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With a faulty autopilot feature on Boeing’s 737 Max airplanes causing worldwide concern since March 2019, recent headlines for the world’s largest aerospace company have been negative. But last year’s numbers had the company flying high: The aerospace giant hauled in record earnings of $17.85 on record revenue of $101 billion, an 8.3% increase from the year before. In fact, 2018 was the second-straight record-setting year for the Chicago company, in part thanks to the delivery of 806 commercial jets. A fourth quarter blitz led to nearly 900 net orders worth $143.7 billion. The 103-year-old company also delivered its 10,000th 737 overall and 2,000th airplane to China last year. All things considered, good bragging rights—but there’s turbulence ahead.

Company Info

David L. Calhoun
CEO Title
President & Chief Executive Officer
Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace and Defense
HQ Location
Chicago, Ill.
Years on Fortune 500 List65
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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$101,127.08.3%
Profits ($M)$10,460.027.6%
Assets ($M)$117,359.0-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$339.0-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues10.3%
Profits as % of Assets8.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity3085.5%

Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)

Earnings Per Share ($)17.85
EPS % Change (from 2017)32.9%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)24.5%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)17.1%

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2018)11.6%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)21.8%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)25.6%