Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price declined -1.73% during latest trading session. In line with its commitment to vehicle electrification, Ford Motor Company (F) is expanding its existing Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program. The move will bring companies which develop and install electrified as well as hydraulic hybrid power trains for Ford trucks and vans within the purview of the program.
Ford plans to invest $4.5B over the next five years in 13 new electrified vehicles. These vehicles include a fully electric small SUV, an autonomous vehicle, a hybrid F-150, a hybrid Mustang, a Transit Custom plug-in hybrid as well as two new pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicles.
Profitability Ratio Analysis; To measure firm’s performance and profitability, we focus on ordinary profitability ratio, F has gross profit margin of 10.70% for trailing twelve months and operating margin is calculated as 2.70%, these are a better detectors to find consistency or positive/negative trends in a firm’s earnings. Following in trace line, returns on investment amplify the findings, the Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)’s ROI concludes as 1.10%; it gives idea for personal financial decisions, to compare a firm’s profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments. The returns on assets of firm also on noticeable level, it has ROA of 1.90%, which signifies how profitable a firm is relative to its total assets.
Experts’ Critical Views
Finally, analysts shed their light over the F price targets; maintaining price high target of 17 while at average the price target was 13.45 in contrast with the current price of 12.48. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.
So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 7 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 8 stands on similar situation; while 15 for the current month as compared to 14 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 stands at overweight and 1 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) holds price to book ratio of 1.70 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation. In addition, the firm has price to earnings ratio of 10.86, which is authentic method to judge but not universal for all situation.
Taking look on ratio analysis, F has forward price to earnings ratio of 7.32, compare to its price to earnings ratio of 10.86. Adding one more ration to find detail valuation of security, price to earnings growth ration that stands at 3.70. The co is presenting price to cash flow as 1.28 and while calculating price to free cash flow it concluded at 5.26, the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vice versa. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.
To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.10, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has debt to equity ratio of 4.90, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio. The firm has price volatility of 1.26% for a week and 1.24% for a month. Its beta stands at 1.06 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was -0.40% and monthly performance was -1.19%.