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Elbit Systems Reports Second Quarter of 2017 Results
Backlog of orders at $7.3 billion; Revenues at $818 million; Non-GAAP net income of $69 million; GAAP net income of $63 million; Non-GAAP net EPS of $1.61; GAAP net EPS of $1.46

HAIFA, Israel, Aug.15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), (the "Company") the international high technology company, reported today its consolidated results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

In this release, the Company is providing US-GAAP results as well as additional non-GAAP financial data, which are intended to provide investors a more comprehensive understanding of the Company's business results and trends. Unless otherwise stated, all financial data presented is GAAP financial data.

Management Comment:

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: "Our results represent ongoing improvements in revenue, profit and especially backlog, which grew strongly, particularly the longer-term component. Our increased focus on sales and marketing in recent quarters, as well as R&D, is enabling us to take advantage of the growth in the opportunities we see in many of our end markets. Furthermore, the diversified portfolio of technologies and products as well as a worldwide balanced market presence reflected by the breakdown of revenue streams and backlog, provides for the potential of continuing the long-term trend of growth and profitability."

Second quarter 2017 results:

Revenues in the second quarter of 2017 were $818.3 million, as compared to $804.5 million in the second quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP (*) gross profit amounted to $248.3 million (30.4% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $244.0 million (30.3% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016. GAAP gross profit in the second quarter of 2017 was $242.3 million (29.6% of revenues), as compared to $236.1 million (29.4% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016.

Research and development expenses, net were $67.1 million (8.2% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $67.2 million (8.4% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016.

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* see page 3

Marketing and selling expenses, net were $66.3 million (8.1% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $60.3 million (7.5% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016. The increase in marketing and selling expenses in the second quarter of 2017 was mainly related to the mix of countries and types of marketing activities for projects in which we invest our marketing efforts.

General and administrative expenses, net were $33.6 million (4.1% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $38.7 million (4.8% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016. The decrease in general and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2017 resulted from revaluation of liabilities related to assets and activities acquired in prior years.

Non-GAAP(*) operating income was $82.7 million (10.1% of revenues) in the second quarter of  2017, as compared to $80.5 million (10.0% of revenues) in the second quarter of  2016.  GAAP operating income in the second quarter of 2017 was $75.3 million (9.2% of revenues), as compared to $69.9 million (8.7% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016.

Financial expenses, net were $6.8 million in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $5.5 million in the second quarter of 2016.

Taxes on income were $10.3 million (effective tax rate of 15.1%) in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $14.3 million (effective tax rate of 22.2%) in the second quarter of 2016.  The effective tax rate is affected by the mix of the tax rates in the various jurisdictions in which the Company's entities generate taxable income and the decrease of tax rates in Israel.

Equity in net earnings of affiliated companies and partnerships was $4.8 million (0.6% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $4.4 million (0.5% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016.

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests was $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $0.5 million in the second quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP(*) net income attributable to the Company's shareholders in the second quarter of 2017 was $68.8 million (8.4% of revenues), as compared to $62.9 million (7.8% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016. GAAP net income in the second quarter of 2017 was $62.6 million (7.6% of revenues), as compared to $54.1 million (6.7% of revenues) in the second quarter of 2016.

Non-GAAP(*) diluted net earnings per share attributable to the Company's shareholders were $1.61 for the second quarter of 2017, as compared to $1.47 for the second quarter of 2016. GAAP diluted earnings per share in the second quarter of 2017 were $1.46, as compared to $1.27 for the second quarter of 2016.

The Company's backlog of orders for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 totaled $7,329 million, as compared to $6,818 million as of June 30, 2016. Approximately 72% of the current backlog is attributable to orders from outside Israel. Approximately 57% of the current backlog is scheduled to be performed during 2017 and 2018.

Operating cash flow provided in the six months ended June 30, 2017 was $2.7 million, as compared to $14.2 million used in the six months ended June 30, 2016.

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* see page 3

Accounting policies update:

ASU 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers" (ASC 606), will be effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2018. The Company is adopting ASC 606 effective January 1, 2018 and expects to do so using the modified retrospective method. However, a final decision regarding the adoption method has not been finalized at this time.

