FORD MOTOR CO filed this 8-K on 10/18/17
FORD MOTOR CO (Form: 8-K, Received: 10/18/2017 08:34:40)



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549


FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report: October 18, 2017
(Date of earliest event reported)


FORD MOTOR COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

1-3950
38-0549190
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
One American Road, Dearborn, Michigan
48126
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 313-322-3000

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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

Ford Motor Company is announcing today a field service action to correct a door latch issue in certain model year 2015 through 2017 F-150 trucks and certain model year 2017 F-250 trucks.  The cost of the action, which will be incurred by our North America business unit, is estimated to be $267 million.  The expense will be reflected in our fourth quarter 2017 results.  Our guidance for full-year 2017 adjusted earnings per share continues to be in the range of $1.65 to $1.85.  Please see our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2017 for additional information concerning our guidance, and the attached risk factors for a list of items that could cause our actual results to be different than our guidance. 



SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
Date: October 18, 2017
By:
/s/ Corey M. MacGillivray
 
 
Corey M. MacGillivray
 
 
Assistant Secretary










Risk Factors
Statements included or incorporated by reference herein may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on expectations, forecasts, and assumptions by our management and involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated, including, without limitation:

Decline in industry sales volume, particularly in the United States, Europe, or China, due to financial crisis, recession, geopolitical events, or other factors;
Lower-than-anticipated market acceptance of Ford’s new or existing products or services, or failure to achieve expected growth;
Market shift away from sales of larger, more profitable vehicles beyond Ford’s current planning assumption, particularly in the United States;
Continued or increased price competition resulting from industry excess capacity, currency fluctuations, or other factors;
Fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices, and interest rates;
Adverse effects resulting from economic, geopolitical, protectionist trade policies, or other events;
Work stoppages at Ford or supplier facilities or other limitations on production (whether as a result of labor disputes, natural or man-made disasters, tight credit markets or other financial distress, production constraints or difficulties, or other factors);
Single-source supply of components or materials;
Labor or other constraints on Ford’s ability to maintain competitive cost structure;
Substantial pension and other postretirement liabilities impairing liquidity or financial condition;
Worse-than-assumed economic and demographic experience for pension and other postretirement benefit plans (e.g., discount rates or investment returns);
Restriction on use of tax attributes from tax law “ownership change;”
The discovery of defects in vehicles resulting in delays in new model launches, recall campaigns, or increased warranty costs;
Increased safety, emissions, fuel economy, or other regulations resulting in higher costs, cash expenditures, and/or sales restrictions;
Unusual or significant litigation, governmental investigations, or adverse publicity arising out of alleged defects in products, perceived environmental impacts, or otherwise;
Adverse effects on results from a decrease in or cessation or clawback of government incentives related to investments;
Cybersecurity risks to operational systems, security systems, or infrastructure owned by Ford, Ford Credit, or a third- party vendor or supplier;
Failure of financial institutions to fulfill commitments under committed credit and liquidity facilities;
Inability of Ford Credit to access debt, securitization, or derivative markets around the world at competitive rates or in sufficient amounts, due to credit rating downgrades, market volatility, market disruption, regulatory requirements, or other factors;
Higher-than-expected credit losses, lower-than-anticipated residual values, or higher-than-expected return volumes for leased vehicles;
Increased competition from banks, financial institutions, or other third parties seeking to increase their share of financing Ford vehicles; and
New or increased credit regulations, consumer or data protection regulations, or other regulations resulting in higher costs and/or additional financing restrictions.

We cannot be certain that any expectation, forecast, or assumption made in preparing forward-looking statements will prove accurate, or that any projection will be realized. It is to be expected that there may be differences between projected and actual results. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of their initial issuance, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. For additional discussion, see “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our 2016 Form 10-K Report, as updated by our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.