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|Raytheon Reports First Quarter 2004 EPS of $0.24 from Continuing Operations and Increases Full-year Guidance for EPS, Bookings, Sales and Free Cash Flow|
-- Earnings per share of $0.30 including a cumulative effect of change in accounting principle and discontinued operations -- Government and Defense bookings of $7.9 billion in the quarter, backlog up $3.8 billion during the quarter to $28.9 billion -- Free cash outflow from continuing operations of $295 million in the quarter, $650 million better than previous guidance
WALTHAM, Mass., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) reported first quarter 2004 income from continuing operations of $101 million or $0.24 per diluted share compared to $111 million or $0.27 per diluted share in the first quarter 2003. Non-cash pension expense (FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment) negatively affected the quarter by $0.15 per diluted share on a year-over-year basis.
First quarter 2004 net income was $128 million or $0.30 per diluted share compared to $95 million or $0.23 per diluted share in 2003. Net income for the first quarter of 2004 includes a $14 million after-tax loss in discontinued operations or $0.03 per diluted share versus $16 million or $0.04 per diluted share in 2003. Net income for the first quarter of 2004 also includes a $41 million or $0.10 per diluted share cumulative effect of change in accounting principle due to the previously announced change in the Company's pension and other post-retirement benefit plans measurement date from Oct. 31 to Dec. 31.
Net sales for the first quarter 2004 were $4.7 billion, up 11 percent from $4.2 billion in the comparable period in 2003. Government and Defense sales for the quarter (after the elimination of intercompany sales) increased 9 percent to $4.1 billion from $3.8 billion in the comparable quarter. Integrated Defense Systems, Missile Systems, and Space and Airborne Systems generated double-digit sales growth in the quarter.
Free cash flow from continuing operations for the first quarter was an outflow of $295 million versus an outflow of $514 million for the comparable period in 2003. Free cash flow, including discontinued operations, for the first quarter 2004 was an outflow of $286 million versus an outflow of $819 million in 2003. Free cash flow was significantly better than prior guidance due to a successful previously discussed financial system implementation in the Northeast combined with the receipt of a large international collection earlier than expected and continued focus on working capital. 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.
The Government and Defense businesses recorded first quarter bookings of $7.9 billion compared to bookings of $5.0 billion in the first quarter of 2003. Government and Defense backlog reached a record $28.9 billion, an increase of $3.8 billion over year end 2003.
Raytheon Aircraft Company's (RAC) first quarter bookings were $425 million compared to $306 million in 2003.
"I am pleased with our strong start in the first quarter," said William H. Swanson, Raytheon Chairman and CEO. "We are encouraged by our record bookings and better than expected free cash flow."
The Company now expects 2004 earnings per share from continuing operations to be $1.30-1.40, higher than its prior guidance of $1.25-1.35. The Company also raised its full year guidance for bookings to $23 billion from $22 billion, and for net sales to more than $20 billion from $19.5-20.0 billion. The Company now expects full year free cash flow to exceed $1 billion. A chart summarizing these changes is being posted to the Company's website.
Integrated Defense Systems
Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) first quarter 2004 net sales were $839 million, up 28 percent compared to $654 million in the first quarter 2003, due primarily to continued growth in DD(X), the Navy's future destroyer program, and strong missile defense sales. IDS generated $94 million of first quarter 2004 operating income compared to $74 million in the 2003 comparable quarter.
During the quarter, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command awarded IDS a $122 million contract for the design and development of the Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM) system. IDS also received a $148 million contract to provide Patriot engineering services support.
Intelligence and Information Systems
Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) first quarter 2004 net sales were $494 million, up 7 percent compared to $462 million in the first quarter 2003. IIS earned $45 million of operating income compared to $41 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, IIS booked nearly $400 million in classified contract wins.
Missile Systems (MS) first quarter 2004 net sales were $965 million, up 13 percent compared to $857 million in the first quarter 2003, driven by increased volume on the Phalanx and Standard Missile-3 programs. MS generated $107 million of operating income compared to $101 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, MS booked $2.1 billion for the Kinetic Energy Interceptor system contract. Also during the quarter, MS booked a $525 million contract for the development and demonstration of the Non-Line of Sight Launch System (NLOS-LS), a $170 million contract to produce 225 Tactical Tomahawk LRIP missiles and a contract for Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb Kits.
