The stock exchange on which they are traded boasts higher profits than most of the companies whose shares are hitting new highs. Only 37 of approximately 2,000 listed companies with comparable data for 2022-23 (FY23) reported higher profits, while the rest had lower profits. Despite rising corporate profitability, the universe of companies that outperform the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in terms of profitability has been shrinking of late, according to an analysis of companies with comparable data over the past seven years.
This analysis covered companies that reported data over 12 months and followed a March-end financial year.
In 2016-17 (FY17), 474 companies reported higher net sales, and 93 reported higher profits. This meant that 75 per cent of companies had