Second quarter pre-tax operating profit was $2.9 billion, or 65 cents per share, a decrease of $64 million, or 3 cents per share, from second quarter 2010. Total automotive results improved, offset by an anticipated reduction in financial services results.
For the first half of 2011, Ford earned a pre-tax operating profit of $5.7 billion, net income of $4.9 billion and reported automotive operating-related cash flow of $4.5 billion. Ford continued to grow volume and revenue during the period.
Ford’s second quarter net income was affected by unfavorable special items of $272 million, $177 million more than a year ago. The special items include personnel reduction actions, Mercury and other dealer-related actions in North America, and pension settlements in Belgium.
Second quarter Automotive pre-tax operating profit was $2.3 billion, an increase of $209 million from second quarter 2010. Second quarter Ford Credit pre-tax operating profit was $604 million, a decrease of $284 million from second quarter 2010.
North America posted a second quarter pre-tax operating profit of $1.9 billion. South America, Europe and Asia Pacific Africa also were profitable.
Ford’s second quarter revenue was $35.5 billion, an increase of $4.2 billion from second quarter 2010. Ford generated positive Automotive operating-related cash flow of $2.3 billion in the second quarter.
Ford continued its focus on strengthening its balance sheet, with a net reduction in Automotive debt of $2.6 billion in the second quarter. The net reduction includes $2.3 billion of payments on its term loans and full repayment of the outstanding balance of $800 million on its revolving credit line. These actions were offset partially by an increase in low-cost loans to support advanced technology.
Ford ended the second quarter with $22 billion of automotive gross cash, an increase of $700 million compared to March 31, 2011. Automotive gross cash exceeded debt by $8 billion, leading to a first-half improvement of $6.6 billion compared with the end of 2010.
Ford’s automotive liquidity totaled $32.2 billion, an increase of $4.3 billion in the first half.