Top 10 Publishing Companies in India

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Here is the List of Publishing Companies in India before that take a look at the Publishing industry in India. The publishing industry in India is counted among the top seven publishing nations in the world.

With an estimated market of INR 10,000 crores, India ranks third after the US and UK in English language publishing. More than half of the total titles published in India are in Hindi and English, with Hindi constituting about 26%, followed by English at 24%.

List of Publishing Companies in India

so here is the full list of Publishing companies in India.

1. D B Corp Ltd

D B Corp Ltd. is present in 11 states in Hindi Market. Besides we are also present in 2 states in Gujarati language in Gujarat and Maharashtra and 1 state in Marathi language in Maharashtra.

D B Corp has presence in 12 states with 65 editions in 3 different languages namely Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. Dainik Bhaskar newspaper continues to be the Nation’s largest circulated multi-edition Daily, as per Press In India Report 2017-18 prepared by the Registrar of Newspapers of India (RNI).

  • Total Sales: Rs 2,463 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 1,321 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 13.2 %
  • ROCE: 19.3 %
  • ROE: 15.8 %
  • Face Value₹ 10.0
  • Promoter holding: 71.7 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.21
  • Price to book value: 0.79

D B Corp Ltd. is largest print media company of India, publishing 46 editions of Dainik Bhaskar Newspaper (Hindi daily), 9 editions of Divya Bhaskar Newspaper (Gujarati Daily), 6 editions of Divya Marathi Newspaper (Marathi Daily) and 211 sub-editions in three languages (Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi) in 12 states in India. It is largest Publishing Companies in India

DB Digital, a digital products company, focused exclusively on building the best news products for India. More than 1.1 Billion Indians will be online on their mobile devices by 2025, hungry for more – more news, more information, more knowledge, and we want to be their trusted, go-to source for high quality content delivered to them daily in the most easy to consume way, personalized for their specific needs.

2. Jagran Prakashan Ltd

The Company has Print With 10 titles across 13 states in 5 different languages and a total readership of 88.6 mn, Jagran is the largest print media group of the country.

Dainik Jagran is India’s #1 Daily with 70.4 million* readers. With 20.3 million* readers, Dainik Jagran is India’s No. 1 newspaper in the premium NCCS A segment. Inext has presence across 12 prominent cities in India’s four states through its various editions.

  • Total Sales: Rs 2,363 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 1,017 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 0.00 %
  • ROCE: 12.9 %
  • ROE: 13.7 %
  • Face Value: ₹ 2.00
  • Promoter holding: 65.0 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.15
  • Price to book value: 0.53

Nai Dunia & Nav Dunia Rank among the top 10 Hindi newspapers in India*. Mid-day is a compact newspaper of Mumbai and reflects the city’s unique culture, pace and spirit with over 14.3 Lacs* reader base. Inquilab is India’s #1 Urdu daily*.

Mid-day Gujarati is Mumbai’s No. 2 Gujarati newspaper*. Punjabi Jagran supplements the strength of the Group in Punjab. Sakhi is one of the most renowned editorial panels in India in the Hindi magazine segment. Khet Khalihaan is a popular monthly agricultural magazine, circulated in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

3. H T Media Ltd

HT Media Limited is a media company. The Company is engaged in printing and publishing of newspapers. The Company’s segments include Printing & Publishing; Radio Broadcast & Entertainment, and Digital.

The Company is engaged in the business of providing entertainment, radio broadcast and various other related activities through its radio channels operating under brand name Fever 104 and Radio Nasha 107.2 in India. It is involved in printing and publishing of Hindustan Times, Hindustan and Mint.

  • Total Sales: Rs 2,105 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 311 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 0.00 %
  • ROCE: 5.83 %
  • ROE: -1.10 %
  • Face Value: ₹ 2.00
  • Promoter holding: 70.2 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.40
  • Price to book value: 0.14

The Company’s digital business consists of Shine.com, which is a job portal; Desimartini.com, which is an online movie review and rating platform; HT Campus.com, which is an online education portal that provides information to the students on colleges and courses; Hindustantimes.com, which is a news Website, and livemint.com, which is a business news Website. The Company offers a range of digital and social solutions through its mobile marketing brand, Digital Quotient (DQ).

4. Navneet Education Ltd

Navneet Education Limited (Formerly known as Navneet Publications (India) Ltd.) has been serving a huge growing customer base with quality educational and non-educational products since last 60 years.

