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Bombardier Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

August 9, 2012 Montréal Bombardier Inc.,  Press Release

(All amounts in this press release are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.)

  • Revenues of $4.2 billion, compared to $4.7 billion last fiscal year
  • EBIT of $220 million, or 5.3% of revenues, compared to $296 million, or 6.2%,
    last fiscal year
  • Net income of $182 million, compared to $211 million last fiscal year
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.10, compared to $0.12 last fiscal year
  • Free cash flow usage of $642 million, compared to a usage of $1.1 billion last fiscal year
  • Strong liquidity at $3.9 billion, including cash and cash equivalents of $2.5 billion, compared to $4.1 billion and $3.4 billion respectively as at December 31, 2011
  • Strong backlog of $56.9 billion, compared to $53.9 billion as at December 31, 2011
  • Firm order from NetJets Inc. for 100 Challenger business jets for a total value of $2.6 billion, based on list prices

Bombardier today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Revenues totalled $4.2 billion, compared to $4.7 billion for the corresponding period last fiscal year. Earnings before financing expense, financing income and income taxes (EBIT) totalled $220 million, versus $296 million last fiscal year. The EBIT margin was at 5.3%, compared to 6.2% last fiscal year.

Net income for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 amounted to $182 million, compared to $211 million for the corresponding period last fiscal year. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.10, compared to diluted EPS of $0.12 last fiscal year. Free cash flow usage (cash flows from operating activities less net additions to property, plant and equipment and intangible assets) totalled $642 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to a usage of $1.1 billion last fiscal year. The strong level of liquidity at $3.9 billion includes cash and cash equivalents of $2.5 billion as at June 30, 2012, compared to $4.1 billion and $3.4 billion respectively as at December 31, 2011. The overall backlog increased by $3 billion since the beginning of the year, reaching $56.9 billion as at June 30, 2012.

“As anticipated, our revenues were lower in the second quarter. However, we expect revenues for the full year to be in line with last year’s,” said Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.

“In Transportation, revenues were lower due to the timing of completion of certain large contracts while major new orders are still in the start-up phase. We continued to see a good level of activity with $2.9 billion of new orders in the quarter, especially in North America and Europe.”

“In Aerospace, revenues for the quarter were higher at $2.3 billion compared to $2.1 billion last year, with overall deliveries of 62 aircraft compared to 56. The level of new orders in Business Aircraft was quite strong and the momentum continues in Commercial Aircraft with 174 orders and other agreements announced so far this year. Our new aircraft development programs are achieving major milestones and both the CSeries and the Learjet 85 are driving towards entry into service by the end of 2013.”

“Our very large backlog of $56.9 billlion positions us well for the years ahead and is a testament to the success of our overall portfolio of products,” concluded Mr. Beaudoin.

Bombardier Aerospace
Bombardier Aerospace’s revenues totalled $2.3 billion, compared to $2.1 billion last fiscal year. EBIT totalled $102 million translating into an EBIT margin of 4.5% for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to $105 million, or 5%, last fiscal year. Free cash flow usage totalled $504 million compared to a usage of $448 million for the corresponding period last fiscal year.

A total of 62 aircraft were delivered during the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to 56 for the corresponding period last fiscal year. Bombardier Aerospace’s backlog increased by 14.5% reaching $25.2 billion as at June 30, 2012, compared to $22 billion as at December 31, 2011.

Bombardier Business Aircraft saw a strong level of order intake with 134 net orders compared to 43 for the corresponding period last fiscal year. This includes the conclusion with NetJets Inc. of the largest business aircraft order in Bombardier’s history, for 100 aircraft of the Challenger family, with options for 175 aircraft. Based on list prices, the value of the firm order is $2.6 billion and could increase to $7.3 billion if all options are exercised. In addition, NetJets Inc. and Bombardier entered into a long-term service agreement valued at $820 million, or $2.3 billion if all options are exercised.

To date, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has shown a solid performance with 174 orders and other agreements, including 72 firm orders. These orders cover the wide range of our products, and many regions of the world, such as WestJet’s order for 20 Q400 NextGen turboprops, China Express with an order for six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, Nordic Aviation Capital which ordered 12 CRJ1000 NextGen jets, and finally, Privat Air has placed an order for five CSeries aircraft. 

