Best Cosmetics Stocks In India: Cosmetics stocks add beauty to the investment portfolio. The Indian population is always fond of cosmetics creating greater opportunities for the cosmetics and personal care Industry to grow. Here, in this article we present five stocks that are maintaining consistency in terms of their revenue with good fundamentals, operating in the cosmetics and personal care industry. 

Best Cosmetics Stocks In India

Best Cosmetics Stocks In India #1: Hindustan Unilever (HUL)

Hindustan Unilever is a company that has a wide variety of products spread across different segments and one such important segment is Beauty and Personal care. Hindustan Unilever was established in the year 1933. The company has a rich history of serving the Indian population with its products from the past nine decades.

The company mainly builds strategies that are focused on growing the core, focusing on accelerating market development. The company constantly involves itself in adding value to the customers by improving their health and well-being. Hindustan Unilever has 29 owned factories and the products of the company offered in India are used by 9/10 households which is a milestone itself.

Hindustan Unilever has 9 million retail outlets with more than 3500 distributors across the country. Some of the personal care brands owned by Hindustan Unilever include Lakme, Love Beauty & Planet, Novology, Pond’s, TRESemmé, Vaseline, ELLE 18, Glow & Lovely, Axe, Acnesquad, Clinic Plus, Dermalogica, Dove, and Indulekha.

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The revenue from operations of the company was increased from Rs 52,446 crores in FY 2022 to Rs 60,580 crores in FY 2023. This is a year-on-year growth of  15.51%. The Net profits of the company surged from Rs 8,892 crores in FY 2022 to Rs 10,143 crores in FY 2023 which is a year-on-year growth of 14.06% The Return on Equity(ROE) on an average of 3 years is at 22.47%.

The Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)  on an average of 3 years is at 27.27%. The promoters of the company have 61.90% holdings in the company. Foreign Institutional Investors(FII) have 13.65% holdings in the company. In the list of Best Cosmetics Stocks In India Hindustan Unilever was the first stock to be mentioned.

Particulars Amount Particulars Amount
CMP₹2,283Market Cap (Crores)₹5,36,353
EPS₹43.90Stock P/E55
ROE20.50%ROCE26.60%
Promoters Holding 61.90%FII Holding 13.60%
Debt to Equity 0.03P/B10.6
Operating Profit Margin22.2%Net profit margin16.8%

Best Cosmetics Stocks In India #2: Dabur India

Best Cosmetics Stocks in India - Dabur India logo

Dabur India in India is considered to be one of the leading companies in Consumer Care. The company stands in first position globally as an Ayurvedic and natural care company.  Dabur India is more focused on creating a social impact on society and uplifting the lives of many through their products and services.  

The company has over 14 manufacturing facilities in the country. Looking at its overseas presence Dabur India has 8 owned manufacturing facilities globally. 75% of its revenue generation happens within the country. And the remaining 25% comes from International Business.

Dabur India has 7.7 million retail outlets across the country. Dabur India has its presence overseas spread over 120 countries across the globe. Some of the personal care brands in their portfolio include Fem, Oxylife and Gulabari. The revenue from operations of the company was increased from Rs 10,889 crores in FY 2022 to Rs 11,530 crores in FY 2023. This is a year-on-year growth of  5.89%.

The Net profits of the company surged from Rs 1,742 crores in FY 2022 to Rs 1763 crores(TTM). The Return on Equity(ROE) on an average of 3 years is at 21.70%. The Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)  on an average of 3 years is at 25.47%.

The promoters of the company have 66.25% holdings in the company. Foreign Institutional Investors(FII) have 16.49% holdings in the company.

Particulars Amount Particulars Amount
CMP₹541.00Market Cap (Crores)₹95,929.00
EPS₹10.10Stock P/E54.5
ROE19.50%ROCE22.70%
Promoters Holding 66.20%FII Holding 16.50%
Debt to Equity 0.16P/B10.1
Operating Profit Margin19.92%Net profit margin14.76%

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Best Cosmetics Stocks In India #3: Gillette India

Best Cosmetics Stocks in India - Gillette India logo

Gillette India is a company that is engaged in providing its services and products to various segments including grooming and oral care segment.  Gillette India was incorporated in 1984. Later in the year 2005, it was taken over (acquired) by the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). 

Gillette India uses all the modes such as department stores, grocery stores, mass merchandisers, and more effectively to make its products reach the customers. Gillette India has a wide range of products suitable to all kinds of tiers. It offers from mid-tier to Premium products adding value to its customers.

