Tata Consultancy Services (BOM:532540)

QUOTE AND NEWS
The Economic Times  Jul 1  Comment 
TCS is widely expected to lead the earnings pack with sequential revenue growth of about 4 per cent and Infosys is forecast to report an improved showing.
The Economic Times  Jun 30  Comment 
TCS earlier said it was targeting to take revenues from the digital space, comprising social, mobile, analytics and cloud to $5 bn in a few years.
The Economic Times  Jun 29  Comment 
'TCS Ltd. is a 'BUY' call with a target of Rs 2,680 and a stop loss of Rs 2,560'
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 26  Comment 
TCS extended its morning rally to emerge the top gainer on the BSE at the close on Friday. At 3.30 p.m. the share had notched up gains of 1.81 per cent to quote at Rs 2,598. The share had ended th...
The Economic Times  Jun 26  Comment 
TCS last reported that it had 319,656 employees on its rolls. The co is also expected to hire about 60,000 employees in its current financial year.
The Economic Times  Jun 26  Comment 
Top tier IT names will definitely benefit from recovery in discretionary spends; the valuations are very supportive, says Joshi.
The Economic Times  Jun 25  Comment 
Even when I was doing engineering there was talk about automation but what makes it possible now is that there is the cloud that gives you.
The Economic Times  Jun 25  Comment 
BVR Mohan Reddy, chairman of Nasscom, also said that the reported visa related probe on TCS and Infosys by the US govt is not "unusual".
The Economic Times  Jun 24  Comment 
Digital has huge potential because there are combinations of technologies that are coming at close timelines, N Chandrasekaran said.
The Economic Times  Jun 23  Comment 
“Initially, it is not going to be about revenue, or just the number of clients. It’s going to be about the adoption within clients.




 

Tata Consultancy Service (BOM:TCS) is an Indian software services and consulting company. It is one of India's oldest and largest providers of information technology and business process outsourcing services. As of 2007, it is Asia's largest information technology firm. TCS, a part of the Tata group, provides information technology and management consultation services to organizations in more than 53 countries. The company offers e-business, application development and maintenance, architecture and technology consulting, engineering, security, infrastructure development and management and quality consulting services.

In addition, TCS offers software packages for electronic banking, insurance billing, customer relationship management, and hospital management. It caters to finance and banking, insurance, telecommunication, transportation, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, energy and utility industries. The company generates around 19% of its revenues from the manufacturing industry, and 6% of its revenues from its engineering and industrial services (EIS) business.

The company was founded in the year 1968 and is based in Mumbai. It has over 89,000 trained IT consultants in 47 countries.

Company Overview

History

Tata Consultancy Services was established in the year 1968. It began as the "Tata Computer Centre", a division of the Tata Group, whose main business was to provide computer services to other group companies. However, the potential of computerization and computer services was realized early on, and an electrical engineer from the Tata Electric Companies, Fakir Chand Kohli, was brought in as the first General Manager. Soon after, the company was named Tata Consultancy Services.

TCS's first software export project was undertaken in 1974 when it converted the Hospital Information System from Burroughs Medium Systems COBOL to Burroughs Small Systems COBOL. This project was carried out entirely in TCS Mumbai on the ICL 1903 Computer. In 1980, TCS and a sister Tata firm accounted for 63% of the Indian software industry exports, $4 million shared by 21 firms. In 1984, TCS set up an office in the Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) – Mumbai.

The early 1990s saw a tremendous surge in TCS's business, which also resulted in a massive recruitment drive by the company. In early and mid-1990s, TCS re-invented itself to become a software products company. In the late 1990s, to accelerate its revenue growth, TCS decided to employ a three-pronged strategy – developing new products with high revenue earning potential, tapping domestic and other fast growing markets and focusing on inorganic growth through mergers & acquisitions. In late 1998, the company decided to concentrate on new revenue opportunities including Y2K and Euro conversion. E-business was a major area of focus in the late 1990s.

In 1999, TCS started an annual IT Quiz called TCS IT WIZ in India. It has been a great success and a matter of craze among young students inclined towards IT.[1]

In 2004, TCS became a publicly listed company.

In 2008 Tata Consultancy Services was involved in a variety of industries. Some of these included telecom, government, insurance, manufacturing, high tech, and banking and financial services. They offer product life cycle management and systems integration to their customers.

Services

Tata Consultancy Services offers the following services to its customers:

  • IT Solutions and Services (74.9% of net sales): This segment develops IT products for and offers IT services to customers. Some of these IT products include software applications and systems for performance management, customer relationship management and supply chain management. Some of the company's IT services include software application management, system integration, data mining and data quality management.
  • Business Process Outsourcing (11.3% of net sales): This segment helps customers automate and complete specific non-core business tasks. Some of these non-core business tasks include payroll, finance and accounting, and human resources.
  • Engineering and Industrial Services (5.4% of net sales): This segment helps customers engineer and manage products, design and automate plants, and source for and manufacture components.
  • IT Infrastructure Services (6.5% of net sales): This segment builds and maintains IT infrastructure for customers.
  • Asset Based Offerings (3.6% of net sales): This segment develops IT products for and offers IT services to customers that operate specifically in the banking, financial services and insurance industries.
  • Global Consulting (3.4% of net sales): This segment advises customers on management and IT issues.

Industries

Tata Consultancy Services sells to companies in the following industries:

  • Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (Rs. 10,091 crore or 44.1% of net sales)
  • Retail and Distribution (Rs. 1,476 crore or 6.5% of net sales)
  • Others (Rs. 5,360 crore or 23.4% of net sales): Industries that fall under this category include Transportation, Life Sciences and Health Care, Energy and Utilities, Media and Entertainment, Travel and Hospitality, Government etc.

Trends and Forces

Tata Consultancy Reaps The Benefits From Outsourcing

For most US companies, the most expensive part of running a business is employing people. These companies have to deal with workers unions, minimum salary laws, overtime, etc, all of which increase costs and decrease profits. That is why when companies have the opportunity to hire cheaper labor, they pounce on the opportunity. When US companies go to India to look for cheap labor, Tata Consultancy benefits as it helps provide the solutions that companies are looking for. Additionally, because Tata is primarily an IT service provider, the company can reach out to companies in almost every industry. The more companies that look to outsource their labor, the more business Tata is getting, which helps the company's bottom line.

Tata Is Susceptible To Global Economic Conditions

Because Tata is an IT service provider, the company relies on the growth and expansion of other businesses for revenue. During tough economic times, businesses consolidate and thus the demand for Tata's services declines, hurting the company's bottom line.

Competition

Domestic competitors include:

Overseas Competitors:

References

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