MELBOURNE, Florida, January 29, 2013 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) reported revenue in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 of $1.29 billion compared with $1.31 billion in the prior year. GAAP income from continuing operations was $142 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, compared with $136 million, or $1.18 per diluted share. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations in the prior year was $142 million, or $1.24 per diluted share. Fiscal 2012 non-GAAP amounts exclude acquisition-related costs, and a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures is provided in the tables. Orders in the second quarter were $1.36 billion compared with $1.04 billion in the prior year.
"Harris second quarter results were solid in a very difficult and uncertain government spending environment," said William M. Brown, president and chief executive officer. "Orders were up 30 percent compared to the prior year with all three business segments experiencing double-digit growth. In this current environment, we will continue to focus on providing our customers with innovative and cost-effective solutions, lowering costs throughout our company, increasing free cash flow and effectively deploying capital."
Revenue in the second quarter for the RF Communications segment was $486 million compared with $526 million in the prior year. Tactical Communications revenue was $337 million, a decline of 14 percent, and Public Safety revenue was $149 million, an increase of 10 percent. Operating income for the RF Communications segment was $151 million compared with $172 million in the prior year. Operating margin was 31.1 percent compared with 32.8 percent in the prior year, and reflects a shift in product mix related to the strong revenue growth in Public Safety.
Orders for the segment totaled $402 million, including $287 million in Tactical Communications and $115 million in Public Safety. Book-to-bill was .83 for the segment. At the end of the second quarter, backlog was $561 million in Tactical Communications and $581 million in Public Safety.
During the quarter, Harris was awarded a 5-year, $85 million, sole-source, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Air Force and received $33 million in initial delivery orders for Falcon III® wideband radios to be deployed as the next-generation platform for voice and data communications. Harris received from a nation in Asia a $36 million order, and following the close of the quarter, an additional $6 million for an end-to-end integrated tactical information system incorporating Falcon III radios to form the long distance communications backbone. Harris received $33 million in orders from a NATO country, including an initial $11 million order for Falcon III Secure Personal Radios and a $22 million order for Falcon III handheld radios.
Harris was also awarded two significant contracts for P25 land mobile radio systems, a $31 million contract from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and a $16 million contract for the city of Montreal's vast public transportation network.
Integrated Network Solutions
Revenue in the second quarter for the Integrated Network Solutions segment was $396 million, a 3 percent increase compared with $385 million in the prior year. Solid growth in CapRock Communications and Healthcare Solutions was partially offset by a decline in IT Services revenue, primarily from the loss of the Patriot program. Operating income for the segment was $32 million compared with $20 million in the prior year. Non-GAAP operating income in the prior year was $29 million.
Orders for CapRock Communications increased 21 percent while Healthcare Solutions orders more than doubled in the second quarter compared with the prior year. CapRock Communications received $84 million in orders under the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contract to provide end-to-end managed terrestrial network services. Harris was also awarded a contract extension from Royal Caribbean Cruises as well as contracts from Baker Hughes, Anadarko, and a country in Europe totaling $35 million for satellite communications solutions.
Government Communications Systems
Revenue in the second quarter for the Government Communications Systems segment was $439 million, a 4 percent increase compared with $422 million in the prior year. Year-over-year increases in revenue from the GOES-R weather program, the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) program, and various classified programs were partially offset by continued lower spending by Department of Defense customers. Operating income was $66 million compared with $63 million in the prior year. Operating margin was strong at 14.9 percent.
During the quarter, Harris received awards totaling $242 million from several classified customers. Harris was also one of twenty prime contractors selected to compete for work under the 5-year, $10 billion Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems (GTACS) IDIQ contract.
Harris entered into a definitive asset sale agreement with Gores Broadcast Solutions, Inc., an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC, relating to the sale of Broadcast Communications, which the company expects to complete in early calendar year 2013. As a result, Harris recorded an additional non-cash impairment charge of $98 million in discontinued operations.
Due to expected slower government spending resulting from growing budget uncertainty, Harris has updated its fiscal 2013 guidance for income from continuing operations from a range of $5.10 to $5.30 per share to a range of $5.00 to $5.20 per share. Revenue is now expected to decline 2 to 4 percent compared to the prior year.
Harris will host a conference call today, January 29, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss its second quarter fiscal 2013 financial results. The dial-in numbers for the teleconference are (866) 700-0161 (U.S.) and (617) 213-8832 (International), using participant code 73824622. Please allow at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time to connect to the teleconference. Participants may listen to the call and view management's supporting slide presentation at www.harris.com/conference-call. A recording of the call will be available on the Harris website beginning at 12 p.m. ET on January 29.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.
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