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ELBIT SYSTEMS REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2019 RESULTS


 Backlog of orders at $10.0 billion; Revenues of $4.51 billion; Non-GAAP net income of $297.8 million; GAAP net income of $227.9 million;

Non-GAAP net EPS of $6.79; GAAP net EPS of $5.20 

Haifa, Israel, March 25, 2020 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (the "Company") (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), the international high technology company, reported today its consolidated results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. 

In this release, the Company is providing US-GAAP results as well as additional non-GAAP financial data, which are intended to provide investors a more comprehensive understanding of the Company's business results and trends. For a description of the Company's non-GAAP definitions see page 6 below, "Non-GAAP financial data". Unless otherwise stated, all financial data presented is US-GAAP financial data. 

Management Comment:

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented:

“We are pleased with the solid revenue growth across all our major end-markets in 2019 and a record backlog that grew by 7% to over $10 billion for the first time.

To date we have not experienced a material impact on our ongoing business from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we continue to monitor the situation, including its macro-economic impacts, and have initiated a series of measures to protect our employees while maintaining our ongoing commitments to our customers.

Looking forward into 2020 and beyond, Elbit Systems is a strong and stable business, with a healthy balance sheet and a broad long-term backlog that should support our globally diversified sales.”

 Acquisition of Elbit Night Vision

On September 2019, we completed the acquisition of the night vision business of L3Harris Technologies (the Night Vision Business) for a purchase price of approximately $350 million. Located in Roanoke, Virginia, the Night Vision Business is engaged in the development, production and supply of night vision technology for the U.S. and allied military and security forces and for the U.S. federal homeland security market. Following the acquisition, the Night Vision Business operates as Elbit Night Vision ("ENV"). The financial results of ENV were included in our consolidated reports commencing the date of the acquisition.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, following the completion of the acquisition of ENV we recorded expenses of $55 million in our Cost of Revenues. These expenses were mainly related to inventory write-offs. The expenses were eliminated in the non-GAAP results due to their non-recurring nature.

Fourth quarter 2019 results:

Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2019 were $1,321.5 million, as compared to $1,077.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Growth in the quarter was driven by the contributions of ENV and IMI Systems Ltd. ("IMI"), as well as growth in our legacy businesses.

Non-GAAP(*) gross profit amounted to $345.8 million (26.2% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $306.7 million (28.5% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018. GAAP gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $284.3 million (21.5% of revenues), as compared to $234.9 million (21.8% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018. The gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2018 included expenses of $55.0 and $66.6 million, respectively, related to the acquisition of ENV in 2019 and IMI in 2018.

Research and development expenses, net were $97.6 million (7.4% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $73.0 million (6.8% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Marketing and selling expenses, net were $80.5 million (6.1% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $73.5 million (6.8% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018.

General and administrative expenses, net were $46.4 million (3.5% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $49.8 million (4.6% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018. The lower level of general and administrative expenses in the fourth quarter of 2019 resulted mainly from income related to settlement of litigation in the U.S.

Non-GAAP(*) operating income was $125.4 million (9.5% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $112.5 million (10.4% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018. GAAP operating income in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $63.6 million (4.8% of revenues), as compared to $38.6 million (3.6% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018. GAAP operating income in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2018 were reduced by $55 and $66.6 million, respectively, due to expenses related to the acquisitions of ENV and IMI.

Financial expenses, net were $16.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $14.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The increase in financial expenses in the fourth quarter of 2019 was mainly a result of the revaluation of lease liabilities.

Other expenses net were $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $6.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. Other expenses in the fourth quarter of 2018 included expenses of $2.7 million related to the acquisitions of IMI.

Taxes on income were a tax benefit of $9.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to a tax expense of $3.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018. The tax benefit in the fourth quarter of 2019 was related mainly to adjustments for prior years following tax assessments in the Company and some of its subsidiaries in Israel.

The net losses of affiliated companies and partnerships was $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $11.4 million the fourth quarter of 2018. The loss in the fourth quarter of 2018 was mainly a result of a fair value re-evaluation of holdings in an affiliated company.

