General Dynamics

General Dynamics is an aerospace and defense company. It offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation, combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions, shipbuilding, communication and information technology systems and solutions. General Dynamics has four main business segments. Aerospace designs, develops, manufacturers and services a comprehensive offering of advanced business-jet aircraft. Combat Systems specializes in producing, supporting and sustaining land and expeditionary combat systems. Marine Systems designs, builds and supports submarines and a variety of surface ships. The Information Systems and Technology group offers a breadth and depth of technology and service capabilities that support a wide range of government and commercial needs, including systems integration expertise, hardware and software products, and engineering, management and support services

Company Growth (employees)
Falls Church, US
Size (employees)
98,800 (est)-1%
General Dynamics was founded in 1899 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 207 other locations
Falls Church, US (HQ)
2941 Fairview Park Drive Suite 100
Ottawa, CA
1941 Robertson Road
Show all (210)

General Dynamics Data and Metrics

General Dynamics Financial Metrics

General Dynamics's revenue was reported to be $7.7 b in Q2, 2018

Revenue (Q2, 2018)

7.7 b

Gross profit (Q2, 2018)

1.6 b

Gross profit margin (Q2, 2018), %


Net income (Q2, 2018)

749 m

EBIT (Q2, 2018)

1.1 b

Market capitalization (25-Jul-2017)

61.4 b

Cash (02-Jul-2017)

1.9 b


63.6 b
General Dynamics's current market capitalization is $61.4 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


30.9 b30.9 b31.5 b31.4 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

25.2 b25 b25.3 b25.1 b

Gross profit

5.7 b5.9 b6.1 b6.2 b
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018


7.8 b7.9 b8 b7.7 b7.7 b7.7 b7.4 b7.7 b

Cost of goods sold

6.3 b6.3 b6.5 b6.2 b6.1 b6.2 b5.9 b6.1 b

Gross profit

1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b1.5 b1.5 b1.6 b

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


5.3 b4.4 b2.8 b2.3 b

Accounts Receivable

4.4 b4.1 b3.4 b3.6 b


2.9 b3.2 b3.4 b3.5 b

Current Assets

18.2 b17.4 b14.6 b15.4 b
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018


4.4 b4 b337.2 m1.9 b1.9 b2.3 b2.2 b1.9 b

Accounts Receivable

3.7 b3.6 b3.8 b3.7 b3.5 b3.5 b3.5 b3.7 b


3.4 b3.4 b3.2 b3.5 b3.5 b3.7 b5.8 b5.8 b

Current Assets

16.4 b15.8 b15.3 b14.2 b14.4 b15.3 b16.6 b17.1 b
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

2.4 b2.5 b3 b3 b

Accounts Receivable

(223 m)330 m604 m(161 m)


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

Accounts Payable

(204 m)(161 m)(89 m)567 m
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Net Income

716 m1.5 b2.2 b717 m1.5 b2.2 b763 m1.5 b

Accounts Receivable

388 m455 m254 m(195 m)(83 m)(52 m)(84 m)(291 m)


(183 m)(149 m)(29 m)(133 m)(150 m)(288 m)2 m(14 m)

Accounts Payable

210 m222 m334 m179 m157 m305 m(72 m)82 m
USDY, 2017


60.2 x


62.9 x


74.2 x


77.7 k


0.4 x


0.1 x

Financial Leverage

3.1 x
Show all financial metrics

General Dynamics Operating Metrics

General Dynamics's Backlog was reported to be $58.6 b in Q2, 2018
FY, 2014Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2015Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2016Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Total Contract Value

$99.1 b$96.14 b$95.61 b$94.29 b$90.6 b$89.21 b$89.06 b$87.21 b$84.8 b$85.01 b$82.99 b

Aircraft Deliveries (Green)


Aircraft Deliveries (Outfitted)


Backlog Funded

$52.93 b$55.98 b$55.44 b$53.74 b$51.78 b$54.71 b$53.08 b$51.37 b$49.37 b$53.26 b$51.71 b
Show all operating metrics

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

General Dynamics Market Value History

General Dynamics Revenue Breakdown

General Dynamics Job Categories

Traffic Overview of General Dynamics

General Dynamics Online and Social Media Presence

General Dynamics News and Updates

NASA seeks to build a quieter supersonic plane for passenger flight

 NASA has designed a supersonic plane that it hopes will help reduce flight time for international travelers, and its design is intended to reduce the noise of the jet to well below that of the Concorde. Starting in August, Bloomberg reports, NASA will seek bids from aircraft manufacturers to bring …

More women than ever lead Fortune 500 companies this year — but it's still not that many

Here's a milestone for the Fortune 500: more women CEOs than ever lead top companies in the United States. Of the 500 companies that make up Fortune's annual ranking for 2017, released Wednesday, 32 have women CEOs. That's up from 21 in 2016, which was a drop-off from years' past.  Of course, it…

There are not enough female CEOs—but women who reach the top are often paid better than men

Corporate America is not an easy place to be a woman. Despite research that shows that companies which have more women in leadership positions are…

Checkout Gulfstream's next generation $45 million G500 private jet

Over the years, Gulfstream's line of long-range private jets have become synonymous with the pinnacle of luxury air travel. Last year, Business Insider had the opportunity to experience Gulfstream's former flagship, the $61.5 million G550, and it was simply incredible. At th…

The History Of CVC: From Exxon And DuPont To Xerox And Microsoft, How Corporates Began Chasing ‘The Future’

On June 8, 2016  hundreds of businesspeople filed into the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood for a conversation featuring Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. They probably didn’t expect a take-down of corporate venture capital at the Future of … Continued

Only 4.2% of Fortune 500 companies are run by women

With so few women running large US companies, it would seem that the number of female CEOs in the Fortune 500 could only go up.…
Show more

General Dynamics Company Life and Culture

You may also be interested in