• Q4 EPS from Continuing Operations Increase to $2.09; 2011 EPS from Continuing Operations Increase to $7.41
  • Free Cash Flow before Discretionary Pension Contributions Totals $1.4 Billion for Q4 and $2.5 Billion for 2011
  • 11.8 Million Shares Repurchased in Q4 for $649 Million; 40.2 Million Shares Repurchased in 2011 for $2.3 Billion
  • 2012 Guidance for EPS from Continuing Operations $6.40 to $6.70

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Feb. 1, 2012 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reported that fourth quarter 2011 earnings from continuing operations increased 80 percent to $550 million, or $2.09 per diluted share, from $306 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010. Fourth quarter 2010 results included a pre-tax charge of $229 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, principally related to premiums paid to redeem $682 million in debt in 2010. Fourth quarter 2011 diluted earnings per share are based on 262.7 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 296.9 million shares in the fourth quarter of 2010.

For 2011, earnings from continuing operations increased 10 percent to $2.1 billion, or $7.41 per diluted share, from $1.9 billion, or $6.32 per diluted share in 2010. The 17 percent increase in earnings per share reflects improved performance, more favorable pension expense, lower interest expense and a lower weighted average share count than in the prior year period, which more than offset the impact of lower sales and higher taxes. Earnings per share from continuing operations in 2010 included a non-recurring benefit of $0.99 per diluted share for an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax settlement, which was partially offset by the non-recurring charge of $229 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the 2010 debt redemption. These items increased 2010 earnings per share from continuing operations by $0.50 per diluted share. Excluding the impact of these 2010 items, 2011 earnings per share increased 27 percent. Diluted earnings per share for 2011 are based on 281.6 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 301.1 million weighted average shares in 2010.

Fourth quarter 2011 sales totaled $6.5 billion compared with $6.9 billion in the prior year period. Sales in 2011 totaled $26.4 billion compared with $28.1 billion in 2010. The year-over-year change in sales reflects the impact of U.S. Government spending constraints and the company's actions to reduce volume in non-core and underperforming businesses. The company also reduced its participation in the Nevada National Security Site joint venture (NSTec), and as a result, effective Jan. 1, 2011, the company no longer consolidates NSTec revenue, which represented sales of $579 million in 2010.

"Fourth quarter and full year results demonstrate our progress in achieving superior operating performance and effective cash deployment. Our businesses drove higher operating income, earnings, cash and a strong book-to-bill ratio for the quarter. Our 2012 guidance reflects our continued commitment to performance, affordability for our customers and strong cash generation. While we are in a challenging environment, we believe that we can continue to create value for shareholders, customers and employees," said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president.

Total backlog as of Dec. 31, 2011, was $39.5 billion compared with total backlog of $46.8 billion as of Dec. 31, 2010. The change in backlog reflects new business awards totaling $25.3 billion in 2011. Lower backlog includes a $3 billion adjustment for a change in the company's backlog measurement criteria, which acknowledges the reduced likelihood of amounts remaining on certain open but unfulfilled contracts being realized as future sales.

Table 1 - Financial Highlights

Fourth quarter 2011 operating income increased $124 million or 18 percent, and as a percent of sales increased 250 basis points to 12.3 percent. For 2011, operating income increased 16 percent, and as a percent of sales increased 240 basis points to 12.4 percent. The improvement in both periods reflects higher segment operating income, an improvement in net pension adjustment and lower unallocated corporate expenses.

Despite lower sales, segment operating income increased in both the fourth quarter and full year. Fourth quarter 2011 segment operating income increased 3 percent to $773 million, and as a percent of sales improved 100 basis points to 11.9 percent, and 2011 segment operating income increased 1 percent, to $3.1 billion, and as a percent of sales increased 90 basis points to 11.6 percent. Net pension adjustment improved by $90 million in the fourth quarter and $390 million for the full year.

Results for both periods reflect the spin-off of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII), the company's former Shipbuilding business, effective March 31, 2011; Shipbuilding financial results are reported as discontinued operations.

