More on GE Q3: Operating earnings slip 3%.

|By:, SA News Editor

Excluding restructuring and other charges, GE (GE) operating EPS $0.40.

Operating earnings -3% to $3.7B.

Net profit -9% to $3.2B as sales slip 1% to $35.7B, hurt by falling revenues at GE Capital due to planned asset reductions and and a negative forex impact of $132M.

Total orders +19% to $25.7B; U.S. orders +18%, Europe +17%, growth market +22%.

Industrial segment profit +11%, with strong growth in six of seven businesses

GEs backlog of equipment and services at the end of Q3 was a record $229B, up $6B from Q2.

GE Capital earnings +13%, with ending net investment (ENI) at $385B; Tier 1 common ratio under Basel 1 at 11.3%, +116 bps

Notes "improving global business environment."

$13.9B returned to shareholders YTD.

Overall framework for 2013 remains unchanged.

Shares +0.9%. (PR) (Previous)