A new Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine undergoes a ground start in preparation for its inaugural flight. Image credit: Pratt & Whitney.

Despite the ongoing economic malaise, business at United Technologies (NYSE:RTX) continues to move forward. Over the last 12 months, it earned $67 billion in revenue, ranking 41st among S&P 500 companies. What does the 40-year-old company do with all this money? The slideshow below provides an answer.

Viewers of the slideshow will learn two interesting points, among other things, from scrolling through it:

  • First, while United Technologies paid out slightly more than it earned over the past 12 months, via dividends and share buybacks, many other leading companies did so as well.
  • Second, despite its collection of respected brands, United Technologies faces narrower profit margins than the typical large cap stock.

What else can investors learn about United Technologies from an analysis of its revenue flows? Scroll through the following brief slideshow to find out.

Slideshow data sourced from YCharts.com on December 2, 2015. Slideshow image credits: Pratt & Whitney, istock/Thinkstock.

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