(i) Lava International Limited is an Indian multi-national company in the Mobile Handset industry. The company was founded in 2009 as an offshoot of a telecommunication venture by Hari Om Rai, Sunil Bhalla, Shailendra Nath Rai, and Vishal Sehgal. It is headquartered in Noida, India, and has overseas operations in Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Indonesia, Mexico, and the Middle East. The company started its Africa operations by launching its product in Egypt in 2016. The company is present in more than 11 countries and it’s business spans over India, South East Asia, Middle East, North America.
It is a market leader in several countries being 4th largest in India, 2nd largest in Thailand, 3rd largest in Sri Lanka and 5th largest in Bangladesh. It is currently in the works to expand it’s presence in the continent of Africa.
(ii) The company has been building mobile handset design capability including industrial design, mechanical design, hardware design & software design.
(iii) It has demonstrated quick and robust expansion since inception, showing profitability and growing sales since the first year of operations. Lava and Xolo are two brands that operate under the parent company. With ‘Create Possibilities’ as its guiding principle, Lava has embarked on an ambitious journey of becoming the 1st global consumer brand from India by empowering every human with quality innovative products.
(iv) LAVA has a wide product portfolio that encompasses tablets, feature phones, and smartphones having various models in bar and touch form factors at multiple price points to suit all categories of consumers. The handset-maker a couple of years ago had 50 products (about 20 smartphones and some 35 feature phones) in its portfolio which has now brought down to less than 15 phones (five smartphones and nine feature phones).
(v) Lava has two manufacturing plants in India and the company claims to be the only Indian brand to design devices in India and do PCB SMT in its own factory.
The Company has an in-house research and development center and manufacturing facilities in Noida.
|Total Available Shares:||1000|
|Face Value:||₹ 10 Per Equity Share|
|Lot Size:||100 Shares|
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|Profit before tax||376||229||88.3||81.5||130|
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