The Company has made progress toward completing the evaluation of the potential changes from adopting the new standard on its financial reporting and disclosures. The Company has evaluated the impact of the standard on its revenue streams and some of its significant representative contracts. The Company has significantly progressed in its assessment of the impact on its business processes, controls and systems. We are in the process of implementing changes to business processes, systems and internal controls required to implement and account for the new standard.

The adoption of the new standard may primarily impact the Company's contracts where revenue is currently recognized using the percentage-of-completion units-of-delivery method, with the possible resulting impact being revenue which may be recognized earlier in the performance period as it incurs costs, as opposed to when units are delivered. This change may also impact the Company's balance sheet presentation with a possible decrease in inventories, an increase in contract assets (i.e., unbilled receivables) and a net increase to retained earnings to primarily reflect the impact of converting units-of-delivery contracts to the cost-to-cost method for recognizing revenue and profits.

Our evaluation of the standard and its impact on the financial statements, contracts and required financial controls will continue through the adoption date, including any impacts related to new contracts awarded.

* Non-GAAP financial data:

The following non-GAAP financial data is presented to enable investors to have additional information on the Company's business performance as well as a further basis for periodical comparisons and trends relating to the Company's financial results. The Company believes such data provides useful information to investors by facilitating more meaningful comparisons of the Company's financial results over time. Such non-GAAP information is used by the Company's management to make strategic decisions, forecast future results and evaluate the Company's current performance. However, investors are cautioned that, unlike financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, non-GAAP measures may not be comparable with the calculation of similar measures for other companies.

The non-GAAP financial data includes reconciliation adjustments regarding non-GAAP gross profit, operating income, net income and diluted EPS. In arriving at non-GAAP presentations, companies generally factor out items such as those that have a non-recurring impact on the income statements, various non-cash items, significant effects of retroactive tax legislation and changes in accounting guidance and other items, which in management's judgment, are items that are considered to be outside of the review of core operating results.

In the Company's non-GAAP presentation, the Company made certain adjustments, as indicated in the table below.

These non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. The Company believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP, and that these measures should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.  Investors should consider non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as replacements for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP (Unaudited) Supplemental Financial Data:

(US Dollars in millions)



Six Months Ended

June 30,


Three Months Ended

 June 30,


Year Ended

December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2016


2016











GAAP gross profit

$

463.5



$

448.4



$

242.3



$

236.1



$

959.6


Adjustments:










Amortization of purchased intangible assets

11.7



15.8



6.0



7.9



31.2


Non-GAAP  gross profit

$

475.2



$

464.2



$

248.3



$

244.0



$

990.8


Percent of revenues

30.3

%


30.4

%


30.4

%


30.3

%


30.4

%





















GAAP operating income

$

133.5



$

133.2



$

75.3



$

69.9



$

299.0


Adjustments:










Amortization of  purchased intangible assets

14.7



21.2



7.4



10.6



41.2


Gain from changes in holdings



(7.0)







(17.6)


Non-GAAP operating income

$

148.2



$

147.4



$

82.7



$

80.5



$

322.6


Percent of revenues

9.5

%


9.7

%


10.1

%


10.0

%


9.9

%





















GAAP net income attributable to Elbit
Systems' shareholders

$

108.2



$

106.4



$

62.6



$

54.1



$

236.9


Adjustments:










Amortization of purchased  intangible assets

14.7



21.2



7.4



10.6



41.2


Capital gain



(3.9)







(3.9)


Impairment of investments









2.5


Gain from changes in holdings



(7.0)







(16.4)


Related tax benefits

(2.5)



(2.7)



(1.2)



(1.8)



(6.1)


Non-GAAP  net income attributable to
  Elbit Systems' shareholders

$

120.4



$

114.0



$

68.8



$

62.9



$

254.2


Percent of revenues

7.7

%


7.5

%


8.4

%


7.8

%


7.8

%





















GAAP diluted net EPS

$

2.53



$

2.49



$

1.46



$

1.27



$

5.54


Adjustments, net

0.29



0.18



0.15



0.20



0.41


Non-GAAP diluted net EPS

$

2.82



$

2.67



$

1.61



$

1.47



$

5.95


 

Recent Events:

On May 17, 2017, the Company announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC., was awarded an approximately $166 million contract from a prime contractor to provide operator interface and computer processing capabilities for a U.S. Army platform. The contract will be performed primarily in Fort Worth, Texas, over a five-year period.

