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Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results; Reports Revenues of $1.341 billion and Fully Diluted EPS of $0.24 Per Share

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results; Reports Revenues of $1.341 billion and Fully Diluted EPS of $0.24 Per Share07:37 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012-- Second Quarter 2012 Revenues of $1.341 billion-- Operating Income of $83 million; Operating Margins of 6.2 percent including previously announced charges-- Fully Diluted Earnings Per Share of $0.24 including previously announced charges of ($0.31) per share-- Cash and Cash Equivalents were $180 million-- Total backlog of approximately $32 billion-- Full-Year 2012 Financial Guidance remains unchanged excluding severe weather event related impactsWICHITA, Kan., Aug. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: SPR] reported second quarter 2012 financial results reflecting solid core operating performance, continued strong demand for large commercial aircraft, and the impact of unusual charges. Spirit's second quarter 2012 revenues were $1.341 billion, down from $1.466 billion for the same period of 2011 as the previous period included recognition of deferred revenue associated with the 787 program contract amendment. Table 1. Summary Financial Results (unaudited)2nd QuarterSix Months($ in millions, except per share data)20122011Change20122011ChangeRevenues$1,341$1,466(9%)$2,607$2,5154%Operating Income$83$6430%$205$13354%Operating Income as a % of Revenues6.2%4.3% 190 BPS7.9%5.3% 260 BPSNet Income$35$3016%$109$6568%Net Income as a % of Revenues2.6%2.1% 50 BPS4.2%2.6% 160 BPSEarnings per Share (Fully Diluted)$0.24$0.2114%$0.76$0.4569%Fully Diluted Weighted Avg Share Count142.7142.3142.6142.4Operating income was $83 million, compared to $64 million for the same period in 2011, driven by increased production volume. In the quarter, as previously announced, the company recognized a pre-tax ($55) million, or ($0.26) per share, charge for expenses related to the April 14, 2012 severe weather event at its Wichita, KS facility. The company also recognized a pre-tax ($7) million, or ($0.03) per share, additional forward-loss on the A350 non-recurring wing program. In comparison, the second quarter of 2011 operating income included a pre-tax ($53) million additional forward-loss on the Gulfstream G280 wing program. Net income for the quarter was $35 million, or $0.24 per fully diluted share, compared to $30 million, or $0.21 per fully diluted share, in the same period of 2011. Current quarter includes a previously announced pre-tax ($10) million, or ($0.05) per share, charge related to the unamortized deferred financing fees associated with refinancing its senior secured credit facilities and a higher effective tax rate. (Table 1) "During the quarter, our large commercial aircraft deliveries increased by 12 percent over the second quarter of 2011, reflecting the strong ongoing demand for aircraft worldwide," said President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner. "We were also pleased that the Spirit team and our partners successfully restored production through extraordinary effort and teamwork after the severe weather event on April 14, minimizing the impact to our customers," Turner continued."Overall, this quarter exemplifies how Spirit AeroSystems is well positioned to meet the demand for large aircraft as we are focused on continued reliability, capability, and teamwork to align the business for long-term value creation," Turner concluded. Spirit's backlog at the end of the second quarter of 2012 was over $32 billion. Spirit calculates its backlog based on current contractual prices for products and volumes from the published firm order backlogs of Airbus and Boeing, along with firm orders from other customers.Spirit updated its contract profitability estimates during the second quarter of 2012, resulting in a net pre-tax $6 million, or $0.03 per share, favorable cumulative catch-up adjustment driven by core program productivity and efficiency. Additionally, the company realized a pre-tax ($7) million, or ($0.03) per share, additional forward-loss on the A350 non-recurring wing program due to engineering cost growth.In comparison, Spirit recognized a net pre-tax $6 million favorable cumulative catch-up adjustment and a pre-tax ($53) million, or ($0.26) per share, forward-loss charge in the second quarter of 2011.Cash flow from operations was a $121 million source of cash for the second quarter of 2012, compared to a $114 million use of cash for the second quarter of 2011. The current quarter reflects insurance cash advances of $105 million associated with the severe weather event and an additional $50 million customer advance associated with a customer agreement on the A350 fuselage