Tata Motors tops media share of voice in the past 30-days

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Tata Motors dominated media coverage among the leading auto makers in the past 30-days. At 56.4%, Tata Motors’ media share of voice was the highest when compared with its peers.

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55,000+ companies ventured into services sector: Could these new entrants be the prospective targets for banks?

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Heckyl Business Intelligence application identifies companies, who at some point in time, may require funds to finance their various business operations. Our BI engine identified 55,082 private limited companies that have ventured into the services business between Aug. 1, 2016 and Jul. 31, 2017. These companies were formed with an aggregate paid up capital of Rs 2,944 crores.

In our view, building early relationships with young companies could be relatively easier for banks than building new-relationships with established companies. Newly incorporated companies could be the potential targets for banks to offer various products such as working capital, long-term loans, payrolls, bill discounting etc. The banks can grow their business by tapping these young companies when they are in need of funding. Read the rest of this entry »

Mexico earthquake: Are you well prepared to hedge/ gain from disruptions in supply?

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The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on September 19 has left auto OEMs, suppliers and dealers worried on possible production and sales losses, if any. Fortunately, Central Mexico, the worst affected area, has fewer manufacturing plants compared to other parts of the country. 

But as a participant in the auto supply chain, are you well prepared to hedge or possibly gain out of the situations like these?

FiND, a brand new Alternative Data platform, can not only alert you about the OEMs and plants which are worse impacted by the supply disruptions but also can provide information about the models and parts produced in these plants.

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OMCs attract positive media coverage in Aug’17; IOCL’s news sentiment hits 5-year high

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Media coverage was overwhelmingly positive for Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) during August 2017. Corporate growth, expansion and M&A related news flow dominated the media coverage for OMCs in the past month.

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), the country’s largest OMC, witnessed a marked improvement in positive media coverage during August 2017.

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How Maruti Suzuki generated industry beating margins with volume cars?

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Journey from stagnant unit sales and average profit margins
Maruti Suzuki recorded stagnant unit sales during FY13 (up 3.3% y-o-y) and FY14 (down 1.4% y-o-y). EBITDA margin stood in the range of 8% to 11% during FY13 and FY14.

… to industry beating growth rates
India’s top car manufacturer witnessed a substantial improvement in both unit sales growth and margins during the past 3-years. Annual unit sales growth was in the range of 9-12% during FY15 to FY17. At the same time, EBITDA margin has also improved from 10.9% in FY14 to 15.2% in FY17.

Maruti Suzuki’s progress over the past 10-quarters

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Fund companies while they are young

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Were you able to spot these young companies engaged in the manufacturing of food products?

Could these companies be the prospective targets for your Relationship Managers?

Bank_Product OfferingsHeckyl Business Intelligence application spotted 700+ early stage companies who have recently ventured into the manufacturing of food products.

Heckyl BI engine identifies companies, who at some point in time, may require funds to finance their various business operations.

Newly incorporated companies engaged in the capital-intensive manufacturing business could be the potential targets for offering working capital or long-term loans.
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Financial Data Alert: Long working capital cycle is a red-flag!

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Heckyl Credit Risk Early Warning System has identified 50+ companies with a long working capital cycle based on analysis of 1,012 companies’ balance sheet for FY16 and FY17. The longer working capital cycle puts pressure on company’s cash flows and may result in higher short term debt. Hence, long working capital cycle is a red-flag for lenders.

Heckyl system captures company related red-flags based on a variety of business rules. Financial data is one of the important data points in the assessment of credit risk. Heckyl EWS consists of thousands of business rules that analyze the financial data.

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