Shares of General Motors, down by 3.7% since the beginning of the year, rose by 3.9% in trading after the company announced the results of the 3rd quarter, which ended on September 30.
General Motors reported earnings per share increase of 65% to $ 2.83, which was higher than analysts expected $ 1.38. The amount of quarterly profit increased by 74% to $ 4.05 billion from $ 2.35 billion in the third quarter of 2019.
Total revenue for the third quarter was $ 35.48 billion. Below analytical estimates of $ 35.51 billion, but this is a strong increase after revenue fell 53% in the second quarter amid plant closures during the coronavirus pandemic.
General Motors interim CFO John Stapleton said the company’s high quarterly results were achieved thanks to a faster-than-expected resumption of sales in two key markets: the United States and China, along with ongoing cost control measures.
Overall, GM’s quarterly U.S. sales fell 10 percent in the third quarter, but results improved from month to month, and sales of the most profitable products remained high throughout the quarter. The company’s operating profit margin in North America was a solid 15%.
“GM benefits from sustained consumer demand for our new cars and services, especially our full-size pickups and SUVs,” the company said in a press release.
“During the third quarter, GM’s large pickups increased their retail market share by 1.7 percentage points, ranking first in the segment with a share of 37.5. GM’s all-new full-size SUVs are in high demand, with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL increasing their share of the retail segment by three percentage points since launching in the second quarter.
General Motors sales in China, where the COVID-19 pandemic peaked at the beginning of the year, increased by almost 12% compared to the third quarter of 2019. International sales fell 4% to 1.793 million units.
The automaker repaid $ 5.2 billion in revolving loans during the third quarter and another $ 3.9 billion in October. The company said it expects to repay the balance by the end of the year “while maintaining a strong cash balance.”
The liquidity (available funds) of GM’s automotive business exceeded the target and at the end of the third quarter amounted to $ 37.8 billion.
General Motors’ strong quarterly results were preceded by good news from its American rivals: Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler, which also exceeded Wall Street’s expectations by reporting higher-than-expected sales of pickups and SUVs in North America.
The American oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil had one of the worst years in its history. Exxon shares have fallen by 45.36% since the beginning of 2020. The company has lost money for three quarters in a row, and in August they were excluded from the benchmark index of “blue chips” Dow Jones Industrial […]
By the end of this year, the German airline Lufthansa intends to reduce its foreign staff by 20 thousand people, as well as sell its LSG division, which deals with on-board catering, which employs 7.5 thousand people. Lufthansa subsidiaries Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian and Brussels Airlines are reducing the frequency of flights, fleets and staff amid […]
Shares of Peloton, which rose nearly 346% since the beginning of the year, rose 2% during trading on Friday after the company published the results of the first quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended September 30. Peloton, which went public a little over a year ago, reported earnings per share for the second quarter in […]
AMC Entertainment Holdings, which owns the world’s largest network of cinemas, presented its financial report for the third quarter of 2020. His company ended with a net loss of $ 906.5 million – 16.5 times worse than last year. In the third quarter, the company’s cinemas began to reopen after a five-month of lockdown due […]
Shares of Alphabet, which rose 18.2% over the past 6 months, rose 9% after closing trading on Thursday when the global advertising giant announced significant improvements in the reporting quarter. Google’s parent financial report far exceeded analysts’ expectations and showed a resumption of advertising revenue growth after reporting a drop in revenue for the first […]
Shares of Starbucks recovered from losses of February and March due to the pandemic and rose by 19.7% over the past 6 months. But shares fell again after the publication of the quarterly report, which ended September 30. Starbucks revenue and profit for the 4th quarter of fiscal 2020 showed a strong jump in growth […]
The net loss of the second largest American oil and gas company Chevron, which accounts for the parent company, in the first nine months of 2020 amounted to 4.878 billion dollars against a profit of 9.534 billion dollars a year earlier, the company said. The diluted loss per share was $ 2.63 against earnings of […]
In the US, customers in Starbucks stores will be told the code of the drink, with which they can get information about where the grain of their choice was delivered, in what conditions it was grown and fried. Farmers who cooperate with the network, also can track their products. “We’ve been able to keep track […]Next
