- Remaking GE as an infrastructure leader: "About $60 trillion of infrastructure investment is needed by 2030 to support billions of new consumers joining the middle class in the emerging world, and to support developed-market productivity. At $100 billion of revenue with 15% margins, we are the largest and most profitable infrastructure company in the world.”
- Balanced capital allocation with a focus on dividend growth: "We like GE to have a high dividend yield, which is appealing to the majority of our investors…In total, we plan to return $18 billion to investors this year through dividend and buyback.”
- Investment in organic growth: "We believe that investing in technology and globalization is key to gaining market share. Annually, we invest more than $10 billion to launch new products and build global capability."
- Alignment with customer outcomes: "Our growth is aligned with customer outcomes, and our products improve their productivity…We only win when our customers win."
- Leading the big productivity drivers of the era: Immelt writes that GE is positioned to lead in three key productivity themes: “the shale gas revolution,” the rise of advanced manufacturing technologies, and the power of the Industrial Internet to increase productivity through better analytics.
GE Releases 2012 Annual Report
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