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Chrysler Group profits quadruple in 2012 Q1 with $16.4 billion in revenue

The Chrysler Group announced their financial results from the first quarter of 2012 and the results were good – very good – with the automaker showing a profit more than four times higher than Q1 of 2011 and causing the company to forecast a total profit for 2012 of $1.2 billion.

The Chrysler Group posted a profit of $183 million in 2011 (its first since the 2009 bankruptcy proceedings) but through the first quarter of 2012, Chrysler has already accumulated a profit of $473 million US dollars. For comparison, through the first quarter of 2011, Chrysler had a profit of $116 million so this year, the company is already performing at a rate more than 4 times where they were at the same point in 2011.

In addition to the huge increase in Q1 profits, the Chrysler Group also saw a 25% increase net revenue as the company brought in $16.4 billion compared to last year’s $13.1 billion. Worldwide vehicle shipments were up 25% in sending out 607,000 units through the first 3 months of 2012 while vehicle sales around the world were up 33% with 523,000 cars, trucks, SUVs and vans sold. (The difference in vehicles shipped and vehicles sold is due to the vehicles that Chrysler builds and ships for other brands that do not count for their own sales units.)

Net debts at the end of 2012 Q1 are just $1.3 billion and while that is a fairly substantial sum of money, it is a massive decline from the $3.4 billion in debut that Chrysler held at the end of Q1 2011 and the $2.9 billion that was still on the books at the end of 2011. A $2.3 billion dollar reduction in debut over the course of 12 months is a pretty impressive financial move.


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