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How to buy HCL Technologies (HCLTECH) shares

Learn how to easily invest in HCL Technologies shares.

HCL Technologies Limited is an information technology services business based in India. HCL Technologies shares (HCLTECH) are listed on the NSE and all prices are listed in Indian Rupee. HCL Technologies employs 187,634 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around INR10.8 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy HCL Technologies stock?

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HCL Technologies shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-23.
Latest market closeINR1,177.15
52-week rangeINR777.33 - INR1,366.57
50-day moving average INR1,257.38
200-day moving average INR1,063.37
Wall St. target priceINR1,374.22
PE ratio 24.8248
Dividend yield INR0.217 (0.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) INR48.10

HCL Technologies stock price (NSE: HCLTECH)

Use our graph to track the performance of HCLTECH stocks over time.

HCL Technologies price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of INR1177.15 from 2021-10-27

1 week (2021-10-20) -4.52%
1 month (2021-09-28) -7.24%
3 months (2021-07-28) 19.74%
6 months (2021-04-28) 27.42%
1 year (2020-10-27) 38.94%
2 years (2019-10-27) 4.13%
3 years (2018-10-26) 21.78%
5 years (2016-10-27) 52.03%

Is HCL Technologies under- or over-valued?

Valuing HCL Technologies stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HCL Technologies's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

HCL Technologies's P/E ratio

HCL Technologies's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, HCL Technologies shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.

HCL Technologies's PEG ratio

HCL Technologies's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3863. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into HCL Technologies's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

HCL Technologies's EBITDA

HCL Technologies's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is INR2.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a HCL Technologies's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

HCL Technologies financials

Revenue TTM INR10.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 19.5%
Gross profit TTM INR4.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.63%
Return on equity TTM 21.58%
Profit margin 16.14%
Book value INR3.09
Market capitalisation INR3.2 trillion

TTM: trailing 12 months

HCL Technologies's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like HCL Technologies.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

HCL Technologies's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.92

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and HCL Technologies's overall score of 22.92 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like HCL Technologies is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

HCL Technologies's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.02/100

HCL Technologies's environmental score of 4.02 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that HCL Technologies is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

HCL Technologies's social score

Social score: 16.31/100

HCL Technologies's social score of 16.31 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that HCL Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

HCL Technologies's governance score

Governance score: 5.59/100

HCL Technologies's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that HCL Technologies is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

HCL Technologies's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. HCL Technologies scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that HCL Technologies has managed to keep its nose clean.

HCL Technologies share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.5% of net profits

Recently HCL Technologies has paid out, on average, around 2.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HCL Technologies shareholders could enjoy a 3.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HCL Technologies's case, that would currently equate to about INR0.217 per share.

While HCL Technologies's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that HCL Technologies is investing more in its future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have HCL Technologies's shares ever split?

HCL Technologies's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 4 December 2019. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HCL Technologies shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HCL Technologies shares which in turn could have impacted HCL Technologies's share price.

HCL Technologies share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HCL Technologies's shares have ranged in value from as little as INR777.3324 up to INR1366.5714. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HCLTECH.NSE volatility(beta: 0.7)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NSE average) beta is 1, while HCL Technologies's is 0.7021. This would suggest that HCL Technologies's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

HCL Technologies overview

HCL Technologies Limited offers software development, business process outsourcing, and infrastructure management services worldwide. It operates through three segments: IT and Business Services; Engineering and R&D Services; and Products & Platforms. The IT and Business Services segment provides IT and business services, such as application, infrastructure, and digital process operations; digital transformation services for digital and analytics; IoTWoRKs; and cloud native and cybersecurity solutions. Its Engineering and R&D Services segment offers engineering services and solutions to software, embedded, mechanical, VLSI, and platform engineering that support the lifecycle of products for hardware and software industries. The Products & Platforms segment provides modernized software products for technology and industry specific requirements. This segment also offers HCL software; DRYiCE software, an organic IP-based software unit; Actian, a portfolio of products and solutions, including data management, integration, analytics, and hybrid data for enterprises, retail, telecommunications, media, healthcare, and manufacturing. The company also offers hybrid clouds, digital workplace, and cloud native services, as well as service integration and management.

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