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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.67
GM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
72% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. GM: 0.67 )
GM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.67   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.67

Equity to Asset 0.24
GM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. GM: 0.24 )
GM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.24

0.16
0.3
Interest Coverage 15.36
GM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
66% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 17.75 vs. GM: 15.36 )
GM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.65   Max: 15.36
Current: 15.36

4.65
15.36
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.41
M-Score: -2.66
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.25
GM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.73 vs. GM: 0.25 )
GM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -20.1   Max: 3.77
Current: 0.25

-20.1
3.77
Net-margin (%) 1.91
GM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. GM: 1.91 )
GM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.77   Max: 100.22
Current: 1.91

-20.77
100.22
ROE (%) 7.27
GM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1361 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 10.16 vs. GM: 7.27 )
GM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 13.56   Max: 24.74
Current: 7.27

13.56
24.74
ROA (%) 1.74
GM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1380 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 4.53 vs. GM: 1.74 )
GM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 3.39   Max: 92.22
Current: 1.74

3.39
92.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1.16
GM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1379 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. GM: 1.16 )
GM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -225   Max: 26.94
Current: 1.16

-225
26.94
Revenue Growth (%) 3.60
GM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. GM: 3.60 )
GM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.5   Max: 3.6
Current: 3.6

-29.5
3.6
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

GM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Pioneer Investments 148,881 sh (New)
John Paulson 1,865,706 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 22,649 sh (New)
Paul Singer 19,759 sh (New)
David Dreman 5,633 sh (New)
Leon Cooperman 1,046,400 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 4,606,005 sh (New)
Scott Black 59,580 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 2,740,000 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 4,841,584 sh (+840.56%)
George Soros 4,900,239 sh (+281.94%)
Richard Pzena 7,068,976 sh (+260.48%)
Third Avenue Management 221,467 sh (+82.33%)
Brian Rogers 4,660,006 sh (+37.36%)
RS Investment Management 799,700 sh (+18.77%)
Larry Robbins 6,342,667 sh (+9.49%)
Robert Olstein 149,000 sh (+4.2%)
Ken Heebner 800,000 sh (+3.9%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 471,895 sh (+2.77%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,534,192 sh (+1.04%)
Donald Smith 241,006 sh (+0.2%)
James Barrow 1,239,540 sh (+0.05%)
George Soros 1,419,500 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass 33,980 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 80,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 344,700 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 522,600 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 3,500,000 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 17,047,339 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 40,000,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,300,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
David Tepper 4,968,052 sh (-0.3%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,276,217 sh (-0.72%)
NWQ Managers 8,844,263 sh (-2.84%)
Mario Gabelli 140,587 sh (-8.35%)
John Keeley 25,000 sh (-47.92%)
Steven Cohen 575,499 sh (-82.94%)
Caxton Associates 205,185 sh (-85.85%)
Paul Tudor Jones 20,000 sh (-88.6%)
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Q1 2014

GM Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeff Auxier 10,430 sh (New)
Mohnish Pabrai 23,305 sh (New)
John Burbank 6,028 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 66,308 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 282,100 sh (+1310.5%)
Caxton Associates 1,175,000 sh (+472.65%)
Pioneer Investments 342,768 sh (+130.23%)
John Paulson 4,010,327 sh (+114.95%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 5,063,491 sh (+99.81%)
David Tepper 7,884,118 sh (+58.7%)
RS Investment Management 1,255,200 sh (+56.96%)
Kyle Bass 7,086,005 sh (+53.84%)
Steven Cohen 794,917 sh (+38.13%)
Robert Olstein 195,000 sh (+30.87%)
Scott Black 77,580 sh (+30.21%)
Bill Nygren 6,800,000 sh (+28.3%)
Mario Gabelli 152,687 sh (+8.61%)
Richard Pzena 7,506,631 sh (+6.19%)
Donald Smith 244,355 sh (+1.39%)
Brian Rogers 4,660,006 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 275,000 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass 32,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 389,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 50,000 sh (unchged)
Signature Select Canadian Fund Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
David Einhorn Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 471,330 sh (-0.12%)
NWQ Managers 8,598,061 sh (-2.78%)
David Dreman 5,470 sh (-2.89%)
James Barrow 1,109,165 sh (-10.52%)
Larry Robbins 4,942,667 sh (-22.07%)
Warren Buffett 30,000,000 sh (-25%)
George Soros 3,002,608 sh (-38.73%)
Third Avenue Management 121,467 sh (-45.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 579,726 sh (-54.57%)
Louis Moore Bacon 24,127 sh (-99.5%)
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Q2 2014

