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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.74
XLS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
69% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. XLS: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
XLS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.64 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.74
Equity to Asset 0.27
XLS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. XLS: 0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
XLS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.27
0.18
0.61
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.11
M-Score: -1.69
WACC vs ROIC
1.83%
14.43%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.66
XLS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.61 vs. XLS: 13.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 9.16  Med: 10.87 Max: 12.11
Current: 13.66
9.16
12.11
Net-margin (%) 8.49
XLS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. XLS: 8.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 5.58  Med: 7.67 Max: 9.96
Current: 8.49
5.58
9.96
ROE (%) 16.48
XLS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. XLS: 16.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 17.18  Med: 21.06 Max: 34.57
Current: 16.48
17.18
34.57
ROA (%) 5.30
XLS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. XLS: 5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 5.1  Med: 6.40 Max: 13.35
Current: 5.3
5.1
13.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 48.85
XLS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.18 vs. XLS: 48.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 45.43  Med: 75.25 Max: 212.52
Current: 48.85
45.43
212.52
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -18.40
XLS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. XLS: -18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -18.40 Max: -17.9
Current: -18.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.60
XLS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. XLS: -10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -20.20 Max: -10.6
Current: -10.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -12.10
XLS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. XLS: -12.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: -27.00 Max: -12.1
Current: -12.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

XLS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 115,624 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 149,820 sh (+216.26%)
Mario Gabelli 2,022,896 sh (+0.65%)
John Keeley 12,670 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 3,508 sh (-24.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,080 sh (-67.96%)
Jim Simons 86,400 sh (-93.00%)
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Q4 2014

XLS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Keeley 2,401,860 sh (+18857.10%)
First Eagle Investment 5,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,907,761 sh (-5.69%)
David Dreman 3,174 sh (-9.52%)
John Burbank 60,000 sh (-48.11%)
Joel Greenblatt 60,870 sh (-59.37%)
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Q1 2015

XLS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 995,900 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 80,000 sh (+1500.00%)
John Burbank Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 1,881,681 sh (-1.37%)
Joel Greenblatt 23,188 sh (-61.91%)
John Keeley 10,590 sh (-99.56%)
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Q2 2015

XLS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
John Keeley Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Guru Investment Theses on Exelis Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Exelis Inc - May 22, 2015

Exelis Inc. (0.5%) (XLS – $24.37 – NYSE) is a leader in C4 (command, control, communications, computers) and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) products and information and technical services. The company provides mission critical systems in integrated electronic warfare, sensing and surveillance, air traffic management, information and cyber security, and networked communications. Products in the Information and Technical Services segment include large scale ground communication networks for NASA and the DOD, national intelligence defense against chemical, biological, and explosive threats, space ground and range systems for U.S. military launch, logistics, and base operations to the armed forces, and air traffic control management. On February 6, 2015, XLS announced a definitive agreement under which Harris Corp. will acquire the company in a cash and stock transaction valued at about $24.70 per share. Under the terms of the deal, XLS shareholders will receive $16.625 in cash and 0.1025 of a share of Harris common stock. Based on the Harris closing price of $78.70 per share and including the $140 million of XLS net debt and underfunded pension liability of $2.1 billion, Harris is paying about $6.8 billion for XLS. The transaction EBITDA multiple of 12.6x (XLS estimated 2015 EBITDA is $540 million) is in line with the industry’s deals. The deal is expected to close in June 2015 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and XLS shareholder approval.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s Asset Fund Q1 2015 Commentary.



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KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Comments on Exelis Inc - May 22, 2015

The Fund’s top position during the quarter was Exelis Inc. (XLS), a former spin-off of ITT Corp. (ITT), and Exelis also recently spun-off a division of their own in Vectrus Inc. (VEC). During the quarter the stock rose over 37 percent and added 46 basis points of performance to the Fund. Shares of the defense contractor jumped sharply in February after they agreed to be acquired by rival Harris Corp. (HRS) in a deal valued at $4.75 billion. While we believe there may be good synergies between the two companies, valuations became high enough that we exited the position soon after the announcement.

From John Keeley (Trades, Portfolio)’s KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Q1 2015 Commentary.



