Tag Archives: L-3 Communications

Lockheed Martin Delays Decision On Spinoff Or Sale Of IT Business

In July, as Lockheed Martin(LMT) announced its acquisition of Sikorsky helicopter from United Technologies(UTX), it also announced it was considering a sale or spinoff of its IT business.  A decision had been expected by year end. Last week, the company said that although it was still very likely to divest the division, the decision would be pushed into… Read More »

Northrop Grumman Not Following The Pack – No Plans To Spin Off Government Services

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NOC) is feeling pretty good right now after having just won a massive contract for the new long range bomber. The company is also in the process of restructuring its organization by cutting its operating groups from 4 to 3, one of which will be called Technology Services. The move led to suspicion that… Read More »

After Pressure From Relational Investors, Timken Will Spinoff TimkenSteel This Month

‘Resistance is futile’ – The Borg Star Trek fans will no doubt recognize the famed motto of those nasty, robotic, intergalactic conquerors hell-bent on assimilation. What they won’t know is that the phrase is also rumored to be frequently muttered at company board meetings after Ralph Whitworth’s Relational Investors announces a stake. The activist firm has been quite a… Read More »

No Change To L-3 Credit Ratings In Wake Of Engilty Spin And Debt Repayment

As part of its recent spinoff of Engility(EGL), L-3 Communications(LLL) received $325 million in cash which it will use to retire $250 million in debt and repurchase $75 million in stock. Despite this balance sheet improvement, both S&P and Fitch left the company’s ratings unchanged. From S&P: Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said today that its ratings and… Read More »

L-3’s Spinoff Of Engility Complete; Trading Begins Today

Defense contractor L-3 Communications(LLL) completed its spinoff of Engility Holdings(EGL) yesterday. L-3 shareholders as of July 16 received 1 share of Engility for every 6 shares of L-3 that they held. In its last day of when issued trading, Engility closed at $17.83, giving the company a market cap of just under $300 million. L-3 closed at $69.79… Read More »

Engility Spinoff A Go!

The board of directors at L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL) recently approved the spinoff of the majority of its government services business, Engility. The spin is expected to take place on July 17th and shareholders as of July 16th will receive one share of Engility for every 6 shares of LLL owned. Given that L-3 currently has ~97.5m shares… Read More »

Engility Expected To Spin Free Of L-3 Around Middle Of Year

L-3 Communications(LLL) affirmed in today’s first quarter earnings release that it is moving forward with its plan to spin off Engility. With our filing of the Engility initial registration statement, the spin-off of those businesses should occur around mid-year, and we continue to believe that this will unlock opportunity and value for both companies. The performance of Engility… Read More »

L-3 Communications Gives In

In what appears to be another ‘win’ for activist investors, defense contractor L-3 Communications (LLL) announced that it will spin out its government services business in the first half of 2012. The company faced pressure from Ralph Whitworth’s Relational Investors (who are also involved in the ITT [ITT] situation) to jettison non-core business units in order to improve… Read More »