The Author tried to address the hypes on one of India’s most premium business house – Reliance Induustries Ltd, and its presently promoted Reliance Petroleum Ltd. (RPL) a massive green refinery, ranked 6th largest in the world. The refinery, in which Chevron holds 5% stake, comes on production stream in December 08 (now delayed to Jan 09). The stock price of this unborne child went on as high as 259. Currently trading at Rs 82, the author argues that the stock of this prized company could drop to 30 to 60 level due to host of factors, including hitherto unknown Rs 77oo crores of derivatives outstanding (US$ 1.6 billions). Too many shares – 4.5 billions are too much to digest in the market, although 70% is owned by its parent RIL – first ever Fortune 500 Indian company.
How good is the Reliance Petroleum (RPL) for Investors?