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by Neal Dihora, CFA

Bulls Say

Rockwell Collins has content on most of the commercial aircraft entering the market over the coming years, including the 787, 737-MAX, 777X, A350, C919, and Bombardier CSeries, which should generate stable growth over the long term.
When this business recovers, recent market share gains in business and regional jets should allow the company to generate growth substantially higher than the end market.
Rockwell Collins' A- credit rating and commitment to R&D should allow the firm to continue to be a leader technologically in the avionics marketplace. Read more 

Bears Say

Rockwell Collins' position on CSeries could hurt sales growth as the program is delayed to late 2015, with further push-outs possible.
Defense spending remains constrained and will have a negative impact on Rockwell's sales.
Rockwell's acquisition of ARINC requires revenue synergies for growth, and may not materialize over the near term. Read more 

Management

President Kelly Ortberg succeeded Clayton Jones as CEO in July 2013. Jones had been president and CEO since 2001 and served as chairman since 2002. Most of the rest of the management team members have been in their current positions since the firm was   Read more 

Profile

Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins develops communications and aviation electronics for commercial and military customers worldwide. It has 19,000 employees. Core   Read more 

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