The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.
In today's edition, Brendan and Austin take a look at reasons that one might want to sell automaker Ford. If the situation in Europe were to get substantially worse, it could drag on Ford's bottom line even more. Ford is expecting to lose $500 million to $600 million in Europe this year, and a worsening situation there could exacerbate that. Another possible problem for Ford could be China, which the company is relying on for a big percentage of its future growth. If Ford doesn't make cars that are embraced by Chinese consumers, it could have trouble hitting its ambitious growth goals. Finally, Ford doesn't have to worry about a big union negotiation until 2015, but that's still a potential risk for the company going forward. Check out the video below for more on possible trouble signs for Ford.
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