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ITC Ltd.

  • 296.00 INR
  • +5.05
  • +1.74%
  • India
    Mar 15, 2019
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Company Background

ITC makes cigarettes and other fast-moving consumer goods. It is also a hotel operator and is involved in other businesses. It is a principal associate of London-based British American Tobacco, which holds a 30% or so stake through three entities. Insurance companies, mutual funds and banks own another 35% of ITC, while the Indian government holds about 11%.

Y C Deveshwar, a Harvard Business School alum, joined the company in 1968 and has been the CEO and chairman since January 1996. He also sits on the Reserve Bank of India's Central Board and serves on national executive committees of some of the country's premier trade and industry bodies. In 2011, he was conferred the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian awards.

Founded in 1910 in Kolkata, ITC focused on the cigarette and leaf tobacco businesses for its first 60 years. It was originally known as the Imperial Tobacco Co. of India.

Business Summary

ITC Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the manufacture and trade of consumer products. It operates through the following segments: Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Cigarettes; FMCG Others; Hotels; Paperboards, Paper and Packaging, and Agri Business. The FMCG Cigarettes segment markets and sells tobacco and cigars. The FMCG Others segment distributes packaged foods, clothes, school and office supplies, safety matched, agarbattis, and personal care products. The Hotels segment manages and operates hotel and restaurant chains. The Paperboards, Paper and Packaging segment produces and supplies specialty boards, graphic boards, and printing papers. The Agri Business segment exports feed ingredients, food grains, processed fruits, coffee, and seafood. The company was founded on August 24, 1910 and is headquartered in Kolkata, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 INRUSD
Gross Profit201,446.20M3,124.84M
Operating income151,863.60M2,355.71M
Income before tax174,091.10M2,700.50M
Net income112,712M1,748.39M
Diluted EPS9.200.14
Dividends Per Share5.150.07
Total Assets642,888.60M9,856.97M
Total liabilities114,059.80M1,748.80M
Total equity525,098.80M8,050.98M
Operating cash flow138,694.70M2,151.43M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 349,847M 384,333.10M 391,169M 426,357.10M 433,547.10M
Gross Profit 163,704M 178,367.60M 189,395.80M 195,024.30M 201,446.20M
Operating income 118,873.20M 127,553.50M 134,326.80M 141,758.20M 151,863.60M
Income before tax 130,515.50M 143,620.50M 148,506.50M 160,263.20M 174,091.10M
Net income 88,913.80M 96,631.70M 93,444.50M 102,894.40M 112,712M
EBITDA 128,522.40M 137,833.10M 145,852.80M 153,286.10M 164,226.40M
Diluted EPS 7.39 8 7.70 8.44 9.20
Dividends Per Share 4 4.16 4.33 4.75 5.15
Total Assets 413,300M 464,628.70M 516,918.80M 559,432.70M 642,888.60M
Total liabilities 138,900.10M 145,022.70M 87,514.60M 92,209.50M 114,059.80M
Total equity 272,367.30M 317,352.60M 426,792.90M 464,127M 525,098.80M
Operating cash flow 71,733.20M 106,541.90M 105,767.40M 113,626.60M 138,694.70M
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 5,788.88M 6,285.76M 5,974.70M 6,358.12M 6,725.20M
Gross Profit 2,708.79M 2,917.19M 2,892.82M 2,908.33M 3,124.84M
Operating income 1,966.98M 2,086.13M 2,051.70M 2,113.99M 2,355.71M
Income before tax 2,159.62M 2,348.91M 2,268.28M 2,389.95M 2,700.50M
Net income 1,471.24M 1,580.40M 1,427.26M 1,534.43M 1,748.39M
EBITDA 2,126.64M 2,254.25M 2,227.75M 2,285.90M 2,547.48M
Diluted EPS 0.12 0.13 0.11 0.12 0.14
Dividends Per Share 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.07 0.07
Total Assets 6,920.34M 7,424.40M 7,805.78M 8,615.27M 9,856.97M
Total liabilities 2,325.75M 2,317.35M 1,321.52M 1,420.02M 1,748.80M
Total equity 4,560.54M 5,071.04M 6,444.83M 7,147.56M 8,050.98M
Operating cash flow 1,186.96M 1,742.49M 1,615.48M 1,694.47M 2,151.43M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin35.02%
Profit margin25.99%

Key executives

  • CEO, Executive Director & Managing Director: Sanjiv Puri
  • Chief Operating Officer-PSPD: V. Kulkarni
  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director: Rajiv Tandon
  • Chief Scientist-Research & Technology Innovation: L. C. Chandrasekharan
  • Secretary, Executive VP & Compliance Officer: Rajendra Kumar Singhi


  • British American Tobacco plc (29.5%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India (16.1%)
  • The Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (7.9%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd. (2.1%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd. (1.8%)
  • General Insurance Corp. of India (Invt Port) (1.6%)
  • The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. (Investment Portfolio) (1.5%)
  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management) (1.5%)
  • HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (1.2%)
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Invt Port) (1.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Virginia House, 37 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, 700071, India
  • Phone: +91.33.22889371

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Last Updated on 15 Mar, 2019

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