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|Raytheon Reports Third Quarter 2003 EPS of $0.05 from Continuing Operations|
|-- NCS business performance negatively impacted sales and EPS -- Loss per share of $0.08 including the impact of discontinued operations -- Year-to-date Government and Defense bookings up 23 percent and sales up 7 percent -- Free cash flow from continuing operations of $535 million -- 8-10 percent revenue growth expected in 2004|
LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct 23, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) reported third quarter 2003 income from continuing operations of $21 million or $0.05 per diluted share compared to $228 million or $0.56 per diluted share in the third quarter 2002. The reduction in earnings primarily reflects performance issues in the Network Centric Systems (NCS) business including $187 million or $0.31 per diluted share primarily related to cost growth on risk programs identified last quarter. The Company also recorded charges of $39 million or $0.06 per diluted share at the Technical Services (TS) business.
At NCS, continued technical challenges, reductions and delays in scheduled deliveries, negative developments on contract negotiations, and performance deterioration all contributed to the cost growth. At TS, the charge was due to a customer-driven change in scope on a long-term contract and a change in the expectation for the recoverability of certain costs.
Non-cash pension expense (FAS/CAS pension adjustment) accounted for $0.14 of the decrease in earnings per diluted share on a year-over-year basis.
Third quarter 2003 net loss was $35 million or $0.08 per diluted share compared to net income of $147 million or $0.36 per diluted share in 2002. Net loss for the third quarter of 2003 includes a $56 million after-tax loss in discontinued operations or $0.13 per diluted share versus an $81 million after-tax loss in discontinued operations or $0.20 per diluted share in 2002. The charges in the quarter would cause a technical default relative to the interest coverage ratio in the Company's senior credit facilities. The Company will request, and expects to receive, as it has in the past, an amendment to remain in compliance.
Net sales for the third quarter 2003 were $4.4 billion, up from $4.1 billion in the comparable period in 2002. The third quarter 2003 includes $141 million of sales resulting from the previously announced consolidation of Flight Options. Government and Defense sales for the quarter (after the elimination of intercompany sales) increased 3 percent to $3.7 billion from $3.6 billion in the comparable quarter, including a $178 million negative impact to sales resulting from the NCS charges. Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), Missile Systems (MS), and Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) all generated double-digit sales growth in the quarter.
Free cash flow for the third quarter 2003 was $471 million, net of $64 million consumed by discontinued operations. Free cash flow for the comparable quarter last year was $80 million. Free cash flow from continuing operations for the third quarter was $535 million versus $402 million for the comparable period 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 G contains a table reconciling this measure to operating cash flow, the most directly comparable GAAP measure.
"We are disappointed that an otherwise strong quarter has been diminished by the shortfalls at Network Centric Systems and Technical Services," said William H. Swanson, Raytheon chief executive officer and president. "We have taken and will continue to take appropriate actions to address these performance issues. Going forward, we expect that these businesses will be more predictable performers." Swanson also stated, "IDS, IIS, MS and SAS all delivered strong results in the quarter and continued their exceptional performance in 2003."
The Government and Defense businesses recorded strong third quarter bookings of over $4 billion and year-to-date bookings of nearly $13 billion versus the comparable period bookings of $10.5 billion last year. RAC posted third quarter bookings of approximately $550 million and year-to-date bookings of $1.4 billion versus $2.3 billion in the 2002 comparable period. The higher 2002 bookings were due primarily to an approximately $850 million Flight Options order in the first quarter.
The Company expects fourth quarter 2003 sales to be $4.9 to $5.0 billion and income from continuing operations to be $0.52 to $0.54 per diluted share. Stronger performance in a number of the defense businesses will be offset by lower sales and profit at NCS. The Company also expects free cash flow from continuing operations to be $500 to $550 million and total free cash flow to be $450 to $500 million for the fourth quarter.
For the full year, the Company expects sales to be $17.9 to $18.0 billion and income from continuing operations to be $1.29 to $1.31 per diluted share. The Company also expects free cash flow from continuing operations to be approximately $1.2 billion and total free cash flow to be $625 to $675 million for the year.
