GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Q2'09 Sales rise by 24% and Profits up 20%

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

                                   Q2 Sales rise by 24 %, Profits up by 20 %

Highlights for the quarter_______________________________________________________

 

    Sales for Q2 grew by 24 % over the same period last year

    Two new launches - Horlicks Chilldood (RTD) & Jr. Horlicks toddler biscuits

    “Horlicks” ranks sixth among 100 Most Trusted Brands survey of Brand Equity

Overview______________________________________________________________________

Gurgaon, July 29, 2009: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited (GSKCH) today declared its financial results for quarter ended June 30, 2009.

Compared with same period last year, the company’s sales shot up by 24 % to Rs. 468.72 Crores, PBT amounted to Rs. 85.85 Crores, representing a growth of 24 % while PAT stood at Rs. 55.19 Crores; a healthy growth of 20 %.

“There has been impressive sales growth in the second quarter of 2009”, said Zubair Ahmed, Managing Director, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd. Mr. Ahmed added that “This together with new initiatives and improved efficiency has greatly enhanced our performance. We have to accelerate our cost containment programme to enable us to retain our leadership in a most challenging environment.”

The quarter saw launch of two new products viz. Horlicks Chilldood, a ready to drink cold beverage and Junior Horlicks toddler biscuits and the initial response to both the products has been very encouraging.

GSKCH’s flagship brand, Horlicks, once again outperformed its own milestone by moving to the 6th position in the Brand Equity Most Trusted Brands Survey 2009 and has been recognized as the number 1 hot beverage brand.

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About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd.

GSKCH is an associate of GlaxoSmithKline plc. of the U.K, a global science based healthcare company. GSKCH has continually benefited from the technical and marketing inputs that have been available as a consequence of this association. GSKCH is the largest player in the health food drinks industry. The Company with its manufacturing plants located in Nabha, Rajahmundry and Sonepat has a total workforce of about 2700 people.

GSKCH has a strong marketing and distribution network in India comprising over 1,000 wholesalers and direct coverage of over 3,50,000 retail outlets. Its flagship product, Horlicks, is a widely regarded and highly respected brand for over 100 years. The Company also manufactures and markets Boost, Viva and Maltova and in addition markets and distributes a number of products in diverse categories, which include prominent household names such as Eno, Crocin and Iodex.

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