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General Dynamics


This year has been a good one for the defense industry and General Dynamics is no exception. The market cap of the Phebe Novakovic-led company is up nearly 16% since this time last year, due in part to the Trump administration’s promise to increase weapons spending. The company, which specializes in building tanks and nuclear submarines, is thriving on strong demand from the U.S. armed forces: The Navy has upped its orders of military vessels, and the Air Force just awarded GD a much sought-after $9 million cloud hosting contract.

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Phebe N. Novakovic

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Aerospace & Defense


Aerospace and Defense

HQ Location

Falls Church, Va.

Years on Fortune 500 List




Acquired CSRA (2017 rank: 526), April 3, 2018.
Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$30,973-1.2%
Profits ($M)$2,912.0-1.5%
Assets ($M)$35,046
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$11,435
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$65,845
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues9.4%
Profits as % of Assets8.3%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity25.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)9.56
EPS % Change (from 2016)0.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)-
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)6.5%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2017)19.8%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)26.5%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)11.1%
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