Nissan consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003 showed a 33% increase in net profit to 495.2 billion yen ($US4.06 billion, E4.20 billion), compared to 372.3 billion yen for fiscal year 2001, and a claimed industry-leading operating profit of 10.8%. The financial results were in line with those ‘pre-announced’ on April 23, 2003.