Lockheed Martin Reports 2001 Earnings
BETHESDA, MD, January 25th, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) today reported 2001 earnings from continuing operations of $0.18 per share, compared to a 2000 loss from continuing operations of $0.95 per share. Nonrecurring and unusual items reduced 2001 and 2000 earnings per share from continuing operations by $1.42 and $2.12 respectively. Excluding the aforementioned items, earnings from continuing operations would have been $1.60 per share for 2001 and $1.17 per share for 2000.
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- LOCKHEED MARTIN REPORTS A 37% INCREASE IN 2001 PRO FORMA EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS TO $1.60
- REPORTED 2001 EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS OF $0.18 INCLUDING $1.42 OF NONRECURRING AND UNUSUAL LOSSES
- GENERATES RECORD FREE CASH FLOW OF $2.0 BILLION AND REDUCES DEBT BY $2.4 BILLION FOR THE YEAR
- EXPECTS 2002 EARNINGS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS OF $2.45 - $2.50, WITH SALES GROWTH OF 5 - 7 PERCENT
The Corporation generated a record $2 billion in free cash flow for the full year after using $368 million of free cash flow in the fourth quarter of 2001. This performance reflects continued working capital improvements driven by inventory reduction as well as a net increase in customer advances. Free cash flow for 2002 is expected to be at least $1 billion and at least $1.6 billion for the two years 2002 and 2003 due to a projected decrease in customer advances, increases in tax payments and reduced proceeds from surplus real estate sales.
The Corporation reduced debt by $2.4 billion for 2001 and $4.4 billion since year-end 1999. The net debt to capitalization ratio (net debt is defined as total debt less invested cash) was 50.6 percent at the end of 2001, down from 54.1 percent at year-end 2000.
"Our achievements in 2001 reflect an unrelenting focus on customer satisfaction, cash generation and debt reduction," said Vance Coffman Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO. "This strong emphasis produced a record 98 percent mission success rate, a record award fee rating of 95 percent, and a record backlog of more than $70 billion which includes winning the Joint Strike Fighter competition. Our strategy now is transitioning to disciplined growth in our core businesses as we continue to adjust to changing market conditions. At the same time, we will retain our strong commitment to outstanding operational performance, customer satisfaction and the maximization of cash flow."
The Corporation posted a net loss of $2.42 per share in 2001 versus a net loss of $1.29 per share in 2000 including the impact of discontinued operations and extraordinary items. Results in 2001 included a loss of $2.52 per share related to discontinued operations and a charge of $0.08 per share related to early extinguishment of debt. Results for 2000 included a loss from discontinued operations of $0.10 per share and an extraordinary charge of $0.24 per share related to an early extinguishment of debt.
For the fourth quarter of 2001, the Corporation incurred a loss from continuing operations of $0.34 per share, compared to fourth quarter 2000 earnings from continuing operations of $0.50 per share. Fourth quarter 2001 results from continuing operations were reduced by $384 million, or $0.89 per share, for the effects of certain nonrecurring and unusual items primarily associated with the previously disclosed write-down of the Corporation's investment in Astrolink International LLC and charges associated with the exit from the Global Telecommunications services business. Excluding nonrecurring and unusual items, fourth quarter 2001 earnings from continuing operations would have been $0.55 per share compared to $0.44 per share in 2000. Nonrecurring and unusual items increased fourth quarter 2000 results from continuing operations by $27 million, or $0.06 per share.
Including the impact of discontinued operations and an extraordinary item, the Corporation posted a net loss of $3.49 per share in the fourth quarter of 2001 versus net earnings of $0.21 per share in the fourth quarter of 2000. Fourth quarter 2001 results included a discontinued operations loss of $3.15 per share related to the Corporation's exit from the Global Telecommunications services business including a charge of approximately $1.3 billion, or $3.09 per share, for the loss on disposal due principally to goodwill. Fourth quarter 2000 results included a loss from discontinued operations of $0.06 per share and an extraordinary charge of $0.23 per share related to an early extinguishment of debt. As required, previously reported periods have been reclassified to reflect the impact of discontinued operations.
