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Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] reported a 2006 full-year net loss of $12.7 billion, or $6.79 per share. In 2005, the company reported net income of $1.4 billion, or 77 cents per share.

Excluding special items, Ford’s 2006 full-year after-tax loss from continuing operations totaled $2.8 billion, or $1.50 per share. This compares to year-ago earnings from continuing operations of $1.9 billion, or $1.00 per share, excluding special items.**

Special items, which primarily reflected costs associated with restructuring efforts and fixed asset impairments, reduced full-year results on an after-tax basis by a total of $9.9 billion or $5.29 per share. The total pre-tax effect of full-year special items was $11.9 billion.

Full-year sales and revenue for 2006 was $160.1 billion, compared to $176.9 billion a year ago.

The Ford Motor Company was established in 1903. The headquarter is in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

The main businesses are

Ford World Headquarter
The Ford Motor Company Headquarter,
Dearborn, Michigan

Ford Motor Company highlights in 2006 included:

  • Alan Mulally joining Ford as president and CEO in September.

  • An "accelerated" Way Forward plan to return North America to profitability no later than 2009 that calls for idling and ceasing operations at 16 manufacturing facilities through 2012, including seven vehicle assembly plants. The plan also calls for achieving a cumulative $5 billion in reduced operating costs by 2008, compared to 2005, and for 70 percent of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury products by volume to be new or significantly upgraded by 2008.

 

  • The idling of St. Louis Assembly in March and Atlanta Assembly in October, consistent with the North America restructuring plan.

  • An agreement with the UAW to extend a variety of voluntary buyout offers to all U.S. Ford and Automotive Component Holdings, LLC (ACH) hourly employees. Through Dec. 31, 2006, more than 38,000 hourly employees had accepted offers. Many of the offers include an employee's opportunity to rescind acceptance up until the time of separation from the company. In addition, the company realized cost savings from the implementation of its health care agreement with the UAW.

  • Efforts to reduce North America salaried-related costs by a third, which will reduce the salaried work force by the equivalent of 14,000 positions. In addition, Ford implemented cost-saving revisions to salaried benefit plans.

  • Agreement in principle to sell three facilities now operated by ACH. Ford intends to sell or close all ACH facilities by the end of 2008.

  • Plans to sell Automobile Protection Corporation (APCO), a subsidiary that offers vehicle service contracts to dealers of all makes and models, and all or part of Aston Martin.

  • Launching new products that received strong initial feedback, including the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator in North America, the Ford S-MAX, Ford Galaxy and Ford Transit in Europe, the Jaguar XK, Land Rover LR2, Volvo S80 and C30 and Mazda CX9.

  • Ford S-MAX being named European Car of the Year 2007 and Ford Transit receiving International Van of the Year 2007.

  • Ford also won the 2006 FIA World Rally Championship Manufacturers' Trophy.

  • Record sales in China and India.

  • A corporate realignment in December that streamlined the organization and formed a Global Product Development team, to better integrate and leverage global resources across the automotive business units.

  • Obtaining $23.5 billion of new liquidity in December, including a convertible debt offering of about $5 billion, a secured term loan of $7 billion and a secured revolving credit facility of $11.5 billion. This resulted in total automotive liquidity of $46 billion at year-end 2006.

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Ford Motor Company Business Results Summary

Sales and revenues
(in millions)
2002 2001
Automotive $134.425 $130.827
Financial Services $28.161 $29.927
Total $162.586 $160.754
Net income (in millions)
Automotive -$1.156 -$8.862
Financial Services $2.109 $1.440
Total Net Income (losses) before income taxes $953 -$7.422

Results (unaudited) 2000 1999 1998

Worldwide vehicle unit sales of cars and trucks (in thousands)

North America

4,933

4,787 4,370
Outside North America

2,491

2,433 2,453
Total

7,424

7,220 6,823
Sales and revenues (in millions)
Automotive $ 141,230 $ 136,973 $ 119,083
Financial Services

28,834

25,585 25,333
Total $ 170,064 $ 162,558 $ 144,416
Net income (in millions)
Automotive $ 3,624 $ 5,721 $ 4,752
Financial Services (excl. The Associates)

1,786

1,516 1,187
Automotive net cash at December 31 (in millions)
Cash and marketable securities

$ 16,490

$ 23,585 $ 23,805
Debt

12,046

12,144 9,834
Automotive net cash

$ 4,444

$ 11,441 $ 13,971
After-tax return on sales
North American Automotive

4,8%

6.2% 5.3%

Total Automotive

2,6% 4.2% 4.0%

Key Facts 1999 -1996

 

1999

1998

1997

1996

Worldwide Sales (in $ Bill.)

162.558

144.416

153.6

147.0

Net Income (in $ Mill.)

7,237

22,071*

6,920

4,446

Capital Expenditure (in $ Bill.)

8.5

8.6

8.1

8.1

Vehicle Sales (in units)

7,220,000

6,823,000

6,943,000

6,653,000

Workforce

.

.

363,892

371,702

source : Ford Motor Company

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