Be sure to check out our detailed stock analysis (click here). General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) appears to be quite a value play. The company doesn't pay a dividend, but easily could, and the the car maker has made significant restructuring efforts to clean up its balance sheet and better position operations to capitalize on an expected increase in vehicle demand. Comparing the company to major U.S. and overseas peers and the stock could easily be undervalued by as much as 65%.
GM expects to see its future growth generated from emerging markets, yet, the U.S. auto market will also help drive the company higher. The U.S. market is expected to continue growing in 2013, with S&P estimating the sale of light vehicles to reach 15.4 million in 2013, up from 14.4 million in 2012. Part of this demand increase will be due to the fact that the average age of vehicles on the road exceeds 11 years old, which has been a result of purchase postponements during the weak economy.