Honda Motor Co Ltd Financial Report

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INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND INFORMATION Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a limited liability, joint stock Corporation established on September 24, 1948 under the Commercial Code of Japan as Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha. The purpose of incorporating the company was to take over the business of an unincorporated enterprise formed in 1946 by the late Soichiro Honda to produce motors for motorized bicycles. Honda manufactures, produces, and develops a range of motor products, varying from small general-purpose engines to specialty sports cars that include Honda's highly competent internal combustion engine technology (Stem, 1990). Honda's principal executive office is at 1-1, Minami-Aoyama 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-8556, Japan. Honda's business segments are motorcycle business, automobile business, financial services business, and power product and other businesses. The following table is the breakdown of Honda's revenues from external customers by category of activity and by geographical markets based on the location of the customer. The information relates to the fiscal years ended March 31, 2006, 2007 and 2008 (Stem, 1990).Fiscal years ended March 31, (YEN) Billions 2006 2007 2008 Motorcycle Business ¥ 1,225.8 ¥ 1,370.6 ¥ 1,558.6 Automobile Business 8,00.6 8,889.0 9,489.3 Financial Services Business 306.8 409.7 533.5 Power Product and Other Businesses 370.6 417.7 421.1 Total ¥ 9,907.9 ¥ 11,087.1 ¥ 12,002.8 Fiscal years ended March

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