The Indian defence sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the country. The Indian government is making significant investments in the defence sector, and this is driving demand for Indian defence products. Our defence industry aims to design, develop, and manufacture cutting-edge sensors, weapon systems, platforms, and associated equipment for the military.
The top 3 Indian defence stocks on the basis of their current order book value:
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
HAL is a leading manufacturer of aircraft and other aerospace products. The company produces a wide range of aircraft, including fighter jets, helicopters, and transport aircraft. HAL is also involved in the development of new aircraft technologies, such as the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. Presently, HAL has an order book of Rs 81,784 crore. If we look at its top-line and bottom-line growth, it achieved a CAGR of 8% in sales and 28% in net profit during the last 3 years. The company’s shares have delivered a return of about 57.40% during the last one year. The company has a market capitalization of Rs 1,29,421 crores.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
BEL is a leading manufacturer of electronic equipment for the Indian military. BEL is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company with about nine factories and several regional offices in India. The company produces a wide range of products, including radar systems, communication systems, and electronic warfare systems. BEL is also a major exporter of defence equipment. As of August, the company is having a robust order book of Rs 65,356 crore. On the financial performance front, it has achieved top-line growth of 11% CAGR and 64% CAGR growth in the bottom line during the last 3 years.
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)
BDL is a leading manufacturer of missiles and other guided weapons. The company produces a wide range of missiles, including anti-tank missiles, surface-to-air missiles, and air-to-air missiles. BDL is also involved in the development of new missile technologies, such as the Akash missile system. Currently, the company has three manufacturing units, located at Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad in Telangana State, Bhanur, Sangareddy District in Telangana State and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Presently, the company has an Export order of Rs 2,588 crore and in aggregate a robust order book value of Rs 20,408 crore. The company is currently having a market cap of Rs 18,402 crore.
The strong order book value of all these top defence companies is a testament to the growing capabilities of the Indian defence industry. Indian defence stocks are now able to produce a wide range of high-quality defence products, and this is helping to reduce India’s dependence on imported defence equipment.
These companies are playing a vital role in the Indian government’s Make in India initiative, which aims to reduce India’s dependence on imported defence equipment. The strong order book value of these companies indicates that the Make in India initiative is gaining traction and that Indian defence companies are becoming increasingly competitive.
Disclaimer: This blog has been written exclusively for educational purposes. The securities mentioned are only examples and not recommendations. It is based on several secondary sources on the internet and is subject to changes. Please consult an expert before making related decisions.