Quess Corp headcount reaches 500K milestone; Announced the interim dividend of ₹8 per share for FY’23


9th November, 2022, Bangalore: Quess Corp, India’s leading business services provider, announced its Q2 FY23 financial results today.

Financial Highlights  

Q2 FY23 revenue up by32% YoY driven by General Staffing (up 36%), Comtel (up 48%) and ConneQt (up 24%)

EBITDA from operations for Q2 FY23 is up by 20% YoY to ₹135cr

EBITDA margin has declined due to:

Slowdown in IT Staffing and Selection business

Investments in Staffing business in the US

YoY PAT down marginally by 4%

Q2 FY23 OCF / Operating EBITDA conversion at 72%

The key consolidated financial parameters are:

Particulars ( in ₹ cr)Q2FY23Q2FY22Q1FY23YoYQoQ
Revenue from operations4,2733,2283,97932%7%
Reported EBITDA13511215320%-12%
Reported EBITDA Margin3.16%3.48%3.85%-32 bps-70 bps
Profit before tax505179-3%-37%
PBT Margin1.16%1.59%1.99%-43bps-83bps
Profit after tax404168-4%-41%
PAT margin0.93%1.28%1.70%-35 bps-77 bps

Q2 FY23 Business highlights

  • Workforce Management:
    • Total headcount for the vertical crossed 376k, an increase of 28% YoY, with an addition of 115 new logos.
    • General Staffing headcountcrossed 330k, with BFSI and Retail being the key drivers. Revenues are up 36% YoY and 8% QoQ
    • IT Staffing revenues were flat QoQ, due to a slowdown in IT hiring. This led to an EBITDA drop of 55% QoQ, and 40% YoY
  • Global Technology Solutions:
    • CLM revenues up 23% YoY, driven by 17 new logos added during Q2 FY 23
    • Continued focus on customer acquisition has resulted in 31 new logos during Q1 FY23
    • Non-Voice BPO: Collection business revenue is up by 23% on a YoY basis
    • Platform based services: HRO platform payslips processed per quarter is up by 14% YoY, with 41 new logos.
  • Operating Asset Management:
    • IFM: Revenue is up 33% YoY and EBITDA margin has stabilized on a QoQ basis.
    • Terrier Security: YoY revenue up by 28% on the back of strong head count addition. Sales momentum remains strong with 21 new logos added in the quarter
  • Product Led Business:
    • Monster:  Highest ever new user acquisition with 1.8 million registrations in Q2, 6-month active user base grew to 17.3 million; traffic grew by 25% to 44.2 Million
      • C-SAT & NPS continues to be positive, 90% & 20 respectively
    •  Qjobs: 5.2 million+ candidates and 1.4 million+ active job openings in Q2’23
      • More than 670k monthly recruiter-candidate interactions facilitated
    •  WorQ: 275K + Monthly Active Users & 100K + Daily Active Users (DAU)
    • DASH: Expanded user base to 420K with 180K + Monthly Active Users

Commenting on the results, ED & Group CEO Mr. Guruprasad Srinivasan said, “We are happy to announce that we have crossed the 500k headcount milestone driven by the highest ever headcount addition of 33.7k in the quarter. All our large businesses have continued to demonstrate high growth, with our consolidated revenues going up by 32% YoY and 7% on a QoQ basis. However, sluggish hiring in IT sector has impacted our higher margin businesses of IT staffing and Selection. We have taken the initial steps towards building our staffing presence in USA. While this investment may have some margin impact in the short term, we strongly believe that this investment will open up new growth avenues and improve margin profile of the business. Buoyed by record headcount addition, we are now focused on improving our margins.”


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