Shares of Adani Wilmar plummeted 5% on Monday as the country's largest manufacturer of edible oils slashed the maximum retail price (MRP) of those oils by Rs 10, as the government lowered import taxes on the product.
The 1-liter pack of Fortune refined Sunflower oil's maximum retail price (MRP) has been reduced from Rs 220 to Rs 210, according to a statement from Adani Wilmar. Fortune Soybean and Fortune Kachi Ghani (mustard oil) 1-liter packs now have a lower MSRP of Rs 195 as opposed to Rs 205.
According to a report, stocks with updated prices will be offered on the market soon. The central government's move to reduce import taxes on edible oils, which made them more affordable, is what caused this decline in oil prices, the paper said.
"We are passing the savings on to our clients, who can now count on the cleanest edible oils produced to the greatest safety and quality standards while still being affordable. The MD and CEO of Adani Wilmar, Angshu Mallick, expressed confidence that the higher demand will be aided by the lower prices.
The price of Adani Wilmar stock decreased by as much as 5% to Rs. 553.30 from the previous session's finish of Rs. While trading below the 5-day, 20-day, and 50-day moving averages, Adani Wilmar stock moves above the 100-day and 200-day moving averages. The stock has dropped 20.5% in one month. 1.18 lakh shares of the company were traded for a total of Rs 6.59 crore on the BSE. On the BSE, the company's market value decreased to Rs 72,203 crore.
Indonesia, a producer of edible oils, proposed a month-long export embargo on palm oil in April of this year. The action increased edible oil costs, which were already on the rise as a result of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Indonesia's announcement to forbid exports was made to keep domestic edible oil prices in check. India obtains 45% of its yearly palm oil requirements from Indonesia. Producers of edible oils like Adani Wilmar saw an increase in profit margins as a result of the prohibition.
The FMCG company of the Adani Group, Adani Wilmar, had one of the greatest performances in Asia during its first public offering. Adani Wilmar, a business owned by Gautam Adani, has offered investors in all the recent Asian IPOs that have taken place the best profits possible.
In February 2022, the business launched an initial public offering, pricing its shares at Rs 230. It currently trades for about Rs 560. In other words, investors have received a return on their investment (ROI) from the Adani Wilmar IPO of more than 142%. This Rs 230 share has also risen to a value of Rs 878. The large-cap company, however, has dropped 37% from its record high to date as a result of profit-booking, the earnings effect of the fourth quarter, and Indonesia easing its restriction on the export of palm oil.