NIIT Limited announces Q3 (October - December 2018) Consolidated Results

  • Records Net Revenue at Rs. 227.8 Cr, up 9% YoY
  • EBITDA at Rs. 20.0 Cr; Operating Margin at 9%; PAT of Rs. 19.4 Cr.
  • Corporate Learning Group (CLG) grows 25% YoY; CLG revenue visibility grows 28% YoY to $255 Mn

NIIT LimitedConsolidated Financials for Quarter ended December 31, 2018​ ​ ​
​(in Rs. Crore)Quarter ended December 31, 2017Quarter ended December 31, 2018
Net Revenue209.4227.8
Profit After Tax19.719.4

New Delhi, January 24, 2019: NIIT Limited (NSE: NIITLTD), a global leader in skills and talent development, today reported its results for the third quarter ending December 31, 2018. During the quarter, the company recorded a Net Revenue of Rs. 227.8 Cr. up 9% YoY with a PAT of Rs. 19.4 Cr. EBITDA was at Rs. 20.0 Cr. reflecting an Operating Margin of 9%. 

The results were taken on record at the meeting of the Board of Directors here today.

Speaking on the company’s performance during the quarter Mr. Vijay K Thadani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, NIIT Limited said, "We have raised overall growth and profit trajectory with both large businesses building momentum on key parameters. The Corporate Learning business has grown 25% YoY with a stable Operating Margin. The new initiatives in Skills and Careers business including StackRoute and Talent Pipeline as a Service (TPaaS) have delivered strong performance.”

Corporate Learning Group (CLG) recorded net revenue of Rs. 161.4 Cr up 25% YoY. EBITDA was at Rs 23.4 Cr, reflecting an Operating Margin of 15%. CLG’s focus on Life Sciences resulted in signing of two multi-year Managed Training Services contracts in this space during the quarter - one with a large Pharma company and another with one of the largest operators of hospitals in the US. 

Skills & Careers Group (SNC) recorded net revenue of Rs. 63.4 Cr in Q3. During the quarter, Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin joined as the President - Skills and Careers Business (SNC) India Operations. Bimaljeet will be responsible for driving this vertical which focuses on providing career related learning and talent development programs to individuals and enterprises in India. 

Talent Pipeline as a Service (TPaaS) added two significant customers, one large bank and a large IT Services company, in the quarter.

StackRoute, NIIT’s deep skilling initiative added a large global Systems Integrator as a key customer for reskilling of a large number of their engineers on digital technologies using NIIT’s proprietary virtual immersive platform. A leading public sector bank awarded NIIT a large contract for on-boarding more than 2500 employees.

During the quarter, NIIT held the 2nd Indian edition of its international customer conference – “NIIT Confluence”, in Goa from 6th – 8th December 2018. Based on the theme "Achieving Learning Outcomes at Scale", NIIT Confluence attracted widespread participation from thought leaders and CHRO’s in the space of Learning & Development. Key speakers included HR heads and Sr. leadership from organisations like – NASSCOM, Reliance Industries, Deloitte, Accenture, KPMG, State Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, Capgemini, Cognizant, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, ISB, and IBM among others. 

Commenting on the Quarter results, Sapnesh Lalla, CEO, NIIT Ltd. said“Skills and Careers business added two significant enterprise customers and received two TPaaS mandates during the quarter. We welcome Bimaljeet Singh Bhasin as a part of NIIT senior leadership team. With his rich and diverse experience he will further spur the growth momentum".

"Corporate Learning business renewed the contract with one of its largest MTS customers in addition to adding two new customers and expanding its contract with one customer, resulting in CLG’s revenue visibility growing to $ 255 Million up 28% YoY”, added Mr. Lalla.

MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL) registered net revenue of Rs. 3 Cr during the quarter. It signed 64 private school contracts in Q3. During the quarter, MLSL launched a new Maths program in partnership Marshal Cavendish Education – a leading national and regional provider of K-12 educational solutions in Singapore. MLSL organised Principals’ Symposiums for principals from over 100 leading schools to highlight the importance of 21st-century learning skills in the school curriculum.

Other highlights:

  • StackRoute – NIIT’s deep skilling initiative on digital technology, won the 'Leading Innovative Learning Partner for Enterprises' award at Dataquest Digital Leadership Conclave & Awards 2018.
  • Announced 27th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship (BJS) for Graduates and Under Graduates.
  • NIIT ranked among’s 2018 Top 20 Companies in Gamification and IT Training
  • Awarded three 2018 Learning Technologies UK awards jointly with customers – two with Shell and one with Westfield Insurance

About NIIT

NIIT is a leading Skills and Talent Development Corporation that is building a manpower pool for global industry requirements. The company, which was set up in 1981 to help the nascent IT industry overcome its human resource challenges, today ranks among the world's leading training companies owing to its vast and comprehensive array of talent development programs. With a footprint across 40 nations, NIIT offers training and development solutions to Individuals, Enterprises and Institutions. NIIT has three main lines of business across the globe – Corporate Learning Group, Skills & Careers Business and MindChampion Learning Systems Limited.

NIIT's Corporate Learning Group (CLG) offers Managed Training Services (MTS) to market-leading companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Skills & Careers Business (SNC) delivers a diverse range of learning and talent development programs to millions of individual and corporate learners in areas including Digital Transformation, Banking, Finance & Insurance, Soft Skills, Business Process Excellence, Retail Sales Enablement, Management Education, Multi-Sectoral Vocational Skills, Digital Media Marketing, and new-age IT.  As NIIT's wholly owned subsidiary for its K-12 school learning initiative - MindChampion Learning Systems Limited (MLSL), provides futuristic NIIT nGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprising, interactive Classrooms with digital content, technology-driven Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School - an Education Resource Planning software. The learning platform is an NIIT initiative for advanced career programs, which are delivered live by industry experts in an immersive and interactive online mode, combining instructor-led classrooms with the convenience of accessing the training sessions from anywhere.

As the Most Trusted Training Brand in India for 5th year in a row (Brand Trust Report, 2017), NIIT's learning and talent development solutions, continue to receive widespread recognition globally. NIIT has been named among the Top 20 Training Outsourcing Companies for the past eleven consecutive years by Training Industry, Inc. USA. Further, leading Indian ICT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the 'Top Training Company' award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category. NIIT has also been featured as the 'Most Respected Education Company'- 2016 by leading financial magazine, Business World. 

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