Struggling Outside North America Trims General Motors (NYSE:GM) Profit to $1 Billion – F, TM, KMB, EGT, JCI, GIL, SODA, SEE

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) on Thursday stated that its Q1 profit dropped to $1 billion as compared to $3.2 billion a year previously as the firm struggled outside North America, but generally because its results previous year were buoyed by money made off the sale of its stakes in two previous subsidiaries.

GM’s income in the first quarter of the year dropped to 93 cents per share, not including special charges worth 33 cents per share, against $1.77 a year before. Analysts predicted earnings of 85 cents per share. A year previously, the company’s earnings were boosted by $1.5 billion in gains on sale of holdings in Delphi Automotive LLP and Ally Financial.

GM’s earnings surpassed investors’ forecasts and highlighted continuing strength in its core North American operations, where the auto maker strengthened both sales and its operating margin.

Its competitors include Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) that slipped -0.63% to $11.03 with the total traded volume of 13.57 million shares and Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:TM) that dropped -0.13% to $79.75 with the total traded volume of 110,088.00 shares.

Other Consumer Goods stocks with bullish trend include Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) up 0.29% to $78.77, Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NYSEAMEX:EGT) up 2.68% to $1.15 and Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE:JCI) up 1.05% to $32.76, whereas with bearish trend include Gildan Activewear Inc. (USA) (NYSE:GIL) down -3.16% to $27.90, Sodastream International Limited (NASDAQ:SODA) down -7.29% to $31.92 and Sealed Air Corp (NYSE:SEE) down -0.79% to $18.80.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) after opening at $23.13 hit high price of $23.19 and then trading at $22.51 by plunging -1.83% at 11:03AM EDT and on current session volume of 8.12 million shares is surprisingly lower than its average volume of 9.30 million shares.

The stock price volatility was 3.08% for a week and 2.87% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.71.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.23 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.35 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.31. The Company had total cash at hand $31.65 billion and a book value per share as $17.72 in the most recent quarter.

GM generated revenue of 150.28 billion in the following twelve months and earned $7.59 billion. The Company showed a positive 4.06% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 3.78%.

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