DEARBORN, Mich., July 26, 2007 - Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] today reported a net profit of 31 cents per share, or $750 million, for the second quarter of 2007. This compares with a net loss of 17 cents per share, or $317 million, in the second quarter of 2006.
Ford's second-quarter revenue was $44.2 billion, up from $41.9 billion a year ago. The increase primarily reflected currency exchange, mix and net pricing improvements, partially offset by lower volume.
Ford's second-quarter profit from continuing operations, excluding special items, was 13 cents per share, or $258 million, compared with a loss of 6 cents per share, or $118 million, in the same period a year ago.**
Special items - which primarily reflected the sale of Aston Martin and the recognition of previously deferred gains on certain hedges at Jaguar and Land Rover - increased pre-tax results by $443 million in the second quarter.
With regard to Jaguar and Land Rover, the company confirmed it is currently exploring in greater detail the potential sale of the combined business and is in discussions with selected parties who have expressed interest. The company also is conducting a strategic review of Volvo that likely will conclude prior to year-end.
|Total Company - 2007 Second Quarter Financial Results|
|Continuing Operations (Excluding Special Items)*|
|Pre-Tax Profits (Mils.)||$||483||$||774|
|After-Tax Profits (Mils.)||258||376|
|Earnings Per Share **||0.13||0.19|
|Special Items Pre-Tax (Mils.)||$||443||$||820|
|After-Tax Profits (Mils.)||$||750||$||1,067|
|Earnings Per Share**||0.31||0.48|
|Automotive Gross Cash (Bils.)***||$||37.4||$||13.8|
* See tables following "Safe Harbor/Risk Factors" for reconciliations to GAAP.
** Earnings per share is calculated on a basis that includes pre-tax profit and provision for taxes and minority interest. See tables following "Safe Harbor/Risk Factors" for the nature and amount of these special items and reconciliations to GAAP.
*** See table following "Safe Harbor/Risk Factors" for a reconciliation of Automotive gross cash to GAAP.
"We continue to focus on the four priorities of our plan - restructuring the business to operate profitably, accelerating the development of new products that our customers want and value, funding our plan and improving our balance sheet, and working even more effectively together as one global Ford team, leveraging our assets," said Ford President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally. "Our team is very encouraged by the significant progress we are making. We recognize the challenges that lie ahead and remain fully committed to delivering our plan."
Second-quarter and first-half highlights:
The following discussion of the results of our Automotive sector and Automotive segments/business units is on a basis that excludes special items. See table following "Safe Harbor/Risk Factors" for the nature and amount of these special items and any necessary reconciliations to GAAP.
On a pre-tax basis, worldwide Automotive sector profits in the second quarter were $378 million. This compares with a pre-tax loss of $716 million during the same period a year ago. The improvements were more than explained by favorable net pricing and cost reductions, partially offset by unfavorable currency exchange.
Vehicle wholesales in the second quarter were 1,773,000, down from 1,806,000 a year ago. Worldwide Automotive revenue for the second quarter was $40.1 billion, up from $37.8 billion in the same period last year. The increase primarily reflected currency exchange, mix and net pricing improvements, partially offset by lower volume.
Automotive gross cash, which includes cash and cash equivalents, net marketable securities, loaned securities and short-term VEBA assets, was $37.4 billion at June 30, 2007, up from $35.2 billion at the end of the first quarter.
Ford North America: In the second quarter, Ford North America reported a pre-tax loss of $279 million, compared with a pre-tax loss of $789 million a year ago. The improvement primarily reflected favorable net pricing and cost reductions, partially offset by lower volume net of mix. Revenue was $18.8 billion, down from $19.1 billion for the same period a year ago.
Ford South America: Ford South America reported a second-quarter pre-tax profit of $255 million, compared with a pre-tax profit of $99 million a year ago. The improvement was primarily explained by favorable net pricing and volume. Second quarter revenue improved to $1.8 billion from $1.3 billion in 2006.
Ford Europe: Ford Europe's second-quarter pre-tax profit was $262 million, compared with a pre-tax profit of $185 million during the same period in 2006. The improvement was more than explained by favorable net pricing and higher volumes, partially offset by higher manufacturing costs, primarily to support increased volumes. During the second quarter of 2007, Ford Europe's revenue was $9.2 billion, compared with $7.5 billion during the second quarter of 2006.
Premier Automotive Group (PAG): PAG reported a pre-tax profit of $140 million for the second quarter, compared with a pre-tax loss of $162 million for the same period in 2006. All PAG brands improved compared with the same period in 2006. The improvement was more than explained by favorable cost performance across all brands, including the non-recurrence of adverse 2006 adjustments to warranty accruals. Favorable net pricing was more than offset by the effect of the continued weakening of the U.S. dollar against key European currencies. Second-quarter 2007 revenue was $8.4 billion, compared with $7.8 billion a year ago.
