GE's Q1 earnings were 11 cents per share – more than tripling from the same year ago when it earned e only 3 cents per share.
These results were enough to send GE's stock on a tear in pre-market action, which comes more than 10% from Monday's proximity. In the early stages, the company's shares traded around $ 10.74, up over $ 1.
GE reported adjusted negative free cash flows – a metric of intense interest in Wall Street – at around $ 1.2 billion in the quarter. However, this figure dropped significantly from a negative $ 1.76 billion a year ago.
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In the first quarter, orders in the power business increased by 14% compared to the year as expected, and income diving by 22%. However, gains in GE's air, oil and gas and health sectors helped counteract the softness in force.
Aviation revenues increased by 12% from the previous year, while oil and gas revenues increased by 4% last year. But renewable energy revenues contracted by 3% from the first quarter of 2018, and emphasized GE's continued struggle in power generation.
Analysts at UBS recently stated that the "bottom is in sight" for GE Power, considering the shares as a $ 13 target purchase.
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Culp fielded the march's guidance for the company and said he was "encouraged by the improvements we are making within GE. This is a quarter in what will be a multi-year transformation, and 2019 remains a travel year for us."
GE's stock, traded on the New York Stock Exchange, closed 1.7% on Monday at $ 9.73.