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Best Fertilizers Stocks in India

12 April 2022
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Agriculture is one of the largest employers of Indians and it contributes about 15% to India’s GDP. All Indian foodgrain production is constantly on the rise and fertilizers play an important role. 

The fertilizer industry is one of the most important industries supporting the growth of agriculture in India. Most of the fertilizer production in the country falls under three broad categories – Urea, Diammonium phosphate (DAP), and complex fertilizers. 

Production of Urea is the largest among these three fertilizers. 

Fertilizer production

In the year 2020-21, the production of Urea was 246.03 Lakh Metric Tonnes (LMT) out of which 109.42 LMT (about 44%) was produced by the private sector, 69.98 LMT (about 28%) by the cooperative sector, and 66.63 LMT (about 27%) by the public sector, as per the 2022 yearly report of the Department of Fertilizers. 

In this article, we will have a look at the major players in this sector that are listed on the stock exchanges. 

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Here’s a list of top fertilizer stocks in India: 

Disclaimer: The funds have been picked in order of highest market capitalization. This is meant for information purposes only and is not advice to buy or sell. 

  • Coromandel International 

CoromandelInternational was started in the early 1960s by IMC and Chevron Companies of the USA and India’s EID Parry. The company is headquartered in Hyderabad and is a manufacturer of fertilizers, pesticides, and specialty nutrients. 

Market Capitalisation of the stock: Rs 23,807.98 crore

1-year stock returns 3 year stock returns Debt to Equity (FY21) Sales growth (3 years) Profit growth (3 years) PE ratio
13.97% 80.80% 0.09 8.65% 24.31% 17.69

To know more about the stock, click here: Coromandel International 

  • Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals

Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals is based in Kota, Rajasthan. It was founded in 1985 by the KK Birla Group and is one of the largest manufacturers of Urea in the private sector.

Market Capitalisation of the stock: Rs 14,324.82 crore

1-year stock returns 3 year stock returns Debt to Equity (FY21) Sales growth (3 years) Profit growth (3 years) PE ratio
111.13% 186.33% 0.61 19.03% 41.71% 13.28

To know more about the stock, click here: Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals

  • GNFC

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals (GNFC) was founded in 1976. The company is a joint sector enterprise promoted by the Gujarat State Investments (GSIL), a Government of Gujarat undertaking, and the Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC).

Market Capitalisation of the stock: Rs 6,240.21 crore

1-year stock returns 3 year stock returns Debt to Equity (FY21) Sales growth (3 years) Profit growth (3 years) PE ratio
181.49% 168.43% -4.22% -4.18% 9.72

To know more about the stock, click here: GNFC

  • Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore

The Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT), is a government-owned company under the ownership of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. 

It is headquartered in Kochi, Kerala, and was founded in 1943. 

Market Capitalisation of the stock: Rs 8,035.61 crore

1-year stock returns 3 year stock returns Debt to Equity (FY21) Sales growth (3 years) Profit growth (3 years) PE ratio
28.61% 280.55% 0.61 19.14% 67.83% 27.18

To know more about the stock, click here: Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore

  • GSFC

Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals (GSFC) is under the ownership of the Ministry of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals, Government of Gujarat. It was founded in 1962.

Market Capitalisation of the stock: Rs 4,726.06 crore

1-year stock returns 3 year stock returns Debt to Equity (FY21) Sales growth (3 years) Profit growth (3 years) PE ratio
102.21% 74.29% 6.15% -6.68% 9.86

To know more about the stock, click here: GSFC

Note: The stock returns are as of April 7, 2022. 

Happy Investing!

Disclaimer: The content presented here is only for educational and informational purposes. It is not intended to be advice on what to buy or sell. 

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Research Analyst: Bavadharini KS 

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