By Mauro Orru
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. said Wednesday that its second-quarter net profit fell from a year earlier and approved a share buyback program.
The Indian information-technology services provider said net profit for the quarter ended Sept. 30 fell to 74.75 billion Indian rupees ($1.02 billion) from INR80.42 billion a year earlier, missing estimates of INR79.21 billion from a FactSet poll of analysts.
Second-quarter revenue increased to INR401.35 billion from INR389.77 billion a year earlier, exceeding FactSet estimates of INR391.71 billion.
The company also said its board of directors backed proposals to buy back shares for a maximum of INR160 billion.
The board also declared a second interim dividend of INR12 per share to be paid out on Nov. 3.
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