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GE Reports 2Q'13 Operating EPS $0.36, Revenues $35.1B; Infrastructure orders +4%, U.S. orders +20%, record backlog of $223B; Industrial segment margins +50 basis points

Friday, July 19, 2013

GE Reports 2Q'13 Operating EPS $0.36, Revenues $35.1B; Infrastructure orders +4%, U.S. orders +20%, record backlog of $223B; Industrial segment margins +50 basis points

06:30 EDT Friday, July 19, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- GE (NYSE: GE):

2Q 2013 Highlights

  • 2Q orders +4%; U.S. orders +20%
  • Operating EPS of $0.36, includes positive items of $0.02 offset by $0.04 of restructuring and other items
  • Profit growth in six of seven Industrial businesses
  • Industrial segment growth market revenues +5%
  • Industrial segment margins +50 bps. with strong performance in six of seven segments
  • $9.9 billion returned to shareholders year-to-date
  • Overall framework for 2013 remains unchanged

GE [NYSE: GE] announced today second-quarter 2013 operating earnings of $3.7 billion, or $0.36 per share, down 8% and 5% respectively from the second quarter of 2012. GAAP earnings from continuing operations were $3.3 billion, or $0.31 per share, down 11% and 9% respectively. Net earnings of $3.1 billion, or $0.30 per share, rose 1% and 3% respectively from the year-ago period. Positive items of $0.02 per share were more than offset by $0.04 per share of restructuring and other items. Revenues were $35.1 billion for the quarter, down 4% from the year-ago period.

“In the second quarter, GE achieved Industrial segment profit growth in six of seven businesses, reduced structural costs, and continued to invest in growth,” said GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt. “We executed in a business environment that was slightly improved versus the first quarter. Emerging markets remain resilient, and in the U.S. we saw strong growth in orders this quarter. Europe is stabilizing but still challenged. We expect margin expansion to continue and segment profits to grow in the second half of the year.”

Infrastructure orders for the quarter rose 4% to $24.1 billion. GE's backlog of equipment and services at the end of the quarter was its highest ever at $223 billion, up $7 billion from the first quarter. Infrastructure order pricing rose 0.9% for the quarter.

Industrial segment margins rose 50 basis points in the quarter. Strong price performance and material deflation contributed to $293 million of positive value gap. This was partially offset by unfavorable volume timing for Power & Water. Unit shipments in Power & Water are expected to strengthen in the second half of the year. The Company has reduced Industrial structural costs $474 million year-to-date. GE remains on track for planned margin growth of 70 basis points for the year.

During the quarter, GE and its aircraft engine joint ventures announced Aviation wins totaling more than $26 billion at the Paris Air Show. This included commitments for $8.6 billion for CFM LEAP engines and CFM56-5B engines for AirAsia, $1.8 billion for GEnx engines for United Airlines, and $760 million for CFM LEAP engines in 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes for CIT Group. In Healthcare Systems, U.S. equipment orders grew 9% versus the year-ago period.

GE Capital progressed with its strategy to decrease the size of its portfolio and focus on its core businesses. GE Capital earnings fell 9%, in line with planned asset reductions. ENI (excluding cash and equivalents) was $391 billion at quarter-end. Volume was up 5% for the quarter, with good returns. General Electric Capital Corporation's (GECC) Tier 1 common ratio under Basel 1 rose 108 basis points to 11.2%, and net interest margin was strong at 5%. During the quarter, GECC paid $1.9 billion in dividends to the parent, and GE announced plans for up to $6.5 billion in total GECC dividends for 2013.

GE generated $5.1 billion in total cash from operating activities (CFOA) during the second quarter, excluding NBCU deal-related taxes. CFOA was lower year-to-date primarily due to NBCU deal-related taxes. GE ended the quarter with $89 billion of consolidated cash and cash equivalents. GE Capital commercial paper outstanding was $36 billion at quarter-end, down from $43 billion at the end of 2012.

