Lockheed Martin Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

  • Net sales of $12.9 billion in the fourth quarter and $46.1 billion in 2015
  • Net earnings of $933 million, or $3.01 per share, in the fourth quarter and $3.6 billion, or $11.46 per share, in 2015
  • Generated cash from operations of $1.4 billion in the fourth quarter and $5.1 billion in 2015
  • Announces agreement to separate and combine government IT and technical services businesses with Leidos Holdings, Inc.
  • Closed the acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
  • Achieved record backlog of $99.6 billion, including $15.6 billion for Sikorsky
  • 2016 financial outlook provided

Bethesda, Md., Jan. 26, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today reported fourth quarter 2015 net sales of $12.9 billion, compared to $12.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014. Net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2015 were $933 million, or $3.01 per share, compared to $904 million, or $2.82 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2014. Cash from operations in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $1.4 billion, compared to $(201) million of cash used in operations, after pension contributions of $1.0 billion, in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Fourth quarter 2015 net earnings included a special charge for workforce reductions of $67 million, which decreased net earnings $44 million, or $0.14 per share; and non-recoverable transaction costs of $45 million associated with the acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) and the Corporation’s strategic review of its government IT and technical services businesses, which decreased net earnings $28 million, or $0.09 per share.  These costs were offset by the recognition of a full-year U.S. research and development (R&D) tax credit resulting from the enactment of tax legislation in the fourth quarter of 2015, which increased net earnings $71 million, or $0.23 per share.  Fourth quarter 2014 net earnings included a special charge for a non-cash goodwill impairment of $119 million, which decreased net earnings $107 million, or $0.33 per share, partially offset by the recognition of a full-year R&D tax credit due to the temporary reinstatement of the R&D tax credit in the fourth quarter of 2014, which increased earnings $45 million, or $0.14 per share.

Net sales in 2015 were $46.1 billion, compared to $45.6 billion in 2014. Net earnings in 2015 were $3.6 billion, or $11.46 per share, compared to $3.6 billion, or $11.21 per share, in 2014. Cash from operations in 2015 was $5.1 billion, compared to cash from operations in 2014 of $3.9 billion after pension contributions of $2.0 billion.

Net earnings in 2015 included special charges for workforce reductions of $102 million, which decreased net earnings $66 million, or $0.21 per share; and non-recoverable transaction costs of $45 million associated with the acquisition of Sikorsky and the Corporation’s strategic review of its government IT and technical services businesses, which decreased net earnings $28 million, or $0.09 per share.  These costs were offset by the recognition of the R&D tax credit, which increased net earnings $71 million, or $0.23 per share.  Net earnings in 2014 included a special charge for a non-cash goodwill impairment of $119 million, which decreased net earnings $107 million, or $0.33 per share, partially offset by the recognition of the R&D tax credit, which increased earnings $45 million, or $0.14 per share.

“The corporation completed a year of exceptional operational accomplishments for customers and financial returns to stockholders,” said Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson.  “The successful closure of the Sikorsky acquisition and completion of the strategic review of our IS&GS businesses, coupled with our record backlog, position the corporation for future growth and value creation for our customers and our stockholders.”

Strategic Actions

Acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

On Nov. 6, 2015, the Corporation completed its acquisition of Sikorsky for $9.0 billion, net of cash acquired.  Sikorsky, a global company primarily engaged in the design, manufacture and support of military and commercial helicopters, has been aligned under the Corporation’s Mission Systems and Training (MST) business segment.  The Corporation funded the acquisition with new debt issuances, commercial paper and cash on hand.  The Corporation and United Technologies Corporation made a joint election under Section 338(h)(10) of the Internal Revenue Code, which treats the transaction as an asset purchase for tax purposes.  This election generates a cash tax benefit with an estimated net present value of $1.9 billion for the Corporation and its stockholders.  The financial results of Sikorsky have been included in the Corporation’s consolidated results of operations from the Nov. 6, 2015 acquisition date through Dec. 31, 2015.

