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|Raytheon Reports Fourth Quarter 2003 EPS of $0.52 from Continuing Operations|
-- Earnings per share of $0.49 including the impact of discontinued operations -- Government and Defense bookings of $7.1 billion in the quarter and $20 billion for the year, backlog at all-time high of $25 billion -- Free cash flow from continuing operations of $906 million in the quarter and $1.6 billion for the year
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) reported fourth quarter 2003 income from continuing operations of $217 million or $0.52 per diluted share compared to $155 million or $0.38 per diluted share in the fourth quarter 2002. Income from continuing operations includes a pre-tax charge of $77 million from the early redemption of debt and a $55 million gain from the sale of its remaining investment in the Company's former aviation support business, both of which were previously announced. Non-cash pension expense (FAS/CAS pension adjustment) negatively impacted the quarter by $0.14 per diluted share on a year-over-year basis.
Fourth quarter 2003 net income was $205 million or $0.49 per diluted share compared to a net loss of $68 million or $0.17 per diluted share in 2002. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2003 includes a $12 million after-tax loss in discontinued operations or $0.03 per diluted share versus a $223 million after-tax loss in discontinued operations or $0.54 per diluted share in 2002.
Net sales for the fourth quarter 2003 were $5.1 billion, up from $4.7 billion in the comparable period in 2002. The fourth quarter 2003 includes $177 million of sales resulting from the previously announced consolidation of Flight Options LLC. Government and Defense sales for the quarter (after the elimination of intercompany sales) increased 5 percent to $4.2 billion from $4.0 billion in the comparable quarter. Integrated Defense Systems and Missile Systems generated double-digit sales growth in the quarter.
Free cash flow from continuing operations for the fourth quarter was $906 million versus $1,017 million for the comparable period in 2002. Free cash flow, including discontinued operations, for the fourth quarter 2003 was $858 million versus $626 million in 2002. Free cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company defines as operating cash flow less capital spending and internal use software spending. Attachment F contains a table reconciling this measure to operating cash flow, the most directly comparable GAAP measure.
"All of the businesses met or exceeded our expectations in the quarter and contributed to our strong performance," said William H. Swanson, Raytheon CEO and president. "We remain focused on delivering results that predictably meet our commitments."
Full Year Financial Results
For the full year the Company reported income from continuing operations of $535 million or $1.29 per diluted share compared to $755 million or $1.85 per diluted share in 2002. Income from continuing operations in 2003 was negatively impacted by performance issues in the third quarter at Network Centric Systems ($187 million or $0.32 per diluted share) related to cost
growth on risk programs identified earlier in the year and increased non-cash pension expense of $319 million or $0.54 per diluted share.
Including the impact of discontinued operations, the Company reported 2003 net income of $0.88 per diluted share compared to a net loss of $1.57 per diluted share in 2002.
Total 2003 sales for the Company were $18.1 billion compared to $16.8 billion for 2002, an increase of 8 percent. The full year results include $384 million of sales resulting from the previously announced consolidation of Flight Options. Government and Defense sales for the year (after the elimination of intercompany sales) increased 7 percent to $15.5 billion from $14.5 billion in 2002.
Free cash flow from continuing operations was $1.6 billion in both 2003 and 2002. Free cash flow, including discontinued operations, for the full year 2003 was $1.0 billion, versus $443 million in 2002.
Bookings and Backlog
The Government and Defense businesses recorded strong fourth quarter bookings of $7.1 billion and bookings for the full year 2003 of $20 billion, an increase of nearly 35 percent compared to bookings of $14.9 billion in 2002. Government and Defense backlog reached a record $25 billion, an increase of $4 billion over year end 2002.
RAC's fourth quarter bookings were $1.1 billion. Full year 2003 bookings were $2.2 billion versus $2.9 billion for 2002. During the quarter, NetJets Inc. placed a $360 million order for 50 new Hawker 400XP light jets and 8 new Hawker 800XP mid-size jets.
Earnings per share in 2004 from continuing operations are expected to be $1.25 to $1.35. This range has been adjusted from prior guidance of $1.50 to $1.60 to reflect a $0.25 per share increase in pension expense, resulting primarily from a change in the Company's discount rate assumption from 7 percent to 6.25 percent.
