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General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

General Electric Co., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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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-Q (filing date: 2020-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04).

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 deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. General Electric Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. General Electric Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. General Electric Co.’s ROE deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. General Electric Co.’s ROA deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Gross Profit Margin

General Electric Co., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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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-Q (filing date: 2020-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profit from salesQ3 2020 + Gross profit from salesQ2 2020 + Gross profit from salesQ1 2020 + Gross profit from salesQ4 2019) ÷ (Sales of goods and servicesQ3 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ2 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ1 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ4 2019)
= 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 deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

General Electric Co., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating earningsQ3 2020 + Operating earningsQ2 2020 + Operating earningsQ1 2020 + Operating earningsQ4 2019) ÷ (Sales of goods and servicesQ3 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ2 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ1 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ4 2019)
= 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 deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Net Profit Margin

General Electric Co., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ3 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ2 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ1 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ4 2019) ÷ (Sales of goods and servicesQ3 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ2 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ1 2020 + Sales of goods and servicesQ4 2019)
= 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 deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

General Electric Co., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ3 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ2 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ1 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ4 2019) ÷ 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 deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

General Electric Co., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 30, 2020 Jun 30, 2020 Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015
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.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ3 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ2 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ1 2020 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to the CompanyQ4 2019) ÷ 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 deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.