Table 2 - Cash Flow Highlights

Fourth Quarter Total Year
($ in millions, except per share amounts) 2011 2010 2011 2010
Sales $ 6,506 $ 6,903 $ 26,412 $ 28,143
Segment operating income 773 753 3,055 3,010
as % of sales 11.9% 10.9% 11.6% 10.7%
Operating income 799 675 3,276 2,827
as % of sales 12.3% 9.8% 12.4% 10.0%
Earnings from continuing operations $ 550 $ 306 $ 2,086 $ 1,904
Diluted EPS from continuing operations 2.09 1.03 7.41 6.32
Net earnings 548 376 2,118 2,053
Diluted EPS 2.09 1.27 7.52 6.82
Cash provided by continuing operations 1,321 1,140 2,347 2,056
Free cash flow from continuing operations 1 1,155 861 1,855 1,471
Pension-adjusted Operating Highlights
Operating income $ 799 $ 675 $ 3,276 $ 2,827
Net pension adjustment 1 (98) (8) (400) (10)
Pension-adjusted operating income 1 $ 701 $ 667 $ 2,876 $ 2,817
as % of sales 1 10.8% 9.7% 10.9% 10.0%
Adjusted Per Share Data
Diluted EPS from continuing operations $ 2.09 $ 1.03 $ 7.41 $ 6.32
Adjustment for non-recurring items 2 0.50 (0.50)
After-tax net pension adjustment per share 1 (0.24) (0.02) (0.92) (0.02)
Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations 1 $ 1.85 $ 1.51 $ 6.49 $ 5.80
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic 258.2 291.8 276.8 296.9
Dilutive effect of stock options and stock awards 4.5 5.1 4.8 4.2
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted 262.7 296.9 281.6 301.1
1 Non-GAAP metric - see definitions at the end of this press release.
2 Adjustment to 2010 EPS for 1) $298 million tax benefit for IRS settlement in Q2 2010 and 2) $229 million pre-tax charge for debt redemption in Q4 2010.

Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions through Dec. 31, 2011, increased to $3 billion from $2.6 billion in the prior year, and free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions through Dec. 31, 2011, increased to $2.5 billion from $2 billion in the prior year. Improvements in 2011 cash provided by continuing operations and free cash flow from continuing operations reflect higher earnings from continuing operations, improved working capital and lower tax payments.

Table 3 - 2012 Guidance Introduced

Fourth Quarter Total Year
($ in millions) 2011 2010 Change 2011 2010 Change
Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions 1 $ 1,602 $ 1,360 $ 242 $ 2,995 $ 2,595 $ 400
After-tax discretionary pension pre-funding impact (281) (220) (61) (648) (539) (109)
Cash provided by continuing operations 1,321 1,140 181 2,347 2,056 291
Less:
Capital expenditures (164) (278) 114 (488) (579) 91
Outsourcing contract & related software costs (2) (1) (1) (4) (6) 2
Free cash flow from continuing operations 1 1,155 861 294 1,855 1,471 384
After-tax discretionary pension pre-funding impact 281 220 61 648 539 109
Free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions 1 $ 1,436 $ 1,081 $ 355 $ 2,503 $ 2,010 $ 493
1 Non-GAAP metric - see definitions at the end of this press release.

The company expects 2012 earnings per share from continuing operations of $6.40 to $6.70. Operating margin rate guidance for 2012 includes income of approximately $130 million for net pension adjustment, which is the difference between pension expense determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and pension expense allocated to the business segments under U.S. Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). The estimated 2012 net pension adjustment is based on a discount rate of 5 percent and an expected long-term rate of return on plan assets of 8.25 percent, and also reflects a design change in the company's pension plans.

Table 4 - Cash Measurements, Debt and Capital Deployment

($ in millions, except per share amounts)
Sales $ 24,700 -- 25,400
Segment operating margin % 1 ~11%
Operating margin % Mid to high 10%
Diluted EPS from continuing operations $ 6.40 -- 6.70
Cash provided by operations $ 2,300 -- 2,600
Free cash flow 1 $ 1,800 -- 2,100
1 Non-GAAP metric - see definitions at the end of this press release.

