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Northrop Grumman Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

  • EPS from Continuing Operations Increase 4 Percent to $1.88
  • Guidance for 2012 EPS from Continuing Operations Increased to $7.05 - $7.25
  • Sales Total $6.3 Billion
  • Cash Provided by Operations Increases to $876 Million; Free Cash Flow Increases to $825 Million
  • Total Backlog Increases to $41.5 Billion; New Business Awards Total $8.8 Billion
  • 4.9 Million Shares Repurchased

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - July 25, 2012 - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reported second quarter 2012 earnings from continuing operations of $480 million, or $1.88 per diluted share, compared with $520 million, or $1.81 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011. On a pension-adjusted basis, earnings per diluted share from continuing operations increased 13 percent to $1.79 from $1.59. During the quarter the company repurchased 4.9 million shares of its common stock for approximately $295 million; $1.1 billion remains on its current share repurchase authorization.

"Our businesses continue to perform well, and we continue to create value through a combination of performance and effective cash deployment. We're especially pleased with this quarter's robust level of new business capture, the increase in total backlog, and our strong cash generation. Based on the strength of our year-to-date results, we are again increasing our earnings guidance to a range of $7.05 to $7.25 per share," said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president.

Table 1 — Financial Highlights

  Second Quarter Six Months
$ in millions, except per share amounts 2012 2011 2012 2011
Sales $6,274 $6,560 $12,472 $13,294
Segment operating income1 782 784 1,571 1,505
Segment operating margin rate1 12.5% 12.0% 12.6% 11.3%
Operating income 774 841 1,570 1,652
Operating margin rate 12.3% 12.8% 12.6% 12.4%
Earnings from continuing operations 480 520 986 1,016
Diluted EPS from continuing operations 1.88 1.81 3.84 3.48
Net earnings 480 520 986 1,050
Diluted EPS 1.88 1.81 3.84 3.59
Cash provided by (used in) continuing operations 876 (34) 771 78
Free cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations1 825 (128) 639 (139)
         
Pension-adjusted Operating Highlights        
Operating income 774 841 1,570 1,652
Net pension adjustment1 (35) (99) (67) (202)
Pension-adjusted operating income1 $739 $742 $1,503 $1,450
Pension-adjusted operating margin rate1 11.8% 11.3% 12.1% 10.9%
         
Pension-adjusted Per Share Data        
Diluted EPS from continuing operations $1.88 $1.81 $3.84 $3.48
After-tax net pension adjustment per share1 (0.09) (0.22) (0.17) (0.45)
Pension-adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations1 $1.79 $1.59 $3.67 $3.03
Weighted average shares outstanding — Basic 250.8 282.6 252.0 287.2
Dilutive effect of stock options and stock awards 3.9 4.6 4.5 5.0
Weighted average shares outstanding — Diluted 254.7 287.2 256.5 292.2
1 Non-GAAP metric — see definitions at the end of this press release.

Second quarter 2012 segment operating income of $782 million was comparable to the prior year period, and segment operating margin rate improved by 50 basis points to 12.5 percent. Higher segment margin rate was primarily due to higher operating income at Information Systems and Technical Services. 

Second quarter 2012 operating income decreased $67 million, or 8 percent, and operating margin rate totaled 12.3 percent. The change over the prior year period is principally due to a $64 million decrease in net FAS/CAS pension adjustment. On a pension-adjusted basis, operating income was comparable to the prior year period, and pension-adjusted operating margin rate expanded 50 basis points to 11.8 percent from 11.3 percent.  

Second quarter 2012 net earnings totaled $480 million, or $1.88 per diluted share, compared with $520 million, or $1.81 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2011. Second quarter 2012 diluted earnings per share are based on 254.7 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 287.2 million shares in the second quarter of 2011, an 11 percent decrease.

