Textron Reports First Quarter Results

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) today reported first quarter 2011 income from continuing operations of $0.10 per share, compared to a loss from continuing operations of $0.01 per share in the first quarter of 2010. Last year's loss from continuing operations included $0.06 per share in special charges.

Revenues in the quarter were $2.5 billion, up 12.2 percent from the year-ago quarter, as a 14.9 percent growth in manufacturing revenues more than offset lower revenues at the Finance segment. Manufacturing segment profit was $167 million, up $13 million from the first quarter of 2010.

"First quarter results benefited from strong execution and cost performance at Bell, Systems and Industrial," said Textron Chairman and CEO Scott C. Donnelly.

Donnelly added, "However, at Cessna, low production and delivery levels led to an operating loss in the quarter. Looking forward, we expect improved profitability as volumes recover and the impacts of our continuing cost reduction and productivity programs take effect."

Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions reflected a use of cash of $55 million during the first quarter compared to a use of cash of $134 million during last year's first quarter. Managed receivables in the Finance segment were reduced by $485 million, ending the quarter at $4.1 billion. Textron's consolidated net debt was $4.7 billion, down $352 million from the end of 2010.

Outlook

Textron reiterated its forecast of 2011 earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.00 to $1.15 and manufacturing cash flow from continuing operations before pension contributions of between $800 and $850 million.

Donnelly continued, "The demand environment for our commercial aircraft continued to show signs of recovery on a year-over-year basis, despite economic disruptions that occurred during the quarter and we still expect a slight increase in commercial deliveries at both Bell and Cessna this year."

First Quarter Segment Results

Cessna

Cessna delivered 31 new Citation jets in the quarter, flat with deliveries in last year's first quarter. However, revenues increased $123 million in the first quarter, reflecting a higher mix of light to mid-sized new jets and higher used jet deliveries.

Segment loss increased $14 million, as the contribution from higher revenues was more than offset by lower deposit forfeiture income due to fewer order cancellations, higher engineering and development costs and inflation.

Cessna backlog at the end of the first quarter was $2.6 billion, down $293 million from the end of 2010.

Bell

Bell revenues increased $131 million in the first quarter from the same period in the prior year. Bell delivered 9 V-22's and 4 H-1's in the quarter compared to 4 V-22's and 3 H-1's in last year's first quarter. Bell delivered 15 commercial aircraft in the quarter, flat with deliveries in the first quarter of 2010.

Segment profit increased $17 million, as the impact of higher military production and deliveries more than offset increased research and development costs.

Bell backlog at the end of the first quarter was $7.3 billion, up $119 million from the end of 2010.

Textron Systems

Revenues at Textron Systems decreased $13 million primarily due to lower armored security vehicle aftermarket services.

Segment profit decreased $2 million, primarily due to the lower revenues.

Textron Systems backlog at the end of the first quarter was $1.6 billion, flat with the end of 2010.

Industrial

Revenues increased $78 million in the first quarter primarily due to higher volumes at Kautex, Greenlee and Jacobsen, which led to an increase in segment profit of $12 million.

Finance

Finance segment revenues decreased $50 million compared to the first quarter of 2010, primarily due to reduced earnings on lower finance receivables.

Finance segment loss was lower by $14 million, primarily due to lower loan loss provisions and lower operating expenses, partially offset by lower interest margin on the reduced portfolio of finance receivables and higher portfolio losses.

Since the end of 2010, nonaccrual finance receivables decreased from $850 million to $836 million, while sixty-day plus delinquencies increased to $418 million from $411 million.

Charge-offs in the first quarter were $16 million compared with $24 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Managed receivables ended the quarter at $4.1 billion, down $485 million from the end of last year.

Non-GAAP Measure

Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions is a non-GAAP measure that is defined and reconciled to GAAP in an attachment to this release.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host its conference call today, April 20, 2011 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 (800) 288-8968 in the U.S. or (612) 332-0725 outside of the U.S. (request the Textron Earnings Call).

In addition, the call will be recorded and available for playback beginning at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by dialing (320) 365-3844; Access Code: 186398.

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 Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at 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 herein under "Risk Factors", among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from past and projected future results are the following:

TEXTRON INC.Revenues by Segment and Reconciliation of Segment Profit to Net Income (Loss)Three Months Ended April 2, 2011 and April 3, 2010(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended Ended April 2, 2011 April 3, 2010
REVENUES
MANUFACTURING:
Cessna $ 556 $ 433
Bell 749 618
Textron Systems 445 458
Industrial 703 625
2,453 2,134
FINANCE 26 76
Total revenues $ 2,479 $ 2,210
SEGMENT PROFIT
MANUFACTURING:
Cessna $ (38 ) $ (24 )
Bell 91 74
Textron Systems 53 55
Industrial 61 49
167 154
FINANCE (44 ) (58 )
Segment profit 123 96
Corporate expenses and other, net (39 ) (37 )
Interest expense, net for Manufacturing group (38 ) (36 )
Special charges (a) - (12 )
Income from continuing operations
before income taxes 46 11
Income tax expense (a) (15 ) (15 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 31 (4 )
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes (2 ) (4 )
Net income (loss) $ 29 $ (8 )
Earnings per share (b):
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.10 $ (0.01 )
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes (0.01 ) (0.02 )
Net income (loss) $ 0.09 $ (0.03 )
Average shares outstanding (b) 319,119,000 273,174,000
(a) Special charges for the three months ended April 3, 2010 include two items: pre-tax restructuring costs of $12 million primarily for severance, reflected in Special charges expense; as well as an $11 million discrete tax charge related to the federal health-care legislation enacted in 2010 recorded in Income tax expense.
(b) For the three months ended April 2, 2011, fully diluted shares were used to calculate EPS. For the three months ended April 3, 2010, the potential dilutive effect of stock options, restricted stock units and the shares that could be issued upon the conversion of our 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes and upon the exercise of the related warrants was excluded from the computation of diluted weighted-average shares outstanding as the shares would have an anti-dilutive effect on the loss from continuing operations.

