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Northrop Grumman Reports Fourth Quarter and 2012 Financial Results

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Northrop Grumman Reports Fourth Quarter and 2012 Financial Results07:00 EST Wednesday, January 30, 2013- Q4 EPS from Continuing Operations Increase 2 Percent to $2.14; 2012 EPS from Continuing Operations Increase 5 Percent to $7.81 - Free Cash Flow Totals $922 Million for Q4 and $2.3 Billion for 2012 - 7.3 Million Shares Repurchased in Q4 for $487 Million; 20.9 Million Shares Repurchased in 2012 for $1.3 Billion - 2012 New Awards Total $26.5 Billion; Total Backlog of $40.8 Billion - 2013 EPS Guidance of $6.85 to $7.15FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings from continuing operations of $533 million, or $2.14 per diluted share, compared with $550 million, or $2.09 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase in earnings per share was principally due to a $102 million increase in segment operating income and a lower share count, partially offset by a $67 million decrease in net FAS/CAS pension adjustment and a higher effective tax rate. On a pension-adjusted basis, earnings per diluted share from continuing operations increased 11 percent to $2.06 from $1.85. Diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2012 are based on weighted average diluted shares outstanding of 248.9 million compared with 262.7 million in the prior year period, a 5 percent decrease. During the fourth quarter the company repurchased 7.3 million shares of its common stock for approximately $487 million. For 2012, earnings from continuing operations totaled $2.0 billion, or $7.81 per diluted share, compared with $2.1 billion, or $7.41 per diluted share in 2011. The change in earnings was principally due to a $268 million decrease in 2012 net FAS/CAS pension adjustment and a higher effective tax rate, which more than offset a $121 million increase in segment operating income. The increase in diluted earnings per share reflects higher segment operating income and a lower share count in 2012. Diluted earnings per share for 2012 are based on 253.4 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 281.6 million weighted average shares outstanding in 2011, a 10 percent decrease. In 2012, the company repurchased 20.9 million shares of its common stock for $1.3 billion, and $1.5 billion remained on its current share repurchase authorization as of Dec. 31, 2012. "Our team delivered outstanding results for the quarter and the year. Our focus on performance, effective cash deployment, and portfolio alignment continues to create value for our shareholders, customers and employees. As we look ahead, we expect challenges, but we are confident in our team's ability to address those challenges and continue to create value for all our stakeholders," said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president.Table 1 - Financial HighlightsFourth QuarterTotal Year$ in millions, except per share amounts2012201120122011Sales$6,476$6,506$25,218$26,412Segment operating income18757733,1763,055Segment operating margin rate113.5%11.9%12.6%11.6%Operating income8247993,1303,276Operating margin rate12.7%12.3%12.4%12.4%Earnings from continuing operations5335501,9782,086Diluted EPS from continuing operations2.142.097.817.41Net earnings5335481,9782,118Diluted EPS2.142.097.817.52Cash provided by continuing operations1,0571,3212,6402,347Free cash flow provided by continuing operations19221,1552,3091,855Pension-adjusted Operating HighlightsOperating income8247993,1303,276Net FAS/CAS pension adjustment1(31)(98)(132)(400)Pension-adjusted operating income1$793$701$2,998$2,876Pension-adjusted operating margin rate112.2%10.8%11.9%10.9%Pension-adjusted Per Share DataDiluted EPS from continuing operations$2.14$2.09$7.81$7.41After-tax net pension adjustment per share1(0.08)(0.24)(0.34)(0.92)Pension-adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations1$2.06$1.85$7.47$6.49Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic243.4258.2248.6276.8Dilutive effect of stock options and stock awards5.54.54.84.8Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted248.9262.7253.4281.61  Non-GAAP metric - see definitions at the end of this press release.Fourth quarter 2012 operating income increased $25 million, or 3 percent, and operating margin rate expanded 40 basis points to 12.7 percent from 12.3 percent in the prior year period. The improvement in operating income and margin rate reflects a 13 percent increase in segment operating income and a segment operating margin rate of 13.5 percent, which more than offset slightly lower sales and a $67 million decline in net FAS/CAS pension adjustment. On a pension-adjusted basis, fourth quarter 2012 operating income increased $92 million, or 13 percent, to $793 million, and pension-adjusted operating margin rate expanded 140 basis points to 12.2 percent from 10.8 percent. For 2012, operating income decreased 4 percent and operating