Business Analysis Essay

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Business Analysis - Part I

September 20, 2012
Business Analysis - Part I This paper describes the results of an examination of L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. The examination identifies their wants/needs and describes how well the company fulfills those needs. It also includes an analysis of L-3’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT), and finally, uses that analysis as a basis to form a recommendation for holding the stock as a position in an unnamed mutual fund.
Company Overview L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LLL) is a Fortune 500 company with reported sales of $15.2B in 2011. Founded in 1997, L-3 maintains headquarters in New York with global locations, including the United Kingdom
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Departments of Defense, Justice, State, and other U.S. Government intelligence agencies. This segment also provides similar products and services to select allied foreign governments.
The Aircraft Modernization & Maintenance segment provides various modernization, maintenance, and logistic support services for military and government aircraft, and other platforms.
The C3ISR segment operates in the global intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) market, providing networked communication systems, secure communications products and C3 (Command, Control, and Communication) systems. As a holding company, L-3 has many interests and capabilities in its arsenal. No organization functions or succeeds in a vacuum. An organization is only as good as its people, its values, and its products or services. Stakeholders – those people or systems that have an interest in the success of a company – play a significant role in shaping that success. The next section examines the various stakeholder groups that influence L-3.

L-3 Stakeholder Identification
As with any large corporation, several stakeholders have an interest in the success of L-3. Stakeholder influences come from external and internal sources such as employees, customers, local and global communities, and finally,

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