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As conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan wound down, the world’s biggest defense contractor faced headwinds. Cuts in defense budget spending are a constant worry for Lockheed Martin, which makes the lion’s share of its sales from the U.S. Department of Defense. Nevertheless, the latest defense budget proposed by President Obama for 2016 keeps all major programs in place and spending on weapons acquisitions even increased a bit. Also, the Pentagon has decided to purchase nearly 20 additional F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets. The Bethesda, Md.-based company’s stock has doubled over the past couple of years, helped by investments in areas like cybersecurity and rocketry. Plus, the world isn’t getting any less dangerous: good news for a defense and security company.

Company Info

Marillyn A. Hewson
Aerospace and Defense
Aerospace & Defense
HQ Location
Bethesda, MD
Years on List21
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Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)45,6000.5%
Profits ($M)3,61421.2%
Total Stockholder Equity3,400-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)64,193-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues7.9%
Profits as % of Assets9.7%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity106.3%

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)11.21
EPS % Change (from 2013)22.8%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)7.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)14.8%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)33.7%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)25.4%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)16.6%