KOBE, Japan (Feb. 18, 2014) — Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. reported double-digit gains in operating and net income for fiscal 2013 on 9.9-percent higher sales.
The company’s operating earnings for the year rose 10.5 percent to $788.7 million while net income jumped 26.4 percent to $458.5 million. Sales revenue increased to $7.99 billion.
Sumitomo offered no commentary on the results, issued as a Flash Report on the firm’s website.
Business unit and geographical breakdowns were not disclosed at this time.
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