General Dynamics Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of -0.4% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics Revenues From 2012 To 2016

Here are the revenues and the revenue growth details of General Dynamics during the last five years:

  • General Dynamics generated a total of $31 billion revenues during 2012. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of -5.2% year-over-year during 2012.
  • General Dynamics generated a total of $30.9 billion revenues during 2013. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of -0.2% year-over-year during 2013.
  • General Dynamics generated a total of $30.9 billion revenues during 2014. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of -0.3% year-over-year during 2014.
  • General Dynamics generated a total of $31.5 billion revenues during 2015. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of 2% year-over-year during 2015.
  • General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of -0.4% year-over-year during 2016.

Why Analyze Revenue Growth?

Revenue growth is the most commonly analyzed financial metric. Revenue Growth is the percent increase (or decrease) of a company's revenue between two time periods. It is computed by using the following formula: ((revenues during the time period two - revenues during the time period one) / revenues during the time period one)*100. If the time periods are two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as the annual revenue growth year-over-year. If the time periods are two consecutive quarters, then the revenue growth is referred to as the quarterly revenue growth quarter-over-quarter. If the time periods refer to the same quarter in the two consecutive years, then the revenue growth is referred to as quarterly revenue growth year-over-year. In case the time periods are two non-consecutive years, then the revenue CAGR (Commutative Annual Growth Rate) is computed.

Revenue growth analysis is important for a number of reasons. First, it helps in understanding how a business is performing. If the revenue growth rates are positive, it means the business is performing well and the revenues are increasing. If the revenue growth rates are negative, it means the revenues are declining and the company needs to take measures to increase them. If they don't, the company will continue to shrink. Second, a company's historical revenue growth analysis along with the market size and market share analysis helps in forecasting the future revenues of a company. Third, a comparison of a company's growth rates with its competitors helps in determining who is winning more business. A revenue growth higher than the industry average translates into increasing market share. Companies with very high revenue growth rates have the potential to be the industry disrupters.

General Dynamics Ranking

With $31.4 billion revenues, General Dynamics ranked number 82 in the R&P Research list of top-3000 public companies in the US by revenues during 2016. Each one of the top-3000 companies generated more than $50 million of annual revenues during 2016.

The top-20 companies in the US by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Walmart ($482.1 billion)
  2. ExxonMobil ($226.1 billion)
  3. Berkshire Hathaway ($223.6 billion)
  4. Apple ($215.6 billion)
  5. McKesson ($190.9 billion)
  6. UnitedHealth Group ($184.8 billion)
  7. CVS Health ($177.5 billion)
  8. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  9. AT&T ($163.8 billion)
  10. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  11. AmerisourceBergen ($146.8 billion)
  12. Amazon ($136 billion)
  13. Verizon ($126 billion)
  14. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  15. Cardinal Health ($121.5 billion)
  16. Costco ($118.7 billion)
  17. Walgreens Boots Alliance ($117.4 billion)
  18. Chevron ($114.5 billion)
  19. Kroger ($109.8 billion)
  20. Express Scripts Holding ($100.3 billion)

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries. For high-level analysis purposes, related/similar sectors are grouped into sector groups.

For example, Healthcare sector group is comprised of Life Sciences sector and Healthcare Services sector. Life Sciences sector is comprised of following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Medical Devices; Biotechnology; Diagnostics & Scientific Instruments. Healthcare Services sector is comprised of following industries: Drug Stores, PBM and Distributors; Healthcare Payers; Healthcare Providers; Medical Software; Healthcare Research Services.

General Dynamics is associated with Industrials Sector Group, Aerospace and Defense Sector, and Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services Industry.

With $31.4 billion revenues, General Dynamics ranked number 11 of all the companies in the US Industrials sector group. There were a total of 542 public companies in the US Industrials sector group that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Industrials sector group by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. General Motors ($166.4 billion)
  2. Ford Motor ($151.8 billion)
  3. General Electric ($123.7 billion)
  4. Boeing ($94.6 billion)
  5. UPS ($60.9 billion)
  6. United Technologies ($57.2 billion)
  7. Fedex ($50.4 billion)
  8. Lockheed Martin ($47.2 billion)
  9. Honeywell International ($39.3 billion)
  10. Caterpillar ($38.5 billion)

Industrials sector group is comprised of the following sectors: Aerospace and Defense; Automobiles and Parts; Construction and Building Products; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Support Services; Transportation & Logistics.

