TCS Closes FY 22 with Highest Ever Incremental Revenue Addition and All-time High Order Book

New Delhi : Tata Consultancy Services (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) reported its consolidated financial results according to Ind AS and IFRS, for the quarter ending March 31, 2022.

Highlights of the FY 2021-22

  • Client metrics: Added 10 clients in the $100 Mn+ bucket, 19 in the $50 Mn+ bucket, 40 in the $20 Mn+ bucket and 52 in the $10Mn+ bucket
  • Employee Metrics:
    • Net Addition: 103,546 employees
    • Employee Headcount: 592,195
    • Diversity: 153 nationalities; 35.6% women
    • IT Services Attrition (LTM): 17.4%
  • Talent Development:
    • 3.5 million digital competencies acquired
    • Number of Contextual Masters crosses
    • 50,000 mark
  • Free Cash Flow: $ 5.257 billion
  • $ 4.179 billion of cash returned to shareholders through buybacks and dividends


Highlights of the Quarter Ended March 31, 2022

  • Operating Margin: 25%; Net Margin: 19.6%
  • Net Income: $1.314 billion+3.7% YoY
  • Strong Cash conversion: Operating Cash Flow 111.3% of Net Income
  • Net Addition: 35,209 employees, highest ever in a quarter
  • Final Dividend per share (proposed): `22
  • Top Employer Brand 
    • Recognized as 2022 Global Top Employer for the seventh year in a row by the Top Employers Institute
    • Ranked #1 in India Top Company by LinkedIn, #11 in Australia and #19 in Netherlands, among the best workplaces for career growth
    • Ranked #3 in the BT-Taggd survey of the Best Companies to Work For in India

*Excludes legal claim provision in FY21

Rajesh Gopinathan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, said: “We are closing FY 22 on a strong note, with mid-teen growth and adding the maximum incremental revenue ever. Increasing participation in our customers’ growth and transformation journeys, and an all-time high order book provide a strong and sustainable foundation for continued growth ahead.”

N Ganapathy Subramaniam, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director, said: “It is immensely satisfying to close the year with robust, broad-based growth, industry-leading margins and the highest ever order book. During the year, we took on technologically challenging, industry-first transformational programs and brought to bear the full power of TCS’ capabilities and that of our partner ecosystem, to successfully deliver market-changing outcomes. Our continued investments in building newer capabilities, our passion for innovation, our contextual knowledge and most importantly, our self-belief have been key to this, and these position us very well for continued success ahead.”

Samir Seksaria, Chief Financial Officer, said: “While continuing to make all the investments needed to support our growth aspirations, we managed the headwinds this year to deliver an industry-leading operating margin yet again. The successful completion of our fourth buyback in five years is another milestone in our shareholder-friendly approach to capital allocation.”

Milind Lakkad, Chief HR Officer, said: “With the highest ever net addition this year, consistently highest talent retention, benchmark talent development metrics, continued focus on health and wellbeing and numerous industry awards, we have reaffirmed TCS’ position as the #1 employer of choice.”

Q4 and Full Year Segment Highlights** 

Industries:  All verticals grew in the mid to high teens. Growth was led by Retail and CPG (22.1%), Manufacturing vertical (+19%) and Communications & Media (+18.7%). Technology & Services grew (+18%) and Life Sciences and Healthcare grew (+16.4%) while BFSI grew (+12.9%).

On a full year basis, growth was led by Retail and CPG (20.6%), Manufacturing vertical (+19.4%), Life Sciences and Healthcare (+19.2%), BFSI grew (+16.7%), Technology & Services grew (+15.8%) and Communications & Media grew (+14.0%).

Markets: Growth among markets was led by North America which grew (+18.7%), UK grew (+13%), Continental Europe grew (+10.1%). Among emerging markets, Latin America grew (+20.6%), Middle East & Africa grew (+7.3%), India grew (+7%), and Asia Pacific grew (+5.5%).

On a full year basis, among major markets, North America grew (+17.5%), Continental Europe grew (+15.1%) and UK grew (+14.3%). In emerging markets, Latin America grew (+18.2%), India grew (+16%), Middle East & Africa grew (+12.9%) while Asia Pacific grew (+6.7%) growth.

Services: Demand continued to be strong during the quarter as well as the full year across all markets, industries, and services, with growth led by Cloud, Cyber Security, Enterprise Application Services and IoT & Digital Engineering.Industries: All verticals grew in the mid to high teens. Growth was led by Retail and CPG (22.1%), Manufacturing vertical (+19%) and Communications & Media (+18.7%). Technology & Services grew (+18%) and Life Sciences and Healthcare grew (+16.4%) while BFSI grew (+12.9%).

