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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.31
GD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. GD: 1.31 )
GD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 3.31
Current: 1.31

0.05
3.31
Equity to Asset 0.37
GD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. GD: 0.37 )
GD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.53
Current: 0.37

0.33
0.53
Interest Coverage 35.78
GD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
88% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. GD: 35.78 )
GD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.96   Max: 35.78
Current: 35.78

4.96
35.78
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.34
M-Score: -3.05
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.11
GD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.36 vs. GD: 12.11 )
GD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 13.43
Current: 12.11

2.64
13.43
Net-margin (%) 7.53
GD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. GD: 7.53 )
GD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.05   Max: 10.47
Current: 7.53

-1.05
10.47
ROE (%) 17.39
GD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. GD: 17.39 )
GD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 31.51
Current: 17.39

-2.7
31.51
ROA (%) 6.65
GD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. GD: 6.65 )
GD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.96   Max: 15.13
Current: 6.65

-0.96
15.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 96.45
GD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 25.57 vs. GD: 96.45 )
GD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 18.28   Max: 103.51
Current: 96.45

18.28
103.51
Revenue Growth (%) 1.60
GD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. GD: 1.60 )
GD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 20.9
Current: 1.6

1.6
20.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.90
GD's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. GD: 0.90 )
GD' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30   Max: 27.1
Current: 0.9

-30
27.1
EPS Growth (%) 1.00
GD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. GD: 1.00 )
GD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1   Max: 26.8
Current: 1

1
26.8
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

GD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

James Barrow 11,922,882 sh (+241.6%)
Richard Pzena 570,125 sh (+0.52%)
John Buckingham 64,317 sh (+0.28%)
Bernard Horn 27,667 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Richard Snow 322,329 sh (-0.15%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 45,341 sh (-0.27%)
Tom Gayner 399,361 sh (-0.45%)
Ken Fisher 10,990 sh (-1.32%)
Tom Russo 3,000 sh (-6.98%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 475,415 sh (-7.1%)
Jeremy Grantham 318,217 sh (-22.43%)
Joel Greenblatt 78,812 sh (-23.08%)
Steven Cohen 36,216 sh (-59.72%)
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Q4 2013

GD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Prem Watsa 2,200 sh (New)
Jim Simons 434,900 sh (New)
David Dreman 2,364 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 13,005 sh (+18.33%)
James Barrow 12,969,827 sh (+8.78%)
John Buckingham 64,768 sh (+0.7%)
Tom Russo 3,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 27,667 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 398,400 sh (-0.24%)
Richard Pzena 567,825 sh (-0.4%)
Richard Snow 318,754 sh (-1.11%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 443,238 sh (-6.77%)
Steven Cohen 30,168 sh (-16.7%)
Jeremy Grantham 252,677 sh (-20.6%)
Joel Greenblatt 61,041 sh (-22.55%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 29,344 sh (-35.28%)
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Q1 2014

GD Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 32,610 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 16,200 sh (New)
John Burbank 20,459 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 6,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 77,175 sh (+155.82%)
Joel Greenblatt 112,274 sh (+83.93%)
Bernard Horn 29,867 sh (+7.95%)
Ken Fisher 13,153 sh (+1.14%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 29,627 sh (+0.96%)
Tom Russo 3,000 sh (unchged)
Prem Watsa 2,200 sh (unchged)
John Buckingham Sold Out
David Dreman 2,333 sh (-1.31%)
Tom Gayner 387,000 sh (-2.86%)
James Barrow 11,686,299 sh (-9.9%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 359,331 sh (-18.93%)
Richard Snow 237,894 sh (-25.37%)
Richard Pzena 367,625 sh (-35.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 100,076 sh (-60.39%)
Jim Simons 80,500 sh (-81.49%)
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Q2 2014

GD Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 31,441 sh (+53.68%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 37,225 sh (+25.65%)
Ken Fisher 13,266 sh (+0.86%)
Prem Watsa 2,200 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 100,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 387,000 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 3,000 sh (unchged)
Bernard Horn 29,867 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Richard Snow Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
James Barrow 11,661,644 sh (-0.21%)
Richard Pzena 223,500 sh (-39.2%)
Joel Greenblatt 62,821 sh (-44.05%)
Jeremy Grantham 55,137 sh (-44.9%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 75,779 sh (-78.91%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,442 sh (-80.25%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GD

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Snow 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1%$104.99 - $120.89 $ 132.516%0
Richard Pzena 2014-06-30 Reduce -39.2%0.09%$104.99 - $120.89 $ 132.516%223500
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -44.05%0.08%$104.99 - $120.89 $ 132.516%62821
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Add 53.68%0.02%$104.99 - $120.89 $ 132.516%31441
David Dreman 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$104.99 - $120.89 $ 132.516%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out $104.99 - $120.89 $ 132.516%0
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Reduce -25.37%0.3%$94.46 - $112.66 $ 132.528%237894
James Barrow 2014-03-31 Reduce -9.9%0.18%$94.46 - $112.66 $ 132.528%11686299
Richard Pzena 2014-03-31 Reduce -35.26%0.11%$94.46 - $112.66 $ 132.529%367625
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 83.93%0.08%$94.46 - $112.66 $ 132.528%112274
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.06%$94.46 - $112.66 $ 132.528%20459
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 New Buy$94.46 - $112.66 $ 132.528%6000
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Add 8.78%0.15%$84.28 - $95.1 $ 132.548%12969827
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.55%0.05%$84.28 - $95.1 $ 132.548%61041
Prem Watsa 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$84.28 - $95.1 $ 132.548%2200
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$84.28 - $95.1 $ 132.548%2364
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Guru Investment Theses on General Dynamics Corp

Bernard Horn Comments on General Dynamics - Aug 07, 2014

General Dynamics (GD) was up on positive earnings news, with growth in the aerospace sector and a hefty backlog in combat and marine systems.

