Friday, 3 August 2018

Japanese car giant Toyota surprises with 7.2% jump in quarterly profits

Japanese car giant Toyota has posted a 7.2% jump in quarterly net profits, beating expectations and surprising analysts.

Net income came to 657.3bn yen ($5.88bn; £4.52bn), up from the 613.0bn yen recorded in the same period a year earlier.

Many analysts had said they expected Toyota's earnings to be flat.

But strong sales in Asia and some cost reductions on the home front helped boost the firm's bottom line.

The firm said it sold 2,236,131 vehicles during the period, an increase of 21,020.
"Toyota has been doing very well in parts of Asean (the Association of South East Asian Nations)," Janet Lewis, head of industrials and transportation in Asia for the Macquarie Group, told the BBC.

"Particularly in Thailand, where Toyota is having a very strong year. And that has been supportive, because margins in Asean tend to be very good," she said.

BBC     News.

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