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Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.

  • 156.75 INR
  • -3.70
  • -2.31%
  • India
    Apr 16, 2019
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Company Background

India's largest publicly controlled company, Oil and Natural Gas Corp. is more than two-thirds owned by the Indian government. Wholly owned subsidiary ONGC Videsh is the country's largest international oil and gas exploration and production company and has projects in 16 countries.

The foundations of the company were laid in 1955 under India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, with the government treating oil and gas as a strategic sector for the country's industrial development and national defense. ONGC is a leader in India's oil and gas industry, producing 70% of the country's total crude oil and around half of its natural gas. It has established more than 7 billion tons of confirmed hydrocarbon reserves in the country, with six out of seven producing basins in India having been discovered by the company.

Dinesh K. Sarraf is chairman and managing director of ONGC, which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Sarraf has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having started his career with Oil India. He joined ONGC in 1991 and has filled various key posts, including finance director and managing director of ONGC Videsh before being elevated by the government to his current position in March 2014. He is credited with reviving ONGC Videsh, which suffered huge losses after the purchase of Russia-focused Imperial Energy in 2009.

Business Summary

Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The company operates through the Exploration and Production; and Refining and Marketing business segments. Its products include petrol, diesel, kerosene, naphtha, and cooking gas-Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). The company was founded on August 14, 1956 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2018 INRUSD
Gross Profit673,714.87M10,450.69M
Operating income398,968.50M6,188.81M
Income before tax392,075.02M6,081.88M
Net income221,059.28M3,429.08M
Diluted EPS17.230.26
Dividends Per Share6.600.10
Total Assets4,602.34B70,564.69M
Total liabilities2,394.69B36,716.15M
Total equity2,040.18B31,280.83M
Operating cash flow617,811.55M9,583.51M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 1,733.81B 1,598.35B 1,237.83B 2,810.43B 3,217.93B
Gross Profit 614,377.78M 552,568.60M 476,085.13M 591,522.23M 673,714.87M
Operating income 408,773.72M 352,732.36M 288,021.72M 347,723.69M 398,968.50M
Income before tax 394,134.06M 273,703.65M 200,522.49M 417,175.41M 392,075.02M
Net income 265,065.33M 183,335.20M 128,752.12M 244,192.50M 221,059.28M
EBITDA 571,396.50M 527,408.16M 469,186M 573,452.31M 647,232.74M
Diluted EPS 20.65 14.28 10.03 19.03 17.23
Dividends Per Share 6.33 6.33 5.66 6.05 6.60
Total Assets 3,542.97B 3,586.07B 3,870.30B 4,453.97B 4,602.34B
Total liabilities 1,792.33B 1,756.80B 1,865.64B 2,369.34B 2,394.69B
Total equity 1,721.46B 1,804.51B 1,978.13B 1,943.85B 2,040.18B
Operating cash flow 560,614.96M 345,416.04M 478,111.35M 483,249.25M 617,811.55M
 Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017Mar 2018
Revenue 28,689.24M 26,140.98M 18,906.73M 41,911.13M 49,916.75M
Gross Profit 10,166.05M 9,037.24M 7,271.71M 8,821.17M 10,450.69M
Operating income 6,763.94M 5,768.93M 4,399.23M 5,185.48M 6,188.81M
Income before tax 6,521.70M 4,476.41M 3,062.77M 6,221.19M 6,081.88M
Net income 4,386.01M 2,998.44M 1,966.55M 3,641.56M 3,429.08M
EBITDA 9,454.84M 8,625.74M 7,166.33M 8,551.70M 10,039.90M
Diluted EPS 0.34 0.23 0.15 0.28 0.26
Dividends Per Share 0.10 0.10 0.08 0.09 0.10
Total Assets 59,323.93M 57,302.71M 58,443.95M 68,591.28M 70,564.69M
Total liabilities 30,011.10M 28,072.30M 28,172.33M 36,487.91M 36,716.15M
Total equity 28,824.44M 28,834.77M 29,871.06M 29,935.35M 31,280.83M
Operating cash flow 9,276.44M 5,649.27M 7,302.66M 7,206.53M 9,583.51M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2018
Operating margin12.39%
Profit margin6.86%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Managing Director: Shashi Shanker
  • CFO, Finance Director & Executive Director: Subhash Kumar
  • Director-Technical & Field Services: Navin Chandra Pandey
  • Joint Secretary & Compliance Officer: M. E. V. Selvamm
  • Executive Director & Exploration Director: Ajay Kumar Dwivedi


  • Government of India (65.6%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India (9.2%)
  • Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (7.6%)
  • GAIL (India) Ltd. (2.4%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd. (2.2%)
  • Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (1.7%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (0.8%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co. (0.7%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd. (0.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (0.3%)

Contact Details

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  • Address: Plot No. 5A- 5B, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, 110070, India
  • Phone: +91.11.26754073

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