The CSeries and Learjet 85 aircraft development programs are making good progress towards entry-into-service at the end of 2013. On the CSeries programs, substantially all the main systems are up and running on “Aircraft 0”, our on-the-ground integrated systems test and certification rig. The progressive commissioning of the systems in “Aircraft 0” allows us to ensure aircraft testing and validation on the ground, prior to first flight. 

Our Learjet 85 program is also making good progress. Work on the two first flight test aircraft and on the Complete Aircraft Static Test (CAST) ground test platform is well underway with the production of hundreds of composite components, including the unique 32-foot composite pressure fuselage.

Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation’s revenues totalled $1.9 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to $2.7 billion for the same period last fiscal year. EBIT was $118 million, compared to $191 million last fiscal year, translating into an EBIT margin of 6.2% versus 7.2% last fiscal year. Free cash flow usage amounted to $78 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to a usage of $473 million for the same period last fiscal year. The order backlog totalled $31.7 billion as at June 30, 2012, compared to $31.9 billion as at December 31, 2011 due to the weakening of most foreign currencies versus the U.S. dollar.

During the second quarter of 2012, Bombardier Transportation reported $2.9 billion of new orders, representing a book-to-bill ratio of 1.5.The group confirmed its leadership in North America with the signature of a contract for 410 rail cars with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), valued at $897 million, as well as for 300 subway cars with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to be delivered to New York City Transit, valued at $599 million.

The framework agreements and options represent a good potential for new orders as illustrated by the order for an additional 39 FLEXITY Berlin trams from a framework agreement for a maximum of 206 vehicles. Bombardier Transportation also received an order for 210 double-deck commuter train cars for the RER, the Greater Paris commuter network, of which Bombardier’s share is valued at $417 million. This new order is an option exercised under a contract signed in April 2009.

The group is making good progress on many key contracts around the world with the ZEFIRO 380 train successfully starting trial runs in Beijing, demonstrating excellent dynamic behavior. The assembly of the first V300ZEFIRO train for Italy has begun and the first Regio 2N train has been presented to the French regions and to SNCF in Crespin and is now in test. 

The rail industry markets remain resilient in spite of the challenges of the global economy. Many tender activities are on the horizon, such as metros in India, commuter trains in the U.K., locomotives in Germany and high speed coaches in the U.S.

Financial Highlights
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Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2012

ANALYSIS OF RESULTS

Consolidated results
Consolidated revenues totalled $4.2 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to $4.7 billion for the corresponding period last fiscal year. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2012, consolidated revenues amounted to $7.7 billion, compared to $9.4 billion for the corresponding period last fiscal year.

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, EBIT totalled $220 million, or 5.3% of revenues, compared to an EBIT of $296 million, or 6.2%, for the corresponding period the previous year. For the semester ended June 30, 2012, EBIT amounted to $435 million, or 5.7% of revenues, compared to an EBIT of $608 million, or 6.5%, for the corresponding period last fiscal year.

Net financing income amounted to $11 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to net financing expense of $35 million for the corresponding period last fiscal year. The $46-million improvement is mainly due to a gain on the sale of securities, higher net gain on certain financial instruments and lower amortization of letter of credit facility costs. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2012, net financing income amounted to $11 million, compared to net financing expense of $71 million for the corresponding period last year. The $82-million improvement is mainly due to the gain on the sale of securities, interest income representing the interest portion of a gain upon the successful resolution of litigation with Canada Revenue Agency, lower amortization of letter of credit facility costs, lower interest expense on long-term debt after the effect of hedges, and lower accretion on provisions.

The effective income tax rate was 21.2% and 16.6% respectively for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012, compared to the statutory income tax rate of 26.8%. The lower effective income tax rates are mainly due to the positive impact of the recognition of previously unrecognized income tax benefits as well as permanent differences, partially offset by unrecognized tax benefits.

As a result, net income amounted to $182 million, or diluted EPS of $0.10, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to $211 million, or diluted EPS of $0.12, for the corresponding period the previous year. For the first semester ended June 30, 2012, net income was $372 million, or diluted EPS of $0.20, compared to $431 million, or diluted EPS of $0.24, for the corresponding period the previous year.

For the three-month period ended June 30, 2012, free cash flow usage totalled $642 million, compared to a usage of $1.1 billion for the corresponding period the previous year. For the semester ended June 30, 2012, free cash flow usage totalled $1.4 billion, compared to a usage of $1.5 billion for the corresponding period the previous year.

As at June 30, 2012, Bombardier’s order backlog stood at $56.9 billion, compared to $53.9 billion as at December 31, 2011.

