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  • Revenues were $1.76 billion
  • Segment operating margin was 9.4%
  • Total operating margin was 11.2%
  • Diluted earnings per share was $2.87
  • Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the quarter were $793 million

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) reported first quarter 2016 revenues of $1.76 billion, up 12.3 percent from the same period last year. Diluted earnings per share in the quarter was $2.87, compared to diluted earnings per share of $1.79 in the same period of 2015.

Segment operating income for the first quarter was $166 million and segment operating margin was 9.4 percent, compared to $128 million and 8.2 percent, respectively, in the same period last year. Total operating income for the first quarter was $198 million and total operating margin was 11.2 percent, compared to $156 million and 9.9 percent, respectively, in the same period last year. These increases were primarily driven by strong operating performance at Ingalls Shipbuilding and favorable FAS/CAS Adjustment.

New business awards for the quarter were approximately $1.0 billion, bringing total backlog to $21.3 billion as of March 31, 2016.

“Operating results in the quarter were strong, as Ingalls continued to execute well on its programs,” said Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO. “As we progress through this challenging period at Newport News, with the impending three carrier deliveries, we are working diligently with our Navy customer to bring these ships to completion.”

Results of Operations

 Three Months Ended  
 March 31  
($ in millions, except per share amounts)20162015$ Change% Change
Sales and service revenues$1,763 $1,570 $193 12.3%
Segment operating income1166 128 38 29.7%
  Segment operating margin %19.4%8.2% 126 bps 
Total operating income198 156 42 26.9%
  Operating margin %11.2%9.9% 129 bps 
Net earnings136 87 49 56.3%
Diluted earnings per share$2.87 $1.79 $1.08 60.3%
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding47.4 48.7   
Adjusted Net Earnings    
Net earnings$136 $87 $49 56.3%
After-tax FAS/CAS Adjustment 2(23)(18)(5)27.8%
Adjusted net earnings3$113 $69 $44 63.8%
Adjusted Diluted EPS    
Diluted earnings (loss) per share$2.87 $1.79 $1.08 60.3%
After-tax FAS/CAS Adjustment per share(0.49)(0.37)(0.12)32.4%
Adjusted Diluted EPS3$2.38 $1.42 $0.96 67.6%
Non-GAAP measures that exclude non-segment factors affecting operating income. See Exhibit B for definition and reconciliation.
Tax effected at 35% federal statutory rate.
3 Non-GAAP measure – see Exhibit B for definition.

Accounting Standard Change

We adopted the new accounting standard for stock compensation as of January 1, 2016. Income tax benefits of approximately $18 million were recognized as income tax benefit in the statements of operations during the three months ended March 31, 2016. These tax benefits were reported as operating activity in the statements of cash flows and prior year tax benefits were adjusted to conform to the current year operating activity presentation.

Segment Operating Results

Ingalls Shipbuilding

   Three Months Ended  
   March 31  
($ in millions)  20162015$ Change % Change
Revenues  $586 $469 $117 24.9%
Operating income (loss)   82  45  37 82.2%
Operating margin %   14.0% 9.6% 440 bps 

Ingalls revenues for the first quarter increased $117 million, or 24.9 percent, from the same period in 2015 due to higher revenues in Surface Combatants and Amphibious Assault Ships, partially offset by lower revenues in the Legend-class National Security Cutter (NSC) program. Higher Surface Combatant revenues were primarily due to increased volume on DDG-121 Frank E. Petersen, Jr. Higher Amphibious Assault Ships revenues were primarily due to increased volumes on LPD-28 Ft. Lauderdale and LHA-7 Tripoli. Lower NSC program revenues were primarily due to the delivery of NSC-5 USCGC James in 2015, partially offset by increased volume on NSC-8 Midgett.

Ingalls operating income for the first quarter was $82 million, an increase of $37 million from the same period last year. Operating margin was 14.0 percent for the quarter, compared to 9.6 percent in the same period last year. These increases were primarily due to performance improvement and higher risk retirement on the LPD and DDG programs.

Key Ingalls milestones for the quarter:

  • Received a $618 million contract modification to build the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer DDG-123
  • Received $117 million of additional long lead time material procurement for amphibious transport dock LPD-28 
  • Authenticated the keel on NSC-7 Kimball (WMSL 756)
  • Completed builder’s sea trials on LPD-26 John P. Murtha
  • Launched LPD-27 Portland

Newport News Shipbuilding

 Three Months Ended  
 March 31  
($ in millions)2016 2015$ Change% Change
Revenues$1,153  $1,061  $92 8.7%
Operating income (loss)89  93  (4)(4.3)%
Operating margin %7.7% 8.8%  (105) bps 

