Exelis reports first-quarter 2013 financial results; reaffirms 2013 forecast *Revenue and earnings results in line with company expectations *Corporate restructuring initiative on-plan *Program performance driving improved operating income in Information and Technical Services segment Business Wire MCLEAN, Va. -- May 03, 2013 ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) reported first-quarter 2013 financial results today. First-quarter revenue was $1.2 billion, compared to $1.4 billion in the first quarter of 2012. Operating income was $74 million and net earnings were $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $138 million and $0.37 per diluted share during the same period in 2012. As expected, results for the first quarter of 2013 were impacted by $49 million in restructuring charges incurred by the company as it aligns its headcount, footprint and cost structure more closely with customer and market conditions. Significant new orders announced during the first quarter of 2013 included a $102 million contract to provide electronic support measures suites for two classes of Australian warships; a multimillion dollar contract to provide South Korea with an advanced geostationary weather imager; the company’s first base operations contract for the U.S. Navy in Deveselu, Romania; and multiple international orders, totaling more than $40 million, for communications equipment and sustainment. Exelis also completed the acquisition of C4i Pty. Ltd., an Australian company that provides advanced communications software that is integral to air traffic management systems and mobile communications solutions around the globe. “Our first quarter results were in line with expectations. We secured several significant orders from international customers and our restructuring efforts are proceeding on schedule,” said Exelis CEO and President David F. Melcher. “While challenges and uncertainties remain within the U.S. defense and aerospace market, we continue to focus on cost improvement, operational efficiency and delivering value to our customers and shareholders.” Segment Results C4ISR Electronics and Systems C4ISR Electronics and Systems first-quarter 2013 revenue was $499 million, compared to $653 million during the same period in 2012, mainly due to decreased sales of SINCGARS, night vision and counter-IED products, partially offset by increased international demand for airborne electronic warfare equipment. Segment operating income for the quarter was $19 million, versus $91 million for the first quarter of 2012, primarily driven by volume declines and restructuring charges taken in the segment during the first three months of 2013. Information and Technical Services Information and Technical Services first-quarter 2013 revenue was $686 million, compared to $768 million in the first quarter of 2012, primarily due to decreased activity on several Information Systems and Middle East facility operations programs. Segment operating income for the quarter was $55 million, compared to $47 million for the same period in 2012, positively impacted by contract productivity improvements, but partially offset by higher restructuring charges. 2013 Guidance Exelis also reaffirms its previously published guidance for 2013 sales, operating margin, earnings per share and free cash flow. Sales $5.0 billion - $5.1 billion Operating Margin 9.4% - 9.8% Earnings Per Share $1.45 - $1.55 Free Cash Flow > $225 million The company’s 2013 financial guidance includes $60 million to $70 million of projected restructuring expense. FAS pension expense for the year is projected in the range of $90 million to $100 million, at the midpoint, an increase of approximately $63 million from the prior year. The company anticipates generating free cash flow in excess of $225 million after making pension contributions in the range of $145 million to $160 million. The company notes that forward-looking statements of future performance made in this release are based upon current expectations and are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested here, including those factors set forth in the Safe Harbor Statement below. Investor Call Today Exelis senior management will host a conference call for investors today at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to review first-quarter 2013 financial results, as well as to answer questions. The briefing can be monitored live via webcast at the following address on the company's website: www.exelisinc.com/investors. About ITT Exelis Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and technical services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in communications, sensing and surveillance, critical networks, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in C4ISR, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 19,900 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion. For more information, visit our website at www.exelisinc.