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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 25, 2023 (October 25, 2023)
Commission File Number 1-3671
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
13-1673581
State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organizationI.R.S. Employer Identification No.
11011 Sunset Hills RoadReston,Virginia20190
Address of principal executive officesZip code


(703) 876-3000
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


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Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On October 25, 2023, General Dynamics announced its financial results for the quarter ended October 1, 2023. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is hereby incorporated by reference.
Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d)     Exhibits (furnished only)





SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION
by/s/ William A. Moss
William A. Moss
Vice President and Controller
(Authorized Officer and Chief Accounting Officer)
Dated: October 25, 2023




Exhibit 99.1 
 
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11011 Sunset Hills Road 
Reston, Virginia 20190News
www.gd.com 

Contact: Jeff A. Davis
Tel: 703 876 3483
press@generaldynamics.com


General Dynamics Reports Third-Quarter 2023 Financial Results

October 25, 2023

Revenue $10.6 billion, up 6% year over year
Net earnings $836 million, diluted EPS $3.04
$1.3 billion net cash provided by operating activities
Record-high $95.6 billion backlog, 1.4-to-1 book-to-bill


RESTON, Va. – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today reported third-quarter 2023 net earnings of $836 million on revenue of $10.6 billion. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $3.04.

“We continue to see strong demand and steady revenue growth across the business, resulting in significant growth in backlog,” said Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer. “Both operating earnings and net earnings increased over last quarter, and cash from operations was a highlight.”

Cash
Net cash provided by operating activities in the quarter totaled $1.3 billion, or 158% of net earnings. After $227 million in capital expenditures, the company generated free cash flow from operations of $1.1 billion, or 131% of net earnings. During the quarter, the company repaid $500 million in fixed-rate notes, paid $363 million in dividends, and used $56 million to repurchase shares.

Backlog
Orders remained strong across the company with a consolidated book-to-bill ratio, defined as orders divided by revenue, of 1.4-to-1 for the quarter, with particular strength in the Marine Systems and Aerospace segments. Company-wide backlog of $95.6 billion was the highest in the company’s history. Estimated potential contract value, which represents management’s estimate of additional value in unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts and unexercised options, was $37.3 billion. Total estimated contract value, the sum of all backlog components, was $132.9 billion at the end of the quarter.

Aerospace received $2.9 billion in new orders during the quarter, growing backlog to $20.1 billion.




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Significant awards in the quarter for the three defense segments included a U.S. Navy contract for an undisclosed amount for construction of three Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers; $1.5 billion in contracts for Virginia-class submarine lead yard services, development studies and design efforts, as well as spare parts for maintenance availabilities; $140 million, with a maximum potential value of $1.3 billion, for Columbia-class submarine advanced nuclear plant studies (ANPS); $1.1 billion, with maximum potential value up to $1.9 billion, for munitions, ordnance, and the establishment of additional production capacity; a Department of Homeland Security contract with maximum potential value of $710 million to continue infrastructure modernization of its St. Elizabeth’s campus in Washington, D.C.; and $365 million, with maximum potential value of $775 million, for several key contracts for classified customers.

About General Dynamics
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; and technology products and services. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated $39.4 billion in revenue in 2022. More information is available at GD.com.

WEBCAST INFORMATION: General Dynamics will webcast its third-quarter 2023 financial results conference call today at 9 a.m. EDT. The webcast will be a listen-only audio event available at GD.com. An on-demand replay of the webcast will be available by telephone two hours after the end of the call through November 1, 2023, at 800-770-2030 (international: +1 647-362-9199), conference ID 4299949. Charts furnished to investors and securities analysts in connection with the announcement of financial results are available at GD.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements (FLS), including statements about the companys future operational and financial performance, which are based on managements expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “scheduled,” “outlook,” “estimates,” “should” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify FLS. In making FLS, we rely on assumptions and analyses based on our experience and perception of historical trends; current conditions and expected future developments; and other factors, estimates and judgments we consider reasonable and appropriate based on information available to us at the time. FLS are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. FLS are not guarantees of future performance and involve factors, risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from what is forecast in the FLS. All FLS speak only as of the date they were made. We do not undertake any obligation to update or publicly release revisions to FLS to reflect events, circumstances or changes in expectations after the date of this press release. Additional information regarding these factors is contained in the companys filings with the SEC, and these factors may be revised or supplemented in future SEC filings. In addition, this press release contains some financial measures not prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). While we believe these non-GAAP metrics provide useful information for investors, there are limitations associated with their use, and our calculations of these metrics may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Non-GAAP metrics should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, GAAP measures. Reconciliations to comparable GAAP measures and other information relating to our non-GAAP measures are included in other filings with the SEC, which are available at investorrelations.gd.com.
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EXHIBIT A
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS

 
 Three Months EndedVariance
 October 1, 2023October 2, 2022$%
Revenue$10,571 $9,975 $596 6.0 %
Operating costs and expenses(9,514)(8,877)(637)
Operating earnings1,057 1,098 (41)(3.7)%
Other, net19 41 (22)
Interest, net(85)(86)
Earnings before income tax991 1,053 (62)(5.9)%
Provision for income tax, net(155)(151)(4)
Net earnings$836 $902 $(66)(7.3)%
Earnings per share—basic$3.07 $3.29 $(0.22)(6.7)%
Basic weighted average shares outstanding272.6 273.9 
Earnings per share—diluted$3.04 $3.26 $(0.22)(6.7)%
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding274.7 276.4 





































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EXHIBIT B
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS

 
 Nine Months EndedVariance
 October 1, 2023October 2, 2022$%
Revenue$30,604 $28,556 $2,048 7.2 %
Operating costs and expenses(27,647)(25,572)(2,075)
Operating earnings2,957 2,984 (27)(0.9)%
Other, net65 120 (55)
Interest, net(265)(279)14 
Earnings before income tax2,757 2,825 (68)(2.4)%
Provision for income tax, net(447)(427)(20)
Net earnings$2,310 $2,398 $(88)(3.7)%
Earnings per share—basic$8.45 $8.70 $(0.25)(2.9)%
Basic weighted average shares outstanding273.2 275.8 
Earnings per share—diluted$8.39 $8.61 $(0.22)(2.6)%
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding275.4 278.4 
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EXHIBIT C
REVENUE AND OPERATING EARNINGS BY SEGMENT - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

 
 Three Months EndedVariance
 October 1, 2023October 2, 2022$%
Revenue:
Aerospace$2,032 $2,347 $(315)(13.4)%
Marine Systems3,002 2,769 233 8.4 %
Combat Systems2,224 1,788 436 24.4 %
Technologies3,313 3,071 242 7.9 %
Total$10,571 $9,975 $596 6.0 %
Operating earnings:
Aerospace$268 $312 $(44)(14.1)%
Marine Systems211 238 (27)(11.3)%
Combat Systems300 271 29 10.7 %
Technologies315 285 30 10.5 %
Corporate(37)(8)(29)(362.5)%
Total$1,057 $1,098 $(41)(3.7)%
Operating margin:
Aerospace13.2 %13.3 %
Marine Systems7.0 %8.6 %
Combat Systems13.5 %15.2 %
Technologies9.5 %9.3 %
Total10.0 %11.0 %






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EXHIBIT D
REVENUE AND OPERATING EARNINGS BY SEGMENT - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

 
 Nine Months EndedVariance
 October 1, 2023October 2, 2022$%
Revenue:
Aerospace$5,877 $6,117 $(240)(3.9)%
Marine Systems9,053 8,071 982 12.2 %
Combat Systems5,904 5,129 775 15.1 %
Technologies9,770 9,239 531 5.7 %
Total$30,604 $28,556 $2,048 7.2 %
Operating earnings:
Aerospace$733 $793 $(60)(7.6)%
Marine Systems657 660 (3)(0.5)%
Combat Systems796 743 53 7.1 %
Technologies897 887 10 1.1 %
Corporate(126)(99)(27)(27.3)%
Total$2,957 $2,984 $(27)(0.9)%
Operating margin:
Aerospace12.5 %13.0 %
Marine Systems7.3 %8.2 %
Combat Systems13.5 %14.5 %
Technologies9.2 %9.6 %
Total9.7 %10.4 %



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EXHIBIT E
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS
 