On May 24, 2017, the Company announced that it was awarded a $25 million contract for the supply of J-Music™ DIRCM (Direct Infrared Countermeasures) self-protection systems to an international organization. The contract will be performed over a three-year period.

On May 28, 2017, the Company announced that it was awarded a contract, in an amount of approximately $390 million, to supply an array of ground electronic intelligence capabilities to a European country. The contract, which includes various intelligence capabilities, as well as communications and command and control solutions, will be performed over a three-year period.

On June 21, 2017, the Company announced that it was awarded a contract of more than $20 million by an African-based customer to equip a VIP Gulfstream G650 aircraft with J-Music™ DIRCM systems that include Elbit Systems' advanced infrared-based Passive Airborne Warning System. The contract will be performed over a one-year period.

On July 5, 2017, the Company  announced that one of its subsidiaries in Europe was awarded a contract from a European country, for the supply of thousands of advanced Electro-Optic systems for individual infantry soldiers, in a total amount of an approximately $35 million. The contract will be performed over a two-year period.

Dividend:

The Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.44 per share for the second quarter of 2017. The dividend's record date is September 1, 2017. The dividend will be paid from income generated as Preferred Income (as defined under Israel tax laws), on September 18, 2017, net of taxes and levies, at the rate of 20%. 

Conference Call:

The Company will be hosting a conference call today, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results and will be available to answer questions.

To participate, please call one of the teleconferencing numbers that follow. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please try the international dial-in number.

US Dial-in Numbers: 1 888 407 2553
Canada Dial-in Numbers: 1 866 485 2399
UK Dial-in Number: 0 800 917 5108
ISRAEL Dial-in Number: 03 918 0610
INTERNATIONAL Dial-in Number:  +972 3 918 0610

at: 9:00 am Eastern Time; 6:00 am Pacific Time; 2:00 pm UK Time; 4:00 pm Israel Time

This call will also be broadcast live on Elbit Systems' web-site at http://www.elbitsystems.com. An online replay will be available from 24 hours after the call ends.

Alternatively, for two days following the call, investors will be able to dial a replay number to listen to the call. The dial-in numbers are:

1 888 782 4291 (US and Canada) or +972 3 925 5904 (Israel and International).

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of airborne, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems.com or follow us on Twitter.

Attachments:

Consolidated balance sheets
Consolidated statements of income
Consolidated statements of cash flow
Consolidated revenue distribution by areas of operation and by geographical regions

Company Contact:

Joseph Gaspar, Executive VP & CFO

Tel:  +972-4-8316663

j.gaspar@elbitsystems.com

Dalia Rosen, VP, Head of Corporate Communications

Tel: +972-4-8316784

dalia.rosen@elbitsystems.com

Elbit Systems Ltd.

IR Contact:

Ehud Helft

Kenny Green

GK Investor Relations

Tel: 1-646-201-9246

elbitsystems@gkir.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1943, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings. The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Elbit Systems Ltd., its logo, brand, product, service and process names appearing in this Press Release are the trademarks or service marks of Elbit Systems Ltd. or its affiliated companies.  All other brand, product, service and process names appearing are the trademarks of their respective holders.  Reference to or use of a product, service or process other than those of Elbit Systems Ltd. does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation or sponsorship of that product, service or process by Elbit Systems Ltd. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of Elbit Systems Ltd. or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.

