GE industry segments increase revenue, profit

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – GE Money and GE Commercial Finance improved revenue and profit in 2007 compared to the previous year, according to the company’s year-end report issued Friday.

GE Money, which provides lending and financial services in more than 20 industries, increased its year-end revenue to $25 billion, a 26 percent jump over the previous year. Its profit of $4.2 billion represented a 31 percent increase over 2006.

“Our financial services businesses performed well in an extremely volatile market,” said Jeff Immelt, GE CEO. “GE Money had 7 percent earnings growth with excellent global performance offsetting challenges in the U.S. market.”

GE Commercial Finance also saw year-over-year increases. Its revenue rose 11 percent over last year and its net profit increased 14 percent to more than $6 billion.

Overall, GE reported full-year revenue of $173 billion, up 14 percent over a year ago.

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