Business & Finance: Deals & Developments

Ford's 1931, Once a year Ford Motor Co. files its balance sheet in Massachusetts. When it was made public last week comparison with 1930's figures showed that during 1931 Ford lost $53,586,000. This figure may or may not have included dividends, the rate of which is never made public. It compared with an indicated profit of $44,460,000 in 1930, $81,797,000 in 1929. In 1927 and 1928 losses of $42,786,000 and $72,221,000 were indicated. For the past six years total profits were $33,000,000.

Much of Ford's 1931 loss must have been caused by preparing for...

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