Continued Growth: EADS Reports Strong Full Year Results 2012

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Continued Growth: EADS Reports Strong Full Year Results 2012 

*Revenues increase 15 percent to EUR 56.5 billion  
*EBIT* before one-off up 68 percent to EUR 3.0 billion  
*Net Income rises 19 percent to EUR 1.2 billion    
*Free Cash Flow before acquisitions EUR 1.4 billion 
*Proposed dividend increases to EUR 0.60 a share 
*EADS targets EUR 3.5 billion EBIT* before one-off in 2013 

Amsterdam, 27 February 2013 - EADS (stock exchange symbol: EAD) achieved strong revenue and
underlying profit growth for the full year 2012. Despite a difficult macro-economic environment,
EADS saw continued momentum in its commercial activities while defence revenues were broadly

The order intake(5) totalled EUR 102.5 billion in 2012 while EADS' order book(5) increased in
value to EUR 566.5 billion at the end of the year. Revenues amounted to EUR 56.5 billion. The
EBIT* before one-off of around EUR 3.0 billion reflected the strong operational performance at
Airbus Commercial with positive contributions from Eurocopter and Astrium. The reported EBIT*
increased to EUR 2.2 billion. The 
Net Cash position at the end of the year was EUR 12.3 billion. 

"EADS achieved double-digit revenue and profit growth during 2012 while the order backlog
increased further," said EADS CEO Tom Enders. "A strong focus on deliveries helped to
significantly improve cash generation during the fourth quarter. Going-forward, the focus on
bottom line growth remains our priority number one as a management team. And there's still some
way to go to meet our profitability targets. If anything, the new governance, the new shareholder
structure and the new Board as of end March will further energize the company and its employees on
their successful international growth path."

For the full year 2012, EADS' revenues increased by 15 percent to 
EUR 56.5 billion (FY 2011: EUR 49.1 billion). This strong performance was driven mainly by higher
volume and more favourable U.S. dollar rates at Airbus Commercial as well as solid increases at
Eurocopter and Astrium. Revenues at Eurocopter and Astrium were boosted by the services
businesses, including Vector Aerospace and Vizada. The companies acquired in 2011 contributed
around EUR 1.5 billion to the 2012 revenues. Despite the overall defence environment, defence
revenues were flat compared to 2011.

Physical deliveries remained strong with a record 588 aircraft for Airbus Commercial, 29 aircraft
for Airbus Military, 475 helicopters at Eurocopter and the 53rd consecutive successful Ariane 5

EBIT* before one-off (adjusted EBIT*) - an indicator capturing the underlying business margin by
excluding material non-recurring charges or profits caused by movements in provisions related to
programmes and restructurings or foreign exchange impacts - increased sharply to EUR 3.0 billion
(FY 2011: EUR 1.8 billion) for EADS and to around EUR 1.8 billion for Airbus (FY 2011: around EUR
0.5 billion). 
The Group performance was driven by the strong underlying performance at Airbus Commercial while
Eurocopter and Astrium also delivered absolute increases to the EBIT* before one-off. 

EADS' reported EBIT* increased to EUR 2,186 million (FY 2011: EUR 1,696 million) with one-off
charges totalling EUR 820 million booked during the year. 

Of these total one-off charges, EUR 522 million were booked at Airbus during 2012, including the
anticipated EUR 251 million on the A380 related to the wing rib feet repair. The A350 XWB charge
of EUR 124 million to reflect the latest programme update is unchanged since H1 2012. Good
progress is being made on the 
A350 XWB programme but it remains challenging and there is no room left in the schedule. Also
included are the EUR 76 million charges related to the Hawker Beechcraft Programme closure booked
in the third quarter and a EUR 71 million charge for the foreign exchange impact on pre-delivery
payments mismatch and balance sheet revaluation. At Eurocopter, the on-going renegotiation of
certain contracts for governmental customers resulted in a EUR 100 million charge in the fourth
quarter. At Cassidian, a total of EUR 198 million of charges were booked in the final quarter to
reflect restructuring costs in line with the business transformation 
(EUR 98 million) and a charge related to portfolio de-risking (EUR 100 million), in particular for
the secure systems and solutions business.

