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General Dynamics GF Value Rank

: 3 (As of Today)
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General Dynamics has the GF Value Rank of 3.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.


Competitive Comparison

For the Aerospace & Defense subindustry, General Dynamics's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank 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 GF Value Rank Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where General Dynamics's GF Value Rank falls into.



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General Dynamics Business Description

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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, combat systems, marine, and technologies. The company's aerospace segment creates Gulfstream business jets. Combat systems produces land-based combat vehicles, such as the M1 Abrams tank. The marine subsegment creates nuclear-powered submarines, among other things. The technologies segment contains two business units, an IT business that primarily serves the government market and a mission systems business that focuses on products that provide command, control, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to the military.
Executives
Crown James S director 222 N LASALLE STREET STE 2000 CHICAGO IL 60601
Steel Robert K director 85 BROAD STREET NEW YORK NY 10004
Deep Danny officer: Vice President 11011 SUNSET HILLS ROAD RESTON VA 20190
Stratton John G director 1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, 8TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10036
Graney Kevin M officer: Vice President 11011 SUNSET HILLS ROAD RESTON VA 20190
Smith Robert Edward officer: Executive Vice President 2941 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Haney Cecil D director C/O GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION 11011 SUNSET HILLS ROAD RESTON VA 20190
Brady Christopher J officer: Vice President C/O GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION 11011 SUNSET HILLS ROAD RESTON VA 20190
Nye C Howard director 2710 WYCLIFF ROAD RALEIGH NC 27607
Reynolds Catherine B director PO BOX 9870 MCLEAN VA 22102
Moss William A officer: Vice President and Controller 2941 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Wall Peter A director C/O GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION 2941 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Malcolm Mark director TOWER INTERNATIONAL, INC. 17672 LAUREL PARK DRIVE N., SUITE 400E LIVONIA MI 48152
Burns Mark Lagrand officer: Vice President 2941 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE SUITE 100 FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Gilliland Marguerite Amy officer: Senior Vice President 2941 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042

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