Textron Reports Growth in Third Quarter Earnings and Cash Flow

Dépèche transmise le 19 octobre 2011 par Business Wire

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported third quarter 2011 income from continuing operations of $0.45 per share, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $0.17 per share in the third quarter of 2010. Last year’s result included $0.30 per share in special charges.

“Third quarter results reflected good execution and cost performance at Bell and Cessna, including continued success in selling commercial aircraft in a tough environment. We believe this reflects the strength of our brands and investments we are making in new products, aftermarket services and sales capabilities”

Total revenues in the quarter were $2.8 billion, up 13.5% from the third quarter of 2010, while manufacturing revenues were up 15%. Segment profit was $236 million, up $124 million from the year-ago quarter.

“Third quarter results reflected good execution and cost performance at Bell and Cessna, including continued success in selling commercial aircraft in a tough environment. We believe this reflects the strength of our brands and investments we are making in new products, aftermarket services and sales capabilities,” said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly.

Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions was $339 million during the third quarter compared to $174 million during last year’s third quarter. Textron’s consolidated net debt was $3.9 billion, down $500 million from the end of the second quarter 2011.


The company is now forecasting 2011 earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.05 to $1.15. This forecast reflects the impact of the company’s recent tender for its outstanding convertible notes. Textron expects to record an approximate $0.08 per share special charge in the fourth quarter as a result of the tender, with an offsetting benefit of about $0.02 per share due to the impact of a lower diluted share count. The company’s previous guidance of $0.90 - $1.00, assumed $0.24 per share in special charges and an offsetting benefit from lower share count of $0.04 per share. The company also confirmed its outlook for manufacturing cash flow from continuing operations before pension contributions of $800 - $850 million.

Third Quarter Segment Results


Revenues increased $236 million, reflecting higher jet volume. Cessna delivered 47 new Citation jets in the quarter, compared with 26 deliveries in last year’s third quarter.

Segment profit increased $64 million primarily due to higher volume, mix and favorable performance.

Cessna backlog at the end of the third quarter was $2.2 billion, down $359 million from the end of the second quarter 2011.


Revenues increased $69 million in the third quarter from the same period in the prior year. Bell delivered 9 V-22’s, 7 H-1’s and 26 commercial aircraft in the quarter compared to 7 V-22’s, 5 H-1’s and 24 commercial units in last year’s third quarter.

Segment profit increased $36 million, reflecting improved performance.

Bell backlog at the end of the third quarter was $6.4 billion, down $588 million from the end of the second quarter 2011, reflecting military deliveries during the quarter, as well as a $781 million dollar reduction in the backlog primarily to correct an error made in the fourth quarter of 2009 which recorded as backlog the full value of a V-22 contract rather than Bell’s proportionate share.

Textron Systems

Revenues and profits were essentially unchanged on flat overall volumes.

Textron Systems backlog at the end of the third quarter was $1.5 billion, essentially flat with the second quarter 2011.


Industrial revenues increased $55 million, primarily due to the impact of foreign exchange and higher volumes. Segment profit was flat with last year’s third quarter.


Finance segment revenues decreased $27 million compared to the third quarter of 2010, primarily due to reduced earnings on lower finance receivables.

Finance segment loss was lower by $27 million, primarily due to lower loan loss provision and lower operating expenses, partially offset by lower interest margin on the reduced portfolio of finance receivables.

Since the end of the second quarter 2011, nonaccrual finance receivables decreased from $696 million to $606 million and sixty-day plus delinquencies decreased from $302 million to $275 million.

Charge-offs in the third quarter were $26 million compared to $38 million in the second quarter of 2011.

Finance receivables ended the quarter at $3.5 billion, down $277 million from the end of the second quarter 2011.

Non-GAAP Measure

Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions is a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host its conference call today, October 19, 2011 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) 700-7353 in the U.S. or (612) 332-1025 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, October 19, 2011 by dialing (320) 365-3844; Access Code: 186400.

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.

Forward-looking Information

Certain statements in this release and other oral and written statements made by us from time to time are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which may describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters, or project revenues, income, returns or other financial measures, often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend", “plan,” “estimate,” “guidance”, “project”, “target”, “potential”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “likely” or “may” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. In addition to those factors described herein under “Risk Factors”, among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from past and projected future results are the following: changing priorities or reductions in the U.S. Government defense budget, including those related to military operations in foreign countries; changes in worldwide economic or political conditions that impact demand for our products, interest rates or foreign exchange rates; our ability to perform as anticipated and to control costs under contracts with the U.S. Government; the U.S. Government’s ability to unilaterally modify or terminate its contracts with us for the U.S. Government’s convenience or for our failure to perform, to change applicable procurement and accounting policies, or, under certain circumstances, to withhold payment or suspend or debar us as a contractor eligible to receive future contract awards; changes in foreign military funding priorities or budget constraints and determinations, or changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of military and commercial products; our Finance segment’s ability to maintain portfolio credit quality or to realize full value of receivables and of assets acquired upon foreclosure of receivables; Textron Financial Corporation’s (“TFC”) ability to maintain certain minimum levels of financial performance required under its committed bank line of credit and under Textron’s support agreement with TFC; our ability to access the capital markets at reasonable rates; performance issues with key suppliers, subcontractors or business partners; legislative or regulatory actions impacting our operations or demand for our products; our ability to control costs and successfully implement various cost-reduction activities; the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses in connection with the launching of significant new products or programs; the timing of our new product launches or certifications of our new aircraft products; our ability to keep pace with our competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with features and technologies desired by our customers; the extent to which we are able to pass raw material price increases through to customers or offset such price increases by reducing other costs; Increases in pension expenses or employee and retiree medical benefits; uncertainty in estimating reserves, including reserves established to address contingent liabilities, unrecognized tax benefits, or potential losses on TFC’s receivables; difficult conditions in the financial markets which may adversely impact our customers’ ability to fund or finance purchases of our products; and continued volatility in the economy resulting in a prolonged downturn in the markets in which we do business.

