based compensation) was Rs. 10.08 billion ($211 million(1)), representing an increase of 11% over the same period last year. Earnings per Share for our quarter ended June 30, 2009 were Rs. 6.94 ($0.15(1)), representing an increase of 13% over the same period last year. Non-GAAP Adjusted Earnings (excluding impact of accelerated amortization of stock based compensation) per Share for our quarter ended June 30, 2009 were Rs. 6.92($0.14(1)), representing an increase of 10% over the same period last year.

Reconciliation between GAAP net income and non-GAAP adjusted net income (excluding impact of accelerated stock based compensation) is provided in the table on page 8.

IT Services (77% of Total Revenue and 94% of Operating Income for our quarter ended June 30, 2009)

Our IT Services business segment recorded Revenue of Rs. 48.27 billion(2) ($1011 million(1)) for our quarter ended June 30, 2009, representing an increase of 10% over the same period last year. EBIT for this segment was Rs. 10.70 billion ($224 million(1)) for our quarter ended June 30, 2009, representing an increase of 17% over the same period last year.

Our Operating Income to Revenue for this segment was 22.2% for our quarter ended June 30, 2009.

We had 98,521 employees as of June 30, 2009.

Wipro has built a healthy pipeline across industry Verticals, strengthening our presence across Geographies by winning strategic deals and launching new Solutions.

In the Telecom space, Wipro won a 9-year IT outsourcing contract from Unitech Wireless. Unitech Wireless has structured its organization and operational architecture around innovation, scalability and flexibility. Its partnership with Wipro will enable them to provide non-linear, scalable growth, while delivering the highest levels of customer service to their subscribers. According to the IDC report "Wipro Vanquishes its Opponents with Significant Outsourcing Win", "Wipro's success in winning the Unitech Wireless deal will definitely go a very long way in building its credibility and mindshare among CIOs not only in the telecom industry but in other verticals as well."

A large Telecom Operator engaged with us for a three year engagement consisting of end-to-end testing of business processes and applications. This deal leverages the process, IT and telecom domain skills and is an important milestone towards the comprehensive Test service offered by Wipro for large Telecom Operators.

Clients are using Wipro's Retail expertise to transform their business and gain competitive advantage in a challenging macroeconomic environment. We entered into a strategic engagement with a leading Wholesaler to enable IT as a key differentiator in their business.

A leading multi-brand specialty apparel Retailer signed up with Wipro as IT partner in their transformation journey. Wipro will combine understanding of the fashion industry and unique transformation solution to improve "speed to value". As part of the arrangement Wipro will be responsible for end-to-end information technology services that include Application Management, Infrastructure Management and Hosting Services.

Wipro won a multi-million dollar deal with a leading Service Provider of Semiconductor packaging, assembly and testing in Asia. This total outsourcing engagement focuses on service, technology and process transformation for the Semiconductor client.

Wipro won a multi-million dollar deal with one of the world's leading manufacturers of central heating and cooling products to transform business processes for the company across global locations.

Emerging Technologies and Innovative Solutions

Forrester acknowledged that Wipro has an aggressive strategy for cloud strategy growth. Wipro's Cloud Computing strategy covers building and managing private clouds, adopting public clouds and building hybrid infrastructures to become a trusted advisor to clients who are considering adoption of these technologies. As a part of the strategy, Wipro has built applications such as Mortgage Origination Platform for the Banking industry, Comprehensive Information Management System for Hospitals, Hosted Document Management and Electronic Data Interchange.

In line with Wipro's Green IT initiative, this quarter we developed integrated Solutions that can help reduce carbon footprints and energy needs for multiple industry verticals. One of the solutions for the Telecom industry, "Wipro's eCO-NET", uses a combination of its network energy diagnostics tools and end to end network energy operations management framework.

Wipro launched WIPRO RAPIDS (Rapid Application and Integration Deployment Solution) a pre-integrated Billing/Operational Support Systems solution for Communication Service providers. This solution would help customers reduce time to market and total cost of ownership. WIPRO RAPIDS enabled us to win a 9-year IT outsourcing contract from Unitech Wireless.

