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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.14
LLL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.71 vs. LLL: 0.14 )
LLL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.14

0.03
0.3
Equity to Asset 0.43
LLL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. LLL: 0.43 )
LLL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.49
Current: 0.43

0.19
0.49
Interest Coverage 7.11
LLL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
65% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. LLL: 7.11 )
LLL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 7.34
Current: 7.11

0.37
7.34
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.63
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 9.96
LLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.97 vs. LLL: 9.96 )
LLL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 11.73
Current: 9.96

0.89
11.73
Net-margin (%) 6.16
LLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. LLL: 6.16 )
LLL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.25   Max: 7.27
Current: 6.16

2.25
7.27
ROE (%) 12.92
LLL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.68 vs. LLL: 12.92 )
LLL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 8.09   Max: 16.01
Current: 12.92

8.09
16.01
ROA (%) 5.55
LLL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. LLL: 5.55 )
LLL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.77   Max: 6.48
Current: 5.55

1.77
6.48
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 47.20
LLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 26.53 vs. LLL: 47.20 )
LLL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.71   Max: 76.31
Current: 47.2

5.71
76.31
Revenue Growth (%) 6.00
LLL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. LLL: 6.00 )
LLL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 31
Current: 6

0.4
31
EBITDA Growth (%) 3.40
LLL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.30 vs. LLL: 3.40 )
LLL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 32.2
Current: 3.4

-1.3
32.2
EPS Growth (%) 6.70
LLL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.10 vs. LLL: 6.70 )
LLL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 56.1
Current: 6.7

1.7
56.1
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

LLL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Joel Greenblatt 43,557 sh (+383.64%)
David Dreman 71,672 sh (+54.48%)
Jeremy Grantham 159,789 sh (+35.66%)
Richard Pzena 3,282,807 sh (+3.25%)
John Buckingham 60,613 sh (+0.05%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 9,200 sh (-20.69%)
James Barrow 677,100 sh (-31.56%)
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Q2 2013

LLL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Ray Dalio 3,799 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 3,318 sh (New)
James Barrow 695,500 sh (+2.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
John Buckingham Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 154,089 sh (-3.57%)
Richard Pzena 3,125,479 sh (-4.79%)
David Dreman 67,969 sh (-5.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,950 sh (-79.45%)
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Q3 2013

LLL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 3,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 71,761 sh (+701.8%)
James Barrow 903,433 sh (+29.9%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Richard Pzena 2,677,339 sh (-14.34%)
Jeremy Grantham 131,677 sh (-14.54%)
David Dreman 29,349 sh (-56.82%)
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Q4 2013

LLL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 165,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 73,875 sh (New)
Richard Snow 2,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,400 sh (+74.19%)
Jeremy Grantham 120,722 sh (-8.32%)
James Barrow 620,094 sh (-31.36%)
Richard Pzena 1,761,862 sh (-34.19%)
David Dreman 17,038 sh (-41.95%)
Joel Greenblatt 2,635 sh (-96.33%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LLL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -96.33%0.21%$91.94 - $107.13 $ 117.518%2635
David Dreman 2013-12-31 Reduce -41.95%0.1%$91.94 - $107.13 $ 117.518%17038
James Barrow 2013-12-31 Reduce -31.36%0.04%$91.94 - $107.13 $ 117.518%620094
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 701.8%0.19%$85.06 - $96.09 $ 117.527%71761
David Dreman 2013-09-30 Reduce -56.82%0.11%$85.06 - $96.09 $ 117.527%29349
James Barrow 2013-09-30 Add 29.9%0.03%$85.06 - $96.09 $ 117.527%903433
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 Sold Out $85.06 - $96.09 $ 117.527%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -79.45%0.14%$80.03 - $87.37 $ 117.540%8950
Ray Dalio 2013-06-30 New Buy$80.03 - $87.37 $ 117.540%3799
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 383.64%0.14%$74.86 - $81.21 $ 117.551%43557
David Dreman 2013-03-31 Add 54.48%0.05%$74.86 - $81.21 $ 117.551%71672
James Barrow 2013-03-31 Reduce -31.56%0.05%$74.86 - $81.21 $ 117.551%677100
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 13.80
LLL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. LLL: 13.80 )
LLL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 6.61   Max: 23.22
Current: 13.8

