Raytheon’s first-quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations

WALTHAM, Mass. — Raytheon Technologies on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $753 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

The Waltham, Massachusetts-based company said it had net income of 50 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions and restructuring costs, came to 90 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 88 cents per share.

The aerospace and defense company posted revenue of $15.25 billion in the period.

For the current quarter ending in July, Raytheon expects its per-share earnings to range from 90 cents to 95 cents.

The company said it expects revenue in the range of $15.5 billion to $16 billion for the fiscal second quarter.

Raytheon expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.50 to $3.70 per share, with revenue ranging from $63.9 billion to $65.4 billion.

Raytheon shares have climbed 13 percent since the beginning of the year, while the stock has risen 28 percent in the last 12 months.

Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation merged in April 2020 to form Raytheon Technologies Corporation. The firms reported their revenue separately in last year’s Top 100 list, in which Defense News ranks the leading defense companies around the world. Raytheon Company was ranked in 5th place, while UTC was ranked 10th.

Author: The Associated Press
Source: DefenseNews

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