(FINANCIAL TABLES TO FOLLOW)

 

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of US Dollars)






June 30


December 31,


2017


2016


Unaudited


Audited

Assets




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

149,483



$

222,810


Short-term bank deposits and marketable securities

21,903



22,252


Trade and unbilled receivables, net

1,349,799



1,232,591


Other receivables and prepaid expenses

156,955



102,979


Inventories, net of customers advances

893,458



840,266


Total current assets

2,571,598



2,420,898






Investments in affiliated companies and partnerships

171,434



180,962


Long-term trade and unbilled receivables

174,998



189,688


Long-term bank deposits and other receivables

25,832



15,917


Deferred income taxes, net

80,894



79,639


Severance pay fund

293,838



264,253



746,996



730,459






Property, plant and equipment, net

488,212



474,109


Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

763,964



726,398


Total assets

$

4,570,770



$

4,351,864










Liabilities and Equity




Short-term bank credit and loans

$

111,543



$

5,027


Current maturities of long-term loans and Series A Notes

93,811



228,956


Trade payables

490,127



514,106


Other payables and accrued expenses

871,287



828,716


Customer advances in excess of costs incurred on contracts in progress

422,044



347,393



1,988,812



1,924,198






Long-term loans, net of current maturities

119,997



475


Series A Notes, net of current maturities

125,818



171,066


Employee benefit liabilities

407,023



376,115


Deferred income taxes and tax liabilities, net

66,762



60,098


Customer advances in excess of costs incurred on contracts in progress

153,533



174,529


Other long-term liabilities

58,551



78,142



931,684



860,425






Elbit Systems Ltd.'s equity

1,641,746



1,559,840


Non-controlling interests

8,528



7,401


Total equity

1,650,274



1,567,241


Total liabilities and equity

$

4,570,770



$

4,351,864


 

 

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands of US Dollars, except for share and per share amount)








Six Months Ended

June 30,


Three Months Ended

 June 30,


Year Ended

December 31,


2017


2016


2017


2016


2016


Unaudited


Unaudited


Audited

Revenues

$

1,567,487



$

1,525,721



$

818,299



$

804,510



$

3,260,219


Cost of revenues

1,104,009



1,077,344



575,971



568,375



2,300,636


Gross profit

463,478



448,377



242,328



236,135



959,583












Operating expenses:










Research and development, net

125,506



123,236



67,069



67,189



255,792


Marketing and selling, net

132,068



121,326



66,291



60,330



271,037


General and administrative, net

72,369



77,616



33,645



38,672



151,353


Other operating income, net



(7,032)







(17,575)


Total operating expenses

329,943



315,146



167,005



166,191



660,607


Operating income

133,535



133,231



75,323



69,944



298,976












Financial expenses, net

(15,478)



(7,194)



(6,833)



(5,475)



(23,742)


Other income, net

37



3,910



5



13



3,967


Income before income taxes

118,094



129,947



68,495



64,482



279,201












Taxes on income

(15,572)



(26,956)



(10,321)



(14,286)



(45,617)



102,522



102,991



58,174



50,196



233,584












Equity in net earnings of affiliated
companies and partnerships

6,418



4,429



4,822



4,409



5,224


Net income

$

108,940



$

107,420



$

62,996



$

54,605



$

238,808


Less: net income attributable to non-
controlling interests

(716)



(1,002)



(412)



(514)



(1,899)


Net income attributable to Elbit
Systems Ltd.'s shareholders

$

108,224



$

106,418



$

62,584



$

54,091



$

236,909
































Earnings per share attributable to Elbit Systems Ltd.'s shareholders:





Basic net earnings per share

$

2.53



$

2.49



$

1.46



$

1.27



$

5.54


Diluted net earnings per share

$

2.53



$

2.49



$

1.46



$

1.27



$

5.54






















Weighted average number of shares (in thousands)









Shares used in computation of basic
earnings per share

42,749



42,739



42,749



42,743



42,742


Shares used in computation of diluted
earnings per share

42,753



42,750



42,755



42,752



42,752


 

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(In thousands of US dollars)






Six Months Ended

 June 30,


Year Ended

December 31,


2017


2016


2016


Unaudited


Audited

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES






Net income

$

108,940



$

107,420



$

238,808


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:






Depreciation and amortization

56,360



59,038



122,888


Write-off impairment on marketable securities





86


Stock-based compensation

13



43



70


Amortization of Series A Notes premium and related issuance costs, net

(46)



