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General Dynamics (FRA:GDX) Cash Ratio : 0.06 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is General Dynamics Cash Ratio?

The Cash Ratio measures a company’s ability to meet its short-term obligations with cash and near-cash resources. It is calculated as a company's Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities divides by its Total Current Liabilities. General Dynamics's Cash Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 0.06.

General Dynamics has a Cash Ratio of 0.06. It indicates that there are more current liabilities than Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities, and the company does not have sufficient cash on hand to pay off its short-term debt.

The historical rank and industry rank for General Dynamics's Cash Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

FRA:GDX' s Cash Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04   Med: 0.16   Max: 0.35
Current: 0.06

During the past 13 years, General Dynamics's highest Cash Ratio was 0.35. The lowest was 0.04. And the median was 0.16.

FRA:GDX's Cash Ratio is ranked worse than
89.32% of 309 companies
in the Aerospace & Defense industry
Industry Median: 0.36 vs FRA:GDX: 0.06

General Dynamics Cash Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Dynamics's Cash Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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General Dynamics Cash Ratio Chart

General Dynamics Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Cash Ratio
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.05 0.18 0.11 0.08 0.12

General Dynamics Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Cash Ratio Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.13 0.07 0.08 0.12 0.06

Competitive Comparison of General Dynamics's Cash Ratio

For the Aerospace & Defense subindustry, General Dynamics's Cash Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and Cash Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


General Dynamics's Cash Ratio Distribution in the Aerospace & Defense Industry

For the Aerospace & Defense industry and Industrials sector, General Dynamics's Cash Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where General Dynamics's Cash Ratio falls into.



General Dynamics Cash Ratio Calculation

The Cash Ratio measures a company's ability to meet its short-term obligations with its cash and near-cash resources.

General Dynamics's Cash Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

Cash Ratio (A: Dec. 2023 )=Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities/Total Current Liabilities
=1754.221/15068.144
=0.12

General Dynamics's Cash Ratio for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

Cash Ratio (Q: Mar. 2024 )=Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities/Total Current Liabilities
=953.12/15446.8
=0.06

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


General Dynamics  (FRA:GDX) Cash Ratio Explanation

The cash ratio is more conservative than other liquidity ratios, such as Quick Ratio and Current Ratio, because it only considers a company's most liquid resources. The numerator of cash ratio only considers Cash, Cash Equivalents and marketable securities. Other current assets, such as accounts receivable and inventories, are not included. The rationale is that these assets may require time to be transformed into cash, and the amount of money received is also uncertain.

The cash ratio shows a company’s ability to pay all current liabilities immediately without selling or liquidating other assets. Generally speaking, a higher cash ratio suggests the company has a stronger ability to cover its short-term debt. However, a high cash ratio could also indicate inefficient management: the company is inefficient in making full utilization of cash to invest protential profitable project. It may also suggest that the company is not confident about future profitability.

In general, the higher the cash ratio, the better the company's liquidity position.


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General Dynamics (FRA:GDX) Business Description

Address
11011 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA, USA, 20190
General Dynamics is a defense contractor and business jet manufacturer. The firm's segments include aerospace, marine, combat systems, and technologies. General Dynamics' aerospace segment creates Gulfstream business jets and operates a global aircraft servicing operation. Combat systems produces land-based combat vehicles such as the M1 Abrams tank and Stryker armored personnel carrier, as well as munitions. The marine segment creates and services nuclear-powered submarines, destroyers, and other ships. The technologies segment contains two main units, an IT business that primarily serves the government market and a mission systems business that focuses on products that provide command, control, computing, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to the military.

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