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Top 5 Companies With The Highest Net Profit Margins

By Saikat Mitra | 4/26/2013 9:00 PM Friday

FY13 had been buzzing with talks about margin contraction of several companies across sectors. Here, we are covering the top 5 companies that have posted the highest net profit margins on a consolidated basis for FY12. To come up with this list, we have applied some filters - only companies that have an equity capital of more than Rs 50 crore and market capitalisation of more than Rs 100 crore have been considered.

Company NameFY12M-Cap (Rs/Cr)
Sales (Rs/Cr)PAT (Rs/Cr)NPM (%)Eq Cap (Rs/Cr)
Cairn India 11,860.65 7,937.75 66.93 1,907.40 57,002.53
Oberoi Realty 824.69 462.87 56.13 328.23 8,478.27
Multi Commodity Exchange of India 526.2 286.72 54.49 50.77 4,480.19
Gujarat State Petronet 1,123.28 544.95 48.51 562.69 3,874.11
NHPC 6920.33 3085.58 44.59 12300.74 26,385.09
Source: Dion Insight

Cairn India:
Cairn India is one of the largest independent Oil & Gas exploration and production companies in India. Together with its JV partners, it accounts for more than 20% of India’s domestic crude oil production. Cairn India has been operating in India for more than 15 years and has played an active role in developing oil and gas resources. The Mangala field in the Rajasthan block, in Barmer was discovered in January 2004. This discovery is considered to be the largest onshore oil discovery in India in more than 2 decades. To date, 25 discoveries have been made in the Rajasthan block and the company is focused on exploiting the full potential.

With a market capitalisation of Rs 57002.53 crore, the company has topped the list with a net profit margin of 66.93% as of FY12. On a YTD basis, the scrip has yielded negative returns of 6.96%.

Oberoi Realty: For over 3 decades now, Oberoi Realty is a name to reckon with in the real estate sector in Mumbai. The company is involved in the investment, development, sale, and lease of residential, office space, retail, hospitality, and social infrastructure projects. It has developed over 35 projects at strategic locations across the Mumbai skyline aggregating to 6.5 million sq. ft. of spaces. With another 20 million sq. ft. in the making, they have aggressive plans for upcoming projects in various parts of Mumbai and other regions.

In FY12, the company has posted a net profit margin of 56.13% with sales of Rs 824.69 crore. The market capitalisation stands at Rs 8478.27 crore and in the current calendar year, it has generated negative returns of 14.81%.

Multi Commodity Exchange of India: Multi Commodity Exchange of India is an electronic commodity futures exchange. It has permanent recognition from the Government of India to facilitate online trading and clearing and settlement operations for commodity futures across the country. Having started operations in November 2003, today, MCX holds a market share of over 85% of the Indian commodity futures market. The Exchange has more than 2170 registered members operating through over 3,46,000 including CTCL trading terminals spread over 1577 cities and towns across India.

In the present calendar year, the stock has yielded negative returns of 40.55%. In the last fiscal, the company has posted a net profit margin of 54.49% with sales of Rs 526.20 crore.

Gujarat State Petronet (GSPL): GSPL, a GSPC group company, is a pioneer in developing energy transportation infrastructure and connecting natural gas supply sources including LNG terminals to growing markets. GSPL is continuously expanding its pipeline network, to reach the demand centres by laying gas pipeline networks. The company has developed the requisite expertise and confidence with proven project management competencies. GSPL is the first pipeline company in India operating on open access basis and is a pure transmission network.

In FY12, the company has posted a net profit margin of 48.51% with sales of Rs 1123.28 crore. The market capitalisation stands at Rs 3874.11 crore and in the current calendar year, it has generated negative returns of 9.70%.

NHPC: NHPC (formerly known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation), a Government of India Enterprise, was incorporated in the year 1975. It was set up with an objective to plan, promote and organise integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects. Later, NHPC expanded its objects to include development of power in all its aspects through conventional and non-conventional sources in India and abroad. At present, NHPC is a Miniratna Category-I Enterprise of the Government of India.

In the present calendar year, the stock has yielded negative returns of 15.22%. In the last fiscal, the company has posted a net profit margin of 44.59% with sales of Rs 6920.23crore.

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