General Dynamics Corporation (GD) informa (reporta para los CEO´s), de un Impresionante resultado en el cuarto trimestre de 2014.
La CEO de General Dynamics, Phebe Novakovic, dijo: «El desempeño de General Dynamics en 2014 fue muy fuerte. Hicimos lo que dijimos que lo haría:. Aumento operativo de ganancias, márgenes y EPS a través de un enfoque incansable en las operaciones y el despliegue de capital prudente» (según «google translate»).
«General Dynamics Q4. Mayores ingresos y mejores márgenes. El beneficio por acción de operaciones continuas superaron las expectativas de los analistas.» (RTT NEWS)
«General Dynamics , fabricante de los aviones Gulfstream, tanques y barcos de la Armada, informó de un incremento del 42 por ciento en las ganancias del cuarto trimestre respecto al año anterior» (REUTERS).
Incremento de beneficios del 42%
General Dynamics beats revenue and EPS expectations in the fourth-quarter of fiscal year 2014
General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) reported stronger revenue and earnings per share (EPS) in fourth-quarter 2014 (4QFY14), due to increased demand in the aerospace segment. Following the earnings release, the stock is up 2.19% as of 10:39 AM EST.
The company reported 4Q revenue of $8.36 billion, beating the $8.08 billion consensus estimate. GD also reported strong net profit (from continuing operations), of $737 million, up 18.1% year-over-year (YoY). It reported earnings per share (EPS) of $2.19 in 4QFY14, compared to $1.76 in 4QFY13. The company also beat 4Q EPS consensus estimate of $2.13.
General Dynamics CEO, Phebe Novakovic, said: “General Dynamics’ performance in 2014 was very strong. We did what we said we would: increase operating earnings, margins and EPS through a relentless focus on operations and prudent capital deployment.”
She further highlighted that in full fiscal year 2014, net profit from continuing operations was up 7.5%, margins improved by 70 basis points (bps), and EPS was up 11.4% YoY. She also highlighted that the company had generated outstanding free cash flow from operations to the tune of $3.2 billion. GD was also able to increase its backlog to $72.4 billion, an increase of 58% YoY.
The improved figures are a result of the increased demand in the aerospace group, which managed to book more aircraft orders than in any of the last three years. The company has also received major awards from the defense group.