Reliance Industries topples IOC

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Mukesh Ambani’s oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. has toppled Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to become India’s biggest company by revenue.

Reliance which was half the size of IOC until a decade back became the most profitable company in India with a net profit of more than double of IOC in the financial year 2019.

As reported, the company’s turnover in the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended in March 31 was Rs. 6.23 lakh crore. Whereas, the state-owned IOC’s turnover was Rs.6.17 lakh crore, according to regulatory filings of both the companies.

Net profit of IOC in 2018-19 which depends on refining, petrochemicals and gas business for its revenue had declined by 23.6 per cent over Rs.22,189.45 crore net profit it had earned in 2017-18.

However, Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is yet to declare its earnings for the financial year 2019 though it had a net profit of Rs.22, 671 crore in the first nine months of the fiscal year. ONGC had a net profit of Rs 19,945.26 crore in 2017-18 fiscal, lagging behind IOC.

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