Automotive 4 – GM (General Motors)

Time for the third automotive company to enter the graph! By now you will know the procedure, so this post will be rather short. After Ford it makes sense to take the annual reports from General Motors.  It’s also a lazy choice, as GM publishes in USD and the reporting year is equal to the calendar-year.

(Photo by MichaelGaida on PixabayCadillac)


General Motors holds a variety of brands and to be honest, I knew only half of them. Of course the famous ones like Buick, Chevrolet (including the rebranded Daewoo), Cadillac and GMC are obvious, but I never saw a Holden, BaoJun, WuLing and JieFang. Perhaps this is because the latter three are Chinese joint ventures – with JieFang focusing on trucks – and Holden being Australian.

Chevrolet CamaroChevrolet Camaro

(Photo by Juhasz Imre on Pexels)

The annual reports of GM were really nice and structures. It took little time to collect all the numbers and no surprises came up. In the previous posts we took Revenue, (net) Profit, Equity and (total) Assets to be put in the input-file, so it had to be the same set for GM. This time I thought it would be nice to offer you the Excel, including the tab from which I derived the .csv-file, becoming a part of the input-file.

BuickBuick (Photo by Smarko on Pixabay)

Be aware that this is not an input-file yet, because a parameter-line has to be present. That’s why I also add the complete input-file both as a picture and a download this time.

Input-fileIf you want to use it with the free 3D-graph generator package, that’s fine.


(Photo by SHRAVANKUMAR on Pixabay)

Although I put pictures of cars in my posts, the AnRep3D-generator is not as poetic. It is about financial information being visualised. Yet I want to present another picture of the famous Cadillac, before the 3D-graph is shown.

Another CadillacAnother Cadillac (Photo by MichaelGaida on Pixabay)

Now it’s time for the 3D-graph! I had to adjust the scaling-factor in the input-file as it was still aligned with Mitsubishi, which turned out to be rather small in comparison with Ford and GM. Now it fits the screen. Below a screenshot is shown.

3D-graph 3 automotive companiesClicking the screenshot will open the 3D-graph in another tab in your browser (WebGL and JavaScript have to be active). The real 3D-graph is an html5-file and the image can be translated and rotated in any direction.

There are several options to move graph: clicking the right mouse-button, moving the mouse up and down will zoom the graph in and out. Clicking left and moving the mouse at the same time will tilt the graph in different directions (or move the observer’s viewpoint around a fixed graph – it’s relative of course). Double clicking in the graph translates it and moves the centre at the same time. As a result the way the graph tilts will change. Just try it. If you don’t know how to get the normal position back, just refresh the graph.

HoldenHolden (Photo by SunriseGraphics on Pixabay)

For more information, please have a look at our other posts, our website or our youtube-channel. Again, the free 3D-graph generator package (zip) can be downloaded, unpacked in a folder and the .jar file can be started immediately.

Cadillac Lounge Cadillac Lounge (Photo by Free-Photos on Pixabay)

About AnRep3D

AnRep3D is the new company, founded after the handover of Scientassist (together with VRBI) to one of my sons. From now I will focus on three-dimensional graphs for the financial markets, showing the main figures from annual reports in comparison. As per 2021 a second product is available: EnRep3D. It is meant to visualise energy. Although the engine is the same, the texts, manual, website and examples (including blogposts) are focused at energy.
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