Note: General Motors's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
Trademark applications show the products and services that General Motors is developing and marketing.
General Motors's new tradmarks suggest it is investing in R&D and marketing, while expanding into new products or markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
NOMAD PROTECTION Providing service contracts for the repair and replacement of motor vehicle parts
STOWPRO Tailgates for motor land vehicles
CASCADA Motor land passenger vehicles, namely, automobiles
Determine whether General Motors grew or shrank during the last recession. This is useful in estimating the
financial strength and credit risk of the company.
Compare how recession-proof General Motors is relative to the industry overall.
While a new recession may strike a particular industry, measuring the
industry and company's robustness during the last recession estimates its ability to weather future recessions.
Market Share of General Motors's Largest Competitors
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as General Motors, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are similar in business line and location to General Motors.
While some companies compete with neighboring businesses for customers, other companies may compete to attract skilled employees.
Future Competition: General Motors's Fastest Growing Competitors
These companies are in the same general field as General Motors and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.