Net Income increased by 19 percent to EUR 1,228 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 1,033 million), or earnings per share of EUR 1.50 (earnings per share FY 2011: 
EUR 1.27). The Net Income* before one-off(4) increased to EUR 1,838 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 1,132 million). These increases reflect the improvement in the underlying operating

The finance result amounted to EUR -453 million (FY 2011: EUR -220 million). 
The 2012 interest result of EUR -285 million (FY 2011: EUR 13 million) deteriorated partly due to
lower interest income as a function of the high quality of investments. 
In addition, the 2011 interest result included a positive one-time release of 
EUR 120 million due to the termination of the A340 programme. The other financial result amounts
to EUR -168 million (FY 2011: EUR -233 million), reflecting an improved impact from the foreign
exchange revaluation compared to 2011. This line also includes the unwinding of discounted

Based on Earnings per Share (EPS) of EUR 1.50, the EADS Board of Directors proposes payment on 5
June 2013 of a dividend of EUR 0.60 per share to the Annual General Meeting of shareholders (FY
2011: EUR 0.45 per share). The record date should be 4 June 2013. 

"This proposed dividend increase reflects the progress the Group made during 2012," said Harald
Wilhelm, CFO of EADS. "We are focused on delivering value to our shareholders." 

Self-financed Research & Development (R&D) expenses remained broadly stable at EUR 3,142 million
(FY 2011: EUR 3,152 million), due to IAS38 capitalisation of 
EUR 366 million on the A350 XWB. The focus continues on major development programmes across the
portfolio, in particular the A350 XWB and at Eurocopter.

Free Cash Flow before acquisitions of EUR 1,449 million exceeded expectations. 
The traditional end of year seasonal payment pattern has been very strong. It resulted in a strong
positive swing in fourth quarter working capital thanks to the high delivery performance and
stream of advances and receipts from commercial and government customers. Gross cash flow from
operations reflects the strong underlying performance during the year. 

The level of capital expenditure was EUR 3.3 billion, reflecting the ramp up in development and
series programmes as the company builds capacity for future volume driven top and bottom line
growth. It also includes the capitalised R&D under IAS38. Despite the record level of commercial
aircraft deliveries, EADS' customer financing gross exposure was broadly stable compared to the
2011 level. 

EADS' Net Cash position increased to a solid EUR 12.3 billion (year-end 2011: 
EUR 11.7 billion) after a cash contribution of EUR 856 million to pension assets and the dividend
payment of about EUR 370 million. 

EADS' order intake(5) amounted to EUR 102.5 billion (FY 2011: EUR 131.0 billion) and reflected
continuing commercial momentum across the EADS portfolio. Airbus Military, Eurocopter, Astrium and
Cassidian all recorded year-on-year increases in order intake while Airbus Commercial exceeded its
order target, booking 914 gross orders for 2012. At the end of December 2012, the Group's order
book(5) had increased by 5 percent to EUR 566.5 billion (year-end 2011: EUR 541.0 billion). The
defence order book decreased to EUR 49.6 billion (year-end 2011: EUR 52.8 billion).

At the end of December 2012, EADS had a total of 140,405 employees
(year-end 2011: 133,115).


As the basis for its 2013 guidance, EADS expects the world economy and air traffic to grow in line
with prevailing independent forecasts and assumes no major disruption due to the current sovereign
debt crisis.

In 2013, gross commercial aircraft orders should be above the number of deliveries, in the range
of 700 aircraft. Airbus deliveries should continue to grow to between 600 and 610 commercial

Due to lower A380 deliveries and assuming an exchange rate of EUR 1 = $ 1.35, EADS revenues should
see moderate growth in 2013.

By stretching the 2012 underlying margin improvement, in 2013 EADS targets an EBIT* before one-off
of EUR 3.5 billion and an EPS* before one-off of around EUR 2.50 (FY 2012: EUR 2.24), prior to the
proposed share buyback.

Excluding the known wing rib feet A380 impact in 2013 of around EUR 85 million based on 25
deliveries, going forward, from today's point-of-view, the "one-offs" should be limited to
potential charges on the A350 XWB programme and foreign exchange effects linked to PDP mismatch
and balance sheet revaluation. 

The A350 XWB programme remains challenging. Any schedule change could lead to an increasingly
higher impact on provisions.

EADS aims to be Free Cash Flow breakeven after customer financing and before acquisitions in 2013.

EADS Divisions: Record Commercial Deliveries At Airbus; Order Intake Rises At Airbus Military,
Eurocopter, Astrium & Cassidian

Airbus' consolidated revenues increased by 17 percent to EUR 38,592 million 
(FY 2011: EUR 33,103 million), reflecting strong commercial aircraft deliveries. 
The Airbus consolidated EBIT* more than doubled to EUR 1,230 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 584 million). 

Airbus Commercial revenues amounted to EUR 36,943 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 31,159 million), driven by record commercial deliveries of 588 (FY 2011: 534), including 30
A380s. A total of 585 deliveries were booked with revenue recognition with the remaining three
placed on operating lease. Revenues also benefitted from favourable U.S. dollar rates. 

