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General Dynamics Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Financial Results

PRNewswire 25-Jan-2023 7:00 AM

  • Fourth-quarter net earnings of $992 million, diluted EPS of $3.58, on $10.9 billion in revenue
  • Full-year net earnings of $3.4 billion, diluted EPS of $12.19, on $39.4 billion in revenue
  • Record-high backlog

RESTON, Va., Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) today reported quarterly net earnings of $992 million, up 4.2% from the year-ago quarter, or $3.58 diluted earnings per share (EPS), up 5.6% from the year-ago quarter. Revenue of $10.9 billion was up 5.4% over the year-ago quarter.

For the full year, net earnings were $3.4 billion, up 4.1% from 2021, or $12.19 per diluted share, up 5.5% from 2021. Full-year revenue was $39.4 billion, a 2.4% increase from 2021. Operating margin was 11.3% for the quarter and 10.7% for the full year.

"We enjoyed a strong fourth quarter, capping a good 2022," said Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer. "We had good backlog growth, with robust demand at Gulfstream. Operating performance was solid, led by excellent execution at Combat Systems. We also had another very strong cash year."

Cash
Net cash provided by operating activities in the quarter totaled $669 million. For the year, net cash provided by operating activities totaled a record-high $4.6 billion, or 135% of net earnings. During the year, the company reduced debt by $1 billion, invested $1.1 billion in capital expenditures, paid $1.4 billion in dividends, and used $1.2 billion to repurchase shares, ending 2022 with $1.2 billion in cash and equivalents on hand.

Backlog
Orders remained strong across the company with a consolidated book-to-bill ratio, defined as orders divided by revenue, of 1.2-to-1 for the quarter and 1.1-to-1 for the year. Backlog of $91.1 billion was the highest in the company's history. In addition to backlog, estimated potential contract value, representing management's estimate of additional value in unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts and unexercised options, was $36.6 billion at year end. Total estimated contract value, the sum of all backlog components, was $127.7 billion at the end of the year.

In the Aerospace segment, backlog grew in the quarter to $19.5 billion, up 19.8% from the year-ago quarter. Aerospace book-to-bill was 1.2-to-1 for the quarter and 1.5-to-1 for the year.

Significant awards in the quarter for the three defense segments included $5.1 billion from the U.S. Navy for Columbia-class submarine advance procurement, advance construction, submarine industrial base development, maintenance and support, and options totaling $585 million of additional potential contract value; an IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army with a maximum potential value of $580 million to develop and field adversarial electronic warfare threat systems and capabilities in support of the Army's test and training communities; $535 million from the Navy for lead yard support, development studies and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines, and options totaling $320 million of additional potential contract value; $320 million to upgrade Ulan tracked vehicles for Austria; $260 million for various munitions and ordnance; and $525 million for several key classified contracts and options.

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 www.gd.com.

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements about the company's future operational and financial performance, may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "forecasts," "scheduled," "outlook," "estimates," "should" and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. 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 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 revisions to any 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 fourth-quarter and full-year 2022 financial results conference call at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. The webcast will be a listen-only audio event available at www.gd.com. An on-demand replay of the webcast will be available by telephone two hours after the end of the call and end on February 1, 2023. To hear a recording of the conference call by telephone, please call 1-800-770-2030; conference ID 4299949. Charts furnished to investors and securities analysts in connection with General Dynamics' announcement of its financial results are available at www.gd.com. General Dynamics intends to supplement those charts on its website after its earnings call today to include information about 2023 guidance presented during the call.

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EXHIBIT A

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS



Three Months Ended December 31


Variance


2022


2021


$


%

Revenue

$                     10,851


$                     10,292


$        559


5.4 %

Operating costs and expenses

(9,624)


(9,106)


(518)



Operating earnings

1,227


1,186


41


3.5 %

Other, net

69


39


30



Interest, net

(85)


(93)


8



Earnings before income tax

1,211


1,132


79


7.0 %

Provision for income tax, net

(219)


(180)


(39)



Net earnings

$                          992


$                          952


$          40


4.2 %

Earnings per share—basic

$                         3.62


$                         3.42


$       0.20


5.8 %

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

274.0


278.3





Earnings per share—diluted

$                         3.58


$                         3.39


$       0.19


5.6 %

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

277.2


280.6





 

EXHIBIT B

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS



Year Ended December 31


Variance


2022


2021


$


%

Revenue

$                     39,407


$                     38,469


$        938


2.4 %

Operating costs and expenses

(35,196)


