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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 manufacture and sale of personal and household care products. The firm operates through the following geographical segments: India, Indonesia, Africa and Others. It offers household insecticides, hair color, liquid detergents, soaps and air fresheners. The company was founded on November 29, 2000 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2021 INRUSD
Gross Profit43,291.80M583.17M
Operating income22,524.30M303.41M
Income before tax20,803.70M280.24M
Net income17,208.20M231.80M
Diluted EPS16.820.22
Dividends Per Share00
Total Assets146,312M2,001.15M
Total liabilities51,923M710.16M
Total equity94,387.50M1,290.96M
Operating cash flow19,300.70M259.99M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 92,679.10M 98,474.30M 103,143.40M 99,108M 110,286.20M
Gross Profit 36,279.50M 39,401.20M 40,500.40M 39,563.10M 43,291.80M
Operating income 17,828M 19,604.10M 19,803M 19,604.20M 22,524.30M
Income before tax 16,863.10M 20,378M 20,847M 17,595.90M 20,803.70M
Net income 13,040.80M 16,341.80M 23,415.30M 14,965.80M 17,208.20M
EBITDA 19,243.70M 21,160.90M 21,502.80M 21,559.50M 24,562.80M
Diluted EPS 12.76 10.65 22.90 14.63 16.82
Dividends Per Share 4.99 6.66 9.33 6 0
Total Assets 130,804.80M 139,638.10M 141,700.80M 149,570.10M 146,312M
Total liabilities 77,785.30M 77,055M 69,031.60M 70,586.50M 51,923M
Total equity 53,018M 62,581.60M 72,667.70M 78,982.10M 94,387.50M
Operating cash flow 17,769.80M 16,320M 16,062.80M 14,932.40M 19,300.70M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 1,382.09M 1,527.53M 1,474.68M 1,397.73M 1,485.63M
Gross Profit 541.02M 611.19M 579.05M 557.96M 583.17M
Operating income 265.86M 304.09M 283.13M 276.48M 303.41M
Income before tax 251.47M 316.10M 298.05M 248.15M 280.24M
Net income 194.47M 253.49M 334.77M 211.06M 231.80M
EBITDA 286.97M 328.24M 307.43M 304.05M 330.87M
Diluted EPS 0.19 0.16 0.32 0.20 0.22
Dividends Per Share 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.08 0
Total Assets 2,014.39M 2,140.97M 2,045.48M 1,977.10M 2,001.15M
Total liabilities 1,197.89M 1,181.43M 996.48M 933.05M 710.16M
Total equity 816.47M 959.52M 1,048.97M 1,044.02M 1,290.96M
Operating cash flow 264.99M 253.15M 229.65M 210.59M 259.99M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin20.42%
Profit margin15.60%

Key executives

  • Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & MD: Nisaba Adi Godrej
  • Associate Vice President-Operations: Rajesh Chandra
  • CFO, Secretary & Compliance Officer: Vishwanathan Srinivasan
  • Head-Research & Development: Venkateswara Rao Yadlapalli
  • EVP-Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions: Omar Momin


  • Godrej Industries Ltd. (51.1%)
  • Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (7.3%)
  • First Sentier Investors (Australia) IM Ltd. (2.6%)
  • Temasek Capital Pte Ltd. (2.4%)
  • First Sentier Investors (Hong Kong) Ltd. (2.2%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (1.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.1%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management) (1.0%)

Contact Details

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

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