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37. United Technologies
United Technologies
Rank: 37 (Previous rank: 37)
CEO: Louis R. Chênevert
Compare tool: United Technologies vs. Top 10
Although its Otis elevator division is the company's most recognized brand, United Technologies owns some of the most innovative companies in the aerospace business.

Its Pratt & Whitney division supplies propulsion systems for military jets (including the F-35B Lightning) and commercial airliners. Hamilton Sundstrand has outfitted such jets as the new Boeing 787. And its Sikorsky unit manufactures the Black Hawk and Medevac helicopters.

UT chief Louis ChÍnevert plans to keep the innovations coming, investing $3.7 billion in research and development last year alone. And with its $40 billion-plus order backlog, it's no wonder the stock is up more than 70% in the past year. --P.N.

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Key financials $ millions % change
from 2008
Revenues 52,920.0 -9.8
Profits 3,829.0 -18.3
Assets 55,762.0
Stockholders' equity 20,066.0
Market value (3/26/2010) 69,011.4
Profits as % of  
Revenues 7.2
Assets 6.9
Stockholders' equity 19.1
Earnings per share  
2009 $ 4.12
% change from 2008 -15.9
1999-2009 annual growth rate % 10.6
Total return to investors %
2009 33.2
1999-2009 annual rate 9.8
Rank Company 500
rank
Revenues
($ millions)
1 Boeing 28 68,281.0
2 United Technologies 37 52,920.0
3 Lockheed Martin 44 45,189.0
4 Northrop Grumman 61 35,291.0
5 General Dynamics 69 31,981.0
6 Honeywell International 74 30,908.0
7 Raytheon 95 24,881.0
8 L-3 Communications 148 15,615.0
9 ITT 214 10,904.5
10 Textron 220 10,548.0
11 Precision Castparts 325 6,913.8
12 Goodrich 334 6,685.6
13 Alliant Techsystems 454 4,583.2
14 Rockwell Collins 462 4,470.0
Issue date: May 3, 2010.
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United Technologies
1 Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
860-728-7000
www.utc.com
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