The Company products are targeted towards a wide range of students. While educational books are popularly used in the western India, our stationery products are loved PAN India.

  • Total Sales: Rs 1,496 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 1,766 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 3.89 %
  • ROCE: 25.4 %
  • ROE: 23.7 %
  • Face Value₹ 2.00
  • Promoter holding: 62.4 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.32
  • Price to book value: 2.05

The Company is known to adhere to superior quality and service, which reflects in the ISO 9000:2001 certification of manufacturing units. With over 700 distributors and a mammoth sales & marketing team, Navneet reaches more than 85,000 retail outlets. It is one of the most trusted and loved stationery and educational products brand with a strong distribution network across India.

5. Just Dial Ltd

Just Dial Limited is India’s No. 1 Local Search engine that provides local search related services to users across India through multiple platforms such as website, mobile website, Apps (Android, iOS, Windows), over the telephone (voice, pan India number 8888888888) and text (SMS).

Justdial has also initiated ‘Search Plus’ services for its users. These services aim at making several day-to-day tasks conveniently actionable and accessible to users through one App. By doing so, it has transitioned from being purely a provider of local search and related information to being an enabler of such transactions.

  • Total Sales: Rs 953 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 2,554 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 0.00 %
  • ROCE: 21.9 %
  • ROE: 17.0 %
  • Face Value: ₹ 10.0
  • Promoter holding: 34.3 %
  • Debt to equity:0.06

Justdial has also recently launched JD Omni, an end-to-end business management solution for SMEs, through which it intends to transition thousands of SMEs to efficiently run their business online and have adequate online presence via their own website and mobile site.

Apart from this, it has also launched JD Pay, a unique solution for quick digital payments for its users and vendors, and JD Social, its official social sharing platform to provide curated content on latest happenings to users. The organisation also aims to make communication between users and businesses seamless through its Real Time Chat Messenger.

6. Hindustan Media Venture Limited

The Company was incorporated on July 9, 1918 under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 as a public limited company under the name ‘The Behar Journals Limited’ and received the certificate of commencement of business on January 14, 1919.

  • Total Sales: Rs 867 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 341 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 0.00 %
  • ROCE: 11.3 %
  • ROE: 8.13 %
  • Face Value: ₹ 10.0
  • Promoter holding: 74.6 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.09
  • Price to book value: 0.22

On November 17, 1987 the name of the Company was changed to ‘Searchlight Publishing House Limited’ to reflect to make the name of the Company more in consonance with its publication, ‘Searchlight’.

Subsequently, the name of Company was changed to its present name ‘Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.’ to reflect the expanded business activities intended to be undertaken by the Company and to be in consonance with the prevailing industry trends and a fresh certificate of incorporation to this effect was issued on November 11, 2008.

7. IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd

IndiaMART InterMESH is engaged in e-marketplace for business needs, which acts as an interactive hub for domestic and international buyers and suppliers. IndiaMART is India’s largest online B2B marketplace, connecting buyers with suppliers.

  • Total Sales: Rs 645 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 14,552 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 0.20 %
  • ROCE: 83.9 %
  • ROE: 67.7 %
  • Face Value: ₹ 10.0
  • Promoter holding: 52.3 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.28
  • Price to book value: 52.9
  • Price to Sales: 22.6

With 60% market share of the online B2B Classified space in India, the channel focuses on providing a platform to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Large Enterprises as well as individuals. Founded in 1999, the company’s mission is ‘to make doing business easy’.

The Company has 107 Million+ Buyers | 6.1 Million+ Suppliers | 68 Million+ Products & Services.

8. Sandesh Limited

The Sandesh Limited is an India-based company engaged in selling of newspapers and other publications, and advertisement. The Company is also engaged in providing news on multiple digital platforms, mobile advertisements, and to aggregate and provide news/videos on the multiple digital platforms.

The Company’s segments include Media, Finance, Real Estate and Other. The Company operates in the media spectrum, including print, broadcast, digital, activations and outdoor solutions. The Company publishes over seven editions of newspaper across Gujarat and Mumbai.

  • Total Sales: Rs 417 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 382 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 0.99 %
  • ROCE: 9.77 %
  • ROE: 7.69 %
  • Face Value: ₹ 10.0
  • Promoter holding: 74.8 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.00
  • Price to book value: 0.49

It offers a Gujarati news application in India and has digital presence of approximately five million followers across all platforms. It offers Agro Sandesh and Stree magazines, which include content about the farmers and women in Gujarat. Its Out of Home (OHH) media solutions in the name of Spotlight focuses on providing brand message. The Company’s subsidiary is Sandesh Digital Private Limited.

