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Honda: Consolidated financial summary for the fiscal 2nd quarter ended September 30, 2021 and forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022

Despite some unfavorable factors such as the supply shortage of certain parts including semiconductors and an increase in raw material costs, consolidated operating profit for the fiscal first half (6 months) ended September 30, 2021 amounted to 442.1 billion yen, a year-on-year increase by 272.9 billion yen compared to the same period last year which was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

I. Consolidated financial summary for the first half (6 months) ended September 30, 2021

  • Sales revenue: 6,988.2 billion yen (a year-on-year increase of 21.0%)
    Increase due to higher sales revenue from all businesses.
  • Operating profit: 442.1 billion yen (a year-on-year increase of 161.2%)
    Increase due primarily to higher profit related to changes in sales volume and model mix.
  • Profit for the period attributable to owners of the parent: 389.2 billion yen
     (a year-on-year increase of 143.2%) 

II. Consolidated financial summary and business-by-business results for the fiscal second quarter (3 months) ended September 30, 2021

  • Sales revenue: 3,404.3 billion yen (a year-on-year decrease of 6.8%)
    Decrease due primarily to a decrease in sales revenue from automobile businesses.
  • Operating profit: 198.9 billion yen(a year-on-year decrease of 29.7%)
    Decrease due primarily to a decrease in profit related to changes in sales volume and model mix.
  • Profit for the period attributable to owners of the parent: 166.6 billion yen
    (a year-on-year decrease of 30.8%)

1)     Motorcycle business
Sales revenue: 505.5 billion yen (a year-on-year increase of 12.4 billion yen)
Although sales decreased in Asia, sales revenue experienced a year-on-year increase due primarily to favorable currency effects.

Operating profit: 67.4 billion yen (a year-on-year decrease of 1.0 billion yen).
Decrease due primarily to a decrease in profit related to changes in sales revenue and model mix.

2)     Automobile business
Sales revenue: 2,182.4 billion yen(a year-on-year decrease of 284.6 billion yen)
Decrease due primarily to a decrease in sales mainly in North America.

Operating profit: 46.4 billion yen (a year-on-year decrease of 78.9 billion yen)
Decrease due primarily to a decrease in unit sales as a result of the supply shortage of certain parts, including semiconductors.
Combined with operating profit from financial services business related to automobile sales, the estimated operating profit for automobile business is 127.7 billion yen.

3)     Financial Services business
Operating profit: 84.5 billion yen (a year-on-year decrease of 8.7 billion yen)
Decrease due primarily to a year-on-year difference in the amount of the provision for credit losses recorded.

4)     Life Creation (power products) and Other businesses
Operating profit: 0.5 billion yen(a year-on-year increase of 4.7 billion yen)
Aircraft/aircraft engine business, which is included in “Other businesses,” accounted for an operating loss of 7.2 billion yen.

III. Forecasts for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2022 (FY22)

  • Honda is expecting that the external business environment will remain challenging during this fiscal year due primarily to the resurgence of COVID-19, the supply shortage of certain parts including semiconductors and an increase in raw material costs. Based on this assumption, Honda plans to achieve fiscal year operating profit of 660 billion yen, which is equivalent to that of the previous fiscal year, through continuous efforts to improve profitability including the control of selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses and reduction of costs.
  • The plan for profit for the fiscal year attributable to owners of the parent was revised to 555.0 billion yen.

Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal 2nd Quarter Ended September 30, 2021

2nd quarter
ended
Sep. 30, 2020
(3 months period)
2nd quarter
ended
Sep. 30, 2021
(3 months period)
Difference
Honda Group
Unit Sales*1
(million units)
Motorcycles4.4674.294-0.173
Automobiles*31.2530.917-0.336
Life Creation1.3701.522+0.152
Consolidated
Unit Sales*2
(million units)
Motorcycles3.0232.695-0.328
Automobiles*30.7530.574-0.179
Life Creation1.3701.522+0.152
Financial
Results
(billion yen)
Sales revenue3,651.33,404.3-247.0
Operating profit282.9198.9-83.9
Share of profit of investments accounted for using the equity method62.351.3-10.9
Profit before income taxes345.7249.0-96.6
Profit for the period
attributable to owners of the
parent
240.9166.6-74.2
Honda’s
Average Rate
(yen)
USD=106110JPY depreciated
against the
USD by 4 yen/dollar

Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal First Half Ended September 30, 2021

Fiscal first half
ended Sep. 30, 2020
(6 months period)
Fiscal first half
ended Sep. 30, 2021
(6 months period)
Difference
Honda Group
Unit Sales*1
(million units)
Motorcycles6.3228.173+1.851
Automobiles*32.0451.915-0.130
Life Creation2.4533.230+0.777
Consolidated
Unit Sales*2
(million units)
Motorcycles4.2445.087+0.843
Automobiles*31.0901.182+0.092
Life Creation2.4533.230+0.777
Financial
Results
(billion yen)
Sales revenue5,775.16,988.2+1,213.0
Operating profit169.2442.1+272.9
Share of profit of investments accounted for using the equity method102.2107.2+4.9
Profit before income taxes272.2560.3+288.1
Profit for the period
attributable to owners of the
parent
160.0389.2+229.1
Interim dividend per share (yen)30*455+25
Honda’s
Average Rate
(yen)
USD=107110JPY depreciated
against the
USD by 3 yen/dollar

Forecasts for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2022 (FY22)

FY21
results
Previous
FY22 forecasts
(2021/8/4)
Revised
FY22 forecasts
(2021/11/5)
Difference
compared to
FY21 results
Difference
compared
to previous
forecasts
Honda Group
Unit Sales*1
(million units)
Motorcycles15.13217.40017.500+2.368+0.100
Automobiles*34.5464.8504.200-0.346-0.650
Life Creation5.6236.3006.100+0.477-0.200
Consolidated
Unit Sales*2
(million units)
Motorcycles10.26411.13011.040+0.776-0.090
Automobiles*32.6172.9402.525-0.092-0.415
Life Creation5.6236.3006.100+0.477-0.200
Financial
Results
(billion yen)
Sales revenue13,170.515,450.014,600.0+1,429.4-850.0
Operating profit660.2780.0660.0-0.2-120.0
Share of profit of
investments accounted for
using the equity method
272.7220.0200.0-72.7-20.0
Profit before income taxes914.01,000.0860.0-54.0-140.0
Profit for the year
attributable to owners of the parent
657.46,70.0555.0-102.4-115.0
Annual dividend per share (yen)110110110
Honda’s
Average Rate
(yen)
USD=106106110JPY to
depreciate
against the
USD by
4 yen/dollar
JPY to
depreciate
against the
USD by
4 yen/dollar

*1Honda Group Unit Sales is the total unit sales of completed products (motorcycles, ATVs, Side-by-Sides, automobiles, power products) of Honda, its consolidated subsidiaries and its affiliates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method.
*2
Consolidated Unit Sales is the total unit sales of completed products (motorcycles, ATVs, Side-by-Sides, automobiles, power products) corresponding to consolidated sales revenue, which consists of unit sales of completed products of Honda and its consolidated subsidiaries.
*3
Certain sales of automobiles that are financed with residual value type auto loans and others by our Japanese finance subsidiaries and provided through our consolidated subsidiaries are accounted for as operating leases in conformity with IFRS and are not included in consolidated sales revenue to the external customers in our automobile business. Accordingly, they are not included in Consolidated Unit Sales, but are included in Honda Group Unit Sales of our automobile business.
*4
Until the end of the previous fiscal year ended March 31, 2021(FY21), Honda was paying dividends on a quarterly basis, therefore, the amount shown in the chart is a sum of dividends paid for the fiscal first and second quarters of the FY21.

SOURCE: Honda

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