Elbit Systems Reports 6.7% Revenue Growth in Q2


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Elbit Systems Ltd.,the international high technology company, reported today its consolidated results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Management Comment:

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: "We are pleased that the growth in our backlog over the last two years has led to our current positive revenue growth and that the past quarter saw growth both in revenue and in backlog. In addition, we see a continuation of solid performance in geographic regions with strong emerging defense requirements, that have been a strategic focus for us in recent years, particularly Asia-Pacific and Latin America, that together accounted for 39% of our revenues in the quarter.

We also continue to focus on adapting ourselves to market trends in order to meet future customer needs. Just after the close of the quarter, we completed the acquisition of the Cyber & Intelligence division of Nice Systems, and our recently established subsidiary Cyberbit is in the process of integrating the acquired operations into our organization. The acquisition is an important part of our strategy to enhance our cyber capabilities, a sector in which we see strong growth potential over the coming years."

Second quarter 2015 results:

Revenues in the second quarter of 2015 were $749.6 million, as compared to $702.6 million in the second quarter of 2014, a growth of 6.7% mainly due to growth in revenues of Land Systems to Asia Pacific.

Gross profit amounted to $219.3 million (29.2% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to $199.4 million (28.4% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014. The non-GAAP gross profit in the second quarter of 2015 was $224.7 million (30.0% of revenues), as compared to $204.8 million (29.1% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014. The increase in the gross profit rate was mainly due to the mix of programs sold in the quarter.

Research and development expenses, net were $57.5 million (7.7% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to $52.2 million (7.4% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014.

Marketing and selling expenses, net were $60.6 million (8.1% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to $50.3 million (7.2% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014. The increase in marketing and selling expenses in the second quarter of 2015 was mainly a result of marketing efforts in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific.

General and administrative expenses, net were $35.7 million (4.8% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to $34.3 million (4.9% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014.

Operating income was $65.5 million (8.7% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to operating income of $62.6 million (8.9% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014.  The non-GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2015 was $75.4 million (10.1% of revenues), as compared to $73.1 million (10.4% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014.

Financial expenses, net were $6.2 million in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to $8.3 million in the second quarter of 2014.

Taxes on income were $12.0 million (effective tax rate of 20.2%) in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to $9.9 million (effective tax rate of 18.1%) in the second quarter of 2014.  The effective tax rate is affected by the mix of the tax rates in the various jurisdictions in which the Company's entities generate taxable income.

Equity in net earnings (losses) of affiliated companies and partnerships was a net loss of $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to net earnings of $1.7 million in the second quarter of 2014.

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests was $1.7 million in the second quarter of  2015, as compared to $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2014.

Net income attributable to the Company's shareholders in the second quarter of  2015 was $45.3 million (6.0% of revenues), as compared to $43.9 million (6.2% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014. The non-GAAP net income in the second quarter of 2015 was $53.5 million (7.1% of revenues), as compared to $52.6 million (7.5% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2014.

Diluted net earnings per share attributable to the Company's shareholders were $1.06 for the second quarter of 2015, as compared with diluted net earnings per share of $1.03 for the second quarter of 2014. The non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2015 were $1.25 as compared to $1.23 for the second quarter of 2014.

The Company's backlog of orders for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, totaled $6,305 million as compared to $6,174 million as of June 30, 2014. Approximately 69% of the current backlog is attributable to orders from outside Israel. Approximately 60% of the current backlog is scheduled to be performed during the second half of 2015 and 2016.

Operating cash flow for the six months ended June 30, 2015, was $116.5 million, as compared to $15.8 million in the six months ended June 30, 2014.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems.com

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