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 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These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: *Our dependence on the defense industry and the business risks peculiar to that industry, including changing priorities or reductions in the U.S.government or international defense budgets; *Government regulations and compliance therewith, including changes to the Department of Defense procurement process; *Our international operations, including sales to foreign customers; *Competition, industry capacity and production rates; *Misconduct of our employees, subcontractors, agents and business partners; *The level of returns on postretirement benefit plan assets and potential employee benefit plan contributions and other employment and pension matters; *Changes in interest rates and other factors that affect earnings and cash flows; *The mix of our contracts and programs, our performance, and our ability to control costs; *Governmental investigations; *Our level of indebtedness and our ability to make payments on or service our indebtedness; *Subcontractor performance; *Economic and capital markets conditions; *The availability and pricing of raw materials and components; *Ability to retain and recruit qualified personnel; *Protection of intellectual property rights; *Changes in technology; *Contingencies related to actual or alleged environmental contamination, claims and concerns; *Security breaches and other disruptions to our information technology and operations; and *Unanticipated changes in our tax provisions or exposure to additional income tax liabilities. The forward-looking statements in this release are made as of the date hereof and the company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in the Exelis Inc. Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and those described from time to time in our future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Exelis Inc. Consolidated Consolidated Statements of Operations (unaudited) (IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Product revenue $ 499 $ 653 Service revenue 686 768 Total revenue 1,185 1,421 Costs of product revenue 357 461 Costs of service revenue 577 674 Selling, general and administrative expenses 115 133 Research and development expenses 13 14 Restructuring charges, net 49 1 Operating income 74 138 Interest expense, net 8 9 Other expense (income), net 2 8 Income from continuing operations before 64 121 income tax expense Income tax expense 20 51 Net income $ 44 $ 70 Earnings Per Share Basic Net income $ 0.23 $ 0.38 Diluted Net income $ 0.23 $ 0.37 Weighted average common shares outstanding – 188.3 186.6 basic Weighted average common shares outstanding – 189.8 187.5 diluted Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.10 $ 0.10 Exelis Inc. Consolidated Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) (IN MILLIONS) March 31, December 31, 2013 2012 Assets Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 185 $ 292 Receivables, net 1,022 995 Inventories, net 301 283 Deferred tax asset 68 85 Other current assets 62 58 Total current assets 1,638 1,713 Plant, property and equipment, net 509 512 Goodwill 2,188 2,180 Other intangible assets, net 184 184 Deferred tax asset 543 556 Other non-current assets 66 67 Total non-current assets 3,490 3,499 Total assets $ 5,128 $ 5,212 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity Current liabilities Accounts payable $ 368 $ 444 Advance payments and billings in excess of 327 322 costs Compensation and other employee benefits 177 246 Other accrued liabilities 265 203 Total current liabilities 1,137 1,215 Defined benefit plans 2,160 2,203 Long-term debt 649 649 Deferred tax liability 3 1 Other non-current liabilities 127 128 Total non-current liabilities 2,939 2,981 Total liabilities 4,076 4,196 Commitments and contingencies Shareholders' equity Common stock 2 2 Additional paid-in capital 2,578 2,575 Retained earnings 298 274 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (1,826 ) (1,835 ) Total shareholders' equity 1,052 1,016 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 5,128 $ 5,212 Exelis Inc. Consolidated Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited) (IN MILLIONS) Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 2012 Operating activities Net income $ 44 $ 70 Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 27 30 Stock-based compensation 5 5 Restructuring charges, net 49 1 Payments for restructuring (6 ) (8 ) Defined benefit plans expense 26 12 Defined benefit plans payments (39 ) (197 ) Change in assets and liabilities Change in receivables (27 ) (225 ) Change in inventories (17 ) 1 Change in other assets (3 ) (11 ) Change in accounts payable (77 ) 15 Change in advance payments and billings in 6 10 excess of costs Change in deferred taxes 18 69 Change in other liabilities (72 ) (66 ) Other, net 1 (4 ) Net cash used in operating activities (65 ) (298 ) Investing activities Capital expenditures (17 ) (24 ) Proceeds from the sale of assets — 1 Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (15 ) — Other, net — 2 Net cash used in investing activities (32 ) (21 ) Financing activities Short-term borrowing under credit facility, — 145 net Proceeds from commercial paper, net — 265 Dividend paid — (19 ) Proceeds from the exercise of options 1 13 Other, net (2 ) 2 Net cash (used in) provided by financing (1 ) 406 activities Exchange rate effects on cash and cash (9 ) 5 equivalents Net change in cash and cash equivalents (107 ) 92 Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of year 292 116 Cash and cash equivalents – end of period $ 185 $ 208 Contact: ITT Exelis Investors Katy Herr, 703-790-6376 Katy.Herr@exelisinc.com or Media B.J. Talley, 703-790-6349 William.Talley@exelisinc.com
Exelis reports first-quarter 2013 financial results; reaffirms 2013 forecast
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