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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.80
GM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
60% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. GM: 0.80 )
GM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 2.47
Current: 0.8

0.31
2.47
Equity to Asset 0.26
GM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1174 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. GM: 0.26 )
GM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.94   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.26

-0.94
0.26
Interest Coverage 15.36
GM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 790 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.52 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: 5
Z-Score: 1.59
M-Score: -2.30
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 (%) 3.30
GM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. GM: 3.30 )
GM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -20.1   Max: 3.77
Current: 3.3

-20.1
3.77
Net-margin (%) 3.44
GM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1160 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. GM: 3.44 )
GM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -20.77   Max: 100.22
Current: 3.44

-20.77
100.22
ROE (%) 12.55
GM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. GM: 12.55 )
GM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.55   Max: 493.3
Current: 12.55

12.55
493.3
ROA (%) 3.21
GM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1167 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. GM: 3.21 )
GM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.99   Max: 76.91
Current: 3.21

-33.99
76.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.03
GM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1163 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 13.59 vs. GM: 17.03 )
GM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -125.49   Max: 26.56
Current: 17.03

-125.49
26.56
Revenue Growth (%) 3.60
GM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 961 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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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

GM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 3,696,822 sh (New)
James Barrow 1,111,200 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 94,000 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 800,000 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 323,800 sh (New)
Bill Nygren 5,300,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 712,379 sh (+306.08%)
Warren Buffett 40,000,000 sh (+60%)
Mario Gabelli 153,890 sh (+8.96%)
Louis Moore Bacon 551,500 sh (+6.83%)
Larry Robbins 7,138,579 sh (+2.88%)
Richard Pzena 2,266,125 sh (+1.14%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 457,050 sh (+0.05%)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 240,971 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,392,550 sh (unchged)
Paul Singer 522,600 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers 10,568,526 sh (-8.98%)
David Tepper 5,071,069 sh (-10.74%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,533,740 sh (-16.89%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,542,845 sh (-18.93%)
David Einhorn 17,047,339 sh (-19.48%)
Third Avenue Management 121,467 sh (-29.16%)
Mariko Gordon 6,702 sh (-29.33%)
Paul Tudor Jones 129,500 sh (-31.19%)
George Soros 758,000 sh (-50.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,198 sh (-79.07%)
Caxton Associates 650,000 sh (-87.17%)
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Q3 2013

GM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Signature Select Canadian Fund 83,700 sh (New)
John Keeley 48,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,372,932 sh (+373.47%)
Caxton Associates 1,450,000 sh (+123.08%)
RS Investment Management 673,300 sh (+107.94%)
George Soros 1,283,000 sh (+69.26%)
Joel Greenblatt 20,185 sh (+65.48%)
Robert Olstein 143,000 sh (+52.13%)
Paul Tudor Jones 175,400 sh (+35.44%)
James Barrow 1,238,900 sh (+11.49%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 459,165 sh (+0.46%)
Paul Singer 522,600 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 40,000,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,300,000 sh (unchged)
Brian Rogers 3,392,550 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 17,047,339 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management 121,467 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Donald Smith 240,522 sh (-0.19%)
Mario Gabelli 153,390 sh (-0.32%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2,508,040 sh (-1.01%)
David Tepper 4,983,202 sh (-1.73%)
Ken Heebner 770,000 sh (-3.75%)
Louis Moore Bacon 514,755 sh (-6.66%)
Richard Pzena 1,960,975 sh (-13.47%)
NWQ Managers 9,102,725 sh (-13.87%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,285,454 sh (-16.68%)
Larry Robbins 5,792,667 sh (-18.85%)
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Q4 2013

GM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Leon Cooperman 1,046,400 sh (New)
Scott Black 59,580 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 2,740,000 sh (New)
Kyle Bass 4,606,005 sh (New)
John Paulson 1,865,706 sh (New)
David Dreman 5,633 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 22,649 sh (New)
Paul Singer 19,759 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 148,881 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%)
Paul Singer 522,600 sh (unchged)
George Soros 1,419,500 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 344,700 sh (unchged)
David Einhorn 17,047,339 sh (unchged)
Kyle Bass 33,980 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 5,300,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 3,500,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 40,000,000 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 300,000 sh (unchged)
Daniel Loeb 80,500 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

Scott Black 77,580 sh (+30.21%)
Brian Rogers 4,660,006 sh (unchged)
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Latest Guru Trades with GM

