Ford Made A Boatload of Cash Last Year

Ford made one metric shit-ton of money last year. [Ford]

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DISCUSSION

Best line in the release:

"Pre-tax operating profit was $8.3 billion, an increase of $8.3 billion from a year ago."

Translation: "We din't make nuttin' in '09."

Of course, that's better than:

"Ford ended 2010 with Automotive gross cash exceeding debt by $1.4 billion, an improvement of $10.1 billion from year end 2009."

Translation: "We was in the hole in '09."

All together, nice work, Ford. Perhaps you can now afford to *ahem* revive a certain halo car? I'm sure at least one of our resident Jalops would be, shall we say, appreciative.