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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 : 5/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.63
GE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 1814 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GE: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.25 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.63
0.02
0.68
Equity-to-Asset 0.21
GE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 1761 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. GE: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
GE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.14 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.21
0.09
0.42
Debt-to-Equity 1.80
GE's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
94% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. GE: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
GE' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 3.59 Max: 4.99
Current: 1.8
0.34
4.99
Interest Coverage 3.51
GE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
83% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 37.90 vs. GE: 3.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55  Med: 2.4 Max: 6.11
Current: 3.51
1.55
6.11
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.67
Beneish M-Score: -2.45
WACC vs ROIC
5.77%
12.40%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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Operating Margin % 12.55
GE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
83% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. GE: 12.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.65  Med: 19.05 Max: 29.74
Current: 12.55
13.65
29.74
Net Margin % 6.45
GE's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
68% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. GE: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.22  Med: 9.45 Max: 13
Current: 6.45
-5.22
13
ROE % 9.31
GE's ROE % is ranked higher than
67% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.95 vs. GE: 9.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.43  Med: 10.72 Max: 19.56
Current: 9.31
-5.43
19.56
ROA % 2.07
GE's ROA % is ranked lower than
60% of the 1825 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. GE: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.07  Med: 1.95 Max: 2.98
Current: 2.07
-1.07
2.98
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 14.80
GE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
64% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.26 vs. GE: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.16  Med: 9.95 Max: 21.37
Current: 14.8
4.16
21.37
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 7.20
GE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
73% of the 1640 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GE: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.4  Med: 5.7 Max: 18.1
Current: 7.2
-8.4
18.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 7.70
GE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. GE: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.4  Med: 6.1 Max: 44.5
Current: 7.7
-24.4
44.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 10.60
GE's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
58% of the 1293 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. GE: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
GE' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -50.2  Med: 10.6 Max: 27
Current: 10.6
-50.2
27
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

GE Guru Trades in Q3 2016

NWQ Managers 2,202,981 sh (+23.27%)
Diamond Hill Capital 10,136 sh (+8.07%)
Mairs and Power 4,120,087 sh (+0.55%)
Ken Fisher 31,455,841 sh (+0.45%)
Murray Stahl 85,272 sh (+0.25%)
Tweedy Browne 613,133 sh (+0.15%)
Bill Nygren 14,250,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 10,585,502 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 2,500 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 10,000 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 15,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 9,246 sh (unchged)
Spiros Segalas 4,778,169 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 12,535 sh (-0.40%)
First Eagle Investment 44,301 sh (-0.45%)
John Buckingham 52,899 sh (-0.54%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 120,918 sh (-2.08%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 14,942 sh (-2.67%)
Dodge & Cox 1,563,781 sh (-3.16%)
Robert Olstein 204,600 sh (-7.00%)
First Pacific Advisors 9,505,660 sh (-10.74%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 129,354 sh (-11.83%)
Steven Romick 7,411,750 sh (-12.01%)
Mario Gabelli 1,295,714 sh (-12.17%)
Richard Snow 13,175 sh (-14.58%)
Pioneer Investments 6,958,372 sh (-23.29%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 14,050,000 sh (-32.45%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,300 sh (-89.98%)
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Q4 2016

GE Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Joel Greenblatt 281,507 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,409,200 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,783 sh (+166.48%)
Diamond Hill Capital 11,730 sh (+15.73%)
NWQ Managers 2,269,224 sh (+3.01%)
Jeff Auxier 12,768 sh (+1.86%)
John Buckingham 53,711 sh (+1.54%)
Mairs and Power 4,167,957 sh (+1.16%)
Ken Fisher 31,731,490 sh (+0.88%)
Keeley Asset Management Corp 14,943 sh (+0.01%)
Bill Nygren 14,250,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 10,585,502 sh (unchged)
Robert Olstein 204,600 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 44,301 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 10,000 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 15,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 13,175 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Spiros Segalas Sold Out
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 13,980,000 sh (-0.50%)
Murray Stahl 81,522 sh (-4.40%)
Mario Gabelli 1,224,744 sh (-5.48%)
Dodge & Cox 1,468,804 sh (-6.07%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 111,158 sh (-8.07%)
First Pacific Advisors 8,182,110 sh (-13.92%)
Steven Romick 6,349,230 sh (-14.34%)
Tom Russo 7,080 sh (-23.43%)
Pioneer Investments 2,985,124 sh (-57.10%)
Tweedy Browne 124,733 sh (-79.66%)
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Q1 2017

