UPL limited (known as United Phosphorus Limited earlier) is a global generic crop protection, chemicals and seed company. The other two group companies are Advanta and UEL. UPL is a knowledge hub for the innovative product for the farmers.UPL is the leading global producer of crop protection products, intermediates, specialty chemicals and other industrial chemicals. UPL is a one stop farmers solutions from seeds to post harvest solutions.
Company headquarters in India, having global presence in more than 20 countries with 23 manufacturing units(9 in India,4 in France,2 in Spain,3 in Argentina, 1 each in UK, Vietnam, Netherlands, Italy, China.
Company posted sound financials numbers in the Q3 ended December 2016.Total sales jumped 9% on Q-o-Q basis and 18.06% on Y-o-Y basis respectively. Operating profit stood at Rs 588.45 cr and Operating margin at 14.76%.Net profit increase 176.35 on Q-o-Q basis and 63.32 percent on Y-o-y basis.UPL registered 26% approx. CAGR over period of 5 years .
On the basis of strong fundamentals stock could be a good pick for the portfolio for medium to longer time horizon.