Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (1) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: HOGridin Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1162  
Subject: gimmie 3 years... Date: 8/25/2004 4:05 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
In an advanced copy of its Wednesday edition, Keegan said Goodyear's European business was making better progress.

Goodyear managed to post a profit in North America and other regions in the second quarter, but the group hasn't posted a consolidated net profit since 2000.

Goodyear needs three years to get its U.S. tire business back on track to healthier profits, Chief Executive Robert Keegan told Germany's daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in an interview.

Rising commodity prices for oil and rubber, which comprise roughly 85 percent of its raw material costs, will pose additional problems, Keegan said.

In the second half, the Goodyear CEO expects raw material costs to increase by 5 to 7 percent, after only a 3 to 4 percent rise in the first six months of 2004.

Keegan also said that all of the company's operations would be reviewed for a potential disposal with the exception of its passenger and truck tire businesses and its chemicals activities.

"We're conducting talks currently," he said. "We have a whole range of activities that we can sell."
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (1) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.