Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.


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Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 340.60M

Currency in INR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): BOM(532424)
Consumer Non-Durables
Household/Personal Care
Full time employees: 2,306

Business summary

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. operates as a fast moving consumer goods company. It manufactures and distributes personal and household products, including brands for home care, personal wash and hair care. The company's brands include Good knight, Cinthol, Godrej No. 1, Expert, HIT, Jet, Fairglow, Ezee, Protekt and Snuggy. Godrej Consumer Products was founded on November 29, 2000 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Company background

Godrej Consumer Products, or GCPL, is part of the Godrej Group, a midsize Indian conglomerate. It has large shares of the market for insecticides, housewares, soap and hair care products in India.

The Godrej Group was founded in the 1890s by the grandfather and great-uncle of Adi Godrej, the current chairman of both the group and GCPL. The group entered the soap business in the 1910s, raising the brand's profile by offering products made without animal fat in consideration of India's many vegetarians. In 2001, Godrej Soaps, the group's core unit, was split into two entities, one of which is GCPL.

GCPL is working to expand overseas, particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It bought a major Indonesian household insecticides company in 2010. It has also bought a number of African companies and is planning to purchase a South African baldness treatment company, possibly by the end of 2015. The group's main subsidiaries and the founding family together hold more than 60% of GCPL shares.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2016

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 89,559.5M
Gross profit 37,011.9M
Operating income 15,319.4M
Income before tax 14,759.9M
Net income 11,194.1M
EBITDA 16,350.5M
Diluted EPS 32.87
Dividends per share 5.75
Total assets 113,040.1M
Total liabilities 61,221.4M
Total equity 50,975.3M
Operating cash flow 7,630.8M

Currency in INR

Revenue 1,367.92M
Gross profit 565.31M
Operating income 233.98M
Income before tax 225.44M
Net income 170.97M
EBITDA 249.73M
Diluted EPS 0.50
Dividends per share 0.08
Total assets 1,706.97M
Total liabilities 924.48M
Total equity 769.75M
Operating cash flow 116.55M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2016

PER 41.96
ROA 10.44%
ROE 23.79%
Operating margin 17.10%
Profit margin 12.49%

Key executive

  • Managing Director & Non-Executive Director: Vivek Gambhir
  • Chief Financial Officer & Secretary: V. Srinivasan
  • Executive Vice President-Research & Development: Sunder Nurani Mahadevan
  • EVP-Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions: Omar Momin
  • COO-Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing: Rakesh K. Sinha

Share holders

  • Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd.(34.7%)
  • Godrej Industries Ltd.(23.7%)
  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(2.9%)
  • Temasek Capital Pte Ltd.(2.8%)
  • Arisaig Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd.(2.7%)
  • Aberdeen Asset Management (Asia) Ltd.(2.0%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.2%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India(1.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.9%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Eastern Express Highway, 4th Floor, Pirojshanagar, Mumbai, 400079, India
  • Phone: +91.22.25188010

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