Ramco Systems records 25.4% growth in topline in constant currency & 16% on USD for FY; Profit up by 189% YoY

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Bets on Innovation to drive growth; Partners with Large Consulting firms to offer Platform as a Service; Focuses on building prototypes around conversational BOTS and Cognitive technologies

Ramco Systems (BSE - 532370, NSE – RAMCOSYS); a global enterprise software company focusing on enterprise cloud platform, products and services, today announced the results for the fourth quarter and financial year ending 2015-16.

For the year ended March 31, 2016 (FY: 2015-16), global income of Ramco Systems Limited was USD 69.97m (Rs 454 cr). The net profit after tax for the year stood at USD 6.03m (Rs 39.2cr). Revenue from markets outside India stood at 74% compared to 72% the previous year.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2016 (Q4: 2015-16), global consolidated income of Ramco Systems Limited stood at USD 18.57m (Rs 124.7 cr). The revenue showed a healthy growth of 12% YoY in dollar terms and 22% YoY on constant currency. The net profit after tax for the quarter, amounted to USD 1.55m (Rs.10.4 cr).

(Constant Currency is measured by applying the exchange rates of the corresponding periods of the last financial year)

Highlights:

  • Revenue from markets outside India stood at 74% as compared to 72% the previous year
  • ASEAN and Australia led the growth with large contributions to incremental revenue
  • Ramco HCM continued its growth adding on an average 2 new customers every week
  • Ramco Logistics gained strong foothold with strategic wins in Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Middle East and Australia
  • Ability to offer Multi-country Payroll on a single platform has been a key factor in partnering with Large consulting and Services organizations to offer services on Ramco Payroll platform
  • Awards and recognitions received in FY 2016 -

o ISG Paragon Award for Innovation in Australia & New Zealand
o Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) endorses Ramco as preferred Next-Gen MRO IT Vendor
o CIO Choice Honor & Recognition 2016 award for HR & Global Payroll in India
o HR Vendor of the Year recognition in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong for Best HR Management, Talent Management and Payroll Software
o NelsonHall's NEAT report identifies Ramco as a Leader for Payroll Outsourcing

Commenting on the results, P.R. Venketrama Raja, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Ramco Systems, said, “The last few years have helped us leap ahead and gain global recognition for bringing latest Innovation into the Enterprise applications market. The results of this focus led to the launch of our first Innovation lab in Singapore co-funded by Singapore Government and anchor partner Air France Industries KLM E&M. Our vision is to be known as an Innovative, Disruptive Enterprise Software provider, globally.”

Commenting on the business growth, Virender Aggarwal, CEO – Ramco Systems, said, “ASEAN & ANZ have shown tremendous growth this financial year with major contribution to the new order book. Going forward, while the momentum in these markets continue, the thrust will be to replicate the success formula across other markets, too. We have been seeing good traction from large Consulting/ Managed Service Providers looking for a robust platform to build services around them. This trend will help increase our HR & Payroll platform reach out to a wider user base.

On technology front, conversational BOTS (interactive software that automates routine tasks) is an area of great interest and potential as they can bring tremendous business value. They are all set to change the way users interact and leverage their enterprise systems. At Ramco, prototypes and use cases around leveraging BOTS in HR support, MRO as well as Manufacturing is being tested.”

About Ramco Systems:
Ramco is a fast growing enterprise software player disrupting the market with its multi-tenanted cloud and mobile-based enterprise software in the area of HCM and Global Payroll, ERP and M&E MRO for Aviation. Part of the USD 1 billion Ramco Group, Ramco Systems focuses on Innovation and Culture to differentiate itself in the marketplace. On Innovation front, Ramco has been focusing on moving towards Cognitive and Robotic ERP with features such as Mail It – a feature which enables users to transact with the application by just sending an email; HUB It - a one screen does it all concept built to address all activities of a user; Thumb It – mobility where the system presents users with option to choose rather than type values and Prompt It – a cognitive ability which will let the system complete the transaction and prompts the user for approval.

With 1600+ employees spread across 21 offices, globally, Ramco follows a flat and open culture where employees are encouraged to share knowledge and grow. No Hierarchies, Cabin-less Offices, Respect work and not titles, among others are what makes the team say, Thank God it’s Monday!

Winner of ISG Award for Innovation; Chosen as Preferred Next-Gen MRO IT Vendor by ARSA; Winner of HR Vendors on the Year Award 2015; Winner of CIO Choice Honor & Recognition 2016

For more information, please visit http://www.ramco.com/
Follow Ramco on Twitter @ramcosystems or read latest updates on http://blogs.ramco.com/

For further information please contact:
Vinitha Ramani
+91 - 9840368048
vinitharamani(at)ramco(dot)com

Safe Harbor
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward looking statements which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT business including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, withdrawal of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Ramco Systems may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.--

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