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Non-Energy Minerals

Hindalco Industries Ltd.

  • 200.00 INR
  • +0.45
  • +0.23%
  • India
    Mar 18, 2019
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Company Background

Hindalco Industries, a major nonferrous metal producer in India, is the nucleus of the Aditya Birla Group, a principal successor of Birla Group, one of the country's three largest conglomerates. The company's main business is aluminum smelting and the manufacture of aluminum and copper products. With operations in more than 30 countries, most of its sales come from outside India.

Created in 1958, Hindalco opened an aluminum plant in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India in 1962. The head and founder of Birla Group, Ghanshyam das Birla, established Hindalco to move into the metals sector. After G.D. Birla died, the group was split into a number of companies, and Hindalco was taken over by one of these, Aditya Birla Group, which inherited the key businesses of its parent. The Aditya Birla Group, which has been led by Kumar Mangalam Birla since 1995, bought Novelis, a major U.S. producer of rolled aluminum products, in 2007 for $6 billion, significantly raising the group's profile in the global market for rolled aluminum.

The founding family and companies it owns control around 40% of Hindalco shares, with K. M. Birla serving as chairman.

Business Summary

Hindalco Industries Ltd. engages in the production and marketing of aluminium and copper products. It operates through the Aluminium and Copper segments. The Aluminium segment manufactures and sells hydrate and alumina, and aluminium products. The Copper segment is the manufacture and sale of copper cathode, continuous cast copper rods, sulphuric acid, DAP and complexes, gold, silver, and other precious metals. The company was founded by Ghanshyam Das Birla on December 15, 1958 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 INRUSD
Gross Profit198,522.50M3,079.48M
Operating income89,818.60M1,393.26M
Income before tax82,821.30M1,284.72M
Net income60,829.20M943.58M
Diluted EPS27.290.42
Dividends Per Share1.200.01
Total Assets1,542.86B23,655.65M
Total liabilities994,257.50M15,244.27M
Total equity548,517.70M8,410.04M
Operating cash flow75,419.60M1,169.91M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 872,279.20M 1,035.37B 987,589.10M 998,956.20M 1,148.55B
Gross Profit 124,401.70M 141,143.60M 132,368M 180,772.40M 198,522.50M
Operating income 38,013.20M 44,400.30M 40,968.20M 79,251.50M 89,818.60M
Income before tax 26,531.20M 3,402.30M -2,140.90M 33,400.30M 82,821.30M
Net income 21,750.10M 8,542.10M -902.20M 18,997.40M 60,829.20M
EBITDA 71,481.50M 79,334.10M 84,430.10M 123,823.90M 134,875.30M
Diluted EPS 10.91 4.13 -1.22 9.21 27.29
Dividends Per Share 1 1 1 1.10 1.20
Total Assets 1,411.98B 1,470.12B 1,489.09B 1,538.75B 1,542.86B
Total liabilities 988,133.40M 1,077.28B 1,079.21B 1,078.10B 994,257.50M
Total equity 400,318.90M 383,285.40M 406,065.80M 460,588M 548,517.70M
Operating cash flow 38,102.20M 25,918.30M 72,813.70M 71,081.30M 75,419.60M
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 14,433.52M 16,933.52M 15,084.41M 14,897.10M 17,816.47M
Gross Profit 2,058.46M 2,308.40M 2,021.78M 2,695.79M 3,079.48M
Operating income 629.00M 726.16M 625.74M 1,181.85M 1,393.26M
Income before tax 439.00M 55.64M -32.70M 498.08M 1,284.72M
Net income 359.89M 139.70M -13.78M 283.30M 943.58M
EBITDA 1,182.79M 1,297.50M 1,289.58M 1,846.54M 2,092.19M
Diluted EPS 0.18 0.06 -0.01 0.13 0.42
Dividends Per Share 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
Total Assets 23,642.46M 23,491.50M 22,486.16M 23,696.86M 23,655.65M
Total liabilities 16,545.41M 17,214.12M 16,296.73M 16,602.84M 15,244.27M
Total equity 6,702.98M 6,124.60M 6,131.83M 7,093.06M 8,410.04M
Operating cash flow 630.47M 423.89M 1,112.15M 1,060.01M 1,169.91M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin7.82%
Profit margin5.29%

Key executives

  • Managing Director & Executive Director: Satish Pai
  • President, Secretary & Compliance Officer: Anil Kishan Kumar Malik
  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director: Praveen Kumar Maheshwari
  • Chief Technology Officer: Pradip K. Banerjee
  • Chief Strategy Officer: Chandan Agarwal


  • IGH Holdings Pvt Ltd. (15.5%)
  • Aditya Birla Group (10.5%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India (7.9%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd. (7.0%)
  • Grasim Industries Ltd. (3.9%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd. (1.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (1.6%)
  • Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd. (1.6%)
  • Nomura Asset Management Singapore Ltd. (1.5%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.4%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Century Bhavan, 7th Floor, Pandurang Budhkar Road, Mumbai, 400030, India
  • Phone: +91.22.66626666

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