The Company expects total 2004 sales growth to be 8 to 10 percent versus prior guidance of 6 to 8 percent. Government and Defense sales growth in 2004 is expected to be 8 to 10 percent. RAC sales growth is expected to be 10 to 12 percent due to the full year impact of the consolidation of Flight Options LLC.
Income from continuing operations is expected to be $1.50 to $1.60 per diluted share in 2004 versus previous guidance of $1.60 to $1.70 per diluted share. The new income guidance reflects deterioration in the forecasted sales mix, volume and operating margin rate at NCS, and assumes no change in the pension expense assumption. As previously disclosed, a decrease in the discount rate assumption would increase our expected 2004 pension expense.
The Company continues to expect that 2004 free cash flow will be about $1.0 billion.
Integrated Defense Systems
Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) third quarter 2003 net sales were $718 million, up 33 percent compared to $541 million in the third 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 $82 million of operating income compared to $70 million in the 2002 comparable quarter.
Subsequent to the end of the quarter, IDS responded to a sole source solicitation released by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the design, production, integration, and testing of Cobra Judy Replacement Mission Equipment (CJRME).
Intelligence and Information Systems
Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) third quarter 2003 net sales were $533 million, up 10 percent compared to $485 million in the third quarter 2002 due primarily to strong growth in new classified programs. IIS earned $54 million of operating income compared to $46 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, IIS was awarded a $101 million contract to provide information technology operations and maintain NASA's Earth Observing System.
Missile Systems (MS) third quarter 2003 net sales were $905 million, up 14 percent compared to $792 million in the third quarter 2002 driven by work on the Tomahawk remanufacturing program and an increase in production for Air Intercept Missile (AIM-9X), Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile, Paveway, Standard Missile-3, and Tactical Tomahawk. MS generated $111 million of operating income compared to $94 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, MS was awarded an $880 million not-to-exceed letter contract from the U.S. Navy to continue development of the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3); $330 million of this award was included in third quarter bookings. In addition, MS definitized its contract for the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) in the amount of $159 million.
Network Centric Systems
Network Centric Systems (NCS) third quarter 2003 net sales were $556 million, down 27 percent compared to $759 million in the third quarter 2002. NCS recorded an operating loss of $138 million compared to $63 million in income in the comparable quarter a year ago. The decline in operating income reflects charges of $187 million including approximately $147 million associated with the ten previously identified programs at risk, as well as $40 million resulting from negative developments in other parts of the NCS business.
Space and Airborne Systems
Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) third quarter 2003 net sales were $930 million, up 16 percent compared to $803 million in the third quarter 2002, due to stronger classified sales and new and follow-on Air Force awards. SAS generated $131 million of operating income compared to $109 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the third quarter SAS received over $300 million in classified awards and a $242 million contract to equip the Greek Air Force F-16 aircraft fleet with its ASPIS II electronic warfare system.
Technical Services (TS) third quarter 2003 net sales were $447 million, down 20 percent from $556 million in the third quarter 2002, due primarily to the loss of the Kwajalein missile range contract in 2002. TS reported an operating loss of $2 million compared to operating income of $37 million in the comparable quarter last year. The reduction in operating income reflects write-offs of approximately $39 million primarily related to a change in scope on a long-term contract and a provision for the recoverability of certain costs.
Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC) third quarter 2003 net sales were $637 million, up from $451 million in the third quarter 2002. RAC recorded an operating loss of $10 million in the quarter compared to an operating loss of $11 million in the comparable quarter in 2002. The net impact of Flight Options' consolidation this quarter was a $141 million increase in sales and $2 million decrease in operating income.
RAC delivered 61 commercial aircraft in the third quarter of 2003, compared to 51 in the same quarter last year.
The total after-tax loss from discontinued operations for the quarter was $56 million. During the quarter, the Company recorded a $36 million after-tax charge associated with increased costs for close-out of supplier contracts and estimates of cost to complete punch list activities for two power plant construction projects. The Company also recorded a $15 million after-tax charge for period and other costs associated with its former engineering and construction businesses, including legal expense, increased costs on abandoned leases and settlement of a warranty obligation. Also, the Company recorded a $5 million after-tax charge related to its former Aircraft Integration Systems business.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2002 sales of $16.8 billion, is an industry leader in defense, government and commercial electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 76,000 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; the Company's lack of construction industry expertise resulting from the Company's sale of its Engineers and Constructors business; 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. 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 June 29, 2003.
