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GE Reports 4Q'12 Operating EPS $0.44, +13% 4Q Revenues $39.3B +4%, Industrial Organic Growth +8% for total year Operating margins expand 120 bps over 4Q'11, total year up 30 bps Record backlog of $210B

Friday, January 18, 2013

GE Reports 4Q'12 Operating EPS $0.44, +13% 4Q Revenues $39.3B +4%, Industrial Organic Growth +8% for total year Operating margins expand 120 bps over 4Q'11, total year up 30 bps Record backlog of $210B06:30 EST Friday, January 18, 2013 FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- GE (NYSE: GE): GE CFOA of $7.2B for the quarter, $17.8B for the year, +48%4Q and Full-Year 2012 Highlights Eleventh consecutive quarter of strong operating earnings growth 4Q Operating EPS of $0.44, up 13%; Full-year operating EPS of $1.52, up 16% (up 10% excluding effects of 3Q'11 preferred stock redemption) 4Q Continuing EPS of $0.41, up 11%; Full-year continuing EPS of $1.39, up 12% Second consecutive quarter with all Industrial segments reporting positive earnings growth Double-digit earnings growth for five of seven Industrial segments 4Q orders up 7% ex. Wind and FX; Growth region orders up 12% Margins up 120 bps over prior year period, increases in all seven Industrial segments GE Capital earned $1.8 billion in 4Q, up 9%; GECC Tier 1 common ratio 10.2% GE Capital 4Q ending ENI balance $419 billion GE [NYSE: GE] announced today fourth-quarter 2012 operating earnings of $4.7 billion, or $0.44 per share, both up 13% from the fourth quarter of 2011. GAAP earnings from continuing operations were $4.3 billion, or $0.41 per share, up 9% and 11% respectively. Revenues were $39.3 billion for the quarter, up 4%, and $147.4 billion for the year. Industrial segment organic revenue growth was 4% for the quarter and 8% for the year. “We ended the year with a strong quarter despite the mixed global economic environment,” said GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. “The outlook for developed markets remains uncertain, but we are seeing growth in China and the resource rich countries. With our largest backlog in history and a substantial amount of cash generated by our businesses in the fourth quarter, we have great momentum going into 2013.” Industrial segment profit rose 12% in the fourth quarter to $4.9 billion. All Industrial segments had positive earnings growth for the second consecutive quarter, and five of the seven segments achieved double-digit earnings growth. All Industrial segments also expanded margins in the quarter, with Industrial segment margins up 120 basis points over the prior-year period. Infrastructure orders for the quarter were $28.5 billion, up 2%, and up 7% excluding the effects of a decrease in orders for wind turbines, and FX. The ratio of equipment orders received to orders billed (book-to-bill) was 1.2. GE's backlog of equipment and services at the end of the quarter was its highest ever, at $210 billion. Industrial segment growth market revenues were up 9% for the quarter, excluding FX. For the year, Industrial segment growth market revenues increased 11%, driven by double-digit growth in Russia, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, China, Sub-Saharan Africa and ASEAN. Infrastructure order pricing rose 0.5% for the quarter, and four of six Infrastructure businesses had double-digit growth in orders for equipment, including Oil & Gas, Energy Management, Aviation, and Transportation. During the quarter, GE received orders from Petrobras of $0.4 billion for turbomachinery. GE also announced a $0.2 billion contract to supply subsea production equipment to Chevron's Lianzi project and a contract with Renova Energia in Brazil worth $0.4 billion for 230 GE 1.68-82.5 wind turbines. In addition, CFM International (a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Snecma) announced a commitment from Alaska Airlines, the largest in its history, for the purchase of CFM engines to power 50 new Boeing 737 aircraft. In 2012, the Company's long-term investment in research & development led to the launch of new products like GE's new power plant technology, FlexEfficiency™ 60, with turbines based on a design originally developed for supersonic jet engines. Also this year, GE Transportation introduced a prototype locomotive, the Tier 4 Evolution® Series, which will be the most fuel-efficient freight locomotive in its history, with a new combustion system to meet strict