General FAQs

1. Describe Larsen & Toubro Limited as an organization?

Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) is India's largest engineering, construction, manufacturing and technology conglomerate with additional interests in electrical & automation, Information Technology and other diversified businesses. A strong customer-focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled the Company to attain and sustain a leadership position over the last eight decades. Many of the engineering projects executed by L&T have set new benchmarks in terms of scale, sophistication and speed.

2. How is the business of L&T Group organized?
A. The Company's businesses are spread thematically under five groups, along with an overarching umbrella of sustainability that runs through them all.
  Buildings & Factories
  Transportation Infra
  Heavy Civil Infra
  Power Transmission & Distribution
  Water & Effluent Treatment
  Metallurgical & Material Handling
  Smart World & Communications
EPC Projects
  Power Plants and Equipment
  Heavy Engineering
  Machinery & Industrial Products
  Electrical & Automation (Classified as discontinued operations)
  Defence & Aerospace
  Defence Shipbuilding
  Information Technology
  Technology Services
  Financial Services
3. Which are the key verticals of operations?

In the engineering & construction business, L&T operates in key verticals including hydrocarbon, infrastructure, power, minerals, defence, nuclear power and aerospace, water and civil structures.

The Machinery & Industrial Products business manufactures and markets machinery for the construction & mining industry, rubber processing machinery and valves.

LTI (erstwhile Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited) a publicly-listed Group Company, along with the recent L&T acquisition, Mindtree, offers a wide range of IT solutions and technology and consulting services in verticals ranging from manufacturing to transportation and travel. L&T Technology Services, another publicly-listed Group Company is a leading global ER&D services company that offers design and development services. to clients across the product development value chain. L&T-NxT, is a business borne out of the vision to make L&T a more asset-light, technology oriented organization. It works with cutting-edge digital technologies to solve complex business challenges in the areas of IT-OT convergence.
L&T Realty has set the gold standard in the realty business, with a reputation for transparency and customer connect in the execution of large residential, mixed-use and transit-oriented developments. L&T Financial Services is a leading, diversified NBFC that delivers solutions from microloans to infrastructure funding, and everything in between.

L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited (LTIDPL), works and promotes / invests in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for various infrastructure projects. The Company is in the business of identifying & developing infrastructure projects, operation and maintenance of these projects and providing related advisory services .

1. What was L&T's financial performance during the last few years?

To read L&T's financial highlights, please click here.

2. How does L&T carry out the business development activities?

Besides having offices and employing a direct sales force, L&T has developed a strong network of agents across the globe to effectively carry out the business development related activities. The company regularly participates in various international seminars, and industry conventions, which enable L&T showcase its technical capabilities and core strengths along with leveraging client references.

3. Give us an overview of the L&T offices?

L&T's corporate headquarters is located in South Mumbai. It has a strong foothold in the domestic market through area offices and a branch network. In addition to a strong domestic presence, L&T has a global presence in more than 45 countries.

L&T has key manufacturing facilities at 18 locations in India - Mumbai, Hazira, Vadodara, Pithampur, Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore, Coimbatore to name a few.

Manufacturing processes of standard products are highly automated. Manufacturing centers in India have amenities like canteen, a medical dispensary as well as recreation facilities. L&T offices are generally landscaped, open, campuses that provide a "cocoon of excellence" in which L&T employees can concentrate on providing world-class services for demanding clients in developed markets.

4. Who are L&T's major competitors?

L&T faces both domestic & international competition under various segments in which it operates.
The competitors vary from segment to segment.

L&T's major competitors in a few of its key businesses include:

Construction Power & Power Equipment Oil & gas Manufacturing Defence Services
Tata Projects
Shapoorji Pallonji
Gammon India
GE India
JSW Power Systems
BGR Energy
Doosan India
Tata Projects
Tecnicas Reunidas
Maire Tecnimont
Heavy Engineering:
Villa Bonaldi, Italy
ARVOS, Germany
ISGEC-Hitachi Zosen, India
CFHI, China
Walter Tosto, Italy
ATB Riva Calzoni, Italy
Reliance Industries
Mazgaon Docks
Cochin Shipyard
IT & Tech Services:
HCL Technologies
Persistent Systems
Tata Elxsi
Shapoorji Pallonji
Construction & Mining machinery:
JCB India
Tata Hitach
Rubber Processing Machinery :
Uzer Makina
Sino ARP
Guilin Rubber Machinery
5. What are L&T's quality processes and metrics?

A majority of L&T's processes are ISO certified and comparable with the best in the world.

The company has an on-time/on-budget project completion rate higher than the average for its industry, which translates to highly predictable construction & engineering services delivery for its clients.

6. What is the recruitment process in L&T like?

L&T's employment policies and systems radiate from a single principle - belief in people. People are our most valued asset - our core strength. Employees gain a level of freedom that provides security, satisfaction and, most importantly, a sense of professional fulfillment.


As per L&T's recruitment policy, Fresh Engineering Graduates, Post Graduates & Diploma Holders are selected at corporate levels through campus interviews and/or through advertisements only during specific periods. L&T visits a set of premier engineering colleges and management schools campuses each year for recruitment. The company also does active lateral recruitment through various reputed HR agencies and Internal referral programs.

7. What training programs are organized by L&T for its employees?

Fresh engineers are taken as 'Graduate Engineer Trainees' (GETs) for a probation period of 1 year during which they go through rigorous on-site training. Training program usually focuses on generic principles of engineering and construction, quality processes and imparts training in specific contemporary technologies.

