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General Motors Co. (GM)


Profitability Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner

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


Ratios (Summary)

General Motors Co., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net profit margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Return on assets (ROA) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24).

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 improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. General Motors Co.’s operating profit margin improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. General Motors Co.’s net profit margin improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. General Motors Co.’s ROE improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 not reaching Q4 2018 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. General Motors Co.’s ROA improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Automotive and other gross margin hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Automotive net sales and revenue hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24).

1 Q2 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Automotive and other gross marginQ2 2019 + Automotive and other gross marginQ1 2019 + Automotive and other gross marginQ4 2018 + Automotive and other gross marginQ3 2018) ÷ (Automotive net sales and revenueQ2 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ1 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ4 2018 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ3 2018)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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 improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income (loss) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Automotive net sales and revenue hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24).

1 Q2 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating income (loss)Q2 2019 + Operating income (loss)Q1 2019 + Operating income (loss)Q4 2018 + Operating income (loss)Q3 2018) ÷ (Automotive net sales and revenueQ2 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ1 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ4 2018 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ3 2018)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. General Motors Co.’s operating profit margin improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.

Net Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Automotive net sales and revenue hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Net profit margin1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24).

1 Q2 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ2 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ1 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ4 2018 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ3 2018) ÷ (Automotive net sales and revenueQ2 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ1 2019 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ4 2018 + Automotive net sales and revenueQ3 2018)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

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 improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

General Motors Co., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Stockholders’ equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROE1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24).

1 Q2 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ2 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ1 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ4 2018 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ3 2018) ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. General Motors Co.’s ROE improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 but then slightly deteriorated from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 not reaching Q4 2018 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

General Motors Co., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) attributable to stockholders hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROA1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Ford Motor Co. hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 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), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-04-24).

1 Q2 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ2 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ1 2019 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ4 2018 + Net income (loss) attributable to stockholdersQ3 2018) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. General Motors Co.’s ROA improved from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 and from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019.