ITC Limited, is a large cap company in Indian FMCG sector with a diversified business interest in hotels, cigarettes and many others. It bears good weightage among nifty 50 companies and ITC share price fluctuations affect the benchmark index Nifty.
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ITC Limited is a leader in FMCG space. Only big player in Cigarette/ tobacco sector, it is also a big name in FMCG, Hotels and diversified business interest in IT, paperboards and paper, packaging, Agri business and exports, Food & Confectioneries, safety matches, Stationeries, Branded apparel.
ITC started its journey in the year 1910 as Imperial Tobacco Company of India Ltd. as a tobacco company manufacturing cigarettes. In 1975, after it made an acquisition of ITC – Welcome group Hotel Chola, it changed its name to I.T.C. Limited. In 2001 the name was further changed to ITC Limited, the present form.
ITC is a leading private sector company of India and belongs to the prestigious group of Asia’s ‘Fab 50’. Forbes Magazine named ITC as one of the world’s most reputable companies. Today, with a market cap of over $ 14 billion and turnover of more than $ 5 billion, it ranks among the top 10 most valuable brands of India.
ITC earns revenue from the following diversified business ventures.
- Cigarettes and tobaccos
- Lifestyle products
- Personal care products
- Information Technology (IT)
- Paper and paperboards
- Safety matches
- Agri business
- Agri commodities
- E-choupal (an initiative to enable farmers with power of knowledge through internet for marketing its agri products which separately earns good revenue from rural India).
Today ITC is a real star among private companies of India. It has been awarded with numerous awards for excellence in its diversified field of business.
Company Financials – ITC share price is Rs 310.85 (as on 23.06.17, EOD) in BSE. As per latest data, the standalone basis P/E is 37.02 versus average industry PE of 37.06, EPS is Rs 8.4. Market cap is Rs 3,77,601 crores. The face value of share is Rs 1.
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