There are multiple reasons I believe Lockheed Martin (LMT) will continue to create shareholder value. These include political unrest, existing government contracts, and repairs to current airplanes and helicopters. Job creation will be the biggest factor in the favor of Lockheed Martinto continue creating dividend growth. Throughout their long history this company has excelled at gaining Congressional support, and creating strategic alliances within the decision makers of the Department of Defense. The fact that they supply 97,000 jobs located in all 50 American states will allow this company to continue increasing dividends well into the future.
This company has solid fundamentals with room for future dividend growth. The 5-year dividend growth rate of 12.44% is impressive for dividend growth investors like myself. A 4-year average payout of 51.06% should be enough to maintain this dividend growth rate far into the future.