General Dynamics Cash Flow - Quarterly (NYSE:GD)

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$188.94 $0.81 (0.43%) GD stock closing price Apr 21, 2017 (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. This statement can tell if a company is running out of money while still being profitable and is useful in General Dynamics stock analysis. General Dynamics had a positive net income cash flow of $2.96B for the latest quarter. This report is very useful in measuring the short term viability of a company. General Dynamics saw a outflow of $144M from investing activities for 2016-Q4. View details of General Dynamics cash flows for latest & last 40 quarters.

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Fiscal year is Jan - Dec. 2016-Q4 2016-Q3 2016-Q2 2016-Q1 2015-Q4 2015-Q3 2015-Q2 2015-Q1 2014-Q4 2014-Q3
General Dynamics Net Income Cash Flow
Depreciation Depletion Amortization Cash-Flow454M342M232M117M482M360M243M124M496M376M
Net Increase (Decrease) in Assets Liabilities-1.64B-1.57B-1.12B-497M-1.25B-339M-394M-91M592M1.63B
Cash From (used in) Discontinued Operations107M97M13M13M----140M104M
Other Adjustments Net318M341M271M89M301M-52M31M-4M-33M-139M
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Operating Activities
Increase (Decrease) in Prop Plant And Equipment-392M-244M-134M-65M-569M-360M-190M-98M-521M-337M
Acquisition Disposition of Subsidiaires----------
Increase (Decrease) in Investments----505M500M500M500M-497M-500M
Other Cash Inflow (Outflow) from Investment Activities-34M-38M-51M-53M264M278M241M94M-84M11M
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Invesment Activities
Issuance (Purchase) of Equity Shares-1.7B-1.3B-1.1B-993M-2.97B-2.49B-1.37B-533M-2.84B-2.64B
Issuance (Repayment) of Debt Securities492M492M---500M-500M-500M-500M--
Increase (Decrease) in Bank & Other Borrowings----------
Payment of Dividends & Other Cash Distributions-911M-678M-447M-215M-873M-655M-432M-206M-822M-618M
Other Cash from (used by) Financing Activities-46M-39M4M15M79M71M60M30M82M66M
General Dynamics Net Cash from (used by) Financing Activities
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash-54M-44M-34M-6M-43M-31M-16M-8M36M26M
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 End2.33B2.3B1.9B1.91B2.79B3.37B4.03B4.41B4.39B5.11B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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General Dynamics stock price history provides insight into historical stock price fluctuations, and General Dynamics stock comparison chart enables peer comparison. Some of the key terms used in the statement of cash flows are:
  • General Dynamics saw an increase in Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents from $-482M in 2016-Q3 to $-451M in 2016-Q4. Apart from the General Dynamics stock price, this is one of the things an investor looks for, as it shows the net change in cash on hand for a company, compared to previous period.
  • General Dynamics increased its cash from operating activities to $826M in 2016-Q4. Operating activities include production of goods or creating a product or providing a service, and collecting payment for the same from customers. The cash generated from these activities is refered to as cash flow from operating activities.
  • Growth companies (typically most tech companies) spend heavily  on investing activities and this figure was negative at $-426M 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: Financing activities include the cash that comes into a company in the form of loans or interest earned or shareholders money, as well as the cash that goes out. General Dynamics spent $641M from financing activities,in the form of repayment of loans or interest paid, dividend pay-out to shareholders etc.

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