AeroVironment, Inc.

AeroVironment, Inc.

AeroVironment, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1971

Headquarters

181 W HUNTINGTON DRIVE, MONROVIA, CA 91016 USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

661

Industries

Aerospace & Defense
Electrical Products

Company Description

AeroVironment, Inc. engages in the design, development, production, support, and operation of unmanned aircraft systems and electric transportation solutions. It operates through UAS and ESS segments. The UAS segment focuses on security value of network centric intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; communications and remote sensing, with innovative UAS; and tactical missile system solutions. The EES segment provides environmental and energy security value of electric transportation with solutions for developing, manufacturing, and charging electric vehicles. The company was founded in July 1971 by Paul B. MacCready, Jr. and is headquartered in Monrovia, CA.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Director

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Vice President & General Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Vice President & General Manager, Efficient Energy Systems

Executive Director

Director of Strategic Business Planning

Director

Director of Contracts

Tooling & Fixture Coordinator

Shipping Coordinator

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Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer at AeroVironment, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at GenOn Energy Holdings, Inc.

Former Vice Chairman & Chief Financial Officer at United Technologies Corporation

Investor at LeftHand Networks, Inc.

President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer & Director at AeroVironment, Inc.

Founder at Location Production Services, Inc.

Former Executive Vice President & General Manager at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Service, Inc.

Lead Independent Director at AeroVironment, Inc.

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AeroVironment, Inc. purchases Altoy Savunma Sanayi ve Havacilik AS

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AeroVironment, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Clients

General Motors Co. engages in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of cars, trucks, and automobile parts. It also provides automotive financing services through General Motors Financial Company, Inc. The firm operates through the following segments: GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and Corporate. The company was founded by William C. Durant on September 16, 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, MI.

Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following business areas: Vehicle, Financial and Others. The Vehicle division offers motor vehicles. The Financial division provides financing, leasing and credit cards. The Other division includes manufacture of railways. The company was founded on December 29, 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following segments: Automotive, Financial Services, Ford Smart Mobility, and Central Treasury Operations. The Automotive segment includes the sale of Ford and Lincoln brand vehicles, service parts, and accessories worldwide, together with the associated costs to develop, manufacture, distribute, and service the vehicles, parts, and accessories. The Financial Services segment includes its vehicle-related financing and leasing activities at Ford Motor Credit Company LLC . The Central Treasury Operations segment engages in decision making for investments, risk management activities, and providing financing for the Automotive segment. The Ford Smart Mobility segment designs, builds, grows, and invests in emerging mobility services. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$1.1B
Total Enterprise Value
$467M
Earnings Per Share
$0.54
Revenue
$265M
Net Profit
$12.5M
EBITDA
$21.8M
EBITDAMargin
8.25%
Total Debt
$449K
Total Equity
$382M
Enterprise Value Sales
1.76x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
21.36x
TEVNet Income
37.4x
Debt TEV
0x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
1.71%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-4.01%
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Standex International Corp. Other Manufacturing | Salem, NH

Standex International Corp. operates as a manufacturer of a variety of products and services for diverse commercial and industrial markets. It operates through the following segments: Food Service Equipment, Engraving, Engineering Technologies, Electronics, and Hydraulics. The Food Service Equipment segment is the manufacture and sale of commercial food service equipment. The Engraving segment provides mold texturizing, slush molding and in-mold graining tools, project management and design services, roll engraving, hygiene product tooling, low observation vents for stealth aircraft, and process machinery for a number of industries. The Engineering Technologies segment offers net and near net formed single-source customized solutions in the manufacture of engineered components for the aviation, aerospace, defense, energy, industrial, medical, marine, oil and gas, and manned and unmanned space markets. The Electronics segment relates to the manufacture and sale of electronic components for applications throughout the end-user market spectrum. The Hydraulics segment pertains specializes in manufacturing and selling of single and double-acting telescopic and piston rod hydraulic cylinders. The company was founded by John Bolten in 1955 and is headquartered in Salem, NH.

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Competitors
Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace & Defense - Los Angeles, California

Northrop Grumman Corp. engages in the development and provision of security products and solutions. It operates through the following segments: Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems and Technology Services. The Aerospace Systems segment designs, develops, integrates and produces manned aircraft, autonomous systems, spacecraft, laser systems, microelectronics and other subsystems. It operates through three business areas: Autonomous Systems, which designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates ISR autonomous systems for tactical and strategic missions; Manned Aircraft, which designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates airborne C4ISR, long range strike aircraft systems, tactical aircraft systems and directed energy systems; and Space, which designs, develops, manufactures, and integrates spacecraft systems, subsystems, sensors and communications payloads in support of space C4ISR and science. The Mission Systems segment engages in providing end-to-end mission solutions and multifunction systems for intelligence community, international, federal civil and commercial customers. This segment operates through three business areas: Sensors and Processing, which delivers products, systems and services that support ground-based and airborne fixed and rotary wing platforms with radar, electronic warfare, communications, command and control, signals intelligence, and situational awareness mission systems; Cyber and ISR, which delivers products, systems and services that support full spectrum cyber solutions, space based payload and exploitation systems, space-based C2 and processing systems, and enterprise integration of multi-intelligence mission data across all domains; and Advanced Capabilities, which provides integration and interoperability of net enabled battle management, sensors, targeting and surveillance systems. The Technology Services segment provides logistics solutions supporting the full life cycle of platforms and systems for global defense and federal civil customers. It also operates through three business areas: Global Logistics and Modernization, which provides global logistics support, sustainment, operations and modernization for air, sea and ground systems and weapon system components; Advanced Defense Services, which provides defense and security services, including cyber; network operations and security; system and software modernization; land forces sustainment; and training to strengthen the national security of the U.S. and its allies; and System Modernization and Services, which provides full life cycle information systems modernization and sustainment, primarily in support of civil government agencies. The company was founded by John K. Northrop, Thomas V. Jones, and Kent Kresa in 1939 and is headquartered in Falls Church, VA.

Lockheed Martin Corporation Aerospace & Defense - Bethesda, Maryland

Lockheed Martin Corp. engages in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of technology systems, products, and services. It operates through the following segments: Aeronautics, Missiles & Fire Control, Rotary & Mission Systems, and Space Systems. The Aeronautics segment is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, sustainment, support and upgrade of advanced military aircraft, including combat and air mobility aircraft, unmanned air vehicles and related technologies. The Missiles & Fire Control segment provides air and missile defense systems; tactical missiles and air-to-ground precision strike weapon systems; logistics; fire control systems; mission operations support, readiness, engineering support and integration services; manned and unmanned ground vehicles, and energy management solutions. The Rotary & Mission Systems segment provides design, manufacture, service and support for a variety of military and commercial helicopters; ship and submarine mission and combat systems; mission systems and sensors for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; sea and land-based missile defense systems; radar systems; the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS); simulation and training services; and unmanned systems and technologies. The Space Systems segment engaged in the research and development, design, engineering and production of satellites, strategic and defensive missile systems and space transportation systems and it also provides network-enabled situational awareness and integrates complex global systems to help customers gather, analyze and securely distribute critical intelligence data. The company was founded in March 1995 and is headquartered in Bethesda, MD.

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