(34,306)


(890)



Operating earnings

4,211


4,163


48


1.2 %

Other, net

189


134


55



Interest, net

(364)


(424)


60



Earnings before income tax

4,036


3,873


163


4.2 %

Provision for income tax, net

(646)


(616)


(30)



Net earnings

$                       3,390


$                       3,257


$        133


4.1 %

Earnings per share—basic

$                       12.31


$                       11.61


$       0.70


6.0 %

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

275.3


280.4





Earnings per share—diluted

$                       12.19


$                       11.55


$       0.64


5.5 %

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

278.2


282.0





 

EXHIBIT C

REVENUE AND OPERATING EARNINGS BY SEGMENT - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS



Three Months Ended December 31


Variance


2022


2021


$


%

Revenue:








Aerospace

$                  2,450


$                   2,560


$          (110)


(4.3) %

Marine Systems

2,969


2,870


99


3.4 %

Combat Systems

2,179


1,887


292


15.5 %

Technologies

3,253


2,975


278


9.3 %

Total

$                10,851


$                 10,292


$            559


5.4 %

Operating earnings:








Aerospace

$                     337


$                      354


$            (17)


(4.8) %

Marine Systems

237


235


2


0.9 %

Combat Systems

332


281


51


18.1 %

Technologies

340


334


6


1.8 %

Corporate

(19)


(18)


(1)


(5.6) %

Total

$                  1,227


$                   1,186


$              41


3.5 %

Operating margin:








Aerospace

13.8 %


13.8 %





Marine Systems

8.0 %


8.2 %





Combat Systems

15.2 %


14.9 %





Technologies

10.5 %


11.2 %





Total

11.3 %


11.5 %





 

EXHIBIT D

REVENUE AND OPERATING EARNINGS BY SEGMENT - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS



Year Ended December 31


Variance


2022


2021


$


%

Revenue:








Aerospace

$                  8,567


$                   8,135


$            432


5.3 %

Marine Systems

11,040


10,526


514


4.9 %

Combat Systems

7,308


7,351


(43)


(0.6) %

Technologies

12,492


12,457


35


0.3 %

Total

$                39,407


$                 38,469


$            938


2.4 %

Operating earnings:








Aerospace

$                  1,130


$                   1,031


$              99


9.6 %

Marine Systems

897


874


23


2.6 %

Combat Systems

1,075


1,067


8


0.7 %

Technologies

1,227


1,275


(48)


(3.8) %

Corporate

(118)


(84)


(34)


(40.5) %

Total

$                  4,211


$                   4,163


$              48


1.2 %

Operating margin:








Aerospace

13.2 %


12.7 %





Marine Systems

8.1 %


8.3 %





Combat Systems

14.7 %


14.5 %





Technologies

9.8 %


10.2 %





Total

10.7 %


10.8 %





 

EXHIBIT E

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS



(Unaudited)




December 31, 2022


December 31, 2021

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and equivalents

$                        1,242


$                        1,603

Accounts receivable

3,008


3,041

Unbilled receivables

8,795


8,498

Inventories

6,322


5,340

Other current assets

1,696


1,505

Total current assets

21,063


19,987

Noncurrent assets:




Property, plant and equipment, net

5,900


5,417

Intangible assets, net

1,824


1,978

Goodwill

20,334


20,098

Other assets

2,464


2,593

Total noncurrent assets

30,522


30,086

Total assets

$                      51,585


$                      50,073

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Current liabilities:




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

$                        1,253


$                        1,005

Accounts payable

3,398


3,167

Customer advances and deposits

7,436


6,266

Other current liabilities

3,254


3,540

Total current liabilities

15,341


13,978

Noncurrent liabilities:




Long-term debt

9,243


10,490

Other liabilities

8,433


7,964

Total noncurrent liabilities

17,676


18,454

Shareholders' equity:




Common stock

482


482

Surplus

3,556


3,278

Retained earnings

37,403


35,420

Treasury stock

(20,721)


(19,619)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,152)


(1,920)

Total shareholders' equity

18,568


17,641

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$                      51,585


$                      50,073

 

EXHIBIT F

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS



Year Ended December 31


2022


2021

Cash flows from operating activities—continuing operations:




Net earnings

$                      3,390


$                      3,257

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




Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

586


568

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

298


322

Equity-based compensation expense

165


126

Deferred income tax benefit

(178)


