ANALYSIS OF DIVIDEND POLICY OF HERO MOTO CORP & TVS MOTOR .
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Hero Motocorp Ltd., formerly Hero Honda, is an Indian motorcycle and scooter manufacturer based in New Delhi, India. Hero Honda started in 1984 as a joint venture between Hero Cycles of India and Honda of Japan. The company is the largest two wheeler manufacturer in India. In 2010, when Honda decided to move out of the joint venture, Hero Group bought the shares held by Honda. Subsequently, in August 2011 the company was renamed Hero MotoCorp with a new corporate identity. On 4 June 2012,Hero Motocorp approved a proposal to merge the investment arm of its parent Hero Investment Pvt. Ltd. into the automaker. The decision comes after 18 months of its split from Honda Motors. Hero MotoCorp has three manufacturing facilities based at Dharuhera, Gurgaon in Haryana and at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. These plants together are capable of churning out 3 million bikes per year. Hero MotoCorp has a large sales and service network with over 3,000 dealerships and service points across India. PRODUCTS OF HERO
HERO KARIZMA , PASSION PRO, SPLENDOR +, MAESTRO, IMPULSE etc.
TVS Motor Company Limited, which is part of TVS Group, manufactures motorcycles, scooters, mopeds and auto rickshaws in India.TVS was founded by T.V. Sundaram Iyengar TVS and Suzuki shared a 19 year long relationship that was aimed at technology transfer to enable design and manufacture of two-wheelers specifically for the Indian market. Rechristened TVS-Suzuki, the company brought out several models such as the Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Shogun and Suzuki Fiero. Differences in opinion on how to run the join venture eventually led to the partners going their separate ways in 2001 with the company being renamed TVS Motor, relinquishing rights to use the Suzuki name. There was also a 30 month moratorium period during which Suzuki promised not to enter the Indian market with competing two-wheelers. The company also got over a period of labour unrest that required Chairman Venu Srinivasan to take tough measures to resurrect a company that was in a state of turmoil. He would go on to invest in new technology, nurture in-house design, and implement Toyota-style quality programs. Over the years TVS Motor has grown to be the largest in the group, both in terms of size and turnover, with four state of the art manufacturing plants in Hosur, Mysore and Nalagarh in India and Karawang in Indonesia . TVS Motor is credited with many innovations in the Indian automobile industry, notable among them being the introduction of India's first two-seater moped, the TVS 50cc. The company became the leader in its category of sub 100 cc mopeds, having sold 7 million units. It also introduced the TVS Scooty , which is India's second largest brand in the scooterette segment. The TVS Jive launched in November 2009 became India's first clutch-free motorbike aimed at a stress-free rider experience[ while the unisex scooter . TVS Wego is targeted at urban couples, featuring body-balance technology for easier handling.On 1 June 2012, TVS Motors reported a dip of 5% in its total sales for May 2012. In July 2012, TVS Motors and BMW Motorrad were reported to be in talks for technology sharing. PRODUCTS
TVS APPACHE, TVS PEPE+, TVS JIVE, TVS FLAME etc.
The question of whether dividend policy affects the wealth of the shareholders has puzzled researchers and corporate managers for many years. Dividend policy is one of the most widely researched topics in finance. Yet, researchers have different views about whether the percentage...