6.61
23.22
P/B 1.73
LLL's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. LLL: 1.73 )
LLL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.87   Max: 2.48
Current: 1.73

0.87
2.48
P/S 0.85
LLL's P/S is ranked higher than
72% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LLL: 0.85 )
LLL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 1.3
Current: 0.85

0.45
1.3
PFCF 10.13
LLL's PFCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 22.30 vs. LLL: 10.13 )
LLL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.97   Max: 18.98
Current: 10.13

4.97
18.98
EV-to-EBIT 10.47
LLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.80 vs. LLL: 10.47 )
LLL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 133.6
Current: 10.47

6.2
133.6
PEG 11.50
LLL's PEG is ranked lower than
55% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LLL: 11.50 )
LLL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 66.29
Current: 11.5

0.35
66.29
Shiller P/E 13.62
LLL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.97 vs. LLL: 13.62 )
LLL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.91   Max: 39.18
Current: 13.62

7.91
39.18

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.91
LLL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LLL: 1.91 )
LLL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.03
Current: 1.91

0.16
3.03
Dividend Payout 0.26
LLL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. LLL: 0.26 )
LLL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.26
Current: 0.26

0.12
0.26
Dividend growth (3y) 11.20
LLL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
82% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. LLL: 11.20 )
LLL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.7
Current: 11.2

0
35.7
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.33
LLL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
73% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. LLL: 3.33 )
LLL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 5.32
Current: 3.33

0.28
5.32
Share Buyback Rate 7.50
LLL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. LLL: 7.50 )
LLL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.5   Max: -20.1
Current: 7.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.66
LLL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
94% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LLL: 0.66 )
LLL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 1.54
Current: 0.66

0.36
1.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.11
LLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 245 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. LLL: 1.11 )
LLL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.1
Current: 1.11

0.62
2.1
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.60
LLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LLL: 9.60 )
LLL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 16
Current: 9.6

0.7
16
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.27
LLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 229 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. LLL: 8.27 )
LLL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 32.9
Current: 8.27

9.8
32.9

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:BA, ERJ, EADSY, RYCEY, HON » details
Traded in other countries:LCX.Germany
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation organized in 1997. It derives all of its operating income and cash flow from its wholly-owned subsidiary, L-3 Communications. The Company is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a provider of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The Company has four reportable segments: C3ISR, Government Services, Aircraft Modernization and Maintenance, and Electronic Systems. C3ISR provides products and services for the global ISR market, C3 systems, networked communications systems and secure communications products. These products and services are used to connect a variety of airborne, space, ground and sea-based communication systems and are used in the transmission, processing, recording, monitoring, and dissemination functions of these communication systems. Government Services provides systems engineering and technical assistance, training, operational support, cyber security, intelligence, enterprise IT and security solutions services to the DoD, DoS, DoJ, and U.S. Government intelligence agencies and allied foreign governments. AM&M provides modernization, upgrades and sustainment, maintenance and logistics support services for military and various government aircraft and other platforms. The Company sells these services primarily to the DoD, the Canadian Department of Defense and other allied foreign governments. Electronic Systems provides a broad range of products and services, including components, products, subsystems, systems, and related services to military and commercial customers in several niche markets across several business areas, including microwave, power & control systems, integrated sensor systems, aviation products, simulation & training, warrior systems, precision engagement, security & detection, space & propulsion, undersea warfare and marine services. The Company's customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and its prime contractors, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, major aerospace and defense contractors, allied foreign government ministries of defense, commercial customers and certain other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies. The Company's operations are subject to various environmental laws and regulations relating to the discharge, storage, treatment, handling, disposal and remediation of certain materials, substances and wastes used in its operations.

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