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GHCL vs RCF - Comparison Results

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Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd. (GHCL), is into manufacture of di-sodium carbonate (soda ash), dense ash and marine salt. The company ended FY98 with its highest ever production of soda ash at 403 thousand tonnes. Production of salt was also at an all t... More


Incorporated in 1978 with the reorganisation of the erstwhile Fertiliser Corporation of India, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers (RCF) is one of India's leading manufacturers and marketers of a wide range of chemical fertilisers and a series of ind... More


Current Valuations

P/E (TTM) x 5.1 21.3 23.8% View Chart
P/BV x 1.1 0.9 121.6% View Chart
Dividend Yield % 2.4 1.6 152.3%  


5-Yr Chart
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High Rs30185 355.0%   
Low Rs19051 370.8%   
Sales per share (Unadj.) Rs340.8161.1 211.6%  
Earnings per share (Unadj.) Rs35.82.4 1,471.5%  
Cash flow per share (Unadj.) Rs47.75.3 908.0%  
Dividends per share (Unadj.) Rs5.000.77 649.4%  
Dividend yield (eoy) %2.01.1 179.9%  
Book value per share (Unadj.) Rs196.454.9 357.7%  
Shares outstanding (eoy) m98.03551.69 17.8%   
Bonus/Rights/Conversions ESOS--  
Price / Sales ratio x0.70.4 170.5%   
Avg P/E ratio x6.928.0 24.5%  
P/CF ratio (eoy) x5.112.9 39.7%  
Price / Book Value ratio x1.21.2 100.9%  
Dividend payout %14.031.7 44.1%   
Avg Mkt Cap Rs m24,04237,487 64.1%   
No. of employees `0005.13.1 163.4%   
Total wages/salary Rs m2,0125,914 34.0%   
Avg. sales/employee Rs Th6,572.228,552.3 23.0%   
Avg. wages/employee Rs Th395.81,900.4 20.8%   
Avg. net profit/employee Rs Th689.6430.8 160.1%   
Net Sales Rs m33,41388,855 37.6%  
Other income Rs m155797 19.5%   
Total revenues Rs m33,56889,651 37.4%   
Gross profit Rs m7,5944,386 173.1%  
Depreciation Rs m1,1691,557 75.1%   
Interest Rs m1,2731,559 81.7%   
Profit before tax Rs m5,3062,067 256.7%   
Minority Interest Rs m00-   
Prior Period Items Rs m00-   
Extraordinary Inc (Exp) Rs m0234 0.0%   
Tax Rs m1,801961 187.4%   
Profit after tax Rs m3,5061,341 261.5%  
Gross profit margin %22.74.9 460.4%  
Effective tax rate %33.946.5 73.0%   
Net profit margin %10.51.5 695.3%  
Current assets Rs m11,99563,109 19.0%   
Current liabilities Rs m11,08247,051 23.6%   
Net working cap to sales %2.718.1 15.1%  
Current ratio x1.11.3 80.7%  
Inventory Days Days8461 138.2%  
Debtors Days Days32187 17.0%  
Net fixed assets Rs m27,08522,257 121.7%   
Share capital Rs m9805,517 17.8%   
"Free" reserves Rs m18,27524,780 73.7%   
Net worth Rs m19,25530,297 63.6%   
Long term debt Rs m7,0204,251 165.1%   
Total assets Rs m39,94989,154 44.8%  
Interest coverage x5.22.3 222.1%   
Debt to equity ratio x0.40.1 259.8%  
Sales to assets ratio x0.81.0 83.9%   
Return on assets %12.03.3 367.9%  
Return on equity %18.24.4 411.4%  
Return on capital %25.011.2 224.1%  
Exports to sales %00-   
Imports to sales %00-   
Exports (fob) Rs mNANA-   
Imports (cif) Rs mNANA-   
Fx inflow Rs m5,6970-   
Fx outflow Rs m6,97615,871 44.0%   
Net fx Rs m-1,279-15,871 8.1%   
From Operations Rs m5,302-16,364 -32.4%  
From Investments Rs m-2,712-3,103 87.4%  
From Financial Activity Rs m-2,58419,451 -13.3%  
Net Cashflow Rs m6-17 -36.4%  

Share Holding

Indian Promoters % 12.1 80.0 15.1%  
Foreign collaborators % 5.5 0.0 -  
Indian inst/Mut Fund % 6.3 8.1 77.8%  
FIIs % 7.5 2.3 326.1%  
ADR/GDR % 0.0 0.0 -  
Free float % 68.6 9.6 714.6%  
Shareholders   63,986 82,087 77.9%  
Pledged promoter(s) holding % 47.3 0.0 -  
NM: Not Meaningful
Source: Company Annual Reports, Regulatory Filings, Equitymaster


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