General Piotroski F Score

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USD 222.33  5.73  2.65%   

This module uses fundamental data of General Dynamics to approximate its Piotroski F score. General Dynamics F Score is determined by combining nine binary scores representing 3 distinct fundamental categories of General Dynamics Corp. These three categories are profitability, efficiency, and funding. Some research analysts and sophisticated value traders use Piotroski F Score to find opportunities outside of the conventional market and financial statement analysis.They believe that some of the new information about General Dynamics financial position does not get reflected in the current market share price suggesting a possibility of arbitrage. Please check General Dynamics Altman Z Score, General Dynamics Correlation, General Dynamics Valuation, as well as analyze General Dynamics Alpha and Beta and General Dynamics Hype Analysis.
  
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General Dynamics Debt to Equity Ratio is projected to increase slightly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Debt to Equity Ratio was at 1.84. General Dynamics Calculated Tax Rate is projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Calculated Tax Rate was at 15.90. The current year PPandE Turnover is expected to grow to 9.14, whereas Accrued Expenses Turnover is forecasted to decline to 20.62.
At this time, it appears that General Dynamics' Piotroski F Score is Healthy. Although some professional money managers and academia have recently criticized Piotroski F-Score model, we still consider it an effective method of predicting the state of the financial strength of any organization that is not predisposed to accounting gimmicks and manipulations. Using this score on the criteria to originate an efficient long-term portfolio can help investors filter out the purely speculative stocks or equities playing fundamental games by manipulating their earnings..
6.0
Piotroski F Score - Healthy
1
Current Return On AssetsPositiveFocus
2
Change in Return on AssetsIncreasedFocus
3
Cash Flow Return on AssetsPositiveFocus
4
Current Quality of Earnings (accrual)ImprovingFocus
5
Asset Turnover GrowthIncreaseFocus
6
Current Ratio ChangeDecreaseFocus
7
Long Term Debt Over Assets ChangeLower LeverageFocus
8
Change In Outstending SharesIncreaseFocus
9
Change in Gross MarginNo ChangeFocus

General Dynamics Piotroski F Score Drivers

The critical factor to consider when applying the Piotroski F Score to General Dynamics is to make sure General is not a subject of accounting manipulations and runs a healthy internal audit department. So, if General Dynamics' auditors report directly to the board (not management), the managers will be reluctant to manipulate simply due to the fear of punishment. On the other hand, the auditors will be free to investigate the ledgers properly because they know that the board has their back. Below are the main accounts that are used in the Piotroski F Score model. By analyzing the historical trends of the mains drivers, investors can determine if General Dynamics' financial numbers are properly reported.
Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average Shares279.5 M279.2 M
Slightly Up
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Weighted Average Shares Diluted336.7 M282 M
Fairly Up
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Net Cash Flow from Operations4.1 B4.3 B
Sufficiently Down
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Total Assets49.3 B50.1 B
Fairly Down
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Total Liabilities32.5 B32.4 B
Slightly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Current Assets20.8 B20 B
Sufficiently Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Current Liabilities15.2 B14 B
Significantly Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Total Debt10 B11.5 B
Fairly Down
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Return on Average Assets0.07240.064
Moderately Up
Increasing
Stable
Gross Margin0.150.15
Steady
Decreasing
Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.770.76
Fairly Up
Decreasing
Slightly volatile

General Dynamics Corp F Score Driver Matrix

One of the toughest challenges investors face today is learning how to quickly synthesize historical financial statements and information provided by the company, SEC reporting, and various external parties in order to project the various growth rates. Understanding the correlation between General Dynamics' different financial indicators related to revenue, expenses, operating profit, and net earnings helps investors identify and prioritize their investing strategies towards General Dynamics in a much-optimized way.

About General Dynamics Piotroski F Score

F-Score is one of many stock grading techniques developed by Joseph Piotroski, a professor of accounting at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. It was published in 2002 under the paper titled Value Investing: The Use of Historical Financial Statement Information to Separate Winners from Losers. Piotroski F Score is based on binary analysis strategy in which stocks are given one point for passing 9 very simple fundamental tests, and zero point otherwise. According to Mr. Piotroski's analysis, his F-Score binary model can help to predict the performance of low price-to-book stocks.

Operating Margin

10.51

Share
General Dynamics Operating Margin is projected to increase slightly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Operating Margin was at 10.82

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 EBITDA4.54 B4.86 B5.13 B4.74 B4.87 B5.04 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

About General Dynamics Fundamental Analysis

The Macroaxis Fundamental Analysis modules help investors analyze General Dynamics Corp'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 Corp 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.
Please read more on our fundamental analysis page.
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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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
0.052
Market Capitalization
61.7 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.