margin rate was unchanged at 12.4 percent. The change in operating income principally reflects a $268 million decrease in net FAS/CAS pension adjustment, which more than offset a $121 million, or 4 percent, increase in segment operating income to $3.2 billion from $3.1 billion in 2011. In 2012, segment operating margin rate increased 100 basis points to 12.6 percent.As of Dec. 31, 2012, total backlog increased 3 percent to $40.8 billion compared with total backlog of $39.5 billion as of Dec. 31, 2011. Total backlog as of Dec. 31, 2012, includes new business awards of $26.5 billion in 2012. Table 2 - Cash Flow HighlightsFourth QuarterTotal Year$ millions2012201120122011Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions1$1,029$1,602$2,833$2,995After-tax discretionary pension pre-funding impact28(281)(193)(648)Cash provided by continuing operations$1,057$1,321$2,640$2,347Less:Capital expenditures(135)(166)(331)(492)Free cash flow provided by continuing operations1$922$1,155$2,309$1,855After-tax discretionary pension pre-funding impact(28)281193648Free cash flow provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions1$894$1,436$2,502$2,5031  Non-GAAP metric -- see definitions at the end of this press release.Through Dec. 31, 2012, cash provided by continuing operations increased to $2.6 billion from $2.3 billion in the prior year. The increase is principally due to lower discretionary pension pre-funding in 2012. Free cash flow from continuing operations through Dec. 31, 2012, increased to $2.3 billion from $1.9 billion in the prior year due to higher cash provided by operating activities and lower capital expenditures in 2012. Capital expenditures in 2011 included non-recurring expenditures related to the relocation of the company's corporate office.Before discretionary pension contributions, cash provided by continuing operations totaled $2.8 billion in 2012 compared with $3.0 billion in 2011, and 2012 free cash flow before discretionary pension contributions of $2.5 billion was unchanged from the prior year. The company made discretionary pension plan contributions of $300 million in 2012 and $1.0 billion in 2011. The change in cash provided by continuing operations before the discretionary pension contributions is principally due to higher income taxes paid and lower net income in 2012.Changes in cash and cash equivalents described in Schedule 3 of this press release include the following items for cash from operations, investing and financing through Dec. 31, 2012:Operations$2.6 billion provided by continuing operations Investing$331 million for capital expendituresFinancing$1.3 billion for repurchases of common stock $535 million for dividends $188 million from exercises of stock options 2013 Guidance $ in millions, except per share amountsSales~24,000Segment operating margin %1Low to mid 11%Operating margin %High 10% to Low 11%Diluted EPS from continuing operations6.85-7.15Cash provided by operations before discretionary pension contributions12,100-2,400Free cash flow before discretionary pension contributions11,700-2,0001 Non-GAAP metric - see definitions at the end of this press release.The company's 2013 financial guidance is based on the assumption that the current six-month Continuing Resolution (CR) will be immediately followed by appropriations, which, even if in the form of a full-year CR, will provide for program spending levels consistent with those set forth in the President's FY 2013 Budget request (PBFY13) and that support and fund the company's programs. Guidance for 2013 also assumes there is no disruption or shutdown of government operations resulting from a federal government debt ceiling breach or lack of immediate appropriations following the current CR, that sequestration is not triggered, and any budgetary approach agreed by Congress to address longer term spending does not result in significant reductions to our customers' FY13 budget levels.  Table 3 ? Business ResultsConsolidated Sales & Segment Operating Income1 Fourth QuarterTotal Year$ millions20122011Change20122011ChangeSalesAerospace Systems$2,604$2,4437%$9,977$9,964?Electronic Systems1,7751,868(5%)6,9507,372(6%)Information Systems1,8801,910(2%)7,3567,921(7%)Technical Services738790(7%)3,0193,193(5%)Intersegment eliminations(521)(505)(2,084)(2,038)6,4766,506?25,21826,412(5%)Segment operating income1Aerospace Systems35931514%1,2181,217?Electronic Systems32825628%1,1871,07011%Information Systems184196(6%)761766(1%)Technical Services6267(7%)2682603%Intersegment eliminations(58)(61)(258)(258)Segment operating income187577313%3,1763,0554%Segment operating margin rate113.5%11.9%160 bps12.6%11.6%100 bpsReconciliation to operating incomeUnallocated corporate expenses(79)(70)(13%)(168)(166)(1%)Net FAS/CAS pension adjustment13198(68%)132400(67%)Other(3)(2)(50%)(10)(13)23%Operating income8247993%3,1303,276(4%)Operating margin rate12.7%12.3%40 bps12.4%12.4%?Interest expense(54)(53)(2%)(212)(221)4%Other, net1736(53%)472868%Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes7877821%2,9653,083(4%)Federal and foreign income tax expense(254)(232)(9%)(987)(997)1%Earnings from continuing operations533550(3%)1,9782,086(5%)Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations?