Cyient Reports Fourth Quarter And Annual Results For FY 2018

- Revenue growth of 12.9% in $ terms at $ 607.4 Mn; 11.7% in Constant Currency

HYDERABAD, India, April 19, 2018 — (PRNewswire) —  Cyient (Estd: 1991, NSE: CYIENT), a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, networks, and operations management services to global industry leaders, today  reported its consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter (Q4) of FY 2018 ending March 31, 2018 along with the annual results.

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS: FY 2018

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue growth of 12.9% in $ terms at $ 607.4 Mn; 11.7% in Constant Currency
  • Operating profit growth of 13.3% at ₹ 5,492 Mn
  • Net profit growth of 16.1% at ₹ 4,296 Mn
  • Highest ever cash balance at ₹ 10,937 Mn (US$ 168.0 Mn) with continued healthy cash generation post one acquisition and increased dividend payout
  • Dividend for the full year at ₹13/share – highest ever 

B usiness Highlights

  • Well rounded growth across all Business Units and Geographies
    • All eight BUs have witnessed growth in YoY terms
    • EMEA and APAC grew ~22% and ~16% YoY
  • Lowest Attrition in last four years

KEY HIGHLIGHTS: Q4 FY 2018

Financial Highlights

  • YoY $ revenue growth of 16.8%; 8.3% QoQ - highest ever at $164.6 Mn
  • YoY $ services growth of 14.3%; 2.0% QoQ growth - highest ever at $142.7 Mn
  • Operating profit at ₹1,492 Mn -  QoQ growth of 4.3%, YoY growth of 19.6%
  • Operating margin at 14.1% - up 79 bps YoY
  • Net profit YoY growth of 16.2%; QoQ growth of 11.8% - at ₹1,215 Mn
  • DLM highest ever quarterly revenue and operating profit in recent years
  • Company declared a final dividend of ₹ 4.0/Share

B usiness Highlights

  • Well rounded growth across all Business Units and Geographies
    • All eight BUs have witnessed growth in YoY terms
    • EMEA, APAC and Americas grew ~31%, ~13% & ~9% YoY in $ terms
  • Completed acquisition of B&F Design Inc.

Message from the Management          

Commenting on the results, Mr. Krishna Bodanapu, MD & CEO, said, "Q4 FY18 performance was in line with our expectations. We recorded our highest ever revenue and operating profit in the quarter. We delivered a $ growth of 16.8% YoY and 8.3% QoQ. Growth in our services business was driven by Communications and Semiconductor, IoT and Analytics Business units. The Design Led Manufacturing (DLM) business was positively impacted by the seasonality in the business and delivered a growth of 36.0% YoY and 80.5% QoQ. This quarter we were awarded with 'Boeing Supplier of the Year' Award for the fourth time in six years and 'Rail & Road Transport Award' and 'Best Railway Signalling Design Company 2018' for the second consecutive year.

For the year we delivered a strong performance. We witnessed a $ revenue growth of 12.9% YoY with growth led by Communications, Transportation and Aerospace and Defense business units. Our DLM business grew by 13.2% over the year with broad based growth across customers. This year we gained momentum in strategy execution resulting in acquisition of B&F Design Inc. in line with our Design, Build, and Operate & Maintain strategy. We also signed a MoU with Israel based Bluebird Aerosystems Ltd to address UAV based opportunities.

Our outlook for FY19 is strong, backed by a strong pipeline and order backlog. We expect a double digit growth in our services business while DLM business is expected to grow in the range of 20%. We expect a double digit growth in our operating profit.

Mr. Ajay Aggarwal, President & CFO, said, "I am pleased to share that for FY18, we saw a strong and a well-rounded growth of 12.9% in $ revenue, operating margin expansion of 58 bps at 14.0% and net profit growth of 16.1% for FY18. Healthy conversion of Free Cash Flow to EBITDA continues translating into a highest ever cash balance of $168 Mn. We also declared a final dividend of ₹4/share in Q4 FY18, taking the total dividend for the year to ₹13/ share, highest ever.

Going ahead in FY19, we expect the business momentum to continue. We remain deeply focused on growth through organic and inorganic investments, improvement in operating margin, cash generation and thus maximizing value for our shareholders.

We are well poised to achieve higher shareholder return in the coming years."

Business Update    

Aerospace & Defense

The Aerospace and Defense Business Unit (BU) witnessed a growth of 6.1% in FY18 driven by growth across emerging accounts. This quarter we completed the acquisition of B&F Design Inc. in Connecticut that will help strengthen our Design-Build Strategy. We were also awarded with the "Boeing Supplier of the Year Award" for the fourth time in the six years. For FY19, we expect a robust growth backed by strong order backlog and a healthy pipeline in Manufacturing, Aftermarket and Avionics. We also see significant opportunities in our DLM business. As part of our S3strategy, we continue to invest in digital technology and are building solutions to address specific business problems.

Communications

The Communications BU witnessed a growth of 24.2% in FY18 driven predominantly by strong growth in key accounts and expansion across geographies. We expect the growth to continue to the next year driven by opportunities in fibre deployment, small cell design and new technology transformation. We are also working towards strengthening our capabilities as an end to end player across "Plan-Build-Operate" value chain.

Utilities & Geospatial

The Utilities & Geospatial BU witnessed a growth of 8.1% in FY18 driven by broad base growth across key geographies. Our IP based solutions for the Utility market is generating strong interest in customers. These solutions are a great examples of deployment of digital technologies. We are actively pursuing opportunities in each of our three geographical markets. For FY19, we expect growth to be driven by new customers in Utilities and solution selling. We expect solutions to account for 10% of our revenue growth in the coming year.

Transportation

The Transportation BU witnessed a growth of 31.1% in FY18 driven by key customer growth and new project wins. This quarter we won the 'Rail & Road Transport Award (earlier Land Transport Award) and 'Best Railway Signalling Design Company 2018'. Our outlook for FY19 continues to be positive driven by strong growth in our focus segments of Rolling Stock and Signalling, strong long term customer relationships, healthy opportunity pipeline and increasing momentum in strategy execution.

Industrial, Energy and Natural Resources

The Industrial, Energy and Natural Resources BU witnessed a growth of 2.9% in FY18 despite challengeswithalargecustomerfilingchapter11. The growth in the business was driven by strong performance in key accounts across Oil and Gas, Mining and Off Highway Equipment's. Our asset management solution is generating interest in customers and is expected to be a strong growth driver in FY 19. We also see opportunities in predictive analytics, manufacturing engineering and connected equipments.

Semiconductor, IoT and Analytics

The Semiconductor, IoT and Analytics BU witnessed a growth of 11.6% in FY18 driven predominantly by growth in key customers. We have started working with a number of new clients. There is good progress in setting up verification and validation lab for key customers in India. We continue to see traction in NAM and EMEA. Our outlook for FY19 continues to be positive based on various opportunities in the Semiconductor space. We also continue to build and attract a strong talent pipeline in these areas to bolster our mixed signal solutions offerings.

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