Net sales for both the fourth quarter of 2001 and the fourth quarter of 2000 were $7.3 billion. Adjusting for acquisitions and divestitures, sales increased 3 percent for the comparative quarters. Sales for the year 2001 were $24 billion compared with 2000 sales of $24.5 billion. Adjusting for acquisitions and divestitures, sales were unchanged in 2001 as compared to 2000.
Effective January 1, 2002, the Corporation adopted Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 142, "Accounting for Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets". The new FASB standard eliminates the amortization of goodwill and requires an annual review for impairment. The Corporation will not recognize a goodwill impairment charge upon the adoption of FASB No. 142. Had the standard been implemented at the beginning of 2001, after-tax results for that year would have increased by $240 million, or approximately $0.55 per share. The resulting effective tax rate for 2001 recurring operations would have been 32 percent.
The Corporation expects 2002 recurring earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.45 - $2.50 of which 15 -25 percent is estimated in each of the first two quarters. The 2002 earnings projection is based, among other factors, upon an assumed tax rate of 31 percent, an increase of about $240 million after-tax (approximately $0.55 per share) for SFAS 142, and an assumed decline to zero of non-cash retirement plan income compared to $200 million pre-tax income in 2001. The 2002 projection includes approximately $80 million of after-tax non-cash amortization expense of intangibles.
Earnings per share from continuing operations in 2003 are expected to grow around 10 percent from the 2002 base. The earnings projection assumes an effective tax rate of 32 percent in 2003 and a pre-tax non-cash retirement plan expense of approximately $200 to $300 million.
Net sales for the year 2002 are anticipated to be between $25.0 - $25.8 billion of which 15 -25 percent is estimated in each of the first two quarters. Sales for the year 2003 are anticipated to be between $26.4 - $27.4 billion.
The Corporation's backlog at year-end 2001 was a record $71.3 billion compared to the year-end 2000 backlog of $55.1 billion, a 29 percent increase. The Corporation recorded a total of approximately $40.1 billion in orders including nearly $19 billion for the F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) System Design and Development (SDD) phase.
FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR 2001 DETAILED REVIEW
Net sales for both the fourth quarter of 2001 and 2000 were $7.3 billion. Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2001 were $24 billion versus $24.5 billion for the same period of 2000, a decline of 2 percent. Excluding the effects of acquisitions and divestitures, sales for the quarter would have increased 3 percent, and were unchanged for the year ended December 31, 2001 from the comparable 2000 period.
The loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2001 was $146 million, or $0.34 per share, compared to income from continuing operations of $214 million, or $0.50 per share in 2000. The loss from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of 2001 included an after-tax nonrecurring and unusual charge of $384 million, or $0.89 per share, related to the write-down of the investment in Astrolink International and associated costs, impairment of certain telecommunications equity investments, severance and facility costs associated with the realigned Global Telecommunications businesses subsequently described. Nonrecurring and unusual items in the fourth quarter of 2000 resulted in a net gain of $27 million.
For 2001, income from continuing operations was $79 million or $0.18 per share compared to a loss for 2000 from continuing operations of $382 million or $0.95 per share. In addition to the nonrecurring and unusual items recorded in the fourth quarter, after-tax earnings from continuing operations for 2001 included: a $235 million charge related to the Corporation's investment in Loral Space & Communications LTD (Loral Space), a $72 million gain from the sale of surplus real estate, a $65 million charge associated with the impairment of the Corporation's investment in Americom Asia-Pacific and a $3 million loss for other activities. The combination of these nonrecurring and unusual items reduced 2001 earnings from continuing operations by $615 million, or $1.42 per share. Nonrecurring and unusual items recorded in 2000 reduced earnings per share from continuing operations by $856 million, or $2.12 per share.
Excluding the impact of the nonrecurring and unusual items, earnings from continuing operations were $694 million or $1.60 per share for 2001 and $474 million or $1.17 per share for the prior year.
Interest expense of $151 million and $700 million for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2001, respectively, was $92 million and $219 million lower than the comparable periods in 2000 as a result of the reduction in the Corporation's debt portfolio.
