10.54 -0.02 (-0.19%)
After hours: 5:55PM EDT
|Bid||10.53 x 1100|
|Ask||10.53 x 1400|
|Day's range||10.51 - 10.72|
|52-week range||10.14 - 13.48|
|PE ratio (TTM)||5.47|
|Earnings date||25 Jul 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.60 (5.36%)|
|1y target est||12.27|
Previously, we looked at Fiat Chrysler’s (FCAU) stock performance in Q2. Investors’ high expectations for the company’s second-quarter results may have helped its stock. In this part, we’ll explore analysts’ estimates for its Q2 2018 earnings.
Italian-American auto giant Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) is slated to announce its Q2 2018 earnings on July 25. Before we review analysts’ estimates for its Q2 2018 earnings, let’s look at its stock performance in July so far.
With second-quarter earnings season in full swing, we're gearing up for reports from General Motors (GM), Ford Motor (F), and Tesla (TSLA). Yet JPMorgan's Ryan Brinkman argues that only the first two are worth buying ahead of the results. Brinkman reiterated an Outperform rating on both GM and Ford, although he thinks only the former will beat consensus estimates.
In Q1 2018, Ford’s (F) automotive EBIT fell 20% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.7 billion, and its EBIT margins contracted YoY to 4.4% from 6.0%. Ford’s profits worsened in many of its key segments due to higher steel and aluminum prices, higher structural costs, and currency headwinds driven by the British pound, Thai baht, Canadian dollar, and Argentinian peso.
The automobile sector is known to be highly capital-intensive due to huge fixed and raw material costs in the auto manufacturing business. That’s one of the key reasons that major automakers (VCR) General Motors (GM), Ford Motor (F), Toyota Motor (TM), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) extensively utilize debt.
In Q1 2018, Ford’s (F) revenue rose 7% YoY (year-over-year) to $39 billion, beating analysts’ estimate of $37.2 billion. While Ford’s US sales fell 2% YoY in the quarter, lower tax boosted its revenue. Like Ford, legacy automaker (XLY) peers General Motors (GM), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), and Toyota (TM) generate a large portion of their revenue from North America.
Domestic automakers will suffer equally if tariffs are imposed on car imports, as a number of U.S. carmakers have their production units offshore.
A strong economy and an upbeat consumers' sentiment should have some positive influence on Ford's (F) soon-to-be-released results.
Of the 21 analysts covering Ford (F) stock, most (76%) recommend “hold,” 19% recommend “buy,” and 5% recommend “sell.” Their 12-month target price of $12.28 for Ford implies a ~13% upside to its market price of $10.87.
US auto giant General Motors (GM) is set to release its Q2 2018 earnings on July 25. According to 2017 US auto sales volumes, GM had the largest market share in its home market, surpassing Ford Motor (F), Toyota (TM), and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU).
According to a CNBC report, analyst Rajvindra Gill at Needham expects the Model 3 cancellation rate to have doubled in less than a year. Before Tesla reached its Model 3 production milestone of 5,000 units per week at the end of the second quarter, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas was not expecting Tesla to achieve a rate of 5,000 units per week until the first half of 2019. In fact, Tesla’s efforts to exponentially boost Model 3 production might have given confidence to Model 3 reservation holders who have already waited for many quarters to stick to their reservations a little longer.
According to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, 25% tariff on imported cars and parts would raise the price of U.S. vehicles by $83 billion annually, leading to job losses.
Valuation multiples are commonly used by investors to compare auto companies. These multiples could be used to compare business entities that are similar in size or nature. Let’s see how the valuation multiples of mainstream auto companies Ford (F), Toyota (TM), General Motors (GM), and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) are trending in July.
Shares of Tesla (TSLA) plummeted Monday after chief executive Elon Musk once again found himself in hot water after he posted a rude comment about a British cave explorer regarding the Thailand cave rescue mission. Although the CEO's statements were crass, they don't really impact Tesla's core business. So let's assess TSLA stock at what could be a buying point.
Ford Motor Co. has agreed to pay $299.1 million to settle consumers’ economic-loss claims connected to Takata Corp. air-bag recalls. The settlement, filed in federal court in Miami Monday, reimburses consumers for out-of-pocket expenses and provides free loaners for owners or lessees of Ford vehicles who are waiting for their air bags to be fixed, according to the pact. The settlement will also increase outreach efforts to find consumers whose vehicles still have defective air bags.
Ford investors have endured a rough year in the country -- and unfortunately, business could get worse before it gets better. Here's why.
In the previous part, we looked at analysts’ views on Ford (F). Despite its increasing focus on electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles, Ford stock has underperformed its peers in the last couple of years. In the last year, Ford has gained 2.8% while direct peer GM has risen ~15.0% through July 11.
According to data compiled by Reuters on July 11, about 19.0% of the 21 analysts covering Ford Motor Company (F) recommended a “buy.” About 76.0% of these analysts remained uncertain and recommended a “hold” on the company’s stock, and the remaining 5.0% of these analysts gave it a “sell” rating.
The auto industry’s second-quarter earnings season is about to begin, and the majority of auto stocks are trading on a mixed note. According to recent estimates by Autodata, US light vehicle sales rose to 4.5 million units in the second quarter this year. Let’s take a look at the recent price movement in auto stocks.