(Unaudited)
October 1, 2023December 31, 2022
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and equivalents$1,352 $1,242 
Accounts receivable3,132 3,008 
Unbilled receivables8,453 8,795 
Inventories8,282 6,322 
Other current assets1,560 1,696 
Total current assets22,779 21,063 
Noncurrent assets:
Property, plant and equipment, net6,013 5,900 
Intangible assets, net1,681 1,824 
Goodwill20,386 20,334 
Other assets2,666 2,464 
Total noncurrent assets 30,746 30,522 
Total assets$53,525 $51,585 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt$7 $1,253 
Accounts payable3,315 3,398 
Customer advances and deposits9,351 7,436 
Other current liabilities3,289 3,254 
Total current liabilities15,962 15,341 
Noncurrent liabilities:
Long-term debt9,248 9,243 
Other liabilities8,358 8,433 
Total noncurrent liabilities17,606 17,676 
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock482 482 
Surplus3,671 3,556 
Retained earnings38,626 37,403 
Treasury stock(21,124)(20,721)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(1,698)(2,152)
Total shareholders’ equity19,957 18,568 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$53,525 $51,585 



 
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EXHIBIT F
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS
 

Nine Months Ended
 October 1, 2023October 2, 2022
Cash flows from operating activities—continuing operations:
Net earnings$2,310 $2,398 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash from operating activities:
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment446 420 
Amortization of intangible and finance lease right-of-use assets195 224 
Equity-based compensation expense136 140 
Deferred income tax benefit(158)(132)
(Increase) decrease in assets, net of effects of business acquisitions:
Accounts receivable(89)259 
Unbilled receivables448 422 
Inventories(1,904)(915)
Increase (decrease) in liabilities, net of effects of business acquisitions:
Accounts payable(83)(68)
Customer advances and deposits2,171 1,598 
Other, net42 (436)
Net cash provided by operating activities3,514 3,910 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures(600)(620)
Other, net(8)(378)
Net cash used by investing activities(608)(998)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayment of fixed-rate notes(1,250)— 
Dividends paid(1,068)(1,024)
Purchases of common stock(434)(1,119)
Other, net(40)103 
Net cash used by financing activities(2,792)(2,040)
Net cash (used) provided by discontinued operations(4)21 
Net increase in cash and equivalents110 893 
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period1,242 1,603 
Cash and equivalents at end of period$1,352 $2,496 

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EXHIBIT G
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS
Other Financial Information:
 October 1, 2023December 31, 2022
Debt-to-equity (a)46.4 %56.5 %
Book value per share (b)$73.13 $67.66 
Shares outstanding272,896,860 274,411,106 
Third QuarterNine Months
2023202220232022
Income tax payments, net$167 $202 $493 $767 
Company-sponsored research and development (c)$140 $124 $395 $361 
Return on sales (d)7.9 %9.0 %7.5 %8.4 %
Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
Third QuarterNine Months
2023202220232022
Free cash flow:
Net cash provided by operating activities$1,321 $1,283 $3,514 $3,910 
Capital expenditures(227)(255)(600)(620)
Free cash flow (e)$1,094 $1,028 $2,914 $3,290 
 October 1, 2023December 31, 2022
Net debt:
Total debt$9,255 $10,496 
Less cash and equivalents1,352 1,242 
Net debt (f)
$7,903 $9,254 
(a)Debt-to-equity ratio is calculated as total debt divided by total equity as of the end of the period.

(b)Book value per share is calculated as total equity divided by total outstanding shares as of the end of the period.

(c)Includes independent research and development and Aerospace product-development costs.

(d)Return on sales is calculated as net earnings divided by revenue.

(e)We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. We believe free cash flow is a useful measure for investors because it portrays our ability to generate cash from our businesses for purposes such as repaying debt, funding business acquisitions, repurchasing our common stock and paying dividends. We use free cash flow to assess the quality of our earnings and as a key performance measure in evaluating management.

(f)We define net debt as short- and long-term debt (total debt) less cash and equivalents. We believe net debt is a useful measure for investors because it reflects the borrowings that support our operations and capital deployment strategy. We use net debt as an important indicator of liquidity and financial position.

