Quess Corp Ltd
Quess Corp Ltd (QUESS)

Quess Corp Ltd (QUESS)

₹585.12.75%

Key Stats

₹567.35
Day's Price Range
₹590.45
₹527.4
52-Week Price Range
₹989.9
1 Month Return1.12 %
3 Month Return-2.81 %
1 Year Return-32.97 %

Company Financials

  • Quarterly
  • Annual
Value in ₹ crore

Peer Comparsion

PE
Rank 103
34.92
EPS
Rank 35
₹16.32
BVPS
Rank 27
₹158.66
Dividend Yield
Rank 42
1%
ROE
Rank 317
-1.01%
Price To Book Ratio
Rank 97
3.59
Debt To Asset
Rank 75
0.51

Company Information

Quess Corp Ltd Indias leading integrated business services provider was established in September 19th 2007. The company is engaged in the business of providing services in global technology solutions people and services integrated facility management industrials and Internet business. Headquartered in Bengaluru the company has a panIndia presence with 65 offices as well as operations in North America South America the Middle East and South East Asia. Quess serves over 1700 clients worldwide. Quess Corp was promoted earlier by Fairfax Financial Holdings through its Indian subsidiary Thomas Cook India Ltd TCIL and Mr. Ajit Isaac Chairman MD.In 2008 Quess Corp acquired Avon Facility Management Services Ltd which helped it start a new line of business in the facility management space. In 2009 Quess Corp acquired Coachieve Solutions Private Limited a Human Resource Solutions company which expand Quess Corp offerings into the HR solutions space. In 2010 Quess Corp ventured into the highmargin business of professional IT Staffing with the acquisition of Magna Infotech. In 2013 Quess Corp secured a strategic investment from Fairfax Financial Holdings. Fairfax invested in Quess through their Indian subsidiary Thomas Cook India Limited. In 2014 Quess Corp acquired Hofincons Infotech Industrial Services ltd Bangalore to set up a new business segment in the Industrial Asset Management space. On 17 September 2014 Quess Corp signed a definitive agreement to acquire Brainhunter Zylog Systems Canada Limited subject to statutory and regulatory approvals. Brainhunter headquartered in Toronto Canada is a leading IT and Engineering professional firm employing about 700 professionals and with revenues of about USD 80 million.On 13 February 2015 Quess Corp announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Aramark India Pvt Ltd Aramark India from Aramark subject to statutory and regulatory approvals. Based out of Mumbai Aramark India is a facility management company with niche offerings in hospitality and healthcare facility management. The company has operations in more than 80 sites panIndia and with a workforce of over 2500 employees spread across 9 states. Aramark India services several marquee clients many of whom are amongst Indias leading conglomerates. This acquisition will strengthen Quess position as a leading pan India facilities management player with an integrated service offering spanning soft and hard services pest control and catering.On 1 January 2016 Quess Corp Ltd. announced the completion of the acquisition of MFXchange holdings Inc MFX from Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited Fairfax with the purchase of the remaining 51 stake in the company pursuant to the terms of a share purchase agreement that was entered into Fairfax on 3 November 2014. Quess had earlier acquired a 49 stake in MFX from Fairfax in November 2014 under the Purchase Agreement. Based out of Morristown NJ US MFX is leading provider of hosted information technology applications and outsourcing solutions for the US commercial property and casualty insurance industry. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Quess Global Technology Solutions business segment due to MFXs presence in the niche insurance focused IT Products and Solutions space in North America.Quess Corp Ltd undertook an initial public offer of equity shares and subsequently its equity shares were listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange BSE and National Stock Exchange on 12 July 2016.On 19 October 2016 Quess Corp announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 49 stake in Terrier Security Services India Private Limited Terrier marking its entry into the manned guarding and security solutions business. With a track record of over 27 years Terrier is among the leading providers of manned guarding services in India. In addition Terrier also provides training services for security personnel and electronic security solutions to clients.In 2017 Quess Corp expanded its geographical footprint by acquiring Comtel Solutions Pte. Ltd. a market leader in IT Staffing in Singapore. Comtel is one of Singapores largest independent staffing companies with services offered across staffing solutions managed services solutions and recruitment and search services with operations across Malaysia and Indonesia.During the financial year ended 31 March 2018 Quess Corp successfully closed its first Institutional Placement Programme IPP and rose about Rs 874 crore of stock and through this process added some marquee investors as its shareholders. The IPP was priced at Rs 800 per share.On 25 October 2017 Quess entered into an agreement to acquire 70 equity in Vedang Cellular Services Private Limited. Quess completed this acquisition for a consideration of Rs 40 crore on 10 November 2017. Vedang