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Toyo Tires Records 3.8% Drop in Sales for Q1 of 2019

Toyo Tire Corp. (TYO:5105) recently posted its results for the first quarter of calendar 2019, showing overall sales of 90.14 billion yen ($817.75 million) for the period. This marks a decrease of 3.8 percent from the same quarter last year. The company’s operating profit for the quarter was similarly down 4 percent year-on-year to 10.17 billion yen, with ordinary profit...

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Sagami Rubber Industries Records 5.9% Sales Increase for Fiscal 2018

Sagami Rubber Industries Co. Ltd. (TYO:5194) recently posted its business results for fiscal 2018. The company recorded sales of 6.26 billion yen ($56.62 million), up 5.9 percent year-on-year; operating profit of 1.12 billion yen, down 24.1 percent; ordinary profit of 916 million yen, down 48.3 percent; and net profit of 553 million yen, down 57.7 percent. By segment, Sagami Rubber...

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Mitsui Chemicals Mobility Segment Sees Double-Digit Sales Increase for Fiscal 2018

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) recently released its business results for fiscal 2018. The company’s overall sales for the period totaled 1.48 trillion yen ($13.47 billion), up 11.6 percent year-on-year. Operating profit was 93.43 billion yen, down 9.7 percent year-on-year; ordinary profit was 102.97 billion yen, down 6.6 percent; and net profit was 76.12 billion yen, up 6.3 percent. Mitsui Chemicals’...

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Nitta Achieves Year-on-Year Increase to Belt, Rubber Product Sales for 2018

Nitta Corp. (TYO:5186) recently posted its results for fiscal 2018, revealing a total of 89.17 billion yen in annual sales – up by 22.2 percent year-on-year. On the profit side of the equation, the company made 5.66 billion yen in operating income, up 16.4 percent year-on-year; 11.47 billion yen in ordinary income, down 0.3 percent; and 8.97 billion yen in...

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JSR to Switch up Top Management With New Positions, New President

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) announced on March 14 that it intends to restructure its top management, having made a decision on this at a board of directors meeting earlier that day. Managing Officer Eric Johnson, 57, has been selected to fill the newly created role of CEO. Meanwhile, Nobuo Kawahashi, 62 – currently an executive managing officer at JSR – was...

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Showa Denko Posts Major Increase to Sales and Income, Strong Propylene Results

Showa Denko KK (TYO:4004) recently revealed that it achieved an increase to both sales revenue and income for calendar 2018. The company posted sales of 992.14 billion yen ($8.97 billion) for the year, up by 27.1 percent over figures from 2017. Meanwhile, operating income was up 131.6 percent year-on-year to reach just over 180 billion yen, with ordinary income up...

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