(66)

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




Accounts receivable

46


138

Unbilled receivables

(256)


(410)

Inventories

(980)


405

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




Accounts payable

224


194

Customer advances and deposits

2,082


354

Income taxes payable

(436)


(45)

Other, net

(362)


(572)

Net cash provided by operating activities

4,579


4,271

Cash flows from investing activities:




Capital expenditures

(1,114)


(887)

Other, net

(375)


5

Net cash used by investing activities

(1,489)


(882)

Cash flows from financing activities:




Dividends paid

(1,369)


(1,315)

Purchases of common stock

(1,229)


(1,828)

Repayment of fixed-rate notes

(1,000)


(2,500)

Proceeds from commercial paper, gross (maturities greater than 3 months)


1,997

Repayment of commercial paper, gross (maturities greater than 3 months)


(1,997)

Proceeds from fixed-rate notes


1,497

Repayment of floating-rate notes


(500)

Other, net

127


56

Net cash used by financing activities

(3,471)


(4,590)

Net cash provided (used) by discontinued operations

20


(20)

Net decrease in cash and equivalents

(361)


(1,221)

Cash and equivalents at beginning of year

1,603


2,824

Cash and equivalents at end of year

$                      1,242


$                      1,603

 

EXHIBIT G

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS



Other Financial Information:









December 31, 2022


December 31, 2021





Debt-to-equity (a)

56.5 %


65.2 %





Book value per share (b)

$                 67.66


$                 63.54





Shares outstanding

274,411,106


277,620,943














Fourth Quarter


Twelve Months


2022


2021


2022


2021

Income tax payments, net

$                    478


$                    238


$                1,245


$                   740

Company-sponsored research and development (c)

$                    119


$                    120


$                   480


$                   415

Return on sales (d)

9.1 %


9.2 %


8.6 %


8.5 %

Return on equity (e)





19.0 %


20.4 %









Non-GAAP Financial Measures:









Fourth Quarter


Twelve Months


2022


2021


2022


2021

Free cash flow:








Net cash provided by operating activities

$                    669


$                 1,682


$                4,579


$                4,271

Capital expenditures

(494)


(385)


(1,114)


(887)

Free cash flow (f)

$                    175


$                 1,297


$                3,465


$                3,384









Return on invested capital:








Net earnings





$                3,390


$                3,257

After-tax interest expense





309


340

After-tax amortization expense





235


254

Net operating profit after taxes





3,934


3,851

Average invested capital





31,260


32,270

Return on invested capital (g)





12.6 %


11.9 %










December 31, 2022


December 31, 2021





Net debt:








Total debt

$               10,496


$               11,495





Less cash and equivalents

1,242


1,603





Net debt (h)

$                 9,254


$                 9,892






Notes describing the calculation of the other financial information and a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures are on the following page.

 

EXHIBIT G (Cont.)

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS



(a) 

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



(b) 

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



(c) 

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



(d) 

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



(e) 

Return on equity is calculated by dividing net earnings by our average total equity during the year. Average total equity is calculated using the total equity balance at the end of the preceding year and the total equity balances at the end of each of the four quarters of the year presented.



(f) 

We define free cash flow as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. We believe free cash flow is a useful measure for investors because it portrays our ability to generate cash from our businesses for purposes such as repaying debt, funding business acquisitions, repurchasing our common stock and paying dividends. We use free cash flow to assess the quality of our earnings and as a key performance measure in evaluating management.



(g) 

We believe return on invested capital (ROIC) is a useful measure for investors because it reflects our ability to generate returns from the capital we have deployed in our operations. We use ROIC to evaluate investment decisions and as a performance measure in evaluating management. We define ROIC as net operating profit after taxes divided by average invested capital. Net operating profit after taxes is defined as net earnings plus after-tax interest and amortization expense, calculated using the statutory federal income tax rate. Average invested capital is defined as the sum of the average debt and average shareholders' equity excluding accumulated other comprehensive loss. Average debt and average shareholders' equity excluding accumulated other comprehensive loss are calculated using the respective balances at the end of the preceding year and the respective balances at the end of each of the four quarters of the year presented. ROIC excludes goodwill impairments and non-economic accounting changes as they are not reflective of company performance.



(h) 

We define net debt as short- and long-term debt (total debt) less cash and equivalents. We believe net debt is a useful measure for investors because it reflects the borrowings that support our operations and capital deployment strategy. We use net debt as an important indicator of liquidity and financial position.