 Net losses attributable to non-controlling interests was a loss of $0.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to income of $0.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2018.


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Non-GAAP(*) net income attributable to the Company's shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $109.3 million (8.3% of revenues), as compared to $84.0 million (7.8% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018. GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $51.5 million (3.9% of revenues), as compared to $1.1 million (0.1% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2018. 

Non GAAP(*) diluted net earnings per share attributable to the Company's shareholders were $2.47 for the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to $1.96 for the fourth quarter of 2018. GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to the Company's shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2019 were $1.16, as compared to $0.03 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Full year 2019 results:

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $4,508.4 million, as compared to $3,683.7 million in the year ended December 31, 2018.

For distribution of revenues by areas of operation and by geographic regions see the tables on page 16.

The leading contributors to revenue growth were the airborne systems and land systems areas of operation. The increase in revenues in the airborne systems area of operation was primarily due to increased sales of commercial avionics equipment in the U.S. of a subsidiary that was acquired in the second quarter of 2018. Additionally there was an increase of sales in the U.S. of military avionic equipment for airborne platforms. Revenues from land systems increased primarily due to an increase in sales of land electronic warfare systems and armored vehicle systems in Europe and the revenues of IMI to Israel.

On a geographic basis, the increase in North America was mainly a result of higher sales of airborne systems and revenues of commercial avionics and programs for military airborne platforms. The increase in Israel was mainly a result of revenues of IMI. The increase in Asia-Pacific was mainly a result of higher sales of remote weapon systems, radios and artillery systems.

Cost of revenues for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $3,371.9 million (74.8% of revenues), as compared to $2,707.5 million (73.5% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018. Cost of revenues in 2019 and 2018 included expenses of $55.0 and $66.6 million, respectively, related to the acquisition of ENV in 2019 and of IMI in 2018.

Non-GAAP(*) gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $1,213.5 million (26.9% of revenues), as compared to $1,061.9 million (28.8% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018. GAAP gross profit in 2019 was $1,136.5 million (25.2% of revenues), as compared to $976.2 million (26.5% of revenues) in 2018. The decline in 2019 gross margins relative to 2018 was due to a less favorable sales mix and a lower gross margin at IMI.

Research and development expenses, net for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $331.8 million (7.4% of revenues), as compared to $287.4 million (7.8% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018.

Marketing and selling expenses, net for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $301.4 million (6.7% of revenues), as compared to $281.0 million (7.6% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018.

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General and administrative expenses, net for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $214.7 million (4.8% of revenues), as compared to $160.3 million (4.4% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018. The higher level of general and administrative expenses in 2019 was mainly a result of consolidation of expenses in subsidiaries that were acquired in 2018 and 2019, which was partly offset by income related to settlement of litigation in the U.S.

Other operating income, net for the year ended December 31, 2019 amounted to $33.0 million as compared to $45.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2018. Other operating income in 2019 was mainly a result of a capital gain related to the sale and lease back of buildings by a subsidiary in Israel. Other operating income in 2018 was the result of net gains related to deconsolidation of two of our Israeli subsidiaries in the commercial cyber and medical instrumentation areas, due to third party investments.

Non-GAAP(*) operating income for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $379.7 million (8.4% of revenues), as compared to $340.7 million (9.2% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018. GAAP operating income in 2019 was $321.6 million (7.1% of revenues), as compared to $292.8 million (7.9% of revenues) in 2018.

Financial expenses, net for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $69.1 million, as compared to $44.1 million in the year ended December 31, 2018. Financial expenses, net in 2019 included exchange rate differences of approximately $23.1 million related to the recognition of lease liabilities denominated in foreign currencies (mainly in New Israeli Shekels) as a result of the adoption of ASC 842, Leases, effective January 1, 2019.

Other expenses, net were $6.2 million in 2019 as compared to $11.4 million in 2018. Other expenses in 2018 included write-off impairment of $7.8 million in investments in two affiliated Israeli companies. Other expenses in 2019 were mainly due to the non-service cost components of pension plans, in accordance with ASU 2017-07.