GE continues to execute on its balanced, disciplined capital allocation plan. GE has returned $9.9 billion to investors year-to-date through dividends and share buybacks. In the second quarter, GE announced the $3.3 billion acquisition of Lufkin Industries, a leading provider of artificial lift technologies for the oil and gas industry and a manufacturer of industrial gears. This transaction closed on July 1, 2013. GE's December 2012-announced acquisition of the aviation business of Avio, an Italy-based manufacturer of aviation propulsion components and systems for civil and military aircraft, remains on track to close in the second half of 2013.

Immelt concluded, “This quarter we delivered Industrial segment profit growth. We continue to execute on operational priorities within our control: achieving our cost-out goals, maintaining a very strong cash position, reducing the size of GE Capital, and returning substantial cash to shareholders. Our overall framework for the year is unchanged.”

Second-quarter Highlights:

Second-quarter operating earnings were $3.7 billion, down 8% from second-quarter 2012 and operating EPS was $0.36, down 5%. GAAP earnings from continuing operations (attributable to GE) were $3.3 billion, down 11% to $0.31 per share and down 9% from the second quarter of 2012. Positive items of $0.02 per share were more than offset by $0.04 per share of restructuring and other items.

Including the effects of discontinued operations, second-quarter net earnings attributable to GE were $3.1 billion ($0.30 per share) in 2013 compared with $3.1 billion ($0.29 per share) in the second quarter of 2012. This is an increase in net earnings of 1% and net EPS of 3%.

Second-quarter revenues were down 4% at $35.1 billion. Industrial sales of $24.6 billion fell 2% versus the second quarter of 2012. GECC revenues of $11 billion fell 3% from last year.

Cash generated from GE operating activities year-to-date totaled $3.7 billion ($5.3 billion excluding NBCU-related taxes), compared to $6.8 billion last year.

The accompanying tables include information integral to assessing the Company's financial position, operating performance and cash flow.

GE will discuss preliminary second-quarter 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.

GE's Investor Relations website at www.ge.com/investor and our corporate blog at www.gereports.com, as well as GE's Facebook page and Twitter accounts, contain a significant amount of information about GE, including financial and other information for investors. GE encourages investors to visit these websites from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.

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; our capital allocation plans, as such plans may change and affect planned share repurchases and strategic actions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions; 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 COMPANY
Condensed Statement of Earnings
                       
Financial
Consolidated GE(a) Services (GECC)
Three Months Ended June 30   2013 2012 V% 2013 2012 V% 2013 2012 V%
Revenues and other income
Sales of goods and services $ 24,502 $ 25,003 (2 )% $ 24,623 $ 25,138 (2 )% $ 31 $ 26 19 %
Other income 104 393 2 409
GECC earnings from continuing operations 1,922 2,122
GECC revenues from services   10,517     11,001             10,949     11,328  
Total revenues and other income   35,123     36,397   (4 )%   26,547     27,669   (4 )%   10,980     11,354   (3 )%
 
Costs and expenses

Cost of sales, operating and administrative expenses

27,061 27,603 22,520 23,249 4,868 4,690
Interest and other financial charges 2,617 3,202 326 351 2,405 2,979

Investment contracts, insurance losses and insurance annuity benefits

687 662 728 702
Provision for losses on financing receivables   1,029     743             1,029     743  
Total costs and expenses   31,394     32,210   (3 )%   22,846     23,600   (3 )%   9,030     9,114   (1 )%
 

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

3,729 4,187 (11 )% 3,701 4,069 (9 )% 1,950 2,240 (13 )%
Benefit (provision) for income taxes   (308 )   (496 )   (297 )   (392 )   (11 )   (104 )
Earnings from continuing operations 3,421 3,691 (7 )% 3,404 3,677 (7 )% 1,939 2,136 (9 )%

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes

  (122 )   (553 )   (122 )   (553 )   (121 )   (553 )
Net earnings 3,299 3,138 5 % 3,282 3,124 5 % 1,818 1,583 15 %

