Markets
BSE See
NSE See
27,459.23
-102.15 (-0.37%)

Top Five Navaratnas Of India

| 8/10/2012 7:00 PM Friday

After last week’s slideshow on India’s top five ‘Maharatnas’ status companies, we are continuing the subject with the top five Navaratnas. We have categorised the companies according to their market capitalisation. The difference between a Maharatna and a Navaratna company is that the former needs to be listed on the bourses, while the same is not applicable in case of the Navaratnas. However, in all, there are 14 Navaratna companies, of which only one company i.e., Hindustan Aeronautics is not listed, while the rest are listed on the bourses.

The benefits that the Navaratna companies get include the autonomy of Rs 1,000 crore, when they have to take any investment-related decision. Of these five companies, only NMDC has a government stake to the tune of 90 per cent, while the other four have government stake below 80 per cent. All of them are somewhat related to the energy sector either by dint of manufacturing equipment (BHEL) or energy transmission (Gail, Power Grid) or mining (NMDC and Oil India). Except for BHEL, all the other stocks in this list have been trading in the positive at the time of writing this report. Two companies from this list, namely BHEL and GAIL, have also applied for Maharatna status, the approvals being still under consideration.


Rank

Company

Sector

Market Cap

1

NMDC Ltd.

Mining

72,812

2

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.

Manufacturing

56,098

3

Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.

Electricity

55,325

4

GAIL (India) Ltd.

Manufacturing

46,857

5

Oil India Ltd.

Mining

29,094


NMDC

NMDC is one of the Navaratna companies owned by the government with a stake of 90 per cent and is the single-largest producer of iron ore in the country. Presently the company produces about 30 million tonnes of iron ore every year. It has three fully mechanised mines located in Bailadila in the state of Chhattisgarh and at Donimalai in Karnataka. The company has consistently paid dividend of Rs 2.15 for the last many years. For the latest quarter i.e. March 2012, the company has reported subdued numbers. The net sales of the company declined by 8 per cent to Rs 2,594 crore while the net profit has fallen by 12 per cent to Rs 1,642 crore. However, the stock price has jumped up by 13 per cent on an YTD basis to Rs 182.70.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.

Established in 1964, the company now holds a very dominant position as an integrated manufacturer in the power plant equipment market. It is also in the business of design, engineering, manufacturing, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a variety of products and services in various sectors apart from power such as transportation, renewable energy, oil & gas, etc. It has more than 150 project sites across India as well as abroad. The Government of India is a major shareholder in the company, owning 67.72 per cent of the total outstanding shares. With its dividend of Rs 6.40 per share in FY12 the company had a dividend yield of 3 per cent. This accounted for a dividend of Rs 1,060 crore in FY12. The dividend that it paid in FY12 was lesser than the earlier years due to the worrisome outlook for the capital goods’ sector. On an YTD basis this scrip is down by 3 per cent.

Power Grid Corporation India Ltd.

Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) is the country’s largest power transmission company. It is responsible for inter-state transmission of electricity in India and owns and operates over half of the transmission network in the country. PGCIL is the most preferred share in the power sector as the company remains insulated from fuel shocks. Besides, it also partially remains free from any of the distribution losses. As it is a PSU, the Government of India owns 69.42 per cent of the shares in the company. On an YTD basis this scrip is up by 20 per cent. As for the CMP, it has a dividend yield of 2 per cent which provided the government a total dividend of Rs 658 crore in FY12. In that same year the company reported total revenues of Rs 10,035 crore with net profit of Rs 3,255 crore. The latest June quarter results saw PGCIL posting a healthy 31 per cent rise to Rs 2,888 crore in the revenues with a 23 per cent rise in net profit to Rs 870 crore.

GAIL India Ltd.

GAIL (India) Ltd was incorporated on August 16, 1984 as a public limited company with the name Gas Authority of India Ltd. It is the country’s flagship natural gas company, integrating all aspects of the natural gas value chain, including exploration & production, processing, transmission, distribution and marketing as well as related services. Of the total shareholding, the government currently holds 57.34 per cent of the shares. If GAIL gets the Maharatna status it has applied for, it will give it better financial autonomy. For FY12 the topline of the company increased by 24 per cent to Rs 40,397 crore while the bottomline of the company grew by a meagre 2 per cent to Rs 3,653 crore. The current dividend yield of the stock is more than 2 per cent. On a YTD basis the stock has given a negative return of around 5 per cent and is currently trading at a price to earnings multiple of 13 times.

Oil India Ltd.

Oil India Limited, in terms of total proved plus probable oil and natural gas reserves and production, is the second-largest oil & gas company in India. The company’s operations are spread across exploration, services in drilling, pipelines and production of oil & natural gas. The projects of the firm are located in India, Iran, Gabon, Libya, Nigeria and Sudan. The Government of India is the major shareholder with 78.43 per cent of the total outstanding shares. With a dividend yield of 7.75 per cent, the stock yielded the government approximately Rs 707.2053 crore in FY11. In FY12 the company’s net sales from operations stood at Rs 9,518.81 crore and the net profit at Rs 3,469.18 crore. The scrip has seen a capital appreciation of 0.88 per cent on an YTD basis.