Taxes on income for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $19.4 million (effective tax rate of 7.9%), as compared to $26.4 million (effective tax rate of 11.1%) in the year ended December 31, 2018. The effective tax rate was affected by the mix of the tax rates in the various jurisdictions in which the Company's entities generate taxable income and other income that is not part of the taxable income mainly related to non-cash items such as impairment of assets. Taxes on income in 2019 were reduced by a tax benefit related to adjustments for prior years following a tax settlement of the Company and some of its subsidiaries in Israel with Israeli tax authorities.

Equity in net earnings (losses) of affiliated companies and partnerships for the year ended December 31, 2019 was income of $1.8 million (0.1% of revenues), as compared to equity in net losses of $2.2 million (0.1% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018. The loss in 2018 was mainly a result of a $9.7 million re-evaluation of the fair value of an investment in an affiliated company.

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $0.8 million, as compared to $1.9 million in the year ended December 31, 2018.

Non-GAAP(*) net income attributable to the Company's shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2019 was $297.8 million (6.6% of revenues), as compared to $267.5 million (7.3% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018. GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders in the year ended December 31, 2019 was $227.9 million (5.1% of revenues), as compared to $206.7 million (5.6% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2018.

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Non-GAAP(*) diluted net earnings per share attributable to the Company's shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2019 were $6.79, as compared to $6.25 for the year ended December 31, 2018. GAAP diluted net earnings per share attributable to the Company's shareholders in the year ended December 31, 2019 were $5.20, as compared to $4.83 in the year ended December 31, 2018.

Backlog of orders for the year ended December 31, 2019 totaled $10,029 million, as compared to $9,399 million as of December 31, 2018. Approximately 61% of the current backlog is attributable to orders from outside Israel. Approximately 65% of the current backlog is scheduled to be performed during 2020 and 2021.

Operating cash flow used in the year ended December 31, 2019 was $53.3 million, as compared to $191.7 million net cash provided in the year ended December 31, 2018. The lower level of operating cash flow in 2019 was mainly a result of lower collection of receipts and advances received from customers mainly in Israel.


Adoption of new standards:

1.  On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASC 842 and elected the available practical expedient to recognize the cumulative effect of initially adopting ASC 842 as an adjustment to the opening balance sheet of the period of adoption (i.e., January 1, 2019). The Company also elected the other available practical expedients, and will not separate lease components from non-lease components, and will not reassess whether contracts are or contain leases, lease classification, or initial direct costs for existing leases as of January 1, 2019. Only the minimum lease payments in accordance with ASC 840 were included in the calculation of the right-of-use ("ROU") and liability for existing leases as of January 1, 2019. The condensed consolidated balance sheets and results from operations for reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2019 are presented under ASC 842, while prior period amounts are not adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with the historic accounting under ASC 840. 

The adoption of this new standard materially affected the Company's consolidated balance sheets by recognizing new ROU assets and lease liabilities for operating leases. 

As part of the implementation efforts, the Company implemented a new lease accounting system including the requirement to provide significant disclosures about the Company's leasing activities. 

2.             In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326)-Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This guidance replaces the current incurred loss impairment methodology. Under the new guidance, on initial recognition and at each reporting period, an entity is required to recognize an allowance that reflects its current estimate of credit losses expected to be incurred over the life of the financial instrument based on historical experience, current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts. In November 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-19, Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses. The guidance will be effective beginning on January 1, 2020, including interim periods within that year and requires a modified retrospective transition approach through a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the period of adoption. Under the modified retrospective method of adoption, prior year reported results are not restated. 

The Company has analyzed the impact of its financial instruments that are within the scope of this guidance, and believes that the cumulative adjustment to retained earnings will have an immaterial effect on its consolidated financial statements.


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* Non-GAAP financial data:

The following non-GAAP financial data is presented to enable investors to have additional information on the Company's business performance as well as a further basis for periodical comparisons and trends relating to the Company's financial results. The Company believes such data provides useful information to investors by facilitating more meaningful comparisons of the Company's financial results over time. Such non-GAAP information is used by the Company's management to make strategic decisions, forecast future results and evaluate the Company's current performance. However, investors are cautioned that, unlike financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, non-GAAP measures may not be comparable with the calculation of similar measures for other companies.

