General Motors Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

General Motors (NYSE:GM) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. General Motors Co. manufactures and markets new cars and trucks. The Company offers features for special needs drivers, OnStar vehicle protection, service, parts, accessories, maintenance, XM satellite radio, features for commercial owners, and more. General Motors offers its vehicles and services worldwide.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to General Motors Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.75 per share on revenues of $38.37 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 12.63.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $1.07 to a profit $0.97. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.31, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how General Motors has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 0 0 135,592 150,276 152,256
Diluted EPS ($) NA NA 2.89 4.58 2.92

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 37,600.00 37,600.00 39,300.00 36,884.00
Diluted EPS ($) 0.90 0.89 0.54 0.58

Past Performance:
General Motors has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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