General Dynamics Reports First-Quarter 2020 Results

RESTON, Va., April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today reported first-quarter 2020 net earnings of $706 million on $8.75 billion in revenue. On a per share basis, diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $2.43.

Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic delayed deliveries of business-jet aircraft, which resulted in a $549 million decline in revenue for the Aerospace segment. Nevertheless, the segment’s backlog remains strong, up $1.1 billion, or 9.1%, over the year-ago quarter.

The defense businesses on a combined basis posted revenue of $7.1 billion, a slight increase over the year-ago quarter; operating earnings of $705 million, 2.2% above the year-ago quarter; and margin of 10%, an expansion of 20 basis points over the year-ago quarter. The defense businesses’ backlog of $72.5 billion was 27% higher than the year-ago quarter.

“Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, we have supported our government customers and implemented multiple safety measures to keep our people as safe as possible,” said Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer. “We are responding to the COVID travel restrictions’ impact on Gulfstream and are managing our costs throughout our business.”

Capital Deployment
The company repurchased 3.4 million of its outstanding shares in the first quarter to cover dilution from the exercise of stock options. In March, the board of directors increased the company’s quarterly dividend 8 cents to $1.10 per share, which was the company’s 23rd consecutive annual dividend increase.

Backlog
Total backlog at the end of first-quarter 2020 was $85.7 billion, up 23.9% year-over-year. Estimated potential contract value, representing management’s estimate of value in unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts and unexercised options, was $38.1 billion. Total estimated contract value, the sum of all backlog components, was $123.9 billion, up 20.1% year-over-year.

Orders
Significant awards in the quarter included an IDIQ contract with a maximum potential value of $885 million to modernize the U.S. Army’s training programs, $875 million for the construction of two additional U.S. Navy John Lewis-class (T-AO-205) oilers, an IDIQ contract with a maximum potential value of $505 million to provide supercomputing resources to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System (WCOSS), $300 million from the Army to upgrade Abrams tanks to the M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPv3) configuration and $225 million for parts and support for Stryker armored fighting vehicles.

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; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT services; C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people worldwide and generated $39.4 billion in revenue in 2019. More information is available at www.gd.com.

Certain statements made in this press release, including any statements as to future results of operations and financial projections, may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what is forecast in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. Additional information regarding these factors is contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made. The company does not undertake any obligation to update or publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or changes in expectations after the date of this press release.

WEBCAST INFORMATION: General Dynamics will webcast its first-quarter 2020 financial results conference call at 9 a.m. E
DT on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. The webcast will be a listen-only audio event available at 


www.gd.com


. An on-demand replay of the webcast will be available one hour after the end of the call and end on 
May 6. To hear a recording of the conference call by telephone, please call 1-877-344-7529 (international: 1-412-317-0088) passcode 10141159. Charts furnished to investors and securities analysts in connection with General Dynamics’ announcement of its financial results are available at 


www.gd.com


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EXHIBIT A

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS – (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS

Three Months Ended

Variance

March 29, 2020

March 31, 2019

$

%

Revenue 

$

8,749

$

9,261

$

(512)

(5.5)

%

Operating costs and expenses 

(7,808)

(8,247)

439

Operating earnings 

941

1,014

(73)

(7.2)

%

Interest, net 

(107)

(117)

10

Other, net 

14

18

(4)

Earnings before income tax 

848

915

(67)

(7.3)

%

Provision for income tax, net 

(142)

(170)

28

Net earnings 

$

706

$

745

$

(39)

(5.2)

%

Earnings per share—basic 

$

2.45

$

2.59

$

(0.14)

(5.4)

%

Basic weighted average shares outstanding 

288.6

287.9

Earnings per share—diluted 

$

2.43

$

2.56

$

(0.13)

(5.1)

%

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding 

289.9

290.9

EXHIBIT B

REVENUE AND OPERATING EARNINGS BY SEGMENT – (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

Three Months Ended

Variance

March 29, 2020

March 31, 2019

$

%


Revenue:

Aerospace

$

1,691

$

2,240

$

(549)

(24.5)

%

Combat Systems

1,708

1,636

72

4.4

%

Information Technology

1,988

2,169

(181)

(8.3)

%

Mission Systems

1,116

1,158

(42)

(3.6)

%

Marine Systems

2,246

2,058

188

9.1

%

Total

$

8,749

$

9,261

$

(512)

(5.5)

%


Operating earnings:

Aerospace

$

240

$

328

$

(88)

(26.8)

%

Combat Systems

223

206

17

8.3

%

Information Technology

150

156

(6)

