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Hero Honda Motors Ltd.

"Desh ki Dhadkan"
Hero Honda Motors Ltd. Hero Honda is the World's No.1 two-wheeler manufacturing company having the trust of more than 5 million customers. The company is a joint venture of Hero Cycles of India and Honda Motor of Japan. Achiever, CBZ, CD Dawn, Karizma, Passion, Pleasure and Splendor are its famous brands on Indian roads.

Quick Facts
Founder Munjal Brothers: Mr. Satyanand Munjal, Mr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal and Mr. O. P. Munjal.
Year of Establishment 1984 (The Hero Group was established in 1956)
Mission "Its our mission to strive for synergy between technology, systems and human resources, to produce products and services that meet the quality, performance and price aspirations of our customers. While doing so, we maintain the highest standards of ethics and societal responsibilities."
- Mr Brijmohan Lall Munjal, Chairman & MD
Foundational Work Before the establishment of the Hero Group in 1956, Munjal Brothers use to manufacture bicycle components in the early 1940's.
Industry Automotive - Two Wheelers
Business Group The Hero Group
Capitalization Ratio Hero Group - 26%
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. - 26%
Others - 48% (listing)
Listings & its codes BSE - Code: 500182
NSE - Code: HERO HONDA
Bloomberg - Code: HH@IN
No. of Sales Outlets 1500+
Joint Venture The Hero Group (India) with Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Registered & Corporate Office 34, Community Centre
Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi - 110057
Tel.: +(91)-(11)-26142451 - 59
Fax: +(91)-(11)-26143321 / 3198 / 1830; 26152453 / 2132
Work Station 69 Km Stone
New Delhi-Jaipur Highway
Daruhera - 121106, Haryana
Website www.herohonda.com
www.herogroup.com
Segment and Brands
Products Brands
Two-Wheelers Achiever CBZ* CBZ Xtreme CD Deluxe
CD100SS CD DAWN Glamour Hunk
Karizma Passion Plus* Pleasure Splendor
Splendor+* Super Splendor*

Awards & Accolades
2006
  • Hero Honda Achiever won NDTV Profit CarIndia & BikeIndia Awards 2006 for the Motorcycle of the Year and Bike up to 150 cc of the year.
  • Hero Honda Glamour won NDTV Profit CarIndia & BikeIndia Awards 2006 for up to 125 cc of the Year.
2005
  • Hero Honda's chairman, Mr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal was presented with the "Padma Bhushan," a prestigious award from the Indian government.
2004
  • Hero Honda awarded as the best governed company in the private sector from the Institute of Company Secretaries.
  • Hero Honda Motors was ranked 3rd in Asia's leading companies award by Far Eastern Economic Review.
2003
  • Bike Maker of the Year by Overdrive Magazine.
  • Most Respected Company in Automobile Sector by Business World (January 27, 2003 issue).
  • Winner of the Review 200 - Asia's Leading Companies Award (3rd Rank amongst the top 10 Indian companies)
2002
  • Bike Maker of the Year by Overdrive Magazine.
  • Winner of the Review 200 - Asia's Leading Companies Award (4th Rank amongst the top 10 Indian companies).
  • Entrepreneur of Year Award by Business Standard.
  • Company of the Year of ET Awards for Corporate Excellence.
  • Giants International Award to the Chairman in the field of Business & Industry.
  • Business Leadership Award by Madras Management Association.
2001
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst & Young.
  • Winner of 3 Leave Award for showing Corporate Environment Responsibility in the Automobile Sector by Centre for Science & Environment.
  • Winner of the Review 200 - Asia's Leading Companies Award (9th Rank amongst the top 10 Indian Companies).
  • Bike Maker of the Year by Overdrive Magazine

Sales Performance
  Dec'04 Dec'05 Apr'04-Dec'04 Apr'05-Dec'05
Domestic 2225250 238822 1892540 2155479
Exports 5501 6282 43441 72815

Note: Figures show No. of vehicles

Financials at a Glance
Particulars 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05
Total Income 3191 4539 5195 5997 7563
Profit before Tax 377 694 885 1072 1217
Profit after Tax 247 463 581 728 810
Total Debt 66 116 134 175 202
Net Fixed Assets 454 491 517 589 715
OPBIT*/Net sales-% 13.2 15.0 16.7 16.8 15.7
OPBT**/Net Sales*(%) 11.7 13.9 15.5 15.6 14.6
Dividend Per Share ( Rs) 3.0 17.0 18.0 20 20
Dividend Payout (%) 26.7 75.5 69.8 61.9 56.3

* OPBDIT = Operating Profit before Depreciation, Interest and Tax
**OPBT= PBT before other income

Milestones
1984
  • Hero Honda Motors Limited establised in joint venture with Honda Motors of Japan, to manufacture motorcycles.
1985
  • 1985 Arrival of the 100 cc Hero Honda Motorcycle.
1991
  • 1991 Hero Honda receives National Productivity Council's Award.
  • Hero Honda receives the Economic Times - Harvard Business School Association Award against 2 200 contenders.
2004
  • Hero Honda continues as the World's largest manufacturer of two-wheelers with an annual sales volume of 2.07 motorcycles and a market share of 48%.

Ashok Leyland Company Flashback
Honda will continue to provide Hero Honda with full and latest technological support. Both of them will develop and expand the two-wheeler business in the country. They agree to strengthen model line up. Honda Motor Co. Ltd., Japan, renewed its Technical Collaboration Agreement for another 10 years, uptill 2014. The previous renewal was in 1994 after the establishment in 1984.

Honda has strengthened its R&D facilities in India and together with R&D in Japan, it will continue to provide Hero Honda with the Leading Edge Honda Technology.

According to Mr. Brijmohan Lall, Chairman, Hero Honda Motors Limited, Hero Honda is a 'Showcase' of an ideal partnership where both the partners have combined their unique strengths and have successfully created the 'World's No. 1' two-wheeler company.

Company Flashback
Two-wheelers in India is a synonymous to the brand Hero Honda, a unit of Hero Group. Established in 1984 as a joint venture of The Hero Group (India) and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (Japan), Hero Honda is the 'world's No. 1' two-wheeler company.

Driven by the trust of over 5 million customers, the product range of Hero Honda commands a market share of approximately 50%. Starting with a sale figure of only 43,000 units in 1985-86, the company has reached a high of 26,21,400 units in 2004-05. According to Pawan Munjal, Managing Director and CEO of Hero Honda, the gap with its nearest rival, Bajaj Auto, is over a million units in 2004-05.

On a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) basis, the sales volume of the company have been growing at 33% for the last 6 years (as stated in 2003-04) and the net sales value at 36% over the same period. Parallel to it, the profit of the company have been growing at 50% CAGR.

The company enjoys debt free status since March 01 and had zero level of contingent liabilities as of 31st March 03. The entire long term debt of Rs. 116 Cr. as on 31st March 03 represents an interest free loan from the Government of Haryana on account of sales tax deferment, and has no costs attached to it.

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