TABLE-Japan, S.Korea carmakers Oct-Dec estimates

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TOKYO/SEOUL, Jan 27 (BestGrowthStock) – Following are average
forecasts compiled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S for Japan’s top
three automakers and South Korea’s top two carmakers for the
October-December quarter and the full financial year.

Figures are in billions of yen or won unless stated
otherwise, with percentage changes where applicable from the
previous year in parentheses.

Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS: ) is set to announce its
fourth-quarter results on Thursday, and Kia Motors Corp
(000270.KS: ) plans to report earnings on Friday.

Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T: ) will post results on Feb 4, Honda
Motor Co (7267.T: ) on Feb 3 and Nissan Motor Co (7201.T: ) on Feb 9.
October-December corresponds to their third financial quarter.
TOYOTA OCT-DEC 2009/10 2009/10

(consensus) (consensus) (company)
Operating 150.0 -46.55 -350
Net 135.0 33.95 -200
No. of estimates (OP/NET) 2/2 19/16
HONDA OCT-DEC 2009/10 2009/10

(consensus) (consensus) (company)
Operating 90.5 (-12%) 236.8 (+25%) 190 (+0.2%)
Net 81.5 (+303%) 187.6 (+37%) 155 (+13%)
No. of estimates (OP/NET) 2/2 20/17
NISSAN OCT-DEC 2009/10 2009/10

(consensus) (consensus) (company)
Operating 80.0 204.5 120
Net 14.7 23.9 -40
No. of estimates (OP/NET) 2/2 19/18
HYUNDAI (won) OCT-DEC 2009

(consensus) (consensus)
Operating 651.2 (12%) 2.03 trln won (8%)
Net 760.7 (212%) 2.77 trln won (91%)
No. of estimates (OP/NET) 25/23 33/38
KIA (won) OCT-DEC 2009

(consensus) (consensus)
Operating 328.0 (814%) 1.03 trln (233%)
Net 310.9 (316%) 1.09 trln (856%)
No. of estimates (OP/NET) 24/23 33/39

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(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim in TOKYO and Cheon Jong-woo in
SEOUL; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

TABLE-Japan, S.Korea carmakers Oct-Dec estimates