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					GENERAL
MOTORS
BY
SUMAN S KRISHNA KUMAR
ssk38@njit.edu
COMPANY OVERVIEW
   General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), one of the world's largest automakers,
    was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34
    countries.
    With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 252,000 people in
    every major region of the world, and sells and services vehicles in some
    140 countries.
   In 2008, GM sold 8.35 million cars and trucks globally under the following
    brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Hummer,
    Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall and Wuling.
   GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by China, Brazil,
    the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and Germany. GM's OnStar
    subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information
    services. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com
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   GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology
    Co. of South Korea, and has product, powertrain and purchasing
    collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of
    Japan.

   GM also has advanced technology collaborations with Chrysler LLC,
    Daimler AG, BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle
    manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world,
    including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of
    China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.

   GM's largest national market is the United States, followed by
    China, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany
CORPORATE STRUCTURE


 General Motors is structured into the following groups:
Group# of Employees as of Sep. 2008
 GMAP - Asia-Pacific35,000
 GME – Europe 56,000
 GM LAAM - Latin America,
 Africa and the Middle East 36,000
 GMNA - North America 123,000
 Other Operations 2,000
 Total # of employees252,000
GM LEADERSHIP
    G. Richard Wagoner, Jr.
    GM Chairman and CEO




     Frederick A. Henderson
     GM President and
     Chief Operating Officer



     Robert A. Lutz
     GM Vice Chairman,
     Global Product Development
In Millions   3 months    9 months    6 months    3 months    3 months ending
  of USD       ending      ending      ending      ending       2007-12-31
 (except      2008-12-    2008-09-    2008-06-    2008-03-
  for per        31          30          30          31
   share
  items)


 Revenue      30,778.00   118,201.0   80,645.00   42,489.00     46,804.00
                             0
  Total       30,778.0    118,201.    80,645.0    42,489.0      46,804.00
Revenue          0          00           0           0


  Gross           -        892.00         -       4,165.00         2,698.00
  Profit      2,516.00                2,128.00


  Total       38,114.0    132,149.    93,710.0    43,078.0           49,487.00
Operating        0          00           0           0
Expense


Operating         -           -           -       -589.00            -2,683.00
Income        7,336.00    13,948.00   13,065.00




    Net           -           -           -           -              -1,527.00
 Income       9,596.00    21,264.00   18,722.00   3,251.00
  Before
  Extra.
  Items


   Net            -           -           -           -               -722.00
 Income       9,596.00    21,264.00   18,722.00   3,251.00
          OPEN                PREVIOUS CLOSE
          $2.05                    $1.99


        DAY HIGH                 DAY LOW
          $2.15                    $2.00


      52 WEEK HIGH             52 WEEK LOW
     04/30/08 - $24.24         02/20/09 - $1.52


      MARKET CAP            AVERAGE VOLUME 3 MO
         1.3B                      14.3M


     DILUTED EPS TTM        SHARES OUTSTANDING
          $-53.23                 610.5M


                                  P/E TTM
GM DOES NOT PAY DIVIDENDS
                                    NM
Reaction to 2008 global economic
decline: 10, 2008, GM considered exchanging its remaining 49% stake
 On October
    in GMAC to Cerberus Capital Management for Chrysler LLC, potentially
    merging two of Detroit's "Big Three" automakers. Acquisition talks involving
    Chrysler were cancelled, however, before November 7, 2008, as part of a
    broader response to the increasing urgency of GM's own cash flow
    problems On December 12, 2008, General Motors stated that it was nearly
    out of cash, and may not survive past 2009. The U.S. Senate voted and
    strongly opposed any source of government assistance through a bailout
    bridge loan (originally worth $14 billion in emergency aid) which was aimed
    toward helping the struggling Big Three automakers financially, despite
    strong support from former President George W. Bush and President
    Barack Obama, along with some mild support from both parties (Democratic
    and Republican

   On December 18, 2008, President Bush announced that an "orderly"
    bankruptcy is one option being considered for both General Motors and
    Cerberus-owned Chrysler LLC. Sources say that setting up this type of
    "orderly" bankruptcy would be complicated because it would not only
    involve talks with the automakers, but also the unions and other
    stakeholders would have to be involved.
   On December 19, 2008, Bush approved a bailout plan
    and gave General Motors and Chrysler $13.4 billion in
    financing from TARP (Troubled Assets Relief Program)
    funds, as well as $4 billion to be "withdrawn later.“


   As of February 14, 2009, General Motors is considering
    filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy under a plan that would
    assemble all of their viable assets, including some U.S.
    brands and international operations, into a new
    company.
GM ENVIRONMENTAL
COMMITMENT
    General Motors Corp. is pursuing a global energy strategy that
     addresses global energy and climate issues and helps reduce
     the automobile’s reliance on petroleum by improving the energy
     efficiency of existing motor fuels and developing alternative
     energy and alternative propulsion systems.
    The development and commercialization of sustainable biofuels,
     particularly non-food based, next-generation cellulosic ethanol,
     is an important and leading component of GM’s new energy
     strategy.
    China is the world’s third-largest ethanol producer, behind the
     U.S. and Brazil, with annual production of around 1 billion
     gallons. GM is leading the R&D and commercialization of
     sustainable biofuels worldwide, having produced more than 5
     million flex-fuel cars and trucks that run on combinations of
     ethanol and gasoline. In the United States, GM is committed to
     making half its annual vehicle production flex-fuel capable by
     2012.
REFERENCES:
 www.GM.com
 http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=gm
 money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb
 topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/business/
  companies/general_motors_corporation/i
  ndex.html