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General Dynamics' Aerospace Business Flies High as Defense Macro Environment Improved In Q1

Burkett Huey, CFA Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

| Burkett Huey, CFA |

Wide-moat-rated General Dynamics posted continued strength in aerospace despite some deteriorating fundamentals. Revenue of $9.4 billion and earnings per share of $2.61 beat FactSet consensus by 4.4% and 4.1%, respectively. After increasing our near-term margin estimates and our long-term defense revenue assumptions as we increase our global defense spending expectations, we are increasing our fair value estimate for General Dynamics to $215 per share from $201.

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General Dynamics Corp's Company Profile

Business Description

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
Sector Industrials
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2022
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2022
Stock Type Cyclical
Employees 103,100

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