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Ford: Stock Woes; Dividend Next?

Published Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:14:16 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

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Ford (F), my favorite company to pick on. Why? Because it is so easy.
However, I have not written on Ford in about a year. Older articles can be accessed here, here, here, and here.
I'm appreciative that key Ford employees read Seeking Alpha as well as my articles. They don't always like what I have to say; I suspect this time will be no different.
I have owned Fords, like Fords, but just really dislike the stock. There are just too many other plays out there with solid dividends and growth prospects.

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A Deeper Dive Into Earnings
Ford is hoping for improvement in 2019 earnings and revenue. However, they recently mentioned that they expect 2018 adjusted earnings of $1.30 a share on revenue of $160.3 billion. In October, Ford said it expected to earn in the range of $1.30 to $1.50 per share; analysts were expecting $1.33 per share. For the fourth quarter, Ford expects adjusted earnings of 30 cents a share, below the 32 cents analysts were expecting.
Compared to the same period last year, other than revenue, which was up slightly, all other key metrics were lower including net income, net income margins, Earnings Per Share, cash flows from operations, etc.

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Fiscal year EBIT is definitely a story of North America supporting the Automotive division. However, read the 2008 section below in this article. Are we heading towards a recession in the United States?

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Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
GENERAL MOTORS 37.00   5.9 6.29 1.52 4.09


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