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Consumer Non-Durables

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.

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.

Business Summary

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. engages in the manufacturing and sale of personal and household care products. It offers household insecticides, hair colour, liquid detergents, soaps, and air fresheners. The company was founded on November 29, 2000 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 INRUSD
Gross Profit40,500.40M579.05M
Operating income19,803M283.13M
Income before tax20,847M298.05M
Net income23,415.30M334.77M
Diluted EPS22.900.32
Dividends Per Share9.330.13
Total Assets144,955.40M2,092.46M
Total liabilities72,286.20M1,043.46M
Total equity72,667.70M1,048.97M
Operating cash flow16,062.80M229.65M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 82,389.90M 84,238.80M 92,679.10M 98,474.30M 103,143.40M
Gross Profit 32,154.70M 31,811.70M 36,279.50M 39,401.20M 40,500.40M
Operating income 12,572.60M 15,570.20M 17,828M 19,604.10M 19,803M
Income before tax 12,487.20M 11,665.70M 16,863.10M 20,378M 20,847M
Net income 9,071.20M 8,276.10M 13,040.80M 16,341.80M 23,415.30M
EBITDA 13,480.40M 16,576.50M 19,243.70M 21,160.90M 21,502.80M
Diluted EPS 8.88 8.10 12.76 10.65 22.90
Dividends Per Share 1.83 1.91 5 6.66 9.33
Total Assets 101,284.80M 97,877.40M 130,804.80M 140,431.10M 144,955.40M
Total liabilities 56,557.50M 55,107.60M 77,785.30M 77,848M 72,286.20M
Total equity 43,105.40M 42,668.10M 53,018M 62,581.60M 72,667.70M
Operating cash flow 9,078.10M 7,713.60M 17,769.80M 16,320M 16,062.80M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 1,347.48M 1,286.66M 1,382.09M 1,527.53M 1,474.68M
Gross Profit 525.88M 485.89M 541.02M 611.19M 579.05M
Operating income 205.62M 237.81M 265.86M 304.09M 283.13M
Income before tax 204.22M 178.18M 251.47M 316.10M 298.05M
Net income 148.35M 126.40M 194.47M 253.49M 334.77M
EBITDA 220.47M 253.18M 286.97M 328.24M 307.43M
Diluted EPS 0.14 0.12 0.19 0.16 0.32
Dividends Per Share 0.02 0.02 0.07 0.10 0.13
Total Assets 1,618.45M 1,478.00M 2,014.39M 2,153.13M 2,092.46M
Total liabilities 903.74M 832.15M 1,197.89M 1,193.59M 1,043.46M
Total equity 688.79M 644.31M 816.47M 959.52M 1,048.97M
Operating cash flow 148.47M 117.81M 264.99M 253.15M 229.65M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin19.19%
Profit margin22.70%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer, MD & Executive Director: Vivek Gambhir
  • Associate Vice President-Operations: Rajesh Chandra
  • CFO, Secretary & Compliance Officer: V. Srinivasan
  • Head-Research & Development: Sunder Nurani Mahadevan
  • Head-Global Supply Chain & Information Technology: Rakesh K. Sinha


  • Godrej Industries Ltd. (51.1%)
  • Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (7.3%)
  • Temasek Capital Pte Ltd. (2.4%)
  • First Sentier Investors (Australia) IM Ltd. (2.1%)
  • First State Investments (Hong Kong) Ltd. (1.5%)
  • Arisaig Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd. (1.5%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management) (1.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.3%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Godrej One, Pirojshanagar, Eastern Express Highway, Mumbai, 400079, India
  • Phone: +91.22.25188010

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Last Updated on 12 Dec, 2019

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