Tokyo, Japan (ots/PRNewswire)
- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today
announced financial results for the first nine months of fiscal year
2004, ending March 31, as well as third-quarter performance. In the
first nine months, net consolidated revenue rose 13.5%, compared
with the same period in the previous year, to 6.099 trillion yen (US
$56.22 billion, euro 45.69 billion) due to robust sales in the U.S.
and a continuous improvement in European operations.
Nissan's operating profit from April to December totaled 612.1
billion yen (US $5.64 billion, euro 4.59 billion), up 2.1% from the
same period last year, while its operating profit margin came to
10.0%. Ordinary profit amounted to 611.9 billion yen (US $5.64
billion, euro 4.58 billion), up 3.9%. Net income after tax totaled
373.0 billion yen (US $3.44 billion, euro 2.79 billion), an increase
of 2.7% compared with last year.
The nine-month results include the 50% proportional consolidation
of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan's joint venture in China, and the
full consolidation of Siam Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd., its sales and
manufacturing company in Thailand.
Globally, Nissan sold a total of 2,412,000 vehicles in the first
nine months, an increase of 10.3% compared with the previous year,
building on new products launched in fiscal year 2003, as well as new
products released mainly in the second half of fiscal year 2004.
In the third quarter alone, Nissan's net consolidated revenue
advanced 14.9%, compared with the same period in the previous year,
to 2.092 trillion yen (US $19.28 billion, euro 15.67 billion).
The company's operating profit in the October-to-December quarter
totaled 208.7 billion yen (US $1.92 billion, euro 1.56 billion), up
5.1% from the same period a year ago, while its operating profit
margin came to 10.0%. Ordinary profit amounted to 210.6 billion yen
(US $1.94 billion, euro 1.58 billion), up 6.0%. Net income after tax
totaled 134.2 billion yen (US $1.24 billion, euro 1.01 billion), an
increase of 6.9%.
Nissan sold a total of 816,000 vehicles worldwide in the third
quarter, up 13.4% compared with the prior year.
Nissan is maintaining its forecast for the fiscal year, although
the company faces a continued challenging environment characterized
by higher incentives, higher commodity prices, raw material shortages
and higher interest rates. Nissan has forecast full fiscal year net
revenue of 8.176 trillion yen, operating profit of 860 billion yen,
ordinary profit of 846 billion yen and net profit of 510 billion yen.
The forecast is based on exchange rates of 105 yen/dollar and 125
Notes: Amounts in dollars and euros are translated for the
convenience of the reader at the foreign exchange rates of 108.5
yen/dollar and 133.5 yen/euro, the average rates for the first nine
months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005. The figures for
fiscal year 2003, except for revenue, are unaudited and provided for
reference purposes only.
ots Originaltext: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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