On Friday, there have been reports coming from the General Electric Co saying that they have had a quarterly profit which is a bit higher than their expectations, along with cuts in costs which helped in the margin boost across the industrial business it had, highlighting the revenue that did not hit the targets of analysts.
GE’s shares got a 3.1 percent increase to $25.01, when the said U.S conglomerate pinned an increase of 22 percent in jet engine orders, locomotives, as well as other industrial services and equipment.
There were also reports by GE saying that there was a four percent increase in their organic revenue, excluding acquisitions, at the industrial manufacturing businesses that it has, where Jeff Immelt, the chief executive officer, is increasingly concentrating the company on.
Even it that growth for the quarter missed a couple of the expectations of analysts, GE mentioned that the said revenue stayed on track for its projected range for 2014’s higher end of four to seven percent growth.
According to Chief Investment Officer Tim Ghirskey of Solaris Asset Management, which is among the shareholders of GE, reaching the said high end is going to be a real pickup.
Ghriskey also mentioned that their company was able to work on and tweak the industrials’ earnings. Furthermore, he added that the only problem was the fact that their revenues were weak and continued by saying that their stock is displaying statements that are more forward-looking.
Just like the ones from other US-based manufacturers that are diverse, the shares of GE have underperformed this year’s broad market despite the concerns regarding the global economy that appears soft.
Immelt, when asked regarding the call of analysts’ regarding today’s global economy, responded and said that the primary activity’s remains reasonably healthy, however, is not universal.