Textron Reports Third Quarter Results

October 16, 2003
Providence, Rhode Island - October 16, 2003 - Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) reported third quarter 2003 income from continuing operations of $47 million or $0.34 per share, compared to third quarter 2002 income from continuing operations of $75 million or $0.55 per share.

 

Including discontinued operations, third quarter 2003 net income was $47 million or $0.34 per share, compared with the third quarter of 2002 net income of $71 million or $0.51 per share.

Revenues were $2.2 billion, down from $2.5 billion in 2002, reflecting lower volumes at all businesses, except Kautex and Textron Systems, partially offset by the favorable impact of foreign exchange at the Fastening Systems and Industrial segments.

Third quarter 2003 earnings included $0.18 per share in after-tax costs related to restructuring and a $0.07 per share after-tax charge for unamortized issuance costs related to the redemption of the $500 million Textron Capital I trust preferred securities during the quarter. Third quarter 2002 results included $0.16 per share in after-tax costs related to restructuring.

Excluding these items, third quarter 2003 adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations were $0.59, compared to $0.71 per share in the third quarter of 2002.

Cash flow from operating activities for the first nine months of 2003 was $300 million, compared to $33 million during the same period last year. Free cash flow before restructuring for the first nine months of 2003 was $183 million, compared to a use of cash of $99 million last year.

"Overall, we performed slightly above our range of expectations for the quarter, in spite of weaker than expected demand in our Fastening Systems, E-Z-GO and Jacobsen end markets" said Lewis B. Campbell, Textron chairman, president and CEO. "Our extensive cost reduction initiatives, including restructuring, Textron Six Sigma and supply chain management, contributed significantly to our performance."

Campbell added, "While we have not yet seen signs of a recovery in industrial demand, we are encouraged by a modest pick-up in the business jet market and a third straight quarter of credit stabilization at Textron Financial. Moreover, we're confident that we will continue to make substantial, permanent reductions in our cost structure. These improvements will enable us to bolster our financial performance, while continuing to invest in future organic growth."

Outlook

Textron expects full-year 2003 earnings per share will be between $2.60 and $2.70, with fourth quarter earnings per share between $0.71 and $0.81. These estimates exclude restructuring costs and other special items. The company expects full-year 2003 cash flow from operations will be about $600 million, resulting in free cash flow before restructuring of about $400 million.

Presentation of Results and Outlook

On August 1, 2003, Textron Inc. sold certain assets and liabilities related to its remaining product line within the OmniQuip business to JLG Industries, Inc. Textron reclassified the aggregate financial results from this business, and all the previously sold OmniQuip businesses, as discontinued operations in the third quarter of 2003. Historical results from 1998 through the second quarter of 2003 have been recast to reflect the transaction and are available for downloading on Textron's investor relations homepage at www.textron.com.

Textron presents adjusted results and outlook before restructuring costs and other special items because such items are outside normal business operations, as well as difficult to forecast accurately for specific periods. Such items are either isolated or temporary in nature. Therefore, it is helpful to understand results without these items, especially when comparing results to previous periods or forecasting performance in future periods.

For example, Textron incurred $27 million in pre-tax costs during the third quarter for its restructuring program. The restructuring program, which is designed to reduce overhead costs and rationalize manufacturing facilities, is expected to be substantially complete in 2004. During the execution of the restructuring program, the company is incurring costs that are supplementary to the ongoing operating costs of the business. These costs are not directly related to ongoing business results during the quarter and are not expected to occur with any regularity or predictability.

Results before restructuring costs and other special items are also the basis for measuring operating performance for management compensation purposes. However, analysis of the company's results and outlook before restructuring costs and other special items should be used only in conjunction with data presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Reconciliations of the company's results and outlook to GAAP are attached.

Third Quarter Segment Analysis

Bell

Bell segment revenues decreased $5 million, while profit increased $36 million.

Revenues decreased primarily due to lower revenues at Bell Helicopter. At Bell Helicopter, lower commercial revenues were partially offset by higher U.S. Government revenues. Commercial revenues decreased primarily due to lower foreign military sales and lower commercial aircraft sales, partially offset by higher sales of kits used to modernize older helicopter models and higher sales of spare parts and services. U.S. Government revenues increased due to higher revenues from the V-22 program and from higher sales of training helicopters and spare parts and services, partially offset by lower revenues from the H-1 upgrade program.