Network Centric Systems
Network Centric Systems (NCS) first quarter 2004 net sales were $720 million, down 7 percent compared to $771 million in the first quarter 2003. This decline is consistent with our projected reduction in sales in the air traffic management and communications product lines. NCS recorded an operating profit of $55 million compared to $62 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
Space and Airborne Systems
Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) first quarter 2004 net sales were $1,013 million, up 13 percent compared to $894 million in the first quarter 2003, due to stronger classified and international programs including ASTOR. SAS generated $129 million of operating income compared to $104 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, SAS received $1.7 billion in bookings including $1 billion on a number of classified contracts.
Technical Services (TS) first quarter 2004 net sales were $474 million, down 3 percent from $491 million in the first quarter 2003, due primarily to the completion of a major base and range contract in the first quarter 2003. TS reported an operating profit of $31 million in the first quarter of 2004 compared to $36 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
After the quarter close, the U.S. Navy awarded TS a competitive $237 million contract to provide engineering and technical services for self- defense systems aboard U.S. Navy ships, land-based test sites and ships sold to foreign countries by the United States.
RAC's first quarter 2004 net sales were $374 million, up 4 percent from $361 million in the first quarter 2003. RAC recorded an operating loss of $28 million in the quarter compared to a loss of $35 million in the comparable quarter in 2003.
RAC delivered 25 commercial aircraft in the first quarter of 2004, compared to 31 in the same quarter last year.
Net sales for this segment in the first quarter 2004 were $175 million compared to $40 million in the first quarter 2003. The segment recorded an operating loss of $15 million in the first quarter 2004 compared to a loss of $3 million in the comparable quarter in 2003. The consolidation of Flight Options' results in this quarter account for $133 million of the increased sales and $9 million of the increase in loss versus the prior year.
During the quarter, the Company signed a final settlement agreement on the two Massachusetts power plants and also settled a number of additional issues on completed construction projects in its former engineering and construction businesses. The Company recorded an after-tax loss from discontinued operations for the quarter of $14 million, related to its former engineering and construction and Aircraft Integration Systems 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 included 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; 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, commuter and fractional aircraft markets; cost growth risks inherent with large long-term fixed price contracts; conflicts with other investors in joint ventures and less than wholly-owned businesses; and risks associated with outstanding letters of credit, surety bonds, guarantees and other support agreements related to a number of contracts and leases of our former engineering and construction business unit. Further information regarding the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the projected results can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003.
Conference Call on the First Quarter 2004 Financial Results
Raytheon's financial results conference call will be Thursday, Apr. 29, 2004 at 9 a.m. EDT. Participants will be William Swanson, Chairman and CEO, Edward Pliner, senior vice president and CFO, and other Company executives.
The dial-in number for the conference call will be (800) 901 - 5218. 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.
Attachment A Raytheon Company Financial Information First Quarter 2004 (In millions except per share amounts) Three Months Ended 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Net sales $4,676 $4,201 Cost of sales 3,984 3,480 Administrative and selling expenses 326 302 Research and development expenses 115 106 Total operating expenses 4,425 3,888 Operating income 251 313 Interest expense 117 143 Interest income (12) (12) Other expense, net - 23 Non-operating expense, net 105 154 Income from continuing operations before taxes 146 159 Federal and foreign income taxes 45 48 Income from continuing operations 101 111 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (14) (16) Income before accounting change 87 95 Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax 41 - Net income $128 $95 Earnings per share from continuing operations Basic $0.24 $0.27 Diluted $0.24 $0.27 Loss per share from discontinued operations Basic $(0.03) $(0.04) Diluted $(0.03) $(0.04) Earnings per share from cumulative effect of change in change in accounting principle Basic $0.10 $- Diluted $0.10 $- Earnings per share Basic $0.31 $0.23 Diluted $0.30 $0.23 Average shares outstanding Basic 418.6 408.5 Diluted 421.3 411.1 Attachment B Raytheon Company Segment Information First Quarter 2004 (In millions) Net Sales Operating Income Operating