Improving services, orders, and cash while managing through current challenges; on track with plans to launch three independent investment-grade companies
- Total orders $18.9B, +11%; organic orders +13%
- Total revenues (GAAP) $17.0B, flat; adjusted revenues* $16.3B, +0.8% organically*
- Profit margin (GAAP) of (3.1)%, (450) bps; adjusted profit margin* 5.8%, +110 bps organically*
- Continuing EPS (GAAP) of $(0.74), $(0.75); adjusted EPS* $0.24, +$0.11
- Cash from Operating Activities (GAAP) $(0.5)B, +$2.1B; free cash flow* $(0.9)B, +$2.5B, ex. disc. factoring* +$1.7B
BOSTON — April 26, 2022 — GE (NYSE:GE) announced results today for the first quarter ending March 31, 2022.
GE Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, “This quarter, the GE team improved services, orders, and cash while scaling lean in all businesses to drive margin expansion. Our continuous operational improvements set us up to reinvest in innovation across GE, and our businesses remain focused on growth, supported by continued recovery at Aviation and strong demand at Healthcare."
Culp continued, "We're holding the outlook range we shared in January, but as we continue to work through inflation and other evolving pressures, we're currently trending toward the low end of the range. Importantly, we remain on track to launch three independent, investment-grade companies with leading positions in growing, critical sectors, well positioned to create long-term value."
GE continued to make progress on its transformation, talent, and investment in innovation:
- Further advanced plans to create three independent companies, which will unlock opportunities to drive greater focus, accountability, and full alignment with customers and markets. At Healthcare, more than 1,000 employees are engaged in cross-functional teams, ensuring operational readiness and progressing carve-out audits, and have finalized IT infrastructure and legal entity separation plans.
- Added three new members to the Board of Directors, including Stephen F. Angel, Isabella D. Goren and Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., bringing valuable experience in GE's key industries.
- Announced new leaders, including GE Digital CEO Scott Reese, GE Healthcare Vice President & General Counsel Frank Jimenez, and GE Healthcare Chief People Officer Betty Larson.
- Drove innovation to solve customer needs in growing, critical sectors through commercial execution and technology innovations:
- Future of Flight: Partnered with Boeing on a hybrid electric flight test demonstration program. Reached key engine milestones, including initiating testing for the first T901 turboshaft engine and the latest test campaign for the adaptive cycle XA100 engine with the U.S. Air Force, both in March.
- Precision Health: Announced development of Edison Digital Health Platform, AI-powered and vendor-agnostic, to help reduce staff burden and improve care coordination. Partnering with AliveCor to help reduce cardiac-related hospitalization by improving the quality and integration of patient data.
- Energy Transition: A consortium between Grid Solutions and BOND Civil & Utility Construction was awarded a contract to provide onshore and offshore high voltage equipment to the 816-MW Empire Wind 1 project in New York, integrating renewable energy to the New York Power Grid. Taiwan Power Company ordered six LM2500XPRESS gas turbine packages to boost grid stability in Taiwan.
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- capital and liquidity needs associated with our financial services operations, including in connection with run-off insurance operations and Bank BPH, the amount and timing of any required capital contributions and any strategic actions that we may pursue;
- global economic trends, competition and geopolitical risks, including impacts from the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the related sanctions and other measures, changes in the rates of investment or economic growth in key markets we serve, or an escalation of sanctions, tariffs or other trade tensions between the U.S. and China or other countries, and related impacts on our businesses' global supply chains and strategies;
- market developments or customer actions that may affect demand and the financial performance of major industries and customers we serve, such as secular, cyclical and competitive pressures in our Power business; pricing, the timing of customer investment and other factors in renewable energy markets; demand for air travel and other dynamics related to the COVID-19 pandemic; conditions in key geographic markets; and other shifts in the competitive landscape for our products and services;
- operational execution by our businesses, including the success in improving operational performance at our Renewable Energy business, and the performance of our Aviation business amidst the ongoing market recovery;
- changes in law, regulation or policy that may affect our businesses, such as trade policy and tariffs, regulation and incentives related to climate change (including extension of the U.S. wind Production Tax Credit), and the effects of tax law changes;
- our decisions about investments in research and development, and new products, services and platforms, and our ability to launch new products in a cost-effective manner;
- our ability to increase margins through implementation of operational changes, restructuring and other cost reduction measures;
- the impact of regulation and regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks, including the impact of Alstom and other investigative and legal proceedings;
- the impact of actual or potential failures of our products or third-party products with which our products are integrated, and related reputational effects;
- the impact of potential information technology, cybersecurity or data security breaches at GE or third parties; and
- the other factors that are described in “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, and as such descriptions may be updated or amended in any future reports we file with the SEC.
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Conference Call and Webcast
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