Topping off their latest RX-A30 series of Aventage A/V receivers, Yamaha on Tuesday announced the RX-A3030, RX-A2030 and RX-A1030 models. Yamaha calls them their “most stunning” models that were “engineered by ear” for those home theater enthusiasts who want the best.
Last week, Yamaha Corporation released its financial results for Fiscal Year 2013 (the period ending March 31, 2013) giving the stock market and financial analysts a pleasant surprise as final numbers handily beat both their February 6th revised forecast and last year’s results. Thanks to a strong fourth quarter, Yamaha hit sales for the year of ¥366.9 billion ($3.7 billion) or 2.9% more than last year’s ¥356.6 billion. Yamaha also reported increased operating income, ordinary income, and net income.
And yet, surprisingly, the company also announced it would replace its President and Representative Director at the upcoming directors meeting to be held on June 26, 2013. Why?
See more on Yamaha’s performance and the surprising reason they’ll replace their President… [Read more…] about Though Fiscal 2013 Results are Better Than Expected, Yamaha Replaces President
Yamaha Corporation last week announced a new medium-term management plan titled Yamaha Management Plan 2016 (YMP2016) which sets forth management’s strategies for the time period of fiscal 2014-to-fiscal 2016. The new plan succeeds the previous Yamaha Management Plan 125 (YMP125) which was just completed March 31, 2013.
First task of the new plan? Explain why the previous plan failed… [Read more…] about Yamaha Launches New Medium-Term Plan; 1st Task? Explain Why Last One Failed
Yamaha Corporation announced yesterday in Japan that its Board of Directors has ordered a major restructuring of the company’s domestic operations – in one case merging eight separate operating subsidiaries into one. The company has also released results for FY2013 through the third quarter ending December 31, 2012 and revised its annual forecast downward from a profit to break-even as a result of extraordinary charges related to the restructuring as well as sales and profit declines.
See details on the dramatic steps Yamaha’s Board is taking to try and improve efficiency & profitability… [Read more…] about Yamaha Board Orders Major Restructuring; Revises FY2013 Forecast Downward to Break-Even
Yamaha Corporation of America’s AV Division announced today a new line of on- & over-ear headphones that they call their PRO series. Straddling the markets for pro audio, musician, and consumer – the new PRO series is clearly targeted at a more serious listener who appreciates higher fidelity…but with a contemporary, high styling. Featuring what the company calls a “racing inspired” look – the PRO series has a design style more similar to BEATS, SOUL by Ludacris, or SOL Republic, as opposed to previous more utilitarian designs.
But, there is a twist…
Based in Missoula, Montana, Vann’s Inc. has been a shining star of the retail business – for years a hearty player in a rugged part of the country where only the strong survive. Founded in 1961 by Pete Vann, the company has steadily grown over the years – adding locations, diversifying retail formats, and even expanding into online sales. But signs of stress began to emerge this year with the company closing one location in February, then replacing long-time CEO George Manlove in June with a CEO from outside the company, losing the support of a key lender in July, and finally declaring bankruptcy just a little over one week ago.