Bridgestone Sees 3% Sales Jump, 49% Net Improvement

Bridgestone Sees 3% Sales Jump, 49% Net Improvement

Bridgestone-LogoBridgestone Corp. posted gains in sales, operating income and net incomes for 2014.

The Tokyo-based tiremaker showed fiscal 2014 sales of $34.7 billion, a 3% rise year-over-year. Overall operating income was $4.52 billion, up 9.1% from 2013, and net income improved nearly 49% YoY to $2.84 billion.

Global tire operations accounted for $29.2 billion in sales, up nearly 2%; and operating income of $4.12 billion, up 9.1% YoY.

North America, Bridgestone noted, contributed a 5% increase in consumer tire sales and a 10% jump in commercial tire sales.

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