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Volume gains to offset margin pressures for Maruti Suzuki

Long waiting periods for more profitable new models and operating leverage will help the company offset higher raw material costs

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Maruti Suzuki Electric Vehicles  |  Brezza  |  Maruti Suzuki

Ram Prasad Sahu 

The Maruti Suzuki stock has gained about 4 per cent over the past seven days on strong sales in May, expectations of higher growth in 2018-19, and plans to launch electric vehicles by 2020. While there are headwinds such as higher raw material cost and a weak rupee, which make imports costlier, analysts say these will be offset by the operating leverage (higher volumes) and reduction in discounts as the demand in the sector improves, and a richer product mix.

First, comes volume growth, both for Maruti Suzuki and the sector. After reporting single-digit growth for the past few ...

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 01:31 IST
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