Lockheed Martin Corporation, a security and aerospace company, engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control, Rotary and Mission Systems, and Space Systems. The Aeronautics segment offers combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and related technologies. The Missiles and Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support, and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles; and energy management solutions. The Rotary and Mission Systems segment offers military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defense systems; radar systems; the Littoral combat ship; simulation and training services; and unmanned systems and technologies. It also supports government customers in cybersecurity; and delivers communications, and command and control capabilities through mission solutions for defense applications. In addition, this segment provides aftermarket service and support solutions to commercial and military customers. The Space Systems segment offers satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems, and space transportation systems; and classified systems and services in support of national security systems. This segment also provides network-enabled situational awareness and integrates space and ground-based systems to help its customers gather, analyze, and securely distribute critical intelligence data. Lockheed Martin Corporation was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.
Business Analysis of Lockheed Martin
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- Revenue Growth: Lockheed Martin reported a revenue growth of 16.6% year-on-year during 2016. Military and Defense Industry grew at 13.3% in the same period
- COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Lockheed Martin spent 89.3% of its total revenues on COGS. Military and Defense industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 85.4%
- R&D share of Revenues: Lockheed Martin R&D share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- SG&A share of Revenues: Lockheed Martin SG&A share of Revenues details are not available because either company does not share the data or we do not have it
- Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Lockheed Martin spent 9.9% of its total revenues on Inventories. Military and Defense industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 8.9%
- Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Lockheed Martin invested 17.8% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Military and Defense industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 15.1%
- Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Lockheed Martin invested 17.4% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Military and Defense industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 18.2%
- PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Lockheed Martin invested 11.7% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Military and Defense industry average PPE investment in the same period was 17.0%
- Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Lockheed Martin invested 31.4% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Military and Defense industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 32.5%
- Net Margins: Lockheed Martin Net Margins in the year 2016 were 11.2%. Military and Defense industry average Net Margins in the same period were 10.3%
Sector and Industry Association of Lockheed Martin
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Lockheed Martin is associated with Industrials Sector Group, Aerospace and Defense Sector, and Military and Defense Industry.
Aerospace and Defense sector is comprised of the following industries: Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services; Military and Defense. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:
- Aerospace Products, Parts, Systems and Services industry includes manufacturers, assemblers, distributors and service providers of aerospace and aircraft parts primarily used in the commercial or private air transport.
- Military and Defense industry includes producers of components and equipment for the defense industry, including military aircraft, radar equipment and weapons, drones, space and security systems. Military and Defense companies also offer military shipbuilding, submarines, amphibious assault ships and nuclear services. Arms and weapon companies offering consumer firearms are included in the specialized consumer goods.
Industry Ranking of Lockheed Martin
With $47.2 billion revenues, Lockheed Martin ranked number 1 of all the companies in the US Military and Defense industry. There were a total of 7 public companies in the US Military and Defense industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.
The top companies in the US Military and Defense industry by revenues during 2016 were:
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