NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- General Electric Co.'s (GE - Get Report) joint-venture with the French aerospace group Safran (SAFRY) , CFM International, has received a $2 billion engine order from BOC Aviation, the Singapore-based leasing subsidiary of Bank of China (BACHY) , Reuters reports.
The order is for 100 LEAP-1B engines, which will power 50 new Boeing (BA) 737 MAX 8 aircrafts, and 60 CFM56-7BE engines, to run an additional 30 Boeing next generation 737s, Reuters added.
The estimated $2 billion order comes after BOC Aviation's earlier $8.8 billion order for 82 of Boeing's 737 series aircrafts.
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- GE's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 1.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- GENERAL ELECTRIC CO has improved earnings per share by 12.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, GENERAL ELECTRIC CO increased its bottom line by earning $1.47 versus $1.38 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.67 versus $1.47).
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Industrial Conglomerates industry average. The net income increased by 13.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $3,133.00 million to $3,545.00 million.
- The stock price has risen over the past year, but, despite its earnings growth and some other positive factors, it has underperformed the S&P 500 so far. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
- 49.83% is the gross profit margin for GENERAL ELECTRIC CO which we consider to be strong. Regardless of GE's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 9.87% trails the industry average.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: GE Ratings Report