Boeing (BA) 3Q 2021 earnings report: Lower to Dreamliner manufacturing

An worker works on the tail of a Boeing Co. Dreamliner 787 airplane on the manufacturing line on the firm’s last meeting facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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Boeing on Wednesday mentioned flaws in its 787 Dreamliners would price it $1 billion in added prices and that it reduce manufacturing to 2 planes a month because it struggles to deal with high quality points that led it to droop deliveries for a lot of the previous 12 months.

The producer wrote down $183 million of that quantity within the third quarter.

Boeing mentioned its income rose to $15.28 billion within the third quarter, up 8% from $14.3 billion a 12 months in the past, due to an enchancment in industrial plane gross sales and deliveries. That was beneath the $16.3 billion analysts forecast. The corporate reported a $132 million internet loss for the quarter although it was narrower than the $466 it misplaced a 12 months earlier.

Boeing’s shares had been up 1.1% in premarket buying and selling.

This is how the corporate carried out in contrast with analysts’ estimates complied by Refinitiv:

  • Adjusted outcomes: A lack of 60 cents a share vs an anticipated lack of 20 cents a share.
  • Income: $15.28 billion vs. $16.3 billion, anticipated.

Boeing first disclosed high quality points with seams on the fuselages a few of its 787s final 12 months. The issues resulted in inspections that prompted Boeing to droop deliveries of the planes to airline prospects, depriving the corporate of money.

Deliveries resumed briefly this 12 months however had been halted once more in Might for extra inspections. Boeing has about 100 of the planes in stock, analysts estimate. The corporate has repeatedly introduced down the manufacturing fee for the jetliners. Over the summer time, Boeing mentioned it was producing fewer than 5 a month.

Boeing has been mired in back-to-back crises because the first of two lethal crashes of its 737 Max three years in the past. Whereas it grappled with a 20-month grounding of the planes, the pandemic decimated journey and plane demand. The corporate’s shares have misplaced 2% thus far this 12 months by means of Tuesday’s shut, in contrast with a 22% achieve within the S&P 500.

Boeing executives will face analyst questions on a ten:30 a.m. ET name Wednesday.

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