The Company expects net sales for 2004 of $19.5 billion to $20 billion and free cash flow of approximately $1 billion in 2004.
"2003 was a record year for bookings and backlog, with exceptional cash flow performance," Swanson said. "This performance is a direct result of our customer focus and will provide momentum for a solid 2004."
Further supporting information including reporting segment detail, quarterly detail, and cash flow detail has been provided in charts that will be posted to the Company's website and will be discussed during the conference call this morning.
Integrated Defense Systems
Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) fourth quarter 2003 net sales were $791 million, up 25 percent compared to $635 million in the fourth quarter 2002, due primarily to continued growth in DD(X), the Navy's future destroyer program, strong missile defense sales, and increased Patriot engineering support for Operation Iraqi Freedom. IDS generated $95 million of fourth quarter 2003 operating income compared to $76 million in the 2002 comparable quarter.
As previously announced, the U.S. Navy awarded IDS a $1 billion letter contract for the design, production, integration, and testing of Cobra Judy Replacement Mission Equipment (CJRME). Also in the quarter, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command awarded IDS JLENS Spiral 2 Development, a netted sensor system for cruise missile defense, on which work has begun.
Intelligence and Information Systems
Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) fourth quarter 2003 net sales were $525 million compared to $528 million in the fourth quarter 2002. While full-year 2003 revenue increased by 8 percent, fourth quarter results were impacted by the acceleration of work into earlier quarters at the request of a classified customer. IIS earned $53 million of operating income compared to $56 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, IIS was awarded a $157 million U.S. Air Force contract to upgrade an intelligence system called the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS). The initial value of the contract, including options, is $157 million. With added U.S. Navy options, the contract value is expected to be nearly $360 million.
Missile Systems (MS) fourth quarter 2003 net sales were $943 million, up 19 percent compared to $790 million in the fourth quarter 2002, driven by increased volume on the Tomahawk remanufacturing, Phalanx, Standard Missile-3, and Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle programs. MS generated $108 million of operating income compared to $92 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
In December, the Missile Defense Agency awarded the Kinetic Energy Interceptor system program to the Northrop Grumman - Raytheon team. This program has a potential value of over $2 billion for Raytheon during the next 8 years and will be added to bookings in the first quarter 2004.
Also during the quarter, MS was awarded a $111 million contract to overhaul 42 Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, a $264 million production contract for Standard Missile-2, and a $140 million production contract for Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW).
Network Centric Systems
Network Centric Systems (NCS) fourth quarter 2003 net sales were $766 million, down 7 percent compared to $824 million in the fourth quarter 2002, as expected. This decline is attributable to reduced sales in the air traffic management and communications product lines. NCS recorded an operating profit of $75 million compared to $84 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
The 10 risk programs that led to the significant profit adjustment in the third quarter of 2003 were on plan.
NCS booked $268 million in the quarter for its role as the Ground System Integrator on the Future Combat System.
Space and Airborne Systems
Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) fourth quarter 2003 net sales were $967 million, up 3 percent compared to $935 million in the fourth quarter 2002, due to stronger classified sales and Air Force programs including the Multi- platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MPRTIP) and B-2. SAS generated $130 million of operating income compared to $126 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, SAS was awarded a $298 million contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for full-rate production of the AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (ATFLIR) pod for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps' F/A-18 fleet. SAS also received a major follow-on classified award.
Technical Services (TS) fourth quarter 2003 net sales were $560 million, up 3 percent from $544 million in the fourth quarter 2002. TS reported an operating profit of $39 million in the fourth quarters of both 2003 and 2002.
Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) fourth quarter 2003 net sales were $717 million, up 9 percent from $660 million in the fourth quarter 2002. RAC recorded operating income of $29 million in the quarter compared to $4 million in the comparable quarter in 2002. Operating income in the fourth quarter 2003 benefited from a favorable $37 million profit adjustment on the JPATS program partially offset by a $17 million charge on the Premier program reflecting cost estimate increases.
RAC delivered 100 commercial aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2003, compared to 94 in the same quarter last year. Beginning this quarter, the RAC results exclude Flight Options LLC and Raytheon Airline Aviation Services (RAAS), which are now included in the "Other" reporting segment. RAAS is a unit formed to manage the Company's commuter and Starship portfolio.
