HCLTech Shares Bounce Back After Falling In Early Trade

HCLTech on Thursday reported a 19 per cent increase in the consolidated net income. (File)

New Delhi: Shares of HCLTech ended in the positive territory on Friday after falling in early trade.

The stock, which declined 2.78 per cent to Rs 1,042 in initial trade on the BSE, later recovered the lost ground and ended 0.56 per cent higher at Rs 1,077.95. During the day, it climbed 1.08 per cent to Rs 1,083.50.

At the NSE, it ended at Rs 1,077, higher by 0.49 per cent after falling 2.86 per cent to Rs 1,041 in early trade.

The 30-share BSE benchmark ended 303.15 points or 0.51 per cent higher at 60,261.18.

IT company HCLTech on Thursday reported a 19 per cent increase in the consolidated net income to Rs 4,096 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2022 driven by growth in services revenue.

It had posted a net income of Rs 3,442 crore a year ago, the company said.

“HCLTech delivered an all-rounder performance in Q3. Across the metrics, the company reported a big beat. The company did narrow its revenue and margin guidance but it remains in line with the expectations. Overall, the company has delivered a strong show in Q3,” said Veer Trivedi, Research Analyst, SAMCO Securities.

The company has for the first time crossed Rs 5,000 crore of net income before interest and taxes and Rs 4,000 crore of profit after tax in a quarter.

The consolidated revenue grew 19.56 per cent to Rs 26,700 crore during the quarter from Rs 22,331 crore in October-December 2021.

“The strong revenue growth is attributed to both the momentum in our services business as well as our software business,” HCLTech CEO and Managing Director C Vijayakumar said.

HCLTech narrowed the current fiscal growth guidance in the range of 13.5-14 per cent for the overall revenue in constant currency terms and margin to 18-18.5 per cent.

The company had increased guidance in the last quarter from 12-14 per cent to 13.5-14.5 per cent.

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