GM Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Murray Stahl 9,095 sh (New)
Richard Snow 369,190 sh (New)
Michael Price 175,000 sh (New)
Jeff Auxier 30,330 sh (+190.8%)
David Tepper 12,982,349 sh (+64.66%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 7,886,532 sh (+55.75%)
David Dreman 8,300 sh (+51.74%)
Pioneer Investments 496,149 sh (+44.75%)
George Soros 3,866,654 sh (+28.78%)
Louis Moore Bacon 29,086 sh (+20.55%)
Bill Nygren 7,850,000 sh (+15.44%)
Mario Gabelli 173,122 sh (+13.38%)
Larry Robbins 5,450,867 sh (+10.28%)
Warren Buffett 32,960,056 sh (+9.87%)
Robert Olstein 203,000 sh (+4.1%)
Steven Cohen 569,900 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 4,660,006 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,073 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass 32,000 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 23,305 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
James Barrow Sold Out
Richard Pzena 7,475,961 sh (-0.41%)
Donald Smith 239,945 sh (-1.8%)
Scott Black 74,235 sh (-4.31%)
RS Investment Management 1,150,400 sh (-8.35%)
Kyle Bass 5,586,005 sh (-21.17%)
NWQ Managers 6,461,951 sh (-24.84%)
Third Avenue Management 86,467 sh (-28.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 200,000 sh (-29.1%)
Jeremy Grantham 400,401 sh (-30.93%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 226,310 sh (-51.98%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,200 sh (-68.03%)
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Q3 2014

GM Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 8,048 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 57,039 sh (+169.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 702,555 sh (+75.46%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 12,531,772 sh (+58.9%)
Richard Snow 564,995 sh (+53.04%)
Third Avenue Management 114,967 sh (+32.96%)
Murray Stahl 11,495 sh (+26.39%)
Jeff Auxier 38,130 sh (+25.72%)
Warren Buffett 40,000,000 sh (+21.36%)
Louis Moore Bacon 34,682 sh (+19.24%)
Steven Cohen 663,900 sh (+16.49%)
David Tepper 14,863,791 sh (+14.49%)
Robert Olstein 229,000 sh (+12.81%)
David Dreman 9,008 sh (+8.53%)
Richard Pzena 7,502,229 sh (+0.35%)
Kyle Bass 3,200,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 720,000 sh (unchged)
Larry Robbins 5,450,867 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 7,850,000 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 175,000 sh (unchged)
Mohnish Pabrai 23,305 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2,581 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 239,945 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management 1,150,400 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 4,660,006 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 40,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Pioneer Investments 494,979 sh (-0.24%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 225,310 sh (-0.44%)
Scott Black 73,015 sh (-1.64%)
Mario Gabelli 165,172 sh (-4.59%)
Kyle Bass 5,256,005 sh (-5.91%)
NWQ Managers 5,804,278 sh (-10.18%)
George Soros 3,448,270 sh (-10.82%)
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Latest Guru Trades with GM

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GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
David Tepper 2014-09-30 Add 14.49%0.89%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%14863791
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-09-30 Add 58.9%0.56%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%12531772
NWQ Managers 2014-09-30 Reduce -10.18%0.24%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%5804278
Richard Snow 2014-09-30 Add 53.04%0.22%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%564995
Warren Buffett 2014-09-30 Add 21.36%0.21%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%40000000
George Soros 2014-09-30 Reduce -10.82%0.12%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%3448270
Robert Olstein 2014-09-30 Add 12.81%0.11%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%229000
Third Avenue Management 2014-09-30 Add 32.96%0.02%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%114967
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 169.05%0.01%$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%57039
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$32.22 - $37.97 $ 32.81-6%8048
David Tepper 2014-06-30 Add 64.66%2.59%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%12982349
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-06-30 Reduce -51.98%1.51%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%226310
Michael Price 2014-06-30 New Buy0.78%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%175000
John Paulson 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.68%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%0
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -24.84%0.65%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%6461951
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 New Buy0.47%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%369190
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-06-30 Add 55.75%0.36%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%7886532
Bill Nygren 2014-06-30 Add 15.44%0.27%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%7850000
George Soros 2014-06-30 Add 28.78%0.25%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%3866654
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%0
Third Avenue Management 2014-06-30 Reduce -28.81%0.02%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%86467
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -68.03%0.02%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%21200
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%0
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Add 51.74%0.01%$31.93 - $37.09 $ 32.81-6%8300
David Einhorn 2014-03-31 Sold Out 9.6%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%0
David Tepper 2014-03-31 Add 58.7%1.11%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%7884118
Ken Heebner 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.85%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%0
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -38.73%0.66%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%3002608
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.61%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%0
Bill Nygren 2014-03-31 Add 28.3%0.42%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%6800000
Warren Buffett 2014-03-31 Reduce -25%0.4%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%30000000
John Paulson 2014-03-31 Add 114.95%0.36%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%4010327
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2014-03-31 Add 99.81%0.32%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%5063491
Robert Olstein 2014-03-31 Add 30.87%0.22%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%195000
Mohnish Pabrai 2014-03-31 New Buy0.17%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%23305
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Reduce -45.15%0.08%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%121467
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Add 30.21%0.07%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%77580
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy0.03%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%66308
John Keeley 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.01%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 32.81-11%6028
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 281.94%1.25%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%4900239
Richard Pzena 2013-12-31 Add 260.48%1.23%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%7068976
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.61%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%1046400
John Paulson 2013-12-31 New Buy0.38%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%1865706
Scott Black 2013-12-31 New Buy0.27%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%59580
Brian Rogers 2013-12-31 Add 37.36%0.19%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%4660006
Third Avenue Management 2013-12-31 Add 82.33%0.08%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%221467
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%22649
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -47.92%0.02%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%25000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%0
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 32.81-13%5633
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Guru Investment Theses on General Motors Co

