Category Archives: financial results

First Earnings since Fiat Chrysler Merger Are Mixed to Weak

Worrisome was a huge charge that FCA took for the cost of safety recalls and warranty repairs in the U.S. – a whopping €200 million for Q3 alone. Continue reading

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Ford Q3 Earnings off as Sales Drop, Recalls and Launches Hurt

Guidance was unchanged from the Ford’s late September adjustment down to a 2014 pre-tax profit of about $6 billion, excluding special items, which pummeled the stock. Ford common took another beating by ending the day at $13.78 per share, a 4.3% drop. Continue reading

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GM Posts Mediocre Q3 Earnings of $1.4 billion. Revenue Flat

All of GM’s profit came from North America, with – Europe, International Operations, South America and GM Financial down or flat year-over-year. Continue reading

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Ford Motor Q4 Dividend Steady at 12.5 Cents

Ford stock has been slumping recently after Ford removed $1 billion from its annual profit guidance and analysts balked. Selling in the $14 per share range, this translates to a ~3.4% dividend from Ford. Continue reading

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GM Declares 30-Cent Dividend on Common Stock

With GM stock being hammered because of analyst skepticism about short-term improvements possible in Europe, as well as the Russian and South American crisis, and now 24 deaths from ignition switches – all bad for business, the current sell-off of GM presents a challenge to investors. Trading today in the $30-32 per share range the $1.20 annual dividend represents a good return on a stock that analysts said recently could be at $55 in a couple of years with a $42 one-year target. Continue reading

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Dark Money at $50 Million. Congress Bought by Unnamed Interest Groups

The OpenSecrets Blog and the Center for Responsive Politics reported today that political spending by non-disclosing or secret political non-profit lobbying funds, aka dark money groups, has reached $50 million, a record at this point in the election cycle. Continue reading

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Chrysler Group Posts Q2 Net Income of $619 Million

Chrysler Group today reported preliminary financial results for Q2 and the first half of 2014, including net income of $619 million for the quarter, up 22% from $507 million in the year-ago quarter. Chrysler net revenue for the Q2 was $20.5 billion, up 14% from a year ago. Continue reading

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Ford Motor Posts Q2 Pre-Tax Profit of $2.6 Billion

It was a solid quarter particularly when compared with Q1 results of a pre-tax profit of $1.4 billion, a decrease of $765 million compared Q1 of 2013. It’s possible that Ford moved charges into Q1 to pave the way for the CEO change that took place on 1 July with Mark Field replacing Alan Mulally. Continue reading

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GM Q2 Flops with $200 Million Net Income. Stockholders Whacked with $1.2 Billion in Recall Charges

GM is taking a $900 million non-cash pre-tax special charge in Q2 for the estimated costs of future possible recalls for up to the next 10 years on 30 million GM vehicles on the road today. A special charge of $400 million was taken for the GM ignition switch compensation program. GM said this is the best estimate of the amounts that may be paid to claimants. It guess-timated the total cost could increase by approximately $200 million. Continue reading

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Auto Loan Subprime and Prime Losses Increase In May

Losses for U.S. prime auto loan asset backed securities and subprime ABS increased in May but strong used care values propped up the results. Continue reading

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