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General Motors Co ROIC %

: 3.34% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. General Motors Co's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 3.34%.

As of today (2022-08-10), General Motors Co's WACC % is 4.47%. General Motors Co's ROIC % is 3.38% (calculated using TTM income statement data). General Motors Co earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


General Motors Co ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Motors Co's ROIC % 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.

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General Motors Co Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROIC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.13 2.32 2.58 2.67 3.71

General Motors Co Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
ROIC % 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 4.38 3.14 2.42 4.50 3.34

Competitive Comparison

For the Auto Manufacturers subindustry, General Motors Co's ROIC %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROIC % 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 Motors Co ROIC % Distribution

For the Vehicles & Parts industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, General Motors Co's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where General Motors Co's ROIC % falls into.



General Motors Co ROIC % Calculation

General Motors Co's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Dec. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2020 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=9324 * ( 1 - 21.79% )/( (194315 + 198796)/ 2 )
=7292.3004/196555.5
=3.71 %

where

General Motors Co's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Mar. 2022 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=8464 * ( 1 - 22.98% )/( (195936 + 194728)/ 2 )
=6518.9728/195332
=3.34 %

where

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) 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.


General Motors Co  (NYSE:GM) ROIC % Explanation

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. The reason book values of debt and equity are used is because the book values are the capital the company received when issuing the debt or receiving the equity investments.

There are four key components to this definition. The first is the use of operating income or EBIT rather than net income in the numerator. The second is the tax adjustment to this operating income or EBIT, computed as a hypothetical tax based on an effective or marginal tax rate. The third is the use of book values for invested capital, rather than market values. The final is the timing difference; the capital invested is from the end of the prior year whereas the operating income or EBIT is the current year's number.

Why is ROIC % important?

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, General Motors Co's WACC % is 4.47%. General Motors Co's ROIC % is 3.38% (calculated using TTM income statement data).


Be Aware

Like ROE % and ROA %, ROIC % is calculated with only 12 months of 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.


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General Motors Co Business Description

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Address
300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI, USA, 48265-3000
General Motors Co. emerged from the bankruptcy of General Motors Corp. (old GM) in July 2009. GM has eight brands and operates under four segments: GM North America, GM International, Cruise, and GM Financial. The United States now has four brands instead of eight under old GM. The company lost its U.S. market share leader crown in 2021 with share down 280 basis points to 14.6%, but we expect GM to reclaim the top spot in 2022 due to 2021 suffering from the chip shortage. GM Financial became the company's captive finance arm in October 2010 via the purchase of AmeriCredit.
Executives
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Stapleton John P. officer: CFO 300 RENAISSANCE CENTER M/C: 482-C24-A68 DETROIT MI 48265
Blissett Julian G. officer: Executive Vice President 300 RENAISSANCE CENTER M/C: 482-C24-A68 DETROIT MI 48265
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Wenig Devin director C/O EBAY INC. 2025 HAMILTON AVENUE SAN JOSE CA 95125
Boler-davis Alicia S officer: Executive Vice President 300 RENAISSANCE CENTER M/C: 482-C23-D24 DETROIT MI 48265-3000

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