Changes in cash and cash equivalents include the following items for cash from operations, investing and financing through Dec. 31, 2011:

Operations

  • $1.0 billion discretionary pension contributions
  • $2.3 billion provided by continuing operations
  • $810 million for income taxes paid, net of refunds

Investing

  • $1.4 billion contribution received from spin-off of Shipbuilding
  • $488 million for capital expenditures

Financing

  • $2.3 billion for repurchases of common stock
  • $543 million for dividends paid
  • $768 million of principal payments of long term debt
  • $101 million provided by proceeds from exercises of stock options and issuance of common stock

Table 5 - Business Results

December 31, December 31,
($ in millions) 2011 2010
Cash & cash equivalents $ 3,002 $ 3,701
Total debt 3,948 4,724
Net debt 1 946 1,023
Net debt to total capital ratio 2 6.6% 5.6%
1 Total debt less cash and cash equivalents
2 Net debt divided by the sum of total debt and adjusted shareholders' equity

As of Jan. 1, 2012, the results of the missile business (principally the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program), previously reported in Aerospace Systems, will be transferred to Technical Services. Schedule 6 of this press release provides a reconciliation of reported amounts for years 2009 through 2011, and three month periods in 2011 to reflect the missile business transfer from Aerospace Systems to Technical Services.

Other, net for the 2011 fourth quarter was income of $36 million compared with expense of $202 million in the prior year period, which included the $229 million pre-tax charge related to the redemption of debt.

Fourth quarter 2011 federal and foreign income taxes totaled $232 million compared with $104 million in the prior year period. The effective tax rate for the 2011 fourth quarter was 29.7 percent compared with 25.4 percent in the prior year period.

Federal and foreign income taxes totaled $997 million in 2011 compared with $462 million in 2010, which included a $298 million benefit primarily related to final approval by the IRS and the U.S. Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation of the IRS' examination of tax returns for the years 2004 through 2006. The effective tax rate for 2011 was 32.3 percent compared with 19.5 percent in 2010. The 2010 effective tax rate would have been approximately 32.1 percent, if adjusted for the $298 million benefit.

Consolidated Sales & Segment Operating Income 1
Fourth Quarter Total Year
($ in millions) 2011 2010 Change 2011 2010 Change
Sales
Aerospace Systems $ 2,558 $ 2,666 (4%) $ 10,458 $ 10,910 (4%)
Electronic Systems 1,868 1,873 -- 7,372 7,613 (3%)
Information Systems 1,910 2,085 (8%) 7,921 8,395 (6%)
Technical Services 675 795 (15%) 2,699 3,230 (16%)
Intersegment eliminations (505) (516) (2,038) (2,005)
$ 6,506 $ 6,903 (6%) $ 26,412 $ 28,143 (6%)
Segment operating income 1
Aerospace Systems $ 325 $ 322 1% $ 1,261 $ 1,256 --
Electronic Systems 256 272 (6%) 1,070 1,023 5%
Information Systems 196 178 10% 766 756 1%
Technical Services 56 49 14% 216 206 5%
Intersegment eliminations (60) (68) (258) (231)
Segment operating income 1 $ 773 $ 753 3% $ 3,055 $ 3,010 1%
as a % of sales 1 11.9% 10.9% 100 bps 11.6% 10.7% 90 bps
Reconciliation to operating income
Unallocated corporate expenses $ (70) $ (83) 16% $ (166) $ (182) 9%
Net pension adjustment 1 98 8 NM 400 10 NM
Reversal of royalty income included above (2) (3) 33% (13) (11) (18%)
Operating income 799 675 18% 3,276 2,827 16%
as a % of sales 12.3% 9.8% 250 bps 12.4% 10.0% 240 bps
Interest expense (53) (63) 16% (221) (269) 18%
Other, net 36 (202) 118% 28 (192) 115%
Earnings from continuing operations before
income taxes
782 410 91% 3,083 2,366 30%
Federal and foreign income tax expense (232) (104) 123% (997) (462) (116%)
Earnings from continuing operations 550 306 80% 2,086 1,904 10%
Earnings from discontinued operations (2) 70 NM 32 149 (79%)
Net earnings $ 548 $ 376 46% $ 2,118 $ 2,053 3%
1 Non-GAAP metric - see definitions and reconciliations at the end of this press release.

