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Textron Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results; Raises Full Year EPS and Cash Guidance

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  • EPS from continuing operations of $0.82; Adjusted EPS of $0.85

  • Aviation backlog $3.5 billion at quarter-end, up $1.9 billion year to date

  • Net cash from operating activities of $333 million

  • Full-year adjusted EPS outlook raised to a range of $3.20 to $3.30

  • Full year cash flow guidance raised to a range of $1 billion to $1.1 billion

PROVIDENCE, R.I., October 28, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported third quarter 2021 income from continuing operations of $0.82 per share. Adjusted income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, was $0.85 per share for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $0.53 per share in the third quarter of 2020.

"In the quarter, we saw solid execution, higher manufacturing margin and continued strong cash generation," said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly. "At Textron Aviation, we continued to see signs of a strong recovery in the general aviation market with a 49% increase in revenues over last year's third quarter and a $721 million increase in backlog."

Cash Flow

Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations of the manufacturing group for the third quarter was $333 million, compared to $368 million last year. Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, totaled $271 million for the third quarter, compared to $344 million last year. Year to date, manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions totaled $851 million.

In the quarter, Textron returned $299 million to shareholders through share repurchases. Year to date, share repurchases totaled $586 million.

Outlook

Textron now expects 2021 earnings per share from continuing operations to be in a range of $3.17 to $3.29, or $3.20 to $3.30 on an adjusted basis. Textron also expects cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions to be in a range of $1 billion to $1.1 billion with planned pension contributions of about $50 million.

Third Quarter Segment Results

Textron Aviation

Revenues at Textron Aviation of $1.2 billion were up $386 million from the third quarter of 2020, largely due to higher Citation jet volume of $290 million, aftermarket volume of $62 million and commercial turboprop volume of $48 million.

Textron Aviation delivered 49 jets, up from 25 last year, and 35 commercial turboprops, up from 21 last year.

Segment profit was $98 million in the third quarter, up $127 million from a year ago, largely due to the higher volume and mix of $96 million and favorable pricing, net of inflation of $22 million.

Textron Aviation backlog at the end of the third quarter was $3.5 billion.

Bell

Bell revenues were $769 million, down $24 million from last year, largely reflecting lower military revenues.

Bell delivered 33 commercial helicopters in the quarter, down from 41 last year.

Segment profit of $105 million was down $14 million, primarily due to lower military revenues.

Bell backlog at the end of the third quarter was $4.1 billion.

Textron Systems

Revenues at Textron Systems were $299 million, down $3 million from last year's third quarter due to lower volume of $39 million in the Air Systems product line which primarily reflected the impact from the U.S. Army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan on the product line’s fee-for-service contracts, partially offset by higher volume in the Other product line.

Segment profit of $45 million was up $5 million from a year ago, largely due to a favorable impact from performance and other.

Textron Systems’ backlog at the end of the third quarter was $2.2 billion.

Industrial

Industrial revenues were $730 million, down $102 million from last year, reflecting lower volume and mix of $156 million, largely in the Fuel Systems and Functional Components product line reflecting order disruptions related to the global auto OEM supply chain shortages, partially offset by a favorable impact of $44 million from pricing, largely in the Specialized Vehicles product line.

Segment profit of $23 million was down $35 million from the third quarter of 2020, primarily due to the lower volume and mix described above partially offset by higher pricing, net of inflation in the Specialized Vehicles product line.

Finance

Finance segment revenues were $11 million, and profit was $8 million.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host its conference call today, October 28, 2021 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 (844) 721-7241 in the U.S. or (409) 207-6955 outside of the U.S.; Access Code: 4252363.

In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback beginning at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, October 28, 2021 by dialing (402) 970-0847; Access Code: 6190396.

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; risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and operations; and the ability of our businesses to hire and retain the highly skilled personnel necessary for our businesses to succeed.

TEXTRON INC.
Revenues by Segment and Reconciliation of Segment Profit to Net Income
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 2,
2021

October 3,
2020

October 2,
2021

October 3,
2020

REVENUES

MANUFACTURING:

Textron Aviation

$

1,181

$

795

$

3,207

$

2,414

Bell

769

793

2,506

2,438

Textron Systems

299

302

960

956

Industrial

730

832

2,349

2,134

2,979

2,722

9,022

7,942

FINANCE

11

13

38

42

Total revenues

$

2,990

$

2,735

$

9,060

$

7,984

SEGMENT PROFIT

MANUFACTURING:

Textron Aviation

$

98

$

(29

)

$

241

$

(92

)

Bell

105

119

320

352

Textron Systems

45

40

144

103

Industrial

23

58

102

56

271

188

807

419

FINANCE

8

1

17

8

Segment profit

279

189

824

427

Corporate expenses and other, net

(23

)

(28

)

(100

)

(72

)

Interest expense, net for Manufacturing group

(28

)

(38

)

(95

)

(109

)

Special charges (a)

(10

)

(7

)

(20

)

(124

)

Gain on business disposition (b)

17

Inventory charge (c)

(55

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

218

116

626

67

Income tax (expense) benefit

(33

)

(1

)

(86

)

6

Income from continuing operations

$

185

$

115

$

540

$

73

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(1

)

Net income

$

185

$

115

$

539

$

73

Earnings per share:

Income from continuing operations

$

0.82

$

0.50

$

2.37

$

0.32

Diluted average shares outstanding

226,490,000

229,279,000

227,795,000

228,837,000

Income from continuing operations and Diluted earnings per share (EPS) GAAP to Non-GAAP reconciliation:

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

October 2,
2021

October 3,
2020

October 2,
2021

October 3,
2020

Income from continuing operations - GAAP

$

185

$

115

$

540

$

73

Add: Special charges, net of tax (a)

8

6

15

103

Inventory charge, net of tax (c)

55

Less: Gain on business disposition, net of tax (b)

(17

)

Adjusted income from continuing operations - Non-GAAP (d)

$

193

...

121

$

538

$

231

...

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