Bombardier Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 2, 2018 14:42

Bombardier Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

Bombardier’s revenues stood at $4.3 billion for the second quarter of 2018, a 3% increase over the same period last year. This increase was largely driven by a strong, 11% growth at transportation, which saw growth across all segments including rolling stock and systems, services and signaling. The Company’s cash flow usage was approximately $370 million for the quarter, in-line with the full-year plan. The reported free cash flow of $232 million includes approximately $600 million net proceeds from the sale of the Downsview property, which closed on schedule earlier in the quarter.

EBIT before special items grew 18% year over year to $271 million, while EBITDA before special items grew 7% to $336 million. EBIT margin before special items(2) continued to improve, reaching 6.4% on a consolidated basis. Margins were at or above 8.5% for Transportation, Business Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services.

“We continue to make solid progress executing our turnaround plan and positioning the company for the future,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “With our heavy investment cycle largely behind us, our focus is now on ramping-up production and improving operational efficiency to accelerate growth. You can see this in our solid second quarter results.”

Order backlogs remain strong across the Bombardier portfolio. Commercial Aircraft won orders for a total of 35 CRJ Series aircraft equipped with the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin and for 16 Q400aircraft.

Bombardier also solidified its leadership position in large cabin business jets with the launch of the new Global 5500 and Global 6500aircraft, and by increasing the range, takeoff and landing performance of the Global 7500 aircraft.(6) Certification of the Global 7500business jet is expected shortly, followed by first delivery and entry-into-service before year-end.

“Bombardier delivered strong performance in the first half of 2018, and has strong momentum heading into the second half of the year,” added Alain Bellemare. “In addition to achieving our near-term financial goals, we are also taking the right strategic actions to position the company for strong growth well into the next decade.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed August 2, 2018 14:42