With $31.4 billion revenues, General Dynamics ranked number 4 of all the companies in the US Aerospace and Defense sector. There were a total of 39 public companies in the US Aerospace and Defense sector that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Aerospace and Defense sector by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Boeing ($94.6 billion)
  2. United Technologies ($57.2 billion)
  3. Lockheed Martin ($47.2 billion)
  4. General Dynamics ($31.4 billion)
  5. Northrop Grumman ($24.5 billion)
  6. Raytheon ($24.1 billion)
  7. Textron ($13.8 billion)
  8. Huntington Ingalls Industries ($7.1 billion)
  9. Spirit AeroSystems ($6.8 billion)
  10. Rockwell Collins ($5.3 billion)

Aerospace and Defense sector is comprised of the following industries: Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services; Military and Defense. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry includes manufacturers, assemblers, distributors and service providers of aerospace and aircraft parts primarily used in the commercial or private air transport.
  • Military and Defense industry includes producers of components and equipment for the defense industry, including military aircraft, radar equipment and weapons, drones, space and security systems. Military and Defense companies also offer military shipbuilding, submarines, amphibious assault ships and nuclear services. Arms and weapon companies offering consumer firearms are included in the specialized consumer goods.

With $31.4 billion revenues, General Dynamics ranked number 3 of all the companies in the US Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry. There were a total of 32 public companies in the US Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Boeing ($94.6 billion)
  2. United Technologies ($57.2 billion)
  3. General Dynamics ($31.4 billion)
  4. Northrop Grumman ($24.5 billion)
  5. Raytheon ($24.1 billion)
  6. Textron ($13.8 billion)
  7. Spirit AeroSystems ($6.8 billion)
  8. Rockwell Collins ($5.3 billion)
  9. Triumph Group ($3.9 billion)
  10. TransDigm Group ($3.2 billion)

Companies Segmentation

To identify and analyze high/low growth or most/least profitable similar-size companies in different sectors or industries, R&P research classifies all companies into different segments based upon their revenues, revenue growth, and net profit margins.

Based upon their annual revenues, the companies are classified into one of the following four segments:

  1. Mega companies, having revenues greater than $50 billion.
  2. Very Large companies, having revenues between $10 billion and $50 billion.
  3. Large companies, having revenues between $1 billion and $10 billion.
  4. Mid-size companies, having revenues between $50 million and $1 billion.

With $31.4 billion revenues, General Dynamics was in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016. There were a total of 239 companies in the Very Large companies revenue segment during 2016.

Based upon their annual revenue growth, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth greater than 50%.
  2. High positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive growth companies, having annual revenue growth between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative growth companies, having annual revenue growth less than -50%.

With -0.4% revenue growth year-over-year, General Dynamics was in the Low negative revenue growth segment during 2016. There were a total of 384 companies in the Low negative revenue growth segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 1985 (nearly two-third of the total) had positive revenue growth and 1015 (nearly one-third of the total) had negative revenue growth during 2016.

Based upon their annual net profit margin, the companies are classified into one of the following eight segments:

  1. Very High positive margin companies, having net profit margin greater than 50%.
  2. High positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 20% and 50%.
  3. Medium positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 5% and 20%.
  4. Low positive margin companies, having net profit margin between 0% and 5%.
  5. Low negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -5% and 0%.
  6. Medium negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -20% and -5%.
  7. High negative margin companies, having net profit margin between -50% and -20%.
  8. Very High negative margin companies, having net profit margin less than -50%.

With a net margin of 9.4%, General Dynamics was in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. There were a total of 1086 companies in the Medium positive net profit margin segment during 2016. Of the US top-3000 companies, 2244 (nearly three-fourth of the total) had positive net profit margin and 756 (nearly one-fourth of the total) had negative net profit margin during 2016.

