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Embraer (ERJ) Q2 Earnings Lag Estimates, Deliveries Drop Y/Y

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Embraer SA (ERJ - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of 3 cents per American Depository share (ADS), which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 16 cents by 81.3%. The bottom line deteriorated 95.7% year-over year.
Barring one-time items, the company posted GAAP loss of 69 cents per share against the earnings of 34 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Revenues

Embraer’s second-quarter revenues came in at $1,256.5 million, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,508 million by 16.7%. The top line also declined 29.1% year over year, primarily on account of lower revenues at the Commercial Aviation and Executive Jets segments coupled with significant fall in Defense & Security segment revenues.

While revenues in the Commercial Aviation segment were down 19.2%, the Executive Jets segment witnessed a plunge of 26.1%. In the Defense & Security segment, revenues saw a significant slump of 88.8% year over year while the same in Services & Support segment grew 5.7%.

Order and Delivery

Embraer delivered a total of 48 jets in the reported quarter, down 18.6% year over year. Of these, deliveries to the commercial aviation market and the business aviation market included 28 and 20 jets, respectively.

In second-quarter 2017, the company had delivered 35 jets to the commercial aviation market and 24 jets in the business aviation market.

Embraer’s backlog at the end of the quarter under review was $17.4 billion, down from $18.5 billion in the year-ago quarter.

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Operational Highlights

In the second quarter, Embraer’s cost of sales and services was $1,116.2 million, down from $1,455.8 million in the prior-year quarter.

Consequently, the company’s gross profit tumbled 55.5% to $140.3 million.

Embraer posted quarterly adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of $171.3 million compared with $248.9 million in the year-ago quarter.

Financial Update

As of Jun 30, 2018, the company’s cash and cash equivalents were $1,132.6 million compared with $1,287.5 million as of Mar 31, 2018.

Embraer had net debt of $721.2 million as of Jun 30, 2018, up from $758.6 million as of Mar 31, 2018.

Net cash inflow from operating activities was $133.8 million compared with cash inflow of $361.4 million in the year-ago period.

The company’s adjusted free cash inflow was $47.8 million as of Jun 30, 2018 compared with free cash flow of $219.8 million at the end of year-ago period.

Guidance

For 2018, the company reaffirms delivering 85-95 jets in the Commercial Aviation segment along with 70-80 light jets and 35-45 large jets in the Executive Jets segment.

Zacks Rank

Embraer carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).

Recent Defense Releases

Boeing (BA - Free Report) reported adjusted earnings of $3.33 per share in second-quarter 2018, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.24 by 2.8%. The company carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Lockheed Martin’s (LMT - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings came in at $4.31 per share, outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.89 by 10.8%. The company carries a Zacks Rank of 3.

Textron (TXT - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 earnings from continuing operations of 87 cents per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 70 cents by 24.3%. The company carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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