Strategic Review of Government IT and Technical Services Businesses

Information Systems & Global Solutions Divestiture

The Corporation announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to separate and combine its Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business segment with Leidos Holdings, Inc. (Leidos) in a tax-efficient Reverse Morris Trust transaction anticipated to unlock approximately $5.0 billion in estimated enterprise value for the Corporation’s stockholders, including a $1.8 billion one-time special cash payment to Lockheed Martin.  Additionally, Lockheed Martin stockholders will receive approximately 50.5 percent of the outstanding equity of Leidos on a fully diluted basis with an estimated value of $3.2 billion.  Subsequent to the program realignment described below, the IS&GS business segment represents the government IT and technical services businesses that were under strategic review.  The transaction is expected to close in the third or fourth quarter of 2016.  Until closing, IS&GS will operate as a business segment of the Corporation and financial results for the IS&GS business segment will be reported in continuing operations.  A copy of the news release announcing the transaction is available on the Corporation’s website at www.lockheedmartin.com/investor.

Program Realignment

During the fourth quarter of 2015, the Corporation realigned certain programs among its business segments in connection with the strategic review of its government IT and technical services businesses.  As part of the realignment:

  • mission IT and services programs supporting the Corporation’s platforms were transferred from the IS&GS business segment to the MST business segment;
  • energy solutions programs were transferred from the IS&GS business segment to the Missiles and Fire Control (MFC) business segment;
  • space services programs were transferred from the IS&GS business segment to the Space Systems business segment; and
  • technical services programs were transferred from the MFC business segment to the IS&GS business segment.

The program realignment did not impact the Corporation’s consolidated results of operations.  The amounts, discussion, and presentation of the Corporation’s business segment financial results for all periods included in this news release reflect this realignment.

Summary Financial Results

The following table presents the Corporation’s summary financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

(in millions, except per share data)

Quarters Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

Years Ended Dec. 31,

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

Net sales     

 

$12,917

 

 

 

$12,530

 

 

 

$46,132

 

 

 

$45,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business segment operating profit

 


$1,411

 

 

 

$1,407

 

 

 


$5,486

 

 

 

$5,588

Unallocated items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAS/CAS pension adjustment

 

113

 

 

 

121

 

 

 

471

 

 

 

376

Special items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severance charges1

 

(67)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(102)

 

 

 

Goodwill impairment charges

 

 

 

 

(119)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(119

Other, net2, 3

 

(176)

 

 

 

(67)

 

 

 

(419)

 

 

 

(253

Total unallocated items

 

(130)

 

 

 

(65)

 

 

 

(50)

 

 

 

4

Consolidated operating profit1,2,3

 


$1,281

 

 

 

$1,342

 

 

 


$5,436

 

 

 

$5,592

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings1,2,3,4

 

$933

 

 

 

$904

 

 

 

$3,605

 

 

 

$3,614

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share1,2,3,4

 

$3.01

 

 

 

$2.82

 

 

 


$11.46

 

 

 

$11.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash from operations5

 

$1,364

 

 

 

$(201)

 

 

 

$5,101

 

 

 

$3,866

 

1   Severance charges in 2015 consist of amounts associated with the elimination of certain positions at the MST business segment and the IS&GS business segment (prior to program realignment).  These charges reduced net earnings about $44 million, or $0.14 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015 and about $66 million, or $0.21 per share, in the year ended Dec. 31, 2015.  Severance charges for initiatives that are not significant are included in business segment operating profit.

2   Other, net in the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015 includes a non-cash asset impairment charge of approximately $90 million related to the Corporation’s decision to divest a non-core asset in 2016. This charge was partially offset by a net deferred tax benefit of about $80 million, which is recorded in income tax expense. The net impact reduced net earnings by about $10 million, or $0.03 per share, in the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015.

3     Other, net in the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015 includes approximately $45 million of non-recoverable transaction costs associated with the acquisition of Sikorsky and the Corporation’s strategic review, which reduced net earnings about $28 million, or $0.09 per share.

4   The amounts and per share data reported may change between the earnings release date and filing of the Corporation’s Form 10-K due to ongoing purchase accounting analysis related to the Sikorsky acquisition.

5   The Corporation made no contributions to its heritage qualified defined benefit pension trust in the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to $1.0 billion and $2.0 billion in the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The Corporation made approximately $5 million in contributions to the Sikorsky qualified defined benefit pension plan in the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015.   Additionally, the Corporation made net income tax payments of approximately $585 million and $1.8 billion in the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to approximately $535 million and $1.5 billion in the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

2016 Financial Outlook

The following table and other sections of this news release contain forward-looking statements, which are based on the Corporation’s current expectations. Actual results may differ materially from those projected. It is the Corporation’s practice not to incorporate adjustments into its financial outlook for proposed acquisitions, divestitures, ventures, changes in law and restructuring activities until such items have been consummated or enacted. For additional factors that may impact the Corporation’s actual results, refer to the “Forward-Looking Statements” section in this news release.

