Tuesday, May 9, 2006
"We believe there is, among all of us at GM, a renewed sense of urgency... Nineteen Ninety Nine is the year for GM to retake the lead."
1998 Annual Report
"True, our market share, in the all-important US market was flat last year. Of course, we are not pleased with that."
1999 Annual Report
"Overall US market share fell one percentage point to 27.8 percent, while GM's global market share declined half a point to 15.1 percent. Make no mistake; we do not accept GM's continued share decline..."
2000 Annual Report
"It would be wrong to say we're satisfied, we are not. Overall we were disappointed with our 2001 results... Our margins were well below our expectations and targets."
2001 Annual Report
"Despite our progress, we know there's plenty more to do. Too many potential customers don't consider buying our products..."
2002 Annual Report
"Here's What's new about GM's strategy this year: Nothing.
2003 was an encouraging year along that road. Not because our results fully met our expectations. They didn't."
2003 Annual Report
"But overall, it was a year in which we did not take the step forward we were aiming for."
2004 Annual Report
Bet you can't wait to see the 2005 Report.
"It's in the Bill of Sale."