General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, trucks, crossovers, and automobile parts worldwide.
Undervalued average dividend payer.
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: GM's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: GM underperformed the US Auto industry which returned -11.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GM underperformed the US Market which returned -15.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is General Motors's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
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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: GM ($18.04) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($56.91)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GM is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GM is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.9x) compared to the Auto industry average (9.7x).
PE vs Market: GM is good value based on its PE Ratio (3.9x) compared to the US market (12.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GM is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.6x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GM is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.6x) compared to the US Auto industry average (2x).
How is General Motors forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GM's forecast earnings growth (2.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: GM's earnings (2.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.4% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GM's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GM's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GM's revenue (0.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GM's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15%).
How has General Motors performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GM has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GM's current net profit margins (4.8%) are lower than last year (5.4%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GM's earnings have declined by -2.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GM's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: GM had negative earnings growth (-17.6%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Auto industry average (-14.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GM's Return on Equity (14.5%) is considered low.
How is General Motors's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GM's short term assets ($75.0B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($84.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: GM's short term assets ($75.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($97.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GM's debt to equity ratio (224.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GM's debt to equity ratio has increased from 129.6% to 224.2% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GM's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (14.6%).
Interest Coverage: GM's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (18.3x coverage).
Inventory Level: GM has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: GM's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.7x debt).
What is General Motors's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GM's dividend (8.43%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.05%).
High Dividend: GM's dividend (8.43%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.71%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, GM has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GM's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 6 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32.9%), GM's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GM's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (21.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Mary Barra (57yo)
Ms. Mary T. Barra serves as the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors of Canada Limited. Ms. Barra has been the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company January 15, 2014. She is a Director of ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Mary's total compensation ($USD21.87M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.95M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Mary's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||6.25yrs||US$21.87m||0.092% $23.6m|
|Executive VP & CFO||1.58yrs||US$5.51m||0.0019% $479.5k|
|no data||US$5.34m||0.0063% $1.6m|
|Chief Executive Officer of GM Cruise Holdings LLC||no data||US$8.97m||0.00098% $252.6k|
|VP of Global Business Solutions & Chief Accounting Officer||1.58yrs||no data||0.0013% $327.4k|
|CTO and VP of Global R&D||8yrs||no data||no data|
|Executive VP of Global Information Technology & Chief Information Officer||8.17yrs||no data||0.017% $4.3m|
|Vice President of Federal and Administration Affairs||5.25yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: GM's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||6.25yrs||US$21.87m||0.092% $23.6m|
|Independent Director||10.75yrs||US$307.83k||0.00086% $221.7k|
|Lead Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$387.56k||0.00046% $118.6k|
|Independent Director||8.42yrs||US$335.86k||0.0015% $397.0k|
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$214.84k||no data|
|Independent Director||4.83yrs||US$292.38k||0.0023% $582.6k|
|Independent Director||10.75yrs||US$305.40k||0.000060% $15.5k|
|Independent Director||5.17yrs||US$307.36k||0.000070% $18.0k|
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||US$278.15k||0.00032% $82.5k|
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$71.51k||no data|
Experienced Board: GM's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: GM insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
General Motors Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: General Motors Company
- Ticker: GM
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1908
- Industry: Automobile Manufacturers
- Sector: Automobiles
- Market Cap: US$25.779b
- Shares outstanding: 1.43b
- Website: https://www.gm.com
Number of Employees
- General Motors Company
- 300 Renaissance Center
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GM||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Nov 2010|
|GM *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Nov 2010|
|8GM||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Nov 2010|
|8GM||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Nov 2010|
|GM||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Nov 2010|
|0R0E||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Nov 2010|
|GMOT||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Nov 2010|
|8GM||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Nov 2010|
|GMCO34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EA REP 1 COM SH USD0.01||BR||BRL||Sep 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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/04 04:32|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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