(2)?32Net earnings$533$548(3%)$1,978$2,118(7%)1  Non-GAAP metric ? see definitions at the end of this press release.For 2012, Other, net increased $19 million due to higher returns on non-qualified deferred compensation plans than in the prior year period. Federal and foreign income tax expense totaled $254 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with $232 million in the prior year period. The fourth quarter 2012 effective tax rate was 32.3 percent compared with 29.7 percent for the prior year period. Federal and foreign income taxes totaled $987 million in 2012 compared with $997 million in 2011. The effective tax rate for 2012 was 33.3 percent compared with 32.3 percent in 2011. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the company transferred its missile business, principally the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program, previously reported in Aerospace Systems to Technical Services. Schedule 6 presents the previously reported and recast results following the realignment.Aerospace Systems Fourth QuarterTotal Year $ millions20122011Change20122011ChangeSales$2,604$2,4436.6%$9,977$9,9640.1%Operating income35931514.0%1,2181,2170.1%Operating margin rate13.8%12.9%12.2%12.2%Aerospace Systems fourth quarter 2012 sales increased 7 percent and 2012 sales increased by less than 1 percent. Increased sales for both periods are principally due to higher volume for unmanned systems, including NATO AGS and Fire Scout, and higher volume for the F-35 and Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite (AEHF) programs. Higher volume for these programs was partially offset by declines in both periods for the F/A-18 and Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) programs, as well as lower volume for restricted space programs and the termination of a weather satellite program. Aerospace Systems fourth quarter 2012 operating income increased 14 percent and operating margin rate increased to 13.8 percent from 12.9 percent. Higher fourth quarter operating income reflects increased sales volume and improved program performance, which more than offset the impact of lower F/A-18 margin due to that program's transition from the multiyear 2 contract to the lower margin multiyear 3 contract. For 2012, operating income was comparable to the prior year period and operating margin rate was unchanged at 12.2 percent. Electronic Systems Fourth QuarterTotal Year $ millions20122011Change20122011ChangeSales$1,775$1,868(5.0%)$6,950$7,372(5.7%)Operating income32825628.1%1,1871,07010.9%Operating margin rate18.5%13.7%17.1%14.5%Electronic Systems fourth quarter 2012 sales declined 5 percent, which reflects lower volume for infrared countermeasures, LITENING targeting systems, and postal automation programs. Declines in these programs were partially offset by higher volume for space and international programs. For 2012, sales declined 6 percent, principally due to a decrease of approximately $250 million in postal automation volume and lower volume for infrared countermeasures. Lower postal automation volume includes the impact of the company's decision to de-emphasize its domestic business. These declines were partially offset by higher volume for space programs.Electronic Systems fourth quarter 2012 operating income increased 28 percent, and operating margin rate increased to 18.5 percent from 13.7 percent. Fourth quarter 2012 operating income and margin rate reflect improved program performance as well as the benefit of cost reduction initiatives. Fourth quarter 2011 operating income and margin rate included provisions for contractual matters and higher provisions for reductions in force.For 2012, operating income increased 11 percent, and operating margin rate increased to 17.1 percent from 14.5 percent in 2011. Higher operating income and margin rate reflect an increase in net favorable performance adjustments of approximately $160 million in 2012. Higher net favorable performance adjustments primarily resulted from improved program performance for several combat avionics programs that completed deliveries, negotiated contract modifications, and successfully mitigated risk. The de-emphasis of the domestic postal automation business, which incurred $50 million of negative adjustments in 2011, also contributed to the increase in net favorable performance adjustments. Information SystemsFourth QuarterTotal Year $ millions20122011Change20122011ChangeSales$1,880$1,910(1.6%)$7,356$7,921(7.1%)Operating income184196(6.1%)761766(0.7%)Operating margin rate9.8%10.3%10.3%9.7%Information Systems fourth quarter 2012 sales declined 2 percent principally due to the April 2012 divestiture of Park Air Norway, which contributed sales of approximately $30 million in the prior year period. Lower