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May 13, 2013, 10.31 PM IST | Source: Reuters

Ranbaxy to pay USD 500 million in US lawsuit settlement

Drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd pleaded guilty on Monday to felony charges related to drug safety and will pay USD 500 million in civil and criminal fines under the settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice.

Ranbaxy to pay USD 500 million in US lawsuit settlement

Drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd pleaded guilty on Monday to felony charges related to drug safety and will pay USD 500 million in civil and criminal fines under the settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice

The settlement has been in the works for some time. In December 2011, Ranbaxy set aside USD 500 million to resolve the potential criminal and civil liabilities related to the investigation by the government into its manufacturing practices and falsifying data.

The company reached a related settlement agreement with the US Food & Drug Administration in 2011.

 

Ranbaxy Labs stock price

On October 20, 2014, Ranbaxy Laboratories closed at Rs 593.70, up Rs 2.40, or 0.41 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 667.30 and the 52-week low was Rs 306.05.


The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 9.77 per share as per the quarter ended June 2014. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 60.77. The latest book value of the company is Rs 25.84 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 22.98.

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