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Add 30.21%0.07%$34.09 - $40.95 $ 34.39-7%77580
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 281.94%1.25%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 34.39-9%4900239
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.61%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 34.39-9%1046400
John Paulson 2013-12-31 New Buy0.38%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 34.39-9%1865706
Scott Black 2013-12-31 New Buy0.27%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 34.39-9%59580
Mariko Gordon 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 34.39-9%22649
John Keeley 2013-12-31 Reduce -47.92%0.02%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 34.39-9%25000
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 34.39-9%5633
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.02%$34.16 - $41.53 $ 34.39-9%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.38%$33.69 - $37.58 $ 34.39-4%0
George Soros 2013-09-30 Add 69.26%0.2%$33.69 - $37.58 $ 34.39-4%1283000
John Keeley 2013-09-30 New Buy0.03%$33.69 - $37.58 $ 34.39-4%48000
Mariko Gordon 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$33.69 - $37.58 $ 34.39-4%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 65.48%0.01%$33.69 - $37.58 $ 34.39-4%20185
Warren Buffett 2013-06-30 Add 60%0.56%$27.52 - $35.03 $ 34.399%40000000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy0.38%$27.52 - $35.03 $ 34.399%3696822
George Soros 2013-06-30 Reduce -50.24%0.25%$27.52 - $35.03 $ 34.399%758000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -79.07%0.06%$27.52 - $35.03 $ 34.399%12198
James Barrow 2013-06-30 New Buy0.06%$27.52 - $35.03 $ 34.399%1111200
Mariko Gordon 2013-06-30 Reduce -29.33%$27.52 - $35.03 $ 34.399%6702
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-03-31 New Buy2.6%$26.33 - $30.6 $ 34.3921%456800
George Soros 2013-03-31 Reduce -34.63%0.28%$26.33 - $30.6 $ 34.3921%1523393
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 274.59%0.06%$26.33 - $30.6 $ 34.3921%58293
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.0035%$26.33 - $30.6 $ 34.3921%0
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Guru Investment Theses on General Motors Co

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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David Einhorn Comments on General Motors - Oct 24, 2012

At the recent Value Investing Congress, David updated our view of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), elaborated on our General Motors (GM) and Cigna (CI) theses, and disclosed our short position in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG).

...

In expanding on our GM (GM) thesis, we argued that the company has not been given credit for its improved competitive and financial position post-bankruptcy. At $24.75 per share, GM trades at 8x this year's earnings of about $3 per share. GM is poised to benefit from continued recovery in the U.S. market, a significant product upgrade cycle, eventual restructuring in Europe, and continued growth in China and Brazil. We view the government stake as an opportunity, rather than an overhang. Post-election, we expect the government to sell its shares, and GM has the funds to be the buyer in what would be a highly accretive transaction. Should the government decide to keep its stake, GM could achieve the same benefit through open market buybacks. Assuming the buyback, all told, GM has the ability to earn $8 of (untaxed) cash earnings per share in 2014 in a mid-cycle environment.

From Greenlight Capital's third quarter letter.

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Top Ranked Articles about General Motors Co

Bill Nygren Comments on General Motors
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Both David Tepper and David Einhorn have been nominated as GuruFocus’ Guru of the Year 2013, so I decided to see which stocks both gurus hold on to and what they had to say about them. The three top stocks held by both are General Motors (GM), Apple (AAPL) and Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH). Read more...
Caxton Associates, Major Cuts to AIG, GM, F and Others
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 24.40
GM's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. GM: 24.40 )
GM' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.35   Max: 29.13
Current: 24.4

4.35
29.13
P/B 1.31
GM's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. GM: 1.31 )
GM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.31

0.92
2.27
P/S 0.36
GM's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. GM: 0.36 )
GM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.43
Current: 0.36

0.2
0.43
PFCF 11.86
GM's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. GM: 11.86 )
GM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.98   Max: 99.68
Current: 11.86

4.98
99.68
EV-to-EBIT 12.61
GM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
63% of the 1053 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 12.17 vs. GM: 12.61 )
GM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 15.5
Current: 12.61

4.4
15.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 0.90
GM's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
77% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. GM: 0.90 )
GM' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.9

Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.90
GM's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
79% of the 907 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. GM: 0.90 )
GM' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0.9

Share Buyback Rate -1.10
GM's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 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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Price/Tangible Book 1.60
GM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 1084 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. GM: 1.60 )
GM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.6

1.9
2.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.25
GM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GM: 1.25 )
GM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.25

0.77
1.48
Price/Graham Number 0.79
GM's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GM: 0.79 )
GM' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.79

0.64
0.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.90
GM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1074 Companies
in the Global Auto Manufacturers industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. GM: 7.90 )
GM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6.5   Max: 22.8
Current: 7.9

6.5
22.8

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Industry: Autos » Auto Manufacturers
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Traded in other countries:GMM.U.Canada, 8GM.Germany
General Motors Company designs, builds and sell cars, trucks and automobile parts. The Company also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc.

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