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Lupin Ltd.

Company Background

Lupin is a major generic drugmaker that conducts business in more than 100 countries. Among India's five biggest pharmaceuticals, it has about 10 production bases in India and exports generic drugs to other countries.

It was founded in 1968 by Desh Bandhu Gupta, a researcher at a science university. Since the early 2000s, it has been actively buying companies in South Africa, Mexico, even Japan.

It got a head start on its Indian competitors by building a supply network in Japan. It did so in 2007 by acquiring Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry, an Osaka-based medium-size generic drugmaker. In 2014, it set up a venture with Yoshindo, a generic drug company based in Japan's Toyama Prefecture, to jointly develop generic biomedicines.

Zyma Laboratories, an affiliate company run by Desh Bandhu Gupta and other executives, is Lupin's top shareholder; the founding family still owns some shares in Lupin.

Business Summary

Lupin Ltd. engages in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. It offers branded and generic formulations, biotechnology products, and active pharmaceutical ingredients. The firm caters to the cardiovascular, diabetology, asthama, pediatrics, central nervous system, gastro-intestinal, anti-infectives, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy, anti-tuberculosis, and cephalosporins industry segments. It operates through the following geographical segments: India, USA, Japan, and Others. The company was founded by Desh Bandhu Gupta in 1968 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2019 INRUSD
Gross Profit46,573.70M665.88M
Operating income15,915.10M227.54M
Income before tax15,134.20M216.37M
Net income6,065.50M86.72M
Diluted EPS13.350.19
Dividends Per Share50.07
Total Assets279,493.70M4,034.55M
Total liabilities141,602.80M2,044.06M
Total equity137,422.30M1,983.72M
Operating cash flow14,897.10M212.99M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 125,988.70M 137,818.50M 170,090.50M 155,509.10M 164,631.80M
Gross Profit 59,588.70M 67,159.10M 83,802.20M 60,769.20M 46,573.70M
Operating income 31,579.50M 32,615.50M 33,543.30M 18,628.40M 15,915.10M
Income before tax 34,148.30M 33,239.40M 35,348.90M 5,432.90M 15,134.20M
Net income 24,032.40M 22,607.40M 25,574.60M 2,512.60M 6,065.50M
EBITDA 35,926.50M 37,486.80M 42,665.60M 29,487.10M 26,765.20M
Diluted EPS 53.20 49.93 56.46 5.54 13.35
Dividends Per Share 7.50 7.50 7.50 5 5
Total Assets 132,271.80M 226,248.60M 266,072.80M 263,053.80M 279,493.70M
Total liabilities 43,290.20M 114,294.10M 130,751.90M 126,882.40M 141,602.80M
Total equity 88,731.40M 111,624.50M 134,966.50M 135,761.40M 137,422.30M
Operating cash flow 27,947M -4,269.70M 40,092.80M 15,901M 14,897.10M
 Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019
Revenue 2,060.54M 2,105.03M 2,536.50M 2,412.26M 2,353.80M
Gross Profit 974.57M 1,025.78M 1,249.71M 942.65M 665.88M
Operating income 516.48M 498.16M 500.22M 288.96M 227.54M
Income before tax 558.49M 507.69M 527.14M 84.27M 216.37M
Net income 393.04M 345.30M 381.38M 38.97M 86.72M
EBITDA 587.57M 572.57M 636.25M 457.40M 382.67M
Diluted EPS 0.87 0.76 0.84 0.08 0.19
Dividends Per Share 0.12 0.11 0.11 0.07 0.07
Total Assets 2,113.60M 3,416.49M 4,097.52M 4,033.22M 4,034.55M
Total liabilities 691.74M 1,725.91M 2,013.58M 1,945.40M 2,044.06M
Total equity 1,417.85M 1,685.59M 2,078.48M 2,081.53M 1,983.72M
Operating cash flow 457.07M -65.21M 597.89M 246.65M 212.99M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2019
Operating margin9.66%
Profit margin3.68%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Vinita D. Gupta
  • CFO, Executive Director & Head-Corporate Affairs: Ramesh Swaminathan
  • CEO-US Generics, Global Head-R&D: Alok Sonig
  • Executive Director & Managing Director: Nilesh Deshbandhu Gupta
  • President-Asia Pacific & Japan Region: Fabrice Egros


  • Lupin Investments Pvt Ltd. (45.3%)
  • Life Insurance Corp of India (2.4%)
  • HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (2.1%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.8%)
  • Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt Ltd. (1.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.7%)
  • Comgest SA (1.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.2%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: B/4 Laxmi Towers, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, 400051, India
  • Phone: +91.22.66402222

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Last Updated on 27 Mar, 2020

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