program, partially offset by higher cash tax and the timing of accounts receivable and accounts payable. The customer advance is expected to be repaid at a rate of $1.25 million per ship set delivery. (Table 2)Excluding the $50 million unused portion of the $105 million insurance cash advance and the $50 million customer advance payment, cash flow from operations was a $21 million source of cash in the quarter, which is a $135 million improvement, compared to second quarter 2011. Table 2. Cash Flow and Liquidity2nd QuarterSix Months($ in millions)2012201120122011Cash Flow from Operations$121($114)$133($242)Purchases of Property, Plant & Equipment($50)($43)($104)($84)June 28, December 31,Liquidity20122011Cash*$180$178Total Debt$1,178$1,201*During the 2nd quarter of 2012, Spirit received $105 million of insurance cash advances related to the April 14th severe weather event of which $50 million remained unused at June 28, 2012Cash balances at the end of the quarter were $180 million and debt balances were $1,178 million. The company utilized its credit line during the quarter as it continued to invest in development programs, and fully repaid the borrowing by the end of the quarter. Approximately $19.9 million of the credit facility is reserved for financial letters of credit. On April 18, 2012, the company completed a $1.2 billion refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities that include a new $650 million revolving credit facility maturing in April 2017 and a new $550 million term loan maturing in April 2019. As a result of this refinancing, the company's debt maturities now consist of $300 million of unsecured notes maturing in 2017; the new $550 million senior secured term loan maturing in 2019; and $300 million of unsecured notes maturing in 2020. The company's credit rating was affirmed (BB) and placed on positive outlook by Standard & Poor's during the quarter and remained unchanged by Moody's Investor Services (Ba2, positive outlook) at the end of the quarter.Financial OutlookOn April 14, 2012, during a severe weather event, Spirit's Wichita, Kansas facility was hit with an EF3 tornado, which caused significant damage to many buildings, disrupted utilities and resulted in an eight day suspension of operations. The total insurance claim associated with this event is currently estimated to be approximately $400 million. The company continues to work with insurers to determine the applicable deductibles related to property damage and expense items and is not able to reasonably estimate at this time the recovery of costs or predict the ultimate outcome of the insurance settlements. The following guidance excludes the impact of this severe weather event:Spirit's revenue guidance remains unchanged for the full-year 2012 and is expected to be between $5.2 and $5.4 billion based on Boeing's 2012 delivery guidance of approximately 585 to 600 aircraft; expected B787 ship set deliveries; expected Airbus deliveries in 2012 of approximately 580 aircraft; internal Spirit forecasts for other customer production activities; expected non-production revenues; and foreign exchange rates consistent with those in the first half of 2012. Fully diluted earnings per share guidance for 2012 remains unchanged and is expected to be between $2.00-$2.15. Guidance for cash flow from operations, less capital expenditures, remains unchanged and is expected to be greater than $50 million in the aggregate, excluding customer and insurance cash advances, with capital expenditures of approximately $250 million. The 2012 forecasted tax rate is expected to be between 31 and 32 percent assuming the U.S. Research Tax Credit is extended. (Table 3)Risk to our financial guidance includes, among other factors: 787 delivery volumes; higher than forecast non-recurring and recurring costs on our development programs; commercial settlements with customers; mid-range business jet market risks; and our ability to achieve anticipated productivity and cost improvements. You should review carefully the sections captioned "Risk Factors" in our 2011 Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 23, 2012 and our first quarter 2012 Form 10-Q filed May 4, 2012 for a more complete discussion of these and other factors that may affect our business.Table 3. Financial Outlook2011 Actual2012 GuidanceRevenues$4.9 billion$5.2 - $5.4 billionEarnings Per Share (Fully Diluted)$1.35$2.00 - $2.15 Effective Tax Rate31.0%31% - 32%*Cash Flow from Operations ($47) million >$300 million**Capital Expenditures $250 million ~$250 million*Effective tax rate guidance, among other factors, assumes the benefit attributable to the extension of the U.S. Research Tax Credit (Assumes ~1.0% benefit)**Excludes customer and insurance advance paymentsCautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains "forward-looking statements" that may involve many risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "believe," "project," "continue," "plan," "forecast," or other similar words, or the negative thereof, unless the context requires otherwise. These statements reflect management's current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown. Our actual results may vary materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements. We caution investors not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such forward-looking statements and that should be considered in evaluating our outlook include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to continue to grow our business and execute our growth strategy, including the timing, execution and profitability of new programs; our ability to perform our obligations and manage costs related to our new commercial and business aircraft development programs and the related recurring production; margin pressures and the potential for additional forward-losses on aircraft development programs; our ability to accommodate, and the cost of accommodating, announced increases in the build rates of certain aircraft, including, but not limited to, the Boeing B737, B747, B767 and B777 programs, and the Airbus A320 and A380 programs; the effect on business and commercial aircraft demand and build rates of the following factors: continuing weakness in the global economy and economic challenges facing commercial airlines, a lack of business and consumer confidence, and the impact of continuing instability in global financial and credit markets, including, but not limited to, any failure to avert a sovereign debt crisis in Europe; customer cancellations or deferrals as a result of global economic uncertainty; the success and timely execution of key milestones such as deliveries of Boeing's B787 and first flight, certification and first delivery of Airbus' A350 XWB, receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, and customer adherence to their announced schedules; our ability to enter into profitable supply arrangements with additional customers; the ability of all parties to satisfy their performance requirements under existing supply contracts with Boeing and Airbus, our two major customers, and other customers and the risk of nonpayment by such customers; any adverse impact on Boeing's and Airbus' production of aircraft resulting from cancellations, deferrals or reduced orders by their customers or from labor disputes or acts of terrorism; any adverse impact on the demand for air travel or our operations from the outbreak of diseases or epidemic or pandemic outbreaks; returns on pension plan assets and the impact of future discount rate changes on pension obligations; our ability to borrow additional funds or refinance debt; competition from original equipment manufacturers and other aerostructures suppliers; the effect of governmental laws, such as U.S. export control laws and U.S. and foreign anti-bribery laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and United Kingdom Bribery Act, and environmental laws and agency regulations, both in the U.S. and abroad; the cost and availability of raw materials and purchased components; our ability to successfully extend or renegotiate our primary collective bargaining contracts with our labor unions; our ability to recruit and retain highly skilled employees and our relationships with the unions representing many of our employees; spending by the U.S. and other governments on defense; the possibility that our cash flows and borrowing facilities may not be adequate for our additional capital needs or for payment of interest on and principal of our indebtedness; our exposure under our existing senior secured revolving credit facility to higher interest payments should interest rates increase substantially; the effectiveness of our interest rate and foreign currency hedging programs; the outcome or impact of ongoing or future litigation, claims and regulatory actions; our exposure to potential product liability and warranty claims; and the accuracy and completeness of our initial assessment of the damage from the tornado that hit our Wichita, KS facility on April 14, 2012, and availability of insurance to cover expected losses. These factors are not exhaustive and it is not possible for us to predict all factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in our forward-looking statements. These factors speak only as of the date hereof, and new factors may emerge or changes to the foregoing factors may occur that could impact our business. As with any projection or forecast, these statements are inherently susceptible to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Except to the extent required by law, we undertake no obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You should review carefully the sections captioned "Risk