NYSE:WNS

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Executive Summary

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management (BPM) company, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. More Details

Rewards

PE ratio (33.1x) is below the IT industry average (35.9x)

Earnings are forecast to grow 17.96% per year

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for WNS from our risk checks.


Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with questionable track record.


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Share Price & News

How has WNS (Holdings)'s share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: WNS is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: WNS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.1%

WNS

5.2%

US IT

2.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

10.0%

WNS

28.1%

US IT

20.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: WNS underperformed the US IT industry which returned 28.1% over the past year.

Return vs Market: WNS underperformed the US Market which returned 20.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

WNSIndustryMarket
7 Day2.1%5.2%2.8%
30 Day20.5%17.0%12.8%
90 Day4.6%3.9%6.6%
1 Year10.0%10.0%29.4%28.1%23.6%20.9%
3 Year68.7%68.7%100.2%92.4%47.3%37.6%
5 Year125.3%125.3%175.4%156.2%94.3%72.9%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is WNS (Holdings)'s share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is WNS (Holdings) undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

33.06x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: WNS ($69.43) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($34.11)

Significantly Below Fair Value: WNS is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: WNS is good value based on its PE Ratio (33.1x) compared to the US IT industry average (35.9x).

PE vs Market: WNS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (33.1x) compared to the US market (19.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: WNS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: WNS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.2x) compared to the US IT industry average (4x).


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Future Growth

How is WNS (Holdings) forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?

18.0%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: WNS's forecast earnings growth (18% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: WNS's earnings (18% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22% per year).

High Growth Earnings: WNS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: WNS's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.3% per year).

High Growth Revenue: WNS's revenue (7.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: WNS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16.6%).


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Past Performance

How has WNS (Holdings) performed over the past 5 years?

18.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: WNS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: WNS's current net profit margins (11.4%) are lower than last year (13.5%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: WNS's earnings have grown by 18.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: WNS's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: WNS had negative earnings growth (-8.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the IT industry average (3.2%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: WNS's Return on Equity (15.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is WNS (Holdings)'s financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: WNS's short term assets ($475.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($176.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: WNS's short term assets ($475.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($209.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: WNS's debt to equity ratio (3.7%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if WNS's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: WNS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (848.7%).

Interest Coverage: WNS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (11.8x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is WNS (Holdings) current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate WNS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate WNS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WNS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if WNS's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of WNS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

7.2yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Keshav Murugesh (56 yo)

10.67yrs

Tenure

US$3,221,342

Compensation

Mr. Keshav R. Murugesh has been Group Chief Executive Officer of WNS (Holdings) Ltd., since February 10, 2010. Mr. Murugesh serves as Chief Executive Officer of WNS Global Services Private Limited. He serv...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Keshav's total compensation ($USD3.22M) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.17M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Keshav's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Keshav Murugesh
Group CEO & Director10.67yrsUS$3.22m1.3%
$ 45.1m
Sanjay Puria
Group Chief Financial Officer7.25yrsUS$1.14m0.11%
$ 4.0m
Gautam Barai
Chief Operating Officer1.83yrsUS$1.04m0.096%
$ 3.3m
Swaminathan Rajamani
Chief People Officerno dataUS$1.01m0.11%
$ 3.7m
Alan Dunning
Co-Founder13.83yrsno datano data
Krishnan Raghunathan
Head of Finance & Accounting Services2.17yrsno datano data
Suhrid Brahma
Chief Technology Officerno datano datano data
David Mackey
Executive VP of Finance & Head of Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Gopi Krishnan
General Counselno datano datano data
Archana Raghuram
Global Head of Marketing & Communications and Corporate Business Development7.08yrsno datano data
Jay Venkateshwaran
Business Unit Head of Banking & Financial Servicesno datano datano data
Manish Vora
Executive VP & Head of Sales12.42yrsno datano data

7.2yrs

Average Tenure

47.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: WNS's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.2 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Keshav Murugesh
Group CEO & Director10.67yrsUS$3.22m1.3%
$ 45.1m
Alan Dunning
Co-Founder13.83yrsno datano data
Adrian Dillon
Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board6.83yrsUS$160.00k0.17%
$ 5.9m
Mario Vitale
Independent Director3.08yrsUS$70.00k0.015%
$ 535.2k
Gareth Williams
Independent Director6.83yrsUS$90.00k0.048%
$ 1.7m
Jason Liberty
Independent Director0.75yrUS$8.99kno data
John Freeland
Independent Director6.17yrsUS$70.00k0.075%
$ 2.6m
Françoise Gri
Independent Director5.5yrsUS$71.93k0.040%
$ 1.4m
Michael Menezes
Independent Director6.83yrsUS$100.00k0.028%
$ 984.0k
Keith Haviland
Independent Director3.33yrsUS$70.00k0.022%
$ 775.4k

6.5yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: WNS's board of directors are considered experienced (6.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

WNS (Holdings) Limited's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: WNS (Holdings) Limited
  • Ticker: WNS
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Data Processing and Outsourced Services
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$3.471b
  • Shares outstanding: 49.99m
  • Website: https://www.wns.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • WNS (Holdings) Limited
  • Godrej & Boyce Complex
  • Gate 4
  • Mumbai
  • Maharashtra
  • 400079
  • India

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
WNSNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesSPONS ADR EA REPR 1 ORD SHSUSUSDJul 2006
W9NDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesSPONS ADR EA REPR 1 ORD SHSDEEURJul 2006
WNS NBMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesSPONS ADR EA REPR 1 ORD SHSMXMXNJul 2006

Biography

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management (BPM) company, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. The company operates through two segments, WNS Global ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/29 23:24
End of Day Share Price2020/11/27 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
Annual Earnings2020/03/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.