Wall Street analysts expect that Ford Motor (NYSE:F) will report earnings per share of $0.41 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Ford Motor’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.49 and the lowest is $0.37. Ford Motor posted earnings of $0.39 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 5.1%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, April 25th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Ford Motor will report full-year earnings of $1.55 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.44 to $1.66. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $1.51 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.25 to $1.73. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Ford Motor.
Ford Motor (NYSE:F) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The auto manufacturer reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.03). Ford Motor had a return on equity of 21.71% and a net margin of 4.85%. The business had revenue of $38.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $36.96 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.30 EPS. Ford Motor’s quarterly revenue was up 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year.
In related news, Director John C. Lechleiter acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $10.28 per share, for a total transaction of $51,400.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 30,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $308,400. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Chairman William Clay Ford, Jr. sold 454,260 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.32, for a total value of $4,687,963.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.95% of the company’s stock.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. lifted its holdings in Ford Motor by 136.1% in the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 8,500 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 4,900 shares in the last quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 36.7% during the 4th quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 18,577 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $232,000 after acquiring an additional 4,990 shares in the last quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 91.3% during the 4th quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 10,475 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $129,000 after acquiring an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 1.0% during the 4th quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 565,119 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $7,211,000 after acquiring an additional 5,379 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alpha Cubed Investments LLC raised its holdings in shares of Ford Motor by 7.2% during the 4th quarter. Alpha Cubed Investments LLC now owns 84,854 shares of the auto manufacturer’s stock worth $1,060,000 after acquiring an additional 5,700 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 56.55% of the company’s stock.
NYSE:F traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $10.82. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 44,916,932 shares, compared to its average volume of 38,049,192. Ford Motor has a 12-month low of $10.14 and a 12-month high of $13.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.94, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.23. The firm has a market cap of $43,547.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.66 and a beta of 1.05.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Investors of record on Friday, April 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 19th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.55%. Ford Motor’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.71%.
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About Ford Motor
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company. The Company’s business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Company operates in four segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, and Central Treasury Operations.
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