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Boeing Co Beats Earnings and Revenue Expectations (BA)

Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, Boeing (BA) reported its fourth quarter results, posting higher revenues and earnings than last year’s Q4.

BA's Earnings in Brief

  • Boeing reported fourth quarter revenues of $24.47 billion, marking a 3% gain over last year’s Q4 revenues of $23.79 billion.
  • Core earnings for the quarter came in at $2.34 billion, or $2.31 per share, compared to last year’s figures of $1.84 billion, or $1.88 per share.
  • BA beat analysts’ expectations of $2.10 EPS and revenues of $23.78 billion.
  • Looking ahead to FY2015, BA sees revenue in the range of $94.5 billion to $96.5 billion and core EPS in the range of $8.20 to $8.40. Analysts expect EPS of $8.64 on revenues of $93.25 billion.

CEO Commentary

Boeing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney had the following comments: “Strong operating performance in the final quarter of 2014 propelled us to some of our best-ever results and sealed a fifth consecutive year of core operating earnings growth. By responding to strong demand with market-leading and proven products and capabilities, and delivering them more efficiently, we are strengthening a powerful business platform that is providing increased returns for our shareholders.”

BA's Dividend

Boeing will pay its next 91-cent quarterly dividend on March 6. The stock goes ex-dividend on February 11.

Stock Performance

BA stock was up $4.10, or 3.9%, in pre-market trading.

BA Dividend Snapshot

As of market close on January 27, 2015

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The Bottom Line

Boeing (BA) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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