NIIT Technologies FY2014 revenues up 14%

NIIT-TechnologiesBangalore, India, May 9, 2014: NIIT Technologies Limited, a leading global IT solutions organisation, announced its audited results for the year ended in March 31, 2014. Consolidated revenues for the year grew 14% over the previous year to `2305 Crores and operating profits improved by 7% to `351Crores. PAT for the year was `230 Crores.

The board recommended `9 per equity share as dividend for FY’14.

Chief Executive Officer of NIIT Technologies Arvind Thakur said, “FY’14 has been a year of consolidation. During the year we enhanced our focus in western markets and reorganized ourselves to create a platform for higher growth.” 

Business in the US grew 29% contributing to 42% of overall revenues. EMEA contributed to 37% while the revenue share from APAC and India stood at 21%. Growth in the US was a result of the revival of business in the BFS segment. Overall BFSI contributed to 34% of revenues while Travel and Transportation contributed to 37% of total revenues. Other segments of focus like Manufacturing & Government contributed to 7%, and 8% of the revenue mix respectively.

The Company created a new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) during the year to engage deeply with the clients and drive new business. All sales and delivery for IT & Business Process Management (BPM) services in all geographies were consolidated under this role. Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) is seen as a high growth segment which has now been carved out as an Independent Business Unit reporting to the COO. This would enable the Company to pursue large integrated deals and put in place the right culture to successfully execute this business. A focused position has also been created to address the emerging market for Digital Services. 

749mn USD of new business was secured during the year, an increase of 103% over previous year.

COO NIIT Technologies Sudhir Chaturvedi said, “The year was characterized by strong intake of fresh business. Order intake doubled for the year. 83% of the intake was from the western markets and this included large contracts in the US”.

Q4 Results at a glance

                                      JAN-MAR QUARTER Performance at a Glance

Qtr ended
Mar 31, 2013
`Cr

Qtr ended
Mar 31, 2014
`Cr

Growth
YoY

Consolidated Revenues

537.2

588.5

9.5%

Operating Profit

88.4

89

0.7%

Profit After Tax

56.6

61.9

9.5%

 

Consolidated revenues for the quarter increased by 0.2% sequentially to `588.5 Crores. Operating margins declined 116bps sequentially to 15.1% due to decline in revenues in Travel and Transportation during the quarter.

Fresh orders of USD 144Mn were secured during the quarter leading to USD 290Mn worth of orders executable over the next 12 months. This includes two contracts over USD 25mn from existing US based BFSI clients. Four significant clients were added during the quarter, two in the Travel and Transportation segment, 1 each in Government and Manufacturing.

Chairman of NIIT Technologies Rajendra S. Pawar said, “FY‘15 starts with a strong order book representing a 15% increase in orders executable over the next 12 months.” 

130 people were added during the quarter taking the total headcount to 8290 at the end of the period under review, and attrition rate being 14.37%.

Acknowledgements during the quarter

  • NIIT Technologies was conferred with “Best Offshore Service Provider” award by DB Systel, the ICT subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) for the third consecutive year.
  • NIIT Technologies and Morris Communications secured “Best Managed Services Outsourcing Excellence Award” by Outsourcing Center, for their strategic partnership for integrated IT and BPO services.
  • Pratibha Advani, Chief Financial Officer, NIIT Technologies won “Lifestyle Icon of the Year” award from CEO India.

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