L-3 Communications Hldgs.

Industry: Communications Equipment

Fortune Rank: 148

L-3 Communications is a merchant supplier of secure communication systems & specialized communication products, including secure, high data rate systems, microwave components, avionics and ocean systems, and telemetry and space products. For the 6 months ended 6/30/05, sales rose 26% to $4.04B. Net income rose 39% to $221.8M. Results reflect a strong demand for secure communications and ISR systems, and higher incentive fees earned on contracts.

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (L-3 Holdings) is a supplier of products used in a substantial number of aerospace and defense platforms. The Company derives all of its operating income and cash flow from its wholly owned subsidiary, L-3 Communications Corporation (L-3 Communications). L-3 Holdings is also a supplier of subsystems on many platforms, including those for secure communication networks and communication products, mobile satellite communications, information security systems, shipboard communications, naval power systems, fuzzes and safety and arming devices for missiles and munitions, microwave assemblies for radars and missiles, telemetry and instrumentation and airport security systems. During the year ended December 31, 2004, the Company had four segments: Secure Communications and ISR; Training, Simulation and Government Services; Aircraft Modernization, O&M and Products and Specialized Products.

L-3 Communications Hldgs.

L-3 Communications Hldgs. is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 L-3 Communications Hldgs. was ranked number 148 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 148th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

L-3 Communications Hldgs. achieved revenue of $15,615.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $901.00 million.

L-3 Communications Hldgs.' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 148th compared to 171st in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $14,901 million (a change of 1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $949 million (a change of $-48 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then L-3 Communications Hldgs. would be ranked 144th rather than 148th due to its profits of $901 in 2010.

L-3 Communications Hldgs. Revenue* Profit* Fortune Ranking

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