NSE Symbol: EICHERMOT | BSE Code: 505200
Eicher Motors was incorporated in the year 1948. It is the parent company of Royal Enfield motorcycles which is one of the premier company offering bikes. Royal Enfield has a presence in more than 40 countries across the globe, including India. There are two modern development centers of Royal Enfield â€“ one is located in Chennai (India), and the other one in Leicestershire (UK).
Volvo Group has a joint venture with the Eicher Motors known as the VECV or Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles. There are five business units of VECV, and they are mentioned below:
The origin years of the company dates back to the period when the Goodearth Company was established for distribution of the imported tractors. The Eicher Tractor Corporation of India Pvt. Ltd. was found in the year 1959. Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) of Chennai bought the engines and tractors business from Eicher Motors Limited. TAFE holds the license of Massey Ferguson tractors in India. The Eicher Group has diverse business interest in the design, and manufacture of buses,development, trucks, automotive gears, motorcycles, etc. The Eicher Motors collaborated with Mitsubishi for manufacturing LCVs or Light Commercial Vehicles in the year 1982. The agreement was signed in Tokyo. Eicher Mitsubishi is the brand name under which the Light Commercial Vehicles(LCV) were sold. In the year 1990, 26% of the stake was purchased by Eicher Goodearth, in the Enfield India Limited. By 1993, a majority stake of around 60% equity shareholding was acquired by Eicher. In 2008, a 50:50 joint venture began between Volvo Group and Eicher Motors. The investment is named as Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles or VECV. This company produce, design and also market the engineering components and commercial vehicles, etc. Currently, 45.6% of the Volvo Eicher joint venture is owned by the Volvo Group.
Siddhartha Lal is the CEO and MD of Royal Enfield. He is also the CEO and the MD of Eicher Motors Limited which is the flagship organization. Mr. Lal has been the Chairman of VECV, the joint venture between Eicher Motors and Volvo Group, since 2012. From July 2012, Mr. Lal has also taken the role of Chairman for Eicher Polaris Private Limited, the 0:50 joint venture between Polaris Industries Inc. and Eicher Motors. Mr. Lal has been nominated for being a part of the Global Agenda Council of WEF (World Economic Forum) on the Personal Transportation Systems. He completed his mechanical engineering course from Cranfield University and also holds a Master's Degree from the University of Leeds in Automotive Engineering.
Lalit Malik is the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and the Head of Business Development at Eicher Motors Limited. Before joining this organization, Mr. Malik worked with Max India as the VP (Vice President) of the Corporate Development department. His primary responsibility there included management of the Max India finances in the insurance sector. Mr. Malik also worked with AIG as the Business Strategy Head. Between April 2004 and August 2006, Mr. Malik worked with GE Money where he took the role of the Financial Controller. Mr.Malik holds a Post Graduate Diploma from IIM, Bangalore in Management. He did his Chartered Accountant course from ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India).
Rudratej Singh holds the post of the President with Royal Enfield. He got on-board with the organization in January 2015. He has work experience of more than 18 years in leading the Brand and Marketing department for various famous organizations across the globe. Mr. Singh is responsible for building leadership for the company and heading the commercial business as the President of Royal Enfield. Before working with Royal Enfield, Mr. Singh had worked as the Vice President for the Unilever (HPC and Foods) Operations of Marketing in South Asia. During his career, he has won several accolades. He is also a part of Asia CMO board and speaks on a regular basis at different marketing forums. He is a genius in mentoring and leading different teams across different countries and cultures.
From January 2013, B Govindarajan holds the designation of COO (Chief Operating Officer) with Royal Enfield. He had been the SVP of Royal Enfield before that. In 2011, he joined the organization. During the tenure of his Senior Vice Presidency at Royal Enfield, he indulged himself actively in increasing the production of motorcycles at the facility in Thiruvottiyur. Under his leadership, the production capacity grew to more than a lakh units every year.
Sudhakar Bhagavatula holds the designation of CIO or Chief Information Officer with Royal Enfield. He joined the organization in 2014, and he comes with an experience of 23 years. Mr. Bhagavatula, at Royal Enfield, is responsible for driving the IT strategy of the organization. He has also been responsible for enabling the business process and enhancing the IT infrastructure. Before working with Royal Enfield, Mr. Bhagavatula was associated with GE Lighting as their CIO, ASPAC.
Rajeev Sharman is designated as the CHRO or Chief Human Resource Officer with Royal Enfield. He has work experience of over 20 years in the human resource department and has worked with several prominent brands like GE Capital, Coca-Cola India, Hindustan Unilever Limited, etc. Mr. Sharma joined Royal Enfield and led the HR operations for Oceania and Southeast Asia. He holds a PG degree from XLRI, Jamshedpur in HR.
The starting price for stocks of Eicher Motors was at Rs.30,472 (BSE) and Rs.30,300.95 (NSE). The Close Price stood at Rs.29,901.30 and Rs.29,839.15 for BSE and NSE, respectively. By the end of the month, prices dropped substantially. The Open Price stood at Rs.26,700 (BSE) and Rs.26,827.30 (NSE)
At the beginning of February, the Open Price started at more than Rs.26,000 for both Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. The Close Price started at Rs.27,995.35 and Rs.28,047.35 at BSE and NSE, respectively. By February end, the Open Price of Eicher Motors stock stood at Rs.26,860.10 and Rs.27,030 at BSE and NSE, respectively. The Close Price was Rs.27,421.45 (BSE) and Rs.27,437.75 (NSE).
Eicher Motors Limited forms some part of several indices as mentioned below:
Eicher Motors Limited is listed on different Stock Exchange markets. Some of them are mentioned below:
Eicher Motors is one of the leading commercial vehicle manufacturers in this country. Since the year 1965, has been entirely owned by the shareholders of India. The 30% of the company shares were sold to Massey-Ferguson, and thus, partly owned The German Eicher tractor. In the year 1973, Massey-Ferguson purchases the German organization.
There are many benefits of Eicher Motors Stocks. The debt is very low, and it has reflected an incredible growth in the last five years. Along with the profit, the dividend has also seen an upward curve. Excellent return on equity can be expected. The PE ratio is pretty high which could be disadvantageous. The Eicher Motors stocks have a capacity of giving 12% returns in a time span as low as one or two months. Though the entry price of the stock is very high, and you may like to wait for the prices to dip slightly or else, you may also choose to invest in mutual funds that put your funds in Eicher Motors.
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