Nissan: Remarks on mercantile year 2016 first-half financial formula from co-chief executive officer Hiroto Saikawa

Posted on 08. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada


Nissan reports initial half formula for mercantile year 2016

Hiroto Saikawa, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

For a six-month duration to Sep 30th, total net revenues decreased 10.3% to 5.32 trillion yen due to a disastrous impact from unfamiliar sell rates.

Operating distinction totaled 339.7 billion yen, that equates to an handling domain of 6.4%.

Net income totaled 282.4 billion yen, that represents a 5.3% net margin.  Free money upsurge for a automotive business was 364.1 billion yen and we finished a duration with an automotive net money position of 1.30 trillion yen.

This diminution year-over-year came from adverse FX. And a operational potency softened year-over-year.

On consistent banking basis, net revenues would have shown an boost of 3.2% to 6.12 trillion yen while handling distinction would have softened 31.5% to 519.5 billion yen, reflecting an handling distinction domain of 8.5%.

The year-over-year diminution in Revenue, Operating Profit and Net Income comes from adverse FX impacts that were not totally homogeneous by improvements in underlying a business opening – in particular, cost efficiency.


During a 6 months finale Sep 30th, tellurian sum attention volumes – or TIV – reached 44.7 million units, an boost of 3.5%.

Nissan’s sum section sales were 2.61 million units, a diminution of 3 thousand units. However, we sojourn amply assured in a second-half opening that we are progressing a sales opinion of 5.6 million units on a full year basis. We have a clever product choice for a second half to assistance us strech this target.

In Japan, TIV fell by 1.0% to 2.31 million units. Nissan saw section sales decrease by 20.2% to 211,000 units, ensuing in a marketplace share of 9.2% especially due to a fact that we had to stop sales of a Dayz and Dayz Roox minicars in a initial quarter.

In early July, we resumed sales of a Dayz and Dayz Roox minicars. At a finish of August, we launched a all-new Serena.

We have perceived roughly 30,000 automobile orders so far, that significantly exceeds a designed gait of 8,000 vehicles per month.

Encouragingly, over 60% of new Serena business opted for Pro-pilot, signaling earnest direct for autonomous-drive technologies.

In China, where a sales opening is totalled on a calendar-year basis, initial half TIV was adult 7.9% to 12.31 million units.

Nissan’s sales augmenting 3.8% to 610 thousand units, representing a marketplace share of 5.0% for a half.

For a nine-month duration to a finish of September, a China sales reached 929 thousand units that was adult 8.2% contra a before year period, though behind altogether TIV growth.

It could be explained by dual factors. 

One is low direct for light blurb vehicles, where we have a 5.3% share of a Chinese LCV marketplace that declined 11.2% in a 9-month duration to Sep 30.  

The second indicate is a fast enlargement of a internal brands in newcomer automobile segment. The Venucia code could not keep gait with a clever enlargement of other internal brands.

In a U.S., TIV was down 0.8% during 9.03 million units. But Nissan’s sales rose by 3.7% to 783 thousand units, homogeneous to a marketplace share of 8.7%, amid clever direct for Rogue, Altima and Maxima.

In Canada, sales rose by 1.4% to 74 thousand units, ensuing in a marketplace share of 6.7%.

In Mexico, we remained number-one with section sales augmenting 14.8% to 191 thousand units, homogeneous to a marketplace share of 24.7%.

In Europe, including Russia, a sales totaled 362 thousand units, ensuing in a marketplace share of 3.8%. Excluding Russia, sales rose by 4.4% to 319,000 units, that resulted in a marketplace share of 3.6%.

In Russia, a marketplace continued to be impacted by a diseased ruble and mercantile uncertainty. Our sales decreased 30.1% to 43,000 units and a marketplace share was down 1.5 pp to 6.1%

Our marketplace share in Europe declined due to underperformance in a B segment.  However we are awaiting clever sales of a all new Micra after in this mercantile year that we denounced final month during a Paris Motor Show.

In other markets, a sales decreased 4.9% to 382,000 units due to altogether diseased attention demand.

Unit sales in Asia and Oceania decreased 0.1% to 168,000 vehicles and sales in Africa and others totaled 41,000 units, down 18.4%.

Although sales in Latin America and a Middle East decreased to 83,000 units and 90,000 units respectively, we outperformed those markets.


Moving to a fact of a financial results, as with prior quarters, Nissan is presenting a financial opening underneath a equity accounting process for a corner try in China.

On this basis:

  • Consolidated net revenues totaled 5.32 trillion yen.
  • Operating distinction totaled 339.7 billion yen, that equates to an handling domain of 6.4%.
  • Net income was 282.4 billion yen, that represents a 5.3% net margin.

