Leonardo: growing 1H 2019 results. Strong commercial performance, Orders up 34%. 2019 Guidance confirmed

Rome   30 July 2019 19:18

Results at 30 June 2019.
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1H 2019 results again in line with expectations 

  • New Orders at € 6.1 billion, up 34%
  • Revenues at € 5.96 billion, up 7% 
  • EBITA at € 487 million, up 4% 
  • Net Result at € 349 million, up 229%
  • FOCF negative for € 1.05 billion, in line with usual seasonal trends

Good progress and strong commercial performance across the Group

  • Strong Order intake shows benefits of commercial efforts
  • Success in both export and domestic markets

Good progress in the execution of Industrial Plan

  • Helicopters well on the way to achieving the Plan
  • Aeronautics: Aircraft in robust shape, Aerostructures reducing losses, softness in ATR
  • Defence Electronics & Security solid performance, Leonardo DRS well positioned in strong US market

2019 Guidance confirmed

 

Leonardo's Board of Directors, convened today under the Chairmanship of Gianni De Gennaro, examined and unanimously approved the results of the first half 2019.

Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO stated “The first half 2019 results are again in line with expectations and we have achieved a strong commercial performance in both domestic and international markets. We are pleased to confirm our 2019 Guidance and we continue to be fully focused on the execution of the Industrial Plan that will deliver sustainable growth, creating value for all our stakeholders”.

The results were up for the first half of 2019 over the comparative period. Key highlights:

 

  • New Orders, amounted to EUR 6,145 million, an increase of ca. 34% compared to the first half of 2018 (€ 4,604 mln), driven by Defence Electronics & Security and Helicopters
  • Backlog, amounted to EUR 36,321 million, increasing 11.4% compared to € 32,611 mln in 1H 2018 and ensuring a coverage in terms of equivalent production equal to about three years
  • Revenues, amounted to EUR 5,962 million, an increase equal to about 7% compared to the first half of 2018 (€ 5,589 mln), with particularly strong growth in Defence Electronics & Security 
  • EBITA, amounted to EUR 487 million, an increase of 3.6% compared to € 470 mln in the first half of 2018, with an improvement of the operating performance in all businesses offsetting the lower contribution from the GIE-ATR Consortium and the Manufacturing component of the Space Alliance
  • ROS: equal to 8.2%, substantially in line with the first half of 2018
  • EBIT, increased to EUR 462 million; an improvement of € 222 mln (+92.5%) compared to the first half of 2018 (€ 240 mln), due to an improved EBITA, as well as to a significant decrease in restructuring costs and the completion of part of the amortisation of intangible assets deriving from the acquisition of Leonardo DRS (Purchase Price Allocation)
  • Net Result before extraordinary transactions, increased to EUR 252 million, (€106 mln in first half 2018) compared to the first half of 2018, benefitting from an improved operating result, net of any related tax burden
  • Net Result increased to € 349 mln compared to € 106 mln in the first half of 2018, positively affected by the events mentioned above, as well as by the effects of the transaction with Hitachi, classified in the result from “Discontinued operations”
  • Group Net Debt, of EUR 4,098 million, increased compared to 31 December 2018 (€ 2.351 mln) and 30 June 2018 (€ 3.474 mln), which reflected the usual cash flow seasonality in the first part of the year, as well as the recognition of financial liabilities arising from the adoption of IFRS 16 and to the effects arising from the acquisition of Vitrociset
  • Free Operating Cash Flow (FOCF), negative EUR 1.050 million (negative for € 809 mln in the first half 2018), in line with usual seasonal trends 

 

Outlook
In consideration of the results achieved in the first half of 2019 and of the expectations for the following months, we confirm the Guidance for the entire year that was made at the time of the preparation of the financial statements at 31 December 2018.
 

 
2018 financial
statements figures
Outlook 2019*
New Orders (€bn.)
15.1
12.5 – 13.5
Revenues (€bn.)
12.2
12.5 – 13.0
EBITA (€mln.)
1,120
1,175 – 1,225
FOCF (€mln.)
336
ca. 200
Group Net Debt (€bn.) 
2.4
ca. 2.3 / 2.8 (**)

(*) Assuming an exchange rate €/USD of 1.25 and €/GBP of 0.9.
(**) Including IFRS 16 effect

 

Group
(Euro million)
1H 2019
1H 2018
Chg.
Chg. %
 
FY 2018
New Orders
6,145
4,604
1,541
33.5%
 
15,124
Order Backlog
36,321
32,611
3,710
11.4%
 
36,118
Revenues
5,962
5,589
373
6.7%
 
12,240
EBITDA(*)
755
667
88
13.2%
 
1,534
EBITA (**)
487
470
17
3.6%
 
1,120
ROS
8.2%
8.4%
(0.2) p.p
 
 
9.2%
EBIT (***)
462
240
222
92.5%
 
715
EBIT Margin
7.7%
4.3%
3.4 p.p.
 
 
5.8%
Net result before
extraordinary transactions
252
106
146
137.7%
 
421
Net result
349
106
243
229.2%
 
510
Group Net Debt
4,098
3,474
624
18.0%
 
2,351
FOCF
(1,050) 
(809)
(241)
29.8%
 
336
ROI
12.5%
13.0%
(0.5) p.p.
 
 
16.4%
ROE
10.9%
5.0%
5.9 p.p.
 
 
9.7%
Workforce (no.) 
48,755
45,989
2,766
6.0%
 
46,462

(*) EBITDA this is EBITA before amortisation, depreciation and impairment losses (net of those relating to goodwill or classified among “non-recurring costs”).

(**) EBITA is obtained by eliminating from EBIT the following items: any impairment in goodwill; amortisation and impairment, if any, of the portion of the purchase price allocated to intangible assets as part of business combinations, restructuring costs that are a part of defined and significant plans; other exceptional costs or income, i.e. connected to particularly significant events that are not related to the ordinary performance of the business.

(***) EBIT is obtained by adding to earnings before financial income and expense and taxes the Group’s share of profit in the results of its strategic Joint Ventures (ATR, MBDA, Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio).