TMC Announces First Quarter Financial Results
TOKYO August 2, 2019: Automotive News analysis of below Toyota release: Toyota Motor cut its full-year profit forecast on Friday by nearly 6 percent on expectations a stronger yen will weigh on its bottom line, overshadowing its best quarterly performance in nearly four years.
Japan's biggest automaker posted an 8.7 percent rise in operating profit to 741.9 billion yen ($6.93 billion) in the April-June quarter, its highest since the September 2015 quarter, helped by a slight increase in vehicle sales.
But it lowered full-year profit to 2.4 trillion yen from 2.55 trillion yen previously. That compared with an average 2.61 trillion yen estimated by analysts.
Toyota expects the yen to trade at about 106 to the U.S. dollar and 121 to the euro in the financial year, from a previous assumption of 110 yen and 123 yen, respectively.
Official Toyota Release
Toyota City, Japan, August 2, 2019—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announces its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019. Consolidated vehicle sales for the first quarter totaled 2,303,495 units, an increase of 67,364 units compared to the same period last fiscal year. On a consolidated basis, net revenues for the period totaled 7.6460 trillion yen, an increase of 3.8 percent. Operating income increased from 682.6 billion yen to 741.9 billion yen, while income before income taxes1 was 841.7 billion yen.
Net income2 increased from 657.3 billion yen to 682.9 billion yen.
Operating income increased by 59.2 billion yen. Major factors contributing to the increase included an increase of 80.0 billion yen in marketing efforts.
In Japan, vehicle sales totaled 555,291 units, an increase of 44,952 units. Operating income, excluding the impact of valuation gains/losses from interest rate swaps, increased by 40.2 billion yen to 436.4 billion yen.
In North America, vehicle sales totaled 743,576 units, a decrease of 2,559 units. Operating income, excluding the impact of valuation gains/losses from interest rate swaps, increased by 37.0 billion yen to 115.4 billion yen.
In Europe, vehicle sales totaled 273,964 units, an increase of 21,325 units. Operating income, excluding the impact of valuation gains/losses from interest rate swaps, increased by 11.6 billion yen to 34.7 billion yen.
In Asia, vehicle sales totaled 398,240 units, an increase of 4,011 units. Operating income, excluding the impact of valuation gains/losses from interest rate swaps, decreased by 25.6 billion yen to 116.5 billion yen.
In other regions (including Central and South America, Oceania, Africa, and the Middle East), vehicle sales totaled 332,424 units, a decrease of 365 units. Operating income, excluding the impact of valuation gains/losses from interest rate swaps, decreased by 19.2 billion yen to 21.7 billion yen.
Financial services operating income increased by 34.6 billion yen to 108.2 billion yen, including a gain of 2.4 billion yen in valuation gains/losses from interest rate swaps. Excluding valuation gains/losses, operating income increased by 23.4 billion yen to 105.7 billion yen.
For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, TMC has not revised its consolidated vehicle sales forecast from 9.00 million units, in consideration of the latest sales trends worldwide.
TMC revised its consolidated financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. Based on an exchange rate assumption of 106 yen to the U.S. dollar and 121 yen to the euro, TMC now forecasts consolidated net revenue of 29.5 trillion yen, operating income of 2.4 trillion yen, income before income taxes of 2.56 trillion yen, and net income of 2.15 trillion yen.
Commenting on the operating income forecast for the fiscal year, TMC Operating Officer Kenta Kon said: “There is a 180 billion yen negative impact relating to the changes of FOREX rate assumptions. In order to offset such impact even slightly, we plan on an additional 25 billion yen positive effect of profit improvement activities through cost reductions and reductions in expenses.”
1 - Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of affiliated companies 2Net income attributable to Toyota Motor Corporation (Please see the attached information for details on financial results. Further information is also available at global.toyota/en/)