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Ford Expects Continued Growth, Profits in Europe

Europe boss Farley lays out plans for future.

by on Feb.03, 2016

Ford of Europe President Jim Farley said the company expects the division to be profitable again in 2016.

Once is not enough when it comes to Ford being profitable in Europe and the company is taking steps, including projected job cuts.

Executive Vice President Jim Farley, formerly the automaker’s marketing guru, told the media yesterday that the automaker’s profit in 2015 will be repeated again this year and beyond.

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“Our plan’s about creating a vibrant and sustainable business,” said Farley, head of Ford’s Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, said in an interview. “Making $259 million in Europe last year was nice, but we’re just getting started.” (more…)

Automakers Getting Ready to Pass out Profit-Sharing

GM employees bust bank with this year’s payout.

by on Mar.02, 2015

GM CEO Mary Barra said hourly employees weren't to blame for the $3 billion in costs related to faulty ignition switches so they'll get record-setting profit-sharing checks this year.

General Motors, FCA US and Ford Motor Co. will begin distributing profit-sharing checks soon, setting the stage for what is certain to become an intense debate over compensation for the companies unionized hourly workers.

Based on General Motors’ North America 2014 financial performance, the company will pay, on average, up to $9,000 to approximately 48,400 eligible GM U.S. hourly employees. The compensation was larger than allowed under the contract because GM elected to pay profits based on the company’s earnings before the $3 billion deduction to cover the cost of recalls. The recalls were the fault of GM’s management not GM’s workers, GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said.

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“UAW members at General Motors are proud of what they do and see profit-sharing as another validation of their hard work producing quality vehicles. Profit sharing does more than put a few dollars into a member’s pocket. It means more to spend in the community and each little bit makes a big difference for everyone,” said UAW vice president Cindy Estrada, who is in charge of the union’s GM Department. (more…)

Ford Profit Sharing Checks Drop to Average of $6,900

Last year’s payout was a record $8,800.

by on Jan.29, 2015

Ford's hourly workforce will see their profit-sharing checks drop by nearly $2,000 this year.

Ford Motor Co. will continue to face major challenges in the first half of 2015, but the company’s executives expect better results for the full year after a disappointing 2014.

The company’s results fell in line with earlier guidance, but the net income of $3.2 billion for 2014 is down $4 billion from last year. The obvious hit resulting from the lower profits? Profit sharing checks for the company’s more than 50,000 hourly employees in the U.S.

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They are expected to collect an average of $6,900, which is nearly $2,000 less than last year’s record payout of $8,800 to 47,000 workers. That said, it’s an improvement over 2005 through 2008 when no profit sharing checks were issued. (more…)

Ford Takes Q4 Hit Due to F-Series Changeover

Maker reports profits in line with earlier guidance.

by on Jan.29, 2015

Ford reported pre-tax profits of more than $6 billion for 2014 led largely by North America.

Ford Motor Co.’s profits cratered during the fourth quarter as moved through the changeover of the company’s popular full-size pickup truck, dropping from 75 cents per share in the same period in 2013 to a single penny per share in the final three months of 2014.

The company’s fourth quarter pre-tax profit was $1.1 billion, excluding special items. That is $197 million lower than a year ago with after-tax earnings per share at 26 cents, 6 cents lower than a year ago.

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The net income for the quarter was $52 million: a decline of $3 billion from last year. Despite the decline, the fourth quarter of 2014 was the company’s 22nd consecutive quarter of profitability, Ford executives noted. (more…)

Ford, GM Take Hits Due to Unrest in Russia, South America

Political unrest causing markets to slow, pinching profitability.

by on Jul.25, 2014

Ford isn't moving as many vehicles in Russia due to economic sanctions levied against the country for its involvement in the Ukrainian crisis.

Political and economic uncertainty in Eastern Europe and South America hit the bottom lines of General Motors and Ford during the second quarter, acknowledged executives the Detroit-area automakers.

The second quarter results from Russia and South America were disappointing but neither company showed any signs of walking away from either market.

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Even Russia, which is embroiled in a conflict in the Ukraine that has led to the European Union and the United States impose economic sanctions that have slowed the Russian economy, neither company is prepared to walk away from their Russian partners or the substantial investments they have made in the Russian market. (more…)

Ford Posts $1.3 Billion Profit in 2Q

Strong North American sales bolsters quarterly results.

by on Jul.24, 2014

Ford reported net income of $1.3 billion for the second quarter this year. Much of that came from strong results in North America.

Ford Motor Co. posted net income of $1.3 billion in the second quarter due in large measure to strong results in North America. Additionally, the company turned a profit in Europe for the first time in three year and Asia Pacific sales remained strong.

