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Morning Alert: Ford Motor in 3rd consecutive fall, nears two-month low 18 January 2018 11:53 EST

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) slipped further on Thursday, sliding an additional 6.0c (or 0.5%) to trade at $US12.12. The stock decreased 0.98% on Tuesday and 7.02% on Wednesday bringing its 3-day fall to 8.4%. It is now approaching its 50-day low of $US12.10.

SECTION 1: The past week

Current indications of bearish signals that support the trend in the unusual trading

1.1 At a glance

Weekly: Ford Motor continues significant downtrend January 17, 2018 16:00 EST

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has dropped 85.0c (or 6.5%) in the past week to close at $US12.18, ending a two-week streak of rises. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 54.3 points (or 2.0%) in the week, this represented a relative price change of -8.5%. This has been exacerbated by robust volume of 1.8 times average for the week. In the past week the market cap has declined $US3.3 billion.

1.2 5-day Recap

Ford Motor underperformed the S&P 500 index in 3 out of 4 days.

[Volume Index (VI); 1 is average]

DayHeadlineClose price [USD]Price change %Relative change %Comment
WednesdayFord Motor tumbles 7.0% on strong volume12.18-7.0-8.0Steepest Fall; VI=3.5

Note

DayHeadlineClose price [USD]Price change %Relative change %Comment
TuesdayFord Motor hits year-high 5th time in three months13.1-1.0-0.6
FridayFord Motor in 2nd consecutive rise, nears a 25-month high13.230.5-0.1
ThursdayFord Motor increases13.161.00.3Top Rise

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

Price/Earnings of 10.5 [18.6]

Price/Sales of 0.3 [0.5]

Price to Book of 1.6 [3.4]

Dividend yield of 5.4% [2.9%]

Return on Equity 15.8% [2.9%]

Overvaluation:

Return on Assets 1.9% [2.2%]

Return on Capital Employed 5.2% [8.0%]

SECTION 2: Ranking

DescriptionValueRank In Market
MCap $US billion47.3In Top 6%
52-week Range (in $US)10.5-13.5
1-month Range (in $US)12.1-13.5
Williams %R-98.6Bullish

SECTION 3: Earnings

FY2016 Annual Report: Ford Motor profits hit by 37.7% fall

Ford Motor (NYSE:F) reported net profit for the year-ended 31 December 2016 of $US4.6b, down 37.7% from $US7.4b in the previous year.

Major changes compared with previous year:

Favourable Changes:

- Retained earnings to total assets up from 6.4% to 6.6%

- Non-current debtors to Total Assets up from 20.3% to 21%

Unfavourable Changes:

- Net profit slumps 37.7% from $US7.4b to $US4.6b

- EPS slumps 37.5% from $US1.84 to $US1.15

- EBIT Margin down from 7.4% to 5.1%

- Interest cover down 39.7% from 14.3 to 8.6

- EBIT to total assets down from 4.9% to 3.2%

- Sales and marketing expenses to Sales up from 7% to 8%

- Profit before tax to Sales down from 6.9% to 4.5%

- Interest expenses to Sales up from 0.5% to 0.6%

- Debt to Equity up 5.6% from 4.6 to 4.9

- Working capital to total assets down from 9.0% to 7.6%

- Current Debtors to Total Assets down from 25% to 24.1%

- Total Liabilities to EBITDA of 27.1 compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of less than 5. This ratio has deteriorated by 52.5% from the previous year's ratio of 17.8.

- Total Liabilities to Operating Cash Flow of 10.5 compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of less than 4. However, it has improved by 13.1% from the previous year's ratio of 12.1.

Note:

- Total revenue steady at $US155.4b

- Total revenue to total assets steady at 0.7

- Cost of Goods Sold to Sales up from 82.9% to 83.4%

- Tax expenses to Sales down from 1.9% to 1.4%

- Total liabilities to Total assets steady at 0.9

- Current ratio steady at 1.2

- Total non-current assets to Total Assets steady at 54.4%

- Total current assets to Total Assets steady at 45.6%

- Fixed Assets to Total Assets up from 13.4% to 13.5%

- Net tangible assets per share steady at $US7.31

SECTION 4: Recent News of Ford Motor

January 17: Chariot and JPMorgan Chase Team Up to Ease Employee Commutes as Part of Smart Columbus Initiative

Chariot will run six initial routes serving 400 JPMorgan Chase employees

COLUMBUS, Ohio---- As part of the broader Smart Columbus initiative, commuter solution Chariot - a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company's mobility arm - today announced it is expanding its service to Columbus, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase and in support of the city's transformation to become a model for connected cities of the future.

January 16: Ford Details Plans to Improve Fitness, Refocus Model Lineup and Accelerate Introduction of Smart Vehicles and Services

DEARBORN, Mich.---- Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) today detailed plans to improve operational fitness, refocus capital allocation and accelerate the introduction of smart vehicles and services.

Presenting at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit, the company provided preliminary results for full-year 2017, issued guidance for 2018 and outlined plans to accelerate investment in electric vehicles and sport utility vehicles.

"In 2017, F-Series extended its streak as America's best-selling pickup for the 41st straight year, we set a new company high for U.S.

January 16: Ford Motor (F) issued new U.S. patent [9,868,476]

Ford Motor (F) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Vehicle body-in-white structure" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,868,476 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A vehicle body includes a non-metallic member, metallic disk, and metallic member. The metallic disk is rigidly affixed to the non-metallic member such that a periphery of the disk is encompassed by the non-metallic member while an outer surface of the disk remains exposed.

January 16: Ford Motor (F) issued new U.S. patent [9,868,418]

Ford Motor (F) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Vehicle network communication protection" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,868,418 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A vehicle includes a gateway controller configured to interface a diagnostic port to a vehicle communication network.

January 16: Ford Motor (F) issued new U.S. patent [9,868,408]

Ford Motor (F) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Protective cover for vehicular control module" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,868,408 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Embodiments include a protective cover for a control module mounted to a vehicle surface using attachment mechanisms that extend perpendicularly from the vehicle surface.

Ford Motor Company (N:F)

ISIN: US3453708600

PermID: 4295903068

CIK: 37996

CUSIP: 345370860

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