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Shareholding Info
  • Promoters
    75 %
  • Foreign institutions-FII
    2.92 %
  • Other domestic institutions
    0.3 %
  • Retail and other
    21.73 %
  • Mutual Funds
    0.05 %

About Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited

Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited (RCF) is a government-owned enterprise focused on the production of chemicals and fertilisers. It was founded in 1978 and comes under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Around 75% of RCF's equity is held by the Government of India. The company achieved the prestigious Navratna status in August 2023. RCF is the first public sector undertaking (PSU) in the fertiliser industry to attain Navratna status.

The market capitalisation of RCF is over ₹9,000 crore as of January 5, 2024. RCF share price has gained over 200% in three years.

Business Operations

Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) is a prominent fertiliser producer in India. Their key fertiliser brands include Sujala, Suphala 15:15:15, Suphala 20:20:0, Ujjwala, Microla, and Biola. In India, RCF pioneered the production of essential chemicals like methanol, sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, ammonium bicarbonate, methylamines, dimethylformamide and dimethylacetamide.

RCF also offers project management and operational services to clients in the fertiliser and chemicals industry. They specialise in overseeing everything from project reports, engineering and licensing to equipment procurement, commissioning, and ongoing operation.

The company’s product range includes industrial and fertiliser products along with soil testing services to diagnose soil health and provide solutions for specific crops.

RCF operates two units: one in Trombay, Mumbai and the other in Thal, Raigad district, approximately 100 kilometres away from Mumbai. In Trombay, RCF manages two sewage treatment plants (STPs) with a combined capacity of treating 45.50 million litres per day (MLD) of municipal sewage, producing 30 MLD of treated water for industrial use.

An agreement between RCF and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) states that about 40% of this treated water is supplied to BPCL.

These plants serve a dual purpose: resolving sewage treatment and disposal issues while alleviating the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) responsibility to supply 30 MLD of drinking water.

RCF has also established gas turbines with heat recovery steam generation plants at both the Trombay and Thal units. This setup enables RCF to generate the necessary power to meet its internal energy needs.

To improve domestic urea production, the Government of India has started the revival of five dormant urea plants. RCF has been designated by the government to participate in two revival projects: Fertiliser Corporation of India Limited (FCIL) Talcher and Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) Namrup.

RCF's customer base includes farmers and dealers. It has started numerous agricultural programmes to educate farmers. These include various activities such as soil sample analysis conducted through stationary and mobile testing laboratories, the establishment of Kisan Suvidha Kendras (Farmers' Convenience Centers), dedicated farmer training centres in Thal and Nagpur, field demonstrations and exhibitions.

Financial Highlights

  • RCF’s revenue from operations for FY23 stood at ₹21,451.54 crore, up 67.4% from ₹12,812.17 crore in FY22.
  • The company recorded a profit (profit after tax) of ₹966 crore in FY23 against ₹702 crore in FY22.
  • The company's earnings per share (EPS) stood at ₹17.52 in FY23 compared to ₹12.73 in the previous financial year.
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