General Motors 2006 Highlights - Q3 Financial Results
GM Reports Preliminary Third-Quarter Financial Results
In this release and in related comments by General Motors’ management, we will use words like “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “initiative,” “objective,” “plan,” “goal,” “project,” “outlook,” “priorities,” “target,” “intend,” “evaluate,” “pursue,” “seek,” “may,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” “designed,” or “impact” to identify forward-looking statements that represent our current judgments about possible future events. We believe these judgments are reasonable, but GM’s actual results may differ materially due to a variety of important factors.
Among other items, such factors include: our ability to achieve reductions in costs as a result of the turnaround restructuring, health care cost reductions and accelerated attrition programs, to realize production efficiencies and to implement capital expenditures at levels and times planned by management; the pace of product introductions and market acceptance of our new products; changes in the competitive environment and the effect of competition in our markets, including on our pricing policies; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity and financing sources and an appropriate level of debt; restrictions on GMAC’s and ResCap’s ability to pay dividends and prepay subordinated debt obligations to us; the final results of investigations and inquiries by the SEC and other government agencies; changes in relations with unions and employees/retirees and the legal interpretations of the agreements with those unions with regard to employees/retirees; our ability to complete the timely sale of a 51-percent controlling interest in GMAC and the effect of that sale on the results of GM’s and GMAC’s operations and liquidity and their respective credit ratings; labor strikes or work stoppages at GM or its key suppliers such as Delphi Corporation or financial difficulties at those key suppliers; negotiations and bankruptcy court actions with respect to our relationship with Delphi, particularly GM’s ability to obtain a consensual resolution of its issues with Delphi on acceptable terms; and potential increases in our product warranty costs and costs associated with product recalls or product liability.
Other factors are the effects of transactions or alliances entered into by one or more of our competitors; additional credit rating downgrades and their effects; costs and risks associated with litigation; new or amended laws, regulations, policies or other activities of governments, agencies and similar organizations; price increases or shortages of fuel; changes in economic conditions, commodity prices, currency exchange rates or political stability in the markets in which we operate; and other factors affecting financing and insurance operating segments’ results of operations and financial condition such as credit ratings, adequate access to the market, changes in the residual value of off-lease vehicles, changes in U.S. government-sponsored mortgage programs or disruptions in the markets in which its mortgage subsidiaries operate, and changes in its contractual servicing rights.
In addition to these factors, a variety of other factors may materially affect GMAC’s actual results, including: changes in the competitive environment and the effect of competition in GMAC’s markets, including GMAC’s pricing policies; GMAC’s ability to maintain adequate financing sources and an appropriate level of debt; the profitability and financial condition of GM, including changes in production or sales of GM vehicles and risks based on GM’s contingent benefit guarantees; changes in GMAC’s accounting assumptions that may require or that result from changes in the accounting rules or their application, which could result in an impact on earnings; and the threat of natural calamities.
The most recent annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed by GM and GMAC provide information about these factors, which may be revised or supplemented in future reports to the SEC on those forms or on Form 8-K. We caution investors not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and do not undertake any obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors that affect the subject of these statements, except where expressly required by law.
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