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 L3 Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 and Full Year Results
   Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:55:01 AM ET

--4Q Diluted EPS from continuing operations of $3.34; 2017 diluted EPS from continuing operations of $9.46

--4Q and 2017 includes $0.99 of tax benefits for U.S. Tax Reform

--4Q Cash from continuing operations of $406 million; 2017 cash from continuing operations of $986 million

--4Q Book-to-bill ratio of 1.06x on funded orders of $2.7 billion; 2017 book-to-bill ratio of 1.04x on funded orders of $10.0 billion

--Vertex Aerospace business held for sale (presented as discontinued operations)

--Increased 2018 financial guidance

L3 Technologies, Inc. (LLL ) today reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $3.34 for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 (2017 fourth quarter) compared to diluted EPS from continuing operations for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 (2016 fourth quarter) of $2.32. The 2017 fourth quarter results included an estimated tax benefit of $79 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, related to the enactment of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (U.S. Tax Reform) in December 2017. Net sales of $2,574 million for the 2017 fourth quarter decreased by 3% compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. The prior period results have been adjusted to present the Vertex Aerospace business as discontinued operations.



"We had solid performance in 2017, with increases in every key performance metric, including sales, operating income and free cash flow," said Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s Chief Executive Officer and President. "As we continue to execute our strategy, we will enhance our profitability by integrating businesses to increase efficiencies and investing in emerging technologies. Looking ahead, our agility, commitment to excellence and customer-centric focus will position L3 for continued growth."

L3 Consolidated Results

The table below provides L3’s selected financial data.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                
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                     (in millions, except per share data)                                                                                                                                              Fourth Quarter Ended                                                                                                                Increase/                                                                                                                                     Year Ended Dec. 31,                                                                                                                Increase/
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                     Net sales                                                                                                                                       $                2,574                                                              $                2,643                                                            (3) %                                                                                                      $                9,573                                                              $                9,210                                                              4 %
                     Operating income                                                                                                                                $                  263                                                              $                  282                                                            (7) %                                                                                                      $                1,020                                                              $                  957                                                              7 %
                     Operating margin                                                                                                                                                  10.2 %                                                                              10.7 %                                                         (50) bpts                                                                                                                     10.7 %                                                                              10.4 %                                                           30 bpts
                     Interest expense and other                                                                                                                      $                 (37)                                                              $                 (41)                                                           (10) %                                                                                                      $                (149)                                                              $                (153)                                                            (3) %
                     Effective income tax rate                                                                                                                                       (19.9) %                                                                              22.4 %                                                           nm                                                                                                                          11.7 %                                                                              21.3 %                                                        (960) bpts
                     Net income from continuing operations attributable to L3                                                                                        $                  267                                                              $                  183                                                             46 %                                                                                                      $                  753                                                              $                  619                                                             22 %
                     Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations                                                                                           $                 3.34                                                              $                 2.32                                                             44 %                                                                                                      $                 9.46                                                              $                 7.86                                                             20 %
                     Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding                                                                                                                79.9                                                                                78.9                                                              1 %                                                                                                                        79.6                                                                                78.8                                                              1 %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                     Net cash from operating activities from continuing operations                                                                                   $                  406                                                              $                  490                                                           (17) %                                                                                                      $                  986                                                              $                1,022                                                            (4) %
                     Less: Capital expenditures, net of dispositions(a)                                                                                                                (66)                                                                                (82)                                                           (20) %                                                                                                                       (150)                                                                               (189)                                                           (21) %
                     Plus: Income tax payments attributable to discontinued
                           operations                                                                                                                                                     7                                                                                   -                                                             nm                                                                                                                            27                                                                                   1                                                             nm
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                     Free cash flow(b)(c)                                                                                                                            $                  347                                                              $                  408                                                           (15) %                                                                                                      $                  863                                                              $                  834                                                              3 %
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                     (a) Results for the year ended December 31, 2017 include $64
                     million of cash proceeds related to the sale of the company’s
                     property in San Carlos, California.
                     (b) Free cash flow is defined as net cash from operating
                     activities from continuing operations, less net capital
                     expenditures (capital expenditures less cash proceeds
                     from
                     dispositions of property, plant and equipment), plus income tax
                     payments attributable to discontinued operations. The company
                     believes free cash flow is a
                     useful measure for investors
                     because it portrays the company’s ability to generate cash from
                     operations for purposes such as repaying debt, returning cash to
                     shareholders
                     and funding acquisitions. The company also uses free cash flow as
                     a performance measure in evaluating management.
                     (c) Excludes free cash flow from discontinued operations.
                     nm = not meaningful
 
                       
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Fourth Quarter Results of Operations: For the 2017 fourth quarter, consolidated net sales of $2,574 million decreased $69 million, or 3%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Organic sales(1) decreased by $95 million, or 4%, to $2,532 million for the 2017 fourth quarter. Organic sales exclude $42 million of sales increases related to business acquisitions and $16 million of sales declines related to business divestitures. For the 2017 fourth quarter, organic sales to the U.S. Government increased $7 million, or less than 1% to $1,787 million, and organic sales to international and commercial customers decreased $102 million, or 12%, to $745 million.

Due to the calendarization of the Company’s fiscal quarter end dates, the 2017 fourth quarter had 7% less business days compared to the 2016 fourth quarter.