View more:

Find More Articles on: Markets, DSIJ Mindshare, DSIJ Others, Slide Shows, Corporate Trends

collapse Related Readings collapse
Information Requested is Not Found

DSIJ
Mindshare

Indices Ends On Lower Note, Nifty Below 8350 Mark

Indices Ends On Lower Note, Nifty Below 8350 Mark

The Indian benchmark has faced profit booking in the last 3 consecutive sessions. Most of the sectoral indices are seeing deep dives and has been closing below its respective supports. After the mid-session Healthcare, Consumer Durables, Mid-caps and Small-Caps index were turn into negative territory and also hammered badly. As a result the Nifty ended on lower note by 24 points at 8337 and Sensex was 102 points down at 27459.

Torrent Pharmaceuticals accelerates top line by 78.78 per cent

Torrent Pharmaceuticals accelerates top line by 78.78 per cent

TPL's shareholding pattern indicates that FII holdings expanded by 11 basis points to 12.37 per cent and DII holdings contracted by 4 basis points to 6.72 per cent in Q1FY16 during June 2015 quarter. The stock price of the company increased by 8.8 per cent to 52 week high at Rs 1520 and trading at Rs 1425.2 on intraday. TPL completed its acquisition of 100 per cent equity stake of Zyg Pharma on July 17, 2015.

Index Remains Range-Bound, PNB Shine

Index Remains Range-Bound, PNB Shine

The Indian markets witnessed trading in a tight range during the mid-market session. The same scenario was seen in the currency segment, wherein the INR was seen trading at around 64.10 against US dollar. The Nifty is trading up by 2 points at 8363 and the Sensex is down by 3 points at 27557. The indices are trading on a mixed note between -0.01 and 0.03 percent.

KEC International reports more than two fold increase in Net Profit

KEC International reports more than two fold increase in Net Profit

KEC International (KEC) announced its consolidated unaudited results for the June quarter on 27th July. The company reported a strong growth of 167.75 per cent annual basis in Profit after Tax (PAT), which stood at Rs 30.39 crore in Q1FY16 against Rs 11.35 crore in Q1FY15. In response to the strong results the shares of KEC gained more than 7 per cent and touched a one year high of Rs 160.95 in the BSE on Tuesday (28th July).

Tech Mahindra's Net Profit up by 43 per cent in Q1

Tech Mahindra's Net Profit up by 43 per cent in Q1

Tech Mahindra recently declared its Q1FY16 results, the INR revenue from operations rose by 2.89 per cent to Rs 6293.82 crore as against Rs 6116.79 crore Q-o-Q. The USD revenue stood at USD 98.9 crore up by 0.5 per cent on quarterly basis.

Rajesh Exports buys Valcambi : Will it benefit the stock

Rajesh Exports buys Valcambi : Will it benefit the stock

Rajesh Exports has acquired Swiss based precious metals refiner Valcambi SA for $400 million. The deal is an all cash deal as per the company statement given to BSE on Monday.

Valcambi is a dividend paying company with consistent track record for good performance and has considerable cash surplus.

Index Trends And Stocks In Action July 28, 2015

Index Trends And Stocks In Action July 28, 2015

It was a bloodbath on the D-street as the Indian Indices ended with losses for the third straight session. The Sensex broke its crucial psychological level of 28000.

Market May Remain Weak

Market May Remain Weak

A SGX CNX Nifty Index future for July delivery was down 5 points at 8,350. Indian markets may remain weak on account of globally negative sentiment. The market is likely to stay volatile this week ahead of F&O expiry on Thursday. Blue Star, GSFC, ABCIL, RPG Life, HDFC, Union Bank, Syndicate Bank, PNB, Dish TV, Maruti, Pidilite, Andra sugar, IDBI and PI Industries would be reporting first quarter earnings today.

Bears on a Rampage on D-Street

Bears on a  Rampage on D-Street

The Indian markets seemed to know only one direction today, i.e. downward, leaving investors and market watchers shocked. The Nifty index ended at down by 160 points and Sensex closed 550 points lower at 27561. The Asian markets also closed in the red.

P-notes may again hit market hard

P-notes may again hit market hard

In response to this news the S&P BSE sensex sank more than 500 points on Monday (27th July). As per the media reports, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das informed that,”the government was yet to take a call on the SIT's report on the instrument which is believed to facilitate investment of slush money into Indian financial markets.” 

 

Subscribe to
Newsletter

news letter

More for the early bird.

Get the pre-market reports and breakfast news right in your inbox. See latest »

Market
CHIT CHAT

What is your view on markets today?

500  Characters Remaining.
Please LOGIN  to post your comments or Click here to go back.
Inderjit chahal Jul 28 11:22PM
market is close otherwise order is executed in 5-7 minutes
Inderjit chahal Jul 28 11:22PM
market is close otherwise or der is executed in 5-7 minutes
Divya Gupta Jul 28 09:52PM
placed an order at 5pm...still pending! i didnt expect it to take such a long time for the order to get placed
umesh yadav Jul 28 05:02PM
amit yadav 21 chanas hai
KARTHIKEYAN N B Jul 28 03:38PM
Even the limit sell is not working , but stop less gets executed