Ford today posted an unexpected first-quarter profit of $100 million, Bloomberg reports, the result of cost cutting in North America and strong overseas sales. Analysts had anticipated a loss on the order of last year's first-quarter drain of $282 million. The world’s third-largest automaker said its revenues increased 1.2% to $43.5 billion. It was only the second quarterly profit for the company in the past two years.
"There are signs of progress that Ford just may, in fact, be fixable," an analyst tells Bloomberg.