volume also includes the wind down and completion of several programs, offset by higher volume for Consolidated Afloat Network & Enterprise Services (CANES) and the F-35. For 2012, sales declined 7 percent due to completion or wind down of several programs, including the Joint Tactical Radio System Airborne, Maritime and Fixed (JTRS AMF), I-Kits, Enterprise Network Management, F-22, and certain restricted programs. Lower volume also includes the impact of the County of San Diego IT outsourcing contract and Park Air Norway divestitures, which together accounted for approximately $100 million of the year-over-year change. Information Systems fourth quarter 2012 operating income decreased 6 percent, and operating margin rate totaled 9.8 percent compared with 10.3 percent in the prior year period. The change in fourth quarter operating income reflects lower volume and costs related to affordability initiatives. For 2012, operating income decreased 1 percent and operating margin rate improved 60 basis points to 10.3 percent from 9.7 percent. The decrease in operating income is due to lower volume and the improvement in operating margin rate reflects improved program performance.Technical Services Fourth QuarterTotal Year$ millions20122011Change20122011ChangeSales$738$790(6.6%)$3,019$3,193(5.4%)Operating income6267(7.5%)2682603.1%Operating margin rate8.4%8.5%8.9%8.1%Technical Services fourth quarter and 2012 sales decreased 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Declines for both periods are due to portfolio shaping actions and lower volume for the KC-10 and ICBM programs. Technical Services fourth quarter 2012 operating income decreased 7 percent and operating margin rate was 8.4 percent. For 2012, operating income increased 3 percent and operating margin rate increased 80 basis points to 8.9 percent. The improvement in operating income and operating margin rate reflects improved performance for the KC-10 program, which more than offset the impact of lower sales. About Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman will webcast its earnings conference call at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time on Jan. 30, 2013. A live audio broadcast of the conference call along with a supplemental presentation will be available on the investor relations page of the company's website at www.northropgrumman.com.Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.This release and the attachments contain statements, other than statements of historical fact, that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "plan," "project," "forecast," "believe," "estimate," "outlook," "anticipate," "trends," "guidance," and similar expressions generally identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release and the attachments include, among other things, statements relating to our future financial condition and operating results. Forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions, expectations, plans and projections that we believe to be reasonable when made. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and inherently involve a wide range of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Specific risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, risks related to: the assumptions on which our guidance is based; our dependence on U.S. Government contracts; the effect of economic conditions in the United States and globally; changes in government and customer priorities and requirements; government budgetary constraints; shifts or reductions in defense spending resulting from sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011, a continuing resolution with limited new starts, the lack of annual appropriations legislation or otherwise; debt-ceiling limits and disruption to or shutdown of government operations; changes in import and export policies; changes in customer short-range and long-range plans; major program terminations; the acquisition, deferral, reduction or termination of contracts or programs; our ability to access capital; interest and discount rates or other changes that may impact pension plan assumptions and actual returns on pension plan assets; the outcome of litigation, claims, audits, appeals, bid protests and investigations; the adequacy of our insurance coverage and recoveries; the costs of environmental remediation; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; changes in organizational structure and reporting segments; acquisitions, dispositions, spin-off transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other business arrangements; possible impairments of goodwill or other intangible assets; the effects of legislation, regulations, and other changes in accounting, tax or defense procurement rules or practices; technical, operational or quality setbacks in contract performance; issues with, and financial viability of, key suppliers and subcontractors; availability of materials and supplies; controlling costs of fixed-price development programs; domestic and international competition; legal, financial and governmental risks related to international transactions; potential security threats, information technology attacks, natural disasters and other disruptions not under our control; and other risk factors and other important factors disclosed in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this release. