UPDATE 2-India's Tech Mahindra misses Q4 revenue view on weak communications segment - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

UPDATE 2-India's Tech Mahindra misses Q4 revenue view on weak communications segment

Reuters |
Apr 25, 2024 06:11 PM IST

TECH MAHINDRA-RESULTS/ (UPDATE 2, PIX):UPDATE 2-India's Tech Mahindra misses Q4 revenue view on weak communications segment

Bengaluru, - Tech Mahindra, India's fifth-largest software company, reported fourth-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates on Thursday due to weakness in its communications and media segment as macro headwinds weighed on overall demand.

UPDATE 2-India's Tech Mahindra misses Q4 revenue view on weak communications segment
UPDATE 2-India's Tech Mahindra misses Q4 revenue view on weak communications segment

Consolidated revenue fell 6.2% year-on-year to 128.71 billion rupees in the January-March quarter. Analysts, on average, expected revenue of 129.55 billion rupees, as per LSEG data.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

The communications and media segment, which contributes to a third of its overall revenue, saw a 16.5% decline.

Stubbornly high inflation, economic uncertainties and geopolitical risks have pushed clients to cut down on discretionary tech spending.

Industry body Nasscom estimated that overall revenue growth in the technology sector more than halved to 3.8% in fiscal 2024.

The Pune-based company's net profit fell about 41% to 6.61 billion rupees, missing analysts' average estimate of 7.57 billion rupees.

Earlier this month, market leader Tata Consultancy Services posted a lower-than-expected revenue, although it said a strong deal pipeline will drive growth this fiscal year. Peer LTIMindtree also missed fourth-quarter revenue estimates amid weakness in its banking unit.

The Mahindra group company's net new deal bookings stood at $500 million, compared with $382 million in the previous quarter and $592 million in the year-ago period.

Brokerage Jefferies, in a post-earnings research note, said the company's fourth-quarter results did not have any "meaningful surprises", while the net new deals were "uninspiring".

"This is the year of turnaround, so you should expect to see volatility ... we expect to come back fully to growth by the second half of the year," said CEO Mohit Joshi, adding the decline in the communications vertical was on account of macro headwinds.

This is the first full quarter under Joshi's leadership, who took over in December.

Shares of the company closed 0.4% higher ahead of the results.

This article was generated from an automated news agency feed without modifications to text.

Elevate your career with VIT’s MBA programme that has been designed by its acclaimed faculty & stands out as a beacon for working professionals. Explore now!

See more

Get latest updates on Petrol Price along with Gold Rate , Today Weather and Budget 2024 at Hindustan Times.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On