Table 2 — Cash Flow Highlights

  Second Quarter   Six Months  
$ millions 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change
Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions1 $876 $378 498 $771 $490 281
After-tax discretionary pension pre-funding impact - (412) 412 - (412) 412
Cash provided by (used in) continuing operations $876 $(34) 910 $771 $78 693
Less:      
Capital expenditures (51) (94) 43 (132) (217) 85
Free cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations1 $825 $(128) 953 $639 $(139) 778
After-tax discretionary pension pre-funding impact - 412 (412)   412 (412)
Free cash flow provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions1 $825 $284 541 $639 $273 366
1   Non-GAAP metric — see definitions at the end of this press release.

Cash provided by continuing operations through June 30, 2012, increased to $771 million from $78 million in the prior year, due to lower retiree benefit funding and working capital requirements than in the prior year period.   In the second quarter of 2011, the company made a discretionary contribution to its pension plans that impacted cash flows by $412 million on an after-tax basis. Through June 30, 2012, trade working capital improved by $256 million from the prior year period. Free cash flow from continuing operations through June 30, 2012, totaled $639 million compared with a use of $139 million in the prior year due to the cash trends mentioned above and lower capital spending than in the prior year period.

2012 Guidance Updated

$ in millions, except per share amounts Prior Current
             
Sales 24,700 -- 25,400   24,700 -- 25,400
             
Segment operating margin %1 Mid 11% High 11%
             
Operating margin % Low 11% Mid 11%
             
Diluted EPS from continuing operations 6.70 -- 6.95 7.05 -- 7.25
             
Cash provided by operations 2,300 -- 2,600 2,300 -- 2,600
             
Free cash flow1 1,800  -- 2,100 1,800 -- 2,100
             
1 Non-GAAP metric - see definitions at the end of this press release            

Table 3 — Cash Measurements, Debt and Capital Deployment

$ millions June 30, 2012 December 31, 2011
Total debt $3,937 $3,948
Cash and cash equivalents 3,148 3,002
Net debt1 $789 $ 946
Net debt to total capital ratio2 5.4% 6.6%
     
Total debt less cash and cash equivalents.
2 Net debt divided by the sum of shareholders' equity and total debt.

     

Changes in cash and cash equivalents include the following items for cash from operations, investing and financing through June 30, 2012:

Operations

•                     $771 million provided by continuing operations

Investing

•                     $132 million for capital expenditures

Financing

•                     $555 million for repurchases of common stock

•                     $265 million for dividends

•                     $67 million proceeds from exercises of stock options

Table 4 — Business Results

Consolidated Sales & Segment Operating Income1

  Second Quarter   Six Months  
$ millions 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change
Sales            
Aerospace Systems $2,404 $2,473 (3%) $4,787 $5,066 (6%)
Electronic Systems 1,744 1,791 (3%) 3,468 3,599 (4%)
Information Systems 1,856 2,031 (9%) 3,700 4,056 (9%)
Technical Services 783 776 1% 1,533 1,607 (5%)
Intersegment eliminations (513) (511)   (1,016) (1,034)  
  6,274 6,560 (4%) 12,472 13,294 (6%)
Segment operating income1            
Aerospace Systems 292 320 (9%) 571 607 (6%)
Electronic Systems 276 284 (3%) 580 521 11%
Information Systems 202 189 7% 407 383 6%
Technical Services 74 62 19% 144 130 11%
Intersegment eliminations (62) (71)   (131) (136)  
Segment operating income1 782 784 1,571 1,505 4%
Segment operating margin rate1 12.5% 12.0%  50 bps 12.6% 11.3%  130 bps
Reconciliation to operating income            
Unallocated corporate expenses (39) (38) 3% (62) (48) 29%
Net pension adjustment1 35 99 (65%) 67 202 (67%)
Reversal of royalty income included above (4) (4) (6) (7) (14%)
Operating income 774 841 (8%) 1,570 1,652 (5%)
Operating margin rate 12.3% 12.8%  (50) bps 12.6% 12.4%  20 bps
Interest expense (52) (53) (2%) (105) (111) (5%)
Other, net 5   18 5 260%
Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 727 788   1,483 1,546  
Federal and foreign income tax expense (247) (268) (8%) (497) (530) (6%)
Earnings from continuing operations 480 520 (8%) 986 1,016 (3%)
Earnings from discontinued operations   34  
Net earnings $480 $520 (8%) $986 $1,050 (6%)
1   Non-GAAP metric — see definitions at the end of this press release.

