Total debt of the Ford Motor Company 2007-2018

Total debt of the Ford Motor Company from FY 2007 to FY 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

by I. Wagner, last edited Feb 25, 2019
Total debt of the Ford Motor Company 2007-2018 This statistic shows Ford’s total debt from the fiscal year of 2007 to the fiscal year of 2018. The Ford Motor Company, headquartered in Michigan, is one of the biggest car manufacturers worldwide. In the fiscal year of 2018, Ford reported total debt of about 154 billion U.S. dollars.
The Ford Motor Company’s debt

Founded and incorporated in 1903 by Henry Ford, the Ford Motor Company is headquartered just 15 minutes away from Detroit, the center of the U.S. automotive manufacturing industry. In order to meet the overwhelming demand for its Model T vehicles, the company was the first automaker worldwide to perfect assembly line production. The company still produces highly sought-after models today, including the Ford F-Series, 2017’s best selling car and light truck worldwide. The carmaker’s wholly owned brands include the Ford marque and Lincoln. Furthermore, the Ford Motor Company owns a minority stake in Japan’s Mazda and Britain’s Aston Martin.

In 2008, when the global economy tumbled into recession, the CEOs of all Big Three US automakers flew into Washington DC to plead for emergency government aid. Unlike General Motors and Chrysler, Ford’s executive Alan Mulally decided against a rescue package from Congress, although the firm recorded losses of around 15 billion US dollars in 2008 – which represented an annual loss of about 11 billion US dollars. The situation was further exacerbated when the company lost market share to Asian carmakers: The automobile manufacturer’s US market share declined by almost nine percent between 1999 and 2009. In order to shave down the significant debt obligations it had, the Ford Motor Company underwent a restructuring process which included the elimination of various brands from its portfolio. As a result, the rating for Ford’s bonds was raised from junk to BB in 2010. In the fiscal year of 2012, the Ford Motor Company reported total debt of around 90 billion US dollars, down from about 154 billion US dollars in the fiscal year of 2008.
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Total debt of the Ford Motor Company from FY 2007 to FY 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

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