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Nissan profit quadruples to $1.26 billion

Nissan profit quadruples to $1.26 billion

Nissan's quarterly profit quadrupled from a year earlier and the automaker raised its full-year forecasts as surging sales overcame the drag from a strong yen.
Nissan Motor Co. reported Thursday its second quarter profit totaled 101.73 billion yen ($1.26 billion), up dramatically from 25.53 billion yen.
Sales at the Japanese automaker, which makes the March subcompact and Leaf electric car, gained 21.4 percent to 2.269 trillion yen ($28.0 billion).
But Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga said the company's performance in the October-March second half likely won't be as robust because of the rising yen and increases in raw material and engineering costs.
Still, Nissan was upbeat, raising its forecasts for the full year through March to a 270 billion yen ($3.3 billion) profit from an earlier projection of 150 billion yen ($1.85 billion) profit.
It now expects 8.77 trillion yen ($108.3 billion) in full year sales, better than the 8.2 trillion yen ($101.2 billion) estimated in May.
Those revisions came despite unfavorable currency rates. Nissan had estimated the dollar trading at about 89 yen, but now expects 80 yen for the second half.
The surging yen erodes the value of overseas earnings and hurts Japanese exporters such as Nissan.
Nissan is vying for the spot of Japan's No. 2 automaker against Honda Motor Co. after Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest automaker by vehicle sales.


Updated : 2021-07-25 02:48 GMT+08:00