(in millions, except per share data)

 

Current Outlook

 

 

 

Net sales       

 

$49,500 – $51,000

 

 

 

Business segment operating profit

 

$4,900 – $5,050

   FAS/CAS pension adjustment

 

~975

   Other, net

 

~(275)

Consolidated operating profit

 

$5,600 – $5,750

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

$11.45 – $11.75

 

 

 

Cash from operations

 

≥ $5,300

The Corporation’s outlook for 2016 reflects a full year of operations of Sikorsky, which was acquired in the fourth quarter of 2015 (the outlook may change as a result of ongoing purchase accounting analysis which will be completed in 2016); incorporates the R&D tax credit, which was permanently extended through legislation enacted in the fourth quarter of 2015; reflects a full year of operations of the IS&GS business segment as the timing of the closing of the announced transaction is uncertain (the outlook for 2016 will be updated when and if the transaction closes); assumes no contributions to the Corporation’s heritage pension plans, as none are required using current assumptions; and includes the impact of planned contributions to the Sikorsky qualified defined benefit pension plan.

Cash Deployment Activities

The Corporation’s cash deployment activities during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015 consisted of the following:

  • repurchasing 3.2 million shares for $707 million and 15.2 million shares for $3.1 billion during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to 1.2 million shares for $224 million and 11.5 million shares for $1.9 billion during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014;
  • paying cash dividends of $505 million and $1.9 billion during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to $474 million and $1.8 billion during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014;
  • making no contributions to the Corporation’s heritage pension trust during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to $1.0 billion and $2.0 billion during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014;
  • paying $9.0 billion for acquisitions of businesses and investments in affiliates, net of cash acquired, during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to $276 million and $898 million during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014; and
  • making capital expenditures of $439 million and $939 million during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to $389 million and $845 million during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

In October 2015, the Corporation borrowed $6.0 billion under a 364-day revolving credit facility (the 364-day Facility) to partially fund the $9.0 billion purchase price of Sikorsky, net of cash acquired. The remainder of the Sikorsky purchase price was funded with cash from operations and approximately $1.0 billion in commercial paper borrowings.  In November 2015, the Corporation borrowed $7.0 billion of fixed interest rate long-term notes (the November 2015 Notes), the proceeds of which were used to repay the $6.0 billion of outstanding borrowings under the 364-day Facility and for general corporate purposes.  The November 2015 Notes have fixed interest rates ranging from 1.85 percent to 4.70 percent and mature between 2018 and 2046. Commercial paper borrowings used to fund the Sikorsky acquisition were repaid in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Segment Results

The Corporation operates in five business segments: Aeronautics, Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS), Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Mission Systems and Training (MST) and Space Systems. The Corporation organizes its business segments based on the nature of products and services offered.

The amounts, discussion, and presentation of the Corporation’s business segments as set forth in this news release reflect the previously described program realignment and include the results of the acquired Sikorsky business from the Nov. 6, 2015 acquisition date through Dec. 31, 2015.

Operating profit of the business segments includes the Corporation’s share of earnings or losses from equity method investees as the operating activities of the equity method investees are closely aligned with the operations of the Corporation’s business segments. United Launch Alliance (ULA), which is part of the Space Systems business segment, is the Corporation’s primary equity method investee. Operating profit of the Corporation’s business segments excludes the FAS/CAS pension adjustment, which represents the difference between total pension expense recorded in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (FAS) and pension costs recoverable on U.S. Government contracts as determined in accordance with U.S. Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS); expense for stock-based compensation; the effects of items not considered part of management’s evaluation of segment operating performance, such as charges related to significant severance actions and goodwill impairments; gains or losses from divestitures; the effects of certain legal settlements; corporate costs not allocated to the Corporation’s business segments; and other miscellaneous corporate activities.

Changes in net sales and operating profit generally are expressed in terms of volume. Changes in volume refer to increases or decreases in sales or operating profit resulting from varying production activity levels, deliveries or service levels on individual contracts. Volume changes in segment operating profit are typically based on the current profit booking rate for a particular contract.

