Chrysler has turned its first profit since leaving bankruptcy two years ago. The company reported first-quarter net income of $116 million and revenues of $13.1 billion on Monday. The profit is a milestone in Chrysler’s long road back to health after its 2009 bankruptcy. It last reported a profit in 2007.
1. What percentage of revenues is Chryslerâ€™s profit?
2.Â According to the article, what factors led to this profit?
3. The U.S. government remains a part owner of Chrysler.Â What percentage does it hold?
3. (a) According to the article, Fiat SpA gave Chrysler a vote of confidence when it said it will spend $1.3 billion to raise its stake in the American company. That will increase Fiat’s holdings from 30 percent to 46 percent. Based on this information, how much is Fiat paying for each percent of Chrysler that it buys?
(b) The U.S. government remains a part owner of Chrysler.Â What percentage does it hold?
(c) Based on your answer in 3(a) and 3(b), what is the current market value of the U.S. holdings in Chrysler? Â