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Top Ranked Articles about Exelis Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on Exelis Inc
Exelis Inc. (0.5%) (XLS – $24.37 – NYSE) is a leader in C4 (command, control, communications, computers) and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) products and information and technical services. The company provides mission critical systems in integrated electronic warfare, sensing and surveillance, air traffic management, information and cyber security, and networked communications. Products in the Information and Technical Services segment include large scale ground communication networks for NASA and the DOD, national intelligence defense against chemical, biological, and explosive threats, space ground and range systems for U.S. military launch, logistics, and base operations to the armed forces, and air traffic control management. On February 6, 2015, XLS announced a definitive agreement under which Harris Corp. will acquire the company in a cash and stock transaction valued at about $24.70 per share. Under the terms of the deal, XLS shareholders will receive $16.625 in cash and 0.1025 of a share of Harris common stock. Based on the Harris closing price of $78.70 per share and including the $140 million of XLS Read more...
KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Comments on Exelis Inc
The Fund’s top position during the quarter was Exelis Inc. (XLS), a former spin-off of ITT Corp. (ITT), and Exelis also recently spun-off a division of their own in Vectrus Inc. (VEC). During the quarter the stock rose over 37 percent and added 46 basis points of performance to the Fund. Shares of the defense contractor jumped sharply in February after they agreed to be acquired by rival Harris Corp. (HRS) in a deal valued at $4.75 billion. While we believe there may be good synergies between the two companies, valuations became high enough that we exited the position soon after the announcement. Read more...
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John Keely, President and Chief Investment Officer at Keeley Asset Management Corp, (KAMCO) recently added new positions, as well as increased positions, to his portfolio of 371 stocks, valued at $4.98 billion with a quarter-over-quarter turnover rate of 8%. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 18.40
XLS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. XLS: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
XLS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.69  Med: 9.04 Max: 18.71
Current: 18.4
4.69
18.71
Forward P/E 17.61
XLS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 14.99 vs. XLS: 17.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 18.40
XLS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
59% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 20.50 vs. XLS: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
XLS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.7  Med: 9.06 Max: 19.77
Current: 18.4
4.7
19.77
P/B 3.53
XLS's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. XLS: 3.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
XLS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.54  Med: 1.94 Max: 3.62
Current: 3.53
1.54
3.62
P/S 1.58
XLS's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. XLS: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
XLS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.52 Max: 1.59
Current: 1.58
0.26
1.59
PFCF 24.18
XLS's PFCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 17.31 vs. XLS: 24.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
XLS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.57  Med: 24.03 Max: 44.95
Current: 24.18
3.57
44.95
POCF 18.97
XLS's POCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. XLS: 18.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
XLS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.93  Med: 18.73 Max: 252.93
Current: 18.97
2.93
252.93
EV-to-EBIT 11.67
XLS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
76% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. XLS: 11.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
XLS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 6.40 Max: 14.3
Current: 11.67
3.8
14.3
Current Ratio 2.33
XLS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. XLS: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
XLS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.43 Max: 2.33
Current: 2.33
1.15
2.33
Quick Ratio 2.01
XLS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. XLS: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
XLS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.01
Current: 2.01
0.93
2.01
Days Inventory 41.52
XLS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 110.89 vs. XLS: 41.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
XLS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 22.73  Med: 25.96 Max: 38.42
Current: 41.52
22.73
38.42
Days Sales Outstanding 103.20
XLS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
74% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 64.51 vs. XLS: 103.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
XLS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 28.36  Med: 33.34 Max: 91.78
Current: 103.2
28.36
91.78

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.70
XLS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. XLS: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
XLS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.54 Max: 4.3
Current: 1.7
1.04
4.3
Dividend Payout 0.32
XLS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
55% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. XLS: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
XLS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.22  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.32
0.22
0.45
Dividend growth (3y) 58.90
XLS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. XLS: 58.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
XLS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 58.9
Current: 58.9
0
58.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.70
XLS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
66% of the 251 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. XLS: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
XLS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.54 Max: 4.3
Current: 1.7
1.04
4.3
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
XLS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. XLS: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
XLS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0  Med: -0.90 Max: -1.1
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Median PS Value 3.03
XLS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. XLS: 3.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
XLS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.00 Max: 2.99
Current: 3.03
0.52
2.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 8.60
XLS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. XLS: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
XLS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 7  Med: 15.50 Max: 26
Current: 8.6
7
26

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil) 3,308 3,352
EPS($) 1.31 1.40
EPS without NRI($) 1.31 1.40

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
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Traded in other countries:6EX.Germany,
Exelis Inc was incorporated in the state of Indiana on May 4, 2011. The Company is a diversified aerospace, defense, information and services Company. The Company operates in two segments: Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Electronics and Systems and Information and Technical Services to military, government and commercial customers in the United States and internationally. The C4ISR Electronics and Systems segment provides engineered systems and solutions, including: ISR systems; integrated electronic warfare systems; radar and sonar systems; electronic attack and release systems; communications solutions; space systems; and composite aerostructures, for government and commercial customers. The Information and Technical Services segment provides a broad range of service solutions, including: systems integration; network design and development; air traffic management; cyber; intelligence; operations; sustainment; advanced engineering; logistics; and space launch and range-support, for U.S. military and U.S. Government customers. The C4ISR Electronics and Systems' products are classified into Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems, Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems, Electronic Attack and Release Systems, Radar, Reconnaissance and Undersea Systems, Communications Solutions, Night Vision, Positioning, Navigation and Timing, Aerostructures, and Specialty Applications. Information and Technical Services product lines are classified into Advanced Information Solutions, Civil and Aerospace Systems, Command, Control and Communications Systems, Infrastructure Asset Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Information Technology and Network Communication Services. The Company's customers include the United States Department of Defense, including U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Aviation Administration. The Company competes against companies such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, Raytheon Company, General Dynamics Corporation, L-3 Communications Corporation, SAIC Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, Harris Corporation and BAE Systems, Inc. Internationally, it also competes against these same companies as well as Thales Group, EADS N.V., Finmeccanica S.p.A., among others The Company is subject to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Vectrus Inc. is the Latest Spinoff That Deserves Your Attention Jun 24 2015 
Keeley Small Cap Value Fund Q1 2015 Commentary May 28 2015 
Mario Gabelli Comments on Exelis Inc May 22 2015 
KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Comments on Exelis Inc May 22 2015 
John Keeley’s KEELEY Small Cap Value Fund Q1 2015 Commentary May 22 2015 
Harris Corporation: Growth Opportunities To Provide Good Returns May 20 2015 
John Keeley's Top Buys Feb 13 2015 
Dividend Analysis of Communication Equipment Stocks Jun 25 2014 
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