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Boeing Reports First-Quarter Results

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CHICAGO, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —
First Quarter 2022
  • 737 production and deliveries continue to increase; submitted 787 certification plan to the FAA
  • Launched 777-8 Freighter; now anticipate first 777-9 delivery in 2025
  • Recorded charges on fixed-price defense development programs as well as for impacts of the war in Ukraine
  • Operating cash flow of ($3.2) billion; continue to expect positive cash flow for 2022
  • Revenue of $14.0 billion; GAAP loss per share of ($2.06) and core (non-GAAP)* loss per share of ($2.75)
  • Total backlog of $371 billion; including nearly 4,200 commercial airplanes

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] reported first-quarter revenue of $14.0 billion, driven by lower defense volume and charges on fixed-price defense development programs, partially offset by commercial services volume. GAAP loss per share of ($2.06) and core loss per share (non-GAAP)* of ($2.75) also reflect $212 million of pre-tax charges for impacts of the war in Ukraine (Table 1). Boeing recorded operating cash flow of ($3.2) billion.

“While the first quarter of 2022 brought new challenges for our world, industry and business, I am proud of our team and the steady progress we’re making toward our key commitments,” said Dave Calhoun, Boeing president and chief executive officer. “We increased 737 MAX production and deliveries and made important progress on the 787 by submitting our certification plan to the FAA. Despite the pressures on our defense and commercial development programs, we remain on track to generate positive cash flow for 2022, and we’re focused on our performance as we work through certification requirements and mature several key programs to production. Leading with safety and quality, we’re taking the right actions to drive stability throughout our operations, deliver on our commitments to customers and position Boeing for a sustainable future.”

Operating cash flow was ($3.2) billion in the quarter due to unfavorable receipt timing (Table 2).

Cash and investments in marketable securities decreased to $12.3 billion, compared to $16.2 billion at the beginning of the quarter, primarily driven by operating cash outflows and debt repayment (Table 3). The company has access to credit facilities of $14.7 billion which remain undrawn.

Total company backlog at quarter-end was $371 billion.

Segment Results

Commercial Airplanes

Commercial Airplanes first-quarter revenue of $4.2 billion decreased slightly, primarily due to timing of wide-body deliveries, partially offset by higher 737 deliveries (Table 4). Operating margin of (20.6)% also reflects abnormal costs and period expenses, including charges for impacts of the war in Ukraine and higher research and development expense.

Boeing has nearly completed the global safe return to service of the 737 MAX and the fleet has flown more than one million total flight hours since late 2020. The 737 production rate continues to increase and is expected to increase to 31 airplanes per month during the second quarter.

On the 787, the company has submitted the certification plan to the FAA. Rework has been completed on the initial airplanes and the company continues to work closely with the FAA on timing of resuming deliveries. The program is producing at a very low rate and will continue to do so until deliveries resume, with an expected gradual return to five per month over time. The company continues to anticipate 787 abnormal costs of approximately $2 billion, with most being incurred by the end of 2023, including $312 million recorded in the quarter.

During the quarter, the company launched the 777-8 Freighter with an order from Qatar Airways. Delivery of the first 777-9 airplane is now expected in 2025, which reflects an updated assessment of the time required to meet certification requirements. To minimize inventory and the number of airplanes requiring change incorporation, the 777-9 production rate ramp is being adjusted, including a temporary pause through 2023. This will result in approximately $1.5 billion of abnormal costs beginning in the second quarter of this year and continuing until 777-9 production resumes. The 777 program is also leveraging the adjustment to the 777-9 production rate ramp to add 777 Freighter capacity starting in late 2023.

Commercial Airplanes delivered 95 airplanes during the quarter and backlog included nearly 4,200 airplanes valued at $291 billion.

Defense, Space & Security

Defense, Space & Security first-quarter revenue decreased to $5.5 billion and first-quarter operating margin decreased to (16.9) percent, primarily driven by lower volume and charges on fixed-price development programs, including VC-25B and T-7A Red Hawk. The VC-25B program recorded a $660 million charge, primarily driven by higher supplier costs, higher costs to finalize technical requirements and schedule delays. The T-7A Red Hawk program recorded $367 million in charges, primarily driven by ongoing supplier negotiations impacted by supply chain constraints, COVID-19 and inflationary pressures.

During the quarter, Defense, Space & Security captured an award for 6 MH-47G Block II Chinook rotorcraft for U.S. Army Special Operations. Defense, Space & Security completed mission profile flights on the SB>1 DEFIANT and completed the 400th test flight on the T-7A Red Hawk. Also in the quarter, Defense, Space & Security began build of the first P-8A for the Royal New Zealand Air Force and delivered 41 aircraft.

Backlog at Defense, Space & Security was $60 billion, of which 33% percent represents orders from customers outside the U.S.

Source : Boeing

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