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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. EDT 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.

 

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

 

EXHIBIT F-1

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EXHIBIT F-2
BACKLOG BY SEGMENT - (UNAUDITED)
DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

 

EXHIBIT F-2 Aerospace

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EXHIBIT F-2 Combat Systems

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EXHIBIT F-2 Information Technology

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EXHIBIT F-2 Mission Systems

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EXHIBIT F-2 Marine Systems

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EXHIBIT F-2 Key

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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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