Jindal Steel & Power shines after its arm prepays $357 million loan to lenders

Jindal Steel & Power is currently trading at Rs. 492.30, up by 15.40 points or 3.23% from its previous closing of Rs. 476.90 on the BSE.

Jindal Steel Power
Jindal Steel Power

The scrip opened at Rs. 485.00 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 494.00 and Rs. 480.95 respectively. So far 171097 shares were traded on the counter.

The BSE group ‘A’ stock of face value Rs. 1 has touched a 52 week high of Rs. 501.60 on 10-May-2021 and a 52 week low of Rs. 296.55 on 19-Mar-2021.

Last one week high and low of the scrip stood at Rs. 494.00 and Rs. 446.00 respectively. The current market cap of the company is Rs. 50106.73 crore.

The promoters holding in the company stood at 60.44%, while Institutions and Non-Institutions held 25.64% and 13.92% respectively.

Jindal Steel & Power’s (JSP) wholly owned subsidiary — Jindal Steel & Power (Mauritius) (JSPML) has prepaid $357 million loan to its lenders.

This prepayment will help clear the entire debt on JSPML. This loan had corporate guarantees from JSP India, which will also get released.

Over the past three years, JSP has been able to reduce its overseas debt from $1.8 billion to $130 million post this payment. The bulk of JSP’s overseas debt now sits in its Australian subsidiary ($113 million).

The group plans to repay this loan by September 22. JSP Group’s net debt has come down from a peak of Rs 46,500 crore to Rs 10,981 crore in December 2021.

Jindal Steel & Power is one of India’s fastest growing and largest integrated steel manufacturers, significantly present in Steel, Power Generation and Infrastructure segments and catering to a large part of India’s domestic energy and infrastructure requirement.

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