Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal first half ended September 30, 2016.
Consolidated sales revenue for the fiscal first half (April 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016) amounted to 6,734.6 billion yen, a decrease of 8.1% compared to the same period last year, due primarily to a decline in sales revenue due to foreign currency translation effects. This was despite an increase in sales revenue for the automobile, financial services and motorcycle businesses.
Consolidated operating profit for the fiscal first half amounted to 494.9 billion yen, an increase of 22.5% compared to the same period last year, due to the positive effect of cost reduction efforts, an increase in profit related to changes in sales volume and model mix, a decrease in selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses that included quality-related expenses and the impact of pension accounting treatment. This was despite the impact of the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and unfavorable currency effects.
Consolidated profit for the fiscal first half attributable to owners of the parent amounted to 351.7 billion yen, an increase of 12.1% compared to the same period last year.
Reflecting the latest unit sales forecasts and unfavorable currency effects due to the appreciation of the Japanese yen, the previously announced forecast for consolidated sales revenue for the current fiscal year (April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017) was revised downward by 350 billion yen to 13.4 trillion yen.
Reflecting the cost reduction efforts and the impact of pension accounting treatment, the previously announced forecast for operating profit for the current fiscal year was revised upward by 50 billion yen to 650 billion yen. This is despite unfavorable currency effects.
The previously announced forecast for profit for the current fiscal year attributable to owners of the parent was also revised upward by 25 billion yen to 415 billion yen.
The quarterly dividend for the fiscal second quarter will be 22 yen per share, and total cash dividends to be paid for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 are expected to be 88 yen per share.
Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal First Half
|Fiscal first half ended
Sept. 30, 2015
(6 months period)
|Fiscal first half
Sept. 30, 2016
(6 months period)
|Share of profit of investments accounted for using the equity method||72.5||67.0||-5.4|
|Profit before income taxes||493.2||559.0||+65.7|
|Profit for the period attributable
to owners of the parent
|Quarterly dividend per share (yen)||44||44||－|
|USD=||122||105||Up by 17 yen|
Forecasts for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2017 (FY17)
|FY16 results||Previously announced FY17 forecasts (2016/8/2)||Newly announced FY17 forecasts(2016/10/31)||Difference compared to FY16 results||Difference compared to previously announced forecasts|
|Consolidated Unit Sales*2(million units)||Motorcycles||10.572||11.545||11.690||+1.118||+0.145|
|Share of profit of investments accounted for using the equity method||126.0||130.0||140.0||+13.9||+10.0|
|Profit before income taxes||635.4||705.0||770.0||+134.5||+65.0|
|Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent||344.5||390.0||415.0||+70.4||+25.0|
|Annual dividend per share (yen)||88||88||88||－||－|
|USD=||120||105||103||Up by 17 yen||Up by 2 yen|
- *1Honda Group Unit Sales is the total unit sales of completed products (motorcycles, ATVs, automobiles, power products) of Honda, its consolidated subsidiaries and its affiliates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method.
- *2Consolidated Unit Sales is the total unit sales of completed products (motorcycles, ATVs, automobiles, power products) corresponding to consolidated sales revenue, which consists of unit sales of completed products of Honda and its consolidated subsidiaries.
- *3Certain sales of automobiles that are financed with residual value type auto loans by our Japanese finance subsidiaries and sold through our consolidated subsidiaries are accounted for as operating leases in conformity with IFRS and are not included in consolidated sales revenue to the external customers in our automobile business. Accordingly, they are not included in Consolidated Unit Sales, but are included in Honda Group Unit Sales of our automobile business.