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Health Technology

Cipla Ltd.

  • 582.75 INR
  • -5.10
  • -0.87%
  • India
    Apr 20, 2018
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Company Background

Cipla is a major Indian generic drugmaker, competing for second place in the industry in India in terms of the size of its business. It has been doing business in 170 countries and has over 30 production bases. It is a long-established company compared with other Indian leading generic drugmakers. The predecessor of Cipla was founded by K. A. Hamied in 1935, long before India's independence in 1947. It is said that Mahatma Gandhi visited Cipla and asked Hamied to supply medicines that were desperately needed in India at the time. During World War II, Hamied crisscrossed the country to supply medicines that were in short supply due to stagnant imports.

As a trailblazer in India's pharmaceutical industry, Cipla has been busily expanding its business in Africa and other emerging economies. In particular, it is well-known for its low-cost HIV drug. In 2013, it turned a South African company it did business with into a wholly owned subsidiary.

K. A. Hamied's son Yusuf, who earned a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Cambridge, took over the company in 1972 and has been serving as the chairman. The founding family owns nearly 40% of the shares in the company.

Business Summary

Cipla Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of healthcare products and bulk drugs. The company operates through two segments: Pharmaceuticals and New Ventures. The Pharmaceuticals segment develops, manufactures, sells and distributes generic or branded generic medicines as well as active pharmaceutical ingredients. The New Ventures segment includes the operations of the two wholly owned subsidiaries, Cipla Health Ltd., a consumer healthcare company and Cipla BioTec Pvt. Ltd, which is into the business of Biosimilars. It also includes CipTec, a division within the company, which is to establish a strong specialty business in U.S. with significant focus on business development and evaluating investment opportunities. Its products portfolio includes prescription drugs, animal healthcare products, bulk drugs, OTC products, agrochemicals and technology. Cipla was founded by Khwaja Abdul Hamied in 1935 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2017 INRUSD
Gross Profit48,235.80M719.32M
Operating income16,856.80M251.37M
Income before tax12,221.70M182.25M
Net income10,063.90M150.07M
Diluted EPS12.500.18
Dividends Per Share20.02
Total Assets209,700.50M3,229.39M
Total liabilities79,923.50M1,230.82M
Total equity125,254.20M1,928.91M
Operating cash flow22,350.60M333.30M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2013Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017
Revenue 81,182.60M 97,994.20M 109,507.60M 134,420.40M 142,298.10M
Gross Profit 30,021.62M 35,410.40M 40,668.40M 46,429.40M 48,235.80M
Operating income 17,225.90M 14,733.30M 12,634.80M 17,463.70M 16,856.80M
Income before tax 20,953.70M 18,800.40M 16,542.50M 17,270.30M 12,221.70M
Net income 15,448.50M 13,884.10M 11,807.70M 13,599.90M 10,063.90M
EBITDA 20,530.70M 18,459.70M 17,681.90M 25,005.50M 25,571.40M
Diluted EPS 19.24 17.27 14.66 16.89 12.50
Dividends Per Share 2 2 2 2 2
Total Assets 123,227.70M 147,931.20M 173,834.50M 211,281.80M 209,700.50M
Total liabilities 33,040.90M 46,931.90M 64,014.80M 92,449.70M 79,923.50M
Total equity 90,186.80M 100,503.50M 108,014.90M 115,162.20M 125,254.20M
Operating cash flow 14,585.50M 15,069.80M 10,379M 15,885.70M 22,350.60M
 Mar 2013Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017
Revenue 1,491.62M 1,621.50M 1,790.99M 2,053.13M 2,122.04M
Gross Profit 551.60M 585.93M 665.13M 709.16M 719.32M
Operating income 316.50M 243.79M 206.64M 266.74M 251.37M
Income before tax 384.99M 311.08M 270.55M 263.78M 182.25M
Net income 283.84M 229.73M 193.11M 207.72M 150.07M
EBITDA 377.22M 305.45M 289.18M 381.93M 381.33M
Diluted EPS 0.35 0.28 0.23 0.25 0.18
Dividends Per Share 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.02
Total Assets 2,267.29M 2,476.97M 2,777.74M 3,190.48M 3,229.39M
Total liabilities 607.92M 785.83M 1,022.90M 1,396.04M 1,230.82M
Total equity 1,659.37M 1,682.84M 1,725.99M 1,739.01M 1,928.91M
Operating cash flow 267.99M 249.35M 169.74M 242.63M 333.30M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2017
Operating margin11.84%
Profit margin7.07%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer, MD & Director: Umang Vohra
  • Global Chief Financial Officer: Kedar Upadhye
  • Secretary & Compliance Officer: Rajendra Chopra
  • Executive Vice Chairman: Samina Vaziralli
  • Chief Internal Auditor: Deepak Viegas


  • AHMED SOPHIE (5.7%)
  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd. (5.6%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India (4.1%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd. (4.1%)
  • HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (2.8%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.4%)

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Last Updated on 20 Apr, 2018

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