Ford and 4 Major Earnings Reports Shedding Light on the True Economic Picture

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. Net income decreased -88.25% to $1.6 billion (31 cents per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $13.62 billion in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 5.56% to $36.5 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

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Ford Motor Co. reported adjusted net income of 31 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.25. It beat the average revenue estimate of $32.94 billion.

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JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Net income decreased -95.65% to $1 million (0 cents per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $23 million in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 3.84% to $1.19 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

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JetBlue Airways Corporation reported adjusted net loss of 0 cent per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.02. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.21 billion.

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Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Net income decreased -33.19% to $70.6 million (31 cents per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $105.68 million in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 43.59% to $1.7 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. reported adjusted net income of 31 cents per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.32. It beat the average revenue estimate of $976.71 million.

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United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. Net income increased to $1.28 billion ($1.32 per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net loss of $814 million in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 2.85% to $14.57 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

United Parcel Service, Inc. reported adjusted net income of $1.32 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $1.38. It beat the average revenue estimate of $14.43 billion. Including a non-cash $3 billion charge for pension and retirement benefits, UPS lost $2.78 billion, or $1.83 a share.

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Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. Net income decreased -54.95% to $697 million ($1.91 per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $1.55 billion in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue decreased 6.74% to $16.08 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

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Caterpillar Inc. reported adjusted net income of $1.91 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.7. It missed the average revenue estimate of $16.12 billion.

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