Textron Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results; Raises Full Year EPS and Cash Guidance

  • EPS from continuing operations of $0.81
  • Net cash from operating activities of $572 million
  • Aviation backlog $2.7 billion at quarter-end, up $689 million in the quarter
  • Full-year adjusted EPS outlook raised to a range of $3.00 to $3.20
  • Full year cash flow guidance raised to a range of $800 million to $900 million

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 29, 2021 — Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported second quarter 2021 income from continuing operations of $0.81 per share. Adjusted net income, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, was also $0.81 per share for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $0.13 per share in the second quarter of 2020.

“In the quarter, we saw higher revenues across all our manufacturing segments, good execution with solid margin performance at Systems, Bell and Aviation, and strong cash generation,” 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 second quarter was $572 million, compared to $245 million last year. Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions, a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release, totaled $509 million compared to $215 million last year.

In the quarter, Textron returned $196 million to shareholders through share repurchases.


Textron now expects 2021 earnings per share from continuing operations to be in a range of $2.97 to $3.21, or $3.00 to $3.20 on an adjusted basis, up $0.20 from our previous outlook. Textron also expects cash flow from continuing operations of the manufacturing group before pension contributions to be in a range of $800 million to $900 million, up $200 million, with planned pension contributions of about $50 million.

Donnelly continued, “As the economy strengthens, our outlook reflects continued growth in business aviation, improving execution on new programs at Systems, ongoing investments in Future Vertical Lift at Bell and strong retail demand in our end-markets at Industrial."

Second Quarter Segment Results

Textron Aviation

Revenues at Textron Aviation of $1.2 billion were up $414 million from the second quarter of 2020, largely due to higher Citation jet volume of $174 million, aftermarket volume of $98 million and commercial turboprop volume of $75 million.

Textron Aviation delivered 44 jets, up from 23 last year, and 33 commercial turboprops, up from 15 last year.

Segment profit was $96 million in the second quarter, up $162 million from a year ago, due to the higher volume and mix of $117 million, a favorable impact from performance of $34 million and favorable pricing, net of inflation of $11 million.

Textron Aviation backlog at the end of the second quarter was $2.7 billion.


Bell revenues were $891 million, up $69 million from last year, on higher commercial revenues of $99 million, partially offset by lower military revenues.

Bell delivered 47 commercial helicopters in the quarter, up from 27 last year.

Segment profit of $110 million was down $8 million, primarily due to higher research and development costs in the quarter, largely related to the future vertical lift programs.

Bell backlog at the end of the second quarter was $4.8 billion.

Textron Systems

Revenues at Textron Systems were $333 million, up $7 million from last year's second quarter.

Segment profit of $48 million was up $11 million from a year ago, largely due to a favorable impact from performance.

Textron Systems’ backlog at the end of the second quarter was $2.3 billion.


Industrial revenues were $794 million, up $232 million from last year, with $169 million from Fuel Systems and Functional Components and $63 million from Specialized Vehicles, largely reflecting higher volume and mix.

Segment profit of $32 million was up $43 million from the second quarter of 2020, primarily due to the higher volume and mix at each of the businesses.


Finance segment revenues were $12 million, and profit was $3 million.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host its conference call today, July 29, 2021 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) 721-7241 in the U.S. or (409) 207-6955 outside of the U.S.; Access Code: 4252363.

In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback beginning at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, July 29, 2021 by dialing (402) 970-0847; Access Code: 9928221.

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, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. 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; and risks and uncertainties related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business and operations.

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