Ford Credit Reports Third Quarter Pre-Tax Profit of $427 Million; Net Income of $272 Million*

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DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $427 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with $393 million a year earlier. The increase in pre-tax earnings is more than explained by higher volume in North America. The drivers of higher volume were an increase in leasing, reflecting changes in Ford's marketing programs, as well as higher non-consumer finance receivables due to higher dealer stocks. 

Ford Credit's net income was $272 million in the third quarter, compared with $355 million in the previous year.

"We remain solidly on track for 2013," Ford Credit Chairman and CEO Bernard Silverstone said. "We are growing along with Ford and continue to offer a full range of financing products and the world-class services that support Ford sales, our dealers and customers."

On September 30, 2013, Ford Credit's total receivables were $98 billion, compared with $90 billion at year-end 2012. Managed receivables were $99 billion at September 30, 2013, up from $91 billion at year-end 2012. Managed leverage was 8.2 to 1 at September 30, 2013, compared with 8.3 to 1 at  year-end 2012.

Ford Credit continues to expect full year 2013 pre-tax profits to be about equal to 2012. Ford Credit now expects year-end managed receivables of about $100 billion, which is within the prior range of $97 billion to $102 billion, and distributions of about $400 million, up from $200 million previously planned, reflecting a fourth quarter reduction in Ford Credit's tax liability.

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About Ford Motor Credit Company
Ford Motor Credit Company LLC has provided dealer and customer financing to support the sale of Ford Motor Company products since 1959. Ford Credit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford. For more information, visit www.fordcredit.com or www.lincolnafs.com.

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* The financial results discussed herein are presented on a preliminary basis; final data will be included in Ford Credit's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

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 or Europe, due to financial crisis, recession, geopolitical events, or other factors; 
  • Decline in Ford's market share or failure to achieve growth;
  • Lower-than-anticipated market acceptance of Ford's new or existing products;
  • Market shift away from sales of larger, more profitable vehicles beyond Ford's current planning assumption, particularly in the United States; 
  • An increase in or continued volatility of fuel prices, or reduced availability of fuel; 
  • 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, or other events; 
  • Economic distress of suppliers that may require Ford to provide substantial financial support or take other measures to ensure supplies of components or materials and could increase costs, affect liquidity, or cause production constraints or disruptions; 
  • 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 postretirement health care and life insurance liabilities impairing our liquidity or financial condition; 
  • Worse-than-assumed economic and demographic experience for 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; 
  • A change in requirements under long-term supply arrangements committing Ford to purchase minimum or fixed quantities of certain parts, or to pay a minimum amount to the seller ("take-or-pay" contracts); 
  • Adverse effects on results from a decrease in or cessation or clawback of government incentives related to investments; 
  • Inherent limitations of internal controls impacting financial statements and safeguarding of assets; 
  • 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 or other financial institutions seeking to increase their share of financing Ford vehicles; and 
  • New or increased credit, consumer, or data protection 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 as updated by our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.

 

FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

PRELIMINARY


CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

For the Periods Ended September 30, 2012 and 2013

(in millions)












Third Quarter


First Nine Months


2012


2013


2012


2013


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Financing revenue


Operating leases

$

872


$

1,089


$

2,478


$

2,994

Retail

741


701


2,251


2,079

Wholesale

306


342


1,027


1,071

Other

41


43


118


125

Total financing revenue

1,960


2,175


5,874


6,269

Depreciation on vehicles subject to operating leases

(640)


(830)


(1,808)


(2,197)

Interest expense

(741)


(691)


(2,318)


(2,056)

Net financing margin

579


654


1,748


2,016

Other revenue


Insurance premiums earned

24


28


75


87

Other income, net

85


81


207


204

Total financing margin and other revenue

688


763


2,030


2,307

Expenses


Operating expenses

240


289


731


779

Provision for credit losses

42


32


(33)


81

Insurance expenses

13


15


49


59

Total expenses

295


336


747


919

Income before income taxes

393


427


1,283


1,388

Provision for income taxes

38


155


337


477

Net income

$

355


$

272


$

946


$

911

__________


Certain prior period amounts in our Consolidated Income Statement were reclassified to conform to current year presentation.



CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the Periods Ended September 30, 2012 and 2013

(in millions)




Third Quarter


First Nine Months


2012


2013


2012


2013


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Net income

$

355


$

272


$

946


$

911

Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax


Foreign currency translation


185



176



141



(62)

Total other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax


185



176



141



(62)

Comprehensive income

$

540


$

448


$

1,087


$

849



FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

PRELIMINARY











CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(in millions)


















December 31,
2012


September 30,
2013








(unaudited)

ASSETS












Cash and cash equivalents







$

9,189


$

9,045

Marketable securities







2,106


2,405

Finance receivables, net







75,063


78,726

Net investment in operating leases







14,701


18,802

Notes and accounts receivable from affiliated companies







1,173


975

Derivative financial instruments







1,256


865

Other assets







2,256


2,470

Total assets







$

105,744


$

113,288











LIABILITIES










Accounts payable










Customer deposits, dealer reserves, and other







$

1,072


$

1,421

Affiliated companies







234


511

Total accounts payable







1,306


1,932

Debt







89,258


94,483

Deferred income taxes







1,669


1,712

Derivative financial instruments







400


555

Other liabilities and deferred income







3,458


4,157

Total liabilities







96,091


102,839











SHAREHOLDER'S INTEREST










Shareholder's interest







5,274


5,217

Accumulated other comprehensive income







743


741

Retained earnings







3,636


4,491

Total shareholder's interest







9,653


10,449

Total liabilities and shareholder's interest







$

105,744


$

113,288


The following table includes assets to be used to settle the liabilities of the consolidated variable interest entities ("VIEs"). These assets and liabilities are included in the consolidated balance sheet above.


















December 31,
2012


September 30,
2013








(unaudited)

ASSETS








Cash and cash equivalents







$

2,877


$

2,705

Finance receivables, net







47,190


43,106

Net investment in operating leases







6,308


6,963

Derivative financial instruments







4


4











LIABILITIES










Debt







$

40,245


$

38,537

Derivative financial instruments







134


76



FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES

APPENDIX











In evaluating Ford Credit's financial performance, Ford Credit management uses financial measures based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), as well as financial measures that include adjustments from GAAP.











RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO GAAP:











Net Finance Receivables and Operating Leases







December 31,
2012


September 30,
2013

Receivables (a)







(in billions)

   Finance Receivables – North America Segment










Consumer










Retail financing







$

39.5


$

40.5

Non-Consumer










Dealer financing (b)







19.5


20.4

Other







1.1


0.9

Total North America Segment – finance receivables







60.1


61.8

Finance Receivables – International Segment










Consumer










Retail financing







9.0


10.3

Non-Consumer










Dealer financing (b)







7.5


8.1

Other







0.4


0.4

Total International Segment – finance receivables







16.9


18.8

Unearned interest supplements







(1.5)


(1.5)

Allowance for credit losses







(0.4)


(0.4)

Finance receivables, net







75.1


78.7

Net investment in operating leases







14.7


18.8

Total receivables







$

89.8


$

97.5











Memo:  Total managed receivables (c)







$

91.3


$

99.0



Managed Leverage Calculation







December 31,
2012


September 30,
2013








(in billions)

Total debt (d)







$

89.3


$

94.5

Adjustments for cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities (e)







(10.9)


(11.0)

Adjustments for derivative accounting (f)







(0.8)


(0.2)

Total adjusted debt







$

77.6


$

83.3











Equity (g)







$

9.7


$

10.4

Adjustments for derivative accounting (f)







(0.3)


(0.3)

Total adjusted equity







$

9.4


$

10.1











Managed leverage (to 1) = Total adjusted debt / Total adjusted equity







8.3


8.2

Memo:  Financial statement leverage (to 1) = Total debt / Equity







9.2


9.0


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(a)

Includes finance receivables (retail and wholesale) sold for legal purposes and net investment in operating leases included in securitization transactions that

do not satisfy the requirements for accounting sale treatment. These receivables and operating leases are reported on Ford Credit's balance sheet and are

available only for payment of the debt issued by, and other obligations of, the securitization entities that are parties to those securitization transactions; they

are not available to pay the other obligations of Ford Credit or the claims of Ford Credit's other creditors.

(b)

Dealer financing primarily includes wholesale loans to dealers to finance the purchase of vehicle inventory.

(c)

Equals total receivables, excluding unearned interest supplements of $(1.5) billion at December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2013.

(d)

Includes debt reported on Ford Credit's balance sheet that is issued in securitization transactions and payable only out of collections on the underlying securitized assets and related enhancements.  Ford Credit holds the right to receive the excess cash flows not needed to pay the debt issued by, and other obligations of, the securitization entities that are parties to those securitization transactions.

(e)

Excludes marketable securities related to insurance activities.

(f)

Primarily related to market valuation adjustments to derivatives due to movements in interest rates.  Adjustments to debt are related to designated fair value hedges and adjustments to equity are related to retained earnings.

(g)

Shareholder's interest reported on Ford Credit's balance sheet.

 

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