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Textron Reports First Quarter 2021 Results

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  • EPS of $0.75; adjusted EPS of $0.70

  • Operating margin of 8.9%, up from 5.6% a year ago

  • Revenue up $102 million, or 3.7% from prior year

  • Net cash from operating activities of $107 million, up $500 million from prior year

  • Aviation backlog $2.1 billion, up $452 million from year-end 2020

  • Full-year adjusted EPS outlook raised by $0.10

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported first quarter 2021 net income of $0.75 per share. Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, was $0.70 per share for the first quarter of 2021, compared to $0.35 per share in the first quarter of 2020.

"Revenues were higher in the quarter primarily driven by higher volumes at Industrial and Bell, with solid margin performance across all our segments," said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly. "We also saw improving commercial aircraft demand at both Aviation and Bell in the quarter."

Cash Flow

Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations of the manufacturing group for the first quarter was $107 million, compared to a cash outflow of $393 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 $71 million compared to a use of cash of $430 million last year.

In the quarter, Textron returned $91 million to shareholders through share repurchases.

Outlook

Textron now expects 2021 earnings per share from continuing operations to be in a range of $2.76 to $3.00, or $2.80 to $3.00 on an adjusted basis, up $0.10 from our previous outlook. Textron reiterated its expectation for cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions of $600 to $700 million with planned pension contributions of about $50 million.

Donnelly continued, "With a strong start to the year, we expect to see continuing improvements in commercial demand across our end-markets."

First Quarter Segment Results

Textron Aviation

Revenues at Textron Aviation of $865 million were down $7 million from the first quarter of 2020, due to lower volume, primarily reflecting lower aftermarket volume, partially offset by higher pricing.

Textron Aviation delivered 28 jets, up from 23 last year, and 14 commercial turboprops, down from 16 last year.

Segment profit was $47 million in the first quarter, up $44 million from a year ago, primarily due to a favorable impact from performance of $25 million and a favorable mix of products sold.

Textron Aviation backlog at the end of the first quarter was $2.1 billion.

Bell

Bell revenues were $846 million, up $23 million from last year, on higher commercial revenues of $66 million, partially offset by lower military revenues.

Bell delivered 17 commercial helicopters in the quarter, up from 15 last year.

Segment profit of $105 million was down $10 million, primarily due to an unfavorable impact from performance reflecting higher research and development costs in the quarter, largely related to the future vertical lift programs.

Bell backlog at the end of the first quarter was $5.2 billion.

Textron Systems

Revenues at Textron Systems were $328 million, flat with last year.

Segment profit of $51 million was up $25 million from a year ago, primarily due to a favorable impact from performance and other of $27 million.

Textron Systems’ backlog at the end of the first quarter was $2.4 billion.

Industrial

Industrial revenues were $825 million, an increase of $85 million from last year, primarily due to higher volume and mix of $47 million and a favorable impact of $20 million from pricing, primarily in the Specialized Vehicles product line, and $18 million from foreign exchange rate fluctuations.

Segment profit of $47 million was up $38 million from the first quarter of 2020, reflecting higher volume and mix of $16 million, favorable pricing, net of inflation of $11 million and favorable performance of $11 million, largely in the Specialized Vehicles product line.

Finance

Finance segment revenues were up $1 million, and profit was up $3 million from last year’s first quarter.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host its conference call today, April 29, 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, April 29, 2021 by dialing (402) 970-0847; Access Code: 9928221.

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 risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and operations.

TEXTRON INC.

Revenues by Segment and Reconciliation of Segment Profit to Net Income

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

April 3,

2021

April 4,

2020

REVENUES

MANUFACTURING:

Textron Aviation

$

865

$

872

Bell

846

823

Textron Systems

328

328

Industrial

825

740

2,864

2,763

FINANCE

15

14

Total Revenues

$

2,879

$

2,777

SEGMENT PROFIT

MANUFACTURING:

Textron Aviation

$

47

$

3

Bell

105

115

Textron Systems

51

26

Industrial

47

9

250

153

FINANCE

6

3

Segment Profit

256

156

Corporate expenses and other, net

(40

)

(14

)

Interest expense, net for Manufacturing group

(35

)

(34

)

Special charges (a)

(6

)

(39

)

Gain on business disposition (b)

15

Income before income taxes

190

69

Income tax expense

(19

)

(19

)

Net Income

$

171

$

50

Earnings Per Share

$

0.75

$

0.22

Diluted average shares outstanding

228,284,000

228,927,000

Net Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share (EPS) GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation:

