Ford Motor Co. (F)
Ford – the North American automobile company, producer of cars under the brands Ford, Lincoln and Mercury. The fourth world car maker by volume of output for the entire period of existence. At the present time – the third in the US market after GM and Toyota and the second in Europe after Volkswagen.
The company’s headquarters is located in Dearborn (a suburb of Detroit, Michigan), and its European office – in Cologne, Germany.
Car sales in the US in January 2016, based on annual rates were the highest for that month since 2001 – rose to 17.58 million vehicles last month from 17.34 million in December.
Over the past year, US auto sales jumped by 5.7% – to a record 17.5 million, surpassing the previous high set 15 years ago (17.4 million vehicles, with 172.5 thousand of the machines sold to the Ford, so finishing second place in terms of sales). In 2016, analysts expect a new record.
In 2015, the company’s net profit amounted to 49.21 billion. Dollars. The company’s capitalization currently amounts to 115 billion. Dollars.