Kawasaki ‘developed markets’ unit sales flat for Q1 2017
Kawasaki has released its financial statement for Q1 of its 2017/2018 financial year (the period to June 30, 2017), reporting motorcycle unit sales for “developed” markets about level with the first quarter of 2016 at 34,000 units, but with the income generated up by +0.39 percent at 26.2 bn yen.
Unit sales have dipped slightly in emerging markets, from 69,000 units last year to 68,000 for the first quarter of 2017, but income generated on those sales has slipped from 19.0 to 16.6 bn yen.
Utility Vehicle, ATV and PWC unit sales are also down at 11,000 units from 15,000 units for the year ago quarter. Total net sales revenue generated by its motorcycle and small engine division was down by 1.5 percent at 67.7 bn yen.
Before tax return on invested capital from the motorcycle and engine division improved by +2.2 percent compared to the year ago quarter at 9.5 percent.