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EXHIBIT H
BACKLOG - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS
 
FundedUnfundedTotal
Backlog
Estimated
Potential
Contract Value*
Total
Estimated
Contract Value
Third Quarter 2023:
Aerospace$19,654 $405 $20,059 $785 $20,844 
Marine Systems30,445 17,277 47,722 3,113 50,835 
Combat Systems14,375 719 15,094 6,098 21,192 
Technologies9,833 2,852 12,685 27,302 39,987 
Total$74,307 $21,253 $95,560 $37,298 $132,858 
Second Quarter 2023:
Aerospace$19,050 $447 $19,497 $888 $20,385 
Marine Systems30,318 13,410 43,728 3,238 46,966 
Combat Systems14,349 718 15,067 6,196 21,263 
Technologies9,732 3,333 13,065 27,639 40,704 
Total$73,449 $17,908 $91,357 $37,961 $129,318 
Third Quarter 2022:
Aerospace$18,536 $516 $19,052 $773 $19,825 
Marine Systems26,966 15,273 42,239 3,263 45,502 
Combat Systems13,305 534 13,839 5,754 19,593 
Technologies10,130 3,573 13,703 27,162 40,865 
Total$68,937 $19,896 $88,833 $36,952 $125,785 

*The estimated potential contract value includes work awarded on unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts and unexercised options associated with existing firm contracts, including options and other agreements with existing customers to purchase new aircraft and aircraft services. We recognize options in backlog when the customer exercises the option and establishes a firm order. For IDIQ contracts, we evaluate the amount of funding we expect to receive and include this amount in our estimated potential contract value. The actual amount of funding received in the future may be higher or lower than our estimate of potential contract value.






 



 





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EXHIBIT H-1
BACKLOG - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS




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EXHIBIT H-2
BACKLOG BY SEGMENT - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

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Funded BacklogUnfunded Backlog















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EXHIBIT I
THIRD QUARTER 2023 SIGNIFICANT ORDERS - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

We received the following significant contract awards during the third quarter of 2023:
Marine Systems:
$140 from the U.S. Navy for advanced nuclear plant studies (ANPS) in support of the Columbia-class submarine program. The contract including options has a maximum potential value of $1.3 billion.
$965 from the Navy for lead yard services, development studies and design efforts for Virginia-class submarines.
$515 from the Navy for procurement and delivery of initial Virginia-class spare parts to support maintenance availabilities.
$220 from the Navy to provide in-service support of systems and components on the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN23).
$40 from the Navy to provide maintenance for submarines at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Connecticut. The contract including options has a maximum potential value of $185.
A contract from the Navy for the construction of three Flight III Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) guided-missile destroyers.
Combat Systems:
$770 for various munitions and ordnance with a maximum potential value of $1.2 billion.
$345 for two contracts from the U.S. Army to establish additional capacity for 155mm M795 load, assemble and pack (LAP) production, and projectile metal parts. These contracts have a maximum potential value of $730.
$145 from the Army to provide system and sustainment technical support services for Abrams main battle tanks.
$135 to produce launch pod containers for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) for the Army.
$100 from the Army to produce Stryker maneuver short-range air defense (M-SHORAD) vehicles.
$95 from the Army for the production of Hydra-70 rockets.
Technologies:
$365 for several key contracts for classified customers. These contracts have a maximum potential value of $775.
$55 to continue infrastructure modernization of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) St. Elizabeth’s Campus in Washington, D.C. The contract including options has a maximum potential value of $710.
$10 from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture high-altitude electromagnetic pulse and radiation-hardened general area alerting, personal area alerting and ultra-high frequency line of sight communications for the Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal Increment 2 (GASNTi2) system. The contract has a maximum potential value of $225.
$30 to provide software development, integration, testing, technical support, configuration control and sustainment services for the Air Force. The contract including options has a maximum potential value of $140.
$20 from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) to provide risk management, monitoring and oversight and support services to the Administrative Office Technology Office (AOTO). The contract including options has a maximum potential value of $115.
$105 from the Army for computing and communications equipment under the Common Hardware Systems-5 program.
$95 for development, production and support of all hardware and software required for the Airborne Ruggedized Tactical Environment Mission Information System (ARTEMIS) for the Navy.
$90 to modernize the Payments, Claims, and Enhanced Reconciliation (PACER) application for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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EXHIBIT J
AEROSPACE SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

Third QuarterNine Months
 2023202220232022
Gulfstream Aircraft Deliveries (units):
Large-cabin aircraft22 28 57 66 
Mid-cabin aircraft5 15 16 
Total27 35 72 82 
Aerospace Book-to-Bill:
Orders*$2,916 $2,705 $7,119 $9,600 
Revenue2,032 2,347 5,877 6,117 
Book-to-Bill Ratio1.44x1.15x1.21x1.57x

*Does not include customer defaults, liquidated damages, cancellations, foreign exchange fluctuations and other backlog adjustments.











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