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WNS (Holdings)

NYSE:WNS
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Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
WNS
NYSE
$3B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Software
Company description

WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management (BPM) company, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide. The last earnings update was 34 days ago. More info.


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WNS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
0.1%
NYSE:WNS
-0.4%
US IT
0.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
10.6%
NYSE:WNS
19.7%
US IT
1.2%
US Market
WNS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
WNS (Holdings) (WNS) 0.1% 8.1% 11.5% 10.6% 90.6% 213.1%
US IT -0.4% 3.4% 9.2% 19.7% 88.2% 109.3%
US Market 0.1% 0.6% 0.9% 1.2% 36.7% 37.9%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • WNS underperformed the IT industry which returned 19.7% over the past year.
  • WNS outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
WNS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

WNS Value

 Is WNS (Holdings) undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of WNS (Holdings) to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for WNS (Holdings).

NYSE:WNS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 12 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 11.5%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NYSE:WNS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 8.6%
IT Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.01
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.012 (1 + (1- 35%) (2.08%))
1.017
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.02
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.017 * 8.6%)
11.48%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NYSE:WNS using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for WNS (Holdings) is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NYSE:WNS DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 11.48%)
2019 115.26 Analyst x2 103.39
2020 121.98 Analyst x2 98.15
2021 133.12 Analyst x2 96.09
2022 141.16 Est @ 6.04% 91.41
2023 148.28 Est @ 5.05% 86.13
2024 154.74 Est @ 4.35% 80.63
2025 160.72 Est @ 3.87% 75.12
2026 166.38 Est @ 3.52% 69.76
2027 171.85 Est @ 3.29% 64.64
2028 177.21 Est @ 3.12% 59.79
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $825.12
NYSE:WNS DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $177.21 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (11.48% – 2.73%)
$2,081.32
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $2,081.32 ÷ (1 + 11.48%)10
$702.25
NYSE:WNS Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $825.12 + $702.25
$1,527.37
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $1,527.37 / 50.05
$30.52
NYSE:WNS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $30.52
Current discount Discount to share price of $58.86
= -1 x ($58.86 - $30.52) / $30.52
-92.9%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of WNS (Holdings) is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for WNS (Holdings)'s earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are WNS (Holdings)'s earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NYSE:WNS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $2.10
NYSE:WNS Share Price ** NYSE (2019-06-18) in USD $58.86
United States of America IT Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 77 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 34.93x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,092 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.63x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of WNS (Holdings).

NYSE:WNS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NYSE:WNS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 58.86 ÷ 2.10

27.99x

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  • WNS (Holdings) is good value based on earnings compared to the US IT industry average.
  • WNS (Holdings) is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does WNS (Holdings)'s expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NYSE:WNS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 27.99x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 12 Analysts
5.6%per year
United States of America IT Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 66 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 2.45x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,126 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.53x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NYSE:WNS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 27.99x ÷ 5.6%

5.02x

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  • WNS (Holdings) is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on WNS (Holdings)'s assets?
Raw Data
NYSE:WNS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-03-31) in USD $11.04
NYSE:WNS Share Price * NYSE (2019-06-18) in USD $58.86
United States of America IT Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 128 Publicly-Listed IT Companies 4.43x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,244 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.79x
NYSE:WNS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NYSE:WNS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 58.86 ÷ 11.04

5.33x

* Primary Listing of WNS (Holdings).

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • WNS (Holdings) is overvalued based on assets compared to the US IT industry average.
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Value checks
We assess WNS (Holdings)'s value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the IT industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. WNS (Holdings) has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WNS Future Performance

 How is WNS (Holdings) expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
5.6%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is WNS (Holdings) expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • WNS (Holdings)'s earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • WNS (Holdings)'s earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • WNS (Holdings)'s revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NYSE:WNS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NYSE:WNS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 12 Analysts 5.6%
NYSE:WNS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 12 Analysts 8.7%
United States of America IT Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 16.9%
United States of America IT Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.3%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.9%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.4%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NYSE:WNS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 12 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NYSE:WNS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31 1,069 120 2
2021-03-31 965 175 120 9
2020-03-31 879 161 108 12
NYSE:WNS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-03-31 809 150 105
2018-12-31 801 145 100
2018-09-30 790 123 98
2018-06-30 778 137 92
2018-03-31 758 136 86
2017-12-31 715 127 57
2017-09-30 671 115 49
2017-06-30 635 89 42
2017-03-31 603 92 38
2016-12-31 586 93 59
2016-09-30 585 95 56
2016-06-30 576 104 59

