Goodyear posts record first quarter sales, improved loss figures

From Rubber & Plastics News
AKRON (June 18) – Goodyear reported record sales in the first quarter of $4.29 billion, as well as improved segment operating income through its business units and increased tire unit volume.

The 21-percent increase from the first quarter in 2003 was based on the stronger volume, higher pricing, a more-favorable product mix and an estimated $200 million positive impact of currency translation, the Akron tire maker said in its June 18 financial results.

The company reported a net loss of $76.9…

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