Alliant Techsystems (ATK) is a defense contractor for the aerospace and defense industries and produces ammunition and accessories. U.S. government customers make up 67% of its total sales.
The company’s ammunition and accessories products combined make up 40% of Alliant’s revenue in fiscal 2013. It sells firearms under the brand names Federal Premium, Fusion and Eagle.
Of that 40%, about a third came directly from came from Alliance’s contract to run the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo.; the contract lasts until 2020. This past fiscal year, the ammo plant produced 1.8 billion rounds. ATK shares finished 2013 up 84% for the year.