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • WNS (Holdings)'s earnings are expected to grow by 5.6% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • WNS (Holdings)'s revenue is expected to grow by 8.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NYSE:WNS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 12 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from WNS (Holdings) Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:WNS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31 2.34 2.47 2.21 2.00
2021-03-31 2.32 2.56 1.95 8.00
2020-03-31 2.08 2.22 1.72 11.00
NYSE:WNS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-03-31 2.10
2018-12-31 2.00
2018-09-30 1.95
2018-06-30 1.83
2018-03-31 1.72
2017-12-31 1.13
2017-09-30 0.97
2017-06-30 0.84
2017-03-31 0.75
2016-12-31 1.15
2016-09-30 1.10
2016-06-30 1.16

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • WNS (Holdings) is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess WNS (Holdings)'s future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
WNS (Holdings) has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WNS Past Performance

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

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare WNS (Holdings)'s growth in the last year to its industry (IT).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • WNS (Holdings)'s year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • WNS (Holdings)'s 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (22% vs 14.2%)
  • WNS (Holdings)'s earnings growth has exceeded the US IT industry average in the past year (22% vs 8.5%).
Earnings and Revenue History
WNS (Holdings)'s revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from WNS (Holdings) Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NYSE:WNS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-03-31 809.12 105.43 159.83
2018-12-31 801.35 100.29 159.60
2018-09-30 790.20 97.99 159.43
2018-06-30 777.61 92.12 161.89
2018-03-31 757.96 86.44 159.39
2017-12-31 714.62 56.93 151.01
2017-09-30 671.46 48.62 141.42
2017-06-30 634.69 42.30 129.99
2017-03-31 602.55 37.76 122.04
2016-12-31 585.82 58.63 116.26
2016-09-30 584.75 56.38 114.59
2016-06-30 576.03 59.28 112.83
2016-03-31 562.18 59.88 109.75
2015-12-31 552.39 58.73 106.97
2015-09-30 543.98 59.55 105.84
2015-06-30 537.02 59.31 102.70
2015-03-31 533.89 58.61 101.09
2014-12-31 531.29 57.25 99.38
2014-09-30 522.48 52.90 94.86
2014-06-30 511.48 46.97 91.66
2014-03-31 502.62 41.65 90.62
2013-12-31 491.57 36.45 88.42
2013-09-30 484.60 30.32 89.28
2013-06-30 474.60 25.30 89.61
2013-03-31 460.26 21.40 86.88
2012-12-31 454.39 17.63 84.58
2012-09-30 451.45 15.61 80.69
2012-06-30 456.27 14.72 78.40

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • WNS (Holdings) has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • WNS (Holdings) used its assets more efficiently than the US IT industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • WNS (Holdings) has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess WNS (Holdings)'s performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the IT industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
WNS (Holdings) has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WNS Health

 How is WNS (Holdings)'s financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up WNS (Holdings)'s finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • WNS (Holdings) is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • WNS (Holdings)'s cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of WNS (Holdings)'s finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 5.5x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from WNS (Holdings) Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NYSE:WNS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-03-31 552.42 61.39 153.36
2018-12-31 508.92 75.36 134.92
2018-09-30 447.91 75.28 82.18
2018-06-30 474.10 89.23 114.45
2018-03-31 494.96 89.13 220.79
2017-12-31 470.93 103.07 207.90
2017-09-30 429.34 102.95 183.39
2017-06-30 437.78 116.88 194.09
2017-03-31 415.07 116.74 181.80
2016-12-31 394.77 0.00 152.61
2016-09-30 409.51 0.00 159.56
2016-06-30 389.11 0.00 146.50
2016-03-31 408.19 0.00 174.84
2015-12-31 383.26 0.00 149.18
2015-09-30 369.66 0.00 129.11
2015-06-30 373.54 8.21 135.24
2015-03-31 389.11 25.71 165.99
2014-12-31 365.30 41.09 154.01
2014-09-30 352.75 62.51 153.73
2014-06-30 340.44 82.99 156.44
2014-03-31 324.97 84.73 117.51
2013-12-31 293.71 87.60 122.51
2013-09-30 268.96 91.07 108.42
2013-06-30 277.46 94.20 102.47
2013-03-31 300.60 96.36 74.35
2012-12-31 288.51 84.63 86.33
2012-09-30 291.61 75.45 60.28
2012-06-30 262.35 87.18 64.97
  • WNS (Holdings)'s level of debt (11.1%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (26.1% vs 11.1% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (243.8%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 187.1x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess WNS (Holdings)'s financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. WNS (Holdings) has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WNS Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from WNS (Holdings) dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of WNS (Holdings) shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate WNS (Holdings)'s dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate WNS (Holdings)'s dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NYSE:WNS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 12 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America IT Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 34 Stocks 1.3%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2011 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NYSE:WNS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2022-03-31 0.00 1.00
2021-03-31 0.00 1.00
2020-03-31 0.00 2.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as WNS (Holdings) has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if WNS (Holdings)'s dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of WNS (Holdings)'s earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as WNS (Holdings) has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of WNS (Holdings)'s dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess WNS (Holdings)'s dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can WNS (Holdings) afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. WNS (Holdings) has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WNS Management