In addition to specific training programs for engineers, there are several other training programs across various functional areas such as finance, strategy, leadership, marketing along with soft skills programs, etc.

8. What is the background of the management team of the company?

Detailed management biographies can be found in the company's Annual Reports. In summary, majority of the senior management team are qualified from some of the premier engineering, accountancy and / or management institutes in India.

1. What is the composition of the board? What are the different committees?

The L&T Board comprises a Group Chairman and Managing Director,  Whole-time Directors and independent External Directors. The External Directors are respected professionals in the area of business, strategy, finance, law and public policy.

The Board has five committees - Audit Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee, Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee, Risk Management Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. These committees meet regularly and Annual Report to shareholders contain reports on their functioning during the year.

2. What are the company's insider trading norms? Does the company have a blackout period?

L&T's insider trading guidelines are on par with the best corporations in the world. All designated employees are required to comply with these guidelines and need to get the approval of the Compliance Officer before trading in the Company's securities beyond prescribed limits. Employees of the company are forbidden from dealing in the Company's securities from the first day after the end of the quarter till the end of 2 (two) days after the Board meeting for adoption of quarterly / annual financial statements.

3. With which International Corporate Governance Standards does the company comply?

L&T substantially complies with the following Corporate Governance Standards:

  • Recommendations of the US SEC's Blue Ribbon committee on Corporate Governance.
  • Euroshareholders Corporate Governance Guidelines 2000.
  • Generally accepted Corporate Governance Guidelines of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom
  • United Nations Global Compact Programme.
1. On which Stock Exchanges are L&T shares listed?

L&T shares are listed on both the leading Stock Exchanges in India viz. the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange Limited (NSE). L&T Global Depository Receipts (GDR) are listed on Luxembourg Stock Exchange at Societe de la Bourse de Luxembourg, 11 Avenue de la Porte - Neuve, L-2227 Luxembourg and admitted for trading on London Stock Exchange.

2. What is the paid-up share capital of L&T?

A. The paid-up share capital of the Company as on March 31, 2019 is Rs. 280.55 crore comprising 140,27,29,385 equity shares of Rs. 2 each. 138,13,25,258 equity shares of the Company, representing 98.47 % of the Company's paid up capital, as on March 31, 2019 are in dematerialised form.

3. Are L&T's Investor Kit and Investor Presentation available to retail investors?

L&T believes in treating all investors, large and small, alike. Investor kit and investor presentation are available on the web site. For the latest Investor presentation just click on the link below:

L&T Investor Presentation

4. Does L&T participate in broker-sponsored conferences? Are L&T's presentations at such conferences web-cast?

L&T regularly participates at broker-sponsored conferences. Presentations used at such road-shows are posted on the website too.

5. Does L&T's management go on non-deal road-shows?

L&T's senior management occasionally goes on non-deal road shows. Presentations used at such road-shows are posted on the website too.

6. Does L&T conduct in-house analyst meetings? Are these open to the public at large?

L&T conducts an annual Analyst Meet, to which buy and sell side analysts are invited to the event. Presentations are available on the website for the benefit of the general public.

7. Does L&T conduct a quarterly conference call with management to discuss quarterly results? Is this open to the public?

L&T either conducts a quarterly conference call or organises an analyst meet after announcing each quarter's results where the equity research analysts participate.

8. What is the dividend payment policy of L&T?

The boards of directors review the dividend policy periodically. L&T pays a dividend because the company's investors in India and abroad view this as an important market signal of the management's confidence in the future.

  • For the financial year 2018-19 - Rs. 18 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2017-18 - Rs. 16 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2016-17 - Rs. 14 per share of Rs. 2/- each (On the expanded share capital post-bonus issue of 1:2 during the year 2017)
  • For the financial year 2015-16 - Rs. 18.25 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2014-15 - Rs. 16.25 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2013-14 - Rs. 14.25 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2012-13 - Rs. 12.33 per share of Rs. 2/- each (On the expanded share capital post-bonus issue of 1:2 during the year 2013)
  • For the financial year 2011-12 - Rs. 16.50 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2010-11 - Rs. 14.50 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2009-10 - Rs. 12.50 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the Financial year 2008-09 - Rs. 10.50 per share of Rs. 2/- each (On the expanded share capital post-bonus issue of 1:1 during the year 2008)
  • For the financial year 2007-08 - Rs. 17 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2006-07 - Rs. 13 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2005-06 - Rs. 22 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2004-05 - Rs. 17.5 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • Special Dividend for the financial year 2004-2005 - Rs.10.00 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2003-2004 - Rs.16.00 per share of Rs. 2/- each
  • For the financial year 2002-2003 - Rs. 7.50 per share of Rs.10/- each
  • For the financial year 2001-2002 - Rs. 7.00 per share of Rs.10/- each
9. Who are the custodian and depository for the GDR program?
Citibank, N.A. 81 Worli,
Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Mumbai 400 018, India.
Citibank, N.A.
388 Greenwich Street,
New York, New York 10013,
10. Whom can the investors contact, with respect to their questions or requests?
A. For general enquiries, please contact:
  For all Investors'/Deposits related queries:
Larsen & Toubro Limited,
L&T House, Ballard Estate,
Mumbai 400 001.
Tel :+91 22 67525784 / 611
Fax : +91 22 67525893

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