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Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd.

  • 206.50 INR
  • -1.70
  • -0.82%
  • India
    Apr 19, 2018
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Company Background

Power Grid Corp. of India is the nation's largest electric power transmission utility, producing 50% of the power generated in the country. The Indian government holds around 60% of its shares. It handles the entire grid management and operation in the country through its 100% subsidiary Power System Operation Corp. The company is also involved in transmission-related consulting, with footprints in 18 countries, and owns and operates an intercity telecom network in India.

I. S. Jha, Director (Projects) of Power Grid Corp., has been holding additional charge of chairman and managing director following the retirement of R. N. Nayak on Sep. 30. An electrical engineer by qualification, Jha was appointed a director of the company's Board in 2009. He is a well-known electrical power system professional and has published numerous articles and technical papers on the subject.

The company, set up under the administrative control of the Power Ministry, was originally known as the National Power Commission, which came into being in October 1989 after the government decided to integrate operations of all central and regional transmission systems, and got its current name in October 1992. With six fully-owned subsidiaries and 12 joint ventures, it is now exploring business opportunities in areas such as smart city projects and green energy corridors.

Business Summary

Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the transmission business. It operates through the following segments: Transmission, Telecom and Consultancy. The Transmission segment gives power across different states of India. The Telecom segment provides point to point bandwidth leasing business. The Consultancy segment involves in the in-house expertise in the transmission, distribution and telecom sectors. The company was founded on October 23, 1989 and is headquartered in Guragaon, India.

Financial Highlights

Mar 2017 INRUSD
Gross Profit157,582.70M2,349.97M
Operating income150,115.40M2,238.62M
Income before tax92,453.20M1,378.72M
Net income74,507.30M1,111.10M
Diluted EPS14.240.21
Dividends Per Share4.350.06
Total Assets2,104.53B32,409.82M
Total liabilities1,635.62B25,188.66M
Total equity468,905.90M7,221.15M
Operating cash flow160,108.60M2,387.64M
Currency in INRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Mar 2013Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017
Revenue 130,326.10M 154,776.80M 174,690.80M 206,520.80M 257,039.10M
Gross Profit 81,543.30M 96,473.50M 104,958.50M 128,417.70M 157,582.70M
Operating income 78,039.60M 91,282.20M 98,886.30M 122,021.20M 150,115.40M
Income before tax 57,756.30M 63,590M 64,041.10M 74,563.50M 92,453.20M
Net income 43,126.10M 45,475.80M 50,462.50M 59,586.10M 74,507.30M
EBITDA 112,317.60M 132,076M 150,619.60M 183,839.40M 227,337.90M
Diluted EPS 9.32 9.47 9.65 11.39 14.24
Dividends Per Share 2.75 2.58 2 2.31 4.35
Total Assets 1,161.00B 1,423.64B 1,623.32B 1,893.77B 2,104.53B
Total liabilities 895,801.80M 1,100.60B 1,266.60B 1,492.35B 1,635.62B
Total equity 264,031.10M 322,073.70M 355,971.90M 401,421.60M 468,905.90M
Operating cash flow 95,435.40M 125,054.70M 124,869.50M 103,543.50M 160,108.60M
 Mar 2013Mar 2014Mar 2015Mar 2016Mar 2017
Revenue 2,394.57M 2,561.07M 2,857.06M 3,154.39M 3,833.13M
Gross Profit 1,498.25M 1,596.33M 1,716.59M 1,961.44M 2,349.97M
Operating income 1,433.88M 1,510.43M 1,617.28M 1,863.74M 2,238.62M
Income before tax 1,061.20M 1,052.21M 1,047.39M 1,138.88M 1,378.72M
Net income 792.38M 752.48M 825.31M 910.11M 1,111.10M
EBITDA 2,063.69M 2,185.44M 2,463.38M 2,807.95M 3,390.21M
Diluted EPS 0.17 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.21
Dividends Per Share 0.05 0.04 0.03 0.03 0.06
Total Assets 21,361.69M 23,837.69M 25,939.44M 28,597.19M 32,409.82M
Total liabilities 16,482.09M 18,428.73M 20,239.39M 22,535.48M 25,188.66M
Total equity 4,857.97M 5,392.83M 5,688.15M 6,061.70M 7,221.15M
Operating cash flow 1,753.50M 2,069.26M 2,042.23M 1,581.52M 2,387.64M

Valuation Measures

Mar 2017
Operating margin58.40%
Profit margin28.98%

Key executives

  • Chairman & Managing Director: Indu Shekhar Jha
  • Operations Director & Executive Director: Seema Gupta
  • Director & Finance-Director: K. Sreekant
  • Co-Secretary & Compliance Officer: Divya Tandon
  • Executive Director & Director-Personnel: Ravi Prakash Singh


  • Government of India (56.9%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India (5.0%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd. (3.7%)
  • HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) (2.9%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) (2.7%)
  • Comgest SA (2.3%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors) (1.7%)
  • Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. (1.1%)
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (Invt Port) (0.9%)
  • Capital International Ltd. (0.6%)

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    Last Updated on 19 Apr, 2018

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