Bangalore: IT services major Wipro today reported a 8 percent growth in its consolidated net profit at Rs 2,192.8 crore for the quarter ended 31 December 2014 led by growth in healthcare and infrastructure services.
The country's third largest software services firm had posted a net profit of Rs 2,014.7 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.
IT services revenue rose by 7 percent to $1.79 billion in the third quarter compared to the year-ago period. Quarter-on-quarter, the revenue was up by 1.3 percent.
Wipro had indicated that it expected its December quarter revenues to be in the range of $1.8-1.84 billion.
The city-headquartered firm has projected IT services revenues to be in the range of $1.81-1.85 billion in the January-March quarter of 2014-15 fiscal.
Commenting on the performance, Wipro chairman Azim Premji said, "Developments in the global currency and commodity markets are affecting major economies unevenly even as India anticipates growth led by next-generation of economic reforms."
The IT services segment had a headcount of 156,866 as of 31 December 2014 and the company added 44 new clients during the third quarter.
Wipro CEO TK Kurien said, "We had a very satisfying quarter in terms of sequential revenue growth. We continue to see strong deal momentum as we are seen as the partner of choice for customers seeking to differentiate by using digital technologies as well as save costs in the traditional business."