Less net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

  166     33     149     19     17     14  

Net earnings attributable to the Company

3,133 3,105 1 % 3,133 3,105 1 % 1,801 1,569 15 %
Preferred stock dividends declared                   (135 )    

Net earnings attributable to GE common shareowners

$ 3,133   $ 3,105   1 % $ 3,133   $ 3,105   1 % $ 1,666   $ 1,569   6 %
 
 
Amounts attributable to the Company:
Earnings from continuing operations $ 3,255 $ 3,658 (11 )% $ 3,255 $ 3,658 (11 )% $ 1,922 $ 2,122 (9 )%

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes

  (122 )   (553 )   (122 )   (553 )   (121 )   (553 )

Net earnings attributable to the Company

$ 3,133   $ 3,105   1 % $ 3,133   $ 3,105   1 % $ 1,801   $ 1,569   15 %
 

Per-share amounts - earnings from continuing operations

Diluted earnings per share $ 0.31 $ 0.34 (9 )%
Basic earnings per share $ 0.32 $ 0.35 (9 )%
 
Per-share amounts - net earnings
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.30 $ 0.29 3 %
Basic earnings per share $ 0.30 $ 0.29 3 %
 
Total average equivalent shares
Diluted shares 10,328 10,611 (3 )%
Basic shares 10,263 10,574 (3 )%
 
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.19 $ 0.17 12 %
 
 
Amounts attributable to the Company:
Earnings from continuing operations $ 3,255 $ 3,658 (11 )%

Adjustment (net of tax): Non-operating pension costs/(income)

  430     352  
Operating earnings (non-GAAP measure) $ 3,685   $ 4,010   (8 )%
 

Operating earnings – diluted earnings per share

$ 0.36 $ 0.38 (5 )%
 
(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 2012 consolidated financial statements at www.ge.com/ar2012 for further information about consolidation matters.

 
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Condensed Statement of Earnings
                       

 

Financial
Consolidated GE(a) Services (GECC)
Six Months Ended June 30   2013 2012 V% 2013 2012 V% 2013 2012 V%
Revenues and other income
Sales of goods and services $ 46,689 $ 48,530 (4 )% $ 46,926 $ 48,825 (4 )% $ 57 $ 56 2 %
Other income 1,719 950 1,622 1,009
GECC earnings from continuing operations 3,849 3,894
GECC revenues from services   21,725     21,997             22,458     22,638  
Total revenues and other income   70,133     71,477   (2 )%   52,397     53,728   (2 )%   22,515     22,694   (1 )%
 
Costs and expenses

Cost of sales, operating and administrative expenses

53,173 53,802 44,013 45,286 9,806 9,212
Interest and other financial charges 5,238 6,549 650 666 4,805 6,164

Investment contracts, insurance losses and insurance annuity benefits

1,350 1,399 1,417 1,473
Provision for losses on financing receivables   2,517     1,606             2,517     1,606  
Total costs and expenses   62,278     63,356   (2 )%   44,663     45,952   (3 )%   18,545     18,455   - %
 

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

7,855 8,121 (3 )% 7,734 7,776 (1 )% 3,970 4,239 (6 )%
Benefit (provision) for income taxes   (814 )   (1,161 )   (721 )   (842 )   (93 )   (319 )
Earnings from continuing operations 7,041 6,960 1 % 7,013 6,934 1 % 3,877 3,920 (1 )%

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes

  (231 )   (750 )   (231 )   (750 )   (230 )   (750 )
Net earnings 6,810 6,210 10 % 6,782 6,184 10 % 3,647 3,170 15 %

Less net earnings (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

  150     71     122     45     28     26  

Net earnings attributable to the Company

6,660 6,139 8 % 6,660 6,139 8 % 3,619 3,144 15 %
Preferred stock dividends declared                   (135 )    

Net earnings attributable to GE common shareowners

$ 6,660   $ 6,139   8 % $ 6,660   $ 6,139   8 % $ 3,484   $ 3,144   11 %
 
 
Amounts attributable to the Company:
Earnings from continuing operations $ 6,891 $ 6,889 - % $ 6,891 $ 6,889 - % $ 3,849 $ 3,894 (1 )%

