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Nichirin Posts Decrease to Sales, Profits for First Quarter of 2020

Rubber auto parts manufacturer Nichirin Co. Ltd. (TYO:5184) recently posted its business results for the first quarter of calendar 2020. The figures here highlight how sluggish demand and sales in the automotive sector – Nichirin’s largest customer industry – brought about a decline in both sales revenue and profit at the company. A large part of this stems from the...

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Sumitomo Rubber Sees Decline in Business Profit for First Quarter

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) has released its business results for the January–March quarter of calendar 2020 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The company reported sales revenue of 190.79 billion yen ($1.77 billion) for a year-on-year decrease of 9.7 percent, while business profit decreased 54.7 percent to 2.57 billion yen. Tire operations recorded sales revenue of 163.19...

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Shin-Etsu Polymer Posts Sales Drop for FY2019 Despite Silicone Rubber Molding Products Finding Solid Foothold

Shin-Etsu Polymer Co. Ltd. (TYO:7970) has revealed decreased sales and a mixed bag of profit metrics in its business results for fiscal 2019. The chemical manufacturer posted sales revenue of 80.25 billion yen ($746.98 million), down by 6.1 percent year-on-year; operating profit of 7.76 billion yen, down by 4.9 percent; ordinary profit of slightly less than 8.1 billion yen, up...

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Mitsui Chemicals Sees Sales Revenue Drop for FY2019

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) recently posted its business results for fiscal 2020 to reveal sales of just under 1.34 trillion yen ($12.52 billion), down 9.7 percent year-on-year. The company’s overall operating income totaled a little below 71.64 billion yen, down by 23.3 percent, with ordinary income down 36.4 percent to slightly under 65.52 billion yen and net income down 50.1...

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Toyoda Gosei Sees Operating Profit Halve for FY2019 Due to Coronavirus

Toyoda Gosei Co. Ltd. (TYO:7282) recently posted its business results for fiscal 2019, revealing year-on-year decreases in a number of performance metrics. This included sales revenue of 812.94 billion yen ($7.6 billion), down 3.3 percent year-on-year; operating profit of 17.89 billion yen, down 51 percent; and net profit of 11.23 billion yen, down 51.8 percent. In Japan specifically, Toyoda Gosei’s...

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JSR Sees Sales Revenue Decline 4.7% for FY2019

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently posted its business results for fiscal 2019, revealing sales revenue of 471.97 billion yen ($4.4 billion) – down 4.7 percent year-on-year. The company’s operating profit for the year came to 32.88 billion yen, down 27.3 percent, while its net profit totaled 22.64 billion yen, down 27.4 percent. In the Elastomers segment specifically, JSR generated 178.79 billion...

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