The Wall Street Transcript Publishes Comments on Ford from Analyst Roundtable

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NEW YORK, June 12, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Four leading analysts and top management from ten sector firms examine the Automobile & Auto Parts Industry sector in the latest issue of The Wall Street Transcript (212/952-7433) or

In a vital review of this sector for investors and industry professionals, this valuable 77-page Special Issue features:

1) Automobile & Auto Parts Industry - In an in-depth (11,000 words) Analyst Roundtable, David Garrity, Head of Global Automotive Research with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson North America, David Leiker, First Vice President at Robert W. Baird & Co., and Matthew Stover, a Director at Salomon Smith Barney, examine the outlook for the sector, the ongoing consolidation, discuss the interest rate environment, industry trends, and share specific stock recommendations.

Garrity comments on the consolidation in the auto space. "In the case of Ford's (NYSE:F) acquisition of Volvo (NYSE:VOLVY), the acquisition multiple was probably somewhere in the area of 6 to 6 1/2 times trailing earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation. The EBITDA number that's discussed was actually depressed by some changeover costs related to the introduction of new product, which was actually done fairly well."

This 77-page Automobile & Auto Parts Issue also features:

2) Outlook for Auto Manufacturers - In an in-depth (4,200 words) Analyst Interview, Michael Bruynesteyn, Senior Automotive Analyst with Prudential Securities, discusses the outlook for the sector, including demand-side issues, product development, consolidation, and shares specific stock recommendations.

3) The TWST confidential Off-The-Record survey of management performance at twenty-one sector firms asked market insiders about the ability of management teams to create shareholder value. Firms reviewed in Off-The-Record include:

Arvin Industries, AutoNation, BorgWarner, DaimlerChrysler, Dana Corporation, Delphi Automotive Systems Corporation, Delco Remy International, Federal-Mogul, Ford, General Motors, Gentex Corporation, Illinois Tool Works, Intermet, Johnson Controls, Keystone Automative Industries, Lear, Littelfuse, Magna International, Superior Industries International, Tower Automative, TRW.

4) CEO interviews (average 3,400 words). Top management of ten sector firms examine the outlook for their firm and the sector. Firms include:

Bolder Technologies, Environmental Solutions Worldwide, ASC Exterior Technologies, Cragar Industries, Delphi Automotive Systems, Edelbrock, Harvard Industries, Ocean Bio-Chem, Sonic Automotive, Ugly Duckling. To obtain a copy of this 77-page Automobile & Auto Parts issue, call (212) 952-7433 or see

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