NSE Symbol: BAJFINANCE | BSE Code: 500034
The Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited, previously known as Bajaj Auto Limited, is an investment firm that owns more than 30% stakes in Bajaj Auto Limited and Bajaj Finserv Limited. Bajaj Holdings owns all the businesses, properties, liabilities, assets, and investments of the erstwhile Bajaj Auto Limited, with the sole exception of manufacturing undertaking and strategic business undertaking. The company focuses on earning through dividends, interests, and profits on investments held.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited stemmed out of a demerger as per the Order dated December 18, 2007, of the Honourable Bombay High Court. The manufacturing undertaking was transferred to Bajaj Auto Limited, while strategic business undertaking, wind farm business, and financial services were given to Bajaj Finserv Limited. Bajaj Holdings is primarily responsible for dealing with investments, assets, liabilities, businesses, and properties owned by the erstwhile Bajaj Auto Limited.
Sanjiv Bajaj - Managing Director
Mr. Bajaj became the Managing Director of the company on April 1, 2012. He obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University. He got a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Systems from the University of Warwick. He also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
He joined the company in 1994 as an Officer on Special Duty, and three years later, he became the General Manager. In 2001, he became the Vice-President (Finance), and in April 2004, he became the Executive Director - a position he held till March 2012. He played an instrumental role in boosting the international sales of the company's products from $175 million in 2003-04 to $375 million in 2006-07. It was under his leadership that the Bajaj Group became one of the leading conglomerates in the country with an emphasis on the financial needs of an Indian consumer.
Rahul Bajaj - Chairman, Head of Bajaj Group of Companies
Mr. Bajaj, an Honours Graduate in Economics and Law and an MBA graduate from the Harvard Business School, served as the Chief Executive Officer of the erstwhile Bajaj Auto Limited. He led the way for the Bajaj Auto Limited to become the country's leading two & three-wheeler company. He has been honored with several accolades, the most notable of which is the Padma Bhushan award which he got in 2001.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited Listings in NSE, BSE, and Indices
Bajaj Holdings shares are available for trading on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited. The codes for the same are as follows:
NSE - BAJAJHLDNG
BSE - 500490
ISIN - INE118A01012
Sector - Finance - Investments
As for the stock market indices, the company is a part of the following indices:
S&P CNX 500
Mumbai-Pune Road, Akurdi,
Pune - 411-035
Phone number - 020-27472851
The market cap of BHIL, as of March 2018, is more than Rs.29,000 crore.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited is necessarily an investment firm that earns through interests, dividends, and profits on investments that are held by it. Therefore, its standalone results reflect the earnings made through the afore-mentioned means while consolidated revenues reflect the performance of its underlying companies.
Its standalone profit after tax for the Q3 FY18 was reported to be Rs.269 crore - an increase of more than 115% over the corresponding quarter last year. Consolidated profit after tax in the same period was Rs.914 crore in contrast to Rs.647 crore in Q3 FY17.
BHIL's Standalone profit after tax for 9M FY18 was Rs.1,112 crore whereas consolidated profit after tax in the same period was Rs.2,384 crore - an increase of 173% and 25% over 9M FY17 respectively.
On January 1, 2018, the opening price of BHIL stock on NSE was Rs.2,868. The share price did not undergo any significant fluctuations up until the second week of the month when the price started to fall. The stocks entered Rs.2,700 territory, and it stayed this way until the end of the month. The closing price on January 31 on NSE was Rs.2,808.45.
The month of February witnessed another decline in Bajaj Holdings share price, and this time, worldwide market turbulence and weak global cues were some of the leading causes. The shares were being traded at around Rs.2,690 by the end of the first week. However, the scrip recovered towards the end of the month, and the closing price on February 28 was Rs.2,723.55 on NSE.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Limited is an investment firm that has strategic interests in Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL) and Bajaj Finserv Limited (BFS). It owns 31.54% stake in BAL and 39.29% stake in BFS. Furthermore, it also owns 24% stake in Maharashtra Scooters Limited and has holdings in MSL, ICICI Bank, and other equities. Considering that BAL and BFS can tap into Bajaj Holdings' cash pool for growth and expansion, the company stands to benefit from the future growth of these two entities.
From a financial standpoint, Bajaj Holdings has done well over the years. Its revenue and profit after tax have increased year by year, except for in 2016 where it went down. Nonetheless, being a part of the coveted Bajaj Group, the company is fundamentally strong and can be expected to generate steady revenues and profits in the coming years.
In comparison to its peers in the finance-investments sector, Bajaj Holdings is ranked second regarding net profit and total assets, trailing behind Muthoot Finance. So it is justified to say that the company is doing relatively well in its sector. From a long-term perspective, it may be a good idea to accumulate Bajaj Holdings shares, although entry point, as of March 2018, may seem unfavorable. Either you can wait for the price to go down or invest in some mutual funds with holdings in the company. Either way, please consult your financial planner and research thoroughly before investing.
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