Aerospace Systems fourth quarter and 2011 sales declined 4 percent principally due to lower volume for space systems and manned aircraft programs. Lower volume for space systems included reduced funding for weather satellite programs and the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as lower volume for several other space programs. The decline in manned aircraft sales for both periods is principally due to lower volume for the F-35 program, which transitioned to a units-of-delivery revenue recognition method beginning with low rate initial production lot 5.

Aerospace Systems fourth quarter 2011 operating income increased 1 percent and as a percent of sales increased to 12.7 percent from 12.1 percent. Aerospace Systems 2011 operating income increased slightly and as a percent of sales increased to 12.1 percent from 11.5 percent. Higher operating income and margin rate for both periods reflects improved program performance and lower amortization of purchased intangibles, which more than offset lower volume.

Aerospace Systems ($ in millions)
Fourth Quarter Total Year
2011 2010 % Change 2011 2010 % Change
Sales $ 2,558 $ 2,666 (4.1%) $ 10,458 $ 10,910 (4.1%)
Operating income 325 322 0.9% 1,261 1,256 0.4%
as a % of sales 12.7% 12.1% 12.1% 11.5%

Electronic Systems fourth quarter 2011 sales were comparable to the prior year period. Electronic Systems 2011 sales declined 3 percent due to lower volume for land and self protection systems ID/IQ contracts, such as Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) and Vehicular Intercommunication Systems (VIS), as a result of force reductions in overseas contingency operations. These declines were partially offset by higher volume for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and other defense programs, such as Air Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).

Electronic Systems fourth quarter 2011 operating income declined 6 percent, and as a percent of sales totaled 13.7 percent compared with 14.5 percent in the prior year period. Fourth quarter 2011 operating income and margin rate include improved program performance, which was offset by reserves established for contractual matters and 2011 reductions in force.

Electronic Systems 2011 operating income increased 5 percent, and as a percent of sales increased to 14.5 percent from 13.4 percent in 2010. Higher operating income and margin rate reflect improved program performance and positive adjustments for several programs winding down or nearing completion in land and self protection systems, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, partially offset by lower volume described above.

Electronic Systems ($ in millions)
Fourth Quarter Total Year
2011 2010 % Change 2011 2010 % Change
Sales $ 1,868 $ 1,873 (0.3%) $ 7,372 $ 7,613 (3.2%)
Operating income 256 272 (5.9%) 1,070 1,023 4.6%
as a % of sales 13.7% 14.5% 14.5% 13.4%

Information Systems fourth quarter and 2011 sales declined 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively. The decline for both periods primarily reflects lower program volume for defense systems and civil systems. The trend in defense systems reflects reduced funding for existing programs and program completions. Lower sales for civil systems is principally due to the sale of the County of San Diego outsourcing contract in the second quarter of 2011, which impacted fourth quarter 2011 sales by $30 million and 2011 sales by $70 million.

Information Systems fourth quarter 2011 operating income increased 10 percent, and as a percent of sales increased to 10.3 percent from 8.5 percent in the prior year period.  The increase in operating income and margin rate reflects improved performance and business mix in civil systems, including the effect of the sale of the County of San Diego outsourcing contract, which more than offset the decline in sales.

Information Systems 2011 operating income increased 1 percent, and as a percent of sales increased to 9.7 percent from 9 percent. The increase in operating income and margin rate are due to improved performance for civil systems programs, including the Commonwealth of Virginia IT outsourcing program, improved business mix resulting from the sale of the County of San Diego contract, both of which more than offset the impact of lower sales.