In addition, comparability of the Corporation’s segment sales, operating profit and operating margins may be impacted favorably or unfavorably by changes in profit booking rates on the Corporation’s contracts accounted for using the percentage-of-completion method of accounting. Increases in the profit booking rates, typically referred to as risk retirements, usually relate to revisions in the estimated total costs that reflect improved conditions on a particular contract. Conversely, conditions on a particular contract may deteriorate, resulting in an increase in the estimated total costs to complete and a reduction in the profit booking rate. Increases or decreases in profit booking rates are recognized in the current period and reflect the inception-to-date effect of such changes. Segment operating profit and margins may also be impacted favorably or unfavorably by other items. Favorable items may include the positive resolution of contractual matters, cost recoveries on restructuring charges, insurance recoveries and gains on sales of assets. Unfavorable items may include the adverse resolution of contractual matters; restructuring charges, except for significant severance actions which are excluded from segment operating results; reserves for disputes; asset impairments; and losses on sales of assets. Segment operating profit and items such as risk retirements, reductions of profit booking rates or other matters are presented net of state income taxes.

The following table presents summary operating results of the Corporation’s five business segments and reconciles these amounts to the Corporation’s consolidated financial results.

(in millions)

 

Quarters Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

Years Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Net sales     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aeronautics

 

 

$4,384

 

 

 

$4,135

 

 

 

$15,570

 

 

 

$14,920

 

Information Systems & Global Solutions

 

 

1,397

 

 

 

1,491

 

 

 

5,596

 

 

 

5,654

 

Missiles and Fire Control

 

 

1,969

 

 

 

1,863

 

 

 

6,770

 

 

 

7,092

 

Mission Systems and Training

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

2,451

 

 

 

9,091

 

 

 

8,732

 

Space Systems

 

 

2,382

 

 

 

2,590

 

 

 

9,105

 

 

 

9,202

 

     Total net sales

 

 

$12,917

 

 

 

$12,530

 

 

 

$46,132

 

 

 

$45,600

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aeronautics

 

 

$448

 

 

 

$441

 

 

 

$1,681

 

 

 

$1,649

 

Information Systems & Global Solutions

 

 

131

 

 

 

117

 

 

 

508

 

 

 

472

 

Missiles and Fire Control

 

 

387

 

 

 

329

 

 

 

1,282

 

 

 

1,344

 

Mission Systems and Training

 

 

157

 

 

 

232

 

 

 

844

 

 

 

936

 

Space Systems

 

 

288

 

 

 

288

 

 

 

1,171

 

 

 

1,187

 

     Total business segment operating profit

 

 

1,411

 

 

 

1,407

 

 

 

5,486

 

 

 

5,588

 

Unallocated items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAS/CAS pension adjustment

 

 

113

 

 

 

121

 

 

 

471

 

 

 

376

 

Special items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Severance charges

 

 

(67)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(102)

 

 

 

-

 

     Goodwill impairment charge

 

 

-

 

 

 

(119)

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(119)

 

Other, net

 

 

(176)

 

 

 

(67)

 

 

 

(419)

 

 

 

(253)

 

Total unallocated items

 

 

(130)

 

 

 

(65)

 

 

 

(50)

 

 

 

4

 

      Total consolidated operating profit

 

 

 

$1,281

 

 

 

$1,342

 

 

 

 

$5,436

 

 

 

$5,592

 

The Corporation’s consolidated net adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, represented approximately 28 percent and 34 percent of total business segment operating profit for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to approximately 28 percent and 32 percent for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

Aeronautics

(in millions)

Quarters Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

Years Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Net sales     

 

$4,384

 

 

 

$4,135

 

 

 

$15,570

 

 

 

$14,920

 

Operating profit

 

$448

 

 

 

$441

 

 

 

$1,681

 

 

 

$1,649

 

Operating margins

 

10.2%

 

 

 

 

10.7%

 

 

 

10.8%

 

 

 

 

11.1%

 

Aeronautics’ net sales in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased $249 million, or 6 percent, compared to the same period in 2014. The increase was attributable to higher net sales of approximately $475 million for F-35 production contracts due to increased volume on aircraft production and sustainment activities; and approximately $55 million for the C-5 program due to increased deliveries (two aircraft delivered in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to one delivered in the same period of 2014), partially offset by lower sustainment activities. The increases were partially offset by lower net sales of approximately $135 million for the F-16 program due to fewer deliveries (two aircraft delivered in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to six delivered in the same period of 2014); approximately $110 million for the C-130 program due to fewer aircraft deliveries (seven aircraft delivered in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared to eight delivered in the same period in 2014), lower sustainment activities and aircraft contract mix; and approximately $50 million for the F-22 program as a result of decreased sustainment activities.

