Will General Motors Continue to Impress?

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E = Equity to Debt Ratio Is Strong

Yes, you read that correctly. The debt-to-equity ratio for General Motors is strong. The balance sheet is also strong. Based on recent events, it’s somewhat jaw-dropping to see that General Motors has better debt management than Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and Toyota Motor Company (NYSE:TM). This shouldn’t come as a surprise in our new perverse economy.

Debt-To-Equity

Cash

Long-Term Debt

GM

0.39

$34.59 Billion

$16.65 Billion

TM

1.04

$38.05 Billion

$103.32 Billion

F

5.33

$35.54 Billion

$100.60 Billion

 

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart Are Strong

General Motors has underperformed Ford and Toyota over a three-year timeframe, but the new General Motors has picked up the slack recently.

1 Month

Year-To-Date

1 Year

3 Year

GM

16.86%

3.40%

41.62%

2.33%

TM

11.32%

2.26%

40.69%

13.31%

F

17.88%

3.86%

23.10%

37.01%

 

At $29.86, General Motors is currently trading above all its averages.     

50-Day SMA

25.49

100-Day SMA

24.16

200-Day SMA

23.10

 

E = Earnings Have Been Steady

We don’t have a large sampling, but earnings and revenue look good so far.

2008

2009

2010

2011

Revenue ($)in billions

148.98

104.59

135.59

150.28

Diluted EPS ($)

-53.47

56.62

2.89

4.58

 

When we look at last quarter on a YoY basis, we see an increase in revenue and a decrease in earnings.

9/2011

12/2011

3/2012

6/2012

9/2012

Revenue ($)in billions

36.72

37.99

37.76

37.61

37.58

Diluted EPS ($)

1.03

0.24

0.60

0.90

0.89

 

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