Segment profit increased primarily due to last year's costs related to the recall and customer care program at Lycoming, as well as higher revenues and a favorable mix in Bell Helicopter's U.S. Government business this year. These increases were partially offset by lower profit in Bell Helicopter's commercial business, primarily due to lower commercial aircraft sales.

Backlog at Bell Helicopter was essentially flat with the second quarter at $1.2 billion.

Cessna

Cessna segment revenues and profit decreased $229 million and $53 million, respectively.

Revenues decreased due to lower sales volume of Citation business jets, Caravans and used aircraft, partially offset by higher pricing and higher spare parts and service sales. Profit decreased due to the lower sales volume and inflation, partially offset by improved cost performance and higher pricing.

Backlog of $4.5 billion was up from the second quarter by $279 million. Backlog included $365 million for the new Mustang, as Cessna began to convert preliminary customer orders into firm orders with non-refundable deposits.

Fastening Systems

Fastening Systems' revenues and profit decreased $7 million and $11 million, respectively.

Revenues decreased primarily due to lower sales volume and lower pricing, substantially offset by the favorable impact of foreign exchange. Profit decreased primarily due to the lower sales volume and unfavorable mix. Improved cost performance and the favorable impact of foreign exchange were offset by inflation and lower pricing.

Industrial

Industrial segment revenues increased $7 million, while profit decreased $13 million.

Revenues increased primarily due to the favorable impact of foreign exchange and higher sales volume at Kautex, partially offset by lower sales volume in the other Industrial businesses, primarily E-Z-GO and Jacobsen. Profit decreased primarily due to the lower sales volume and unfavorable mix. Improved cost performance and the favorable impact of foreign exchange were offset by inflation and lower pricing.

Finance

Finance segment revenues decreased $8 million, while profit increased $5 million.

Revenues decreased primarily due to lower average finance receivables and lower securitization gains. Profit increased due to a lower provision for loan losses, partially offset by higher operating expense, and lower interest margin, primarily due to the lower average finance receivables.

Conference Call Information

Textron will host a conference call today, October 16, 2003 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss the company's results and outlook. The call will be available via webcast at www.textron.com or by direct dial at (888) 428-4480 in the U.S. or (651) 291-0900 outside of the U.S. (request the Textron Earnings Conference). The call will be recorded and available for playback beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time today by dialing (320) 365-3844, Access Code: 671452. The recording will be available until midnight on January 28, 2004.

Textron Inc. is an $11 billion multi-industry company with 49,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services in industries such as aircraft, fastening systems, industrial products and components and finance. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

Forward-looking Information: Certain statements in this release and other oral and written statements made by Textron from time to time are forward-looking statements, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; or project revenues, income, returns or other financial measures. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including the following: (a) the extent to which Textron is able to achieve savings from its restructuring plans; (b) uncertainty in estimating the amount and timing of restructuring charges and related costs; © changes in worldwide economic and political conditions that impact interest and foreign exchange rates; (d) the occurrence of work stoppages and strikes at key facilities of Textron or Textron's customers or suppliers; (e) government funding and program approvals affecting products being developed or sold under government programs; (f) cost and delivery performance under various program and development contracts; (g) the adequacy of cost estimates for various customer care programs including servicing warranties; (h) the ability to control costs and successful implementation of various cost reduction programs; (i) the timing of certifications of new aircraft products; (j) the occurrence of further downturns in customer markets to which Textron products are sold or supplied or where Textron Financial offers financing; (k) changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellation of orders; (l) Textron's ability to offset, through cost reductions, raw material price increases and pricing pressure brought by original equipment manufacturer customers; (m) the availability and cost of insurance; (n) pension plan income falling below current forecasts; (o) Textron Financial's ability to maintain portfolio credit quality; (p) Textron Financial's access to debt financing at competitive rates; and (q) uncertainty in estimating contingent liabilities and establishing reserves tailored to address such contingencies.