This quarter, Wipro also won the prestigious UN Habitat Business Award for sustainable urbanization for its LEED Certification practice. Wipro is the only Indian company among the five winners of the HABITAT Business Award for 2009.

Awards and Recognition

During the quarter, Wipro has been cited as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: North American SOA Systems Integrators, Q2 2009 (May 2009) and the Forrester Wave: EMEA SOA Systems Integrators, Q2 2009 (May 2009). The EMEA report stated "Wipro's SOA consulting and integration capabilities are very strong - the firm made some deep investments in tools and accelerators for taking much of the pain out of SOA integration project. . . When Wipro's recent investments in SOA begin to bear fruit in client projects, it will further its position as a leading provider of SOA systems integration services."

Wipro was rated as a top Indian outsourcing firm in The Global Outsourcing 100(TM) rankings conducted by The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP(TM)). Wipro was ranked fifth globally and was recognized as a leader for demonstrated competencies.

Wipro received the Salesforce.com Top Partner Award for FY09 for India and SAARC. Wipro has become one of the only five Tier-1 global strategic alliance partners for Salesforce.com.

Wipro's Council for Industry Research

Wipro Council for Industry research extended its agenda by collaborating with academicians from leading Universities globally. One of the notable achievements was a research paper on creating Green Revenue streams which explored the Green impact of Outsourcing by Georgetown University.

Wipro was also featured in series of case studies by academician from leading Global Universities. INSEAD Business School wrote a teaching case study on Wipro's low cost high impact marketing strategy. The Testing Services practice was recognized by a faculty of London Business School in a case study on Wipro's WiFi certification services. A case study on how Wipro has re-defined its consulting DNA was written by CASS Business School, UK. Wipro's new product development capabilities were recognized by a faculty at Cransfield School of management and will be featured in a book on innovation management.

IT Products (12% of Total Revenue and 3% of Operating Income for our quarter ended June 30, 2009)

Our IT Products business segment recorded Revenue of Rs. 7.34 billion ($154 million(1)) for our quarter ended June 30, 2009, remaining flat over the same period last year. EBIT for this segment was Rs. 292 million ($6.1 million(1)) for our quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Our Operating Income to Revenue for this segment was 4% for our quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) for our IT Services and Products segment was 38% for our quarter ended June 30, 2009, compared to 41% for the same period last year.

Consumer Care and Lighting (8% of Total Revenue and 7% of Operating Income for our quarter ended June 30, 2009)

Our Consumer Care and Lighting business segment recorded Revenue of Rs. 5.20 billion ($109 million(1)) for our quarter ended June 30, 2009, representing an increase of 9% over the same period last year. EBIT for this segment was Rs. 792 million ($16.6 million(1)) for our quarter ended June 30, 2009, representing an increase of 27% over the same period last year.

Our Operating Income to Revenue for this segment was 15.2% for our quarter ended June 30, 2009. ROCE for this segment was 17% for our quarter ended June 30, 2009, compared to 14% for the same period last year.

About Non-GAAP financial measures

The Company provides Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income (excluding impact of accelerated amortization of stock based compensation) to supplement reported GAAP results. Our Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income excludes the incremental impact on Net Income in respect of stock options that vest in a graded manner of recognizing stock compensation expense on an accelerated amortization basis over recognizing stock compensation expense on a straight line basis,. This Non-GAAP Net Income is a measure defined by the SEC as a non-GAAP financial measure. 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, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, 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 GAAP and reconciliations of our GAAP financial statements to such Non-GAAP measure should be carefully evaluated.

The Company believes that the presentation of this Non-GAAP Adjusted Net Income, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to investors and management regarding financial and business trends relating to its net income. The Company considers the stock option award with the graded vesting schedule to be in substance a single award and the related stock compensation should be amortized on a straight line basis. However, the Company records the stock compensation expenses on an accelerated amortization basis for GAAP reporting. Therefore, we believe that making available an adjusted net income number that excludes the impact of these items from net income provides useful supplemental information to both management and investors about our financial and business trends.

