BA)Following the announcement, the company's stock rose before the opening bell. (Click here to get real-time quotes for Boeing:
Earnings excluding items fell to $1.28 per share from $1.83 a share in the year-earlier period.
Revenue rose to $22.38 billion from $19.56 billion during the same period last year.
Analysts had expected Boeing to report $22.36 billion in revenue with earnings of $1.19 per share, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.
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Boeing said its current guidance for 2013 assumes no significant discount for the Federal Aviation Administration's 787 investigation into the lithium-ion batteries used on the aircraft that had experienced multiple problems and raised questions about their reliability.
Boeing has been buffeted by a wide-ranging controversy surrounding the battery used by its 787 Dreamliner, which forced regulators to ground the aircraft. In November, the company announced a round of layoffs that would shave 30 percent of its management jobs and close several facilities in California.
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For 2013, the company said it expects earnings per share, excluding items, of $6.10 to $6.30, and forecast capital expenditures of $2.3 billion to $2.5 billion.
Boeing also said it is on track to produce 635 to 645 aircraft in 2013, including 60 787s.
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