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Yamaha Motor to post $188 mn special loss for 2008

Japan's Yamaha Motor Co Ltd said today it would likely book an extraordinary loss of about 17 bn yen for calendar 2008 due to a slide in the value of its securities holdings.

autos Updated: Dec 26, 2008 17:55 IST
Reuters

Japan's Yamaha Motor Co Ltd said on Friday it would likely book an extraordinary loss of about 17 billion yen ($188 million) for calendar 2008 due to a slide in the value of its securities holdings.

The motorcycle maker said the special loss was not factored into its annual earnings forecast.

Yamaha Motor said in July it expected a consolidated net profit of 45 billion yen in the year ending December 31, down 36.8 per cent on the year. The market consensus calls for 42.4 billion yen, according to a Reuters Estimates consensus from 11 analysts.

First Published: Dec 26, 2008 17:43 IST