The non-GAAP financial data includes reconciliation adjustments regarding non-GAAP gross profit, operating income, net income and diluted EPS. In arriving at non-GAAP presentations, companies generally factor out items such as those that have a non-recurring impact on the income statements, various non-cash items including significant exchange rate differences, significant effects of retroactive tax legislation, changes in accounting guidance, financial transactions and other items not considered to be part of regular ongoing business, which, in management's judgment, are items that are considered to be outside of the review of core operating results.

In the Company's non-GAAP presentation, the Company made certain adjustments, as indicated in the table below.

These non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. The Company believes that non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company's results of operations, as determined in accordance with GAAP, and that these measures should only be used to evaluate the Company's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. Investors should consider non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as replacements for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.


Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP (Unaudited) Supplemental Financial Data:

(US Dollars in millions)


 

Three Months ended

December 31,

 

Year ended

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP gross profit

$

284.3

 

 

$

234.9

 

 

$

1,136.5

 

 

$

976.2

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of purchased intangible assets

6.5

 

 

5.2

 

 

22.0

 

 

19.1

 

Expenses related to acquisition

55.0

 

 

66.6

 

 

55.0

 

 

66.6

 

Non-GAAP  gross profit

$

345.8

 

 

$

306.7

 

 

$

1,213.5

 

 

$

1,061.9

 

Percent of revenues

26.2

%

 

28.5

%

 

26.9

%

 

28.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating income

$

63.6

 

 

$

38.6

 

 

$

321.6

 

 

$

292.8

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of  purchased intangible assets

10.6

 

 

7.1

 

 

36.1

 

 

26.5

 

Expenses related to acquisition

55.0

 

 

66.8

 

 

55.0

 

 

66.8

 

Capital gain

(3.8

)

 

 

 

(31.8

)

 

 

Changes in holdings

 

 

 

 

(1.2

)

 

(45.4

)

Non-GAAP operating income

$

125.4

 

 

$

112.5

 

 

$

379.7

 

 

$

340.7

 

Percent of revenues

9.5

%

 

10.4

%

 

8.4

%

 

9.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP net income attributable to Elbit Systems’ shareholders

$

51.5

 

 

$

1.1

 

 

$

227.9

 

 

$

206.7

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of purchased  intangible assets

10.6

 

 

7.1

 

 

36.1

 

 

26.5

 

Expenses related to acquisition

55.0

 

 

66.8

 

 

55.0

 

 

66.8

 

Capital gain

(3.8)

 

 

 

(31.8)

 

 

Changes in holdings

 

 

 

 

(1.2)

 

(45.4)

Impairment of investments

3.7

 

 

12.4

 

 

3.7

 

 

17.6

 

Revaluation of investment measured under fair value option

(3.7)

 

 

 

(8.3)

 

 

Non-operating foreign loss

2.5

 

 

2.2

 

 

24.6

 

 

3.4

 

Tax effect and other tax items, net

(6.5)

 

(5.6)

 

(8.2)

 

(8.1)

Non-GAAP  net income attributable to Elbit Systems' shareholders

$

109.3

 

 

$

84.0

 

 

$

297.8

 

 

$

267.5

 

Percent of revenues

8.3

%

 

7.8

%

 

6.6

%

 

7.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP diluted net EPS

$

1.16

 

 

$

0.03

 

 

$

5.20

 

 

$

4.83

 

Adjustments, net

1.31

 

 

1.93

 

 

1.59

 

 

1.42

 

Non-GAAP diluted net EPS

$

2.47

 

 

$

1.96

 

 

$

6.79

 

 

$

6.25

 


Recent Events: 

On December 16, 2019, the Company announced that following a contract signed between the Israeli Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") and the Ministry of Defense of Montenegro, the Company was awarded a contract of approximately $35 million, to supply the Montenegrin Armed Forces with Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (“RCWS”) for the new Oshkosh Defense 4X4 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (“JLTV”). In this contract Elbit Systems will perform full integration of the RCWS onboard the JLTV over a three-year period and will provide logistic support for a seven-year period. 

