Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and Asia’s biggest car maker Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:TM) both are saying that they produce the best-selling car in the world in the primary half.
Ford, the second-biggest United States auto manufacturer, announced in statement that cited researcher IHS Automotive that focus was the world’s best selling single-car nameplate with 489,616 sales in 2012’s primary 6 months, surpassing Corolla’s 462,187. Toyota reported that it’s primary half Corolla sales total is 603,840, comprising Corolla derivatives like the wagon vended in the United States as the Matrix.
Auto corporations use sales supremacy as a marketing tool to attract customers. Chief Executive Officer of Ford Alan Mulally has set a target to lift worldwide sales by 50% to 8 million vehicles by 2015.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:TM) fell -0.76% to settle at $79.62, General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) moved up +1.14% to end at $21.35 while Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) jumped +0.39% to finish on Friday at $28.52.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) last session volume of 28.03 million shares was lower than its average volume of 34.50 million shares. The stock after opening at $9.39 hit high price of $9.43 and then closed at $9.34 by scoring +0.32%.
Ford Motor generated revenue of 133.28 billion in the following twelve months and earned $17.70 billion. The Company showed a positive 13.28% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 4.61%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was -3.17%.
The Ford Motor past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.27 and price to cash ratio remained 2.36. As far as the returns are concern, the Ford Motor return on equity was recorded as +158.42% and increased 15.75% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 10.14%.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -1.58% which was maintained for the month at +4.71%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -6.51% and for the year was -12.71% while the YTD performance remained at -11.97%.
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