DENSO Announces Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2018 Financial Results

KARIYA, JAPAN, Apr 27, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018:

- Consolidated revenue totaled 5,108.3 billion yen (US$48.1 billion), a 12.8% increase from the previous year.
- Consolidated operating profit totaled 412.7 billion yen (US$3.9 billion), a 24.8% increase from the previous year.
- Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 320.6 billion yen (US$3.0 billion), a 24.4% increase from the previous year.

"DENSO's revenue rose due to an increase in vehicle production, as well as sales expansion. DENSO's operating profit also saw an increase due to a rise in production volume and company cost reduction efforts," said Koji Arima, president and CEO of DENSO Corporation.

In Japan, a rise in vehicle production and newly consolidated subsidiaries resulted in an increase in revenue to 3,083.8 billion yen (US$29.0 billion), a 14.8% growth from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume and cost reduction efforts, the operating profit totaled 200.7 billion yen (US$1.9 billion), a 54.2% improvement from the previous year.

In North America, sales expansion led to a rise in revenue to 1,156.3 billion yen (US$10.9 billion), a 7.3% increase from the previous year. Operating profit totaled 42.5 billion yen (US$0.4 billion), a 29.1% decrease from the previous year due to an increase in depreciation.

In Europe, a rise in both vehicle production and sales expansion led to an increase in revenue to 662.3 billion yen (US$6.2 billion), a 14.7% increase from the previous year. Due to depreciation increases, operating profit dropped to 20.1 billion yen (US$0.2 billion), a 0.5% decrease from the previous year.

In Asia, an increase in both vehicle production and sales expansion resulted in an increase in revenue to 1,322.8 billion yen (US$12.5 billion), a 16.1% rise from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, operating profit totaled 136.7 billion yen (US$1.3 billion), 21.3% growth from the previous year.

In other areas, mainly the South American region, including Brazil and Argentina, revenue totaled 79.0 billion yen (US$0.7 billion), a 20.0 percent increase from the previous year. Operating profit totaled 13.4 billion yen (US$0.1 billion).

"For the new fiscal year, revenue will increase due to the increase in car production, sales expansion, and the newly consolidated subsidiaries. Despite a rise in production volume and cost reduction efforts, operating profit will decrease due to an increase in investment for future growth, in addition to the impact of the yen's appreciation and increase of material costs," said Arima.

(Foreign exchange rates used for the full-year are US$=105 yen, Euro=130 yen)

About Denso

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.

Contact:
Sadayoshi Yokoyama, Toshiko Watanabe DENSO CORPORATION Phone: 81-566-25-5594 Fax: 81-566-25-4509 sadayoshi_yokoyama@denso.co.jp toshiko_watanabe@denso.co.jp

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