Honda Reports Financials


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TOKYO--Oct. 30, 2013: Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (HMC; NYSE) today announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Second Quarter Results

Honda's consolidated net income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. for the fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2013 totaled JPY 120.3 billion (USD 1,231 million), an increase of 46.4% from the same period last year. Basic net income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. per common share for the quarter amounted to JPY 66.79 (USD 0.68), an increase of JPY 21.16 (USD 0.22) from JPY 45.63 for the corresponding period last year. One Honda American Depository Share represents one common share.

Consolidated net sales and other operating revenue (herein referred to as "revenue") for the quarter amounted to JPY 2,890.2 billion (USD 29,567 million), an increase of 27.3% from the same period last year, due primarily to increased revenue in automobile and motorcycle business operations, as well as favorable foreign currency translation effects.

Consolidated operating income for the quarter amounted to JPY 171.4 billion (USD 1,754 million), an increase of 70.0% from the same period last year, due primarily to an increase in sales volume and model mix and favorable foreign currency effects, despite increased SG&A expenses.

Consolidated income before income taxes and equity in income of affiliates for the quarter totaled JPY 165.5 billion (USD 1,694 million), an increase of 55.8% from the same period last year.

Equity in income of affiliates amounted to JPY 31.6 billion (USD 324 million) for the quarter, an increase of 15.2% from the corresponding period last year.

Business Segment

In automobile business operations, revenue increased 26.2%, to JPY 2,229.0 billion (USD 22,803 million) from the same period last year. Operating income totaled JPY 80.1 billion (USD 820 million), an increase of 115.8% from the same period last year.

In motorcycle business operations, revenue increased 35.0%, to JPY 418.0 billion (USD 4,277 million) from the same period last year. Operating income totaled JPY 45.5 billion (USD 466 million), an increase of 79.3% from the same period last year.

In financial services business operations, revenue increased 30.4%, to JPY 170.0 billion (USD 1,739 million) from the same period last year. Operating income increased 21.7% to JPY 46.5 billion (USD 477 million) from the same period last year.

In power product and other businesses operations, revenue increased 12.6%, to JPY 73.1 billion (USD 748 million) from the same period last year. Honda reported an operating loss of JPY 0.8 billion (USD 8 million), a decrease of JPY 0.8 billion (USD 9 million) from the same period last year.

Dividend per Share of Common Stock

The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., at its meeting held on October 30, 2013, resolved to make the quarterly dividend JPY 20 per share of common stock, the record date of which is September 30, 2013. The total expected annual dividend per share of common stock for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, is JPY 80 per share.

This announcement contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are based on management's assumptions and beliefs taking into account information currently available to it. Therefore, please be advised that Honda's actual results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including general economic conditions in Honda's principal markets and foreign exchange rates between the Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar, the Euro and other major currencies, as well as other factors detailed from time to time.

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