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[RBI Stats] Finances of Foreign Direct Investment Companies, 2017-18

Jun 07, 2019: Today, the Reserve Bank of India released on its website (DBIE portal >> Statistics >> Corporate Sector >> Finances of FDI Companies) data relating to finances of foreign direct investment (FDI) companies for the year 2017-18.

The analysis is based on audited annual accounts of select 7,314 companies accounting for 30.5 per cent of total paid-up capital (PUC) of such companies reported in the Reserve Bank’s Census on Foreign Liabilities and Assets of Indian Direct Investment Companies, 2017-18. Explanatory notes to the statements are given in the Annex.


> A pick up in sales and moderation in input costs – primarily, staff expenses - boosted operating profit (Statement 2).

> Output, measured in terms of gross value added (GVA), moderated in 2017-18 mainly due to reduction in services sector GVA (Statement 2 and 8).

> Utilization of resources generated for gross fixed capital formation was around 40 percent in 2017-18 as compared with 20.5 percent in 2016-17 (Statement 6).

> Total borrowings of these companies accelerated in 2017-18, resulting in higher leverage across sectors (Statement 8 and 11).

> Companies’ debt serviceability as measured by the interest coverage ratio (ICR) or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to interest expenses marginally improved in 2017-18 (Statement 3).

> Export intensity (measured as the exports to sales ratio) declined during 2015-16 through 2017-18 across sectors (Statement 11).


> Data for the finances of non-government non-financial (NGNF) foreign direct investment companies, 2016-17 are also released along with this data release.

> The primary source of data is the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).

ref: RBI

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