National Fertilizers Limited - NFL | Complete Analysis | Stock Analysis | Things To Know Right Now
National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) is a major Indian producer of inorganic and organic fertilizers and industrial chemicals. Established in 1974, it operates 5 major plants across India. NFL was established in 1974, as a public-sector undertaking of the Government of India. The company operates under the administrative control of the Department of Fertilizers in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. NFL initially operated two plants in Bathinda and Panipat. In 1978, the ownership and operations of the Nangal plant was transferred to NFL. In 2001, the company went public, with listings on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange. The company is also in the business segment of Urea.
NFL, a Schedule ‘A’ & a Mini Ratna (Category-I) Company, having its registered office at New Delhi was incorporated on 23rd August 1974. Its Corporate Office is at NOIDA (U.P). It has an authorized capital of Rs. 1000 crore and a paid up capital of Rs. 490.58 crore out of which Government of India’s share is 74.71 % and 25.29 % is held by financial institutions & others.
Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58% of India’s population. Gross Value Added (GVA) by agriculture, forestry and fishing was estimated at Rs. 19.48 lakh crore (US$ 276.37 billion) in FY20 (PE). Growth in GVA in agriculture and allied sectors stood at 4% in FY20. The agriculture, forestry and fishing gross value added (GVA) growth is likely to be 3% in the second quarter of FY21.
Essential agricultural commodities export for the April-September period of 2020 increased by 43% to Rs. 53,626 crore (US$ 7.3 billion) over Rs. 37,397 crore (US$ 5.1 billion) in the same period last year.
India is among the 15 leading exporters of agricultural products in the world. Agricultural export from India reached US$ 38.54 billion in FY19 and US$ 35.09 billion in FY20. The total agricultural export was US$ 10.40 billion between April and October 2020.
According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), the Indian food processing industry has cumulatively attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflow of about US$ 10.20 billion between April 2000 and September 2020.
The growth of fertilizer industry is almost dependent on agricultural production of the country. Monsoon and Export curbs could be the key industry drivers.
Key Positions of NFL
Government of India
Chairman & Managing Director
Virendra Nath Datt, heads the position of Chairman & Managing Director of NFL.
Shareholding Pattern as on 31st December, 2020
Returns on Share
52 Week Higher Level: 69.85 INR
52 Week Lower Level: 23.10 INR
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