Information Systems ($ in millions)
Fourth Quarter Total Year
2011 2010 % Change 2011 2010 % Change
Sales $ 1,910 $ 2,085 (8.4%) $ 7,921 $ 8,395 (5.6%)
Operating income 196 178 10.1% 766 756 1.3%
as a % of sales 10.3% 8.5% 9.7% 9.0%

Technical Services fourth quarter and 2011 sales declined 15 percent and 16 percent, respectively, due to portfolio shaping to improve performance and the change in the NSTec joint venture participation. As previously announced, effective Jan. 1, 2011, the company reduced its participation in the NSTec joint venture, and as a result did not record any sales for the joint venture in 2011. NSTec sales totaled $128 million and $579 million in the fourth quarter and full year 2010, respectively.

Technical Services fourth quarter 2011 operating income increased 14 percent, and as a percent of sales increased to 8.3 percent from 6.2 percent. Technical Services 2011 operating income increased 5 percent, and as a percent of sales increased to 8 percent from 6.4 percent. The increase in operating income as a percent of sales for both periods is principally due to the change in participation in the NSTec joint venture. Additionally, the increase in fourth quarter operating income reflects improved performance and contract close-outs on spares and repairs programs in integrated logistics and modernization, and the increase in 2011 operating income reflects improved performance for several defense and government services programs.

About Northrop Grumman

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Technical Services ($ in millions)
Fourth Quarter Total Year
2011 2010 % Change 2011 2010 % Change
Sales $ 675 $ 795 (15.1%) $ 2,699 $ 3,230 (16.4%)
Operating income 56 49 14.3% 216 206 4.9%
as a % of Sales 8.3% 6.2% 8.0% 6.4%

NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION SCHEDULE 1
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(preliminary and unaudited)
Years Ended December 31
$ in millions, except per share amounts 2011 2010 2009
Sales and service revenues $ 26,412 $ 28,143 $ 27,650
Operating costs and expenses 23,136 25,316 25,376
Operating income 3,276 2,827 2,274
Other (expense) income
Interest expense (221) (269) (269)
Charge on debt redemption -- (229) --
Other, net 28 37 65
Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes 3,083 2,366 2,070
Federal and foreign income tax expense 997 462 636
Earnings from continuing operations 2,086 1,904 1,434
Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax 32 149 252
Net earnings $ 2,118 $ 2,053 $ 1,686
Basic Earnings Per Share
Continuing operations $ 7.54 $ 6.41 $ 4.49
Discontinued operations .11 .50 .79
Basic earnings per share $ 7.65 $ 6.91 $ 5.28
Weighted-average common shares outstanding, in millions 276.8 296.9 319.2
Diluted Earnings Per Share
Continuing operations $ 7.41 $ 6.32 $ 4.44
Discontinued operations .11 .50 .77
Diluted earnings per share $ 7.52 6.82 5.21
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, in millions 281.6 301.1 323.3
Net earnings (from above) $ 2,118 $ 2,053 $ 1,686
Other comprehensive (loss) income
Change in cumulative translation adjustment (4) (41) 31
Change in unrealized (loss) gain on marketable securities
and cash flow hedges, net of tax benefit (expense) of
$2 in 2011, $0 in 2010, and $(23) in 2009 (4) 1 36
Change in unamortized benefit plan costs, net of tax
benefit (expense) of $823 in 2011, $(183) in 2010,
and $(374) in 2009. (1,249) 297 561
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax (1,257) 257 628
Comprehensive income $ 861 $ 2,310 $ 2,314

NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION SCHEDULE 2
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
(preliminary and unaudited)
December 31 December 31
$ in millions 2011 2010
Assets
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,002 $ 3,701
Accounts receivable, net of progress payments 2,964 3,329
Inventoried costs, net of progress payments 873 896
Deferred tax assets 496 392
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 411 244
Assets of discontinued operations 5,212
Total current assets 7,746 13,774
Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $3,933 in 2011 and $3,712 in 2010 3,047 3,045
Goodwill 12,374 12,376
Other purchased intangibles, net of accumulated amortization
of $1,650 in 2011 and $1,613 in 2010 155 192
Pension and post-retirement plan assets 153 320
Long-term deferred tax assets 900 628
Miscellaneous other assets 1,036 1,075
Total assets $ 25,411 $ 31,410
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current Liabilities
Notes payables to banks and current portion of long-term debt $ 13 $ 784
Trade accounts payable 1,481 1,573
Accrued employees' compensation 1,196 1,146
Advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred 1,777 1,969
Other current liabilities 1,668 1,763
Liabilities of discontinued operations 2,792
Total current liabilities 6,135 10,027
Long-term debt, net of current portion 3,935 3,940
Pension and post-retirement plan liabilities 4,079 3,089
Other long-term liabilities 926 918
Total liabilities 15,075 17,974
Shareholders' Equity
Preferred Stock, $1 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares
issued and outstanding in 2011 and 2010
Common stock, $1 par value; 800,000,000 shares authorized; issued and
outstanding: 2011 — 253,889,622; 2010 — 290,956,752 254 291
Paid-in capital 3,873 7,778
Retained earnings 9,699 8,124
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,490) (2,757)
Total shareholders' equity 10,336 13,436
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 25,411 $ 31,410
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION SCHEDULE 3
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(preliminary and unaudited)
Year Ended December 31
$ in millions 2011 2010 2009
Operating Activities
Sources of Cash — Continuing Operations
Cash received from customers
Progress payments $ 4,803 $ 4,437 $ 2,957
Collections on billings 21,628 23,531 24,955
Other cash receipts 149 40 71
Total sources of cash — continuing operations 26,580 28,008 27,983
Uses of Cash — Continuing Operations
Cash paid to suppliers and employees (22,059) (23,759) (23,761)
Pension contributions (1,084) (789) (657)
Interest paid, net of interest received (227) (269) (257)
Income taxes paid, net of refunds received (810) (1,071) (774)
Income taxes paid on sale of business (508)
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (17) (22) (2)
Other cash payments (36) (42) (29)
Total uses of cash — continuing operations (24,233) (25,952) (25,988)
Cash provided by continuing operations 2,347 2,056 1,995
Cash (used in) provided by discontinued operations (232) 397 138
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,115 2,453 2,133
Investing Activities
Continuing Operations
Contribution received from the spin-off of Shipbuilding business 1,429
Additions to property, plant, and equipment (488) (579) (473)
Purchases of short-term investments (450) (2)
Maturities of short-term investments 200
Proceeds from sale of business, net of cash divested 4 14 1,650
Other investing activities, net 48 (4) (127)
Cash provided by (used in) investing activities by continuing operations 743 (571) 1,050
Cash used in investing activities by discontinued operations (63) (189) (184)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 680 (760) 866
Financing Activities
Common stock repurchases (2,295) (1,177) (1,100)
Payments of long-term debt (768) (1,011) (474)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 1,484 843
Cash dividends paid (543) (545) (539)
Proceeds from exercises of stock options and common stock issuances 101 142 51
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 17 22 2
Other financing activities, net (6) (2) (12)
Cash used in financing activities by continuing operations (3,494) (1,087) (1,229)
Cash used in financing activities by discontinued operations (179)
Net cash used in financing activities (3,494) (1,266) (1,229)
(Decrease) Increase in cash and cash equivalents (699) 427 1,770
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 3,701 3,274 1,504
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year $ 3,002 $ 3,701 $ 3,274
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION SCHEDULE 4
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(preliminary and unaudited)
Year Ended December 31
$ in millions 2011 2010 2009
Reconciliation of Net Earnings to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
Net earnings $ 2,118 $ 2,053 $ 1,686
Net earnings from discontinued operations (32) (134) (234)
Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided by operating activities
Depreciation 462 446 429
Amortization of assets 82 109 121
Stock-based compensation 140 136 105
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (17) (22) (2)
Pre-tax gain on sale of businesses (10) (446)
Charge on debt redemption 229
(Increase) decrease in
Accounts receivable, net 350 (471) 345
Inventoried costs, net (2) (64) (133)
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 16 36 (4)
Increase (decrease) in
Accounts payable and accruals (341) 70 (133)
Deferred income taxes 441 89 204
Income taxes payable (32) (26) 65
Retiree benefits (904) (354) 60
Other, net 66 (31) (68)
Cash provided by continuing operations 2,347 2,056 1,995
Cash (used in) provided by discontinued operations (232) 397 138
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 2,115 $ 2,453 $ 2,133
Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities
Sale of businesses
Liabilities assumed by the purchaser $ 167

NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION SCHEDULE 5
TOTAL BACKLOG AND CONTRACT AWARDS
(preliminary and unaudited)
$ in millions December 31, 2011 December 31, 2010
FUNDED (1) UNFUNDED (2) TOTAL
BACKLOG (5)
TOTAL
BACKLOG
Aerospace Systems $ 9,614 $ 9,623 $ 19,237 (3) $ 20,868
Electronic Systems 7,307 1,816 9,123 10,147
Information Systems 4,123 4,440 8,563 10,590
Technical Services 2,156 436 2,592 (4) 5,237
Total $ 23,200 $ 16,315 $ 39,515 $ 46,842
(1) Funded backlog represents firm orders for which funding is contractually obligated by the customer.
(2) Unfunded backlog represents firm orders for which funding is not currently contractually obligated by the customer.
Unfunded backlog excludes unexercised contract options and unfunded Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) orders.
(3) Total backlog as of December 31, 2011, was reduced by $1.5 billion for the restructuring of the NPOESS program and the termination of certain space programs.
(4) Total backlog as of December 31, 2011, was reduced by $1.7 billion to reflect a change in the company's participation in the NSTec joint venture. Effective January 1, 2011, NSTec joint venture results are no longer consolidated in the company's financial statements.
(5) As of December 31, 2011, the company changed its backlog measurement criteria to include a valuation adjustment for open, unfulfilled contracts that are unlikely to be converted to future sales, but which have not been closed or de-obligated by the customer. As of December 31, 2011, the valuation adjustment reduced total backlog by $3 billion.
New Awards – The estimated value of contract awards included in backlog during the three months ended December 31, 2011, was $7.1 billion.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION SCHEDULE 6
SEGMENT REALIGNMENT
($ in millions)
(preliminary and unaudited)
SEGMENT NET SALES (3) SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME (3)
2009 2010 2011 2011 2009 2010 2011 2011
Total Total Total Three Months Ended Total Total Total Three Months Ended
Year Year Year Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30 Dec 31 Year Year Year Mar 31 Jun 30 Sep 30 Dec 31
AS REPORTED (1)
Aerospace Systems $ 10,419 $ 10,910 $ 10,458 $ 2,736 $ 2,592 $ 2,572 $ 2,558 $ 1,071 $ 1,256 $ 1,261 $ 301 $ 331 $ 304 $ 325
Electronic Systems 7,671 7,613 7,372 1,808 1,791 1,905 1,868 969 1,023 1,070 237 284 293 256
Information Systems 8,536 8,395 7,921 2,025 2,031 1,955 1,910 624 756 766 194 189 187 196
Technical Services 2,776 3,230 2,699 688 656 680 675 161 206 216 54 51 55 56
Intersegment Eliminations (1,752) (2,005) (2,038) (523) (510) (500) (505) (190) (231) (258) (65) (71) (62) (60)
Total $ 27,650 $ 28,143 $ 26,412 $ 6,734 $ 6,560 $ 6,612 $ 6,506 $ 2,635 $ 3,010 $ 3,055 $ 721 $ 784 $ 777 $ 773
RECASTED AND REALIGNED (2)
Aerospace Systems $ 9,876 $ 10,435 $ 9,964 $ 2,593 $ 2,472 $ 2,456 $ 2,443 $ 988 $ 1,213 $ 1,217 $ 288 $ 320 $ 295 $ 314
Electronic Systems 7,671 7,613 7,372 1,808 1,791 1,905 1,868 969 1,023 1,070 237 284 293 256
Information Systems 8,536 8,395 7,921 2,025 2,031 1,955 1,910 624 756 766 194 189 187 196
Technical Services 3,324 3,705 3,193 831 776 796 790 245 248 260 67 62 64 67
Intersegment Eliminations (1,757) (2,005) (2,038) (523) (510) (500) (505) (191) (230) (258) (65) (71) (62) (60)
Total $ 27,650 $ 28,143 $ 26,412 $ 6,734 $ 6,560 $ 6,612 $ 6,506 $ 2,635 $ 3,010 $ 3,055 $ 721 $ 784 $ 777 $ 773

