What To Expect With General Electric $GE Earnings

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In 2Q17 posted net earnings that more-than-halved to $1.19Bil, or $0.13 per share. On a non-GAAP basis, EPS declined 45% to $0.28 during the quarter.

Energy Connections Weak
$GE’s total revenue in 2Q17 fell 12% to $29.6Bil due to weakness in its Energy Connections segment, which supplies automation products to various industries including marine, mining and oil & gas. Revenue from this segment fell 27% during the quarter.

Backlogs
Primarily due to $GE’s shift of focus into industrial operations, its backlog in 2Q17 grew 2% to $327Bil, while orders increased 6% to $28.3Bil. $GE has a history of orders and backlogs growing faster than its revenue.

GE CEO Jeff Immelt said, “We expect cash flow to continue to improve throughout the year. We’ve reduced our industrial structural costs year-to-date by $670MM and we are on track to meet or exceed our $1Bil cost reduction target for the year.”