It’s only 35 years on that Sun Pharma is hitting its stride, having become one of the world’s most profitable generic drug makers.Like any high-quality stock, Expert & Brokerage views on Sun Pharma that in bad times only you should buy it.Sun Pharma is going through that kind of opportunity but you cannot exactly the time it out where it will bottom out. So I would urge investors to buy these stocks in their long-term portfolios on every dip.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NSE: SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715) is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra that manufactures and sells pharmaceutical formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) primarily in India and the United States. The company offers formulations in various therapeutic areas, such as cardiology, psychiatry, neurology, gastroenterology and diabetology. It also provides APIs such as warfarin, carbamazepine, etodolac, and clorazepate, as well as anticancers, steroids, peptides, sex hormones, and controlled substances.
Sun Pharmaceuticals was established by Mr. Dilip Shanghvi in 1983 in Vapi with five products to treat psychiatry ailments. Cardiology products were introduced in 1987 followed by gastroenterology products in 1989. Today, it is the largest chronic prescription company in India and a market leader in psychiatry, neurology, cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology and nephrology.
The 2014 acquisition of Ranbaxy has made the company the largest pharma company in India, the largest Indian pharma company in the US, and the 4th largest specialty generic company globally.
Over 72% of Sun Pharma sales are from markets outside India, primarily in the US. The US is the single largest market, accounting for about 50% turnover; in all, formulations or finished dosage forms, account for 93% of the turnover. Manufacturing is across 26 locations, including plants in the US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Israel. In the US, the company markets a large basket of generics, with a strong pipeline awaiting approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Sun Pharma was listed on the stock exchange in 1994 in an issue oversubscribed 55 times. The founding family continues to hold a majority stake in the company. Today Sun Pharma is the second largest and the most profitable pharmaceutical company in India, as well as the largest pharmaceutical company by market capitalization on the Indian exchanges.
The Indian pharmaceutical industry has become the third largest producer in the world in terms of volumes and is poised to grow into an industry of $20 billion in 2015 from the current turnover of $12 billion. In terms of value India still stands at number 14 in the world.
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