TCS net profit rises 23%, beats estimate, bullish on FY'14
Tata Consultancy Services had logged net profit of Rs 2,803 crore in the year-ago period. The numbers are according to the Indian accounting standard, Gaap.
"Fundamentally, FY'14 will be a better year than the current fiscal (2012-13). We see that the momentum is good, customers are embracing new technologies. From customers point of view, we are not seeing any cause for worry," TCS Chief Executive and Managing Director N Chandrasekaran told reporters at the company's headquarters here.
TCS, unlike its immediate peer Infosys, does not offer revenue or profit guidance as a policy.
During the October-December quarter, all the sectors and regions, barring telecom, helped the company report better growth numbers. However, the holiday season furloughs resulted in a muted revenue growth of 2.9 per cent on a sequential basis to Rs 16,070 crore, he said, adding that clients in the financial services sector have also reported the phenomenon.
"Its an unusual phenomenon...we have had furloughs, which typically used to happen in the manufacturing and hi-tech sectors. But this year we saw even financial services impacted by this," Chandrasekaran said.
Although the result was announced after market hours, TCS stock closed the day 2.14 per cent up amid upsurge in the broader market.
"The numbers are broadly in line with their expectations. But the EBIT margins