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Targeting 10% total sales via e-auction route: Coal India

The miner is confident of achieving production target of 550 mt for the current year. It also has a production target of 910 mt by 2019-2020.

Government allowed  Coal India to revert to the old system, removing the cap on e-auction volumes with effect from April 2015 which might boost the state-owned miner’s bottom line going ahead.

Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Bipin K Saxena, Director-Marketing, CIL said the company is looking to sell more coal via the e-auction route. The company is expected to sell 50-55 million tonnes (mt) in FY16 and is targeting 10 percent total sales via e-auction route.

The miner is confident of achieving production target of 550 mt for the current year. It also has a production target of 910 mt by 2019-2020. The company got an average of 195 rakes per day in FY15 and is confident of getting over 230 rakes per day in FY16.  

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Coal India stock price

On April 08, 2015, at 11:07 hrs Coal India was quoting at Rs 377.10, up Rs 17.70, or 4.92 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 423.85 and the 52-week low was Rs 277.00.


The company’s trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 6.97 per share as per the quarter ended December 2014. The stock’s price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 54.1. The latest book value of the company is Rs 26.04 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 14.48.

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