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General Electric Q3 was huge loss

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 30, 2019
General Electric announced results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2019.
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GE lost $9.5 billion in the quarter.

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GE’s closely watched industrial free cash flow (FCF), which is used as a gauge of efficiency, totaled $650 million. Essentially, FCF is money left over after a company pays for operating expenses and capital spending. The company increased its 2019 forecast for industrial FCF to a range of flat to $2 billion, up from a range between negative and plus $1 billion.

“We are raising our industrial free cash flow outlook again even with external headwinds from the 737 Max and tariffs,” Culp said.

On the whole, GE reported a consolidated net loss of $9.5 billion for the third-quarter. While improved from a $22.8 billion non-adjusted loss for the same period last year, the bottom line reveals GE is still a struggling industrial conglomerate in the depths of a turnaround.

The company’s struggling power division saw quarterly revenue fall 14% year-over-year, to $3.9 billion from $4.6 billion, as orders for its turbines and other products fell 30%. But Power recorded a $144 million loss, improved 79% from the $676 million loss the unit reported for the same period last year.