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Oct 28, 2021 | Updated on Oct 28, 2021

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FMCG's Budget wish list

Jun 29, 2009

As the D-day (Budget announcement) comes closer, companies are venturing forth with their expectations, and so FMCG companies are not way behind. Further, with the rain gods not very pleased this year, the Rs 1,016 bn industry is banking on the government to take measures.

Food Processing - Ready to eat?

Sep 26, 2007

Major FMCG players like HLL, Dabur, ITC, and Nestle among others are increasing their presence in food and beverage segment. The massive size of the industry and faster growth in the processed segment is generating interest in the segment from a large number of companies. We give a further insight to the food-processing segment.

Indian Oral care sector: Say Cheez!

Dec 27, 2006

World over, the oral care sector is represented by toothpaste and toothbrush.

FMCG: 1QFY07 review

Aug 18, 2006

In recent times, India’s consumption story, favourable demographics and rising income levels have led to a good performance of the FMCG sector. In this article, we analyse the performance of the larger 5 FMCG companies, viz. HLL, ITC, Nestle, Britannia and Dabur.

FMCG: Deserves the interest?

Mar 8, 2006

A while ago, we wrote about how small FMCG companies performed in the December quarter 2005 in comparison to the same quarter the previous year and the picture was astounding, atleast on the profitability front. In this article, we analyse the performance of the larger 5 FMCG companies viz. HLL, ITC, Nestle, Britannia and Colgate. If one were to go by the numbers, there are surprises in the offing.

HLL Vs Clorox: Giants of their world!

Oct 4, 2005

It is a known fact that the per capita consumption of Indians for every FMCG product is one of the lowest in the world and is lower even than other developing nations. This scenario is despite factoring out the Below Poverty Line (BPL) population. In this article we compare India’s largest FMCG company with one of USA’s largest FMCG companies to give a perspective of the available potential for Indian FMCG players.

HLL: Where is it heading?

Aug 31, 2005

Investors are in a dilemma of sorts over what to do with their investment in the FMCG major, Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL). Over the years, the HLL stock has seen extremes of investor sentiments, ranging from absolute worship to disgruntlement. Although the FMCG sector is showing signs of revival, HLL continued to show paltry growth, until the latest quarter (2QCY05). In this article, we look at HLL's journey over the past half a decade and try and get some answers from its past.

Will FMCG move fast in FY06?

Jun 15, 2005

The results season is over with Tata Tea being the last one to come out with its numbers a few days back. We decided to take the top 5 FMCG companies under our coverage and compare its performance against that of last years. The five companies include HLL, ITC, Nestle, Britannia and Tata Tea.

Rural India: FMCG hotspot

Jun 2, 2005

As per the latest HLL annual report, 70% of India's population lives in 627,000 villages, creating a huge market for FMCG companies. India's two largest companies have already set shops for their rural patrons. Let’s have a look at their business models.

HLL: Where to from here?

Feb 18, 2005

Investors are in a quandary over what to do with FMCG major, Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL). Over the years, the HLL stock has seen extremes of investor sentiment, ranging from absolute worship to disgruntlement. In this article, we look at HLL's journey over the past decade and try and get some answers from its history.

HLL: Profit down but picture looks better

Feb 11, 2005

FMCG behemoth, Hindustan Lever (HLL), has declared its December quarter as well as full year 2004 numbers. The company has reported a marginal recovery in revenue growth during the quarter, which is a better performance as compared to over 3% dip in September quarter topline. For the full year, the company has reported over 2% dip in topline. But price competition took a big toll on operating margins of the company, both for the quarter, as well as for CY04. Consequently, profits have dipped by

HLL: Margin woes continue

Oct 28, 2004

FMCG behemoth, Hindustan Lever (HLL), has declared its September quarter numbers. The company has reported a over 3% dip in topline, which is somewhat better than the 4.8% dip it saw in the June quarter. But price competition continues to take a big toll on its operating margins (down over 5% YoY). Consequently, profits have dipped by nearly 27% during the quarter.

HLL: Reality check

Sep 21, 2004

Recently, both Hindustan Lever (HLL) and P&G have raised price of their detergent sachets, which could signal a cooling off of the intense marketing war between the two. This has resulted in a lot of renewed optimism in HLL on the stock market. We examine the issue.

HLL: Our view

Mar 11, 2004

There has been a lot of speculation on what will happen to HLL’s performance post the strong cut in detergent prices by rival, P&G. Many have actually written the company off, which is reflected in the market mood towards the stock over the last few days.

HLL: Topline revival continues...

Oct 30, 2003

FMCG major, Hindustan Lever, continues to improve on its revenue growth. The company has declared just over 4% growth in topline during the September quarter. However, a higher interest outgo (relating to the 9% debentures to shareholders) has seen profit before tax dip by a marginal 1.5%. The company has earned Rs 351 m as net extraordinary income, enabling it to post a 7% bottomline growth.

HLL: Showing strength

Jul 31, 2003

FMCG major HLL has reported enthusing results for the June quarter. The company has reported a 3% topline and a 12.6% net profit growth (excluding extraordinary items). The company's operating margins have improved by 70 basis points during the quarter.

HLL: Revenues recover marginally

Apr 16, 2003

Hindustan Lever Ltd. (HLL) has posted a marginal 1.2% growth in topline during the March quarter. However, the company's bottomline is down 11% YoY. However, if we exclude the extraordinary income which HLL earned during previous year's March quarter, then the bottomline is up 8% YoY.

The evolution of Indian FMCG market

Feb 22, 2003

India has always been a country with a big chunk of world population.

HLL: Topline blues continue…

Oct 25, 2002

FMCG major, Hindustan Lever, has once again reported disappointing topline numbers. Sales in 3QFY03 have fallen by over 7%. But the company's operating margins continue to expand (up 360 basis points), indicating improvement in quality of earnings. The company has reported a marginal 4% growth in net profits. But this is as a result of extraordinary income effect (Rs 215 m) reported in 3QFY02. Excluding extraordinary items effect in both years, the bottomline has actually improved by over 11% Yo


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