General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin: Full Corporate Analysis

6132 Words Nov 22nd, 2008 25 Pages
Executive Summary
General Dynamics (GD) is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technologies (Gendyn, 2008). Lockheed Martin (LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta (Lockheed, 2008). I have compared both companies under various criteria such as ratio analysis, stock price performance, common size financial statements and then have tried to comment on which is company is better.
The current market price of General Dynamics is $92.46 and the average target price is
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Lock heed have four principal business segments as below:
 Aeronautic: Aeronautics is engaged in the design, research and development, systems integration, production, sustainment, support and upgrade of advanced military aircraft, air vehicles and related technologies
 Electronic Systems: The Electronic Systems segment is engaged in the design, research, development, integration, production and sustainment of high performance systems and subsystems for undersea, shipboard, land and airborne applications
 Information Systems & Global Services: The IS&GS segment is engaged in providing federal services, Information Technology (IT) solutions and advanced technology expertise across a broad spectrum of applications and customers.
 Space Systems: Space Systems is engaged in the design, research, development, engineering and production of satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems.

The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland and employs approximately 140,000 people worldwide and is listed in New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The customers of the company are primarily in Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East / Africa, United Kingdom and United States (Lockheed, 2008)

History of General Dynamics:
Year Event
Year 1952 The company was formed through the combination of Electric Boat Company, Canadair Ltd. and other companies

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