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General Electric Co ROA %

: -1.87% (As of Jun. 2021)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. General Electric Co's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $-4,524 Mil. General Electric Co's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $241,362 Mil. Therefore, General Electric Co's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was -1.87%.

The historical rank and industry rank for General Electric Co's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:GE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.57   Med: 1.84   Max: 2.32
Current: -0.98

-6.57
2.32

During the past 13 years, General Electric Co's highest ROA % was 2.32%. The lowest was -6.57%. And the median was 1.84%.

NYSE:GE's ROA % is ranked higher than
51% of the 301 Companies
in the Industrial Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. NYSE:GE: -0.98 )

General Electric Co ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Electric Co's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

General Electric Co Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.75 -2.31 -6.57 -1.73 2.20

General Electric Co Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -3.07 -1.79 4.15 -4.50 -1.87

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Industrial Machinery subindustry, General Electric Co's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

General Electric Co ROA % Distribution

For the Industrial Products industry and Industrials sector, General Electric Co's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where General Electric Co's ROA % falls into.



General Electric Co ROA % Calculation

General Electric Co's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=5704/( (265177+253452)/ 2 )
=5704/259314.5
=2.20 %

General Electric Co's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2021 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 ))/ count )
=-4524/( (245164+237559)/ 2 )
=-4524/241361.5
=-1.87 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2021) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


General Electric Co  (NYSE:GE) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Jun. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=-4524/241361.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(-4524 / 73120)*(73120 / 241361.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=-6.19 %*0.3029
=-1.87 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2021) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2021) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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General Electric Co Business Description

General Electric Co logo
Industry
Industrials » Industrial Products NAICS : 335312 SIC : 3621
Address
5 Necco Street, Boston, MA, USA, 02210
GE was formed through the combination of two companies in 1892, including one with historical ties to American inventor Thomas Edison. Today, GE is a global leader in air travel, precision health, and in the energy transition. The company is known for its differentiated technology and its massive industrial installed base of equipment sprawled throughout the world. That installed base most notably includes aerospace engines, gas and steam turbines, onshore and offshore wind turbines, as well as medical diagnostic and mobile equipment. GE earns most of its profits on the service revenue of that equipment, which is generally higher-margin. The company is led by former Danaher alum Larry Culp who is leading a multi-year turnaround of the storied conglomerate based on Lean principles.
Executives
Horton Thomas W director 4333 AMON CARTER BLVD. FORTH WORTH TX 76155
Rosput Paula G director 605 HILLSIDE DRIVE EAST SEATTLE WA 98112
Trian Fund Management, L.p. director 280 PARK AVENUE 41ST FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10017
Garden Edward P director 280 PARK AVE 41ST FL NEW YORK NY 10017
Lavizzo-mourey Risa J director GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Tisch James S director 667 MADISON AVE NEW YORK NY 10021
Bazin Sebastien director 5 NECCO STREET 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Dsouza Francisco director 500 GLENPOINTE CENTRE W TEANECK NJ 07666
Seidman Leslie director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Lesjak Catherine A director 1501 PAGE MILL RD PALO ALTO CA 94304
Carter Ashton B director C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Pecresse Jerome officer: Senior Vice President 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Murphy Kieran Pius officer: Senior Vice President THE GROVE CENTRE,WHITE LION ROAD LITTLE CHALFONT X0 HP7 9LL
Joyce David Leon officer: Vice Chairman GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210
Stokes Russell officer: Senior Vice President 5 NECCO STREET BOSTON MA 02210

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