Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Ford Motor Company on Thursday said they have signed a definitive agreement to co-develop a mid-sized SUV for India and other emerging markets.
The new agreement reinforces the steady progress made since the announcement of a strategic alliance between the two companies in September 2017, followed by an announcement on powertrain sharing and connected car solutions in October 2018.
ZoomCar could get a $500 million push from a fresh round of funding (Series E) led by Mahindra, reported Mint. ZoomCar is a self-drive-focused car rental company allowing individuals to rent vehicles by the hour, day, and week.
The company has raised $103.8 million as yet, according to CrunchBase. Last year, M&M had pumped in up to Rs 176 crore in Zoomcar India and Zoomcar Inc, its US incorporated holding parent company.
As part of a turnaround strategy for the loss-making Ssangyong Motor Company (SYMC), Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), which owns 74.65% stake in the Korean automaker, is betting on a new product portfolio to ramp up volumes and increase revenues.
“Losses mean that revenue is less than expenses. Clearly we are working on all the levers that we need to have to reduce the expenses and the main lever is volume.
Shares of Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) hit a 52-week low of Rs 661 per share, down 3 per cent on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in early morning trade on Monday after the management revised its tractor volume guidance lower to 10 per cent from earlier lower band of 12-14 per cent. It also expects FY20 tractor growth to be in single digits. The passenger vehicles industry is expected to grow at around 5-6 per cent in FY19.
Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Friday reported a 12% year-on-year (yo-y) rise in consolidated net profits to Rs 1,504.5 crore for the three months to December supported by an increase in other income to Rs 342.28 crore.
Profitability at the automaker took a hit with the Ebitda (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) margins falling by 150 basis points year-on-year to 13.2%. The operating profit was marginally up by 0.7% y-o-y at Rs 1,702.85 crore.
Betting on providing better profitability for Intermediary Commercial Vehicle (ICV) customers, Mahindra’s Truck and Bus Division (MTB) on Tuesday launched two models — Furio12 and Furio14 — with a starting price of Rs 17.45 lakh and Rs 18.10 lakh, respectively.
The ICV segment comprising 9-14 tonne gvw (gross vehicle weight) of vehicles sells 1,50,000 units per annum.
Shares of three automobile companies – Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Hero MotoCorp and Maruti Suzuki India – along with Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone and nine stocks from the Nifty 50 index Cipla, Coal India, Grasim Industries, JSW Steel and Tata Steel hit their respective 52-week lows on Monday.
Reliance Capital, Reliance Home Finance and Reliance Infrastructure from Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group were among 70 stocks from the Nifty 500 index that touched 52-week lows.
New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services on Friday said that it has received approval from Registrar of Companies to raise up to Rs10,000 crore through non-convertible debentures.
The company informed stock exchanges that it will issue “secured redeemable non-convertible debentures and/or unsecured subordinated redeemable non-convertible debentures of face value of Rs1,000 each for an amount up to Rupees 10 thousand crores”.
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