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Article Date: February 2024
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Shimano Ends 2023 with a Whimper, Guides Lower for 2024

Net income plunged 93% in the final quarter to ¥973 million ($6.6 mm) from ¥14,692 million prior, as total sales tumbled 39% to ¥99,098 million ($670.5 mm) from ¥161,244 million with both bike and fishing sales lower. Bicycle components fell 43% in Q4 to ¥75,236 million and fishing tackle was down 16% to ¥23,754 million. Gross margin contracted by 550 basis points to 36.3%, while SG&A was 2% lower in yen, and deleveraged 920 b.p. on the falling top line.


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