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|Tuesday, November 08, 2011|
Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 19% drop in profit due to parts shortages from Japan's March earthquake and tsunami, as well as the yen's rapid appreciation against the dollar.
Japan's largest auto maker on Tuesday postponed a possible revision of its earnings forecast for the full-year, citing volatility in current markets and uncertainty on resumption of normal production due to flooding in Thailand. In August, Toyota had called for a profit of ¥390 billion ($5.01 billion) and sales of ¥19 trillion for the fiscal year ending next March.
"A lot of negative factors have piled up one after another," Toyota Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Satoshi Ozawa said at a news conference. The company said it will update its outlook once the full impact of the production disruptions becomes clear.
Just as Toyota's production was recovering from shortages due to Japan's earthquake and tsunami in March, its global output was crimped by component shortages from the massive flooding in Thailand, where it builds parts and some autos for export.
The company posted a net profit of ¥80.4 billion in its fiscal second quarter ended September, down from ¥98.7 billion in the same period a year earlier.
Read more from The Wall Street Journal.
Friday, July 18, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."
Thursday, June 26, 2014
BY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER
Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?
Friday, June 27, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER
Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Remember the naysayers? Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle? Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Kim Moore | OB Editor
The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.
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