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|General Dynamics Reports Third-Quarter 2013 Results|
Company-wide operating margins for the third quarter of 2013 were 12.3 percent, 90 basis points higher than third-quarter 2012 margins, reflecting operating-performance improvement in the company's Aerospace, Combat Systems and Information Systems and Technology groups over the year-ago period. Marine Systems' margins remained steady from second quarter to third quarter 2013 on the strength of current program performance, although they declined as expected from the year-ago period due to the completion of the long-running T-AKE program.
Net cash provided by operating activities in third-quarter 2013 totaled
The company repurchased 1.6 million shares of outstanding common stock in the third quarter. Year-to-date, the company has repurchased 9.2 million shares. At its October meeting the company's board of directors authorized management to repurchase up to 10 million additional shares.
Total backlog at the end of third-quarter 2013 was
Significant awards received in the quarter include
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We received the following significant orders during the third quarter of 2013:
Media: Rob Doolittle, General Dynamics, (703) 876-3199, Investors: Erin Linnihan, General Dynamics, (703) 876-3583
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