|WNS (HOLDINGS) LTD filed this Form 6-K on 01/17/2019|
Profit in the fiscal third quarter was $28.6 million, as compared to $26.3 million in Q3 of last year and $24.8 million in the previous quarter. Adjusted net income (ANI)* in Q3 was $38.0 million, up $3.8 million as compared to Q3 of last year and up $4.3 million from the previous quarter. In addition to the operating margin favorability noted previously, year-over-year profit and ANI* were further increased by higher interest income and lower debt expense. These items were partially offset by a higher effective tax rate this quarter, as Q3 of last year benefitted $5.2 million from a net provision for tax adjustments associated with the 2017 US Tax Reform bill. The amount was finalized in the third quarter of this fiscal year, and resulted in an additional favorable tax adjustment of $0.4 million. Sequentially, profit and ANI* improved as a result of operating margin favorability, higher interest income, and a lower effective tax rate resulting from the $0.4 million favorable tax adjustment associated with the 2017 US Tax Reform bill and the geographic mix of profits.
From a balance sheet perspective, WNS ended Q3 with $215.2 million in cash and investments and $75.4 million of debt. In the third quarter, the company generated $59.5 million in cash from operations, and incurred $4.7 million in capital expenditures. Third quarter days sales outstanding were 32 days, as compared to 30 days reported in Q3 of last year and 35 days in the previous quarter.
In the fiscal third quarter, WNS continued to deliver solid financial performance across revenue, margins, profits and cash flow. Third quarter revenue less repair payments* grew 6% year-over-year, or 9% on an organic, constant currency* basis, and adjusted operating margin* expanded to 23%. Adjusted diluted earnings* per ADS increased 12% versus the fiscal third quarter of last year, and cash from operations in the third quarter was the highest in the companys history, said Keshav Murugesh, WNSs Chief Executive Officer. We will continue to invest in our business to drive differentiated positioning in a healthy BPM marketplace, and the company remains committed to co-creating with our clients to deliver long-term sustainable business value for all of our key stakeholders.
Fiscal 2019 Guidance
WNS is updating guidance for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 as follows:
The company has updated our forecast for fiscal 2019 based on current visibility levels and exchange rates, said Sanjay Puria, WNSs Chief Financial Officer. Our guidance for the year reflects growth in revenue less repair payments* of 6% to 8%, or 9% to 11% on a constant currency* basis. We currently have over 99% visibility to the midpoint of the range.
WNS will host a conference call on January 17, 2019 at 8:00 am (Eastern) to discuss the companys quarterly results. To participate in the call, please use the following details: +1-888-656-9018; international dial-in +1-503-343-6030; participant passcode 5895908. A replay will be available for one week following the call at +1-855-859-2056; international dial-in +1-404-537-3406; passcode 5895908, as well as on the WNS website, www.wns.com, beginning two hours after the end of the call.
WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 350+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer interaction services, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of December 31, 2018, WNS had 38,892 professionals across 57 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com.
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