General Dynamics Cp paid a total dividend of 930 million USD last year, for a market capitalization of 55,410 millions.
Dividend per share of General Dynamics Cp is 3.04 USD, and his stock market price 181.08 USD.
According to the chart, where dividend yield is displayed, General Dynamics Cp has a dividend yield of 1.68%, lower than the amount offered by both the market average and companies from USA. It is also lower than average of Industrials industry. This low dividend yield might has several explanations: company overpriced, expanding their business,...
About the ability of General Dynamics Cp to maintain his current dividend of USD 3.04 per share, an amount that accounts for 1.68%, we should study its payout ratio both on earnings and on cash-flows (see chart below). General Dynamics Cp payout on ernings is currently 30.55%, which is lower than the market average and companies of Industrials industry, which are 40.24% and 35.56% respectively. Both figures lead us to believe that there is confidence that General Dynamics Cpcan maintain his current dividend.
The payout on earnings should be complemented with the payout on cash flow since it is this latter amount the one which can be distributed to shareholders. Cash flow per share of General Dynamics Cp is USD 7.02 per share, which is higher than the dividend per share paid by the company of USD 3.04, so the company generates enough cash to maintain his dividend in the future.
The following figure shows payout ratios over earnings and cashflow of General Dynamics Cp, compared againt world market average, USA companies, Industrials industry and Aerospace and Defense sector companies. You might also need to check full financial report of General Dynamics Cp.
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