Rockwell Collins, Inc.

Rockwell Collins, Inc.

Rockwell Collins, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

1994

Headquarters

400 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

29K

Industries

Aerospace & Defense
Commercial Scientific Research
Electrical Products
Computer Software

Company Description

Rockwell Collins, Inc. manufactures communication and aviation electronic products. The company operates its business through following segments: Interior Systems, Commercial Systems, Government Systems, and Information Management Services. The Interior Systems segment manufactures cabin interior products for the commercial aircraft and business aviation markets. The Commercial Systems segment supplies aviation electronics systems, products and services to customers located throughout the world. The Government Systems segment provides a broad range of electronic products, systems and services to customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, other ministries of defense, other government agencies and defense contractors around the world. The Information Management Services segment provides communications, systems integration and security solutions across the aviation, airport, rail, transit and nuclear security markets to customers located around the world, which includes commercial airlines, business. The company was founded by Arthur A. Collins on September 22, 1933 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Executives & Employees

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Secretary, General Counsel & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Vice President & General Manager, Flight Controls & Information Systems

Vice President & General Manager, Service Solutions

Vice President & General Manager, Business & Regional Systems

Vice President & General Manager, Communication, Navigation & Electronic Warfare Solutions

Vice President & General Manager, Air Transport Systems

Vice President & General Manager, Airborne Solutions

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Rockwell Collins, Inc.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CDW Corporation

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Global Smarts, Inc.

Chairman & President at Armed Forces Benefit Association

Senior Advisor at Endeavor Global, Inc.

Former General Partner at Forstmann Little & Co.

Dean's Leadership Circle Endowed Professor of Economics & Academic Director at The Paul Merage School of Business - Center for Investment and Wealth Management

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Pentwater Capital Management seeks to provide clients with consistently superior risk-adjusted rates of return through implementing event-driven strategies. Their investment strategies generally focus on an event or a catalyst that will move an equity price, an equity spread, a credit spread, or an implied volatility spread. Their investment strategies may include: merger arbitrage, catalyst-driven credit investing, special situation investing and distressed investing. Catalyst events may include mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, carve-outs, tender offers, split-off exchange offers, share class spreads, re-organizations and corporate distress. Pentwater seeks to trade in all forms of the capital structure of companies involved in catalysts and events and to create the best risk/reward trade possible within the corporate capital structure. Pentwater attempt to limit risk through diversification and hedging. The firm may choose to take control positions in an attempt to create their own catalyst or event. In managing the fund’s portfolio, Pentwater relies on fundamental analysis supplemented by quantitative analytics and portfolio management techniques. They take both long and short positions for their clients in a broad range of public and private debt securities, equity securities, options, derivatives and credit derivatives (including credit default swaps), trade claims, bank debt participations and other instruments. Pentwater invests within and outside of the US, as well as in issuers in various stages of financial distress.

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Alpine Associates Management manages the investment portfolios of the Alpine Funds and the accounts of their other clients using several strategies. Their main strategies are merger arbitrage and long/short equity trading. Alpine also uses other strategies including convertible arbitrage and investing in bankruptcy and other credit opportunities. Alpine seeks to produce superior risk-adjusted returns with low volatility in all types of market environments.Alpine's long/short equity trading strategy involves the purchase and sale of actively traded common stocks. They also trades in stock index futures and other derivatives, options, preferred stocks, corporate and government bonds, swaps, other securities and financial instruments and currencies. Alpine may engage in pairs trading. A major part of this strategy involves the creation of synergistic positions in connection with Alpine's merger arbitrage and bankruptcy and other credit opportunities strategies. The firm seeks to capitalize on market dislocations caused by mergers and other corporate transactions and events. They also engage in general equity trading, using technical and fundamental analysis to identify stocks that are underpriced or overpriced relative to their peers or on an absolute basis.Alpine's merger arbitrage strategy focuses on the purchase of securities sought in cash tender offers, exchange offers, mergers or other extraordinary transactions, and the tendering or exchange of these securities for cash or new securities. When a new security is offered in exchange for a purchased security, Alpine simultaneously takes an offsetting short position that is covered with the new security when it is received. This strategy may involve purchasing or selling options, swaps and other derivative instruments to enhance returns or limit risk. Alpine's merger arbitrage strategy focuses on publicly announced transactions with definitive merger agreements.

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Recent Transactions
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DTN LLC, TBG AG purchase Wilkens Weather Technologies LP from Rockwell Collins, Inc.

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United Technologies Corporation purchases Rockwell Collins, Inc.

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Rockwell Collins, Inc. purchases B/E Aerospace, Inc.

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Clients

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.

