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American Titans: Boeing By the Numbers

As part of our "American Titans" project, CNBC.com is taking an in-depth look at Boeing.

The company was founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing and has grown into the biggest aircraft manufacturer and one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors in the world—producing both commercial jets and military planes.

In the past 10 years, its share price has increased 91 percent.

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Boeing also designs and produces rotorcraft, missiles and defense systems, satellites, and advanced communication systems. It is deeply involved in space exploration and works closely with NASA to operate space shuttles and the International Space Station.

Boeing has more than 158,000 employees in the United States and 70 other countries with customers in some 90 nations. As such, it has become one of the top US exporting companies.

What follows are some facts and figures about this "American Titan."

Stock Performance & Valuation

  • Close on May 11, 2010: $71.42
  • Median price target: $83 (Source: Thomson One)
  • All time intraday high: $107.83 on July 25, 2007
  • All time closing high: $107.23 on July 25, 2007
  • Dividend yield: 2.35%
  • P/E: 43.15
  • Price / Book: 21.92x
  • TEV / EBITDA (Latest Twelve Months): 18.11x

Percent Change

  • YTD: 32%
  • 1-Year: 60%
  • 3-Year: -24%
  • 5-Year: 18%
  • 10-Year: 91%
  • 20-Year: 174%


  • 2009 Revenue: $68.3 billion of which 57.8% was domestic
  • Latest Qtr: $15.2 billion (Q1 2010)
  • Forecast 2010 Revenue: $65.1 billion
  • Revenue Growth (2009-10): -5%


  • 2009 EPS: $1.87
  • Latest Qtr: $0.70 (Q1 2010)
  • Forecast 2010 EPS: $3.87
  • EPS Growth (2009-10): 107%

Analysts' Recommendations:

  • Strong Buy: 9
  • Buy: 7
  • Hold: 4
  • Sell: 0
  • Underperform: 2

Three Highest Paid Executives

  • James W. McNerney
  • Chief Executive Officer and the President of Boeing Co. since June 2005
  • Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. McNerney served as the Chief Executive Officer of 3M Company from January 2001 to June 2005
  • Since 1982, Mr. McNerney served in management positions at General Electric, the parent company of NBC/CNBC, including roles such as Chief Executive Officer and President of GE Aircraft Engines
  • Total Annual Compensation: $19.4M
  • James A. Bell, Corporate President, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Council
  • Total Annual Compensation: $6.8M
  • James F. Albaugh, Executive Vice President, Member of Executive Council, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Airplanes and President of Commercial Airplanes
  • Total Annual Compensation: $5.6M

Source: CNBC Analytics, Capital IQ and Thomson Reuters

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