In the quarter ended September 2018, Royal Enfield’s total revenue from operations rose 11% to Rs. 2,408 crore, compared to the same period last year; EBITDA was at Rs. 729 crore, up by 7% from Rs. 683 crore for the same period last year; Profit After Tax grew by 6% to Rs. 549 crores from Rs. 518 crores in the same period last year. Royal Enfield sold 209,963 motorcycles in the quarter, registering a growth of 4% from 202,744 motorcycles sold in the same period last year.
In August 2018, Royal Enfield launched the Classic Signals 350 in two colours – Airborne Blue and Stormrider Sand. Celebrating 65 years of association with the Indian Armed Forces, the Classic Signals is inspired by the Royal Enfields in service of the nation, and the men and women who ride them. The Classic Signals is Royal Enfield’s first motorcycle in India to feature dual channel Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) and has received an encouraging response from customers. Royal Enfield will introduce ABS across all its motorcycle models in a phased manner in the coming months, well ahead of the regulatory timeline.
In the international markets, Royal Enfield continues to expand its footprint in South East Asia. Royal Enfield opened its third store in Thailand at Chiang Mai. Towards growing the Royal Enfield community outside India, Royal Enfield organised the second edition of REUNION in Colombia at Quindio and received good participation from the customers. In September, Royal Enfield raced the custom built Bonneville racer at the Salt Flats in Utah, USA at a record speed of 157 miles per hour, demonstrating the versatility and capability of the brand new Twins’ engine. Royal Enfield built the motorcycle together with S&S Cycle and Harris Performance – further strengthening the reputation of Royal Enfield
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In the Commercial Vehicles (CV) segment, VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) – Eicher’s joint-venture with AB Volvo – continues to perform well. VECV’s revenue from operations rose by 27% to Rs. 2,966 crores from Rs. 2,339 crores in the same period last year; EBITDA grew by 24% to Rs. 267 crores from Rs. 215 crores in the same period last year; Profit After Tax rose by 49% to Rs. 142 crores from Rs. 95 crores last year.
VECV sold 18,696 trucks and buses in the quarter, growing 24% over the same period last year. The growth momentum continues driven by the strong demand from infrastructure development and mining activities. Despite the introduction of new axle regulations in July 2018, the replacement demand remains strong with focus shifting to truck productivity and overall cost of ownership. VECV’s Pro series of modern trucks continue to do well, offering excellent value to transporters.
About Eicher Motors Limited:
Eicher Motors Limited is the listed parent of Royal Enfield, the global leader in middleweight motorcycles. The world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield has made its distinctive motorcycles since 1901. Focussed on bringing back simple, yet engaging and accessible motorcycling, Royal Enfield operates in India, and over 40 countries around the world. With modern development facilities in Leicestershire, UK and Chennai, India, Royal Enfield makes its motorcycles in Tamil Nadu for the world.
In addition to motorcycles, Eicher has a joint venture with Sweden’s AB Volvo – VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV) – which is driving modernization in India’s commercial vehicle space, and in other developing countries. VECV has a complete range of trucks and buses from 5-49 tonnes, and its integrated manufacturing plant in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh is the global hub for medium duty five- and eight-litre engines for Volvo Group. For the twelve months ended March 2018, Eicher Motors recorded its highest ever total income of INR 8,965 crores (net of excise duty) which is approximately USD 1.4 billion. EML is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges. As of April 1st 2016, Eicher Motors Limited became a part of the Nifty 50 Index