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6M Return 28.63%
1Y Return 16.92%
Mkt Cap.(Cr) 1,608.55
Volume 3,430
Div Yield 0.32%
OI Chg %
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Animal health drives sales as poultry decline continues
About The Stock

    Hester is one of India’s leading animal healthcare companies & the second largest poultry vaccine manufacturer in the country. It has a strategic presence in 30+ countries with key markets being India, Nepal and Tanzania.

    • It operates through four broad verticals: poultry vaccines, poultry health products, animal vaccines and animal health products
    • Sales break-up for Q3FY23: Poultry healthcare: 42%, Animal healthcare: 58%

    Animal healthcare boosted revenues, gross margins impacted due to stock write off.

    • Sales were up 34.6% YoY to ₹ 75 crore
    • EBITDA was at ₹ 19 crore, up 24.9%, with margins at 25%
    • Adjusted PAT was at ₹ 12.3 crore (up 45% YoY)

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Pharmaceuticals company Hester Biosciences announced Q4FY24 & FY24 results:

Financial Highlights:

  • Hester Biosciences reported an increase in standalone revenue by 20% and consolidated revenue by 18% in Q4FY24 compared to the previous year.
  • The audited financial results for Q4 & FY24 show the company's resilience with a recommendation for a dividend of 6 per equity share of Rs 10 each (60%) for FY24, awaiting shareholder approval.
  • The company has reduced its borrowing by 19% and increased cash generated from operations by 28% during the year.
  • Overall gross profit margin in Q4FY24 increased by 1% compared to Q4FY23, primarily due to the increase in the proportion of vaccines from 60% to 75% in Q4FY24.
  • In Q4FY24, EBITDA increased by 14% in alignment with a growth in sales, resulting in a 19% increase in PAT for the quarter.
  • The total borrowings of the Company has reduced by Rs 307.58 million (19%) during the year.
  • The cash generated from operations has increased by Rs 94.50 million (28%) during the year

Animal Healthcare Division:

  • The Animal Healthcare division saw a growth of 89% in Q4FY24, driven by sales of Goat Pox vaccine and vaccines for a government immunisation program.
  • Despite regulatory challenges, the Animal Healthcare division has demonstrated the ability to recover and sustain growth.

Poultry Healthcare Division:

  • The Poultry Healthcare division achieved a notable growth of 22% in Q4FY24, with a consistent upward trend throughout the year.
  • Strategic introductions of new products and leveraging market opportunities have been instrumental in the division's sales performance.

Petcare Division:

  • In Q4FY24, the Petcare division saw a minor decrease in sales from the previous quarter but reported a notable annual growth of 49%.
  • The Petcare division's focus on building a strong foundation and delivering high-quality products is reflected in its substantial growth.

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Hester Biosciences Ltd shares SWOT Analysis

Strengths (7)

  • Strong Momentum: Price above short, medium and long term moving averages
  • Rising Net Cash Flow and Cash from Operating activity
  • Growth in Net Profit with increasing Profit Margin (QoQ)

Weakness (4)

  • Inefficient use of capital to generate profits - RoCE declining in the last 2 years
  • Inefficient use of shareholder funds - ROE declining in the last 2 years
  • Inefficient use of assets to generate profits - ROA declining in the last 2 years

Opportunity (2)

  • Negative to Positive growth in Sales and Profit with Strong Price momentum
  • RSI indicating price strength

Threats (2)

  • High PE (PE > 40)
  • Increasing Trend in Non-Core Income

Resistance and support

R1 1,911.8
R2 1,932.8
R3 1,951.2


S1 1,872.5
S2 1,854.1
S3 1,833.1
Delivery and volume
RAJIV DINESH GANDHI Bulk Purchase 2017-03-22 732.1 90000 BSE
HESTER COATINGS PRIVATE LIMITED Bulk Sell 2017-03-22 732.1 90000 BSE
RAJIV DINESH GANDHI Block Purchase 2017-03-22 732.1 90000 BSE
Name Category Shares
Rajiv Dinesh Gandhi PROMOTER 10.47%
Sanjiv Dinesh Gandhi PROMOTER 8.2%
Nina Rajiv Gandhi PROMOTER 8.19%
Shaila Bhupendra Gandhi PROMOTER 5.78%
Bhupendra Vithaldas Gandhi PROMOTER 4.69%
Anup Chandravadan Kapadia PROMOTER 2.68%
Biolink Healthcare Limited PROMOTER 2.93%
Hester Coatings LLP PROMOTER 0.75%
Ravin Gandhi PROMOTER 4.74%
Bela Gandhi PROMOTER 4.71%


