Textron Reports Increase in Fourth Quarter Earnings and Strong Cash Flow Initiates 2013 EPS Outlook
Jan 23rd 2013 6:50AM
Updated Jan 23rd 2013 8:20AM
Textron Reports Increase in Fourth Quarter Earnings and Strong Cash Flow
Initiates 2013 EPS Outlook at $2.10 - $2.30
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Textron Inc. (NYS: TXT) today reported fourth quarter 2012 income from continuing operations of $0.50 per share, compared to a loss of $0.06 per share in the fourth quarter of 2011.
This year's fourth quarter results include a previously disclosed after-tax charge of $0.06 per share at Cessna related to an unfavorable business arbitration award. Last year's fourth quarter included net charges of $0.55 per share.
Total revenues in the quarter were $3.4 billion, up 3.3% from the fourth quarter of 2011.
Full-year manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions was $793 million. The company contributed $224 million to its pension plans during the fourth quarter, bringing full-year contributions to $405 million. Textron's consolidated net debt ended the year at $2.6 billion, down $974 million from the end of last year.
"Growth in the fourth quarter was the result of strong military and commercial demand at Bell and increased deliveries at Textron Systems, E-Z-GO and Jacobsen, partially offset by weakness in our automotive and business jet markets," said Textron Chairman and CEO, Scott C. Donnelly.
During the fourth quarter, the company repurchased 11.1 million of its common shares under its previous share repurchase authorization. On January 22, 2013 Textron's Board of Directors approved a new authorization for 25 million shares, under which the company intends to purchase shares to offset the impact of dilution from stock-based compensation and benefit plans and for opportunistic capital management purposes.
Textron is forecasting 2013 revenues of approximately $12.9 billion, up about 6% from 2012. Earnings per share from continuing operations are expected to be in the range of $2.10 to $2.30. Cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions is estimated to be between $500 and $550 million with planned pension contributions of about $200 million.
Donnelly continued, "In 2013, we anticipate growth in revenue at Cessna on a modest increase in jet deliveries, a higher revenue mix of business jets and growth in aftermarket, modest growth at Bell, led by an increase in commercial helicopter sales, growth at Systems and revenue up slightly at Industrial."
Fourth Quarter Segment Results and Actions
Revenues decreased $110 million, reflecting the delivery of 53 new Citation jets in the quarter, compared with 67 in last year's fourth quarter.
Segment profit decreased $37 million, primarily due to a $27.4 million arbitration settlement charge and lower jet volumes.
Cessna backlog at the end of the fourth quarter was $1.1 billion, down $267 million from the end of the third quarter 2012.
Revenues increased $139 million in the fourth quarter from the same period in the prior year. Bell delivered 9 V-22's, 6 H-1's and 65 commercial aircraft in the quarter compared to 7 V-22's, 6 H-1's and 62 commercial units in last year's fourth quarter.
Segment profit increased $10 million, reflecting higher volume and mix.
Bell backlog at the end of the fourth quarter was $7.5 billion, up $1.2 billion from the end of the third quarter 2012.
Revenues at Textron Systems increased $58 million, reflecting higher deliveries in Unmanned Aerial Systems and Weapons and Sensors, partially offset by lower vehicle deliveries at Land and Marine.
Segment profit in the quarter was $36 million, up $44 million when compared to last year's fourth quarter, which included $60 million in charges. Segment profit in this year's fourth quarter reflected higher volumes, partially offset by a $19 million charge associated with the company's fee-for-service unmanned aerial systems contracts.
Textron Systems backlog at the end of the fourth quarter was $2.9 billion, relatively flat with the end of third quarter 2012.
Industrial revenues decreased $2 million from the fourth quarter of 2011. Segment profit decreased $6 million reflecting cost inflation in excess of related price increases.
Finance segment revenues increased $23 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. The segment reported a profit of $2 million compared to last year's $232 million fourth quarter loss, which reflected a mark-to-market charge.
Since the end of the third quarter 2012, nonaccrual finance receivables decreased from $145 million to $143 million and sixty-day plus delinquencies decreased from $114 million to $90 million.
Finance receivables ended the quarter at $2.1 billion, reflecting liquidations of $65 million during the quarter.
Conference Call Information
Textron will host its conference call today, January 23, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss its results and outlook. The call will be available via webcast at www.textron.com or by direct dial at (800) 230-1059 in the U.S. or (612) 234-9959 outside of the U.S. (request the Textron Earnings Call).
In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback beginning at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, January 23, 2012 by dialing (320) 365-3844; Access Code: 235149.
A package containing key data that will be covered on today's call can be found in the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.textron.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.
Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations and manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions are non-GAAP measures that are defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release.
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|Revenues by Segment and Reconciliation of Segment Profit to Net Income (Loss)|
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
Twelve Months Ended
December 29, 2012
December 31, 2011
December 29, 2012
December 31, 2011
|Textron Systems (b)||36||(8||)||132||141|
|Corporate expenses and other, net||(43||)||(39||)||(148||)||(114||)|
|Interest expense, net for Manufacturing group||(38||)||(27||)||(143||)||(140||)|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes||200||(30||)||841||337|
|Income tax (expense) benefit||(54||)||13||(260||)||(95||)|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations||146||(17||)||581||242|
|Discontinued operations, net of income taxes||2||(2||)||8||-|
|Net income (loss)||$||148||$||(19||)||$||589||$||242|
|Earnings per share:|
|Income (loss) from continuing operations||$||0.50||$||(0.06||)||$||1.97||$||0.79|
|Discontinued operations, net of income taxes||0.01||(0.01||)||0.03||-|
|Net income (loss)||$||0.51||$||(0.07||)||$||2.00||$||0.79|
|Diluted average shares outstanding (d)||291,562,000||278,881,000||294,663,000||307,255,000|
|(a)||Fourth quarter of 2012 includes a $27 million charge related to an award against Cessna in an arbitration proceeding.|
|(b)||Fourth quarter of 2011 includes a $41 million non-cash impairment charge to write down certain intangible assets and approximately $19 million in severance costs.|
|(c)||Fourth quarter of 2011 includes a $186 million non-cash initial mark-to-market adjustment for remaining finance receivables in the Golf Mortgage portfolio that were transferred to the held for sale classification in the quarter.|
|(d)||For the fourth quarter of 2011, the potential dilutive effect of stock options, restricted stock units and the shares that could be issued upon the conversion of our 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes and upon the exercise of the related warrants was excluded from the computation of diluted weighted-average shares outstanding as the shares would have an anti-dilutive effect on the loss from continuing operations. Fully diluted shares were used to calculate earnings per share for the other reported periods.|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|Cash and equivalents||$||1,378||$||871|
|Accounts receivable, net||829||856|
|Other current assets||470||1,134|
|Net property, plant and equipment||2,149||1,996|
|Finance group assets||2,322||3,213|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity|
|Current portion of long-term debt||$||535||$||146|
|Other current liabilities||2,977||2,785|
|Finance group liabilities||1,966||2,800|
|Total Shareholders' Equity||2,991||2,745|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity||$||13,033||$||13,615|