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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

November 21, 2013 14:20 IST

Image: Some companies are sitting on orders worth billions of dollars in backlog.
Photographs: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

There are companies in the world that are sitting on orders worth billions of dollars due to unfinished work or orders received that are incomplete or in the process of being completed, according to 24/7 Wall St.

Let's take a look at some of these firms.

Source: 24/7 Wall St

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft taxis after landing at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan.
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Boeing

Industry: Aerospace and defence

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Backlog of orders: $415.1 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $81.7 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 1

Boeing, which was founded in 1916, is a major player in aerospace and defence industries.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: A man enters the General Electric building at 1250 Avenue of the Americas, also known as 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in New York.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

General Electric

Industry: Conglomerate

Headquarters: New York, United States

Backlog of orders: $229.0 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $147.4 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 2

General Electric, which was founded in 1892, is mainly involved in these areas: Energy, technology infrastructure and capital finance.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: A view of the headquarters of IBM Japan in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

IBM

Industry: Computer hardware, computer software, IT services and IT consulting

Headquarters: New York, United States

Backlog of orders: $141.0 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $104.5 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 3

IBM, which was founded in 1911, manufactures and sells computer hardware, software and other IT-related services.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: Workers can be seen on the moving line and forward fuselage assembly areas for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin Corp's factory located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Photographs: Lockheed Martin/Randy A Crites/Handout/Reuters

Lockheed Martin

Industry: Aerospace, defence and information security

Headquarters: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Backlog of orders: $78.7 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $47.2 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 4

Lockheed Martin, which was founded in 1995, is one of the largest defence contractors in the world.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: A General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet performs during an air display at the Farnborough Airshow in Farnborough, England.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters

General Dynamics

Industry: Aerospace and defence

Headquarters: West Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Backlog of orders: $47.9 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $31.5 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 5

General Dynamics, which was founded in 1899, is the fifth-largest defence contractor in the world.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: Northrup Grumman has 68,000 employees.
Photographs: Ensign Lyn Niemeyer/Wikimedia Commons

Northrup Grumman

Industry: Aerospace and defence

Headquarters: West Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Backlog of orders: $37.5 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $25.2 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 6

Northrup Grumman, which was founded in 1994, employs more than 68,000 people worldwide.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: Workers start their shift at a construction site in the central business district area in Singapore.
Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

Fluor Corporation

Industry: Construction

Headquarters: Irving, Texas, United States

Backlog of orders: $37.0 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $27.6 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 7

Fluor Corporation, which was founded in 1890, provides engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services around the world.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: Vehicles queue for petrol at an Emarat gas station in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company specialises in projects for oil and gas companies.
Photographs: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company

Industry: Engineering, construction, oil and gas

Headquarters: The Hague, Netherlands

Backlog of orders: $24.5 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $5.5 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 8

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, which was founded in 1889, is mainly involved in projects for oil and gas companies.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: Workers walk past Caterpillar excavator machines at a factory in Gosselies, Belgium.
Photographs: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Caterpillar

Industry: Heavy equipment, engines and financial services

Headquarters: Peoria, Illinois, United States

Backlog of orders: $19.1 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $65.9 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 9

Caterpillar, which was founded in 1925, is the biggest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment in the world.

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10 companies sitting on orders worth billions of dollars

Image: An aerial photograph shows traffic on the southern portion of the 18-Mile Stretch, a facet of US Highway 1 that connects South Florida with the Florida Keys in Key Largo, Florida.
Photographs: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/Handout/Reuters

Aecom

Industry: Architecture, engineering and construction

Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Backlog of orders: $16.6 billion

Total revenue in 2012: $8.2 billion

Overall rank in backlog: 10

Aecom, which was founded in 1990, is an acronym for architecture, engineering, consulting, operations and maintenance.