By Kwanwoo Jun
Hyundai Motor Co. reported its third-quarter results Monday. Here is what you need to know.
NET LOSS: The South Korean car maker posted a net loss of 188.80 billion won ($167.3 million), compared with a net profit of KRW460.50 billion in the same quarter a year earlier. That was below a FactSet consensus forecast for a net profit of KRW936.36 billion.
REVENUE: Third-quarter revenue rose 2.3% to KRW27.576 trillion, but the company posted an operating loss of KRW313.82 billion compared with an operating profit of KRW378.52 billion a year earlier.
WHAT WE WATCHED:
--BIG DENT: Hyundai Motor swung to net loss as extra recall costs put a big dent in its third-quarter results. It attributed the earnings setback to an additional KRW2.100 trillion provision to cover the expenses for recalls related to engine defects.
--UNEVEN RECOVERY: The company's shipment recovery was uneven. Hyundai Motor's third-quarter global car sales declined 9.6% despite strong domestic demand from new model launches. Vehicles sales jumped 22% in South Korea but decreased 15% in the rest of the world for the quarter.
--UNCERTAIN OUTLOOK: Uncertainties weigh on its business outlook because of a fresh wave of coronavirus cases and the won's strength against the dollar.
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