General Dynamics Earnings Estimate

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Many public companies, such as General Dynamics, manage the perception of their earnings on a regular basis to make sure that analyst estimates are accurate. Future earnings calculations are also an essential input when attempting to value a firm. By analyzing General Dynamics' earnings estimates, investors can diagnose different trends across General Dynamics' analyst sentiment over time as well as compare current estimates against different timeframes.
General Dynamics is projected to generate 11.53 in earnings per share on the 31st of December 2021. General Dynamics earnings estimates module stress-tests analyst consensus about projected General Dynamics Corp EPS (Earning Per Share) to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on its historical volatility. Please check Risk vs Return Analysis.
  
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The current year Gross Profit is expected to grow to about 6.9 B. The current year Profit Margin is expected to grow to 0.09

General Dynamics Earnings Estimation Breakdown

Calculation of earning per share of General Dynamics Corp is based on official Zacks consensus of 6 analysts regarding General Dynamics future annual earnings. Given the historical accuracy of 97.86%, the future earnings per share of General Dynamics is estimated to be 11.53 with the lowest and highest values of 11.5 and 11.6, respectively. Please note that this consensus of annual earnings estimates for General Dynamics Corp is an estimate of EPS before non-recurring items and including employee stock options expenses
  Current EPS 11.65
11.50
Lowest
Expected EPS 11.53
11.60
Highest

General Dynamics Earnings Projection Consensus

Suppose the current estimates of General Dynamics' value are higher than the current market price of the General Dynamics stock. In this case, investors may conclude that General Dynamics is overpriced and will exhibit bullish sentiment. On the other hand, if the present value is lower than the stock price, analysts may conclude that the market undervalues the equity. These scenarios may suggest that the market is not as efficient as it should be at the estimation time, and General Dynamics' stock will quickly adjusts to the new information provided by the consensus estimate.
Number of AnalystsHistorical AccuracyCurrent EPSEPS Estimate for 31st of December 2021

6

97.86%

11.65

11.53

General Dynamics Earnings History

Earnings estimate consensus by General Dynamics Corp analysts from Wall Street is used by the market to judge General Dynamics' stock performance. The investors also use these earnings estimates to evaluate and project the stock performance into the future in order to make their investment decisions. However, we recommend analyzing not only General Dynamics' upcoming profit reports and earnings-per-share forecasts but also compare them to our different valuation methods.

General Dynamics Quarterly Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA

1.09 Billion

Share
General Dynamics Price to Earnings Ratio are projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Price to Earnings Ratio were at 17.96. The current year Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA is expected to grow to about 5 B, whereas Earnings per Basic Share are forecasted to decline to 11.05. General Dynamics Weighted Average Shares Diluted is projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Weighted Average Shares Diluted was at 282.02 Million.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of General Dynamics' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of General Dynamics in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
221.66223.27224.88
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
201.47230.10231.71
Details
Naive
Forecast
LowNext ValueHigh
225.92227.53229.14
Details
12 Analysts
Consensus
LowTarget PriceHigh
210.00234.70247.00
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as General Dynamics. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against General Dynamics' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, General Dynamics' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in General Dynamics Corp.
Note that many institutional investors and large investment bankers can move markets due to the volume of General assets they manage. They also follow analysts to some degree and often drive overall investor sentiments towards General Dynamics. With so many stockholders watching consensus numbers, the difference between actual and projected earnings is one of the most critical factors driving General stock price in the short term.

General Dynamics Earnings per Share Projection vs Actual

Actual Earning per Share of General Dynamics refers to what the company shows during its earnings calls or quarterly reports. The Expected EPS is what analysts covering General Dynamics Corp predict the company's earnings will be in the future. The higher the earnings per share of General Dynamics, the better is its profitability. While calculating the Earning per Share, we use the weighted ratio, as the number of shares outstanding can change over time.

General Dynamics Estimated Earnings per Share

For an investor who is primarily interested in generating an income out of investing in entities such as General Dynamics, the EPS ratio can tell if the company is intending to increase its current dividend. Although EPS is an essential tool for investors, it should not be used in isolation. EPS of General Dynamics should always be considered in relation to other companies to make a more educated investment decision.