Operating income for the 2017 fourth quarter decreased by $19 million, or 7%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Operating income as a percentage of sales (operating margin) decreased by 50 basis points to 10.2% for the 2017 fourth quarter, compared to 10.7% for the 2016 fourth quarter. Operating margin decreased by 150 basis points due to severance and restructuring costs of $39 million, including a $12 million non-cash loss on the sale of a building in Sensor Systems and a $4 million pension curtailment charge in connection with the decision to discontinue future service accruals for substantially all salaried employee defined benefit plans effective January 1, 2019 (Pension Curtailment). These decreases were partially offset by 100 basis points primarily due to improved contract performance for the Electronic Systems,

Aerospace Systems and Communication Systems segments. See the reportable segment results for additional discussion of sales and operating margin trends.

The effective tax rate for the 2017 fourth quarter was a benefit of 19.9% compared to a provision of 22.4% for the 2016 fourth quarter. The decrease was driven by: (1) $79 million of estimated tax benefits related to U.S. Tax Reform and (2) $30 million of tax benefits from a realignment of foreign legal entities to conform with the reporting structure (Legal Realignment). These increases were partially offset by lower tax benefits related to domestic production activities deductions and the U.S. Federal research and experimentation tax credits.

Full Year Results of Operations: For the year ended December 31, 2017, consolidated net sales of $9,573 million increased $363 million, or 4%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Organic sales increased by $213 million, or 2%, to $9,369 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. Organic sales exclude $204 million of sales increases related to business acquisitions and $54 million of sales declines related to business divestitures. For the year ended December 31, 2017, organic sales to the U.S. Government increased $288 million, or 5%, to $6,642 million, and organic sales to international and commercial customers decreased $75 million, or 3%, to $2,727 million.

Operating income for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by $63 million, or 7%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Operating margin increased by 30 basis points to 10.7% for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to 10.4% for the year ended December 31, 2016. The increase in operating margin was driven by: (1) 60 basis points primarily due to improved contract performance for Electronic Systems, Communication Systems and Sensor Systems and (2) 30 basis points at Sensor Systems for a settlement of the class action litigation and product return allowances recorded in 2016 that did not recur. These increases were partially offset by 60 basis points due to severance and restructuring costs of $59 million, including a $12 million non-cash loss on the sale of a building in Sensor Systems and the Pension Curtailment. See the reportable segment results for additional discussion of sales and operating margin trends.

The effective tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2017 decreased to 11.7% from 21.3% for the year ended December 31, 2016. The decrease was driven by: (1) $79 million of estimated tax benefits related to U.S. Tax Reform and (2) $30 million of tax benefits from the Legal Realignment. These increases were partially offset by $21 million for the reversal of previously accrued amounts related to various U.S. Federal, foreign and state tax matters in 2016 that did not recur.

Diluted EPS from continuing operations increased 20% to $9.46 for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $7.86 for the year ended December 31, 2016. Diluted EPS for 2017 included $0.99 of estimated tax benefits related to U.S. Tax Reform. Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased 1% compared to the year ended December 31, 2016 due to changes in the dilutive impact of common share equivalents, primarily caused by a higher L3 stock price.

Orders: Funded orders for the 2017 fourth quarter decreased 10% to $2,734 million compared to $3,043 million for the 2016 fourth quarter. Funded orders for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased 5% to $9,996 million compared to $9,520 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. The book-to-bill ratio was 1.06x for the 2017 fourth quarter and 1.04x for the year ended December 31, 2017. Funded backlog increased 6% to $8,879 million at December 31, 2017 compared to $8,380 million at December 31, 2016.

Cash Flow: Net cash from operating activities from continuing operations was $986 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, a decrease of $36 million, compared to $1,022 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. Capital expenditures, net of dispositions, were $150 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, including proceeds of $64 million from the sale of the company’s property in San Carlos, California, and decreased $39 million compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. The company paid dividends of $236 million during the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to $220 million during the year ended December 31, 2016. Repurchases of the company’s common stock were $180 million during the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $373 million during the year ended December 31, 2016.

Reportable Segment Results

The company has four reportable segments. The company evaluates the performance of its segments based on their sales, operating income and operating margin. Corporate expenses are allocated to the company’s operating segments using an allocation methodology prescribed by U.S. Government regulations for government contractors. Accordingly, segment results include all costs and expenses, except for goodwill impairment charges and certain other items that are excluded by management for purposes of evaluating the performance of the company’s business segments.

Electronic Systems

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                   
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Net sales                                                                                              $                  803                                                              $                  861                                                            (7) %                                                                                 $                3,024                                                              $                2,753                                                             10 %
Operating income                                                                                       $                  110                                                              $                  109                                                              1 %                                                                                 $                  403                                                              $                  360                                                             12 %
Operating margin                                                                                                         13.7                      %                                                         12.7 %                                                          100 bpts                                                                                                13.3                      %                                                         13.1 %                                                           20 bpts
                                                   
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Fourth Quarter: Electronic Systems net sales for the 2017 fourth quarter decreased by $58 million, or 7%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Organic sales decreased by $75 million, or 9%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Organic sales exclude $33 million of sales increases related to business acquisitions and $16 million of sales declines related to business divestitures. Organic sales decreased by: (1) $38 million for Security & Detection due to fewer deliveries for airport screening devices to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and foreign customers, (2) $30 million due to lower deliveries of aviation products to the U.S. military and commercial customers and (3) $7 million primarily for Power & Propulsion due to lower volume for the U.S. Navy (USN) Ship-to-Shore Connector.

Electronic Systems operating income for the 2017 fourth quarter increased by $1 million, or 1%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Operating margin increased by 100 basis points to 13.7%. Operating margin increased by: (1) 90 basis points primarily due to reserves for excess and obsolete inventory at Security & Detection recorded in the 2016 fourth quarter that did not recur, (2) 30 basis points primarily due to improved contract performance primarily Power & Propulsion and (3) 20 basis points due to sales mix changes. These increases were partially offset by 30 basis points due to severance costs of $3 million and 10 basis points due to a higher pension expense related to the Pension Curtailment.

