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Cipla Ltd.

  • 538.95 INR
  • +5.95
  • +1.12%
  • India
    Mar 19, 2019
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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. It operates through the Pharmaceuticals and New Ventures segments. 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. The company was founded by Khwaja Abdul Hamied in 1935 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 INRUSD
Gross Profit52,774.30M818.63M
Operating income17,775.30M275.73M
Income before tax16,694.60M258.96M
Net income14,105.30M218.80M
Diluted EPS17.500.27
Dividends Per Share30.04
Total Assets228,605.50M3,505.05M
Total liabilities82,633.90M1,266.96M
Total equity142,291.90M2,181.66M
Operating cash flow13,781.60M213.78M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 97,994.20M 109,507.60M 134,420.40M 142,298.10M 150,110.30M
Gross Profit 35,410.40M 40,668.40M 46,429.40M 48,235.70M 52,774.30M
Operating income 14,733.30M 12,634.80M 17,463.70M 15,212M 17,775.30M
Income before tax 18,800.40M 16,542.50M 17,270.30M 12,221.70M 16,694.60M
Net income 13,884.10M 11,807.70M 13,599.90M 10,063.90M 14,105.30M
EBITDA 18,459.70M 17,681.90M 25,005.50M 23,926.60M 27,273.40M
Diluted EPS 17.27 14.66 16.89 12.50 17.50
Dividends Per Share 2 2 2 2 3
Total Assets 147,931.20M 173,834.50M 211,281.80M 210,370.70M 228,605.50M
Total liabilities 46,931.90M 64,014.80M 92,449.70M 80,411.30M 82,633.90M
Total equity 100,503.50M 108,014.90M 115,162.20M 125,436.60M 142,291.90M
Operating cash flow 15,069.80M 10,379M 15,885.70M 22,344.50M 13,781.60M
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 1,621.50M 1,790.99M 2,053.13M 2,122.04M 2,328.51M
Gross Profit 585.93M 665.13M 709.16M 719.32M 818.63M
Operating income 243.79M 206.64M 266.74M 226.85M 275.73M
Income before tax 311.08M 270.55M 263.78M 182.25M 258.96M
Net income 229.73M 193.11M 207.72M 150.07M 218.80M
EBITDA 305.45M 289.18M 381.93M 356.80M 423.06M
Diluted EPS 0.28 0.23 0.25 0.18 0.27
Dividends Per Share 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.04
Total Assets 2,476.97M 2,777.74M 3,190.48M 3,239.71M 3,505.05M
Total liabilities 785.83M 1,022.90M 1,396.04M 1,238.33M 1,266.96M
Total equity 1,682.84M 1,725.99M 1,739.01M 1,931.72M 2,181.66M
Operating cash flow 249.35M 169.74M 242.63M 333.21M 213.78M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin11.84%
Profit margin9.39%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer, MD & Director: Umang Vohra
  • Global Head-Operations: Raju Subramanyam
  • Global Chief Financial Officer: Kedar Upadhye
  • Global Chief Medical Officer: Jaideep A. Gogtay
  • Secretary & Compliance Officer: Rajendra Chopra


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Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, Mumbai, 400013, India
  • Phone: +91.22.24826000

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Last Updated on 19 Mar, 2019

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