The criminal case against the owner of VAB Bank is closed. It is reported by news agency Interfax-Ukraine, referring to the statement of the press service of the Ukrainian company Ukrlandfarming, co-owner of which is also above mentioned businessman Oleh Bakhmatiuk. According to the original source, in the course of an investigation initiated by representatives […]Next
Tesla has agreed with a number of banks to cooperate in the sale of shares in the company totaling up to $ 5 billion, according to the US corporation. “We have entered into a share distribution agreement … under which we may from time to time offer and sell our ordinary shares with a total […]Next
Ukraine has repaid a $ 350 million loan to Deutsche Bank AG London ahead of schedule this week, Interfax-Ukraine reports citing a source. Including interest, the payment was about $ 354 million. Ukraine took this loan in December last year for up to six months at a rate of up to three-month LIBOR + 5.75%, […]Next
Recently, one of the plants of Lviv, which operates in the agricultural sector, has become bankrupt. This refers to the agricultural machinery plant “Lvovselmash” that the Commercial Court of Zaporizhia region declared a bankrupt and opened the liquidation procedure. Last month, in February, the Commercial Court of Zaporizhia region ordered the reopening of the bankruptcy […]Next
American electric car maker Tesla Inc ended the first quarter of this year with record profits, but the company’s revenue was slightly worse than market forecasts. This is stated in a press release from Tesla. Thus, the company’s net income in January-March was $ 438 million, or $ 0.39 per share, compared to $ 16 […]Next
Boston startup Thync (California) that made the device to improve mood, came to Ukraine. R&D-office already opened in the river and there are developing a mobile part of the product. Investors do not tell us how many employees are working and how many people they plan to hire more. We only know that the number […]Next
According to trading data, securities of the microblogging service Twitter Inc. after the close of the main trading session in the US fell in price by more than 17%, also according to financial statements, in the red were the shares of US technology giants Amazon, Apple and Facebook, only Alphabet reporting pleased investors. Thus, shares […]Next
The court satisfied the third claim of Oschadbank against the Creative company. It is reported by the press service of the Bank. According to the report, on April 28, the Commercial Court of Kirovograd region satisfied the third claim of Oschadbank against the Creative company and the Creative Agro company for solidarity overdue debt collection […]Next
“Petrikov milk” dairy complex got the status of a pedigree farm on breeding Holstein cattle in the area of ??dairy cattle breeding, said the press service of the UkrAgroCom and Hermes-Trading, which owns the complex. This status is assigned to the order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on December 30, […]Next
As informs investment media of Ukraine InVenture, the European Commission, which is an organ of the executive branch of the European Union and is responsible for the preparation of draft laws, should provide Ukraine € 100 million if the Verkhovna Rada will take on the Energy Efficiency Fund bill. Conditions for EU investment funds in […]Next
Konstantyn Zhevago,the final beneficiary through Fevamotinico S.a.r.l. owns 50,3% of Ferrexpo shares. Shareholders Ferrerexpo Poltava Mining agreed to bond issue of Ferrexpo Finance Plc in an amount of 750 million dollars. Shareholders of PJSC Ferrerexpo Poltava Mining (FPM) is the largest producer of iron ore pellets in Ukraine, agreed to bond issue with the related […]Next
On October 7, 2016, the protest action was organised by Council of lawyers of the Kyiv city and Lawyers Council of Kiev region took place in Kyiv. Though this action will take place under walls of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. However, the problems to which lawyers will pay attention, don’t concern people’s deputies. It […]Next
The offices and apartments of the A-95 consulting group were searched on Tuesday, July 13. The company’s director Serhiy Kuyun connects them with exposing materials about the BRSM-nafta gas station network. “Today in our apartments and the office of the consulting group A-95 were searched, equipment was seized. The last thing they said:” The police […]Next
The American producer of vegetable meat products Impossible Foods expects that investors will estimate it at $ 10 billion during the listing. The company plans to go public this year, but has not yet decided how to become a public company, reports Reuters, citing knowledgeable interlocutors. According to them, the company is now exploring the […]Next
World debt will reach $ 200 trillion, which is 265% of world product, but the debt crisis is not yet expected. This was reported by Reuters, citing the forecast of analysts of the international rating agency S&P Global. It is claimed that this year the debt-to-world debt ratio has risen by 14% as a result […]Next