Feb 4, 2014

Panasonic profit beats analyst estimates

Panasonic Corp. posted third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the television maker stops making plasma sets to speed up reforms and recover from back-to-back annual losses. Net income rose 20 percent to ¥73.7 billion in the three months that ended Dec. 31, the ...

Japan Inc. doubles profit on quick cost-cutting moves

Nov 18, 2013

Japan Inc. doubles profit on quick cost-cutting moves

by Anna Mukai

Companies that made tough decisions about exiting businesses, closing factories and revamping management led to a doubling of corporate earnings last quarter, now at the highest level since 2007. Net income jumped to about ¥5.5 trillion at more than 1,280 of the largest listed ...

Sony rides weak yen to beat profit estimates

Aug 1, 2013

Sony rides weak yen to beat profit estimates

Sony Corp., considering Daniel Loeb’s push for a partial sale of its entertainment assets, said Thursday it posted first-quarter earnings that beat estimates after cutting costs, introducing new smartphones and benefiting from a weaker yen. Net income totaled ¥3.48 billion in the three months ...

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

May 9, 2013

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

Toyota expects to book group operating profit of ¥1.8 trillion for the current business year, up 36.3 percent from the year before, on the back of the weaker yen and brisk sales in North America and Asia.

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

May 8, 2013

Weaker yen helps Toyota bottom line

Toyota expects to book group operating profit of ¥1.8 trillion for the current business year, up 36.3 percent from the year before, on the back of the weaker yen and brisk sales in North America and Asia.