New Delhi: HCL Technologies on Wednesday posted 67.3 percent jump in net profit at Rs 854.1 crore for the fourth quarter ended June 30, on the back of strong order pipeline.

The IT services major had posted a net profit of Rs 510.5 crore in the same quarter last year.

The company follows a July-June financial year.

Its total income rose to Rs 5,919.1 crore during the reporting quarter from Rs 4,299.5 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal, a rise of 37.7 percent, the company said in a statement.

"A five-fold increase in 100 million-plus clients, a 31 percent increase in revenues, 54 percent increase in EBIT and 48 percent rise in net income year-on-year, establishes that industry leading growth can be achieved profitably," HCL Technologies Vice Chairman and CEO Vineet Nayar said.

For the year ended June 30, 2012, the company reported a 47.8 percent jump in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,526 crore, as against Rs 1,709.4 crore in 2010-11.

Revenues increased 31.2 percent in 2011-12 to Rs 21,031.2 crore from Rs 16,034.2 crore in the previous fiscal.

"Our operating cash flows have continued to be in excess of net income. Over the last five years, we have returned close to 60 percent of the free cash flows generated to our shareholders as dividend and this fiscal we achieved 26 percent return on equity, highest in the last five years," HCL Technologies CFO Anil Chanana said.

Cash and cash equivalents stood at Rs 667.3 crore as on June 30, 2012.

The Board of Directors of the company has recommended a final dividend of Rs 4 per equity share of Rs 2 each for the year ended June 30, 2012.

During the quarter, HCL Tech added 7,008 people (gross) and 1,855 employees (net), taking the total headcount to 84,319. Attrition level stood at 14 percent in the April-June, 2012 quarter.

During the reporting quarter, HCL Technologies signed eight multi-year, multi-million transformational deals, while in FY2011-12, it won 52 transformational deals, the statement added.


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