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Company Profile of Rockwell Collins
Company Profile of Rockwell Collins - May 13th, 2011
Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing aviation and information technology systems, solutions, and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers.
Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Rockwell Collins) is engaged in the design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers worldwide. Its products and systems are primarily focused on aviation applications. The integrated system solutions and products the Company provides to its served markets include communications, navigation, automated flight control, displays/surveillance, simulation and training, integrated electronics and information management systems. It also provides a range of services and support to its customers through a worldwide network of service centers, including equipment repair and overhaul, service parts, field service engineering, training, technical information services and aftermarket used equipment sales. The Company operates in two segments: Government Systems and Commercial Systems business. On December 31, 2009, the Company acquired AR Group, Inc.
Rockwell Collins, Inc. (Rockwell Collins) is engaged in the design, production and support of communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers worldwide. Its products and systems are primarily focused on aviation applications. Its Government Systems business also offers products and systems for ground and shipboard applications. The integrated system solutions and products the Company provides to its served markets include communications, navigation, automated flight control, displays/surveillance, simulation and training, integrated electronics and information management systems. It also provides a range of services and support to its customers through a worldwide network of service centers, including equipment repair and overhaul, service parts, field service engineering, training, technical information services and aftermarket used equipment sales. The Company operates in two segments: Government Systems and Commercial Systems business. On December 31, 2009, the Company acquired AR Group, Inc. In December 2010, the Company acquired Blue Ridge Simulation, Inc. In January 2011, it acquired Computing Technologies for Aviation, Inc.
The Company’s Government Systems business provides communication and electronic systems, products and services for airborne and surface applications to the United States Department of Defense, local and state governments, other government agencies, civil agencies, defense contractors and foreign ministries of defense. These systems, products and services support airborne (fixed and rotary wing), ground and shipboard applications and are used in line-fit applications on new equipment, as well as in retrofit and upgrade applications designed. Government Systems product category sales are divided into airborne and surface solutions.
Airborne solutions are oriented around solutions for tanker/transport, rotary wing, fighter/bomber, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and precision weaponry platforms. For tanker/transport and rotary wing platforms, it provides complete cockpit avionics systems, as well as avionics subsystems and mission system applications. It serves various roles within these markets, including system and sub-systems integrator, as well as provider of various electronic products. Its offerings for fighters and bombers are primarily focused around avionics sub-systems and products, which are integrated into the flight deck and mission systems of the aircraft. For the UAV market it provides low-cost, high-performance integrated flight control, navigation, communication and sensor capabilities. In the precision weaponry market, it provides GPS guidance and data links for precision targeting systems.
Surface solutions sales are oriented around soldier, ground vehicle and maritime solutions. Soldier solutions consist of handheld and vehicle-mounted navigation devices, as well as integrated systems that combine navigation, computation, communication and display capabilities to provide a situational awareness solution. Ground vehicle solutions include mission computing technology, as well as communications and navigation products, to facilitate network-centric operations and provide improved situational awareness for ground users and platforms. Maritime solutions apply its communication, GPS and data link capabilities to provide net-enabled situational awareness across a variety of surface and sub-surface platforms.
The Company’s defense communication and electronic systems, products and services include communications systems and products designed to enable the transmission of information across the communications spectrum, ranging from very low and low frequency to high, very high and ultra high frequency up through satellite communications; military data link systems and products; navigation systems and products, including radio navigation systems, global positioning systems (GPS), handheld navigation systems and multi-mode receivers, and subsystems for the flight deck that combine flight operations with navigation and guidance functions and that can include flight controls and displays, information/data processing and communications, navigation and/or safety and surveillance systems. It also includes cockpit display systems, including flat panel, multipurpose, wide fields of view, head-up, head-down and helmet-mounted displays for tactical fighter and attack aircraft; integrated computer systems for Brigade Combat Team Modernization (formerly Future Combat Systems); simulation and training systems, including visual system products, training systems and engineering services, and maintenance, repair, parts and after-sales support services.
The Company’s Commercial Systems business supplies aviation electronics systems, products and services to customers located throughout the world. The customer base consists of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of commercial air transport, as well as business and regional aircraft, commercial airlines and fractional interest and other business aircraft operators. Its systems and products are used in both OEM applications, as well as in retrofit and upgrade applications designed to increase the efficiency and improve the value of existing aircraft. Commercial Systems product category sales are divided into air transport aviation electronics and business and regional aviation electronics.