Three months ended

April 3,

2021

April 4,

2020

Net Income - GAAP

$

171

$

50

Add: Special charges, net of tax (a)

4

30

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

(15

)

Adjusted Net Income - Non-GAAP (c)

$

160

$

80

Earnings Per Share:

Net Income - GAAP

$

0.75

$

0.22

Add: Special charges, net of tax (a)

0.02

0.13

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

(0.07

)

Adjusted Net Income - Non-GAAP (c)

$

0.70

$

0.35

(a)

In the second quarter of 2020, we initiated a restructuring plan to reduce operating expenses through headcount reductions, facility consolidations and other actions in response to the economic challenges and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The restructuring plan primarily impacted the TRU Simulation + Training business within the Textron Systems segment and the Industrial and Textron Aviation segments. In connection with this plan, we incurred special charges of $6 million for the three months ended April 3, 2021. Special charges for the three months ended April 4, 2020 included the impairment of indefinite-lived trade name intangible assets, primarily in the Textron Aviation segment.

(b)

On January 25, 2021, we completed the sale of TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. which resulted in an after-tax gain of $15 million.

(c)

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures as defined in "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" attached to this release.

Textron Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions)
(Unaudited)

April 3,

2021

January 2,

2021

Assets

Cash and equivalents

$

1,897

$

2,146

Accounts receivable, net

883

787

Inventories

3,705

3,513

Other current assets

899

950

Net property, plant and equipment

2,478

2,516

Goodwill

2,152

2,157

Other assets

2,468

2,436

Finance group assets

932

938

Total Assets

$

15,414

$

15,443

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current portion of long-term debt

$

257

$

509

Accounts payable

1,033

776

Other current liabilities

1,833

1,985

Other liabilities

2,340

2,357

Long-term debt

3,183

3,198

Finance group liabilities

772

773

Total Liabilities

9,418

9,598

Total Shareholders' Equity

5,996

5,845

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

15,414

$

15,443

TEXTRON INC.

MANUFACTURING GROUP

Condensed Schedule of Cash Flows

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

April 3,

2021

April 4,

2020

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income

$

177

$

48

Depreciation and amortization

88

89

Gain on business disposition

(15

)

Deferred income taxes and income taxes receivable/payable

(12

)

9

Asset impairments

3

39

Pension, net

(23

)

(5

)

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

(103

)

47

Inventories

(178

)

(368

)

Accounts payable

259

(49

)

Other, net

(89

)

(203

)

Net cash from operating activities

107

(393

)

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Capital expenditures

(53

)

(50

)

Net proceeds from business disposition

39

Other investing activities, net

(6

)

Net cash from investing activities

(14

)

(56

)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Increase in short-term debt

603

Net proceeds from long-term debt

643

Proceeds from borrowings against corporate-owned insurance policies

377

Principal payments on long-term debt and nonrecourse debt

(267

)

(7

)

Purchases of Textron common stock

(91

)

(54

)

Dividends paid

(5

)

(5

)

Other financing activities, net

24

(9

)

Net cash from financing activities

(339

)

1,548

Total cash flows from continuing operations

(246

)

1,099

Total cash flows from discontinued operations

(1

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents

(3

)

(16

)

Net Change in Cash and Equivalents

(249

)

1,082

Cash and Equivalents at Beginning of Period

2,146

1,181

Cash and Equivalents at End of Period

$

1,897

$

2,263

Manufacturing Cash Flow GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation:

Three months ended

April 3,

2021

April 4,

2020

Net Cash from Operating Activities - GAAP

$

107

$

(393

)

Less: Capital expenditures

(53

)

(50

)

Plus: Total pension contribution

17

12

Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment

1

Manufacturing Cash Flow Before Pension Contributions - Non-GAAP (a)

$

71

$

(430

)

(a)

Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions is a non-GAAP financial measure as defined in "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" attached to this release.

TEXTRON INC.