General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technology. The company was formed in 1952 through the combination of the Electric Boat Company, Consolidated Vultee (CONVAIR) and several others. The company grew organically and through acquisitions until the early 1990s, when they sold many of our defense-related businesses. Starting in the mid-1990s, they began expanding by acquiring combat vehicle-related businesses, additional shipyards, information-technology product and service companies and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering now, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide and making it easier for people to connect with one another. However people choose to travel, they’ll find a Bombardier product ready to transport them. Our vast offering of products includes high speed trains, public transit that’s smarter than ever, category-defining business jets and commercial aircraft designed for the realities of today. Bombardier answers the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation. We partner with customers, local organizations and all stakeholders to help build communities and improve quality of life wherever we do business. Bombardier is present in more than 60 countries, with 76 production and engineering sites among them. Our 70,000 employees push mobility forward by creating aerospace and rail transportation products adapted for the travellers of today and tomorrow. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD), and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion USD

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$22.3B
Total Enterprise Value
$25.8B
Earnings Per Share
$4.79
Revenue
$6.82B
Net Profit
$705M
EBITDA
$1.56B
EBITDAMargin
22.87%
Total Debt
$7.21B
Total Equity
$6.05B
Enterprise Value Sales
3.77x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
16.51x
TEVNet Income
36.53x
Debt TEV
0.28x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
11.07%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
7.62%
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Gogo, Inc. engages in the provision of global aero communications services. It operates through the following segments: Commercial Aviation North American (CA-NA); Commercial Aviation Rest of World (CA-ROW); and Business Aviation (BA). The CA-NA segment offers a broad range of connectivity and entertainment services to commercial airlines flying routes. The CA-ROW segment covers satellite-based connectivity and entertainment services to foreign-based commercial airlines and North American based commercial airlines when flying routes outside of North America. The BA segment comprises of a broad suite of in-flight Internet connectivity and other voice and data communications products and services under its Gogo Business Aviation brand to the business aviation market. The company was founded on December 31, 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Suppliers
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Electrical Products | Melville, NY

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. engages in the design, development, production and market products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. It operates through the Commercial Solutions and Government Solutions segments. The Commercial Solutions segment offers satellite communications, public safety systems, and enterprise application technologies, which serves commercial customers and smaller government customers, such as state and local governments. The Government Solutions segment offers command and control applications, ongoing network operation and management support services, troposcatter communications, and RF power and switching technologies, and serves large government end-users that require mission-critical technologies and systems. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Melville, NY.

Esterline Technologies Corp. Electrical Products | Bellevue, WA

Esterline Technologies Corp. engages in the manufacture of aircraft parts and components, automated drilling products and machine tool systems. It operates through the following segments: Avionics & Controls; Sensors & Systems; and Advanced Materials. The Avionics & Controls segment includes avionics systems, control systems, interface technologies and communication systems capabilities. The Sensors & Systems segment includes power systems, connection technologies and advanced sensors capabilities. The Advanced Materials segment includes engineered materials and defense technologies capabilities. The company also develops and manufactures combustible ordnance and countermeasures for military applications. Esterline Technologies was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Bellevue, WA.

Emrise Corp. Electrical Products | Woodbridge, NJ

Emrise Corp. manufactures and markets electronic devices and communication equipment. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.

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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.

General Dynamics Corporation Aerospace & Defense - Falls Church, Virginia

General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technology. The company was formed in 1952 through the combination of the Electric Boat Company, Consolidated Vultee (CONVAIR) and several others. The company grew organically and through acquisitions until the early 1990s, when they sold many of our defense-related businesses. Starting in the mid-1990s, they began expanding by acquiring combat vehicle-related businesses, additional shipyards, information-technology product and service companies and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

The Boeing Company Aerospace & Defense - Puyallup, WA

The Boeing Co. is an aerospace company that manufactures commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Its products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic, and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. The company is organized into three business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft and provides related support services, principally to the commercial airline industry worldwide. Its Defense, Space & Security business comprises three segments: Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems and Global Services & Support. The Boeing Military Aircraft segment is engaged in the research, development, production and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for global strike, including fighter and combat rotorcraft aircraft and missile systems; global mobility, including tanker, rotorcraft and tilt-rotor aircraft; and airborne surveillance and reconnaissance, including command and control, battle management and airborne anti-submarine aircraft. The Network & Space Systems segment is engaged in the research, development, production and modification of the following products and related services: electronics and information systems, including command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber and information solutions, and intelligence systems; strategic missile and defense systems; space and intelligence systems, including satellites and commercial satellite launch vehicles; and space exploration. The Global Services & Support segment provides customers with mission readiness through total support solutions. Its global services business sustains aircraft and systems with a full spectrum of products and services through integrated logistics, including supply chain management and engineering support; maintenance, modification and upgrades for aircraft; and training systems and government services, including pilot and maintenance training. The Boeing Capital segment seeks to ensure that Boeing customers have the financing they need to buy and take delivery of their Boeing product and manages overall financing exposure. The company was founded by William Edward Boeing on July 15, 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
Rank #490
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
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Rank #490
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine