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Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
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Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: Raytheon Company
Commission File No.: 001-13699
Date: October 24, 2019
The following are excerpts from a transcript made available of the Q3 2019 Raytheon Company Earnings Conference Call that occurred on October 24, 2019:
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RTN - Q3 2019 Raytheon Co Earnings Call
EVENT DATE/TIME: OCTOBER 24, 2019 / 1:00PM GMT
Co. reported 3Q19 sales of $7.4b and EPS from continuing operations of $3.08. Expects 2019 net sales to be $29.1-29.4b and EPS from continuing operations to be $11.70-11.80. Expects 4Q19 sales to be $7.8-8.1b and EPS from continuing operations to be $2.93-3.03.
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Anthony F. OBrien Raytheon Company - VP & CFO
Kelsey DeBriyn Raytheon Company - VP of IR
Thomas A. Kennedy Raytheon Company - Chairman & CEO
CONFERENCE CALL PARTICIPANTS
Cai von Rumohr Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division - MD & Senior Research Analyst
Carter Copeland Melius Research LLC - Founding Partner, President and Research Analyst of Aerospace & Defense
David Egon Strauss Barclays Bank PLC, Research Division - Research Analyst
George D. Shapiro Shapiro Research - CEO and Managing Partner
Peter J. Arment Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division - Senior Research Analyst
Peter John Skibitski Alembic Global Advisors - Research Analyst
Robert Michael Spingarn Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division - Aerospace and Defense Analyst
Ronald Jay Epstein BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division - Industry Analyst
Seth Michael Seifman JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division - Senior Equity Research Analyst
Sheila Karin Kahyaoglu Jefferies LLC, Research Division - Equity Analyst
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Raytheon Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. My name is Ditamara, and I will be your operator for today. As a reminder, this conference is being recorded for replay purposes.
I would now like to turn the call over to Ms. Kelsey DeBriyn, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please proceed.
Kelsey DeBriyn - Raytheon Company - VP of IR
Thank you, Ditamara. Good morning, everyone. Thank you for joining us today on our third quarter conference call. The results that we announced this morning, the audio feed of this call and the slides that well reference are available on our website at raytheon.com. Following this mornings call, an archive of both the audio replay and a printable version of the slides will be available in the Investor Relations section of our website.
With me today are Tom Kennedy, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Toby OBrien, our Chief Financial Officer. Well start with some brief remarks by Tom and Toby and then move on to questions.
Before I turn the call over to Tom, Id like to caution you regarding our forward-looking statements. Any matters discussed today that are not historical facts, particularly comments regarding the companys future plans, objectives and expected performance and the proposed merger with UTC, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on a wide range of assumptions that the company believes are reasonable, but are subject to a range of uncertainties and risks that are summarized at the end of our earnings release and are discussed in detail in our SEC filings and with respect to the proposed merger and related matters in the definitive merger proxy statement filed with us with the SEC on September 10, 2019.
With that, Ill turn the call over to Tom.
Thomas A. Kennedy - Raytheon Company - Chairman & CEO
One of the strengths Raytheon will be bringing to the combined company is our diversified portfolio of advanced technologies that are well aligned with our customers needs. So let me spend a few minutes discussing these innovative technologies and how we are able to turn them into compelling advanced solutions and franchises for our customers.
The newest example of this is our clean sheet offering for the next-generation Air and Missile Defense Radar competition. Last week, we were pleased to be selected by the U.S. Army to develop the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor, which extends Raytheons position as the worlds premier Air and Missile Defense Radar capability provider for decades to come. We expect LTAMDS to have a potential lifetime value around $20 billion from sales to domestic and international customers. LTAMDS will operate on the Armys integrated air and missile defense network. Our winning LTAMDS solution is a 360-degree active electronically scanned array radar powered by Raytheon manufactured gallium nitride, a substance that strengthens the radar signal and enhances its sensitivity. Over the years, we have invested significantly in AESA GaN technology and advanced manufacturing capability, positioning the company as a global leader in advanced AESA GaN technology and product development. Our innovative solution also showcased advanced capabilities and ease of maintenance and sustainment for the end user, the soldier.
Our Patriot franchise was also strengthened in August with the Kingdom of Bahrain signing an agreement to purchase our Patriot System. This letter of offer and acceptance allows the U.S. government to begin contract negotiations with our Patriot team. Bahrain will become the 17th nation to procure Patriot. With the U.S. Armys approval, all 17 of these Patriot partners will have the opportunity to add our AESA 360-degree capability LTAMDS radar to each of the fire units. This will enhance the performance and extend the life of their systems for many decades. In addition, the capabilities of the LTAMDS radar also opens up a market for stand-alone forward-deployed application.
Our leadership in radars was also extended with the completion of the first system-level test of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar at Wallops Island Test Facility by the U.S. Navy and Raytheon in August. The EASR is the newest sensor in the Navys SPY family of radars for aircraft carriers and frigates and provides simultaneous anti-air and anti-surface warfare, electronic protection and air traffic control capabilities. The radar has a highly scalable design, and the innovative technology allows it to deliver increased performance, higher reliability and sustainability and lower total ownership cost. Upon completion of the system-level testing by the end of the year, the EASR will shift to low-rate initial production.
As a reminder, AMDR, our Navy radar franchise for the new DDG 51 destroyers, recently transitioned into low-rate initial production.
Another area where we are using our innovative technology to meet the needs of our global customers is in the area of counter UAS. Recently, our Coyote Block 2 counter-drone unmanned aircraft system scored direct hits on multiple aerial targets in U.S. Army test flights. Coyote Block 2 is a new high-speed kinetic interceptor that will counter hostile drones. It is compatible with Raytheons Ku-band Radio Frequency System or KuRFS radar. The Block 2 system is on track to be full-rate production ready in 2020.
In the area of hypersonics, we are also advancing technology to develop new capabilities for our customers. In September, we announced that Raytheon will build and deliver the control, actuation and power conditioning subassemblies that control flight of the U.S. Armys new common hypersonic glide-body missile.
All of our businesses are at the forefront in developing new and updating existing technologies. And one in particular, SAS has seen good advancements, both in terms of growth and in terms of innovative technology offerings.
During the quarter, SAS had very strong performance, growing sales more than 14% year-over-year and exceeding margin expectations. Over the last few years, we have seen SAS capture a number of new franchise programs. And during the quarter, we made great progress on these new franchises.
In the electronic warfare market, this past August, SAS delivered the first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Engineering and Manufacturing Development pod for the U.S. Navy to begin ground and aircraft integration testing. And in October, we delivered the second pod. Raytheon will deliver a total of 15 EMD pods for mission systems testing and qualification as well as 14 pods for airworthiness certification. Beyond the good growth, we are seeing on our EW programs at SAS, we are also seeing strong growth in our space in ISR programs such as the next-gen OPIR and recent classified franchise program wins.
In July, SAS was selected as the radar supplier for the B-52 bomber radar monetization program, displacing the incumbent and extending our airborne radar franchise. Under the contract, Raytheon will design, develop and produce and sustain EASR radar systems for the entire U.S. Air Force B-52 fleet. With improved navigation reliability, mapping and detection range, the advanced radar upgrade will ensure the aircraft remains and beyond.
Finally, and as I think about my next few years, one of my key roles in the new Raytheon Technologies will be to work with Greg Hayes to drive our combined innovative technologies into business solutions for our customers. My focus has always been to make sure we are taking our best technology, accelerating it to the businesses and embedding it in our advanced products while making these innovative solutions relevant to our customers. A key priority for me at the future of Raytheon Technologies will be to deliver technology synergies and drive technology improvements across all of our businesses and products.
Before concluding, I would like to take a moment to briefly touch on the U.S. defense budget. As most of you know, we are again operating under a continuing resolution through November 21, and our guidance has taken this into account. We encourage lawmakers to work swiftly to get the defense appropriations bill enacted before the end of the calendar year. This is in the best interest of our customers and industry.
Bottom line, the companys performance is strong. Were well aligned with the advanced technology needs of our customers, and we have the opportunity to shape the future of aerospace and defense with our proposed merger. I want to thank the Raytheon team worldwide for helping secure this strong position for our company, customers and shareholders.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Sheila Karin Kahyaoglu - Jefferies LLC, Research Division - Equity Analyst
Just on LTAMDS since its so relevant at the momentum, maybe could you provide some color on that program? How you expect it to ramp? How it interacts with the core Patriot franchise? Just the opportunity internationally, and you mentioned $20 billion. And then maybe the radar offering, how that plays into the missile option?
Anthony F. OBrien - Raytheon Company - VP & CFO
And Sheila, its Toby. Ill just add a couple of things. I mean, I think Tom said this in his opening remarks, but this extends your question about how this plays with Patriot today. So this is an extension thats been to carry Patriot on for decades as a franchise for Raytheon and Raytheon technologies.
Tom mentioned the $20 billion opportunity, right? I think thats probably a little conservative. Were going to continue to execute all our existing Patriot backlog. And then, as Tom mentioned, we see demand already from foreign sales. Theres going to be about 250 radars that will be subject to this upgrade, Bahrain, that Tom mentioned in his opening remarks. Thats the 17th nation that will have Patriot, and this is really the premier franchise for the company and its going to be here well past our time, for sure.
Peter J. Arment - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division - Senior Research Analyst
Congrats on LTAMDS. Maybe I can just come back to it. Toby, maybe, what was factored into the S-4 kind of forecast? And then maybe just thinking about the contract structure here where you are funding 30% development costs, how do we think about that?