U.S. emission standards. In Industrial Internet applications, the Company announced nine new industrial service technologies for industries including energy, healthcare, aviation, rail and manufacturing. GE Capital progressed with its strategy of a smaller, more focused financial services business with solid earnings. GE Capital earnings grew 9% in the quarter and ENI was $419 billion at quarter end. Commercial Real Estate grew net income to $0.8 billion while shrinking assets by $15 billion. GE Capital Corporation (GECC) paid a $1.0 billion dividend to the parent in the quarter, bringing the year-to-date total to $6.4 billion. Its Tier 1 common ratio remains strong at 10.2%. Cash generated from GE operating activities rose 48% to $17.8 billion for the year, with strong Industrial CFOA of $6.2 billion, and total GE CFOA of $7.2 billion, in the fourth quarter. GE ended the quarter with $77 billion of consolidated cash and cash equivalents. GE continued to execute on its balanced capital allocation plan. The Company's strong cash position enabled the repurchase of $2.1 billion of stock during the fourth quarter and $5.2 billion of stock for the year. For 2012, GE returned $12.4 billion to investors through dividends and buybacks. In December, GE's Board of Directors raised the Company's dividend 12% to $0.19 per outstanding share of the Company's common stock, the fifth increase in three years. Also during the quarter, GE announced an agreement to purchase the aviation business of Avio S.p.A., an Italy-based manufacturer of aviation propulsion components and systems, for $4.3 billion, a multiple of approximately 8.5x estimated 2012 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The acquisition of Avio's aviation business, which provides components for GE Aviation and other engine companies, would further GE's participation in jet propulsion, one of the most attractive sectors of the aviation industry. Immelt concluded, “Facing an uncertain fiscal environment, the GE team had strong fourth-quarter execution. With our strong backlog and good momentum in margins, we are well-positioned to achieve our 2013 framework: double-digit earnings growth and solid organic revenue growth for the Industrial segment, significant cash returned to the parent company from GE Capital, further margin expansion, and returning cash to shareholders.” Fourth-quarter and Full-year 2012 Highlights:Fourth-quarter operating earnings were $4.7 billion, up 13% from fourth-quarter 2011, and operating EPS was $0.44, up 13%. GAAP earnings from continuing operations (attributable to GE) were $4.3 billion, up 9%, or $0.41 per share, up 11% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Positive one-time gains of $0.01 per share were more than offset by $0.02 per share of restructuring and other charges. Including the effects of discontinued operations, fourth-quarter net earnings attributable to GE were $4.0 billion ($0.38 per share attributable to common shareowners) in 2012 compared with $3.7 billion ($0.35 per share attributable to common shareowners) in the fourth quarter of 2011. Fourth-quarter revenues increased 4% to $39.3 billion. Industrial sales of $27.3 billion increased 2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. GECC revenues of $11.8 billion increased 2% from last year. Full-year operating earnings were $16.1 billion, up 8%, from $14.9 billion in 2011, and operating EPS was $1.52, up 16%, and up 10% excluding effects of the 3Q'11 preferred stock redemption. GAAP earnings from continuing operations (attributable to GE) were $14.7 billion, or $1.39 per share, up 3% and 12% respectively from 2011. Including the effects of discontinued operations, full-year net earnings attributable to GE were $13.6 billion ($1.29 per share attributable to common shareowners) in 2012 compared with $14.2 billion ($1.23 per share attributable to common shareowners) in 2011. Full-year revenues were $147.4 billion, flat with last year and up 3% excluding the $3.7 billion pre-tax gain on the sale of NBC Universal in 2011. Industrial sales of $100.9 billion increased 6% from last year. GECC revenues of $46.0 billion were down 6% from 2011. Cash generated from GE operating activities in 2012 totaled $17.8 billion, up 48% from $12.1 billion last year. Cash generated from GE Industrial operating activities in 2012 totaled $11.4 billion, down 5% from last year. The accompanying tables include information integral to assessing the Company's financial position, operating performance and cash flow. GE will discuss preliminary fourth-quarter and full-year results on a Webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET today, available at www.ge.com/investor. Related charts will be posted there prior to the call. About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com. Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements:This document contains “forward-looking statements” – that is, statements related to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” or “will.” Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. For us, particular uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements include: current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; potential market disruptions or other impacts arising in the United States or Europe from developments in the European sovereign debt situation; the impact of conditions in the financial and credit markets on the availability and cost of General Electric Capital Corporation's (GECC) funding and on our ability to reduce GECC's asset levels as planned; the impact of conditions in the housing market and unemployment rates on the level of commercial and consumer credit defaults; changes in Japanese consumer behavior that may affect our estimates of liability for excess interest refund claims (GE Money Japan); pending and future mortgage securitization claims and litigation in connection with WMC, which may affect our estimates of liability, including possible loss estimates; our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so; the adequacy of our cash flow and earnings and other conditions which may affect our ability to pay our quarterly dividend at the planned level; GECC's ability to pay dividends to GE at the planned level; our ability to convert pre-order commitments into orders; the level of demand and financial performance of the major industries we serve, including, without limitation, air and rail transportation, energy generation, real estate and healthcare; the impact of regulation and regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks, including the impact of financial services regulation; strategic actions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions and our success in completing announced transactions and integrating acquired businesses; the impact of potential information technology or data security breaches; and numerous other matters of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business and competitive nature. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements.     GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYCondensed Statement of Earnings                           FinancialConsolidatedGE(a)Services (GECC)Three Months Ended December 3120122011V%20122011V%20122011V%Revenues and other income Sales of goods and services $ 27,080 $ 26,486 2 % $ 27,301 $ 26,743 2 % $ 29 $ 32 (9 )% Other income 826 259 830 308 – – GECC earnings from continuing operations – – 1,808 1,660 – – GECC revenues from services   11,421     11,227     –     –     11,741     11,545   Total revenues and other income   39,327     37,972   4 %   29,939     28,711   4 %   11,770     11,577   2 %   Costs and expenses Cost of sales, operating and administrative expenses 29,233 28,452 24,418 24,027 5,237 4,883 Interest and other financial charges 2,960 3,231 393 267 2,708 3,128 Investment contracts, insurance losses and insurance annuity benefits 702 711 – – 713 745 Provision for losses on financing receivables   1,163     1,058     –     –     1,163     1,058   Total costs and expenses   34,058     33,452   2 %   24,811     24,294   2 %   9,821     9,814   - %   Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 5,269 4,520 17 % 5,128 4,417 16 % 1,949 1,763 11 % Benefit (provision) for income taxes   (818 )   (467 )   (694 )   (402 )   (124 )   (65 ) Earnings from continuing operations 4,451 4,053 10 % 4,434 4,015 10 % 1,825 1,698 7 % Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes   (305 )   (240 )   (305 )   (240 )   (305 )   (240 ) Net earnings 4,146 3,813 9 % 4,129 3,775 9 % 1,520 1,458 4 % Less net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   135     83     118     45     17     38   Net earnings attributable to the Company 4,011 3,730 8 % 4,011 3,730 8 % 1,503 1,420 6 % Preferred stock dividends declared   –     –     –     –     (123 )   –   Net earnings attributable to GE common shareowners $ 4,011   $ 3,730   8 % $ 4,011   $ 3,730   8 % $ 1,380   $ 1,420   (3 )%     Amounts attributable to the Company: Earnings from continuing operations $ 4,316 $ 3,970 9 % $ 4,316 $ 3,970 9 % $ 1,808 $ 1,660 9 % Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes   (305 )   (240 )   (305 )   (240 )   (305 )   (240 ) Net earnings attributable to the Company $ 4,011   $ 3,730   8 % $ 4,011   $ 3,730   8 % $ 1,503   $ 1,420   6 %   Per-share amounts - earnings from continuing operations Diluted earnings per share $ 0.41 $ 0.37 11 % Basic earnings per share $ 0.41 $ 0.38 8 %   Per-share amounts - net earnings Diluted earnings per share $ 0.38 $ 0.35 9 % Basic earnings per share $ 0.38 $ 0.35 9 %   Total average equivalent shares Diluted shares 10,500 10,591 (1 )% Basic shares 10,447 10,566 (1 )%   Dividends declared per common share $ 0.19 $ 0.17 12 %     Amounts attributable to the Company: Earnings from continuing operations $ 4,316 $ 3,970 9 % Adjustment (net of tax): Non-operating pension costs/(income)   350     172   Operating earnings (non-GAAP measure) $ 4,666   $ 4,142   13 %   Operating earnings – diluted earnings per share $ 0.44 $ 0.39 13 %   (a) Refers to the Industrial businesses of the Company including GECC on an equity basis. Dollar amounts and share amounts in millions; per-share amounts in dollars; unaudited. Supplemental data are shown for “GE” and “GECC.” Transactions between GE and GECC have been eliminated from the “Consolidated” columns. See Note 1 to the 2011 consolidated financial statements at www.ge.com/ar2011 for further information about consolidation matters.     GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYCondensed Statement of Earnings                       FinancialConsolidatedGE(a)Services (GECC)Twelve Months Ended December 3120122011V%20122011V%2012   2011   V%Revenues and other income Sales of goods and services $ 100,149 $ 94,523 6 % $ 100,875 $ 95,036 6 % $ 119 $ 148 (20 )% Other income 2,563 5,064 2,657 5,270 – – GECC earnings from continuing operations – – 7,401 6,584 – – GECC revenues from services   44,647     47,701     –     –     45,920     48,920   Total revenues and other income   147,359     147,288   - %   110,933     106,890   4 %   46,039     49,068   (6 )%   Costs and expenses Cost of sales, operating and administrative expenses 110,697 105,640 92,728 86,360 19,512 20,582 Interest and other financial charges 12,508 14,528 1,353 1,299 11,697 13,866 Investment contracts, insurance losses and insurance annuity benefits 2,857 2,912 – – 2,984 3,059 Provision for losses on financing receivables   3,891     3,951     –     –     3,891     3,951   Total costs and expenses   129,953     127,031   2 %   94,081     87,659   7 %   38,084     41,458   (8 )%   Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 17,406 20,257 (14 )% 16,852 19,231 (12 )% 7,955 7,610 5 % Benefit (provision) for income taxes   (2,504 )   (5,738 )   (2,013 )   (4,839 )   (491 )   (899 ) Earnings from continuing operations 14,902 14,519 3 % 14,839 14,392 3 % 7,464 6,711 11 % Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes   (1,038 )   (76 )   (1,038 )   (76 )   (1,186 )   (74 ) Net earnings 13,864 14,443 (4 )% 13,801 14,316 (4 )% 6,278 6,637 (5 )% Less net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests   223     292     160     165     63     127   Net earnings attributable to the Company 13,641 14,151 (4 )% 13,641 14,151 (4 )% 6,215 6,510 (5 )% Preferred stock dividends declared   –     (1,031 )   –     (1,031 )   (123 )   –   Net earnings attributable to GE common shareowners $ 13,641   $ 13,120   4 % $ 13,641   $ 13,120   4 % $ 6,092   $ 6,510   (6 )%     Amounts attributable to the Company: Earnings from continuing operations $ 14,679 $ 14,227 3 % $ 14,679 $ 14,227 3 % $ 7,401 $ 6,584 12 % Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes   (1,038 )   (76 )   (1,038 )   (76 )   (1,186 )   (74 ) Net earnings attributable to the Company $ 13,641   $ 14,151   (4 )% $ 13,641   $ 14,151   (4 )% $ 6,215   $ 6,510   (5 )%   Per-share amounts - earnings from continuing operations Diluted earnings per share $ 1.39 $ 1.24 12 % Basic earnings per share $ 1.39 $ 1.24 12 %   Per-share amounts - net earnings Diluted earnings per share $ 1.29 $ 1.23 5 % Basic earnings per share $ 1.29 $ 1.24 4 %   Total average equivalent shares Diluted shares 10,564 10,620 (1 )% Basic shares 