Larsen & Toubro Ltd.


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Mar 20, 2018
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Market cap(USD):
Shares: 1,401.36M

Currency in INR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): BOM(500510)
Industrial Services
Engineering & Construction
Full time employees: 41,466

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.

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.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

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Revenue 1,091.24B
Gross profit 158,785.7M
Operating income 88,348M
Income before tax 88,873.6M
Net income 60,412.3M
EBITDA 110,674.5M
Diluted EPS 43.05
Dividends per share 14
Total assets 2,127.00B
Total liabilities 1,589.91B
Total equity 501,455.5M
Operating cash flow 58,276.9M

Currency in INR

Revenue 16,273.44M
Gross profit 2,367.91M
Operating income 1,317.50M
Income before tax 1,325.34M
Net income 900.90M
EBITDA 1,650.45M
Diluted EPS 0.64
Dividends per share 0.20
Total assets 32,755.97M
Total liabilities 24,484.75M
Total equity 7,722.42M
Operating cash flow 869.06M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 24.34
ROA 2.95%
ROE 12.81%
Operating margin 8.09%
Profit margin 5.53%

Key executive

  • 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

Share holders

  • Life Insurance Corp. of India(17.5%)
  • L&T Employee Welfare Foundation(12.2%)
  • HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd. (Invt Mgmt)(4.0%)
  • The Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India(2.5%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd.(2.1%)
  • General Insurance Corp. of India (Invt Port)(1.8%)
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Invt Port)(1.5%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd.(1.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.1%)
  • Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd. (Invt Mgmt)(0.9%)


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  • Address: L&T House, Ballard Estate, Mumbai, 400001, India
  • Phone: +91.22.67525656

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