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Under CEO Ed Zander, who joined the company in January, 2003, Motorola has gone on a tear. The first quarter marked the fifth consecutive one for which the world's No. 2 phonemaker reported sales and earnings growth. Most of the success can be attributed to a dynamite performance from the company's bread-and-butter wireless-phone division.

Motorola appears to have overcome its execution woes to introduce the coolest cell phone on the market, the sleek Razr. Sales of the new product and several others helped the company's phone shipments rise 13% in the quarter, to 28.7 million. The jump boosted the company's worldwide market share to 17.1%, the highest level since late 2002. And Wall Street is cheering, lifting Motorola shares 20%, from $15 at the beginning of March, to $18.13 on June 7. Finally, Motorola's numbers are ringing true.

Company Info

Revenues* $32 BILLION
Revenue Growth 25.8%
Return on Equity 17.5%
Total Return-1.1%
Profits* $2.4 BILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

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Company Snapshot

Motorola Inc. provides wireless, broadband, and automotive communications technologies and embedded electronic products. It operates in five segments: Personal Communications (PC); Global Telecom Solutions (GTS); Commercial, Government, and Industrial Solutions (CGIS); Integrated Electronic Systems (IES); and Broadband Communications (BC). PC segment manufactures and sells wireless handsets with integrated software and accessory products. Its wireless subscriber products include wireless handsets, with related software and accessory products. GTS segment designs, manufactures, sells, installs, and services wireless infrastructure communication systems, including hardware and software. CGIS segment provides customized and commercial, and integrated communications and information systems. IES segment designs, manufactures, and sells automotive and industrial electronics systems; telematics systems that enable automated roadside assistance, navigation, and safety features for automobiles; portable energy storage products and systems; and embedded computing systems. BC segment offers a variety of broadband products, including digital systems and set-top terminals for cable television and broadcast networks; data products, including cable modems and cable modem termination systems, as well as Internet protocol-based telephony products; and access network technology. The company was founded in 1928 as Galvin Manufacturing Corp. and changed its name to Motorola Inc. in 1947. Motorola is headquartered in Libertyville, Ill.

No. of Employees


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Edward J. Zander

Edward J. Zander

AGE: 57


Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

CEO Bio >

Total Compensation*

$ 15.7 MILLION

Total Value of Options**


Degrees Held

Boston University (MBA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (BS)

* Latest available fiscal year
** The sum of the net value of options exercised and held in the latest available fiscal year

Key Executives

Edward J. Zander, Gregory Q. Brown, Dennis J. Carey, Eugene A. Delaney, David W. Devonshire, Ruth A. Fattori, Ronald Garriques, A. Peter Lawson, Daniel M. Moloney, Adrian R. Nemcek, Richard N. Nottenburg, Padmasree Warrior

Board Members

Edward J. Zander, H. Laurance Fuller, Judy C. Lewent, Walter E. Massey, Thomas J. Meredith, Nicholas Negroponte, Indra K. Nooyi, Samuel C. Scott III, Ron Sommer, James R. Stengel, Douglas A. Warner III, John A. White

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