Govt might wish for a higher surplus from RBI

by Yash Shah

With tax revenue shrinking owing to the pandemic, the Centre is expecting the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to transfer a higher-than-budgeted surplus for the second year in a row in 2020-21. As per a report in Business Standard, the RBI is buying more and more government bonds through Open Market Operations (OMOs) and the Centre is paying interest on that. The interest the RBI earns may be transferred to the government as dividend by the end of the year. The Bimal Jalan committee had recommended that the RBI, at all times, should keep its realized equity at 5.5 to 6.5 per cent of the balance sheet, and the rest could be transferred to the central government.

References
1. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/govt-eyes-higher-rbi-surplus-this-year-as-covid-19-decimates-tax-revenues-120062901538_1.html
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
7.1 -1.9
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
53.7 -0.3
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
55.4 -0.5
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
51.1 0.0
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
New projects 3.80 0.83 1.05 0.86
Completed projects 1.77 0.25 0.72 0.58
Stalled projects 0.73 0.11 0.08 0.30
Revived projects 0.42 0.68 0.36 0.09
Implementation stalled projects 10.18 0.09 0.07 0.12
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Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
All listed Companies
 Income -5.0 -27.6 -6.2 1.4
 Expenses -1.9 -27.9 -10.1 -8.5
 Net profit -48.9 -40.3 45.3 185.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.3 5.3 8.3 16.7
 Count of Cos. 4,358 4,351 4,316 257
Non-financial Companies
 Income -9.0 -37.4 -10.4 -0.7
 Expenses -4.9 -37.6 -14.0 -4.0
 Net profit -50.1 -55.8 29.9 39.2
 PAT margin (%) 3.2 4.5 8.0 17.2
 Net fixed assets 13.3 5.9
 Current assets 3.6 0.8
 Current liabilities 6.2 -2.8
 Borrowings 15.8 8.1
 Reserves & surplus 1.3 4.5
 Count of Cos. 3,244 3,241 3,222 185
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.4 13.5 0.3
 Expenses 9.9 13.8 0.5
 Net profit -41.4 18.5 -11.8
 PAT margin (%) 1.9 2.2 3.8
 Assets 10.9 9.5 9.3
 Net worth 7.4 8.5 4.7
 RONW (%) 3.4 4.0 5.5
 Count of Cos. 29,431 28,732 9,883
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.6 14.1 -2.6
 Expenses 8.8 14.3 -1.8
 Net profit -10.1 22.6 -24.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.7 3.0 3.9
 Net fixed assets 7.2 5.5 12.4
 Net worth 6.0 8.2 1.7
 RONW (%) 5.6 6.6 6.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 1.0 0.8
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.3 2.6
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 70 59
 Count of Cos. 23,809 23,199 7,312
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 Jan 2021 2:19PM