KPIT Cummins Keeps Growth Going in Q3

KPIT Cummins Infosystems registered a revenue of Rs.1511.72 Mn during Q3FY08 a 29.09 % growth over the corresponding period in the last financial year.

Topline Growth

In US$ terms, revenues over the last quarter same year grew by 42.11% while sequential growth was 4.30%. Total revenues in Rupee terms for Q3FY08 were Rs.1511.72 Mn, reflecting a 29% growth over the revenues in same quarter last fiscal and 1.29% growth over the revenues of previous quarter.

Profit Growth

For Q3 FY08, the Company earned a Net Profit of Rs. 141.30 Mn. Profits grew 2.97% over the same quarter last year and an increase of 0.41% over previous quarter. This was despite a 9.16% drop in Average US Dollar realization from Q3 FY 07(Rs.44.85) to Q3FY 08 (Rs.40.74) and a 2.9% drop from Q2FY08(Rs.41.95) to Q3FY08(Rs.40.74).

Highlights of the Quarter

- Total Revenue for the quarter, Q3 FY08, grew by 29 % y-o-y to Rs. 1511.17 Mn while Profits for the quarter grew by 2.97% y-o-y;
- 1.29% Sequential revenue growth in Rupee terms & 4.30% in US$ terms;
- 4 new customers added during the quarter: total # of active customers goes to: 106;
- 2 STAR Customers ( 1 in Auto & 1 in GBS/BPO) added during this quarter taking the total to 23;
- 213 employees added during this quarter taking the total number to 4152;
- Renewal of Master Service Agreements at 12-15% higher price; New contracts at 3-5% higher price; Benefit to be realized over coming quarters;
- Volume growth was 35.01% y-o-y and 5.86% sequential;
- Offshoring growth 42.05 y-o-y and 6.98% sequential.

Overall performance

Customers & Markets:
Prestigious win from an European Automotive Consortium: Europe's leading automotive consortium has chosen KPIT Cummins as a preferred partner for their new Conformance Test Development project. This project was kicked-off during the middle of Q3.
KPIT Cummins' Global Business Solution (GBS) won a Finance & Accounting support project with a leading European multinational manufacturing corporation.

Automotive & Semiconductor:
Second company in the world to achieve the SPICE(Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination) Level 5 Certification.
During the third quarter, KPIT Cummins became the second company in the world to obtain Automotive SPICE Maturity Level 5 certification, a testimony to its stringent quality systems and capability to develop critical automotive grade embedded software systems and components. Automotive SPICE under the PATHFINDER certification scheme for organizational maturity evaluates the quality & process competencies as well as the organizational maturity of software service providers for automotive manufacturers.
KPIT Cummins is now an ARM Approved Design Centre: ARM Holdings, UK designs the technology platform that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. An ARM Approved Design Centre is assessed on its capability to provide solutions on ARM platform to a growing number of ARM "Design Clients" who choose to outsource all or part of their design and manufacturing activities. ARM Approved Design Centre status will enable KPIT Cummins to deliver World class SoC(System on Chip) based design services on ARM Platform with special focus to Automotive and Consumer markets.

Technology & Offerings:
KPIT Cummins Files for a second patent: KPIT Cummins' innovation initiative: Center for Research in Engineering Sciences and Technology (CREST) that focuses on developing solutions & products to aid non-linear revenues filed its second patent during this quarter. The first patent filed last quarter was related to microprocessor obsolescence, while the second one relates to reducing hardware for multiplier in Digital Signal Processing (DSP).
A leading independent third party analyst firm selected KPIT Cummins as one of the 20 key providers of testing services for Financial Services Institutions.

Operational Excellence:
Saving of USD 1.42 Million through Six Sigma: The Six Sigma team of KPIT Cummins successfully closed 26 projects over last 12 months contributing to significant savings of USD 1.42 Million.

Corporate Governance:
Ravi Pandit Receives the 'Miller Award For Excellence': Following the prestigious 2007 Golden Peacock Award for corporate Governance in the second quarter of FY08, KPIT Cummins' Chairman and Group CEO, Mr. Ravi Pandit, was awarded with the distinguished - Miller Award of Excellence, by Cummins Inc, USA. This award is presented to honor individuals whose work on behalf of the Company and whose core values reflect the spirit of J. Irwin Miller, former Chairman and CEO of Cummins.
Corporate Governance Excellence Award (ICSI): For the second year in a row, KPIT Cummins has been listed in the Top 25 Companies nominated for Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance conferred by Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

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