Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.


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Feb 23, 2018
Prev close: 1,047.85
Feb 23, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 681.32M

Currency in INR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): BOM(532424)
Consumer Non-Durables
Household/Personal Care
Full time employees: 2,457

Business summary

Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. engages in the manufacture of personal and household care products. It offers household insecticides, hair color, liquid detergents, soaps, and air fresheners. It operates through the following geographical segments: India, Indonesia, Africa, and Others. The company was founded on November 29, 2000 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Company background

Godrej Consumer Products, or GCPL, is part of the Godrej Group, a midsize Indian conglomerate. It has large shares of the market for insecticides, housewares, soap and hair care products in India.

The Godrej Group was founded in the 1890s by the grandfather and great-uncle of Adi Godrej, the current chairman of both the group and GCPL. The group entered the soap business in the 1910s, raising the brand's profile by offering products made without animal fat in consideration of India's many vegetarians. In 2001, Godrej Soaps, the group's core unit, was split into two entities, one of which is GCPL.

GCPL is working to expand overseas, particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It bought a major Indonesian household insecticides company in 2010. It has also bought a number of African companies and is planning to purchase a South African baldness treatment company, possibly by the end of 2015. The group's main subsidiaries and the founding family together hold more than 60% of GCPL shares.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

  • Local currency
  • US Dollar
Revenue 92,679.1M
Gross profit 36,279.5M
Operating income 17,736.8M
Income before tax 16,863.1M
Net income 13,040.8M
EBITDA 19,152.5M
Diluted EPS 19.14
Dividends per share 7.5
Total assets 130,752.7M
Total liabilities 77,733.2M
Total equity 53,018M
Operating cash flow 17,217.5M

Currency in INR

Revenue 1,382.09M
Gross profit 541.02M
Operating income 264.50M
Income before tax 251.47M
Net income 194.47M
EBITDA 285.61M
Diluted EPS 0.28
Dividends per share 0.11
Total assets 2,013.59M
Total liabilities 1,197.09M
Total equity 816.47M
Operating cash flow 256.75M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 43.61
ROA 11.40%
ROE 27.25%
Operating margin 19.13%
Profit margin 14.07%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer, MD & Executive Director: Vivek Gambhir
  • CFO, Secretary & Compliance Officer: V. Srinivasan
  • Head-Research & Development: Sunder Nurani Mahadevan
  • Head-Global Supply Chain & Information Technology: Rakesh K. Sinha
  • EVP-Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions: Omar Momin

Share holders

  • Godrej Industries Ltd.(51.2%)
  • Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd.(7.3%)
  • Temasek Capital Pte Ltd.(2.4%)
  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(2.2%)
  • Arisaig Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd.(1.8%)
  • Aberdeen Asset Management (Asia) Ltd.(1.4%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India(1.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)(1.3%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.2%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Godrej One, 4th Floor, Pirojshanagar, Eastern Express Highway, Mumbai, 400079, India
  • Phone: +91.22.25188010

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