Newport News revenues for the first quarter increased $92 million, or 8.7 percent, from the same period in 2015, primarily driven by higher revenues in Energy and Submarines, partially offset by lower revenues in Aircraft Carriers. Higher Energy revenues were due to increased volumes and the resolution of outstanding contract changes on a commercial contract, partially offset by decreased volumes associated with environmental remediation programs. Higher Submarines revenues related to the SSN-774 Virginia-class submarine (VCS) program were due to increased volumes on Block IV boats, partially offset by decreased volumes on Block III boats. Lower Aircraft Carriers revenues were due to decreased volumes on the construction contract for CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford and the execution contract for the CVN-72 USS Abraham Lincoln refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), partially offset by increased volume on the construction contract for CVN-79 John F. Kennedy.

Newport News operating income for the first quarter was $89 million, a decrease of $4 million from the same period last year. Operating margin was 7.7 percent for the quarter, compared to 8.8 percent in the same period last year. These decreases were primarily due to lower risk retirement on the VCS program, lower volume on the execution contract for the CVN-72 USS Abraham Lincoln RCOH and lower performance on CVN-78 Gerald R. Ford, partially offset by higher performance on fleet support services.

Key Newport News milestones for the quarter:

  • Christened the Virginia-class submarine Washington (SSN 787)
  • Received a $205 million contract option to continue planning for the RCOH of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73)
  • Continental Maritime of San Diego was selected as one of three companies to split a five-year, $1.32 billion contract to maintain amphibious warfare and surface combatant ships in San Diego


  Three Months Ended  
  March 31  
($ in millions) 20162015$ Change% Change
Revenues $24  $40  $(16) (40.0)%
Operating income (loss) (5) (10) $5  (50.0)%
Operating margin % (20.8)% (25.0)%  417 bps 

Revenues in the Other segment for the first quarter decreased $16 million or 40.0 percent from the same period last year, primarily due to lower volumes in oil and gas services. The operating loss for the quarter was $5 million, compared to an operating loss of $10 million in the same period last year. The decrease in the operating loss was driven by significantly lower restructuring costs in the quarter compared to the restructuring costs in first quarter 2015.

The Company

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the nuclear energy, oil and gas markets. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 36,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, please visit

Huntington Ingalls Industries will webcast its earnings conference call at 9 a.m. ET today. A live audio broadcast of the conference call and supplemental presentation will be available on the investor relations page of the company’s website:

Statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these statements. Factors that may cause such differences include: changes in government and customer priorities and requirements (including government budgetary constraints, shifts in defense spending, and changes in customer short-range and long-range plans); our ability to obtain new contracts, estimate our future contract costs and perform our contracts effectively; changes in procurement processes and government regulations and our ability to comply with such requirements; our ability to deliver our products and services at an affordable life cycle cost and compete within our markets; natural disasters; adverse economic conditions in the United States and globally; changes in key estimates and assumptions regarding our pension and retiree health care costs; security threats, including cyber security threats, and related disruptions; and other risk factors discussed in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There may be other risks and uncertainties that we are unable to predict at this time or that we currently do not expect to have a material adverse effect on our business, and we undertake no obligations to update any forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements that we may make.

Exhibit A: Financial Statements

  Three Months Ended
March 31
($ in millions, except per share amounts) 2016 2015
Sales and service revenues    
Product sales $1,429  $1,250 
Service revenues 334  320 
Total sales and service revenues 1,763  1,570 
Cost of sales and service revenues    
Cost of product sales 1,139  985 
Cost of service revenues 289  280 
Income (loss) from operating investments, net   1 
General and administrative expenses 137  150 
Operating income (loss) 198  156 
Other income (expense)    
Interest expense (19) (23)
Other, net (2)  
Earnings (loss) before income taxes 177  133 
Federal income taxes 41  46 
Net earnings (loss) $136  $87 
Basic earnings (loss) per share $2.89  $1.80 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding 47.0  48.4 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $2.87  $1.79 
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding 47.4  48.7 
Dividends declared per share $0.50  $0.40 
Net earnings (loss) from above $136  $87 
Other comprehensive income (loss)    
Change in unamortized benefit plan costs 20  22 
Other   (2)
Tax benefit (expense) for items of other comprehensive income (8) (7)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax 12  13 
Comprehensive income (loss) $148  $100 


($ in millions) March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Current Assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $793  $894 
Accounts receivable, net 1,086  1,074 
Inventoried costs, net 283  285 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 41  31 
Total current assets 2,203  2,284 
Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,519 million as of 2016 and $1,489 million as of 2015 1,809  1,827 
Goodwill 956  956 
Other intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization of $470 million as of 2016 and $465 million as of 2015 490  495 
Deferred tax asset 313  336 
Miscellaneous other assets 125  126 
Total assets $5,896  $6,024 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity    
Current Liabilities    
Trade accounts payable $252  $317 
Accrued employees’ compensation 186  215 
Current portion of postretirement plan liabilities 143  143 
Current portion of workers’ compensation liabilities 228  227 
Advance payments and billings in excess of revenues 72  125 
Other current liabilities 274  247 
Total current liabilities 1,155  1,274 
Long-term debt 1,275  1,273 
Pension plan liabilities 960  1,001 
Other postretirement plan liabilities 423  423 
Workers’ compensation liabilities 462  460 
Other long-term liabilities 100  103 
Total liabilities 4,375  4,534 
Commitments and Contingencies    
Stockholders’ Equity    
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 150 million shares authorized; 52.6 million issued and 47.1 million outstanding as of March 31, 2016, and 52.0 million issued and 46.9 million outstanding as of December 31, 2015 1  1 
Additional paid-in capital 1,933  1,978 
Retained earnings (deficit) 960  848 
Treasury stock (540) (492)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (833) (845)
Total stockholders’ equity 1,521  1,490 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $5,896  $6,024 


  Three Months Ended
March 31
($ in millions) 2016 2015
Operating Activities    
Net earnings (loss) $136  $87 
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities    
Depreciation 41  39 
Amortization of purchased intangibles 5  7 
Amortization of debt issuance costs 2  3 
Stock-based compensation 5  4 
Deferred income taxes 15  (1)
Change in    
Accounts receivable (12) (189)
Inventoried costs 2  3 
Prepaid expenses and other assets (9) (11)
Accounts payable and accruals (112) 39 
Retiree benefits (21) 30 
Other non-cash transactions, net 2  (1)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 54  10 
Investing Activities    
Additions to property, plant, and equipment (37) (20)
Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash received   (6)
Proceeds from disposition of assets   32 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (37) 6 
Financing Activities    
Dividends paid (24) (19)
Repurchases of common stock (44) (29)
Employee taxes on certain share-based payment arrangements (50) (54)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (118) (102)
Change in cash and cash equivalents (101) (86)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 894  990 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $793  $904 
Supplemental Cash Flow Disclosure    
Cash paid for income taxes $39  $26 
Cash paid for interest $1  $23 
Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities    
Capital expenditures accrued in accounts payable $4  $3 

Exhibit B: Non-GAAP Measures Definition

We make reference to “segment operating income,” “segment operating margin,” “adjusted net earnings,” and “adjusted diluted earnings per share.”

Segment operating income is defined as total operating income before the FAS/CAS Adjustment and deferred state income taxes.

Segment operating margin is defined as segment operating income as a percentage of sales and service revenues.

Adjusted net earnings is defined as net earnings adjusted for the tax-effected FAS/CAS Adjustment.

Adjusted diluted earnings per share is defined as adjusted net earnings divided by the weighted-average diluted common shares outstanding.

We internally manage our operations by reference to “segment operating income” and “segment operating margin,” which are not recognized measures under GAAP. When analyzing our operating performance, investors should use segment operating income and segment operating margin in addition to, and not as alternatives for, total operating income and total operating margin or any other performance measure presented in accordance with GAAP. They are measures that we use to evaluate our core operating performance. We believe that segment operating income and segment operating margin reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results, provide a more complete understanding of factors and trends affecting our business. We believe these measures are used by investors and are a useful indicator to measure our performance. Because not all companies use identical calculations, our presentation of segment operating income and segment operating margin may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Adjusted net earnings and adjusted diluted earnings per share are not measures recognized under GAAP. They should be considered supplemental to and not a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. We believe these measures are useful to investors because they normalize our operating performance by excluding non-recurring items or items that do not reflect our core operating performance. They may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Reconciliation of Segment Operating Income and Segment Operating Margin
  Three Months Ended
March 31
($ in millions) 2016 2015
Sales and Service Revenues    
Ingalls revenues $586  $469 
Newport News revenues 1,153  1,061 
Other revenues 24  40 
Total Sales and Service Revenues 1,763  1,570 
Segment Operating Income    
Ingalls 82  45 
As a percentage of Ingalls revenues 14.0% 9.6%
Newport News 89  93 
As a percentage of Newport News revenues 7.7% 8.8%
Other (5) (10)
As a percentage of Other revenues (20.8)% (25.0)%
Total Segment Operating Income 166  128 
As a percentage of total revenues 9.4% 8.2%
Non-segment factors affecting operating income:    
FAS/CAS Adjustment 35  27 
Deferred state income taxes (3) 1 
Total Operating Income 198  156 
Interest expense (19) (23)
Other, net (2)  
Federal income taxes (41) (46)
Net Earnings $136  $87 
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