Here are the issues which held down FCA’s earnings

The low margins of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and it high leverage position might have taken a toll on its stock in 2Q16. The company is now trading at massive YTD losses. FCAU reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of 0.45 euros in 2Q16, or $0.51, which is about 55% higher than its adjusted EPS in 2Q15.

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This figure was also higher than the analysts’ estimate of 0.39 euros, or $0.43. However, on the day of its 2Q16 earnings release, the company’s stock fell 4.3%. Stagnation in the company’s 2Q16 revenues and shipments, along with concerns over the growth potential of US auto demand, could be what triggered this selling spree on Wall Street.

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