Easy Office
LCI Learning

ICICI Lombard Faces GST Show-Cause Notice worth Rs 288 Crore

Last updated: 25 May 2024

ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd has been issued a GST show-cause notice amounting to ₹288 crore for the fiscal year 2020, according to a report by CNBC-TV18 shared on X (formerly Twitter) on Thursday. This significant development comes as the company reports robust financial performance and notable corporate transactions.

ICICI Lombard Faces GST Show-Cause Notice worth Rs 288 Crore

Financial Performance Highlights

Fourth Quarter FY24

  • Revenue Growth: ICICI Lombard's topline increased by 1.29%.
  • Profit Surge: The profit soared by 18.89% year-on-year (YoY).

Third Quarter FY24

  • Revenue Increase: Revenue grew by 3.13%.
  • Profit Jump: Profit rose by 20.41% YoY.

Expense and Income Trends

  • Selling, General, and Administrative Expenses: Declined by 22.37% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and decreased by 59.48% YoY.
  • Operating Income: Increased by 29.87% QoQ but decreased by 52.46% YoY.

Corporate Transactions

Earlier this month, Bharti Enterprises, promoted by Sunil Bharti Mittal, divested a portion of its holdings in ICICI Lombard. The company sold 38.50 lakh shares, equivalent to a 0.8% stake, through nine block deals on the BSE, raising ₹663 crore. The shares were sold at an average price of ₹1,722.5 each.

Prominent investors such as Axis Mutual Fund, Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund, Invesco Mutual Fund, Morgan Stanley Asia Singapore, Societe Generale, Goldman Sachs Singapore, and Blackstone Aqua Master Sub-Fund acquired these shares.

Post-sale, Bharti Enterprises’ stake in ICICI Lombard decreased from 2.43% to 1.63%. Concurrently, ICICI Bank purchased 21 lakh shares, representing a 0.4% stake, for ₹361.72 crore, increasing its stake in the subsidiary from 51.27% to 51.7%.

Market Reaction

Following these developments, ICICI Lombard’s shares rose by 0.87%, closing at ₹1,662.00 apiece on Thursday. This positive market reaction reflects investor confidence in the company despite the impending GST liability.


ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd’s receipt of a ₹288 crore GST show-cause notice for FY 2020 adds a layer of complexity to its financial narrative. However, the company’s solid financial performance, strategic stake adjustments by key shareholders, and resilient market response underscore its robust position in the general insurance sector. Investors and stakeholders will closely monitor how the company navigates the GST issue while maintaining its growth trajectory.

Join CCI Pro

Category GST   Report



More »