DETROIT, MI (AP)-- General Motors' second-quarter net profit fell more than 40 percent largely due to a loss from the sale of its European unit.
The company posted net income of $1.66 billion, compared with a record $2.87 billion a year ago.
If the European numbers are stripped away, income from continuing operations was $2.4 billion, or $1.89 per share, down 12 percent from last year. That still beat Wall Street estimates easily. Analysts polled by FactSet expected $1.68 per share.
Revenue was $37 billion, falling short of analyst estimates of $40.3 billion.