L3Harris reports strong fourth quarter and second half results
L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:LHX) reported fourth quarter 2019 revenue of $4.8 billion, up 10% compared with prior-year combined revenue. GAAP earnings per diluted share (EPS) from continuing operations decreased 6% to $1.77, and non-GAAP EPS2 increased 28% versus prior-year combined EPS to $2.85. Net income increased 77% to $399 million, and adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)2 increased 28% versus prior-year combined EBIT2 to $835 million, with margin expansion of 240 basis points (bps) to 17.3%.
"We ended the year on a high note, capping a strong second half with double-digit revenue growth, margin expansion in every segment and robust free cash flow while returning $1.8 billion to shareholders," said William M. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "With a well-funded defense budget, integration progressing ahead of schedule and momentum building on operational excellence, we are well positioned to generate strong earnings and free cash flow growth in 2020 and beyond."