DENSO Announces First-half Financial Results

DENSO Announces First-half Financial Results

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corp. announced its global financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016:

  • Consolidated revenue totaled 2,228.5 billion yen (US$18.6 billion), a 7.6 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated operating profit totaled 148.0 billion yen (US$1.2 billion), a 1.2 percent decrease from the previous year.
  • Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 113.1 billion yen (US$942.4 million), a 0.9 percent increase from the previous year.

“DENSO’s revenue increased due to an overseas production volume increase and the growth in sales in addition to the impact of the weak yen. On the other hand, operating profit decreased due to the increase in research and development cost and start-up cost for new products,” said Koji Arima, president and CEO of DENSO Corporation.

In Japan, a production volume decrease mainly in compact cars led to a decrease in revenue to 1,282.8 billion yen (US$10.7 billion), a 0.9 percent decrease from the previous year. The decrease in production volume and the increase in R&D cost, start-up cost and other expenses led to an operating profit of 71.4 billion yen (US$595.4 million), a 24.5 percent decrease from the previous year.

In North America, an increase in car production, boosted by the steady economic growth, led to an increase in revenue to 557.0 billion yen (US$4.6 billion), a 24.8 percent increase from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, the operating profit totaled 25.0 billion yen (US$208.1 million), an 79.4 percent increase from the previous year.

In Europe, car production increased due to the recovery of the economic slump, which led to an increase in revenue to 295.4 billion yen (US$2.5 billion), a 11.4 percent increase from the previous year. Due to the start-up costs, the operating profit totaled 6.2 billion yen (US$51.7 million), a 13.1 percent decrease from the previous year.

In Asia, the increase of car production resulted in a revenue increase of 575.6 billion yen (US$4.8 billion), a 16.2 percent increase from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume as well as depreciation of yen, an operating profit totaled 42.3 billion yen (US$352.3 million), a 28.6 percent increase from the previous year.

In other areas, mainly the South American region, including Brazil and Argentina, revenue totaled 32.2 billion yen (US$268.5 million), a 14.7 percent decrease from the previous year. The operating loss totaled 0.7 billion yen (US$5.7 million).

U.S. dollar amounts have been translated, for convenience only, at the rate of 122.45 yen = US$1, the approximate exchange rate prevailing in the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on June 30, 2015. Billion is used in the American sense of one thousand million.