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General Motors (GM) Q4 Earnings Beat Estimate, Improve Y/Y

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General Motors Company (GM - Free Report) reported fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings per share of $1.65, up 21.3% from that of prior-year quarter.  The bottom line comfortably beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.34.


General Motors reported revenues of $37.7 billion, down 5.5% from the year ago quarter figure. However, revenues surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $33.3 billion.

Estimate Trend & Surprise History

Investors should note that the Zacks Consensus Estimate for fourth-quarter earnings for General Motors has increased over the last week.

General Motors has delivered positive earnings surprises in the past few quarters. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing 4 quarters with an average beat of around 15.7%.

We have highlighted some of the key stats from this just-revealed announcement below:

Key Stats/Developments to Note

During the quarter, adjusted EBIT reached a record. This was aided by sales of crossovers, strong pricing and cost control initiatives, which were partly offset by a wholesale volume decline.

Zacks Rank

Currently, General Motors has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), but that could change following its earnings report which has just released.
You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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