In Tuesday's premarket, GE stock climbed 1.4% as the business boosted its EPS prediction for the current year after managing to grow margins in a difficult quarter.
The company raised its profit expectation for the year from $1.60 to $1.95 at the midpoint of the guidance range.
In 2022, GE predicts revenue growth, margin expansion, and stronger free cash flow, however, its free cash flow outlook for the current quarter has been lowered.
Despite supply shortages and increasing raw material costs, the company increased its third-quarter adjusted industrial profit margin by 270 basis points to 7.5%. One-tenth of a percent is one basis point.
In the September quarter, the company's performance was saved by new orders and speedier execution in the aviation division. The 1% drop in revenue would have been more pronounced if the aviation business had grown by 10%.
During the quarter, the company received orders worth $22.1 billion, up 22% from the previous quarter. Orders came in from all four core industries, although aviation and renewables accounted for more than 60% of the total. Healthcare was next, followed by power.
During the quarter, the corporation received orders worth $22.1 billion, up 22% from the previous quarter. Orders came in from all four important areas, but aviation and renewables took the lead with more than 60% of the total. Healthcare was next, followed by power, with new orders up 8% from the previous year.
Because of uncertainties about the renewal of production tax credits in President Joe Biden's infrastructure program, the company warned of supply chain delays and onshore wind market pressure.
The company's total sales came in at $18.43 billion, falling short of analysts' estimates. The adjusted earnings per share are 57 cents, beating expectations.