 

EXHIBIT H

 

BACKLOG - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS




Funded


Unfunded


Total

Backlog


Estimated

Potential

Contract Value*


Total

Estimated

Contract Value

Fourth Quarter 2022:











Aerospace


$            19,077


$                 439


$            19,516


$                     685


$                20,201

Marine Systems


26,246


19,453


45,699


3,672


49,371

Combat Systems


12,726


525


13,251


5,364


18,615

Technologies


9,100


3,571


12,671


26,889


39,560

Total


$            67,149


$            23,988


$            91,137


$                36,610


$              127,747

Third Quarter 2022:











Aerospace


$            18,536


$                 516


$            19,052


$                     773


$                19,825

Marine Systems


26,966


15,273


42,239


3,263


45,502

Combat Systems


13,305


534


13,839


5,754


19,593

Technologies


10,130


3,573


13,703


27,162


40,865

Total


$            68,937


$            19,896


$            88,833


$                36,952


$              125,785

Fourth Quarter 2021:











Aerospace


$            15,878


$                 415


$            16,293


$                  1,657


$                17,950

Marine Systems


23,678


21,177


44,855


4,271


49,126

Combat Systems


12,584


509


13,093


6,936


20,029

Technologies


9,005


4,348


13,353


26,997


40,350

Total


$            61,145


$            26,449


$            87,594


$                39,861


$              127,455


*  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 H-1

BACKLOG - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

Exhibit H-1

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EXHIBIT H-2

BACKLOG BY SEGMENT - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

Exhibit H-2

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EXHIBIT I

FOURTH QUARTER 2022 SIGNIFICANT ORDERS - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS

 We received the following significant contract awards during the fourth quarter of 2022:

Marine Systems:

  • $5.1 billion from the U.S. Navy for the Columbia-class submarine program for advance procurement and advance construction of critical components and material to support follow-on submarines, efforts to support continuous missile tube production, enhancements to develop the submarine industrial base, and sustained class maintenance and support. The award also includes options totaling $585 of additional potential contract value.
  • $535 from the Navy for lead yard support, development studies and design efforts related to Virginia-class submarines and options totaling $320 of additional potential contract value.
  • $90 from the Navy to provide ongoing planning yard services for the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) guided-missile destroyer program.
  • $75 from the Navy for maintenance and modernization work on the USS Bainbridge, a DDG-51.
  • $75 from the Navy for advanced nuclear plant studies (ANPS) in support of the Columbia-class submarine program.
  • $55 from the Navy for planning and execution of the post-delivery work period for the USS Montana, a Virginia-class submarine.

Combat Systems:

  • $320 to upgrade Ulan tracked vehicles for Austria.
  • $260 for various munitions and ordnance.
  • $180 from the U.S. Army to upgrade Abrams main battle tanks to the system enhancement package version 3 (SEPv3) configuration.
  • $100 from the Army to produce Stryker maneuver short-range air defense (M-SHORAD) vehicles.
  • $75 to produce Eagle wheeled combat vehicles for Luxembourg.

Technologies:

  • An indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Army to develop and field adversarial electronic warfare threat systems and capabilities in support of the Army's test and training communities. The contract has a maximum potential value of $580.
  • $525 for several key classified contracts.
  • $150 supercomputing, cybersecurity and software development contract for the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA).
  • $110 from the Army to provide hardware and software field support and associated logistics, sustainment and maintenance services.
  • $95 from the Army for computing and communications equipment under the Common Hardware Systems-5 program.
  • A contract from the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to support the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE). The contract has a maximum potential value of $85.
  • $70 from the U.S. Space Force to provide sustainment services for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite communications system.

EXHIBIT J

AEROSPACE SUPPLEMENTAL DATA - (UNAUDITED)

DOLLARS IN MILLIONS




Fourth Quarter


Twelve Months



2022


2021


2022


2021

Gulfstream Aircraft Deliveries (units):









Large-cabin aircraft


30


35


96


103

Mid-cabin aircraft


8


4


24


16

Total


38


39


120


119










Aerospace Book-to-Bill:









Orders*


$              2,973


$              4,337


$            12,573


$            13,333

Revenue


2,450


2,560


8,567


8,135

Book-to-Bill Ratio


1.21x


1.69x


1.47x


1.64x



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

 

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