On December 19, 2019, the Company announced, further to its announcement of June 26, 2019, that it received payment in the amount of $33 million as full and final settlement under a settlement agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC, of litigation in the U.S. Federal Courts for infringement of an Elbit Systems’ patent relating to high-speed satellite communications. 

On December 22, 2019, the Company announced that it was awarded an approximately $65 million follow-on contract from the Dutch Ministry of Defence to supply additional soldier systems to the Armed Forces of the Netherlands, as part of the VOSS program (the Dutch program for improved operational soldier systems). The contract will be performed over a two-year period. 

On January 1, 2020, the Company announced that it was awarded a contract by the Production and Procurement Directorate of the IMOD valued at approximately $144 million (approximately NIS 500 million) for the supply of small caliber ammunition to the Israeli Defense Forces. This five-year contract, work on which will commence in 2021, will be a continuation of the existing multi-year contract with the IMOD. 

On January 7, 2020, the Company announced that it was awarded an initial contract from the Production and Procurement Directorate of the IMOD valued at approximately $31 million (NIS 109 million), to provide Iron Fist Active Protection Systems for the Eitan Armored Fighting Vehicles of the Israeli Defense Forces. The contract    will be performed over a five-year period. 

On February 6, 2020, the Company announced the completion of its review of certain expenses and expected synergies resulting from the acquisition by its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC, of the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) . The Company expects to record in the fourth quarter of 2019 expenses relating to the acquisition estimated in the amount of approximately $55 million. These expenses will be recorded mainly in the “Cost of Revenues” line item in the Consolidated Statement of Income and will be eliminated in the Non-GAAP results due to the non-recurring nature of the expense. The overall impact of these expenses on the financial results for the fourth quarter of 2019 will be included in the Company’s report for the quarter, which is planned to be released in March 2020. 

On February 6, 2020, the Company announced that it was awarded a $43 million contract from Hanwha Systems Co. Ltd. (272210:Korea SE) to equip the Next Generation Korean fighter jets in development, with embedded Terrain Following-Terrain Avoidance (TF/TA) systems. The contract will be performed over a six-year period. 

On February 10, 2020, the Company announced that it was awarded contracts worth approximately $136 million to provide customers in Asia-Pacific with airborne laser Direct Infra-Red Counter Measure systems. The contracts will be performed over a four-year period. 

On February 18, 2020, the Company announced that it was awarded an approximately $670 million contract to supply defense solutions to a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract will be performed over a 25-month period. 

On February 24 , 2020, the Company announced that Midroog Ltd., the Israeli rating agency, issued its monitoring report regarding the Series "A" Notes, issued by the Company in 2010 and in 2012 (the "Notes") and reaffirmed the Notes' "Aa1.il" (on a local scale) rating with negative rating outlook. 

On February 27, 2020, the Company announced that at its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on February 26, 2020, at the Company's offices in Haifa, the proposed resolution described in the Proxy Statement to the Shareholders dated January 22, 2020 and described below, was approved by the required majority:

“To approve an amendment to the Company’s compensation policy to increase the maximum coverage that the Company is authorized to procure under, and the maximum annual premium that the Company is authorized to pay for, policies of directors and officers liability insurance.” 

On March 9, 2020, the Company announced that the U.S. Air Force has awarded its subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC., a firm-fixed-price contract with a ceiling of approximately $471 million over a 10-year period, to equip F-16 aircraft of the U.S. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command, with pylon-based infrared missile warning systems. The contract includes an initial order valued at approximately $17 million. The work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas.

On March 15, 2020, the Company announced further to the Company’s announcement dated March 27, 2019, that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a $200 million contract as part of the IMOD automatic self-propelled howitzer gun systems program. The contract will be performed over a 12-year period. 

