DEARBORN, MI (AP) - Ford says it earned $6.6 billion in 2010, its highest profit in more than a decade.
Ford's U.S. sales jumped 20 percent last year as an improving economy lifted demand for the company's F-Series pickup trucks. Ford was the top-selling brand in the U.S.
Revenues rose 3 percent to $120.9 billion.
It was Ford's Motor Co.'s best performance since 1999 and its second straight annual profit.
Ford's net income, of $1.66 per share, compared with net income of $2.7 billion, or 86 cents per share, in 2009.
But Ford fell short of expectations. Analysts polled by FactSet had forecast earnings of $2.05 per share, but they didn't take into account some one-time items such as debt repayments.
Ford earned $190 million, or 5 cents per share, in the fourth quarter.