During December, RAC received an order from NetJets Inc. for 50 new Hawker 400XP light jets and 8 new Hawker 800XP mid-sized jets. These aircraft will be delivered through 2009 and have an aggregate value of $360 million.
The Hawker Horizon program remains on schedule for first delivery in 2004. The flight test fleet of 3 aircraft has now completed over 850 hours of testing with over 50 percent of the flight test conditions completed.
Net sales for this segment in the fourth quarter 2003 were $230 million compared to $48 million in the fourth quarter 2002. The segment recorded an operating loss of $21 million in the fourth quarter 2003 compared to break- even results a year ago. For the fourth quarter, Flight Options reported break-even operating results. For the quarter, RAAS reported an operating loss of $20 million, primarily due to an increase in a loan reserve on one major customer.
The Company recorded an after-tax loss from discontinued operations for the quarter of $12 million, primarily related to program management and legal costs at its former engineering and construction businesses.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.
Disclosure Regarding Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements made in this release, including any statements relating to the Company's future plans, objectives, and projected future financial performance, contain or are based on, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Specifically, statements that are not historical facts, including statements accompanied by words such as "believe," "expect," "estimate," "intend," or "plan," and variations of these words and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements and convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. The Company cautions readers that any such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, but are subject to a wide range of risks, and actual results may differ materially. The Company expressly disclaims any current intention to provide updates to forward-looking statements, and the estimates and assumptions associated with them, after the date of this release. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: the ability to obtain or the timing of obtaining future government awards; the availability of government funding; changes in government or customer priorities due to program reviews or revisions to strategic objectives; difficulties in developing and producing operationally advanced technology systems; termination of government contracts; program performance, including resolution of claims, particularly at the Company's NCS business unit; timing of contract payments; the performance of critical subcontractors; government import and export policies and other government regulations; the ultimate resolution of contingencies and legal matters, including investigations; the effect of market conditions, particularly in relation to the general aviation and commuter aircraft markets; the uncertainty of the timing and amount of net realizable value of Boeing Business Jet-related assets; risks inherent with large long-term fixed price contracts, particularly the ability to contain cost growth and programs which anticipate significant future cost improvements; conflicts with other investors in joint ventures and less than wholly-owned businesses; the Company's lack of construction industry expertise resulting from the Company's sale of its former engineering and construction businesses; the timing of project completion and customer acceptance of two Massachusetts construction projects; delays and cost growth arising from testing and commissioning processes conducted at the Massachusetts projects; the final determination by the Company of the required expenditures to complete the Massachusetts projects; and the impact of change orders, the recoverability of the Company's claims and the outcome of defending claims asserted against the Company; among other things. Further information regarding the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's SEC filings, including "Item 1-Business" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002 and in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 28, 2003.
Conference Call on the Fourth Quarter 2003 Financial Results
Raytheon's financial results conference call will be Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 at 9 a.m. EST. Participants will be William Swanson, CEO and president, Edward Pliner, senior vice president and CFO, and other Company executives.
The dial-in number for the conference call will be (800) 299-9630. The conference call will also be audiocast on the Internet at www.raytheon.com. Individuals may listen to the call and download charts that will be used during the call. These charts will be available for printing prior to the call.
Interested parties are urged to check the website ahead of time to ensure their computers are configured for the audio stream. Instructions for obtaining the free required downloadable software are posted on the site.
