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General Dynamics Corporation (GD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review


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Price $125.00
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Publisher GlobalData
Date of Report Apr 15, 2011
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General Dynamics Corporation (GD) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Summary

General Dynamics Corporation (General Dynamics) is a defense industry contractor. The company offers a portfolio of products and services in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments and munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and mission-critical information systems and technologies with global operations. It operates under four business segments, namely, Aerospace, Marine Systems, Combat Systems, and Information Systems and Technology. The Information Systems and Technology division offers rugged mobile computing solutions with embedded wireless capability, information assurance technologies, products, systems and services that ensure the security and integrity of digital communications worldwide, broadband networking and automated network management, digital switching, encryption technologies, very-high and ultra-high-frequency radio communications, and fixed and mobile satellite communications systems and antenna technologies. General Dynamics is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, the US.

General Dynamics Corporation Key Recent Developments…

Jun 24, 2010: Honeywell Wins $27 Million Contract To Develop New Technologies To Reduce Fuel Burn And Emissions From Jet Engines
Apr 12, 2010: General Dynamics Bags $28.6m Delivery Order For RG-31 MRAP Upgrades
Mar 02, 2010: General Dynamics To Construction T-AKE Ships For US Navy
Feb 25, 2010: Nassco Delivers New Supply Ship For US Navy
Feb 09, 2010: General Dynamics Bags $253m Deal For Stryker's Logistics Support

This comprehensive SWOT profile of General Dynamics Corporation provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by GlobalData to bring to you a clear and an unbiased view of the company’s key strengths and weaknesses and the potential opportunities and threats. The profile helps you formulate strategies that augment your business by enabling you to understand your partners, customers and competitors better.

The profile contains critical company information including:

- Business description – A detailed description of the company’s operations and business divisions.
- Corporate strategy – Analyst’s summarization of the company’s business strategy.
- SWOT Analysis – A detailed analysis of the company’s strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats.
- Company history – Progression of key events associated with the company.
- Major products and services – A list of major products, services and brands of the company.
- Key competitors – A list of key competitors to the company.
- Key employees – A list of the key executives of the company.
- Executive biographies – A brief summary of the executives’ employment history.
- Key operational heads – A list of personnel heading key departments/functions.
- Important locations and subsidiaries – A list and contact details of key locations and subsidiaries of the company.
- Detailed financial ratios for the past five years – The latest financial ratios derived from the annual financial statements published by the company with 5 years history.
- Interim ratios for the last five interim periods – The latest financial ratios derived from the quarterly/semi-annual financial statements published by the company for 5 interims history.

Note: Some sections may be missing if data is unavailable for the company

Key benefits of buying this profile include:

You get detailed information about the company and its operations to identify potential customers and suppliers.
- The profile analyzes the company’s business structure, operations, major products and services, prospects, locations and subsidiaries, key executives and their biographies and key competitors.

Understand and respond to your competitors’ business structure and strategies, and capitalize on their weaknesses. Stay up to date on the major developments affecting the company.
- The company’s core strengths and weaknesses and areas of development or decline are analyzed and presented in the profile objectively. Recent developments in the company covered in the profile help you track important events.

Equip yourself with information that enables you to sharpen your strategies and transform your operations profitably.
- Opportunities that the company can explore and exploit are sized up and its growth potential assessed in the profile. Competitive and/or technological threats are highlighted.

Scout for potential investments and acquisition targets, with detailed insight into the companies’ strategic, financial and operational performance.
- Financial ratio presented for major public companies in the profile include the revenue trends, profitability, growth, margins and returns, liquidity and leverage, financial position and efficiency ratios.

Gain key insights into the company for academic or business research.
- Key elements such as SWOT analysis, corporate strategy and financial ratios and charts are incorporated in the profile to assist your academic or business research needs.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
List of Tables 3
List of Figures 3
Section 1 - About the Company 4
General Dynamics Corporation - Key Facts 4
General Dynamics Corporation - Key Employees 5
General Dynamics Corporation - Key Employee Biographies 7
General Dynamics Corporation - Major Products and Services 8
General Dynamics Corporation - History 9
General Dynamics Corporation - Company Statement 14
General Dynamics Corporation - Locations And Subsidiaries 17
Head Office 17
Other Locations & Subsidiaries 17
Section 2 – Company Analysis 19
General Dynamics Corporation - Business Description 19
General Dynamics Corporation - Corporate Strategy 21
General Dynamics Corporation - SWOT Analysis 22
SWOT Analysis - Overview 22
General Dynamics Corporation - Strengths 22
Strength - Strong Focus on Research and Development 22
Strength - Diversified Businesses Operations 22
General Dynamics Corporation - Weaknesses 22
Weakness - Geographical Concentration: North America 22
Weakness - Dependence on the US Government 23
Weakness - Increasing Operating Expenses 23
General Dynamics Corporation - Opportunities 23
Opportunity - Higher Defense Spending by US 23
Opportunity - Rising Demand in India 23
Opportunity - Strategic Contracts and Acquisition 23
General Dynamics Corporation - Threats 24
Threat - Fixed Price Contracts 24
Threat - Government Laws and Regulations 24
Threat - Highly Competitive Markets 24
General Dynamics Corporation - Key Competitors 25
Section 3 – Company Financial Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Capital Market Ratios 26
Financial Ratios - Annual Ratios 26
Performance Chart 28
Financial Performance 28
Financial Ratios - Interim Ratios 29
Financial Ratios - Ratio Charts 30
General Dynamics Corporation, Recent Deals Summary 31
Section 4 – Company’s Recent Developments 32
Jun 24, 2010: Honeywell Wins $27 Million Contract To Develop New Technologies To Reduce Fuel Burn And Emissions From Jet Engines 32
Apr 12, 2010: General Dynamics Bags $28.6m Delivery Order For RG-31 MRAP Upgrades 32
Mar 02, 2010: General Dynamics To Construction T-AKE Ships For US Navy 32
Feb 25, 2010: Nassco Delivers New Supply Ship For US Navy 33
Feb 09, 2010: General Dynamics Bags $253m Deal For Stryker's Logistics Support 33
Section 5 – Appendix 34
Methodology 34
Ratio Definitions 34
About GlobalData 38
Contact Us 38
Disclaimer 38




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