CANBERRA – Ford Motor Co. of Australia Ltd. reports a 2004 net profit of A$185.6 million ($141.3 million), the best result since 1996 and a 20% improvement over 2003. Revenue totaled A$4.1 billion ($3.1 billion), up 5.6% on year-ago's record A$3.9 billion ($2.9 billion). The result was driven by a 6.8% increase in Ford sales of 135,172 vehicles. Ford Australia President Tom Gorman says the after-tax profit reflects the auto maker's strong performance in 2004 amid the increased ...

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