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Before you begin to speculate online on Lockheed Martin's share price, we suggest that you find out here what information you can use in your analysis of the Lockheed Martin share price. In order to better understand the value of Lockheed Martin's shares, you will find here detailed information about the company, its main activities and its various sources of income, as well as information about its competitors in the market and its recent partnerships. You will also discover how to make a good fundamental analysis of this share.

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ISIN code: US5398301094
Ticker: NYSE: LMT
Index or market: NYSE

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First of all, the evolution of countries' defence needs, which may increase in the event of war or terrorist attacks, will be monitored.

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Changes in global trade barriers can also have a significant influence on the sales and revenues of this group.

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We will also monitor the budgets spent by the various governments in the defence sector, whose cuts may affect the company to a greater or lesser extent.

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Competition is also one of the elements to watch out for as other manufacturers are increasingly present on the market.

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Finally, technology and safety regulations developed and changed by governments will also influence this title.

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General presentation of Lockheed Martin

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We now invite you to discover a slightly more detailed presentation of Lockheed Martin and its main sources of profit.

The Lockheed Martin Group is an American company specialising in the defence sector and in the design, production and sale of aeronautical, submarine and space systems.

In order to better understand the activities of this group, they can be divided into several divisions according to the share of turnover they generate :

  • The sale of aeronautical systems represents 39.6% of the group's sales, including military aircraft and civil aircraft for government agencies.
  • The sale of underwater electronic and tactical systems represents 25.3% of the company's turnover with avionics systems, radars, sensors, training systems and simulators, optical systems, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, simulation or training systems.
  • The sale of space systems generates 18.2% of the group's revenue from satellite, missile and space transport systems.
  • Finally, the sale of defence systems generates 16.9% of the group's revenue with air and missile defence systems, tactical missiles, precision strike weapons systems, fire control systems and others. The group also offers mission support, preparation, technical support and integration services.

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The major competitors of Lockheed Martin

Let's now take a look at the industry in which Lockheed Martin operates with a presentation of its main current competitors in the market.


First of all, the Airbus group is a French multinational company specialising in the space, aeronautics and military sectors. It was formerly known as EADS.


Another French electronics group that also specialises in aerospace, defence, security and ground transportation. It is listed on the stock exchange and operates in 68 countries around the world. Thales is one of the leaders in defence, aeronautics, space and security equipment.


This group, a French aircraft manufacturer, also has subsidiaries in the aerospace and security sectors.


This American company specialises in the defence systems and electronics sectors as well as in aerospace. It is currently one of the world leaders in the field of military equipment sales. Note that in 2012, this company merged with United Technologies.

BAE Systems

This British company specialises in the defence and aerospace sector. It operates in North America through its subsidiary BAE Synstems Inc. and is one of the largest defence companies in the world today.

The major partners of Lockheed Martin

Finally, we would like to share with you two examples of recent partnerships implemented by Lockheed Martin that will help you understand the importance of these types of strategic alliances:


In 2019, Lockheed Martin signed a research and innovation partnership with the Solvay group in Belgium in the field of advanced composite materials for the aeronautics industry. This agreement is part of the ESI or "Essential Safety Interests" measures linked to the Belgian contract for the F-35 programme.

Blue Origin

Also in 2019 and within the framework of the International Astronautical Congress, Blue Origin set up an American industrial team to participate in NASA's Artemis programme and send men to the moon in 2024. It will thus collaborate with Lockheed Martin and other companies to build a lunar lander.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When was Lockheed Martin founded?

Lockheed Martin was created in 1995 as a result of the $10 billion merger of Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation to create Lockheed Martin Corporation. Martin Marietta contributed to the success of this new entity by bringing in the Atlas and Titan space launchers, which were the first to be used by the group.

What are the principal subsidiaries currently owned by the Lockheed Martin Group?

The Lockheed Martin Group operates, as noted above, in a variety of businesses through different divisions. In order to carry out these activities and meet the needs of its customers, the company uses its various subsidiaries. Lockheed Martin has three main subsidiaries: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Skunk Works and Lockheed Martin Space Systems. It should be noted that the company may, of course, purchase new subsidiaries at any time.

What were the latest financial results of the Lockheed Martin Group?

The last financial results published by Lockheed Martin were published in 2020 for the financial year 2019. These results thus show a turnover of €53,410,244,000 for a net profit of €5,563,195,000. Historically and over the last few years, there has been a gradual increase in this turnover and net profit, which demonstrates the company's capacity for growth.

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