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General Dynamics Corp  (NYSE:GD) Interest Coverage: 8.67 (As of Mar. 2019)

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. General Dynamics Corp's Operating Income for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $1,014 Mil. General Dynamics Corp's Interest Expense for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was $-117 Mil. General Dynamics Corp's interest coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 was 8.67. The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

NYSE:GD' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.92   Max: 43.83
Current: 10.01

11.92
43.83

NYSE:GD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
68% of the 159 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 12.39 vs. NYSE:GD: 10.01 )

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 Corp  (NYSE:GD) Interest Coverage Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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General Dynamics Corp Annual Data

Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Interest Coverage Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 37.76 43.83 37.82 36.21 11.92

General Dynamics Corp Quarterly Data

Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19
Interest Coverage 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 Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 37.33 10.56 9.96 10.95 8.67

Competitive Comparison
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General Dynamics Corp  (NYSE:GD) Interest Coverage Distribution

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



General Dynamics Corp  (NYSE:GD) 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.


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 Corp's Interest Coverage for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

Here, for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018, General Dynamics Corp's Interest Expense was $-374 Mil. Its Operating Income was $4,457 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $11,444 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (A: Dec. 2018 )/Interest Expense (A: Dec. 2018 )
=-1*4457/-374
=11.92

General Dynamics Corp's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 is calculated as

Here, for the three months ended in Mar. 2019, General Dynamics Corp's Interest Expense was $-117 Mil. Its Operating Income was $1,014 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation was $11,451 Mil.

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Mar. 2019 )/Interest Expense (Q: Mar. 2019 )
=-1*1014/-117
=8.67

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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


General Dynamics Corp  (NYSE:GD) 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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