WIPRO Technologies

Wipro Limited (Western India Products Limited) is an Indian multinational IT consulting and Integration Services Company headquartered in Bangalore, India. As of March 2015, the company has 158,200 employees servicing over 900 of the Fortune 1000 corporations with a presence in 67 countries.

Key Parameters

BSE Code

507685

NSE Code

WIPRO

Reuters Code

WIPR.NS

CMP (as on 4/09/2015)

550

Stock Beta

0.78

52 Week H/L

512.50 / 677.60

Market Cap (Cr)

1,32,000

Equity Capital (Rs cr)

493.70

Face Value (Rs)

2

Average Volume

1,112,521

Shareholding Pattern (%)

Promoters

73.38

Institutions

15.12

Non Institutions

9.54

Custodians

1.96

Grand Total

100

Potential Catalysts
  • Diversified client base

  • Strong product portfolio

  • Technologies upgradation.

Conclusion & Recommendation

Based on the strong product portfolio and geographically diversified presence, ATS Research value the stock at 14.1x PE FY16, which gives a target price of Rs 665. We feel that investors could buy the stock at the CMP for the given target prices over the one year.

We recommend BUY on WIPRO with the target of 665

Financial Summary

       Yearly Financial Statement

201403

201503

201603 P

201703 P

Total Income

45209.10

49303.90

53834.09

59920.11

EBIDTA

11500.20

12810.50

13701.76

15270.08

EBIT

10389.60

11528.20

12330.24

13741.58

Adjusted PAT

7796.70

8652.80

9537.14

10613.81

EPS

31.82

35.32

39.05

43.59

EBIDTA Margin

26.28

27.07

25.98%

25.98%

EBIT Margin

25.62

26.31

23.38%

23.38%

PAT Margin

17.82

18.29

17.72%

17.71%

BUSINESS DISCRIPTION

Wipro Limited is a global information technology (IT), services Provider. The Company develops and integrates solutions that enable its clients to leverage IT in achieving their business objectives at competitive costs. The Company uses its quality processes and global talent pool to deliver time to development advantages, cost savings and productivity improvements. The Company’s business comprises of IT Services businesses, which provide a range of IT and IT-enabled services which include IT consulting, custom application design, development, re-engineering and maintenance, systems integration, package implementation, global infrastructure services, BPO services, research and development and hardware and software design to leading enterprises worldwide, and IT Products business segments provides a range of third-party IT products, which include computing, storage, networking, security and software products, including databases and operating systems.

To focus on core IT Business, it demerged its non-IT businesses into a separate company named Wipro Enterprises Limited with effect from 31 March 2013. The demerged companies are consumer care, lighting, healthcare and infrastructure engineering which contributed approximately 10% of the revenues of Wipro Limited in previous financial year.

MANAGEMENT & GOVERNANCE

   Name

   Designation

Azim H Premji

Chairman & Managing Director

Narayanan Vaghul

Director

B C Prabhakar

Director

Jagdish N Sheth

Additional Director

Ashok S Ganguly

Director

William Arthur Owens

Director

Suresh C Senapaty

Executive Director & CFO

Shyam Saran

Director

Henning Kagermann

Director

T K Kurien

Executive Director & CEO

M K Sharma

Director

Vyomesh Joshi

Director

Ireena Vittal

Director

Rishad Azim Premji

Whole-time Director

M Sanaulla Khan

Company Secretary

Shareholding pattern as on 4nd Sept, 2015

 

No of Shares

% of Holding

Promoter & Group

1812022464

73.38

Institutions

373478502

15.12

Non-Institution

235459077

9.54

Custodians(Depository Receipts)

48340758

1.96

 

Investment Rationale

Diversified client base

Key wins in the quarter include channel redesign for Allied Irish Bank and customer experience portal transformation for a large US bank.

From a geo perspective, the company saw broad-based growth except for Europe where it saw a decline. Wipro has been delivering strong traction in Europe owing to the company’s strong footprint in the region. The UK and Continental Europe contribute to an equal proportion of revenues from the European region. Going forward, we expect the company to deliver higher traction in Continental Europe owing to the increased adoption of off-shoring. Wipro has recently appointed Mr. Ulrich Meister, an ex T-Systems employee to drive growth in Continental Europe.

IT services revenue grew sequentially by 1.1% RCTG delivered a sequential of 5%. Manufacturing and Hi-Tech business grew by 2.6% Product Engineering has picked up with a 2.3% Analytics grew by 5.8%

Management indicated of increasing focus on the region and expects an uptick aided by improving discretionary demand. Company has been aggressively investing in sales resources to focus on North America. Wipro is also evolving strategies to focus on penetrating key accounts across verticals in the region. We believe that sustainable turnaround of Wipro would hinge upon its ability to regain growth in USA.

Technologies upgradation

Wipro has invested over 70 projects leveraging automation platform. The investment in the 350-member team working on the process hyper simplification and on the HOLMES platform (artificial intelligence platform) impacted roughly about 1000 people have come down in terms of total headcount in the projects.

It has used venture capital arm to invest in companies which can add value to HOLMES and NextGen project and take it to a different level. They also invested in two venture companies, namely, Talena and Vicarious.