10,523 10,591 (1 )%   Dividends declared per common share $ 0.70 $ 0.61 15 %     Amounts attributable to the Company: Earnings from continuing operations $ 14,679 $ 14,227 3 % Adjustment (net of tax): Non-operating pension costs/(income)   1,386     688   Operating earnings (non-GAAP measure) $ 16,065   $ 14,915   8 %   Operating earnings – diluted earnings per share $ 1.52 $ 1.31 16 % Operating earnings excluding the effects of the preferred stock redemption - diluted earnings per share $ 1.52 $ 1.38 10 %   (a) Refers to the Industrial businesses of the Company including GECC on an equity basis. Dollar amounts and share amounts in millions; per-share amounts in dollars; unaudited. Supplemental data are shown for “GE” and “GECC.” Transactions between GE and GECC have been eliminated from the “Consolidated” columns. See Note 1 to the 2011 consolidated financial statements at www.ge.com/ar2011 for further information about consolidation matters.     GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYSummary of Operating Segments (unaudited)                     Three months ended December 31Twelve months ended December 31 (Dollars in millions) 20122011V%20122011V%   Revenues(a) Power & Water(b) $ 7,652 $ 7,538 2 % $ 28,299 $ 25,675 10 % Oil & Gas(b) 4,548 4,083 11 % 15,241 13,608 12 % Energy Management(b) 1,934 1,954 (1 )% 7,412 6,422 15 % Aviation 5,467 4,924 11 % 19,994 18,859 6 % Healthcare 5,183 5,163 - % 18,290 18,083 1 % Transportation 1,364 1,464 (7 )% 5,608 4,885 15 % Home & Business Solutions(b)   2,068     2,019   2 %   7,967     7,693   4 % Total industrial segment revenues 28,216 27,145 4 % 102,811 95,225 8 % GE Capital   11,770     11,577   2 %   46,039     49,068   (6 )% Total segment revenues 39,986 38,722 3 % 148,850 144,293 3 % Corporate items and eliminations(a)   (659 )   (750 ) 12 %   (1,491 )   2,995   U Consolidated revenues and other income from continuing operations $ 39,327   $ 37,972   4 % $ 147,359   $ 147,288   - %   Segment profit(a) Power & Water(b) $ 1,747 $ 1,661 5 % $ 5,422 $ 5,021 8 % Oil & Gas(b) 649 567 14 % 1,924 1,660 16 % Energy Management(b) 64 47 36 % 131 78 68 % Aviation 1,039 850 22 % 3,747 3,512 7 % Healthcare 1,021 953 7 % 2,920 2,803 4 % Transportation 252 226 12 % 1,031 757 36 % Home & Business Solutions(b)   115     54   F   311     237   31 % Total industrial segment profit 4,887 4,358 12 % 15,486 14,068 10 % GE Capital   1,808     1,660   9 %   7,401     6,584   12 % Total segment profit 6,695 6,018 11 % 22,887 20,652 11 %   Corporate items and eliminations(a) (1,292 ) (1,379 ) 6 % (4,842 ) (287 ) U GE interest and other financial charges (393 ) (267 ) (47 )% (1,353 ) (1,299 ) (4 )% GE provision for income taxes   (694 )   (402 ) (73 )%   (2,013 )   (4,839 ) 58 %   Earnings from continuing operations attributable to the Company 4,316 3,970 9 % 14,679 14,227 3 %   Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes, attributable to the Company   (305 )   (240 ) (27 )%   (1,038 )   (76 ) U   Consolidated net earnings attributable to the Company $ 4,011   $ 3,730   8 % $ 13,641   $ 14,151   (4 )%   (a)   Segment revenues includes both revenues and other income related to the segment. Segment profit excludes results reported as discontinued operations, earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests of consolidated subsidiaries, GECC preferred stock dividends declared and accounting changes. Segment profit excludes or includes interest and other financial charges and income taxes according to how a particular segment's management is measured – excluded in determining segment profit, which we sometimes refer to as “operating profit,” for Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Energy Management, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation and Home & Business Solutions; included in determining segment profit, which we sometimes refer to as “net earnings,” for GE Capital. Results of our run-off insurance operations previously reported in Corporate items and eliminations are now reported in GE Capital.   (b) Effective October 1, 2012, we reorganized our former Energy Infrastructure segment into three segments – Power & Water, Oil & Gas and Energy Management and we began reporting these as separate segments. We also reorganized our Home & Business Solutions segment by transferring our Intelligent Platforms business to Energy Management. Results for 2012 and prior periods are reported on this basis.     GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYSummary of Operating Segments (unaudited)Additional Information                               Three months ended December 31Twelve months ended December 31 (Dollars in millions) 20122011V%20122011V%   GE Capital   Revenues $ 11,770 $ 11,577   2 % $ 46,039 $ 49,068   (6 )%   Segment profit $ 1,808 $ 1,660   9 % $ 7,401 $ 6,584   12 %   Revenues Commercial Lending and Leasing (CLL) $ 4,150 $ 4,392 (6 )% $ 16,857 $ 18,178 (7 )% Consumer 3,979 3,744 6 % 15,579 16,767 (7 )% Real Estate 994 878 13 % 3,654 3,712 (2 )% Energy Financial Services 422 292 45 % 1,508 1,223 23 % GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) 1,397 1,345 4 % 5,294 5,262 1 %   Segment profit (loss) CLL $ 544 $ 777 (30 )% $ 2,423 $ 2,720 (11 )% Consumer 755 617 22 % 3,240 3,703 (13 )% Real Estate 309 (153 ) F 803 (928 ) F Energy Financial Services 107 110 (3 )% 432 440 (2 )% GECAS 343 315 9 % 1,220 1,150 6 %     GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYCondensed Statement of Financial Position (unaudited)                             FinancialConsolidatedGE(a)Services (GECC) (Dollars in billions) 12/31/1212/31/1112/31/1212/31/1112/31/12     12/31/11   Assets Cash & marketable securities $ 125.7 $ 131.9 $ 15.6 $ 8.4 $ 110.2 $ 124.1 Receivables 21.5 19.5 10.9 11.8 – – Inventories 15.4 13.8 15.3 13.7 0.1 0.1 Financing receivables - net 258.0 279.9 – – 269.0 288.8 Property, plant & equipment - net 69.7 65.7 16.0 14.3 53.7 51.4 Investment in GECC – – 77.9 77.1 – – Goodwill & intangible assets 85.4 84.7 56.8 55.9 28.6 28.8 Other assets 108.3 119.3 38.0 36.7 76.3 88.9 Assets of businesses held for sale 0.2 0.7 – – 0.2 0.7 Assets of discontinued operations   1.1   1.7   –   0.1   1.1   1.7   Total assets $ 685.3 $ 717.2 $ 230.5 $ 218.0 $ 539.2 $ 584.5   Liabilities and equity Borrowings and bank deposits $ 414.1 $ 453.4 $ 17.5 $ 11.6 $ 397.3 $ 443.1   Investment contracts, insurance liabilities and insurance annuity benefits 28.3 29.8 – – 28.7 30.2 Other liabilities 112.0 114.0 89.1 88.8 28.1 31.6 Liabilities of businesses held for sale 0.2 0.3 – – 0.2 0.3 Liabilities of discontinued operations 2.3 1.6 0.1 0.2 2.3 1.5 GE shareowners' equity 123.0 116.4 123.0 116.4 81.9 77.1 Noncontrolling interests   5.4   1.7   0.8   1.0   0.7   0.7   Total liabilities and equity $ 685.3 $ 717.2 $ 230.5 $ 218.0 $ 539.2 $ 584.5   (a) Refers to the Industrial businesses of the Company including GECC on an equity basis. Supplemental consolidating data are shown for "GE" and "GECC." Transactions between GE and GECC have been eliminated from the "Consolidated" columns. See Note 1 to the 2011 consolidated financial statements at www.ge.com/ar2011 for further information about consolidation matters.     GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANYFinancial Measures That Supplement GAAP   We sometimes use information derived from consolidated financial information but not presented in our financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Certain of these data are considered “non-GAAP financial measures” under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rules. These non-GAAP financial measures supplement our GAAP disclosures and should not be considered an alternative to the GAAP measure. We have referred to operating earnings, operating earnings per share (EPS), operating EPS excluding the effects of the third-quarter 2011 preferred stock redemption, total revenues excluding the effect of a pre-tax gain on the sale of NBC Universal (NBCU) in 2011, Industrial segment organic revenue growth, GE Capital ending net investment (ENI) excluding cash and equivalents and cash generated from GE Industrial operating activities (Industrial CFOA). The reconciliations of these measures to the most comparable GAAP measures follow.   