DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co pronounced it might have to write down a value of a 7 percent interest in French automaker Peugeot SA overdue to a deepening mercantile predicament in Europe that has harm car sales in a segment and batch prices.
GM pronounced a mercantile doubt was “weighing heavily” on a value of a interest in Peugeot, according to a quarterly regulatory filing.
The largest U.S. automaker also described a decrease as “temporary.” GM announced an fondness with Peugeot a small some-more than 5 months ago.
“Should marketplace conditions not redeem in a near-term, we might interpretation a spoil is other-than-temporary, ensuing in an spoil charge,” GM said.
GM paid 320 million euros, or $423 million, for a stake, according to a Mar regulatory filing. Based on Peugeot’s stream marketplace value, a 7 percent share of a association is value 146 million euros ($180.16 million).
“We now have a ability and vigilant to reason a investment until a satisfactory value recovers,” GM said.
The avowal comes a day after GM reported better-than-expected formula in Europe. GM executives concurred that segment — where a association sells a Opel and Vauxhall brands — remained challenging.
GM shares were adult 4.5 percent during $20.00 on Friday afternoon on a New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; modifying by Matthew Lewis)R Soft Web Hosting