TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co’s monetary efficiency in April and Could was higher than anticipated, the automaker’s president mentioned on the annual common assembly (AGM) on Tuesday.
The announcement to shareholders got here after the automaker’s forecast final month that its gross sales would break even for the fiscal 12 months that started on April 1.
“However we already see indicators of restoration,” mentioned Nissan’s Chief Govt Officer Uchida. “Because of the robust outcomes of our ongoing efforts over the previous 12 months, Nissan’s efficiency for April and Could is best than our plan.”
The worldwide Nissan workforce is “doing all the things it might” to keep away from three consecutive years of losses, Uchida mentioned.
Nissan, like different automakers, has been making manufacturing changes due to a worldwide chip provide crunch. Sources have advised Reuters the corporate would quickly halt manufacturing at some vegetation in Japan and Mexico this month.
“As we pay shut consideration to the market traits and modify manufacturing of fashions, we’re minimising the unfavourable impression of the semiconductor provide problem on the plant utilisation charge,” Uchida mentioned.
He added that the corporate was attempting to make up for the manufacturing loss throughout the monetary 12 months and to take motion to make sure stability in its provide of components.
Though the corporate shouldn’t be prepared to offer dividend forecasts, it’ll attempt to generate enough web money and resume funds as quickly as doable, Uchida mentioned.
When a shareholder requested a few home media report final week that the automaker is ending the event of its Skyline sedans, Uchida mentioned that Nissan has made no such choice.
(Reporting by Eimi Yamamitsu. Enhancing by Gerry Doyle)
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