Lockheed Martin Reports First Quarter 2001 Earnings
BETHESDA, Maryland, 24-APR-01 --
- Lockheed martin reports first quarter 2001 earnings per share of $0.25; earnings per share of $0.23 excluding nonrecurring and unusual items
- Generates $1.4 billion of free cash flow
- Reaffirms 2001 free cash flow guidance of at least $800 million; free cash flow estimate of at least $1.8 billion for the two years 2001 and 2002 combined
- Reaffirms 25 - 30 percent increase in 2001 recurring earnings per share outlook from 2000 results of $1.07; 2002 earnings per share growth of about 20 percent from 2001
Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today reported first quarter 2001 net earnings per diluted share of $0.25, compared to first quarter 2000 net earnings per diluted share of $0.14. Nonrecurring and unusual items increased first quarter 2001 results by $7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, while such items contributed $6 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, to first quarter 2000 results. Excluding the aforementioned items, comparable first quarter earnings per diluted share would have been $0.23 for 2001 and $0.12 for 2000.
The Corporation also reported it generated approximately $1.4 billion of free cash flow in the first quarter of 2001. First quarter 2001 cash flow included a milestone payment related to an international F-16 program of more than $450 million after subcontractor payments and other disbursements. The quarter also included pretax proceeds from the sale of surplus real estate of approximately $185 million.
These results indicate our continuing focus on strong performance for our customers and building value for our shareholders, said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vance Coffman. We are building on the solid performance we delivered in 2000. This quarter we met or exceeded our financial expectations and are on track to achieve the goals we established for 2001. We will continue to execute our stated management imperatives to achieve our vision to be the world's best advanced technology integrator, and in doing so, provide significant valuation potential for our shareholders.
Net sales for the first quarter of 2001 were $5.0 billion, down ten percent when compared with first quarter 2000 sales of $5.6 billion. Due to the 2001 schedule of space launches and aircraft deliveries as well as the continuation of historical sales trends in the Systems Integration and Technology Services business areas, sales and profit are expected to increase during the year. The Corporation estimates the 2001 distribution of sales to be between 20 - 25 percent in the second quarter and between 55 - 60 percent in the second half of the year. Sales for the year 2001 are anticipated to be between $24.6 - $24.8 billion.
The Corporation reaffirmed its 2001 earnings per share outlook of a 25 - 30 percent increase from the 2000 base of $1.07 per diluted share, excluding the effects of any nonrecurring and unusual items. The earnings expectation assumes an estimated effective tax rate of 40 percent. The Corporation estimates the quarterly distribution of diluted earnings per share for the remainder of 2001 to be approximately 15 - 25 percent for the second quarter, 20 - 30 percent for the third quarter and 35 - 45 percent for the fourth quarter.
The Corporation also reaffirmed its 2002 earnings per share outlook of a 20 percent increase from the 2001 base. This projection is based, among other factors, upon an estimated effective tax rate of 38 percent.
During the first quarter, the Corporation announced that Telenor of Norway will acquire Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications' Mobile Communications operations for $116.5 million in cash. Also during the quarter, the Corporation increased its ownership in INTELSAT from 22.5 percent to 24.1 percent. In connection with the sale of Aerospace Electronics Systems for $1.67 billion in cash in the fourth quarter of 2000, the Corporation made a tax payment of $394 million in the first quarter of 2001, which is excluded from the Corporation's free cash flow calculation.
The Corporation's backlog remained unchanged from the $56.4 billion reported at year-end 2000. The Corporation recorded a total of approximately $5 billion in orders in the quarter including: the CVN 77 Aircraft Carrier systems integration, classified activities, F-22 program bridge funding for the first quarter of 2001, Aegis production, A-10 Precision Engagement weapon systems upgrade, National Airspace System Implementation Support Contract and 3 new launch services orders.
First Quarter Detailed Review
Net sales for the first quarter of 2001 were $5.0 billion, compared with first quarter 2000 net sales of $5.6 billion.
During the quarter, the Corporation recorded a nonrecurring and unusual charge related to impairment of its investment in Americom Asia-Pacific, which reduced net earnings by $65 million, or $0.15 per diluted share. The satellite operated by Americom Asia-Pacific was placed in commercial operation late in the fourth quarter of 2000. The Corporation reduced the carrying value of its investment as a result of overall market conditions manifested in the first quarter 2001.
Net earnings for the first quarter of 2001 totaled $105 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, as compared to net earnings of $54 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the comparable 2000 period. Net earnings for the first quarter of 2001 included the after-tax impact of two nonrecurring and unusual items: a $72 million gain from the sale of surplus real estate and a $65 million charge associated with the impairment of the Corporation's investment in Americom Asia-Pacific.
The combination of these nonrecurring and unusual items increased first quarter 2001 diluted earnings per share by $0.02. In the comparable 2000 period, net earnings also included the after-tax impact of two nonrecurring and unusual items: a net gain of $10 million on the sale of surplus real estate and a $4 million charge associated with other portfolio shaping activities. The combination of these nonrecurring and unusual items increased first quarter 2000 diluted earnings per share by $0.02.
