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Textron Reports Significant Increase in First Quarter Earnings, Driven by 15.2% Increase in Revenues

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Textron Reports Significant Increase in First Quarter Earnings, Driven by 15.2% Increase in Revenues

Textron Reports Significant Increase in First Quarter Earnings, Driven by 15.2% Increase in Revenues

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported first quarter 2012 income from continuing operations of $0.41 per share, compared to income of $0.10 per share in the first quarter of 2011. Total revenues in the quarter were $2.9 billion, up 15.2% from the first quarter of 2011.

“The demand environment for our commercial aircraft and industrial products continued to improve, which reinforces our confidence in our outlook for the year”

Manufacturing segment profit was $247 million, up $80 million from the first quarter of 2011. First quarter 2012 manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions reflected a use of cash of $106 million compared to a use of cash of $55 million during the first quarter of 2011. The company contributed $144 million to its pension plans during the first quarter.

“The demand environment for our commercial aircraft and industrial products continued to improve, which reinforces our confidence in our outlook for the year,” said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly.

Donnelly continued, ”In addition to solid operational execution during the quarter, we secured a number of key program wins and made important strategic moves that should help provide growth in the long term, most notably our agreement with Aviation Industry Corporation of China to develop the Chinese general aviation market.”

Outlook

Textron confirmed its guidance of 2012 revenues of approximately $12.5 billion, earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.80 to $2.00, cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions between $700 and $750 million, with planned pension contributions of about $200 million.

First Quarter Segment Results

Cessna

Revenues at Cessna increased $113 million, reflecting the delivery of 38 new Citation jets in the quarter, compared with 31 in last year’s first quarter, as well as higher aftermarket volumes.

Segment loss of $6 million was an improvement of $32 million, primarily due to the higher volumes.

Cessna backlog at the end of the first quarter was $1.7 billion, down $167 million from the end of 2011.

Bell

Bell revenues increased $245 million in the first quarter from the same period in the prior year. Bell delivered 10 V-22’s, 7 H-1’s and 30 commercial aircraft in the quarter compared to 9 V-22’s, 4 H-1’s and 15 commercial units in last year’s first quarter.

Segment profit increased $54 million, primarily reflecting the higher volume and mix of commercial aircraft.

Bell backlog at the end of the first quarter was $7.1 billion, down $213 million from the end of 2011.

Textron Systems

Revenues at Textron Systems decreased $68 million and segment profit decreased $18 million, primarily due to lower volumes.

Textron Systems’ backlog at the end of the first quarter was $1.4 billion, up $103 million from the end of 2011.

Industrial

Industrial revenues increased $52 million and segment profit increased $12 million reflecting higher volume across all businesses.

Finance

Finance segment revenues increased $35 million compared to the first quarter of 2011.

The Finance segment reported a profit of $12 million compared to a $44 million loss in the first quarter of 2011.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host its conference call today, April 18, 2012 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, April 18, 2012 by dialing (320) 365-3844; Access Code: 225825.

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.

Non-GAAP Measures

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

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 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K 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; 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.

TEXTRON INC.

Revenues by Segment and Reconciliation of Segment Profit to Net Income

Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and April 2, 2011

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

   
   

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31, 2012

 

 

 

April 2, 2011

REVENUES

   
MANUFACTURING:

Cessna

$ 669 $ 556

Bell

994 749

Textron Systems

377 445

Industrial

  755     703  
2,795 2,453
 
FINANCE   61     26  

Total revenues

$ 2,856   $ 2,479  
 

SEGMENT PROFIT

MANUFACTURING:

Cessna

$ (6 ) $ (38 )

Bell

145 91

Textron Systems

35 53

Industrial

  73     61  
247 167
 
FINANCE   12     (44 )

Segment Profit

259 123
 
Corporate expenses and other, net (47 ) (39 )
Interest expense, net for Manufacturing group   (35 )   (38 )
 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes 177 46
Income tax expense   (57 )   (15 )
 
Income from continuing operations 120 31

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes

  (2 )   (2 )

Net Income

$ 118   $ 29  
 
Earnings per share:

Income from continuing operations

$ 0.41 $ 0.10

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes

  (0.01 )   (0.01 )

Net income

$ 0.40   $ 0.09  
 

Diluted average shares outstanding

  294,632,000     319,119,000  
 
 
Textron Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
               

 

March 31,
2012

   

 

December 31,
2011

Assets    
Cash and equivalents

 

$

628

 

$

871

Accounts receivable, net 937 856
Inventories 2,593 2,402
Other current assets 1,032 1,134
Net property, plant and equipment 2,003 1,996
Other assets 3,141 3,143
Finance group assets   2,946         3,213

Total Assets

 

 

$

13,280

   

 

$

13,615

 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current portion of long-term debt

 

$

464

 

$

146

Other current liabilities 2,707 2,785
Other liabilities 2,657 2,826
Long-term debt 2,013 2,313
Finance group liabilities   2,524         2,800

Total Liabilities

 

10,365 10,870
 
Total Shareholders' Equity   2,915         2,745

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

 

 

$

13,280

   

 

$

13,615

 
 
TEXTRON INC.
MANUFACTURING GROUP
Condensed Schedule of Cash Flows and Manufacturing Cash Flow GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
           
         
Three Months Ended

March 31,
2012

     

April 2,
2011

Cash flows from operating activities:
Income from continuing operations $ 110 $ 62
Dividends received from TFC 240 130
Capital contributions paid to TFC (240 ) (63 )
Depreciation and amortization 84 87
Changes in working capital (275 ) (243 )
Changes in other assets and liabilities and non-cash items   (96 )         100  
Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations   (177 )         73  
Cash flows from investing activities:
Capital expenditures (73 ) (78 )
Other investing activities, net   -           (43 )
Net cash from investing activities   (73 )         (121 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Increase in short-term debt - 203
Principal payments on long-term debt - (7 )
Net intergroup borrowings - (60 )
Dividends paid (5 ) (5 )
Other financing activities, net   9           (2 )
Net cash from financing activities   4           129  
Total cash flows from continuing operations (246 ) 81
Total cash flows from discontinued operations (1 ) (1 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents   4           8  
Net change in cash and equivalents (243 ) 88
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period   871           898  
Cash and equivalents at end of period $ 628         $ 986  
 
Manufacturing Cash Flow GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations:
         
Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations - GAAP $ (177 ) $ 73

Less:     Capital expenditures

(73 ) (78 )
Dividends received from TFC (240 ) (130 )

Plus:     Capital contributions paid to TFC

240 63

Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment

- 1
Total pension contributions   144           16  
Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions- Non-GAAP $ (106 )       $ (55 )
         
2012 Outlook
Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations - GAAP $ 950 - $ 1,000

Less:    Capital expenditures

(450)

 

Dividends received from TFC

(260)

 

Plus:    Capital contributions paid to TFC

260
Total pension contributions 200  
Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions- Non-GAAP $ 700 - $ 750  
 
 
Free cash flow is a measure generally used by investors, analysts and management to gauge a company’s ability to generate cash from operations in excess of that necessary to be reinvested to sustain and grow the business and fund its obligations. Our definition of Manufacturing free cash flow adjusts net cash from operating activities of continuing operations for dividends received from TFC, capital contributions provided under the Support Agreement, capital expenditures, proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment and contributions to our pension plans. We believe that our calculation provides a relevant measure of liquidity and is a useful basis for assessing our ability to fund operations and obligations. This measure is not a financial measure under GAAP and should be used in conjunction with GAAP cash measures provided in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.
           
 
TEXTRON INC.
Condensed Consolidated Schedule of Cash Flows
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
         
Three Months Ended

March 31,
2012

      April 2,
2011
Cash flows from operating activities:
Income from continuing operations $ 120 $ 31
Depreciation and amortization 91 95
Provision for losses on finance receivables 4 12
Changes in working capital (370 ) (208 )
Changes in other assets and liabilities and non-cash items   (98 )         125  
Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations   (253 )         55  
Cash flows from investing activities:

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