Dow Jones Newswires: Weighed by costs, Renault swings to 2019 detriment and cuts dividend

Renault SA swung to a 2019 net detriment and slashed a division as a gain were strike by several headwinds amid diseased tellurian direct for cars.

The French automobile builder

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 on Friday posted a net detriment of 141 million euros ($153.1 million) for a year, a poignant dump from 2018’s EUR3.30 billion net profit. The outcome will warn analysts, who had approaching a high tumble though a certain outcome nonetheless, according to a FactSet accord foresee of EUR1.77 billion net profit.

Renault’s gain were strike by a vast responsibility associated to taxes, as good as costs associated to restructuring and impairments. They were also penalized by a diseased opening of a Chinese corner ventures, that also led to impairments, a automobile builder said.

Renault’s fondness partner Nissan done a certain grant of EUR242 million to a results.

Revenue fell 3.3% to EUR55.54 billion, broadly in line with analysts’ expectations of EUR55.32 billion, according to a FactSet accord estimate. The automobile builder pronounced final month that it sole fewer cars in 2019 amid a constrictive tellurian market, and had guided for a 3%-4% decrease in revenue.

Operating domain for a year was 4.8%. Renault had guided for a domain of around 5%.

Renault pronounced it will introduce a division of EUR1.10 a share, down from EUR3.55 for 2018.

For 2020, a automobile builder pronounced it targets income in line with 2019 during consistent sell rates, as good as an handling domain of 3%-4% and certain automotive operational giveaway money upsurge before restructuring costs.

The association pronounced a coronavirus confused prominence for 2020, and that a superintendence for a year released a effects of a probable strike from a viral outbreak.

Renault sees a tellurian automobile marketplace disappearing during slightest 3% in 2020, it said.

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