Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Reports Consolidated Financial Results For The Fiscal Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

 Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Reports Consolidated Financial Results For The Fiscal
                    Third Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

PR Newswire

TOKYO, Jan. 31, 2013

TOKYO, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (HMC; NYSE) today
announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal third quarter
ended December 31, 2012.

Third Quarter Results

Honda's consolidated net income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. for the
fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2012 totaled JPY 77.4 billion (USD 894
million), an increase of 62.5% from the same period last year. Basic net
income attributable to Honda Motor Co., Ltd. per common share for the quarter
amounted to JPY 42.97 (USD 0.50), an increase of JPY 16.52 (USD 0.19) from JPY
26.45 for the corresponding period last year. One Honda American Depository
Share represents one common share.

Consolidated net sales and other operating revenue for the quarter amounted to
JPY 2,425.7 billion (USD 28,018 million), an increase of 24.9% from the same
period last year, due primarily to increased revenue in automobile business
operations as production has recovered from the impact of the Thai flood.

Consolidated operating income for the quarter amounted to JPY 131.9 billion
(USD 1,524 million), an increase of 197.8% from the same period last year, due
primarily to an increase in sales volume and model mix and cost reduction,
despite increased SG&A and R&D expenses.

Equity in income of affiliates amounted to JPY 21.4 billion (USD 247 million)
for the quarter, a decrease of 6.5% from the corresponding period last year.

Business Segment

In automobile business operation, revenue increased 32.0%, to JPY 1,915.5
billion (USD 22,125 million) from the same period last year. Operating income
totaled JPY 70.9 billion (USD 819 million), an increase of JPY 87.9 billion
(USD 1,016 million) from the same period last year.

In motorcycle business operation, revenue increased 1.7%, to JPY 307.8 billion
(USD 3,555 million) from the same period last year. Operating income totaled
JPY 22.8 billion (USD 263 million), a decrease of 11.8% from the same period
last year.

In financial services business operation, revenue increased 8.4% to JPY 135.3
billion (USD 1,563 million) from the same period last year. Operating income
increased 1.4% to 38.1 billion (USD 440 million) from the same period last
year.

In power product and other businesses operation, revenue increased 4.7% to
JPY67.0 billion (USD 775 million) from the same period last year. Operating
income increased by JPY 2.2 billion (USD 26 million) to JPY 76 million (USD 1
million) from the same period last year.

Forecasts for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2013

In regard to the forecasts of the financial results for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2013, Honda projects consolidated results to be as shown below:

Fiscal year ending March 31, 2013

                                      Yen (billions) Changes from FY 2012
Net sales and other operating revenue 9,800          + 23.3%
Operating income                      520            + 124.8%
Net income                            370            + 75.0%
                                      Yen
Basic net income per common share     205.29

Dividend per Share of Common Stock for fiscal years 2012 and 2013

The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., at its meeting held on
January 31, 2013, resolved to make the quarterly dividend JPY 19 per share of
common stock, the record date of which is December 31, 2012. The total
expected annual dividend per share of common stock for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2013, is JPY 76 per share.

This announcement contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in Section
27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are based on
management's assumptions and beliefs taking into account information currently
available to it. Therefore, please be advised that Honda's actual results
could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking
statements as a result of numerous factors, including general economic
conditions in Honda's principal markets and foreign exchange rates between the
Japanese yen and the U.S. dollar, the Euro and other major currencies, as well
as other factors detailed from time to time.

For Additional Information, Please visit;
http://world.honda.com/investors/library/financialresult/

SOURCE Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Contact: Honda Motor Co., Ltd., +1-212-707-9920
 
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