General Dynamics (GD) today reported second-quarter 2013 net earnings of $640 million, or $1.81 per share on a diluted basis, compared to 2012 second-quarter net earnings of $634 million, or $1.77 per diluted share. Second-quarter 2013 revenues were $7.9 billion.
Company-wide operating margins for the second quarter of 2013 were 12.1%, consistent with second-quarter 2012 margins. Each of the company’s four segments delivered margin expansion over the first quarter of 2013.
Net cash provided by operating activities in second-quarter 2013 totaled $579 million. Free cash flow from operations, defined as net cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures, was $486 million in the quarter.
The company repurchased 6.6 million outstanding shares in the second quarter. Year-to-date, the company has repurchased 7.6 million outstanding shares.
Total backlog at the end of second-quarter 2013 was $49.4 billion, and the estimated potential contract value was an additional $27.7 billion, representing management’s estimate of value in unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts and unexercised options. Total potential contract value, the sum of all backlog components, was $77.1 billion at the end of the quarter.
Aerospace received orders for every Gulfstream aircraft model in second-quarter 2013, demonstrating continued demand across its portfolio of business-jet products. Additional significant awards received in the quarter include a $2.8 billion contract from the U.S. Navy for construction of four DDG 51-class destroyers, with an option for a fifth ship; a contract with a commercial customer for the design and construction of four Jones Act-compliant product carrier ships; $560 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for customer contact-center services; and $180 million to extend the company’s technology development effort on the U.S. Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle program.