Published on July 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
General Motors Co. Announce Second-Quarter 2016 Business Results
General Motors Co. has announced strong second-quarter net income to common stockholders of $2.9 billion, up 157 percent compared to $1.1 billion in the second quarter of 2015.
“This was an outstanding quarter for GM,” said Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Our results were generated by strong retail sales in the U.S., record sales in China and a continued emphasis on improving the performance of our operations worldwide. We’ll continue to focus on driving profitable growth and leveraging our technical expertise to lead in the future of personal mobility.”
Net revenue of $42.4 billion was a record, compared to $38.2 billion in the second quarter of 2015. Holding exchange rates constant, net revenue was $5.0 billion higher than the second quarter of 2015.
GM sold 2.4 million vehicles globally in the second quarter of 2016 to customers, about equal to the second quarter of 2015. Through June 30, the company sold 4.76 million vehicles globally.
In the U.S., GM sold 1.44 million vehicles in the first six months of the year, which included a retail sales increase of more than 1 percent. U.S. retail market share rose 0.4 percentage points through June, the largest retail share gain of any full-line automaker. In China, GM and its joint ventures delivered a record 1.81 million vehicles during the first half of the year, an increase of 5.3 percent. In Europe, Opel / Vauxhall outperformed the industry with a 7-percent sales increase to 621,000 vehicles in the first half of the year.