Ford Motor Company

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Ford Motor Company

May 8, 2013

Table of Contents

Introduction……………………………………………………………… Page 3
History…………………………………………………………………… Page 4
Justification……………………………….. …………………………….. Page 5
Recommendation…………………………………………………………. Page 9
References………………………………………………………………… Page 10
Appendix A……………………………………………………………….. Page 11
Appendix B ……………………………………………………………….. Page 15

Introduction
Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, the first major car manufacturer in the United States founded by Henry Ford in 1903, is the world’s fifth largest automaker and is an American multinational corporation. Ford has invested in various global markets over the years. Among the product lines that Ford has invested in are Ford, Lincoln and Mercury based primary in the US and Volvo, Mazda, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover which are all international brands. This American multinational corporation also invests in NASCAR where it is one of four manufactures in the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and Craftsman Truck Series and offers auto loans thru Ford Motor Credit and PRIMUS Financial Services. Based on global revenues in 2011 Fortune 500 listed Ford as the tenth-ranked American-based Company.

History Initially Ford only produced US models of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury and sold those models globally. This was not that successful, so in turn Ford started producing and selling products that meet the needs of supply and demand and had the potentially of making Ford a global competitor. The global investments of this company has enable them to own one-third of Mazda located in Japan, a small holding in former subsidiary Aston Martin of England, be able to sell Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors of India for 2.3 billion dollars and to extend lines of credit to dealerships selling Ford Motor Company products and provide private-label financing to other Ford owned brands such as Mazda, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover.
Ford survived the great



References: Ford Motor Co. (2013). Financial Reports. Retrieved May 2, 2013 from http://corporate.ford.com/our-company/investors/investor-quarterly-results Ford Motor Co. (2013). Climate Change and the Environment. Retrieved May 10, 2013 from http://corporate.ford.com/microsites/sustainability-report-2011-12/environment Hoffman, Derek. (2013). Ford Motor Earnings Preview: Can this Streak Continue. Retrieved on May 10, 2013 from http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/ford-motor-earnings-preview-can-this-streak-continue.html/ Yahoo Finance. (2013). Ford Motor Co. Retrieved May 2, 2013 from: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=F Income Statement | All numbers in thousands | Period Ending | Mar 30, 2013 | Dec 30, 2012 | Sep 29, 2012 | Jun 29, 2012 | | All numbers in thousands | Period Ending | Mar 30, 2013 | Dec 30, 2012 | Sep 29, 2012 | Jun 29, 2012 |

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