Condensed Consolidated Schedule of Cash Flows

(In millions)

(Unaudited)

Three months ended

April 3,

2021

April 4,

2020

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

Net income

$

171

$

50

Depreciation and amortization

90

90

Gain on business disposition

(15

)

Deferred income taxes and income taxes receivable/payable

10

Asset impairments

3

39

Pension, net

(23

)

(5

)

Changes in assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable, net

(103

)

47

Inventories

(178

)

(368

)

Accounts payable

259

(49

)

Captive finance receivables, net

69

Other, net

(92

)

(208

)

Net cash from operating activities

181

(394

)

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

Capital expenditures

(53

)

(50

)

Net proceeds from business disposition

39

Finance receivables repaid

13

13

Other investing activities, net

6

(6

)

Net cash from investing activities

5

(43

)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

Increase in short-term debt

603

Net proceeds from long-term debt

643

Proceeds from borrowings against corporate-owned insurance policies

377

Principal payments on long-term debt and nonrecourse debt

(287

)

(24

)

Purchases of Textron common stock

(91

)

(54

)

Dividends paid

(5

)

(5

)

Other financing activities, net

24

3

Net cash from financing activities

(359

)

1,543

Total cash flows from continuing operations

(173

)

1,106

Total cash flows from discontinued operations

(1

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents

(3

)

(16

)

Net Change in Cash and Equivalents

(176

)

1,089

Cash and Equivalents at Beginning of Period

2,254

1,357

Cash and Equivalents at End of Period

$

2,078

$

2,446

TEXTRON INC.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

We supplement the reporting of our financial information determined under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with certain non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures exclude certain significant items that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, results from our ongoing business operations. We believe that these non-GAAP measures may be useful for period- over-period comparisons of underlying business trends and our ongoing business performance, however, they should be used in conjunction with GAAP measures. Our non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measures, and other companies may define similarly named measures differently. We encourage investors to review our financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. We utilize the following definitions for the non-GAAP financial measures included in this release and have provided a reconciliation of the GAAP to non-GAAP amounts for each measure:

Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Diluted Earnings Per Share

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share exclude special charges, net of tax. We consider items recorded in special charges, such as enterprise-wide restructuring, certain asset impairment charges, and acquisition-related restructuring, integration and transaction costs, to be of a non-recurring nature that is not indicative of ongoing operations. The gain on disposition, net of tax is also excluded as it relates to a disposition in connection with our enterprise-wide restructuring plan, which resulted in the sale of the TRU Simulation + Training Canada Inc. business (TRU Canada).

Three months ended

April 3,

2021

April 4,

2020

Net Income - GAAP

$

171

$

50

Add: Special charges, net of tax

4

30

Less: Gain on disposition, net of tax

(15

)

Adjusted Net Income - Non-GAAP

$

160

$

80

Earnings Per Share:

Net Income - GAAP

$

0.75

$

0.22

Add: Special charges, net of tax

0.02

0.13

Less: Gain on disposition, net of tax

(0.07

)

$

0.70

$

0.35

2021 Outlook

Diluted EPS

Net Income - GAAP

$

630

$

685

$

2.76

$

3.00

Add: Special charges, net of tax (a)

25

15

0.11

0.07

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

(15

)

(15

)

(0.07

)

(0.07

)

Adjusted Net Income - Non-GAAP

$

640

$

685

$

2.80

$

3.00

(a)

Special charges, net of tax includes costs we expect to incur in connection with the restructuring plan initiated in 2020.

(b)

Gain on disposition, net of tax includes the gain on the sale of TRU Canada.

TEXTRON INC.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Continued)
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

Manufacturing Cash Flow Before Pension Contributions

Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions adjusts net cash from operating activities (GAAP) for the following:

  • Deducts capital expenditures and includes proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment to arrive at the net capital investment required to support ongoing manufacturing operations;

  • Excludes dividends received from Textron Financial Corporation (TFC) and capital contributions to TFC provided under the Support Agreement and debt agreements as these cash flows are not representative of manufacturing operations;

  • Adds back pension contributions as we consider our pension obligations to be debt-like liabilities. Additionally, these contributions can fluctuate significantly from period to period and we believe that they are not representative of cash used by our manufacturing operations during the period.

While we believe this measure provides a focus on cash generated from manufacturing operations, before pension contributions, and may be used as an additional relevant measure of liquidity, it does not necessarily provide the amount available for discretionary expenditures since we have certain non-discretionary obligations that are not deducted from the measure.

Three months ended

April 3,

2021

April 4,

2020

Net Cash from Operating Activities - GAAP

$

107

$

(393

)

Less: Capital expenditures

(53

)

(50

)

Plus: Total pension contribution

17

12

Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment

1

Manufacturing Cash Flow Before Pension Contributions - Non-GAAP

$

71

$

(430

)

2021 Outlook

Net Cash from Operating Activities - GAAP

$

950

$

1,050

Less: Capital expenditures

(400)

Plus: Total pension contribution

50

Manufacturing Cash Flow Before Pension Contributions - Non-GAAP

$

600

$

700

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