Air transport aviation electronics include avionics, cabin systems and flight control systems for large commercial transport aircraft platforms. It designs these items as sub-systems and work with OEMs to integrate its and other suppliers' products into the flight deck and broader aircraft systems. Its products offered for OEM applications in the air transport category are marketed directly to aircraft OEMs and airline operators, while its products offered for aftermarket applications are primarily marketed to the airline operators.
Business and regional aviation electronics include integrated avionics, cabin management and flight control systems for application on regional and business aircraft platforms. It develops integrated avionics, cabin and flight control solutions for business and regional aircraft OEMs and support them with the integration into other aircraft systems. Products offered for OEM applications in the business and regional aircraft category are marketed directly to the aircraft OEMs. Products offered for aftermarket applications are primarily marketed through distributors for business aviation and directly to regional airlines operators. Its integrated information management solutions for business aircraft are offered directly to flight departments.
The Company’s commercial aviation electronics systems products and services include integrated avionics systems, such as the Pro Line Fusion system, which provide advanced avionics capabilities, which include synthetic and improved vision enabled flight displays, advanced flight and performance management systems, fly-by-wire integrated flight controls and information management solutions to improve operational efficiency, and integrated cabin electronics systems, including cabin management systems, passenger connectivity and entertainment solutions, business support systems to improve passenger productivity and passenger flight information systems. It also includes communications systems and products, such as data link, high-frequency, very high-frequency and satellite communications systems.
The Company’s commercial aviation electronics systems products and services include navigation systems and products, including landing sensors to enable fully automatic landings, radio navigation and geophysical sensors, as well as flight management systems; situational awareness and surveillance systems and products, such as synthetic and enhanced vision systems, surface surveillance and guidance solutions, head-up guidance systems, weather radar and collision avoidance systems; integrated information management solutions to improve the overall efficiency of flight, maintenance and cabin operations; electro-mechanical systems, including integrated pilot control solutions and primary and secondary actuation systems; simulation and training systems, including full-flight simulators for crew training, visual system products, training systems and engineering services, and maintenance, repair, parts and after-sales support services.
The Company competes with Honeywell International, Inc., Thales S.A., Panasonic, Raytheon Co., Harris Corp., BAE Systems Aerospace, Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, L3 Communications, Inc., The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corp., CAE Inc., General Electric Co. and Garmin International Inc.
Market Cap (Mil.): $9,790.08
Shares Outstanding (Mil.): 154.05
Annual Dividend: 0.96
Yield (%): 1.51
COL Industry Sector
P/E (TTM): 16.94 23.78 18.80
EPS (TTM): 9.13 -- --
ROI: 17.21 4.81 4.19
ROE: 38.68 16.98 7.33
Key stats and ratios
Q1 (Mar '11) 2010
Net profit margin 12.26% 12.03%
Operating margin 17.91% 17.19%
EBITD margin - 20.51%
Return on average assets 12.13% 11.56%
Return on average equity 39.47% 40.45%
Employees 20,000 -
Carbon Disclosure Rating - 58/100
Name Age Since Current Position
Clayton Jones 61 2002 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
Donald Beall 72 2002 Chairman Emeritus
Patrick Allen 46 2005 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
Kent Statler 45 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer- Commercial Systems
Gregory Churchill 53 2010 Executive Vice President - International and Service Solutions
Robert Ortberg 50 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Government Systems
Gary Chadick 49 2001 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
Ronald Kirchenbauer 63 2003 Senior Vice President - Human Resources
Barry Abzug 58 2001 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development
John-Paul Besong 57 2007 Senior Vice President - e-Business
Nan Mattai 58 2004 Senior Vice President - Engineering and Technology
Jeffrey Moore 57 2006 Senior Vice President - Operations
Robert Sturgell 51 2009 Senior Vice President - Washington Operations
Marsha Schulte 53 2006 Vice President - Finance, Controller
David Rokos 41 2008 Vice President, Treasurer
Jeffrey Turner 59 2011 Director
Anthony Carbone 69 2001 Independent Director
Chris Davis 60 2002 Independent Director
Cheryl Shavers 57 2002 Independent Director
Andrew Policano 61 2006 Independent Director
Ralph Eberhart 64 2007 Independent Director
David Lilley 64 2008 Independent Director
400 Collins Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52498
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