Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.


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Nov 22, 2017
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 2,399.24M

Currency in INR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): BOM(524715)
Health Technology
Pharmaceuticals: Major
Full time employees: 30,000

Business summary

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. engages in development, manufacturing, sell, trading, marketing and export of various pharmaceutical products. The company produces generic products targeting spectrum of chronic and acute treatments. It manufactures span generics, branded generics, difficult-to-make technology intensive products, over-the-counter, anti-retrovirals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates. The company products include dosage forms, including tablets, capsules, injectables, inhalers, ointments, creams and liquids. Its therapeutic portfolio includes psychiatry, anti-infectives, neurology, cardiology, orthopaedic, diabetology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, nephrology, urology, dermatology, gynaecology, respiratory, oncology, dental and nutritionals. The company operates through the following segments: U.S. Business, Indian Branded Generics Business, Emerging Markets, Rest of World, Global Consumer Healthcare Business, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries was founded by Dilip Shantilal Shanghvi in 1982 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Company background

Sun Pharmaceutical is India's largest drugmaker. It sells mainly generic drugs, an area in which Indian companies do well, in more than 150 countries, including the U.S. It has over 20 production bases around the world and supplies more than 1,000 products. It has succeeded in expanding its business globally, given that domestic sales account for only about 30% of its group sales. It has built a solid business base especially in the U.S., generating more around 50% of sales in that market.

The company was founded in 1983 by Dilip Shanghvi, who serves as managing director. It brought online its first active pharmaceutical ingredients factory in the western Indian state of Gujarat in 1995. It has been on a growth path recently on the back of the global expansion of India's generic drug business. Shanghvi is known for his aggressive merger and acquisition strategy and has expanded his company through buyouts including overseas companies. In 2014, it bought Ranbaxy Laboratories, an Indian drugmaker, which cemented its place at the top of India's pharmaceutical industry.

Shanghvi and other founding family members and affiliate companies own more than 60% of shares in Sun Pharmaceutical. Shanghvi is one of India's richest men, and he and his family are actively investing in India.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

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Revenue 313,081.4M
Gross profit 158,651.2M
Operating income 84,884.5M
Income before tax 90,478.7M
Net income 69,643.7M
EBITDA 97,532M
Diluted EPS 29
Dividends per share 3.5
Total assets 619,117.9M
Total liabilities 214,674.7M
Total equity 366,396.7M
Operating cash flow 71,269.5M

Currency in INR

Revenue 4,668.88M
Gross profit 2,365.91M
Operating income 1,265.85M
Income before tax 1,349.27M
Net income 1,038.57M
EBITDA 1,454.46M
Diluted EPS 0.43
Dividends per share 0.05
Total assets 9,534.42M
Total liabilities 3,305.99M
Total equity 5,642.51M
Operating cash flow 1,062.81M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 23.71
ROA 11.81%
ROE 20.00%
Operating margin 27.11%
Profit margin 22.24%

Key executive

  • Managing Director & Executive Director: Dilip Shantilal Shanghvi
  • Chief Financial Officer: Uday Vijaykumar Baldota
  • Head-Research & Development: Rajamannar Thennati
  • President & Global Head-Technical Operations: Govind K. Jaju
  • Compliance Officer, Deputy GM-Legal & Secretarial: Ashok I. Bhuta

Share holders

  • Viditi Investments Pvt Ltd.(8.3%)
  • Tejaskiran Pharmachem Industries Pvt Ltd.(8.1%)
  • Family Investment Pvt Ltd.(7.6%)
  • Quality Synthetic Industries Ltd.(7.6%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India(4.1%)
  • Virtuous Finance Ltd.(4.0%)
  • Virtuous Share Investments Pvt Ltd.(3.4%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd.(2.6%)
  • Aditya Medisales Ltd.(1.6%)


  • Website:
  • Address: CTS No. 201 B/1, Sun House, Western Express Highway, Mumbai, 400063, India
  • Phone: +91.22.43244324

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