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GE announces 2Q19 results

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GE has announced results for the second quarter ending 30 June 2019.

GE Chairman and CEO Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, “We made steady progress on our strategic priorities in the second quarter. Our top-line growth was solid, and power made meaningful improvements on fixed cost reduction and project execution. Margins contracted due to declines in power, renewable energy, and to a lesser extent, aviation, with the first half of 2019 in line with our full-year outlook. We also moved our grid solutions equipment and services business to renewable energy to offer end-to-end clean energy solutions and moved our grid solutions software business to digital, which resulted in a non-cash goodwill impairment charge.”

Culp continued, “Due to improvements at power, lower restructuring and interest, higher earnings, and better visibility at the half, we are raising our full-year outlook for industrial segment organic revenues, adjusted EPS, and industrial free cash flows, and we are holding our margin guidance. We will continue to take planned actions to improve our businesses and monitor some market headwinds, and we remain focused on driving continuous improvement and delivering for our customers. I am encouraged by our team’s progress and dedication to date."

The company sold down its stake in Wabtec Corporation from 25% to 12%, resulting in US$1.8 billion of cash proceeds. GE Capital reduced external debt by US$2 billion, and as a part of its asset reduction plan, reduced assets by more than US$500 million.

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