Margin Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Integrated Defense Systems $ 839 $ 654 $ 94 $ 74 11.2% 11.3% Intelligence and Information Systems 494 462 45 41 9.1% 8.9% Missile Systems 965 857 107 101 11.1% 11.8% Network Centric Systems 720 771 55 62 7.6% 8.0% Space and Airborne Systems 1,013 894 129 104 12.7% 11.6% Technical Services 474 491 31 36 6.5% 7.3% Aircraft 374 361 (28) (35) -7.5% -9.7% Other 175 40 (15) (3) -8.6% -7.5% FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment - - (121) (28) Corporate and Eliminations (378) (329) (46) (39) Total $ 4,676 $ 4,201 $ 251 $ 313 5.4% 7.5% Government and Defense businesses after eliminations $4,127 $ 3,800 $ 426 $ 390 10.3% 10.3% Attachment C Raytheon Company Other Information Continuing Operations First Quarter 2004 Backlog (In millions) 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Integrated Defense Systems $6,534 $5,364 Intelligence and Information Systems 3,969 3,766 Missile Systems 7,795 4,261 Network Centric Systems 3,447 2,946 Space and Airborne Systems 5,599 4,593 Technical Services 1,507 1,507 Aircraft 2,233 4,027 Other 161 220 $31,245 $26,684 Government and Defense businesses $28,851 $22,437 U.S. government backlog included above $25,551 $19,359 Funded backlog $17,934 $17,786 Bookings (In millions) Three months ended 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Government and Defense businesses $7,921 $5,044 Commercial businesses 584 336 $8,505 $5,380 New Aircraft Deliveries (Units) Three Months Ended 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Hawker 6 8 Premier I 3 3 Hawker 400XP 4 3 King Air 5 8 1900D Commuter 1 - Pistons 8 14 T-6A 13 14 Total 40 50 New Aircraft Bookings (Units) Three Months Ended 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Hawker 7 7 Premier I 2 3 Hawker 400XP 2 2 King Air 17 6 1900D Commuter 1 - Pistons 32 13 T-6A 7 4 Total 68 35 Attachment D Raytheon Company Balance Sheet Information First Quarter 2004 (In millions) 28-Mar-04 31-Dec-03 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $340 $661 Accounts receivable 446 485 Contracts in process 3,441 2,762 Inventories 2,003 1,998 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes 524 466 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 103 154 Assets from discontinued operations 55 59 Total current assets 6,912 6,585 Property, plant and equipment, net 2,681 2,711 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes 244 337 Goodwill 11,478 11,479 Other assets, net 2,447 2,556 Total assets $23,762 $23,668 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt $13 $15 Advance payments, less contracts in process 1,188 1,038 Accounts payable 757 833 Accrued salaries and wages 711 767 Other accrued expenses 1,098 1,153 Liabilities from discontinued operations 68 43 Total current liabilities 3,835 3,849 Accrued retiree benefits and other long-term liabilities 3,237 3,281 Long-term debt 6,538 6,517 Subordinated notes payable 859 859 Stockholders' equity 9,293 9,162 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $23,762 $23,668 Attachment E Raytheon Company Cash Flow Information First Quarter 2004 (In millions) Cash flow information Three Months Ended 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Income from continuing operations $101 $111 Depreciation 85 76 Amortization 16 13 Working capital (604) (674) Discontinued operations 9 (305) Capital spending (60) (58) Internal use software spending (25) (21) Other 192 39 Subtotal - free cash flow (a) (286) (819) Net activity in financing receivables 95 104 Acquisitions (70) (40) Divestitures and sale of investments 4 - Dividends (83) (83) Issuance of common stock 4 17 Debt (repayments) issuances (3) 793 Space Imaging debt guarantee - (130) Other 18 1 Total cash flow $(321) $(157) Segment free cash flow information Three Months Ended 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Integrated Defense Systems $(129) $(13) Intelligence and Information Systems (45) (87) Missile Systems (41) (219) Network Centric Systems (129) (173) Space and Airborne Systems (115) (50) Technical Services 16 6 Aircraft (20) 4 Other - 4 Discontinued operations 9 (305) Corporate 168 14 $(286) $(819) (a) See Attachment F for a description of free cash flow. Attachment F Raytheon Company Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Information First Quarter 2004 (In millions) Free cash flow Three Months Ended 28-Mar-04 30-Mar-03 Operating cash flow $(201) $(740) Less: Capital spending (60) (58) Internal use software spending (25) (21) Free cash flow (286) (819) Less: Discontinued operations 9 (305) Free cash flow from continuing operations $(295) $(514) 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 28-Mar-04 31-Dec-03 Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt $13 $15 Long-term debt 6,538 6,517 Subordinated notes payable 859 859 Total debt $7,410 $7,391 Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt $13 $15 Long-term debt 6,538 6,517 Subordinated notes payable 859 859 Stockholders' equity 9,293 9,162 Total capital $16,703 $16,553 Debt-to-capital ratio 44.4% 44.7% Media Contact: James Fetig 781-522-5111 Investor Relations Contact: Tim Oliver 781-522-5141
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