Federal and foreign income tax expense totaled $247 million in the second quarter of 2012 compared with $268 million in the prior year period. The 34 percent effective tax rate for the 2012 second quarter was unchanged from the prior year period. 

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the company transferred its missile business, principally the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program, previously reported in Aerospace Systems to Technical Services. Schedule 6 presents the previously reported and recast results following the realignment. 

Aerospace Systems

  Second Quarter   Six Months  
 $ millions 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change
Sales $2,404   $2,473   (2.8)% $ 4,787   $5,066   (5.5)%
Operating income 292   320   (8.8)% 571   607   (5.9)%
Operating margin rate 12.1% 12.9%   11.9% 12.0%  

Aerospace Systems second quarter 2012 sales declined 3 percent due to lower volume for space systems and military aircraft programs, which more than offset higher volume for advanced programs and technology and unmanned systems programs, including Fire Scout and NATO AGS. Space systems sales declined due to lower volume for restricted programs and the termination of a weather satellite program. Military aircraft sales declined due to lower program volume for the B-2 and the F-35 (due to the adoption of units-of-delivery revenue recognition beginning with low rate initial production lot 5) and fewer F/A-18 deliveries than in the prior year period. Lower volume for these military aircraft programs more than offset higher volume for the E-2D program. 

Aerospace Systems second quarter 2012 operating income declined 9 percent and operating margin rate declined to 12.1 percent from 12.9 percent. The change in operating income and margin rate reflects lower volume and the F/A-18 program's transition from the multi-year 2 contract to the lower margin multi-year 3 contract, as well as a favorable adjustment in the prior year period for the restructuring of a weather satellite program.

Electronic Systems

             
  Second Quarter   Six Months  
 $ millions 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change
Sales  $ 1,744  $ 1,791 (2.6)%  $ 3,468  $ 3,599 (3.6)%
Operating income 276 284 (2.8)% 580 521 11.3%
Operating margin rate 15.8% 15.9%   16.7% 14.5%  

Electronic Systems second quarter 2012 sales declined 3 percent, which reflects the company's previously announced decision to de-emphasize its domestic postal automation business. Sales were also impacted by lower volume for international postal automation and laser systems, and infrared countermeasures program transitions. Declines in these programs were partially offset by higher volume for space systems programs. 

Electronic Systems second quarter 2012 operating income declined 3 percent, consistent with lower volume, with operating margin rate comparable to the prior year period at 15.8 percent. 

Information Systems

  Second Quarter   Six Months  
 $ millions 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011  Change
Sales $1,856 $2,031 (8.6)% $3,700 $4,056 (8.8)%  
Operating income 202 189 6.9% 407 383   6.3%   
Operating margin rate 10.9% 9.3%   11.0% 9.4%  

Information Systems second quarter 2012 sales declined 9 percent due to lower volume in all three business areas. Lower defense systems volume primarily reflects the termination of the Joint Tactical Radio System Airborne, Maritime and Fixed (JTRS AMF) program and lower volume for the F-22 as that program winds down. Civil systems volume was reduced by the sale of the County of San Diego IT outsourcing contract, which contributed sales of $21 million in the 2011 second quarter. For intelligence systems, lower volume primarily due to program completions impacted sales for the quarter. 

Despite lower sales, Information Systems second quarter 2012 operating income increased 7 percent and operating margin rate increased to 10.9 percent from 9.3 percent. Higher operating income and margin rate primarily reflect improved civil systems performance, which more than offset the impact of lower volume. 

