General Motors' second quarter net profit plunged US$1bn to $1.5bn, or $0.90 per share from $2.5bn, or $1.54, the previous year as the loss in Europe grew from an EBIT-adjusted $0.1bn in Q2 2011 to $0.4bn this year.

The strengthening of the US dollar was blamed for the Q2 2012 fall in net revenues to $37.6bn from $39.4bn.

Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) adjusted was $2.1bn, compared with $3.0bn. Total restructuring expense was $0.1bn.

“Our results in North America, our international operations and at GM Financial were solid but we clearly have more work to do to offset the headwinds we face, especially in regions like Europe and South America,” said GM chairman and CEO Dan Akerson.

“Despite the challenging environment, GM has now achieved 10 consecutive quarters of profitability, which is a milestone the company has not achieved in more than a decade.”

Segments

GM North America (GMNA) reported EBIT-adjusted profit of $2.0bn, compared with $2.2bn in the second quarter of 2011. GM Europe (GME) reported a loss of $0.4bn, compared with $0.1bn, GM International Operations (GMIO) reported EBIT-adjusted profit of $0.6bn, equal to Q2 2011.

GM South America (GMSA) reported breakeven results on an EBIT-adjusted basis, compared with EBIT-adjusted profit of $0.1bn the previous year.

GM Financial earnings before tax was $0.2bn for the quarter, compared with $0.1bn.

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GM Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $1.5 Billion and EBIT-adjusted of $2.1 Billion

2012-08-02

DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced second quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.5 billion, or $0.90 per fully diluted share. In the second quarter a year ago, GM’s net income attributable to common stockholders was $2.5 billion, or $1.54 per fully diluted share.

 

Net revenue in the second quarter of 2012 was $37.6 billion, compared with $39.4 billion in the second quarter of 2011. The decrease was due almost entirely to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar versus other major currencies. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) adjusted was $2.1 billion, compared with $3.0 billion in the second quarter of 2011. Total restructuring expense included in EBIT-adjusted for the second quarter of 2012 was $0.1 billion.

 

“Our results in North America, our International Operations and at GM Financial were solid but we clearly have more work to do to offset the headwinds we face, especially in regions like Europe and South America,” said GM chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. “Despite the challenging environment, GM has now achieved 10 consecutive quarters of profitability, which is a milestone the company has not achieved in more than a decade.”

 

GM Results Overview (in billions except for per share amounts)

 

 

 

Q2 2012

 

Q2 2011

 

Revenue

$37.6

$39.4

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$1.5

$2.5

Earnings per share (EPS) fully diluted

$0.90

$1.54

Impact of special items on EPS fully diluted

-

-

 

 

 

EBIT-adjusted

$2.1

$3.0

 

 

 

Automotive net cash flow from operating activities

$3.8

$5.0

Automotive free cash flow

$1.7

$3.8

 

 

Segment Results

 

GM North America (GMNA) reported EBIT-adjusted of $2.0 billion, compared with $2.2 billion in the second quarter of 2011.

GM Europe (GME) reported an EBIT-adjusted loss of $0.4 billion, compared with EBIT-adjusted of $0.1 billion in second quarter of 2011.

GM International Operations (GMIO) reported EBIT-adjusted of $0.6 billion, equal to the second quarter of 2011.

GM South America (GMSA) reported breakeven results on an EBIT-adjusted basis, compared with EBIT-adjusted of $0.1 billion in the second quarter of 2011. The second quarter 2012 results include $0.1 billion in restructuring expenses.

GM Financial earnings before tax was $0.2 billion for the quarter, compared with $0.1 billion a year ago.

In the Corporate segment, GM reported EBIT-adjusted of $(0.2) billion, of which $(0.1) billion was attributable to a non-cash foreign exchange loss.

Cash Flow and Liquidity

 

For the quarter, automotive cash flow from operating activities was $3.8 billion and automotive free cash flow was $1.7 billion. GM ended the quarter with very strong total automotive liquidity of $38.5 billion. Automotive cash and marketable securities was $32.6 billion, compared with $31.5 billion at the end of the first quarter of 2012.

 

At the end of the first quarter, GM indicated that GMNA’s results for the second and third quarters of 2012 were expected to be comparable to the first quarter. Second quarter GMNA results were stronger in part due to timing of spending that was deferred to the third quarter. GM continues to expect that the average of its second and third quarter EBIT-adjusted in GMNA will be comparable to first quarter results.

 

“We’re executing an aggressive product plan around the world, and at the same time we are working systematically to simplify the business and truly leverage our scale to grow our margins,” said Dan Ammann, senior vice president and CFO.

 

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