Breaking: GM posts $1.2 billion loss

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

General Motors Co.'s third-quarter financial results revealed a $1.15 billion loss. GM said that due to reduced costs and stabilizing sales, the company would set out to begin repaying $6.7 billion in US loans. In a statement, CEO Fritz Henderson said that the results are evident of the solid foundation being built for the new GM but that there's more work to be done. 

The third quarter report shows a "managerial net loss" for the period from July 10, which is the day GM exited court protection, through Sept. 30.

For the same period last year, GM recorded an operating loss of $4.2 billion and a net loss of $2.5 billion. GM also revealed that revenue for third quarter rose to $28 billion, up $4.9 billion from the second quarter.

GM explained that much of this increase was due to a global seasonally adjusted annual sales rate of 67.8 million units in the quarter, up from 62.7 million in the second quarter. GM also pointed out that it will burn through additional cash in the fourth quarter.

Included in GM's plans is a payout of $2.8 billion for Delphi's bankruptcy settlement while $2 billion is set aside for "payment term adjustments," $2.5 billion for loan repayment to the U.S., Canadian and German governments and $1 billion in restructuring costs. In addition, cash levels will be "materially lower than third-quarter levels of $42.6 billion."

The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate for total U.S. vehicles will be 10.7 million in the last three months of this year.

As influenced by the Cash-for-Clunkers program, GM's adjusted demand averaged 11. 7 million units in the third quarter.

Moreover, GM reported that annual light-vehicle sales are typically 200,000 to 300,000 below total vehicles and that fourth-quarter global demand will drop to a 65.4-million-unit annual rate. In 2010, global sales are expected to reach a total between 62 million and 65 million units. In the US, total-vehicle sales will hit 11 million to 12 million units. [via autonews]

Topics: gm, united states, sales

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

It’s quite safe to say that this generation marks the rise of the electric cars. For the past few years, automakers have been very busy trying to find the perfect...
by - March 28, 2017
Want to go for a sportier look, but don’t have enough cash to burn? Good news for future Ford Edge buyers, as the 2018 model year will have an optional...
by - March 28, 2017
Audi refreshes its portfolio as its go-faster division officially announces the release of six new RS models by the end of 2018. That’s quite a huge number of cars to...
by - March 28, 2017
Has Toyota started the production of a new electric supercharger? Well, a patent that was recently published indicated that they might have. And this electric supercharger looks more durable and...
by - March 27, 2017
The Tesla Model S has finally arrived in South Korean soil and is now available for test drive. But, there’s a catch. You’ll have to wait several months if you...
by - March 27, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries