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Elbit Systems Q4 revenues increased to $886.6 million

Staff writer ▼ | March 23, 2016
Elbit Systems reported its consolidated results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015.
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Elbit Systems   Non-GAAP gross profit amounted to $262.4 million
Revenues in the fourth quarter of 2015 were $886.6 million, as compared to $850.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP gross profit amounted to $262.4 million (29.6% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $235.0 million (27.6% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

GAAP gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $253.3 million (28.6% of revenues), as compared to $229.5 million (27.0% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Research and development expenses, net, were $69.3 million (7.8% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $71.0 million (8.4% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Marketing and selling expenses, net, were $66.9 million (7.5% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $59.5 million (7.0% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

General and administrative expenses, net, were $39.2 million (4.4% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $34.8 million (4.1% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP operating income was $91.5 million (10.3% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $74.8 million (8.8% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014. GAAP operating income in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $78.0 million (8.8% of revenues), as compared to $64.2 million (7.6% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Financial expenses, net, were $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $11.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Taxes on income were $15.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $9.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Equity in net earnings of affiliated companies and partnerships was $3.3 million (0.4% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $1.8 million (0.2% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests was $0.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Non-GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $74.2 million (8.4% of revenues), as compared to $52.8 million (6.2% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014. GAAP net income attributable to the Company's shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $63.0 million (7.1% of revenues), as compared to $44.0 million (5.2% of revenues) in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Non GAAP diluted net earnings per share attributable to the Company's shareholders were $1.74 for the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to $1.24 for the fourth quarter of 2014. GAAP diluted earnings per share attributable to the Company's shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2015 were $1.47, as compared to $1.03 in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Full year 2015 results:

Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $3,107.6 million, as compared to $2,958.2 million in the year ended December 31, 2014. The leading contributors to our revenues were the airborne systems and C4ISR systems areas of operations.

The increase in the land systems area of operation was primarily due to increased revenues from tank fire control systems and electro-optic night vision systems sold to Asia-Pacific. Revenues from C4ISR systems decreased slightly due to decline in sales of command and control systems, mainly for homeland security applications in Latin America.

On a geographic basis, the increase in revenues in Asia-Pacific was mainly due to increased sales of tank fire control systems and electro-optic night vision systems to this region.

The decrease in Latin America was a result of lower sales of command and control systems, mainly for homeland security applications.

Cost of revenues for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $2,210.5 million (71.1% of revenues), as compared to $2,133.2 million (72.1% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2014.

Non-GAAP gross profit for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $927.0 million (29.8% of revenues), as compared to $846.7 million (28.6% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2014. GAAP gross profit in 2015 was $897.1 million (28.9% of revenues), as compared to $825.1 million (27.9% of revenues) in 2014.

Research and development expenses, net, for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $243.4 million (7.8% of revenues), as compared to $228.0 million (7.7% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2014.

Marketing and selling expenses, net, for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $239.4 million (7.7% of revenues), as compared to $216.5 million (7.3% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2014.

The increase in marketing and selling expenses in 2015 was mainly related to the mix of countries and types of marketing activities for projects in which we invested our marketing efforts.

General and administrative expenses, net, for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $145.7 million (4.7% of revenues), as compared to $139.6 million (4.7% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2014. The increase was mainly due to cost of the phantom bonus retention plan associated with the G&A expenses.

Other operating income, net, for the year ended December 31, 2014 amounted to $6.0 million. The amount reflects a net gain related to the revaluation of a previously held investment in an Israeli subsidiary's shares at the acquisition date due to its accounting treatment as a business combination achieved in stages. As a result of this acquisition, the Company increased its holdings in the subsidiary from 49% to 90%.

Non-GAAP operating income for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $316.7 million (10.2% of revenues), as compared to $284.0 million (9.6% of revenues) in the year ended December 31, 2014.

GAAP operating income in 2015 was $268.6 million (8.6% of revenues), as compared to $246.9 million (8.3% of revenues) in 2014. The main reason for the improvement of the operating income was the increase in the gross profit in 2015 as compared to 2014.

Financial expenses, net, for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $20.2 million, as compared to $47.5 million in the year ended December 31, 2014.

Financial expenses, net, in 2014 were comparatively high, mainly as a result of accelerated devaluation of the NIS in the third quarter of 2014 and its effect on the Company's U.S. dollar derivative activities, as well as the fluctuation of the U.S. dollar against other foreign currencies, such as the Australian dollar and the Brazilian real, during 2014.


 

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