Marico is one of the leading Indian groups in consumer products and services in the beauty and wellness space. It has products and services in hair care, skin care and healthy foods. Marico's brands and their extensions occupy leadership positions with significant market shares in all categories. The company is present in the skin care services segment through Kaya skin care clinics (85 clinics) in India and the UAE. Marico's branded products are also present in Bangladesh, other South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) countries and the Middle East. Marico has been growing both organically and inorganically. It acquired ‘Nihar’, ‘Oil of Malabar’ and 'Manjal' herbal soap brand in India. It acquired a clutch of brands namely 'Camelia', 'Aromatic' and 'Magnolia' in Bangladesh and ‘Fiancee’ and ‘Haircode’ in Egypt. The company sold the Sundari business and Sil Brand.
Marico reported a strong 25% YoY growth in the consolidated topline for FY09 led by the 22% YoY growth in consumer product business, 43% YoY growth in international business and 57% YoY growth in Kaya. The operating margins were at 13% and the company reported a 12% YoY growth in net profits.
Marico’s business model is based on focused growth across all its brands and territories driven by continuously improving the value proposition to consumers, market expansion and widening its retail reach. It has identified new engines of growth and is also focusing on high margin products. It continues to improve its market share across product categories and is also doing well in the international business. The management’s uncommon thinking of transforming Marico from an oil company to a health and wellness firm is paying off well.
|Operating profit (EBDITA)||456||732||60.70%||2,463||3,020||22.60%|
|EBDITA margin (%)||9.80%||13.10%||12.90%||12.60%|
|Profit before tax||341||594||74.20%||1,946||2,447||25.80%|
|Profit after tax/(loss)||408||444||8.60%||1,692||1,887||11.50%|
|Net profit after tax/(loss)||408||444||8.60%||1,691||1,888||11.70%|
|Net profit margin (%)||8.80%||7.90%||8.90%||7.90%|
|No. of shares (m)||609||609||609||609|
|Diluted earnings per share (Rs)*||3.1|
|Price to earnings ratio (x)*||21.9|
|* 12 month trailing earnings|
|% of total revenue||93.10%||92.00%||94.20%||93.00%|
|% of total revenue||6.90%||8.00%||5.80%||7.00%|