DETROIT Feb 6 General Motors Co posted a
weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as
results in North America, Asia and South America disappointed.
Net income rose to $913 million, or 57 cents a share, from
$892 million, or 54 cents a share, in the year-earlier quarter.
The quarter included about $200 million in special items
related to the exit of the Chevrolet brand from Europe, the end
of manufacturing in Australia, offset by a gain on the sale of
equity in Ally Financial and other items.
Excluding the items, GM earned 67 cents a share. Analysts
polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S had expected 88 cents a share.
Revenue in the quarter rose 3 percent to $40.5 billion,
below the $41.08 billion analysts had expected.