Airbus Commercial's reported EBIT* amounted to EUR 1,125 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 543 million). The Airbus Commercial EBIT* before one-off of EUR 1,647 million 
(FY 2011: EUR 485 million) benefited from an improved operational performance including favourable
volume and pricing, net of escalation. It also reflected the hedge rate improvement. The
Division's self-financed R&D expenses fell slightly to EUR 2,442 million. Despite stable
deliveries, revenues at Airbus Military decreased by 15 percent to EUR 2,131 million (FY 2011: EUR
2,504 million) driven by lower A400M and tanker revenues. Airbus Military's EBIT* improved
significantly to EUR 93 million (FY 2011: EUR 49 million) due to a favourable delivery mix with
margin improvements from technically maturing programmes.

During 2012, Airbus Commercial registered 914 gross orders (FY 2011: 
1,608 gross orders). Net orders totalled 833 (FY 2011: 1,419). These net orders comprised 739 A320
Family aircraft (ceo and neo), 85 A330/A350XWBs and nine A380s.  

The A350 XWB development remains on track, based on the revised schedule, with the final assembly
line fully operational. The structural assembly of the first flyable plane, 'MSN1', was completed
and 'electrical power on' accomplished. Another milestone was achieved in February 2013 with the
award of the European Aviation Safety Agency's Engine Type Certification for the Trent XWB

Regarding the A380, the wing rib issue has been resolved with repairs on-going on deployed
aircraft and design modifications embodied into the new production standard. The avenue for
breakeven in 2015 is set at 30 deliveries.

In response to the continuing strong demand for Airbus' series programmes, Airbus achieved the
steady production ramp-up of the A320 and A330 Families to 42 and 9.5 per month respectively. At
the end of the year, AirAsia became the first operator of a fuel-saving 'Sharklet'-equipped A320. 

Airbus Military achieved 32 aircraft orders (FY 2011: 5 orders) and delivered 
29 aircraft (FY 2011: 29 deliveries), comprising 20 light and medium military transporters, five
A330 MRTTs and four P-3 conversions. With 300 hours of Function and Reliability testing completed,
civil and military certification for the A400M is expected in Q1 2013 with the first delivery due
in Q2 2013 and four deliveries expected this year. Full military capabilities will be achieved
over time and challenges remain until then. Airbus Military was selected by India as the preferred
bidder to supply A330 MRTT aircraft. 

At the end of 2012, Airbus' consolidated order book was valued at EUR 523.4 billion (year-end
2011: EUR 495.5 billion). The Airbus Commercial backlog amounted to 
EUR 503.2 billion (year-end 2011: EUR 475.5 billion), which comprises 4,682 units representing an
industry record (year-end 2011: 4,437 aircraft). At the end of the year, Airbus Military's order
book stood at EUR 21.1 billion (year-end 2011: 
EUR 21.3 billion).

Revenues at Eurocopter increased 16 percent to a record EUR 6,264 million 
(FY 2011: EUR 5,415 million), driven mainly by higher repair and overhaul support activities and
the full year inclusion of the Vector Aerospace business consolidation. Higher NH90 and Super Puma
revenues also contributed to the overall increase. Total deliveries declined to 475 helicopters
(FY 2011: 
503 helicopters), in particular for the EC135 and Ecureuil models.

The Division's EBIT* increased by 20 percent to EUR 311 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 259 million). The 2012 EBIT* includes the EUR 100 million charge booked in the fourth quarter
to reflect the latest status of the on-going renegotiations for certain governmental programmes.
EBIT* before one-off increased around 10 percent year-on-year, reflecting the revenue mix and the
increase in R&D expenses as expected.

Eurocopter's order intake for 2012 rose 15 percent to EUR 5,392 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 4,679 million) with the number of net bookings rising for the third consecutive year to 469
(FY 2011: 457). Orders of the Ecureuil/Fennec/EC130 and EC135/ EC145 families were particularly

Eurocopter continues to work in close collaboration with the investigating authorities on further
identifying and explaining the root cause of the Super Puma incidents. The root cause of the
recent Ecureuil incidents has been identified and a programme is in place to implement a retrofit
approved by EASA.

At the end of 2012, Eurocopter's order book was worth EUR 12.9 billion (year-end 2011: EUR 13.8
billion) comprising 1,070 helicopters (year-end 2011: 1,076 helicopters).

Astrium revenues in 2012 increased to EUR 5,817 million (FY 2011: EUR 4,964 million) driven mainly
by growth in services including the Vizada integration and strong programme execution. EBIT*
increased by 17 percent to EUR 312 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 267 million). Astrium is seeing efficiency and productivity gains coming through the
operational performance as a result of the AGILE transformation programme. However, higher
investment in R&D and globalisation efforts as well as some Vizada integration costs weighed on
the operating margin in 2012. 