  • Consulting & Services Integration: C&SI continues to play a strategic role for many customers in accelerating their growth and transformation journeys. Supply chain momentum focused on optimizing and automating fulfillment and distribution processes. Consulting-led cloud modernization services continued to see strong demand. Global M&A activity drove continued growth for related services during the quarter.
  • Cloud Platform Services: The multi-year technology cycle fueled by cloud adoption continued apace. Clients are investing to build a new future-ready digital core, reduce technology debt, host mission-critical workloads, provide a unified view and advance on their sustainability goals. Key services which led growth are application modernization leveraging cloud native application development, data platform modernization and migration services.
  • Digital Transformation Services: There was robust demand for ERP transformation and modernization, intelligent products, connected plants, connected health, managed security services, design led customer experience transformation and sustainability. There was increased adoption of enterprise cloud solutions in the areas of e-commerce and customer experience across sales and service channels, supply chain, human capital, analytics and significant back-office transformation. TCS Crystallus™ continues to find strong resonance with customers for their industry innovations. As governments strengthen the privacy laws and minimize risk of data leakage due to ransomware, TCS’ “Privacy by Design” offering is gaining traction.
  • Cognitive Business Operations: There were multiple deal wins powered by MFDM™ and Cognix™ for digital transformation of operations in the areas of data center and networks, finance and supply chain and customer experience. Other themes driving the growth in this quarter include integrated application and infrastructure operations and vendor consolidations. TCS Cognix™ continued to make strong strides with the installed base crossing 200 customers.

** Year on Year Growth in Constant Currency terms

Research and Innovation

As on March 31, 2022, the company has applied for 6,583 patents, including 187 applied during the quarter, and has been granted 2,287 patents. For the full year, TCS filed for 704 patents and was granted 437.

Human Resources

In Q4, TCS added 35,209 employees on a net basis, the highest ever net addition in a quarter. Employee headcount stood at 592,195, a net addition of 103,546 during the year, another all-time high. The workforce continues to be very diverse, comprising 153 nationalities and with women making up 35.6% of the workforce.

TCS’ focus on organic talent development continues to produce best in class outcomes. In Q4, TCSers logged 22 million learning hours. For the full year, the company’s investments in learning and development resulted in the workforce acquiring 3.5 million digital competencies. The number of Contextual Masters crossed 50,000 – another key milestone in the journey to scale growth and transformation capabilities within the organization.

The company’s philosophy of investing in people, and its progressive workplace policies have resulted in industry leading retention in an environment of increased churn. IT services attrition continued to climb, reaching 17.4%. However, incremental attrition has moderated.

Awards and Recognition

Business Leadership:

  • Ranked #1 in customer satisfaction across Europe, for the ninth consecutive year, in the largest independent survey of 1,800 CxOs from top IT spending organizations in Europe by Whitelane Research. TCS was ranked #1 in UK, France, Netherlands, BeLux, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
  • Recognized by Brand Finance as the second most valuable brand in IT services globally, moving up one place in 2021. TCS’ new brand articulation `Building on Belief’ has resonated strongly with customers and helped the company expand its participation in their growth and transformation initiatives.
  • Won 3 awards in partnership with clients at the DevOps Excellence Awards 2022 in UK for Best Automation Project (with Aviva), Best Use of Compliance as Code (with Nationwide Building Society) and Best Use of Microservices/Containers (with Lloyds Banking Group)
  • Ranked the #1 Engineering Services PEAK Matrix Provider of the Year 2022 by Everest Group for the highest consolidated score across five engineering services PEAK Matrix evaluations published in 2021, in each of which TCS was ranked a Leader.
  • Won the Best Indian Investment Award from the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry for TCS’ commitment to the French economy through sustained long-term investments in talent development, innovation, and regional growth

Employer Brand

  • Recognized by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) with the Role Model in HR Excellence and Prize for Leadership in HR Excellence awards at the CII HR Excellence Awards, for TCS’ consistent demonstration of mature and sustainable practices across all aspects of Human Resources Management. The Role Model award has been given only twice before in the last 12 years.
  • Ranked #1 in the LinkedIn Top Companies list of the best workplaces for career growth in India. TCS topped the list in measures of ability to advance, skills growth, company stability, external opportunity, company affinity, gender diversity and spread of educational backgrounds.
  • Recognized as 2022 Global Top Employer for the seventh year in a row by the Top Employers Institute.
  • Ranked #3 in BT-Taggd survey of the Best Companies to Work For in India.

Innovation and IP

  • TCS TwinX won the 2022 AI Excellence Award under the Product category.
  • TCS’ PredictCX won `Most Innovative Best Practice’ Award under the customer experience category at the CII DX Awards 2021.
  • TCS’ Risk Analytics Solution won Best Data Science Solution Award at the A-Team Group’s Data Management Insight Awards 2021.


  • Recognized as the 2022 Americas Premier Partner of the Year by MuleSoft.
  • Named the Ivalua APAC Partner of the Year 2021.
  • Won SAP EMEA North Award for Service Partner Excellence 2022 for Integrated Delivery Experience.
  • Named International Partner of the Year 2021 by Ping Identity.
  • Recognized as GSI Partner of the Year 2021 by GoTo Partner Network.
  • Named Qlik’s North America System Integrator of the Year.
  • Won Automation Anywhere Partner of the Year 2022 awards in the categories Migration Partner – India, Knowledge Partner – India and Americas and AARI Solutions Partner – EMEA at the company’s annual Virtual Partner Summit.

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