The news for Nissan is good when it comes to the company’s results for the 2012 financial year that ended on March 31. Even though the numbers were down in many of the world’s major markets, increased sales in the US, Brazil and the Middle East, ten new models and a strong fourth quarter allowed Nissan to hit its target for the year and notch record sales of 4.914 million units globally. On net revenue of $116 billion, Nissan posted net income of $4.13 billion and an operating profit of $6.31 billion.
There are upward-looking projections for this year, Nissan forecasting a 7.8-percent jump in sales to 5.3 million units, with $117.89 billion in net revenue and $4.42 billion in net income. That net revenue number probably won’t actually match what’s reported next year, though, because Nissan is changing its accounting method and won’t include revenue and operating profit results from its joint venture with China’s Dongfeng. Net income doesn’t change under the new method, but the adjusted net revenue forecast is $109.16 billion.
There’s a press release and two videos below with more details for those of you who go gaga for annual reports.