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  • Previous Rank10
  • Revenues ($M)$147,049.0
  • Revenue Percent Change-6.5%
  • Profits ($M)$8,014.0
  • Profits Percent Change-
  • Assets ($M)$227,339.0
  • Employees173,000

It was a painful year for General Motors. In November, CEO Mary Barra announced the Detroit carmaker would lay off 14,000 employees and halt production at five plants in the U.S. and Canada. The closure of its Lordstown Chevrolet plant drew particular ire from Ohio politicians on both sides of the aisle—and impassioned tweets from President Donald Trump—to no avail. Sliding sales in GM’s two largest markets, the U.S. and China, had company executives preparing for a greater downturn. Despite the strong performance of its SUV lines in the U.S., overall unit sales fell 1.6% in 2018.

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Company Info

Mary T. Barra
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Motor Vehicles & Parts
Motor Vehicles and Parts
HQ Location
Detroit, Mich.
Years on Fortune 500 List65

General Motors Rank History

Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$147,049.0-6.5%
Profits ($M)$8,014.0-
Assets ($M)$227,339.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$38,860.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues5.4%
Profits as % of Assets3.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity20.6%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)5.53
EPS % Change (from 2017)-
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)18.4%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)-14.9%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)0.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)-