Operating Earnings and Operating Earnings Per Share             (Dollars in millions; except earnings per share)Three Months Ended December 3120122011V%   Earnings from continuing operations attributable to GE $4,316 $3,970 9% Adjustment (net of tax): non-operating pension costs/(income) 350 172 Operating earnings $4,666 $4,142 13%   Earnings per share – diluted(a) Continuing earnings per share $0.41 $0.37 11% Adjustment (net of tax): non-operating pension costs/(income) 0.03 0.02 Operating earnings per share $0.44 $0.39 13%     Twelve Months Ended December 31(Dollars in millions; except earnings per share)20122011V%   Earnings from continuing operations attributable to GE $14,679 $14,227 3% Adjustment (net of tax): non-operating pension costs/(income) 1,386 688 Operating earnings $16,065 $14,915 8%   Earnings per share – diluted(a) Continuing earnings per share $1.39 $1.24 12% Adjustment (net of tax): non-operating pension costs/(income) 0.13 0.06 Operating earnings per share 1.52 1.31 16%   Less: Effects of the third-quarter 2011 preferred stock redemption - 0.08 Operating EPS excluding the effects of the third-quarter 2011 preferred stock redemption $1.52 $1.38 10%   (a) Earnings-per-share amounts are computed independently. As a result, the sum of per-share amounts may not equal the total. Operating earnings excludes non-service related pension costs of our principal pension plans comprising interest cost, expected return on plan assets and amortization of actuarial gains/losses. The service cost and prior service cost components of our principal pension plans are included in operating earnings. We believe that these components of pension cost better reflect the ongoing service-related costs of providing pension benefits to our employees. As such, we believe that our measure of operating earnings provides management and investors with a useful measure of the operational results of our business. Other components of GAAP pension cost are mainly driven by market performance, and we manage these separately from the operational performance of our businesses. Neither GAAP nor operating pension costs are necessarily indicative of the current or future cash flow requirements related to our pension plan. We also believe that this measure, considered along with the corresponding GAAP measure, provides management and investors with additional information for comparison of our operating results to the operating results of other companies.     Total Revenues Excluding the Effect of a Pre-Tax Gain on the Sale of NBCU in 2011               (Dollars in millions)Twelve Months Ended December 3120122011V%   Total revenues and other income $ 147,359 $ 147,288 - %   Less the effect of a pre-tax gain on the sale of NBCU in 2011   -   3,705   Total revenues and other income less the effect a pre-tax gain on the sale of NBCU in 2011 (total revenues excluding the pre-tax gain on the sale of NBCU in 2011) $ 147,359 $ 143,583 3 %   We believe that this measure provides management and investors with a more complete understanding of underlying operating results and revenue trends by excluding the effects of a gain related to the sale of a business, which can obscure underlying trends.           Industrial Segment Organic Revenue GrowthThree Months Ended December 31(Dollars in millions)2012     2011     V%   Segment revenues: Power & Water $ 7,652 $ 7,538 Oil & Gas 4,548 4,083 Energy Management 1,934 1,954 Aviation 5,467 4,924 Healthcare 5,183 5,163 Transportation 1,364 1,464 Home & Business Solutions   2,068     2,019 Industrial segment revenues 28,216 27,145 4 % Less the effects of: Acquisitions, business dispositions (other than dispositions of businesses acquired for investment) and currency exchange rates   (24 )   40 Industrial segment revenues excluding effects of acquisitions, business dispositions (other than dispositions of businesses acquired for investment) and currency exchange rates (Industrial segment organic revenues) $ 28,240   $ 27,105 4 %       Twelve Months Ended December 31(Dollars in millions)20122011V%   Segment revenues: Power & Water $ 28,299 $ 25,675 Oil & Gas 15,241 13,608 Energy Management 7,412 6,422 Aviation 19,994 18,859 Healthcare 18,290 18,083 Transportation 5,608 4,885 Home & Business Solutions   7,967     7,693 Industrial segment revenues 102,811 95,225 8 % Less the effects of: Acquisitions, business dispositions (other than dispositions of businesses acquired for investment) and currency exchange rates   972     1,112 Industrial segment revenues excluding effects of acquisitions, business dispositions (other than dispositions of businesses acquired for investment) and currency exchange rates (Industrial segment organic revenues) $ 101,839   $ 94,113 8 %   Organic revenue growth measures revenue excluding the effects of acquisitions, business dispositions and currency exchange rates. We believe that this measure provides management and investors with a more complete understanding of underlying operating results and trends of established, ongoing operations by