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General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE)

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Analysis of Income Taxes

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Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

General Electric Co., income tax expense (benefit), continuing operations

US$ in millions

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Current tax expense (benefit)
Deferred tax expense (benefit) from temporary differences
Provision (benefit) for income taxes

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

Item Description The company
Current tax expense (benefit) Amount of current income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to taxable income (loss) from continuing operations. General Electric Co.’s current tax expense (benefit) increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Deferred tax expense (benefit) from temporary differences Amount of deferred income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to income (loss) from continuing operations. General Electric Co.’s deferred tax expense (benefit) from temporary differences increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Provision (benefit) for income taxes Amount of current income tax expense (benefit) and deferred income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to continuing operations. General Electric Co.’s provision (benefit) for income taxes increased from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Effective Income Tax Rate (EITR)

General Electric Co., effective income tax rate (EITR) reconciliation

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U.S. federal statutory income tax rate
Tax on global activities including exports
U.S. business credits
Goodwill impairments
All other, net
Actual income tax rate, before Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enactment
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enactment
Actual income tax rate

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

Item Description The company
Actual income tax rate, before Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enactment Percentage of current income tax expense (benefit) and deferred income tax expense (benefit) pertaining to continuing operations. General Electric Co.’s actual income tax rate, before Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enactment decreased from 2017 to 2018 but then increased from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Components of Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities

General Electric Co., components of deferred tax assets and liabilities

US$ in millions

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Principal pension plans
Other non-current compensation and benefits
Provision for expenses
Intangible assets
Retiree insurance plans
Non-U.S. loss carryforwards
U.S. credit carryforwards
Baker Hughes investment
Contract assets
Depreciation
Other, net
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Operating leases
Financing leases
Intangible assets
Insurance company loss reserves
Non-U.S. loss carryforwards
U.S. credit carryforwards
Other, net
GE Capital
Eliminations
Net deferred income tax asset (liability)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

Item Description The company
Net deferred income tax asset (liability) Amount, after allocation of valuation allowances and deferred tax liability, of deferred tax asset attributable to deductible differences and carryforwards, without jurisdictional netting. General Electric Co.’s net deferred income tax asset (liability) increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019.

Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities, Classification

General Electric Co., deferred tax assets and liabilities, classification

US$ in millions

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Deferred income tax assets

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

Item Description The company
Deferred income tax assets Amount, after allocation of valuation allowances and deferred tax liability, of deferred tax asset attributable to deductible differences and carryforwards, with jurisdictional netting and classified as noncurrent. General Electric Co.’s deferred income tax assets increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019.

Adjustments to Financial Statements: Removal of Deferred Taxes

General Electric Co., adjustments to financial statements

US$ in millions

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Adjustment to Total Assets
Total assets (as reported)
Less: Noncurrent deferred tax assets, net
Total assets (adjusted)
Adjustment to Total GE Shareholders’ Equity
Total GE shareholders’ equity (as reported)
Less: Net deferred tax assets (liabilities)
Total GE shareholders’ equity (adjusted)
Adjustment to Net Earnings (loss) Attributable To The Company
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company (as reported)
Add: Deferred income tax expense (benefit)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).


General Electric Co., Financial Data: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Financial Ratios: Removal of Deferred Taxes (Summary)

General Electric Co., adjusted financial ratios

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Net Profit Margin
Reported net profit margin
Adjusted net profit margin
Total Asset Turnover
Reported total asset turnover
Adjusted total asset turnover
Financial Leverage
Reported financial leverage
Adjusted financial leverage
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE
Adjusted ROE
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA
Adjusted ROA

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

Financial ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by total revenue. General Electric Co.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. General Electric Co.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
General Electric Co.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. General Electric Co.’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. General Electric Co.’s adjusted ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

General Electric Co., Financial Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Net Profit Margin

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Sales of goods and services
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Sales of goods and services
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted net profit margin2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

2019 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Sales of goods and services
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted net profit margin = 100 × Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Sales of goods and services
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by total revenue. General Electric Co.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Adjusted Total Asset Turnover

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of goods and services
Total assets
Activity Ratio
Total asset turnover1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Sales of goods and services
Adjusted total assets
Activity Ratio
Adjusted total asset turnover2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

2019 Calculations

1 Total asset turnover = Sales of goods and services ÷ Total assets
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted total asset turnover = Sales of goods and services ÷ Adjusted total assets
= ÷ =

Activity ratio Description The company
Adjusted total asset turnover An activity ratio calculated as total revenue divided by adjusted total assets. General Electric Co.’s adjusted total asset turnover ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Adjusted Financial Leverage

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Total assets
Total GE shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Financial leverage1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted total assets
Adjusted total GE shareholders’ equity
Solvency Ratio
Adjusted financial leverage2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

2019 Calculations

1 Financial leverage = Total assets ÷ Total GE shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

2 Adjusted financial leverage = Adjusted total assets ÷ Adjusted total GE shareholders’ equity
= ÷ =

Solvency ratio Description The company
Adjusted financial leverage A measure of financial leverage calculated as adjusted total assets divided by adjusted total equity.
Financial leverage is the extent to which a company can effect, through the use of debt, a proportional change in the return on common equity that is greater than a given proportional change in operating income.
General Electric Co.’s adjusted financial leverage ratio increased from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly decreased from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Total GE shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Adjusted total GE shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

2019 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Total GE shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Adjusted total GE shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted shareholders’ equity. General Electric Co.’s adjusted ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted for Deferred Taxes
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Adjusted total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26).

2019 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Adjusted net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Adjusted total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by adjusted total assets. General Electric Co.’s adjusted ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.