Jaguar now making money for Tata Motors

A move that at first seemed like a half-cocked one, is starting to pay as Tata Motors is finally starting to see a profit from its $2.5 billion acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover. Thanks to cost cuts, new models, and an improving economy, analysts around the globe are predicting good things.

Sales have risen 47%, reaching $5.65 billion, which brings a profit of $141 million. A year earlier the company showed a loss of $565 million.

Analysts are also upbeat about the new management Tata has put in place; former head of GM Europe Carl-Peter Forster and BMW veteran Ralf Speth will serve as Group CEO and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover respectively.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: BusinessWeek