On July 11 - The US Dollar in the just concluded quarter ended on 30th June appreciated against Indian Rupee by 7.3%. In addition, the 12-month forward premiums have firmed up from Rs. 0.67 to a Dollar as of March end to Rs. 1.77 as of June end.
HCL has been following the policy of hedging its foreign currency inflows against fluctuations by taking forward covers. HCL had US$-Indian Rupee forward covers of $2.5 billion as of March end.
As a part of its proactive treasury policy and to put a stop loss, the company unwound $540 million of forward covers and incurred cash loss of US$ 9 mn. The foreign exchange loss for this quarter inclusive of mark to market impact on the outstanding foreign exchange covers, is likely to be US$ 65 to 75 million. For the full year ended 30th June, 2008, the Company would be incurring foreign exchange loss of US$ 67 to US$77 million. This is against $79.2 million of foreign exchange gain recorded during financial year ended on 30th June, 2007. As a result of mark-to-market the forward covers where hedge accounting is being followed, the company will be carrying US$ 114 million as “Other Comprehensive Loss” in the balance sheet. As of June end, the company is having US$-Indian Rupee hedges of $1.7 billion.
About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (hcltech.com) is one of India's leading global IT Services companies, providing software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management services and BPO. Having made a foray into the global IT landscape in 1999 after its IPO, HCL Technologies focuses on Transformational Outsourcing, working with clients in areas that impact and re-define the core of their business. The company leverages an extensive global offshore infrastructure and its global network of offices in 18 countries to deliver solutions across select verticals including Financial Services, Retail & Consumer, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Hi-Tech & Manufacturing, Telecom and Media & Entertainment (M&E). For the quarter ended 31st March 2008, HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries had last twelve months (LTM) revenue of US $ 1.8 billion (Rs. 7083 crores) and employed 49,802 professionals.
About HCL Enterprise
HCL Enterprise (hcl.in) is a $ 4.8 billion leading Global Technology and IT Enterprise that comprises two companies listed in India - HCL Technologies & HCL Infosystems. The 3-decade-old enterprise, founded in 1976, is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. Its range of offerings span Product Engineering, Custom & Package Applications, BPO, IT Infrastructure Services, IT Hardware, Systems Integration, and distribution of ICT products. The HCL team comprises over 55,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 18 countries including 360 points of presence in India. HCL has global partnerships with several leading Fortune 1000 firms, including leading IT and Technology firms.
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Geetanjali Bhatia, HCL Technologies
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