GE Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 1,409,468 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 604,856 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 379,342 sh (+34.75%)
Robert Olstein 251,000 sh (+22.68%)
John Buckingham 55,210 sh (+2.79%)
Mairs and Power 4,262,608 sh (+2.27%)
Bill Nygren 14,250,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 10,585,502 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 44,301 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 10,000 sh (unchged)
Kahn Brothers 15,000 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 13,175 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 7,080 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 165,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Romick 6,349,230 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Murray Stahl 80,804 sh (-0.88%)
First Pacific Advisors 8,069,920 sh (-1.37%)
Tweedy Browne 122,408 sh (-1.86%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 104,151 sh (-6.30%)
Mario Gabelli 1,147,011 sh (-6.35%)
NWQ Managers 2,092,000 sh (-7.81%)
Diamond Hill Capital 10,769 sh (-8.19%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 12,140,000 sh (-13.16%)
Dodge & Cox 1,262,227 sh (-14.06%)
Jeff Auxier 10,168 sh (-20.36%)
Signature Select Canadian Fund 95,704 sh (-26.01%)
Ken Fisher 22,322,947 sh (-29.65%)
Pioneer Investments 1,273,011 sh (-57.35%)
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Q2 2017

GE Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Tom Gayner 40,000 sh (New)
Bestinfond 282,884 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 1,254,200 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 21,997 sh (New)
First Pacific Advisors 16,364,720 sh (+102.79%)
Steven Romick 11,884,830 sh (+87.19%)
Richard Snow 22,486 sh (+70.67%)
Robert Olstein 332,900 sh (+32.63%)
Jeff Auxier 13,168 sh (+29.50%)
John Buckingham 62,795 sh (+13.74%)
Ray Dalio 687,318 sh (+13.63%)
Mario Gabelli 1,272,332 sh (+10.93%)
Bill Nygren 15,050,000 sh (+5.61%)
NWQ Managers 2,168,378 sh (+3.65%)
Mairs and Power 4,323,574 sh (+1.43%)
Murray Stahl 81,247 sh (+0.55%)
First Eagle Investment 44,301 sh (unchged)
Jana Partners 200,000 sh (unchged)
Michael Price 10,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 750,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Kahn Brothers Sold Out
Tom Russo Sold Out
Warren Buffett Sold Out
Diamond Hill Capital 10,448 sh (-2.98%)
Ken Fisher 21,232,106 sh (-4.89%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 94,871 sh (-8.91%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 10,511,700 sh (-13.41%)
Dodge & Cox 1,078,169 sh (-14.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 284,165 sh (-25.09%)
Tweedy Browne 50,008 sh (-59.15%)
Jim Simons 249,364 sh (-82.31%)
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Latest Guru Trades with GE

