Posted in IndiaEicher Motors Restricted (EML), the guardian firm of Royal Enfield, has introduced the monetary outcomes for the third quarter of the present monetary 12 months, from October to December, 2018. On this quarter, Royal Enfield's whole income from operations grew by three per cent, up from Rs. 2,269 crore in the identical interval a 12 months in the past, to Rs. 2,341 crore. Earnings earlier than curiosity, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was Rs. 680 crore, down by 6 per cent from Rs. 707 crore in the identical interval a 12 months in the past. Revenue after Tax (PAT) grew by 2 per cent to Rs. 533 crore from Rs. 521 crore in the identical interval. Royal Enfield's gross sales of bikes although, felt some strain within the third quarter. In all, Royal Enfield bought 1,93,871 bikes within the quarter, a decline of 6 per cent from 2,02,736 bikes a 12 months in the past. The Royal Enfield Traditional 350 is the only largest promoting mannequin Commenting on Royal Enfield's efficiency, Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director and CEO Eicher Motors Ltd, stated, "The latter half of 2018 was a difficult interval for the two-wheeler business in India. Elements like elevated insurance coverage necessities, rising uncooked materials prices and the next value improve on account of regulatory security necessities impacted the momentum of the business. Royal Enfield's market share recorded enchancment on a sequential foundation, whereas volumes within the quarter had been impacted. We consider this can be a momentary affect on account of a value reset. We proceed to stay optimistic in regards to the development of premiumisation within the motorcycling business, and are assured that this development will proceed sooner or later." The Royal Enfield 650 Twins had been launched within the third quarter of 2018-19 Royal Enfield's newest merchandise, the brand new 650 Twin bikes - the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 - had been launched within the third quarter of the present monetary 12 months. Throughout the quarter, the 650 Twins had been additionally launched within the UK and Europe, on the EICMA bike present in Milan, Italy, and likewise in Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia, and Australia. Whereas retail gross sales have already begun in India, deliveries within the world markets are anticipated to start quickly. Within the business autos section, Eicher's three way partnership with AB Volve, VE Business Automobiles (VECV) was affected by business slowdown. VECV's income from operations rose by 9 per cent to Rs. 2,818 crore, from Rs. 2,590 crore throughout the identical interval a 12 months in the past. VECV bought 16,936 vehicles and buses within the quarter, rising four per cent over the identical interval a 12 months in the past.