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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.

Company Info

Acquired CSRA (2017 rank: 526), April 3, 2018.
Phebe N. Novakovic
CEO Title
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace and Defense
HQ Location
Falls Church, Va.
Years on Fortune 500 List24
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General Dynamics Rank History


Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$30,973.00-1.2%
Profits ($M)$2,912.00-1.5%
Assets ($M)$35,046.00-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$11,435.00-
Market Value — as of March 29, 2018 ($M)$65,845.40-

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%