Business Analysis

Ford Motor Corporation Business Analysis I
Sharon B. Love
MGT/521 Management
July 30, 2012

Dr. Patrick E. Murray
Certified Advanced Facilitator
University of Phoenix Online Faculty

    Ford is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world.   It manufactures and distributes automobiles across six continents. The company's automotive vehicle brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company primarily operates in the US and Europe. It is headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, and employs about 164,000 people.  
    Even though Chrysler, Ford and GM are no longer on their knees; sales are up and optimism is growing.   According to Forbes, the following is an example of how their income statement, balance sheet and cash flow are in comparison.1
Income Statement               FORD                 GM                       CHRYSLER
Total Revenue                   32,445M               150,280B                 69,486*
Gross Profit                                                     19,110B                     9,924*
Operating Income               1,707M                   5,670B
Total Net Income               1,396M                   9,190B                   4,757*

Balance Sheet
Current Assets                 336,335M                 60, 25B                 37,978*
Total Assets                     182,075M               144,60B                 78,698*
Current Liabilities                                             48,93B                 32,536*
Total Liabilities                 165,469M               106,48B                 63,624*
Total Equity                       16,606M                 32,12B                     “
Liability/Shareholders       182,075M               144,60B

Cash Flow
Cash-Operating Act.               2,075M                 8,170B
Cash-Investing Act.               (4,115M)             12,740B
Cash-Financial Act                 370M                 258,00M
Net change in cash...