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Lupin slips 5% as USFDA classifies Goa facility's inspection as OAI

The USFDA stated that Goa facility may be subject to regulatory or administrative action and that it may withhold approval of any pending applications or supplements in which this facility is listed.

SI Reporter  |  Mumbai 

Lupin

shares slipped 5 per cent to Rs 722 in early morning trade on the after the US health regulator classified the inspection of the company's facility as (OAI). The stock was trading close to its 52-week low of Rs 720, touched on March 28, 2019, in intra-day deal.

“The Company has received a communication from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) classifying the inspection conducted at its facility between January 28 and February 8, 2019 as OAI,” said in a filing.

The US FDA has stated that this facility may be subject to regulatory or administrative action and that it may withhold approval of any pending applications or supplements in which this facility is listed, it said.

said the inspection at the facility had closed with two observations. Based on US FDA's concept of operations program, the company understands that the status of the facility is still under review.

The company does not believe that this inspection classification will have an impact on disruption of supplies or the existing revenues from operations of this facility. The Company is in the process of sending further updates of its corrective actions to the and is hopeful of a positive outcome, it said.

In the past three weeks, Lupin's stock has underperformed the market by falling 17 per cent, as compared to a 2.5 per cent rise in the benchmark S&P

The company had reported net profit of Rs 290 crore, against an average analysts expected profit of Rs 455 crore for March quarter. Lupin on May 15 said it has received three observations from the US health regulator for its Aurangabad-based manufacturing facility.

At 09:48 am, Lupin was trading 3.4 per cent lower at Rs 737 on the BSE. In comparison, the S&P BSE was up 0.47 per cent at 39,621 points. A combined 1.34 million shares had changed hands on the counter on the BSE and so far.

First Published: Mon, May 27 2019. 09:50 IST
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