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ELBIT Systems reports first quarter 2020 results

By Eric Van Rees - 26th May 2020 - 07:00

Elbit Systems, the international high technology company, reported its consolidated results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

In this release, the Company is providing US-GAAP results as well as additional non-GAAP financial data, which are intended to provide investors a more comprehensive understanding of the Company's business results and trends. Unless otherwise stated, all financial data presented is GAAP financial data.

Management Comment:

Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: "In the first quarter we witnessed positive momentum across our markets, receiving more than $1.8 billion in orders from customers around the world. These orders contributed to a record backlog of $10.8 billion, growing by 8% over the last quarter of 2019, and providing Elbit Systems with good revenue visibility.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, since March we have made significant changes to the way we work in order to protect the health and safety of our employees around the world, while at the same time maintaining business continuity in order to deliver our products and services to our customers as planned. This includes utilizing our healthy balance sheet to secure our supply channels and maintaining adequate levels of inventory to enable us to continue deliveries to customers."

First Quarter 2020 Results:

Revenues in the first quarter of 2020 were $1,071.2 million, as compared to $1,021.7 million in the first quarter of 2019.

Non-GAAP (*) gross profit amounted to $295.4 million (27.6% of revenues) in the first quarter of 2020, as compared to $283.4 million (27.7% of revenues) in the first quarter of 2019. GAAP gross profit in the first quarter of 2020 was $289.4 million (27.0% of revenues), as compared to $277.6 million (27.2% of revenues) in the first quarter of 2019.

Research and development expenses, net were $80.4 million (7.5% of revenues) in the first quarter of 2020, as compared to $77.4 million (7.6% of revenues) in the first quarter of 2019.

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