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ken Fisher 2017-06-30 Reduce -4.89%0.05%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%21,232,106
Bill Nygren 2017-06-30 Add 5.61%0.13%$27.01 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%15,050,000
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-06-30 Reduce -13.41%0.22%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%10,511,700
NWQ Managers 2017-06-30 Add 3.65%0.03%$27.01 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%2,168,378
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 10.93%0.02%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%1,272,332
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-06-30 New Buy0.05%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%1,254,200
Dodge & Cox 2017-06-30 Reduce -14.58%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%1,078,169
Robert Olstein 2017-06-30 Add 32.63%0.28%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%332,900
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Reduce -25.09%0.04%$27.01 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%284,165
Tweedy Browne 2017-06-30 Reduce -59.15%0.06%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%50,008
Tom Gayner 2017-06-30 New Buy0.02%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%40,000
Kahn Brothers 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.08%$27.02 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%0
Warren Buffett 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.19%$27.01 - $30.27 $ 25.11-12%0
Ken Fisher 2017-03-31 Reduce -29.65%0.54%$29.39 - $31.7 $ 25.11-17%22,322,947
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2017-03-31 Reduce -13.16%0.27%$29.39 - $31.7 $ 25.11-17%12,140,000
NWQ Managers 2017-03-31 Reduce -7.81%0.08%$29.39 - $31.7 $ 25.11-17%2,092,000
Dodge & Cox 2017-03-31 Reduce -14.06%0.01%$29.39 - $31.7 $ 25.11-17%1,262,227
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -6.35%0.02%$29.39 - $31.7 $ 25.11-17%1,147,011
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Add 34.75%0.04%$29.39 - $31.7 $ 25.11-17%379,342
Robert Olstein 2017-03-31 Add 22.68%0.18%$29.39 - $31.7 $ 25.11-17%251,000
Tweedy Browne 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.86%$29.39 - $31.7 $ 25.11-17%122,408
Ken Fisher 2016-12-31 Add 0.88%0.02%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%31,731,490
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.50%0.01%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%13,980,000
NWQ Managers 2016-12-31 Add 3.01%0.03%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%2,269,224
Dodge & Cox 2016-12-31 Reduce -6.07%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%1,468,804
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -5.48%0.01%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%1,224,744
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy0.11%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%281,507
Tweedy Browne 2016-12-31 Reduce -79.66%0.44%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%124,733
Keeley Asset Management Corp 2016-12-31 Add 0.01%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%14,943
David Dreman 2016-12-31 Sold Out 0.04%$28.28 - $32.25 $ 25.11-17%0
Ken Fisher 2016-09-30 Add 0.45%0.01%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%31,455,841
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 2016-09-30 Reduce -32.45%1.01%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%14,050,000
NWQ Managers 2016-09-30 Add 23.27%0.18%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%2,202,981
Dodge & Cox 2016-09-30 Reduce -3.16%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%1,563,781
Mario Gabelli 2016-09-30 Reduce -12.17%0.04%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%1,295,714
Tweedy Browne 2016-09-30 Add 0.15%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%613,133
Robert Olstein 2016-09-30 Reduce -7.00%0.07%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%204,600
First Eagle Investment 2016-09-30 Reduce -0.45%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%44,301
Keeley Asset Management Corp 2016-09-30 Reduce -2.67%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%14,942
Ruane Cunniff 2016-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%0
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2016-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$29.43 - $32.93 $ 25.11-19%0
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Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials    NAICS: 335312    SIC: 3621
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Headquarter Location:USA
General Electric Co is a digital industrial company. It operates in various segments, including power and water, oil and gas, energy management, aviation, healthcare, transportation, appliances and lighting, and more.

General Electric is a diversified manufacturer that operates seven separate businesses in its industrial segment: power, oil and gas, renewable energy, lighting, aviation, healthcare, and transportation. The company also provides specialty industrial financing through its GE Capital division.

Guru Investment Theses on General Electric Co

David Herro and Bill Nygren Comment on GE - Jul 11, 2017

GE (NYSE:GE), a global producer of industrial, household and medical goods, was the largest detractor for the quarter, declining 9%. Shares were weak due to the company’s exposure to energy end markets (which was increased via its merger with Baker Hughes, a contrarian acquisition we believe will prove to be well timed). The stock was also hurt by an analyst downgrade during the quarter, which cited concerns that GE’s cash flows were lagging behind the company’s reported profits. In our view, this concern will prove to be irrelevant to the long-term investment case, as two of GE’s longest cycle businesses (aviation and power) are in the midst of their largest new product launches ever, both of which require large investments in inventory and other working capital accounts that will reverse over time. In addition, GE has recently worked to reinvent its portfolio and possesses a renewed focus on achieving appropriate capital returns. As such, the company completely revamped its variable compensation plan for thousands of employees who are now paid on a number of factors that emphasize improving its return on invested capital. We believe such changes will lead to much better performance and that GE’s long-term outlook, therefore, remains promising.




