General Dynamics

General Dynamics Corporation is an American aerospace and defense company formed by mergers and divestitures. It is the world's fifth-largest defense contractor based on 2012 revenues.  General Dynamics is an aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation;combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions;shipbuilding;and communication and information technology systems and solutions. The company was formed in 1952 through the combination of the Electric Boat Company, Consolidated Vultee (CONVAIR) and several others. The company grew organically and through acquisitions until the early 1990s, when we sold nearly all of our divisions except Electric Boat and Land Systems. Starting in the mid-1990s, we began expanding by acquiring combat vehicle-related businesses, additional shipyards, information technology product and service companies and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Since then we have acquired and integrated more than 65 businesses to strengthen and complement our business portfolio.
Company Growth (employees)
Falls Church, US
Size (employees)
99,900 (est)+2%
General Dynamics was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Falls Church, US

Key People at General Dynamics

Phebe Novakovic

Phebe Novakovic

Chairman & CEO
Jason Aiken

Jason Aiken

Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson

Gregory Gallopoulos

Gregory Gallopoulos

SVP, General Counsel and Secretary
Amy Gilliland

Amy Gilliland

SVP, HR and Administration
Robert Helm

Robert Helm

SVP, Planning and Development
Mark Roualet

Mark Roualet

John Casey

John Casey


General Dynamics Office Locations

General Dynamics has offices in Falls Church, Ottawa, Needham, Orlando and in 204 other locations
Falls Church, US (HQ)
2941 Fairview Park Drive Suite 100
Ottawa, CA
1941 Robertson Road
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General Dynamics Data and Metrics

General Dynamics Financial Metrics

General Dynamics's revenue was reported to be $31.4 b in FY, 2016 which is a 0% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

31.4 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

3 b

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2017)

61.2 b

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

2.3 b


61.8 b
General Dynamics's current market capitalization is $61.2 b.
USDFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


32.7 b31 b31.2 b30.9 b31.5 b31.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Net Income

2.4 b2.5 b3 b3 b
USDY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.6 b2.6 b3.3 b5.3 b4.4 b2.8 b2.3 b

Accounts Receivable

4.4 b4.1 b3.4 b3.6 b


3 b3.2 b3.4 b3.5 b

Current Assets

17.9 b17.4 b14.6 b15.4 b


3.4 b3.3 b3.5 b3.5 b


12 b11.7 b11.4 b11.4 b

Total Assets

35.4 b35.4 b32 b32.9 b

Accounts Payable

2.2 b2.1 b2 b2.5 b

Total Debt

3.9 b3.4 b2.9 b3 b

Current Liabilities

12.2 b13.8 b12.4 b12.8 b

Non-Current Liabilities

8.8 b9.8 b8.8 b9.1 b

Total Liabilities

20.9 b23.5 b21.3 b21.9 b

Common Stock

482 m482 m482 m482 m

Retained Earnings

19.4 b21.1 b23.2 b25.2 b

Total Equity

10.7 b11 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.1 x0.1 x0.1 x0.1 x

Financial Leverage

3 x3 x
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

2.4 b2.5 b3 b3 b

Accounts Receivable

(205 m)330 m604 m(161 m)


(200 m)(303 m)(156 m)(154 m)

Accounts Payable

(223 m)(161 m)(89 m)567 m

Cash From Operating Activities

3.1 b3.7 b2.5 b2.2 b

Capital Expenditures

(440 m)(521 m)(569 m)(392 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(367 m)(1.1 b)(426 m)

Dividends Paid

(591 m)(822 m)(873 m)(911 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

(725 m)(3.6 b)(4.3 b)(2.2 b)

Free Cash Flow

3.5 b4.2 b3.1 b2.6 b
USDY, 2016


28.1 x


23.9 x


317.3 k


0.3 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

3 x

General Dynamics Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Open Kernel LabsSeptember 10, 2012
IPWirelessMay 10, 2012$150 m
VangentAugust 16, 2011$960 m
Network Connectivity Solutions, Corp.July 18, 2011
Diamond Fortress TechnologiesJune 14, 2011
AxsysJune 04, 2009$643 m
AxleTech InternationalJanuary 05, 2009
Gulfstream AerospaceMay 18, 1999

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