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1612.9527.25 (1.72%)

03:51 PM,16th Apr 2024

1608.2021.00 (1.32%)

04:01 PM,16th Apr 2024

BSE : 524669


Sector : Health care

ISIN Code : INE782E01017

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Last Updated: Apr 16 2024 | 04:01 PM IST

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52-WK High


52-WK High Date

08 Aug 2023

52-WK Low


52-WK Low Date

14 Mar 2024

All Time High


All Time High Date

18 May 2021

All Time Low


All Time Low Date

12 Feb 2016

Hester Biosciences Ltd

Hester Biosciences Limited is one of the leading and pioneering animal healthcare companies in India. Since its incorporation in Apr' 87 the Company has been engaged in the production and distribution of vaccines and health products. Headquartered in Ahmedabad Gujarat the Company is currently the second-largest maker of poultry vaccines in India having acquired strong brand equity over the years. The Company principally engages in two business verticals namely Poultry Healthcare and Animal Healthcare. Its products are registered with several countries and internal agencies and have gained widespread recognition in both India and international markets. It has built a presence in several regions of Africa and in numerous nations including Vietnam Indonesia Nepal and Bangladesh. The products and services offered include over 51 vaccines and 70+ health products. In addition it offers a vast selection of pharmaceuticals feed supplements and disinfectants for poultry and large animals.The Company 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 received licenses for producing 10 additional poultry vaccines. It signed a manufacturing agreement with Sinsui Inc for producing poultry vaccines.In 2003 Hester was appointed as the exclusive Indian distributor by BIOPHARM of Czech Republic for their coccidiosis vaccine - LIVACOX.Hester commenced business with Merial in the 3rd quarter of the financial year by importing poultry vaccines from them in 2004-05 and therefore name of Company was changed from HESTER PHARMACEUTICALS LIMITED to HESTER BIOSCIENCES LIMITED. The Company embarked on an expansion program to increase its capacity from 1200 million doses to 4800 million doses which was commenced in January 2006. The expansion project and the new expanded capacity went on-stream in March 2007. The distribution network within India was made functional with company managed depots at Pune Bangalore Coimbatore Hyderabad and Chandigarh having state-of-art cold store facilities to maintain the cold chain. Distribution costs were further cut by embarking on the use of company owned refrigerated vans for deliveries all across India. In January 2010 the company re-launched the freeze dried MD Vaccine after 5 years. A JV was set-up in Nepal to facilitate manufacture of specific animal vaccines for international markets in 2011 for a project which costed Rs 15 crores. New technology was acquired. The Company signed a technology transfer agreement with Indian Veterinary Research Institute for acquiring technology to manufacture PPR and Sheep Pox vaccines in 2011. Company re-launched the bivalent Marek's Disease Live vaccine for the poultry containing HVT & SB1 strains in 2012-13. It operationalised large animal vaccines division in Mar' 15. During the financial year 2014-15 Gujarat Agrofarm Limited became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. During financial year 2015-16 three wholly owned subsidiary Companies namely Gujarat Agrofarm Limited Diavetra Lifesciences Private Limited and Hester Biosciences (Mauritius) Limited got merged with Company through a Scheme of Arrangement effective on 8 December 2015. Accordingly the Company allotted and listed its 65 Equity Shares pursuant to Scheme of Arrangement vide order passed by Hon'ble High Court of Gujarat dated 8 December 2015 and the said Shares were listed at NSE Limited and BSE Limited in March 2016. Leruarua Vetcare (Proprietary) Limited incorporated in Botswana became an Associate Company with 49% stake of the Company and Innoves Animal Health Private Limited ceases to be an Associate Company due to transfer of shareholding of the Company in FY 2015-16.The Nepal unit completed trial operations and began commercial manufacturing in November 2016. Leruarua Vetcare (Proprietary) Limited Botswana ceases to be an Associate Company due to buyback of entire shareholding by the Associate Company during the FY 2016-17. The Company held 65% stake in subsidiary Company Hester Biosciences Nepal Private Limited (HBNPL) and consequently HBNPL became a subsidiary of Hester Biosciences Limited (Parent Company) during FY 2016-17.During the year 2017-18 Company acquired 54.80% in the capital of Texas Laboratories a firm having a business place at Mehsana Distt. of Gujarat. In June 2017 Texas Laboratories converted into Private Limited Company namely Texas Lifesciences Private Limited. Further the Company incorporated 100% wholly-owned subsidiary Hester Biosciences Africa Limited in Tanzania. During the year 2018-19 Hester Biosciences Limited incorporated 100% wholly-owned subsidiary Hester Biosciences Kenya Limited in Kenya.

Hester Biosciences Ltd - Key Fundamentals

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P/E Ratio (X) [S]


Face Value (₹) 10
Latest Dividend (%)80.00
Latest Dividend Date 13 Sep 2023
Dividend Yield (%) 0.50
Book Value Share (₹) [S]351.35
P/B Ratio (₹) [S]4.59
[*C] Consolidated [*S] Standalone

Funds Owing this Stock

Scheme Name Amount Invested ( ₹ Cr ) No Of Shares Net Asset (%)
Motilal Oswal S&P BSE Healthcare ETF 0.01 51 0.05

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Share Price Returns

1 Week-1.16%-0.77%-2.33-2.19%
1 Month20.25%20.21%0.410.57%
3 Month5.02%5.10%-0.250.52%
6 Month-3.34%-3.38%10.2412.24%
1 Year-10.95%-11.10%20.7124.23%
3 Year-31.35%-31.18%49.3851.51%

Company Info

Company Information

Chairman & Non Executive Dir. : Bhupendra V Gandhi

Non-Exec & Non-Independent Dir : Sanjiv D Gandhi

Non Executive Director : Nina Gandhi

Independent Non Exe. Director : Sandhya Patel

Independent Non Exe. Director : Ashok Bhadakal

Independent Non Exe. Director : Ameet Desai

ED / MD / CEO / Promoter : Rajiv D Gandhi

Non-Exec & Non-Independent Dir : Ravin Gandhi

Executive Director : PRIYA RAJIV GANDHI

Independent Non Exe. Director : Anil Jain

Independent Non Exe. Director : Jatin Yagneshbhai Trivedi

Registered Office: 1st Flr PushpakPachvati Circle, Motilal Hirabhai Road,Ahmedabad,Gujarat-380006 Ph: 91-079-26445107