The Drivers Module shows relationships between Ford Motor's most relevant fundamental drivers and provides multiple suggestions of what could possibly affect the performance of Ford Motor Company over time as well as its relative position and ranking within its peers. Additionally see Investing Opportunities
Ford Motor Cash and Equivalents vs. Net Income Fundamental AnalysisFord Motor Company is rated # 5 in net income category among related companies. It is rated # 5 in cash and equivalents category among related companies creating about 3.56 of Cash and Equivalents per Net Income. Net income is the profit of a company for the reporting period which is derived after taking revenues and gains and subtracting all expenses and losses. Net income is one of the most watched numbers by money managers as well as individual investors.
Because income is reported on the Income Statement of a company and is measured in dollars some investors prefer to use Profit Margin which measures income as a percentage of sales.Cash or Cash Equivalents are the most liquid of all assets found on company's balance sheet. It is used in calculating many of the firm's liquidity ratios and is a good indicator of overall financial health of a company. Companies with a lot of cash are usually attractive takeover targets. Cash Equivalents are balance sheet items that are typically reported using currency printed on notes.
Cash equivalents represent current assets that are easily convertible to cash such as short term bonds, savings account, money market funds, or certificate of deposits (CDs). One of the important consideration companies make when classifying assets as cash equivalent is that investments they report on their balance sheets under current assets should have almost no risk of change in value over the next few months (usually 3 months).