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Pharma: Ranbaxy shows its might!
Nov 18, 2005

Companies from the Indian pharma sector posted mixed results in the recently concluded September quarter. Barring Ranbaxy, the performance of the other pharma companies was relatively much better. In this article, we take a look at the performance of the pharma sector during the said quarter. We have the included Ranbaxy, Dr.Reddy’s, Cipla, Glaxo and Nicholas Piramal for the purpose of our analysis.

Pharma sector*: A snapshot
(Rs m) Sep-04 Sep-05 Change
Net sales 31,970 32,875 2.8%
Expenditure 24,864 27,714 11.5%
Operating profit (EBIDTA) 7,106 5,161 -27.4%
EBIDTA margin (%) 22.2% 15.7%  
Other income 438 627 43.0%
Interest (net) 228 275 20.7%
Depreciation 1,003 1,105 10.2%
Profit before tax 6,313 4,407 -30.2%
Tax 1,529 587 -61.6%
Extraordinary item 911 2,143 135.2%
Minority interest 8 4 -42.9%
Profit after tax/(loss) 5,687 5,958 4.8%
Net profit margin (%) 17.8% 18.1%  

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