                             TEXTRON INC.
                REVENUES AND INCOME BY BUSINESS SEGMENT
     THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 27, 2003 AND SEPTEMBER 28, 2002
            (Dollars in millions except per share amounts)
                              (Unaudited)

                     September 27, 2003         September 28, 2002
                      GAAP     As Adjusted       GAAP     As Adjusted
                                    (a)                        (a)
REVENUES
MANUFACTURING: (b)
 Bell                  $  521       $  521       $   526      $   526
 Cessna                   516          516           745          745
 Fastening Systems        404          404           411          411
 Industrial               654          654           647          647

                        2,095        2,095         2,329        2,329
FINANCE                   148          148           156          156

   Total revenues      $2,243       $2,243       $ 2,485      $ 2,485
PROFIT
MANUFACTURING:(b)(c)
 Bell                  $   69       $   69       $    33      $    33
 Cessna                    31           31            84           84
 Fastening Systems         10           10            21           21
 Industrial                23           23            36           36

                          133          133           174          174
FINANCE                    24           24            19           19

Segment profit            157          157           193          193
Special charges (c)(d)    (42)           -           (33)           -
Corporate expenses
 and other - net          (19)         (19)          (26)         (26)
Interest expense, net     (26)         (26)          (30)         (30)
Income from
 continuing
 operations
 before income
  taxes and
 distributions on
  preferred
  securities
 of subsidiary
  trusts                   70          112           104          137
Income taxes              (23)         (31)          (23)         (32)
Distribution on
 preferred
 securities
 of manufacturing
  subsidiary
  trust,
 net of income
  taxes (f)                 -            -            (6)          (6)

Income from
 continuing
 operations                47           81            75           99
Loss from
 discontinued
 operations,
 net of income
  taxes (g)                 -            -            (4)          (4)

Net income             $   47      $    81       $    71      $    95

Earnings per
 share: (i)
Income from
 continuing
 operations            $ 0.34       $ 0.59       $  0.55      $  0.71
Loss from
 discontinued
 operations,
 net of income
  taxes (g)                 -            -         (0.04)       (0.03)

Net income             $ 0.34       $ 0.59       $  0.51      $  0.68

Average diluted
 shares
 outstanding      136,828,000  136,828,000   139,145,000  139,145,000

                             TEXTRON INC.
                REVENUES AND INCOME BY BUSINESS SEGMENT
      NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 27, 2003 AND SEPTEMBER 28, 2002
            (Dollars in millions except per share amounts)
                              (Unaudited)

                     September 27, 2003         September 28, 2002
                      GAAP     As Adjusted       GAAP     As Adjusted
                                    (a)                        (a)

REVENUES
MANUFACTURING: (b)
 Bell                 $ 1,673       $1,673       $ 1,610      $ 1,610
 Cessna                 1,679        1,679         2,279        2,279
 Fastening Systems      1,280        1,280         1,238        1,238
 Industrial             2,110        2,110         2,005        2,005

                        6,742        6,742         7,132        7,132
FINANCE                   454          454           449          449

   Total revenues     $ 7,196       $7,196       $ 7,581      $ 7,581
PROFIT
MANUFACTURING:(b)(c)
 Bell                 $   165       $  165       $   102      $   102
 Cessna                   156          156           282          282
 Fastening Systems         49           49            52           52
 Industrial                97           97           108          108

                          467          467           544          544
FINANCE                    73           73            70           70

Segment profit            540          540           614          614
Special charges (c)(d)    (94)           -           (67)           -
Gain on sale of
 businesses (e)            15            -            25            -
Corporate expenses
 and other - net          (81)         (81)          (86)         (86)
Interest expense, net     (72)         (72)          (85)         (85)
Income from
 continuing
 operations
 before income
  taxes and
 distribution on
  preferred
  securities
 of subsidiary
  trusts                  308          387           401          443
Income taxes              (95)        (116)         (124)        (128)
Distribution on
 preferred
 securities
 of manufacturing
  subsidiary
  trust,
 net of income
  taxes (f)               (13)         (13)          (19)         (19)

Income from
 continuing
 operations               200          258           258          296

Loss from
 discontinued
 operations,
 net of income
  taxes (g)               (24)           -           (25)         (19)
Cumulative effect
 of change
 in accounting
  principle, net
 of income taxes(h)         -            -          (488)           -

Net income (loss)     $   176       $  258       $  (255)     $   277

Earnings per
 share: (i)
Income from
 continuing
 operations           $  1.46       $ 1.89       $  1.83      $  2.10
Loss from
 discontinued
 operations,
 net of income
  taxes (g)             (0.17)           -         (0.17)       (0.13)
Cumulative effect
 of change
 in accounting
  principle, net
 of income taxes(h)        -            -         (3.47)           -

