Chapter 3

Corporate Examples of Profitability Ratios

The Present Chapter

The profitability analysis of four sectors in India has been approached here, namely cement, auto, foods, and pharma. In each sector, profitability ratios of two or three comparative companies have been studied to evaluate the profitability.

Indian Cement Sector


India is the second largest consumer as well as producer of cement in the world currently with nearly 330 million tons of cement ­production ­capacity, as evident in Figure 3.1. Of the total capacity of cement ­production, majority (around 98 percent) rests with the private ­sector and thus the sector is clearly dominated by public players. When it comes to production, the sector has an oligopolistic arrangement ...

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