Ford (F) Q4 Earnings Miss Estimates, Fall Y/Y

Ford Motor Co.F is a global automotive, financial services, and mobility company. The company's product line boasts of heavyweights such as the legendary Ford Mustang and the F-Series truck, which has been the highest-selling vehicle in the U.S. for the last 34 years. It also owns the luxury vehicle brand, Lincoln.

Ford is gaining from its product launches, global expansion, efficient capital deployment and success of the One Ford plan. The company is renewing the majority of its product line-up and has planned several vehicle launches under the One Ford plan, which is helping boost sales.

However, weakness in South America, frequent product recalls and rising structural expenses are concerns.

As a result, investors have been eagerly awaiting Ford's latest earnings report. Let's take a quick look at this Michigan-based automobile giant's fourth-quarter release.

Estimate Trend & Surprise History

Investors should note that the earnings estimate for Ford for the fourth quarter have decreased in the past 60 days.

The company delivered positive earnings surprises in three of the trailing four quarters with an average beat of around 21.75%.

Zacks Rank

Ford currently has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell), but that could change following its earnings report which was just released. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:


Ford raked in adjusted earnings of 30 cents per share that missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 34 cents. Adjusted earnings were lower than 58 cents recorded in the year-ago quarter.

Ford Motor Company Price and EPS Surprise

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Ford logged Automotive revenues of $38.7 billion, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $35.55 billion. Revenues were $1.6 billion lower than a year-ago.

Key Stats/Developments to Note

Ford reported a 68,000 unit decrease in wholesale volumes to 1.71 million in the fourth quarter.

The company expects 2017 pre-tax profit to be lower than 2016. This is due to higher investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility.

Market Reaction

Ford's shares were inactive following the release. It would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the results during the trading session today

Check back later for our full write up on Ford's earnings report!

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