New Delhi, April 16: IT services giant Wipro Tuesday said its net profit increased by 38.4 per cent to Rs 2,493.9 crore in the March 2019 quarter, and announced a Rs 10,500 crore buyback programme. The Bengaluru-based company had posted a net profit of Rs 1,800.8 crore in the January-March 2018 period, Wipro said in a BSE filing. Its revenue from operations - under IND AS accounting norms - grew 8.9 per cent to Rs 15,006.3 crore in the period under review from Rs 13,768.6 crore in the year-ago period. Wipro Reports 29.6 Per Cent YoY Jump in Q3 Profit at Rs 2,544 Crore.
For the full fiscal (2018-19), Wipro saw its net profit increasing by 12.6 per cent to Rs 9,017.9 crore, while revenue from operations was up 7.5 per cent to Rs 58,584.5 crore. The Wipro board has also approved a Rs 10,500 crore buyback plan under which it will buy back up to 32.3 crore shares at Rs 325 apiece, the filing added.