Ford full-year profit plunges on slower sales, pension costs

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Posted at 7:54 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 21:48:54-05

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s profit last year plunged by more than $3.6 billion, weighed down by slowing U.S. sales, the cost of a botched SUV launch and some big pension expenses.

The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said it made $47 million in 2019, down from a $3.68 billion profit a year earlier. For the fourth quarter the company lost $1.7 billion, or 42 cents per share, weighed down by $2.2 billion in one-time pension costs. Excluding one-time items, Ford made 12 cents per share for the quarter, falling short of Wall Street's expectations.

Analysts polled by FactSet predicted 17 cents per share. Quarterly revenue fell 5% to $39.7 billion, about even with Wall Street estimates.

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