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FCA: $331 million Q3 loss

by David Zatz on

Fiat Chrysler today reported a worldwide $331 million third-quarter net loss, which the company blamed mainly on charges associated with recalls and penalties. It appears that the company has set aside a $667 million reserve for future recall costs.


The company shipped 1,114,000 vehicles in the June-September period, up 15,000 from the same period in 2014. Year-to-date shipments are 9,000 units ahead of the first nine months of 2014 to 3,402,000. North American revenue was up 35%, with an adjusted profit margin rising up from 4.1% last year to 6.1%. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for North America more than doubled, to $1.31 billion — nearly the global total.

Global shipments were flat, as North American increases were countered by falls in South America and Asia. Jeep, though, rose 27% worldwide.


Net revenues were up 16.6% in the third quarter, totaling more than $30.4 billion.

The company still predicted a full year profit and a substantial reduction in debt, partly due to its sale of Ferrari sales.  Net profits for 2015 are predicted to be $1.3 billion, with $7.3 billion net industrial debt at the end of the full year.

FCA stock has taken a hit, and is currently at $14.88, down 53 cents from yesterday’s close. However, it remains far higher than it was when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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