Full Year: Electronic Systems net sales for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by $271 million, or 10%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Organic sales increased by $147 million, or 5%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Organic sales exclude $178 million of sales increases related to business acquisitions and $54 million of sales declines related to business divestitures. Organic sales increased by: (1) $135 million for Total Training Solutions primarily due to higher volume on commercial flight simulators and training systems for the U.S. Air Force (USAF), (2) $80 million for Precision Engagement Systems primarily due to increased deliveries of fuzing and ordnance products and higher volume for guidance and control products to the U.S. Army and USAF and (3) $30 million for Power & Propulsion primarily due to higher volume for USN power conversion and distribution systems. These increases were partially offset by $98 million primarily for Security & Detection due to fewer deliveries for airport screening devices to the TSA and foreign customers and fewer deliveries of cargo screening devices to foreign customers.

Electronic Systems operating income for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by $43 million, or 12%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Operating margin increased by 20 basis points to 13.3%. Higher sales volume and mix changes, primarily for Total Training Solutions and Power & Propulsion, increased operating margin by 110 basis points. These increases were partially offset by 40 basis points primarily due to lower margins related to acquisitions and 50 basis points due to higher severance costs of $13 million.

Aerospace Systems

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                   
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Net sales                                                                                              $                  727                                                              $                  728                                                            (0) %                                                                                 $                2,773                                                              $                2,936                                                            (6) %
Operating income                                                                                       $                   58                                                              $                   50                                                             16 %                                                                                 $                  210                                                              $                  255                                                           (18) %
Operating margin                                                                                                          8.0                      %                                                          6.9 %                                                          110 bpts                                                                                                 7.6 %                                                                               8.7                      %                                   (110) bpts
                                                   
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Fourth Quarter: Aerospace Systems net sales for the 2017 fourth quarter decreased by $1 million compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Lower volume for large ISR aircraft systems for foreign military customers as contracts near completion was mostly offset by higher sales due to the procurement and delivery of one USAF Compass Call Recap aircraft to begin missionization.

Aerospace Systems operating income for the 2017 fourth quarter increased by $8 million, or 16%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Operating margin increased by 110 basis points to 8.0%. Operating margin increased by: (1) 120 basis points due to improved contract performance primarily at Mission Integration and (2) 50 basis points primarily due to sales mix changes. These increases were partially offset by 50 basis points due to severance and restructuring costs of $4 million and 10 basis points due to higher pension expense related to the Pension Curtailment.

Full Year: Aerospace Systems net sales for the year ended December 31, 2017 decreased by $163 million, or 6%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Sales decreased by: (1) $71 million due to lower volume for large ISR aircraft systems for foreign military customers as contracts near completion, (2) $67 million due to lower volume for international aircraft modifications, primarily international head-of-state aircraft and Australian Defence Force C-27J aircraft, (3) $58 million due to the procurement and delivery of two aircraft to a foreign military customer in the 2016 second quarter compared to one for the USAF Compass Call Recap in the 2017 fourth quarter and (4) $46 million due to reduced deliveries for UH-1Y aircraft cabin assemblies. These decreases were partially offset by $79 million primarily due to higher volume for ISR systems to the U.S. Government.

Aerospace Systems operating income for the year ended December 31, 2017 decreased by $45 million, or 18%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Operating margin decreased by 110 basis points to 7.6%. Operating margin decreased by: (1) 70 basis points due to severance and restructuring costs of $21 million, (2) 30 basis points primarily due to unfavorable contract performance adjustments on international aircraft modification contracts at Mission Integration and (3) 10 basis points primarily due to the Pension Curtailment.

Communication Systems

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                   
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Net sales                                                                                              $                  602                                                              $                  583                                                              3 %                                                                                 $                2,229                                                              $                2,053                                                              9 %
Operating income                                                                                       $                   47                                                              $                   56                                                           (16) %                                                                                 $                  212                                                              $                  195                                                              9 %
Operating margin                                                                                                          7.8 %                                                                               9.6 %                                                        (180) bpts                                                                                                 9.5 %                                                                               9.5 %                                                            - bpts
                                                   
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Fourth Quarter: Communication Systems net sales for the 2017 fourth quarter increased by $19 million, or 3%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter, primarily driven by Broadband Communication Systems due to increased deliveries of secure networked communication systems primarily for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Communication Systems operating income for the 2017 fourth quarter decreased by $9 million, or 16%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Operating margin decreased by 180 basis points to 7.8%. Severance and restructuring costs of $15 million primarily related to the Traveling Wave Tube (TWT) businesses consolidation decreased operating margin by 250 basis points partially offset by 70 basis points due to improved contract performance at Broadband Communication Systems.

Full Year: Communication Systems net sales for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by $176 million, or 9%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. This increase was primarily driven by Broadband Communication Systems due to increased deliveries of secure networked communication systems primarily for the U.S. DoD.

Communication Systems operating income for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by $17 million, or 9%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Operating margin remained the same at 9.5%. Improved contract performance, primarily at Broadband Communication Systems, increased operating margin by 160 basis points. These increases were partially offset by 130 basis points due to mix changes primarily for Space & Power Systems. Consolidation activities primarily related to the TWT businesses reduced operating margin by 30 basis points consisting of severance and restructuring costs of $48 million partially offset by a pre-tax gain of $42 million on the sale of the company’s property in San Carlos, California in the second quarter of 2017.