excluding the effect of acquisitions, dispositions and currency exchange, which activities are subject to volatility and can obscure underlying trends. We also believe that presenting organic revenue growth separately for our industrial businesses provides management and investors with useful information about the trends of our industrial businesses and enables a more direct comparison to other non-financial businesses and companies. Management recognizes that the term "organic revenue growth" may be interpreted differently by other companies and under different circumstances. Although this may have an effect on comparability of absolute percentage growth from company to company, we believe that these measures are useful in assessing trends of the respective businesses or companies and may therefore be a useful tool in assessing period-to-period performance trends.                 GE Capital Ending Net Investment (ENI), Excluding Cash and Equivalents   December 31,(In billions)2012 GECC total assets $ 539.2 Less assets of discontinued operations (1.1 ) Less non-interest bearing liabilities   (57.6 ) GE Capital ENI 480.5 Less cash and equivalents   (61.9 ) GE Capital ENI, excluding cash and equivalents $ 418.6     We use ENI to measure the size of our GE Capital segment. We believe that this measure is a useful indicator of the capital (debt or equity) required to fund a business as it adjusts for non-interest bearing current liabilities generated in the normal course of business that do not require a capital outlay. We also believe that by excluding cash and equivalents, we provide a meaningful measure of assets requiring capital to fund our GE Capital segment as a substantial amount of this cash resulted from debt issuances to pre-fund future debt maturities and will not be used to fund additional assets. Providing this measure will help investors measure how we are performing against our previously communicated goal to reduce the size of our financial services segment.     Industrial CFOA         Three Months Ended December 31(Dollars in millions)2012     2011     V%   Cash from GE's operating activities as reported $ 7,174 $ 5,513 30 % Less dividends from GECC   980   – Cash from GE's operating activities excluding dividends from GECC (Industrial CFOA) $ 6,194 $ 5,513 12 %     Twelve Months Ended December 31(Dollars in millions)20122011V%   Cash from GE's operating activities as reported $ 17,826 $ 12,057 48 % Less dividends from GECC   6,426   – Cash from GE's operating activities excluding dividends from GECC (Industrial CFOA) $ 11,400 $ 12,057 (5 )%   We define “Industrial CFOA” as GE's cash from operating activities less the amount of dividends received by GE from GECC. This includes the effects of intercompany transactions, including GE customer receivables sold to GECC; GECC services for trade receivables management and material procurement; buildings and equipment (including automobiles) leased by GE from GECC; information technology (IT) and other services sold to GECC by GE; aircraft engines manufactured by GE that are installed on aircraft purchased by GECC from third-party producers for lease to others; and various investments, loans and allocations of GE corporate overhead costs. We believe that investors may find it useful to compare GE's operating cash flows without the effect of GECC dividends, since these dividends are not representative of the operating cash flows of our industrial businesses and can vary from period to period based upon the results of the financial services businesses. Management recognizes that this measure may not be comparable to cash flow results of companies which contain both industrial and financial services businesses, but believes that this comparison is aided by the provision of additional information about the amounts of dividends paid by our financial services business and the separate presentation in our financial statements of the GECC cash flows. We believe that our measure of Industrial CFOA provides management and investors with a useful measure to compare the capacity of our industrial operations to generate operating cash flow with the operating cash flow of other non-financial businesses and companies and as such provides a useful measure to supplement the reported GAAP CFOA measure. GEInvestors:Trevor Schauenberg, 203-373-2424 (office)trevor.a.schauenberg@ge.comorMedia:Seth Martin, 203-572-3567 (cell)seth.martin@ge.com