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Toyota Motor
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Toyota Motor
Financials: Latest Results
Top 50 rank: 3
Rank in Motor Vehicles: 2 (Previous rank: 2*)
Overall score: 6.25
Why it's admired
As U.S. automakers GM and Chrysler went crawling to Washington for help, Toyota was still looking relatively strong. But the global downturn still took a toll: For the first time since 1950, in February Toyota forecasted that it would post a net loss -- almost $4 billion in its 2008 fiscal year. Just days earlier, the company named Akio Toyoda, the grandson of renowned founder Kiichiro Toyoda, as president. By going back to the basics, the world's largest and richest automaker hopes to drive its earnings north again. -A.A..

Address: 1 Toyota-cho
Toyota, Japan 471-8571
Phone: 81-565-28-2121
Website: www.toyota.co.jp
Nine key attributes of reputation Industry rank
Innovation 3
People management 3
Use of corporate assets 2
Social responsibility 1
Quality of management 2
Financial soundness 1
Long-term investment 2
Quality of products/services 2
Global competitiveness 2
Industry: Motor Vehicles
Most Admired
1 BMW 6.50
2 Toyota Motor 6.25
3 Honda Motor 5.99
4 Volkswagen 5.22
5 Nissan Motor 5.17
6 Daimler 5.00
7 General Motors 4.73
8 Renault 4.57
Rank Company Overall score
9 Volvo 4.50
10 Hyundai Motor 4.41
10 Suzuki Motor 4.41
12 Mazda Motor 4.34
13 PSA Peugeot Citroën 4.28
14 Ford Motor 3.89
15 Fiat 3.56
From the March 16, 2009 issue
*Designated as an international industry. Prior yearís ranks, unless otherwise noted, are ranks in the Worldís Most Admired Companies listing.
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