Sensor Systems

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                   
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Net sales                                                                                              $                  442                                                              $                  471                                                            (6) %                                                                                 $                1,547                                                              $                1,468                                                              5 %
Operating income                                                                                       $                   48                                                              $                   67                                                           (28) %                                                                                 $                  195                                                              $                  147                                                             33 %
Operating margin                                                                                                         10.9 %                                                                              14.2 %                                                        (330) bpts                                                                                                12.6 %                                                                              10.0 %                                                          260 bpts
                                                   
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Fourth Quarter: Sensor Systems net sales for the 2017 fourth quarter decreased by $29 million, or 6%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Organic sales decreased by $38 million, or 8%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Organic sales exclude $9 million of sales increases related to business acquisitions. Organic sales decreased by $44 million due to fewer deliveries of enhanced night vision goggle products to the U.S. Army as contracts near completion, partially offset by increased deliveries of airborne turret systems and electronic warfare countermeasures products primarily to foreign militaries.

Sensor Systems operating income for the 2017 fourth quarter decreased by $19 million, or 28%, compared to the 2016 fourth quarter. Operating margin decreased by 330 basis points to 10.9%. Operating margin decreased by: (1) 270 basis points due to a $12 million non-cash loss on the sale of a building in anticipation of consolidating two focal plane array foundries during 2018 and 2019, (2) 100 basis points primarily due to lower sales volume and (3) 20 basis points due to severance costs of $1 million. These increases were partially offset by lower product return allowances recorded at EoTech, which increased operating margin by 60 basis points.

Full Year: Sensor Systems net sales for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by $79 million, or 5%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Organic sales increased by $53 million, or 4%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Organic sales exclude $26 million of sales increases related to business acquisitions. Organic sales increased primarily due to increased task order volume on U.S. Government contracts, higher volume for space electronics products and increased deliveries of airborne turret systems to the USAF. These increases were partially offset by fewer deliveries of enhanced night vision goggle products to the U.S. Army as contracts near completion.

Sensor Systems operating income for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased by $48 million, or 33%, compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. Operating margin increased by 260 basis points to 12.6%. Operating margin increased by: (1) 180 basis points for a settlement of the class action litigation and product return allowances recorded in 2016 that did not recur at EoTech, (2) 120 basis points primarily for improved contract performance at Maritime Sensor Systems, (3) 30 basis points due to reserves for excess and obsolete inventory recorded in 2016 that did not recur and (4) 20 basis points primarily due to higher sales volume. These increases were partially offset by 70 basis points due to a $12 million loss on the sale of a building during the 2017 fourth quarter in anticipation of consolidating two focal plane array foundries during 2018 and 2019 and 20 basis points due to severance costs of $3 million.

Financial Guidance

Based on information known as of today, the company has updated its consolidated and segment financial guidance for the year ending December 31, 2018 that was previously provided on December 5, 2017, as presented in the tables below. All financial guidance amounts are based on results from continuing operations and are estimates subject to change, including as a result of matters discussed under the "Forward-Looking Statements" cautionary language beginning on page 8. The company undertakes no duty to update its guidance.

 
                                                                                                                        Consolidated 2018 Financial Guidance
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Net sales                                                                                                                                               $9,850 to $10,050                                                                              $9,850 to $10,050
Operating income                                                                                                                                        $1,100 to $1,125                                                                               $1,100 to $1,150
Interest expense and other(1)                                                                                                                                 $141                                                                                           $141
Effective tax rate                                                                                                                                            20.0%                                                                                          26.6%
Minority interest expense(2)                                                                                                                                   $17                                                                                            $15
Diluted shares                                                                                                                                                  80                                                                                             80
Diluted EPS from continuing operations                                                                                                                   $9.30 to $9.50                                                                                 $8.60 to $8.85
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Net cash from operating activities from continuing operations                                                                                                $1,145                                                                                         $1,110
Capital expenditures, net of dispositions of property, plant and                                                                                              (245)                                                                                          (245)
equipment
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   Free cash flow                                                                                                                                             $900                                                                                           $865
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(1) Interest expense and other is comprised of: (i) interest
expense of $170 million and (ii) interest and other income, net,
of $29 million (including $9 million
of income
related to employee benefit plans).
(2) Minority interest expense represents net income from
continuing operations attributable to non-controlling interests.
 
 
 
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Net Sales:
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   Electronic Systems                                                                   $3,200 to $3,300                                             $3,200 to $3,300
   Aerospace Systems                                                                    $2,625 to $2,725                                             $2,625 to $2,725
   Communication Systems                                                                $2,225 to $2,325                                             $2,225 to $2,325
   Sensor Systems                                                                       $1,700 to $1,800                                             $1,700 to $1,800
                                                                                                                                                    
Operating Margin:
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   Electronic Systems                                                                    13.6% to 13.8%                                               13.7% to 13.9%
   Aerospace Systems                                                                      7.8% to 8.0%                                                 8.0% to 8.2%
   Communication Systems                                                                 10.9% to 11.1%                                               11.1% to 11.3%
   Sensor Systems                                                                        11.7% to 11.9%                                               11.4% to 11.6%
                                                                                                                                                    

The revisions to our Current Guidance compared to our Prior Guidance includes (i) a decrease in the effective income tax rate driven by the enactment of U.S. Tax Reform in December 2017, and (ii) a decrease in consolidated and segment operating income and margin due to higher expected FAS pension expense, net of CAS recoveries, of $15 million.