Media Contact: James Fetig 781-522-5111 Investor Relations Contact: Tim Oliver 781-522-5140 Attachment A Raytheon Company Financial Information Fourth Quarter 2003 (In millions, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Net sales $5,101 $4,662 $18,109 $16,760 Cost of sales 4,174 3,751 15,000 13,358 Administrative and selling expenses 354 278 1,306 1,170 Research and development expenses 121 112 487 449 Total operating expenses 4,649 4,141 16,793 14,977 Operating income 452 521 1,316 1,783 Interest expense 122 109 537 497 Interest income (17) (3) (50) (27) Other expense, net 40 203 67 239 Non-operating expense, net 145 309 554 709 Income from continuing operations before taxes 307 212 762 1,074 Federal and foreign income taxes 90 57 227 319 Income from continuing operations 217 155 535 755 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (12) (223) (170) (887) Income (loss) before extraordinary item and accounting change 205 (68) 365 (132) Extraordinary gain from debt repurchases, net of tax - - - 1 Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax - - - (509) Net income (loss) $205 $(68) $365 $(640) Earnings per share from continuing operations Basic $0.52 $0.38 $1.30 $1.88 Diluted $0.52 $0.38 $1.29 $1.85 Loss per share from discontinued operations Basic $(0.03) $(0.55) $(0.41) $(2.21) Diluted $(0.03) $(0.54) $(0.41) $(2.17) Loss per share from cumulative effect of change in accounting principle Basic $- $- $- $(1.27) Diluted $- $- $- $(1.25) Earnings (loss) per share Basic $0.49 $(0.17) $0.88 $(1.59) Diluted $0.49 $(0.17) $0.88 $(1.57) Average shares outstanding Basic 416.3 406.4 412.7 401.4 Diluted 418.7 409.2 415.4 408.0 Attachment B Raytheon Company Segment Information Fourth Quarter 2003 (In millions) Operating Income Net Sales Operating Income As a Percent of Sales Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Integrated Defense Systems $ 791 $ 635 $95 $76 12.0% 12.0% Intelligence and Information Systems 525 528 53 56 10.1% 10.6% Missile Systems 943 790 108 92 11.5% 11.6% Network Centric Systems 766 824 75 84 9.8% 10.2% Space and Airborne Systems 967 935 130 126 13.4% 13.5% Technical Services 560 544 39 39 7.0% 7.2% Aircraft 717 660 29 4 4.0% 0.6% Other 230 48 (21) (1) -9.1% -2.1% FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment - - (27) 53 Corporate and Eliminations (398) (302) (29) (8) Total $5,101 $4,662 $452 $521 8.9% 11.2% Operating Income Net Sales Operating Income As a Percent of Sales Twelve Months Ended Twelve Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Integrated Defense Systems $2,864 $2,366 $331 $289 11.6% 12.2% Intelligence and Information Systems 2,045 1,887 194 180 9.5% 9.5% Missile Systems 3,538 3,038 424 373 12.0% 12.3% Network Centric Systems 2,809 3,091 19 278 0.7% 9.0% Space and Airborne Systems 3,677 3,243 492 428 13.4% 13.2% Technical Services 1,963 2,133 107 116 5.5% 5.4% Aircraft 2,088 2,040 2 (39) 0.1% -1.9% Other 573 210 (34) (12) -5.9% -5.7% FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment - - (109) 210 Corporate and Eliminations (1,448) (1,248) (110) (40) Total $18,109 $16,760 $1,316 $1,783 7.3% 10.6% Attachment C Raytheon Company Other Information Continuing Operations Fourth Quarter 2003 Backlog (In millions) 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Integrated Defense Systems $6,526 $5,011 Intelligence and Information Systems 3,899 3,540 Missile Systems 5,028 3,509 Network Centric Systems 3,259 2,853 Space and Airborne Systems 4,865 4,523 Technical Services 1,510 1,603 Aircraft 2,279 4,396 Other 176 231 $27,542 $25,666 Government and Defense businesses $25,087 $21,039 U.S. government backlog included above $21,353 $18,254 Bookings Bookings (In millions) (In millions) Three months ended Twelve Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Government and Defense businesses $7,065 $4,410 $19,967 $14,868 Commercial businesses 1,319 743 2,726 3,052 $8,384 $5,153 $22,693 $17,920 New Aircraft New Aircraft Deliveries (Units) Deliveries (Units) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Hawker 19 17 47 46 Premier I 11 13 29 29 Beechjet 7 5 24 19 King Air 39 40 86 80 1900D Commuter - 2 1 11 Pistons 26 27 82 83 T-6A 18 20 68 60 Total 120 124 337 328 New Aircraft New Aircraft Bookings (Units) Bookings (Units) Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Hawker 14 16 39 78 Premier I 8 6 17 70 Beechjet 54 7 70 53 King Air 36 25 85 58 1900D Commuter - - 1 - Pistons 30 14 71 74 T-6A 47 43 51 52 Total 189 111 334 385 Attachment D Raytheon Company