According to SMBC Nikko Securities research, Japanese companies are affected by the depreciation of the yen against the currency and the increase in costs in the period April-September.
According to the research, which included 609 Japanese companies that released their half-yearly financials, 266 of these companies suffered a loss in their profit performance or went at a loss.
The increase in the cost of raw materials and energy and the continued depreciation of the Japanese yen against the US dollar contributed to this situation.
It was pointed out that among the 33 sectors ranked in research, a total of 16 sectors, notably food and services, suffered a loss of net profit or suffered a loss.
THE PRICE INCREASE REFLECTS ON CUSTOMERS
In the research, it is stated that on a net profit basis, food producers decreased by 54%, the construction sector by 20.2%, transport equipment manufacturers by 16.2%, while profits Transportation companies ‘net profits doubled, while steelmakers’ net profits increased 21.3 percent. It was pointed out that the sectors that achieved price increases reflect periodic price increases to their customers.
Yasuda Hikaru, SMBC Nikko Equity Strategist, said the negative impact of the global economic slowdown could affect the company’s earnings going forward.
Strategist Yasuda, on the other hand, assessed the possible negative impact: “It depends on whether they yaşama raise these prices to cover higher costs.”