Escorts has just released tractor sales this morning and seen a 17 percent dip year-on-year. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Bharat Madan, CFO of Escorts said that the dip is due to de-stocking for goods and services tax (GST).
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Escorts saw strong sales growth in many as improved monsoon outlook boosted tractor sales. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Bharat Madan, CFO of Escorts spoke about the latest happenings in his company and sector.
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In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Bharat Madan, CFO of Escorts said that they expect the growth to be better next year.
Speaking to CNBC-TV-18, Bharat Madan, Group Financial Controller of leading engineering conglomerate Escorts, said that a revival was witnessed in December as tractor sales beat estimates.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18 Nikhil Nanda said that the company is at an inflection point and sees rapid growth in the coming years.
Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Bharat Madan, Group Financial Controller of Escorts said that retail numbers at all-time high of over 13,000 units.
While the strong sales number posted by Escorts in September was largely due to pre-festival exuberance, industry growth has also been fairly good for the last 5-6 months, says Bharat Madan, Group Financial Controller at Escorts.
Escorts will now focus on core agriculture (tractors), construction and railways businesses says Managing Director Nikhil Nanda speaking to CNBC-TV18 after the company announced divestment of its automobile parts business.
Escorts today said that it will be divesting its OEM and export business of auto product division to Badve Engineering Ltd, Pune in an all cash deal.
Bharat Madan, Group Financial Controller, Escorts is confident of the company clocking a run rate of 5000 units per month for this fiscal year.
While growth in northern market has been tepid, southern markets have been growing phenomenally, says Ravi Menon, CEO of Agri Machinery, Escorts.
Tractor margins are expected to be at 8-9 percent in FY17, says Bharat Madan, Group Financial Controller, Escorts.
Following the rating upgrade on short term credit as well, the company plans to launch a commercial paper shortly, says Bharat Madan, Group Financial Controller of Escorts
Bharat Madan, Group Financial Controller of Escorts, in an interview with CNBC-TV18 said that there will be an improvement in volumes for the month of January and February 2016.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Bharat Madan, Group Financial Controller at Escorts says volume growth to remain low in the current quarter due to insufficient monsoon.
The company just recently launched two tractor models in Bangladesh- Farmtrac 6060- Heritage series and Powertrac Diesel-Saver Plus 4450 Euro series.
Sameer Tandon, Escorts Agri Machinery is optimistic of run rate going back to 6000 units per month from the current 4000 units by February, March.
In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Vikram Kirloskar, President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) and Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd (TKML), spoke about the state of the auto industry and what it will take to kick-start growth.
The company sold 9,209 tractors in domestic market in October 2013 and expects its volumes to grow by 12-13 percent in this festive season.
According to Sameer Tandon, the 33-34 percent growth seen by the company in September (YoY) may not be sustainable going ahead. However, he believes good monsoons can keep up the positive momnetum.
Despite a conitnuing slowdown seen in the auto industry, Sameer chief of sales- service and spares, Escorts expects the company to post better margins on the back of new products.
Escorts plans to focus on high value premium offerings going forward, said joint managing director Nikhil Nanda.
Rohtash Mal, executive director and CEO of Escort says that the tractor sales have been upbeat on account of a many factors, apart from the MET forecast. “Low manpower and high literacy, along with ready available finances are the drivers to the buoyant tractor sale,” he says.