Boeing reports second-quarter results
The Boeing Company has reported second-quarter revenue of $24.8 billion on strong commercial deliveries and services growth.
GAAP loss per share of $0.37 and core loss per share (non-GAAP) of $0.44 reflect the previously announced 787 cost reclassification ($1.33 per share) and charges on the 747 programme ($1.28 per share) and the KC-46 Tanker programme ($0.62 per share), partially offset by solid execution and higher volume.
"The underlying operating performance of the company remains solid with our commercial and defense teams again delivering strong revenues and operating cash flow. Actions taken during the quarter that impacted our earnings were the right, proactive steps to reduce risk and strengthen our position for the future," said chairman, president and chief executive officer Dennis Muilenburg. "Our strong cash generation also supported our ongoing commitment to invest in product innovation and in our people, and return substantial cash to shareholders through stock repurchases and dividends."
"As we look forward to the second half of the year, we anticipate continued strong operating performance across our production and services programmes on generally healthy demand for our broad portfolio of market-leading offerings. Our commercial airplane development programmes remain on track and we have successfully completed the flight testing required for customer approval of key KC-46 production milestones."
"Overall our teams remain intensely focused on improving productivity and quality, building out our large and diverse backlog, investing in future growth, and delivering increasing value to all of our stakeholders."
GAAP earnings per share guidance for 2016 has been adjusted to between $6.40 and $6.60 from $8.45 and $8.65 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP)* guidance has been adjusted to between $6.10 and $6.30 from $8.15 and $8.35 to reflect the impact of the 787 R&D reclassification and the 747 and Tanker charges, solid performance and tax benefits.
Operating cash flow in the quarter was $3.2 billion, largely reflecting commercial airplane production rates and solid operating performance. During the quarter, the company repurchased 15.3 million shares for $2.0 billion, leaving $8.5 billion remaining under the current repurchase authorization which is expected to be completed over approximately the next two years. The company also paid $691 million in dividends in the quarter, reflecting an approximately 20 percent increase in dividends per share compared to the same period of the prior year.
Cash and investments in marketable securities totaled $9.3 billion, up from $8.4 billion at the beginning of the quarter. Debt was $11.0 billion, up from the beginning of the quarter, primarily due to the issuance of new debt.
Total company backlog at quarter-end was $472 billion, down from $480 billion at the beginning of the quarter, and included net orders for the quarter of $17 billion.
Commercial Airplanes second-quarter revenue increased 3 percent to $17.5 billion on higher volume and mix. Second-quarter operating margin was negative 5.6 percent, reflecting previously announced R&D reclassification of $1,235 million on the 787 programme, a pre-tax charge of $1,188 million on the 747 programme, and a pre-tax charge of $354 million on the KC-46 Tanker programme. The results also reflect higher planned R&D and solid execution. Second-quarter operating margin excluding the reclassification and charges (non-GAAP) was 10.3%.
During the quarter, the 787 program reached a 12 per month delivery rate and the company opened the new 777X Composite Wing Center in Everett. The 737 programme rolled out the first two 737 MAX production airplanes and has captured over 3,200 orders for the 737 MAX since launch, including an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes from Vietjet during the quarter. The 737 MAX development programme is progressing smoothly and entry into service is being accelerated.
Commercial Airplanes booked 152 net orders during the quarter. Backlog remains strong with nearly 5,700 airplanes valued at $417 billion.
Defense, Space & Security's second-quarter revenue was $7.2 billion. Second-quarter operating margin was 8.3 percent, reflecting the previously announced $219 million pre-tax charge recorded at Boeing Military Aircraft on the KC-46 Tanker programme.
Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA) second-quarter revenue was $3.0 billion, reflecting lower planned C-17 and Chinook deliveries. Operating margin was 5.9 percent, reflecting the KC-46 Tanker charge. During the quarter, BMA was awarded contracts for 24 Apache and 12 Chinook helicopters.
Network & Space Systems (N&SS) second-quarter revenue was $1.8 billion. Operating margin increased to 8.5 percent, reflecting performance and timing on United Launch Alliance launches.
Global Services & Support (GS&S) second-quarter revenue increased to $2.4 billion, reflecting higher volume in Aircraft Modernization & Sustainment. Operating margin was 11.1 percent largely reflecting contract mix.
Backlog at Defense, Space & Security was $55 billion, of which 37 percent represents orders from international customers.