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. This release and the attachments also contain non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure and a discussion of the company's use of these measures are included in this release or the attachments.SCHEDULE 1 NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME(Unaudited)Year Ended December 31$ in millions, except per share amounts201220112010SalesProduct$13,838$15,073$16,091Service11,38011,33912,052Total sales25,21826,41228,143Operating costs and expensesProduct10,41511,49112,558Service9,2239,29510,291General and administrative expenses2,4502,3502,467Operating income3,1303,2762,827Other (expense) incomeInterest expense(212)(221)(269)Charge on debt redemption??(229)Other, net472837Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes2,9653,0832,366Federal and foreign income tax expense987997462Earnings from continuing operations1,9782,0861,904Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax?32149Net earnings$1,978$2,118$2,053Basic earnings per shareContinuing operations$7.96$7.54$6.41Discontinued operations?0.110.50Basic earnings per share$7.96$7.65$6.91Weighted-average common shares outstanding, in millions248.6276.8296.9Diluted earnings per shareContinuing operations$7.81$7.41$6.32Discontinued operations?0.110.50Diluted earnings per share$7.81$7.52$6.82Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, in millions253.4281.6301.1Net earnings (from above)$1,978$2,118$2,053Other comprehensive incomeChange in cumulative translation adjustment8(4)(41)Change in unrealized (loss) gain on marketable securities and cash flow hedges, net of tax (expense) benefit of $0 in 2012, $2 in 2011, and $0 in 2010(2)(4)1Change in unamortized benefit plan costs, net of tax benefit (expense) of $860 in 2012, $823 in 2011, and $(183) in 2010(1,303)(1,249)297Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax(1,297)(1,257)257Comprehensive income$681$861$2,310   SCHEDULE 2NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION(Unaudited)December 31$ in millions20122011AssetsCash and cash equivalents$3,862$3,002Accounts receivable, net of progress payments2,8582,964Inventoried costs, net of progress payments798873Deferred tax assets574496Prepaid expenses and other current assets300411Total current assets8,3927,746Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciationof $4,146 in 2012 and $3,933 in 20112,8873,047Goodwill12,43112,374Non-current deferred tax assets1,542900Other non-current assets1,2911,344Total assets$26,543$25,411LiabilitiesTrade accounts payable$1,392$1,481Accrued employee compensation1,1731,196Advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred1,7591,777Other current liabilities1,7321,681Total current liabilities6,0566,135Long-term debt, net of current portion of $5 in 2012 and 20113,9303,935Pension and post-retirement plan liabilities6,0854,079Other non-current liabilities958926Total liabilities17,02915,075Shareholders' equityPreferred Stock, $1 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized;no shares issued and outstanding??Common stock, $1 par value; 800,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding: 2012 - 239,209,812; 2011 - 253,889,622239254Paid-in capital2,9243,873Retained earnings11,1389,699Accumulated other comprehensive loss(4,787)(3,490)Total shareholders' equity$9,514$10,336Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$26,543$25,411 SCHEDULE 3NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(Unaudited)Year Ended December 31$ in millions201220112010Operating activitiesSources of cash?continuing operationsCash received from customersCollections on billings$20,892$21,628$23,531Progress payments4,4724,8034,437Other cash receipts9914940Total sources of cash?continuing operations25,46326,58028,008Uses of cash?continuing operationsCash paid to suppliers and employees(21,074)(22,059)(23,759)Pension contributions(367)(1,084)(789)Interest paid, net of interest received(200)(227)(269)Income taxes paid, net of refunds received(1,119)(810)(1,071)Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation(45)(17)(22)Other cash payments(18)(36)(42)Total uses of cash?continuing operations(22,823)(24,233)(25,952)Cash provided by continuing operations2,6402,3472,056Cash (used in) provided by discontinued operations?(232)397Net cash provided by operating activities2,6402,1152,453Investing activitiesContinuing operationsCapital expenditures(331)(492)(585)Maturities of short-term investments250200?Contribution received from the spin-off of shipbuilding business?1,429?Purchases of short-term investments?