|Raytheon Reports Strong Third Quarter 2004 EPS of $0.41 from Continuing Operations|
|-- Bookings of $5.7 billion, record backlog of $32.8 billion -- Free cash flow from continuing operations of $220 million -- Continued improved performance at Raytheon Aircraft Company -- Increased guidance for full year on EPS and free cash flow|
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 28, Oct 28, 2004 (PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX) -- Raytheon Company reported third quarter 2004 income from continuing operations of $186 million or $0.41 per diluted share compared to $21 million or $0.05 per diluted share in the third quarter 2003. The third quarter 2003 included charges of $226 million or $0.38 per diluted share at Network Centric Systems (NCS) and Technical Services (TS). Non-cash pension expense (FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment) negatively affected the third quarter 2004 by $0.13 per diluted share on a year-over-year basis.
Third quarter 2004 net income was $152 million or $0.34 per diluted share compared to a net loss of $35 million or $0.08 per diluted share in 2003. Net income for the third quarter of 2004 also included a $34 million after-tax loss in discontinued operations or $0.07 per diluted share, primarily attributable to a foreign tax related matter, versus $56 million or $0.13 per diluted share in 2003.
Net sales for the third quarter 2004 were $4.9 billion, up 13 percent from $4.4 billion in the comparable period in 2003. Government and Defense sales for the quarter (after the elimination of intercompany sales) increased 12 percent to $4.1 billion from $3.7 billion in the comparable quarter. Sales in the third quarter 2003 included a $212 million reduction resulting from the 2003 NCS and TS charges. Excluding the effect of the 2003 charges, 2004 sales increased over 2003 for the Company by 8 percent and for Government and Defense by 6 percent.
Free cash flow from continuing operations for the third quarter was $220 million. Excluding the impact of the shareholder lawsuit settlement payment of $210 million, free cash flow from continuing operations for the quarter was $430 million versus $535 million for the comparable period in 2003. Year-to- date cash flow from continuing operations remains ahead of prior year. Discontinued operations consumed $16 million of cash in the third quarter 2004 versus $64 million in the comparable period in 2003. Free cash flow is defined as operating cash flow less capital spending and internal use software spending.
The Government and Defense businesses recorded third quarter bookings of $4.8 billion compared to bookings of $4.1 billion in the third quarter of 2003. Government and Defense backlog reached a record $30.1 billion at the end of the third quarter 2004.
Raytheon Aircraft Company's third quarter bookings were $704 million compared to $383 million in 2003.
"I am very pleased that Raytheon continues to deliver positive results," said William H. Swanson, Raytheon Chairman and CEO. "Our program execution and strong customer focus are driving the Company's performance."
During the third quarter of 2004, the Company retired debt with a par value of $137 million, bringing the total debt reduction year-to-date to $1.0 billion. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Company initiated the retirement of an additional $1.2 billion of debt, bringing the total expected debt retirement for the year to $2.3 billion. The Company expects to take a charge in the fourth quarter of $90 million or $0.13 per diluted share associated with this debt retirement. Net debt was $5.3 billion at the end of the third quarter compared with $6.7 billion at the end of 2003. Net debt is defined as total debt less cash and short-term investments.
Change in Outlook
The Company now expects 2004 earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.87 - $0.92, higher than its prior guidance of $0.79 - $0.89, as a result of improvements at RAC and at the Government and Defense businesses. The higher guidance includes income of $0.10 per diluted share as a result of legislation that extended the foreign tax credit from five to 10 years and the loss of $0.12 per diluted share from the early retirement of debt, net of interest savings. The Company now expects full year free cash flow to exceed $1.1 billion.
Earnings per share from continuing operations in 2005 are expected to be $1.80-$1.90. This earnings guidance does not reflect any change in our previously disclosed pension assumptions. The Company expects net sales for 2005 of $21.5 - $22.0 billion. Government and Defense net sales for 2005 are expected to be $18.0 - $18.5 billion (after the elimination of intercompany sales). RAC net sales for 2005 are expected to be $2.6 - $2.8 billion. The Company expects 2005 free cash flow of $1.1 - $1.3 billion. Charts containing the Company's guidance are available on the Company's website.
Segment Results Integrated Defense Systems
Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) third quarter 2004 net sales were $833 million, up 16 percent compared to $718 million in the third quarter 2003, due primarily to continued growth in DD(X), the Navy's future destroyer program, Integrated Air Defense programs, and Cobra Judy. IDS generated $100 million of third quarter 2004 operating income compared to $82 million in the 2003 comparable quarter.