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Disclosure: Today's press release contains non-GAAP (accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America) financial measures, as defined by SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) Regulation G and indicated by a footnote in the text of the release. While we believe that these non-GAAP financial measures may be useful in evaluating our financial information, they should be considered as supplemental in nature and not as a substitute for financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Definitions are provided for the non-GAAP measures and reconciliations are provided in the body of the release.  References to a "Table" in the definitions below relate to tables in the body of this press release.  Other companies may define these measures differently or may utilize different non-GAAP measures.

Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations: Diluted EPS from continuing operations excluding the after-tax net pension adjustment per share, as defined below, the per share tax benefit recorded in the 2010 second quarter, and the per share charge for debt redemption recorded in the 2010 fourth quarter. These per share amounts are provided for consistency and comparability of operating results. Management uses adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, as reconciled in Table 1, as an internal measure of financial performance.

Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions: Cash provided by continuing operations before the after-tax impact of discretionary pension contributions. Cash provided by continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions has been provided for consistency and comparability of 2011 and 2010 financial performance and is reconciled in Table 2.

Free cash flow from continuing operations: Cash provided by continuing operations less capital expenditures and outsourcing contract and related software costs. We use free cash flow from continuing operations as a key factor in our planning for, and consideration of, strategic acquisitions, stock repurchases and the payment of dividends. This measure should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes, or as an alternative to operating results presented in accordance with GAAP. Free cash flow from continuing operations is reconciled in Table 2.

Free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions: Free cash flow from continuing operations before the after-tax impact of discretionary pension contributions. We use free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions as a key factor in our planning for, and consideration of, strategic acquisitions, stock repurchases and the payment of dividends. This measure should not be considered in isolation, as a measure of residual cash flow available for discretionary purposes, or as an alternative to operating results presented in accordance with GAAP. Free cash flow from continuing operations before discretionary pension contributions is reconciled in Table 2.

Net pension adjustment: Pension expense determined in accordance with GAAP less pension expense allocated to the operating segments under U.S. Government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Net pension adjustment is presented in Table 1.

After-tax net pension adjustment per share: The per share impact of the net pension adjustment as defined above, after tax at the statutory rate of 35%, provided for consistency and comparability of 2011 and 2010 financial performance as presented in Table 1.

Pension-adjusted operating income: Operating income before net pension adjustment as reconciled in Table 1. Management uses pension-adjusted operating income as an internal measure of financial performance.

Pension-adjusted operating income as a % of sales: Pension-adjusted operating income as defined above, divided by sales. Management uses pension-adjusted operating income as a % of sales, as reconciled in Table 1, as an internal measure of financial performance.

Segment operating income: Total earnings from our four segments including allocated pension expense recognized under CAS.  Reconciling items to operating income are unallocated corporate expenses, which include management and administration, legal, environmental, certain compensation and retiree benefits, and other expenses; net pension adjustment; and reversal of royalty income included in segment operating income. Management uses segment operating income, as reconciled in Table 5, as an internal measure of financial performance of our individual operating segments.

Segment operating margin % / Segment operating income as a % of sales: Segment operating income as defined above, divided by sales. Management uses segment operating income as a % of sales, as reconciled in Table 5, as an internal measure of financial performance.

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         randy.belote@ngc.com
         
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(1) "As reported" are the amounts presented in the 2010 Form 8-K, filed June 17, 2011, which reflect the presentation of the Shipbuilding sector as discontinued operations.
(2) Recasted and realigned amounts for years 2009 through 2011, and the three month periods in 2011, were adjusted to reflect the January 2012 transfer of the company's missile business (principally the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program), previously reported in Aerospace Systems and transferred to Technical Services.
(3) Management uses segment net sales and segment operating income as internal measures of financial performance for the individual operating segments.