(450)(2)Other investing activities, net(3)5616Cash (used in) provided by investing activities from continuing operations(84)743(571)Cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations?(63)(189)Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities(84)680(760)Financing activitiesCommon stock repurchases(1,316)(2,295)(1,177)Cash dividends paid(535)(543)(545)Proceeds from exercises of stock options188101142Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation451722Payments of long-term debt?(768)(1,011)Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt??1,484Other financing activities, net(78)(6)(2)Cash used in financing activities from continuing operations(1,696)(3,494)(1,087)Cash used in financing activities from discontinued operations(179)Net cash used in financing activities(1,696)(3,494)(1,266)Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents860(699)427Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year3,0023,7013,274Cash and cash equivalents, end of year$3,862$3,002$3,701SCHEDULE 4NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATIONCONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(Unaudited)Year Ended December 31$ in millions201220112010Reconciliation of net earnings to net cash provided by operating activitiesNet earnings$1,978$2,118$2,053Net earnings from discontinued operations?(32)(134)Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by operating activities:Depreciation448462446Amortization6282109Stock-based compensation183140136Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation(45)(17)(22)Pre-tax gain on sale of businesses??(10)Charge on debt redemption??229(Increase) decrease in assets:Accounts receivable, net90350(471)Inventoried costs, net46(2)(64)Prepaid expenses and other assets(65)1636Increase (decrease) in liabilities:Accounts payable and accruals23(341)70Deferred income taxes7844189Income taxes payable(75)(32)(26)Retiree benefits(71)(904)(354)Other, net(12)66(31)Cash provided by continuing operations2,6402,3472,056Cash (used in) provided by discontinued operations?(232)397Net cash provided by operating activities$2,640$2,115$2,453SCHEDULE 5NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATIONTOTAL BACKLOG AND CONTRACT AWARDS(Unaudited)December 31, 2012December 31, 2011$ in millionsFunded1Unfunded2TotalBacklogTotalBacklog3Aerospace Systems$11,103$ 8,491$19,594$18,638Electronic Systems7,8331,6389,4719,123Information Systems4,0454,4968,5418,563Technical Services2,7194843,2033,191Total backlog$25,700$15,109$40,809$39,5151Funded backlog represents firm orders for which funding is contractually obligated by the customer.2Unfunded backlog represents firm orders for which, as of the reporting date, funding is not contractually obligated by the customer. Unfunded backlog excludes unexercised contract options and unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) orders.3Effective January 1, 2012, the company transferred its missile business (principally the ICBM program), previously reported in Aerospace Systems to Technical Services. As a result of this realignment, $599 million of backlog was transferred from Aerospace Systems to Technical Services. Total backlog as of December 31, 2011, reflects this transfer. New Awards ? The estimated value of contract awards included in backlog during the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, was $6.2 billion and $26.5 billion, respectively. SCHEDULE 6NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATIONSEGMENT REALIGNMENT($ in millions)(Unaudited)SEGMENT SALES3SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME320092010201120112009201020112011TotalTotalTotalThree Months EndedTotalTotalTotalThree Months EndedYearYearYearMar 31Jun 30Sep 30Dec 31YearYearYearMar 31Jun 30Sep 30Dec 31AS REPORTED1Aerospace Systems$10,419$10,910$10,458$2,736$2,592$2,572$2,558$1,071$1,256$1,261$301$331$304$325Electronic Systems7,6717,6137,3721,8081,7911,9051,8689691,0231,070237284293256Information Systems8,5368,3957,9212,0252,0311,9551,910624756766194189187196Technical Services2,7763,2302,69968865668067516120621654515556Intersegment Eliminations(1,752)(2,005)(2,038)(523)(510)(500)(505)(190)(231)(258)(65)(71)(62)(60)Total$27,650$28,143$26,412$6,734$6,560$6,612$6,506$2,635$3,010$3,055$721$784$777$773RECASTED AND REALIGNED2Aerospace Systems$9,877$10,436$9,964$2,593$2,473$2,455$2,443$988$1,213$1,217$287$320$295$315Electronic Systems7,6717,6137,3721,8081,7911,9051,8689691,0231,070237284293256Information Systems8,5368,3957,9212,0252,0311,9551,910624756766194189187196Technical Services3,3233,7053,19383177679679024524926068626367Intersegment Eliminations(1,757)(2,006)(2,038)(523)(511)(499)(505)(191)(231)(258)(65)(71)(61)(61)Total$27,650$28,143$26,412$6,734$6,560$6,612$6,506$2,635$3,010$3,055$721$784$777$7731  As reported are the amounts presented in the 2011 Form 10-K, filed February 8, 2012.2  Recasted and realigned amounts for years 2009 through 2011, as well as the three month periods in 2011, to reflect the January 2012 transfer of the