Pharmaceuticals sector is one of the key sectors where Indian companies have created a global brand for themselves besides software. Indian companies have taken advantage of the opportunities in the regulated generics market in the western countries and made deep inroads especially in providing low cost equivalents of expensive drugs.Pharma outsourcing into India and low cost Healthcare services are expected to be the key areas of growth in the near future. In addition, the inherent potential of biotechnology has also attracted many new companies and this is also a key growth area for Indian companies. NSE Indices has developed Nifty Pharma Index to capture the performance of the companies in this sector.
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Pharmaceuticals sector is one of the key sectors where Indian companies have created a global brand for themselves besides software. Indian companies have taken advantage of the opportunities in the regulated generics market in the western countries and made deep inroads especially in providing low cost equivalents of expensive drugs. In addition, the inherent potential of biotechnology has also attracted many new companies and this is also a key growth area for Indian companies. NSE Indices has developed Nifty Pharma Index to capture the performance of the companies in this sector.
The Nifty Pharma has delivered a CAGR of ~10% over the last decade. Pharma outsourcing into India and low cost Healthcare services are expected to be the key areas of growth in the near future. India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally. Indian pharmaceutical sector supplies ~50% of the global demand for various vaccines, 40% of generic demand in the US and 25% of all medicines in the UK. Indian pharmaceutical sector is expected to grow to US$ 100 billion, while medical device market is expected to grow US$ 25 billion by 2025.
The Union Cabinet has given its nod for the amendment of existing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in the pharmaceutical sector in order to allow FDI up to 100 per cent under the automatic route for manufacturing of medical devices subject to certain conditions.
The drugs and pharmaceuticals sector attracted cumulative FDI inflow worth US$ 16.50 billion between April 2000 and March 2020 according to the data released by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
Pharmaceuticals export from India stood at US$ 20.70 billion in FY20. Pharmaceutical export include bulk drugs, intermediates, drug formulations, biologicals, Ayush and herbal products and surgical.
India's biotechnology industry comprising biopharmaceuticals, bio-services, bio-agriculture, bio-industry, and bioinformatics is expected grow at an average growth rate of around 30 per cent a y-o-y to reach US$ 100 billion by 2025.
India’s domestic pharmaceutical market turnover reached Rs 1.4 lakh crore (US$ 20.03 billion) in 2019, up 9.8% from Rs 129,015 crore (US$ 18.12 billion) in 2018.
Going forward, better growth in domestic sales would also depend on the ability of companies to align their product portfolio towards chronic therapies for diseases such as cardiovascular, anti-diabetes, anti-depressants and anti-cancers, which are on the rise.
The steps taken by the government to reduce costs and bring down healthcare expenses drives the revenues of the pharma companies. Speedy introduction of generic drugs into the market has remained in focus and is expected to benefit the Indian pharmaceutical companies. In addition, the thrust on rural health programmes, lifesaving drugs and preventive vaccines also augurs well for the pharmaceutical companies. Low manufacturing cost is the key advantage of Indian players and this drives their growth and profitability.
The large size companies such as Cipla, Lupin, Sun Pharma own notable brands, have a distribution across the country, capacity to heavily spend on R&D due to their balance sheet size. Pharma companies tend to trade at premium valuations due to their defensive nature of business. The other ancillary companies are packaging companies and other contract manufacturing companies.
Established in 1983 by Mr. Dilip Shanghvi, Sun Pharma (SUN) is the Indian MNC that manufactures and sells pharmaceutical formulations and APIs primarily in India and the United States. Over 72% of Sun Pharma sales are from markets outside India, primarily in 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 anti-cancers, steroids, peptides and controlled substances.
The 2014 acquisition of Ranbaxy made Sun the largest pharma company in India, the largest Indian pharma company in the US, and the 5th largest speciality generic company globally.
Founded by Khwaja Abdul Hamied in 1935, Cipla Limited is an Indian MNC, headquartered in Mumbai, India. Cipla primarily develops medicines to treat respiratory, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes, weight control and depression; other medical conditions. Cipla is the key player in OTC medical accessories like inhaler pump.
Incorporated in the year 1968 by Desh Bandhu Gupta, Lupin Limited is an Indian multinational pharmaceutical company based in Mumbai, India. It is one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies by revenue globally. The company's key focus areas include paediatrics, cardiovascular, anti-infectives, diabetology, asthma and anti-tuberculosis. Lupin's research program covers the entire pharma product chain like generic research, Advanced Drug Delivery Systems, Intellectual Property Management, Novel Drug Discovery and Development and Biotechnology Research.
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