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5. General Motors
General Motors
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 5 (Previous rank: 8)
CEO: Daniel F. Akerson
Was this company a 2011 top stock?

Detroit has staged a comeback, and so has General Motors. The auto giant jumped three spots in the Fortune 500, from No. 8 in 2010 to No. 5 last year. Just two years after it filed for bankruptcy and received federal aid, GM posted record profits in 2011. It earned $9.2 billion, up a whopping 49% from 2010, while revenues rose 11% to $150.3 billion. GM also reclaimed its title as global sales leader after Toyota nabbed it from GM in 2008.

No one should be more pleased by those numbers than GM union workers, who negotiated a profit-sharing program as part of the company's reorganization. About 47,500 workers received checks averaging $7,000, up from $4,300 in 2010.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2010
Revenues 150,276.0 10.8
Profits 9,190.0 48.9
Assets 144,603.0
Stockholders' equity 38,120.0
Market value (3/29/2012) 39,629.4
Profits as % of  
Revenues 6.1
Assets 6.4
Stockholders' equity 24.1
Earnings per share  
2011 $ 4.58
% change from 2010 58.5
2001-2011 annual growth rate % N.A.
Total return to investors %
2011 -45.0
2001-2011 annual rate N.A.
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 General Motors 5 150,276.0
2 Ford Motor 9 136,264.0
3 Johnson Controls 67 40,833.0
4 Goodyear Tire & Rubber 126 22,767.0
5 Paccar 159 16,355.2
6 TRW Automotive Holdings 161 16,244.0
7 Lear 189 14,156.5
8 Navistar International 193 13,958.0
9 Icahn Enterprises 223 11,855.0
10 Autoliv 313 8,232.4
11 Visteon 321 8,047.0
12 Dana Holding 336 7,592.0
13 Oshkosh 337 7,584.7
14 Tenneco 350 7,205.0
15 BorgWarner 355 7,114.7
16 Meritor 481 4,990.0
Issue date: May 21, 2012
The U.S. Treasury owned 31.9% of the outstanding shares of the company's common stock as of Feb. 15, 2012.
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Headquarters
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300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265
313-556-5000
www.gm.com
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