Looking during a handling distinction movement:

Overall including volumes, MS, and Monozkuri performance, we constructed a certain impact of 124.5 billion yen.

Meaning but a disastrous impact by FX, a handling distinction domain augmenting 1.8 commission points to 8.5% by potency alleviation of a operations.

FX however had a disastrous impact of 179.8 billion yen, ensuing in a reported handling distinction of 339.7 billion yen.

On a government pro forma basis, that includes a proportional converging of a Chinese corner venture, a pivotal indicators showed that:

  • Net revenues totaled 5.84 trillion yen for a half.
  • Operating distinction was 412.0 billion yen.
  • Net income totaled 282.4 billion yen.
  • Automotive giveaway money upsurge was 408.1 billion yen; and
  • We finished a duration with automotive net money of 1.46 trillion yen.

On a pro forma basis, a tangible handling distinction domain was 7.1%. If we did not have poignant headwinds by FX, this 7.1% of handling domain would have been 9.0%.


During a initial half, we continued to launch sparkling new products as designed in a Nissan Power 88 midterm plan.

Our new models have enclosed a new Datsun redi-Go crossover in India, a all new Serena in Japan, a new Kicks in Brazil, a 2017 Pathfinder, a all new Armada, and a new Titan half-ton pick-up lorry in North America.

For any of these models, initial direct is encouraging, giving us clever movement as we enter a second half.

To means that momentum, we will launch some-more new products in a entrance months. As a result, we design clever enlargement in a second half.

In North America, a new Rogue will minister to a sales foresee for a mercantile year.

At a new Paris engine show, we denounced a new Micra indication for Europe that will be fabricated during a Renault plant during Flins, France from December.

We began sales of a all new Serena in Japan on Aug 24th. And final week, we began sales of and a Note e-POWER in Japan. It outlines a large miracle in a foundation plan underneath Nissan Intelligent Mobility. 

We are assured in a intensity of a Note e-POWER, that went on sale on Nov 2nd.

We also saw continued movement during a reward Infiniti brand, where section sales rose 5.8% to 106 thousand units in a initial half of a mercantile year. This was driven essentially by enlivening direct for a Q30 in Europe as good as a QX30 and QX60 in North America.

Nissan has continued to build a code profile.

In a initial half, we sponsored vital sporting events – quite a Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games in Brazil, a European Champions League and college sports in a USA.

These activities helped to lift code prominence this year.  According to a Interbrand consult of tip brands, Nissan rose 6 positions and is now ranked 43rd in tellurian brands.

We also see a accelerating adoption of new record as pivotal to building a code profile. That will continue in a future.

One of a biggest priority areas is to build on a Nissan Intelligent Mobility prophesy for building a zero-emission, zero-fatality destiny for driving. 

Nissan Intelligent Mobility is featuring in some-more new vehicles such as a latest Serena, where we are charity ProPILOT functions. This unconstrained expostulate record combines programmed steering, accelerator and braking to palliate motorist effort in complicated trade and on prolonged journeys.

We have been actively building partnerships over a normal automotive attention to jointly work on serve enhancing Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

We as a Alliance recently announced a multiyear agreement with Microsoft to partner on next-generation technologies including a Microsoft Azure, that is one of their intelligent cloud offerings.

We as an Alliance acquired Sylpheo, a French module growth company, to accelerate a enlargement of a connected automobile and mobility services program.

Last month, we announced a enlargement of a Alliance plan by completing a merger of a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors for 237 billion yen.

As partial of a Alliance, we will aim synergy advantages by partnership on corner purchasing, deeper localization, corner plant utilization, common automobile platforms, record pity and an enlargement of a companies’ total participation in both grown and rising markets.

We are also accelerating a six-year partnership with Daimler by team-work on a prolongation trickery during Aguascalientes in Mexico, as good as a stirring one-ton pick-up prolongation in Argentina, and corner engine prolongation in North America.


Relative to a opinion for a full mercantile year, we are progressing a formerly announced financial and volume guidance.

Nissan maintains a on-going division process reflecting a profitability and plain giveaway money upsurge era and sojourn committed to a smallest pay-out ratio of 30%. For a 2016 mercantile year, a prior projection of an boost in a full year division to 48 yen per share is maintained. Earlier today, a Board authorized remuneration of an halt division of 24 yen per share to be done on Nov 25, 2016.


In summary, notwithstanding clever headwinds in a initial half, quite on a FX front, we have delivered plain business opening and financial formula leveraging softened operational efficiency. Looking forward, we are committed to flourishing a business in a tolerable approach delivering plain earnings, certain automotive giveaway money upsurge and appealing shareholder returns.


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