Mumbai-based Tata Consultancy Companies Ltd. (TCS NSE 0.16%) has as soon as once more grow to be the world’s most-valued data know-how (IT) firm with a market capitalization of $169.25 billion on Monday. The corporate eclipsed a US-based It firm, Accenture, to carry the highest spot as soon as once more. Within the course of, TCS additionally trumped Reliance Industries NSE – 1.78% Ltd. (RIL) to grow to be India’s most dear firm.

The share worth of TCS fell 0.4% from its earlier shut, it was at Rs. 3,290 apeice on Monday, imparting India’s largest software program companies exporter a market cap of $169.2 billion, or Rs. 12.34 lakh crore. On the similar time, Accenture was valued at $168.4 billion, or Rs. 12.27 lakh crore, on the New York Inventory Alternate (NYSE). RIL’s market cap was at $168.5 billion, or Rs. 12.29 trillion.

TCS unexpectedly gave excessive Q3 outcomes its web revenue rose 7.3% year-on-year to Rs. 8,701 crore. Based on the administration throughout October-December, The IT bellwether, a Tata Group firm, expanded its presence within the European market by making two acquisitions and is prone to see extra massive deal wins.

Brokerages have raised goal costs on TCS after it reported better-than-expected outcomes for the December quarter.

“The corporate has returned to constructive development zone and YoY foundation and administration is assured of regaining double-digit development trajectory,” mentioned Edelweiss elevating the goal worth to Rs. 4,176 from Rs. 4,000 in response to LiveMint.

As IT corporations capitalized on the elevated demand for digital companies for distant working, the NSE Nifty IT index outperformed the broader indices within the pandemic 12 months of 2020. Based on Financial Instances, “the Nifty IT index rose 57.98% within the final one 12 months in comparison with a 16.25% rise in Nifty 50.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, know-how firms have been among the many worst-hit industries because it stalled commerce and compelled staff to work at home, elevating prices. Nevertheless, the sector began regaining its misplaced allure within the second quarter, aided by massive deal wins and shoppers spending an AI, cloud computing, and the Web of Issues (IoT) as companies moved on-line. Within the quarter ended December, TCS reported deal wins value $6.8 billion.

This isn’t the primary time TCS has raced forward of its rivals. In April 2018, the corporate reached the $100 billion valuation mark and overtook Accenture’s pinnacle place out there.