General Price to Earning

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USD 255.74  3.47  1.38%   

General Dynamics fundamentals help investors to digest information that contributes to General Dynamics' financial success or failures. It also enables traders to predict the movement of General Stock. The fundamental analysis module provides a way to measure General Dynamics' intrinsic value by examining its available economic and financial indicators, including the cash flow records, the balance sheet account changes, the income statement patterns, and various microeconomic indicators and financial ratios related to General Dynamics stock.
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General Dynamics Earnings before Tax are projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Earnings before Tax were at 3.87 Billion.

General Price to Earning Analysis

General Dynamics' Price to Earnings ratio is typically used for current valuation of a company and is one of the most popular ratios that investors monitor daily. Holding a low PE stock is less risky because when a company's profitability falls, it is likely that earnings will also go down as well. In other words, if you start from a lower position, your downside risk is limited. There are also some investors who believe that low Price to Earnings ratio reflects the low pricing because a given company is in trouble. On the other hand, a higher PE ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of profit.
 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Interest Expense460 M477 M424 M352.79 M
Gross Profit6.99 B6.33 B6.41 B6.9 B
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Current General Dynamics Price to Earning

    
  20.89 X  
Most of General Dynamics' fundamental indicators, such as Price to Earning, are part of a valuation analysis module that helps investors searching for stocks that are currently trading at higher or lower prices than their real value. If the real value is higher than the market price, General Dynamics is considered to be undervalued, and we provide a buy recommendation. Otherwise, we render a sell signal.

General Price to Earning Historical Pattern

Today, most investors in General Dynamics Stock are looking for potential investment opportunities by analyzing not only static indicators but also various General Dynamics' growth ratios. Consistent increases or drops in fundamental ratios usually indicate a possible pattern that can be successfully translated into profits. However, when comparing two companies, knowing each company's price to earning growth rates may not be enough to decide which company is a better investment. That's why investors frequently use a static breakdown of General Dynamics price to earning as a starting point in their analysis.
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Generally speaking, the Price to Earnings ratio gives investors an idea of what the market is willing to pay for the company's current earnings.
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General Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit

Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit

33.45 Billion

General Dynamics Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit are projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit were at 35.42 Billion
Based on the latest financial disclosure, the price to earning indicator of General Dynamics is roughly 20.89 times. This is 5.56% higher than that of the Aerospace & Defense sector and 31.58% lower than that of the Industrials industry. The price to earning for all United States stocks is 27.26% higher than that of the company.

General Dynamics Current Valuation Drivers

We derive many important indicators used in calculating different scores of General Dynamics from analyzing General Dynamics' financial statements. These drivers represent accounts that assess General Dynamics' ability to generate profits relative to its revenue, operating costs, and shareholders' equity. Below are some of General Dynamics' important valuation drivers and their relationship over time.
201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Net Income Per Employee29.53 K31.68 K33.86 K31.36 K31.59 K27.84 K
Revenue Per Employee314.13 K342.74 K382.41 K375.58 K373.12 K340.24 K
Average Assets34.24 B44.19 B48.42 B51.37 B50.65 B49.45 B
Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA4.62 B5.2 B5.13 B4.74 B4.87 B4.42 B
Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization USD4.54 B4.86 B5.13 B4.74 B4.87 B5.04 B
Earnings before Tax4.08 B4.07 B4.2 B3.74 B3.87 B4.1 B
Average Equity11.13 B12.06 B13.15 B14.37 B16.01 B15.85 B
Enterprise Value62.91 B58.63 B63.7 B54.61 B68.74 B64.38 B
Free Cash Flow3.5 B3.02 B1.99 B2.89 B3.38 B3.36 B
Invested Capital10.33 B19.94 B21.58 B23.35 B23.91 B20.64 B
Invested Capital Average10.29 B18.28 B21.69 B24.34 B24.7 B21 B
Market Capitalization60.75 B46.56 B51.02 B42.71 B58.21 B56.04 B
Tangible Asset Value22.43 B23.23 B27.36 B29.14 B28 B28.24 B
Working Capital5.23 B3.45 B3.49 B5.58 B6.01 B5.63 B

General Dynamics ESG Sustainability

Some studies have found that companies with high sustainability scores are getting higher valuations than competitors with lower social-engagement activities. While most ESG disclosures are voluntary and do not directly affect the long term financial condition, General Dynamics' sustainability indicators can be used to identify proper investment strategies using environmental, social, and governance scores that are crucial to General Dynamics' managers, analysts, and investors.
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About General Dynamics Fundamental Analysis

The Macroaxis Fundamental Analysis modules help investors analyze General Dynamics's financials across various querterly and yearly statements, indicators and fundamental ratios. We help investors to determine the real value of General Dynamics using virtually all public information available. We use both quantitative as well as qualitative analysis to arrive at the intrinsic value of General Dynamics based on its fundamental data. In general, a quantitative approach, as applied to this company, focuses on analyzing financial statements comparatively, whereas a qaualitative method uses data that is important to a company's growth but cannot be measured and presented in a numerical way.
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Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Price to Earnings Ratio 17.96  19.37 
Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA4.9 B4.4 B
Earnings before Tax3.9 B4.1 B

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Is General Dynamics' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of General Dynamics. If investors know General will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about General Dynamics listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
0.062
Market Capitalization
70.2 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
0.043
Return On Assets
0.0541
Return On Equity
20.08
The market value of General Dynamics is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of General that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of General Dynamics' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is General Dynamics' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because General Dynamics' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect General Dynamics' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between General Dynamics' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine General Dynamics value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, General Dynamics' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.