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Torrent Group capitalisation tops Rs 1 trn fuelled by acquisitions, EV push

The shares of Torrent Power hit an intraday high of Rs 682 before closing at Rs 678.20, giving it a market capitalisation of Rs about Rs 32,600 crore

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India's leading diversified business conglomerate Torrent Group has crossed Rs 1 lakh crore market capitalisation as it's power units EV push and pharma company's recent acquisitions fuelled a rally in stocks.
The combined market capitalisation of its two listed group companies - Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Torrent Power Ltd crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark in trading on Monday, according to stock exchange information.
Torrent Pharmaceuticals shares hit an intra-day high of Rs 2,014.8 before closing at Rs 2,010 on the NSE. This gave it a market capitalisation of over Rs 68,000 crore.
The shares of Torrent Power hit an intraday high of Rs 682 before closing at Rs 678.20, giving it a market capitalisation of Rs about Rs 32,600 crore.
The combined market capitalisation of the Group now stands at Rs 1,00,600 crore.
The Group's valuation hit Rs 50,000 crore in February 2020. This shows 2x growth in market capitalisation in the past three years - driven by robust financial performance, sustained growth trajectory and expansions in business and new geographies, market insiders believed.
The two group companies have outperformed the broader market in the past three years as the benchmark index BSE Sensex has gained from 39,872 points in February 2020 to 66,527 points (up 66 per cent) on Monday, while the 50-stock NSE Nifty50 index has moved from 11,707 points in February 2020 to 19,753 points (up 68 per cent) now.
According to trader sources, both the Torrent Group companies have exhibited strong financial performance over the years accompanied by robust business expansion.
Last week, Torrent Power announced its foray into electric vehicle charging infrastructure space by launching four such stations in Ahmedabad. It now plans to open a few more in Surat and other cities.
On the operational front, Torrent Power's total generation capacities have increased by over 26 per cent in the past three years from 3,879 Megawatts (MW) (combined for gas, coal and renewable assets) as of March 2020 to 4,160 MW till March 2023.
In the distribution business, the company provides electricity to over 4 million customers across its five licensed distribution territories and three franchised distribution territories in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.
Torrent Power has a total of 2,035 sq km of distribution operation areas and 482 km of transmission lines.
Since 2020, the revenues and net profits of Torrent Power have nearly doubled, and the company has regularly declared dividends as per its dividend policy.
Among the significant developments that have fuelled investor sentiment for Torrent Pharma is the acquisition of Curatio Healthcare in 2022, strengthening its presence in the fast-growing dermatology segment.
The company has also acquired four brands from Dr Reddy's Laboratories besides a recent announcement of a strategic alliance with Boehringer Ingelheim (BI India) for the co-marketing of products.
Torrent Pharma's revenues have grown steadily from Rs 7,939 crore in 2020 to Rs 9,620 crore in March 2023.
It gets about 52 per cent of its revenues from domestic operations, while it also has a presence across 40 countries. The company ranked no.6 in the IPM rankings, has set its focus on building US business over the next 3-5 years and moving towards complex and value-added generics. It has a strong pipeline of 2,000+ product registrations across 40 countries.

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First Published: Jul 31 2023 | 5:37 PM IST

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