company's missile business (principally the ICBM program), previously reported in Aerospace Systems and transferred to Technical Services.3  Management uses segment sales and segment operating income as internal measures of financial performance for the individual operating segments.Non-GAAP Financial Measures Disclosure: Today's press release contains non-GAAP (accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America) financial measures, as defined by SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Regulation G and indicated by a footnote in the text of the release. While we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures may be useful in evaluating our financial information, they should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Definitions are provided for the non-GAAP measures and reconciliations are provided in the body of the release. References to a "Table" in the definitions below relate to tables in the body of this press release. Other companies may define these measures differently or may utilize different non-GAAP measures.Pension-adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations: Diluted EPS from continuing operations excluding the after-tax net pension adjustment per share, as defined below. These per share amounts are provided for consistency and comparability of operating results. Management uses pension-adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, as reconciled in Table 1, as an internal measure of financial performance.Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions: Cash provided by continuing operations before the after-tax impact of discretionary pension contributions. Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions has been provided for consistency and comparability of 2012 and 2011 financial performance and is reconciled in Table 2. Free cash flow provided by continuing operations: Cash provided by continuing operations less capital expenditures (including outsourcing contract & related software costs). We use free cash flow from continuing operations as a key factor in our planning for, and consideration of, strategic acquisitions, stock repurchases and the payment of dividends. This measure should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes, or as an alternative to operating results presented in accordance with GAAP. Free cash flow from continuing operations is reconciled in Table 2.Free cash flow provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions: Free cash flow from continuing operations before the after-tax impact of discretionary pension contributions. We use free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions as a key factor in our planning for, and consideration of, strategic acquisitions, stock repurchases and the payment of dividends. This measure should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes, or as an alternative to operating results presented in accordance with GAAP. Free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions is reconciled in Table 2. Net FAS/CAS pension adjustment: Pension expense determined in accordance with GAAP less pension expense allocated to the operating segments under U.S. Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Net pension adjustment is presented in Table 1.After-tax net pension adjustment per share: The per share impact of the net pension adjustment as defined above, after tax at the statutory rate of 35%, provided for consistency and comparability of 2012 and 2011 financial performance as presented in Table 1.Pension-adjusted operating income: Operating income before net pension adjustment as reconciled in Table 1. Management uses pension-adjusted operating income as an internal measure of financial performance.Pension-adjusted operating margin rate: Pension-adjusted operating income as defined above, divided by sales. Management uses pension-adjusted operating margin rate, as reconciled in Table 1, as an internal measure of financial performance.Segment operating income: Total earnings from our four segments including allocated pension expense recognized under CAS. Reconciling items to operating income are unallocated corporate expenses, including unallowable or unallocable portions of management and administration, legal, environmental, certain compensation and retiree benefits, and other expenses; net pension adjustment; and reversal of royalty income included in segment operating income. Management uses segment operating income, as reconciled in Table 3, as an internal measure of financial performance of our individual operating segments.Segment operating margin rate: Segment operating income as defined above, divided by sales. Management uses segment operating margin rate, as reconciled in Table 3, as an internal measure of financial performance. SOURCE Northrop Grumman CorporationFor further information: Randy Belote (Media), 703-280-2720, randy.belote@ngc.com, or Steve Movius, (Investors), 703-280-4575, steve.movius@ngc.com