Mazda Motor Corporation#;s chief financial officer Bob Shanks has told the Detroit News that the 33.4 percent Ford-owned Japanese car maker will meet its goal of returning to profitability this year after a record loss last year. "We feel we are on track, and I do expect us to be profitable this year, exceeding the initial plan to break even," Shanks told the Detroit News in a Geneva motor show interview, adding that the weaker yen has been favourable.