General Quarterly Analyst Estimates and Surprise Metrics

Earnings surprises can significantly impact General Dynamics' stock price both in the short term and over time. Negative earnings surprises usually result in a price decline. However, it has been seen that positive earnings surprises lead to an immediate rise in a stock's price and a gradual increase over time. This is why we often hear news about some companies beating earning projections. Financial analysts spend a large amount of time predicting earnings per share (EPS) along with other important future indicators. Many analysts use forecasting models, management guidance, and additional fundamental information to derive an EPS estimate.
Reported
Fiscal Date
Estimated EPS
Reported EPS
Surprise
2022-04-27
2022-03-312.512.610.1
2022-01-26
2021-12-313.373.390.02
2021-10-27
2021-09-302.9863.070.084
2021-07-28
2021-06-302.54682.610.0632
2021-04-28
2021-03-312.28522.480.1948
2021-01-27
2020-12-313.53553.49-0.0455
2020-10-28
2020-09-302.87672.90.0233
2020-07-29
2020-06-302.17462.180.0054
2020-04-29
2020-03-312.56372.43-0.1337
2020-01-29
2019-12-313.43763.510.0724
2019-10-23
2019-09-303.06263.140.0774
2019-07-24
2019-06-302.70892.770.0611
2019-04-24
2019-03-312.43982.560.1202
2019-01-30
2018-12-312.98623.070.0838
2018-10-24
2018-09-302.76642.890.1236
2018-07-25
2018-06-302.47982.820.340213 
2018-04-25
2018-03-312.47532.650.1747
2018-01-24
2017-12-312.38442.50.1156
2017-10-25
2017-09-302.43332.520.0867
2017-07-26
2017-06-302.42652.450.0235
2017-04-26
2017-03-312.31952.480.1605
2017-01-27
2016-12-312.53582.620.0842
2016-10-26
2016-09-302.38032.480.0997
2016-07-27
2016-06-302.31232.440.1277
2016-04-27
2016-03-312.16152.340.1785
2016-01-27
2015-12-312.37622.40.0238
2015-10-28
2015-09-302.132.280.15
2015-07-29
2015-06-302.062.270.2110 
2015-04-29
2015-03-311.952.140.19
2015-01-28
2014-12-312.132.190.06
2014-10-22
2014-09-301.912.050.14
2014-07-23
2014-06-301.771.880.11
2014-04-23
2014-03-311.641.710.07
2014-01-22
2013-12-311.751.760.01
2013-10-23
2013-09-301.681.840.16
2013-07-24
2013-06-301.621.810.1911 
2013-04-24
2013-03-311.51.620.12
2013-01-23
2012-12-311.881.39-0.4926 
2012-10-24
2012-09-301.781.75-0.03
2012-07-25
2012-06-301.741.770.03
2012-04-25
2012-03-311.691.57-0.12
2012-01-25
2011-12-311.992.020.03
2011-10-26
2011-09-301.771.830.06
2011-07-27
2011-06-301.721.790.07
2011-04-27
2011-03-311.611.640.03
2011-01-26
2010-12-311.851.910.06
2010-10-27
2010-09-301.641.70.06
2010-07-28
2010-06-301.611.680.07
2010-04-28
2010-03-311.511.540.03
2010-01-27
2009-12-311.571.580.01
2009-10-28
2009-09-301.41.480.08
2009-07-29
2009-06-301.571.610.04
2009-04-29
2009-03-311.461.540.08
2009-01-28
2008-12-311.591.620.03
2008-10-22
2008-09-301.511.590.08
2008-07-23
2008-06-301.441.60.1611 
2008-04-23
2008-03-311.291.420.1310 
2008-01-23
2007-12-311.411.420.01
2007-10-24
2007-09-301.251.340.09
2007-07-25
2007-06-301.171.270.1
2007-04-25
2007-03-311.051.070.02
2007-01-24
2006-12-311.141.13-0.01
2006-10-18
2006-09-301.061.080.02
2006-07-19
2006-06-3011.030.03
2006-04-19
2006-03-310.840.940.111 
2006-01-25
2005-12-310.9910.01
2005-10-19
2005-09-300.880.920.04
2005-07-20
2005-06-300.810.850.04
2005-04-20
2005-03-310.760.850.0911 
2005-01-26
2004-12-310.820.820
2004-10-20
2004-09-300.750.80.05
2004-07-21
2004-06-300.70.740.04
2004-04-21
2004-03-310.60.670.0711 
2004-01-21
2003-12-310.680.70.02
2003-10-15
2003-09-300.620.640.02
2003-07-16
2003-06-300.580.610.03
2003-04-16
2003-03-310.510.560.05
2003-01-22
2002-12-310.720.67-0.05
2002-10-16
2002-09-300.660.660
2002-07-17
2002-06-300.640.650.01
2002-04-17
2002-03-310.560.560
2002-01-23
2001-12-310.60.610.01
2001-10-17
2001-09-300.570.56-0.01
2001-07-18
2001-06-300.560.560
2001-04-18
2001-03-310.490.530.04
2001-01-24
2000-12-310.540.550.01
2000-10-19
2000-09-300.50.510.01
2000-07-19
2000-06-300.490.510.02
2000-04-19
2000-03-310.440.460.02
2000-01-26
1999-12-310.470.490.02
1999-10-20
1999-09-300.440.450.01
1999-07-20
1999-06-300.40.410.01
1999-04-21
1999-03-310.360.40.0411 
1999-01-27
1998-12-310.370.380.01
1998-10-14
1998-09-300.360.370.01
1998-07-15
1998-06-300.350.370.02
1998-04-16
1998-03-310.310.330.02
1998-01-28
1997-12-310.330.330
1997-10-15
1997-09-300.320.330.01
1997-07-16
1997-06-300.30.320.02
1997-04-16
1997-03-310.280.280
1997-01-22
1996-12-310.280.280
1996-10-16
1996-09-300.270.270
1996-07-18
1996-06-300.260.270.01
1996-04-17
1996-03-310.250.260.01

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The earnings estimate module is a useful tool to check what professional financial analysts are assuming about the future of General Dynamics earnings. We show available consensus EPS estimates for the upcoming years and quarters. Investors can also examine how these consensus opinions have evolved historically. We show current General Dynamics estimates, future projections, as well as estimates 1, 2, and three years ago. Investors can search for a specific entity to conduct investment planning and build diversified portfolios. Please note, earnings estimates provided by Macroaxis are the average expectations of expert analysts that we track. If a given stock such as General Dynamics fails to match professional earnings estimates, it usually performs purely. Wall Street refers to that as a 'negative surprise.' If a company 'beats' future estimates, it's usually called an 'upside surprise.'
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Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit35.4 B33.5 B
Earning Before Interest and Taxes EBIT4.3 B4.4 B
Earnings per Basic Share 11.61  11.05 
Earnings per Diluted Share 11.55  10.96 
Price to Earnings Ratio 17.96  19.37 
Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA4.9 BB
Earnings before Tax3.9 B4.1 B
General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. General Dynamics Corporation was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. General Dynamics operates under Aerospace Defense classification in the United States and is traded on New York Stock Exchange. It employs 103100 people.

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Quarterly Earnings Growth YOY
0.052
Market Capitalization
62.2 B
Return On Assets
0.0543
Return On Equity
0.2
The market value of General Dynamics Corp 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.