|Bid||129.00 x 900|
|Ask||130.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||127.60 - 129.50|
|52 Week Range||108.01 - 145.41|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.85|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.05 (3.25%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Mar 30, 2020|
|1y Target Est||156.03|
Masahiro Moro, Mazda chairman and CEO of Mazda's North American Operations, joins Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade with Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi to discuss the company’s recent car sales, future outlook, centennial anniversary and much more
(Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. reported a surprise operating profit and kept its outlook for the full year intact, showing its resilience to the global automotive slowdown that has forced other major carmakers to post deep losses.Japan’s biggest automaker reported a profit of 13.9 billion yen ($132 million) in the April-June quarter, even though analysts projected, on average, a loss of 207 billion yen. For the fiscal year through March, Toyota kept its operating profit outlook of 500 billion yen.Although slim for an automaker with an annual output of 10 million vehicles, the results deliver on President Akio Toyoda’s vow to remain profitable during the pandemic. Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Co. and other automakers have reported billions in losses as the pandemic decimated demand, underscoring Toyota’s expertise in containing costs during both good and bad times. Tesla Inc. was another rare example of a profitable carmaker, with Elon Musk’s company benefiting from market-share gains and capacity expansion.“There clearly are winners and losers,” said Tatsuo Yoshida, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “Toyota’s progress has been really good” compared with other Japanese automakers, he said.The shares of Toyota climbed after the results, and were up 2.3% at the close in Tokyo. The stock is down 12% this year. The Nasdaq OMX Global Auto Index is up about 4.5% over the same period.The pandemic has forced dealers to close showrooms and manufacturers to idle factories around the world, with global auto sales declining 22% in the first half to 4.16 million units. Toyota’s revenue for the quarter fell 40% to 4.6 trillion yen, slightly exceeding analysts’ prediction for 4.4 trillion yen.For the full year, Toyota kept its sales forecast at 24 trillion yen. Analysts are projecting, on average, annual revenue of 24.7 trillion yen.“Toyota was already more profitable than other automakers,” said Seiji Sugiura, an analyst at Tokyo Tokai Securities, adding that the company also rolled out new models. “They should return to normal by the fourth quarter.”Toyota also released a net income outlook of 730 billion yen, below analysts’ projection for 1.1 trillion yen. Toyota has decided to forgo an earnings news conference for fiscal first- and third-quarter results.(Updates with shares in the fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Japanese shares fell on Thursday as investors stayed away from risky bets amid a largely downbeat earnings season, though Toyota rose after unexpectedly avoiding a loss last quarter. The Nikkei index ended down 0.43% at 22,418.15, with technology and consumer staples companies falling the most. The broader Topix fell 0.31% to 1,549.88.