Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.


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Feb 23, 2018
Prev close: 368.65
Feb 23, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 4,855.90M

Currency in INR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): BOM(530965)
Energy Minerals
Oil Refining/Marketing
Full time employees: 33,135

Business summary

Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in refining, pipeline transportation, and marketing of petroleum products. The firm also explores and produces crude oil and gas; and markets natural gas and petrochemicals. It operates through the following business segments: Petroleum Products, Petro-Chemicals, and Other Businesses. The Petroleum Products segment sells indane gas, auto gas, natural gas, petrol or gasoline, diesel and gas oil, marine fuels and lubricants, kerosene bulk, and industrial fuels and bitumen. The Petro-Chemicals segment offers glycol, linear alkyl benzene, purified terephthallic acid,and polymers. he Other Businesses segment covers the sale of gas, explosives, and cryogenics; wins mill and solar power generation; and oil and gas exploration activities. The company was founded on June 30, 1959 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Company background

India's largest commercial enterprise, Indian Oil leads various segments of the country's oil and gas industry. Along with subsidiary Chennai Petroleum, the group controls roughly 50% of the market for petroleum products and 30% of national refining capacity.

The Indian government owns nearly 70% of the Fortune 500 company; indirectly, the government holds another 19% stake through state energy companies Oil and Natural Gas Corp. and Oil India.

Indian Oil was established in 1959 with the aim of making India self-sufficient in oil refining and marketing operations. Originally known as Indian Oil Company, it adopted its present name in 1964 after a merger with Indian Refineries, established in 1958. Under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, the company has also made forays into alternative energy, including wind, solar, biofuels and nuclear power. The group has three Indian subsidiaries and six international ones, along with 16 joint ventures.

B. Ashok, who joined the company in 1981, has served as Indian Oil's chairman since July 2014. Long a key figure in guiding the business, he is behind initiatives such as installing pilfer-proof locks on tanker trucks to prevent theft and tampering. Another example is a smartphone app that keeps Indian Oil field officers abreast of business information in real time. The chairman is known to be an avid reader, musician and sports enthusiast.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

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Revenue 3,548.37B
Gross profit 527,377.8M
Operating income 278,145.7M
Income before tax 279,558M
Net income 198,494.9M
EBITDA 346,243.8M
Diluted EPS 41.88
Dividends per share 19
Total assets 3,027.50B
Total liabilities 1,980.07B
Total equity 1,020.42B
Operating cash flow 279,442.3M

Currency in INR

Revenue 52,915.70M
Gross profit 7,864.61M
Operating income 4,147.89M
Income before tax 4,168.95M
Net income 2,960.08M
EBITDA 5,163.42M
Diluted EPS 0.62
Dividends per share 0.28
Total assets 46,623.65M
Total liabilities 30,493.14M
Total equity 15,714.54M
Operating cash flow 4,167.23M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 9.23
ROA 7.32%
ROE 20.67%
Operating margin 7.83%
Profit margin 5.59%

Key executive

  • Finance Director & Director: Arun Kumar Sharma
  • Director & Director-Research & Development: S. S. V. Ramakumar
  • Executive Director-Finance, R&D: Rajiv Khanna
  • Director & Pipelines Director: Anish Aggarwal
  • Executive Director-Operations: S. M. Vaidya

Share holders

  • Government of India(56.9%)
  • Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.(13.7%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India(5.6%)
  • Oil India Ltd.(5%)
  • Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.(2.4%)
  • ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd.(1.3%)
  • Reliance Nippon Life Asset Management Ltd. (Invt Mgmt)(0.8%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.7%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd.(0.4%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management(0.4%)


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  • Address: Plot No. 3079/3, Sadiq Nagar, New Delhi, 110049, India
  • Phone: +91.11.26260000

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