General Motors Company

General Motors Company

General Motors Company

Overview
Date Founded

1908

Headquarters

300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI, 48265-3000, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

180K

Industries

Automobiles
Other Transportation
Trucks, Construction & Farm Machinery
Retail & Commercial Banking
Other Business & Consulting Services
Consumer Finance
Auto Parts & Tires
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Computer Software

Company Description

General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks, and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM International, and GM Financial. It sells vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Wuling, Maven, and OnStar brands. The company was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

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Executives & Employees

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

President

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, General Motors

Chief Technology Architect, Autonomous Systems

Chief Data Officer

Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President & Controller

Executive Vice President & President, GM International

Senior Vice President & President & Chief Executive Officer, GM Financial

Executive Vice President & President, GM China

Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer at eBay, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at ConocoPhillips Holding Co.

Vice Chairman, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Former President, Information Technology at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Senior Consultant at Corporate Class, Inc.

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Cummins, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Harvard Management Company, Inc.

Executive in Residence at Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

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Owners & Shareholders
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Capital World Investors (CWI) employs a long-term, value-oriented global investment approach and a multiple portfolio manager system that combines teamwork and individual accountability. The firm is committed to maintaining low operating expenses, among the lowest in the fund industry. They utilize fundamental research to gather in-depth information on markets and companies around the world.CWI employs a security-by-security approach to portfolio construction and emphasize long-term investments. Their strategies focus on determining the difference between the fundamental value of a company and its price in the marketplace.CWI offers a wide variety of equity, fixed-income and balanced investment strategies. Their strategies are categorized as global, multi-regional and regional investment strategies.

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Harris uses a value investment philosophy in selecting equity and equity-like securities of U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. The firm's investment philosophy spans across large, mid and small cap companies. In addition, Harris may hedge a client's exposure to direct or indirect foreign currencies. In constructing portfolios for their clients, the firm seeks out companies that they believe are trading in the market at significant discounts to their underlying value. Harris believes purchasing businesses at a discount to intrinsic value minimizes risk while providing substantial profit potential. The firm uses a bottom-up approach focused on individual companies, rather than focusing on specific economic factors or industries. Harris generates their research ideas from a variety of internal and external sources. The firm's research process seeks to identify companies selling at a discount to its estimate of intrinsic value.

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Berkshire Hathaway employs the value investing principles of Benjamin Graham. Their investment approach focuses on buying shares of companies as a long-term investment. The firm seeks to invest in businesses that are easy to understand and have high ROE, exceptional management teams and limited debt. Rather than a diversified stock portfolio, Berkshire Hathaway invests in a small number of trusted investments that are overweighted in order to leverage the expected returns. The firm owns stock in a diverse group of over 50 public and private companies in wide range of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, retail, energy and finance. Investments are typically financed using the float from Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.'s insurance operations. Securities are sold when the firm no longer feels comfortable with the fundamentals of a company.

Recent Transactions
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Bertel O. Steen AS purchases Opel Norge AS from General Motors Company

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General Motors Company issued Common Stock

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Peugeot SA, General Motors Co. /European Financial Ops/ /Private Group purchase General Motors Co. /European Financial Ops from General Motors Company

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Founder

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Associate

Advised onGeneral Motors Company purchases GM Cruise LLC from Spark Capital Partners LLC, Felicis Ventures Management Co. LLC, Y Combinator LLC, Signia Venture Partners

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Jibe, Inc. provides cloud-based recruiting technology solutions that make recruiting about people, not process. Its recruiting platform simplifies job distribution, enables mobile recruiting, turns data into decisions, engages the passive candidate, optimizes the candidate experience and referral process and leverages social networks. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Advisor

President & Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Inc.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Jones Day

Legal Advisor

Second Vice President-Trustees Board at Greenwich Library

Clients

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. engages in the provision of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing, and services. It operates through following segments: GEICO, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, Service and Retailing, and Finance and Financial products. The GEICO segments involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods. The General Re offers underwriting excess-of-loss, quota-share, and facultative reinsurance. The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share reinsurance for insurers and reinsurers. The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies. The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and domestic real estate brokerage and brokerage franchisor. The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel. The Service and Retailing segment involves providing fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and retailing. The Finance and Financial Products segment includes manufactured housing and consumer financing; transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing; and furniture leasing. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Renault SA engages in the manufacture of vehicle. It offers passenger cars, commercial vehicles, electric vehicles, and sport vehicles. The company operates through the following brands: Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine, and LADA. Renault was founded by Louis Renault in 1898 and is headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. is an international transportation services company, which engages in the distribution of commercial vehicles, diesel engines, gas engines, power systems and related parts and services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Automotive, Retail Commercial Truck, Non-Automotive Investments and Other. The Retail Automotive segment consists of retail automotive dealership operations. The Retail Commercial Truck segment is the dealership operations of commercial trucks in the U.S. and Canada. The Other segment is comprised of commercial vehicle and power systems distribution operation and other non-automotive consolidated operations. The Non-Automotive Investments segment is the equity method investments in non-automotive operations. Penske Automotive was founded in October 1992 and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$51.8B
Total Enterprise Value
$130B
Earnings Per Share
$-1.16
Revenue
$146B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.89x
TEVNet Income
-76.95x
Debt TEV
0.73x
Total Debt
$94.2B
Total Equity
$36.2B
Net Profit
$-1.69B
EBITDAMargin
15.23%
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
5.86x
EBITDA
$22.2B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-2.26%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-0.89%
Political Donations
$500
2013
$500
2012
Investments
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Lyft, Inc. provides an online social rideshare community platform. It helps commuters to share rides with friends, classmates and coworkers going the same way. The company was founded by John Zimmer, Marcus Cohn, Rajat Suri, Matt van Horn, and Logan Green in June 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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OEC is an award-winning technology leader and innovator of original equipment (OE) replacement parts solutions. As the automotive industry's largest OE parts marketplace, OEC connects more than 60,000 North American buyers and sellers to seamlessly market, manage, and move an average of over 6 million original equipment parts transactions monthly. Serving the industries of Automotive, Heavy-Duty truck and beyond, OEC equips some of the world's largest original equipment manufacturers, their franchised dealers/distributors, and their customers with timely and accurate online parts marketing, procurement, and wholesale management solutions.

