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The 20 most profitable car manufacturers

Espresso Logo By Susan Smith of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Defining profit for a car manufacturer can be done in a number of ways. However, economic analysts and market watchers often prefer using the pre-tax profit margin as a realistic method of determining profit for an automotive company. This allows legitimate comparison within the auto industry, instead of focusing on revenues, which many automobile articles tend to do. Each company listed here has filed financial reports for 2016, and organizations such as Marketwatch and NASDAQ take the information and analyze it for profitability. Pre-tax margin is a company’s earnings before tax as a percentage of total revenues.

Defining profit for a car manufacturer can be done in a number of ways. However, economic analysts and market watchers often prefer using the pre-tax profit margin as a realistic method of determining profit for an automotive company. This allows legitimate comparison within the auto industry, instead of focusing on revenues, which many automobile articles tend to do. Each company listed here has filed financial reports for 2016, and organizations such as Marketwatch and NASDAQ take the information and analyze it for profitability. Pre-tax margin is a company’s earnings before tax as a percentage of total revenues.
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