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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 0.15
LLL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. LLL: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LLL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.12 Max: N/A
Current: 0.15
Equity to Asset 0.37
LLL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LLL: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LLL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.41 Max: 0.49
Current: 0.37
0.16
0.49
Interest Coverage 3.17
LLL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.57 vs. LLL: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LLL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 6.16 Max: 7.34
Current: 3.17
0.37
7.34
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.68
WACC vs ROIC
9.39%
6.17%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.21
LLL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. LLL: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LLL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 10.45 Max: 11.31
Current: 5.21
0.89
11.31
Net-margin (%) -1.17
LLL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. LLL: -1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LLL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.22  Med: 5.93 Max: 6.37
Current: -1.17
4.22
6.37
ROE (%) -2.49
LLL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. LLL: -2.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LLL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.74  Med: 13.47 Max: 16.02
Current: -2.49
10.74
16.02
ROA (%) -0.92
LLL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. LLL: -0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LLL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.18  Med: 5.56 Max: 6.57
Current: -0.92
4.18
6.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 20.31
LLL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.02 vs. LLL: 20.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LLL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 39.94  Med: 57.03 Max: 78.02
Current: 20.31
39.94
78.02
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.30
LLL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LLL: -1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LLL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.3  Med: 15.90 Max: 28.8
Current: -1.3
-1.3
28.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
LLL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. LLL: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LLL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.1  Med: 14.90 Max: 32.3
Current: -4.1
-4.1
32.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.80
LLL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. LLL: -5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LLL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.8  Med: 21.70 Max: 57.1
Current: -5.8
-5.8
57.1
» LLL's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-30)


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

LLL Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 230,584 sh (+60.69%)
Jim Simons 297,700 sh (+26.60%)
Richard Pzena 213,223 sh (+0.02%)
Richard Snow 2,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
David Dreman 14,799 sh (-2.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 42,210 sh (-23.25%)
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Q3 2015

LLL Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 7,400 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 200 sh (New)
Richard Pzena 213,223 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 2,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
David Dreman 14,294 sh (-3.41%)
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Q4 2015

LLL Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Joel Greenblatt 3,598 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,819 sh (New)
Jim Simons 110,800 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (+12400.00%)
Richard Snow 2,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Richard Pzena 213,075 sh (-0.07%)
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Q1 2016

LLL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 9,967 sh (New)
Leucadia National 1,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 95,009 sh (+2540.61%)
Steven Cohen 272,200 sh (+988.80%)
Jim Simons 541,600 sh (+388.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,042 sh (+346.24%)
Richard Pzena 213,500 sh (+0.20%)
Richard Snow 2,000 sh (unchged)
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Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:LSE:BA., XPAR:HO, LSE:RR., NYSE:TDG, NYSE:COL » details
Traded in other countries:LCX.Germany,
L-3 Communications Holdings Inc is engaged as a system contractor in aircraft modernization & maintenance, Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems, and government services.

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc is a Delaware corporation organized in April, 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, Electronic Systems, Platform and Logistics Solutions (P&LS) and National Security Solutions (NSS). C3ISR provides products and services to the ISR market, C3 systems, networked communication systems and secure communications products. Electronic Systems provides various products and services, including components, products, subsystems, systems, and related services to military and commercial customers in several niche markets across several business areas. These business areas include marine & power systems, microwave, sensor systems, simulation & training, aviation products, warrior systems, precision engagement, security & detection and space & propulsion. P&LS provides modernization, upgrades and sustainment, maintenance and logistics support solutions for military and various government aircraft and other platforms. NSS provides a full range of cyber security, intelligence, enterprise information technology (IT) and security solutions services to the DoD, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, federal civilian agencies and allied international governments. 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, 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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 15.77
LLL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
65% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.29 vs. LLL: 15.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.44
LLL's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LLL: 2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LLL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 1.61 Max: 2.45
Current: 2.44
0.87
2.45
P/S 1.12
LLL's P/S is ranked higher than
50% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. LLL: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LLL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.76 Max: 1.19
Current: 1.12
0.41
1.19
PFCF 12.79
LLL's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 18.13 vs. LLL: 12.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LLL' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.04  Med: 9.59 Max: 14.27
Current: 12.79
5.04
14.27
POCF 10.48
LLL's POCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.63 vs. LLL: 10.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LLL' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.31  Med: 8.09 Max: 12.47
Current: 10.48
4.31
12.47
EV-to-EBIT 25.31
LLL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 15.89 vs. LLL: 25.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LLL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 9.80 Max: 29.4
Current: 25.31
5.9
29.4
EV-to-EBITDA 18.39
LLL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
75% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.56 vs. LLL: 18.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LLL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.2  Med: 8.60 Max: 19.9
Current: 18.39
5.2
19.9
Shiller P/E 19.63
LLL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 26.39 vs. LLL: 19.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LLL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.08  Med: 15.75 Max: 39.97
Current: 19.63
10.08
39.97
Current Ratio 1.52
LLL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. LLL: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LLL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.87 Max: 2.98
Current: 1.52
1.12
2.98
Quick Ratio 1.39
LLL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. LLL: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LLL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.98
Current: 1.39
0.68
2.98
Days Inventory 14.03
LLL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 114.67 vs. LLL: 14.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LLL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.51  Med: 10.61 Max: 60.33
Current: 14.03
6.51
60.33
Days Sales Outstanding 28.14
LLL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 58.74 vs. LLL: 28.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LLL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.65  Med: 29.94 Max: 45.54
Current: 28.14
25.65
45.54
Days Payable 16.17
LLL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
94% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 51.66 vs. LLL: 16.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LLL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.66  Med: 15.88 Max: 34.98
Current: 16.17
11.66
34.98

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.95
LLL's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
51% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. LLL: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
LLL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.93 Max: 3.03
Current: 1.95
0.58
3.03
Dividend Payout 0.62
LLL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
75% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. LLL: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
LLL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.19 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.62
0.1
0.54
Dividend Growth (3y) 10.10
LLL's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
69% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. LLL: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LLL' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.10 Max: 35.7
Current: 10.1
0
35.7
Forward Dividend Yield 2.02
LLL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. LLL: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.33
LLL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. LLL: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LLL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.99  Med: 3.30 Max: 5.18
Current: 3.33
0.99
5.18
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 6.10
LLL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. LLL: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LLL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.8  Med: -1.90 Max: 7.8
Current: 6.1
-13.8
7.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.80
LLL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. LLL: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LLL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.69 Max: 1.31
Current: 0.8
0.32
1.31
Price/Median PS Value 1.45
LLL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. LLL: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LLL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.29
Current: 1.45
0.55
2.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.91
LLL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LLL: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LLL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.4  Med: 10.20 Max: 17.1
Current: 3.91
3.4
17.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -3.18
LLL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. LLL: -3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LLL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.2  Med: 24.00 Max: 32.8
Current: -3.18
-3.2
32.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $10,106
EPS (TTM) $ -1.55
Beta1.29
Short Percentage of Float1.48%
52-Week Range $101.11 - 138.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)76.95

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 10,066 10,256 10,459
EPS ($) 7.32 8.77 9.68
EPS without NRI ($) 7.32 8.77 9.68
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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