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes

  (231 )   (750 )   (231 )   (750 )   (230 )   (750 )

Net earnings attributable to the Company

$ 6,660   $ 6,139   8 % $ 6,660   $ 6,139   8 % $ 3,619   $ 3,144   15 %
 

Per-share amounts - earnings from continuing operations

Diluted earnings per share $ 0.66 $ 0.65 2 %
Basic earnings per share $ 0.67 $ 0.65 3 %
 
Per-share amounts - net earnings
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.64 $ 0.58 10 %
Basic earnings per share $ 0.65 $ 0.58 12 %
 
Total average equivalent shares
Diluted shares 10,374 10,608 (2 )%
Basic shares 10,310 10,574 (2 )%
 
Dividends declared per common share $ 0.38 $ 0.34 12 %
 
 
Amounts attributable to the Company:
Earnings from continuing operations $ 6,891 $ 6,889 - %

Adjustment (net of tax): Non-operating pension costs/(income)

  853     688  
Operating earnings (non-GAAP measure) $ 7,744   $ 7,577   2 %
 

Operating earnings – diluted earnings per share

$ 0.75 $ 0.71 6 %
 
(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 2012 consolidated financial statements at www.ge.com/ar2012 for further information about consolidation matters.

 

 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Summary of Operating Segments (unaudited)
 
    Three months ended June 30     Six months ended June 30
(Dollars in millions) 2013   2012   V% 2013   2012   V%
 
Revenues(a)
Power & Water $ 5,715 $ 6,900 (17 )% $ 10,540 $ 13,451 (22 )%
Oil & Gas 3,955 3,642 9 % 7,354 7,048 4 %
Energy Management 1,981 1,877 6 % 3,729 3,599 4 %
Aviation 5,303 4,855 9 % 10,377 9,746 6 %
Healthcare 4,490 4,500 - % 8,779 8,800 - %
Transportation 1,597 1,565 2 % 3,019 2,835 6 %
Home & Business Solutions   2,127     2,029   5 %   4,044     3,944   3 %
Total industrial segment revenues 25,168 25,368 (1 )% 47,842 49,423 (3 )%
GE Capital   10,980     11,354   (3 )%   22,515     22,694   (1 )%
Total segment revenues 36,148 36,722 (2 )% 70,357 72,117 (2 )%
Corporate items and eliminations(a)   (1,025 )   (325 )

  (224 )   (640 ) 65 %

Consolidated revenues and other income from continuing operations

$ 35,123   $ 36,397   (4 )% $ 70,133   $ 71,477   (2 )%
 
Segment profit(a)
Power & Water $ 1,087 $ 1,303 (17 )% $ 1,806 $ 2,491 (27 )%
Oil & Gas 532 466 14 % 857 806 6 %
Energy Management 31 4

46 25 84 %
Aviation 1,067 922 16 % 2,003 1,784 12 %
Healthcare 726 694 5 % 1,321 1,279 3 %
Transportation 313 282 11 % 580 514 13 %
Home & Business Solutions   83     79   5 %   162     136   19 %
Total industrial segment profit 3,839 3,750 2 % 6,775 7,035 (4 )%
GE Capital   1,922     2,122   (9 )%   3,849     3,894   (1 )%
Total segment profit 5,761 5,872 (2 )% 10,624 10,929 (3 )%
 
Corporate items and eliminations(a) (1,883 ) (1,471 ) (28 )% (2,362 ) (2,532 ) 7 %
GE interest and other financial charges (326 ) (351 ) 7 % (650 ) (666 ) 2 %
GE provision for income taxes   (297 )   (392 ) 24 %   (721 )   (842 ) 14 %
 

Earnings from continuing operations attributable to the Company

3,255 3,658 (11 )% 6,891 6,889 - %
 

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations, net of taxes, attributable to the Company

  (122 )   (553 ) 78 %   (231 )   (750 ) 69 %
 

Consolidated net earnings attributable to the Company

$ 3,133   $ 3,105   1 % $ 6,660   $ 6,139   8 %
 
(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. Certain corporate costs, such as shared services, employee benefits and information technology are allocated to our segments based on usage. A portion of the remaining corporate costs are allocated based on each segment's relative net cost of operations.
 
