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H Chevrolet στην έκθεση του Σικάγο θα παρουσιάσει τις Midnight Edition 2016 εκδόσεις των Colorado και Silverado. Ξεχωρίζει το μαύρο χρώμα τους έχοντας μαύρη γρίλια, μαύρα σήματα, μαύρους προφυλακτήρες, φιμέ παράθυρα, μαύρες ζάντες, ενώ προσφέρονται και με το πακέτο Z71 που διαθέτει νέα ανάρτηση, δυνατότητα κλειδώματος του πίσω διαφορικού και Hill Descent control. Οι πωλήσεις τους θα ξεκινήσουν από την άνοιξη.

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Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις η GM ανακοίνωσε πως το 2015 είχε καθαρά κέρδη 9,7 δισ. δολαρίων. Η εταιρία πούλησε 9,8 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα κατά τη διάρκεια του 2015, με τα κέρδη να αναλογούν σε 5,91 δολάρια ανά μετοχή, αισθητά αυξημένα σε σχέση με τα 1,65 δολάρια ανά μετοχή το 2014.

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Τα κέρδη προ φόρων και τόκων ανήλθαν σε 10,8 δισ. δολάρια (6,5 δισ. το 2014). Τα έσοδα άγγιξαν τα 155,9 δισ. δολάρια, με την GM να δίνει 594,5 εκατ. δολάρια σε αποζημιώσεις που σχετίζονται με τους προβληματικούς διακόπτες ανάφλεξης των μοντέλων της.

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GM Reports Record Net Income of $9.7 Billion and Record EBIT-Adjusted of $10.8 Billion for 2015

  • Full-year 2015 EPS of $5.91; EPS-adjusted of $5.02, up 65 percent from 2014
  • Fourth quarter EPS of $3.92; EPS-adjusted of $1.39, up 17 percent from 2014
  • Fourth quarter net income of $6.3 billion; record EBIT-adjusted of $2.8 billion
  • Returned $5.7 billion to shareholders in 2015

DETROIT – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced record 2015 calendar-year net income attributable to common stockholders of $9.7 billion, or $5.91 per diluted share, up from $2.8 billion, or $1.65 per diluted share in 2014. Earnings per share (EPS) adjusted for special items was $5.02, up 65 percent compared to $3.05 in 2014.

Full-year earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) adjusted rose to a record $10.8 billion, up from $6.5 billion in 2014. EBIT adjusted margin for the year also increased, to a record 7.1 percent, compared to 4.2 percent in 2014.

“It was a strong year on many fronts, capped with record sales and earnings, and a substantial return of capital to our shareholders,” said Chairman and CEO Mary Barra.  “We continue to strengthen our core business, which is laying the foundation for the company to lead in the transformation of personal mobility. We believe the opportunities this will create in connectivity, autonomous, car-sharing and electrification will set the stage for driving value for our owners for years to come.”

Special items during the calendar year impacted full-year net income to common stockholders favorably, $1.5 billion, or $0.89 per share, compared to an unfavorable $(2.4) billion impact in 2014, or $(1.40) per share. Among these special items were a net gain from the reversal of certain valuation allowances on deferred tax assets, and charges for litigation matters related to the ignition switch recall and a Venezuelan bolivar currency devaluation.

Total net revenue for the year was $152.4 billion, compared to $155.9 billion in 2014. The change in net revenue is due primarily to a negative net foreign currency exchange impact of $9.3 billion. Holding exchange rates constant, net revenue in 2015 was $5.8 billion higher than 2014.

Based on its strong operating performance in 2015 and consistent with the outlook provided in January, the company reaffirms its expectation that its EPS-adjusted will be between $5.25 and $5.75 in 2016.

Fourth Quarter Results GM’s fourth quarter 2015 net income attributable to common stockholders was $6.3 billion, or $3.92 per diluted share, up from $1.1 billion, or $0.66 per diluted share during the fourth quarter of 2014. Earnings per share adjusted for special items during the fourth quarter was $1.39, up 17 percent compared to $1.19 per share for the fourth quarter of 2014.

EBIT-adjusted was a record $2.8 billion and EBIT-adjusted margin was 7.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to EBIT-adjusted of $2.4 billion and EBIT-adjusted margin of 6.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014.

“The fourth quarter closed another very strong year of operating performance,” said Chuck Stevens, executive vice president and CFO. “We plan to improve our results in 2016, driven by a significant vehicle launch cadence, continued emphasis on growing our adjacent businesses and an unrelenting focus on driving efficiencies into our core operations.”

Special items during the fourth quarter of 2015 impacted net income to common stockholders favorably, $4.0 billion, or $2.53 per share, compared to an unfavorable $(0.9) billion impact in 2014, or $(0.53) per share. These special items included a $3.9 billion net non-cash benefit related to the release of the company’s valuation allowances on certain GM Europe deferred tax assets.

Total net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $39.6 billion, approximately equal to the fourth quarter of 2014.  Holding exchange rates constant, net revenue during the fourth quarter was $2.4 billion higher than the fourth quarter of 2014.

