State-run oil marketer and refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp (HPCL) on Wednesday reported an 86% increase in net profit to Rs 1,719 crore in the April-June 2018 period, from Rs 925 crore in the comparable period a year ago, driven mainly by strong refining margins. The company, now a subsidiary of the national explorer ONGC, reported a revenue of Rs 72,923 crore for the June 2018 quarter, compared with Rs 59,891 crore a year ago.
India’s ministries of finance and power are discussing a plan to sell government’s stake in hydro-power producer NHPC Ltd. to its state-run peer NTPC Ltd., the nation’s biggest electricity generator by capacity, according to people familiar with the matter.
The government’s 73.67 percent stake in NHPC is worth about 182 billion rupees ($2.6 billion) as per current prices, according to Bloomberg calculations.
Consumer goods company Britannia Industries could replace state-owned oil marketing company Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) in the benchmark Nifty 50 index, said domestic brokerage ICICI Direct. Besides, JSW Steel or Godrej Consumer Products also have a fair chance of replacing Lupin in the index, the brokerage added.
NEW DELHI: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) may use a mix of shares, cash and oil bonds to pay for acquiring and merging Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) with itself, according to people familiar with the merger plan that’s in the works.
The final nature of the deal and the payment plan will be worked out once the boards of HPCL and MRPL approve the proposal to merge.
The boards of Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals (MRPL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) are set to take up the proposal for merger of the two companies by August. After the acquisition of majority stake in the HPCL by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), it was expected that ONGC may look at further synergy in business by merging the two subsidiaries.
Shares of oil marketing companies (OMCs) like Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) were trading higher by up to 6% in otherwise subdued market after Brent crude prices fell in the international market.
At 11:39 am; HPCL (up 6% at Rs 323), IOCL (5% at Rs 176) and BPCL (3% at Rs 424) were up in the range of 3% to 6% on the BSE, as compared to 0.07% decline in the S&P BSE Sensex.
The stock markets extended gains on Monday as investor sentiment improved following a 6 per cent slump in global oil prices.
Gaining for the third day, the Sensex ended at 35,165.5, up 241 points, or 0.7 per cent. The Nifty rose 83.5 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 10.688.7. Both the indices have rebounded 2.5 per cent in the last three trading sessions. In the preceding week, they had dropped 3.4 per cent each amid a sharp uptick in oil prices and drop in the rupee’s value against the dollar.
State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) on Wednesday reported 4 per cent drop in its March quarter net profit on lower refining margins and inventory gains. Net profit in the January-March quarter of the fiscal year 2017-18 at Rs 1,748 crore compared with a net profit of Rs 1,819 crore in the year-ago period, HPCL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh K Surana told reporters here. “The profit decline was because of lower inventory gains compared to the previous quarter,” he said.
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