GM second quarter 2010 results show sustained progress

August 12, 2010

General Motors Company (GM, Detroit, Mich., USA, today announced its second quarter 2010 results, marked by revenue of $33.2 billion and net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.3 billion, resulting in earnings per share on a diluted basis of $2.55.  GM’s second quarter earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) was $2.0 billion.

GM North America had EBIT in the second quarter 2010 of $1.6 billion, up from $1.2 billion in the first quarter.  GM Europe had a loss before interest and taxes of $0.2 billion, an improvement of $0.3 billion from the first quarter.  GM International Operations posted EBIT of $0.7 billion, down from $1.2 billion in the first quarter.

Cash flow from operating activities was $3.9 billion and after adjusting for capital expenditures of $1.1 billion, free cash flow was $2.8 billion.  GM ended the second quarter with $32.5 billion in cash and marketable securities, including funds in the Canadian Health Care Trust escrow.

“I am pleased with our progress on achieving our business objectives,” said Chris Liddell, vice chairman and chief financial officer. “We have delivered strong product, maintained cost discipline, progressed strategic initiatives such as restructuring Europe and acquiring AmeriCredit, and delivered two consecutive quarters of profitability and positive cash flow.”

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