Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation Ltd

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70.200.20 (0.29%)

03:53 PM,1st Dec 2023

70.220.19 (0.27%)

04:01 PM,1st Dec 2023

BSE : 590030


Sector : Agri and agri inputs

ISIN Code : INE147A01011

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Last Updated: Dec 01 2023 | 04:01 PM IST

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52-WK High


52-WK High Date

02 Jan 2023

52-WK Low


52-WK Low Date

29 Mar 2023

All Time High


All Time High Date

03 Nov 1994

All Time Low


All Time Low Date

01 Apr 2003

Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation Ltd

Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Ltd is one of largest Indian fertilizer manufacturers. The company is engaged in the manufacture/ import and sale of nitrogenous and phosphatic fertilizers besides business interests in engineering biotech and pharmaceuticals. They have seven manufacturing units spread across Tamil Nadu. Their subsidiaries include Orchard Microsystems Ltd SPIC Petrochemicals Ltd SPEL Semiconductor Ltd Indo-Jordan Chemicals Company Ltd Ind-Ital Chemicals Ltd and SPIC Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd Mauritius.The company operates in four divisions namely fertilisers pharmaceuticals engineering & construction services and agri-business divisions. Their fertilisers division manufactures fertilisers and intermediates; the pharmaceuticals division manufactures penicillin-G and other formulations. The engineering division offers specialized and turnkey project-based solutions and agri-business includes tissue culture plants hybrid seeds bio-fertilisers etc. The pharmaceuticals division consists of four strategic sub-divisions namely penicillin-G APIs finished dosage products and industrial enzymes.Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Ltd was incorporated in the year 1969 at Chennai. In the year 1979 the company installed a pure Gas Hydrogen Recovery Unit to increase Ammonia Production. In the year 1983 they acquired two chemicals tankers namely Spic Pearl and Spic Emerald for regular delivery of phosphoric acid from overseas supplies to their plants. During the year they promoted Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd in the joint sector along with TIDCO SPIC Electronics & Systems Ltd for manufacture of IC Chips and Manali Petrochemical Ltd for manufacture of Propylene Oxide Propylene Glycol & Polycol.In February 1992 the company came out with a Zero bond rights issue to part-finance their project of gas fertilisers chemicals and drugs. During the year they co-promoted National Aromatics and Petrochemicals to manufacture value-added products and import substitutes. In the year 1995 the company signed an MoU with Gelman Sciences of USA for manufacturing membrane filters for industrial health care operations. In July 1995 their Penicillin-G plant at Cuddalore started their commercial production.In the year 1996 the company with Israeli technical collaboration commissioned Floriculture EOU for Rose cut flowers. The Heavy Chemicals Division entered into an agreement with Chlorine Engineers Corporation Japan for the supply of technical know-how and basic engineering for putting up Membrane Cell Conversion Project at their existing plant in Manali. During the year 1996-97 the pharmaceutical division commenced commercial production of several ethical formulations at its plant at Maraimalai Nagar.In the year 1997 the company signed an agreement with M W Kellogg UK for their USD 160 million fertiliser complex in Dubai through their wholly owned subsidiary company named SPIC Fertilisers and Chemicals FZE. In addition they signed an agreement with Universal Investments New Zealand for forming a joint venture company that would process foods and export them. During the year 1997-97 they increased the installed capacity of Caustic Soda to 82500 MT and Liquid Chlorine to 50000 MT.In the year 1998 they diversified into hospitality sector and entered into a marketing tie-up with Radisson Hotels International Inc of USA. During the year 2000-2001 as a measure of consolidation the company sold the Chlor Alkali division to Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd. In addition they divested their stake in SPIC PHI Seeds Ltd. The company also launched Biodart enzyme formulations for textile and poultry feed. In the year 2002 the company sold their 49 per cent share in Caltex-Spic to their joint venture partner Caltex oil corporation. In September 2002 they commissioned 18.6 MW captive power plant.During the year 2003-04 the company commissioned the facility for the manufacture of complex fertiliser. The Agro Biotech division commissioned a turnkey project for neem-based biopesticide plant in Malaysia. In addition the division launched two new hybrids in corn and one new hybrid in sunflower. During the year Spic Petrochemicals Ltd became a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. During the year 2004-05 the company increased the production capacity of Penicillin-G by 1000 tonnes to 2000 tonnes. The Engineering/ Construction Services Division completed two major projects and commissioned during the year. During the year 2005-06 as per the scheme of amalgamation the assets and liabilities of the erstwhile subsidiaries SPIC Holdings and Investments Ltd SPIC Biotechnologies Ltd and Mitocon Biotec Ltd were transferred to and vested in the Company with effect from March 31 2006. SPEL Semiconductor Ltd a subsidiary company incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary company SPEL America Inc in USA to concentrate on marketing services for SPEL.During the year 2007-08 the company increased the production capacity of Urea by 108400 tonnes to 620400 tonnes. They also increased the production capacity of aluminium fluoride by 7440 tonnes to 10000 tonnes. The Agri-business division launched new hybrids in tomato and okra for commercial marketing. EDAC Engineering Ltd (formerly known as SPIC JEL Engineering Construction Ltd) ceased to be a joint venture with effect from October 23 2007 pursuant to the sale of investment by the joint venture partner.The bio-mass fired 4.2 MW co-generation captive power plant was commissioned and integrated with the existing plants in 2008-09. Two major rural electrification works launched under the aegis of the Ministry of Power for Power Grid Corporation of India in Jhalawar Dist. of Rajasthan and in Mau Ballia and Azamgarh districts of Uttar Pradesh and the 400 kV double circuit Neyveli-Perambalur transmission line Project in Tamil Nadu were completed during the year 2009-10. During August 2010 the Company commissioned Single Super Phosphate Plant with a capacity of 350 MT per day. The production of Urea was recommenced from Oct'10. The execution of Supply Agreement during April '10 with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. to source naphtha and furnace oil resulted in the recommencement of operations of its nitrogenous fertiliser plants from Oct `10.SPIC ABC signed MOU with ICAR-CPCRI Kasargod Kerala for technology transfer and started production in businesses of Production of Arecanut plants through Tissue Culture Technology Vermi Compost Production from fallen coconut leaves and production of Vermi Compost from waste coir pith during 2017-18. Conversion of Ammonia plant Centum XL DCS to latest state of art technology Centum VP DCS and August PLC system to Pro safe PLC system was completed. Erection of NG lines to reformer boiler & dual burner for auxiliary boiler north got completed.During 2021 the Company made an arrangement with Indian Oil Corporation for using their tank farm facility at Tuticorin Port premises for handling a part of SPIC's Imported Naphtha shipments. Supply of High pressure Natural Gas commenced from 2nd Aug 2021. In line with the Plants to be gas based NG conversion and improvement in activities was completed in March 2022. 25.33 MW DC / 22.0 MW AC Floating Solar Project was commissioned on 7th March 2022 by Greenam an Associate of Company.

Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation Ltd - Key Fundamentals

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Face Value (₹) 10
Latest Dividend (%)15.00
Latest Dividend Date 20 Sep 2023
Dividend Yield (%) 2.14
Book Value Share (₹) [S]46.80
P/B Ratio (₹) [S]1.50
[*C] Consolidated [*S] Standalone

Funds Owing this Stock

Scheme Name Amount Invested ( ₹ Cr ) No Of Shares Net Asset (%)
Quant Mid Cap Fund (G) 0.06 24895 0.36
Quant Mid Cap Fund - Direct (G) 0.06 24895 0.36

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Share Price Returns

1 Week3.89%4.00%2.292.39%
1 Month1.65%1.67%6.126.73%
3 Month0.13%0.07%3.204.28%
6 Month9.01%9.01%8.099.63%
1 Year5.56%5.56%6.637.74%
3 Year254.55%253.65%51.1254.61%

Company Info

Company Information

Whole-time Director : S R Ramakrishnan

Chairman (Non-Executive) : Ashwin C Muthiah

Independent Director : B Narendran

Company Sec. & Compli. Officer : M B Ganesh

Independent Director : Sashikala Srikanth

Independent Director : T K Arun

Independent Director : S Radhakrishnan

Independent Director : Debendranath Sarangi

Independent Director : Rita Chandrasekar

Nominee (TIDCO) : Vandhana Garg

Nominee (TIDCO) : A R Rajalakshmi

Nominee (TIDCO) : Jayashree Muralidharan

Non Executive Director : Devaki Ashwin Muthiah

Registered Office: SPIC House 88 Mount Road, Guindy,Chennai,Tamil Nadu-600032 Ph: 91-44-22350245