Aeronautics’ operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 was comparable to the same period in 2014. Operating profit increased approximately $100 million for F-35 production contracts due to risk retirements and increased volume and sustainment activities. This increase was partially offset by lower operating profit of approximately $40 million for the F-22 program as a result of lower risk retirements on sustainment activities; approximately $35 million due to decreased volume and lower risk retirements on various programs; and approximately $20 million for the C-130 program due to fewer aircraft deliveries, lower sustainment activities and aircraft contract mix.  Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $30 million higher in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

Aeronautics’ net sales in 2015 increased $650 million, or 4 percent, compared to 2014. The increase was attributable to higher net sales of approximately $1.4 billion for F-35 production contracts due to increased volume on aircraft production and sustainment activities; and approximately $150 million for the C-5 program due to increased deliveries (nine aircraft delivered in 2015 compared to seven delivered in 2014).  The increases were partially offset by lower net sales of approximately $350 million for the C-130 program due to fewer aircraft deliveries (21 aircraft delivered in 2015, compared to 24 delivered in 2014), lower sustainment activities and aircraft contract mix; approximately $200 million due to decreased volume and lower risk retirements on various programs; approximately $195 million for the F-16 program due to fewer deliveries (11 aircraft delivered in 2015, compared to 17 delivered in 2014); and approximately $190 million for the F-22 program as a result of decreased sustainment activities.

Aeronautics’ operating profit in 2015 increased $32 million, or 2 percent, compared to 2014. Operating profit increased by approximately $240 million for F-35 production contracts due to increased volume and risk retirements; and approximately $40 million for the C-5 program due to increased risk retirements.  These increases were offset by lower operating profit of approximately $90 million for the F-22 program due to lower risk retirements; approximately $70 million for the C-130 program as a result of the reasons stated above for lower net sales; and approximately $80 million due to decreased volume and risk retirements on various programs.  Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $100 million higher in 2015 compared to 2014.

Information Systems & Global Solutions

(in millions)

 

Quarters Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

Years Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

Net sales     

 

 

$1,397

 

 

 

$1,491

 

 

 

$5,596

 

 

 

$5,654

Operating profit

 

 

$131

 

 

 

$117

 

 

 

$508

 

 

 

$472

Operating margins

 

 

9.4%

 

 

 

7.8%

 

 

 

9.1%

 

 

 

8.3%

IS&GS’ net sales decreased $94 million, or 6 percent, in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $58 million, or 1 percent, in 2015 compared to the same periods in 2014. The decreases were attributable to lower net sales of approximately $135 million in the fourth quarter and about $395 million in 2015 as a result of key program completions, lower customer funding levels and increased competition, coupled with the fragmentation of existing large contracts into multiple smaller contracts that are awarded primarily on the basis of price when re-competed (including CMS-CITIC).  These decreases were partially offset by higher net sales of approximately $30 million in the fourth quarter and $230 million in 2015 for businesses acquired in 2014.  Additionally, net sales in 2015 increased approximately $110 million due to the start-up of new programs and growth in recently awarded programs.

IS&GS’ operating profit increased $14 million, or 12 percent, in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $36 million, or 8 percent, in 2015 compared to the same periods in 2014. The increase was attributable to improved program performance and risk retirements, offset by decreased operating profit resulting from the activities mentioned above for net sales.  Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $30 million higher in the fourth quarter and about $70 million higher in 2015 compared to the same periods in 2014.

Missiles and Fire Control

(in millions)

 

Quarters Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

Years Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

Net sales     

 

 

$1,969

 

 

 

$1,863

 

 

 

$6,770

 

 

 

$7,092

Operating profit

 

 

$387

 

 

 

$329

 

 

 

$1,282

 

 

 

$1,344

Operating margins

 

 

19.7%

 


 

 

17.7%

 

 

 

18.9%

 

 

 

19.0%

MFC’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased $106 million, or 6 percent, compared to the same period in 2014. The increase was attributable to higher net sales of approximately $75 million for tactical missile programs due to increased deliveries (primarily Hellfire); and approximately $70 million for fire control programs due to increased deliveries (including LANTIRN® and SNIPER®).  These increases were partially offset by decreases in net sales of approximately $65 million for air and missile defense programs, primarily Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) due to lower volume and Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) due to fewer deliveries.