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Mario Gabelli Comments on General Electric Co. - Nov 02, 2016

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) (1.1%) (GE $29.62 – NYSE) is an industrial conglomerate based in Fairfield, Connecticut, with leading positions in power, energy, healthcare, and aviation equipment, services, and financing. GE has materially downsized its finance business through the 2014 spinoff of Synchrony Financial and the sale of most of its finance verticals. Financial businesses will be retained in healthcare, energy financial services, and aviation to support key industrial businesses. The company recently became the first institution to be de-designated as a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI), providing more balance sheet flexibility and allowing the company to buy back upwards of $50 billion of stock. On the industrial side, GE is integrating its $10 billion acquisition of Alstom’s power assets, broadening its scale and capabilities. It is also ramping up production of its efficient H-turbine for power plants and its LEAP engine for next generation fuel efficient narrowbody aircraft, while investing in 3D printing capabilities to simplify the associated manufacturing. On the services side, GE is aggressively building out its digital capabilities, focusing on the remote monitoring and optimization of its installed base. The transformation of GE, now almost complete, is creating a focused industrial company capable of driving high single digit earnings growth while paying a progressive dividend.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Equity Income Fund 3rd quarter 2016 commentary.

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Bill Nygren and David Herro Comment on General Electric - Oct 10, 2016

General Electric (NYSE:GE), a global producer of industrial, aviation and medical goods, was the biggest detractor for the quarter. While GE has benefited from improved margins and capital allocation, shares were weak during the quarter due to concerns over the company’s 2016 guidance. After producing organic growth of 1% in the first half, the company forecasts full-year organic growth between 2-4%. GE expects its Power division will drive this growth, with planned turbine shipments nearly double what they were in the first half of the year. The market appears to believe these forecasts are aggressive and expects GE management to reduce guidance when it next reports earnings. The timing of turbine shipments is essentially irrelevant to the value of the company, and our long-term investment thesis remains entirely intact.

From Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) and David Herro (Trades, Portfolio)'s Oakmark Global Select Fund third quarter 2016 commentary.

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Gabelli Funds Comments on General Electric Co. - Aug 04, 2016

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) (3.3%) (GE – $26.57 – NYSE) is an industrial conglomerate based in Fairfield, Connecticut, with leading positions in power, energy, healthcare, and aviation equipment, services, and financing. GE has materially downsized its finance business through the 2014 spinoff of Synchrony Financial and the sale of most of its finance verticals. Financial businesses will be retained in healthcare, energy financial services, and aviation to support key industrial businesses. The company recently became the first institution to be de-designated as a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI), providing more balance sheet flexibility and allowing the company to buy back upwards of $50 billion of stock. On the industrial side, GE is integrating its $10 billion acquisition of Alstom’s power assets, broadening its scale and capabilities. It is also ramping up production of its efficient H-turbine for power plants and its LEAP engine for the next generation of fuel efficient narrowbody aircraft. Finally, GE is aggressively building out its digital capabilities, focusing on the remote monitoring and optimization of its installed base. The transformation of GE, now almost complete, is creating a focused industrial company capable of driving high single digit earnings growth while paying a progressive dividend.



From the Gabelli Dividend Growth Fund second quarter 2016 commentary.



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Bill Nygren and David Herro Comments on General Electric - Oct 08, 2015

We added one new name to the Fund during the quarter: General Electric (NYSE:GE), the global producer of industrial, household and medical goods. GE is a company with businesses we have always admired, but we have previously questioned the stock’s valuation and management’s focus on returns when making capital allocation decisions. However, the appointment of a new CFO in mid-2013 ushered in significant changes. Since then, GE has, in our view, acquired assets cheaply (Alstom) and sold assets at good prices (Synchrony and its appliances division). GE is also significantly reducing its financial services business to focus on those lending activities that are core to its industrial products. The company has totally revamped its variable compensation plan for thousands of employees, emphasizing factors that drive return on invested capital, which should boost future results. Some investors may have a stale opinion of GE after the past 15 years of persistent underperformance, but we believe the remaining businesses will grow in excess of global GDP with high returns on capital. We believe the current valuation is attractive for this good collection of businesses.

From Biill Nygren and David Herro (Trades, Portfolio)'s Q3 Oakmark Global Select Fund commentary.