The current guidance for 2018 is subject to potential changes to interpretations of U.S. Tax Reform and excludes: (i) any adverse impacts from a protracted U.S. DoD FY2018 budget continuing resolution, (ii) any potential goodwill impairment charges for which the information is presently unknown, (iii) potential adverse results related to litigation contingencies and (iv) other items such as gains or losses related to potential business divestitures and the impact of potential acquisitions.

Additional financial information regarding the 2017 fourth quarter results and the 2018 financial guidance is available on the company’s website at www.L3T.com.

Conference Call

In conjunction with this release, L3 will host a conference call today, Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. ET that will be simultaneously broadcast over the Internet. Christopher E. Kubasik, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Ralph G. D’Ambrosio, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host the call.

Listeners can access the conference call live at the following website address:

http://www.L3T.com

Please allow 15 minutes prior to the call to visit this site to download and install any necessary audio software. The archived version of the call may be accessed at the site or by dialing (800) 585-8367/passcode: 2677676 (for domestic callers) or (404) 537-3406/passcode: 2677676 (for international callers) beginning approximately two hours after the call ends and will be available until the company’s next quarterly earnings release.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems and pilot training.

To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com. L3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. Financial and other material information regarding L3 is routinely posted on the company’s website and is readily accessible.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain of the matters discussed in this press release, including information regarding the company’s 2018 financial guidance, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than historical facts may be forward-looking statements, such as "may," "will," "should," "likely," "projects," "financial guidance," ’’expects,’’ ’’anticipates,’’ ’’intends,’’ ’’plans,’’ ’’believes,’’ ’’estimates,’’ and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. The company cautions investors that these statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the company’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, the following: our dependence on the defense industry; backlog processing and program slips resulting from delayed awards and/or funding from the Department of Defense (DoD) and other major customers; the U.S. Government fiscal situation; changes in DoD budget levels and spending priorities; U.S. Government failure to raise the debt ceiling; our reliance on contracts with a limited number of customers and the possibility of termination of government contracts by unilateral government action or for failure to perform; the extensive legal and regulatory requirements surrounding many of our contracts; our ability to retain our existing business and related contracts; our ability to successfully compete for and win new business, or, identify, acquire and integrate additional businesses; our ability to maintain and improve our operating margin; the availability of government funding and changes in customer requirements for our products and services; the outcome of litigation matters (see Notes to our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q); results of audits by U.S. Government agencies and of ongoing governmental investigations; our significant amount of debt and the restrictions contained in our debt agreements and actions taken by rating agencies that could result in a downgrade of our debt; our ability to continue to recruit, retain and train our employees; actual future interest rates, volatility and other assumptions used in the determination of pension benefits and equity based compensation, as well as the market performance of benefit plan assets; our collective bargaining agreements; our ability to successfully negotiate contracts with labor unions and our ability to favorably resolve labor disputes should they arise; the business, economic and political conditions in the markets in which we operate; the risk that our commercial aviation products and services businesses are affected by a downturn in global demand for air travel or a reduction in commercial aircraft OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) production rates; the DoD’s Better Buying Power and other efficiency initiatives; events beyond our control such as acts of terrorism; our ability to perform contracts on schedule; our international operations including currency risks and compliance with foreign laws; our extensive use of fixed-price type revenue arrangements; the rapid change of technology and high level of competition in which our businesses participate; risks relating to technology and data security; our introduction of new products into commercial markets or our investments in civil and commercial products or companies; the impact on our business of improper conduct by our employees, agents or business partners; goodwill impairments and the fair values of our assets; and ultimate resolution of contingent matters, claims and investigations relating to acquired businesses, and the impact on the final purchase price allocations.

Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release or as of the date they were made, and we undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of these factors, also see the information under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in our most recent report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and in the quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 29, 2017 and any material updates to these factors contained in any of our future filings.

As for the forward-looking statements that relate to future financial results and other projections, actual results will be different due to the inherent uncertainties of estimates, forecasts and projections and may be better or worse than projected and such differences could be material. Given these uncertainties, you should not place any reliance on these forward-looking statements.

(1) Organic sales represent net sales excluding the sales impact of acquisitions and divestitures. Sales declines related to business divestitures are sales from divestitures that are included in L3’s actual results for the 12 months prior to the divestitures. Sales increases related to acquired businesses are sales from acquisitions that are included in L3’s actual results for less than 12 months. The company believes organic sales is a useful measure for investors because it provides period-to-period comparisons of the company’s ongoing operational and financial performance.

