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General Dynamics Delivers Solid Third-Quarter Results as Orders and Backlog Remain Resilient

Dawit Woldemariam Equity Analyst

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| Dawit Woldemariam |

Wide-moat-rated General Dynamics delivered solid third-quarter results, driven by a continued recovery in jet deliveries and positive tailwinds in the marine segment. Sales of $10 billion and adjusted EPS of $3.26 outpaced FactSet consensus by 1% and 3.5%, respectively. Management reaffirmed its 2022 guidance in the quarter as a continued recovery in aerospace demand and a volatile geopolitical outlook stoked robust order activity.

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General Dynamics is a defense contractor and business jet manufacturer. The firm’s segments include aerospace, combat systems, marine, and technologies. The company’s aerospace segment creates Gulfstream business jets. Combat system produces land-based combat vehicles, such as the M1 Abrams tank. The marine subsegment creates nuclear-powered submarines, among other things. The technologies segment contains two main units, an IT business that primarily serves the government market and a mission systems business that focuses on products that provide command, control, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities to the military.

11011 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA, 20190
T +1 703 876-3000
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Most Recent Earnings Sep 30, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Employees 103,100

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