With the third quarter of 2013 wrapping up, General Motors has published its quarterly earnings, announcing a net income of $700 million, a significant drop from Q3 2012's $1.5 billion in net income. The drop is being blamed on a $900 million loss from "special items," $800 million of which was part of a 120-million share repurchase of preferred stock. GM also lost $500 million on tax expenses.
Chrysler has just announced earnings of $464 million in net income for this third quarter, a 22-percent year-over-year increase. Net income for the first three quarters of 2013 is at $1.1 billion. Net revenue climbed significantly as well, to $17.6 billion, a 13.5-percent increase on Q3 of 2012.