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Nepal woes hurting; no market share loss to Patanjali:Dabur

On competition from the Baba Ramdev-promoted Patanjali brand of consumer products, Dabur CEO Duggal says Dabur’s market share has not been affected by it yet. But he says there has been some impact on Dabur’s honey sales because of competition from ayurveda brands.

The ongoing unrest in Nepal has impacted Dabur ‘s production in that market significantly, Sunil Duggal, CEO, Dabur India tells CNBC-TV18. Duggal did not expect the unrest and the resulting impact on business to continue for this long.
He estimates that losses in the Nepal operations could be around Rs 30 crore.

Dabur Nepal is the largest juice manufacturing company operating in Nepal and India is the major market for the products. Duggal says beverages are a low margin business, and so far, there has bene no impact on margins.

On competition from the Baba Ramdev-promoted Patanjali brand of consumer products, Duggal says Dabur’s market share has not been affected by it yet. But he says there has been some impact on Dabur’s honey sales because of competition from ayurveda brands.

Overall demand is a bit stressed, Duggal says, adding he expects a pick up from the June quarter onwards.

Interview transcript to follow

Dabur India stock price

On December 16, 2015, at 11:22 hrs Dabur India was quoting at Rs 267.55, down Rs 4.9, or 1.8 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 316.50 and the 52-week low was Rs 217.60.


The company’s trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 4.73 per share as per the quarter ended September 2015. The stock’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 56.56. The latest book value of the company is Rs 13.28 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 20.15.

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