Technical Services

  Second Quarter   Six Months  
 $ millions 2012 2011 Change 2012 2011 Change 
Sales $783 $776 0.9% $ 1,533 $1,607 (4.6)%
Operating income 74 62 19.4% 144 130 10.8%
Operating margin rate 9.5% 8.0%   9.4% 8.1%  

Technical Services second quarter 2012 sales increased 1 percent due to higher volume for integrated logistics and modernization programs. Higher volume for these programs more than offset lower volume for defense and government services programs that resulted from portfolio shaping and lower volume on the ICBM program. 

Technical Services second quarter 2012 operating income increased 19 percent, and operating margin rate increased to 9.5 percent from 8.0 percent, due to risk mitigation on a defense and government services program for the Department of Homeland Security. 

About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman will webcast its earnings conference call at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time on July 25, 2012. A live audio broadcast of the conference call along with a supplemental presentation will be available on the investor relations page of the company's website at www.northropgrumman.com.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

This release and the attachments contain statements, other than statements of historical fact, that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "plan," "project," "forecast," "believe," "estimate," "outlook," "anticipate," "trends," "guidance," and similar expressions generally identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release and the attachments include, among other things, financial guidance regarding future sales, segment operating income, pension expense, employer contributions under pension plans and medical and life benefits plans, cash flow and earnings. Forward-looking statements are based upon assumptions, expectations, plans and projections that we believe to be reasonable when made. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and inherently involve a wide range of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements due to factors such as: the effect of economic conditions in the United States and globally; changes in government and customer priorities and requirements (including, government budgetary constraints, shifts in defense spending, changes in import and export policies, and changes in customer short-range and long-range plans); access to capital; future sales and cash flows; the timing of cash receipts; effective tax rates and timing and amounts of tax payments; returns on pension plan assets, interest and discount rates and other changes that may impact pension plan assumptions; retiree medical expense; the outcome of litigation, claims, audits, appeals, bid protests and investigations; the adequacy of our insurance coverage and recoveries (including earthquake-related coverage); the costs of environmental remediation; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the costs of capital investments; changes in organizational structure and reporting segments; risks associated with acquisitions, dispositions, spin-off transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other business arrangements; possible impairments of goodwill or other intangible assets; the effects of legislation, rulemaking, and changes in accounting, tax or defense procurement rules or regulations; the acquisition or termination of contracts; technical, operational or quality setbacks in contract performance; our ability to protect intellectual property rights; risks associated with our nuclear operations; issues with, and financial viability of, key suppliers and subcontractors; availability of materials and supplies; controlling costs of fixed-price development programs; contractual performance relief and the application of cost sharing terms; allowability and allocability of costs under U.S. Government contracts; progress and acceptance of new products and technology; domestic and international competition; legal, financial and governmental risks related to international transactions; potential security threats, information technology attacks, natural disasters and other disruptions not under our control; and other risk factors disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

You should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this release. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements after we distribute this release.   This release and the attachments also contain non-GAAP financial measures. A reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure and a discussion of the company's use of these measures are included in this release or the attachments.

SCHEDULE 1
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended
June 30
Six Months Ended
June 30
$ in millions, except per share amounts 2012 2011 2012 2011
Sales        
Product $ 3,399 $ 3,709 $ 6,740 $ 7,572
Service 2,875 2,851 5,732 5,722
Total sales 6,274 6,560 12,472 13,294
Operating costs and expenses        
Product 2,604 2,860 5,131 5,863
Service 2,316 2,303 4,630 4,655
General and administrative expenses 580 556 1,141 1,124
Operating income 774 841 1,570 1,652
Other (expense) income        
Interest expense (52) (53) (105) (111)
Other, net 5 18 5
Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 727 788 1,483 1,546
Federal and foreign income tax expense 247 268 497 530
Earnings from continuing operations 480 520 986 1,016
Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax 34
Net earnings  $ 480 $ 520 $ 986 $ 1,050
         