On March 18, 2020, the Company announced that at its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (the

"Meeting") held on March 17, 2020, at the Company's offices in Haifa, the proposed resolution described in the Proxy Statement to the Shareholders dated February 11, 2020, and described below, was approved by the required majority: “To elect Mr. Moshe Kaplinsky as an External Director of the Company for a first three-year term commencing on the close of the Meeting.” 

Dividend:

The Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.44 per share for the fourth quarter of 2019. The dividend’s record date is April 6, 2020. The dividend will be paid from income generated as Preferred Income (as defined under Israeli tax laws), on April 20, 2020, net of taxes, at the rate of 20%.

Conference Call:

The Company will be hosting a conference call today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 09:00 a.m. Eastern Time. On the call, management will review and discuss the results and will be available to answer questions.

To participate, please call one of the teleconferencing numbers that follow. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please try the international dial-in number.

US Dial-in Number: 1-888-668-9141

Canada Dial-in Number: 1-866-485-2399

UK Dial-in Number: 0-800-917-5108

ISRAEL Dial-in Number: 03-918- 0610

INTERNATIONAL Dial-in Number: 972-3- 918- 0610

at 9:00am Eastern Time; 6:00am Pacific Time; 1:00pm UK Time; 3:00pm Israel Time

This call will also be broadcast live on Elbit Systems’ web-site at http://www.elbitsystems.com. An online replay will be available from 24 hours after the call ends.

Alternatively, for two days following the call, investors will be able to dial a replay number to listen to the call. The dial-in numbers are:

1-888-326-9310 (US and Canada) or +972-3- 925- 5921 (Israel and International)


 

(FINANCIAL TABLES TO FOLLOW)

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands of US Dollar)


-

 

As of December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

Audited

Assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

221,060

 

 

$

208,479

 

Short-term bank deposits and restricted deposits

2,213

 

 

16,447

 

Trade and unbilled receivables and contract assets, net

2,067,846

 

 

1,712,915

 

Other receivables and prepaid expenses

160,728

 

 

199,148

 

Inventories, net

1,219,920

 

 

1,141,996

 

Total current assets

3,671,767

 

 

3,278,985

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in affiliated companies, partnerships and other companies

201,574

 

 

196,180

 

Long-term trade and unbilled receivables and contract assets

259,150

 

 

297,145

 

Long-term bank deposits and other receivables

58,076

 

 

42,962

 

Premises evacuation grants

 

 

365,436

 

Deferred income taxes, net

89,452

 

 

42,804

 

Severance pay fund

287,104

 

 

278,732

 

 

895,356

 

 

1,223,259

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right of use assets

365,763

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

766,532

 

 

686,620

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

1,635,940

 

 

1,261,921

 

Total assets

$

7,335,358

 

 

$

6,450,785

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

 

 

 

Short-term bank credit and loans

$

208,399

 

 

$

208,821

 

Current maturities of long-term loans and Series A Notes

199,882

 

 

62,546

 

Operating lease liability

62,565

 

 

 

Trade payables

926,338

 

 

776,100

 

Other payables and accrued expenses

1,052,080

 

 

1,081,992

 

Contract liabilities (customer advances)

723,581

 

 

780,994

 

 

3,172,845

 

 

2,910,453

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term loans, net of current maturities

440,124

 

 

467,649

 

Series A Notes, net of current maturities

 

 

56,303

 

Employee benefit liabilities

836,535

 

 

736,798

 

Deferred income taxes and tax liabilities, net

114,419

 

 

78,677

 

Contract liabilities (customer advances)

62,830

 

 

175,890

 

Operating lease liability

323,287

 

 

 

Other long-term liabilities

225,478

 

 

170,607

 

 

2,002,673

 

 

1,685,924

 

 

 

 

 

Elbit Systems Ltd.'s equity

2,141,406

 

 

1,832,453

 

Non-controlling interests

18,434

 

 

21,955

 

Total equity

2,159,840

 

 

1,854,408

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

7,335,358

 

 

$

6,450,785

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands of US Dollars, except for share and per share amounts)


 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

Audited

 

Unaudited

Revenues

$

4,508,400

 

 

$

3,683,684

 

 

$

1,321,506

 

 

$

1,077,840

 

Cost of revenues

3,371,933

 