For our internal budgeting process, our management also uses financial statements that excludes the incremental impact of amortizing stock compensation expense on an accelerated amortization basis over recognizing stock compensation expense on a straight line basis. The management of the Company also uses non-GAAP adjusted net income, in addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, in reviewing our financial results.

A material limitation associated with the use of non-GAAP net income as compared to the GAAP measures of net income is that it does not include costs which are recurring in nature and may not be comparable with the calculation of net income for other companies in our industry. The Company compensates for these limitations by providing full disclosure of the effects of non-GAAP measures, by presenting the corresponding GAAP financial measures and by providing a reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP measure.

Our results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, computed under Indian GAAP and IFRS, along with our individual business segment reports, are available in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.wipro.com.

Quarterly Conference Calls

We will hold conference calls today at 02:00 p.m. Indian Standard Time (04:30 a.m. US Eastern Time) and at 6:45 p.m. Indian Standard Time (9:15 a.m. US Eastern Time) to discuss our performance for the quarter and answer questions sent to email ID: [email protected]. 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 provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services company globally. Wipro's IT Services business was assessed at Level 5 for CMMI V 1.2 across Offshore and Onsite development centers.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of infrastructure engineering, and consumer products & lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations.

Wipro's ADS are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and our equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wipro.com, www.wiprocorporate.com and www.wipro.in.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

In addition to historical information, this press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 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, 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. 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 reader, the amounts in Indian rupees in this release have been translated into United States dollars at the noon buying rate in New York City on June 30, 2009, for cable transfers in Indian rupees, as certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which was US $1=Rs.47.74. However, the realized exchange rate in our IT Services business segment for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 was US$1=Rs. 46.74.

(2) IT Services business segment Revenue was Rs. 48.25 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 under the Indian GAAP. The difference of Rs. 17 million ($0.36 million(1)) is primarily attributable to differences in accounting standards under Indian GAAP and IFRS.

                         WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
     (Rupees in millions, except share and per share data, unless otherwise
                                     stated)

                                           As of                    As of
                                           -----                    -----
                               June 30, 2009  March 31, 2009    June 30, 2009
                               -------------  --------------    -------------
                                                                 Convenience
                                                                 translation
                                                                   into US$
                                                                   --------
    ASSETS
    ------
    Goodwill                          54,242          56,143          1,136
    Intangible assets                  3,340           3,493             70
    Property plant
     and equipment                    49,492          49,794          1,037
    Investment in equity
     accounted associates              1,751           1,670             37
    Other non-current assets           9,528          10,786            200
                                       -----          ------            ---
    Total non-current assets         118,354         121,885          2,479

    Inventories                        6,792           7,586            142
    Trade receivables                 42,724          48,612            895
    Other current assets              12,506          15,297            262
    Unbilled revenues                 15,797          14,108            331
    Available for sale
     financial
     investments                      38,842          16,543            814
    Derivative asset                   1,127           1,162             24
    Current tax assets                11,139           9,826            233
    Cash and cash equivalents         36,512          49,117            765
                                      ------          ------            ---
    Total current assets             165,439         162,251          3,465
                                     -------         -------          -----
    TOTAL ASSETS                     283,793         284,136          5,945
                                     =======         =======          =====
    EQUITY
    ------
    Share capital                      2,931           2,930             61
    Share premium                     27,687          27,280            580
    Retained earnings                135,606         125,502          2,841
    Share based
     payment
     reserve                           3,697           3,745             77
    Other components of equity        (9,178)        (11,771)          (192)
    Shares held by
     control trust                      (542)           (542)           (11)
                                        ----            ----            ---
    Equity attributable to the
     equity holders of the
     company                         160,201         147,144          3,356
    Minority Interest                    266             237              6
                                         ---             ---            ---
    Total equity                     160,467         147,381          3,361
                                     -------         -------          -----