Basic earnings per share        
Continuing operations $ 1.91 $ 1.84 $ 3.91 $ 3.54
Discontinued operations 0.12
Basic earnings per share $ 1.91 $ 1.84 $ 3.91 $ 3.66
Weighted-average common shares outstanding, in millions  250.8  282.6 252.0 287.2
         
Diluted earnings per share        
Continuing operations $ 1.88 $ 1.81 $ 3.84 $ 3.48
Discontinued operations 0.11
Diluted earnings per share $ 1.88 $ 1.81 $ 3.84 $ 3.59
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, in millions 254.7 287.2 256.5 292.2
         
Net earnings (from above) $ 480 $ 520  $ 986 $ 1,050
Other comprehensive income        
Change in cumulative translation adjustment (15) (9) 27
Change in unrealized gain on marketable securities and cash flow hedges, net of tax (2)
Change in unamortized benefit plan costs, net of tax 54 14 104 35
Other comprehensive income, net of tax 39 14 95 60
Comprehensive income $ 519 $ 534  $1,081 $ 1,110
SCHEDULE 2
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(Unaudited)
 
  June 30, December 31,
$ in millions 2012 2011
Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents  $ 3,148  $ 3,002
Accounts receivable, net of progress payments 3,119 2,964
Inventoried costs, net of progress payments 704 873
Deferred tax assets 504 496
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 225 411
Total current assets 7,700 7,746
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $4,094 in 2012 and $3,933 in 2011 2,935 3,047
Goodwill 12,344 12,374
Non-current deferred tax assets 838 900
Other non-current assets 1,409 1,344
Total assets $25,226 $25,411
     
Liabilities    
Trade accounts payable  $ 1,191  $ 1,481
Accrued employees compensation 1,020 1,196
Advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred 1,826 1,777
Other current liabilities 1,571 1,681
Total current liabilities 5,608 6,135
Long-term debt, net of current portion 3,932 3,935
Pension and post-retirement plan liabilities 4,067 4,079
Other non-current liabilities 904 926
Total liabilities 14,511 15,075
     
Shareholders' equity    
Preferred stock, $1 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding
Common stock, $1 par value; 800,000,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding: 2012—248,039,410; 2011—253,889,622 248 254
Paid-in capital 3,443 3,873
Retained earnings 10,419 9,699
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,395) (3,490)
Total shareholders' equity 10,715 10,336
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $25,226 $25,411
SCHEDULE 3
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
  Six Months Ended
June 30
$ in millions 2012 2011
Operating activities    
Sources of cash—continuing operations    
Cash received from customers    
Collections on billings  $ 9,911 $ 11,028
Progress payments 2,553 1,975
Other cash receipts 38 80
Total sources of cash—continuing operations 12,502 13,083
Uses of cash—continuing operations    
Cash paid to suppliers and employees (10,969) (11,692)
Pension contributions (33) (550)
Interest paid, net of interest received (102) (119)
Income taxes paid, net of refunds received (584) (613)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (29) (21)
Other cash payments (14) (10)
Total uses of cash—continuing operations (11,731) (13,005)
Cash provided by continuing operations 771 78
Cash used in discontinued operations (232)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 771 (154)
Investing activities    
Continuing operations    
Maturities of short-term investments 250
Capital expenditures (132) (217)
Contribution received from the spin-off of shipbuilding business 1,429
Proceeds from sale of business, net of cash divested 43
Other investing activities, net 1 41
Cash provided by investing activities from continuing operations 162 1,253
Cash used in investing activities from discontinued operations (63)
Net cash provided by investing activities 162 1,190
Financing activities    
Common stock repurchases (555) (1,013)
Cash dividends paid (265) (277)
Proceeds from exercises of stock options 67 86
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 29 21
Payments of long-term debt (750)
Other financing activities, net (63) 6
Net cash used in financing activities (787) (1,927)
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 146 (891)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 3,002 3,701
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 3,148 $ 2,810
SCHEDULE 4
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
 