Company Business Summary

General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. It operates through four business groups: Aerospace; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Marine Systems. The Aerospace group designs, develops, manufactures, and outfits business-jet aircraft; provides aircraft services, such as maintenance, repair, aircraft management, charter, fixed-base operational, and staffing services; and performs aircraft completion services for other original equipment manufacturers. The Combat Systems group is involved in the design, development, production, modernization, and sustainment of combat vehicles, weapons systems, and munitions. This group offers wheeled combat and tactical vehicles; main battle tanks and tracked combat vehicles; armaments; and maintenance and logistics support and sustainment services. The Information Systems and Technology group provides technologies, products, and services that support a range of military, federal/civilian, state, local, and commercial customers. This group offers information technology solutions and mission support services; communication, command-and-control, and computer mission systems; and imagery, signals, and multi-intelligence systems for customers in the defense sector, intelligence and homeland security communities, and the United States allies. The Marine Systems group designs, constructs, and repairs surface ships and submarines for the United States Navy and Jones Act ships for commercial customers. This group offers nuclear-powered surface combatants, auxiliary and combat-logistics ships, and commercial product carriers and containerships; and provides design and engineering support services, as well as maintenance, modernization, and lifecycle support services. General Dynamics Corporation was founded in 1899 and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.

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Revenues Analysis

General Dynamics (GD) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of -0.4% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics (GD) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2002 to 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of -0.4% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics (GD) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of General Dynamics Corp (GD) revenue growth with Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics reported a revenue growth of -0.4% year-over-year during 2016. The Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry growth was 0.8% year-over-year during 2016. General Dynamics growth was slower than the industry during 2016.

Profit Analysis

General Dynamics (GD) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2013 To...

This report provides the last four years net profit and net margin of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2013 to 2016. General Dynamics reported a total net income of $3 billion during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. General Dynamics net profit margin was 9.4% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics (GD) Net Profit And Net Margin From 2002 To...

This report provides the last fifteen years net profit and net margin of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2002 to 2016. General Dynamics reported a total net income of $3 billion during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. General Dynamics net profit margin was 9.4% during 2016. The net profit and the net profit margin correspond to the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics (GD) Net Profit Margin Comparison With Industry From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of General Dynamics Corp (GD) net profit margin with Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry net profit margin during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics reported a net profit margin of 9.4% during 2016. The Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry net profit margin was 7.2% during 2016. General Dynamics was more profitable than the industry during 2016.

Cost & Expenses Analysis

General Dynamics (GD) Cost of Sales (COGS) Analysis From 2012 To...

This report provides the last five years cost of sales (COGS) analysis of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics spent a total of $25.1 billion on COGS during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, General Dynamics spent 80.1% of its total revenues on COGS during 2016. The cost of sales (COGS) numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics (GD) Research & Development (R&D) Spending Analysis 2016

R&D spending analysis for General Dynamics is not available because either the company does not provide the data or we don't have it.

General Dynamics (GD) Sales, Marketing, General & Administrative (SG&A) Spending Analysis...

This report provides the last five years sales, marketing, general & administrative (SG&A) expenses of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics spent a total of $1.9 billion on sales, marketing, general, and administrative (SG&A) activities during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, General Dynamics spent 6.2% of its total revenues on SG&A activities during 2016. The SG&A spending numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Working Capital Analysis

General Dynamics (GD) Inventory Spending Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years inventory spending analysis of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics invested a total of $3.5 billion on inventories during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, General Dynamics invested 11.2% of its total revenues on inventories during 2016. The inventory numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics (GD) Accounts Receivable (A/R) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Receivable (A/R) analysis of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics invested a total of $8.9 billion on accounts receivable during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, General Dynamics invested 28.4% of its total revenues on accounts receivable during 2016. The accounts receivable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics (GD) Accounts Payable (A/P) Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics invested a total of $2.5 billion on accounts payable during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, General Dynamics invested 8.1% of its total revenues on accounts payable activities during 2016. The accounts payable numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

Asset Management Analysis

General Dynamics (GD) Property, Plant & Equipment (PP&E) Investment Analysis From...

This report provides the last five years property, plant & equipment (PP&E) investment analysis of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics invested a total of $3.5 billion on property, plant & equipment (PP&E) activities during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, General Dynamics invested 11.1% of its total revenues on PP&E activities during 2016. The PP&E investment numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

General Dynamics (GD) Intangible Assets Analysis From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years Intangible assets analysis of General Dynamics Corp (GD) from 2012 to 2016. General Dynamics invested a total of $12.1 billion on Intangible assets during 2016. General Dynamics generated a total of $31.4 billion revenues during 2016. As a percentage of revenues, General Dynamics invested 38.7% of its total revenues on intangible assets during 2016. The Intangible asset numbers are for the fiscal year ending in December.

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