TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co. posted revenue of ¥1.82 trillion, or about $17.2 billion at current exchange rates, on a consolidated basis for the fiscal third quarter ended Dec.31.
Separately, Mazda Motor Corp. said its revenue in the nine months ended Dec. 31 rose 8.3 percent to $17.5 billion from a year earlier.
Nissan's announcement did not include a year-earlier comparison figure, and neither company released profit figures.
Nissan and Mazda are among several Japanese automakers that started disclosing financial results on a quarterly basis from the April 1, 2003, start of this fiscal year. They do not have comparable year-earlier figures for comparison, but are expected to begin providing those comparisons for the quarter that begins April 1.
Nissan's unit sales rose 11.6 percent to 719,696 vehicles in the third quarter, with sales gaining in every major market.
Its U.S. sales for the October-to-December period jumped 15.3 percent to 198,946, benefiting from the well-received Quest minivan and the Pathfinder Armada SUV, both of which are built at the new Canton, Miss., plant.
Nissan's Japanese sales rose 3.6 percent to 179,070 and its European sales leaped 15.1 percent to 132,965. Sales in other markets including China also showed a healthy increase of 13.5 percent to 208,715.
The performance for the first nine months puts Nissan on the track to achieve an earnings goal it had set last November for the full fiscal year through March.
It expects to post $4.7 billion in net income, little changed, on top of revenues of $70.3 billion, up 8.8 percent. Operating profits are forecast to increase 11.3 percent to $7.7 billion. Nissan plans to release its earnings for the fiscal year April 26.
Mazda's unit sales rose 5.1 percent in the April-December term to 786,000, despite dropping in 0.5 percent in Japan and 8.0 percent in North America. A 24.4-percent gain in Europe and a 19.3-percent rise in other overseas markets offset those drops.
Mazda also reaffirmed its earlier forecast for the entire fiscal year.