plans designs and optimizes telecom cell sites and also installs active components on cellular towers and their OM. It is one of the largest players in the telecom network operations and maintenance space with strong industry relations superior service offerings and deep technical capabilities. On 20 November 2017 Quess entered into an agreement to acquire 51 stake in Conneqt Business Solutions Limited formerly known as Tata Business Support Services. Quess paid Rs 153 crore cash consideration for this acquisition. The transaction was closed on 27 November 2017. Headquartered in Hyderabad Conneqt is among Indias premier Customer Experience CX management companies with over ten years of sectoral expertise. On 30 Novembers 2017 National Company Law Tribunal NCLT approved the Scheme of Merger of the facilities management business of Manipal Integrated Services MIS into Quess Corp with effect from 1 December 2016. Pursuant to NCLT approval Quess issued 71.49 lakh equity shares to equity shareholders of MIS as part of the remaining consideration. This strategic acquisition gave Quess a strong foothold in the rapidly growing healthcare and education facility management space and helped Quess become a leading integrated facility management provider in the country. On 24 January 2018 Quess announced to acquire 90 stake in Greenpiece Landscapes India Private Limited for a cash consideration upto Rs 26 crore. This consideration was subject to adjustments based on future performances of the company. The transaction was closed on 8 May 2018. Greenpiece is a leading endtoend design and landscaping services firm catering to marquee corporate industrial and real estate firms in India and abroad.On 31 January 2018 Quess announced to acquire 100 stake in Monster India and its business in South East Asia and the Middle East for a cash consideration of USD 14 million on a debtfree cashfree basis. The transaction was closed on 8 February 2018. Monster a leading online career and recruitment resource with its cuttingedge technology provides relevant profiles to employers and relevant jobs to jobseekers across industry verticals experience levels and geographies. On 31 January 2018 Quess announced to acquire 100 stake in HCL Computing Products Limited which further acquired Care Business of HCL Services Limited a subsidiary of HCL Infosystems Limited. The consideration was Rs 30 crore on a debtfree cashfree basis via a combination of primary and secondary payouts. The transaction was closed on 11 April 2018. Postacquisition the acquired business has been rebranded as DigiCare to give it a distinct and unique corporate identity in the Consumer Services space. DigiCare is one of the leading aftersales service providers for product categories such as mobile phones consumer electronics and consumer durables in the customer lifecycle management space.The Board of Directors of Quess Corp Limited Quess at its meeting held on 23 April 2018 approved the Scheme of Arrangement whereby the Human Resource business of Thomas Cook India Limited TCIL along with TCILs investment in Quess will be demerged to Quess through an NCLT process. This is subject to regulatory approvals. Pursuant to the scheme TCIL shareholders will receive 1889 equity shares of Quess of Rs 10 each for every 10000 equity shares of Rs 1 each held in TCIL. This arrangement will primarily lead to the overall public shareholding in Quess increasing from approximately 28 to 45 resulting in a more diverse shareholder base with higher liquidity for Quess shares in the capital market. Existing promoter of TCIL Fairbridge Capital Mauritius Limited would be classified as the promoter of Quess and this would further add strategic value for Quess going forward. Thomas Cook India Limited TCIL ceased to be the parent company and Fairfax Financial Holding Limited FFHL ceased to be the ultimate holding company of Quess Corp Limited with effect from 1 March 2018.Subsequent to 31 March 2019 the Company PAC through its subsidiary Conneqt Business Solutions Limited Acquirer has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement SPA with Mr. Ramamoorthy Jagadish and Mr. Adisheshan Saravanan SPA1 and First Carlyle Ventures Mauritius SPA2 and shareholders of Allsec Technologies Limited Target to acquire 13311060 fully paid equity shares. On 17 April 2019 the Acquirer has entered into a SPA with SPA1 to acquire 5387155 shares at Rs 320.00 per share amounting to Rs 17238.90 lakhs and with SPA2 to acquire 3961940 shares at Rs 250.00 per share amounting to Rs 9904.85 lakhs. Pursuant to Regulations 31 and 4 of Securities and Exchange Board of India Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers Regulations 2011 as amended SEBI SAST Regulations the Acquirer along with the PAC have made a Public Announcement PA for Open Offer Offer to the shareholders of the Target Company to acquire up to 3961965 fully paid equity shares of Rs 10.00 each at a price of Rs 320.00 per share payable in cash. On 3 May 2019 the Draft Letter of Offer is filed with Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI. The Acquirer and the PAC have appointed Axis Capital Limited as the Managers to the Open Offer in terms of Regulation 12 of the SEBI SAST Regulations.Subsequent to 31 March 2019 the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on 