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Vintage Stocks

We take a look at twelve companies that were there in 19th century too & see how they’ve fared…

1806 - State Bank of India
The bank traces its ancestry to British India, through the Imperial Bank of India, to the founding in 1806 of the Bank of Calcutta, making it the oldest commercial bank in the subcontinent.
Interest Earned: 1,47,197; Profit: 15,973

1863 - Bombay Burmah Trdg Corpn
India’s second-oldest publicly quoted company, it was formed by in 1863 by Wallace Brothers and was then engaged in the Burmese tea business. It is now a leading concern of the Wadia Group.
Sales: 5,891; Profit: 330

1865 - Allahabad Bank
The oldest joint stock bank of India, it was founded in April 24, 1865 by a group of Europeans at Allahabad. In July 1969, it got nationalised along with 13 other banks.
Interest Earned: 15,528; Profit: 1,846

1869 - Arcuttipore Tea Company
Established on January 19, 1869, the company owns a tea estate located in the Cachar District of Assam. It has 700 acres of land under tea plantation now.
Sales: 2.59; Profit: -0.39

1871 - Peninsula Land
It was one of the first real estate companies to get listed on the stock exchange. It is the real estate arm of the Brand Peninsula, an Ashok Piramal Group company.
Sales: 478; Profit: 157

1879 - Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing
It is the flagship company of the Nusli Wadia Group that was established in 1879. Bombay Dyeing is one of India’s largest producers and exporters of textiles.
Sales: 2,191; Profit: 59.35

1879 - Longview Tea Company
Longview Tea Company was incorporated on January 16, 1879. Its operations were later taken over by Daga & Co. At present, it functions with six tea estates at Darjeeling, Dooars and Terai regions.
Sales: 1.09; Profit: 0.66

1889 - Delhi Cloth Mills
Delhi Cloth Mills or DCM Limted was founded by Krishna Das Gurwala in 1889 in Delhi. Later, DCM was acquired by Lala Shriram who joined the company in 1909.
Sales: 349; Profit: 5.44

1892 - Standard Industries
Earlier known as Standard Mills Company, it was incorporated in 1892. Stranrose group took over the management control of this company in 1979. The company is into textiles, apparels and chemicals.
Sales: 6.83; Profit: -0.10

1895 - Punjab National Bank
Established on May 19, 1895, in Lahore, PNB is now the third-largest bank in India by assets. Ambition to start a Swadeshi Bank with Indian capital and management led to its foundation.
Interest Earned: 37,447; Profit: 4,975

1897 - Century Textiles & Industries
A Birla Group company, it was established in 1897.The company has a wide portfolio and manufactures textile, cement and paper. Its presence is spread over 45 countries.
Sales: 4,873; Profit: 22.13

1897 - Cheviot Company
Cheviot Company (CCL) was incorporated on December 27, 1897, as Delta Jute Mills Company Limited (DJML). The company is engaged in the manufacturing of jute sacks.
Sales: 295; Profit: 28.87

All figures are in Rs crore.