Net income (loss)     $  1.29       $ 1.89       $ (1.81)     $  1.97

Average diluted
 shares
 outstanding      136,761,000  136,761,000   140,820,000  140,820,000



                             TEXTRON INC.
                REVENUES AND INCOME BY BUSINESS SEGMENT
 THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 27, 2003 AND SEPTEMBER 28, 2002
            (Dollars in millions except per share amounts)
                              (Unaudited)

    (a) The "As Adjusted" column excludes items recorded in special
        charges, the gain on sale of businesses, the cumulative effect
        of change in accounting principle and amounts previously
        recorded as special charges that have been reclassified as
        discontinued operations. Textron presents its results "as
        adjusted", before restructuring and other special items,
        because such items are outside normal business operations, as
        well as difficult to forecast accurately for specific periods.
        Such items are either isolated or temporary in nature;
        therefore, it is helpful to understand results without these
        items, especially when comparing results for previous periods
        or forecasting performance in future periods. In addition,
        Textron uses "as adjusted" results to measure operating
        performance for management compensation purposes. Any analysis
        of results before restructuring costs and other special items
        should be used only in conjunction with data presented in
        accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
        (GAAP). A reconciliation of net income as reported under GAAP
        to income from continuing operations, as adjusted is as
        follows:


                                        Third Quarter     Nine Months

                                         2003     2002   2003    2002

  GAAP net income (loss)                $  47     $ 71   $176  $ (255)
  Adjustments:
    Special charges                        42       33     94      67
    Gain on sale of businesses              -        -    (15)    (25)
    Tax impact of excluded items           (8)      (9)   (21)     (4)
    Discontinued operations, net of
     income taxes                           -        4     24      25
    Cumulative effect of change in
     accounting principle, net of
     income taxes                           -        -      -     488

  Income from continuing operations,
   as adjusted                          $  81     $ 99   $258  $  296



    (b) In June 2003, Textron reorganized its segments in order to
        streamline the management reporting structure. Under the new
        structure, Textron Systems and Textron Lycoming were combined
        with Bell Helicopter to form the new Bell segment and Cessna
        Aircraft was reported separately as a new segment. The
        remaining Industrial Products and Industrial Components
        businesses were combined to form the new Industrial segment.
        Textron reports under the following segments: Bell, Cessna,
        Fastening Systems, Industrial and Finance. Prior periods have
        been recast to reflect this change.

    (c) Effective December 29, 2002, Textron adopted Statement of
        Financial Accounting Standard (SFAS) No. 146, "Accounting for
        Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities." Upon
        adoption, costs related to restructuring that were previously
        recorded in segment profit are now included with severance
        costs, contract termination costs, and asset impairment
        write-downs in special charges. Costs related to restructuring
        that were recorded in segment profit in prior periods have
        been reclassified to special charges to conform to this
        presentation.

    (d) Special charges include 1) restructuring expenses and fixed
        asset impairment charges associated with reducing overhead and
        closing, consolidating and downsizing manufacturing
        facilities, reducing corporate and segment personnel,
        consolidating operations and exiting non-core product lines,
        2) goodwill and other intangible asset impairment charges and,
        3) $15 million in unamortized issuance costs written off upon
        the redemption of the preferred securities described in
        footnote (f).

    (e) In the first quarter of 2003, Textron recorded a gain on the
        sale of its interest in an Italian automotive joint venture to
        Collins & Aikman. Textron sold its Automotive Trim business to
        Collins & Aikman in the fourth quarter of 2001 and recorded an
        adjustment to the gain in the second quarter of 2002 as a
        result of transactions associated with the divestiture.

    (f) Textron Inc. redeemed the $500 million Textron Capital I trust
        preferred securities in July 2003. The redemption was
        mandatory following Textron's call of its 7.92% Junior
        Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debentures, which were held
        by the trust and also redeemed in July 2003.

    (g) On August 1, 2003, Textron consummated the sale of its
        remaining OmniQuip business to JLG Industries, Inc. and has
        reclassified the financial results of the OmniQuip division,
        net of income taxes, to discontinued operations.

