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.
"While our net earnings were impacted by certain adjustments, we increased our outlook for full year cash from operations by $300 million to at least $6.0 billion and we continue to position the company to deliver outstanding value to customers and shareholders."