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Textron Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 Results; Announces 2022 Financial Outlook

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  • Fourth Quarter EPS from continuing operations of $0.93; Adjusted EPS of $0.94

  • Aviation backlog $4.1 billion at year-end, up $655 million in the quarter and $2.5 billion full year

  • Full Year net cash from operating activities of $1.5 billion

  • 2022 full-year EPS outlook of $3.80 to $4.00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., January 27, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported fourth quarter 2021 income from continuing operations of $0.93 per share. Adjusted income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, was $0.94 per share for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $1.06 per share in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Full year 2021 income from continuing operations was $3.30 per share. Full year 2021 adjusted income from continuing operations, a non-GAAP measure, was also $3.30 per share, up from $2.07 in 2020.

"2021 was a solid year for Textron with strong order flow and execution at Aviation, continued progress on Future Vertical Lift programs at Bell, strong execution and margin performance at Systems, and higher revenues and operating profit at Industrial," said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly.

Cash Flow

Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations of the manufacturing group for the full year was $1.5 billion. Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, totaled $1.1 billion for the full year, up from $596 million in 2020.

In the quarter, Textron returned $335 million to shareholders through share repurchases. Full year 2021 share repurchases totaled $921 million.

Share Repurchase Plan

On January 25, 2022, Textron’s Board of Directors approved a new authorization for the repurchase of up to 25 million shares, under which the company intends to purchase shares to offset the impact of dilution from stock-based compensation and benefit plans and for opportunistic capital management purposes.

Outlook

Textron is forecasting 2022 revenues of approximately $13.3 billion, up from $12.4 billion. Textron expects full-year 2022 earnings per share will be in the range of $3.80 to $4.00.

The company is estimating net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations of the manufacturing group will be between $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion and manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions, a non-GAAP measure, will be between $700 million and $800 million, with planned pension contributions of about $50 million.

"Our outlook reflects continued momentum in our commercial businesses and ongoing investment in new products to increase long-term shareholder value," Donnelly concludes.

Fourth Quarter Segment Results

Textron Aviation

Revenues at Textron Aviation of $1.4 billion were down $201 million from the fourth quarter of 2020, largely due to lower aircraft volume, partially offset by higher aftermarket volume.

Textron Aviation delivered 46 jets in the quarter, down from 61 last year, and 43 commercial turboprops, down from 61 last year.

Segment profit was $137 million in the fourth quarter, up $29 million from a year ago, largely due to favorable pricing, net of inflation, of $21 million and improved manufacturing performance.

Textron Aviation backlog at the end of the fourth quarter was $4.1 billion.

Bell

Bell revenues were $858 million, down $13 million from last year, reflecting lower military revenues partially offset by higher commercial revenues.

Bell delivered 59 commercial helicopters in the quarter, up from 57 last year.

Segment profit of $88 million was down $22 million, primarily due to lower military volume and mix.

Bell backlog at the end of the fourth quarter was $3.9 billion.

Textron Systems

Revenues at Textron Systems were $313 million, down $44 million from last year's fourth quarter due to lower volume, which included the impact from the U.S. Army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan on the segment's fee-for-service contracts.

Segment profit of $45 million was down $4 million from a year ago, largely due to the lower volume.

Textron Systems’ backlog at the end of the fourth quarter was $2.1 billion.

Industrial

Industrial revenues were $781 million, down $85 million from last year, reflecting lower volume and mix of $133 million, largely in the Fuel Systems and Functional Components product line reflecting order disruptions related to the global auto OEM supply chain shortages, partially offset by a favorable impact of $50 million from pricing, largely in the Specialized Vehicles product line.

Segment profit of $38 million was down $17 million from the fourth quarter of 2020, primarily due to the lower volume and mix, partially offset by a favorable impact from performance of $15 million.

Finance

Finance segment revenues were $11 million, and profit was $2 million.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host its conference call today, January 27, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern) to discuss its results and outlook. The call will be available via webcast at www.textron.com or by direct dial at (844) 867-6169 in the U.S. or (409) 207-6955 outside of the U.S.; Access Code: 6069432.

In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback beginning at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, January 27, 2022 by dialing (402) 970-0847; Access Code: 9339579.

