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Combat corporation General Dynamics is the world’s third largest defense contractor after Lockheed Martin and Boeing. With products spanning land, sea, air, and cyber, the West Falls Church, Va.-based company has come a long way from its roots as a submarine manufacturer in the late 19th century. Strong demand for its Gulfstream corporate jets as well as cybersecurity services have kept the company buoyant and consistently outperformed expectations in 2014.

Company Info

Phebe N. Novakovic
Aerospace and Defense
Aerospace & Defense
HQ Location
Falls Church, VA
Years on List21
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Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)30,852-1.2%
Profits ($M)2,5337.5%
Total Stockholder Equity11,829-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)44,816-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues8.2%
Profits as % of Assets7.2%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity21.4%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)7.42
EPS % Change (from 2013)11.2%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)3.8%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)9.3%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)47%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)18.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)12.5%