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14 March – motorcycle industry share price guide

A snapshot of global bike and ATV industry share performance at the trading week closure on Friday 14 March 2014.

All four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers suffered sharp share-price declines this week, tracking a Nikkei 225 index plunge — 3.3 per cent down on Friday alone. This was driven by increasing signs of instability in the Chinese economy, with the yen rallying rapidly as a safe-haven currency against the US dollar. When the yen rises, repatriated revenue/profit from overseas production to Japan by the likes of Honda or Yamaha is adversely impacted, undermining performance forecasts and spooking domestic investors.

Following China’s first-ever corporate bond default, the Shenzhen and Shanghai exchanges also lurched into negativity, knocking the value of almost every indigenous listed bike stock. A warning by Chinese prime minister Li Keqiang on Thursday, that further defaults were anticipated due to ongoing financial deregulation, hastened a run for cover by market punters.

In Europe, splendid annual results from KTM provoked a brief seesaw on the Vienna Bourse. But, as there are now so few free-floating shares to trade — less than two per cent of KTM’s capitalisation — this ended with the price pretty much back where it had started. Both BMW and Ducati parent VW took a hammering. But that was China-related too, given both have an increasing dependence on high-end car sales to Chinese plutocrats who may see their luxuries budget impaired in the near future.

Star stocks of the week were to be found in India, with BMW Motorrad production partner TVS and Royal Enfield parent Eicher both hitting unprecedented annual returns on investment — respectively 158 per cent and 101 per cent. Nice action if you bought a slice 12 months ago.      
                                  


Price (P) High (H) Low (L) Change (C) 52-week range (R) One-year return (Y)  
 


USA (US dollar)

Harley-Davidson    P 67.22  H 67.58  L 66.745  C +0.01%  R 70.04 – 49.15  Y +23.07%

Polaris    P 138.30  H 140.21  L 137.86  C -0.19%  R 146.99 – 83.195 Y +57.04%

Arctic Cat    P 47.95  H 49.10  L 47.93  C -1.66%  R 61.13 – 38.19  Y +10.9%

US Highland    P 0.27  H N/A  L N/A  C N/A  R 0.55 – 0.27  Y N/A

Viper    P 0.012  H 0.05  L 0.012  C +8.11%  R 0.10 – 0.001  Y N/A

Notes: Polaris makes ATVs, snowmobiles, Victory and Indian motorcycles. Arctic Cat makes ATVs and snowmobiles. US Highland makes a range of four-stroke dirt bikes. Viper Powersports produces the Diamondback Super Cruiser with a British-built 2490cc Ilmor engine.
 


CANADA (Canadian dollar)

BRP    P 30.67  H 30.89  L 30.38  C +0.79%  R 30.89 – 21.50  Y N/A

Notes: Bombardier Recreational Products makes Can-Am ATVs and Spyder road trikes, as well as Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Sea-Doo personal watercraft and Rotax engines for a range of applications including motorcycles.
 


EUROPE (euro)

BMW    P 79.39  H 79.65  L 77.58  C -0.49%  R 86.88 – 63.27  Y +16.99%

Piaggio    P 2.414  H 2.434  L 2.32  C +0.58%  R 2.54 – 1.83  Y +24.42%

KTM    P 72.50  H 73.50  L 72.50  C -3.65%  R 80.02 – 50.15  Y +32.63%

VW    P 173.89  H 175.30  L 171.25  C -0.73%  R 198.43 – 131.30  Y +17.14%

Notes: Volkswagen is the owner of Ducati Motor Holding
 


INDIA (rupee)

Hero    P 2124.35  H 2140.60  L 2076.65  C +1.14%  R 2214.70 – 1434.05  Y +30.11%

Bajaj    P 1974.30  H 1990.90  L 1955.00  C +0.39%  R 2195.00 – 1656.00  Y +9.26%

TVS    P 86.40  H 87.00  L 85.00  C -0.12%  R 89.95 – 28.10  Y +157.59%  

Eicher    P 5571.35  H 5599.55  L 5469.00  C +0.43%  R 5701.35 – 2501.00  Y +100.75%

Mahindra    P 1027.00  H 1035.50  L 996.00  C +1.08%  R 1035.50 – 740.15  Y +12.34%

Maharashtra    P 462.85  H 490.90  L 458.05  C -0.67%  R 545.90 – 305.00  Y +15.62%

Scooters India    P 15.90  H 15.90  L 15.15  C +1.92%  R 24.20 – 13.50  Y -30.87%

Notes: Hero MotoCorp is a former Honda JV partner. Bajaj has technical partnerships with KTM and Kawasaki. TVS is a former Suzuki JV partner. Bajaj and TVS also both export. Eicher makes the Royal Enfield brand. Mahindra & Mahindra has a technical partnership with Taiwanese brand SYM and an own-brand motorcycle range. Maharashtra Scooters assembles CKD scooter kits manufactured by Bajaj, which is also a substantial shareholder in the company. Scooters India manufactured Lambretta scooters until 1997 but now only makes Vikram three-wheeled taxis and light trucks. The Indian government has a majority stake.
 