Third Avenue Value Fund Comments on General Motors Co - Dec 12, 2014

General Motors (GM): The Benefits of Looking Under the Hood



GM, one of the largest automotive companies in the world, has been on the receiving end of much criticism over the last five years. So much so, that its stock price dropped to levels below its 2010 IPO of $30 per share. Much of this criticism has been well deserved. A high profile bankruptcy coupled with long-term pension woes have turned investors off from this company. GM further compounded its problems earlier in the year by getting embroiled in a high profile ignition recall scandal.



In late September, amidst all the negative recall headlines, S&P upgraded GM's debt to investment grade. The report caught our attention and inspired us to look under GM's hood. Indeed, negative sentiment corresponds to a dated perception of GM. GM today is very different from the company that, saddled by debt and management problems, filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Today, the century old automaker has a clean and strong balance sheet, significantly streamlined operations and is one of the most attractively valued large caps in the US.



Everything we do at Third Avenue starts with the balance sheet. We were happy to learn that GM's automotive unit was carrying a net cash balance of $20 billion, which is impressive considering that GM's market capitalization is only around $50 billion. During GM's analyst day in October, the CFO referred to its priority of maintaining a "fortress-like” balance sheet. We like that! GM is sharing the wealth too with a current dividend of 4%, which appears sustainable given GM's strong financial position.



In the past, management had a propensity to postpone tough decisions, leaving the company vulnerable to steep losses. Management is now positioning the company for less boom and bust results. One fact that resonated with us was that GM had lost $7 billion in North America in 2006 despite higher car sales than current levels. Now sales are lower, but GM is on pace to earn $8 billion in North America this year. Head-count and platforms have been reduced so now GM's break-even levels are over 30% lower than before the crisis. Overseas, GM still has work to do to restore consistent profitability. Cost cutting programs in other geographies are harder to implement. Despite taking a dour outlook on future overseas earnings, we still felt GM's valuation was heavily discounted. The struggles overseas obscure GM’s success in China. China is the largest car market in the world. GM has a long, distinguished history in China and currently holds 14% market share and is generating roughly $2billion in profits through a joint venture relationship, primarily on the local strength of its Buick brand. Moreover, its projected that China will be the largest luxury market in the world by the end of the decade and GM is confident that its Cadillac brand is well positioned to grow with this trend. Furthermore, GM has substantially improved its pension plans and the liabilities are at manageable levels. If interest rates rise, as many expect, those liabilities could improve dramatically.



One of the more common concerns investors have regarding GM is that car sales in the US will decline. We don't share that view. Although sales have improved from the bottom in 2009, they aren't back to 2006 levels. Most importantly, the average age of vehicles remains elevated: 40% of vehicles on the road in the US are over 12 years old. We believe the replacement cycle will last longer than people expect. In addition, fuel efficient cars and enhanced technology in vehicles will drive future sales as well. Although we believe the negative thesis on GM is over-done, we acknowledge that there are risks to this investment. As discussed in the previous paragraph, our thesis hinges to some extent on GM having a strong business in the US, thus a slowdown of the US economy may have a negative impact on this investment. Auto manufacturing is a cyclical business, and we took this into consideration as we conservatively estimated our NAV for GM.



Finally, recalls are a risk of investing in any automotive company, but we are comfortable with that risk given GM's strong balance sheet and current cash flows. Third Avenue's credit team has studied the company closely over the last five years and gave us valuable insights in assessing the risks to this investment.



A lot has transpired in GM since the bankruptcy in terms of balance sheet improvement and streamlining of the business. As value investors it is hard to pass on such an attractively priced company, in spite of (or maybe even because of) the excessive negative sentiment it has generated. After a very detailed look under the hood of GM, we think that the “new” GM is an attractive use of your and our capital.