Exit From Global Telecommunications Services
On December 7, 2001, the Corporation announced its plans to exit the Global Telecommunications services business. The plan included the sale of certain Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications (LMGT) businesses and the realignment of other LMGT businesses and telecommunications equity investments to other Lockheed Martin business units, as follows:
Businesses held for sale - Satellite Services (World Systems, Mobile Communications and Lockheed Martin Intersputnik) and Enterprise Solutions - International. These businesses are now reported in discontinued operations. (The sale of Mobile Communications closed January 11, 2002).
- LMGT's Systems & Technology line of business and COMSAT General telecommunications business to the Space Systems segment.
- LMGT's Enterprise Solutions - US commercial information technology business to the Technology Services segment.
- LMGT's telecommunications equity investments - INTELSAT, Inmarsat, New Skies, N.V., ACeS International, Americom Asia-Pacific and Astrolink International to the Corporate and Other segment.
The operations and costs of disposing the businesses held for sale are reported in discontinued operations. Also as required, the operations of the former Lockheed Martin IMS Corporation, including the gain on its sale, is reported in discontinued operations and amounts reported in earlier periods have been reclassified to reflect these businesses as discontinued operations.
The losses from discontinued operations were $1.4 billion or $3.15 per share and $30 million or $0.06 per share, for the fourth quarters of 2001 and 2000, respectively. For 2001, the loss from discontinued operations was $1.1 billion or $2.52 per share, and for 2000 was $42 million or $0.10 per share.
In the fourth quarter, the Corporation recorded a nonrecurring and unusual after-tax charge of $1.3 billion or $3.09 per share in discontinued operations as a result of its decision to exit the Global Telecommunications services business. The charge included $1.2 billion for the write-down of goodwill, a $100 million charge for the impairment of assets in the businesses held for sale, and severance and facility costs associated with the exit plan. The 2001 results also include an after-tax gain of $309 million or $0.71 per share from the third quarter 2001 sale of Lockheed Martin IMS Corporation.
The operating results for the businesses reported in discontinued operations were net losses of $26 million or $0.06 per share for the fourth quarter of 2001 and $30 million or $0.06 per share for 2000. For the year-to-date periods, the 2001 operating loss from discontinued operations was $62 million or $0.14 per share and for 2000 was $42 million or $0.10 per share.
The Corporation projects the operating loss from discontinued operations for 2002 to be approximately $0.10 per share. In making this projection, management cannot predict when a potential divestiture will take place or the amount of proceeds that ultimately will be realized. The estimated operating losses will be affected by the timing and sequence of divestitures.
Net Earnings (Loss)
For the fourth quarters of 2001 and 2000, the Corporation's net loss was $1.5 billion or $3.49 per share and net earnings of $89 million or $0.21 per share, respectively. For the year, the net loss was $1 billion or $2.42 per share in 2001 and a net loss of $519 million or $1.29 per share for 2000.
The net results also included extraordinary charges for early retirements of debt of $36 million or $0.08 per share and $95 million or $0.24 per share for 2001 and 2000, respectively.
Net sales for the Systems Integration segment declined by 6 percent for the quarter and 7 percent for the year ended December 31, 2001 from the comparable 2000 periods. Sales would have decreased 1 percent for the fourth quarter and increased 4 percent for the year ended December 31, 2001 from the comparable year-ago periods had the sales attributable to the segment's Aerospace Electronic Systems and Controls Systems businesses, which were divested in the second half of 2000, and the transfer of the Payload Launch Vehicle (PLV) contract to the Space Systems segment at the start of 2001, been excluded from the comparisons. The decrease in sales for the fourth quarter of 2001 is attributable to volume declines in the platform integration and distribution technology lines of business at Owego. These decreases were partially offset by increases in volume in the segment's Naval Electronic and Surveillance Systems and C4I product lines. The increase in sales for the year is attributable to volume increases in the segment's Missiles & Air Defense, Naval Electronic and Surveillance Systems, and C4I product lines. These increases were partially offset by volume declines at Owego.
