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Boeing Reports Fourth-Quarter Results


Boeing Reports Fourth-Quarter Results

CHICAGO, Jan. 29, 2020/PRNewswire/ — 

Fourth Quarter 2019

  • Financial results continue to be significantly impacted by the 737 MAX grounding
  • Revenue of $17.9 billion, GAAP loss per share of ($1.79) and core (non-GAAP)* loss per share of ($2.33)

Full-Year 2019

  • Revenue of $76.6 billion, GAAP loss per share of ($1.12) and core (non-GAAP)* loss per share of ($3.47)
  • Operating cash flow of ($2.4) billion; cash and marketable securities of $10.0 billion
  • Total backlog of $463 billion, including over 5,400 commercial airplanes

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] reported fourth-quarter revenue of $17.9 billion, GAAP loss per share of ($1.79) and core loss per share (non-GAAP)* of ($2.33), primarily reflecting the impacts of the 737 MAX grounding (Table 1). Boeing recorded operating cash flow of ($2.2) billion and paid $1.2 billion of dividends.

21 airlines have flown the Boeing 737 MAX for a total of 58,500 flight hours.

“We recognize we have a lot of work to do,” said Boeing President and Chief Executive Officer David Calhoun. “We are focused on returning the 737 MAX to service safely and restoring the long-standing trust that the Boeing brand represents with the flying public. We are committed to transparency and excellence in everything we do. Safety will underwrite every decision, every action and every step we take as we move forward. Fortunately, the strength of our overall Boeing portfolio of businesses provides the financial liquidity to follow a thorough and disciplined recovery process.”


Boeing evaluating the production rate of B737 max to 31 per month by end of 2022.

Cash and investments in marketable securities totaled $10.0 billion, compared to $10.9 billion at the beginning of the quarter (Table 3). Debt was $27.3 billion, up from $24.7 billion at the beginning of the quarter primarily due to increased commercial paper borrowings.


Total company backlog at quarter-end was $463 billion and included net orders for the quarter of $13 billion.


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