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Free Post Earnings Research Report: Harris' Revenue Advanced 5.3%; EPS Soared 27.5%

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

During Q3 FY18, Harris' revenue advanced 5.3% to $1.57 billion compared to $1.49 billion in Q3 FY17, driven by growth in its all segments. The Company's reported revenue number exceeded analysts' estimates of $1.55 billion. Moreover, the Company's orders increased 27% to 1.87 billion in Q3 FY18 compared to 1.48 billion in Q3 FY17.

In the reported quarter, Harris incurred cost of product sales and services of $1.0 billion versus $958 million in the year ago comparable period. The Company reported gross margin of $561 million in Q3 FY18 compared to $531 million in Q3 FY17.

Harris' engineering, selling, and administrative expenses increased 19% to $305 million in Q3 FY18 versus $256 million in Q3 FY17. The Company's operating income declined 7% to $256 million in the reported quarter compared to $275 million in the year ago corresponding period.

During the third quarter 2018, Harris reported 24% growth in net income to $203 million compared to $164 million in the third quarter 2017. In the reported quarter, the Company's earnings per share (EPS) surged 27.5% to $1.67 in comparison to $1.31 in the year ago same period. The Company's adjusted EPS were $1.67 in Q3 FY18 compared to $1.38 in Q3 FY17, beating market projection of $1.62.

Harris' Segments Details

Harris operates through three segments: (i) Communication Systems; (ii) Electronic Systems; and (iii) Space and Intelligence Systems.

In the reported quarter, the Communication Systems segment aggregated revenue of $481 million compared to $461 million in the same quarter of last year, increasing 4% on a y-o-y basis. The improvement was driven by growth in Tactical Communications and Night Vision. The segment's operating income grew by 5% to $147 million in Q3 FY18 versus $140 million in Q3 FY17.

Harris' revenue from Electronic Systems unit increased 10% to $609 million in Q3 FY18 compared to $553 million in Q3 FY17, primarily due to higher volume in Avionics with growth in F-35 and other international platforms, growth in Electronic Warfare (EW) on F-16 and F/A-18 platforms and in C4ISR from the ramp of U.K. robotics and the UAE battle management system. The segment's operating profit decreased 3% to $112 million in the reported quarter compared to $115 million in prior year's corresponding period.

During Q3 FY18, the Space and Intelligence Systems unit generated revenue of $482 million, up 1% compared to $475 million in Q3 FY17, led by growth in Classified programs, reflecting the ramp of small satellites, ground-based processing adjacency and space surveillance programs. The segment's operating income advanced 8% to $82 million in the reported quarter in comparison to $76 million in the same period of the prior fiscal year.

Cash Matters

As of March 31, 2018, Harris' cash and cash equivalents of $443 million compared to $302 million as of March 31, 2017. In the reported quarter, the Company's cash inflow from operating activities was $230 million versus $489 million in the year ago comparable period. The Company generated adjusted free cash flow of $164 million in Q3 FY18 compared to $121 million in Q3 FY17, increasing 26% on a y-o-y basis. During the third quarter 2018, the Company repurchased 312,902 shares of its common stock at a total cost of $47 million.

Outlook

For fiscal year 2018, Harris expects revenue to be approximately $6.14 billion, reflecting a y-o-y increase of 4% from the earlier estimates of $6.08 billion - $6.14 billion. The Company anticipates EPS to be in the band of $5.93 - $5.98 for FY18, up from previous expectations of $5.78 - $5.98. In addition, the Company expects adjusted EPS to be in range of $6.45 - $6.50, instead of prior expectations of $6.30 - $6.50 in FY18. The Company anticipates adjusted free cash flow between $900 million to $925 million, up from the previous guidance of approximately $900 million.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 31, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, Harris' stock declined 1.49%, ending the trading session at $150.47.

Volume traded for the day: 758.47 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the previous six-month period – up 4.35%; past twelve-month period – up 34.16%; and year-to-date – up 6.23%

After yesterday's close, Harris' market cap was at $17.98 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 27.45.

The stock has a dividend yield of 1.52%.

The stock is part of the Technology sector, categorized under the Communication Equipment industry. This sector was up 0.1% at the end of the session.

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