Earnings before interest & taxes excluding nonrecurring and unusual items (pro forma EBIT) for the segment decreased by 4 percent for the quarter and 6 percent for the year from the comparable 2000 periods. Pro forma EBIT for the quarter would have increased by 9 percent and increased by 6 percent for the year ended December 31, 2001, from the year-ago periods had the divested Aerospace Electronic Systems and Controls Systems businesses, as well as the PLV transfer, been excluded from the comparisons. For the quarter, the fluctuation is primarily attributable to the timing of operational milestones. For the year, the increase was primarily attributable to the changes in volumes previously discussed.
In 2000, nonrecurring and unusual items primarily related to the gain on the sale of the segment's Control Systems business and the loss recorded on the sale of the Aerospace Electronics Systems businesses.
Net sales for the Space Systems segment decreased by 13 percent for the fourth quarter and by 7 percent for the year from the comparable 2000 periods. The fourth quarter decrease in sales from the comparable 2000 period is attributable to a reduced volume in commercial space activities, primarily due to fewer commercial launches and decreased volume on commercial satellites, and lower production activities on government launch vehicles, that were partially offset by increases in volume on government satellite programs and ground systems. The decrease in sales for 2001 was due to volume reductions in commercial space activities, reduced volume of government launch vehicle activity, primarily due to program maturities, and the absence in 2001 of $50 million in favorable adjustments recorded on the Titan IV program. These reductions were partially offset by increases in volume on government satellite programs and ground systems.
Space Systems pro forma EBIT increased by 22 percent for the quarter and by 9 percent for the year from the comparable 2000 periods. For the quarter, pro forma EBIT increased due to the effect of $50 million in favorable contract adjustments on certain launch vehicle contracts and the positive impact of government satellite programs and other space segment activities, which were partially offset by the earnings impact of the volume declines discussed above. Adding to the impact of volume declines in commercial space programs was the net impact of a $61 million loss provision taken during the quarter for market and pricing pressures that was partially offset by the effect of a similar $50 million provision taken in the fourth quarter of 2000.
The 2001 pro forma EBIT increased from 2000 due to the volume increases and improved performance in ground systems, government satellite programs and other space segment activities. These increases were partially offset by losses on commercial launch vehicle business which included $60 million in higher charges for market and pricing pressures when compared to 2000 and a $40 million loss provision recorded in the first quarter of 2001 for certain commercial satellite contracts related to schedule and technical issues. Additionally, pro forma EBIT was negatively impacted by the lower production activities for government launch vehicles.
In both 2001 and 2000, the nonrecurring and unusual items included gains associated with the sales of surplus real estate. Additionally, in the fourth quarter of 2001 the segment recorded a nonrecurring and unusual charge for certain satellite venture obligations, fixed asset impairments, and facility and severance costs associated with the LMGT businesses assigned to the space segment.
Net sales for the Aeronautics segment increased by 28 percent for the quarter and by 10 percent for the year from the comparable 2000 periods. The majority of the increase in sales for the quarter was attributable to the delivery of 10 C-130J's in 2001 as contrasted with 6 C-130J deliveries in the prior year. Additionally, sales increased due to a higher volume of F-22 production activities. These increases were partially offset by a decline in other combat aircraft sales. For the year, the majority of the increase in net sales was attributable to F-22 programs, primarily due to the initial ramp up on production, and increased development activities related to international F-16 programs. Volume increases in F-16 and C-130 support activities also contributed to the growth in sales. These increases were partially offset by declines in sales resulting from 17 fewer F-16 deliveries in 2001, down from the 41 delivered in 2000, and 5 fewer C-130J's, down from the 20 delivered in 2000.
Aeronautics EBIT increased by 34 percent for the quarter and 21 percent for the year when compared to the same periods of 2000. For the quarter, the increase in EBIT is primarily the result of continued favorable performance on F-16 and other Aeronautics programs as well as increased volume on F-22 production activities. For the year, the increase in EBIT is due to improved performance on the F-22 program and development activities on international F-16 programs partially offset by a decline in F-16 deliveries. The net change in C-130J deliveries did not impact EBIT for the comparative periods due to the previously reported suspension of earnings recognition on the program.
