Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Good value second-rate dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has General Motors's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GMOT has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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Return vs Industry: GMOT underperformed the Austrian Auto industry which returned -5.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GMOT underperformed the Austrian Market which returned 3.5% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-1.0%-1.9%-1.3%
30 Day1.8%-3.9%0.4%
90 Day-1.7%-9.7%-1.2%
1 Year-4.9%-8.8%-0.9%-5.6%7.2%3.5%
3 Yearn/a2.0%-8.7%27.3%15.8%
5 Yearn/a-17.0%-30.2%51.3%30.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is General Motors's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News

No news available


Is General Motors undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GMOT (€31.86) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€68.35)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GMOT is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GMOT is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.5x) compared to the Auto industry average (9.8x).

PE vs Market: GMOT is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.5x) compared to the Austrian market (14.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GMOT is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.7x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GMOT is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.2x) compared to the XE Auto industry average (0.9x).

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Future Growth

How is General Motors forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GMOT's forecast earnings growth (4.3% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.1%).

Earnings vs Market: GMOT's earnings (4.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the Austrian market (2.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: GMOT's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: GMOT's revenue (0.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the Austrian market (2.7% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GMOT's revenue (0.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GMOT's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16%).

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Past Performance

How has General Motors performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GMOT has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: GMOT's current net profit margins (4.8%) are lower than last year (5.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GMOT's earnings have declined by -2.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GMOT's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: GMOT had negative earnings growth (-17.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Auto industry average (2.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: GMOT's Return on Equity (14.5%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is General Motors's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GMOT's short term assets ($75.0B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($84.9B).

Long Term Liabilities: GMOT's short term assets ($75.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($97.2B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GMOT's debt to equity ratio (224.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GMOT's debt to equity ratio has increased from 129.6% to 224.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GMOT's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.6%).

Interest Coverage: GMOT's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.3x coverage).

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: GMOT has a high level of physical assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: GMOT's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.7x debt).

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What is General Motors's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

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Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: GMOT's dividend (4.39%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (1.58%).

High Dividend: GMOT's dividend (4.39%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the Austrian market (4.58%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, GMOT has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: GMOT's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32.9%), GMOT's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: GMOT's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (23.9% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Mary Barra (57yo)





Ms. Mary T. Barra serves as the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors of Canada Limited. Ms. Barra has been the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company January 15, 2014. She is a Director of  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mary's total compensation ($USD21.87M) is above average for companies of similar size in the Austrian market ($USD3.59M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mary's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Mary Barra
Chairman & CEO6.1yrsUS$21.87m0.092% $41.7m
Mark Reuss
President1.1yrsUS$7.36m0.020% $9.2m
Dhivya Suryadevara
Executive VP & CFO1.4yrsUS$5.51m0.0019% $847.9k
Alan Batey
0yrsUS$5.34m0.0063% $2.9m
Daniel Ammann
Chief Executive Officer of GM Cruise Holdings LLC0yrsUS$8.97m0.00098% $446.7k
Christopher Hatto
VP of Global Business Solutions & Chief Accounting Officer1.4yrsno data0.0013% $578.9k
Jon Lauckner
CTO and VP of Global R&D7.8yrsno datano data
Randall Mott
Executive VP of Global Information Technology & Chief Information Officer8yrsno data0.017% $7.6m
Daniel Turton
Vice President of Federal and Administration Affairs5.1yrsno datano data
Randy Arickx
Vice President of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations0yrsno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: GMOT's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.1 years average tenure).

Board Members

Mary Barra
Chairman & CEO6.1yrsUS$21.87m0.092% $41.7m
Patricia Russo
Independent Director10.6yrsUS$307.83k0.00086% $392.0k
Theodore Solso
Lead Independent Director4.1yrsUS$387.56k0.00035% $159.5k
Thomas Schoewe
Independent Director8.3yrsUS$335.86k0.0015% $702.0k
Devin Wenig
Independent Director1.8yrsUS$214.84kno data
Joseph Jimenez
Independent Director4.7yrsUS$292.38k0.0023% $1.0m
Carol Stephenson
Independent Director10.6yrsUS$305.40k0.000060% $27.4k
Linda Gooden
Independent Director5yrsUS$307.36k0.000070% $31.9k
Jane Mendillo
Independent Director3.7yrsUS$278.15k0.00032% $145.9k
Judith Miscik
Independent Director1.3yrsUS$71.51kno data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: GMOT's board of directors are considered experienced (4.4 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

General Motors Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: General Motors Company
  • Ticker: GMOT
  • Exchange: WBAG
  • Founded: 1908
  • Industry: Automobile Manufacturers
  • Sector: Automobiles
  • Market Cap: US$49.515b
  • Listing Market Cap: US$45.583b
  • Shares outstanding: 1.43b
  • Website: https://www.gm.com

Number of Employees


  • General Motors Company
  • 300 Renaissance Center
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • 48265-3000
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GMNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 2010
GM *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNNov 2010
8GMXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 2010
8GMDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 2010
GMSWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFNov 2010
0R0ELSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDNov 2010
GMOTWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURNov 2010
8GMETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURNov 2010
GMCO34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EA REP 1 COM SH USD0.01BRBRLSep 2016


General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM International, Cruise, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Baojun, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells trucks, crossovers, and cars to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers safety and security services for retail and fleet customers, including automatic crash response, emergency services, crisis assist, stolen vehicle assistance, roadside assistance, and turn-by-turn navigation, as well as connected services comprising mobile applications for owners to remotely control their vehicles and electric vehicle owners to locate charging stations, on-demand vehicle diagnostics, smart driver, marketplace in-vehicle commerce, connected navigation, SiriusXM with 360L, and 4G LTE wireless connectivity. Further, the company provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/23 00:15
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.