General Dynamics Corp. Q3 Profit Rises, Beats estimates

General Dynamics Corp. (GD) released earnings for its third quarter that climbed from last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $860 million, or $3.07 per share. This compares with $834 million, or $2.90 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.98 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 1.5% to $9.57 billion from $9.43 billion last year.

General Dynamics Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $860 Mln. vs. $834 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $3.07 vs. $2.90 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $2.98
-Revenue (Q3): $9.57 Bln vs. $9.43 Bln last year.

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