1. General Electric's Dash for Cash is Stealing Value from Shareholders, JPMorgan Says

    General Electric's Dash for Cash is Stealing Value from Shareholders, JPMorgan Says
    • General Electric on Friday announced the planned merger between Wabtec and GE Transportation has been revised.
    • The revised terms are negative for GE shareholders, according to Christopher Glynn, an analyst at Oppenheimer.
    • GE's stock lost more than half of its value in 2018.
    • Under the leadership of new CEO Larry Culp, GE has sped up efforts to raise cash by selling assets in an effort to increase investor confidence...
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    1. The GE story is about a transfer of asset value away from the equity holder—more of a salvage situation than about equity value creation.
    2. The revised terms of the WAB deal are mechanically and mathematically negative for the GE shareholder.
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