ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) is well-known as one of the largest energy companies in India. Given the company’s high stature, it comes as no surprise that ONGC’s share price witnesses regular highs and lows. Having been in business since 1956, this government-owned crude oil and natural gas corporation is known for providing good dividends. Various factors determine a company’s stock value. One of them is a company’s financial performance and the other is the economic trends.
ONGC Share Price
As of 1st March 2022, the ONGC stock opened at ₹160.50 on NSE and ₹160.90 on the BSE stock exchange.
The table below displays ONGC’s NSE and BSE ONGC share prices for 1st March 2022.
|52 Week High||₹176.35||₹176.40|
|52 Week Low||₹97.45||₹97.45|
ONGC: Company Information
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is a leading Indian oil and gas company. Previously headquartered in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, its headquarters are now in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. ONGC contributes around 75% to Indian domestic production and holds the 11th position among international energy majors (Platts). It is the only Indian company that got featured in Fortune’s ‘Most Admired Energy Companies’ list in 2014.
Its geographical segments include operations across India, i.e. Onshore, Offshore, and Outside India. The company also has oil and gas acreage acquisitions outside India for development, production, power generation, liquefied natural gas supply, etc. Additionally, ONGC is engaged in offshore extraction of oil, natural gas, and services.
Presently, the company is venturing out to new areas such as deepwater exploration, marginal field development, frontier basins, and other service sector areas.
ONGC Historical Share Price
The following table elaborates on ONGC’s share price history from April 2020 to February 2022.
|Month and Year||Price||Open||High||Low||Volume||Change%|
History of ONGC
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is renowned for its Corporate Governance practices. It is not just the most valued but also the biggest E&P company in the world. ONGC’s unique distinction lies in being a corporation with excellent in-house service capabilities across all the areas of E&P.
Let’s take a closer look at the company’s history:
1955 - ONGC Commencement
1958 - First oil discovery in Cambay
1960 - Oil discovery in Gujarat
1963 - Oil discovery in Assam
1965 - Inception of ONGC Videsh
1970 - ONGC dug its first offshore
1974 - Mumbai High Discovery
1984 - GAIL was created out of ONGC
1993 - Government of India 2% stake
1994 - Employees of ONGC received a 2% share
2003 - Acquisition of 37.38% Equity Stake in Mangalore Refinery Petrochemicals Limited from Birla Group
2004 - Government of India 10% stake and sells 14.26 Crore shares at a reduced price of ₹750 per share
2006 – Diversification – ONGC Petro Additions Limited and ONGC Mangalore Petroleum Limited
2007 – Formation of ONGC Energy Centre
2010 - Coal Bed Methane production initiated
2014 - Acquired Videocon Group`s 10% stake in Rovuma Area I Block in Mozambique offshore
2015 – ONGC Energy Center gets US Patent
2016 – Forbes Global lists ONGC as the third-largest public in India and 220th in the world.
2018 - Acquired 51.11% stake in HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)
2019 - Two new oil discoveries in Brazil and Columbia; Adopted Energy Strategy 2040
2020 - ONGC received the ‘Golden Peacock Environment Management” award for two consecutive years. ONGC signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with NTC for setting up a Joint Venture for the renewable energy business.
February 2021 - ONGC approved the creation of a new subsidiary company for the gas and liquefied natural gas business value chain.
March 2021 - ONGC signed SPSHA (Share Purchase and Shareholders Agreement) with the IGX and IEX for acquiring 5% equity in IGX.
July 2021 - ONGC committed procurement of US$ 4.04 billion to encourage local ventures, ease business procedures and contribute to the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ initiative.
August 2021 - Introduction of ‘Ujjwal Abahan’, an ONGC-supported Assam handloom project
Management of ONGC
Here’s a complete list of the ONGC management team who is responsible for taking all the important decisions.
|Alka Mittal||Director (HR) and Chairman & Managing Director - Additional Charge|
|Rajesh Kumar Srivastava ||Director (Exploration)|
|Om Prakash Singh||Director (T&FS)|
|Anurag Sharma||Director (Onshore) and Director (Finance) - Additional Charge|
|Pankaj Kumar||Director (Offshore)|
|Amitava Bhattacharyya||Former Central Information Commissioner|
|Syamchand Ghosh||Independent Director|
|V Ajit Kumar Raju||Independent Director|
|Reena Jaitly||Independent Director|
|Dr Madhav Singh||Independent Director|
ONGC: Company Performance
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. was founded in 1956. The company’s share price today i.e., as of March 1st, 2022 is ₹160.40. Presently, its market capitalization stands at ₹2,02,039.28 Crore. In the last quarter of 2021, the oil and natural company reported gross sales of ₹6,81,410.9 Crore and a total income of ₹874077.32 Crore.
The table below displays ONGC’s performance from Financial Year 2020 to Financial Year 2021
|₹ (in Crores)||Dec`21||Sep`21||Jun`21||Mar`21||Dec`20|
|Profit and Loss for the Year||8763.72||18347.73||4334.75||4120.76||1378.23|
|Prior Year Adjustment||-||-||-||-||-|
ONGC Limited Stock Returns
According to recent reports, ONGC’s stock return performance is as follows
1 Week: ONGC stock price moved down by 1.68%
1 Month: ONGC stock price moved down by 4.83%
3 Months: ONGC stock price moved up by 9.21%
1 Year: ONGC stock price moved up by 44.73%
3 Years: ONGC stock price moved up by 8.07%
5 Years: ONGC stock price moved down by 17%
ONGC Limited Listings and Indices
ONGC stocks are available on platforms like NSE (National Stock Exchange Limited) and BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange). The codes of NSE and BSE stock exchange platforms are as follows:
- ONGC BSE Code: 500312
- ONGC NSE Code: ONGC
- ISIN: INE213A01029
- House: PSU
- Industry: Oil Exploration
ONGC Company Location in India
Here are the location and contact details of the ONGC Head of Department.
- Address: Deendayal Urja Bhawan, 5A, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
- Phone Number: 91 22 66658282
- Telephone: 011-26752021, 26122148 (Office), 011-26129091 (Fax)
Should You Invest in ONGC Limited?
Oil stocks were underperforming for a long time, until recently when the stock price escalated. The increase in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation`s share price reflects that crude oil prices are at a high. This also means that it is a good time to invest in ONGC limited.
If you are still not sure about it, take a look at the below factors for further information.
- ONGC stock price reached ₹176.40 on February 14th. There was an increase of nearly 5% that came out right after the company reported an exceptional increase in its December quarter earnings.
- On February 11th, this state-owned oil and gas company also reported a consolidated profit after tax of ₹11,637 Crores for the 3rd quarter that ended in December 2021 compared to the profit of ₹3,637 Crores reported in the equivalent quarter last year.
- Chronologically, the profit was 38% lower from a PAT of ₹18,749 Crores in the last quarter.
- The combined revenue for the quarter numbered ₹1.46 lakh Crore, increased by 45% from ₹1 lakh Crore reported in the previous year. Combined revenues in the previous quarter numbered at ₹1.22 lakh Crore.
It is also essential that you remember that crude oil is, after all, a commodity. Like other commodities, it lacks liquidity which means there is a chance that you would experience volatility. Due to its low productivity growth, trade experts recommend that people should think twice before investing in ONGC.
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