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505.703.85 (0.77%)

03:52 PM,18th Apr 2024

502.30-0.30 (-0.06%)

04:01 PM,18th Apr 2024

BSE : 504212


Sector : Engineering

ISIN Code : INE279A01012

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Last Updated: Apr 18 2024 | 04:01 PM IST

Market Cap (₹ Cr)


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Volume (Shares)


Face Value


52-WK High


52-WK High Date

11 Jan 2024

52-WK Low


52-WK Low Date

30 May 2023

All Time High


All Time High Date

11 Jan 2024

All Time Low


All Time Low Date

31 Mar 2003

Universal Cables Ltd

Incorporated as Universal Cables Ltd. (formerly known Hindustan Woollen Mills) and promoted by M P Birla in 1945 the Company was renamed Universal Cables (UCL) in 1961. It manufactures and markets electric cables wires and conductors. It also co-promoted Vindhya Telelinks which manufactures jelly-filled telephone cables. Along with Vindhya Telelinks and Ericsson Cables Sweden Universal Cables promoted a new company Birla Ericsson Opticals to manufacture fibre optic cables. Presently the Company is engaged in manufacturing and sale of Electrical and other Cables Capacitors Wires and Conductors etc. and Turnkey Projects relating to Electrical Cables/Capacitors etc.The Company commenced Commercial Production on 16th February 1964. It tied up with BICC U.K. world's largest cable producer for production of paper-insulated power cables. The company has since expanded to produce bare overhead conductors copper alloy trolley wires and catenaries for electric traction thermoplastic cables upto and including 11 kV elastomeric cable upto 35 KV continuous cast and rolled aluminium aluminium alloy rods etc.Its capacitor division tied-up with Toshiba Japan and General Electric US to manufacture paper-insulated power capacitors. The cable division in collaboration with Asea Kabel Sweden manufactures polythene power cables upto 33 kV which was extended to extra-high tension cables upto 145 kV and fluoroplastic cables. UCL has developed several new products for the Defence sector as well as electronic equipment and has also embarked on collaborative research in specific hi-tech areas in association with BARC and IIT.The company is planning to diversify its product range and enter into manufacture of Telecommunication Cables. It also came out with Rights Issue in April 1999 at a premium of Rs 10 per shares. Vindhya Telelinks Ltd and Birla Ericsson Optical Ltd promoted by the company have shown improved results.During the year 2000-01 the company's turnover increased about 26% inspite of trying times due to the company's strategy to diversify into Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) Telephone Cables. The company along with Vindhya Telelinks Ltd. and Birla Ericsson Optical Ltd. has promoted a new company called Optic Fibre Goa Ltd. for the manufacture of Optical Fibre which is under implementation and is scheduled to go into production in the coming year.During FY 2005-06 Optic Fibre Goa Limited (OFGL) was merged with the Company through the Scheme of Amalgamation which became effective from 29th August 2006. As the Scheme was operative from the Appointed Date i.e. 1st April 2005 the entire business and undertaking of the erstwhile OFGL stood vested into Company on a 'going concern' basis. Since then the Unit which merged with the Company upon the amalgamation of OFGL was named as 'Optic Fibre Goa'. During FY 2006-07 Technological Upgradation-cum-Expansion Project using State-of-the-art Vertical Continuous Vulcanization (VCV) technology for manufacture of XLPE Power Cables had commenced production. The new Shares of the Company issued and allotted to the Shareholders of erstwhile Optic Fibre Goa Ltd. on amalgamation have been listed and admitted for trading on BSE and NSE from 03.01.2007 and 15.01.2007 respectively.Following the alliance with Japanese major Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. the Company incorporated a new Joint Venture Company Birla Furukawa Fibre Optics Limited in the State of Goa to deal in Optical Fibre and Allied businesses during FY 2009-10. The Company further strengthened its position in the Extra High Voltage (EHV) Cable segment by installing the Second VCV Line in the same tower with technology from Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. in 2010-11. It completed the rigorous one-year long duration pre-qualification test by enhancing market share for EHV Cables upto 220 kV. It progressed well on the Capacitors front by developing new products and also increased the installed capacity by adding balancing equipments. The Company transferred/sold certain specified assets related to the manufacturing operations of Optical Fibre during year 2010-11 through Joint Venture Agreement with Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. Japan and consequently the manufacturing of Optical Fibre was discontinued in the month of November 2010.During FY 2013-14 the Company expanded its capacity in the Medium Voltage (MV) and Light Duty cable verticals. Thereafter it ventured into execution of turnkey projects for capacitors banks where the margins are reasonably remunerative.In 2017-18 Company migrated to a higher version of its existing software SAP to SAP HANA for improved data management integration of functional departments exercising better control and improved technical support. It implemented an advanced software CYMCAP for cable design and operational parameters which can be integrated with the existing SAP HANA already functional into the Company during the year 2018-19. In FY 2020-21 the Company completed long duration Pre-Qualification (PQ) test of 400 KV system at KEMA Netherland; it commenced manufacturing of 400kV EHV cables which is the highest voltage segment for underground cables in India; it completed the capacity expansion project for power and control cables LT & HT power capacitors and thermoplastic compounds with the prime objective of aligning the manufacturing facilities at Satna (M.P.) In FY 2021-22 it completed the Type Test of very specialised 1 x 2500 Sq mm Enameled Copper Conductor 400kV EHV cable at world renowned Testing Laboratory-CESI/IPH Germany as well as at renowned domestic test laboratory i.e. Central Power Research Institute.

Universal Cables Ltd - Key Fundamentals

Market Cap (₹ Cr)


EPS - TTM (₹) [S]


P/E Ratio (X) [S]


Face Value (₹) 10
Latest Dividend (%)30.00
Latest Dividend Date 04 Sep 2023
Dividend Yield (%) 0.60
Book Value Share (₹) [S]230.61
P/B Ratio (₹) [S]2.19
[*C] Consolidated [*S] Standalone

Funds Owing this Stock

Scheme Name Amount Invested ( ₹ Cr ) No Of Shares Net Asset (%)
ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund - Direct (IDCW) 23.11 507510 0.32
ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund (G) 23.11 507510 0.32
ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund (IDCW) 23.11 507510 0.32
ICICI Pru Smallcap Fund - Direct (G) 23.11 507510 0.32
ICICI Pru Infrastructure Fund - (G) 18.48 405793 0.36
ICICI Pru Infrastructure Fund - (IDCW) 18.48 405793 0.36
ICICI Pru Infrastructure Fund - Direct (G) 18.48 405793 0.36
ICICI Pru Infrastructure Fund - Direct (IDCW) 18.48 405793 0.36
ICICI Pru Housing Opportunities Fund - Dir (IDCW) 13.79 302872 0.56
ICICI Pru Housing Opportunities Fund (G) 13.79 302872 0.56

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1 Week-1.25%-1.43%-3.40-3.33%
1 Month27.54%27.75%-0.36-0.27%
3 Month0.08%0.04%1.832.49%
6 Month0.81%0.59%10.0411.82%
1 Year28.16%27.96%21.3724.55%
3 Year269.80%269.12%48.4550.47%

Company Info

Company Information

Chairman (Non-Executive) : H V Lodha

Independent Director : S S Kothari

Independent Director : S C Jain

Director : B R Nahar

Independent Director : Kavita A Sharma

Director : Dilip Ganesh Karnik

Company Sec. & Compli. Officer : Sudeep Jain

Managing Director & CEO : Y S Lodha

Independent Director : Kishore Kumar Mehrotra

Registered Office: Birla Vikas PO, ,Satna,Madhya Pradesh-485005 Ph: 91-07672-257121-27