Lockheed Martin Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results


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  • Net sales of $12.9 billion in the fourth quarter and $46.1 billion in 2015
  • Net earnings of $933 million, or $3.01 per share, in the fourth quarter and $3.6 billion, or $11.46 per share, in 2015
  • Generated cash from operations of $1.4 billion in the fourth quarter and $5.1 billion in 2015
  • Announces agreement to separate and combine government IT and technical services businesses with Leidos Holdings, Inc.
  • Closed the acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Achieved record backlog of $99.6 billion, including $15.6 billion for Sikorsky
  • 2016 financial outlook provided

Lockheed Martin today reported fourth quarter 2015 net sales of $12.9 billion, compared to $12.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014. Net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2015 were $933 million, or $3.01 per share, compared to $904 million, or $2.82 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2014. Cash from operations in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $1.4 billion, compared to $(201) million of cash used in operations, after pension contributions of $1.0 billion, in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Fourth quarter 2015 net earnings included a special charge for workforce reductions of $67 million, which decreased net earnings $44 million, or $0.14 per share; and non-recoverable transaction costs of $45 million associated with the acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) and the Corporation’s strategic review of its government IT and technical services businesses, which decreased net earnings $28 million, or $0.09 per share.  These costs were offset by the recognition of a full-year U.S. research and development (R&D) tax credit resulting from the enactment of tax legislation in the fourth quarter of 2015, which increased net earnings $71 million, or $0.23 per share.  Fourth quarter 2014 net earnings included a special charge for a non-cash goodwill impairment of $119 million, which decreased net earnings $107 million, or $0.33 per share, partially offset by the recognition of a full-year R&D tax credit due to the temporary reinstatement of the R&D tax credit in the fourth quarter of 2014, which increased earnings $45 million, or $0.14 per share.

Net sales in 2015 were $46.1 billion, compared to $45.6 billion in 2014. Net earnings in 2015 were $3.6 billion, or $11.46 per share, compared to $3.6 billion, or $11.21 per share, in 2014. Cash from operations in 2015 was $5.1 billion, compared to cash from operations in 2014 of $3.9 billion after pension contributions of $2.0 billion.

Net earnings in 2015 included special charges for workforce reductions of $102 million, which decreased net earnings $66 million, or $0.21 per share; and non-recoverable transaction costs of $45 million associated with the acquisition of Sikorsky and the Corporation’s strategic review of its government IT and technical services businesses, which decreased net earnings $28 million, or $0.09 per share.  These costs were offset by the recognition of the R&D tax credit, which increased net earnings $71 million, or $0.23 per share.  Net earnings in 2014 included a special charge for a non-cash goodwill impairment of $119 million, which decreased net earnings $107 million, or $0.33 per share, partially offset by the recognition of the R&D tax credit, which increased earnings $45 million, or $0.14 per share.

“The corporation completed a year of exceptional operational accomplishments for customers and financial returns to stockholders,” said Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson.  “The successful closure of the Sikorsky acquisition and completion of the strategic review of our IS&GS businesses, coupled with our record backlog, position the corporation for future growth and value creation for our customers and our stockholders.”

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