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Summary of Operating Segments (unaudited)
Additional Information
               
Three months ended June 30 Six months ended June 30
(Dollars in millions) 2013 2012 V% 2013 2012 V%
 
GE Capital
 
Revenues $ 10,980 $ 11,354 (3 )% $ 22,515 $ 22,694 (1 )%
 
Segment profit $ 1,922 $ 2,122 (9 )% $ 3,849 $ 3,894 (1 )%
 
Revenues
Commercial Lending and Leasing (CLL) $ 3,907 $ 4,038 (3 )% $ 7,414 $ 8,378 (12 )%
Consumer 3,715 3,812 (3 )% 7,606 7,689 (1 )%
Real Estate 872 876 - % 2,529 1,712 48 %
Energy Financial Services 303 446 (32 )% 646 685 (6 )%
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) 1,282 1,317 (3 )% 2,661 2,648 - %
 
Segment profit
CLL $ 825 $ 628 31 % $ 1,223 $ 1,292 (5 )%
Consumer 828 907 (9 )% 1,351 1,736 (22 )%
Real Estate 435 221 97 % 1,125 277

Energy Financial Services 60 122 (51 )% 143 193 (26 )%
GECAS 304 308 (1 )% 652 626 4 %
 
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Condensed Statement of Financial Position (unaudited)
                Financial
Consolidated GE(a) Services (GECC)
(Dollars in billions) 6/30/13 12/31/12 6/30/13 12/31/12 6/30/13   12/31/12
 
Assets
Cash & marketable securities $ 132.5 $ 125.9 $ 19.3 $ 15.6 $ 113.2 $ 110.4
Receivables 20.2 19.9 10.5 9.3
Inventories 16.8 15.4 16.7 15.3 0.1 0.1
Financing receivables - net 246.9 258.0 257.1 269.0
Property, plant & equipment - net 68.8 69.0 16.1 16.0 52.6 53.0
Investment in GECC 79.3 77.9
Goodwill & intangible assets 84.7 85.2 56.7 56.8 28.0 28.3
Other assets 88.4 109.5 32.6 45.5 62.5 70.1
Assets of businesses held for sale 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
Assets of discontinued operations   1.9   2.3       1.8   2.3
 
Total assets $ 660.5 $ 685.4 $ 231.3 $ 236.4 $ 515.5 $ 533.4
 
Liabilities and equity
Borrowings and bank deposits $ 387.3 $ 414.1 $ 12.6 $ 17.5 $ 375.6 $ 397.3

Investment contracts, insurance liabilities and insurance annuity benefits

27.1 28.3 27.6 28.7
Other liabilities 114.9 111.9 95.3 95.0 25.1 22.2
Liabilities of businesses held for sale 0.2 0.2
Liabilities of discontinued operations 2.4 2.5 0.1 0.1 2.4 2.4
GE shareowners' equity 122.5 123.0 122.5 123.0 84.2 81.9
Noncontrolling interests   6.3   5.4   0.8   0.8   0.6   0.7
 
Total liabilities and equity $ 660.5 $ 685.4 $ 231.3 $ 236.4 $ 515.5 $ 533.4
 
(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 2012 consolidated financial statements at www.ge.com/ar2012 for further information about consolidation matters.

