General Dynamics Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:GD)

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$204.55 $2.15 (1.06%) GD stock closing price Jul 21, 2017 (Closing)

The General Dynamics cash flow statement is one of the important reports considered by investors doing a fundamental analysis of the company. 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 issued $1.35B worth of GD shares. The cash flow statement helps in the General Dynamics stock analysis by providing more information for evaluating changes in assets, liabilities and equities. General Dynamics saw a inflow of $341M from investing activities for 2017-Q1. View details of General Dynamics cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2017-Q1 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4
General Dynamics Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow111M454M342M232M117M482M360M243M124M496M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-461M-1.64B-1.57B-1.12B-497M-1.25B-339M-394M-91M592M
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations-107M97M13M13M----140M
Other Adjustments Net120M318M341M271M89M301M-52M31M-4M-33M
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-62M-392M-244M-134M-65M-569M-360M-190M-98M-521M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments-----505M500M500M500M-497M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-23M-34M-38M-51M-53M264M278M241M94M-84M
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-354M-1.7B-1.3B-1.1B-993M-2.97B-2.49B-1.37B-533M-2.84B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities-492M492M---500M-500M-500M-500M-
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-230M-911M-678M-447M-215M-873M-655M-432M-206M-822M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-22M-46M-39M4M15M79M71M60M30M82M
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-8M-54M-44M-34M-6M-43M-31M-16M-8M36M
General Dynamics Net Change in Cash & Cash Equivalents
Cash & Equivalents at Beginning of Year2.79B4.39B5.3B3.3B2.65B2.61B2.26B1.62B2.89B1.6B
Cash & Equivalents at Year End2.17B2.33B2.3B1.9B1.91B2.79B3.37B4.03B4.41B4.39B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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The statement of cash flows comprises of cash flow from financing, cash flow from operations and cash flow from investing activities. All the three can have an impact on the stock price. The General Dynamics stock price history and General Dynamics stock comparison chart inevitably reflect its cash flow situation.
  • General Dynamics has cash of $2.17B on hand. A healthy amount of cash on hand is necessary for any company. Cash has an opportunity cost associated with it, and too much cash in bank may mean that the firm has no or limited growth plans. Hence its important to track the Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents along with the General Dynamics stock price.
  • Cash Flow from operating activities: General Dynamics reported a positive operating cash flow of $533M for 2017-Q1 and has seen a decrease from the previous quarter. 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 negative at $-85M 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.
  • Inflow of cash in the form of bank loans and shareholders equity, and outflow of cash because of dividend payments, share repurchase payments etc. come under financing activities. The cash generated from these activities was $-606M for General Dynamics.

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