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Health Technology

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. is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company, which 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 2021 INRUSD
Gross Profit45,055.70M606.93M
Operating income17,142.80M230.92M
Income before tax16,751.20M225.65M
Net income12,165.30M163.87M
Diluted EPS26.720.36
Dividends Per Share6.500.08
Total Assets236,104.40M3,229.27M
Total liabilities97,523.30M1,333.85M
Total equity138,022.20M1,887.77M
Operating cash flow17,296.30M232.99M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 170,090.50M 155,509.10M 144,095.60M 151,619.10M 150,249.50M
Gross Profit 83,802.20M 60,769.20M 41,652.90M 41,517.40M 45,055.70M
Operating income 33,543.30M 18,628.40M 15,088.80M 12,171.10M 17,142.80M
Income before tax 35,348.90M 5,432.90M 14,052.10M 7,532.90M 16,751.20M
Net income 25,574.60M 2,512.60M 5,120.90M -3,994.90M 12,165.30M
EBITDA 42,665.60M 30,899.40M 23,549.30M 21,873.30M 25,677M
Diluted EPS 56.46 5.54 13.35 -5.95 26.72
Dividends Per Share 7.50 5 5 6 6.50
Total Assets 266,072.80M 263,053.80M 279,493.70M 249,838.50M 236,104.40M
Total liabilities 130,751.90M 126,882.40M 141,602.80M 123,953.10M 97,523.30M
Total equity 134,966.50M 135,761.40M 137,413.10M 125,357.80M 138,022.20M
Operating cash flow 40,092.80M 15,901M 14,897.10M 12,562.80M 17,296.30M
 Mar 2017Mar 2018Mar 2019Mar 2020Mar 2021
Revenue 2,536.50M 2,412.26M 2,060.19M 2,138.31M 2,023.97M
Gross Profit 1,249.71M 942.65M 595.52M 585.52M 606.93M
Operating income 500.22M 288.96M 215.73M 171.65M 230.92M
Income before tax 527.14M 84.27M 200.90M 106.23M 225.65M
Net income 381.38M 38.97M 73.21M -56.34M 163.87M
EBITDA 636.25M 479.31M 336.69M 308.48M 345.88M
Diluted EPS 0.84 0.08 0.19 -0.08 0.36
Dividends Per Share 0.11 0.07 0.07 0.08 0.08
Total Assets 4,097.52M 4,033.22M 4,034.55M 3,302.50M 3,229.27M
Total liabilities 2,013.58M 1,945.40M 2,044.06M 1,638.48M 1,333.85M
Total equity 2,078.48M 2,081.53M 1,983.58M 1,657.04M 1,887.77M
Operating cash flow 597.89M 246.65M 212.99M 177.17M 232.99M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2021
Operating margin11.40%
Profit margin8.09%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Vinita D. Gupta
  • Global CFO & Executive Director: Ramesh Swaminathan
  • CEO-US Generics, Head-Biosimilars, Global R&D: Alok Sonig
  • President-Global Quality & Compliance: Johnny Mikell
  • Managing Director & Executive Director: Nilesh Deshbandhu Gupta


  • Lupin Investments Pvt Ltd. (45.2%)
  • Life Insurance Corp of India (8.3%)
  • HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (4.1%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd. (3.1%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.7%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.3%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.2%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd. (1.1%)
  • Nippon Life India Asset Management Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (1.0%)
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Invt Port) (0.9%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Kalpataru Inspire, Off Western Expressway Highway, Mumbai, 400055, India
  • Phone: +91.22.66402323

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Last Updated on 25 Jan, 2022

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