Automotive News reports Mazda has posted its first annual profit in five years. The company made $364.3 million in the last fiscal year, following a $1.14 billion loss the year prior. Operating profit also jumped up by $91.3 million to $572.8 million, thanks in part to a revenue increase of 8 percent to $23.42 billion.

But the news isn't all rays of sunshine. North America continues to be a problem for Mazda where the automaker posted yet another loss. The manufacturer lost $519.1 million last year, up from $427.8 million the year prior. While the launch of the CX-5 helped see US sales increase by 2 percent to 273,000 vehicles, the region as a whole bought up 372,000 units. Mazda had predicted closer to 380,000 units.

Even so, Mazda says it should have North America back in the black by next year, with the company forecasting a sales increase of 11 percent to 415,000 units in the region. That's thanks in part to a boost from the redesigned Mazda6 sedan.


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      inthelv
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love it or Hate it "Zoom! Zoom!" put Mazda on the map and had people talking them. They need "Zoom! Zoom! 2.0!"
      SpikedLemon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Around here: I see a large number of Mazda3 and a rare peppering of the Mazda SUVs with nary a Mazda6 to be seen (except the first gen Mazda6). Most owners I've heard love them and they're relatively fun to drive as well. That being said: they've got a nasty reputation of rusting quickly combined with a generation of questionable styling choices (Mazda3-Gen2 and Mazda6-Gen2). It'll take a while before it recovers and we stop seeing rust-infested Gen1 Mazda3s on the road.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      The couple I've seen on the road so far hands down best looking Mazda sedan to date. Just enough flair but not over doing it still maintains good presence.
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like only Honda and Toyota can sell tons of cars with bland design.
        carlotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        The Fusion will do fine with fleet sales, like other Ford products.
      NightFlight
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well that's good news at least. I'm seeing a TON of the new CX-5s in my area, and I've seen quite a few of the new 6's already. That's impressive since they were just released a few months ago...
      BuzzKillingfield
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love Mazdas. Have owned 5 different models with the CX-5 my latest. Definitely underrated vehicles. I do hope their finances and sales pick up. The more brands, the more competition, the better for customers.
      strykerzzzz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I used to like Mazda until they shut down their U.S. auto manufacturing and laid everyone off. Now they\'re replacing these American jobs with a new factory being built in Mexico. They stuck it to the U.S. worker and said \"Viva La Mexico.\" Of the smaller Japanese automakers, I still respect Mitsubishi and Subaru for sticking with their American workers, even when times got tough a few years ago. I hope they will prosper and hire even more Americans like the bigger Japanese and European auto manufacturers are doing here.
        Bryan Pizzuti
        • 1 Year Ago
        @strykerzzzz
        Mazda didn't have an American factory or factory workers. They borrowed Ford's. When Ford sold Mazda, Mazda got evicted from Ford's plants. You want to blame someone? Blame Mulally.
          strykerzzzz
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Bryan Pizzuti
          They weren\'t evicted from the Michigan plant they shared with Ford. They pulled their Mazda 6 manufacturing from the plant and an entire production shift was laid off as a result. The only cars being made there now are ther Ford Mustangs. Kudos to Ford, because they are trying to bring more manufacturing back to the plant and rehire the lost shift.
      Lankysean
      • 1 Year Ago
      I actually Mazdas. The new 6 is a great looking little sedan, I think once they redesign the 3 with their new front ends they'll get a nice little boost in sales. Everyone I know with a Mazda love their car and would consider buying another once they ditch the goofy grinning grills.
        jfa1177
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lankysean
        I\'m with you; I love my 2006 Mazda3. I want to replace it eventually but I\'ll wait for the next 3 to emerge before i make any decisions. The 6 is on the tops of my list as well as the Fusion; the 2 best looking, sportiest cars in the bunch.
        Julio Arreaga
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lankysean
        the new Mazda3 will be more than just front end redesign
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lankysean
        The front end styling of the new 6 is going by the comments on here, hitting the mark in the US, which is a good thing. In other markets the 6 has problems. First it has grown in size at least in sedan form to the old US size car, which is to big and certainly much bigger than the previous Japanese built sedens were in other markets. It has also lost the hatchback which was the biggest seller in the UK and Australia, so again Mazda could concentrate production on the bigger sedan, mainly for the US market. The styling while always a subjective thing, ins't as well loved in other non US markets. I would rate it as ok, but no big improvement over the previous gen. Then again the "joker face" comments heard on here all the time, I have never heard said about the previous generation in Australia. It simply wasn't an issue for the 6 or the 3 here and never affected sales at all. Finally the suspension tune of the new sedan is also now softer and the steering less direct, which overall means its not as good a handler as the previous 6 sedan and hatch (Japanese built cars), again to suit US tastes. Really if the 6 tanks in the US Mazda are in real trouble, The two biggest JP built markets previously for the 6 are doing ok with the new model, but its certainly not setting the sales charts on fire. This generation was built in Japan for the US market and in doing so Mazda have hurt their sales opportunities elsewhere in the world as they didn't have the cash spare to build a smaller 6 sedan and hatch this time around. It really need to succeeds state side or Mazda's gamble could cost them a lot of cash.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice going Mazda... keep it in the Black.
      dadslife83
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is home run in my mind. A proper looking road car. So much better than the Ford Fusion. Question: What are those two rectangular boxes (for the lack of a better term) ahead of the front wheels in the main photo?
      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have to say, with the new Mazda 6 which has been getting amazing reviews, and the new Mazda 3 coming out soon, I hope Mazda does get in the Black soon. They are a great company, have always loved their cars. And most of all they are one of the few companies these days designing good cars now.
      carlotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Much better-looking than the lamentable faux-Asston Fusion. Consumer Reports gave it a much better review too.
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