WALTHAM, Mass., (October 25, 2018) - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced net sales for the third quarter 2018 of $6.8 billion, up 8.3 percent compared to $6.3 billion in the third quarter 2017. Third quarter 2018 EPS from continuing operations was $2.25 compared to $1.97 in the third quarter 2017. The increase in the third quarter 2018 EPS from continuing operations was primarily driven by operational improvements, and lower taxes primarily associated with tax reform. This was partially offset by the previously disclosed non-operating expense associated with the pension plan annuity transaction, which had an unfavorable $0.80 per share impact.
“I‘m pleased with the company’s operating performance in the third quarter. We delivered bookings, sales, EPS and cash flow ahead of our expectations,” said Thomas A. Kennedy, Raytheon Chairman and CEO. “Strong domestic and international bookings throughout the year drove record backlog and positions us well for continued growth in 2019.”
Operating cash flow from continuing operations for the third quarter 2018 was an outflow of $444 million compared to an inflow of $382 million for the third quarter 2017. The decrease in operating cash flow from continuing operations in the third quarter 2018 was primarily due to the previously disclosed $1.25 billion pretax discretionary pension contribution, partially offset by lower net cash taxes.
In the third quarter 2018, the company repurchased 0.6 million shares of common stock for $125 million. Year-to-date 2018, the company repurchased 4.5 million shares of common stock for $925 million.
The company had bookings of $8.7 billion in the third quarter 2018, resulting in a book-to-bill ratio of 1.28. Third quarter 2017 bookings were $7.0 billion.
The following information was filed by Raytheon Co (RTN) on Thursday, October 25, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.
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Ticker: RTN CIK: 1047122 Form Type:10-Q Quarterly Report Accession Number: 0001047122-18-000221 Submitted to the SEC: Thu Oct 25 2018 11:49:16 AM EST Accepted by the SEC: Thu Oct 25 2018 Period: Sunday, September 30, 2018 Industry: Search Detection Navagation Guidance Aeronautical Sys