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Fiat Chrysler cuts financial targets as Q2 China sales flop
Bloomberg | 2018/7/27

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cut its financial targets after disappointing sales in China took a toll on second-quarter results, marking a rocky beginning to the tenure of new CEO Mike Manley. 

The Italian-American automaker lowered its guidance for revenue and profit this year, and said higher competition and slumping SUV sales in China had hurt revenue.

The problems in China present a significant challenge for Manley, who was thrust into the spotlight on Saturday when he was named CEO to replace an ailing Sergio Marchionne, who died on Wednesday. FCAs five-year plan to double profit is dependent on a rapid expansion in the worlds largest automotive market, and sales in Asia regressed.

The automaker said net income for the quarter fell 35 percent to $881.9 million (5.97 billion yuan). Revenue gained 4 percent to $33.91 billion. Adjusted earnings fell 9 percent to $1.15 billion. 

The company said it now holds $533 million in net cash compared with net industrial debt of $1.53 billion on March 31. 

Asia operations fell to a 98 million euro (777 million yuan) loss as Jeeps expansion in China failed to gain traction. The slump extended to luxury brand Maserati, as customers waited for a duty reduction in July to take delivery of Levante SUVs.

Overall, the company now expects revenue of $134.5 billion to $138.9 billion, according to a statement Wednesday. Previously FCA had expected $146.2 billion.

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