Conference Call on the Third Quarter 2003 Financial Results
Raytheon's financial results conference call will be Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 9 a.m. EDT. Participants will be William Swanson, chief executive officer 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: Investor Relations Contact: James Fetig Tim Oliver 781-860-2386 781-860-2167 Attachment A Raytheon Company Financial Information Third Quarter 2003 (In millions, except per share amounts) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Net sales $4,378 $4,092 $13,008 $12,098 Cost of sales 3,776 3,240 10,826 9,607 Administrative and selling expenses 305 285 952 892 Research and development expenses 129 112 366 337 Total operating expenses 4,210 3,637 12,144 10,836 Operating income 168 455 864 1,262 Interest expense 137 118 415 388 Interest income (10) (7) (33) (24) Other (income) expense 12 15 27 36 Non-operating expense, net 139 126 409 400 Income from continuing operations before taxes 29 329 455 862 Federal and foreign income taxes 8 101 137 262 Income from continuing operations 21 228 318 600 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (56) (81) (158) (664) Income (loss) before extraordinary item and accounting change (35) 147 160 (64) Extraordinary gain from debt repurchases, net of tax - - - 1 Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax - - - (509) Net income (loss) $(35) $147 $160 $(572) Earnings per share from continuing operations Basic $0.05 $0.56 $0.77 $1.50 Diluted $0.05 $0.56 $0.77 $1.47 Loss per share from discontinued operations Basic $(0.14) $(0.20) $(0.38) $(1.66) Diluted $(0.13) $(0.20) $(0.38) $(1.62) Loss per share from cumulative effect of change in accounting principle Basic $- $- $- $(1.27) Diluted $- $- $- $(1.25) Earnings (loss) per share Basic $(0.08) $0.36 $0.39 $(1.43) Diluted $(0.08) $0.36 $0.39 $(1.40) Average shares outstanding Basic 414.3 403.7 411.5 399.8 Diluted 417.8 408.7 414.5 408.7 Attachment B Raytheon Company Segment Information Third Quarter 2003 (In millions) Operating Income Net Sales Operating Income As a Percent of Sales Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Integrated Defense Systems $ 718 $ 541 $ 82 $ 70 11.4% 12.9% Intelligence and Information Systems 533 485 54 46 10.1% 9.5% Missile Systems 905 792 111 94 12.3% 11.9% Network Centric Systems 556 759 (138) 63 -24.8% 8.3% Space and Airborne Systems 930 803 131 109 14.1% 13.6% Technical Services 447 556 (2) 37 -0.4% 6.7% Aircraft 637 451 (10) (11) -1.6% -2.4% FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment - - (28) 53 Corporate and Eliminations (348) (295) (32) (6) Total $4,378 $4,092 $ 168 $ 455 3.8% 11.1% Attachment C Raytheon Company Other Information Continuing Operations Third Quarter 2003 Backlog (In millions) 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Integrated Defense Systems $5,399 $4,920 Intelligence and Information Systems 3,876 3,674 Missile Systems 4,187 3,498 Network Centric Systems 2,972 2,610 Space and Airborne Systems 4,580 4,501 Technical Services 1,606 1,694 Aircraft 2,016 4,423 Corporate 183 260 $24,819 $25,580 Government and Defense businesses $22,620 $20,897 U.S. government backlog included above $19,419 $17,986 Bookings Bookings (In millions) (In millions) Three months ended Nine Months Ended 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Government and Defense businesses $4,091 $4,799 $12,901 $10,458 Commercial businesses 555 335 1,408 2,308 $4,646 $5,134 $14,309 $12,766 Aircraft Deliveries (Units) Three Months Ended 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Hawker 7 9 Premier I 7 3 Beechjet 7 4 King Air 18 16 1900D Commuter - 3 Pistons 22 16 T-6A 19 13 Total 80 64 Aircraft Bookings (Units) Three Months Ended 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Hawker 6 7 Premier I 2 2 Beechjet 8 4 King Air 26 11 1900D Commuter - - Pistons 15 5 T-6A - - Total 57 29 Attachment D Raytheon Company Preliminary Financial Information Third Quarter 2003 (In millions) Balance sheets 28-Sep-03 31-Dec-02 29-Sep-02 