Chrysler reports $116-million 1Q profit

Chrysler is back in the black with a Q1 profit of over $100 million!

From the Detroit Free Press:

Chrysler said today it earned $116 million during the first three months of the year, giving the company its first profit since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009, as well as details about its debt refinancing plans.

The profit compares to a $197-million loss for the same January-March period last year and represents a major milestone for a company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy almost two years ago.

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said the results boosted the morale of the company’s management team when he announced them at an 8:30 a.m. internal meeting.

“I think it’s fair to say that the mood is one of pride and I guess comfort in knowing that we are executing according to the plan,” Marchionne said during a conference call with analysts and journalists. “I can’t even put a price on that kind of stuff … but success is incredibly temporary. The first quarter is done, but we have a lot of quarters to do.”

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