- Financial Tables Follow -

                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Table A
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
                                                                                                                                                                                   UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                                                                                                                                                                             (in millions, except per share data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                       Fourth Quarter Ended                                                                                                                             Year Ended Dec. 31,
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                                                                                                                                                                          2017                                                                     2016                                                                   2017                                                                          2016
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Net sales                                                                                                                                                                     $        2,574                                                              $   2,643                                                              $   9,573                                                              $                9,210
Cost of sales                                                                                                                                                     (2,311)                                             (2,361)                                             (8,553)                                                          (8,253)
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Operating income                                                                                                                                                                         263                                                                    282                                                                  1,020                                                                                 957
Interest expense                                                                                                                                                                        (43)                                                                   (43)                                                                  (169)                                                                               (164)
Interest and other income, net                                                                                                                                                             6                                                                      4                                                                     20                                                                                  18
Debt retirement charge                                                                                                                                                  -                                                 (2)                                                   -                                                              (7)
                                                                                                                                                           -------------------- ------------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Income from continuing operations before income taxes                                                                                                                                    226                                                                    241                                                                    871                                                                                 804
Benefit (provision) for income taxes                                                                                                                                   45                                                (54)                                               (102)                                                            (171)
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Income from continuing operations                                                                                                                                                        271                                                                    187                                                                    769                                                                                 633
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income tax(a)                                                                                                       22                                                   5                                                (76)                                                               91
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Net income                                                                                                                                                                               293                                                                    192                                                                    693                                                                                 724
                                      Net income from continuing operations attributable to                                                                           (4)                                                 (4)                                                (16)                                                             (14)
                                      noncontrolling interests
                                                                                                                                                           -------------------- ------------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Net income attributable to L3                                                                                                                                                 $          289                                                              $     188                                                              $     677                                                              $                  710
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Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to L3’s common
shareholders:
                                      Continuing operations                                                                                                                   $         3.42                                                              $    2.37                                                              $    9.65                                                              $                 7.99
                                      Discontinued operations                                                                                                        0.28                                                0.06                                              (0.97)                                                             1.18
                                                                                                                                                           -------------------- ------------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                                         Basic earnings per share                                                                                                             $         3.70                                                              $    2.43                                                              $    8.68                                                              $                 9.17
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Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to L3’s common
shareholders:
                                      Continuing operations                                                                                                                   $         3.34                                                              $    2.32                                                              $    9.46                                                              $                 7.86
                                      Discontinued operations                                                                                                        0.28                                                0.06                                              (0.95)                                                             1.15
                                                                                                                                                           -------------------- ------------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                                         Diluted earnings per share                                                                                                           $         3.62                                                              $    2.38                                                              $    8.51                                                              $                 9.01
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L3’s weighted average common shares outstanding:
                                      Basic                                                                                                                          78.2                                                77.3                                                78.0                                                             77.4
                                                                                                                                                           ==================== ============                                           ==================== =======                                           ==================== =======                                           ==================== ====================
                                      Diluted                                                                                                                        79.9                                                78.9                                                79.6                                                             78.8
                                                                                                                                                           ==================== ============                                           ==================== =======                                           ==================== =======                                           ==================== ====================
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(a)                                   Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income
                                      taxes for the year ended December 31, 2016 includes an after-tax
                                      gain of $64 million on the sale of the
                                      National Security
                                      Solutions business.
                                       
