CESC Ltd Stock Analysis

BSE: 500084 | NSE: CESC | Power Generation/Distribution | Mid Cap

BSE Share Price May 23, 18:01
78.25 -0.65 (-0.82%)

DeciZen - Make an Informed Decision on CESC

Overall Rating

1. Quality

2. Valuation


3. Price Trend


1. Is CESC Ltd a good quality company?

Past 10 year's financial track record analysis by Moneyworks4me indicates that CESC Ltd is a average quality company.

2. Is CESC Ltd undervalued or overvalued?

The key valuation ratios of CESC Ltd's currently when compared to its past seem to suggest it is in the Overvalued zone.

3. Is CESC Ltd a good buy now?

The Price Trend analysis by MoneyWorks4Me indicates it is Weak which suggest that the price of CESC Ltd is likely to Fall in the short term. However, please check the rating on Quality and Valuation before investing.

10 Year X-Ray of CESC:

Analysis of Financial Track Record

Data adjusted to bonus, split, extra-ordinary income, rights issue and change in financial year end.

Financial track record gives insight into the company's performance on key parameters over the past ten years. MoneyWorks4me’s proprietary colour codes make it easy for retail investors to gauge the company’s past performance.
CESC Ltd has performed well in some of the past ten years indicating its past ten year financial track record is somewhat good

Value Creation

Value Creation Index Colour Code Guide

ROCE % 8.9%10.1%9.3%8.4%7.5%5.8%6.3%6%6%5.4%-
Value Creation Index -0.4-0.3-0.3-0.4-0.4-0.6-0.5-0.6-0.6-0.6-

Growth Parameters

Growth Parameters Colour Code Guide

Sales 4,6815,3035,5106,1896,7967,2207,7867,7547,8366,9217,294
YoY Gr. Rt. %-13.3%3.9%12.3%9.8%6.2%7.8%-0.4%1.1%-11.7%-
YoY Gr. Rt. %-26.1%-2.4%-5.8%18.9%-11.3%-5.1%-21.3%-3%-5.9%-
BVPS (₹) 38.843.548.654.598.1100.571.373.775.775.375.1
Adj Net Profit 546688672672800709674530514483817
Cash Flow from Ops. 1,0231,6071,9867321,9271,6861,5741,2201,282810-
Debt/CF from Ops. 32.327.


CAGR Colour Code Guide

9 Years 5 Years 3 Years 1 Years
Sales 4.4%0.4%-3.9%-11.7%
Adj EPS -2%-9.6%-10.4%-5.9%
BVPS 7.6-5.21.8-0.6
Share Price 11.2% -1.7% 2.5% 13.5%

Key Financial Parameters

Performance Ratio Colour Code Guide

Return on Equity % 9.4119.
Op. Profit Mgn % 26.228.328.326.32724.222.218.919.418.125.2
Net Profit Mgn % 11.71312.210.911.
Debt to Equity
Working Cap Days 194207222229303372318269277351178
Cash Conv. Cycle 547080775742383429380

Recent Performance Summary

Return on Equity has increased versus last 3 years average to 8.20%

Debt to equity has declined versus last 3 years average to 0.73

Sales growth has been subdued in last 3 years -3.85%

Net Profit has been subdued in last 3 years -10.43%

Sales growth is not so good in last 4 quarters at 5.63%

Latest Financials - CESC Ltd.

Standalone Consolidated
TTM EPS (₹) 6.2 10.3
TTM Sales (₹ Cr.) 7,294 12,544
BVPS (₹.) 75.1 78.4
Reserves (₹ Cr.) 9,822 10,264
P/BV 1.05 1.01
PE 12.82 7.71
From the Market
52 Week Low / High (₹) 66.06 / 102.45
All Time Low / High (₹) 0.91 / 118.89
Market Cap (₹ Cr.) 10,459
Equity (₹ Cr.) 132.6
Face Value (₹) 1
Industry PE 11.6

Management X-Ray of CESC :

Shareholding Pattern

Promoter's Holding & Share Pledging

Pledged *
* Pledged shares as % of Promoter's holding (%)

Event Update

Analyst's Notes


About CESC Ltd

CESC is India’s first fully integrated electrical utility company and it has been on an epic ride ever since 1899 in generating and distributing power in Kolkata and Howrah. The company has private participation in generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power. The company is the sole distributor of electricity within an area of 567sq km of Kolkata & Howrah which include domestic, industrial and commercial users. The company own & operate three thermal power plants. The company own & operate the Transmission & Distribution System through which it supplies electricity to consumers.

