Top Ford Shareholders

Ford Motor Co. (F), founded in 1903 by Henry Ford, transformed the U.S. auto industry and transportation for millions of Americans. Ford's highly efficient mass-production assembly lines, a new innovation, enabled Ford to make the affordable and popular Model T automobile.  Today, Ford is one of the world's largest automakers. Ford designs and manufactures a variety of cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles, and luxury vehicles. The company also provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, and now is focusing on becoming a leader in smart-vehicle and autonomous-driving technology.

The top shareholders of Ford are William Clay Ford, James D. Farley, James P. Hackett, Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc. (BLK), and Newport Trust Co.

Ford's 12-month trailing net income and revenue are -$3.1 billion and $149.9 billion, respectively. The company's market cap is about $27.0 billion. These financial data are as of July 17, 2020.

"Insider" refers to people in senior management positions and members of the board of directors, as well as people or entities that own more than 10% of the company's stock. In this context, it has nothing to do with insider trading.

Top 3 Individual Insider Shareholders

William Clay Ford, Jr.

William Clay Ford owns a total of 8,078,227 Ford shares, representing 0.20% of the company's total shares outstanding. The great grandson of company founder Henry Ford, Mr. Ford has led the board of directors as executive chair since 2006 and as chair from 1999 to 2006. During his tenure as chair, he helped to lead Ford through the Great Recession of 2007-2009, a period when U.S. rivals General Motors and Chrysler filed for bankruptcy. He served as Ford's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 2001 to 2006. He first joined the company in 1979, and since then has held positions in manufacturing, sales, marketing, product development, and finance. During that period, Ford served on the company's National Bargaining Team in the Ford-United Auto Workers labor talks in 1982; as head of Business Strategy for the Ford Automotive Group in 1990, and helped develop guidelines for establishing manufacturing plants in emerging markets. During his tenure as CEO, he improved quality, lowered costs, introduced new products, and took Ford from a $5.5 billion loss in 2001 to three consecutive years of profits.

James D. Farley, Jr.

James D. Farley owns a total of 1,103,833 Ford shares, representing 0.03% of the company's total shares outstanding. Mr. Farley joined Ford in 2007 and now is Chief Operating Officer (COO). In addition to overseeing the company's global markets and automotive operations, Farley leads several new initiatives, including Ford Smart Mobility, Ford Autonomous Vehicles, and the company's partnership with Argo AI, an autonomous driving technology company. During his 13 years at Ford, Farley's other positions have included: President of New Businesses, Technology and Strategy; Executive Vice President and President of Global Markets; and Executive Vice President and President of Ford Europe, Middle East and Africa. He led the company's European business to record profits and margins, and increased sales. Prior to joining Ford, Farley previously was: group vice president and general manager at Lexus, responsible for all sales, marketing and customer satisfaction; and a group vice president at Toyota Motor Corp.

James P. Hackett

James P. Hackett owns a total of 564,586 Ford shares, representing 0.01% of the company's total shares outstanding. Mr. Hackett has served as Ford's President and CEO since 2017 and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2013. Prior to his current role, he was chair of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a subsidiary of Ford established to accelerate the company's plans to provide mobility services. Before joining Ford, Hackett was CEO for 20 years of Steelcase, a leading office furniture company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his tenure from 1994 to 2014, Hackett transformed Steelcase into a global leader recognized for its innovative approaches. He also served from 2014 to 2015 as vice chair of Steelcase.

Top 3 Institutional Shareholders

Institutional investors hold between 49-52% of total shares outstanding. 

Vanguard Group Inc.

Vanguard Group owns 313.6 million shares of Ford, representing 7.9% of total shares outstanding, according to the company's 13F filing for the period ending March 31, 2020. The company is primarily a mutual fund and ETF management company with about $6.2 trillion in global assets under management (AUM). The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) is one of the company's largest exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with about $154 billion in AUM. Ford comprises 0.09% of VOO's holdings.

BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock owns 245.1 million shares of Ford, representing 6.2% of total shares outstanding, according to the company's 13F filing for the period ending March 31, 2020. The company is primarily a mutual fund and ETF management company with approximately $6.47 trillion in AUM. The iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV) is among one of BlackRock's largest ETFs with approximately $203 billion in AUM. Ford comprises 0.10% of IVV's holdings.

Newport Trust Co.

Newport Trust owns 183.4 million shares of Ford, representing 4.6% of total shares outstanding, according to the company's 13F filing for the period ending March 31, 2020. Newport Trust, owned by Newport Group Inc., is a private company that provides trustee and independent fiduciary services to leading U.S. companies and institutions, including 25% of the corporations in the Fortune 500.  The total value of the company's portfolio is $24.3 billion. Ford is among Newport Trust's top 10 holdings, currently comprising about 3.6% of the portfolio's total value, as of March 31, 2020.

Diversity & Inclusiveness of Ford

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