 What is the CEO of WNS (Holdings)'s salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Keshav Murugesh
COMPENSATION $2,802,360
AGE 54
TENURE AS CEO 9.3 years
CEO Bio

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 served as the President of Syntel Inc., from December 21, 2006 to February 1, 2010 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2009 to February 1, 2010. Mr. Murugesh served as the Chief Operating Officer of Syntel Inc., since October 1, 2004. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Syntel Inc. from May 2002 to May 2005 and served as its Head of Global Resources and Infrastructure, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Syntel inc., Mr. Murugesh served as the Vice President of Finance at ITC Infotech Ltd., from October 2000 to May 2002 and prior to this assignment, he served as Finance Head of Information Systems Business from August 1999 to September 2000 and General Manager of Investments, Financial Services Division at ITC Ltd., India from 1998 to July 1999. From 1989 to 2002, he held several senior management positions in the areas of treasury, corporate funds, investments & diversifications, planning and joint ventures with ITC. He served as the Chairman of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) India, which is a global organization involved in educational outreach projects in partnership with businesses across the globe from 2005 to 2011. He serves as a Member of Executive Council at National Association of Software and Service Companies and has been its Vice Chairman since April 10, 2018. He has been a Director of WNS (Holdings) Ltd., since February 10, 2010. He serves as a Director of WNS Global Services Private Limited. Mr. Murugesh served as a Director of Syntel Inc., until February 1, 2010. He is a frequent industry speaker. He holds a Bachelor's Degree of Commerce and is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also served as a former chairman of the BPM Council at NASSCOM. He is on the Board of WNS Cares Foundation, a company that focuses on sustainability initiatives.

CEO Compensation
  • Keshav's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Keshav's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the WNS (Holdings) management team in years:

5.7
Average Tenure
45.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the WNS (Holdings) management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Keshav Murugesh

TITLE
Group CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
54
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Sanjay Puria

TITLE
Group Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$961K
AGE
44
TENURE
5.8 yrs

Gautam Barai

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
COMPENSATION
$88K
AGE
43
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Swaminathan Rajamani

TITLE
Chief People Officer
COMPENSATION
$650K
AGE
41

Steve Dunning

TITLE
Co-Founder
AGE
61

Krishnan Raghunathan

TITLE
Head of Finance & Accounting Services
TENURE
0.8 yrs

Suhrid Brahma

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
AGE
47

David Mackey

TITLE
Corporate Senior VP of Finance & Head of Investor Relations

Gopi Krishnan

TITLE
General Counsel

Archana Raghuram

TITLE
Global Head of Marketing & Communications and Corporate Business Development
TENURE
5.7 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the WNS (Holdings) board of directors in years:

5.4
Average Tenure
64
Average Age
  • The tenure for the WNS (Holdings) board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Adrian Dillon

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
COMPENSATION
$160K
AGE
64
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Keshav Murugesh

TITLE
Group CEO & Director
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
54
TENURE
9.3 yrs

Steve Dunning

TITLE
Co-Founder
AGE
61
TENURE
12.4 yrs

Cherrill Farnsworth

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman of WNS-HealthHelp & Head of Strategy of Healthcare
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Renu Karnad

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$78K
AGE
65
TENURE
6.8 yrs

Gareth Williams

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$83K
AGE
65
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Michael Menezes

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$93K
AGE
65
TENURE
5.4 yrs

John Freeland

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$63K
AGE
64
TENURE
4.8 yrs

Françoise Gri

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$63K
AGE
61
TENURE
4.1 yrs

Keith Haviland

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$63K
AGE
59
TENURE
1.9 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess WNS (Holdings)'s management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. WNS (Holdings) has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

WNS News

Simply Wall St News

Is WNS (Holdings) Limited’s (NYSE:WNS) 18% ROCE Any Good?

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … The formula for calculating the return on capital employed is: Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities) Or for WNS (Holdings): 0.18 = US$115m ÷ (US$786m - US$162m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2019.) Therefore, WNS (Holdings) has an ROCE of 18%. … The ROCE equation subtracts current liabilities from capital employed, so a company with a lot of current liabilities appears to have less capital employed, and a higher ROCE than otherwise.

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Does WNS (Holdings) Limited's (NYSE:WNS) CEO Pay Reflect Performance?

