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Wipro considering proposal to buyback of equity shares on July 20

Share buybacks typically improve earnings per share and return surplus cash to shareholders

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

New Wipro logo. Photo: Twitter (@wipro)
New Wipro logo. Photo: Twitter (@wipro)

The country's third largest on Friday said its board will consider a proposal for buyback of on July 20.

With this, joins the growing roaster of Indian IT firms that have announced buyback offers to return surplus cash on their books to their


Share buybacks typically improve earnings per share and return surplus cash to while also supporting share price during periods of sluggish market conditions.

"Ltd...Board will consider a proposal for buyback of of the company on July 20, 2017," the company said in a regulatory filing.

The company's board is meeting July 19 and 20, 2017 to also consider Wipro's first quarter results. The company did not disclose the size of the buyback.

As on March 2017, had cash and cash equivalents totalling Rs 5,271 crore ($813 million) on its books.

Among Indian IT companies, TCS, which had a cash pile of over Rs 43,000 crore, has already completed a Rs 16,000 crore buyback programme earlier this year.

The Infosys board has already identified an amount of up to Rs 13,000 crore ($2 billion) to be paid out to during financial year 2018, through dividend and

First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 22:55 IST
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