The Division achieved an order intake of EUR 3.8 billion in 2012 (FY 2011: 
EUR 3.5 billion), despite continued tough competition in the marketplace. 

Seven Ariane 5 launches were conducted during 2012, taking the number of successful consecutive
launches to 53. Nine Astrium-built satellites were delivered during the year. Fourth quarter
satellite launches included U.K. military satellite Skynet 5D and earth observation satellite
Pléiades 1B, further expanding the fleet operated by Astrium Services.

In November, the European Space Agency's Ministerial Council broadly confirmed European space
budgets related to key programmes of Astrium. This resulted in initial contracts worth EUR 108
million received in January 2013 to secure the development of Ariane 6 and Ariane 5 ME.

At the end of 2012, Astrium's order book amounted to EUR 12.7 billion 
(year-end 2011: EUR 14.7 billion).

Cassidian revenues in 2012 were broadly stable as expected at EUR 5,740 million (FY 2011: EUR
5,803 million). EBIT* in 2012 fell to EUR 142 million (FY 2011: 
EUR 331 million) reflecting the EUR 198 million of one-off charges booked in the fourth quarter.
On an underlying basis, the EBIT* before one-off was lower as expected due to investments in
globalisation and transformation despite lower R&D expenses.

Cassidian's order intake rose significantly to EUR 5.0 billion in 2012 (FY 2011: 
EUR 4.2 billion) despite the challenging market environment. This was driven mainly by the
Eurofighter and missile export business. In December, Oman signed a contract for the purchase of
12 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft which is yet to be included in the order book.

At the end of December 2012, the order book of Cassidian had risen slightly to 
EUR 15.6 billion (year-end 2011: EUR 15.5 billion).

Headquarters and Other Businesses (not belonging to any Division)

Revenues of Other Businesses increased 22 percent to EUR 1,524 million 
(FY 2011: EUR 1,252 million), driven by volume increases at EADS North America and higher ATR
deliveries. The EBIT* of Other Businesses decreased to 
EUR 49 million (FY 2011: EUR 59 million) with the EBIT* before one off stable with the 2011 level
due to a less favourable revenue mix.

After an exceptional 2011, ATR in 2012 secured 61 firm orders (FY 2011: 
119 orders) with its order backlog reaching 221 aircraft at the end of the year, equivalent to
nearly three years of production. ATR achieved a record annual delivery level of 64 aircraft,
reflecting a year-on-year increase of 19 percent 
(FY 2011: 54 aircraft).

In late 2012, the U.S. Army awarded EADS North America a $ 181.8 million contract option to
deliver 34 additional UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters, raising the total number of orders
to 312. The total number of Lakota deliveries to the U.S. Armed Forces reached 250 in December

At the end of December 2012, the order book of Other Businesses had decreased slightly to EUR 2.9
billion (year-end 2011: EUR 3.0 billion). 

*        EADS uses EBIT pre-goodwill impairment and exceptionals as a key indicator of its
economic performance. The term "exceptionals" refers to such items as depreciation expenses of
fair value adjustments relating to the EADS merger, the Airbus Combination and the formation of
MBDA, as well as impairment charges thereon.

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group -
comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter - generated revenues of EUR 56.5 billion and
employed a workforce of over 140,000. 

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EADS - Full Year (FY) Results 2012
(Amounts in euro)

 EADS Group                               FY 2012  FY 2011    Change   
 Revenues, in millions                     56,480   49,128     +15%    
 thereof defence, in millions              11,605   11,561      0%     
 EBITDA (1), in millions                   4,184    3,520      +19%    
 EBIT (2), in millions                     2,186    1,696      +29%    
 Research & Development expenses,          3,142    3,152       0%     
 in millions                                                           
 Net Income(3), in millions                1,228    1,033      +19%    
 Earnings Per Share (EPS) (3)               1.50     1.27    0.23 EUR  
 Free Cash Flow (FCF), in millions         1,248     958       +30%    
 Free Cash Flow                            1,449    2,493      -42%    
 before Acquisitions, in millions                                      
 Free Cash Flow                            1,394     823       +69%    
 before Customer Financing, in millions                                
 Dividend per share                       0.60(7)    0.45   +0.15 EUR  
 Order Intake (5), in millions            102,471  131,027     -22%    
 EADS Group                                31 Dec   31 Dec    Change   
                                            2012     2011              
 Order Book (5), in millions              566,493  540,978     +5%     
 thereof defence, in millions              49,570   52,775     -6%     
 Net Cash position, in millions            12,292   11,681     +5%     
 Employees                                140,405  133,115     +5%     


