Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.


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Feb 23, 2018
Prev close: 92.9
Feb 23, 2018
Market cap:
Market cap(USD):
Shares: 3,671.39M

Currency in INR

Company profile

Market(Ticker): BOM(500103)
Producer Manufacturing
Electrical Products
Full time employees: 39,821

Business summary

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. is a holding company which operates as an engineering, manufacturing and integrated power plant equipment manufacturing company. It operates through the Power and Industry segments. The Power segment is responsible for the manufacture of entire range of power plant equipment such as steam turbines, generators, boilers, hydro turbines, generators, and others. The Industry segment provides supports in the field of oil and gas, metallurgical and mining, fertilizers, sugar, fertilizers, refiners, paper and petro-chemicals, and others including solutions for captive power generation, transmission, transportation, renewable energy, water management, defense, and other industrial products. The company was founded on November 13, 1964 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Company background

Bharat Heavy Electricals is a state-owned integrated power plant equipment manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing company in India. Through six joint ventures, the company enjoys the leadership position in the Indian power sector with over 70% market share. The Indian government holds around 64% of the stake.

Since October 2009, B.P. Rao has led the company as chairman and managing director. Starting his career in 1978, he now has experience in strategic and operational areas in all major segments of BHEL. He spearheaded efforts for its entry into defense simulators and telecom products, apart from being instrumental in setting up its Electronics Systems Division. He was due to retire on Dec. 31, 2013, but his term was extended for two years.

The company was set up in 1964 as part of then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's vision to make the country self-reliant in manufacturing of heavy electrical equipment. Under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Bharat Heavy has been making profits continuously since 1971-72 and paying dividends since 1976-77. It has operations in 76 countries, including Malaysia, Oman, Libya, Iraq, the United Arab Emurates, Bhutan, Egypt and New Zealand. Its operations are organized around the power sector; industries including power transmission, transportation, telecommunications and renewable energy; and overseas businesses.

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Financial highlights

Mar 2017

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  • US Dollar
Revenue 282,141.2M
Gross profit 28,819.9M
Operating income 3,852.1M
Income before tax 5,855.7M
Net income 4,572.6M
EBITDA 12,350M
Diluted EPS 1.24
Dividends per share 1.05
Total assets 648,951.6M
Total liabilities 325,026.9M
Total equity 323,889.9M
Operating cash flow 11,094.9M

Currency in INR

Revenue 4,207.47M
Gross profit 429.78M
Operating income 57.44M
Income before tax 87.32M
Net income 68.18M
EBITDA 184.17M
Diluted EPS 0.01
Dividends per share 0.01
Total assets 9,993.86M
Total liabilities 5,005.41M
Total equity 4,987.90M
Operating cash flow 165.45M

Currency in USD

Valuation measures

Mar 2017

PER 87.21
ROA 0.66%
ROE 1.41%
Operating margin 1.36%
Profit margin 1.62%

Key executive

  • Chairman & Managing Director: Atul Sobti
  • Finance Director & Executive Director: Thirunavukarasu Chockalingam
  • Executive Director & Director-Engineering: Subrata Biswas
  • Secretary & Compliance Officer: Inder Pal Singh
  • Executive Director & Director-Human Resources: Debashis Bandyopadhyay

Share holders

  • Government of India(63.0%)
  • Life Insurance Corp. of India(14.3%)
  • PineBridge Investments Asia Ltd.(1.5%)
  • Comgest SA(1.0%)
  • JF Asset Management Ltd.(0.9%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(0.8%)
  • Fidelity Management & Research Co.(0.8%)
  • SBI Funds Management Pvt Ltd.(0.7%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(0.6%)
  • Massachusetts Financial Services Co.(0.6%)


  • Website:
  • Address: BHEL House, Siri Fort, New Delhi, 110049, India
  • Phone: +91.11.66337000

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