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Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc

General Motors Co. (GM)

Analysis of Inventory

Difficulty: Advanced

Inventory Accounting Policy

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business less cost to sell, and considers general market and economic conditions, periodic reviews of current profitability of vehicles, product warranty costs and the effect of estimated sales incentives. Net realizable value for off-lease and other vehicles is current auction sales proceeds less disposal and warranty costs. Productive material, supplies, work in process and service parts are reviewed to determine if inventory quantities are in excess of forecasted usage or if they have become obsolete.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06).

Inventory Disclosure

General Motors Co., balance sheet: inventory

US$ in millions

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Productive material, supplies and work in process hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Finished product, including service parts hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Inventories hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-04).

Item Description The company
Inventories Amount after valuation and LIFO reserves of inventory expected to be sold, or consumed within one year or operating cycle, if longer. General Motors Co.’s inventories declined from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.