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $203 $544 $619 Accounts receivable 543 675 440 Contracts in process 3,255 3,016 3,478 Inventories 2,085 2,032 2,275 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes 485 601 548 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 135 247 151 Assets from discontinued operations 60 75 83 Total current assets 6,766 7,190 7,594 Property, plant and equipment, net 2,620 2,396 2,324 Goodwill 11,474 11,170 11,170 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes 358 281 - Other assets, net 2,578 2,909 3,524 Total assets $23,796 $23,946 $24,612 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt $559 $1,153 $776 Advance payments, less contracts in process 1,008 819 781 Accounts payable 786 776 803 Accrued salaries and wages 826 710 747 Other accrued expenses 1,082 1,316 1,185 Liabilities from discontinued operations 75 333 383 Total current liabilities 4,336 5,107 4,675 Accrued retiree benefits and other long-term liabilities 2,853 2,831 1,221 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes - - 837 Long-term debt 6,702 6,280 6,088 Mandatorily redeemable equity securities 859 858 858 Stockholders' equity 9,046 8,870 10,933 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $23,796 $23,946 $24,612 Attachment E Raytheon Company Preliminary Cash Flow Information Third Quarter 2003 (In millions) Cash flow information Three Months Ended 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Income from continuing operations $21 $228 Depreciation 82 77 Amortization 16 15 Working capital 426 107 Discontinued operations (64) (322) Capital spending (106) (96) Internal use software spending (22) (42) Other 118 113 Subtotal - free cash flow (a) 471 80 Net activity in financing receivables (2) (115) Acquisitions (20) - Divestitures and sale of investments 14 43 Dividends (82) (81) Issuance of common stock 28 62 Debt repayments (450) (1,008) Synthetic lease maturity (125) - Other 5 (4) Total cash flow $(161) $(1,023) Segment free cash flow information Three Months Ended 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Integrated Defense Systems $36 $55 Intelligence and Information Systems 43 46 Missile Systems 196 37 Network Centric Systems 110 49 Space and Airborne Systems 153 111 Technical Services 36 27 Aircraft (111) (81) Discontinued operations (64) (322) Other 72 158 $471 $80 (a) See Attachment G for a description of free cash flow. Attachment F Raytheon Company Definitions Third Quarter 2003 (In millions except share and per share amounts) Debt-to-capital ratio 28-Sep-03 31-Dec-02 29-Sep-02 Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt 559 1,153 776 Long-term debt 6,702 6,280 6,088 Mandatorily redeemable equity securities 859 (1) (1) Total debt 8,120 7,433 6,864 Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt 559 1,153 776 Long-term debt 6,702 6,280 6,088 Mandatorily redeemable equity securities 859 858 858 Stockholders' equity 9,046 8,870 10,933 Total capital 17,166 17,161 18,655 Debt-to-capital ratio 47.3% 43.3% 36.8% (1) The Company adopted SFAS No. 150 in the third quarter of 2003 which requires that the mandatorily redeemable equity securities be classified as debt. In accordance with SFAS No. 150, prior periods were not restated. NCS and TS EPS impact NCS TS 28-Sep-03 28-Sep-03 Operating income impact of charge 187 39 Effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 28, 2003 30.1% 30.1% After tax impact 131 27 Q3 diluted shares outstanding 417.8 417.8 EPS impact $0.31 $0.06 Operating margin rate Operating margin rate is defined as operating income divided by net sales. Attachment G Raytheon Company Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure Third Quarter 2003 (In millions) Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure Operating cash flow Three Months Ended 28-Sep-03 29-Sep-02 Operating cash flow $599 $218 Less: Capital spending (106) (96) Internal use software spending (22) (42) Free cash flow $471 $80 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.
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