General Dynamics Cash Flow - Annual (NYSE:GD)

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$150.18 $0.53 (0.35%) GD stock closing price Oct 21, 2016 (Closing)

For analyzing any company like General Dynamics from an investment perspective, its important to check the cash flow statement. This report provides details about cash inflows and outflows due to the company's business and investment activities, and summarize cash outflows for a given quarter. For General Dynamics profits one has to check the income statement and for General Dynamics debt one has to check the balance sheet. General Dynamics cash flow analysis is possible because this statement breaks down how balance sheet accounts and income statement items affect cash and cash equivalents.  General Dynamics had cash and cash equivalents of $4.39B at the beginning of the year and $2.79B at year end for 2015.   The cash from operating activities for General Dynamics is $2.5B for 2015, which saw a decrease of -32.97% from previous year. View details of General Dynamics cash flows for latest & last ten financial years.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
General Dynamics Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow482M496M556M620M592M569M562M447M423M384M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-1.25B592M-247M167M64M-398M-588M112M308M3M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-140M129M-26M4M13M5M-27M-174M
Other Adjustments Net301M-33M311M2.23B30M187M474M87M149M59M
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-569M-521M-440M-450M-458M-370M-385M-490M-474M-334M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires---1M-444M-1.56B-233M-811M-3.22B-307M-2.03B
Increase (Decrease) in Investments505M-497M-22M219M-156M37M-235M17M-179M-
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities264M-84M96M19M200M158M39M34M108M44M
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-2.97B-2.84B-157M-456M-1.27B-908M-67M-1.38B-298M168M
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-500M---18M747M-700M-157M1.25B--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-873M-822M-591M-893M-673M-631M-577M-533M-445M-359M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-43M36M-9M-2M-27M-2M-15M---
General Dynamics Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year4.39B5.3B3.3B2.65B2.61B2.26B1.62B2.89B1.6B2.33B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.79B4.39B5.3B3.3B2.65B2.61B2.26B1.62B2.89B1.6B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.

While General Dynamics stock price history provides the price history of a stock, General Dynamics stock comparison chart shows the same in comparison to peers, and cash flow statements provide cash position of the company. Common terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • General Dynamics had a Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents of $-1.6B for the latest year 2015. If a firm is able to grow its cash, it is considered to be a positive signal and could lead to a jump in the General Dynamics stock price , albeit too much cash on hand can imply the company has no or limited avenues for growth in which to invest this cash.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: General Dynamics reported a positive operating cash flow of $2.5B for 2015 and has seen a decrease from the previous year. Operating cash flow or working capital comes from main business activities. Investors look for positive cash flow from recurring operating activities.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was positive at $200M for GD stock. Sometimes a company might have a negative overall cash flow which may not be really bad if it is due to investment expenses. Hence it is important to check the cash flow from investment activities.
  • Cash flow from financing activities shows the flow of cash between General Dynamics and its owners and creditors and was $-4.26B for 2015. Financing activities allow a company to raise capital, and repay bondholders.

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