Bombardier Aerospace

  • Revenues of $2.3 billion
  • EBIT of $102 million, or 4.5% of revenues
  • EBITDA of $160 million, or 7.1% of revenues
  • Free cash flow usage of $504 million
  • 62 aircraft deliveries
  • 146 net orders (book-to-bill ratio of 2.4)
  • Order backlog of $25.2 billion
  • Firm order from NetJets Inc. for 100 aircraft of the Challenger family for a total value of $2.6 billion, based on list prices

Bombardier Aerospace’s revenues amounted to $2.3 billion for the three-month period ended June 30, 2012, compared to $2.1 billion for the corresponding period the previous year. The increase is mainly due to higher deliveries of business aircraft in the medium and the large business jet categories, partially offset by lower deliveries in regional jets mainly due to lower production rates to reflect current demand, and to certain deliveries being pushed to the second half of the year.

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, EBIT totalled $102 million, or 4.5% of revenues, compared to $105 million, or 5%, for the corresponding period the previous year. The 0.5 percentage-point decrease is mainly due to lower absorption of higher selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses mostly due to higher selling expenses for business aircraft, the negative impact of higher exchange rates for the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar after giving effect to hedges, lower net selling prices for commercial aircraft, a net negative variance on financial instruments carried at fair value and provisions for credit and residual value guarantees, and higher research and development (R&D) expenses due to higher amortization of aerospace program tooling; partially offset by higher margins from service activities and the mix between business and commercial aircraft deliveries.

Free cash flow usage totalled $504 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to a usage of $448 million for the corresponding period last fiscal year. The $56-million decrease in free cash flow is mainly due to higher net additions to property, plant and equipment (PP&E) and intangible assets due to our significant investments in new products, partially offset by a positive period-over-period variation in net change in non-cash balances related to operations.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, aircraft deliveries totalled 62, compared to 56 for the corresponding period the previous year. The 62 deliveries consisted of 46 business, 15 commercial and 1 amphibious aircraft (35 business, 20 commercial and 1 amphibious aircraft for the corresponding period last fiscal year).

Bombardier Aerospace recorded 146 net orders (book-to-bill ratio of 2.4) during the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to 86 during the corresponding period the previous year. The 146 net orders consisted in 134 net orders for business aircraft and 12 orders for commercial aircraft (43 net orders of business aircraft and 43 orders of commercial aircraft for the corresponding period last fiscal year).

Bombardier Aerospace’s firm order backlog stood at $25.2 billion as at June 30, 2012, compared to $22 billion as at December 31, 2011. The 14.5% increase in the order backlog is mainly attributable to business aircraft as a result of orders for the Challenger and Global families of aircraft.

Bombardier Transportation

  • Revenues of $1.9 billion
  • EBIT of $118 million, or 6.2% of revenues
  • EBITDA of $150 million, or 7.9% of revenues
  • Free cash flow usage of $78 million
  • Order intake totalling $2.9 billion (book-to-bill ratio of 1.5)
  • Order backlog of $31.7 billion

Bombardier Transportation’s revenues amounted to $1.9 billion for the three-month period ended June 30, 2012, compared to $2.7 billion for the same period last year. Revenues have been affected by the completion of some contracts, mostly in Asia-Pacific and Europe, while major orders received in these regions in the last quarters are still in the start-up phase. The decrease is mainly due to lower activities in rolling stock, as some commuter and regional train, locomotive, metro, intercity train and propulsion contracts are nearing completion, partially offset by increased production in some light rail vehicle contracts.

For the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, EBIT totalled $118 million, or 6.2% of revenues, compared to an EBIT of $191 million, or 7.2%, for the same quarter the previous year. The 1.0 percentage-point decrease is mainly due to lower absorption of SG&A and R&D expenses and a lower overall gross margin in rolling stock; partially offset by a higher gross margin in services, a $24-million gain following the finalisation of the build-phase of a system and hand-over to the customer recorded in other expense as part of our share of income of associates, and a favourable product mix.

Free cash flow usage was $78 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared to a usage of $473 million for the same period last fiscal year. The $395-million improvement is mainly due to a positive period-over-period variation in net change in non-cash balances related to operations and lower net additions to PP&E and intangible assets; partially offset by a lower EBITDA.