9. S Chand and Company Limited

S Chand and Company Limited, formerly S Chand And Company Private Limited, offers publishing and education services. It publishes educational books including school books, higher academic books, competition and reference books, technical and professional books and children books.

It operates through three business segments including K-12, higher education and early learning segment. K-12 content portfolio is offered to students from ages four through 18 years and includes numerous instructional resources across hundreds of programs, covers all subjects offered in the K-12 segment.

  • Total Sales: Rs 439 Cr
  • Market Cap: ₹ 229 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 0.00 %
  • ROCE: -4.89 %
  • ROE: -11.9 %
  • Face Value: ₹ 5.00
  • Promoter holding: 47.3 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.32
  • Price to book value: 0.28

Higher education segment includes two components namely test preparation and college and university/technical and professional. Test Preparation provides print content and digital products required by students, instructors and institutions for test preparation in competitive exams, including entrance examinations. Early learning business caters to youngest customer market zero to four years of age.

10. Sambhaav Media Limited (Sambhaav)

Sambhaav Media Limited (Sambhaav) is a Listed and Public Limited Company incorporated in the year 1990 under the Companies Act, 1956. The Company is engaged in the business of Print Media in the form of Newspaper and Magazine Publication. Audio Video Media in the form of Public Entertainment System and TV Channels. Digital Media by way of Online Portal. Social Media and varied advertising and communication means as its care activities.

In the year 1986, an eminent journalist, who had worked with the top newspapers in Gujarat i.e. late Shri Bhupat Vadodaria, started a morning daily newspaper ‘Sambhaav’ with his Gandhian approach. With his base principal of “Do NOT sensationalize, Sensitize”, vision, and foresight, he built a strong foundation for today’s Sambhaav.

  • Total Sales: Rs
  • Market Cap: ₹ 28.7 Cr.
  • Dividend Yield: 0.00 %
  • ROCE: 2.79 %
  • ROE: 0.46 %
  • Face Value: ₹ 1.00
  • Promoter holding: 62.9 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.16
  • Price to book value: 0.33

The incumbent Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Kiran B Vadodaria has steered the company in new directions by overcoming several challenges with his pinnacle knowledge, in-depth insight and thorough understanding of the dynamics of the industry. He has efficiently transformed Sambhaav from a print-media Company to a meaningful Digital/Electronic-media Corporate offering a bouquet of multiple innovation media solutions/platforms.

Nifty Media Index

List of Publishing Company with code and ISIN No

The list was arranged in order based on the alphabetical order.

SnoCompany NameSecurity CodeSecurity IdFace ValueISIN No
1ARNAV CORPORATION LTD.531467ARNAVCORP2INE060A01024
2Citizen Infoline Ltd538786CIL10INE669A01022
3CYBER MEDIA (INDIA) LTD.532640CYBERMEDIA1INE699B01027
4D B Corp Ltd533151DBCORP1INE055C01020
5DECCAN CHRONICLE HOLDINGS LTD.532608DCHL10INE583B01015
6Digicontent Ltd542685DGCONTENT10INE900O01014
7DSJ COMMUNICATIONS LTD.526677DALALSTCOM10INE647D01014
8HINDUSTAN MEDIA VENTURES LTD.533217HMVL10INE795C01013
9HT MEDIA LTD.532662HTMEDIA10INE747B01016
10IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd542726INDIAMART2INE137G01027
11INFOMEDIA PRESS LTD.509069INFOMEDIA10INE278G01037
12JAGRAN PRAKASHAN LTD.532705JAGRAN2INE501G01024
13JUST DIAL LTD.535648JUSTDIAL2INE199G01027
14Navneet Education Limited508989NAVNETEDUL10INE950I01011
15NEXT MEDIAWORKS LTD.532416NEXTMEDIA10INE871K01015
16Nova Publications India Ltd530733NOVAPUB10INE599M01018
17S Chand and Company Ltd540497SCHAND10INE473L01018
18SAB Events & Governance Now Media Ltd540081GOVNOW10INE860T01019
19SAMBHAAV MEDIA LTD.511630SAMBHAAV5INE807K01035
20SANDESH LTD.526725SANDESH2INE03JI01017
21SHARPSCAN & PRINTS LTD.531799SHARPRIN10INE933S01016
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