Swot Analysis Of Boeing Company And Lockheed Martin Corporation Using The 2015 Balance Sheet And Income Statement From Each Company

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This study will present a comparative analysis of the financial information of both The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation using the 2015 balance sheet and income statement from each company. This study will confirm each company’s current financial position in their industry. keywords: Boeing, Lockheed, financial statements, financial health, financial comparison. Boeing Background
The Boeing Company is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined, with approximately 160,000 employees and revenues fast approaching over $96 billion annually. The Chicago, Illinois-based company also designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced information and communication systems. It provides various support services to NASA, the military, and the commercial airline industry. The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 by William Boeing (Boeing, 2016). In 1996, The Boeing Company acquired Rockwell International, a major American manufacturing conglomerate involved in aircraft, space industry and defense-oriented products. In the following year, The Boeing Company merged with McDonnel Douglas, a major American aerospace manufacturing corporation and defense contractor (Boeing, 2016). These two business decisions made The Boeing Company the world’s largest manufacturer of jetliners and military aircraft in the world.

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