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General Dynamics (FRA:GDX) Interest Coverage : 12.63 (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is General Dynamics Interest Coverage?

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income by its Interest Expense. General Dynamics's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was €953 Mil. General Dynamics's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was €-75 Mil. General Dynamics's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 12.63. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

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

FRA:GDX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.45   Med: 11.26   Max: 43.83
Current: 13


FRA:GDX's Interest Coverage is ranked better than
67.46% of 209 companies
in the Aerospace & Defense industry
Industry Median: 7.23 vs FRA:GDX: 13.00

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.


General Dynamics Interest Coverage Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Dynamics's Interest Coverage 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.

Note: For Interest Coverage, "No debt" indicates no long-term debt. An indication of "No Debt" does not necessarily mean that the company has no long-term debt obligations; it could be due to missing data in the quarterly or annual report. Use caution when interpreting this information.

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General Dynamics Interest Coverage Chart

General Dynamics Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Interest Coverage
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.68 8.45 9.66 10.77 10.64

General Dynamics Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
Interest Coverage 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 10.31 10.81 12.44 16.51 12.63

Competitive Comparison of General Dynamics's Interest Coverage

For the Aerospace & Defense subindustry, General Dynamics's Interest Coverage, along with its competitors' market caps and Interest Coverage 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 Interest Coverage Distribution in the Aerospace & Defense Industry

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

* The bar in red indicates where General Dynamics's Interest Coverage falls into.



General Dynamics Interest Coverage Calculation

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

If Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is positive, then

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income /Interest Expense

Else if Interest Expense is negative and Operating Income is negative, then

The company did not have earnings to cover the interest expense.

Else if Interest Expense is 0 and Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation is 0, then

The company had no debt (1).


Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

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

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023, General Dynamics's Interest Expense was €-366 Mil. Its Operating Income was €3,893 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was €9,400 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income (A: Dec. 2023 )/Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2023 )
=-1*3892.665/-365.883
=10.64

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

Here, for the three months ended in Mar. 2024, General Dynamics's Interest Expense was €-75 Mil. Its Operating Income was €953 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was €9,413 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1* Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=-1*953.12/-75.44
=12.63

* 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.

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's Financial Strength is.


General Dynamics  (FRA:GDX) Interest Coverage Explanation

Ben Graham requires that a company has a minimum interest coverage of 5 with the companies he invested. If the interest coverage is less than 2, the company is burdened by debt. Any business slow or recession may drag the company into a situation where it cannot pay the interest on its debt.

Interest Coverage is an important factor when GuruFocus ranks a company's overage Financial Strength .


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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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