For footnotes please refer to page 12.

    by Division                                    Revenues                            EBIT (2)                                       
    (Amounts in millions of Euro)         FY          FY        Change        FY          FY        Change                            
                                         2012        2011                    2012        2011                                         
    Airbus Division (6)                 38,592      33,103       +17%        1,230        584        +111%                            
    Airbus Commercial                   36,943      31,159       +19%        1,125        543        +107%                            
    Airbus Military                      2,131       2,504       -15%         93          49         +90%                             
    Eurocopter                           6,264       5,415       +16%         311         259        +20%                             
    Astrium                              5,817       4,964       +17%         312         267        +17%                             
    Cassidian                            5,740       5,803        -1%         142         331        -57%                             
    Headquarters /                      -1,457      -1,409         -          142         196          -                              
    Other Businesses                     1,524       1,252       +22%         49          59         -17%                             
    Total                               56,480      49,128       +15%        2,186       1,696       +29%                             
    by Division                                Order Intake (5)                     Order Book (5)                                    
    (Amounts in millions of Euro)         FY          FY        Change      31 Dec      31 Dec      Change                            
                                         2012        2011                    2012        2011                                         
    Airbus Division (6)                 88,142      117,874      -25%       523,410     495,513       +6%                             
    Airbus Commercial                   86,478      117,301      -26%       503,218     475,477       +6%                             
    Airbus Military                      1,901        935        +103%      21,139      21,315        -1%                             
    Eurocopter                           5,392       4,679       +15%       12,942      13,814        -6%                             
    Astrium                              3,761       3,514        +7%       12,734      14,666       -13%                             
    Cassidian                            5,040       4,168       +21%       15,611      15,469        +1%                             
    Headquarters /                      -1,413      -1,233         -        -1,112      -1,467         -                              
    Other Businesses                     1,549       2,025       -24%        2,908       2,983        -3%                             
    Total                               102,471     131,027      -22%       566,493     540,978       +5%                             

For footnotes please refer to page 12.

EADS - Fourth Quarter Results (Q4) 2012
(Amounts in euro)

 EADS Group                                          Q4 2012        Q4 2011      Change   
 Revenues, in millions                               19,222         16,441        +17%    
 EBIT (2), in millions                                 571            811         -30%    
 Net Income(3), in millions                            325            612         -47%    
 Earnings Per Share (EPS) (3)                         0.40           0.75      -0.35 EUR  
 by Division                                Revenues                     EBIT (2)         
 (Amounts in millions of Euro)         Q4          Q4    Change    Q4     Q4     Change   
                                      2012        2011            2012   2011             
 Airbus Division (6)                 12,971      10,692   +21%    393    289      +36%    
 Airbus Commercial                   12,218      10,039   +22%    309    237      +30%    
 Airbus Military                      937          757    +24%     85     44      +93%    
 Eurocopter                          2,148        1,957   +10%     34    102      -67%    
 Astrium                             1,883        1,524   +24%    121    102      +19%    
 Cassidian                           2,256        2,384    -5%    -14    161     -109%    
 Headquarters /                       -493        -535      -      3     118       -      
 Other Businesses                     457          419     +9%     34     39      -13%    
 Total                               19,222      16,441   +17%    571    811      -30%    

For footnotes please refer to page 12.

Q4 2012 revenues increased 17 percent, driven mainly by the strong delivery performance at Airbus
and Astrium and higher military revenues at Eurocopter.

Q4 2012 EBIT* decreased by 30 percent compared to one year ago. The better operational performance
at Airbus was more than offset by the charges booked by Eurocopter and Cassidian in the fourth


1)        Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation and exceptionals.

2)        Earnings before interest and taxes, pre goodwill impairment and exceptionals.

3)        EADS continues to use the term Net Income. It is identical with Profit for the period
attributable to equity owners of the parent as defined by IFRS Rules.

4)        Net Income before one-off is the Net Income stripped of the EBIT* one-offs. It excludes
other financial result (except the unwinding of discount on provisions) and all tax effects on the
mentioned items. Net Income* before one-off is the Net Income before one-off pre-goodwill and
exceptionals net of tax. Accordingly, EPS* before one-off is EPS based on Net Income* before

5)        Contributions from commercial aircraft activities to EADS Order Intake and Order Book
based on list prices.

6)         The reportable Segments Airbus Commercial and Airbus Military form the Airbus Division.
Eliminations are treated at the Division level.

7)   To be proposed to the Annual General Meeting.

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