Despite Ford's (NYSE: F ) strong 2012 performance being closed out by another good quarter overall, where the company beat earnings expectations and had a particularly strong North American performance, Europe is still the huge anvil weighing the company down. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Isaac Pino tells us why growth in Europe has been so difficult industrywide and why investors had been hoping the company would be able to shake this problem by now.
The relevant video segment can be found between 0:00 and 2:46.
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