General Motors Co. expected will uncover usually how most a automaker has distanced itself from Ford Motor Co. when it releases quarterly gain Tuesday.
Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra pronounced last month that practiced distinction rose to as most as $6.50 a share final year and will be solid in 2018. New SUVs like a Chevrolet Equinox and Traverse are contributing to record gain that a association expects to roughly means this year. Ford, meanwhile, has foresee distinction will drop from unsatisfactory 2017 results.
One large reason Barra has pulled divided is GM’s revamped lineup of competition application vehicles. The Equinox surpassed Ford’s Escape in fourth-quarter U.S. sales, according to Autodata Corp. The automaker also increased deliveries of a redesigned Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave models late final year.
GM has slipped about 3.2 percent this year while Ford has declined 18 percent. Last year, GM climbed 18 percent and Ford gained usually 3 percent.
Here are some other themes expected to be on investors’ minds streamer into GM’s results:
- Ascent of autonomy. GM has affianced a swift of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars will be in a ride-sharing use starting in 2019. Will executives give some-more fact on a rollout skeleton and a company’s bets on unconstrained vehicles and car-sharing?
- Truck changeover. How will GM conduct a impact of retooling a lorry factories to build a new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups?
- Car cuts. Will GM be a latest in Detroit to spirit during slicing struggling sedans from a lineup as consumer direct shifts to SUVs?