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Ally Financial, Inc. is a holding company, which provides digital financial services to consumers, businesses, automotive dealers, and corporate clients. It operates through the following segments: Automotive Finance Operations, Insurance Operations, Mortgage Finance Operations, and Corporate Finance Operations. The Automotive Finance Operations segment offers retail installment sales contracts, loans and leases, offering term loans to dealers, financing dealer floorplans and other lines of credit to dealers, warehouse lines to companies, fleet financing, providing financing to companies and municipalities for the purchase or lease of vehicles and equipment, and vehicle remarketing services. The Insurance Operations segment focuses on finance protection and insurance products sold primarily through the automotive dealer channel, and commercial insurance products sold directly to dealers. The Mortgage Finance Operations segment consists of the management of a held-for-investment consumer mortgage finance loan portfolio, which includes bulk purchases of jumbo and LMI mortgage loans originated by third parties. The Corporate Finance Operations segment provides senior secured leveraged cash flow and asset-based loans to mostly United States based middle market companies focuses on businesses owned by private equity sponsors with loans typically used for leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, debt refinancing, restructurings, and working capital. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Investors
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Investor at GM Cruise LLC

Suppliers
VOXX International Corp. Computer Software | Orlando, FL

VOXX International (NASDAQ:VOXX) products are found virtually anywhere electronics are sold, from household name big box stores to 12-volt specialists and new car dealerships. Our family of brands comprises of nearly 20 globally recognized names in the original equipment (OE) and consumer electronics industry including: Audiovox, RCA, Acoustic Research, Jensen, Klipsch and Advent. Our Audiovox and Jensen branded products together, lead the category for in-vehicle video entertainment. Additionally, RCA sells more universal remote controls and digital antennas than any other brand in the world. Our mobile product lines are vast and incorporate the latest trends in vehicle security, remote start, connectivity and entertainment systems, often developed in partnership with other industry pioneers such as SONY (for in-vehicle Playstation) and SiriusXM (for the newest satellite radio offerings). Marketed under the RCA, Acoustic Research and TERK brands, our consumer electronics and accessories deliver fun and innovative solutions for music and video distribution, wireless home entertainment, power management and digital antenna products.

BorgWarner, Inc. Auto Parts & Tires | Auburn Hills, MI

BorgWarner, Inc. engages in the provision of technology solutions for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles. It operates through Engine and Drivetrain segments. The Engine segment develops and manufactures products to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance. The Drivetrain segment focuses in the products that improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, and enhance performance in combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles. The company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI.

Magna International, Inc. Auto Parts & Tires | Aurora, ON

We are the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and Rest of World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We have 313 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries on five continents as of Q4 2012

Competitors
Ford Motor Company Automobiles - DEARBORN , MI

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following segments: Automotive and Financial Services. The Automotive segment engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. The Financial Services segment consists of Ford Credit, which offers automotive financing products to and through automotive dealers. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

Toyota Motor Corp. Automobiles - Toyota , AI

Toyota Motor Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following segments: Automotive Operations, Financial Services, and All Other. The Automotive Operations segment designs, manufactures, assembles and sells passenger cars, minivans, trucks, and related vehicle parts and accessories. It is also involved in the development of intelligent transport systems. The Financial Services segment offers purchase or lease financing to Toyota vehicle dealers and customers. It also provides retail leasing through lease contracts purchase by dealers. The All Other segment deals with the design and manufacture and sale of housing, telecommunications and other businesses. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda on August 28, 1937 and is headquartered in Toyota, Japan.

BMW AG Automobiles - Munich, BV

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG engages in the manufacture and sale of automobiles and motorcycles. It operates through the following business segments: Automotive, Motorcycles, Financial Services, and Other Entities. The Automotive segment develops, manufactures, assembles, and sells cars and off-road vehicles, under the following brands: BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce, as well as spare parts and accessories. The Motorcycles segment focuses on the premium segment. The Financial Services segment offers credit financing, leasing and other services to retail customers. The company was founded on March 6, 1916 and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

Awards & Honors
Rank #8
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #8
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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