Factors" in our 2011 Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 23, 2012 and our first quarter 2012 Form 10-Q filed May 4, 2012 for a more complete discussion of these and other factors that may affect our business.AppendixSegment ResultsFuselage SystemsFuselage Systems segment revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $627 million, down 19 percent from the same period last year, as the previous period included recognition of deferred revenue associated with the 787 program contract amendment. Operating margin for the second quarter of 2012 was 15.0 percent as compared to 12.3 percent during the same period of 2011. In the second quarter of 2012 the segment recorded a net pre-tax $1 million favorable cumulative catch-up adjustment driven by productivity and efficiency on core programs. In comparison, the segment realized a net pre-tax $6 million favorable cumulative catch-up adjustment in the second quarter of 2011. Propulsion SystemsPropulsion Systems segment revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $351 million, up 11 percent from the same period last year, largely driven by higher production volumes and increased aftermarket volumes. Operating margin for the second quarter of 2012 was 16.0 percent as compared to 15.2 percent in the second quarter of 2011. In the second quarter of 2012 the segment realized a net pre-tax $2 million favorable cumulative catch-up adjustment associated with productivity and efficiency on core programs. In comparison, the segment realized a net pre-tax $4 million favorable cumulative catch-up adjustment in the second quarter of 2011. Wing SystemsWing Systems segment revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $359 million, down 4 percent from the same period last year, as the previous period included recognition of deferred revenue associated with the 787 program contract amendment. Operating margin for the second quarter of 2012 was 7.7 percent as compared to (8.4) percent during the same period of 2011. In the second quarter the segment recorded a net pre-tax $3 million favorable cumulative catch-up adjustment driven by productivity and efficiency on core programs and a pre-tax ($7) million additional forward-loss on the A350 non-recurring wing program due to engineering cost growth. In comparison, the segment realized a pre-tax ($4) million unfavorable cumulative catch-up adjustment and a pre-tax ($53) million forward-loss charge in the second quarter of 2011.Table 4. Segment Reporting(unaudited)(unaudited)2nd QuarterSix Months($ in millions)20122011Change20122011ChangeSegment Revenues Fuselage Systems$627.4$773.1(18.8%)$1,250.0$1,301.1(3.9%) Propulsion Systems$351.2$317.710.5%$695.2$590.717.7% Wing Systems$358.6$372.5(3.7%)$655.2$617.46.1% All Other$3.8$2.3$6.4$6.0Total Segment Revenues$1,341.0$1,465.6(8.5%)$2,606.8$2,515.23.6%Segment Earnings from Operations Fuselage Systems$94.1$95.1(1.1%)$181.0$142.127.4% Propulsion Systems$56.1$48.216.4%$113.7$89.027.8% Wing Systems$27.6($31.2)188.5%$48.0($13.8)447.8% All Other$0.8$0.5$1.0$0.5Total Segment Operating Earnings$178.6$112.658.6%$343.7$217.857.8%Unallocated Corporate SG&A Expense($33.3)($37.6)(11.4%)($74.0)($72.7)1.8%Unallocated Impact From Severe Weather Event Expense($54.5)$0.0($54.5)$0.0Unallocated Research & Development Expense($1.3)($0.5)160.0%($2.4)($1.0)140.0%Unallocated Cost of Sales(1)($7.0)($10.9)(35.8%)($8.0)($10.9)(26.6%)Total Earnings from Operations$82.5$63.629.7%$204.8$133.253.8%Segment Operating Earnings as % of Revenues Fuselage Systems15.0%12.3% 270 BPS 14.5%10.9% 360 BPS Propulsion Systems16.0%15.2% 80 BPS 16.4%15.1% 130 BPS Wing Systems7.7%(8.4%) 1,610 BPS 7.3%(2.2%) 950 BPS All Other21.1%21.7%15.6%8.3%Total Segment Operating Earnings as % of Revenues13.3%7.7% 560 BPS 13.2%8.7% 450 BPS Total Operating Earnings as % of Revenues6.2%4.3% 190 BPS 7.9%5.3% 260 BPS (1)Charges in the second quarter 2012 are associated with UAW stock compensation, Early Retirement incentives and asset impairment charges; compared to charges in the second quarter 2011 which were associated with a change in estimate for warranty and extraordinary rework reserves and the UAW Early Retirement Incentive in connection with the ratification of their ten-year labor contract.On the web: http://www.spiritaero.comSpirit Ship Set Deliveries(One Ship Set equals One Aircraft)2011 Spirit AeroSystems Deliveries 1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrTotal 2011B73793979592377B747434617B767566623B7771622211978B787675725Total124135131130520A320 Family10391103106403A330/3401826242593A350-----A380657624Total127122134137520Business/Regional Jet1013121449Total Spirit2612702772811,0892012 Spirit AeroSystems Deliveries 1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrYTD 2012B737105105210B7475611B7677613B777212142B78781119Total146149295A320 