Honda Motor Company, LTD. – Company Information

Honda Motor Company, LTD. – Company Overview

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Company Honda Motor Company, LTD.
Headquarters No. 1-1, Minami-Aoyama 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8556, Japan
Industry Automotive
Divisions Acura, Honda, Honda Motorcycles
Type Public
Employees 208,399 (2016)
Founders Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa
Founded 1948
President and CEO  Takahiro Hachigo
CFO  Kohei Takeuchi
NYSE stock symbol HMC
TYO stock symbol 7267
Sales revenue ¥14,601,151 millions Yen (2016)
Profit ¥406,358 millions Yen (2016)

The Honda Motor Company, LTD. is currently the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturer and manufacturer of internal combustion engines and one of Japan’s largest automobile manufacturers.

The Honda Motor Company was originally founded to make motorcycles in 1948 by Soichiro Honda.

By the year 1963 the company began producing their first car –  a pick-up truck called the T360.

Honda’s first production car was the S500 sports car. A total of 1,363 of the vehicles were produced between October 1963 and September 1964.

Honda began exporting cars to the US in 1969.

Honda focuses on automotive, motorcycle, and power equipment (engines, etc.) manufacturing.

Honda Motor Company, LTD. – Financial Results

Key figures (in millions of  Yen) 2016* 2015*
Sales revenue ¥14,601,151 ¥13,328,099
Operating profit ¥503,376 ¥670,603
Profit before income taxes ¥635,450 ¥806,237
Profit for the year ¥406,358 ¥561,098
Total assets ¥18,229,294 ¥18,425,837
Total equity ¥7,031,788 ¥7,382,821
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period ¥1,471,730 ¥1,193,584
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period ¥1,757,456 ¥1,471,730

*For the years ended March 31, 2016 and 2015

Source: “Honda Motor Company, LTD. – 2016 Form 20-F”