TEXTRON INC.Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(Unaudited)

April 2, 2011 January 1,2011
(In millions)
Assets
Cash and equivalents $ 986 $ 898
Accounts receivable, net 910 892
Inventories 2,453 2,277
Other current assets 1,050 980
Net property, plant and equipment 1,950 1,932
Other assets 3,302 3,354
Textron Finance assets 4,408 4,949
Total Assets $ 15,059 $ 15,282
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt $ 216 $ 19
Other current liabilities 2,577 2,638
Other liabilities 2,986 2,993
Long-term debt 2,333 2,283
Textron Finance liabilities 3,895 4,377
Total Liabilities 12,007 12,310
Total Shareholders' Equity 3,052 2,972
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 15,059 $ 15,282

TEXTRON INC.MANUFACTURING GROUPCondensed Schedule of Cash Flows and GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations(Unaudited)

For the ThreeMonths Ended (In millions) April 2,2011 April 3,2010 Cash flows from operating activities: Income from continuing operations Dividends received from TFC Capital contributions paid to TFC Depreciation and amortization Changes in working capital Changes in other assets and liabilities and non-cash items Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations Cash flows from investing activities: Capital expenditures Other investing activities, net Net cash from investing activities of continuing operations Cash flows from financing activities: Increase in short-term debt Principal payments on long-term debt Net intergroup borrowings Proceeds on option exercises Dividends paid Other financing activities, net Net cash from financing activities of continuing operations Total cash flows from continuing operations Total cash flows from discontinued operations Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents Net change in cash and equivalents Cash and equivalents at beginning of period Cash and equivalents at end of period Manufacturing Cash Flow GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations: Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations - GAAP Less: Capital expenditures Dividends received from TFC Plus: Capital contributions paid to TFC Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment Total pension contributions Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions - Non-GAAP 2011 Outlook Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations - GAAP Less: Capital expenditures Dividends received from TFC Plus: Capital contributions paid to TFC Total pension contributions Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions - Non-GAAP
$ 62 $ 35
130 125
(63 ) (75 )
87 82
(243 ) (270 )
100 37
73 (66 )
(78 ) (38 )
(43 ) (37 )
(121 ) (75 )
203 -
(7 ) (11 )
(60 ) (150 )
3 -
(5 ) (5 )
(5 ) -
129 (166 )
81 (307 )
(1 ) 1
8 (12 )
88 (318 )
898 1,748
$ 986 $ 1,430
$ 73 $ (66 )
(78 ) (38 )
(130 ) (125 )
63 75
1 1
16 19
$ (55 ) $ (134 )
$ 1,000 - $ 1,050
(430)
(210)
190
250
$ 800 - $ 850

Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions is the measure we use to gauge our ability to generate cash from operations in excess of that necessary to be reinvested to sustain and grow our business and fund obligations. We believe that our calculation provides a relevant measure of liquidity; however, this measure is not a financial measure under GAAP and should be used in conjunction with GAAP cash measures provided in our Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows. Our calculation of Manufacturing cash flow before pension contributions adjusts net cash from operating activities of continuing operations for dividends received from TFC, capital contributions provided under the Support Agreement, capital expenditures, proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment and contributions to our pension plans. Beginning in 2011, we changed our calculation to adjust for all pension contributions, both mandatory and voluntary, so that the total impact of these contributions can be more clearly understood. Prior periods have been recast to conform with this presentation.

TEXTRON INC.Condensed Consolidated Schedule of Cash Flows(Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended April 2, 2011 April 3, 2010
(In millions)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 31 $ (4 )
Depreciation and amortization 95 90
Provision for losses on finance receivables 12 55
Changes in working capital (208 ) (270 )
Changes in other assets and liabilities and non-cash items 125 40
Net cash from operating activities of continuing operations 55 (89 )
Cash flows from investing activities:
Finance receivables originated or purchased (76 ) (145 )
Finance receivables repaid 290 501
Proceeds on receivables, including securitizations 168 277
Capital expenditures (78 ) (38 )
Proceeds from sale of repossessed assets and properties 28 32
Other investing activities, net 23 12
Net cash from investing activities of continuing operations 355 639
Cash flows from financing activities:
Increase in short-term debt 203 -
Net borrowings under line of credit facilities (250 ) -
Principal payments on long-term debt (417 ) (936 )
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 144 20
Proceeds on option exercises 3 -
Dividends paid (5 ) (5 )
Other financing activities, net (5 ) -
Net cash from financing activities of continuing operations (327 ) (921 )
Total cash flows from continuing operations 83 (371 )
Total cash flows from discontinued operations (1 ) 1
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents 9 (13 )
Net change in cash and equivalents 91 (383 )
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period 931 1,892
Cash and equivalents at end of period $ 1,022 $ 1,509
CONTACT: Textron Inc. Investor Contacts: Doug Wilburne, 401-457-2288 or Becky Rosenbaum, 401-457-2288 or Media Contact: Michael Maynard, 401-457-2474


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