Top 500 Indian companies list announced

The total income of Top 500 companies for the 3Q period has grown by 5%, a slowing down compared to the 9% growth recorded in similar period prior year.

May 15, 2015 08:05 IST India Infoline News Service

Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight, released the 15th edition of its premium publication ‘India’s Top 500 Companies 2015 at an event in Mumbai. ‘India’s Top 500 Companies’ is among the longest running reputed publication in the country that ranks and felicitates high performance Indian companies in terms of various financial and operational parameters. This edition also marks Dun & Bradstreet’s two decades of presence in the country. The top corporates from 50 sectors were also felicitated on the occasion through the Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards 2015.
The ceremony was hosted in august company of the Honourable Chief Guest, Yashwant Sinha, country’s Former Finance Minister, along with Mr. Bob Carrigan, President, CEO & Director (Global), Dun & Bradstreet. Others present at the event were Guest of Honour, Mr. Bibek Debroy, Permanent Member NITI Aayog, Mr. Manish Prakash, Director Airtel Business, Bharti Airtel Limited, Mr. Arun Khanna, Executive Vice-President, Dun and Bradstreet, Asia and Mr. Kaushal Sampat, President & Managing Director – India, Dun & Bradstreet. In addition, the eminent dignitaries also included the representatives from the companies featured in the Top 500 Companies list.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bob Carrigan, President, CEO & Director, Dun & Bradstreet said “India’s Top 500 Companies” is in its 15th edition – and has catalogued the changing landscape of Corporate India over this period. In fact, since its inception in 1841, Dun & Bradstreet has a proud heritage of providing such indispensable content to the business and financial community globally.”
“Dun & Bradstreet is privileged to be felicitating the best among India’s companies.  I would like to congratulate all the companies featured in India’s Top 500 Companies 2015, and the award winners tonight – I wish all of you the very best for the future.”
Highlighting the key insights from the publication, Mr. Kaushal Sampat, President & MD - India, Dun & Bradstreet said, “We have seen a remarkable increase in optimism about India and its economic prospects over the last 12-18 months. But, I must admit that the situation through the 3Q results (Apr 2014-Dec 2014) for the Top 500 Companies shows that while the recovery is underway, the pace remains a concern.
The total income of Top 500 companies for the 3Q period has grown by 5%, a slowing down compared to the 9% growth recorded in similar period prior year. While, the slowing down in topline growth is mainly attributed to de-growth in sectors such as Oil Refining & Marketing, Oil & Gas Exploration, Petrochemicals and Polymers, we have also seen 51 new entrants compared to 45 companies that made their debut in the previous edition. Interestingly, the new entrants are joining this exclusive club with some momentum, with their total income registering 17% growth in FY14 compared to ~8% average growth recorded by other companies in the Top 500. Looking ahead, given that global demand conditions remain subdued, companies would need to accelerate their efforts to maximize productivity and to find smarter ways to deliver growth and customer service.”, he further added.
The India’s Top 500 Companies 2015 report underlines sectoral demands to aid the corporate to address business challenges and align with the growth; addition of sectors like Packaging & Allied Activities, Shipbuilding & Allied Activities, Wood and Wood Products has perceived demand of the sector. The current edition also indicates companies investing in R&D, CSR and Technology Adoption.
Key Highlights of Top 500 companies 2015
  • 51 new entrants made their debut in 2015 edition as compared to 45 new companies in the last edition. These new entrants recorded 17% growth in total income in FY14 compared to FY13
  • Due to tightened demand and continued macroeconomic pressure, top-line growth for the Top 500 Companies slowed down to 8.7% in FY14, compared to 11.7% in FY13 highlighting moderation from previous year
  • Macroeconomic pressures resulting from elevated inflation, high cost of borrowing, low business confidence and delays in project approvals had a negative impact on the profit of Top 500 Companies. The Profit after Tax (PAT) of the Top 500 companies decelerated from 8.6% in FY13 to 2.4% in FY14
  • Slow income and profit growth led to the aggregate dividend paid by the Top 500 Companies slowing down from 18.2% in FY13 to 13.7% in FY14
  • In terms of y-o-y growth, total income of large-cap companies grew at a rate of 9.6% in FY14 as compared to the growth of 6.8% and 6.3% witnessed by mid-cap and small-cap companies, during the same period
  • The critical role of PSUs in driving the Indian economy is underscored by the fact that even though PSUs account for less than 14% of Top 500 companies in terms of absolute numbers, they contribute to around 40% of the aggregate total income and aggregate net profit of Top 500 Companies

Winners of Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards, 2015
Sector Award Winners 2015
1 Agro Chemicals UPL Limited
2 Auto Components Bosch Limited
3 Automobile - Two/Three Wheelers Hero MotoCorp Limited
4 Automobiles Maruti Suzuki India Limited
5 Banks HDFC Bank Limited
6 Batteries Exide Industries Limited
7 Bearings SKF India Limited
8 Cement UltraTech Cement Limited
9 Chemicals Pidilite Industries Limited
10 Cigarettes ITC Limited
11 Coal & Coal Products Coal India Limited
12 Construction - Infrastructure Development Larsen & Toubro Limited
13 Consumer Durables & Appliances Voltas Limited
14 Electrical & Electronics Havells India Limited
15 Engineering Projects/ Capital Goods Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
16 Fertilizers Tata Chemicals Limited
17 FIs/NBFCs/Financial Services Power Finance Corporation Limited
18 FMCG Hindustan Unilever Limited
19 Food Products Nestle India Limited
20 Footwear Bata India Limited
21 Gas - Processing, Transmission and Marketing GAIL (India) Limited
22 Gems and Jewellery Titan Company Limited
23 Glass and Ceramics Kajaria Ceramics Limited
24 Graphite & Electrodes Graphite India Limited
25 Hotels EIH Limited
26 Iron and Steel Tata Steel Limited
27 Liquor United Breweries Limited
28 Media & Entertainment Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
29 Metal Products Jindal Saw Limited
30 Mining - Metals & Minerals NMDC Limited
31 Non-Ferrous & Precious Metals Hindustan Zinc Limited
32 Oil - Refining & Marketing Reliance Industries Limited
33 Oil & Gas Exploration Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
34 Paints Asian Paints Limited
35 Paper & Paper Products Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited
36 Pharmaceuticals Lupin Limited
37 Plastic & Plastic Products Supreme Industries limited
38 Power NTPC Limited
39 Power Equipments Crompton Greaves Limited
40 Real Estate Prestige Estate Projects Limited
41 Retail Future Retail Limited
42 Shipping The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited
43 Software and ITeS Tata Consultancy Services Limited
44 Speciality Oils and Lubricants Castrol India Limited
45 Sugar E.I.D. - Parry (India) Limited
46 Telecom Services Bharti Airtel Limited
47 Textiles Vardhman Textiles Limited
48 Transportation & Logistics Container Corporation of India Limited
49 Tyres MRF Limited
50 Wood & Wood products Greenply Industries Limited

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