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Table B
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                                                                                                                                                                L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
                                                                                                                                                           UNAUDITED SELECT FINANCIAL DATA
                                                                                                                                                                    (in millions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                     Fourth Quarter Ended                                                                                    Year Ended Dec. 31,
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                                                                                                                                                   2017                                                2016                                              2017                                                 2016
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                     Segment operating data
                     ------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                     Net sales:
                        Electronic Systems                                                                                                                 $   803                                             $   861                                           $ 3,024                                             $   2,753
                        Aerospace Systems                                                                                                                      727                                                 728                                             2,773                                                 2,936
                        Communication Systems                                                                                                                  602                                                 583                                             2,229                                                 2,053
                        Sensor Systems                                                                                                      442                              471                          1,547                              1,468
                                                                                                                                        -------------------- -----                          -------------------- -----                        -------------------- -----                          -------------------- -------
                           Total                                                                                                                           $ 2,574                                             $ 2,643                                           $ 9,573                                             $   9,210
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                     Operating income:
                        Electronic Systems                                                                                                                 $   110                                             $   109                                           $   403                                             $     360
                        Aerospace Systems                                                                                                                       58                                                  50                                               210                                                   255
                        Communication Systems                                                                                                                   47                                                  56                                               212                                                   195
                        Sensor Systems                                                                                                       48                               67                            195                                147
                                                                                                                                        -------------------- -----                          -------------------- -----                        -------------------- -----                          -------------------- -------
                           Total                                                                                                                           $   263                                             $   282                                           $ 1,020                                             $     957
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                     Operating margin:
                        Electronic Systems                                                                                                                    13.7   %                                            12.7 %                                            13.3   %                                              13.1           %
                        Aerospace Systems                                                                                                                      8.0   %                                             6.9 %                                             7.6   %                                               8.7           %
                        Communication Systems                                                                                                                  7.8   %                                             9.6 %                                             9.5   %                                               9.5           %
                        Sensor Systems                                                                                                                        10.9   %                                            14.2 %                                            12.6   %                                              10.0           %
                           Total                                                                                                                              10.2   %                                            10.7 %                                            10.7   %                                              10.4           %
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                     Depreciation and amortization:
                        Electronic Systems                                                                                                                 $    25                                             $    15                                           $    79                                             $      60
                        Aerospace Systems                                                                                                                       13                                                  12                                                51                                                    46
                        Communication Systems                                                                                                                   13                                                  12                                                49                                                    47
                        Sensor Systems                                                                                                       13                               12                             46                                 45
                                                                                                                                        -------------------- -----                          -------------------- -----                        -------------------- -----                          -------------------- -------
                           Total                                                                                                                           $    64                                             $    51                                           $   225                                             $     198
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                     Funded order data
                     ------------------------------
                        Electronic Systems                                                                                                                 $   792                                             $   821                                           $ 3,201                                             $   2,956
                        Aerospace Systems                                                                                                                      987                                                 970                                             2,673                                                 2,768
                        Communication Systems                                                                                                                  465                                                 552                                             2,120                                                 1,967
                        Sensor Systems                                                                                                      490                              700                          2,002                              1,829
                                                                                                                                        -------------------- -----                          -------------------- -----                        -------------------- -----                          -------------------- -------
                           Total                                                                                                                           $ 2,734                                             $ 3,043                                           $ 9,996                                             $   9,520
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dec. 31,                                             Dec. 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2017                                                 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ---------------------------                         -----------------------------
                     Period end data
                     ------------------------------
                        Funded backlog                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $ 8,879                                             $   8,380
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                 
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                                                                                                                               L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
                                                                                                                         UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED
                                                                                                                                  BALANCE SHEETS
                                                                                                                                   (in millions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                      December 31,                                                                 December 31,
                                                                                                                                            2017                                                                  2016
                                                                                                                         ------------------------------------------                            ------------------------------------------
                                               ASSETS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                     Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                   $    662                                                              $                  363
                     Billed receivables, net                                                                                                                          728                                                                                 700
                     Contracts in process                                                                                                                           1,932                                                                               1,858
                     Inventories                                                                                                                                      389                                                                                 330
                     Other current assets                                                                                                                             293                                                                                 175
                     Assets held for sale                                                                                                                             118                                                                                   -
                     Assets of discontinued operations                                                                                             306                                                              481
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                        Total current assets                                                                                                     4,428                                                            3,907
                                                                                                                                              -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                     Property, plant and equipment, net                                                                                                             1,110                                                                               1,107
                     Goodwill                                                                                                                                       6,624                                                                               6,374
                     Identifiable intangible assets                                                                                                                   294                                                                                 229
                     Other assets                                                                                                                  265                                                              248
                                                                                                                                              -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                        Total assets                                                                                                                             $ 12,721                                                              $               11,865
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                                       LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                     Accounts payable, trade                                                                                                                     $    358                                                              $                  284
                     Accrued employment costs                                                                                                                         493                                                                                 462
                     Accrued expenses                                                                                                                                 381                                                                                 323
                     Advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred                                                                                        509                                                                                 476
                     Income taxes payable                                                                                                                              10                                                                                  22
                     Other current liabilities                                                                                                                        354                                                                                 392
                     Liability held for sale                                                                                                                           12                                                                                   -
                     Liability of discontinued operations                                                                                          226                                                              235
                                                                                                                                              -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                        Total current liabilities                                                                                                2,343                                                            2,194
                                                                                                                                              -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                     Pension and postretirement benefits                                                                                                            1,310                                                                               1,177
                     Deferred income taxes                                                                                                                            167                                                                                 189
                     Other liabilities                                                                                                                                409                                                                                 356
                     Long-term debt                                                                                                              3,330                                                            3,325
                                                                                                                                              -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                        Total liabilities                                                                                                        7,559                                                            7,241
                                                                                                                                              -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                     Shareholders’ equity                                                                                                5,094                                                                               4,553
                     Noncontrolling interests                                                                                                       68                                                               71
                                                                                                                                              -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                        Total equity                                                                                                             5,162                                                            4,624
                                                                                                                                              -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- --------------------
                        Total liabilities and equity                                                                                                             $ 12,721                                                              $               11,865
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                                                                                                               L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
                                                                                                         UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED
                                                                                                             STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                                                                                                   (in millions)
                                                                                                                                                                                 Year Ended Dec. 31,
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                                                                                                                                              2017                                                                          2016
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Operating activities
------------------------------------------------------------------
Net income                                                                                                                                           $     693                                                              $                  724
   Less: Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                                          76                                                             (91)
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Income from continuing operations                                                                                                                          769                                                                                 633
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment                                                                                                              172                                                                                 156
Amortization of intangibles and other assets                                                                                                                53                                                                                  42
Deferred income tax (benefit) provision                                                                                                                    (4)                                                                                  27
Stock-based employee compensation expense                                                                                                                   53                                                                                  49
Contributions to employee savings plans in common stock                                                                                                    106                                                                                 102
Amortization of pension and postretirement benefit plans net loss                                                                                           59                                                                                  48
and prior service cost
Amortization of bond discounts and deferred debt issue costs                                                                                                 6                                                                                   8
(included in interest expense)
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment                                                                                                             (31)                                                                                 (5)
Other non-cash items                                                                                                                                         9                                                                                  17
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, excluding amounts
from acquisitions and divestitures and
discontinued
operations:
      
