Ford Earned $2.6B Profit in Second-Quarter 2010

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Still riding on the momentum from not accepting a government handout and from having more desirable vehicles, FoMoCo announced a second quarter 2010 net income of $2.6 billion, or 61 cents per share. That’s a $338 million improvement from the second quarter of 2009 and a $932 million improvement from the first quarter of 2010. More details can be found in Ford’s messy press release.

PRESS RELEASE:

FORD POSTS NET INCOME OF $2.6 BILLION IN SECOND QUARTER 2010; CONTINUES TO DELIVER PROFITABLE GROWTH+

* Ford reports second quarter net income of $2.6 billion, or 61 cents per share, a $338 million improvement from second quarter 2009. Pre-tax operating profit totaled $2.9 billion, or 68 cents per share, a $3.5 billion improvement from second quarter 2009 and a $932 million improvement from first quarter 2010++
* Ford Automotive operations posted a second quarter pre-tax operating profit of $2.1 billion, a $3.2 billion improvement from second quarter 2009 and $872 million improvement from first quarter 2010
* Each Automotive business operation reported a profit for the quarter and showed improvement compared with a year ago; Ford North America reported second quarter pre-tax operating profit of $1.9 billion, a
$2.8 billion improvement from second quarter 2009 and $645 million improvement from first quarter 2010
* Revenue for the quarter totaled $31.3 billion, up $4.5 billion from second quarter 2009; excluding Volvo revenue from 2009, the revenue increase was $7.4 billion, or over 30 percent++
* Ford ended the quarter with $21.9 billion of Automotive gross cash and total liquidity of $25.4 billion. Automotive operating-related cash flow was $2.6 billion positive
* Ford retired $7 billion of debt, lowering annualized interest costs by more than $470 million. Ford ended the quarter with $27.3 billion in Automotive debt
* Pre-tax operating profit in the first half equaled $5 billion, a $7.5 billion improvement over first half 2009++
* Ford Credit reported second quarter pre-tax operating profit of $888 million, a $242 million improvement from second quarter 2009 and a $60 million improvement from first quarter 2010
* Ford is on track to deliver solid profits in 2010 with positive Automotive operating-related cash flow, and continued improvement in 2011
* By the end of 2011, Ford expects to move from an Automotive net debt position to a net cash position

DEARBORN, Mich., July 23, 2010 – Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] today reported second quarter 2010 net income of $2.6 billion, or 61 cents per share, a $338 million improvement from second quarter 2009, as each of its major business operations around the world recorded improved profits.

Excluding special items, Ford reported a pre-tax operating profit of $2.9 billion, or 68 cents per share, an improvement of $3.5 billion from a year ago and a $932 million improvement from the prior quarter, and the company’s best quarterly performance since the first quarter of 2004. Ford has posted an Automotive and total company pre-tax operating profit for four consecutive quarters.

Ford North America posted a second quarter pre-tax operating profit of $1.9 billion, a $2.8 billion improvement from second quarter 2009.

Ford’s second quarter revenue was $31.3 billion, up $4.5 billion from the same period a year ago. Excluding Volvo revenue from 2009, Ford’s revenue in the second quarter was up $7.4 billion compared to 2009, or over 30 percent.

Automotive operating-related cash flow was positive $2.6 billion during the second quarter, primarily reflecting pre-tax operating profits and favorable changes in working capital.

Ford finished the second quarter with $21.9 billion in Automotive gross cash, a decrease of $3.4 billion since the first quarter, as a result of substantial debt reduction actions. Including available credit lines, total Automotive liquidity was $25.4 billion at the end of the quarter.

The company ended the second quarter with Automotive debt of $27.3 billion, down $7 billion in the quarter. The reduction included a $3.8 billion payment by Ford to the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, and a $3 billion repayment of Ford’s revolving credit facility. The debt reduction will save Ford more than $470 million in annualized interest savings.

Special items were an unfavorable pre-tax amount of $95 million in the second quarter. Ford recorded $229 million of personnel and dealer-related charges related primarily to the plan to discontinue production of the Mercury brand, which was offset partially by $94 million of favorable held-for-sale adjustments for Volvo and a $40 million gain related to the full pre-payment of Ford’s VEBA Note A debt obligation at a discount.

The first half cost associated with Mercury discontinuation and total U.S. dealer reductions is expected to be somewhat less than half of the total expected special item charges for these actions during the 2010 to 2011 period.

If Volvo had continued to be reported as an ongoing operation, Ford would have reported a second quarter pre-tax operating profit of $53 million for Volvo, representing a $290 million improvement compared to the second quarter of 2009.

“Our fundamental business is strong and we continue to gain momentum around the world,” said Lewis Booth, Ford executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Profits improved across our global business operations in the second quarter and we made continued progress in paying down our debt and strengthening our balance sheet.”

  • http://www.wittauto.com/ Witt Auto

    Good for Ford for not taking government handouts. The PR is hard to understand though, I was never good with numbers. Too many numbers for me in there.