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Textron Inc. TXT reported first-quarter 2021 adjusted earnings of 70 cents per share, which exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 47 cents by 48.9%. The bottom line also improved 100% from 35 cents in the year-ago quarter.
Including one-time items, the company posted GAAP earnings of 75 cents per share compared with 22 cents generated in the year-ago quarter.
This year-over-year improvement can be attributed higher revenues as well as segment profit generated in the first quarter.
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Total revenues came in at $2,879 million, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2,741 million by 5%. The reported figure also improved 3.7% from the year-ago quarter’s $2,777 million on higher contributions from the company’s Bell and Industrial segments.
Manufacturing revenues increased 3.7% to $2,864 million. Revenues at the Finance division improved 7.1% to $15 million.
Textron Aviation: In the quarter under review, revenues at this segment slipped 0.8% to $865 million from $872 million in the year-ago quarter. The decline was primarily due to lower volume, primarily reflecting lower aftermarket volume.
The company delivered 28 jets, up from 23 in the year-ago quarter. It also delivered 14 commercial turboprops, down from 16 in first-quarter 2020.
The segment generated profit of $47 million in the quarter compared with $3 million earned in the year-ago quarter, driven by a favorable impact from performance of $25 million and a favorable mix of products sold.
The order backlog at the end of the quarter was $2.1 billion.
Bell: Revenues from this segment were $846 million, up 2.8% from the year-ago quarter’s $823 million, primarily due to higher commercial revenues.
The segment delivered 17 commercial helicopters in the quarter, up from 15 in last year’s quarter.
Segment profits were down 8.7% to $105 million on account of favorable performance. Bell’s order backlog at the end of the quarter was $5.2 billion, down $0.5 billion sequentially.
Textron Systems: Revenues at this segment came in at $328 million, flat year over year.
Segmental profits increased 96.2% year over year to $51 million in the first quarter.
Textron Systems’ backlog at the end of the first quarter was $2.4 billion, up $0.5 billion sequentially.
Industrial: Revenues at this segment improved 11.5% to $825 million, 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. Also, foreign exchange rate fluctuations benefited revenues.
Moreover, segment profit was $47 million compared with $9 million in the previous-year quarter owing to higher volume and mix.
Finance: Revenues at this segment increased to $15 million from $14 million in the year-ago quarter.
As of Apr 3, 2021, cash and cash equivalents totaled $1,897 million compared with $2,146 million as of Jan 2, 2021.
Cash flow from operating activities amounted to $107 million at the end of the first quarter against cash outflow of $393 million at the end of the prior-year period.
Capital expenditures were $53 million in first-quarter 2021 compared with $50 million in first-quarter 2020.
Long-term debt was $3,183 million as of Apr 3, 2021, compared with $3,198 million as of Jan 2, 2021.
Textron currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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