Toyota’s First-Quarter Net Profit Soars by 78%


By Kosaku Narioka

Toyota Motor, the renowned Japanese automaker, announced a significant surge in net profit for the first quarter of this fiscal year. The company witnessed a remarkable 78% increase in net profit compared to the same period last year, owing to the alleviation of the chip shortage and robust sales performance across all markets.

Strong Financial Results

  • Net profit for the quarter ended in June reached an impressive ¥1.311 trillion ($9.22 billion), surpassing the estimates of industry analysts polled by Quick, who expected ¥793.85 billion.
  • First-quarter revenue also saw a commendable growth rate, rising by 24% to ¥10.547 trillion from the previous year. This positive outcome can be attributed to increased sales across all regions, largely due to the relief in the semiconductor shortage, which hampered production last year.

Regional Performance

  • Operating profit in Japan more than doubled to ¥701.9 billion, exhibiting remarkable growth from ¥336.7 billion reported a year ago.
  • North America also showed a significant improvement in operating profit, with figures soaring to ¥119.6 billion from ¥14.5 billion.

Encouraging Future Outlook

Toyota remains optimistic about its performance and has maintained its forecasts for sales volume, revenue, and net profit for the fiscal year ending in March 2024.

  • The company aims to achieve group vehicle sales of 11.4 million units, including subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor and Hino Motors, compared to the 10.6 million units sold in the previous fiscal year.
  • Toyota expects a 2.3% increase in revenue, projecting it to reach ¥38.000 trillion.
  • Net profit is also anticipated to rise by 5.2% and reach ¥2.580 trillion.

Toyota’s strong financial results not only reflect its ability to overcome challenges but also highlight its resilience in the face of adversity. With an encouraging future outlook, the automaker is set to maintain its position as an industry leader.

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