From Third Avenue Value Fund’s 4Q 2014 Portfolio Manager Commentary.



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Bill Nygren Comments on General Motors - Apr 10, 2014

Our worst performer was General Motors (GM), down 15%, due to what we believe was the market’s overreaction to GM’s handling of a recent product recall.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Fund first quarter 2014 commentary.

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Bill Nygren Comments on General Motors - Jul 11, 2013

General Motors (GM – $33)(GM)
General Motors is the largest U.S.-based car and truck manufacturer. A high cost structure and a mountain of employee pension and post-retirement healthcare liabilities put GM into bankruptcy in 2009. A restructured GM - smaller, more efficient, and unburdened of most unfunded off-balance sheet liabilities – came back to the public equity market in 2010 at a price of $33. Despite a strong stock market, GM stock traded at only $27 earlier this year. We have been positive on the prospects for the auto market, believing that many investors focus too much on auto demand cycles in the U.S. and Europe, instead of on the strong secular growth in emerging markets, which now account for more sales than either the U.S. or Europe. And despite GM’s struggles, it has built very strong positions in these growing markets while maintaining its dominant, and highly profitable, position in North American pick-up trucks. We believe that with a management team that can now focus on building cars and trucks, instead of serving its retirees, and with a stock priced at less than 8 times 2014 earnings estimates, GM has become an attractive investment.

From Bill Nygren's second quarter 2013 commentary.
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David Einhorn Comments on GM - Jan 23, 2013

The long portfolio was marginally profitable, led by General Motors (GM) which advanced from $22.75 to $28.83 in the quarter. GM repurchased more than 11% of its shares from the government, which has committed to sell the balance of its stake over the next year. GM’s reduced share count is quite accretive to its earnings, and we hope that the recent action is afirst step by management toward shareholder-friendly capital allocation. Even after the repurchase, GM holds substantial excess capital and has a good opportunity to further reward shareholders through additional share repurchases either from the government or in the open market.

From David Einhorn's fourth quarter letter.


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P/E(ttm) 21.70
GM's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.90 vs. GM: 21.70 )
GM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 32.69
Current: 21.7

3.61
32.69
P/B 1.30
GM's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. GM: 1.30 )
GM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.3

0.92
2.27
P/S 0.30
GM's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.68 vs. GM: 0.30 )
GM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.3

0.22
0.47
PFCF 18.20
GM's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 107.60 vs. GM: 18.20 )
GM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.58   Max: 1620.5
Current: 18.2

8.58
1620.5
EV-to-EBIT 176.57
GM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 14.38 vs. GM: 176.57 )
GM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2.6   Max: 195.9
Current: 176.57

-2.6
195.9
Current Ratio 1.29
GM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GM: 1.29 )
GM' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.13   Max: 1.31
Current: 1.29

1.13
1.31
Quick Ratio 1.06
GM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. GM: 1.06 )
GM' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 1.08
Current: 1.06

0.87
1.08

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.80
GM's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 1071 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. GM: 3.80 )
GM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3
Current: 3.8

0.8
3
Dividend Payout 0.58
GM's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
57% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. GM: 0.58 )
GM' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 5
Current: 0.58

0.37
5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.80
GM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1085 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. GM: 3.80 )
GM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 3
Current: 3.8

0.8
3
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
GM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
71% of the 783 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. GM: -1.10 )
GM' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: -1.1   Max: -42.3
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.53
GM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. GM: 1.53 )
GM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.53

1.54
2.46
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
GM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GM: 1.00 )
GM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.3
Current: 1

0.65
1.3
Price/Graham Number 1.01
GM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 1427 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. GM: 1.01 )
GM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 2.96
Current: 1.01

0.63
2.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.60
GM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1365 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. GM: 0.60 )
GM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 22
Current: 0.6

0.5
22

Business Description

Industry: Autos » Auto Manufacturers
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Traded in other countries:GMM.U.Canada, 8GM.Germany, GM.Mexico,
General Motors Company was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 2009. The Company designs, builds and sell cars, trucks and automobile parts. The Company also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. Its four automotive segments include GM North America (GMNA), GM Europe (GME), GM International Operations (GMIO) and GM South America (GMSA). The Company purchases raw materials, parts, supplies, energy, freight, transportation and other services from numerous suppliers for use in the manufacture of its products. The raw materials are primarily composed of steel, aluminum, resins, copper, lead and platinum group metals. It is subject to the laws and regulations that requires the Company to control, automotive emissions, including vehicle exhaust emission standards, vehicle evaporative emission standards and onboard diagnostic (OBD) system requirements.
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