Hyderabad, 18 November 2019: CarDekho, India’s leading full-stack auto-tech company, today announced its H1 results for the financial year 2019-20. The overall revenue of the company achieved a YOY growth of 92% over the first half of last fiscal year. Revenue of the company for H1 2019 stood at $28 million.
CarDekho’s unique ecosystem built up helped the company to retain its competitive edge. The key benefit of this ecosystem has been the ability to scale up and synergize different transactional businesses, which serve each other such as Used Cars business, Insurance & warranty business and financial services business.
Despite the major slowdown in new auto sales across the country which continued to drop for eleven straight months, the company’s New Auto business segment posted a significant growth of 30%. This came as a result of pre-emptive moves to build relationships with a new car and bike OEMs as well as building consumer behaviour-based content solutions.
Company’s major revenue growth was driven by its Insurance and Warranty business with 523% YOY spike. During H1 this year, CarDekho’s insurance venture sold over 12 times the number of policies sold over the first half of the previous year, with 3,60,000+ policies being issued. Insurance business also added 2 new insurance companies to the platform, further enhancing the insurer coverage and enabling improved choice for the insurance customers.
The Used Cars business of CarDekho grew by 118% YOY. CarDekho launched 28 new Gaadi stores during H1, bring the total number of stores to 56 in 17 cities pan India. The company transacted used cars worth over $50 million during the first half of this year and is expecting this number to increase significantly in the second half of the year.
The Financial Services business also posted strong growth of 135%, leading the initiative to make car buying easy and convenient for end-customers and used car dealers. Through CarDekho, used car loans of $56 million were disbursed in H1, demonstrating the strong traction that the business has generated.
Mr. Amit Jain, Co-founder and CEO, CarDekho group said, “We have had a strong year so far, with positive numbers coming from all our different business segments. What kept us relevant in the automobile industry amidst the slowdown is the unique business model of new and used car ecosystem. Our newly launched venture InsuranceDekho is making strong headway thanks to the ecosystem, paving the way for another success story for us. We continue to progress rapidly, which is evident in the impressive 92% revenue growth in the first half of the year and we look forward to a much stronger H2 as well.”
With the growth was seen in the Used Auto segment complementing the dominance in New Auto segment, CarDekho has become the go-to platform for both buying and selling of new and used cars.
About CarDekho Group:
CarDekho Group is one of India’s leading auto tech company founded in 2008. Headquartered in Jaipur, the CarDekho group has successfully digitized the entire Indian auto ecosystem. The group currently operates various leading Indian auto sites such as CarDekho.com, Gaadi.com, ZigWheels.com, BikeDekho.com, InsuranceDekho.com, PowerDrift.com and more. They recently launched an online insurance portal called InsuranceDekho.com offering services in motor and health insurance and CarDekho Gaadi stores as the one-stop destination for selling pre-owned cars. The group also pioneers in specialized portals like TyreDekho.com and TrucksDekho.com. In a span of 11 years, the company has seen a phenomenal uptake and is now recognized as the largest automotive video content player with 2 million+ YouTube subscribers, the largest consumer-facing digital destination with 41 million monthly unique visitors, and the largest auto social media platform in the country. In 2016, the company expanded its presence in Indonesia under the brand name OTO; which has become the number one auto site in less than 2 years of its launch. CarDekho has raised funding from marquee investors which includes Sequoia, Hillhouse Capital, CapitalG (formerly known as Google Capital), Tybourne Capital, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Times Internet, Ratan Tata, and Trifecta.