Wipro also announced its intention to acquire Designit, one of the largest independent global strategic design firm with a network of 9 global studios and over 300 designers. Designit’s design capabilities in synergy with Wipro’s scale in technology services would position Wipro uniquely, in Digital, as an integrated design & technology player

Wipro partners with Chelsea Football Club, help them to transform their digital journey, fan engagement and in- stadia experience. Chelsea FC, the reigning champions of the English Premier League, is one of the earliest adopters of digital to engage and differentiate themselves – both as team and as a club.

Wipro will support Chelsea FC in this transformation journey by bringing together strategy design and technology.

Valuation

We see Wipro narrowing its growth differential vs. peer set in FY16. We expect revenue growth of Rs 54,000 Cr for FY15/FY16E. Wipro’s 1Q EBIT margin for IT services business is 459 bps lower than industry average.Scope for improvement in utilization rates in IT services could act as a margin lever in FY16.

Wipro is currently trading at 17.79x Q1 FY15 EPS, which implies it is trading at 20% discount with its peers. We believe that risk return profile remains favorable in Wipro. With improving growth/margin trajectory, we see scope for further P/E rerating.

Also our valuation using DCF shows Wipro with the target of 665 for FY16 with growth of 12% to the top line.

Peer Compression(June)

Industry average

Wipro

OPM %

31.74

27.15

NPM %

21.39

18.56

EPS

65.55

32.90

PE

21.48

17.79

P/BV

6.63

4.18

P/EPS

19.43

15.76

BV

303.14

150.26

Conclusion and Recommendation

Based on the strong product portfolio and geographically diversified presence, ATS Research value the stock at 14.1x PE FY16, which gives a target price of Rs 665. We feel that investors could buy the stock at the CMP for the given target prices over the one year.

We recommend BUY on WIPRO with the target of 665

 
  • Cannibalization is one of the biggest concern company is facing.

    Technology industry is not the most forgiving industry in the world. Nowadays technology will be obsolete within one to two generation of its emergence.

  • Wipro’s geographical performance has been a mixed bag. The company has been traditionally weaker in the North American region owing to portfolio gaps in select verticals. Wipro’s weak exposure to large North American banks as well as telecom services companies in that geography has been a drawback.

  • WIPRO deals in the world-wide market. The different market dynamics have a slight bearing on the operations of the company. The Gains of WIPRO Technologies is significantly inter-linked with the growth of the Banking Industry all over the Globe.

  • The rapidly developing markets and the Competition in the market is a major concern for WIPRO.

Financials

Wipro Ltd. key Products/Revenue Segments include Software Services which contributed Rs 35657.60 Cr to Sales Value (86.52% of Total Sales), Networking, Storage equipment, Servers, Software Licenses which contributed Rs 2718.50 Cr to Sales Value (6.59% of Total Sales), I T Enabled Services which contributed Rs 2717.50 Cr to Sales Value (6.59% of Total Sales), Other Services which contributed Rs 85.70 Cr to Sales Value (0.20% of Total Sales), Others which contributed Rs 22.70 Cr to Sales Value (0.05% of Total Sales), Mini Computers/Micro Processor Based Systems which contributed Rs 8.00 Cr to Sales Value (0.01% of Total Sales), for the year ending 31-Mar-2015.

For the quarter ended 30-Jun-2015, the company has reported standalone sales of Rs. 10777.40 Cr., up 1.51% from last quarter Sales of Rs. 10617.50 Cr. and up 8.17% from last year same quarter Sales of Rs. 9963.40 Cr. Company has reported net profit after tax of Rs. 1988.20 Cr. in latest quarter.

It also added healthy headcount growth of about 3,500 to its list.

Key Ratios

201203

201303

201403

201503

Debt-Equity Ratio

0.23

0.23

0.2

0.19

Long Term Debt-Equity Ratio

0.09

0.04

0.02

0.03

Current Ratio

1.60

1.53

1.62

1.9

Interest Cover Ratio

21.3

28.19

27.38

33.08

EBIDTA (%)

22.25

24.3

26.61

27.15

EBIT (%)

19.63

21.79

24.17

24.65

ROCE (%)

23.72

24.44

29.48

27.82

Payout (%)

27.53

29.27

25.6

36.27

 

     Yearly Financial Statement

2014.00

2015.00

2016 P

2017P

2018 P

Total Income

45209.10

49303.90

54001.52

60293.90

67322.88

Total Expenditure

33708.90

36493.40

39970.45

44627.90

49830.56

EBIDTA

11500.20

12810.50

13745.26

15367.20

17180.53

Interest

289.10

359.90

394.19

440.12

491.43

Depreciation

1110.60

1282.30

1375.87

1538.22

1719.73

EBIT

10389.60

11528.20

12369.39

13828.98

15460.80

PBT

10100.50

11168.30

12261.01

13687.66

15281.16

Tax

2260.00

2462.40

2636.12

2942.85

3285.45

PAT

7840.50

8705.90

9624.90

10744.81

11995.71

Adjusted PAT

7796.70

8652.80

9566.74

10679.88

11923.21

 

EPS

31.82

35.32

39.05

43.59

48.67

EBIDTA Margin

26.28%

27.07%

25.98%

25.98%

25.98%

EBIT Margin

25.30%

26.31%

23.38%

23.38%

23.38%

PAT Margin

17.80%

18.30%

17.72%

17.71%

17.71%

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