  Six Months Ended
June 30
$ in millions 2012 2011
Reconciliation of net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities    
Net earnings  $986  $1,050
Net earnings from discontinued operations (34)
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:    
Depreciation 212 218
Amortization 31 37
Stock-based compensation 76 66
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (29) (21)
(Increase) decrease in assets:    
Accounts receivable, net (175) (164)
Inventoried costs, net 143 6
Prepaid expenses and other assets (95) 5
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:    
Accounts payable and accruals (453) (757)
Deferred income taxes (21) 79
Income taxes payable (22) 9
Retiree benefits 137 (440)
Other, net (19) 24
Cash provided by continuing operations 771 78
Cash used in discontinued operations (232)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $771 $(154)
SCHEDULE 5
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
TOTAL BACKLOG AND CONTRACT AWARDS
(Unaudited)
 
  June 30, 2012 December 31,
2011
$ in millions Funded1 Unfunded2 Total
Backlog
Total
Backlog3
Aerospace Systems $11,855  $9,139 $20,994 $18,638
Electronic Systems 7,770 1,509 9,279 9,123
Information Systems 3,984 4,412 8,396 8,563
Technical Services 2,336 542 2,878 3,191
Total backlog $25,945 $15,602 $41,547 $39,515
 
1 Funded backlog represents firm orders for which funding is contractually obligated by the customer.
2 Unfunded backlog represents firm orders for which, as of the reporting date, funding is not contractually obligated by the customer. Unfunded backlog excludes unexercised contract options and unfunded indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) orders.
3 Effective January 1, 2012, the company transferred its missile business (principally the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program), previously reported in Aerospace Systems to Technical Services. As a result of this realignment, $599 million of backlog was transferred from Aerospace Systems to Technical Services. Total backlog as of December 31, 2011, reflects this transfer
 
 
New Awards The estimated value of contract awards included in backlog during the three months ended June 30, 2012, was $8.8 billion.
 
SCHEDULE 6
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
SEGMENT REALIGNMENT
($ in millions)
(Unaudited)
 
   SEGMENT SALES3 SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME3
   2009 2010 2011 2011 2009 2010 2011 2011
  Total Total Total Three Months Ended Total Total Total Three Months Ended
  Year Year Year Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30 Dec 31 Year Year Year Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30 Dec 31
AS REPORTED1                            
Aerospace Systems $ 10,419 $ 10,910 $ 10,458 $ 2,736 $ 2,592 $ 2,572 $ 2,558 $ 1,071 $ 1,256 $ 1,261 $ 301 $ 331 $ 304 $ 325
Electronic Systems 7,671 7,613 7,372 1,808 1,791 1,905 1,868 969 1,023 1,070 237 284 293 256
Information Systems 8,536 8,395 7,921 2,025 2,031 1,955 1,910 624 756 766 194 189 187 196
Technical Services 2,776 3,230 2,699 688 656 680 675 161 206 216 54 51 55 56
Intersegment Eliminations (1,752) (2,005) (2,038) (523) (510) (500) (505) (190) (231) (258) (65) (71) (62) (60)
Total $ 27,650 $ 28,143 $ 26,412 $ 6,734 $ 6,560 $ 6,612 $ 6,506 $ 2,635 $ 3,010 $ 3,055 $ 721 $ 784 $ 777 $ 773
RECASTED  AND REALIGNED2                            
Aerospace Systems $ 9,877 $ 10,436 $ 9,964 $ 2,593 $ 2,473 $ 2,455 $ 2,443 $ 988 $ 1,213 $ 1,217 $ 287 $ 320 $ 295 $ 315
Electronic Systems 7,671 7,613 7,372 1,808 1,791 1,905 1,868 969 1,023 1,070 237 284 293 256
Information Systems 8,536 8,395 7,921 2,025 2,031 1,955 1,910 624 756 766 194 189 187 196
Technical Services 3,323 3,705 3,193 831 776 796 790 245 249 260 68 62 63 67
Intersegment Eliminations (1,757) (2,006) (2,038) (523) (511) (499) (505) (191) (231) (258) (65) (71) (61) (61)
Total $ 27,650 $ 28,143 $ 26,412 $ 6,734 $ 6,560 $ 6,612 $ 6,506 $ 2,635 $ 3,010 $ 3,055 $ 721 $ 784 $ 777 $ 773
 
