General Motors Reports Its First Quarter 2016 Earnings, Sparks Controversy

Apr 22, 2016 09:04 AM EDT | Alexa Parker

General Motors (GM) has surprised the world of business and trade as its first quarter 2016 earnings released bode so well despite notions of low and weakening figures. The earnings released controversy regarding General Motors (GM) ability to counter the unstable and unreliable car industry.

Although many analysts expected General Motors endure the long wake of a weakening car industry, the car company has managed to thrived and survived, Fool reported. Shares for its Q1 went up to 3.5 percent and at $33.30 and at early trading. 

In addition,  0.2 percent year-over-year sales gain and the strong sales of SUVs and expensive segments have assisted the company to recover from the loss flat digits of the previous years. In other areas such as North America, the sales were up 1.2 percent in the quarter.

The strong and reliant marketing strategy of General Motors has pushed for an overall increase but still there are more milestones to overcome. It is undeniable that the market has always remained volatile and General Motors has seen how a tiny flare of effective business deal can help weather the tide.

Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra played a vital role in the positive earnings and revenues of General Motors . Barra is also convinced that the company has the ability has to turn the elements into their favor and even sway skeptical investors to support GM and believe its strength to deliver strong profits and double digit revenues not only for this quarter but for the coming years as well, according to IB Times.

Barra also conveyed that General Motors (GM) can and will return the stakeholders investments in folds. Surprising as it may seem, General Motors indeed surprised the world by rendering positive first quarter 2016 earnings and overcoming the loss from the previous quarters.

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