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General Dynamics (FRA:GDX) ROE % : 14.99% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is General Dynamics ROE %?

ROE % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Stockholders Equity over a certain period of time. General Dynamics's annualized net income for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was €2,940 Mil. General Dynamics's average Total Stockholders Equity over the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was €19,614 Mil. Therefore, General Dynamics's annualized ROE % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 14.99%.

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

FRA:GDX' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.63   Med: 22.91   Max: 28.88
Current: 16.71

During the past 13 years, General Dynamics's highest ROE % was 28.88%. The lowest was 16.63%. And the median was 22.91%.

FRA:GDX's ROE % is ranked better than
79.39% of 296 companies
in the Aerospace & Defense industry
Industry Median: 6.39 vs FRA:GDX: 16.71

General Dynamics ROE % Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Dynamics's ROE % 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 ROE % Chart

General Dynamics Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
ROE %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 27.39 20.46 20.24 19.31 16.41

General Dynamics Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
ROE % 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 15.43 15.34 17.09 19.28 14.99

Competitive Comparison of General Dynamics's ROE %

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

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

* The bar in red indicates where General Dynamics's ROE % falls into.



General Dynamics ROE % Calculation

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

ROE %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2023 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2022 )+Total Stockholders Equity (A: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=3039.855/( (17528.192+19531.183)/ 2 )
=3039.855/18529.6875
=16.41 %

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

ROE %=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/( (Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Dec. 2023 )+Total Stockholders Equity (Q: Mar. 2024 ))/ count )
=2940.32/( (19531.183+19697.2)/ 2 )
=2940.32/19614.1915
=14.99 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual ROE %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total shareholder equity over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the net income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. ROE % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


General Dynamics  (FRA:GDX) ROE % Explanation

ROE % measures the rate of return on the ownership interest (shareholder's equity) of the common stock owners. It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from every unit of shareholders' equity (also known as net assets or assets minus liabilities). ROE % shows how well a company uses investment funds to generate earnings growth. ROE %s between 15% and 20% are considered desirable.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can be illustrated with the three-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=2940.32/19614.1915
=(Net Income / Revenue )*(Revenue / Total Assets)*(Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
=(2940.32 / 39490.08)*(39490.08 / 50543.545)*(50543.545 / 19614.1915)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover*Equity Multiplier
=7.45 %*0.7813*2.5769
=ROA %*Equity Multiplier
=5.82 %*2.5769
=14.99 %

With this breakdown, it is clear that if a company grows its Net Profit Margin, its Asset Turnover, or its Leverage, it can grow its ROE %.

The factors that affect a company's ROE % can also be illustrated with the five-step DuPont Analysis:

ROE %(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=Net Income/Total Stockholders Equity
=2940.32/19614.1915
=(Net Income / Pre-Tax Income) * (Pre-Tax Income / Operating Income) * (Operating Income / Revenue) * (Revenue / Total Assets) * (Total Assets / Total Stockholders Equity)
= (2940.32 / 3562.24) * (3562.24 / 3812.48) * (3812.48 / 39490.08) * (39490.08 / 50543.545) * (50543.545 / 19614.1915)
= Tax Burden * Interest Burden * Operating Margin % * Asset Turnover * Equity Multiplier
= 0.8254 * 0.9344 * 9.65 % * 0.7813 * 2.5769
=14.99 %

Note: The net income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) revenue data. The same rule applies to Pre-Tax Income and Operating Income.
* In the five-step DuPont Analysis, Operating Income is only available for non-financial companies. Thus, for Insurance companies, we use EBIT as a substitution of Operating Income. For Banks, both Operating Income and EBIT is unavailable. Thus we combined Interest Burden and Operating Margin % into Pretax Margin %, and the DuPont Analysis is divided into four components instead.

* 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.


Be Aware

Net Income is used.

Because a company can increase its ROE % by having more financial leverage, it is important to watch the equity multiplier when investing in high ROE % companies. Like ROA %, ROE % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.

Asset light businesses require very few assets to generate very high earnings. Their ROE %s can be extremely high.


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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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