United Technologies Corp
) reported third quarter 2013 earnings from continuing operations
of $1.55 per share, up from $1.37 in the year-ago quarter. The
reported earnings per share (EPS) beat the Zacks Consensus
Estimate of $1.53. Net income increased 13% from the year-ago
quarter to $1.4 billion. Recurring EPS increased 19.0% year over
year to $1.63 per share.
Total revenue for the third quarter rose 3% year over year to
$15.5 billion, but missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $16.2
billion. The increase in revenues was driven by net acquisitions.
New equipment orders at Otis were up 4% from the year-earlier
quarter. UTC Climate, Controls & Security equipment orders
increased 13% organically. On a pro-forma basis, commercial
spares orders increased 5% at UTC Aerospace Systems. However,
large commercial engine spares orders were up 17% at Pratt &
Otis reported revenues of $3,188 million in the third quarter, up
4.0% year over year. At the same time, revenues at UTC Climate
Controls & Security declined 1.0% year over year to $4,237
million. Pratt & Whitney revenues decreased 5.0% year over
year to $3,386 million in the third quarter. UTC Aerospace
systems sales increased to $3,312 million from $2,670 million in
the year-ago quarter. Additionally, Sikorsky sales were down 7.0%
year over year to $1,541 million in the third quarter.
Segment operating profit in the third quarter increased 14% year
over year to $2,476 million.
Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
The company continues to maintain a strong cash flow position. As
of Sep 30, 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $4.6 billion with
long-term debt of $19.8 billion. The company had a debt to
capital ratio of 41.0%. Cash flow from operations was $1.5
billion, while capital expenditures were $383 million in the
reported quarter. The company repurchased shares worth $330
million in the reported quarter and acquisition spending was $54
million in the reported quarter.
The company recently declared a 10% increase in its fourth
quarter dividend to 59 cents per share.
Sales in 2013 are expected to be $63 billion. The company expects
EPS guidance in the range of $6.10 - $6.15 per share. The company
expects to invest $500 million in restructuring for 2013.
With sustained order growth momentum in majority of its markets,
the company expects organic growth to continue to accelerate till
the end of 2013. Going forward, UTC Building and Industrial
Systems is expected to help United Technologies to capture growth
opportunities in the market.
United Technologies currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other
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