Anthony F. OBrien - Raytheon Company - VP & CFO
Sure. Let me start with the second part of the question first, right? So the contract vehicle here, it is a OTA or another an Other Transaction Authority, right, which doesnt work the same as a traditional contract would in many ways. So essentially, the way to think of it, were performing R&D research and development, and the customer will be reimbursing us for a portion of that effort. And there will also be some related capital to support it as well.
As far as the projections in the S-4, if you think about this initial effort, this $384 million under the OTA, that goes out into 2022. And all of our projections are factored, right. So the majority of this, the comment Tom made and I reinforced around the $20 billion, the majority of that would be beyond the 5-year window that you saw in the S-4.
George D. Shapiro - Shapiro Research - CEO and Managing Partner
Toby, can you walk us through where you stand in terms of warfighter sales? I know you were expecting them to come down all through the year, but the strength in the margin and the growth this quarter suggests that maybe they continued to lag. And then the second part, one for Tom. With Vista putting the option to you, would you probably wind up selling or getting rid of Forcepoint before the merger closes?
Thomas A. Kennedy - Raytheon Company - Chairman & CEO
Yes, on Forcepoint, as Toby mentioned in his opening remarks, Vista Equity Partners did exercise their put option to require Raytheon to purchase their interest in Forcepoint. And so soon, well own 100% of Forcepoint. And our plans have not changed. So from the day 1, we still plan to expect to monetize Forcepoint to create value for our shareholders. And then theres a lot of optionality relative to how we do monetize that. But it all remains in play in terms of monetizing the asset.
Ronald Jay Epstein - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division - Industry Analyst
So my question, 2 parts. Second part is related to the first. So in the post-LTAMDS thing, we got that, right? So thats great. Whats the next thing on the horizon that youre looking for? What are the next big prizes out there? And then the second question is this was assuming everything goes through with RTX, what can you bid for that you couldnt bid for today with the new capabilities youll have?
Thomas A. Kennedy - Raytheon Company - Chairman & CEO
Let me take that. I mean, theres a whole range of new advanced systems that were pursuing. A lot of them under the umbrella of classified. So its very hard for us to kind of go and describe them. But Ill give you 2 very large ones. One is the Precision Strike Missile, the PrSM missile that replaces the existing ATACMS system thats out there today. That is a program that were heavily engaged in. Theyve the Army has already down selected to 2 contractors, one is Raytheon and the other one is Lockheed. So were competing against the Lockheed on this. And we believe we have a very solid offering that meets the Armys requirements.
With the INF treaty going away, the Army is very, very interested in this program, and its actually expanding the range of the missile beyond the, I would call it, the initial solicitations range. Good news is we have a solution set that allows us to achieve that expansion. So we feel were in very good position on that.
And the other one is the Long-Range Standoff missile or the nuclear triad, which were heavily engaged and again another area where the government had down selected to 2 contractors, one is Raytheon and one is Lockheed. And weve already received like $900 million for our efforts just to be in the competition, and weve developed some great technologies. Its a very highly classified program, so I cant really talk a lot about it, but its a very large dollar value moving forward. And so were actively engaged in both of those programs on the missile side.
At IDS, the business that won the LTAMDS program, they have several radar programs that theyre pursuing. And so we actually, they just won a major one. We didnt really talk about it in our notes, but they won this thing called Solid State Module Replacement win. Its value is up to about $2.3 billion, but its to go back and replace and update all the whats called the early warning radars like PAVE, PAWS and whatnot with the, with new technology, GaN-based radar technology. And so we won that program, and well be working with the Air Force to incrementally upgrade each one of their early-warning radars over the next 5 to 8 years. And thats about a $2.3 billion win there.
So and theres a ton of these new development programs out there. Our biggest job here, as Toby and myself, is to really look at that and we have a very good process that we look at to in terms of determining what were going to go do relative to what were going to go bit on because theres a tremendous amount of opportunities on it. I mean, were looking at, is the opportunity, a, strategic fit, do we have the core competencies to execute that opportunity, and we talk a lot about margins. We also look, is that are we going to get acceptable type margins out of the program, is this just a one-off program where its all development and we essentially leave 1 article that has low margins. Several of those, we havent bid in the last couple of years, so we just let our own competitors go off and develop systems that give low margins. But, and then the other one is that do we have the right technical and cost discriminators? Do we have the discriminators to go win? So we have a very well-defined process. All I can say is theres a lot of opportunities that were running through that process, and were happy to make some pretty hard decisions here about what to pursue and not to pursue. And its a great time for the company. We made the right bets back in 2004 relative to where we made some technology investments over the years, and those technology investments have given us the differentiators and discriminators to bid these next-generation capabilities that the Air Force, the Army and the Navy need. And were in a very great position to go after a lot of these opportunities.
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