BPCL Share Price Graph And News – Bharat Petroleum

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited or BPCL belongs to  Nifty 50 group of companies. For this reason fluctuations in BPCL share price affects the benchmark index.

BPCL Share Price Graph


Founded in 1952, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited is a large-cap company in the Indian petroleum sector. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited has a long history associated with it. Before independence Burmah Oil Company, which later formed Burmah Shell Group of Companies, were active in the search and extraction activity of crude oil in India. It was also doing refining activities of crude oil from the start. Later in 1976, the India government took over the company and named it Bharat Refineries Limited. In 1977, the Indian government again changed its name to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.

BPCL was always indigenous at its approach. It was the first company in India to extract crude oil from under the sea. Bombay High is the example of it which extracts oil from under seabed and sends to the refinery for producing fuel.

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited earns its revenue by marketing petroleum products. It extracts crude which is sent to refineries for the production of different petroleum products like ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel), Kerosene, Diesel, Petrol, Naptha, Petroleum Jelly, Mobil Oil and Grease. The company distributes the produces through a network of 1007 kerosene dealers and 6553 retail outlets. A strong backup of exploration and research activity supports the company.

In addition, it sells Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) to a vast 25 million households through its subsidiary the Bharatgas. Bharatgas operates through a network of 2137 distributors of LPG across the country.

The company has two modern refineries in Kochi and Mumbai.

BPCL supplies naphtha to AP Transco of Andhra Pradesh for its operation of four power plants. BPCL is committed to supplying a sufficient amount of naphtha to the company as and when necessary.

BPCL also has 8000 strong customer base in the industrial sector. It has a big fleet of 5200 tankers which are constantly monitored by the company through GPS tracker. This advanced step has increased its revenue by reducing wastage and theft.

The company also has a business tie-up with big food chain companies like Pizza Hut, Subway, Mcdonalds, Cafe Coffee Day, Nirulas which also compounds its revenue.

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Company Financials

As per the article, bpcl share price graph, BPCL share price is Rs 673.70 (as on 16.06.17, EOD) in BSE. As per the latest data of bpcl share price, the standalone basis P/E is 12.12 versus average industry PE of 12.89, EPS is Rs 55.59. Market cap is Rs 97,428 crores. The face value of a share is Rs 10.

BPCL share closed at Rs 271.15 on 22 October 2018 in the NSE. The present market cap is Rs 58830.15 crores. The earning per share or EPS is Rs 43.65 as per the average trailing 12 months data. The price over earning ratio or P/E stands at 6.04. The Book Value per share is Rs 177.59. The price over book value ratio or P/BV 1.48. The Dividend yield is 8.22%. The 52 weeks high price is Rs 551.55 and 52 weeks low is Rs 238.55.

With the recent turmoil in the international crude market and rising price of the crude has impacted the financials of the company. India being basically an oil importing country, the companies operating in the Indian petroleum sector have to heavily depend on crude import. Thus the price of international crude oil makes a direct impact on petroleum companies operating in India. BPCL is basically an OMC or oil marketing company. Higher crude price increases the under-recovery of the company causing a decrease in profit margin and fall of the share price.

Company Summary

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. more commonly known as BPCL is a Large Cap company and the current market cap is Rs 58830.13 crores. The company operates in the Indian Petroleum sector.

BPCL earns its revenue from mostly from the sale of petroleum products. But there are other sources of earning as well. The audited financial report of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. for the year ended 31 March 2018 shows that the company has earned Rs 23723.46 crores from the sales of petroleum products amounting to 98.02% of total sales, earned Rs 3423.19 crores from the sales of Oil Crude amounting to 1.41% of total sales value, Rs 1172.83 crores earned from subsidy (0.48%) of total sales other operating revenue contributed Rs 188.34 crores ( 0.07% of total sales ).

For the quarter ended 30 June 2018, the company reported a standalone sales of Rs 71696.73 crores which is up by 9.90% from the last quarter (ended in March 2018)  sales of Rs 65239.31 crores and sales increased by 25.51% from the sales of a similar quarter of the previous year which was Rs 57125.80 crores. In the second quarter of this financial year, the company has reported a net profit of Rs 2293.26 crores.

The top management of the company includes Dr Tamilsai Sundarrajan, Dr K Ellangovan, Mr Arun K Singh, Mr Deepak Bhojwani, Mr D Rajkumar, Mr G C Nanda, Mr K Padmakar, Mr R K mangal, Mr R Ramachandran, Mr V S Oberoi, Mr Rajiv Bansal, Mr V V Sharma, Mrs J S Sundharam.

BPCL has appointed M/S CVK & Associates as the auditor.

At the end of September 2018, the company has a total 2,169,252,744 nos of shares outstanding.

Shareholding Pattern

The shareholding pattern of the company currently has different shareholders in the manner as stated below.

  • The promoters and promoter group of the company hold 1,169,945,869 nos of shares which is equivalent to 53.93% of total shares.
  • The foreign institutions or FIIs hold 367,044,437 nos of shares amounting to 16.92% of total shares.
  • Others hold 253,641,239 nos or shares or 11.69% of total shares.
  • The nationalized banks and mutual funds together hold 161,302,676 nos of shares or 7.44% of total shares.
  • Other financial institutions hold 136,594,042 nos of shares amounting to 6.30% of total shares.
  • General public holds 62,057,756 nos of shares which is equivalent to 2.86% of total shares.
  • In addition, the Central Government itself hold a minor stake in this company. A total number of 18,666,666 shares are held by them which is equivalent to 0.86% of total shares.

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