Vedanta Ltd.


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Shares: 2,964.69M

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Company profile

Market(Ticker): BOM(500295)
Non-Energy Minerals
Full time employees: 17,378

Business summary

Vedanta Ltd. is a a diversified natural resource company, which engages in the exploration, extraction, and processing of minerals, oil, and gas. The firm operates through the following business segments: Zinc India; Zinc International; Oil and Gas; Iron Ore; Copper; Aluminium; Power; and Othesr. The Zinc India segment covers production of zinc ore to zinc metal. The Zinc International segment consists of Skorpion mine and refinery in Namibia; and Black Mountain mine in South Africa. The Oil and Gas segment operates and owns Cairn India and its subsidiaries. The Iron Ore segment explores, mines, and processes iron ore. The Copper segment involves custom smelting. The Aluminium segment engages in the operation of businesses in Chhattisgarh and Odisha. The Power segment includes the operation of multiple power plants. The Others segment involves other activities. Its products includes oil, gas, zinc, lead, silver copper, iron ore, aluminium, and commercial power. The company was founded by Anil Kumar Agarwal on June 25, 1965 and is headquartered in Panaji, India.

Company background

Vedanta, formerly called Sesa Sterlite, is an Indian natural resources company that focuses on iron ore and non ferrous metals such as aluminum and copper. It is an Indian subsidiary of mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources which is headquartered in London.

Vedanta is the parent company of several listed Indian subsidiaries, including oil and gas unit Cairn India and Hindustan Zinc, which specializes in zinc operations. The company is engaged in the exploration of a wide range of minerals in India, and also has iron ore and zinc operations in Africa.

The Vedanta group has achieved tremendous success under the leadership of Anil Agarwal, the founder of the group and chairman emeritus of Vedanta. Since its entry into the copper market in 1979, Vedanta group has gradually expanded its operations. In 2002, the group bought the Indian government's shares in Hindustan Zinc, bringing the zinc producer under its umbrella. It acquired major iron ore miner Sesa Goa in 2007. These acquisitions have helped the group grow into India's largest natural resources major. In 2003, Vedanta Resources was listed on the London Stock Exchange. It supervises the management of its major Indian subsidiaries, such as Vedanta.

Navin Agarwal, Anil's brother, is chairman of Vedanta. In April 2015, former Sesa Sterlite renamed to Vedanta to enhance the group's brand identity.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2016

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Revenue 609,528.1M
Gross profit 110,990.2M
Operating income 77,246.5M
Income before tax -57,040.1M
Net income -93,234.4M
EBITDA 144,355.9M
Diluted EPS -31.44
Dividends per share 3.5
Total assets 1,909.61B
Total liabilities 1,133.22B
Total equity 446,723.2M
Operating cash flow 155,186.1M

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Revenue 9,309.91M
Gross profit 1,695.26M
Operating income 1,179.86M
Income before tax -871.22M
Net income -1,424.06M
EBITDA 2,204.88M
Diluted EPS -0.48
Dividends per share 0.05
Total assets 28,836.39M
Total liabilities 17,112.32M
Total equity 6,745.79M
Operating cash flow 2,370.30M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2016

PER --
ROA -4.89%
ROE -18.92%
Operating margin 12.67%
Profit margin -15.29%

Key executive

  • Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director: Tom Albanese
  • Finance Director & Executive Director: Tarun Jain
  • Chief Financial Officer & Director: Arun Kumar
  • Secretary & Compliance Officer: Bhumika Sood
  • Senior Vice President & Group Head-Treasury: Rashmi Mohanty

Share holders

  • Vedanta Resources Plc(59.5%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India(3.9%)
  • Franklin Templeton Asset Management (India) Pvt Ltd.(1.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(1.3%)
  • APG Asset Management NV(1.0%)
  • Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co. Ltd.(0.9%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP(0.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.8%)
  • Principal Global Investors LLC(0.3%)


  • Website:
  • Address: Sesa Ghor, 20 EDC Complex, Panaji, 403001, India
  • Phone: +91.83.22460601

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