Honda-The Power of Dreams
Consolidated Financial Summary for the Fiscal 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2010

TOKYO, Japan, April 28, 2010 -- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010.

♦Consolidated Financial Summary:

Results for Fiscal 4th Quarter (3 months ended March 31, 2010)
Consolidated net sales and other operating revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter ended March 31, 2010 amounted to JPY 2,279.5 billion, an increase of 27.8% compared to the same period last year, primarily due to increased sales in all business segments and the favorable impact of currency translation.

Consolidated operating income amounted to JPY 96.0 billion, an increase of JPY 368.2 billion from the same period last year, due mainly to increased profit from higher revenue, reduction in vehicle costs by increased production and decreased selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses.

Consolidated income before income taxes amounted to JPY 93.5 billion, an increase of JPY 392.2 billion from the same period last year, and consolidated net income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. amounted to JPY 72.1 billion, an increase of JPY 252.1 billion compared to the same period last year.

Yen (billions) 4th quarter ended Mar. 31, 2009(*1) 4th quarter ended Mar. 31, 2010
Difference (% change)
Net sales and other operating revenue 1,783.8 2,279.5
+495.6 (+27.8)
Operating income (loss) (272.1) 96.0
+368.2  
Income (loss) before income taxes (298.7) 93.5
+392.2  
Equity in income of affiliates 2.7 23.8
+21.1 (+766.0)
Net income (loss) attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (179.9) 72.1
+252.1  

Exchange rate: Honda's average rates for this fiscal 4th quarter: JPY 91=USD 1 / JPY 125=Euro 1
  Honda's average rates for fiscal 4th quarter of the previous year: JPY 94=USD 1 / JPY 121=Euro 1

(*1)
During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, a subsidiary of the Company changed its fiscal year-end from December 31 to March 31. As a result, the Company eliminated the previously existing three month difference between the reporting periods of the Company and the subsidiary in the consolidated financial statements. The elimination of the lag period represents a change in accounting principle and has been reported by retrospective application. The Company recorded the effect of the retrospective adjustment in the consolidated income statements for the fiscal three months ended March 31, 2009. The Company has eliminated it and adjusted the consolidated income statements for the fiscal three months ended March 31, 2009.


Results for Fiscal Year ended March 31, 2010 (12 months ended March 31, 2010)
Consolidated net sales and other operating revenue for the fiscal year amounted to JPY 8,579.1 billion,
a decrease of 14.3% compared to the same period last year, primarily due to the unfavorable impact of currency translation and decreased revenue in automobile business.

Consolidated operating income amounted to JPY 363.7 billion, an increase of 91.8% compared to the same period last year, due to decreased SG&A and R&D expenses and continuing cost reduction efforts despite decreased profit from lower revenue, the unfavorable currency effects by the appreciation of the Japanese yen and increased cost per unit due to decreased production.

Consolidated income before income taxes amounted to JPY 336.1 billion, an increase of 107.9% from the same period last year, and consolidated net income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. amounted to JPY 268.4 billion, an increase of 95.9% compared to the same period last year.

Yen (billions) Fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2009 Fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2010
Difference (% change)
Net sales and other operating revenue 10,011.2 8,579.1
-1,432.0 (-14.3)
Operating income 189.6 363.7
+174.1 (+91.8)
Income before income taxes 161.7 336.1
+174.4 (+107.9)
Equity in income of affiliates 99.0 93.2
-5.7 (-5.8)
Net income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 137.0 268.4
+131.3 (+95.9)

Exchange rate: Honda’s average rates for the current fiscal year: JPY 93=USD 1 / JPY130=Euro 1
  Honda’s average rates for the previous fiscal year: JPY101=USD 1 / JPY142=Euro 1

Honda plans for year-end cash dividends of JPY 12 per share. Together with the fiscal first quarter cash dividends of JPY 8, the fiscal second quarter cash dividends of JPY 8 and the fiscal third quarter cash dividends of JPY 10, the total cash dividends to be paid for the year ended March 31, 2010 are planned to be JPY 38 per share, which is an increase of JPY 2 per share from the previously expected annual dividends of JPY 36 per share. The year-end dividends are matters to be resolved at general shareholders’ meeting.


Consolidated Unit Sales
(Consolidated unit sales are the total of sales of completed products of Honda and its consolidated subsidiaries, and sales of parts for local production at Honda’s affiliates accounted for under the equity method.)


(million units) 4th quarter ended Mar. 31, 2009 4th quarter ended Mar. 31, 2010 Difference
(% change)
Major factors of increase/decrease
Motorcycles 2.002 2.602 (+30.0) Increased sales mainly in Asia
Automobiles 0.680 0.874 (+28.5) Increased sales in North America, Asia and Japan
Power Products(*2) 1.531 1.631 (+6.5) Increased sales mainly in Asia and the Other region


(million units) Fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2009 Fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2010 Difference
(% change)
Major factors of increase/decrease
Motorcycles 10.114 9.639 (-4.7) Decreased sales mainly in the Other region(including South America) and North America despite increased sales in Asia
Automobiles 3.517 3.392 (-3.6) Decreased sales mainly in North America and Europe despite increased sales in Asia and Japan
Power Products(*2) 5.187 4.744 (-8.5) Decreased sales mainly in Europe, Japan and North America despite increased sales in Asia

Unit sales of approximately 1.68 million units for the current fiscal 4th quarter and 5.85 million units for the current fiscal year of Honda-brand motorcycle products that are manufactured and sold by overseas affiliates accounted for under the equity method but do not use any parts supplied from Honda and its consolidated subsidiaries, are not included in the total motorcycle sales described above, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.



Forecasts for the Fiscal Year ending March 31, 2011
Honda’s financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 are described below, with assumption of the average currency exchange rates of JPY 90 = USD 1 and JPY 120 = Euro 1 for the fiscal year.

Yen (billions) Results for fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2010 Forecasts for fiscal year ending Mar. 31, 2011
Difference (% change)
Net sales and other operating revenue 8,579.1 9,340.0
+760.8 (+8.9)
Operating income 363.7 400.0
+36.2 (+10.0)
Income before income taxes 336.1 410.0
+73.8 (+22.0)
Equity in income of affiliates 93.2 95.0
+1.7 (+1.8)
Net income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. 268.4 340.0
+71.6 (+26.7)
Exchange rate: Honda’s average rates for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010: JPY 93=USD 1 / JPY 130=Euro 1


Consolidated Unit Sales Forecasts
(million units) Fiscal year ended Mar. 31, 2010 Fiscal year ending Mar. 31, 2011
Difference (% change)
Motorcycles 9.639 10.375
+0.736 (+7.6)
Automobiles 3.392 3.615
+0.223 (+6.6)
Power Products(*2) 4.744 4.870
+0.126 (+2.7)
Unit sales of approximately 7.06 million units of Honda-brand motorcycle products that are manufactured and sold by overseas affiliates accounted for under the equity method, but do not use any parts supplied from Honda and its consolidated subsidiaries are not included in this total motorcycle sales described above, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.

Honda plans to distribute cash dividends of JPY 12 per share for each quarter for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. The total cash dividends for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 are planned to be JPY 48 per share, an increase of JPY 10 from the annual dividends to be paid for the year ended March 31, 2010.

(*2)
Unit sales of power product business include all trilateral trade transactions from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. The change in the presentation for unit sales of Power product business for the three month period and the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010 resulted in an increase of 19,000 and 54,000 units as compared to the presentation used in the prior periods, respectively. Trilateral trade transactions represent the transaction in which the Company purchases products from the vendors overseas and sells them to third countries.