General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. More Details
Established dividend payer and good value.
Share Price & News
How has General Dynamics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GD is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 3% a week.
Volatility Over Time: GD's weekly volatility (3%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Aerospace & Defense
1 Year Return
US Aerospace & Defense
Return vs Industry: GD exceeded the US Aerospace & Defense industry which returned -19.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GD underperformed the US Market which returned 29.4% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is General Dynamics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StHave Insiders Been Buying General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) Shares?
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StIs General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) Using Too Much Debt?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StThe General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) Full-Year Results Are Out And Analysts Have Published New Forecasts
Is General Dynamics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: GD ($167.95) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($245.31)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GD is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GD is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the US Aerospace & Defense industry average (34.7x).
PE vs Market: GD is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.2x) compared to the US market (21.4x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GD is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.8x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GD is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (3.1x) compared to the US Aerospace & Defense industry average (2.8x).
How is General Dynamics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GD's forecast earnings growth (5.5% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: GD's earnings (5.5% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (19.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GD's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GD's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GD's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GD's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (19.9%).
How has General Dynamics performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GD has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GD's current net profit margins (8.4%) are lower than last year (8.9%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GD's earnings have grown by 3.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GD's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: GD had negative earnings growth (-9.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Aerospace & Defense industry average (-5.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: GD's Return on Equity (20.2%) is considered high.
How is General Dynamics's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GD's short term assets ($21.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($16.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: GD's short term assets ($21.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($19.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GD's debt to equity ratio (83%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GD's debt to equity ratio has increased from 31.7% to 83% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GD's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (29.2%).
Interest Coverage: GD's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (8.8x coverage).
What is General Dynamics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GD's dividend (2.62%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.31%).
High Dividend: GD's dividend (2.62%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.69%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GD's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GD's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (39.9%), GD's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GD's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (42% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Phebe Novakovic (62 yo)
Ms. Phebe N. Novakovic has been the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics Corporation since January 1, 2013 and has been its Director since May 2012. She joined General Dynamics in 20...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Phebe's total compensation ($USD18.31M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.53M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Phebe's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CEO & Chairperson||8.17yrs||US$18.31m||0.26% |
|Senior VP & CFO||7.17yrs||US$5.12m||0.032% |
|Senior VP||11.17yrs||US$4.21m||0.045% |
|Executive Vice President of Combat Systems||8yrs||US$5.31m||0.049% |
|VP & President of Gulfstream Aerospace||5.67yrs||US$4.37m||0.017% |
|Executive Vice President of Technologies||0.17yr||no data||0.025% |
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration||3.92yrs||no data||0.023% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Planning||1.92yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President||5.92yrs||no data||0.013% |
|Executive Vice President of Marine Systems||1.67yrs||no data||0.012% |
|President of General Dynamics Electric Boat||4.17yrs||no data||0.0083% |
Experienced Management: GD's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.7 years average tenure).
|CEO & Chairperson||8.17yrs||US$18.31m||0.26% |
|Independent Director||11.25yrs||US$314.93k||0.013% |
|Lead Independent Director||10.83yrs||US$337.89k||5.44% |
|Independent Director||1.08yrs||no data||0.0014% |
|Independent Director||6.5yrs||US$306.89k||0.0013% |
|Independent Director||7.08yrs||US$286.89k||0.0025% |
|Independent Director||3.83yrs||US$314.89k||0.0014% |
|Independent Director||2.83yrs||US$286.89k||0.00091% |
|Independent Director||5.58yrs||US$304.89k||0.0023% |
|Independent Director||1.58yrs||US$127.46k||0.00023% |
|Independent Director||4.58yrs||US$314.89k||0.00088% |
|Independent Director||2yrs||US$266.36k||0.00036% |
Experienced Board: GD's board of directors are considered experienced (5.1 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
General Dynamics Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: General Dynamics Corporation
- Ticker: GD
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1899
- Industry: Aerospace and Defense
- Sector: Capital Goods
- Market Cap: US$47.373b
- Shares outstanding: 285.78m
- Website: https://www.gd.com
Number of Employees
- General Dynamics Corporation
- 11011 Sunset Hills Road
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GD||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|GDX||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GDX||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GD *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|0IUC||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|GEDY||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GDX||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GDBR34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 COM||BR||BRL||Aug 2015|
General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aerospace, Marine Systems, Combat Systems, and Technologies. The Marine Systems segme...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/03/05 00:24|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/03/04 00:00|
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