Lockheed Martin beat earnings and revenue expectations for the third quarter. The company is one of the biggest companies in the aerospace, defense, security, and technologies industry, and is the largest U.S. defense contractor.
Lockheed Martin’s earnings per share came in at $5.66, handily topping analysts’ expectations of $5.03 .
Net sales of $15.17 billion in the quarter also exceeded analysts’ estimate of $14.98.
Sales from Lockheed’s Aeronautics segment grew +10% year-over-year for the quarter, while those from Missiles & Fire Control increased +14%. Space System segment had +5% higher sales – particularly on the back of government satellite programs, Global Positioning System (GPS) III , strategic and missile defense programs. On the other hand, Rotary & Mission Systems experienced a -4% year-over-year decline in sales.
As of Sep 29, 2019, Lockheed had $137.4 billion in the backlog, up +0.5% from $136.7 billion at the end of second quarter 2019.
In the third quarter, the company paid dividends worth $621 million to its shareholders. The year-ago figure was $569 million.
Looking ahead, Lockheed raised its full-year earnings per share guidance to $21.55 (vs. prior $20.85-$21.15 range) , while analysts expect $21.22 (based on Zacks consensus estimate). Revenue guidance for the year has been partially raised to $59.10 billion (vs. prior guided range $58.25-$59.75 billion), while analysts’ project $59.31 billion (based on Zacks consensus estimate).
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The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (11.765) is normal, around the industry mean (25.136). P/E Ratio (20.534) is within average values for comparable stocks, (311.254). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (3.214) is also within normal values, averaging (7.852). Dividend Yield (0.026) settles around the average of (0.023) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (1.769) is also within normal values, averaging (174.186).
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 77, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating fairly steady price growth. LMT’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a manufacturer of components and systems for aerospace and defense use
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