Honda Bets Big on Expansion

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Honda said this past week that its profits for the April to June quarter fell 7% to $1.2 billion. Honda's sales have been pretty good, but its costs are up: It's building several new factories around the world in a bid to increase sales 50% over the next few years.

The benefits of that spending won't reach Honda's bottom line for a few years yet, but how are things looking in the near term? In this video, contributor John Rosevear dives into Honda's latest results, and looks at the outlook for the company over the next few quarters.

Honda is spending big to expand in China, but it's already late to the Chinese auto party. A recent Motley Fool report, "2 Automakers to Buy for a Surging Chinese Market", names two global auto giants poised to reap much bigger gains as China's auto boom continues to unfold. You can read this report right now for free -- just click here for instant access.

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