Grasim Industries Ltd.


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Aug 17, 2017
Prev close: 1,098.6
Aug 17, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 657.33M

Currency in INR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): BOM(500300)
Non-Energy Minerals
Construction Materials
Full time employees: --

Business summary

Grasim Industries Ltd. manufactures viscose staple fibre, cement, chemicals, and textiles. It operates through the following segments: Fibre & Pulp, Chemicals and Others. The Fibre and Pulp segment includes viscose staple fibre and rayon grade pulp. The Chemicals segment produces caustic soda, epoxy and other allied chemicals. The Others segment manufactures textiles such as fabrics and synthetic yarns. The company was founded on August 25, 1947 and is headquartered in Nagda, India.

Company background

Grasim Industries is a core unit of Aditya Birla Group, which is part of one of India's three largest conglomerates -- Birla Group. Founded in 1948, Grasim is a major player in the textile and cement businesses.
Birla's history goes back further; it started out as Marwari, a group of leading merchants in the northern state of Rajasthan. Ghanshyam Das Birla built the foundation between World War I and World War II. His family had close ties to Mohandas Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi; the pacifist leader was assassinated at the family's house in Delhi.
The group was divided after Ghanshyam Das Birla's death. Aditya Birla, which took over much of the group's operations, is led by Kumar Mangalam Birla, a great-grandson of Ghanshyam Das Birla.
Grasim Industries is now the world's largest producer of viscose staple fiber, a material for clothing. It is also a major producer of caustic soda. It went into the cement business in 1985 and presides over Ultra Tech Cement.
The founding family and group companies own more than 20% of the business.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 360,684M
Gross profit 167,248M
Operating income 55,775.4M
Income before tax 58,229.2M
Net income 31,673M
EBITDA 73,851.3M
Diluted EPS 67.77
Dividends per share --
Total assets 627,675.9M
Total liabilities 216,788.5M
Total equity 313,868.1M
Operating cash flow --

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Revenue 5,378.76M
Gross profit 2,494.11M
Operating income 831.76M
Income before tax 868.35M
Net income 472.32M
EBITDA 1,101.32M
Diluted EPS 1.01
Dividends per share --
Total assets 9,666.21M
Total liabilities 3,338.54M
Total equity 4,833.57M
Operating cash flow --

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Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 15.46
ROA 5.15%
ROE 11.07%
Operating margin 15.46%
Profit margin 8.78%

Key executive

  • Managing Director & Director: Dilip Roopsingh Gaur
  • President, Secretary & Compliance Officer: Hutokshi R. Wadia
  • CFO & Additional Whole Time Director: Sushil Kumar Agarwal
  • Chief Executive Officer-Textile Business: Thomas Varghese
  • Chief Financial Officer-Cement Business: K. C. Birla

Share holders

  • Aditya Birla Group(10.7%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India(4.4%)
  • Pilani Investment & Industries Corp. Ltd.(3.3%)
  • Aberdeen Asset Management (Asia) Ltd.(3.0%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)(2.6%)
  • Hindalco Industries Ltd.(2.3%)
  • Aberdeen Asset Managers Ltd.(2.2%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.3%)
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Invt Port)(1.3%)
  • Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd.(1.3%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Birlagram, Nagda, 456331, India
  • Phone: +91.7366.246760

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