Textron Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

  • EPS of $0.95, up 56% from adjusted EPS a year ago
  • Operating margin of 9.1%, up from 7.7% a year ago
  • $109 million returned to shareholders through share repurchases
  • Full-year EPS guidance narrowed to a range of $3.70 to $3.80
  • Full-year cash flow guidance revised to a range of $600 to $700 million

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 17, 2019 — Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported third quarter 2019 net income of $0.95 per share, compared to $0.61 per share last year of adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, or net income of $2.26 per share in the third quarter of 2018, which included the gain on the sale of the Tools & Test product line of $1.65 per share.

“Revenues were higher in the quarter primarily driven by Textron Aviation and Industrial, and we continued to have good execution with solid margin performance across our businesses,” said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly.

Cash Flow

Net cash provided by operating activities of the manufacturing group for the third quarter totaled $238 million, compared to $319 million in last year’s third quarter. Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, totaled $181 million compared to $259 million last year.

In the quarter, Textron returned $109 million to shareholders through share repurchases.


Textron now expects 2019 earnings per share to be in a range of $3.70 to $3.80.

The company revised its expectation for manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions to $600 to $700 million, from $700 to $800 million. Expected pension contributions remain at about $50 million.

Third Quarter Segment Results

Textron Aviation

Revenues at Textron Aviation of $1.2 billion were up $68 million from last year’s third quarter, primarily due to higher jet and aftermarket volume, partially offset by lower defense volume.

Textron Aviation delivered 45 jets, up from 41 last year, and 39 commercial turboprops, down from 43 last year.

Segment profit was $104 million in the third quarter, up $5 million from a year ago due to the higher volume and mix and favorable performance, partially offset by higher net inflation.

Textron Aviation backlog at the end of the third quarter was $1.9 billion.


Bell revenues were $783 million, up $13 million from last year on higher commercial revenues, partially offset by lower military volume.

Bell delivered 42 commercial helicopters in the quarter, down from 43 last year.

Segment profit of $110 million was down $3 million from a year ago, primarily due to an unfavorable impact from performance which included lower net favorable program adjustments, partially offset by higher volume and mix.

Bell backlog at the end of the third quarter was $5.6 billion.

Textron Systems

Revenues at Textron Systems were $311 million, down $41 million from last year, primarily reflecting lower armored vehicle volume at Textron Marine & Land Systems.

Segment profit of $31 million was up $2 million from last year’s third quarter.

Textron Systems’ backlog at the end of the third quarter was $1.4 billion.


Industrial revenues of $950 million increased $20 million from a year ago, primarily related to a favorable impact from pricing within the Textron Specialized Vehicles product line.

Segment profit was up $46 million from the third quarter of 2018, largely due to favorable performance and a favorable impact from net pricing, primarily related to the Specialized Vehicles product line.


Finance segment revenues were down $1 million, and profit was up $2 million from last year’s third quarter.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host its conference call today, October 17, 2019 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) 230-1951 in the U.S. or (612) 288-0340 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 Thursday, October 17, 2019 by dialing (320) 365-3844; Access Code: 457172.

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, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: 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 in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q under “Risk Factors”, among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from past and projected future results are the following: Interruptions in the U.S. Government’s ability to fund its activities and/or pay its obligations; changing priorities or reductions in the U.S. Government defense budget, including those related to military operations in foreign countries; 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; volatility in the global economy or changes in worldwide political conditions that adversely impact demand for our products; volatility in interest rates or foreign exchange rates; risks related to our international business, including establishing and maintaining facilities in locations around the world and relying on joint venture partners, subcontractors, suppliers, representatives, consultants and other business partners in connection with international business, including in emerging market countries; our Finance segment’s ability to maintain portfolio credit quality or to realize full value of receivables; performance issues with key suppliers or subcontractors; legislative or regulatory actions, both domestic and foreign, 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; pension plan assumptions and future contributions; demand softness or volatility in the markets in which we do business; cybersecurity threats, including the potential misappropriation of assets or sensitive information, corruption of data or, operational disruption; difficulty or unanticipated expenses in connection with integrating acquired businesses; the risk that acquisitions do not perform as planned, including, for example, the risk that acquired businesses will not achieve revenue and profit projections; the impact of changes in tax legislation; and the impact of the review of strategic alternatives for our Kautex business and any resulting transaction on Textron and on Kautex on a standalone basis, uncertainties as to the terms, structure and timing of any transaction and if a transaction will be completed, and whether the benefits of any transaction can be achieved.

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