17 April 2019 considered and approved additional investment of a Rs 19310.00 lakhs by way of subscription to equity shares to be issued and allotted by Conneqt Business Solutions Limited CBSL the Equity Subscription and b Not exceeding Rs 21000.00 lakhs by way of subscription to compulsorily convertible debentures CCDs to be issued and allotted by CBSL. Pursuant to the Equity Subscription the total shareholding of the Company in CBSL will increase from 51.00 to 70.00. The foregoing shareholding of Quess in CBSL may further increase on conversion of the CCDs.Subsequent to 31 March 2019 on 7 May 2019 the Company acquired balance 10.00 equity stake in GLIPL at a consideration of Rs 280.00 lakhs and GLIPL has become 100.00 subsidiary of the Company.On October 25 2018 the Board of Directors had accorded its approval for merger of its 4 Four Wholly Owned Subsidiaries i.e. Aravon Services Private Limited CentreQ Business Services Private Limited Coachieve Solutions Private Limited and Master Staffing Solutions Private Limited with Quess. As on 31 March 2019the company has 16 domestic18 overseas subsidiaries2 domestic associate and 3 overseas associate companies under its roof.Pursuant to the order dated 28 June 2019 of the Honble National Company Law Tribunal NCLT Bengaluru Bench sanctioning the Composite Scheme of Arrangement and Amalgamation Scheme amongst Thomas Cook India Limited TCIL and Travel Corporation India Limited and TC Travel Services Limited and TC Forex Services Limited and SOTC Travel Management Private Limited and Quess Corp Limited and their respective Shareholders and Creditors the Company obtained the approval of Shareholders and Creditors on 20 August 2019. The Scheme was sanctioned by the Honble NCLT Mumbai Bench and Honble NCLT Bengaluru Bench vide their orders dated 10 October 2019 and 7 November 2019 respectively.On 9 December 2019 the Board of Directors approved the allotment of 71456240 equity shares of the face value of Rs 10 each fully paidup to the eligible equity shareholders of TCIL as on 6 December 2019 Record Date as per the share entitlement ratio i.e. 1889 equity shares of Quess of Rs 10 each fully paid up for every 10000 equity shares of Re. 1 each held in TCIL as approved the Honble NCLT of Mumbai and Bengaluru Bench and also approved the cancellation and reduction of 71323496 equity shares held by TCIL. Pursuant to Clause 32.7 of the Scheme Fairbridge Capital Mauritius Limited promoter of TCIL became the promoter of Quess upon issuance and allotment of equity shares. During the year 201920 MFX Chile SpA was dissolved on 9 December 2019.As on 31 March 2020the company has 13 domestic20 overseas subsidiaries2 domestic and 3 overseas associate companies under its roof.The Preferential Issue Committee of the Board at its meeting held on 26 September 2019 allotted 754437 equity shares by way of a private placement on preferential allotment basis to Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC a Portfolio Investor of the face value of Rs 10/each at a price of Rs 676/ each including a premium of Rs 666/ per equity share aggregating to an amount of Rs 509999412/.During the quarter ended 30 June 2020 the Company acquired additional 25.00 stake in Terrier Security Services India Private Limited TSSIPL for a purchase consideration of Rs 645.00 million. Consequent to the additional 2500 acquisition the total shareholding in TSSIPL has increased from 49.00 to 74.00 and TSSIPL has become subsidiary of the Company.During the quarter and year ended 31 March 2020 the Company after exploring various options decided to terminate the joint arrangement with Quess East Bengal FC Private Limited QEBFC an associate of the Company after considering its long term economic viability.During the quarter ended 30 September 2020 the Company sold Dependo Logistics Services Private Limited for a consideration of Rs I 00.00 million. During the quaner ended 30 September the Company entered into a Termination agreement Agreement with Quess East Bengal FC Private Limited and the East Bengal Club Club for terminating the shareholders agreement dated 5 July 2018 among the Company. QEBFC and the Club on mutual consent. As per the agreement the sporting rights has hecn surrendered to the Club with effect from 16 July 2020 and the Company has acquired the balance 30 00 equity stake in QEBFC for a nominal value of Rs 1000. On 28 July 2020 the Board of Directors had approved the proposal for voluntary liquidation of QEBFC.During the quarter ended 31 March 2021 the Company entered into Shareholders Agreement SHA and Share Subscription Agreement SSA with Stellarslog Technovation Private Limited STPL and its Shareholders to acquire equity stake in STPL. On 29 January 2021 the Company had acquired 16.12 equity stake in STPL for a consideration of Rs 20.00 million. On 02 February 2021 the Company acquired additional 3.76 equity stake in Vedang Cellular Services Private Limited VCSP at a consideration of Rs 697 million pursuant to the clauses relating to NCIPut option of the Original Share purchase agreement dated 25 October 2017 among Quess Corp Limited Vedang Radio Technology Private Limited VCSP and Ashish Kapoor. As of 3 I March 2021 the Company holds 92.47 equity stake in VCSP.
OrganisationQuess Corp Ltd
HeadquartersBangalore
IndustryDiversified