L-3 Communications Holdings

L-3 Communications has grown very quickly into the sixth largest defense company in the United States, and is a leader and prime defense contractor in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), secure communications, government services, training and simulation and aircraft modernization and maintenance. The company also is a leading merchant supplier of guidance and navigation products and systems, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption products, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave products.

New York, US
Size (employees)
38,000 (est)
L-3 Communications Holdings was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at L-3 Communications Holdings

Michael Strianese

Michael Strianese

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

L-3 Communications Holdings Office Locations

L-3 Communications Holdings has offices in New York, Braddon, Ottawa, Huntsville and in 5 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
600 3rd Ave
Rosemead, US
2244 Walnut Grove Ave
Arlington, US
800 201 12th St S
Al Khobar, SA
11524 Riyadh St
Greater London, GB
23 King St
Huntsville, US
300 Voyager Way NW
Ottawa, CA
804 255 Albert St
Braddon, AU
1 97 Northbourne Ave

L-3 Communications Holdings Metrics

L-3 Communications Holdings Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$10.5 b

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$1 b

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$724 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$13.1 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$363 m
L-3 Communications Holdings's current market capitalization is $13.1 b.
L-3 Communications Holdings's revenue was reported to be $10.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 0.4% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$13.4 b$13.2 b$13.1 b$11.4 b$11 b$10.5 b$10.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$6.7 b$6.7 b$6.8 b$11.4 b$11 b$9.6 b$9.5 b

Gross profit

$6.7 b$6.5 b$6.3 b$49 m($53 m)$890 m$1 b

Gross profit Margin, %



$1.3 b$1.1 b$475 m$1 b

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

$15 m$18 m$17 m$18 m

Pre tax profit

$1.1 b$925 m$322 m$850 m

Net Income

$787 m$677 m($225 m)$724 m
Y, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$1 b$607 m$764 m$349 m$500 m$442 m$207 m$363 m


$359 m$288 m$333 m$330 m

Current Assets

$4.6 b$4.7 b$4.2 b$3.7 b


$1 b$1.1 b$1.1 b$1.1 b


$7.8 b$7.5 b$6.3 b$6.6 b

Total Assets

$14 b$13.8 b$12.1 b$11.9 b

Total Debt

$3.6 b$3.9 b$3.6 b$3.3 b

Current Liabilities

$2.5 b$2.5 b$2.9 b$2.1 b

Retained Earnings

$5.8 b$6.2 b$5.7 b$6.2 b

Total Equity

$6.1 b$5.4 b$4.4 b$4.6 b

Debt to Equity Ratio

0.6 x0.7 x0.8 x0.7 x

Debt to Assets Ratio

0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x0.3 x

Financial Leverage

2.3 x2.6 x2.7 x2.6 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$787 m$677 m($225 m)$724 m


$2 m$1 m($38 m)$22 m

Capital Expenditures

($209 m)($183 m)($197 m)($216 m)

Short-term Borrowings

($819 m)

Income Taxes Paid

$39 m$7 m($33 m)$34 m

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