MFC’s operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased $58 million, or 18 percent, compared to the same period in 2014. The increase was attributable to higher operating profit of approximately $80 million for air and missile defense programs (primarily PAC-3 and THAAD) due to increased risk retirements.  This increase was partially offset by lower operating profit of approximately $25 million for fire control programs (primarily LANTIRN and SNIPER) due to lower risk retirements.  Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $20 million higher in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

MFC’s net sales in 2015 decreased $322 million, or 5 percent, compared to the same period in 2014. The decrease was attributable to lower net sales of approximately $345 million for air and missile defense programs due to fewer deliveries (primarily PAC-3) and lower volume (primarily THAAD); and approximately $85 million for tactical missile programs due to fewer deliveries (primarily Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS)) and Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, partially offset by increased deliveries for Hellfire.  These decreases were partially offset by higher net sales of approximately $55 million for energy solutions programs due to increased volume.

MFC’s operating profit in 2015 decreased $62 million, or 5 percent, compared to 2014. The decrease was attributable to lower operating profit of approximately $100 million for fire control programs due primarily to lower risk retirements (primarily LANTIRN and SNIPER); and approximately $65 million for tactical missile programs due to lower risk retirements (primarily Hellfire and GMLRS) and fewer deliveries.  These decreases were partially offset by higher operating profit of approximately $75 million for air and missile defense programs due to increased risk retirements (primarily THAAD).  Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $60 million lower in 2015 compared to 2014.

Mission Systems and Training

(in millions)

 

Quarters Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

Years Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Net sales     

 

 

$2,785

 

 

 

$2,451

 

 

 

$9,091

 

 

 

$8,732

 

Operating profit

 

 

$157

 

 

 

$232

 

 

 

$844

 

 

 

$936

 

Operating margins

 

 

5.6%

 

 

 

9.5%

 

 

 

9.3%

 

 

 

10.7%

 

MST’s net sales in the fourth quarter of 2015 increased $334 million, or 14 percent, compared to the same period in 2014. The increase was primarily attributable to net sales of approximately $400 million from Sikorsky, net of adjustments required to account for the acquisition of this business in the fourth quarter of 2015.  This increase was partially offset by lower net sales of approximately $70 million for integrated warfare systems and sensors programs due to decreased deliveries and volume (primarily radar surveillance systems), partially offset by the ramp-up of recently awarded programs (primarily Space Fence).

MST’s operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 decreased $75 million, or 32 percent, compared to the same period in 2014. The decrease was attributable to lower operating profit of approximately $60 million for integrated warfare systems and sensors programs due to investments made in connection with a recently awarded next generation radar technology program; and approximately $45 million for Sikorsky due primarily to intangible amortization and adjustments required to account for the acquisition of this business in the fourth quarter of 2015.  These decreases were offset by higher operating profit of approximately $30 million due to reserves recorded on certain ship and aviation systems and training and logistics solutions programs in the fourth quarter of 2014 that were not repeated in the fourth quarter of 2015. Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $65 million lower in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

MST’s net sales in 2015 increased $359 million, or 4 percent, compared to 2014. The increase was attributable to net sales of approximately $400 million from Sikorsky, net of adjustments required to account for the acquisition of this business in the fourth quarter of 2015; and approximately $220 million for integrated warfare systems and sensors programs, primarily due to the ramp-up of recently awarded programs (Space Fence). These increases were partially offset by lower net sales of approximately $150 million for undersea systems programs due to decreased volume as a result of in-theater force reductions (primarily Persistent Threat Detection System); and approximately $105 million for ship and aviation systems programs primarily due to decreased volume (Merlin Capability Sustainment Program).

MST’s operating profit in 2015 decreased $92 million, or 10 percent, compared to 2014. Operating profit decreased by approximately $75 million due to performance matters on an international program (reflected in the IS&GS business segment results in periods prior to program realignment reclassifications made in the fourth quarter of 2015); approximately $45 million for Sikorsky due primarily to intangible amortization and adjustments required to account for the acquisition of this business in the fourth quarter of 2015; and approximately $15 million for integrated warfare systems and sensors programs, primarily due to investments made in connection with a recently awarded next generation radar technology program, partially offset by higher risk retirements (including Halifax Class Modernization).  These decreases were partially offset by approximately $20 million in increased operating profit for training and logistics services programs, primarily due to reserves recorded on certain programs in 2014 that were not repeated in 2015.  Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $100 million lower in 2015 compared to 2014.