    LIABILITIES
    -----------
    Long - term
     loans and
     borrowings                       19,133          19,681            401
    Employee
     benefit
     obligations                       3,182           3,111             67
    Other non-
     current
     liabilities                       1,533           1,668             32
                                       -----           -----            ---
    Total non-
     current
     liabilities                      23,848          24,460            500

    Short - term loans and
     borrowings and bank
     overdrafts                       28,853          37,211            604
    Trade payables                    34,595          35,768            725
    Unearned revenues                  5,199           6,734            109
    Current tax liabilities            7,118           6,492            149
    Derivative liabilities             9,086          12,022            190
    Other current liabilities         14,627          14,068            306
                                      ------          ------            ---
    Total current liabilities         99,478         112,294          2,084

                                     -------         -------          -----
    Total liabilities                123,326         136,755          2,583
                                     -------         -------          -----
    TOTAL
     LIABILITIES
     AND EQUITY                      283,793         284,136          5,945
                                     =======         =======          =====




                               WIPRO LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES
                    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
              (Rupees in millions, except share and per share data, unless
                                     otherwise stated)

                                                                   Year ended
                              Three months ended June 30,           March 31,
                          -------------------------------------     --------
                            2008         2009           2009          2009
                          --------     --------       --------      ---------
                                                    Convenience
                                                    translation
                                                     into US $
                          --------     --------       --------      ---------
    Gross revenues         60,416        63,868          1,337        256,891

    Cost of revenues      (42,301)      (43,247)          (906)      (180,180)

    Gross profit           18,115        20,621            432         76,711

    Selling and
     marketing
     expenses              (4,268)       (4,239)           (89)       (17,314)
    General and
     administrative
     expenses              (3,170)       (3,552)           (74)       (14,397)
    Foreign exchange
     gains/(losses),
     net                     (697)       (1,406)           (29)        (1,553)

    Results from
     operating
     activities             9,980        11,424            239         43,447

    Finance income/
     (expenses), net         (400)          101              2         (1,860)
    Other income /
     (expenses), net          716           254              5          2,946
    Share of
     profits of
     equity
     accounted
     associates               107           114              2            362

    Profit before
     tax                   10,403        11,893            249         44,895

    Income tax
     expense               (1,443)       (1,740)           (36)        (6,035)

                            -----        ------            ---         ------
    Profit for the
     period                 8,960        10,153            213         38,860
                            -----        ------            ---         ------

    Attributable to:
    Equity holders of
     the company           8,948         10,104            212         38,761
    Minority
     interest                 12             49              1             99

    Profit for the
     period                8,960         10,153            213         38,860

    Earnings per
     equity share:
    Basic                   6.16           6.94           0.15          26.66
    Diluted                 6.11           6.89           0.14          26.50


    Weighted
     average
     number of
     equity
     shares used
     in computing
     EPS earnings
     per equity
     share
    Basic          1,452,636,163  1,456,161,032  1,456,161,032  1,454,135,089
    Diluted        1,463,804,903  1,466,002,776  1,466,002,776  1,462,636,212



    Additional
     Information
    Segment
     Revenue
    IT Services           44,028         48,266          1,011
    IT Products            7,322          7,337            154
    IT Services
     & Products           51,350         55,603          1,165
    Consumer Care
     and Lighting          4,749          5,198            109
    Others                 3,620          1,661             35
    Total                 59,719         62,462          1,308

    Operating
     Income
    IT Services             9167         10,698            224
    IT Products              258            292              6
    IT Services
     & Products            9,425         10,990            230
    Consumer Care
     and Lighting            623            792             17
    Others                   -68           (358)            (7)
    Total                  9,980         11,424            239

    Reconciliation of
     Non-GAAP adjusted
     net income to
     comparable net
     income

    Net Income as
     per GAAP              8,948         10,104            212

    Adjustments:
    Accelerated
     amortization
     of stock options
     that vest in a
     graded manner           155            -27             (1)

                           -----         ------            ---
     Non-GAAP adjusted
      net Income           9,103         10,077            211
                           =====         ======            ===


    Contact:
    Sridhar Ramasubbu
    Wipro Limited
    408-242-6285

SOURCE Wipro Limited

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