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Higher sales, earnings at Yokohama Rubber in Q1 2018

Higher sales, earnings at Yokohama Rubber in Q1 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. posted an 8.3 per cent increase in business profit (a measure basically equivalent to operating income and calculated as sales revenue less the sum of cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses) to 11.7 billion yen (£78.6 million), and a 27.5 per cent increase in operating profit to 14.1 billion yen (£94.8 million) in the first quarter of 2018. The company’s sales revenue in the three months to 31 March 2018 increased 2.3 per cent to 149.2 billion yen (£1.0 billion), the highest sales total ever reported by Yokohama Rubber.

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Bridgestone: Operating profit down 3.1% in Q1 2018

Monday 14th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Although its sales rose 0.9 per cent to 859.8 billion yen (£5.8 billion) in the first quarter of 2018, Bridgestone Corporation experienced a 3.1 per cent decline in operating income, to 99.8 billion yen (£673.5 million). The company attributes this to raw material costs and higher selling, general and administrative costs. The operating margin shrank half a percentage point to 11.6 per cent. Ordinary income amounted to 92.7 billion yen (£625.6 million) and profit attributable to owners of parent was 63.4 billion yen (£427.9 million).

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Apollo Tyres looking for ‘healthy topline growth’ after 22% sales increase in FY 2017-18

Friday 11th May 2018 | 0 Comments

During the final quarter of its 2017-18 financial year, net sales at Apollo Tyres rose 22 per cent year-on-year to Rs 39.82 billion (£437.3 million). Operating profit increased 33 per cent to Rs 5.59 billion (£61.4 million), while net profit in the three months to 31 March 2018 was up ten per cent to Rs 2.50 billion (£27.5 million).

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Nokian Tyres: ‘Good development’ despite currency headwinds in Q1 2018

Nokian Tyres: ‘Good development’ despite currency headwinds in Q1 2018

Wednesday 9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Although held back by exchange rate effects, net sales at Nokian Tyres were higher in the first three months of 2018 than a year earlier. Sales were up 3.1 per cent to 336.0 million euros; had the exchange rate effect been neutral, the tyre maker estimates that net sales would have increased 9.3 per cent year-on-year. Nevertheless, Hille Korhonen, president and chief executive officer of Nokian Tyres, referred to the result as “a good start of the year.”

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Stronger euro hits Continental in Q1 2018

Tuesday 8th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Sales within the Tire division at Continental failed to reach the previous year’s level during the first three months of 2018. Tire division sales declined 4.4 per cent to 2.64 billion euros during the quarter, however Continental calculates that they would have risen 1.0 per cent had exchange-rate effects and changes in the scope of consolidation not influenced the result.

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Cooper Tire: Manufacturing costs, lower volumes hold back Q1 2018 profit

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber reports achieving net sales of US$601 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 6.5 per cent decrease on a year earlier. The tyre maker states that net sales were negatively impacted by $39 million of lower unit volume and $20 million of unfavourable price and mix, partially offset by $17 million of favourable foreign currency impact.

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Yokohama reports record nine-month 2017 net sales results

Tuesday 14th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. has reported net sales of 466.79 billion yen in the first ninth months of 2017 – a new record for this period. Of this figure, 333.13 billion yen was generate by sales of tyres (excluding Alliance Tyre Group operations, which are included in the firm’s accounts following the business’ acquisition in September 2016). Therefore, profit attributable to owners of parent increased 96.4 per cent over the same period of the previous year, to 16.7 billion yen, on a 39.7 per cent increase in operating income, to 26.4 billion yen.

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Solvay reports second quarter sales of 3 billion euros

Tuesday 29th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Raw materials supplier Solvay has announced increased sales and profits in its second quarter 2017 results, with net sales of 3 billion euros (US$3.5 billion), up 11 per cent compared to the same period in 2016.

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Brembo reports 12% EBIT growth

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Leading Italian brake maker Brembo reports that its revenues increased 10.1 per cent to 1,262.4 million euros in the first half of 2017. During the same period pre-tax profits (EBITDA) grew 12.8 per cent to 255.5 million euros. EBITDA margin was over 20 per cent.

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Cooper Tire: Raw material costs deflate profit in Q1 2017

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Although its revenues remained at roughly the same level as a year earlier, Cooper Tire & Rubber experienced a 46.2 per cent year-on-year drop in operating profit during the first quarter of 2017. The largest contributor to this unfavourable result was raw material costs which, net of price and mix, removed $42 million from the result.

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Continental “comfortably achieves” 2016 targets

Monday 9th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Key preliminary data for Continental’s 2016 financial year has been published, and this shows an increase in both sales and EBIT margin. Reported sales rose three per cent year-on-year to around €40.5 billion, and adjusted EBIT margin amounted to some 10.7 per cent. Upon announcing these results today, Continental wrote that the company “comfortably achieved” its annual targets as adjusted in October 2016.

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Yokohama profits tumble 49%

Wednesday 10th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. first half 2016 profits declined 49.3 per cent, to 8.2 billion yen. Yokohama reports that the fall resulted from a 37.9 per cent decline in operating income, to 15.7 billion yen, on a 9.5 per cent decline in net sales, to 268.1 billion yen. The Japanese tyre manufacturer put the negative performance down to “a unit decline in Japanese vehicle production, weakening demand and declining prices in Yokohama’s principal product sectors, and the appreciation of the yen”.

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Double-digit sales growth for Mahle

Double-digit sales growth for Mahle

Wednesday 10th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Mahle grew its sales to 11.5 billion euros in 2015, almost 16 per cent year on year. Employment rates are also at a high in multiple locations worldwide. CEO and chairman, Wolf Henning Scheider said the company “has entered a new dimension. In terms of variety and depth of range, our company is now, more than ever, one of the influential suppliers in the automotive industry.”

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Profits up 60% at Univergomma

Profits up 60% at Univergomma

Wednesday 13th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Italian tyre wholesaler Univergomma Spa reported increased sales and strongly improved profits in its full-year 2015 results. The full-year 2015 figures show that the company achieved a turnover of 96.7 million euros up to 31 December 2015. This was based on sales increases of 4.3 per cent in value and +4.7 per cent in volume compared with the previous year. Year-on-year, pre-tax profits (EBITDA) was 8 million euros, up 60 per cent. The net final result of approximately 3 million euros improved by 72.5 per cent.

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Brembo celebrates 100 millionth brake disc

Brembo celebrates 100 millionth brake disc

Monday 16th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Brembo’s board of directors, which is chaired by Alberto Bombassei, met at the firm’s Polish factory in Dabrowa Gornicza on Tuesday 10 May to celebrate the production of the firm’s one-hundred-millionth disc. At the same time Brembo’s board approved the group's quarterly results from 31 March 2016. Brembo Group’s net consolidated revenues amounted to 563.6 million euros in the first quarter of 2016, up 9.6 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2015. On a like-for-like exchange rate basis, revenues increased by 10.5 per cent.

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