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General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability ratios measure the company’s ability to generate profitable sales from its resources (assets).


Profitability Ratios (Summary)

General Motors 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: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. General Motors Co.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. General Motors Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. General Motors Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. General Motors Co.’s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. General Motors Co.’s ROA deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

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

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Automotive and other gross margin
Automotive net sales and revenue
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Automotive and other gross marginQ1 2020 + Automotive and other gross marginQ4 2019 + Automotive and other gross marginQ3 2019 + Automotive and other gross marginQ2 2019) ÷ (Automotive net sales and revenueQ1 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ4 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ3 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ2 2019)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. General Motors Co.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

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

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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)
Operating income
Automotive net sales and revenue
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ1 2020 + Operating incomeQ4 2019 + Operating incomeQ3 2019 + Operating incomeQ2 2019) ÷ (Automotive net sales and revenueQ1 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ4 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ3 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ2 2019)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. General Motors Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Net Profit Margin

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

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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 income (loss) attributable to stockholders
Automotive net sales and revenue
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ1 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ4 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ3 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ2 2019) ÷ (Automotive net sales and revenueQ1 2020 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ4 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ3 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ2 2019)
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ ( + + + ) =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. General Motors Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Return on Equity (ROE)

General Motors Co., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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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 income (loss) attributable to stockholders
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ1 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ4 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ3 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ2 2019) ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. General Motors Co.’s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Return on Assets (ROA)

General Motors Co., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 income (loss) attributable to stockholders
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-05-06), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-07-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-04-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-23).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ1 2020 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ4 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ3 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ2 2019) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ( + + + ) ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. General Motors Co.’s ROA deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 and from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.