Overview(in billions except for per share amounts)

    Q4 2015 Q4 2014 CY 2015 CY 2014
Revenue $39.6 $39.6 $152.4 $155.9
Net income attributable to common stockholders $6.3 $1.1 $9.7 $2.8
Earnings per share (EPS) diluted $3.92 $0.66 $5.91 $1.65
Impact of special items on EPS diluted   $2.53 $(0.53) $0.89 $(1.40)
EPS diluted – adjusted $1.39 $1.19 $5.02 $3.05
EBIT-adjusted $2.8 $2.4 $10.8 $6.5
% EBIT-adjusted margin 7.0 6.1 7.1 4.2
Automotive net cash flow from operating activities $2.2 $3.8 $10.0 $10.1
Adjusted automotive free cash flow $(0.3) $1.8 $2.2 $3.1
% Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) 27.2 15.4 27.2 15.4

 

Segment Results

  • GM North America (GMNA) reported EBIT-adjusted of $2.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to $2.2 billion in 2014.  Full-year EBIT-adjusted of $11.0 billion and EBIT-adjusted margin of 10.3 percent were both records, and compared to EBIT-adjusted of $6.6 billion and EBIT-adjusted margin of 6.5 percent in 2014. Based on GMNA’s 2015 financial performance, the company will pay profit sharing of up to $11,000 to approximately 49,600 eligible GM U.S. hourly employees.
  • GM Europe (GME) reported EBIT-adjusted of $(0.3) billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to $(0.4) billion in 2014.  Full-year EBIT-adjusted was $(0.8) billion in 2015, compared to $(1.4) billion in 2014.
  • GM International Operations (GMIO) reported EBIT-adjusted of $0.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to $0.4 billion in 2014.  Full-year EBIT-adjusted was $1.4 billion in 2015 compared to $1.2 billion in 2014. Results included China equity income of $0.6 billion in the fourth quarter and $2.1 billion for the full year.
  • GM South America (GMSA) reported approximately break-even results in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to EBIT-adjusted of $0.1 billion in 2014.  Full-year EBIT-adjusted was $(0.6) billion in 2015 compared to EBIT-adjusted of $(0.2) billion in 2014.
  • GM Financial reported earnings before taxes (EBT) of $0.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to $0.1 billion in 2014. Full-year EBT was $0.8 billion, compared to $0.8 billion in 2014.

Cash Flow and Liquidity For the fourth quarter of 2015, automotive cash flow from operating activities was $2.2 billion, compared to $3.8 billion in 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2015, adjusted automotive free cash flow was $(0.3) billion, compared to $1.8 billion in 2014. For the year, adjusted automotive free cash flow was $2.2 billion, compared to $3.1 billion a year ago.

GM ended 2015 with total automotive liquidity of $32.5 billion compared to $37.2 billion at year-end in 2014.  Automotive cash and marketable securities was $20.3 billion at the end of 2015, compared to $25.2 billion a year earlier.

In 2015 GM returned approximately $5.7 billion to shareholders, including $2.2 billion in common stock dividends and $3.5 billion through the GM common stock repurchase program.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com

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GM’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q provide information about these and other factors, which we may revise or supplement in future reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. GM does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that it may make except as required by applicable law.  All subsequent written and forward-looking statements attributed to GM or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the factors referenced above.

Chevrolet Trucks Back in Black for 2016

New Midnight Special Editions available on Silverado 1500 Z71, Colorado Z71

DETROIT – Chevrolet is expanding the popular Midnight Special Edition with new models available on 2016 Silverado 1500 Z71 and 2016 Colorado Z71. They join a growing portfolio of special-edition trucks whose popularity helped Chevrolet truck sales increase 27 percent last year – double the increase for the total truck market.

“We introduced several special-edition trucks in 2015 – each combining equipment and appearance packages designed for specific enthusiasts in mind,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director. “They clearly resonated with buyers, as the special editions sold in one-third the time, and to younger, more affluent buyers than the industry average.

“The Silverado 1500 Midnight was by far the most popular model in 2015,” Piszar continued, “as demand outstripped supply in a matter of months. It only made sense to expand our special-edition offerings for 2016, including new Midnight editions.”

With the addition of the Silverado 2500 HD Z71 which was introduced in September, customers now can select from midsize, light-duty and heavy duty Midnight editions. Each combines off-road equipment and monochromatic details, such as:

Off-road suspension Locking rear differential Transfer case shield Hill Descent Control Aggressive Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac all-terrain tires All-black front end with body-colored grille, bumper, headlamp bezels, tow hooks and fog lamps Black side moldings and beltline moldings Black painted alloy wheels Special Z71 badges on the doors A spray-in bedliner (black, of course) And black Chevrolet bowties for the front and rear

Other special-editions available for 2016 include the Silverado Realtree®, Silverado Special Ops, and Colorado Trail Boss, with additional models to be announced later this year.

“Each special edition is tailor-made to fit a specific customer – whether you are an off-road enthusiast who wants a Colorado or a hunting enthusiast who wants a unique Silverado,” said Piszar. “In addition, each special edition is designed to attract attention at the dealership and in the customer’s driveway.” Please visit Chevrolet.com for more information on the special editions available for Silverado and Colorado.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.