General Motors
Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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General Motors Beats but Guides Lower

General Motors (GM) reported 3rd Quarter September 2019 earnings of $1.85 per share on revenue of $35.5 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.31 per share on revenue of $36.7 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.35 per share. Revenue fell 0.9% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said in its earnings presentation it now expects 2019 earnings of $4.50 to $4.80 per share. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $6.50 to $7.00 per share and the current consensus earnings estimate is $5.92 per share for the year ending December 31, 2019.

General Motors Company designs, builds and sells cars, trucks and automobile parts. The Company also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc.

Reported Earnings
Earnings Whisper
Consensus Estimate
Reported Revenue
$35.47 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$36.69 Bil
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Earnings Release

GM Reports Income of $2.3B and EBIT-Adj. of $3.0B

DETROIT, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported solid third-quarter earnings, driven by the performance of North America and significant progress on transformational cost initiatives, partially offset by the impact of the work stoppage in the U.S.

Third-quarter 2019 results:

  • EPS-diluted of $1.60 and EPS-diluted-adjusted of $1.72, reduced by $(0.52) from UAW strike impact, and $(0.15) from Lyft and PSA revaluations.
  • Income of $2.3 billion, and revenue of $35.5 billion.
  • GM North America EBIT-adjusted of $3.0 billion.
    • Net strike impact to GMNA EBIT-adj. was $(1.0) billion, including $0.3 billion of favorable timing items.
    • North America EBIT-adj. margin of 10.8 percent driven by full-size trucks and record crossover sales.
  • GM Financial EBT-adjusted of $0.7 billion.

Click here to download the full press release to see reconciliations of non-GAAP and GAAP measures, or visit the GM Investor Relations website.

Investor analyst conference call
GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra and Chief Financial Officer Dhivya Suryadevara will host a conference call for investor analysts at 10 a.m. ET today to discuss third-quarter results. Introductory remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session for analysts.

Journalists who wish to listen to the call may dial in using the following numbers:

United States:       1-888-808-8618
International:        +1-949-484-0645
Name of Call:        GM Earnings Call

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Basis of Presentation: The financial and operational information included in this press release relate to our continuing operations and not our discontinued operations, which consist of the Opel and Vauxhall businesses and certain other assets in Europe and the European financing subsidiaries and branches that were sold in 2017.

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