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Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Monday fell nearly 5 per cent, wiping out Rs 55,471.22 crore from its market valuation, after the company's June quarter earnings failed to meet market expectations.
The stock declined 4.64 per cent to settle at Rs 3,113.25 apiece on the BSE. During the day, it went lower by 4.87 per cent to Rs 3,105.85.
On the NSE, it fell 4.70 per cent to end at Rs 3,112 apiece.
Its market capitalisation (mcap) tumbled Rs 55,471.22 crore to Rs 11,39,154.17 crore on the BSE.
"On a stock specific front TCS fell by more than 4 per cent as Q1 FY23 results missed estimates," said Mohit Nigam, Head - PMS at Hem Securities.
The country's largest software exporter TCS on Friday reported a 5.2 per cent rise in the June quarter net profit to Rs 9,478 crore, restricted by the impact of annual wage hikes and promotions that took operating profit margins to multi-quarter lows.
The Tata Group company, which is the first in the country's over USD 220 billion software exports industry to report earnings, however, said that it does not see any adverse business impact because of worries around recession in its key markets.
It reported a 16.2 per cent growth in revenue at Rs 52,758 crore for the quarter, with all the big geographies and business segments reporting strong numbers, but it was operating profit margins, which slid down to 23.1 per cent much lower than the aspirational band of over 26 per cent that hurt the profit growth.
Company's managing director and chief executive Rajesh Gopinathan hinted that this is the bottom for the margins, attributing the fall to annual wage hikes and promotions, which drilled a 1.50 per cent hole.
Brokerage firm Prabhudas Lilladher said the company has missed on both revenue and margins in the June quarter results.
"Q1 FY23 operating performance was a tad below expectations," according to a research report on TCS by Emkay Global Financial Services.
Other IT stocks also ended lower, with frontline firms like HCL Technologies, Infosys, Wipro and Tech Mahindra falling in the range of 4.10-1.83 per cent.
The BSE Information Technology index also settled lower by 2.70 per cent to 28,020.72.
The 30-share BSE benchmark declined 86.61 points or 0.16 per cent to settle at 54,395.23.
"As the domestic market turned its focus towards quarterly results, the weak start of IT earnings wounded the sentiments, forcing benchmark indices to open on a weak note. However, with support from banking, metal and energy stocks, the domestic market managed to pare its losses to close flattish," said Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services.
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First Published: Mon, July 11 2022. 18:10 IST