NTPC Limited was formerly known National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. It belongs to  Nifty 50 group of companies. For this reason fluctuations in NTPC share price affects the benchmark index.

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NTPC Limited was established in 1975 to give boost to power sector through generation of power. Those days and few years after that there were big gaps in supply and demand for electricity. Development was almost crippled due to lack of power. Indians, during those days were accustomed to long hours of power cut. Though very few households did have electricity and there were very few companies in manufacturing and service sector. NTPC along with other companies led the revival of power sector in India. Today NTPC is the largest firm in power sector.

NTPC has targets to achieve generation capacity of 75000 MW by the end of 2017. Besides revenue earned from power generation, NTPC also earns revenue from power trading, consultancy, coal mining and ash utilisation.

NTPC always believes in sustenance in growth and efficiency. Today in power generation segment NTPC has 18.09% of national capacity. But the company generates 28.06% capacity of national requirement.

NTPC was a fully government owned company. But after the government of India decided on divestment, NTPC came up with IPO for fresh sale of equity share through IPO and offer for sale. Today the share holding pattern for NTPC is as follows.

  • Government of India holds 89.5% stake
  • Institutional holding 5.25%
  • Retail holding 5.25%

NTPC has the following business divisions.

  • Hydro power
  • Power trading
  • Coal mining
  • Equipment manufacturing
  • Ash trading
  • Power distribution

NTPC has the motto of considering people before Plant Load Factor and has been awarded many times for its approach towards CSR (corporate social responsibility).

Company Financials – NTPC share price is Rs 157.35 (as on 27.06.17, 12.14 hrs.) in BSE. As per latest data, the standalone basis P/E is 13.87 versus average industry PE of 14.23, EPS is Rs 11.38. Market cap is Rs 1,30,155 crores. The face value of share is Rs 10.

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