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Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin incurred reduced net earnings of $114 million, or $0.39 per share due to a $120 million charge on a 'loss program' to design, integrate, and install an integrated air missile defense C4I system for an international customer.

Lockheed Martin reported Tuesday first quarter 2017 net sales of $11.1 billion, compared to $10.4 billion in the first quarter of 2016. Net earnings from continuing operations in the first quarter of 2017 were $763 million, or $2.61 per share, compared to $806 million, or $2.61 per share, in the first quarter of 2016. Cash from operations was $1.7 billion in both the first quarter of 2017 and 2016.

First quarter 2017 net earnings from continuing operations includes a $120 million charge, recorded at Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), for a loss program to design, integrate, and install an integrated air missile defense C4I system for an international customer and a $64 million charge, which represents the Corporation's portion of a non-cash asset impairment charge recorded by an international equity method investee. These charges had the effect of reducing net earnings by $114 million, or $0.39 per share, the company said in a statement Monday.

Net earnings from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2016 included a special charge of $80 million for workforce reductions at the Corporation's Aeronautics business segment, which decreased net earnings $49 million, or $0.16 per share.

"Our team delivered strong performance for our customers in the first quarter that resulted in sales growth in every business segment," said Chairman, President, and CEO Marillyn Hewson.

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