General Motors Company (GM)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

General Motors Company (GM)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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General Motors Company (GM)-Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company's businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company's key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

Business description-A detailed description of the company's operations and business divisions.

Corporate strategy-Analyst's summarization of the company's business strategy.

SWOT Analysis-A detailed analysis of the company's strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.

Company history-Progression of key events associated with the company.

Major products and services-A list of major products, services and brands of the company.

Key competitors-A list of key competitors to the company.

Key employees-A list of the key executives of the company.

Executive biographies-A brief summary of the executives' employment history.

Key operational heads-A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.

Important locations and subsidiaries-A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.

Detailed financial ratios for the past five years-The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.

Interim ratios for the last five interim periods-The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.


General Motors Company (GM) is an automobile manufacturing company. The company, along with its partners, designs, builds, and markets cars, trucks and automobile parts around the world. GM also provides automotive financing services through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company. It also offers products and services such as Chevrolet Certified Service, Buick Certified Service, GMC Certified Service, Cadillac Certified Service, Ally Automotive, Ally Bank, GM Card, Bluetooth, SiriusXM Radio, Performance Parts, ACDelco, and GM Accessories among others. The company sells cars and trucks to daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies and governments directly or through a network of dealers. Some of the company's key brands include Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Alpheon, Baojun, Vauxhall, Saturn and among others. It has operations in North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America. GM is headquartered in Detroit, the US.

General Motors Company Key Recent Developments

Jul 06, 2016: US DOE announces USD 13m funding to advance hydrogen storage technologies

Dec 10, 2015: Wind Energy to power GM's Texas assembly plant

Dec 01, 2015: Solar Array at Corvette Plant Drives GM to Lead in Solar Energy Use

Nov 19, 2015: GM and U.S. Army to Demonstrate Extreme Off-Road Hydrogen Fuel Cell Chevrolet Colorado

Oct 19, 2015: General Motors and DTE Energy Partner on Solar Array

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2

List of Tables 4

List of Figures 5

Section 1-About the Company 6

General Motors Company-Key Facts 6

General Motors Company-Key Employees 7

General Motors Company-Key Employee Biographies 9

General Motors Company-Major Products and Services 10

General Motors Company-History 11

General Motors Company-Company Statement 27

General Motors Company-Locations And Subsidiaries 32

Head Office 32

Other Locations & Subsidiaries 32

Joint Venture 36

Section 2-Company Analysis 37

General Motors Company-Business Description 37

General Motors Company-Corporate Strategy 39

General Motors Company-SWOT Analysis 40

SWOT Analysis-Overview 40

General Motors Company-Strengths 40

Strength-Strong Market Position 40

Strength-Business Performance: GM North America 40

Strength-Focused Research and Development Activities 40

General Motors Company-Weaknesses 41

Weakness-Decrease in Net Working Capital 41

Weakness-Product Recalls 41

General Motors Company-Opportunities 42

Opportunity-Strategic Initiatives 42

Opportunity-Positive Outlook for Hybrid Vehicles 42

Opportunity-Strategic Agreements 42

Opportunity-Chinese Joint Ventures 42

General Motors Company-Threats 43

Threat-Increasing Costs of Input 43

Threat-Automotive Emissions Control Regulations 43

Threat-Increasing Manpower Costs 43

General Motors Company-Key Competitors 44

Section 3-Company Financial Ratios 45

Financial Ratios-Capital Market Ratios 45

Financial Ratios-Annual Ratios 46

Performance Chart 48

Financial Performance 48

Financial Ratios-Interim Ratios 49

Financial Ratios-Ratio Charts 50

General Motors Company, Recent Deals Summary 51

Section 4-Company's Recent Developments 52

Jul 06, 2016: US DOE announces USD 13m funding to advance hydrogen storage technologies 52

Dec 10, 2015: Wind Energy to power GM's Texas assembly plant 53

Dec 01, 2015: Solar Array at Corvette Plant Drives GM to Lead in Solar Energy Use 54

Nov 19, 2015: GM and U.S. Army to Demonstrate Extreme Off-Road Hydrogen Fuel Cell Chevrolet Colorado 55

Oct 19, 2015: General Motors and DTE Energy Partner on Solar Array 56

Sep 30, 2015: BorgWarner Supplies Advanced Solenoid Technology For GM Hybrid Electric Vehicles 57

Sep 15, 2015: General Motors Becomes First US Automotive OEM to Adopt Ultracapacitors for Start-Stop 58

Jul 14, 2015: Cadillac CT6 to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Electric Technology 59

Jun 03, 2015: Diverse Coalition Signs Agreement Supporting SDG&E'S Electric Vehicle Charging Program 61

May 08, 2015: GM unlikely to achieve target of electric vehicles in 2017 62

Section 5-Appendix 63

Methodology 63

Ratio Definitions 63

About GlobalData 67

Contact Us 67

Disclaimer 67

List of Figures

General Motors Company, Performance Chart (2011-2015) 48

General Motors Company, Ratio Charts 50

List of Tables

General Motors Company, Key Facts 6

General Motors Company, Key Employees 7

General Motors Company, Key Employee Biographies 9

General Motors Company, Major Products and Services 10

General Motors Company, History 11

General Motors Company, Other Locations 32

General Motors Company, Subsidiaries 33

General Motors Company, Joint Venture 36

General Motors Company, Key Competitors 44

General Motors Company, Ratios based on current share price 45

General Motors Company, Annual Ratios 46

General Motors Company, Interim Ratios 49

General Motors Company, Recent Deals Summary 51

Currency Codes 63

Capital Market Ratios 63

Equity Ratios 64

Profitability Ratios 64

Cost Ratios 65

Liquidity Ratios 65

Leverage Ratios 66

Efficiency Ratios 66

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