A package containing key data that will be covered on today’s call can be found in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.textron.com.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

Forward-looking Information

Certain statements in this release and other oral and written statements made by us from time to time are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, which may describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters, or project revenues, income, returns or other financial measures, often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "guidance," "project," "target," "potential," "will," "should," "could," "likely" or "may" and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. In addition to those factors described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q under "Risk Factors", among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from past and projected future results are the following: Interruptions in the U.S. Government’s ability to fund its activities and/or pay its obligations; changing priorities or reductions in the U.S. Government defense budget, including those related to military operations in foreign countries; our ability to perform as anticipated and to control costs under contracts with the U.S. Government; the U.S. Government’s ability to unilaterally modify or terminate its contracts with us for the U.S. Government’s convenience or for our failure to perform, to change applicable procurement and accounting policies, or, under certain circumstances, to withhold payment or suspend or debar us as a contractor eligible to receive future contract awards; changes in foreign military funding priorities or budget constraints and determinations, or changes in government regulations or policies on the export and import of military and commercial products; volatility in the global economy or changes in worldwide political conditions that adversely impact demand for our products; volatility in interest rates or foreign exchange rates; risks related to our international business, including establishing and maintaining facilities in locations around the world and relying on joint venture partners, subcontractors, suppliers, representatives, consultants and other business partners in connection with international business, including in emerging market countries; our Finance segment’s ability to maintain portfolio credit quality or to realize full value of receivables; performance issues with key suppliers or subcontractors; legislative or regulatory actions, both domestic and foreign, impacting our operations or demand for our products; our ability to control costs and successfully implement various cost-reduction activities; the efficacy of research and development investments to develop new products or unanticipated expenses in connection with the launching of significant new products or programs; the timing of our new product launches or certifications of our new aircraft products; our ability to keep pace with our competitors in the introduction of new products and upgrades with features and technologies desired by our customers; pension plan assumptions and future contributions; demand softness or volatility in the markets in which we do business; cybersecurity threats, including the potential misappropriation of assets or sensitive information, corruption of data or, operational disruption; difficulty or unanticipated expenses in connection with integrating acquired businesses; the risk that acquisitions do not perform as planned, including, for example, the risk that acquired businesses will not achieve revenue and profit projections; the impact of changes in tax legislation; risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and operations; and the ability of our businesses to hire and retain the highly skilled personnel necessary for our businesses to succeed.

TEXTRON INC.

Revenues by Segment and Reconciliation of Segment Profit to Net Income

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

January 1,
2022

January 2,
2021

January 1,
2022

January 2,
2021

REVENUES

MANUFACTURING:

Textron Aviation

$

1,359

$

1,560

$

4,566

$

3,974

Bell

858

871

3,364

3,309

Textron Systems

313

357

1,273

1,313

Industrial

781

866

3,130

3,000

3,311

3,654

12,333

11,596

FINANCE

11

13

49

55

Total revenues

$

3,322

$

3,667

$

12,382

$

11,651

SEGMENT PROFIT

MANUFACTURING:

Textron Aviation

$

137

$

108

$

378

$

16

Bell

88

110

408

462

Textron Systems

45

49

189

152

Industrial

38

55

140

111

308

322

1,115

741

FINANCE

2

2

19

10

Segment profit

310

324

1,134

751

Corporate expenses and other, net

(29

)

(50

)

(129

)

(122

)

Interest expense, net for Manufacturing group

(29

)

(36

)

(124

)

(145

)

Special charges (a)

(5

)

(23

)

(25

)

(147

)

Gain on business disposition (b)

17

Inventory charge (c)

(55

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

247

215

873

282

Income tax benefit (expense)

(40

)

21

(126

)

27

Income from continuing operations

$

207

$

236

$

747

$

309

Discontinued operations, net of income taxes

(1

)

Net income

$

207

$

236

$

746

$

309

Earnings Per Share:

Income from continuing operations

$

0.93

$

1.03

$

3.30

$

1.35

Diluted average shares outstanding

222,860,000

229,365,000

226,520,000

228,979,000

Income from continuing operations and Diluted earnings per share (EPS) GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation:

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

January 1,
2022

January 2,
2021

January 1,
2022

January 2,
2021

Income from continuing operations - GAAP

$

207

$

236

$

747

$

309

Add: Special charges, net of tax (a)

3

16

18

119

Inventory charge, net of tax (c)

55

Tax benefit – TRU assets held for sale (c)

(8

)

(8

)

Less: Gain on business disposition, net of tax (b)

(17

)

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