 
 

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Financial 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), GE Capital ending net investment (ENI) excluding cash and equivalents, cash generated from GE Industrial operating activities (Industrial CFOA), GE CFOA excluding NBCU deal-related taxes and Industrial CFOA excluding NBCU deal-related taxes. 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 June 30
2013 2012 V%
 
Earnings from continuing operations attributable to GE $ 3,255 $ 3,658 (11 )%
Adjustment (net of tax): non-operating pension costs/(income)   430   352
Operating earnings $ 3,685 $ 4,010 (8 )%
 

Earnings per share – diluted(a)

Continuing earnings per share $ 0.31 $ 0.34 (9 )%
Adjustment (net of tax): non-operating pension costs/(income)   0.04   0.03
Operating earnings per share $ 0.36 $ 0.38 (5 )%
 
 
Six Months Ended June 30
(Dollars in millions; except earnings per share)   2013   2012 V%
 
Earnings from continuing operations attributable to GE $ 6,891 $ 6,889 - %
Adjustment (net of tax): non-operating pension costs/(income)   853   688
Operating earnings $ 7,744 $ 7,577 2 %
 

Earnings per share – diluted(a)

Continuing earnings per share $ 0.66 $ 0.65 2 %
Adjustment (net of tax): non-operating pension costs/(income)   0.08   0.06
Operating earnings per share $ 0.75 $ 0.71 6 %
 
(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.

                 
GE Capital Ending Net Investment (ENI), Excluding Cash and Equivalents
 
June 30,
(In billions)  

2013

 
Financial Services (GECC) total assets $     515.5
Adjustment: deferred income taxes         5.6
GECC total assets 521.1
Less assets of discontinued operations (1.8)
Less non-interest bearing liabilities         (58.6)
GE Capital ENI 460.7
Less cash and equivalents         (69.5)
GE Capital ENI, excluding cash and equivalents   $     391.2
 

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, GE and Industrial CFOA excluding NBCU Deal-Related Taxes and Pension Contributions
             
Three Months Ended June 30
(Dollars in millions) 2013 2012 V%
 
Cash from GE's operating activities (continuing operations) as reported $ 3,497 $ 4,730 (26)%
Less dividends from GECC   1,947   3,000

Cash from GE's operating activities (continuing operations) excluding dividends from GECC (Industrial CFOA)

1,550 1,730 (10)%
Adjustment: effects of NBCU deal-related taxes 1,565
Adjustment: effect of pension contributions     216
Industrial CFOA excluding NBCU deal-related taxes and pension contributions $ 3,115 $ 1,946 60%
 
Cash from GE's operating activities (continuing operations) as reported $ 3,497
Adjustment: effect of NBCU deal-related taxes   1,565
GE CFOA excluding the effect of NBCU deal-related taxes $ 5,062
 
 

 

Six Months Ended June 30
(Dollars in millions) 2013 2012 V%
 
Cash from GE's operating activities (continuing operations) as reported $ 3,697 $ 6,789 (46)%
Less dividends from GECC   1,947   3,000

Cash from GE's operating activities (continuing operations) excluding dividends from GECC (Industrial CFOA)

1,750 3,789 (54)%
Adjustment: effects of NBCU deal-related taxes 1,565
Adjustment: effect of pension contributions     216
Industrial CFOA excluding NBCU deal-related taxes and pension contributions $ 3,315 $ 4,005 (17)%
 
Cash from GE's operating activities (continuing operations) as reported $ 3,697
Adjustment: effect of NBCU deal-related taxes   1,565
GE CFOA excluding the effect of NBCU deal-related taxes $ 5,262
 

We define “Industrial CFOA” as GE's cash from operating activities (continuing operations) 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. We also believe that investors may find it useful to compare GE's operating cash flows and Industrial CFOA excluding the effects of taxes paid related to the NBCU transaction and 2012 pension contributions. Management recognizes that these measures 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 measures of Industrial CFOA and Industrial CFOA excluding certain items provides management and investors with useful measures 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 useful measures to supplement the reported GAAP CFOA measure.

GE
Investor Contact:
Trevor Schauenberg, 203-373-2424 (office)
trevor.a.schauenberg@ge.com
or
Media Contact:
Seth Martin, 203-572-3567 (cell)
seth.martin@ge.com

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