Bajaj Auto (BOM:532977)

QUOTE AND NEWS
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 2  Comment 
Bajaj Auto today reported a 13 per cent decline in total sales in November at 2,69,948 units against 3,09,673 units in the same month last year. Motorcycle sales during the month fell 12 per cent t...
The Economic Times  Nov 30  Comment 
Dominar is derived from a Spanish word, which means to excel or exceed in power.
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 30  Comment 
Bajaj Auto on Wednesday officially named its biggest and most powerful motorcycle ‘Dominar 400’, which will be unveiled on December 15. “We are delighted to announce the name of the most anticipat...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 28  Comment 
Motorcycle in ₹1-2 lakh segment is to be exported from Day 1
The Economic Times  Nov 22  Comment 
Buy Bajaj Auto Ltd. at a price target of Rs 2720
The Economic Times  Nov 18  Comment 
"We are proud to announce this historic roll out at Chakan today with our all women assembly line. Our new bike will set new benchmarks in its segment," Bajaj Auto President (Motorcycle Business) Eric Vas said.
The Economic Times  Nov 11  Comment 
Sell Bajaj Auto Ltd. at a price target of Rs 2680 and a stop loss at Rs 2760 from entry point
The Economic Times  Nov 8  Comment 
Despite relatively weak growth in volume vis-à-vis its peers, Bajaj Auto maintained its EBITDA margin in the excess of 20% on the back of better product mix.
The Economic Times  Nov 7  Comment 
Bajaj Auto Ltd. volume surging in market, Buy for a target of Rs 2950 and a stop loss of Rs 2750
The Economic Times  Nov 4  Comment 
Buy Bajaj Auto Ltd. with a target of Rs 2880 and a stop loss of Rs 2820





 

History

Bajaj Auto Ltd. came in to existance in year 1945. It started selling vehicle in 1948 after importing them from abroad.

In 1959 Bajaj started its own manufacturing unit in India (Akurdi Plant) . and 1960 it became publicly listed company.

In 1970s it started producing three wheelers (for goods transport also) and became pioneer in three wheeler business.

in the same decade it started production of one of the most successfull scooter model in india Bajaj Chetak.

In 80s it started production of Bikes with Kawasaki bajaj but till year 2000 it was not a major player in Bike segment.

But in year 2001 Bajaj came with Pulsar and became major player in Power biking. And now bajaj planning to go in four wheeler pessenger car segment also with 2500$ car.



Quarterly Result Analysis- Sept '09

Performance summary

- Topline grows by a decent 15% YoY during the quarter. Volume growth comes in at 7% YoY.

- Operating profits jump a strong 85% YoY as the company achieves record operating margins of 22%, a more than 8% expansion as compared to the previous quarter.

- Further aided by benign depreciation charges and lower extraordinary expenses, net profits during the quarter witness a spectacular growth of 118% YoY, enabling the company to post its highest ever quarterly profits.

- Half yearly bottomline grows by 93% YoY on the back of a 8% growth in topline.


(Rs m) 2QFY09 2QFY10 Change 1HFY09 1HFY10 Change
Units sold 640,042 686,727 7.30% 1,260,137 1,234,389 (2.00%)
Net sales 25,192 28,875 14.60% 48,239 52,260 8.30%
Expenditure 21,753 22,510 3.50% 42,132 41,341 (1.90%)
Operating profit (EBDITA) 3,439 6,365 85.10% 6,106 10,919 78.80%
EBDITA margin (%) 13.60% 22.00% 12.70% 20.90%
Other income 221 217 (1.70%) 509 449 (11.80%)
Interest (net) 59 ( ) 68 60 (12.10%)
Depreciation 331 336 1.50% 666 667 0.10%
Profit before tax 3,270 6,247 91.00% 5,881 10,642 80.90%
Extraordinary income/(expense) (611) (458) (25.00%) (611) (699)
Tax 810 1,760 117.30% 1,670 2,980 78.40%
Profit after tax/(loss) 1,849 4,028 117.90% 3,600 6,963 93.40%
Net profit margin (%) 7.30% 14.00% 7.50% 13.30%
No. of shares (m) 144.7 144.7 144.7 144.7
Diluted earnings per share (Rs)* 68.5
Price to earnings ratio (x)* 22.9
                                                  (* annualised)


What has driven performance in 2QFY10?

- The 15% growth in topline during the quarter was driven by both higher volumes as well as improved product mix. Motorcycles, which account for nearly 90% of all the vehicles sold by the company, grew by 5% in the domestic markets, whereas exports of the same improved 10%. The growth in the domestic markets was driven by new launches like the upgraded version of the Pulsar as well as the Discover DTS-Si. The company also managed to grow the domestic sales of its three wheelers by an impressive 27% during the quarter, a feat that could be attributed to its marketing initiatives geared towards the in-city segment. On the exports front, with the revival of its key exports market, it witnessed highest ever quarterly exports and the company is now well poised to exceed its target of 0.8 m vehicles for the year.

- As far as margins are concerned, the company has managed to achieve record operating margins to the tune of 22% during the quarter. This was higher by more than 800 basis points as compared to the same quarter last year and enabled the company to grow its operating profits by 85% on a YoY basis. The drastic improvement in margins could be attributed to greater sales of high value products such as Pulsars, Discovers and three wheelers as well as benefits emerging out of the economies of scale. Going forward, while the same level of margins may not continue, it could indeed come higher than historical levels as the company focuses more on high value products.


- With depreciation charges remaining benign and extraordinary losses coming in lower as compared to same quarter last year, the company has managed to more than double its net profits during the quarter, growing it by 118% YoY.

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