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General Dynamics (FRA:GDX) ROIC % : 7.00% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is General Dynamics ROIC %?

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. General Dynamics's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 7.00%.

As of today (2024-05-29), General Dynamics's WACC % is 6.52%. General Dynamics's ROIC % is 7.60% (calculated using TTM income statement data). General Dynamics generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases.


General Dynamics ROIC % Historical Data

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

General Dynamics Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
ROIC %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 9.05 7.55 8.24 8.16 7.43

General Dynamics Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
ROIC % 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 6.80 6.97 7.65 8.73 7.00

Competitive Comparison of General Dynamics's ROIC %

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

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

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



General Dynamics ROIC % Calculation

General Dynamics's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Dec. 2023 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2022 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=3892.665 * ( 1 - 16.79% )/( (42935.008 + 44244.333)/ 2 )
=3239.0865465/43589.6705
=7.43 %

where

Invested Capital(A: Dec. 2022 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=48696.24 - 4588.784 - ( 1172.448 - max(0, 14481.904 - 19883.472+1172.448))
=42935.008

Invested Capital(A: Dec. 2023 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=50260.77 - 4262.216 - ( 1754.221 - max(0, 15068.144 - 21654.955+1754.221))
=44244.333

General Dynamics's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Mar. 2024 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Dec. 2023 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Mar. 2024 ))/ count )
=3812.48 * ( 1 - 17.46% )/( (44244.333 + 45685.36)/ 2 )
=3146.820992/44964.8465
=7.00 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Dec. 2023 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=50260.77 - 4262.216 - ( 1754.221 - max(0, 15068.144 - 21654.955+1754.221))
=44244.333

Invested Capital(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=50826.32 - 4187.84 - ( 953.12 - max(0, 15446.8 - 22260.32+953.12))
=45685.36

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) data.

* 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.


General Dynamics  (FRA:GDX) ROIC % Explanation

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. The reason book values of debt and equity are used is because the book values are the capital the company received when issuing the debt or receiving the equity investments.

There are four key components to this definition. The first is the use of operating income or EBIT rather than net income in the numerator. The second is the tax adjustment to this operating income or EBIT, computed as a hypothetical tax based on an effective or marginal tax rate. The third is the use of book values for invested capital, rather than market values. The final is the timing difference; the capital invested is from the end of the prior year whereas the operating income or EBIT is the current year's number.

Why is ROIC % important?

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, General Dynamics's WACC % is 6.52%. General Dynamics's ROIC % is 7.60% (calculated using TTM income statement data). General Dynamics generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases. General Dynamics earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Be Aware

Like ROE % and ROA %, ROIC % is calculated with only 12 months of data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective.


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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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