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Ford swings to quarterly profit, but there are big challenges ahead for the Blue Oval and Jim Farley

29 October 2020 | Dave Leggett

Ford has reported better than expected financial results for the third quarter on strong US demand for its trucks. The company posted net income of USD2.4bn and an adjusted EBIT of USD3.6bn (versus USD1.8bn Q3 2019),  and an adjusted EBIT margin of 9.7%, led by North America at 12.5%. Impressive stuff, but there is more hard work ahead.


PSA in good shape for merger with FCA

29 July 2020 | Dave Leggett

PSA Group has posted a positive profit result for the first half of the year despite the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and much reduced revenue.


China motor shows are on again - the week

24 July 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Regular readers will be aware we regularly publish global motor show debut lists. Motor shows might be on hiatus in most countries but, in China, they are back. This week we have a list of world premieres for this year's event in Chengdu (in the news today due to the US-China diplomatic spat). BYD Song Plus, Ora Good Cat and White Cat, Wey Tank 300 anyone?


Daimler taking the right actions on cost

23 July 2020 | Dave Leggett

Daimler has reported a widening Q2 loss amid sharply slower sales caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Evolution Time Critical on how to avoid automotive supply chain failure - Q&A

18 March 2016 | Matthew Beecham

UK-based emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical recently introduced a bespoke transport management system, recruited staff and generated a 19 percent increase in revenues. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of ETC to find out more.


INTERVIEW – Opel chief Neumann sees strong start for breakeven year

2 March 2016 | Dave Leggett

General Motors Europe boss has told just-auto that the company is off to a strong sales start as it looks to hit breakeven in 2016. In a wide-ranging interview in Geneva, he also said that Opel is looking to address its weakness in SUVs, is concerned about the UK’s currency movements and believes that Opel should focus on efficiency gains for combustion engines - rather than go for hybrids - in meeting tighter CO2 emission rules.

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Cooper Tire posts Q3 net income of US$123m

30 October 2020 | Simon Warburton

Cooper Tire has reported third-quarter 2020 net income of US$123m compared to US$29m million for the same period last year.


BorgWarner Q3 net sales up 2% to US$2.5bn

30 October 2020 | Simon Warburton

BorgWarner has recorded third-quarter net sales up 2% to US$2.53bn as increased demand for the company’s products offset lower industry production volume.


Gestamp records Q3 net profit of EUR28.4m

30 October 2020 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp has posted third-quarter net profit of EUR28.4m (US$33m), similar to Q3, 2019 despite higher FX impact and higher outflow of minority interests due to a better performance in those perimeters.


just-auto Plus only Skoda reports operating results for first nine months of 2020

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

SKODA AUTO delivered 721,900 vehicles to customers worldwide (-21.0%) in the first nine months of 2020. Following the broad reopening of sales channels in the third quarter, the car...


just-auto Plus only Audi reports third quarter 2020 results

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

Audi Group achieves breakeven thanks to strong third quarter. A noticeable recovery in the markets and a stabilization of business operations: After a very challenging first half of the...


just-auto Plus only Porsche announces operating results for first three quarters of 2020

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

In the first three quarters of 2020, Porsche generated an operating result of 2.0 billion euros despite the worldwide coronavirus crisis. With revenue of 19.4 billion euros, the sports...


just-auto Plus only TE Connectivity announces fourth quarter and full year results for fiscal year 2020

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

TE Connectivity Ltd reported results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended Sept. 25, 2020. Fourth Quarter Highlights Net sales were $3.26 billion, up 28%...


just-auto Plus only Textron reports third quarter 2020 results

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

Textron Inc. reported third quarter 2020 net income of $0.50 per share, compared to $0.95 per share in the third quarter of 2019. Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure, was $0.53 per...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki announces financial results for Q2 and H1 FY 2020-21

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

The Board of Directors of Maruti Suzuki India Limited today approved the financial results for the period July-September 2020 (Quarter 2) and April-September 2020-21. This performance in...


just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi Electric announces consolidated financial results for the first half and second quarter of fiscal 2021

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced its consolidated financial results for the first half and second quarter, ended September 30, 2020, of the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2021...


just-auto Plus only BorgWarner reports third quarter 2020 net sales

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

BorgWarner Inc. reported third quarter results. Third Quarter Highlights: U.S. GAAP net sales of $2,534 million, up 2% compared with third quarter...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen reports third quarter 2020 results

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

The Volkswagen Group’s business was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in first nine months of 2020, but recovered noticeably in the third quarter. This means that the...


just-auto Plus only Cooper Tire & Rubber Company reports third quarter 2020 results

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company reported third quarter 2020 net income of $123 million, or diluted earnings per share of $2.42, compared with net income of $29 million, or $0.58 diluted earnings...


just-auto Plus only TRATON and Hino start e-mobility joint venture

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

TRATON SE and Hino Motors, Ltd. have signed a joint venture agreement for e-mobility in order to plan and provide e-mobility products that will be based on the two companies’ strategic...


just-auto Plus only Ford Motor reports third quarter 2020 financial results

30 October 2020 | just-auto plus

Ford produced solid financial results in the third quarter of 2020 through a combination of great operating execution; benefits from focusing on its strengths in high-demand, profitable vehicles;...


Ford reports Q3 net income of $2.4bn

29 October 2020 | Dave Leggett

Ford has reported better than expected financial results for the third quarter on strong US demand for its trucks. The company posted net income of USD2.4bn and an adjusted EBIT of USD3.6bn (versus USD1.8bn Q3 2019),  and an adjusted EBIT margin of 9.7%, led by North America at 12.5%.


China boost returns VW to profitability in Q3

29 October 2020 | Dave Leggett

VW Group has reported operating profit (before special items) at EUR3.2bn for the third quarter (compares with a loss of EUR1.7bn in Q2 and EUR4.8bn profit in Q3 2019), helped by a rapid recovery in sales in the recovering Chinese market.


Visteon Q3 net sales up 3% to US$747m

29 October 2020 | Simon Warburton

Visteon has recorded third-quarter net sales of US$747m, representing a year-over-year increase of 3% excluding the impact of currency.


Aptiv posts Q3 net income up 15% to US$283m

29 October 2020 | Simon Warburton

Aptiv has recorded third-quarter net income attributable to ordinary shareholders up 15% to US$283m, while revenue rose 3% to US$3.7bn


just-auto Plus only Lydall announces third quarter 2020 results

29 October 2020 | just-auto plus

LYDALL, INC announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - Q3 2020 vs. Q3 2019 GAAP Financial Data Year to...



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