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Bridgestone Sees Higher Sales, Lower Operating Profit for First Half of 2018

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has released its business results for the first half of calendar 2018, showing 1.9 percent year-on-year sales growth to total 1.78 trillion yen ($15.98 billion) for the period. Meanwhile, the company’s operating profit fell 1.4 percent to 199.43 billion yen, ordinary profit was down 2.6 percent to 190.76 billion yen, and net profit was up 2.1 percent...

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Zeon’s Elastomer Business Sees Rising Sales, Falling Profits for First Quarter

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) has released its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, showing its sales for the period as having risen 1.1 percent year-on-year to reach 83.67 billion yen ($754.26 million). Meanwhile, the company’s operating profit was down 13 percent to 8.46 billion yen, while its ordinary profit fell 10.6 percent to 9.66 billion yen and its net...

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Zeon Subsidiary Tokyo Zairyo Sees Profit Rise for Ninth Straight Year

Tokyo Zairyo Co. Ltd., a Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) subsidiary focused on the trading of raw materials, has shown strong financial results for the fiscal year ending March 2018. Fiscal 2017 saw the company generate 93.28 billion yen ($844.28 million) in sales, up 7 percent year-on-year; 1.99 billion yen in ordinary profit, up 2.6 percent; and 1.54 billion yen in net...

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Zeon Sets New Records With Business Results for Fiscal 2017

Synthetic rubber giant Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently released its business results for fiscal 2017, with highlights including the company topping its previous record figures for sales, operating profit and ordinary profit. Sales for the year ended at 332.68 billion yen ($3.04 billion), up 15.7 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, operating profit totaled 38.88 billion yen, up 26.4 percent; ordinary profit came in...

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JSR’s Elastomer Division Sees 6.5% Year-on-Year Increase in Sales

JSR Corp. (TYO:4185) recently released its financial results for fiscal 2017, with these showing that sales from the company’s elastomer division went up 6.5 percent year-on-year to 197.37 billion yen ($1.81 billion). Operating profit from the division was at 14.87 billion yen, up 69 percent, while sales volume was at 677,731 tons, down 3 percent. In response to rising butadiene...

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Kuriyama Eyes Continued Strong Performance Across Asia, North America for 2018

Major industrial rubber manufacturer and marketer Kuriyama Holdings Corp. (TYO:3355) is getting strong business performance out of its operations across Asia and North America. Sales for fiscal 2017 have been going steady in Asia for Kuriyama’s urea SCR sensors and module tanks, which comply with emission regulations in the region on construction and agricultural machinery. In China, the company has...

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