(3.8)

%

Mission Systems

148

148

%

Marine Systems

184

180

4

2.2

%

Corporate

(4)

(4)

%

Total

$

941

$

1,014

$

(73)

(7.2)

%


Operating margin:

Aerospace

14.2

%

14.6

%

Combat Systems

13.1

%

12.6

%

Information Technology

7.5

%

7.2

%

Mission Systems

13.3

%

12.8

%

Marine Systems

8.2

%

8.7

%

Total

10.8

%

10.9

%

EXHIBIT C

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

(Unaudited)

March 29, 2020

December 31, 2019

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and equivalents

$

5,330

$

902

Accounts receivable

3,547

3,544

Unbilled receivables

7,938

7,857

Inventories

6,852

6,306

Other current assets

1,074

1,171

Total current assets

24,741

19,780

Noncurrent assets:

Property, plant and equipment, net

4,537

4,475

Intangible assets, net

2,259

2,315

Goodwill

19,653

19,677

Other assets

2,520

2,594

Total noncurrent assets

28,969

29,061

Total assets

$

53,710

$

48,841

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt

$

5,047

$

2,920

Accounts payable

2,788

3,162

Customer advances and deposits

6,825

7,148

Other current liabilities

3,780

3,571

Total current liabilities

18,440

16,801

Noncurrent liabilities:

Long-term debt

12,951

9,010

Other liabilities

9,119

9,453

Total noncurrent liabilities

22,070

18,463

Shareholders’ equity:

Common stock

482

482

Surplus

3,015

3,039

Retained earnings

31,983

31,633

Treasury stock

(17,809)

(17,358)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(4,471)

(4,219)

Total shareholders’ equity

13,200

13,577

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

53,710

$

48,841

EXHIBIT D

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS – (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

Three Months Ended

March 29, 2020

March 31, 2019

Cash flows from operating activities—continuing operations:

     Net earnings

$

706

$

745

     Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash from operating activities:

          Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

122

114

          Amortization of intangible and finance lease right-of-use assets

90

91

          Equity-based compensation expense

30

40

          Deferred income tax benefit

(28)

(10)

     (Increase) decrease in assets, net of effects of business acquisitions:

          Accounts receivable

(33)

49

          Unbilled receivables

(78)

(873)

          Inventories

(546)

(210)

     Increase (decrease) in liabilities, net of effects of business acquisitions:

          Accounts payable

(375)

(167)

          Customer advances and deposits

(373)

(623)

     Other, net

(181)

49

     Net cash used by operating activities

(666)

(795)

Cash flows from investing activities:

     Capital expenditures

(185)

(181)

     Other, net

8

(6)

     Net cash used by investing activities

(177)

(187)

Cash flows from financing activities:

     Proceeds from fixed-rate notes

3,960

     Proceeds from commercial paper, net

2,271

1,010

     Purchases of common stock

(449)

(133)

     Dividends paid

(295)

(268)

     Other, net

(202)

88

     Net cash provided by financing activities

5,285

697

Net cash used by discontinued operations

(14)

(5)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents

4,428

(290)

Cash and equivalents at beginning of period

902

963

Cash and equivalents at end of period

$

5,330

$

673

EXHIBIT E

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION – (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS


Other Financial Information:

March 29, 2020

December 31, 2019

Debt-to-equity (a)

136.3

%

87.9

%

Debt-to-capital (b)

57.7

%

46.8

%

Book value per share (c)

$

46.01

$

46.88

Shares outstanding

286,864,540

289,610,336

First Quarter

2020

2019

Income tax payments, net

$

43

$

37

Company-sponsored research and development (d)

$

78

$

122

Return on sales (e)

8.1

%

8.0

%


Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

First Quarter

2020

2019

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization:

Net earnings

$

706

$

745

Interest, net

107

117

Provision for income tax, net

142

170

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

122

114

Amortization of intangible and finance lease right-of-use assets

90

91

     Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (f)

$

1,167

$

1,237

Free cash flow from operations:

Net cash used by operating activities

$

(666)

$

(795)

Capital expenditures

(185)

(181)

  Free cash flow from operations (g)

$

(851)

$

(976)

    (a)

Debt-to-equity ratio is calculated as total debt divided by total equity as of the end of the period.

    (b)

Debt-to-capital ratio is calculated as total debt divided by the sum of total debt plus total equity as of the end of the period.

    (c)

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

    (d)

Includes independent research and development and Aerospace product-development costs.