Family112109221A330/340252449A3501-1A3807613Total145139284Business/Regional Jet121931Total Spirit303307610Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations(unaudited)For the Three Months EndedFor the Six Months EndedJune 28, 2012June 30, 2011June 28, 2012June 30, 2011($ in millions, except per share data)Net revenues$1,341.0$1,465.6$2,606.8$2,515.2Operating costs and expenses:Cost of sales1,156.81,354.62,247.92,282.6Selling, general and administrative40.341.185.380.1Impact from severe weather event54.5-54.5-Research and development6.96.314.319.3Total operating costs and expenses1,258.51,402.02,402.02,382.0Operating income 82.563.6204.8133.2Interest expense and financing fee amortization(28.1)(21.7)(46.4)(42.6)Interest income0.10.10.10.2Other income (expense), net(4.2)0.1(0.7)1.6Income before income taxes and equity in net loss of affiliate50.342.1157.892.4Income tax provision(15.3)(11.9)(48.9)(27.2)Income before equity in net loss of affiliate35.030.2108.965.2Equity in net loss of affiliate(0.1)(0.1)(0.4)(0.5)Net income$34.9$30.1$108.5$64.7Earnings per shareBasic$0.25$0.21$0.76$0.46Shares139.9139.2139.7138.9Diluted$0.24$0.21$0.76$0.45Shares142.7142.3142.6142.4Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(unaudited)June 28, 2012December 31, 2011($ in millions)Current assetsCash and cash equivalents $180.1$177.8Accounts receivable, net 470.2267.2Inventory, net 2,800.82,630.9Other current assets 100.979.9 Total current assets 3,552.03,155.8Property, plant and equipment, net 1,623.31,615.7Pension assets 131.8118.8Other assets134.5152.1 Total assets $5,441.6$5,042.4Current liabilitiesAccounts payable$600.1$559.4Accrued expenses 337.1224.3Current portion of long-term debt 10.448.9Advance payments, short-term 50.48.8Deferred revenue, short-term 11.528.5Other current liabilities 12.743.6 Total current liabilities 1,022.2913.5Long-term debt 1,167.91,152.0Advance payments, long-term 812.2655.9Deferred revenue and other deferred credits32.334.7Pension/OPEB obligation 87.584.2Other liabilities 235.3237.4EquityPreferred stock, par value $0.01, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued --Common stock, Class A par value $0.01, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 119,493,563 and 118,560,926 issued, respectively 1.21.2Common stock, Class B par value $0.01, 150,000,000 shares authorized, 24,173,999 and 24,304,717 shares issued, respectively 0.20.2Additional paid-in capital 1,005.4995.9Accumulated other comprehensive loss(124.7)(126.2)Retained earnings 1,201.61,093.1 Total shareholders' equity 2,083.71,964.2Noncontrolling interest0.50.5 Total equity2,084.21,964.7 Total liabilities and equity $5,441.6$5,042.4Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows(unaudited)For the Six Months EndedJune 28, 2012June 30, 2011($ in millions)Operating activitiesNet income $108.5$64.7Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash (used in) operating activities Depreciation expense77.464.4 Amortization expense14.47.0 Accretion of customer supply agreement0.1- Employee stock compensation expense8.65.2 Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements(1.1)(1.2) Loss on disposition of assets3.6- Loss from discontinued hedge accounting on interest rate swaps2.2- (Gain) on effectiveness of hedge contracts(0.1)- (Gain) from foreign currency transactions(0.2)(1.0) Deferred taxes 4.50.7 Long-term tax provision0.82.2 Pension and other post-retirement benefits, net(4.7)(5.0) Grant income(2.5)(2.6) Equity in net loss of affiliate0.40.5Changes in assets and liabilities Accounts receivable(202.1)(143.6) Inventory, net(171.7)75.6 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities56.5(14.4) Advance payments197.9(125.9) Deferred revenue and other deferred credits(18.5)(255.0) Insurance advances for severe weather related expenses105.0- Other (46.2)86.5 Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities132.8(241.9)Investing activitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(103.8)(84.4)Other0.40.4 Net cash (used in) investing activities(103.4)(84.0)Financing activitiesProceeds from revolving credit facility170.0-Payments on revolving credit facility(170.0)-Proceeds from issuance of debt547.3-Principal payments of debt(564.3)(4.1)Debt issuance and financing costs(11.3)-Excess tax benefits from share-based payment arrangements1.11.2 Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities(27.2)(2.9)Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents0.11.3 Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents for the period2.3(327.5)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period177.8481.6Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period$180.1$154.1SOURCE: Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc.For further information: Investor Relations: Coleen Tabor, +1-316-523-7040; or Media: Ken Evans +1-316-523-4070http://www.spiritaero.com