The order intake for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $2.9 billion, for a book-to-bill ratio of 1.5, compared to $3.9 billion of order intake (book-to-bill of 1.5) for the corresponding period last fiscal year.

Bombardier Transportation’s backlog stood at $31.7 billion as at June 30, 2012, compared to $31.9 billion as at December 31, 2011. The decrease is due to the weakening of most foreign currencies versus the U.S. dollar as at June 30, 2012 compared to December 31, 2011, mainly the euro and Brazilian real, partially offset by higher order intake than revenues recorded.

DIVIDENDS ON COMMON SHARES

Class A and Class B Shares
A quarterly dividend of $0.025 Cdn per share on Class A Shares (Multiple Voting) and of $0.025 Cdn per share on Class B Shares (Subordinate Voting) is payable on September 30, 2012 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on September 14, 2012.

Holders of Class B Shares (Subordinate Voting) of record at the close of business on September 14, 2012 also have a right to a priority quarterly dividend of $0.000390625 Cdn per share.

DIVIDENDS ON PREFERRED SHARES

Series 2 Preferred Shares
A monthly dividend of $0.0625 Cdn per share on Series 2 Preferred Shares has been paid on May 15, June 15 and July 15, 2012.

Series 3 Preferred Shares
A quarterly dividend of $0.195875 Cdn per share on Series 3 Preferred Shares is payable on October 31, 2012 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on October 12, 2012.

Series 4 Preferred Shares
A quarterly dividend of $0.390625 Cdn per share on Series 4 Preferred Shares is payable on October 31, 2012 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on October 12, 2012.

About Bombardier
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, we posted revenues of $18.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Challenger, CRJ, CRJ900, CRJ1000, CSeries, FLEXITY, Global, Learjet, Learjet 85, NextGen , Q400, The Evolution of Mobility and ZEFIRO are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

For information

Isabelle Rondeau
Director, Communications
Bombardier Inc.
+514 861 9481
Shirley Chénier
Senior Director, Investor Relations
Bombardier Inc.
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The Management’s Discussion and Analysis and the interim consolidated financial statements are available at ir.bombardier.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which may involve, but are not limited to: statements with respect to our objectives, guidance, targets, goals, priorities, markets and strategies, financial position, beliefs, prospects, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions; general economic and business outlook, prospects and trends of an industry; expected growth in demand for products and services; product development, including projected design, characteristics, capacity or performance; expected or scheduled entry into service of products and services, orders, deliveries, testing, lead times, certifications and project execution in general; our competitive position; and the expected impact of the legislative and regulatory environment and legal proceedings on our business and operations. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “foresee”, “believe” , “continue” or ”maintain”, the negative of these terms, variations of them or similar terminology. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and are subject to important known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause our actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. While we consider our assumptions to be reasonable and appropriate based on information currently available, there is a risk that they may not be accurate. For additional information with respect to the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements made in this press release, refer to the respective Guidance and forward-looking statements sections in Overview, Bombardier Aerospace and Bombardier Transportation sections  in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) of the Corporation’s annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements include risks associated with general economic conditions, risks associated with our business environment (such as risks associated with the financial condition of the airline industry and major rail operators), operational risks (such as risks related to developing new products and services; doing business with partners; product performance warranty and casualty claim losses; regulatory and legal proceedings; to the environment; dependence on certain customers and suppliers; human resources; fixed-price commitments and production and project execution), financing risks (such as risks related to liquidity and access to capital markets, exposure to credit risk, certain restrictive debt covenants, financing support provided for the benefit of certain customers and reliance on government support) and market risks (such as risks related to foreign currency fluctuations, changing interest rates, decreases in residual value and increases in commodity prices). For more details, see the Risks and uncertainties section in Other in the MD&A of the Corporation’s annual report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors that may affect future growth, results and performance is not exhaustive and undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth herein reflect our expectations as at the date of this press release and are subject to change after such date. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, we expressly disclaim any intention, and assume no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

CAUTION REGARDING NON-GAAP EARNINGS MEASURES 
This press release is based on reported earnings in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS (generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)). It is also based on EBITDA and Free Cash Flow. These non-GAAP measures are directly derived from the Consolidated Financial Statements, but do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS; therefore, others using these terms may calculate them differently. Management believes that a significant number of the users of its MD&A analyze the Corporation’s results based on these performance measures. Refer to the section Non-GAAP financial measures in the MD&A for definitions and reconciliations to the most comparable IFRS measures.

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