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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Nov 28, 2009 12:35 AM Flag

    GE Reports 3Q ’09 EPS of $0.22 (Includes $0.05 Restructuring & Other Charges);

    GE Reports 3Q ’09 EPS of $0.22 (Includes $0.05 Restructuring & Other Charges);
    Industrial Cash Flow of $4.4B in 3Q and $11.5B YTD, up 1%;
    Industrial Segment Profit up 4%; Backlog up to Record $174B;
    Capital Finance Earns $263MM
    3Q ’09 Highlights (Continuing Operations attributable to GE)
    • EPS of $0.22 (down 51%) with $0.05 restructuring and other charges; earnings of $2.5 billion
    • Strong Industrial cash flow of $11.5 billion YTD, on pace for greater than $15 billion for full year;
    $61 billion consolidated cash and equivalents at quarter-end
    • Company revenues of $37.8 billion, down 20%, primarily due to GE Capital reduction, Industrial
    organic sales decline, no counterpart to 3Q ’08 Olympics and effects of currency exchange rates
    • Total company orders of $18.4 billion, down 18%; equipment orders up $0.7 billion from 2Q ’09;
    total backlog of $174 billion, a record high
    • Industrial operating profit rate solid at 16.3%, up 260 bps from 3Q ’08
    • Capital Finance earned $263 million in the quarter, $2 billion YTD; reserves increased $0.8 billion;
    favorable tax credits as expected; on track for profitable ’09
    • GE Capital completed 2009 long-term debt funding plan; pre-funded >90% of 2010 plan to date;
    balance sheet reduction ahead of plan
    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Oct. 16, 2009 – GE announced today third-quarter 2009 earnings from
    continuing operations (attributable to GE) of $2.5 billion, or $0.22 per share, including the
    effect of $0.05 in restructuring and other charges, down 51% from the third quarter of 2008.
    Industrial segment profit grew 4% in the quarter compared to the year-ago period. Cash
    generated from GE Industrial operating activities totaled $4.4 billion in the quarter and $11.5
    billion year to date, up 1%. Total company backlog of equipment and services grew 2% to
    $174 billion over the prior quarter.
    “In a global economic environment that is beginning to slowly recover, GE delivered solid
    third-quarter business results,” GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said. “We continue to
    execute on our plan at Capital Finance, perform well in a slow-growth industrial environment
    and strengthen the balance sheet with strong cash generation. We are aggressively
    controlling costs, increasing our industrial backlog while expanding margins, and capitalizing
    on strong services performance.”
    Industrial segment profit grew 4% versus the third quarter of last year. An 11% increase in
    Energy Infrastructure earnings and NBC Universal’s 13% earnings growth more than offset
    an 8% decrease in Technology Infrastructure’s earnings. These, combined with 149% growth
    in Consumer & Industrial earnings, partially offset continued pressure at Capital Finance,
    where profit decreased 87% for the quarter compared to a year ago.



    http://www.ge.com/pdf/investors/events/10162009/ge_webcast_pressrelease_10162009.pdf

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    • part two

      Revenues were $37.8 billion, in line with our expectations. Industrial sales were down 13%.
      Industrial organic sales, which exclude the impact of FX and the 2008 Olympics, were down
      8%. GE Capital Services (GECS) revenues declined 31%, driven by Capital Finance ending net
      investment reduction ahead of plan and the Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. deconsolidation.
      GE generated $18.4 billion in Infrastructure orders, a decline of 18% year-over-year, and an
      increase of $0.5 billion over the previous quarter. High-margin service orders continued to
      provide counter-cyclical balance and support future growth, increasing 3% year-over-year.
      Total backlog was $174 billion, reaching an all-time high. Equipment and service order
      cancellations remain insignificant.
      “I am particularly proud of the team’s execution on Industrial cash flow,” Immelt said. “This
      strong performance, despite the tough environment, has us on pace to generate more than
      $15 billion in cash this year.”
      In addition, GE continued aggressive cost reductions in the quarter. Restructuring and other
      items totaled $0.6 billion after tax, or $0.05 per share, bringing year-to-date restructuring and
      other charges to $1.3 billion after tax, or $0.12 per share.
      “We continue to execute our plan of creating a more focused financial services company,”
      Immelt said. “Capital Finance earned $263 million in the quarter and $2 billion year to date.
      At the same time, we have reduced the Capital Finance ending net investment ahead of plan
      and increased reserves by $0.8 billion in the quarter.
      “While it remains a tough environment for GE Capital, we are seeing signs of stabilization,”
      Immelt said. “Every segment at GE Capital was profitable with the exception of Real Estate,
      which is experiencing a tough environment but where we believe the risks are well
      understood and manageable.
      “This is another quarter where the company executed on our commitments,” Immelt said.
      “Our Industrial segment earnings growth was positive, while we built backlog. We are well
      positioned in the markets and geographies that will grow in the future. We have successfully
      navigated through the financial crisis and are preparing GE Capital to be a smaller, more
      focused franchise. GE is well positioned in this reset economy.”
      Third Quarter 2009 Financial Highlights:
      Earnings from continuing operations attributable to GE were $2.5 billion, down 45% from
      $4.5 billion in the third quarter of 2008. EPS from continuing operations was $0.22, down 51%
      from last year. Segment profit fell 26% compared with the third quarter of 2008, as 11%
      growth at Energy Infrastructure, 13% growth at NBC Universal and 149% growth at
      Consumer & Industrial were more than offset by an 87% earnings decline at Capital Finance
      and an 8% earnings decline at Technology Infrastructure.
      Including the effects of discontinued operations, third quarter net earnings attributable to GE
      were $2.5 billion ($0.23 per share) in 2009 compared with $4.3 billion ($0.43 per share) in the
      third quarter of 2008.

      Revenues fell 20% to $37.8 billion. GECS revenues fell 31% versus last year to $12.7 billion.
      Industrial sales were $25.1 billion, down 13% from the third quarter of 2008.
      Cash generated from GE Industrial operating activities in the first nine months of 2009
      totaled $11.5 billion, up 1% from $11.3 billion last year.
      The accompanying tables include information

 
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