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Steel: Do Valuations factor in "Coalgate"?

Sep 27, 2012

This article discusses the high PE steel stocks and whether these warrant such high multiples.

Steel: Major types and uses

Sep 17, 2010

Equitymaster examines the major types of products made by steel makers and end users in terms of sectors.

The tables have turned in the steel industry

Aug 25, 2010

Equitymaster examines how the tables have turned in the steel industry where the emerging nations dominate the developed countries.

Tisco: Focusing on value

Sep 13, 2002

Tata Steel (Tisco), India’s premier private sector steel company, has been undergoing a significant change over the last few months. The company, which is one of the lowest cost steel producers in the world, is now leveraging its cost structure by moving into value added products. The benefits of this coupled with higher price realizations are expected to bring in an unprecedented earnings growth for the company in FY03.

Steel: Promising FY03

Apr 17, 2002

Financial year 2002 was a tough year for the Indian steel industry with lower demand and import tariffs imposed by developed nations on the Indian steel exports. Domestic steel consumption however, witnessed a rise of 2.3% in FY02 to 27.1 m tonnes. This is much better than a marginal 1% growth recorded in FY01.

Steel: Another challenge

Mar 6, 2002

In a move to protect the domestic steel industry, the US has finally slapped tariffs of up to 30% on a range of steel imports. This is likely to hit the Indian steel industry, which is already facing overcapacity.

SAIL: Restructuring for real?

Nov 10, 2001

When the Indian government planned to enter the field of iron and steel, it formed a private limited company, Hindustan Steel. The company was set up in January 1954 and was then converted into public sector unit in January 1973. It was rechristened Steel Authority of India (SAIL). It is one of India’s largest public sector units, with the government ownership of 86%.

Steel: Threat from global recession

Nov 10, 2001

Steel, which was considered to be a precious metal in early 1990s, is losing sheen. Overcapacity in the industry, falling demand and increasing fragmentation has plagued the growth of this core sector. Recent imposition of anti-dumping and countervailing duties by the US has only added to the woes.

“I am expecting the steel growth rate will come back to 9% after one year”

Sep 21, 2001

In an interview with, Mr. Gupta shared his views on the factors affecting the steel demand and future outlook for the sector.

SAIL: Net loss halves

May 28, 2001

Steel Authority of India (SAIL), the public sector steel major, has reported a lower net loss for the year ended 31st March 2001. Net loss has come down drastically from Rs 16,989 m in FY00 to Rs 7,287 m in the current year.

" We want our efficiency levels to be the best in the world "

Jul 27, 2000

In a tête-à-tête with, Mr. Nandrajog shared his views on the steel sector and the growth initiatives at Tata Steel.

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