 

2,707,505

 

 

1,037,211

 

 

842,988

Gross profit

1,136,467

 

 

976,179

 

 

284,295

 

 

234,852

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development, net

331,757

 

 

287,352

 

 

97,631

 

 

72,986

Marketing and selling, net

301,400

 

 

281,014

 

 

80,484

 

 

73,455

General and administrative, net

214,749

 

 

160,348

 

 

46,363

 

 

49,767

 

Other operating income, net

(33,049

)

 

(45,367

)

 

(3,785

)

 

 

Total operating expenses

814,857

 

 

683,347

 

 

220,693

 

 

196,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

321,610

 

 

292,832

 

 

63,602

 

 

38,644

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial expenses, net

(69,072

)

 

(44,061

)

 

(16,357

)

 

(14,919

)

Other expense, net

(6,243

)

 

(11,449

)

 

(1,625

)

 

(6,386

)

Income before income taxes

246,295

 

 

237,322

 

 

45,620

 

 

17,339

Taxes on income

(19,414

)

 

(26,445

)

 

9,129

 

 

(3,902

)

 

226,881

 

 

210,877

 

 

54,749

 

 

13,437

Equity in net earnings (losses) of affiliated companies and partnerships

1,774

 

 

(2,222

)

 

(3,498

)

 

(11,362

)

   Net income

$

228,655

 

 

$

208,655

 

 

$

51,251

 

 

$

2,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interests

(798

)

 

(1,917

)

 

265

 

 

(948)

Net income attributable to Elbit Systems Ltd.'s shareholders

$

227,857

 

 

$

206,738

 

 

$

51,516

 

 

$

1,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share attributable to Elbit Systems Ltd.'s shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net earnings per share

$

5.20

 

 

$

4.83

 

 

$

1.17

 

 

$

0.03

 

Diluted net earnings per share

$

5.20

 

 

$

4.83

 

 

$

1.16

 

 

$

0.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares used in computation of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (in thousands)

43,787

 

 

42,789

 

 

44,198

 

 

42,789

 

Diluted earnings per share (in thousands)

43,848

 

 

42,789

 

 

44,287

 

 

42,789

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(In thousands of US Dollars)


-

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

Audited

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Net income

$

228,655

 

 

$

208,655

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

137,146

 

 

118,205

 

Write-off impairment

3,692

 

 

13,334

 

Stock-based compensation

3,994

 

 

1,387

 

Amortization of Series A Notes discount (premium) and related issuance costs, net

(93

)

 

(92

)

Deferred income taxes and reserve, net

(15,059

)

 

13,724

 

Loss (gain) on sale of property, plant and equipment

(34,154

)

 

2,080

 

Gain on sale of investment, remeasurement of investment held under fair value method and deconsolidation of subsidiary

(7,928

)

 

(41,822

)

Equity in net earnings of affiliated companies and partnerships, net of dividend received(*)

8,526

 

 

17,929

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of amounts acquired:

 

 

 

Increase in short and long-term trade and unbilled receivables and prepaid expenses

(267,924

)

 

(89,099

)

Increase in inventories, net

(55,841

)

 

(117,221

)

Increase (decrease) in trade payables and other payables and accrued expenses

115,621

 

 

(89,956

)

Severance, pension and termination indemnities, net

4,629

 

 

(31,363

)

Increase (decrease) in contract liabilities (customer advances)

(174,582

)

 

185,898

 

Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities

(53,318

)

 

191,659

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment and other assets

(137,604

)

 

(102,301

)

Acquisition of subsidiaries and business operations

(357,144

)

 

(504,447

)

Proceeds from premises evacuation grants

344,913

 

 

 

Investments in affiliated companies and other companies

(8,567

)

 

(7,538

)

Deconsolidation of subsidiary

 

 

(2,873

)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

36,671

 

 

4,388

 

Investment in long-term deposits

(289

)

 

(183

)

Proceeds from sale of long-term deposits

251

 

 

82

 

Investment in short-term deposits and available-for-sale  marketable securities

(2,314

)

 

(10,361

)