Space Systems

(in millions)

 

Quarters Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

Years Ended Dec. 31,

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Net sales     

 

 

$2,382

 

 

 

$2,590

 

 

 

$9,105

 

 

 

$9,202

 

Operating profit

 

 

$288

 

 

 

$288

 

 

 

$1,171

 

 

 

$1,187

 

Operating margins

 

 

12.1%

 

 

 

 

11.1%

 

 

 

12.9%

 

 

 

 

12.9%

 

Space Systems’ net sales in the fourth quarter of 2015 decreased $208 million, or 8 percent, compared to the same period in 2014. The decrease was attributable to lower net sales of approximately $200 million for the Orion program due to decreased volume (primarily the first unmanned test flight of the Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle in Dec. 2014); and approximately $145 million for government satellite programs due to decreased volume (primarily Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF)).  These decreases were partially offset by higher net sales of approximately $150 million for commercial space transportation programs due to increased launch-related activities.

Space Systems’ operating profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 was comparable to the same period in 2014. Operating profit increased approximately $35 million for government satellite programs due to increased risk retirements and approximately $20 million due to increased equity earnings in joint ventures.  These increases were partially offset by decreased operating profit of approximately $25 million for commercial satellite programs due to performance matters on certain programs and approximately $20 million for the Orion program due to decreased volume.  Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $10 million lower in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014.

Space Systems’ net sales in 2015 decreased $97 million, or 1 percent, compared to 2014. The decrease was attributable to approximately $335 million lower net sales for government satellite programs due to decreased volume (primarily AEHF) and the wind-down or completion of mission solutions programs; and approximately $55 million for strategic missile and defense systems due to lower volume.  These decreases were partially offset by higher net sales of approximately $235 million for businesses acquired in 2014; and approximately $75 million for the Orion program due to increased volume.

Space Systems’ operating profit in 2015 decreased $16 million, or 1 percent, compared to 2014. Operating profit increased approximately $85 million for government satellite programs due primarily to increased risk retirements.  This increase was partially offset by lower operating profit of approximately $65 million for commercial satellite programs due to performance matters on certain programs; and approximately $35 million due to decreased equity earnings in joint ventures.  Adjustments not related to volume, including net profit booking rate adjustments and other matters, were approximately $105 million higher in 2015 compared to 2014.

Total equity earnings recognized by Space Systems (primarily ULA) represented approximately $60 million, or 21 percent, and approximately $245 million, or 21 percent, of this business segment’s operating profit during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to approximately $40 million, or 14 percent, and approximately $280 million, or 24 percent, during the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014.

Income Taxes

The Corporation’s effective income tax rates were 19.8 percent and 28.2 percent for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to 28.1 percent and 31.3 percent for the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The rates for all periods benefited from tax deductions for U.S. manufacturing activities and for dividends paid to the Corporation’s defined contribution plans with an employee stock ownership plan feature and the retroactive reinstatement of the R&D tax credit.  The 2014 benefits were offset by the unfavorable impact of non-cash goodwill impairment charges.

As a result of legislation enacted in the fourth quarter of 2015, the R&D tax credit was permanently extended and reinstated, retroactive to the beginning of 2015.  Accordingly, the effective income tax rates for both the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2015 reflect the credit for all of 2015, which reduced the Corporation’s effective tax rates by 6.1 percentage points for the fourth quarter and 1.4 percentage points for the full year in 2015.  In the fourth quarter of 2014, the R&D tax credit was temporarily reinstated for one year, retroactive to the beginning of 2014.  Accordingly, the effective income tax rates for both the quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2014 reflect the credit for all of 2014, which reduced the Corporation’s effective tax rates by 3.6 percentage points for the fourth quarter and 0.9 percentage points for the full year in 2014.

As a result of a decision in the fourth quarter of 2015 to divest a non-core asset in 2016, the Corporation recorded an asset impairment charge of approximately $90 million.  This charge was partially offset by a net deferred tax benefit of about $80 million. The net impact of the resulting tax benefit reduced the effective income tax rates by 4.4 percentage points for the fourth quarter and 1.0 percentage points for the full year in 2015.



About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky – employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements that, to the extent they are not recitations of historical fact, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, and are based on Lockheed Martin’s current expectations and assumptions. The words “believe,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “outlook,” “scheduled,” “forecast” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially due to factors such as:

