Mazda Motor Corp and Mitsubishi Motors Corp
The global financial crisis had cause many companies to slow down their operation. Mitsubishi and Mazda warned yesterday they would lose money this year.
Read the detail news from Reuters below :
MAZDA, MITSUBISHI WARN OF LOSS ON SALES SLUMP
Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp and Mitsubishi Motors Corp warned yesterday they would lose money this year as they build fewer cars in view of tumbling demand, joining a growing list of carmakers awash in red ink.
The revisions had been expected after bigger rivals Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co slashed their forecasts in the past few weeks, also citing pressure from the yen’s steep rise.
Mazda, Japan’s fifth-biggest carmaker and owned 13 per cent by Ford Motor Co, now expects an operating loss of 25 billion yen (100 yen = RM4.03) in the year ending March 31, instead of a 90 billion yen profit. The new projection was worse than the lowest forecast for a 19 billion yen loss in a survey of 15 analysts by Reuters Estimates.
Mazda sees a net loss of 13 billion yen instead of a profit of 50 billion yen for the year. It said it would cut production by a further 48,000 units this business year.
Mitsubishi Motors forecast a net loss of 60 billion yen – three times the amount reported by the Nikkei business daily this week – and operating profit of 5 billion yen for 2008/09.
Mitsubishi Motors plans to build 330,000 fewer vehicles this business year than it had initially planned.