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General Dynamics (FRA:GDX) EBITDA : €4,923 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2024)


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What is General Dynamics EBITDA?

General Dynamics's EBITDA for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was €1,147 Mil. Its EBITDA for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was €4,923 Mil.

During the past 12 months, the average EBITDA Growth Rate of General Dynamics was -0.50% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 0.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was -0.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 2.40% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EBITDA Growth Rate using EBITDA data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average EBITDA Growth Rate of General Dynamics was 57.40% per year. The lowest was -36.30% per year. And the median was 3.80% per year.

General Dynamics's EBITDA per Share for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was €4.14. Its EBITDA per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was €17.84.

During the past 12 months, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate of General Dynamics was 0.10% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 2.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 1.40% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 5.00% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EBITDA per share growth rate using EBITDA per Share data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate of General Dynamics was 61.50% per year. The lowest was -31.70% per year. And the median was 5.70% per year.


General Dynamics EBITDA Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Dynamics's EBITDA 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 EBITDA Chart

General Dynamics Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
EBITDA
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4,952.70 4,196.31 4,596.69 5,013.58 4,810.58

General Dynamics Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
EBITDA 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 1,087.18 1,078.99 1,185.31 1,511.22 1,147.24

Competitive Comparison of General Dynamics's EBITDA

For the Aerospace & Defense subindustry, General Dynamics's EV-to-EBITDA, along with its competitors' market caps and EV-to-EBITDA 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 EV-to-EBITDA Distribution in the Aerospace & Defense Industry

For the Aerospace & Defense industry and Industrials sector, General Dynamics's EV-to-EBITDA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where General Dynamics's EV-to-EBITDA falls into.


Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) is what the company earns before it expenses interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

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

General Dynamics's EBITDA was directly provided by GuruFocus' data source Morningstar. For the fiscal year ended in Dec. 2023, General Dynamics's EBITDA was €4,811 Mil.

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

General Dynamics's EBITDA was directly provided by GuruFocus' data source Morningstar. For the quarter ended in Mar. 2024, General Dynamics's EBITDA was €1,147 Mil.

EBITDA for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was €4,923 Mil.

* 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.

Sometimes companies may have already deducted Depreciation and Amortization from Gross Profit. In this case Depreciation and Amortization needs to be added back when calculating EBITDA.

General Dynamics  (FRA:GDX) EBITDA Explanation

EBITDA is a cash flow measure that ignores changes in working capital. EBITDA minus Depreciation, and Amortization (DA) equals Operating Income. Operating Income is profit before interest and taxes. Of course, Interest and taxes need to be paid.

While depreciation and amortization expenses do not need to be paid in cash, assets - especially tangible assets - do need to be replaced over time. EBITDA is not a measure of profit in any sense. EBITDA is a measure of cash generation by a business where the uses of that cash may be more or less discretionary depending on the nature of the business.

The EBITDA of a TV station is largely discretionary. Owners may use much of the EBITDA generated by a TV station as they see fit. The EBITDA of a railroad is largely non-discretionary. Owners must use much of the EBITDA generated by a railroad to replace the physical assets of the railroad or the business will literally fall apart over time.

EBITDA can be thought of as the cash a business generates that is available to:

Add more inventory
Add more receivables
Replace property, plant, and equipment
Add more property, plant, and equipment
Pay interest
Pay taxes
And finally: pay owners

EBITDA is widely used in financial analysis because Depreciation and Amortization are not present day cash expenses.. Depreciation and amortization are the spreading out of the costs of assets over the time in which those assets provide benefits. Today's depreciation and amortization expenses relate to assets bought in the past. The assets being expensed may or may not need to be replaced in the future. And the cost to replace the assets may be more or less than it was in the past. For this reason, the depreciation and amortization expenses a company records in the present year may have no relationship to the actual cash costs needed to maintain its assets in future years.

A company's depreciation expense depends on both its expectations about the assets it owns and its choice of accounting methods. Two companies owning identical assets may have different depreciation expenses because they have different expectations about the useful lives of those assets and because they make different accounting choices.

Analysts use EBITDA to remove this element of personal choice from a company's accounting statements. The use of EBITDA is an attempt to make the results of different companies more comparable and uniform.


Be Aware

Although depreciation is not a cash cost it is a real business cost because the company has to pay for the fixed assets when they purchase them. Both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger hate the idea of EBITDA because in this calculation, depreciation is not counted as an expense.

EBITDA over Revenue is a good metric for comparing the operating efficiencies between companies because EBITDA is less vulnerable to companies' accounting choices. For this reason, EBITDA is used in ranking the Predictability of Companies. Also Price-to-EBITDA is sometimes used in valuations.


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General Dynamics (FRA:GDX) Business Description

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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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