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 31.39
GE's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1429 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.08 vs. GE: 31.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
GE' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.55  Med: 17.51 Max: 44.35
Current: 31.39
4.55
44.35
Forward PE Ratio 14.20
GE's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 19.88 vs. GE: 14.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 28.86
GE's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
54% of the 1431 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 23.21 vs. GE: 28.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
GE' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.41  Med: 17.46 Max: 511
Current: 28.86
4.41
511
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 22.16
GE's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
50% of the 852 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 20.73 vs. GE: 22.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
GE' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.33  Med: 21.33 Max: 428.41
Current: 22.16
4.33
428.41
PB Ratio 2.94
GE's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 1726 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. GE: 2.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 1.98 Max: 3.74
Current: 2.94
0.74
3.74
PS Ratio 1.86
GE's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 1770 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. GE: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.84 Max: 2.94
Current: 1.86
0.41
2.94
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 43.75
GE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 11.85 vs. GE: 43.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.73  Med: 8.35 Max: 72.58
Current: 43.75
1.73
72.58
EV-to-EBIT 27.96
GE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.84 vs. GE: 27.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.9  Med: 17.5 Max: 63.3
Current: 27.96
10.9
63.3
EV-to-EBITDA 18.64
GE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
61% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.86 vs. GE: 18.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.7  Med: 13.75 Max: 41.3
Current: 18.64
8.7
41.3
EV-to-Revenue 2.25
GE's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
66% of the 1792 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. GE: 2.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
GE' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 3.4 Max: 5.2
Current: 2.25
2.2
5.2
Shiller PE Ratio 21.27
GE's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 27.55 vs. GE: 21.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
GE' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.03  Med: 15.37 Max: 25.78
Current: 21.27
4.03
25.78
Current Ratio 1.85
GE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 1794 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GE: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.03
Current: 1.85
1.18
3.03
Quick Ratio 1.56
GE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1793 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. GE: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.86 Max: 2.96
Current: 1.56
0.75
2.96
Days Inventory 98.07
GE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 1751 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 97.63 vs. GE: 98.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.22  Med: 69.65 Max: 93.6
Current: 98.07
57.22
93.6
Days Sales Outstanding 121.34
GE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 1401 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 78.95 vs. GE: 121.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 124.71  Med: 785.21 Max: 878.11
Current: 121.34
124.71
878.11
Days Payable 55.80
GE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
55% of the 1373 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 65.11 vs. GE: 55.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.62  Med: 76.1 Max: 106.51
Current: 55.8
52.62
106.51

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 3.80
GE's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
92% of the 1852 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. GE: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
GE' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.17 Max: 17.56
Current: 3.8
2.1
17.56
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.09
GE's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. GE: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
GE' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.65 Max: 5.41
Current: 1.09
0.4
5.41
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 5.60
GE's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
53% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. GE: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
GE' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.3  Med: 11.9 Max: 19.8
Current: 5.6
-26.3
19.8
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.86
GE's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
90% of the 1764 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. GE: 3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.87
GE's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
91% of the 2255 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. GE: 5.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
GE' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 4.9 Max: 27.14
Current: 5.87
3.25
27.14
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 4.60
GE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 1006 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. GE: 4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.2  Med: 0.7 Max: 4.6
Current: 4.6
-2.2
4.6

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.24
GE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 1061 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. GE: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
GE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.41 Max: 8.54
Current: 1.24
0.28
8.54
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.01
GE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 1715 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. GE: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.94
Current: 1.01
0.32
2.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3.58
GE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
52% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. GE: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 5.7 Max: 9.2
Current: 3.58
1.6
9.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -11.72
GE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 1049 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. GE: -11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
GE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.6  Med: 1.8 Max: 44
Current: -11.72
-18.6
44

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $119,573.00
EPS (TTM) $ 0.80
Beta1.08
Short Percentage of Float1.15%
52-Week Range $23.58 - 32.38
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8,657.95

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 126,661 133,428 136,241
EPS ($) 1.57 1.73 1.93
EPS without NRI ($) 1.57 1.73 1.93
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
13.34%
Dividends per Share ($) 0.95 0.99 1.07

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