(46)



(92)


Deferred income taxes and reserve, net

1,960



7,693



2,683


Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment

(1,970)



(3,810)



(3,347)


Loss (gain) on sale and revaluation of investments

204



(6,617)



(16,734)


Equity in net earnings of affiliated companies and partnerships, net of
    dividend received (*)

(4,303)



(4,429)



(1,728)


Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired:






Increase in short and long-term trade receivables and prepaid expenses

(157,407)



(178,535)



(297,439)


Increase in inventories, net

(50,203)



(32,789)



(8,040)


Increase (decrease) in trade payables, other payables and accrued expenses

(17,381)



95,696



253,413


Severance, pension and termination indemnities, net

12,850



3,372



315


Increase (decrease) in advances received from customers

53,654



(61,208)



(82,881)


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

2,671



(14,172)



208,002


CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES






Purchase of property, plant and equipment and other assets

(55,416)



(68,131)



(124,221)


Acquisition of subsidiaries and business operations

(25,440)






Investments in affiliated companies and other companies

(678)



(17,483)



(19,277)


Deconsolidation of subsidiary



(1,538)



(1,538)


Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

3,597



8,908



15,745


Proceeds from sale of investments

12,067






Investment in long-term deposits

(499)



(109)



(417)


Proceeds from sale of long-term deposits

172



268



894


Investment in short-term deposits and marketable securities

(26,858)



(23,417)



(25,622)


Proceeds from sale of short-term deposits and marketable securities

27,159



26,106



36,619


Net cash used in investing activities

(65,896)



(75,396)



(117,817)


CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES






Proceeds from exercise of options

63



470



505


Repayment of long-term loans

(140,782)



(24,790)



(48,250)


Proceeds from long-term loans

118,550






Repayment of Series A Notes

(55,532)



(55,532)



(55,532)


Dividends paid

(37,649)



(34,224)



(68,447)


Change in short-term bank credit and loans, net

105,248



60,003



5,027


Net cash used in financing activities

(10,102)



(54,073)



(166,697)


Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(73,327)



(143,641)



(76,512)


Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year

222,810



299,322



299,322


Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

$

149,483



$

155,681



$

222,810








* Dividend received from affiliated companies and partnerships

$

2,115



$



$

3,496


 

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.

DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES





Consolidated Revenues by Areas of Operation:






Six Months Ended June 30,


Three Months Ended June 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016


$ millions


%


$ millions


%


$ millions


%


$ millions


%

Airborne systems

592.9



37.8



594.7



39.0



302.6



37.0



310.8



38.6


C4ISR systems

552.6



35.3



528.4



34.6



273.5



33.4



307.0



38.2


Land systems

203.5



13.0



226.2



14.8



124.6



15.2



87.8



10.9


Electro-optic systems

169.6



10.8



123.3



8.1



93.2



11.4



69.9



8.7


Other (mainly non-defense
engineering and production services)

48.9



3.1



53.1



3.5



24.4



3.0



29.0



3.6


Total

1,567.5



100.0



1,525.7



100.0



818.3



100.0



804.5



100.0


 

 

Consolidated Revenues by Geographical Regions:






Six Months Ended June 30,


Three Months Ended June 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016


$ millions


%


$ millions


%


$ millions


%


$ millions


%

Israel

335.0



21.4



323.4



21.2



167.6



20.5



180.3



22.4


North America

401.8



25.6



396.3



26.0



208.8



25.5



218.1



27.1


Europe

364.9



23.3



260.9



17.1



203.1



24.8



146.6



18.2


Asia-Pacific

328.9



21.0



418.8



27.4



162.7



19.9



206.1



25.6


Latin America

93.0



5.9



96.7



6.3



58.6



7.2



33.6



4.2


Other countries

43.9



2.8



29.6



2.0



17.5



2.1



19.8



2.5


Total

1,567.5



100.0



1,525.7



100.0



818.3



100.0



804.5



100.0


 

 

 

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SOURCE Elbit Systems Ltd