In diurnal course, the company has verged upon renewable sources. It has brought forth three projects in three different areas of renewable sources. These are Gujarat Solar, which is a solar plant in Gujarat’s Kutch, Hydro Power Venture (Papu Hydropower Projects Limited & Pachi Hydropower Projects) in Arunachal Pradesh and Wind Power Operation at Dangi in Rajasthan.

The company also installed two thermal power plants to meet the requirement of its electricity. These are Chandrapur Thermal Plant at Chandrapur, Maharastra and Haldia Thermal Plant at Haldia, West Bengal.

With its continuous effort to accomplish the requirement of its consumers and make them easily avail all its services from their premises, it has employed value added online services. By online services, work can be done from consumer’s premises and they don’t have to visit offices for any work.

Business area of the company

The company is engaged in electricity distribution with embedded generation facility, across 567 square kilometres of its licensed area in Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. CESC supplies safe, cost-effective and reliable electricity to millions of customers. The Company, through its subsidiaries and an associate, also has a portfolio of independent power generation projects and distribution ventures in other parts of the country.

Awards and recognition



  • 14th Annual Greentech Safety Award 2015
  • 16th National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management 2015” organised by Confederation of Indian Industry, Hyderabad
  • “IPPAI Power Award 2015” organised by Independent Power Producer Association of India
  • All India Runner up Shield as “Best Thermal Power Generator (Cheapest producing with efficiency)”
  • Asia Regional Plant Operational Excellence Award for the period 2012-14, by M/S Nevigant of USA & EEI (Edison Electric Institute of USA)


  • FAME Excellence Award 2016 in Environment Protection
  • 15th Annual Greentech Safety Award 2016
  • ICC Environment Excellence Award 2016


  • Rashtra Vibhushan Award 2016-17
  • Asian Power Awards 2017


  • Apex India Occupation Health & Safety Gold Award 2018
  • Environmental Excellence Award 2018 from Mission Energy Foundation 
  • 19th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018 organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • 2nd Annual Exceed Gold Award 2018
  • 18th Annual Greentech Environment


  • IPPAI Power Awards 2019



  • IUKAN (India Utility Knowledge And Networking) Forum in the Power Distribution Sector 
  • 9th ENERTIA Awards 2015
  • 3rd Innovation with Impact Awards for Discoms, 2015 organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce
  • Frost & Sulivan Best Practices Award 2015


  • ICC Award 2016 ; 1st Runner-up under the category - Quality of Service Award


  • ICC Award 2017; 1st Runner-up under the category - Efficient Distribution Operation Award
  • ICC Award 2017; 1st Runner-up under the category - Quality of Service Award
  • 11th ENERTIA Awards 2017
  • 6th CII National Excellence Practice Competition on “Customer Engagement & Satisfaction Practices”


  • ICC 6th Innovation Award 2018; Overall Winner - under the category Innovation with Impact
  • ICC 6th Innovation Award 2018; Winner - under the category Quality of Service
  • ICC 6th Innovation Award 2018; Winner - under the category Efficient Distribution Operation
  • 12th ENERTIA AWARDS 2018
  • “CBIP Award for Best Performing Power Distribution Utility” 


  • IPPAI Power Awards 2019
  • ICC 7th Innovation with Impact Awards 2019
  • Project Evaluation & Recognition Program 2019 (PERP)
  • Assocham India Energy Excellence Awards 2019
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