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Ford Motor Company Earnings Preview: Revenue, Earnings Expected to Fall from Previous Quarter

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) releases its next round of earnings this Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's second quarter earnings report.

Earnings and Revenue:

Wall Street expects a positive EPS reading of 60 cents per share and revenues of $31.57 billion. Investors will be keen to see how this quarter's numbers stack up against the year-ago quarter's positive EPS of 63 cents per share on revenues of $28.8 billion. We'll have to wait for Tuesday to see if Ford Motor Company reports a decline in EPS and a boost in revenue from the year-ago quarter, as analysts are predicting.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
EPS Estimate $0.50 $0.49 $0.38 $0.40
EPS Actual $0.62 $0.30 $0.48 $0.63

Stock Performance:

Shares of Ford Motor Company were trading at $13.08 as of July 20, 2011. Shares are down 22.1% year to date. For a full 12 months, the return has declined by 5.1%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably a little upset going into this earnings release.

  • Long-term shareholders are already wary of 12-month losses prior to the announcement

Average Stock Rating:

The average rating by analysts for Ford Motor Company is a Moderate Buy. Over the past three months this rating's strength has declined slightly.

Competitors:

Wondering how Ford Motor Company compares to rivals in the same sector? Here are a few of the company's peers.

  • General Motors Company (NYSE: GM): Moderate Buy with a $0.95 recent quarter EPS
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (ADR (NYSE: HMC): Moderate Buy with a $0.30 recent quarter EPS
  • Navistar International (NYSE: NAV): Moderate Buy with a $1.02 recent quarter EPS
  • Daimler (DDAIF): Strong Buy with a $1.47 recent quarter EPS

The domestic automobiles company's industry has seen price/earnings growth of 0.9% during the current fiscal year.

Finally, a description of the company's main areas of operation: Ford Motor Co. is an automaker that sells its cars and trucks throughout the world.

Take Action:

Now that you have reviewed all the numbers, be ready to move if the upcoming Ford Motor Company earnings report has any surprises. Also, come back to Benzinga after the announcement for a full recap and a guide to your next steps.

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