New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) Hinduja Global Solutions, the BPO arm of diversified Hinduja Group, today reported 67.57 per cent decline in consolidated net profit to Rs 17.11 crore for the December quarter.
The firm had posted a net profit of Rs 52.76 crore in the year-ago period. The consolidated net sales, however, grew by 20.53 per cent to Rs 882.91 crore in the quarter under review from Rs 732.52 crore in the same period a year ago, the company said in a BSE filing.
"Profitability was lower in the quarter due to increased investments in ramp ups and exit costs related to unprofitable clients... we won seven new logos and added new lines of business from existing clients in the third quarter," said Partha DeSarkar Chief Executive Officer Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd.
The company said sales "growth was primarily driven by an improvement in volume across all key geographies coupled with contribution from recently acquired BPM business in India."
In a separate filing, Hinduja Global Solutions said its Board of Directors have declared third interim dividend of Rs 3.75 per share for the financial year 2015-16.
As of December 31, the company had 188 active clients (excluding payroll processing clients) and its total headcount was 38,747, of which 66.5 per cent were based in India, 16.4 per cent in Philippines, 7.5 per cent in the US, 6.1 per cent in Canada and the remaining 3.5 per cent in Europe.
Hinduja Global Solutions shares were trading 11.71 per cent lower at Rs 402.70 on BSE during morning session.