From Bernard Horn (Trades, Portfolio)’s Polaris Global Value Fund Second Quarter 2014 Shareholder Letter.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.60
GD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. GD: 19.60 )
GD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 19.64
Current: 19.6

5.8
19.64
P/B 3.41
GD's P/B is ranked higher than
57% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. GD: 3.41 )
GD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 3.41
Current: 3.41

1.37
3.41
P/S 1.49
GD's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. GD: 1.49 )
GD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.48
Current: 1.49

0.47
1.48
PFCF 9.42
GD's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 39.88 vs. GD: 9.42 )
GD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 18.12
Current: 9.42

6.2
18.12
EV-to-EBIT 11.42
GD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.89 vs. GD: 11.42 )
GD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 38.3
Current: 11.42

4.4
38.3
Shiller P/E 23.20
GD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 22.98 vs. GD: 23.20 )
GD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.07   Max: 25.2
Current: 23.2

8.07
25.2
Current Ratio 1.24
GD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. GD: 1.24 )
GD' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.43
Current: 1.24

0.91
3.43
Quick Ratio 1.02
GD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. GD: 1.02 )
GD' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.02

0.38
2.9

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.83
GD's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
56% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. GD: 1.83 )
GD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.88
Current: 1.83

0.85
4.88
Dividend Payout 0.32
GD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
78% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. GD: 0.32 )
GD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.32

0.14
0.58
Dividend growth (3y) 0.80
GD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
75% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.60 vs. GD: 0.80 )
GD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -4.3   Max: 19.8
Current: 0.8

-4.3
19.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.65
GD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 213 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. GD: 2.65 )
GD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 6.81
Current: 2.65

1.19
6.81
Share Buyback Rate 2.80
GD's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. GD: 2.80 )
GD' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.1   Max: -17.3
Current: 2.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 136.60
GD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.90 vs. GD: 136.60 )
GD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 5352.5
Current: 136.6

1.98
5352.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.21
GD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. GD: 1.21 )
GD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 4.32
Current: 1.21

0.44
4.32
Price/Median PS Value 1.42
GD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GD: 1.42 )
GD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.64
Current: 1.42

0.51
1.64
Price/Graham Number 10.24
GD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.30 vs. GD: 10.24 )
GD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.23   Max: 51.47
Current: 10.24

1.23
51.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
GD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. GD: 8.80 )
GD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 23
Current: 8.8

2.6
23
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -4.72
GD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
68% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.74 vs. GD: -4.72 )
GD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.9   Max: 31.2
Current: -4.72

-10.9
31.2

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:BA, ERJ, EADSY, RYCEY, HON » details
Traded in other countries:GDX.Germany, GD.Mexico
General Dynamics a Delaware was incorporated in 1952. The Company is an aerospace and defense company that offers a portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; military and commercial shipbuilding; and communications and information technology. The Company operates through four business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Marine Systems, and Information Systems and Technology. The Company's Aerospace group designs, manufactures and outfits a comprehensive family of mid- and large-cabin business-jet aircraft, and provides maintenance, refurbishment, outfitting and aircraft services for a variety of business-jet, narrow-body and wide-body aircraft customers globally. The Company's Combat Systems group is engaged in the design, development, production, support and enhancement of tracked and wheeled military vehicles, weapons systems and munitions for the United States and its allies. The group's product lines include: wheeled combat and tactical vehicles; main battle tanks and tracked infantry vehicles; munitions and propellant; rockets and gun systems and drivetrain components and aftermarket parts. The Company's Marine Systems group designs, builds and supports submarines and surface ships for the U.S. Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers. The group is one of two primary shipbuilders for the Navy. The group's diverse portfolio of platforms and capabilities includes: nuclear-powered submarines (Virginia Class); surface combatants (DDG-51, DDG-1000, Littoral Combat Ship); auxiliary and combat-logistics ships (T-AKE); commercial ships (Jones Act ships); design and engineering support (SSBN) and overhaul, repair and lifecycle support services. The Company's Information Systems and Technology group provides critical technologies, products and services that support a range of government and commercial communication and information-sharing needs. This group consists of a three-part portfolio centered on tactical communication systems, information technology services, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. Tactical communication systems - it designs, manufactures and delivers trusted and secure communications systems, command-and-control systems and operational hardware to customers within the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies, and to international customers. Information technology services - it provides mission-critical information technology (IT) and highly specialized mission-support services to the U.S. defense and intelligence communities, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal civilian agencies, and commercial and international customers. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems - it provides mission-related systems development, integration and operations support to customers in the U.S. defense, intelligence and homeland security communities, and to U.S. allies.
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