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Boeing | Corporate Financials | General Dynamics | Lockheed Martin | Northrop-Grumman | Raytheon

US Defense Firms Report Q4 2006 and Year-End Results

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Yes, it’s that time again. Obviously, the results below are extremely brief, and we’ve now added Boeing and Raytheon. Full statements and figures can be found at each of the linked URLs: * Boeing Company. Boeing’s overall revenue rose 15% to $61.5 billion reported and earnings were up 7% to $3.014 billion, but a slight decline in operating margins dropped reported net income by 14%; on the other hand, record operating cash flow of $7.5 billion offers strong liquidity, and commercial aircraft sector sales, backlog, et. al. remain very strong. Boeing’s stock price rose after the release. Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) also had its ups and downs; revenues were up 4% to a record $32.4 billion, but problems with its 737 AEW&C program and associated penalties in Turkey and Australia were visible on the bottom line. While Boeing IDS operating margins absent divestitures were higher in 2006 than 2005, the hit to “Precision Engagement & Mobility Systems” dropped the 2006 figure to 9.3% vs. 12.6% in 2005 (including divestitures) despite gains from F-15 fighter sales and H-47 helicopter contracts. Network and Space Systems saw a 2% revenue decrease and 32% earnings decrease from 2005, while Support Systems which includes […]

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