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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 : 8/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 1.36
GD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
82% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. GD: 1.36 )
GD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.31
Current: 1.36

0.21
3.31
Equity to Asset 0.41
GD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. GD: 0.41 )
GD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 0.52
Current: 0.41

0.33
0.52
Interest Coverage 35.78
GD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 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: 8
Z-Score: 3.20
M-Score: -2.62
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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Operating margin (%) 11.80
GD's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.82 vs. GD: 11.80 )
GD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.64   Max: 13.43
Current: 11.8

2.64
13.43
Net-margin (%) 7.55
GD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. GD: 7.55 )
GD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.05   Max: 10.47
Current: 7.55

-1.05
10.47
ROE (%) 16.25
GD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. GD: 16.25 )
GD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2.91   Max: 29.19
Current: 16.25

-2.91
29.19
ROA (%) 6.65
GD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. GD: 6.65 )
GD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.97   Max: 13.66
Current: 6.65

-0.97
13.66
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 96.82
GD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 24.60 vs. GD: 96.82 )
GD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 19.68   Max: 99.92
Current: 96.82

19.68
99.92
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Francisco Garcia Parames 536,573 sh (New)
Jim Simons 464,800 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 67,400 sh (+953.13%)
Steven Cohen 6,019 sh (+21.87%)
Richard Pzena 559,900 sh (+15.15%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 42,048 sh (+4.85%)
John Buckingham 63,826 sh (+4.56%)
Ken Fisher 11,172 sh (+1.6%)
Tom Gayner 401,555 sh (+0.9%)
Richard Snow 321,354 sh (+0.4%)
Bernard Horn 27,667 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Warren Buffett Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 386,767 sh (-9.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 87,848 sh (-22.73%)
Tom Russo 3,225 sh (-43.67%)
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Q2 2013

GD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

James Barrow 3,490,267 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 89,919 sh (+1393.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 102,458 sh (+16.63%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 45,464 sh (+8.12%)
Jeremy Grantham 410,231 sh (+6.07%)
Richard Pzena 567,200 sh (+1.3%)
John Buckingham 64,140 sh (+0.49%)
Richard Snow 322,824 sh (+0.46%)
Bernard Horn 27,667 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 3,225 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Tom Gayner 401,158 sh (-0.1%)
Ken Fisher 11,137 sh (-0.31%)
Francisco Garcia Parames 511,749 sh (-4.63%)
Jim Simons 162,200 sh (-65.1%)
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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)
David Dreman 2,364 sh (New)
Jim Simons 434,900 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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GD

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Add 8.78%0.15%$84.28 - $95.1 $ 109.0622%12969827
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.55%0.05%$84.28 - $95.1 $ 109.0622%61041
Prem Watsa 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$84.28 - $95.1 $ 109.0622%2200
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$84.28 - $95.1 $ 109.0622%2364
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 241.6%1.2%$78.07 - $89.65 $ 109.0628%11922882
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -23.08%0.08%$78.07 - $89.65 $ 109.0628%78812
James Barrow 2013-06-30 New Buy0.46%$65.99 - $79.12 $ 109.0646%3490267
Warren Buffett 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.36%$64.57 - $71.86 $ 109.0658%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -22.73%0.1%$64.57 - $71.86 $ 109.0658%87848
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.07%$64.57 - $71.86 $ 109.0658%0
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.30
GD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. GD: 16.30 )
GD' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 19.57
Current: 16.3

5.8
19.57
P/B 2.60
GD's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. GD: 2.60 )
GD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 3.37
Current: 2.6

1.37
3.37
P/S 1.20
GD's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GD: 1.20 )
GD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 1.42
Current: 1.2

0.47
1.42
PFCF 14.50
GD's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.45 vs. GD: 14.50 )
GD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 18.12
Current: 14.5

6.2
18.12
EV-to-EBIT 9.80
GD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. GD: 9.80 )
GD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.6   Max: 38.3
Current: 9.8

4.6
38.3
PEG 1.40
GD's PEG is ranked higher than
71% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. GD: 1.40 )
GD' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 16.55
Current: 1.4

0.32
16.55
Shiller P/E 19.50
GD's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.40 vs. GD: 19.50 )
GD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 8.06   Max: 25.13
Current: 19.5

8.06
25.13

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.10
GD's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
66% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. GD: 2.10 )
GD' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.85   Max: 4.88
Current: 2.1

0.85
4.88
Dividend Payout 0.24
GD's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
77% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. GD: 0.24 )
GD' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.38
Current: 0.24

0.2
0.38
Dividend growth (3y) -1.00
GD's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
74% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. GD: -1.00 )
GD' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -4.3   Max: 19.8
Current: -1

-4.3
19.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.59
GD's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. GD: 2.59 )
GD' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 6.02
Current: 2.59

1.05
6.02

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 29.40
GD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. GD: 29.40 )
GD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 297.4
Current: 29.4

2.39
297.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
GD's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
85% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GD: 1.10 )
GD' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.1

0.57
1.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
GD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GD: 1.20 )
GD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.2

0.72
1.47
Price/Graham Number 4.50
GD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GD: 4.50 )
GD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 15.17
Current: 4.5

1.27
15.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.20
GD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. GD: 10.20 )
GD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 21.9
Current: 10.2

2.6
21.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -10.61
GD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. GD: -10.61 )
GD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.7   Max: 31.2
Current: -10.61

-10.7
31.2

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:BA, ERJ, EADSY, RYCEY, HON » details
Traded in other countries:GDX.Germany
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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