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  • Last Close 218.34
  • Sector Industrials
  • Industry Aerospace & Defense
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 218.31  –  221.67
  • Year Range 202.35  –  256.86
  • Market Cap 59.6161 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 921,771.0 /  1.1 Mil
  • Price / Sales 1.48
  • Price / Book 3.08
  • Forward Div Yield 2.50%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.36%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis GD

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General Dynamics Presides Over a Very High-Quality Portfolio of Businesses

Nicolas Owens Equity Analyst

Business Strategy and Outlook

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Regulated margins, mature markets, customer-paid research and development, and long-term revenue visibility allow the defense contractors to deliver a lot of cash to shareholders, which we view positively because we don’t see substantial growth in this industry. Indeed, defense budgets usually ebb and flow with a nation's wealth and its perception of danger. In the U.S., both have been on the rise, and among many allies, notably Germany and Japan, geopolitics is leading to larger military budgets than we've seen for decades. For perspective, we estimate that the portions of the U.S. defense budget relevant to contractors like General Dynamics and its competitors and subcontractors shrank between 2011 and 2016 by 3.7% annualized while these budgets grew between 2016 and 2021 by 6.5% annualized. We think the contracting budget will continue to grow with modernization, but more moderately, averaging around 2.5%-3.0% over the next five years.

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Business Description

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.

11011 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA, 20190
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Employees 106,500

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FAQs for General Dynamics Corp Stock

Yes. GD has a forward dividend yield of 2.42%. See GD’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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GD’s market cap is 59.62 Bil.
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GD’s stock style is Large Core.
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GD’s price/sales is 1.48.
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GD’s price/forward earnings is 17.93.
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GD’s price/book is 3.08.
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