Preliminary Financial Information Fourth Quarter 2003 (In millions) Balance sheets 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $661 $544 Accounts receivable 485 675 Contracts in process 2,762 3,016 Inventories 1,998 2,032 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes 466 601 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 154 247 Assets from discontinued operations 59 75 Total current assets 6,585 7,190 Property, plant and equipment, net 2,711 2,396 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes 337 281 Goodwill 11,479 11,170 Other assets, net 2,296 2,909 Total assets $23,408 $23,946 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt $15 $1,153 Advance payments, less contracts in process 1,038 819 Accounts payable 833 776 Accrued salaries and wages 767 710 Other accrued expenses 1,153 1,316 Liabilities from discontinued operations 43 333 Total current liabilities 3,849 5,107 Accrued retiree benefits and other long-term liabilities 3,021 2,831 Long-term debt 6,517 6,280 Subordinated notes payable 859 858 Stockholders' equity 9,162 8,870 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $23,408 $23,946 Attachment E Raytheon Company Preliminary Cash Flow Information Fourth Quarter 2003 (In millions) Cash flow information Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Income from continuing operations $217 $155 $535 $755 Depreciation 97 83 333 305 Amortization 17 14 60 59 Working capital 726 792 860 512 Discontinued operations (48) (391) (533) (1,196) Capital spending (185) (172) (428) (458) Internal use software spending (27) (44) (98) (138) Other 61 189 314 604 Subtotal - free cash flow (a) 858 626 1,043 443 Net activity in financing receivables 309 (1,207) 465 (1,388) Acquisitions - (10) (60) (10) Divestitures and sale of investments 57 - 111 1,166 Dividends (84) (81) (331) (321) Issuance of common stock 11 24 74 147 Debt (repayments) issuances (706) 570 (965) (891) Space Imaging debt guarantee - - (130) - Synthetic lease maturity - - (125) - Hughes Defense settlement - - - 134 Other 13 3 35 50 Total cash flow $458 $(75) $117 $(670) Segment free cash flow information Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Integrated Defense Systems $99 $203 $318 $194 Intelligence and Information Systems 71 111 88 121 Missile Systems 327 237 244 176 Network Centric Systems 131 123 115 88 Space and Airborne Systems 131 (6) 365 153 Technical Services 28 43 104 174 Aircraft 89 72 20 24 Other (37) (4) (55) (61) Discontinued operations (48) (391) (533) (1,196) Corporate 67 238 377 770 $858 $626 $1,043 $443 (a) See Attachment F for a description of free cash flow. Attachment F Raytheon Company Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Information Fourth Quarter 2003 (In millions except share and per share amounts) Operating cash flow Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Operating cash flow $1,070 $842 $1,569 $1,039 Less: Capital spending (185) (172) (428) (458) Internal use software spending (27) (44) (98) (138) Free cash flow $858 $626 $1,043 $443 Note: Free cash flow represents a non-GAAP financial measure defined as operating cash flow less capital spending and internal use software spending. The Company's management uses non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate the operating performance of its business and as a component for determining incentive-based compensation. In addition, the Company believes that free cash flow is an important measure of performance used by some investors, equity analysts and others to make informed investment decisions. The definitions used here may differ from those used by other companies. Debt-to-capital ratio 31-Dec-03 31-Dec-02 Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt $15 $1,153 Long-term debt 6,517 6,280 Subordinated notes payable 859 858 Total debt $7,391 $8,291 Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt $15 $1,153 Long-term debt 6,517 6,280 Subordinated notes payable 859 858 Stockholders' equity 9,162 8,870 Total capital $16,553 $17,161 Debt-to-capital ratio 44.7% 48.3% EPS impact of certain 2003 items Q4 Loss on Q4 Gain on Debt Sale of Q3 Charge Q3 Charge Retirement Investment at NCS at TS Operating income impact $(77) $55 $(187) $(39) Effective tax rate for the twelve months ended December 31, 2003 29.8% 29.8% 29.8% 29.8% After-tax impact $(54) $39 $(131) $(27) 2003 diluted shares outstanding 415.4 415.4 415.4 415.4 EPS impact $(0.13) $0.09 $(0.32) $(0.06)
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