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David Healy Quotes

They made history for themselves. We had strength in depth in the Eighties, top-flight players on the bench. Now, we only have four Premiership players in the squad, and two are goalkeepers.
David Healy
#Bench

The job cuts will ultimately generate considerable cost savings if GM is smart enough to fire the right people and keep the right ones.
David Healy
#Fire

His departure is not going to make or break the company, but the cumulative loss of the top people from Chrysler is a significant drag, although it's hard to quantify,
David Healy
#Company

A Jan. 4 reporting date for 'December' sales provides both the temptation and the opportunity for some creative finagling of the sales numbers.
David Healy
#Opportunity

Ford is in the intolerable position of having too many plants and too many people, ... Cost cutting needs to come before the end of the year -- layoffs, plant closings, that sort of ugly stuff.
David Healy
#Cost

Hertz is no longer an outlet for the tens of thousands of Ford vehicles that it used to be, and it doesn't relate to Ford's core business. I don't think the absence of Hertz will hurt Ford overall.
David Healy
#Ford

With their sharp decline in market share, they have frankly got too much capacity, too many plants, too many people to be profitable in North America.
David Healy
#People

I think all of us on Wall Street were misled not only by the company's first quarter guidance, but also by fact back in the fourth quarter, their North American margins were disappointing and terrible. I think there's real strength here, but a lot of good things were concentrated in the first quarter.
David Healy
#Guidance

The accounting charges seem to be mostly timing -- instead of earning in one period they have to state them in another period.
David Healy
#Accounting

I don't buy the bankruptcy talk. I think they have the resources to get through this. The stock has gotten so banged up, it could be an interesting speculation play. But I'm not going to try it myself.
David Healy
#Bankruptcy

They were pretty much as expected in North America. Where they made gains was in better operating margins in Europe. Given that the market-share numbers in Europe are available and pretty unimpressive, it must be on the cost side.
David Healy
#America

They were pretty much as expected in North America, ... Where they made gains was in better operating margins in Europe. Given that the market-share numbers in Europe are available and pretty unimpressive, it must be on the cost side.
David Healy
#America

I guess I'm a little skeptical about the product side of this restructuring. Can they turn around the decline in market share with their new product?
David Healy
#Decline

Anyone who was surprised by Toyota's forecast has been living on another planet.
David Healy
#Living

I don't think Wall Street had fully realized the dependence of GM's and Ford's North American earnings on a few light-truck models. That was the nasty surprise that drove their shares down.
David Healy
#Dependence

Detroit was an island surrounded by prosperity this year. The big SUV sales collapsed and did a number on their profitability. Both GM and Ford will lose a little market share in 2006, but not at the rate of 2005.
David Healy
#Prosperity

You have to praise their sense of realism, that they'll never get to a 25 percent share again. They have got to do this to survive.
David Healy
#Praise

Imports and transplants have eaten Detroit's lunch and are beginning to nibble at its dinner as well.
David Healy
#Beginning

Probably half the job is cost-cutting. The new model lineup is the other part of it.
David Healy
#Cost

It's not bet-the-company, but it's pretty darn important. Well, maybe it is bet-the-company.
David Healy
#Company

The Kennedy-McCain bill has a pathway to legal residence and work.
David Healy
#Work

The market has developed massively over the past five years; this is where the action is and where the growth is coming from.
David Healy
#Action

In an environment where nobody's earning raises, if they turn the company around, they get rewarded.
David Healy
#Company

The fleet sales that inflated the January results will probably diminish for GM, Ford and Chrysler. There's three reasons why their market-share has declined: product, product and product.
David Healy
#Sales

Sales were running down in the early part of the month. In the middle of the month, they launched heavy incentives, and had a very strong close.
David Healy
#Running

It goes to the 'equality of sacrifice' principle embraced by the union. It may make it easier for GM to get concessions from the rank and file.
David Healy
#Equality

(Delphi) is one of the chief things that was holding GM up and causing fears of bankruptcy. On Broad and Wall there's a collective sigh of relief.
David Healy
#Bankruptcy

It's a list of housekeeping items. I hate to disappoint the people who want to panic over all this.
David Healy
#Hate

I hate to disappoint the people who want to panic, but this is strictly housekeeping. I would think with all these things cleared up, it may clear out some small hurdles that otherwise might have gotten in the way of a sale.
David Healy
#Hate

I don't think they could have been locked in a room 24/7 over the past week and come up with this retirement agreement without coming closer to an understanding on the Delphi wage situation.
David Healy
#Past