    (h) With the implementation of SFAS No. 142 "Goodwill and Other
        Intangible Assets," Textron recorded a $488 million after-tax
        transitional goodwill impairment charge comprised of $385
        million in the Industrial segment, $88 million in the
        Fastening Systems segment and $15 million in the Finance
        segment. As required by the Statement, these charges were
        recorded retroactively to the beginning of fiscal year 2002 as
        a cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle.

    (i) Reconciliation of GAAP EPS to EPS from continuing operations,
        as adjusted:


                                  Third Quarter         Nine Months

                                      2003    2002      2003     2002

  GAAP EPS                           $0.34   $0.51    $ 1.29  $ (1.81)
  Adjustments:
    Special charges                   0.25    0.16      0.52     0.33
    Gain on sale of businesses           -       -     (0.09)   (0.06)
    Discontinued operations              -    0.04      0.17     0.17
    Cumulative effect of change
     in accounting principle             -       -         -     3.47

  EPS from continuing
   operations, as adjusted           $0.59   $0.71    $ 1.89  $  2.10


                             TEXTRON INC.
                 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                             (in Millions)
                              (Unaudited)
                                                    September December
                                                       27,       28,
                                                      2003      2002
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents                               $190     $286
Accounts receivable, net                               1,350    1,159
Inventories                                            1,525    1,566
Other current assets                                     631      732
Net property                                           1,905    1,955
Other assets                                           3,043    2,925
Assets of discontinued operations                                 237
Textron Finance assets                                 6,906    6,654
  Total Assets                                       $15,550  $15,514

Liabilities and Shareholders Equity
Current portion of long-term debt and short-term debt   $313      $25
Other current liabilities                              2,124    2,181
Other liabilities                                      2,053    2,014
Mandatorily redeemable preferred securities                       485
Long-term debt                                         1,661    1,683
Liabilities of discontinued operations                             86
Textron Finance liabilities                            5,859    5,634
  Total Liabilities                                   12,010   12,108

Total Shareholders Equity                              3,540    3,406
  Total Liabilities and Shareholders Equity          $15,550  $15,514

                             Textron Inc.
         Reconciliation of GAAP Measures to Non-GAAP Measures
            (Dollars in Millions Except Per Share Amounts)

                                   Fourth Quarter         Full Year
                                    2003     2002      2003      2002
                                  Outlook   Actual   Outlook    Actual
GAAP EPS                        $.34 - .44  $.95  $1.63 - 1.73  $(.88)
Adjustments:
 Gain on sale of businesses          -        -       (.09)      (.06)
 Special charges                    .37      .32       .89        .64
 Discontinued operations, net of
  income taxes(i)                    -      (.17)      .17        .01
 Cumulative effect of change in
  accounting principle, net
  of income taxes                    -         -        -        3.48
Adjusted EPS from continuing
 operations                     $.71 - .81  $1.10  $2.60 - 2.70 $3.19

                                                        September
                                   Third Quarter       Year-to-Date
                                   2003    2002       2003     2002
                                  Actual  Actual     Actual   Actual
Cash flow from operations - GAAP(ii)$145    $26        $300     $33
 Capital expenditures and lease
   additions                         (80)   (65)       (198)   (207)
 Proceeds on sale of fixed assets     12     16          41      41
Free cash flow after restructuring   $77    $(23)       143    (133)
After-tax cash used for
 restructuring activities             15     12          40      34
Free cash flow before restructuring
 - as adjusted                       $92    $(11)      $183    $(99)

                                                 Full Year
                                               2003      2002
                                             Outlook    Actual
Cash flow from operations - GAAP(ii)          $604       $495
 Capital expenditures and lease additions     (315)      (301)
 Proceeds on sale of fixed assets               46         62
Free cash flow after restructuring            $335       $256
After-tax cash used for restructuring
 activities                                     65         58
Free cash flow before restructuring
 - as adjusted                                $400       $314


(i)  The fourth quarter of 2002 includes an after-tax gain of $0.25
     per share from the sale of the Snorkel business.
(ii) Due to the increasing significance of foreign exchange rate
     fluctuations on cash and cash equivalents, Textron now
     separately reports the effect of foreign exchange rate changes
     on cash and cash equivalents from its cash flow from operations.
     Prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to this
     new presentation.

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(401) 457-2288

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