1 As reported are the amounts presented in the 2011 Form 10-K, filed February 8, 2012.
2 Recasted and realigned amounts for years 2009 through 2011, as well as the three month periods in 2011, to reflect the January 2012 transfer of the company's missile business (principally the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program), previously reported in Aerospace Systems and transferred to Technical Services.
3 Management uses segment sales and segment operating income as internal measures of financial performance for the individual operating segments.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Disclosure: Today's press release contains non-GAAP (accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America) financial measures, as defined by SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Regulation G and indicated by a footnote in the text of the release. While we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures may be useful in evaluating our financial information, they should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Definitions are provided for the non-GAAP measures and reconciliations are provided in the body of the release. References to a "Table" in the definitions below relate to tables in the body of this press release. Other companies may define these measures differently or may utilize different non-GAAP measures.

Pension-adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations: Diluted EPS from continuing operations excluding the after-tax net pension adjustment per share, as defined below. These per share amounts are provided for consistency and comparability of operating results. Management uses pension-adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, as reconciled in Table 1, as an internal measure of financial performance.

Cash provided by (used in) continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions: Cash provided by continuing operations before the after-tax impact of discretionary pension contributions. Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions has been provided for consistency and comparability of 2012 and 2011 financial performance and is reconciled in Table 2. 

Free cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations: Cash provided by continuing operations less capital expenditures (including outsourcing contract & related software costs). We use free cash flow from continuing operations as a key factor in our planning for, and consideration of, strategic acquisitions, stock repurchases and the payment of dividends. This measure should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes, or as an alternative to operating results presented in accordance with GAAP. Free cash flow from continuing operations is reconciled in Table 2.

Free cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions: Free cash flow from continuing operations before the after-tax impact of discretionary pension contributions. We use free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions as a key factor in our planning for, and consideration of, strategic acquisitions, stock repurchases and the payment of dividends. This measure should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes, or as an alternative to operating results presented in accordance with GAAP. Free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions is reconciled in Table 2.   

Net pension adjustment: Pension expense determined in accordance with GAAP less pension expense allocated to the operating segments under U.S. Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Net pension adjustment is presented in Table 1.

After-tax net pension adjustment per share: The per share impact of the net pension adjustment as defined above, after tax at the statutory rate of 35%, provided for consistency and comparability of 2012 and 2011 financial performance as presented in Table 1.

Pension-adjusted operating income: Operating income before net pension adjustment as reconciled in Table 1. Management uses pension-adjusted operating income as an internal measure of financial performance.

Pension-adjusted operating margin rate: Pension-adjusted operating income as defined above, divided by sales. Management uses pension-adjusted operating margin rate, as reconciled in Table 1, as an internal measure of financial performance.

Segment operating income: Total earnings from our four segments including allocated pension expense recognized under CAS. Reconciling items to operating income are unallocated corporate expenses, including unallowable or unallocable portions of management and administration, legal, environmental, certain compensation and retiree benefits, and other expenses; net pension adjustment; and reversal of royalty income included in segment operating income. Management uses segment operating income, as reconciled in Table 4, as an internal measure of financial performance of our individual operating segments.

Segment operating margin rate: Segment operating income as defined above, divided by sales. Management uses segment operating margin rate, as reconciled in Table 4, as an internal measure of financial performance.

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