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended

October 1,


October 2,


October 1,


October 2,



Cessna $ 771 $ 535 $ 1,979 $ 1,603
Bell 894 825 2,515 2,266
Textron Systems 462 460 1,359 1,452
Industrial   655       600       2,077       1,886  
2,782 2,420 7,930 7,207
FINANCE   32       59       91       191  
Total revenues $ 2,814     $ 2,479     $ 8,021     $ 7,398  



Cessna $ 33 $ (31 ) $ - $ (52 )
Bell 143 107 354 289
Textron Systems 47 50 149 175
Industrial   37       37       153       137  
260 163 656 549
FINANCE   (24 )     (51 )     (101 )     (180 )
Segment profit 236 112 555 369
Corporate expenses and other, net (13 ) (35 ) (75 ) (89 )
Interest expense, net for Manufacturing group (37 ) (32 ) (113 ) (103 )
Special charges (a)   -       (114 )     -       (136 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations
before income taxes 186 (69 ) 367 41
Income tax (expense) benefit (b)   (50 )     21       (108 )     (12 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 136 (48 ) 259 29
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes   6       -       2       (3 )
Net income (loss) $ 142     $ (48 )   $ 261     $ 26  
Earnings per share:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.45 $ (0.17 ) $ 0.83 $ 0.10
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes   0.02       -       -       (0.01 )
Net income (loss) $ 0.47     $ (0.17 )   $ 0.83     $ 0.09  
Average shares outstanding (c)   300,866,000       274,896,000       312,754,000       300,410,000  
(a)   For the three and nine months ended October 2, 2010, special charges includes two items: Pre-tax restructuring costs of $23 million and $45 million, respectively, primarily for severance as well as a $91 million non-cash pre-tax charge to reclassify a foreign exchange loss from equity to the income statement as a result of substantially liquidating a Finance segment entity.
(b) For the three and nine months ended October 2, 2010, income tax includes a $17 million tax benefit related to the above foreign exchange reclassification. For the nine months ended October 2, 2010, income tax also includes an $11 million discrete tax charge related to the federal health-care legislation enacted in 2010.
(c) Fully diluted shares were used to calculate earnings per share for the three and nine months ended October 1, 2011 as well as nine months ended October 2, 2010. For the three-months ended October 2, 2010, 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.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


(In millions)

October 1,


January 1,
Cash and equivalents $ 1,517 $ 898
Accounts receivable, net 927 892
Inventories 2,607 2,277
Other current assets 1,094 980
Net property, plant and equipment 1,957 1,932
Other assets 3,329 3,354
Textron Finance assets   3,850   4,949
Total Assets $ 15,281 $ 15,282
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt $ 589 $ 19
Other current liabilities 2,762 2,638
Other liabilities 2,808 2,993
Long-term debt 2,473 2,283
Textron Finance liabilities   3,337   4,377
Total Liabilities 11,969 12,310
Total Shareholders’ Equity   3,312   2,972
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity $ 15,281 $ 15,282

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Condensed Schedule of Cash Flows and Free Cash Flow GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations


For the Three

Months Ended

  For the Nine

Months Ended

(In millions)   October 1,


  October 2,


  October 1,


  October 2,


Cash flows from operating activities:    
Income from continuing operations $ 155 $ 63 $ 330 $ 218
Dividends received from TFC 140 179 355
Capital contributions paid to TFC (40 ) (82 ) (152 ) (228 )
Depreciation and amortization 87 90 267 260
Changes in working capital 140 (4 ) (98 ) (311 )
Changes in other assets and liabilities and non-cash items     31       58       (7 )     137  
Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations     373       265       519       431  
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (102 ) (51 ) (271 ) (134 )
Net cash used in acquisitions (4 ) (3 ) (47 )
Other investing activities, net     12       (9 )     (27 )     (26 )
Net cash from investing activities of continuing operations     (90 )     (64 )     (301 )     (207 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 496 496
Net intergroup borrowings 120 362 (275 ) 150
Increase in short-term debt 38 227
Principal payments on long-term debt (119 ) (13 ) (130 )
Repayment of borrowings under line of credit facilities (665 ) (1,167 )
Dividends paid (6 ) (5 ) (17 ) (16 )
Other financing activities, net     (17 )           (18 )     2  
Net cash from financing activities of continuing operations     631       (427 )     400       (1,161 )
Total cash flows from continuing operations 914 (226 ) 618 (937 )
Total cash flows from discontinued operations (1 ) (5 ) (3 ) (8 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents     (6 )     12       4       (1 )
Net change in cash and equivalents 907 (219 ) 619 (946 )
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period     610       1,021       898       1,748  
Cash and equivalents at end of period   $ 1,517     $ 802     $ 1,517     $ 802  

Manufacturing Cash Flow GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations:

Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations – GAAP $ 373 $ 265 $ 519 $ 431
Less: Capital expenditures (102 ) (51 ) (271 ) (134 )
Dividends received from TFC (140 ) (179 ) (355 )
Plus: Capital contributions paid to TFC 40 82 152