We've been asking ourselves recently if the market has placed a fair valuation on General Electric Company. Let's dive into some of the fundamental values of this large-cap Technology company to determine if there might be an opportunity here for value-minded investors.
A Lower P/B Ratio Than Its Sector Average but Trades Above Its Graham Number:
General Electric Company operates as a high-tech industrial company in Europe, China, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. The company belongs to the Technology sector, which has an average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 27.16 and an average price to book (P/B) ratio of 6.23. In contrast, General Electric Company has a trailing 12 month P/E ratio of 14.7 and a P/B ratio of 3.66.
General Electric Company's PEG ratio is 1.94, which shows that the stock is probably overvalued in terms of its estimated growth. For reference, a PEG ratio near or below 1 is a potential signal that a company is undervalued.
The Company's Revenues Are Declining:
|Net Income (MM)||-$4,979||$5,704||-$6,520||$339|
|Net Interest Expense (MM)||-4,227||-3,273||-1,876||-1,477|
|Net Interest Expense (MM)||-$4,227||-$3,273||-$1,876||-$1,477|
|Depreciation & Amort. (MM)||-$5,595||-$6,018||-$3,009||-$2,902|
|Earnings Per Share||-$4.99||$4.63||-$6.16||$7.25|
|Diluted Shares (MM)||1,091||1,095||1,098||1,090|
|Free Cash Flow (MM)||$2,677||$194||$1,971||$4,742|
|Capital Expenditures (MM)||-$6,095||-$3,403||-$1,361||-$1,174|
|Net Current Assets (MM)||-$108,200||-$127,966||-$90,914||-$95,557|
|Long Term Debt (MM)||$68,811||$70,288||$30,824||$20,320|
|Net Debt / EBITDA||13.43||2.65||-10.11||1.75|
General Electric Company has exceptional EPS growth and decent operating margins with a negative growth trend. Additionally, the company's financial statements display generally positive cash flows and healthy leverage. However, the firm suffers from declining revenues and decreasing reinvestment in the business and slimmer gross margins than its peers. Finally, we note that General Electric Company has just enough current assets to cover current liabilities.