During the quarter, IDS booked $207 million for the definitization of the Cobra Judy contract awarded in the fourth quarter of 2003, bringing the total booked to approximately $1 billion. IDS also booked $99 million for the definitization of the JLENS Spiral 2 Development contract awarded in the fourth quarter of 2003, bringing the total booked to $770 million.
Intelligence and Information Systems
Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) third quarter 2004 net sales were $567 million, up 6 percent compared to $533 million in the third quarter 2003. IIS reported $51 million of operating income compared to $54 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, IIS booked $80 million for the Air Force's Contractor Field Service Worldwide Support contract to provide field support for various sensors and data links on an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) system. This contract has a value of up to $1.45 billion for the life of the program. IIS also booked $345 million in classified contracts.
Missile Systems (MS) third quarter 2004 net sales were $928 million compared to $905 million in the third quarter 2003. MS generated $109 million of operating income compared to $111 million in the comparable quarter a year ago.
During the quarter, MS booked $411 million to develop and produce the new Standard Missile-6 Extended Range Active Missile for the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Navy also awarded MS a $287 million contract for the next-generation Block IV Tomahawk cruise missile. MS received a contract worth approximately $144 million for AMRAAM production and logistics support from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense.
Network Centric Systems
Network Centric Systems (NCS) third quarter 2004 net sales were $777 million compared to $556 million in the third quarter 2003. NCS recorded operating income of $65 million compared to an operating loss of $138 million in the comparable quarter a year ago. Last year's third quarter included charges resulting in a reduction in sales and operating income of $178 million and $187 million, respectively, related to performance issues on certain NCS programs.
During the quarter, NCS booked an additional $212 million for its role as the Ground Sensor Integrator (GSI) on the Future Combat Systems (FCS) contract as well as being selected to develop three sensors awarded to date by the GSI contract. Additionally, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence awarded a $17 million contract to conduct the assessment phase of the British Army's Joint Effects Tactical Targeting System (JETTS) digitization requirement. The follow on manufacture phase could exceed $500 million.
Space and Airborne Systems
Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) third quarter 2004 net sales were $929 million compared to $930 million in the third quarter 2003. SAS generated $138 million of operating income compared to $131 million in the comparable quarter a year ago, an increase due to international programs.
During the quarter, SAS booked $195 million for the fourth phase of a multi-year Radar Modernization Program (RMP) to retrofit the B-2 bomber fleet with a new Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) antenna. SAS also booked $120 million on a number of classified contracts.
After the quarter close, the Company announced that it had acquired Photon Research Associates Inc. (PRA), based in San Diego, California. PRA is a pioneer in the development and application of physics-based modeling, simulation and analysis products and services for the government market. The major focus of its business operations has been in the areas of remote sensing, missile defense, surveillance/reconnaissance, and intelligence data analysis.
Technical Services (TS) third quarter 2004 net sales were $512 million compared to $447 million in the third quarter 2003. TS reported operating income of $38 million in the third quarter of 2004 compared to an operating loss of $2 million in the comparable quarter a year ago. Last year's third quarter included charges resulting in a reduction in sales and operating income of $34 million and $39 million, respectively.
During the quarter, the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs exercised its five year option on the U.S. Antarctic Program, awarding TS a $546 million contract extension that runs from April 2005 through March 2010.
Raytheon Aircraft Company's (RAC) third quarter 2004 net sales were $624 million, up 33 percent from $470 million in the third quarter 2003. RAC recorded operating income of $21 million in the quarter compared to an operating loss of $4 million in the comparable quarter in 2003.
RAC delivered 83 commercial aircraft in the third quarter of 2004, compared to 61 in the same quarter last year.
Net sales for this segment in the third quarter 2004 were $164 million compared to $191 million in the third quarter 2003. The segment recorded an operating loss of $7 million in the third quarter 2004 compared to an operating loss of $5 million in the comparable quarter in 2003.
During the quarter, the Company recorded an after-tax loss from discontinued operations of $34 million, related to its former engineering and construction and Aircraft Integration Systems businesses. The Company recorded a $24 million charge in the quarter for a foreign tax related item.