PAKISTAN (Pakistani rupee)

Atlas Honda    P 288.88  H 290.00  L 282.55  C +0.36%  R 299.00 – 136.80  Y N/A

Pak Suzuki    P 201.25  H 206.14  L 196.00  C +2.51%  R 206.14 – 96.60  Y N/A

Notes: Atlas Honda and Pak Suzuki are JV motorcycle assembly and distribution partners.
 


JAPAN (yen)

Honda    P 3607  H 3662  L 3591  C -3.06%  R 4405 – 3350  Y -3.6%

Yamaha    P 1480  H 1507  L 1475  C -4.45%  R 1825 – 1144  Y +12.96%

Suzuki    P 2565  H 2603  L 2559  C -3.97%  R 2982 – 2049  Y +14.44%

Kawasaki    P 379  H 387  L 377  C -4.53%  R 496 – 272  Y +28.85%
 


CHINA (yuan)

Qianjiang    P 5.65  H 5.75  L 5.58  C N/A  R 6.54 – 4.27  Y +23.48%

Qingqi    P 3.96  H 3.98  L 3.90  C -0.5%  R 5.19 – 3.34  Y N/A

Zongshen    P 5.05  H 5.05  L 4.88  C +2.23%  R 5.77 – 3.92  Y -6.43%   

Sundiro    P 3.88  H 3.94  L 3.84  C -1.27%  R 5.14 – 3.37  Y -17.9%

Jialing    P 3.59  H 3.65  L 3.56  C -1.37%  R 4.68 – 2.90  Y -0.28%  

Lifan    P 6.49  H 6.66  L 6.44  C -2.84%  R 7.64 – 5.11  Y +1.37%

Loncin    P 9.27  H 9.39  L 9.22  C -0.86%  R 11.10 – 6.78  Y +17.34%

Linhai    P 5.39  H 5.40  L 5.31  C +0.37%  R 6.30 – 4.42  Y -4.94%

 


CHINA (Hong Kong dollar)

Jianshe    P 5.67  H 5.68  L 5.60  C N/A  R 6.80 – 5.16  Y N/A  

Guangzhou Auto    P 7.00  H 7.03  L 6.85  C -1.41%  R 10.94 – 5.59  Y +16.58%

Notes: Qianjiang owns both the exported Keeway brand and the formerly Italian Benelli brand. Qingqi is a Suzuki JV partner, a Peugeot scooter contractor and also makes Qingqi and Sinnis branded bikes. Zongshen produces own-brand bikes and proprietary engines, and has JV partnerships with Piaggio, producing scooters, and Harley-Davidson, making parts. Sundiro is the biggest Honda JV bike partner in China. Jialing makes and exports own-brand bikes using Honda licensed technology and is a Honda JV power products partner. Lifan makes and exports own-brand bikes, and distributes MV Agusta products in China. Loncin is a Kawasaki JV partner and OEM engine contractor to BMW Motorrad. Linhai and Jianshe are Yamaha JV partners. Guangzhou Automobile Group is the parent of Honda JV partner and own-brand bike manufacturer Wuyang. It also has JV car production partnerships with Honda and Toyota.
 


VIETNAM (Hong Kong dollar)

VMEPH    P 0.52  H 0.53  L 0.52  C -3.7%  R 0.82 – 0.45  Y –35%

Notes: Vietnam Manufacturing & Export Processing Holdings is the third-largest Vietnamese scooter and motorcycle manufacturer. It is a JV partnership with Taiwanese brand SYM. VMEPH is headquartered in Hong Kong and listed on both the HK and Taipei stock exchanges.
 


TAIWAN (Taiwanese dollar)

Sanyang    P 51.40  H 56.60  L 51.40  C -6.88%  R 63.00 – 23.50  Y +91.17%

Notes: Sanyang Industry is the leading Taiwanese powered two-wheeler manufacturer through its widely-exported SYM brand.
 


MALAYSIA (ringgit)

Oriental Holdings    P 7.29  H 7.33  L 7.25  C +0.14%  R 10.64 – 6.95  Y -21.06%

Hong Leong    P 6.51  H 6.58  L 6.47  C -0.76%  R 6.62 – 4.10  Y +56.31%

Notes: Oriental Holdings is a Honda JV partner. Hong Leong Industries is a Yamaha JV partner and former owner of the German MZ concern.
 


INDONESIA (rupiah)

Astra    P 7800  H 7800  L 7150  C +7.22%  R 8000 – 5100  Y +5.76%

Notes: Astra International is a Honda JV partner. Its controlling shareholder is Jardine Matheson Holdings, a British-managed conglomerate domiciled in Hong Kong.
 


SOUTH KOREA (won)

S&T    P 597  H 606  L 590  C -0.67%  R 689 – 414  Y +27.29%

Daelim    P 82,800  H 83,700  L 82,300  C -1.43%  R 110,000 – 69,900  Y -7.59%

Notes: S&T manufactures Hyosung-branded bikes and ATVs, exporting to the US, Europe including the UK and elsewhere. Daelim Industrial is a diversified conglomerate which retains a controlling 59 per cent stake in Daelim Motor, the largest motorcycle and scooter manufacturer in Korea. (The remainder is British-owned, by the private equity arm of Standard Chartered Bank.)
 

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