The third edition of Business Today's Emerging Companies survey has found a dazzling array of companies rocketing up the growth curve, in sectors as diverse as hybrid seeds to feed for shrimps.
Eicher Motors owns barely three per cent of India's motorcycles market. But the company almost completely dominates most segments it operates in.
As part of our Emerging Companies 2015 special, we profile the company that is a perfect example of a venture that had a slow start but over the years managed to build a base for a strong takeoff.
"We have been growing at a scorching pace over the last few years. This is a huge market and if you adhere to some basic principles you can sell whatever you produce", says Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Dhingra.
What sets the company apart from competition? "It is our continuous
focus and R&D on feed formulation. We are constantly working on
improvements," says Alluri Indra Kumar, chairman and managing director of the company.
Staying close to its farmer-consumer, anticipating demand and taking risks to provide for it, are the hallmarks of G.V. Bhaskar Rao-led company.
PVR has continued to expand at a rapid clip over the past few years. Earlier this year, it announced its second acquisition, of DT Cinemas from property developer DLF for about Rs 500 crore.
The IL&FS Transportation Networks doesn't bid for just any project that comes its way but it ensures it bids only for projects that have high margins.
Godrej Agrovet now has 34 facilities compared with 56 four years ago while its capacity has increased to 1.8 million tonne from one million tonne. Last year itself, the company raised the capacity by 3.5 lakh tonne.
Until 10 years ago - its revenue then was around Rs 65 crore against Rs 634.34 crore in 2014/15 - a sizeable portion of its business came from the telecom sector, both government and private makers of wireless communication equipment.
In the three years through March 2014, the port behemoth's revenue has grown at a compounded annual rate of 35.65 per cent.
Suven has recorded 50 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2011. Its total income were up from Rs 152.25 crore in 2010/11 to Rs 529.8 crore in 2014/15, which is marginally higher than 2013/14.
Kamarajar Port, for the record, has been increasing revenue by 54 per cent on an average every year for the last three years.
Upbeat after bagging the city gas distribution project in Bangalore, GAIL Gas has ambitious plans.
Raj West Power, JSW Energy's subsidiary, is one of the best operating power producers in the country.
Despite the capital intensive nature of the business, the company has lowered its debt by almost Rs 100 crore in three years until 2013/14 to Rs 397.54 crore.
Market leader in castor oil, Ihsedu Agrochem is not resting on its laurels.
IL&FS Education is thriving, thanks to growing awareness about the need for computer education and skilling.
Shilpi Cable has grown on the back of players that are scaling up.
This is Business Today's third edition of India's best emerging companies. The methodology has undergone a transformation this time, keeping in mind the changing dynamics and sentiment around us, which is focused on growth.
Deal with China, a country ruled by men not laws, from a position of strength, says the book.
Ujaas's business got a big boost when in 2011, then finance minister
Pranab Mukherjee withdrew tax benefits from wind-based projects but in 2014/15, revenues of the company slumped due to slower market.
The prolonged legal battle between Rana Kapoor and Madhu Kapur over the
latter's rights to nominate directors on the board of YES Bank is not going to be over anytime soon even after court verdict.
Experts say India is not mature enough to allow online sale of drugs. Unless the central government brings in fool-proof processes, there are chances of misuse, which can cause serious social issues.
While the powers of Sebi and the actions taken by it in respect of the
Surana Solar securities may seem arbitrary, it must be noted that the
regulator has taken a proactive approach in the general interest of
Approval from the government due to court cases and from minority
shareholders because of unattractive valuations may prove a hurdle for