HCL Tech shares jump nearly 6% after Sept quarter earnings
The scrip jumped 5.87 per cent to Rs 1,160 on the BSE.
It was the top gainer on both the Sensex and the Nifty during early trade.
After market hours on Wednesday, the IT major posted a 6.9 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 2,711 crore for the September 2019 quarter, and raised its revenue growth forecast to 15-17 per cent for 2019-20 on the back of strong deal pipeline.
The company, which had registered a net profit of Rs 2,534 crore in the year-ago period as per the Indian Accounting Standards (IndAS), has also announced a bonus share scheme, under which it will offer one bonus share for each share held.
HCL Tech's revenue from operations grew 18 per cent to Rs 17,527 crore in the quarter under review, from Rs 14,860 crore in the year-ago period.
For the full fiscal, HCL Tech has raised its revenue growth outlook to 15-17 per cent for 2019-20 from its previous forecast of 14-16 per cent topline growth in constant currency terms.
The shares of the company closed 2.09 per cent higher at 1118.55 on BSE.