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Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

  • 1,310.00 INR
  • +19.70
  • +1.53%
  • India
    Jun 21, 2018
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Company Background

Larsen & Toubro is India's largest construction and engineering company. It builds industrial plants and ships, and is also involved in the development of infrastructure such as roads and railroads. The company boasts an order backlog worth more than 1 trillion rupees.

The company was established in 1938 in Mumbai as a trader of dairy equipment by two Danish men, Henning Holck-Larsen and Soren Kristian Toubro. It began to engage in ship repair during World War II and gradually expanded its business to cover construction and engineering.

Larsen & Toubro grew rapidly in the 1960s and came to rank among India's top companies in the 1970s. Abroad, the company has been involved in industrial plant construction and airports in the Middle East.

The company has recently landed a railroad construction contract as part of the government-backed Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (project aimed at developing industrial zones spanning across six states in India which would spur economic development in the region and develop industries), which will link the two cities with new industrial zones and large-scale infrastructure.

As the company expanded, the founders sold off their shareholdings. Larsen & Toubro is one of few large Indian corporations whose management is not dominated by any family clan. While Life Insurance Corp. of India, a state-owned entity, is the largest shareholder, no one owns a controlling stake in the company. It faced a takeover bid from Indian conglomerate Reliance Group in the 1980s.

Business Summary

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. operates as an investment holding company, which engages in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial activities. It operates through the following segments: Infrastructure, Power, Heavy Engineering, Electrical & Automation, Hydrocarbon, IT and Technology Services, Financial Services, Developmental Projects and Others. The Infrastructure segment comprises of engineering and construction of building and factories, transportation infrastructure, heavy civil infrastructure, power transmission and distribution and water and renewable energy projects. The Power segment includes turnkey solutions for coal-based and gas-based thermal power plants including power generation equipment with associated systems and balance-of-plant packages. The Heavy Engineering segment engages in the manufacture and supply of custom designed, engineered critical equipment & systems to core sector industries like fertiliser, refinery, petrochemical, chemical, oil & gas, thermal & nuclear power, aerospace and defence. The Electrical and Automation segment comprises manufacture and sale of low and medium voltage switchgear components, custom built low and medium voltage switchboards, electronic energy meters protection systems and control and automation products. The Hydrocarbon segment provides engineering procurement, construction and commissioning solutions for the global oil and gas Industry from front-end design through detailed engineering, modular fabrication, procurement, project management, construction, installation and commissioning. The IT and Technology Services segment comprises of information technology and integrated engineering services. The Financial Services segment includes retail and corporate finance, housing finance, infrastructure finance, general insurance, asset management of mutual fund schemes and related advisory services. The Developmental Projects segment comprises development, operation and maintenance of basic infrastructure projects, toll collection including annuity based projects, power development, development and operation of port facilities and providing related advisory services. The Others segment includes metallurgical and material handling systems, realty, shipbuilding and integrated engineering services. The company was founded by Henning Holck-Larsen and Soren Kristian Toubro in 1938 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 INRUSD
Gross Profit193,355.60M2,999.33M
Operating income116,426.50M1,806.01M
Income before tax116,391.60M1,805.47M
Net income73,698.60M1,143.21M
Diluted EPS52.490.81
Dividends Per Share----
Total Assets2,450.53B37,572.36M
Total liabilities1,837.71B28,176.41M
Total equity556,569.90M8,533.50M
Operating cash flow----
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 858,191.40M 895,139M 1,006.57B 1,091.24B 1,196.83B
Gross Profit 143,043.40M 120,344M 142,055.70M 158,785.70M 193,355.60M
Operating income 106,525.70M 67,588.50M 84,551.10M 88,348M 116,426.50M
Income before tax 74,829.80M 72,172.40M 80,196.20M 88,873.60M 116,391.60M
Net income 49,020M 47,648.20M 42,328.80M 60,412.30M 73,698.60M
EBITDA 120,733.40M 92,124.80M 102,142.60M 110,674.50M 135,713.80M
Diluted EPS 35.10 33.98 30.18 43.05 52.49
Dividends Per Share 9.49 10.83 12.16 14 --
Total Assets 1,719.36B 1,966.68B 1,957.18B 2,127.00B 2,450.53B
Total liabilities 1,310.46B 1,507.60B 1,487.20B 1,589.91B 1,837.71B
Total equity 367,467.20M 399,420.70M 441,043.30M 501,455.50M 556,569.90M
Operating cash flow -105,836.10M -41,237.50M -50,858.20M 58,276.90M --
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 14,200.41M 14,639.98M 15,374.47M 16,273.44M 18,565.30M
Gross Profit 2,366.92M 1,968.22M 2,169.75M 2,367.91M 2,999.33M
Operating income 1,762.67M 1,105.40M 1,291.43M 1,317.50M 1,806.01M
Income before tax 1,238.20M 1,180.37M 1,224.91M 1,325.34M 1,805.47M
Net income 811.12M 779.28M 646.52M 900.90M 1,143.21M
EBITDA 1,997.76M 1,506.69M 1,560.12M 1,650.45M 2,105.19M
Diluted EPS 0.58 0.55 0.46 0.64 0.81
Dividends Per Share 0.15 0.17 0.18 0.20 --
Total Assets 28,789.28M 31,426.02M 29,554.61M 32,755.97M 37,572.36M
Total liabilities 21,942.48M 24,090.33M 22,457.75M 24,484.75M 28,176.41M
Total equity 6,152.91M 6,382.43M 6,660.02M 7,722.42M 8,533.50M
Operating cash flow -1,751.26M -674.43M -776.80M 869.06M --

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin9.72%
Profit margin6.15%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer, MD & Executive Director: Sekharipuram Narayan Subrahmanyan
  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director: Ramamurthi Shankar Raman
  • Secretary, Executive VP & Compliance Officer: Narayana Swamy Hariharan
  • Vice President & Head-Engineering Division: Umayi Kuppusamy Kalyanaramudu
  • Director, Senior EVP-Buildings, Minerals & Metals: M. V. Satish


  • Life Insurance Corp. of India (17.5%)
  • HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (3.9%)
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Invt Port) (2.8%)
  • The Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (2.5%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd. (1.7%)
  • General Insurance Corp. of India (Invt Port) (1.7%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd. (1.7%)
  • Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (1.1%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.0%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Singapore Ltd. (1.0%)

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Last Updated on 21 Jun, 2018

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