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0.840.00 (0.00%)

12:00 AM,10th Mar 2023

BSE : 526235


Sector : Infrastructure

ISIN Code : INE934B01028

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Last Updated: Mar 10 2023 | 12:00 AM IST

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Mercator Ltd

Mercator Limited was incorporated on November 24 1983 as Private Limited Company with name as Mercator Lines Private Limited. It was converted into Public Limited Company dated April 12 1984 and the name of the Company was changed to Mercator Limited vide ROC approval dated November 22 2011. The Company is an established player in the marine transportation industry and the second largest private sector shipping company in India.The Company also has presence in the Oil & Gas Offshore business through its subsidiaries. MLL's business segments are classified into broad categories of Shipping (Tankers (Wet Bulk) Dry Bulk Carriers and Dredgers) Offshore Logistic Solutions and Mining. The fleet of the company is a combination of vessels ranging from Bulk carriers Medium Range vessels and Aframax's to VLCC's. MLL has done pioneering work by operating vessels in some unchartered rivers like the Tapti and has thus opened new navigational routes.Mr. H. K. Mittal the promoter of the company took it over in the year 1988. The Company's maiden public issue was gone to capital market in the year of 1993. The tonnage of the company was 4000 DWT level in the year of 1994. The Company had undertaken a major expansion drive to add 9 tanker vessels during the year 2005 at an aggregate cost of Rs 13 Crores. During the year 1996 the company acquired and commenced the operation of one mini tanker the Power Station of BSES at Dahanu. In 1998 MLL won a contract with M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. against stiff competition for transportation of bulk petroleum products on the East Coast. The Company had signed an agreement with Central Depository Service (India) Limited and National Securities Depository Limited for dematerialization in the year 2000. Mercator had acquired one second hand aframax tanker of 94706 M/tons Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) in the year 2003 under second phase of its expansion program. The Company was nominated consecutively for two years for the Emerging Company of the Year 2003-04 and 2004-05 by the Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence. The Company was awarded the Star Company of the Year Award in Small and Medium Sector (SME) by the leading financial newspaper Business Standard in February of the year 2005. Mercator had signed a Memorandum of Agreement for rights of operating on Geared Panamax vessels in the identical year of 2005. MLL was rated as Fastest Growing Small Company of India across all the sectors by Business Today in March of the year 2005. During April of the same year 2005 the company successfully completed its first international offering of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB) aggregated USD 60 million. During the year 2006-07 M.T. Punita a vessel of the company and its members received Award for Maritime Bravery from Indian Coast Guard. Mercator although had a new entrant into the Dry Bulk Segment in February of the year 2007 achieved the distinction of having the largest Dry Bulk vessel over to call at the Mumbai Port. During the year 2007-08 MLL made its foray into dredging with acquisition of own fleet of dredgers and maiden Initial Public Offerings by the subsidiary listed on main board of Singapore Stock Exchange. Mercator had secured a long term charter contract with leading PRC shipping conglomerate in March of the year 2008 through its Singapore subsidiary. The Company had signed a Memorandum of Agreement to purchase 1 double Hull VLCC during May of the year 2008. In July of the same year 2008 Mercator Singapore took delivery of vessels YK Taurus and YK Titan. The Company in 2008 ventured into Dredging by acquiring three dredgers of 24153 dwt at a total cost of about Rs. 240.23 Crore.The Company through its subsidiary Mercator Lines (Singapore) Ltd. (MLS) acquired five Kamsarmax vessels; thereby adding a total tonnage of 387265 MT during the year 2007-08.During the year 2010-11 one aframax; two panamax and one post panamax vessels were acquired at an aggregate cost of Rs 542.50 Crore. A Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) was acquired & refurbished and a suezmax was converted into a Floating Storage Offshore Unit (FSO) collectively called FPU costing Rs 805 Crores. A Floating Production Unit (FPU) project was commissioned in 2011. The Company got renamed to Mercator Limited in 2011-12. The Company acquired 50% stake in a mining concession located in Indonesia. One Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) and one Cutter Section Dredger (CSD) were acquired by your company during the year 2012. The Company converted Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) into Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) as also conversion of a tanker into a Floating Storage Offshore Unit (FSO); collectively called Floating Production Unit (FPU) at a cost of USD 20 Crores. The first shipment of coal from the new mine was dispatched in August 2012. The Company entered into a MOA for the sale of its Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) to its WOS in Singapore. It also entered into a MOA for the sale of an Aframax tanker which was delivered subsequently.In March 2014 the Company acquired a Medium Range (MR) Tanke. It further diversified into the Gas Carrier Segment and acquired one Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC).The Company in 2016 acquired and commissioned two European built dredgers - one Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger & one Bucket Ladder Dredger taking the total dredger fleet to nine. The coal logistics business was expanded which improved utilization of assets.The production from discovered well Jyoti 1 was put to operation upto April 4 2019.

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Face Value (₹) 1
Latest Dividend (%)5.00
Latest Dividend Date 07 Sep 2017
Dividend Yield (%) -
Book Value Share (₹) [S]-32.33
P/B Ratio (₹) [S]-0.03
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1 Week%%-3.40-3.33%
1 Month%%-0.36-0.27%
3 Month%%1.832.49%
6 Month%%10.0411.82%
1 Year%%21.3724.55%
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Company Info

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Independent Director : Jagmohan Talan

Independent Director : Ritu Vats

Registered Office: 83-87 8th Floor Mittal Towers, B-Wing Nariman Point,Mumbai,Maharashtra-400021 Ph: 91-22-66373333/40373333