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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 2020 INRUSD
Gross Profit39,563.10M557.96M
Operating income19,604.20M276.48M
Income before tax17,595.90M248.15M
Net income14,965.80M211.06M
Diluted EPS14.630.20
Dividends Per Share60.08
Total Assets152,562.70M2,016.65M
Total liabilities73,579.10M972.60M
Total equity78,982.10M1,044.02M
Operating cash flow14,932.40M210.59M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 84,238.80M 92,679.10M 98,474.30M 103,143.40M 99,108M
Gross Profit 31,811.70M 36,279.50M 39,401.20M 40,500.40M 39,563.10M
Operating income 15,570.20M 17,828M 19,604.10M 19,803M 19,604.20M
Income before tax 11,665.70M 16,863.10M 20,378M 20,847M 17,595.90M
Net income 8,276.10M 13,040.80M 16,341.80M 23,415.30M 14,965.80M
EBITDA 16,576.50M 19,243.70M 21,160.90M 21,502.80M 21,559.50M
Diluted EPS 8.10 12.76 10.65 22.90 14.63
Dividends Per Share 1.91 4.99 6.66 9.33 6
Total Assets 97,877.40M 130,804.80M 140,431.10M 144,955.40M 152,562.70M
Total liabilities 55,107.60M 77,785.30M 77,848M 72,286.20M 73,579.10M
Total equity 42,668.10M 53,018M 62,581.60M 72,667.70M 78,982.10M
Operating cash flow 7,713.60M 17,769.80M 16,320M 16,062.80M 14,932.40M
 Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020
Revenue 1,286.66M 1,382.09M 1,527.53M 1,474.68M 1,397.73M
Gross Profit 485.89M 541.02M 611.19M 579.05M 557.96M
Operating income 237.81M 265.86M 304.09M 283.13M 276.48M
Income before tax 178.18M 251.47M 316.10M 298.05M 248.15M
Net income 126.40M 194.47M 253.49M 334.77M 211.06M
EBITDA 253.18M 286.97M 328.24M 307.43M 304.05M
Diluted EPS 0.12 0.19 0.16 0.32 0.20
Dividends Per Share 0.02 0.07 0.10 0.13 0.08
Total Assets 1,478.00M 2,014.39M 2,153.13M 2,092.46M 2,016.65M
Total liabilities 832.15M 1,197.89M 1,193.59M 1,043.46M 972.60M
Total equity 644.31M 816.47M 959.52M 1,048.97M 1,044.02M
Operating cash flow 117.81M 264.99M 253.15M 229.65M 210.59M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2020
Operating margin19.78%
Profit margin15.10%

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: Sunder Nurani Mahadevan
  • 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. (2.7%)
  • Temasek Capital Pte Ltd. (2.4%)
  • First Sentier Investors (Hong Kong) Ltd. (2.1%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (1.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.9%)

Contact Details

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

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