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Northrop Grumman GF Value Rank

: 3 (As of Today)
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Northrop Grumman has the GF Value Rank of 3.

The GF Value Rank is determined by the price-to-GF-Value (P/GF Value) ratio, a proprietary metric calculated based on historical multiples along with an adjustment factor based on a company's past returns and growth and future estimates of the business' performance.

GuruFocus found that for valuation, we cannot simply give stocks a better GF Value rank simply because they have a lower P/GF Value ratio. Backtesting shows that over the long term, the two worst-performing groups are the most expensive group (with the highest P/GF Value ratio) and the least expensive group (with the lowest P/GF Value ratio).

We can understand why the most expensive group underperforms. We were initially puzzled by the underperformance of the least expensive group, but we realized there is a reason why some stocks are super cheap. If they look too undervalued, it is often because the businesses behind them are poor quality. The market realized this and gave them low valuations. In a way, the market is efficient.

After multiple backtesting analyses, we granted the stocks in third-cheapest percentile the highest GF Value rank, as they have performed the best over a full market cycle. Stock performance is actually not as sensitive to valuation as it is to growth and profitability. On average, the companies in the 20%-50% valuation groups have similar performances. Therefore, we should avoid the most expensive and the least expensive stocks. We can be more tolerant of valuation.

Please click GF Score to see more details on the GF Score's 5 Key Aspects of Analysis.

Competitive Comparison

For the Aerospace & Defense subindustry, Northrop Grumman's GF Value Rank, along with its competitors' market caps and GF Value Rank data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Northrop Grumman GF Value Rank Distribution

For the Aerospace & Defense industry and Industrials sector, Northrop Grumman's GF Value Rank distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Northrop Grumman's GF Value Rank falls into.

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Northrop Grumman Business Description

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2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA, USA, 22042
Northrop Grumman is a defense contractor that is diversified across short-cycle and long-cycle businesses. The firm's segments include aeronautics, mission systems, defense services, and space systems. The company's aerospace segment creates the fuselage for the massive F-35 program and produces various piloted and autonomous flight systems. Mission systems creates a variety of sensors and processors for defense hardware. The defense systems segment is a mix between a long-range missile manufacturer and a defense IT service provider. Finally, the company's space systems segment produces various space structures, sensors, and satellites.
Bromberg Matthew Fox officer: CVP, Global Operations 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Wilson Thomas L Jr officer: CVP and Pres. Space Systems 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Robinson Graham director 1000 STANLEY DRIVE NEW BRITAIN CT 06053
Jones Thomas H officer: CVP & Pres Aeronautics Systems 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Abney David P director 55 GLENLAKE PARWAY, NE ATLANTA GA 30328
Brown Marianne Catherine director 4094 TIMUQUANA ROAD JACKSONVILLE FL 33210-8571
Keffer David F officer: CVP & Chief Financial Officer 3170 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Petryszyn Mary D officer: CVP, Pres, Defense Systems 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Bush Wesley G director, officer: Chairman 333 MAPLE AVENUE EAST #3080 VIENNA VA 22180
Ryan Lucy C officer: Corp VP, Communications 2980 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Addison Ann M officer: Corporate Vice President 11951 FREEDOM DRIVE RESTON VA 20190
Larson Blake E officer: Vice President, other: Corp VP & Pres, NGIS 5050 LINCOLN DRIVE EDINA MN 55436
Kalan Lesley A officer: Corp VP, Government Relations 805 VASSAR ROAD ALEXANDRIA VA 22314
Purvis Shawn N officer: CVP, President, Enterprise Svc 9672 CRECY LANE MANASSAS VA 20110
Pamiljans Janis G officer: Corp VP & President AS Systems 212 LANSING ISLAND DRIVE INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH FL 32937

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