Are you listening in Paris? Ghosn is still very keen to stress the benefits - for all participants - of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Are you listening in Paris? Ghosn is still very keen to stress the benefits - for all participants - of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Nissan is forecasting that it will achieve a 14% increase in operating profit this financial year, on the basis of sales growth and further cost synergies from its alliance with Renault.

Nissan has posted operating profit up 18.3% to 589.6 billion yen for fiscal year 2014 (ended March 31), representing a 5.2% margin on net revenues that reached 11.38 trillion yen for the period.

Net income was up 17.6% to 457.6 billion yen in the year on revenues up 8.5% to 11.38 trillion yen.

"These are solid results in a highly competitive market-place," said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan. "We have been encouraged by demand for our new products. In the year ahead, we will remain focused on delivering continued revenue and profit growth, driven by our product and technology offensive, cost and sales discipline, and growing synergies from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. These actions will ensure we remain on the right path towards our mid-term strategic goals."

Nissan enjoyed a tailwind last year from currency gains, but also benefited from sales gains in a number of markets, notably the US where its Rogue model has been particularly successful. Those sales gains offset challenging market conditions in Japan and several emerging markets, Nissan said.

This year the company will face pressures in China where automakers are now cutting prices and adding incentives as demand softens.

New models, including the Nissan Maxima, Lannia and Infiniti Q30, are expected to contribute to fiscal year 2015 sales growth (projected at just over 6%).

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Nissan Reports Net Income of 457.6 Billion Yen for FY2014

Results for 12 months to March 31, 2015
(TSE report basis - China JV equity basis)*
FY2014Y-O-Y
Net revenue ¥11.38 trillion
($103.6 billion/€82.0 billion)
+8.5%
Operating profit ¥589.6 billion
($5.4 billion/€4.3 billion)
+18.3%
Net income ¥457.6 billion
($4.2 billion/€3.3 billion)
+17.6%
Based on average foreign exchange rates of JPY 109.8/USD and JPY 138.7/EUR for the 12-month period.

YOKOHAMA, Japan (May 13, 2015) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the 12 months to March 31, 2015.

The company delivered solid full-year revenues and profits. Robust demand, especially for new products in North America and Western Europe, along with cost efficiencies and the continued correction in the yen-dollar exchange rate, offset challenging market conditions in Japan and several emerging markets.

Operating profit rose to 589.6 billion yen for fiscal year 2014, representing a 5.2% margin on net revenues that reached 11.38 trillion yen for the period.

In the fourth quarter, operating profits were 171.6 billion yen; net income reached 118.8 billion yen; and revenues increased by 2.6% to 3.29 trillion yen.

On a management pro-forma basis, which includes proportional consolidation of results from Nissan's joint venture operation in China, fiscal year 2014 net revenues increased to 12.41 trillion yen, up 8.5% year-on-year. Pro-forma operating profit rose by 18.6% to 718.6 billion yen compared with fiscal year 2013. This resulted in a 5.8% operating profit margin.

"These are solid results in a highly competitive market-place," said Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive officer. "We have been encouraged by demand for our new products. In the year ahead, we will remain focused on delivering continued revenue and profit growth, driven by our product and technology offensive, cost and sales discipline, and growing synergies from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. These actions will ensure we remain on the right path towards our mid-term strategic goals."

FY2015 Outlook

For fiscal year 2015, Nissan expects to sell 5.55 million units, up 4.4% and equivalent to a global market share of 6.5%. New models, including the Nissan Maxima, Lannia and Infiniti Q30, are expected to contribute to fiscal year 2015 sales growth.

Based on this sales outlook, Nissan has filed the following forecast with the Tokyo Stock Exchange for the twelve month period ending March 31, 2016:

Nissan FY2015 Outlook - TSE report basis - China JV equity basis*
Net revenue 12.10 trillion
($105.2 billion/€93.1 billion)
Operating profit 675.0 billion
($5.9 billion/€5.2 billion)
Ordinary profit 765.0 billion
($6.7 billion/€5.9 billion)
Net Income 485.0 billion
($4.2 billion/€3.7 billion)
Calculated on exchange rate of JPY 115/USD and JPY 130/EUR

*Since the beginning of fiscal year 2013, Nissan has reported figures calculated under the equity method accounting for its joint venture with Dongfeng in China. Although net income reporting remains unchanged under this accounting method, the equity-accounting income statements no longer include Dongfeng-Nissan's results in revenues and operating profit.

Original source: Nissan