GE Aerospace Hosts 2024 Investor Day

Published
  • GE Aerospace reaffirms guidance and presents longer-term financial outlook, including achieving ~$10B of operating profit* in 2028
  • Consistent profit and free cash flow* growth enabling continued business investment and shareholder returns of ~70-75% of available funds through dividends and share buy-backs
  • GE Aerospace is ready to trade publicly as an independent company on April 2, 2024 on the NYSE under the ticker “GE”

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, GE Aerospace will host its 2024 Investor Day in New York, New York. The event begins at 8:00am EST and can be viewed virtually here. GE Chairman and CEO and GE Aerospace CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. will be joined by members of the leadership team to discuss the strategic priorities and near- and longer-term outlook for GE Aerospace in advance of launching as an independent public company on April 2, 2024.

GE Chairman and CEO and GE Aerospace CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. said, “GE Aerospace is ready to launch as a standalone company on April 2. As a global leader in propulsion, services, and systems, we are delivering exceptional value for our customers with unrivaled technology and service, and the highest levels of operational reliability. With FLIGHT DECK, our proprietary lean operating model, as the foundation, we will define flight for today, tomorrow, and the future.”

Culp continued, “Looking ahead, our financial outlook demonstrates confidence in our future, with a robust market and demand for our products and services underpinning continued growth across revenue, operating profit and cash generation. Our strong balance sheet positions us to invest in growth and innovation, while also returning approximately 70-75% of available funds through our dividend and share buy-backs. I’m excited about GE Aerospace’s future and our plans to deliver for customers and maximize shareholder returns.”

During the Investor Day, GE Aerospace’s leadership team will discuss how as a standalone company, the team is well-positioned to create significant value through its:

  • Large, growing installed base and differentiated technology and customer service;
  • Balanced commercial portfolio in narrowbody and widebody with an extensive services network, delivering the most complete value proposition with safety, efficiency, and reliability; and
  • Position as the rotorcraft and combat engine provider of choice, investing in next generation technology for U.S. and international programs.

Financial Outlook

GE Aerospace reaffirmed its 2024 financial guidance and 2025 outlook, and initiated its 2028 outlook:

Financial metric

2024 guidance

2025 outlook

2028 outlook

Adjusted revenue*

Grow low-double-digits or more

Grow low-double-digits

High-single-digit CAGR ‘25-‘28

Operating profit*

$6.0 - $6.5 billion

$7.1 - $7.5 billion

~$10B

(Low-double-digit CAGR ‘25-’28)

Free cash flow*

>$5 billion

>100% conversion-a)

~100% conversion-a)

(a – FCF* conversion: FCF*/adjusted net income*

Capital Allocation Framework

GE Aerospace will also unveil its capital allocation priorities as a standalone company:

  • Invest in growth and innovation: R&D and capex to support customers and provide industry leading technology;
  • Return cash to shareholders: ~70-75% of available funds returned through dividend and buy-backs, including initial dividend payout at 30% of net income, subject to board approval, and $15 billion share buy-back authorization; and
  • Focused M&A: disciplined approach with a focus on strategic, operational, and financial synergies.

This framework is underpinned by a strong, investment-grade balance sheet, including available cash from free cash flow*, future monetization of our AerCap note and remaining equity stake in GE HealthCare, and a post-spin pro forma cash balance of $13 billion.

Event Webcast

GE Aerospace will broadcast the event live via webcast today starting at 8:00am EST. The webcast and accompanying slide presentation containing financial information can be accessed at https://www.geaerospace.com/investor-day-2024. An archived version of the webcast will be available on the website after the call.

GE Chairman and CEO and GE Aerospace CEO H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., will be joined by the following leaders: Russell Stokes, President and CEO, Commercial Engines and Services; Farah Borges, Vice President, Assembly, Test, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Mohamed Ali, Vice President, Engineering; Amy Gowder, President & CEO, Defense and Systems; Riccardo Procacci, President and CEO, Propulsion and Additive Technologies; Rahul Ghai, SVP & CFO, GE and CFO, GE Aerospace; and Steve Winoker, VP & Chief Investor Relations Officer.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures in Financial Outlook & Framework

GE calculates forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures including Adjusted revenue* growth, Operating profit*, Free cash flow*, and Free cash flow* conversion based on internal forecasts that omit certain amounts that would be included in GAAP financial measures. GE does not provide reconciliations of these forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the respective corresponding GAAP metrics as it is unable to predict with reasonable certainty and without unreasonable effort items such as the impact of changes in currency exchange rates, impacts associated with business acquisitions or dispositions, timing and magnitude of restructuring activities and revaluation of strategic investments, amongst other items. The timing and amounts of these items are uncertain and could have a substantial impact on GE’s results in accordance with GAAP.

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Additional Financial Information Additional financial information can be found on the Company’s website at: www.ge.com/investor under Events and Reports.

About GE GE (NYSE:GE) rises to the challenge of building a world that works. For more than 130 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today the company’s dedicated team, leading technology, and global reach and capabilities help the world work more safely, efficiently, and reliably. GE’s people are diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest level of integrity and focus to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for its customers. www.ge.com

About GE Aerospace GE Aerospace is a global aerospace propulsion, services, and systems leader with an installed base of approximately 44,000 commercial and 26,000 military aircraft engines. With a global team of 52,000 employees building on more than a century of innovation and learning, GE Aerospace is committed to inventing the future of fight, lifting people up, and bringing them home safely. Learn more about how GE Aerospace and its partners are defining flight for today, tomorrow and the future at www.geaerospace.com

* Non-GAAP Financial Measure

GE & GE Aerospace Investor Contact: Steve Winoker, 617.443.3400 swinoker@ge.com GE Media Contact: Mary Kate Mullaney, 202.304.6514 marykate.nevin@ge.com GE Aerospace Media Contact: Nicole Sizemore, 203.945.9783 nicole.sizemore@ge.com

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