Thursday 1st October 1903
The Ford Motor Company was immediately profitable. Less than 4 months after its formation it announced profits of almost $37,000 and a dividend of 10%. An additional dividend of 20% was paid at the beginning of 1904, and another 68% in June 1904. Two dividends of 100% each in June and July 1905 brought the total investor profits to nearly 300% of the initial investment in just over 2 years; 1905 total profits were almost $300,000.