Tag: Proto Corporation


Proto Corp.’s Q1 profit surges 36.4 %

Proto Corp.’s Q1 profit surges 36.4 %

Tokyo-headquartered Proto Corporation (TSE: 4298) recorded a sharp 36.4 percent year-over-year increase in its net income to 914 million yen ($8.2 million U.S.) for the first quarter ended June 30, as its auto-related businesses continued to grow.

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Goo-Net introduces real-time app notifications

Goo-Net introduces real-time app notifications

Japanese automotive vertical Goo-Net, which is owned and operated by Proto Corporation, has introduced real-time notifications on its mobile app to retain car- and motorcycle-seekers as competition from rivals toughens.

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Oikura introduces home appliance recommerce site

Oikura introduces home appliance recommerce site

Japanese online-to-offline recommerce site Oikura.jp, which is owned by Proto Corporation (TSE: 4298), now allows users to sell unwanted home appliances to any of the site’s nearly 1,500 registered pawnshops nationwide.

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Proto Corp.’s annual revenue up 9.5 percent

Proto Corporation (TSE: 4298), owner of auto vertical GooNet and motorcycle marketplace GooBike in Japan, recorded a 9.5 percent rise in its net sales to 62.1 billion yen ($561.9 million U.S.) for the fiscal year ended Mar. 31. This was thanks to robust sales in its mainstay automobile-related information business.

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Japan’s GooNet brings aftermarket apps

Japan’s GooNet brings aftermarket apps

Japan’s used-auto site GooNet, owned by Proto Corporation, unveiled two innovative apps to improve its presence in the aftermarket (after the auto has been acquired). Both apps are available free of cost for download for Android and Apple mobiles.

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EBay Japan encourages e-retailers to look abroad

EBay Japan encourages e-retailers to look abroad

EBay Japan, one of the biggest marketplaces in the country, is encouraging Japanese small and medium-sized companies to grow their sales by exporting, and to do that by opening stores on the global EBay platform.


Proto Corporation’s revenue up, net income down

Proto Corporation’s revenue up, net income down

Proto Corporation, owner of auto vertical GooNet and motorcycle marketplace GooBike in Japan, registered a nearly four-percent rise in revenue to 42.4 billion Japanese yen ($368 million U.S.) in the 9-month period to end-December of its FY2016/17 from the 9-month period in FY2015/16.

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