General Electric says it could burn up to $2 billion of cash this year

  • General Electric on Thursday gave its 2019 outlook.
  • Chairman and CEO Larry Culp said the company could burn up to $US2 billion of cash this year, but that it will have a positive free cash flow in 2020 and 2021.
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General Electric released its 2019 outlook on Thursday morning, and indicated that it still has a difficult road ahead.

“GE’s challenges in 2019 are complex but clear,” GE chairman and CEO Larry Culp said in the press release. “We are facing them head on as we execute on our strategic priorities to improve our financial position and strengthen our businesses.”

The company laid out the following expectations for 2019:

  • GE Industrial segment organic revenues will grow in the low- to mid-single-digit range.
  • Adjusted GE Industrial margin will be in a range from flat to 100 basis points.
  • Adjusted GE Industrial free cash flow of -$US2 billion to flat.
  • Adjusted earnings per share of $US0.50 to $US0.60.

Culp said the company expects to reach a positive free cash flow in 2020 and 2021 “as headwinds diminish and our operational improvements yield financial results.”

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