Net sales $1,880 $2,071
EBIT $173 $168
Margin 9.2% 8.1%
Systems Integration sales declined nine percent from the comparable 2000 period. However, excluding the sales attributable to the segment's Aerospace Electronic Systems and Controls Systems businesses, which were divested in 2000, and the transfer of a contract, sales for the first quarter of 2001 would have increased two percent from the year-ago period. The increase is comprised of volume increases in the segment's Missiles & Air Defense product line and its Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems product line over the comparable 2000 period. These increases were partially offset by decreases in the segment's Systems Integration-Owego line of business, which includes electronic platform integration businesses. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased three percent in the first quarter of 2001 from the comparable 2000 period. Adjusting for the EBIT attributable to the divested Aerospace Electronic Systems and Controls Systems businesses, EBIT for the first quarter of 2001 would have increased seven percent from the year-ago period. The EBIT impact of the volume fluctuations mentioned previously accounted for the majority of the first quarter 2001 increase.
Net sales $1,371 $1,672
EBIT as reported $187 $85
Nonrecurring and unusual items ($111) ($17)
Pro forma EBIT $76 $68
Pro forma margin 5.5% 4.1%
Space Systems first quarter 2001 net sales declined 18 percent from the comparable 2000 period. The majority of this decrease is attributable to declines in volume in launch vehicle and commercial satellite activity from the comparable 2000 period. These declines more than offset increases in volume on ground systems and military and government satellite programs. EBIT excluding nonrecurring and unusual items (pro forma EBIT) in the first quarter of 2001 increased 12 percent from the comparable 2000 period. This increase is primarily attributable to the combination of the absence in 2001 of unfavorable adjustments for market and pricing pressures related to the Atlas commercial launch vehicle program recorded during the first quarter of 2000 and improved performance in 2001 on the Titan IV program. The EBIT impact of the volume increases on ground systems and military and government satellite programs discussed above were more than offset by the EBIT impact of volume declines on commercial space activities and an approximate $40 million loss provision recorded in the first quarter of 2001 on certain commercial satellite contracts related to schedule and technical issues. In both 2001 and 2000, the nonrecurring and unusual items were related to the sales of surplus real estate.
Net sales $855 $1,036
EBIT $79 $79
Margin 9.2% 7.6%
Aeronautics first quarter 2001 net sales declined 17 percent compared to the first quarter 2000 primarily due to fewer F-16 and C-130J aircraft deliveries. This was partially offset by increased F-16 non-aircraft volume. EBIT for the first quarter of 2001 was consistent with the first quarter of 2000, mainly as the result of continued favorable performance on combat aircraft programs.
Net sales $500 $464
EBIT as reported $34 $26
Nonrecurring and unusual items $0 $6
Pro forma EBIT $34 $32
Pro forma margin 6.8% 6.9%
Net sales of the Technology Services segment increased by eight percent for the first quarter of 2001 over the comparable 2000 period. This increase is mainly the result of increased volume on various federal technology services programs, primarily related to government information technology programs, and in the segment's aircraft maintenance and logistics line of business, primarily the Kelly Aviation Center contract. These increases were partially offset by decreased volume on energy-related contracts due to lower operation and maintenance contract activity as well as the divestitures of Lockheed Martin Energy Technologies and Retech in January 2001. Pro forma EBIT for the segment increased by six percent during the first quarter of 2001 as compared to the respective 2000 period. The change in EBIT was the result of previously mentioned volume fluctuations. In 2000, the nonrecurring and unusual item was related to portfolio shaping activity.
Net sales $254 $173
EBIT as reported ($130) ($33)
Nonrecurring and unusual items $100 $0
Pro forma EBIT ($30) ($33)
Net sales of Global Telecommunications increased by 47 percent during the first quarter of 2001 over the comparable 2000 period. This increase was primarily attributable to the inclusion of net sales from COMSAT Corporation in the segment's results beginning August 1, 2000, offset by the recognition of net sales on a Proton launch vehicle, which successfully launched the ACeS 1 satellite in the first quarter of 2000. Global Telecommunication's pro forma loss decreased 9 percent during the first quarter 2001 from the respective 2000 periods due to improvements in Global Telecommunications' Satellite Services line of business. In 2001, the nonrecurring and unusual item was related to the previously mentioned charge for the impairment of the Corporation's investment in Americom Asia-Pacific.
Corporate and Other
Net sales $150 $146
EBIT as reported $29 $1
Nonrecurring and unusual items $0 $1
Pro forma EBIT $29 $2
Corporate and Other net sales for the first quarter 2001 increased by three percent from the comparable period in 2000. This increase was mainly due to higher volume on state and municipal services programs. Pro forma EBIT for the first quarter of 2001 increased by $27 million from the comparable 2000 period. This increase is primarily the result of increased interest income associated with the Corporation's higher cash balances in the first quarter of 2001 as compared to the first quarter of 2000. In 2000, the nonrecurring and unusual item was related to the sale of surplus real estate.
First Quarter 2001 Achievements
- Announced agreement to sell LMGT's Mobile Communications unit to Telenor of Norway
- Completed sale of Retech and Energy Technologies businesses to QuadraTech Group LLC
- Completed required milestones needed for award of F-22 production contract
- Completed flight testing of the X-35C JSF concept demonstrator aircraft
- Scored the seventh consecutive Patriot PAC-3 Missile intercept of a target missile
- Launched a Milstar II communications satellite aboard a Titan IVB rocket.
Delivered six F-16s
- Won $313 million contract from Italy to support 34 leased F-16s over a 10-year period.
- booked three new launch contracts.
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