Low gas prices leading to a shift to buyers gobbling up trucks, SUVs and crossovers played into the sweet spot of Ford Motor Co.’s line-up and allowed the maker to exceed expectations for the fourth quarter and for full-year 2015 results.
The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.3 billion, or 58 cents per share, on revenue of $40.3 billion. This outpaced last year’s results of $1.2 billion at 26 cents per share on revenue of $33.8 billion.
Analysts had expected Ford to report adjusted earnings of about 51 cents a share on $36.40 billion in revenue for the final segment of 2015, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters. (more…)