  • the Corporation’s reliance on contracts with the U.S. Government, all of which are conditioned upon the availability of funding;
  • declining budgets; affordability initiatives; the implementation of automatic sequestration under the Budget Control Act of 2011 or Congressional actions intended to replace sequestration;
  • risks related to the development, production, performance, schedule, cost and requirements of complex and technologically advanced programs including the Corporation’s largest, the F-35 program;
  • economic, industry, business and political conditions (domestic and international) including their effects on governmental policy;
  • the Corporation’s success in growing international sales and expanding into adjacent markets and risks associated with doing business in new markets and internationally;
  • the competitive environment for the Corporation’s products and services, including increased market pressures in the Corporation’s services businesses, competition from outside the aerospace and defense industry, and increased bid protests;
  • planned production rates for significant programs and compliance with stringent performance and reliability standards;
  • the performance of key suppliers, teammates, venture partners, subcontractors and customers;
  • the timing and customer acceptance of product deliveries;
  • the Corporation’s ability to attract and retain key personnel and transfer knowledge to new personnel; the impact of work stoppages or other labor disruptions;
  • the impact of cyber or other security threats or other disruptions to the Corporation’s businesses;
  • the Corporation’s ability to implement capitalization changes such as share repurchase activity and pension funding or debt levels;
  • the Corporation’s ability to recover certain costs under U.S. Government contracts and changes in contract mix;
  • the accuracy of the Corporation’s estimates and projections;
  • risk of a future impairment of goodwill or other long-term assets;
  • movements in interest rates and other changes that may affect pension plan assumptions and actual returns on pension plan assets;
  • realizing the anticipated benefits of acquisitions or divestitures, ventures, teaming arrangements or internal reorganizations, and the Corporation’s efforts to increase the efficiency of its operations and improve the affordability of its products and services;
  • the ability to successfully integrate the Sikorsky business and realize synergies and other expected benefits of this acquisition;
  • adjustments required as a result of the ongoing purchase accounting analysis related to the Sikorsky acquisition;  
  • risks related to the completion of the Corporation’s previously announced transaction with Leidos related to the Corporation’s IS&GS business segment, including anticipated terms and timing; obtaining stockholder and regulatory approvals and anticipated tax treatment;  the dependency of any split-off transaction on market conditions; and the value to be received in any split-off transaction;
  • the adequacy of the Corporation’s insurance and indemnities;
  • materials availability;
  • the effect of changes in or interpretation of legislation, regulation or policy, including those applicable to procurement (including competition from fewer and larger prime contractors), cost allowability or recovery, accounting, taxation, or export; and
  • the outcome of legal proceedings, bid protests, environmental remediation efforts, government allegations that we have failed to comply with law, other contingencies and U.S. Government identification of deficiencies in the Corporation’s business systems.

These are only some of the factors that may affect the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. For a discussion identifying additional important factors that could cause actual results to vary materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, see the Corporation’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) including, but not limited to, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” in the Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The Corporation’s filings may be accessed through the Investor Relations page of its website, www.lockheedmartin.com/investor, or through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

The Corporation’s actual financial results likely will be different from those projected due to the inherent nature of projections. Given these uncertainties, forward-looking statements should not be relied on in making investment decisions. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release speak only as of the date of its filing. Except where required by applicable law, the Corporation expressly disclaims a duty to provide updates to forward-looking statements after the date of this news release to reflect subsequent events, changed circumstances, changes in expectations, or the estimates and assumptions associated with them. The forward-looking statements in this news release are intended to be subject to the safe harbor protection provided by the federal securities laws.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

In connection with the proposed transaction between Lockheed Martin and Leidos, Abacus Innovations Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin created for the transaction (“Spinco”), will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4/S-1 containing a prospectus and Leidos will file with the SEC a proxy statement on Schedule 14A and a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a prospectus. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENTS/PROSPECTUSES AND PROXY STATEMENT WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTIES AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the prospectuses and proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by the Corporation, Spinco and Leidos at the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. Free copies of these documents, once available, and each of the companies’ other filings with the SEC, may also be obtained from the respective companies websites at http://www.leidos.com (Leidos) and http://www.lockheedmartin.com (Lockheed Martin).

This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any investor or security holder. However, Leidos, the Corporation, and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders of Leidos in respect of the proposed transaction under the rules of the SEC. Information regarding Leidos’ directors and executive officers is available in Leidos’ 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 25, 2015, and in its definitive proxy statement for its annual meeting of stockholders filed on April 17, 2015. Information regarding the Corporation’s directors and executive officers is available in the Corporation’s 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 9, 2015, and in its definitive proxy statement for its annual meeting of stockholders filed on March 13, 2015. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the registration statements, prospectuses and proxy statement and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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Lockheed Martin will webcast the earnings conference call (listen-only mode) at 11:00 a.m. ET on January 26, 2016. A live audio broadcast, including relevant charts, will be available on the Investor Relations page of the Corporation’s website at: www.lockheedmartin.com/investor.