    (e)

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

    (f)

We believe earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) is a useful measure for investors because it provides another measure of our profitability and our ability to service our debt. We calculate EBITDA by adding back interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to net earnings. The most directly comparable GAAP measure to EBITDA is net earnings.

    (g)

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

EXHIBIT F

BACKLOG – (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

Funded

Unfunded

Total
Backlog

Estimated

Potential

Contract Value*

Total
Estimated
Contract Value


First Quarter 2020:

Aerospace

$

12,998

$

274

$

13,272

$

2,837

$

16,109

Combat Systems

14,373

244

14,617

4,253

18,870

Information Technology

5,375

4,127

9,502

18,638

28,140

Mission Systems

4,947

229

5,176

7,957

13,133

Marine Systems

26,112

17,053

43,165

4,460

47,625

Total

$

63,805

$

21,927

$

85,732

$

38,145

$

123,877


Fourth Quarter 2019:

Aerospace

$

13,168

$

181

$

13,349

$

2,989

$

16,338

Combat Systems

14,474

439

14,913

4,322

19,235

Information Technology

4,839

4,294

9,133

19,003

28,136

Mission Systems

5,037

326

5,363

7,482

12,845

Marine Systems

20,012

24,175

44,187

5,453

49,640

Total

$

57,530

$

29,415

$

86,945

$

39,249

$

126,194


First Quarter 2019:

Aerospace

$

11,924

$

244

$

12,168

$

2,080

$

14,248

Combat Systems

15,475

515

15,990

4,185

20,175

Information Technology

4,770

3,584

8,354

16,666

25,020

Mission Systems

5,081

234

5,315

7,186

12,501

Marine Systems

19,935

7,446

27,381

3,831

31,212

Total

$

57,185

$

12,023

$

69,208

$

33,948

$

103,156

*

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.

EXHIBIT F-1

BACKLOG – (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

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EXHIBIT F-2

BACKLOG BY SEGMENT – (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

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EXHIBIT G

FIRST QUARTER 2020 SIGNIFICANT ORDERS – (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

We received the following significant contract awards during the first quarter of 2020:


Combat Systems:

  • $300 from the U.S. Army to upgrade Abrams tanks to the M1A2 System Enhancement Package Version 3 (SEPv3) configuration.
  • $225 from the Army to provide spare parts and inventory management services for the Stryker wheeled combat-vehicle program.
  • $145 from the Army to provide systems technical support for Abrams main battle tanks.
  • $135 to produce Eagle wheeled combat vehicles for Germany.
  • $90 from the Army for various munitions and ordnance.


Information Technology:

  • $240 to provide supercomputing resources through the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System (WCOSS) contract. The contract has a maximum potential value of $505.
  • $80 to provide sustainment support, maintenance and logistics for the Army. The contract has a maximum potential value of $455.
  • An IDIQ contract to provide development, program management and support services for enterprise-wide application development functions for a federal agency. The contract has a maximum potential value of $250.
  • $150 for several key contracts to provide intelligence services to classified customers.
  • A contract to provide IT infrastructure and engineering support for the U.S. Navy. The contract has a maximum potential value of $125.


Mission Systems:

  • An IDIQ contract to modernize the Army’s training programs. The contract has a maximum potential value of $885.
  • $65 from the Army for computing and communications equipment under the Common Hardware Systems-5 (CHS-5) program.
  • $45 to support the engineering and manufacturing efforts on the Navy’s Air and Missile Defense Radar program.
  • $40 from the Navy to provide nuclear weapons security maintenance and sustainment services.
  • $40 from the Army to provide continued software support and engineering for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 program.


Marine Systems:

  • $875 for the construction of two additional Navy John Lewis-class (T-AO-205) fleet replenishment oilers.
  • $70 from the Navy to provide maintenance and repair services for the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser and Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) guided-missile destroyer programs.
  • $60 from the Navy to produce a large vertical array fixture for Navy submarine acoustic detection efforts.
  • $40 from the Navy to provide maintenance for submarines at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Connecticut.
  • $40 from the Navy for on-board repair parts for two Virginia-class submarines under Block IV of the program.

EXHIBIT H

AEROSPACE SUPPLEMENTAL DATA – (UNAUDITED)

First Quarter

2020

2019


Gulfstream Aircraft Deliveries (units):

Large-cabin aircraft

20

27

Mid-cabin aircraft

3

7

Total

23

34


Aerospace Book-to-Bill:

Orders*

$

1,856

$

3,131

Revenue (excluding pre-owned aircraft sales)

1,691

2,198

Book-to-Bill Ratio

1.10x 

1.42x 

*

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

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