The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which consumer goods editor and analyst Austin Smith and industrials editor and analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics across the investing world.
Boeing(NYSE: BA) was on an order hot streak in 2011, with a multibillion-dollar order seemingly every month. But Boeing's issue has never been securing the orders, but rather building and delivering the planes in a reasonable amount of time. To that end, Boeing recently announced that it will not hit its delivery goal for the year. How much does this hurt the aerospace giant, and what does it mean going forward?
Originally joining The Motley Fool in 2011 as editor of the Industrials sector, Brendan is now based in New York City where he interviews executives, authors, and influential people from across the investing and business world. He also provides analysis for Fool.com.