The global aerospace, defence & security industry experienced an 82% drop in company filings mentions of COVID-19 in Q3 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Northrop Grumman with 60% year-on-year decrease, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 106 aerospace, defence & security company filings. GlobalData’s Aerospace, Defense & Security: Filings Trends & Signals Q3 2023 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

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Notably, COVID-19 was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q3 2023, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of big data and blockchain, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the aerospace, defence & security industry, Northrop Grumman had the greatest increase in references for COVID-19 in Q3 2023, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified ten COVID-19-related sentences in the company's filings - 1% of all sentences - and a decrease of 60% in Q3 2023 compared with Q3 2022. RTX’s mentions of COVID-19 rose by 167% to 8 and Airbus’s by 40% to 7 and General Dynamics’s by 42% to 7 and BAE Systems’s by 44% to 5.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for COVID-19 in Q3 2023 was 76.

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