See our latest analysis for WNS (Holdings) How Does Keshav Murugesh's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … Boasting a total shareholder return of 94% over three years, WNS (Holdings) Limited has done well by shareholders. … WNS (Holdings) Limited is currently paying its CEO below what is normal for companies of its size.

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All You Need To Know About WNS (Holdings) Limited's (NYSE:WNS) Financial Health

Moreover, WNS has generated US$150m in operating cash flow over the same time period, resulting in an operating cash to total debt ratio of 244%, indicating that WNS’s current level of operating cash is high enough to cover debt. … With current liabilities at US$162m, it appears that the company has been able to meet these obligations given the level of current assets of US$335m, with a current ratio of 2.07x. … Next Steps: WNS has demonstrated its ability to generate sufficient levels of cash flow, while its debt hovers at a safe level.

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Where WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) Stands In Terms Of Earnings Growth Against Its Industry

After looking at WNS (Holdings) Limited's (NYSE:WNS) latest earnings update (31 March 2019), I found it helpful to revisit the company's performance in the past couple of years and compare this against the latest numbers. … View our latest analysis for WNS (Holdings) How Did WNS's Recent Performance Stack Up Against Its Past? … I suggest you continue to research WNS (Holdings) to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at: Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for WNS’s future growth?

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What Do Analysts Think About WNS (Holdings) Limited's (NYSE:WNS) Future?

Want to participate in a short research study? … Help shape the future of investing tools and you could win a $250 gift card! … Looking at WNS (Holdings) Limited's (NYSE:WNS) earnings update on 31 March 2019,

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Does WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS) Have A Particularly Volatile Share Price?

In finance, Beta is a measure of volatility. … Every stock in the market is exposed to this volatility, which is linked to the fact that stocks prices are correlated in an efficient market. … Beta can be a useful tool to understand how much a stock is influenced by market risk (volatility).

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There's An Opportunity With WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE:WNS)

Longstanding stocks such as WNS (Holdings) Limited has fared well over time in a volatile stock market, which is why it’s my top pick to invest in. … Below I take a look at three key characteristics of what makes a strong defensive stock investment: its size, financial health and track record. … WNS (Holdings) Limited, a business process management company, together with its subsidiaries, provides data, voice, analytical, and business transformation services worldwide

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What Is WNS (Holdings) Limited's (NYSE:WNS) Share Price Doing?

received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. … With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price? … Today I will analyse the most recent data on WNS (Holdings)’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists

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The WNS (Holdings) (NYSE:WNS) Share Price Has Gained 190%, So Why Not Pay It Some Attention?

By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time. … Over half a decade, WNS (Holdings) managed to grow its earnings per share at 23% a year. … This EPS growth is remarkably close to the 24% average annual increase in the share price.

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Why WNS (Holdings) Limited’s (NYSE:WNS) Return On Capital Employed Is Impressive

In particular, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that can give us insight into how profitably the company is able to employ capital in its business. … Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE). … Analysts use this formula to calculate return on capital employed:

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WNS Company Info

Description

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 BPM and WNS Auto Claims BPM. It offers industry-specific services to clients primarily in insurance; diversified businesses, including manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, media and entertainment, and telecom; travel and leisure; healthcare; utilities; shipping and logistics; consulting and professional services; and banking and financial services. It also provides a range of services, such as customer interaction, finance and accounting, research and analytics, technology, legal, and human resources outsourcing services. In addition, the company offers transformation services designed to help its clients to modify their business processes to enhance productivity, manage changes in the business environment, and leverage business knowledge to increase market competitiveness. Further, it provides claims handling and repair management services for automobile repairs through a network of third party repair centers; and a suite of accident management services, including credit hire and credit repair. WNS (Holdings) Limited was founded in 1996 and is based in Mumbai, India.

Details
Name: WNS (Holdings) Limited
WNS
Exchange: NYSE
Founded: 1996
$2,946,056,011
50,051,920
Website: http://www.wns.com
Address: WNS (Holdings) Limited
Godrej & Boyce Complex,
Gate 4,
Mumbai,
Maharashtra, 400079,
India
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NYSE WNS SPONS ADR EA REPR 1 ORD SHS New York Stock Exchange US USD 26. Jul 2006
DB W9N SPONS ADR EA REPR 1 ORD SHS Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 26. Jul 2006
BMV WNS N SPONS ADR EA REPR 1 ORD SHS Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 26. Jul 2006
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
39,898
WNS (Holdings) employees.
Industry
Data Processing and Outsourced Services
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/06/18 23:59
End of day share price update: 2019/06/18 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/06/10
Last earnings filing: 2019/05/15
Last earnings reported: 2019/03/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/03/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

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.