Aditya Birla Group is in talks with American thermal coal miner Drummond Company to buy a "significant stake" in its coal mines in Colombia for USD 1 billion, the Financial Express said in a report.
Aditya Birla Group is in talks with American thermal coal miner Drummond Company
The telecom-to-cement conglomerate is looking to pick up rights for about 20% to 40% of the coal produced in these mines, the report quoted a source with direct knowledge of the development.
The conglomerate is looking to strengthen its mining business and utilise coal for its captive power plants to make aluminium in India, the report said.
Aluminium maker Hindalco Industries
Reuters could not immediately reach a group spokesman for comments.
Hindalco stock price
On April 21, 2015, at 10:50 hrs Hindalco Industries was quoting at Rs 136.25, down Rs 2.45, or 1.77 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 198.70 and the 52-week low was Rs 123.50.
The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 4.91 per share as per the quarter ended December 2014. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 27.75. The latest book value of the company is Rs 177.88 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 0.77.
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