How Europe's Crushing Ford's Profits


While Ford had an otherwise excellent quarter in several markets around the world, including very strong North American revenue, Europe continues to drag the company down, along with several of its peers in the automaker industry. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Isaac Pino tells investors why market saturation in Europe is leading to losses across the board for automakers in that market, and why he expects this trend to continue well beyond 2013.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 5:22 and 7:59.

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