GM Cruise: The company's autonomous vehicle operations cost the automaker $154 million in the second quarter. It is the first time GM has reported the operations as an individual business unit. For the year, the company plans to invest about $1 billion into the operations, including $320 million in the first half of the year.
Regions: North American earnings, which include Canada, declined from $3.5 billion to $2.7 billion in the second quarter. Earnings for the company's international operations also declined, to $143 million from $317 million a year earlier.
Finance: GM Financial reported earnings of $536 million, up from $357 million a year earlier. Forty-five percent of GM’s U.S. sales in the quarter were financed through GM Financial.
Operating profit margin: Profit margin for the quarter was 8.7 percent, including a 9.4 percent margin for North America.
Expectations: GM beat Wall Street’s expectations for a 13th consecutive quarter. The company reported earnings per share of $1.81, above analysts' forecasts of $1.78 -- a key metric for how Wall Street judges the company.