Some of the famous brands owned by them include Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Olay, and Old Spice. The revenue from operations of the company was increased from Rs 2256 crores in FY 2022 to Rs 2477 crores in FY 2023. This is a year-on-year growth of  9.79%. The Net profits of the company surged from Rs 289 crores in FY 2022 to Rs 356 crores in FY 2023.

The Return on Equity(ROE) on an average of 3 years is at 36.68%. The Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)  on an average of 3 years is 46.92%. The promoters of the company have 75% holdings in the company. Foreign Institutional Investors(FII) have 0.64% holdings in the company.

Particulars Amount Particulars Amount
CMP₹6,748.00Market Cap (Crores)₹21,991.00
EPS₹120.00Stock P/E56.2
ROE38.50%ROCE52.00%
Promoters Holding 75.00%FII Holding 0.64%
Debt to Equity 0P/B21.4
Operating Profit Margin19.40%Net profit margin14.36%

Best Cosmetics Stocks In India #4: FSN E-Commerce Ventures (Nykaa)

Nykaa logo

FSN E-Commerce Ventures which is popularly well known as Nykaa is into the business of personal care and fashion products. Nykaa has 13 warehouses in different states of the country,  with a wide capacity of 2.5 lacs sq. ft which makes it easier for them to serve their customers.

Nykaa owns a series of in-house brands which include Nykaa Naturals, Nykaa Cosmetics, Kay Beauty, Nykd by Nykaa, 20 Dresses, and more. The revenue from operations of the company was increased from Rs 3,774 crores in FY 2022 to Rs 5,144 crores in FY 2023. This is a year-on-year growth of  36.30%.

The Net profits of the company in FY 2022  was Rs 41 and considering the TTM it stood at Rs 33 Crores. The Return on Equity (ROE) on an average of 3 years is at 6.49%. The Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)  on an average of 3 years is at 7.69%.

The promoters of the company have 52.24% holdings in the company. Foreign Institutional Investors(FII) have 10.65% holdings in the company.

Particulars Amount Particulars Amount
CMP₹146.00Market Cap (Crores)₹41,582.00
EPS₹0.10Stock P/E1506
ROE1.42%ROCE5.52%
Promoters Holding 52.20%FII Holding 10.60%
Debt to Equity 0.69P/B29.9
Operating Profit Margin2.22%Net profit margin0.48%

Best Cosmetics Stocks In India #5: Emami

Emami logo

Emami has a wide range of products including personal care and healthcare products. Emami has 450 plus products with 20 different brand names. These products are marketed under brand names such as BoroPlus, Fair and Handsome, Kesh King, Plus Balm, and many more.

Emami to increase its presence in the market acquired Zandu in the year 2008. Later in the year 2015, it acquired Kesh King. Creme 21 a German-based skincare brand was acquired in 2019. Despite these many acquisitions, the company has very low debt present in the company.

Emami has a wider reach having 7 manufacturing units in India, with 4000 and more distributors and 4.9 million retail outlets. Emami’s presence is seen globally serving in 70 countries which also includes SAARC, Africa, and Europe.

The revenue from operations of the company increased from Rs 3,187 crores in FY 2022 to Rs 3,406 crores in FY 2023. This is a year-on-year growth of 6.86%. The Net profits of the company in FY22  was Rs 837 which slightly dipped to Rs 627 Crore in FY23. The Return on Equity(ROE) on an average of 3 years is at 32.53%.

The Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)  on an average of 3 years is at 29.68%. The promoters of the company have 54.84% holdings in the company. Foreign Institutional Investors(FII) have 12.86% holdings in the company. In the list of Best Cosmetics Stocks In India Emami was at the fifth of the list.

Particulars Amount Particulars Amount
CMP₹483.00Market Cap (Crores)₹21,276.00
EPS₹16.30Stock P/E29.6
ROE28.30%ROCE28.00%
Promoters Holding 54.80%FII Holding 12.90%
Debt to Equity 0.04P/B8.81
Operating Profit Margin19.88%Net profit margin18.42%

Conclusion 

As we come to the end of the article “Best Cosmetics Stocks in India For 2024”. To give a quick brief of the article, we saw five different stocks that have their products in personal care and cosmetics with good financials. An overview of companies, their operations, Fundamentals, and their key metrics were explained in this article.

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Written by Nishanth P

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