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GE Beats Expectations, Raises Guidance

GE Beats Expectations, Raises Guidance

BOSTON — GE  announced results today for the second quarter ending June 30, 2019.

GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, “We made steady progress on our strategic priorities in the second quarter. Our top-line growth was solid, and Power made meaningful improvements on fixed cost reduction and project execution. Margins contracted due to declines in Power, Renewable Energy, and to a lesser extent Aviation, with the first half of 2019 in line with our full-year outlook. We also moved our Grid Solutions equipment and services business to Renewable Energy to offer end-to-end clean energy solutions and moved our Grid Solutions software business to Digital, which resulted in a non-cash goodwill impairment charge.”

Culp continued, “Due to improvements at Power, lower restructuring and interest, higher earnings, and better visibility at the half, we are raising our full-year outlook for Industrial segment organic revenues, adjusted EPS, and Industrial free cash flows, and we are holding our margin guidance. We will continue to take planned actions to improve our businesses and monitor some market headwinds, and we remain focused on driving continuous improvement and delivering for our customers. I am encouraged by our team’s progress and dedication to date.

During the second quarter, GE continued to take action to improve its financial position and strengthen its businesses. As previously reported, the Company sold down its stake in Wabtec Corporation from ~25% to ~12%, resulting in $1.8 billion of cash proceeds. GE Capital reduced external debt by $2 billion, and as a part of its asset reduction plan, reduced assets by more than $500 million.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total orders of $28.7 billion, down 4%; organic orders up 4%; total revenues (GAAP) of $28.8 billion, down 1%; Industrial segment organic revenues (non-GAAP) of $27.7 billion, up 7%
  • GE Industrial profit margin (GAAP) of (1.3)%; adjusted GE Industrial profit margin (non-GAAP) of 7.6%
  • Continuing EPS (GAAP) of $(0.03); adjusted EPS (non-GAAP) of $0.17, including $0.06 benefit from tax audit resolution
  • Non-cash goodwill impairment charge of $744 million pre-tax related to Grid Solutions equipment and services, resulting in $(0.09) impact to continuing EPS (GAAP)
  • GE CFOA (GAAP) of $42 million; adjusted GE Industrial free cash flows (non-GAAP) of $(1.0) billion
  • Increasing 2019 outlook for Industrial segment organic revenues growth to the mid-single-digit range, adjusted EPS to $0.55 – $0.65, and GE Industrial free cash flows to $(1) – $1 billion

Read the full results on GE’s Investor Relations website.

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