Raytheon Company , 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 government investigations; an agreement to settle a shareholder class action lawsuit pending in federal court in Massachusetts has not yet received final approval by the court; the ultimate resolution of insurance coverage for the shareholder litigation; 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 similar agreements related to a number of contracts and leases of our former engineering and construction businesses. 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 Third Quarter 2004 Financial Results
Raytheon's financial results conference call will be Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 9 a.m. EDT. Participants will be William H. 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) 265-0241. The conference call will also be audiocast on the Internet at http://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 Third Quarter 2004 (In millions except Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended per share amounts) 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Net sales $4,936 $4,378 $14,541 $13,008 Cost of sales 4,117 3,776 12,206 10,826 Administrative and selling expenses 339 305 1,022 952 Research and development expenses 123 129 365 366 Total operating expenses 4,579 4,210 13,593 12,144 Operating income 357 168 948 864 Interest expense 100 137 326 415 Interest income (11) (10) (33) (33) Other expense, net 5 12 368 27 Non-operating expense, net 94 139 661 409 Income from continuing operations before taxes 263 29 287 455 Federal and foreign income taxes 77 8 94 137 Income from continuing operations 186 21 193 318 Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax (34) (56) (62) (158) Income (loss) before accounting change 152 (35) 131 160 Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle, net of tax - - 41 - Net income (loss) $152 $(35) $172 $160 Earnings (loss) per share from continuing operations Basic $0.41 $0.05 $0.44 $0.77 Diluted $0.41 $0.05 $0.44 $0.77 Loss per share from discontinued operations Basic $(0.08) $(0.14) $(0.14) $(0.38) Diluted $(0.07) $(0.13) $(0.14) $(0.38) Earnings per share from cumulative effect of change in accounting principle Basic $- $- $0.09 $- Diluted $- $- $0.09 $- Earnings (loss) per share Basic $0.34 $(0.08) $0.40 $0.39 Diluted $0.34 $(0.08) $0.39 $0.39 Average shares outstanding Basic 449.2 414.3 434.1 411.5 Diluted 453.5 417.8 437.3 414.5 Attachment B Raytheon Company Segment Information Third Quarter 2004 (In millions) Operating Income Net Sales Operating Income As a Percent of Sales Three Months Ended Three Months Ended Three Months Ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Integrated Defense Systems $833 $718 $100 $82 12.0% 11.4% Intelligence and Information Systems 567 533 51 54 9.0% 10.1% Missile Systems 928 905 109 111 11.7% 12.3% Network Centric Systems 777 556 65 (138) 8.4% -24.8% Space and Airborne Systems 929 930 138 131 14.9% 14.1% Technical Services 512 447 38 (2) 7.4% -0.4% Aircraft 624 470 21 (4) 3.4% -0.9% Other 164 191 (7) (5) -4.3% -2.6% FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment - - (117) (27) Corporate and Eliminations (398) (372) (41) (34) Total $4,936 $4,378 $357 $168 7.2% 3.8% Operating Income Net Sales Operating Income As a Percent of Sales Nine Months Ended Nine Months Ended Nine Months Ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Integrated Defense Systems $2,542 $2,073 $298 $236 11.7% 11.4% Intelligence and Information Systems 1,614 1,520 147 141 9.1% 9.3% Missile Systems 2,832 2,595 322 316 11.4% 12.2% Network Centric Systems 2,277 2,043 186 (56) 8.2% -2.7% Space and Airborne Systems 2,927 2,710 409 362 14.0% 13.4% Technical Services 1,482 1,403 105 68 7.1% 4.8% Aircraft 1,568 1,371 16 (27) 1.0% -2.0% Other 492 343 (29) (13) -5.9% -3.8% FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment - - (356) (82) Corporate and Eliminations (1,193) (1,050) (150) (81) Total $14,541 $13,008 $948 $864 6.5% 6.6% Attachment C Raytheon Company Other Information Continuing Operations Third Quarter 2004 Funded Backlog Backlog (In millions) (In millions) 26-Sep-04 31-Dec-03 26-Sep-04 31-Dec-03 Integrated Defense Systems $6,566 $6,526 $2,831 $3,318 Intelligence and Information Systems 3,913 3,899 860 655 Missile Systems 8,328 5,028 4,109 4,069 Network Centric Systems 3,725 3,259 2,635 2,488 Space and Airborne Systems 5,715 4,865 3,714 3,801 Technical Services 1,865 1,510 904 858 Aircraft 2,449 2,279 2,449 2,279 Other 288 176 288 176 $32,849 $27,542 $17,790 $17,644 Government and Defense businesses $30,112 $25,087 $15,053 $15,189 U.S. government backlog included above $26,036 $21,353 Bookings (In millions) Three months ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Government and Defense businesses $4,770 $4,092 Commercial businesses 969 554 $5,739 $4,646 New Aircraft Deliveries (Units) Three Months Ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Hawker 13 7 Premier I 11 7 Hawker 400XP 5 7 King Air 31 18 Pistons 25 22 T-6A 18 19 Total 103 80 New Aircraft Bookings (Units) Three Months Ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Hawker 21 6 Premier I 9 2 Hawker 400XP 4 8 King Air 46 26 Pistons 78 15 Total 158 57 Attachment D Raytheon Company Preliminary Financial Information Third Quarter 2004 (In millions) Balance sheets 26-Sep-04 31-Dec-03 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $1,049 $661 Short-term investments 74 - Accounts receivable 452 485 Contracts in process 2,871 2,660 Inventories 1,965 1,998 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes 534 466 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 262 154 Assets from discontinued operations 20 59 Total current assets 7,227 6,483 Property, plant and equipment, net 2,671 2,711 Deferred federal and foreign income taxes 156 337 Goodwill 11,477 11,479 Other assets, net 2,467 2,556 Total assets $23,998 $23,566 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Notes payable and current portion of long-term debt $835 $15 Advance payments, less contracts in process 1,150 936 Accounts payable 824 833 Accrued salaries and wages 932 767 Other accrued expenses 1,185 1,086 Liabilities from discontinued operations 30 43 Total current liabilities 4,956 3,680 Accrued retiree benefits and other long-term liabilities 3,256 3,281 Long-term debt 5,135 6,517 Subordinated notes payable 458 859 Minority interest 92 67 Stockholders' equity 10,101 9,162 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $23,998 $23,566 Attachment E Raytheon Company Preliminary Cash Flow Information Third Quarter 2004 (In millions) Cash flow information Three Months Ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Income from continuing operations $186 $21 Depreciation 93 82 Amortization 19 16 Working capital (62) 402 Discontinued operations (16) (64) Capital spending (75) (106) Internal use software spending (23) (22) Other 82 142 Subtotal - free cash flow (a) 204 471 Net activity in financing receivables 48 (2) Acquisitions - (20) Divestitures and sale of investments - 14 Dividends (90) (82) Issuance of common stock - 28 Debt repayments (143) (450) Synthetic lease maturity - (125) Other 26 5 Total cash flow $45 $(161) Segment free cash flow information Three Months Ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Integrated Defense Systems $80 $36 Intelligence and Information Systems 71 43 Missile Systems 28 196 Network Centric Systems 140 111 Space and Airborne Systems 50 153 Technical Services 22 36 Aircraft 58 (95) Other (7) (4) Discontinued operations (16) (64) Corporate (222) 59 $204 $471(a) See Attachment F for a description of free cash flow.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Information
Third Quarter 2004
(In millions except per share amounts)
This release contains non-GAAP financial measures (as defined by SEC Regulation G). While these non-GAAP financial measures may be useful in evaluating the Company, this information should be considered supplemental to and not as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Free cash flow is considered a "non-GAAP" financial measure under SEC guidelines. The Company uses non-GAAP financial measures to facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical operating results, to competitor's operating results, and to provide greater transparency to investors of supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making. The Company uses certain of these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate its operating performance and to determine management incentive compensation. The Company also uses non-GAAP financial measures which exclude certain charges and credits because it believes that such items are not indicative of its core operating results, are not indicative of trends, and do not provide meaningful comparisons with other reporting periods.
Free cash flow
Guidance Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 31-Dec-04 31-Dec-05 Operating cash flow $302 $599 $1,670+ $1,700-1,900 Less: Capital spending (75) (106) (400) (400)-(425) Internal use software spending (23) (22) (115) (140)-(160) Free cash flow 204 471 1,150+ 1,120-1,315 Less: Discontinued operations (16) (64) (40)-(50) (15)-(20) Free cash flow from continuing operations $220 $535 $1,100+ $1,100-$1,300 Q3 2003 NCS and TS EPS Charge Impact 28-Sep-03 Operating income impact of NCS charge $187 Operating income impact of TS charge 39 Total NCS and TS charge $226 Effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 28, 2003 30.1% After tax impact of NCS and TS charge $158 Q3 2003 diluted shares outstanding 417.8 Q3 2003 NCS and TS EPS charge impact $0.38 FAS/CAS Pension Adjustment Impact Three Months Ended 26-Sep-04 28-Sep-03 Change FAS/CAS pension adjustment $(117) $(27) Effective tax rate for the three months ended September 26, 2004 and September 28, 2003, respectively, excluding the effect of charges related to the early retirement of debt in 2004 29.7% 27.6% After tax impact of the FAS/CAS pension adjustment $(82) $(20) Q3 2004 and 2003 diluted shares outstanding 453.5 417.8 Q3 2004 and 2003 FAS/CAS pension adjustment impact $(0.18) $(0.05) $(0.13)
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