Proceeds from sale of short-term deposits and available-for-sale marketable securities

17,294

 

 

30,363

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(106,789

)

 

(592,870

)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Proceeds from exercise of options

 

 

48

 

Issuance of shares

184,840

 

 

 

Repayment of long-term loans

(243,324

)

 

(775

)

Proceeds from long-term loans

350,000

 

 

342,528

 

Repayment of Series A Notes

(55,532

)

 

(55,532

)

Dividends paid

(62,578

)

 

(75,305

)

Change in short-term bank credit and loans, net

(718

)

 

242,652

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

172,688

 

 

453,616

 

NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

12,581

 

 

52,405

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR

$

208,479

 

 

$

156,074

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT THE END OF THE YEAR

$

221,060

 

 

$

208,479

 

 

 

 

 

* Dividend received from affiliated companies and partnerships

$

10,300

 

 

$

15,707

 

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.

DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUES


-

 

Consolidated Revenues by Areas of Operation:

 

 

Year Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

$ millions

 

%

 

$ millions

 

%

 

$ millions

 

%

 

$ millions

 

%

Airborne systems

$

1,617.2

 

 

35.9

 

 

$

1,470.1

 

 

39.9

 

 

$

438.4

 

 

33.2

 

 

$

436.7

 

 

40.5

 

C4ISR systems

1,161.5

 

 

25.8

 

 

1,130.1

 

 

30.7

 

 

356.9

 

 

27.0

 

 

275.0

 

 

25.5

 

Land systems

1,228.3

 

 

27.2

 

 

649.1

 

 

17.6

 

 

367.7

 

 

27.8

 

 

239.4

 

 

22.2

 

Electro-optic systems

374.4

 

 

8.3

 

 

333.9

 

 

9.1

 

 

124.7

 

 

9.4

 

 

102.4

 

 

9.5

 

Other (mainly non-defense engineering and production services)

127.0

 

 

2.8

 

 

100.5

 

 

2.7

 

 

33.8

 

 

2.6

 

 

24.3

 

 

2.3

 

Total

$

4,508.4

 

 

100.0

 

 

$

3,683.7

 

 

100.0

 

 

$

1,321.5

 

 

100.0

 

 

$

1,077.8

 

 

100.0

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Revenues by Geographical Regions:

 

 

Year Ended

 

Three Months Ended

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

$ millions

 

%

 

$ millions

 

%

 

$ millions

 

%

 

$ millions

 

%

Israel

$

1,064.8

 

 

23.6

 

 

$

740.2

 

 

20.1

 

 

$

324.6

 

 

24.6

 

 

$

227.5

 

 

21.1

 

North America

1,260.5

 

 

28.0

 

 

979.2

 

 

26.6

 

 

351.8

 

 

26.6

 

 

287.8

 

 

26.7

 

Europe

853.7

 

 

18.9

 

 

737.1

 

 

20.0

 

 

270.4

 

 

20.5

 

 

249.8

 

 

23.2

 

Asia-Pacific

1,029.6

 

 

22.8

 

 

791.8

 

 

21.5

 

 

297.7

 

 

22.5

 

 

203.5

 

 

18.9

 

Latin America

158.0

 

 

3.5

 

 

192.4

 

 

5.2

 

 

36.0

 

 

2.7

 

 

41.0

 

 

3.8

 

Other countries

141.8

 

 

3.2

 

 

243.0

 

 

6.6

 

 

41.0

 

 

3.1

 

 

68.2

 

 

6.3

 

Total

$

4,508.4

 

 

100.0

 

 

$

3,683.7

 

 

100.0

 

 

$

1,321.5

 

 

100.0

 

 

$

1,077.8

 

 

100.0

 

Butzi Machlis Elbit Systems President and CEO

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land, and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems and munitions. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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This press release may contain forward‑looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions about future events. Forward‑looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions about the Company, which are difficult to predict, including projections of the Company’s future financial results, its anticipated growth strategies and anticipated trends in its business. Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward‑looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; changes in the competitive environment; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings. The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.’s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward‑looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

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