Ford Asia Pacific and Africa: For the second quarter, Ford Asia Pacific and Africa reported a pre-tax profit of $26 million, compared with a pre-tax profit of $4 million a year ago. The improvement reflected strong cost performance, including restructuring savings, and improved results in China. These factors were partially offset by lower volume and adverse mix, more than explained by Australia and Taiwan, and unfavorable currency exchange. Revenue was $1.7 billion for the second quarter of 2007, compared with $1.8 billion in 2006.
Mazda: For the second quarter, Ford earned $81 million from its investment in Mazda and associated operations, compared with $32 million during the same period a year ago.
Other Automotive: Second-quarter results included a pre-tax loss of $107 million, compared with a loss of $85 million a year ago. The year-over-year decline was more than explained by higher interest expense associated with financing actions taken in the fourth quarter of 2006. This was partially offset by increased interest income.
FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR
For the second quarter, the Financial Services sector earned a pre-tax profit of $105 million, compared with a pre-tax profit of $425 million a year ago.
Ford Motor Credit Company: Ford Motor Credit Company reported net income of $62 million in the second quarter of 2007, down $242 million from earnings of $304 million a year earlier. On a pre-tax basis from continuing operations, Ford Motor Credit earned $112 million in the second quarter compared with $435 million in the previous year. The decrease in earnings primarily reflected higher borrowing costs, lower credit loss reserve reductions, higher depreciation expense for leased vehicles and higher net losses related to market valuation adjustments from derivatives. Lower expenses, primarily reflecting improved operating costs, were a partial offset.
In the second quarters of 2007 and 2006, pre-tax earnings were $428 million and $667 million, excluding the net losses related to market valuation adjustments from derivatives, which were $316 million and $232 million, respectively.
Ford expects Ford Motor Credit to earn on a pre-tax basis $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion this year, excluding the impact of gains and losses related to market valuation adjustments from derivatives, up from the previous estimate of $1.2 billion.
SECOND-QUARTER CONFERENCE CALL DETAILS
Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] will release second quarter 2007 financial results at 7 a.m. EDT, Thursday, July 26. The following briefings will be held after the announcement:
At 9 a.m. EDT, Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer, and Don Leclair, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will host a conference call for news media and the investment community to discuss second quarter results.
Following the earnings call, at 11 a.m. EDT, Ford Senior Vice President and Controller Peter Daniel, Ford Vice President and Treasurer Neil Schloss and Ford Motor Credit Company Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer K.R. Kent will host a conference call for fixed income analysts and investors.
The presentations (listen-only) and supporting materials will be available on the Internet at
Access Information - Thursday, July 26
Toll Free: 800-573-4754
Earnings: 9:00 a.m. EDT
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Fixed Income: 11:00 a.m. EDT
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Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 260,000 employees and about 100 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.fordvehicles.com.
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TOTAL COMPANY INCOME/(LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS COMPARED WITH NET INCOME/(LOSS)
|Pre-Tax Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations (Excluding Special Items)||$||483||$||(291)|
|Pre-Tax Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations||$||926||$||(668)|
|Minority Interest in Net Income/(Loss) of Subsidiaries||85||19|
|Provision for/(Benefit from) Income Taxes||123||(364)|
|Income/(Loss) from Continuing Operations||$||718||$||(323)|
|Income/(Loss) from Discontinued Operations||32||6|
* Special items detailed in following table.
TOTAL COMPANY SPECIAL ITEMS
|Ford North America Separation Programs||$||55||$||7|
|Related OPEB Curtailment||148||-|
|Related Pension Curtailment||-||(489)|
|Subtotal Ford North America||$||203||$||(482)|
|Ford Europe Personnel-Reduction Programs/Other||(78)||(14)|
|PAG Sale of Aston Martin||206||-|
|PAG Recognition of Previously Deferred Hedging Gains||182||-|
|PAG Personnel-Reduction Programs/Other||(62)||(18)|
|Mazda Pension Transfer||-||137|
|Ford Asia Pacific and Africa Personnel-Reduction Programs||(8)||-|
|Total Pre-Tax Special Items||$||443||$||(377)|
|Memo: Impact on Earnings Per Share*||$||0.17||$||(0.11)|
*Earnings per share for special items is calculated on a basis that includes the pre-tax amount and a provision for taxes; additional information regarding the method of calculating earnings per share is available in the materials supporting the July 26, 2007, conference calls at www.shareholder.ford.com.
AUTOMOTIVE GROSS CASH RECONCILIATION TO GAAP
|March 31, 2007||June 30, 2007||June 30, 2007 B/(W) March 31, 2007||Memo: June 30, 2006|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||$||15.7||$||17.1||$||1.4||$||14.7|
|Total Cash/Market. and Loaned Securities||$||33.2||$||35.4||$||2.2||$||23.6|
|Short-Term VEBA Assets||2.2||2.3||0.1||-|