Anuh Pharma Ltd Management Discussions.

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE & DEVELOPMENTS

Global Pharmaceutical Market

The global pharmaceutical market is now estimated to be over USD 1.4 trillion and expected to grow at CAGR of about 4% to 5%.

Though the pharmaceutical industry is developing at rapid pace, the pharmaceutical manufacturing companies are confronted with enormous challenges such as:

Cost & Pricing, New Medicines & Therapy dosages, changing regulatory landscape & growing digitization.

Indian pharma market is expected to grow to USD 60 Billion by 2022 thereby emerging as the 6th largest pharmaceutical market globally by absolute size.

Global Bulk Drugs Market

Three segments - Branded Prescription drugs, Over-the-Counter (OTC) drugs and Generic Prescription drugs account for a majority of global bulk drug consumption.

The total global bulk drug consumption is expected to reach USD 215 billion by 2022 at a CAGR 6.5% during the forecast period out of which 80% is used for Branded Prescription drugs, 10% for OTC drugs and 10% for Generic Prescription drugs.

Indian Bulk Drug Market

India is expected to be the 3rd largest global markets for Bulk Drugs with a 7.5% increase in market share. There are 1150 bulk drug units producing about 350 important Bulk Drugs. The market analyst forecast the API markets in India to grow at a CAGR of 11% over the period of 2021-2025.

OPPORTUNITIES, THREATS AND OUTLOOK

Anuh Pharma Ltd. will be able to place itself in a strong position by expanding strategically, increasing its manufacturing capacities and enhancing capacities across the organization. The Company is looking at different opportunities in untapped markets and also across a value chain. It plans for alliances with business associates in the global market, giving a huge boost to the selective products that it already deals in.

We are fully conscious of our responsibility towards our customers. Our efforts are directed towards the fulfillment of customer satisfaction through the quality of products. As the consolidation of this industry gains momentum, the need to develop a dedicated team of skilled manpower assumes urgency and importance.

We will continue to focus on training and motivation of manpower so as to develop teams of qualified and skilled personnel to effectively discharge their responsibilities in a number of projects and activities. It is, in this context, which we have been working towards promoting the skills and professionalism of our employees to cope with and focus on the challenges of change and growth.

Manufacturing

Anuh Pharma Ltd. is well positioned to service its existing and potential markets through its manufacturing operations at Tarapur in Maharashtra.

The Company enjoys cGMP approvals and all the facilities are built and operated according to cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices).

The Company is approved by EDQM for the products Erythromycin Base, Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate, & Pyrazinamide. The Company has also got approval from WHO PQ Geneva authorities for Pyrazinamide and Sulfadoxine. The Company is also approved by COFEPRIS, Mexico for Erythromycin Stearate, Erythromycin Estolate, Erythromycin Ethyl Succinate. The Company has received USFDA and CEP for Ambroxol Hydrochloride during 2019-2020.

The Company has also received plant approvals from several MNCs.

Expansion

We are pleased to inform that we have successfully commissioned our new expansion project and started commercial production in December, 2019.

Quality

Quality is the key factor for any API business and Anuh Pharma Ltd. enjoys a high reputation for quality. An independent Quality Assurance team headed by Doctorate and Senior Chemists ensures this function. A number of sophisticated instruments like HPLC, GC, IR Spectrophotometer, etc., are installed in QC department.

MEDIUM TERM STRATEGY & LONG TERM STRATEGY

Medium Term Strategy:

Our Company has completed 32 years of start up of production.

All the manufacturing departments, marketing departments etc. are sufficiently matured to take up new challenges in the medium term.

We propose to start 4 (Four) new products in the medium term and apply for regulatory approvals like EDQM, USFDA etc.

For this purpose our R & D department is absolutely ready and they already have a few products queued up to take up for validation batches and commercial batches in the new plant commissioned in December 2019.

Long Term Strategy:

India is poised to become the 2nd largest producers of API in the world.

Our Company is still dependent on Intermediates mainly from China and other countries we will definitely look forward for backward integration in long term.

We also need to improve the manufacturing processes to reduce the solvent load and formation of other by-products.

This will also help us in reducing the pollution load and ultimately reducing the final product cost.

RISKS AND CONCERNS

India imports huge quantity of crude oil and variation in crude oil prices would always be an area of concern. The Company is planning to install greener technologies like briquette fired boilers, economizers etc. to save power and fuel costs.

The volatility of exchange rate of rupee against US dollar can have significant impact on the Companys profitability because approx. 50% of its sales consist of exports. However natural hedge mitigates the risk to large extent due to imports.

Macro economic conditions like currency variations, rise in crude prices and US dollar remittance issues in Africa do affect the export of our country. However, our presence is there in domestic sector such risks are mitigated to some extent.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE WITH RESPECT TO OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

The revenue from operations for the year ended March 31, 2021 amounted to 43,196 lakhs as against 30,696 lakhs for the previous year. Thus the income from operations of the Company has increased by about 40.7 % as compared to last years revenue from operations.

During the year 2020-21 profit before tax as compared to last year has increased by 101.25 % from 1,916 lakhs to 3,855 lakhs and profit after tax has increased by 99 % from 1,431 lakhs to 2,844 lakhs.

The details of changes in key financial ratios are explained in the table below:

Ratios 2020-21 2019-20
Debtors Turnover Ratio (Days) 80 94
Inventory Turnover Ratio (Days) 79 83
Interest Coverage Ratio (Times) 26.80 25.18
Current Ratio (Times) 1.70 1.37
Debt Equity Ratio (Times) 0.07 0.27
Operating Margin Ratio (%) 22.44 21.78
Net Profit Margin (%) 6.43 4.60
Return on Net Worth (RONW) (%)* 14.92 8.82

* Return on Net Worth for the FY 2020-21 was improved compared to previous year due to increase in the sales and improvement in operational performance and efficiency.

INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEMS & THEIR ADEQUACY

The Company has strong and adequate internal control system suitable to its size and nature of business. We constantly upgrade our systems for incremental improvements.

The Audit Committee of the Board regularly reviews our system. The systems ensure protection of assets and proper recording of transactions. Internal audit is carried out by an independent chartered accountants firm on quarterly basis.

The internal auditors reports are regularly received by the Audit Committee. It is a regular practice to review the issues raised by Internal Auditors and statutory auditors by the Audit Committee.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

During the month of April 2012 the Company had acquired an existing Research & Development Laboratory in Mahape, Navi Mumbai from a Spanish Company. This Research & Development Laboratory has three sections, i.e. Analytical Development Lab, Chemical Synthesis Lab and a Pilot Plant. Each section is equipped with latest and sophisticated equipments and machineries.

This will help us in intensifying our Research & Development activity with a view to enlarge our bulk drugs portfolio.

MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN HUMAN RESOURCES / INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FRONT INCLUDING NUMBER OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED

Human Resources

Anuh Pharma Ltd. has always acknowledged importance of its human capital and fundamental source of its success. Consequently, the Companys HR department has enabled it to acquire, develop, motivate and maintain its skilled human resource.

The Company worked on its recruitment process at bringing about improvement in:

1. Speed at which talent is brought in.

2. Quality of talent with respect to competence and compatibility.

3. Cost of recruitment

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

Certain statement in the management discussion and analysis may be forward looking within the meaning of applicable securities law and regulations and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Factors that would make differences to Companys operations include competition, price realisation, forex market, changes in government policies and regulations, tax regimes, economic development within India and the countries in which the Company conducts business and other incidental factors.