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HCL Tech shares jump nearly 6 pc after Sept qtr earnings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shares of HCL Technologies on Thursday jumped nearly 6 per cent after the company posted a 6.9 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit for the September quarter, and raised its revenue growth forecast.

The scrip jumped 5.87 per cent to Rs 1,160 on the BSE.

On the NSE, it advanced 5.83 per cent to Rs 1,159.

It was the top gainer on both the Sensex and the Nifty during early trade.

After market hours on Wednesday, the IT major posted a 6.9 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 2,711 crore for the September 2019 quarter, and raised its revenue growth forecast to 15-17 per cent for 2019-20 on the back of strong deal pipeline.

The company, which had registered a net profit of Rs 2,534 crore in the year-ago period as per the Indian Accounting Standards (IndAS), has also announced a bonus share scheme, under which it will offer one bonus share for each share held.

HCL Tech's revenue from operations grew 18 per cent to Rs 17,527 crore in the quarter under review, from Rs 14,860 crore in the year-ago period.

For the full fiscal, HCL Tech has raised its revenue growth outlook to 15-17 per cent for 2019-20 from its previous forecast of 14-16 per cent topline growth in constant currency terms.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 24 2019. 10:20 IST
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