General Electric Company Q3 Profit Beats, but Revenue Misses

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October 21, 2016 7:32am NYSE:GE

GE logoGeneral Electric Company (NYSE:GE) this morning posted mixed third quarter earnings results, as the industrial superpower navigates through a difficult global economic environment.

The Boston-based company reported Q3 adjusted net income of $0.32 per share, beating out Wall Street’s estimate of $0.30. Revenue rose 4% from last year to $29.3 billion, falling short of analysts’ view of $29.68 billion.

Looking ahead, the industrial giant narrowed its full-year earnings guidance. It now expects adjusted 2016 EPS to range from $1.48 to $1.52 from a prior outlook of $1.45 to $1.55. On average, Wall Street analysts are looking for $1.49 per share for the year.

General Electric noted that its backlog of orders grew to $319 billion in the latest period, with Services orders rising +1% organically. It also said it sees particular ongoing strength in its Renewables, Aviation & Healthcare

GE presented the following bullet points via press release:

More challenging environment for Oil & Gas and related markets … still positive on long-term outlook

Sustained performance in rest of GE … Industrial organic op profit +8% YTD, ex. FX and Oil & Gas

Alstom on track for 2017 and 2018

Buyback above plan

Deeper cost out view on supply chain, programs, and Corporate structure

All compensation plans tied to investor commitments

GE shares fell $0.30 (-1.03%) to $28.77 in premarket trading Friday. Prior to today’s report, GE had gained 6.68% year-to-date, versus a 4.91% return in the benchmark S&P 500 during the same period.


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