Dividend Policy of Godrej Consumer Products Ltd
Godrej group of companies is one of the oldest corporate houses in India. The Godrej group was established in 1897. It had a total turnover of `.118 billion (US$ 2.62 billion) for the financial year 2010. With five listed companies with an aggregate market capitalisation of `. 165 billion as of March 31 2010, 58 manufacturing locations in India and overseas, and operations in 18 countries, it has a significant presence in the fast moving consumer goods, real estate, industrial engineering, appliances, chemicals, furniture, security and agri care sectors.
Godrej Consumer Products is one of India‘s leading FMCG companies, with significant presence in other developing markets in Asia, Africa and South America, such as Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria and Argentina. It manufactures and sells a wide range of personal wash, hair care and home care products. The total income and net profit for the financial year 2010 was `. 20,885.02 million and `. 3,395.86 million, respectively. Its international operations contributed `. 3,824.70 million, or 18.3%, of our total income for the financial year 2010. With our recently completed acquisitions, we expect our international operations to contribute more significantly to our total income going forward.
Company’s product range in India includes toilet soaps, hair colorants, household insecticides, toiletries, hand sanitizers, hand wipes, hand washes and liquid detergents. For the financial year 2010, GCPL had the second largest value market share of 10.3% in India in the toilet soap category and the largest hair value market share of 33.9% in India in the hair colorant category. It was also the market leader in liquid detergents in India, with a 76.5% value market share for the same period. For the financial year 2010, our subsidiary, Godrej Household had the largest value market share of 33.1% in India in the household insecticides category. It also