Ford Motor Company (F) declares $0.05/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. For...

Ford Motor Company (F) declares $0.05/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. For shareholders of record Nov. 2. Payable Dec. 3. Ex-div Oct. 31. (PR)
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  • User 28286
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    Good indicator of cah flow. No one is going to declare a dividend if they don't have the bucks.
    2 Nov 2012, 10:05 AM Reply Like
  • Tdot
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    The 5 cents per share represents about $200M in dividend payouts.


    This works out to one-eighth (12.5%) of the after-tax profits in 3Q12, or just under 29% of the operating cash flow, or about 2% of the automotive net cash on hand (after automotive debt).
    2 Nov 2012, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • don2m
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    And it can still be bought for about $11. Ford is a winner regardless. It certainly is worth more than GE.................. IMHO
    2 Nov 2012, 10:37 AM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    Patience, fellow investors, patience.


    If/when they crank the divi to $0.06, my rate will be a respectable 2.16%.


    Let's see what happens in January.


    I've been averaging down, so finally, I'm in the money and F is moving up on the rail.
    2 Nov 2012, 11:43 AM Reply Like
  • ibrahimadiallo
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    Mullaly is a dividend guy, we hope he keeps raising the dividend on this one because FOrd has the money for it.
    2 Nov 2012, 01:17 PM Reply Like
  • Tdot
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    Maybe. The other day, Alan explained that the dividend was set to a modest 5 cents, and will remain there for the time being. Apparently the strategy is to keep a steady dividend payment even through a cyclical downturn, rather than raising it and lowering it with every economic whim. That way the heavy investors can count on a steady "income" if you will.


    That said, once Ford gets the rest of the short term higher interest rate debts paid off, and gets the pension closer to fully funded, such that the cash flow and net cash starts to reach "takeover target" level, then the dividend distributions can be expected to rise, to keep the long term shareholders from getting restless, revolting and dumping it on the first hostile lowball offer.
    2 Nov 2012, 02:52 PM Reply Like
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