Hankook UHP Sales Up 50 per cent
Hankook Tire has announced third quarter results, which were stronger than expected both in terms of income and product sales. The third quarter results show that Hankook beat Institutional Brokers Estimate System expectations by 20 per cent with net profits rising 30 per cent year-on-year to 46 billion South Korean won (£27.376 million). Quarter-on-quarter the same figures fell 2 per cent due seasonality. Following the same pattern, volume shipments rose 5 per cent year-on-year but fell 6 per cent quarter on quarter.
In addition, the third quarter saw the Korean company sell 50 per cent more UHP tyres than it did at the same time last year. This equates to 737,000 units in the last quarter. In total Hankook reports that sales are up 5.1 per cent. For Hankook, any news of increased sales is welcome as it will help offset rising raw material costs.