NYSE:GE

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Executive Summary

General Electric Company operates as a high-tech industrial company in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Fair value with imperfect balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: GE is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: GE's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

8.7%

GE

4.0%

US Industrials

2.8%

US Market


1 Year Return

-7.0%

GE

4.8%

US Industrials

19.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: GE underperformed the US Industrials industry which returned 5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: GE underperformed the US Market which returned 20.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

GEIndustryMarket
7 Day8.7%4.0%2.8%
30 Day47.9%17.9%8.0%
90 Day58.9%21.6%6.8%
1 Year-6.5%-7.0%7.5%4.8%22.4%19.7%
3 Year-37.7%-42.6%-2.2%-10.9%47.3%37.5%
5 Year-59.5%-65.0%1.2%-13.3%93.6%72.3%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

12.3%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: GE ($10.5) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($11.93)

Significantly Below Fair Value: GE is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: GE is good value based on its PE Ratio (26.1x) compared to the US Industrials industry average (27x).

PE vs Market: GE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.1x) compared to the US market (19.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: GE's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: GE is good value based on its PB Ratio (2.8x) compared to the US Industrials industry average (3.1x).


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Future Growth

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

-23.5%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: GE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-23.5% per year).

Earnings vs Market: GE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-23.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: GE's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: GE's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: GE's revenue (2.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: GE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19%).


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Past Performance

How has General Electric performed over the past 5 years?

-28.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: GE has a large one-off gain of $6.6B impacting its September 30 2020 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: GE became profitable in the past.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: GE's earnings have declined by 28.9% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: GE has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: GE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Industrials industry (-20.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: GE's Return on Equity (11.4%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is General Electric's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: GE's short term assets ($87.0B) exceed its short term liabilities ($36.8B).

Long Term Liabilities: GE's short term assets ($87.0B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($182.7B).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: GE's debt to equity ratio (226.2%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: GE's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 241.9% to 226.2% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: GE's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (8.5%).

Interest Coverage: GE's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (0.9x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is General Electric current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

0.38%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: GE's dividend (0.38%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).

High Dividend: GE's dividend (0.38%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: GE is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are stable.

Growing Dividend: GE is not paying a notable dividend for the US market, therefore no need to check if payments are increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: GE is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of GE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

2.0yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Larry Culp (57 yo)

2.08yrs

Tenure

US$24,553,788

Compensation

Mr. H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., also known as Larry, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric Company. He is General Electric Company's twelfth CEO and eleventh Chairman. He joined the Ge...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Larry's total compensation ($USD24.55M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.82M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
H. Culp
Chairman & CEO2.08yrsUS$24.55m0.17%
$ 158.8m
L. Cox
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer1.75yrsUS$13.84m0.0012%
$ 1.1m
Russell Stokes
Senior Vice President5.08yrsUS$10.52m0.0031%
$ 2.9m
Carolina Dybeck Happe
Senior VP & CFO0.67yrno datano data
Thomas Timko
VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer2.17yrsno data0.0014%
$ 1.3m
Victor Abate
Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer5.17yrsno datano data
Nancy Anderson
VP & Chief Information Officer0.75yrno datano data
Steven Winoker
Vice President of Investor Communications1.83yrsno datano data
Michael Holston
Senior VP2.58yrsUS$13.52m0.0015%
$ 1.4m
Linda Boff
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer1.83yrsno datano data
Jennifer Weyrauch-Erickson
Chief Communications Officer2.17yrsno datano data
Kathy Duggan
Chief Human Resource Officer0.75yrno datano data

2.0yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: GE's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
H. Culp
Chairman & CEO2.08yrsUS$24.55m0.17%
$ 158.8m
Alec Burger
Senior VPno datano datano data
Thomas Horton
Lead Independent Director2.08yrsUS$366.23k0.00063%
$ 579.5k
Paula G. Reynolds
Independent Director1.92yrsUS$339.16k0.00029%
$ 266.7k
James Tisch
Independent Director10.42yrsUS$297.94k0.040%
$ 37.2m
Francisco D'Souza
Independent Director7.75yrsUS$331.83k0.0017%
$ 1.6m
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Independent Director3.83yrsUS$320.51k0.00029%
$ 266.7k
Sébastien Bazin
Independent Director4.83yrsUS$313.58k0%
$ 0
David Joyce
Vice Chair4.17yrsUS$23.85m0.0084%
$ 7.7m
Catherine Lesjak
Independent Director1.67yrsUS$274.04k0%
$ 0
Edward Garden
Independent Director3.08yrsUS$312.31k0.00045%
$ 413.9k
Leslie Seidman
Independent Director2.58yrsUS$343.19k0.000070%
$ 64.4k

3.1yrs

Average Tenure

59yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: GE's board of directors are considered experienced (3.1 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Key Information

  • Name: General Electric Company
  • Ticker: GE
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1892
  • Industry: Industrial Conglomerates
  • Sector: Capital Goods
  • Market Cap: US$91.979b
  • Shares outstanding: 8.76b
  • Website: https://www.ge.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • General Electric Company
  • 5 Necco Street
  • Boston
  • Massachusetts
  • 2210
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
GENYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
GE *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
GECLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
GESWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJan 1968
GNEENXTPA (Euronext Paris)YesCommon StockFREURJan 1968
GECDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
GECXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
GEBVC (Bolsa de Valores de Colombia)YesCommon StockCOCOPJan 1968
GEZBATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')YesCommon StockGBCHFJan 1968
GESNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCLUSDJan 1968
GEWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJan 1968
GEL-UETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJan 1968
GEBASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)CEDEARS EACH REPR 1 COM USD0.06ARARSJan 2001
GEOO34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH REPR 1 COM SHBRBRLSep 2011

Biography

General Electric Company operates as a high-tech industrial company in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through Power, Renewable Energy, Aviation, Hea...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/26 23:57
End of Day Share Price2020/11/25 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.