Net sales for the Technology Services segment increased by 1 percent for the fourth quarter of 2001 and 4 percent for the year when compared to the same periods of 2000. Excluding the sales attributable to Lockheed Martin Energy Technologies and Retech, two business units that were divested in 2000, and the acquisition of OAO Corporation, which was acquired in December of 2001, sales would have increased 2 percent for the quarter and 7 percent for the year. For the quarter, the increase in sales was primarily attributable to a volume increase associated with the segment's government information technology programs that was partially offset by declines in volume on commercial information technology programs. The commercial information technology lines of business were transferred into the segment as part of the LMGT realignment. For the year, the increase in sales is primarily due to increased volume on the segment's government information technology and aircraft and logistics programs. This growth was somewhat offset by lower sales volume associated with the segment's energy-related contracts.
Pro forma EBIT for the segment decreased by 25 percent for the quarter and increased by 12 percent for the year when compared to the same periods of 2000. Absent the earnings from the divested and acquired businesses, pro forma EBIT decreased 27 percent and increased 11 percent for the quarter and year, respectively. For the quarter, the decrease is attributable to a charge associated with the transfer of the commercial information technology line of business which was previously reported under LMGT. The increase in pro forma EBIT for the year is mainly due to the volume increases previously discussed.
Net sales of the Corporate and Other segment were minimal due to the divestiture of IMS, which was treated as a discontinued operation.
Pro forma EBIT for the Corporate and Other segment decreased by $82 million as compared to the fourth quarter of 2000 and by $52 million for the year ended December 31, 2001, versus the respective 2000 period. For the quarter, the decrease is primarily the result of lower interest income and an increase in miscellaneous corporate expenses primarily in stock-based compensation costs. For the year, the decrease results primarily from a decline in equity earnings from investments and an increase in miscellaneous corporate expenses including stock-based compensation costs.
In 2001 the nonrecurring and unusual items included the impairment of the Corporation's investment in Loral Space, the write down of the Corporation's investment in Astrolink and the impairment of other telecommunication equity investments, including Americom Asia-Pacific. In 2000, the nonrecurring and unusual items included the charge associated with Globalstar, the impairment of the ACeS investment, as well as the favorable adjustment related to a previously recorded charge on the shutdown of CalComp operations.
FOURTH QUARTER 2001
- Awarded Joint Strike Fighter System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract valued at nearly $19 billion to produce 22 pre-production aircraft.
- Completed acquisition of OAO Corporation.
- Awarded contract valued at $1.3 billion for 52 F-16I aircraft for Israel thereby increasing F-16 backlog to 301 and extending production to end of 2008.
- Received approval for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) to enter Low-Rate Initial Production.
- Completed Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile developmental testing.
- Awarded a contract with TRW Space & Electronics for up to $2.7 billion to begin the SDD phase of Advanced Extremely High Frequency Program.
- Delivered 10 C-130J transport aircraft and 6 F-16 fighter aircraft.
- Won contract to design and build the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scheduled for launch in 2005.
- Won two U.S. Postal Service contracts, with a combined value in excess of $100 million, to further speed automated mail processing.
- Delivered to the U.S. Navy the oceanographic research vessel Kilo Moana, the first ship for which a systems integrator, rather than a shipyard, served as prime contractor.
- Launched 1 Atlas IIAS launch vehicle and 1 Titan IVB launch vehicle.
- Completed the RD-180 engine test program for the Atlas V rockets.
- Successfully placed the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft into orbit around Mars.
- Successfully placed the Genesis spacecraft in orbit around the L-1 point between the sun and earth.
Conference call: Lockheed Martin will webcast the earnings conference call (listen-only mode) at 11 a.m. E.S.T. on January 25, 2002. A live audio broadcast will be available on the Investor Relations page of the company's web site at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/investor. An on-demand replay of the webcast will be available following the call and will continue for 30 days.
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