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Background

Year of Incorporation 2010 2000
Website zerodha sharekhan
Phone 0120-6633205 022-61150000
Exchanges enabled NSE, BSE, MCX-SX & MCX NSE, BSE, MCX-SX, MCX & NCDEX
Demat (NSDL/CDSL) CDSL NSDL & CDSL
Financial Health

Equity & Commodity Consolidated
Look for Brokerages with higher profit, low debt, higher Profit to Equity Ratio   which will indicate the profitability based on capital deployed, and atleast Rs 50 crores Balance sheet size. If a broker is in financial trouble, it will first start showing up on his balance sheet.

Profit after Tax FY11/12 Rs 2.3 Crores Rs 87.5 Crores
Profit after Tax FY12/13 Rs 5.8 Crores Rs 107 Crores
Profit after Tax FY13/14 Rs 10.27 Crores Details not available yet
Profit after Tax FY 14/15 NA NA
Debt FY11/12 0 Rs 335.1 Crores
Debt FY12/13 0 Rs 335.1 Crores
Debt FY13/14 0 Details not available yet
Debt FY14/15 NA NA
Profit to Equity(%) FY11/12 152 19.86
Profit to Equity(%) FY12/13 244 16.04
Profit to Equity(%) FY13/14 147 Details not available yet
Profit to Equity(%) FY14/15 NA NA
Balance Sheet Size FY11/12 Rs 25.4 Crores Rs 1689 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY12/13 Rs 64.5 Crores Rs 1636 Crores
Balance Sheet Size FY13/14 Rs 111.1 Crores Details not available yet
Balance Sheet Size FY14/15 NA NA
Brokerage

Equity Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . 0.03% for Intraday & 0.3% for Delivery - Negotiable
Equity Futures Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . 0.03% of Turnover - Negotiable
Equity Options Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . Rs 50/lot - Negotiable
Currency Futures Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . 0.03% of Turnover- Negotiable
Currency Options Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . Rs 20/lot- Negotiable
Commodity Freedom Plan , Pro Plan, ultimate brokerage . 0.03% of Turnover- Negotiable
Account Opening Costs

Trading only Free NA
Trading & Demat Free Rs 500 which will be adjusted with brokerage
Commodity Free NA
Transparency & other costs

Double check on if you are paying much higher other/turnover costs, make sure to compare

Equity 0.00325% on Turnover 0.00325% of Turnover
Futures 0.0021% on Contract Turnover 0.0021% of Turnover
Options 0.053% on Premium Turnover 0.055% of Premium Turnover
Commodities 0.0031% on Contract turnover 0.0027% of Turnover
AMC charge Trading: 0, Demat: Rs 300/year Rs 400/year
DP Transaction Charge Rs 14 per debit instruction Rs 30 or 0.03% whichever is higher
Offline order placing Charge Rs 20 per executed order NA
Platforms

Software
Web/HTML 5
Mobile
Charting

Intraday 365 days on Zerodha Pi 30 Days
End of Day 10 years on Zerodha Pi 10 years
Coding/Backtesting
Reporting

Online Trade Reports
Online PNL Reports
Online Contract Notes
Margins

Leverage Provided

Equity Upto 20 times intraday, 0 for Delivery Upto 10 Times for Intraday & 5 Times for Delivery(Interest charged)
Equity Futures Upto 7 times intraday leverage Upto 2 times for Intraday
Equity Options Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 7 times leverage intrdaday No Leverage
Currency Futures 2 times intraday leverage No Leverage
Currency Options Buying no leverage, Shorting upto 2 times intraday leverage No Leverage
Commodity 2.5 times intraday leverage Upto 2 times for Intraday
Support & Tools

Research & Tips
Brokerage Calculator
Margin Calculator
Bracket orders & Trailing Stoploss
Training & Education
Convenience

3 in 1 Account
Instant Fund withdrawal
Relationship Managers