Investment recommendation
Animal health drives sales as poultry decline continues
Call Date
02 Feb 2023
Entry Price 1,790.00
Target Price 1,830.00
12-18 Month


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Hester Biosciences Ltd Stocks COMPARISON

Financials( in Cr) Hester Biosciences Ltd Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd Cipla Ltd Divis Laboratories Ltd Zydus Lifesciences Ltd
Price 1,890.85 1,516.00 1,564.75 4,588.60 1,109.55
% Change -0.01 0.34 1.31 -0.11 1.75
Mcap Cr 1,608.55 363,739.19 126,332.75 121,813.11 111,646.69
Revenue TTM Cr 266.09 43,885.68 15,790.60 7,767.51 17,237.40
Net Profit TTM Cr 28.04 8,560.84 2,513.47 1,823.38 1,997.30
PE TTM 85.32 36.34 29.68 76.10 28.94
1 Year Return 16.92 53.43 59.42 31.57 114.34
ROCE 9.01 16.79 14.76 19.30 16.25
ROE 10.39 16.46 10.66 14.89 14.05

Equity Capital: 279.73 Cr FV: 10.00

Period MF Net Purchase / (sold) FII Net
LAST 1M 33,119.99 -408.46
LAST 3M 113,155.52 -36,230.77
LAST 6M 183,603.09 -15,050.11
LAST 12M 290,144.87 98,834.05

Hester Biosciences Ltd Information

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  • Incorporated as a private limited company in Apr.`87, Hester Pharmaceutical (HPL) was converted into a public limited company in Nov.`93. HPL markets and distributes veterinary and pharmaceutical products like animal health products, poultry vaccines, poultry diagnostic, laboratory kits and reagents. It markets the veterinary products of many international companies including Ghen Corporation, Japan; Maine Biological Laboratories, US; Idexx Corporation, US; International Diagnostic Systems Corporation, US; Biogal Galed Laboratories, Israel; and Kemin Europa, Belgium. The company`s own production of veterinary vaccines (in Vials) is expected to commence soon. HPL has technical collaborations with Maine Biological Laboratories and Ghen Corporation. During 1996-97, company successfully implemented veterinary vaccine and commercial production has begun. The company has received licenses for producing 10 additional poultry vaccines.It has also signed an manufacturing agreement with Sinsui Inc for producing poultry vaccines.

Registered Address

1st Flr PushpakPachvati Circle, Motilal Hirabhai Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380006

Tel : 91-079-26445107
Email : investor:hesterbiosciences.co.in
Website : http://www.hester.in

Sharepro Services India Pvt Lt

AGM Date (Month) : Sep
Face Value Equity Shares : 10
Market Lot Equity Shares : 1
BSE Code : 524669
Book Closure Date (Month) : Sep
BSE Group : B
ISIN : INE782E01017

FAQ’s on Hester Biosciences Ltd Shares

You can buy Hester Biosciences Ltd shares through a brokerage firm. ICICIdirect is a registered broker through which you can place orders to buy Hester Biosciences Ltd Share.

Company share prices and volatile and keep changing according to the market conditions. As of Jun 14, 2024 03:53 PM the closing price of Hester Biosciences Ltd was Rs.1,890.85.

The latest PE ratio of Hester Biosciences Ltd as of Jun 14, 2024 03:53 PM is 85.32

The latest PB ratio of Hester Biosciences Ltd as of Jun 14, 2024 03:53 PM is 0.18

The 52-week high of Hester Biosciences Ltd share price is Rs. 1,944.00 while the 52-week low is Rs. 1,292.85

According to analyst recommendations, Hester Biosciences Ltd Share has a "Buy" rating for the long term.

Market capitalization or market cap is determined by multiplying the current market price of a company's shares with the total number of shares outstanding. As of Jun 14, 2024 03:53 PM, the market cap of Hester Biosciences Ltd stood at Rs. 1,608.55.

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