Syntel Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results
-- Q3 revenue of $231.3M, down 4% from year-ago quarter and up 2% sequentially
• Q3 EPS of $0.58 per diluted share, as compared to a loss of $2.58 in the year-ago quarter and EPS of $0.44 in the prior quarter.
-- Q3 cash & short term investments of $109M
-- Global Headcount of 21,928 on September 30, 2017, versus 23,055 in the year-ago quarter
Syntel, Inc. (SYNT), a leading global provider of integrated information technology and knowledge process services, today announced financial results for the third quarter, ended September 30, 2017.
Third Quarter Financial Highlights
Syntels revenue for the third quarter decreased 4.1 percent to $231.3 million from $241.3 million in the prior-year period, and rose two percent from $226.8 million in the second quarter of 2017. During the third quarter, Banking and Financial Services accounted for 44.5 percent of total revenue, with Retail, Logistics and Telecom at 18 percent, Healthcare and Life Sciences at 18 percent, Insurance at 15.3 percent, and Manufacturing at 4.2 percent.
The Companys gross margin was 38.1 percent in the third quarter, compared to 39.2 percent in the prior-year period and 35.9 percent in the second quarter of 2017. Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) expenses were 11.7 percent of revenue in the third quarter, compared to 12.2 percent in the prior-year period and 12.7 percent in the previous quarter.
The third quarter income from operations was 26.4 percent of revenue as compared to 27 percent in the prior-year period and 23.3 percent in the second quarter 2017.
Net income for the third quarter was $48.8 million or $0.58 per diluted share. During the third quarter, Syntel had a one-time reversal of approximately $6.3 million in tax provisions, which positively impacted the EPS by $0.07 per share.
This compares to a net loss of $217.2 million or $2.58 per diluted share in the prior-year period and a net income of $36.7 million or $0.44 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2017. During the year-ago quarter, a net loss arose in connection with a special cash dividend and the one-time repatriation of cash for which the Company recognized a one-time tax expense of $271 million (net of foreign tax credits) in the third quarter of 2016, negatively impacting the EPS by $3.21 per share.
During Q3, Syntel spent $2.2 million in CAPEX and finished the quarter with cash and short-term investments of $109 million. The Company ended the quarter with 21,928 employees globally. During the quarter, Syntel repurchased 875,435 shares of its common stock for a total purchase price of $16.1 million.
"We continued to deepen our strategic relationships during the third quarter," said Syntel CEO and President Rakesh Khanna. "In particular, contribution from the 4 to 50 client segment grew faster than the overall company."
"While we continue to see headwinds in certain areas, the demand for digital services was strong and our Insurance segment continued to post healthy growth," said Khanna. "We are encouraged by our Q3 results, but there is more work to be done. Our customers are at the center of our universe, and this focus will help Syntel return to growth over time."
Based on current visibility levels and an exchange rate assumption of 65.0 Indian rupees to the dollar, the Company currently expects 2017 revenue of $890 million to $902 million and EPS in the range of $1.81 to $1.88.
Syntel to Host Conference Call
Syntel will discuss its third quarter 2017 results today on a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). To listen to the call, please dial (877) 837-3915 in the US/Canada or (973) 638-3495 internationally. The call will also be broadcast live via the Internet at Syntels web site: investor.syntelinc.com. Please access the site at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register and download any necessary software. A replay will be available until October 24, 2017 by dialing (855) 859-2056 and entering "98749553." International callers may dial (404) 537-3406 and enter the same passcode.
Syntel (SYNT) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and knowledge process services. Syntel helps global enterprises evolve the core by leveraging automation, scaled agile and cloud platforms to build efficient application development and management, testing and infrastructure solutions. Syntels digital services enable companies to engage customers, discover new insights through analytics, and create a more connected enterprise through the internet of things. Syntels "Customer for Life" philosophy builds collaborative partnerships and creates long-term client value by investing in IP, solutions and industry-focused delivery teams with deep domain knowledge.
To learn more, visit us at www.syntelinc.com.
Safe Harbor Provision
This news release may include forward-looking statements, including those with respect to the future level of business for Syntel, Inc. These statements are necessarily subject to risk and uncertainty. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors set forth in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 or from other factors not currently anticipated.
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