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General Dynamics Reports First-Quarter 2023 Financial Results

7:00 am ET April 26, 2023 (PR Newswire) Print
-- Revenue of $9.9 billion, up 5.2% year over year

-- Net earnings of $730 million, diluted EPS of $2.64

-- $1.5 billion cash from operating activities

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today reported first-quarter 2023 net earnings of $730 million on revenue of $9.9 billion. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $2.64.

"Our businesses delivered solid operating results despite persistent supply chain headwinds, with earnings before taxes up 3.7% and EPS up modestly," said Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer. "Strong cash flow positions us to continue to invest in our business, retire debt and return value to shareholders."

Cash Net cash provided by operating activities in the quarter totaled $1.5 billion, or 200% of net earnings. The company invested $161 million in capital expenditures and paid $345 million in dividends, ending the quarter with $2 billion in cash and equivalents.

Backlog The consolidated book-to-bill ratio, defined as orders divided by revenue, was 0.9-to-1 for the quarter. Company-wide backlog of $89.8 billion was up 3% from the year-ago quarter. Estimated potential contract value, representing management's estimate of additional value in unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts and unexercised options, was $38.5 billion. Total estimated contract value, the sum of all backlog components, was $128.4 billion.

Significant awards for the defense segments included more than $1.1 billion to produce and support Abrams tanks, Stryker combat vehicles and other armored vehicles for the U.S. Army and partner nations, including Poland and Colombia; $285 million, with a maximum potential value of $1.3 billion, to expand production of 155mm artillery projectile parts, plus $255 million for various other munitions and ordnance; an Air Force IDIQ service contract with maximum potential value of $4.5 billion between two awardees; $130 million, with a maximum potential value of $1.7 billion, to provide flight simulation and training services to the Army; $260 million from the U.S. Navy for maintenance and modernization of two amphibious ships and a destroyer; and $400 million for several key classified contracts. A detailed list of significant awards is provided in Exhibit G.

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

WEBCAST INFORMATION: General Dynamics will webcast its first-quarter 2023 financial results conference call at 9 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 26, 2023. The webcast will be a listen-only audio event available at An on-demand replay of the webcast will be available by telephone two hours after the end of the call through May 3, 2023, at 800-770-2030 (international: +1 647-362-9199), conference ID 4299949. Charts furnished to investors and securities analysts in connection with General Dynamics' announcement of its financial results are available at

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