Fri, Jan. 23, 10:35 AM
- The conference call is scheduled to begin at 9.00 a.m. ET (2.00 p.m. GMT / 3.00 p.m CET).
- Consensus view is EPS of $0.30 on revenues of $25.50B.
Thu, Jan. 22, 1:06 PM
- Sales growth at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) could slow this year after the automaker topped the pace of major rivals in 2014.
- Analysts note the year-over-year comparison becomes trickier for Fiat Chrylser at the expanded scale.
- To meet its 2015 target of 5M deliveries, Fiat Chrysler would need to improve deliveries by 5.2% to 5M.
Fri, Jan. 16, 7:35 AM
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) car registrations +7.2% to 55,863 units in December, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
- YTD registrations +3.5% to 767,856 units.
- Market share: 5.6% in December, 5.9% for the year.
- Results include the Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep brands.
- EAMA release (.pdf)
Tue, Jan. 13, 9:36 AM
- Barclays initiates coverage on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) with a strong Overweight rating.
- The investment firm makes its call with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne in full swagger with reporters at the Detroit Auto Show.
- The global automaker has some of the highest growth targets in the sector.
- Previously: Highlights from the Detroit Auto Show (Jan. 12 2015)
Mon, Jan. 12, 11:30 AM
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU +1.4%) CEO Sergio Marchionne says the company is still on track to meet its aggressive 5-year growth target.
- Part of the automaker's plan is to reinvigorate the Alfa Romeo brand into an alternative to BMW to Volkswagen in various segments.
- Marchionne is in Detroit for the annual show where he's expected to make more off-the-cuff remarks.
Wed, Jan. 7, 8:02 PM
- Sales of electric vehicles in the U.S. rose 23% to 119.7K in 2014, according to a summary from InsideEVs.com.
- December was the peak month of the year with EV sales of 12,784 units.
- 2014 EV sales by model (estimated): Nissan Leaf 30.2K, Chevrolet Volt 18.8K, Tesla Model S 17.3K, Toyota Prius 13.2K, Ford Fusion Energi 11.55K, Ford C-Max Energi 8.4K, BMW i3 6.09K, Smart ED 2.59K, Ford Focus Electric 1.96K, Fiat 500e 1.79K, Cadillac ELR 1.31K, Toyota RAV4 1.18K.
- Plug-in entries from Porsche, Honda, Kia, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi all recorded sales of less than a thousand for the year.
- Related stocks: OTCPK:NSANY, GM, TSLA, TM, F, OTCPK:BAMXY, OTCPK:DDAIF, FCAU, OTC:HYMLF, OTCQX:VLKAY.
Tue, Jan. 6, 8:20 AM
- The spinoff of Ferrari could give Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) enough breathing room to seek a merger partner, according to auto industry analysts.
- The rising cost of developing clean cars in Europe and the U.S. sets the stage for automakers to join forces through mergers and extended partnerships.
- "Eventually it must happen," notes FCA chief Sergio Marchionne on the topic of mega-mergers.
- No company is too big to be ruled out of the merger discussions due to the benefits of scaling investment costs and matching strengths/weaknesses in Europe, Latin America, China, and the U.S, note insiders.
- Automakers: GM, F, TM, FCAU, HMC, OTCPK:NSANY, TSLA, OTCQX:VLKAY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:BAMXY, OTCPK:FUJHY, OTCPK:MMTOF, OTCPK:PEUGF, OTC:RNSDF, TTM, KNDI. OTCPK:SZKMY, OTCPK:MZDAY.
Mon, Jan. 5, 12:34 PM
- The average transaction price paid for a vehicles in the U.S. during December rose 1.9% Y/Y and 1.1% M/M to $33,168, according to an estimate from TrueCar.
- ATP changes (Y/Y): Hyundai (OTC:HYMLF) +9.4%, Subaru (OTCPK:FUJHY) +4.3%, Volkswagen (OTCQX:VLKAY) +3.7%, Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) +2.7%, General Motors (NYSE:GM) +2.4%, Ford (NYSE:F) +2.2%, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) +1.9%, Kia +1.7%, Honda (NYSE:HMC) +1.2%, Toyota (NYSE:TM) -1.3%.
- Incentive spending as a percentage of ATP was up 8.7% in December vs. +8.8% in November and +8.4% a year ago. The Big Three Detroit automakers were on the higher end, while Subaru and Toyota were the tightest of the bunch.
- Previous on U.S. auto sales: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, General Motors, Toyota
Mon, Jan. 5, 8:21 AM
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) reports sizzling growth for its Chrysler and Jeep brands to close out the year.
- Brand sales growth: Fiat +1% to 3,784; Chrysler +53% to 30,930; Jeep 19% to 63,274; Dodge -2% to 46,578; Ram +35% to 48,628.
- Model sales growth: Jeep Patriot +53% to 9,434; Jeep Wrangler +16% to 14,003; Jeep Cherokee +18% to 17,715; Dodge Dart +26% to 6,881; Dodge Ram P/U +32% to 44,222; Chrysler Town & Country +10% to 10,709; Fiat 500L +4% to 1,482; Alfa Romeo 4C (new) 67.
- The automaker says it ended the month with 72 days supply of inventory vs. 80 days last month.
Mon, Jan. 5, 8:14 AM
Thu, Jan. 1, 3:41 AM
- More than 60M vehicles were recalled in the U.S. in 2014, totaling an average of about two announcements a day and affecting the equivalent of one in five vehicles on the road.
- GM's (NYSE:GM) defective ignition switch, Honda's (NYSE:HMC) Takata (OTCPK:TKTDY) air bag crisis and Fiat Chrysler's (NYSE:FCAU) flammable gas tanks led the group, doubling the previous U.S. annual recall record set in 2004.
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Dec. 22, 2014, 10:49 AM
- TrueCar projects automobile sales in the U.S will rise 2.6% to 17M next year.
- The research firm forecasts the average transaction price of new vehicles will increase 2.4% to a $32,589.
- TrueCar's models to watch: Ford F-Series, Mazda CX-3, Mercedes-Benz GLA.
- Related stocks: GM, F, TM, FCAU, HMC, OTCPK:NSANY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:BAMXY, OTCQX:VLKAY, OTCPK:FUJHY, KMX, CRMT, AN, OTCPK:MZDAY, LAD.
Dec. 22, 2014, 9:27 AM
- A tense period of negotiations between the UAW and the Detroit Three (GM, F, FCAU) automakers is expected to build in advance of the expiration of current labor contracts in September of 2015.
- The labor group is looking to close a large gap between hourly wages for automobile industry entry-level workers and legacy employees.
- What to watch: There will be a thin line for the UAW in pushing for its increases without giving Japanese automakers OTCPK:NSANY, TM, HMC, OTCPK:MZDAY, OTCPK:SZKMY, OTCPK:FUJHY, OTCPK:MMTOF an edge over the Detroit Three.
Dec. 19, 2014, 3:00 PM
- U.S. automobile sales are forecast to increase 11% in December to an annual selling rate of 16.6M units, according to a fresh forecast from TrueCar.
- The research firm says the industry benefited from lower gas prices and a better month of weather than was seen a year ago.
- For the full year, TrueCar expects total U.S. vehicle revenue to be up 8.3% to close to $1T.
- Transaction prices on new cars are up 1.9% to $31,831 YTD.
- Used vehicle sales are up 3.3% for the year.
- Related stocks: GM, F, TM, FCAU, HMC, OTCPK:NSANY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:BAMXY, OTCQX:VLKAY, OTCPK:FUJHY, KMX, CRMT, AN, LAD.
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