New-Delhi, July 04 2023: Credit Analysis & Research Ltd has reaffirmed IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd long-term Rating to ‘ A+’ with a stable outlook . The company’s short term rating has been reaffirmed to A1+, a reflection of the company’s strong operational and financial performance.

CARE’s reaffirmation of IOL’s ratings underscores the company’s consistent track record of delivering high-quality products and its commitment to maintaining strong financial stability. The ‘A+’ rating reflects IOL’s robust business model, diversified product portfolio, and its strong market position within both the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical industries.

In FY23, IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd reported consolidated revenue of Rs. 2,243 crore with a strong Q4 performance. The company has stabilized its operations both in the pharma and specialty chemicals segments with a focus on cost rationalisation and margin improvement. This year, IOL has expanded its market penetration in European countries as it received CEP certification to supply products across the market. Further, the company has also been granted Patent on the “Sitagliptin Process” from the Indian Patent Office, Government of India

Mr. Vikas Gupta – Joint Managing Director of IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, expressed his satisfaction with the reaffirmation of the company’s ratings, stating, “We are pleased that CARE has reaffirmed our long-term Issuer Rating to ‘A+’ with a stable outlook. This reaffirmation is a testament to our continuous efforts in maintaining excellence in operations, adhering to stringent quality standards, and ensuring sustainable growth. We remain committed to delivering high-quality products and creating long-term value for our stakeholders.”

The ‘A+’ rating with a stable outlook applies to IOL’s bank loan facilities, non-convertible debentures, market-linked debentures, and subordinated debt, highlighting the confidence of credit rating agencies in the company’s financial strength and stability.

IOL is the world largest producer of Ibuprofen API with 33% market share globally. The Company has 13 plus APIs in its portfolio such as Metformin Hydrochloride, Clopidogrel Bisulfate Form II, Fenofibrate, Paracetamol etc