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General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

General Electric Co., profitability ratios

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Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 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).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. General Electric Co.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. General Electric Co.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. General Electric Co.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. General Electric Co.’s ROE improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. General Electric Co.’s ROA improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

General Electric Co., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit from sales
Sales of goods and services
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
3M Co.
Honeywell International Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit from sales ÷ Sales of goods and services
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. General Electric Co.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

General Electric Co., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating earnings
Sales of goods and services
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
3M Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
General Industrials
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating earnings ÷ Sales of goods and services
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. General Electric Co.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 but then deteriorated significantly from 2019 to 2020.

Net Profit Margin

General Electric Co., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Sales of goods and services
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
3M Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
General Industrials
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Sales of goods and services
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. General Electric Co.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

General Electric Co., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Total GE shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
3M Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
ROE, Sector
General Industrials
ROE, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Total GE shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. General Electric Co.’s ROE improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

General Electric Co., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
3M Co.
Honeywell International Inc.
ROA, Sector
General Industrials
ROA, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2021-02-12), 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).

1 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net earnings (loss) attributable to the Company ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. General Electric Co.’s ROA improved from 2018 to 2019 and from 2019 to 2020.