However, South America continues to be a drag on the company’s results. Ford Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said the company had a very good second quarter and the company was looking forward to a series of major launches not only in North America but also in Europe.

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“To put in perspective, we are in a growth mode,” Fields said during a conference call with reporters and analysts. (more…)

Mulally’s Departure the Worst-Kept Secret in Detroit

Bill Ford offers praise for CEOs old and new.

by on May.01, 2014

Despite an outside search, few expected Ford to turn to anyone but Mark Fields as its next CEO.

It was, arguably, the worst-kept secret in Detroit, but even when Ford issued an early morning news alert, an advisory to attend a session at its suburban headquarters, it wasn’t ready to confirm what almost everyone already knew: CEO Alan Mulally would be retiring, his replacement to be current Ford COO Mark Fields.

That isn’t to say there weren’t a few unknowns that had Detroit’s automotive news corps racing to “Glass House,” as the Ford office tower is known. For one thing, when would the transition take place – and would it result in a shake-up among the rest of Ford’s management team.

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In fact, Mulally acknowledged he would be leaving earlier than he had signaled previously, July 1, rather than waiting for the end of the year. But the 53-year-old Fields was getting the job he seemed destined for after being named chief operating officer in late 2012.

“I know this isn’t exactly a well kept secret,” said Ford Chairman Bill Ford Jr., who said he was  pleased that the company could move forward with  a smooth leadership transition.


Ford CEO Mulally to Retire July 1, Fields Named New CEO

Maker promises “orderly succession.”

by on May.01, 2014

Retiring Ford CEO Alan Mulally poses with the 2015 remake of the Mustang.

Promising an “orderly succession,” Ford today confirmed recent, widespread rumors that CEO Alan Mulally would be retiring, his successor to be the maker’s current Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields.

A former Boeing sensior executive, Mulally has won widespread praise during his eight-years at “Glass House,” Ford’s headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. His One Ford strategy has been credited with helping the once-struggling automaker avoid the bankruptcy filings forced on cross-town rivals General Motors and Ford during the depths of the nation’s Great Recession. Fields, in turn, has been seen as the man that helped put Mulally’s strategy in play.

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From the first day we discussed Ford’s transformation eight years ago, Alan and I agreed that developing the next generation of leaders and ensuring an orderly CEO succession were among our highest priorities,” Executive Chairman Bill Ford – great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford — said. “Mark has transformed several of our operations around the world into much stronger businesses during his 25 years at Ford. Now, Mark is ready to lead our company into the future as CEO.”


Ford Reports $8.8 Billion in Profit

Strong sales in North America, China drive results.

by on Jan.28, 2014

Ford reported $8.8 billion in pre-tax earnings for 2013, including $8.6 billion in North America.

Ford continued its run of profitable years in 2013 with strong sales in North America, Asia Pacific and South America. Even the company’s European unit saw sales increase though not enough to turn a profit.

For the fourth quarter, Ford made a strong run pushing the automaker over the finish line, where it recorded a pre-tax profit of $1.3 billion, or 31 cents per share; however, Ford recorded a favorable tax item for $2.1 billion pushing the maker’s net income for Q4 to $3 billion, or 74 cents per share: an increase of $1.4 billion compared with year-ago results.

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Ford reported $8.8 billion in pre-tax profits for 2013, including a record $8.6 billion North America, although it would have been higher if not for the ongoing sluggishness of the European economy. Overall, the maker’s net income was $7.2 billion, or $1.76 per share. (more…)

Ford Q4 Pre-Tax Profit Best in Over a Decade

But Europe's woes drag down Ford's full-year earnings.

by on Jan.29, 2013

Demand for Ford's newest models buoyed North American earnings - but quality issues with models like Escape could also pose a drag.

Ford Motor says it made the highest fourth-quarter pre-tax profit in more than a decade. It earned $1.7 billion last quarter, due largely to increases sales of trucks and SUVs and higher prices for all models.

That was 31 cents a share, beating Wall Street forecasts which had ranged from 25 to 28 cents.

For all of 2012, the automaker’s net income was $5.7 billion, down $307 million than a year ago. It excludes some special charges.

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“The Ford team delivered strong results once again, underscoring that our One Ford plan is working,” proclaimed Alan Mulally, Ford president and CEO. “We are well positioned for another strong year in 2013, as we continue our plan to serve customers in all markets around the world with a full family of vehicles — small, medium and large; cars, utilities and trucks — with the very best quality, fuel efficiency, safety, smart design and value.”