Maruti Suzuki second-most expensive among top auto stocks globally

  • Ami Shah, LiveMint, Mumbai
  • Updated: Aug 03, 2016 13:00 IST
Maruti Suzuki is also the 15th largest auto company in the world, in terms of market capitalization, which stands at $22 billion. (HT file photo)

India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, is the second-most expensive auto stock among the top 20 global auto stocks after Tesla Motors, with the premium based on a double digit sales growth outlook, and strong valuations for Indian equity markets.

According to Bloomberg’s Best Estimates, Maruti trades at 21.22 times fiscal year 2018 price-to-earnings (P/E), after US’s Tesla Motors, which trades at 33.42 times.

Shares of Maruti Suzuki tested fresh record high of Rs.5,037.90 on Tuesday. They have gained 9.68% since its earnings were announced on 26 July, and are up 8.14% so far this year.

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