Wed, February 6, 2019
DETROIT — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today reported strong 2018 full-year earnings. Results were driven by strong pricing, surging crossover sales, growth of GM Financial earnings, disciplined cost control and the successful launch of the company’s all-new full-size pickup trucks: the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
Full-year 2018 results:
- EPS-diluted of $5.58 and EPS-diluted-adjusted of $6.54
- Full-year income of $8.1 billion and EBIT-adjusted of $11.8 billion
- Full-year EBIT-adjusted margin of 8.0 percent
- North America EBIT-adjusted of $10.8 billion
- China equity income of $2 billion
- GM Financial EBT-adjusted of $1.9 billion, up 58 percent
Fourth-quarter 2018 results:
- EPS-diluted of $1.40 and EPS-diluted-adjusted of $1.43
- Revenue of $38.4 billion, up 1.8 percent from fourth-quarter 2017
- Strong GM North America EBIT-adjusted of $3.0 billion
- Record GM Financial EBT of $0.4 billion
For complete details and to see reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures, click here to download the full press release, 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. EST today to discuss fourth-quarter and full-year business results. The call will include introductory remarks, 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
Name of Call: GM Earnings Call
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