   Billed receivables                                                                                                                                     (18)                                                                                   1
   Contracts in process                                                                                                                                   (70)                                                                                  24
   Inventories                                                                                                                                            (69)                                                                                  24
   Other assets                                                                                                                                           (13)                                                                                  29
   Accounts payable, trade                                                                                                                                  72                                                                                  16
   Accrued employment costs                                                                                                                                 28                                                                                  10
   Accrued expenses                                                                                                                                         61                                                                                (27)
   Advance payments and billings in excess of costs incurred                                                                                                13                                                                                (73)
   Income taxes                                                                                                                                           (43)                                                                                  33
   Other current liabilities                                                                                                                              (53)                                                                                (20)
   Pension and postretirement benefits                                                                                                                    (47)                                                                                (57)
   All other operating activities                                                                                                      (67)                                                             (15)
                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Net cash from operating activities from continuing operations                                                                           986                                                            1,022
                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Investing activities
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Business acquisitions, net of cash acquired                                                                                                              (317)                                                                               (388)
Proceeds from the sale of businesses, net of closing date cash                                                                                              18                                                                                 561
balances
Capital expenditures                                                                                                                                     (224)                                                                               (210)
Dispositions of property, plant and equipment                                                                                                               74                                                                                  21
Other investing activities                                                                                                              (5)                                                                6
                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Net cash used in investing activities from continuing operations                                                                      (454)                                                             (10)
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Financing activities
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Proceeds from sale of senior notes                                                                                                                           -                                                                                 547
Borrowings under revolving credit facility                                                                                                               1,328                                                                                 819
Repayments of borrowings under revolving credit facility                                                                                               (1,328)                                                                               (819)
Redemption of senior notes                                                                                                                                   -                                                                               (856)
Common stock repurchased                                                                                                                                 (180)                                                                               (373)
Dividends paid                                                                                                                                           (236)                                                                               (220)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options                                                                                                                     46                                                                                  53
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan                                                                                                                  32                                                                                  31
Debt issue costs                                                                                                                                             -                                                                                (10)
Repurchases of common stock to satisfy tax withholding obligations                                                                                        (18)                                                                                (21)
Other financing activities                                                                                                             (10)                                                              (7)
                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations                                                                      (366)                                                            (856)
                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Effect of foreign currency exchange rate changes on cash and cash                                                                                           20                                                                                (13)
equivalents
Cash from (used in) discontinued operations:
   Operating activities                                                                                                                                    117                                                                                  19
   Investing activities                                                                                                                 (4)                                                              (6)
                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
      Cash from discontinued operations                                                                                                 113                                                               13
                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                  299                                                                                 156
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period                                                                                      363                                                              207
                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- --------------------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period                                                                                                         $     662                                                              $                  363
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     UNAUDITED HISTORICAL DATA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIODS ENDED MARCH 31, JUNE 30 AND SEPTEMBER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     29, 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (in millions, except per share data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Historical Results                                                                                                                                                                                               Discontinued Operations                                                                                                                                                                                          Continuing Operations(a)
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                                                                                                                                                                Q1                                                                     Q2                                                                     Q3                                                                    Q1                                                                   Q2                                                                    Q3                                                                    Q1                                                                     Q2                                                                     Q3
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Net sales                                                                                                                                                             $   2,669                                                              $   2,732                                                              $   2,646                                                              $   348                                                              $   347                                                              $    353                                                              $   2,321                                                              $   2,385                                                              $   2,293
Cost of sales                                                                                                                                                           (2,416)                                                                (2,420)                                                                (2,396)                                                                (331)                                                                (327)                                                                 (332)                                                                (2,085)                                                                (2,093)                                                                (2,064)
Goodwill impairment charge                                                                                                                                 -                                                   -                                               (187)                                                 -                                                 -                                              (187)                                                   -                                                   -                                                   -
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Operating income (loss)                                                                                                                                                     253                                                                    312                                                                     63                                                                   17                                                                   20                                                                 (166)                                                                    236                                                                    292                                                                    229
Interest expense                                                                                                                                                           (42)                                                                   (43)                                                                   (43)                                                                    -                                                                  (1)                                                                   (1)                                                                   (42)                                                                   (42)                                                                   (42)
Interest and other income, net                                                                                                                             5                                                   4                                                   6                                                 -                                                 -                                                  1                                                   5                                                   4                                                   5
                                                                                                                                                   -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- ------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------
Income (loss) before income taxes                                                                                                                                           216                                                                    273                                                                     26                                                                   17                                                                   19                                                                 (166)                                                                    199                                                                    254                                                                    192
(Provision) benefit for income taxes                                                                                                                    (48)                                                (66)                                                   -                                               (6)                                               (7)                                                 46                                                (42)                                                (59)                                                (46)
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Net income (loss)                                                                                                                                                           168                                                                    207                                                                     26                                                                   11                                                                   12                                                                 (120)                                                                    157                                                                    195                                                                    146
   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests                                                                                                   (4)                                                 (5)                                                 (3)                                                 -                                                 -                                                  -                                                 (4)                                                 (5)                                                 (3)
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Net income (loss) attributable to L3                                                                                                                                  $     164                                                              $     202                                                              $      23                                                              $    11                                                              $    12                                                              $  (120)                                                              $     153                                                              $     190                                                              $     143
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Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to L3’s common                                                                                                         $    2.07                                                              $    2.54                                                              $    0.29                                                              $  0.14                                                              $  0.15                                                              $ (1.50)                                                              $    1.93                                                              $    2.39                                                              $    1.79
shareholders:
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L3’s diluted weighted average common shares outstanding:                                                                     79.3                                                79.5                                                79.8                                              79.3                                              79.5                                               79.8                                                79.3                                                79.5                                                79.8
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(a) The continuing operations were derived from L3 historical
results and were adjusted to: (1) remove Vertex Aerospace results
of operations, (2) allocate a portion of L3’s interest expense to
Vertex Aerospace and (3)
realign certain contracts between L3
and Vertex Aerospace. In addition, certain overhead expenses
previously allocated to Vertex Aerospace and included in L3’s
historical results were retained by L3 and reported as part
of
L3 continuing operations. Vertex Aerospace will be reported as
discontinued operations beginning with the 2017 fourth quarter.
 
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Table F
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     UNAUDITED HISTORICAL DATA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIODS ENDED MARCH 25, JUNE 24, SEPTEMBER 23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AND DECEMBER 31, 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (in millions, except per share data)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Historical Results                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discontinued Operations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Continuing Operations(a)
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                                                                                                                                                                Q1                                                                     Q2                                                                     Q3                                                                     Q4                                                                    Q1                                                                   Q2                                                                   Q3                                                                   Q4                                                                    Q1                                                                     Q2                                                                     Q3                                                                     Q4
                                                                                                                                                   -----------------------------                                          -----------------------------                                          -----------------------------                                          -----------------------------                                          ---------------------------                                          ---------------------------                                          ---------------------------                                          ---------------------------                                          -----------------------------                                          -----------------------------                                          -----------------------------                                          -----------------------------
Net sales                                                                                                                                                             $   2,353                                                              $   2,664                                                              $   2,505                                                              $   2,989                                                              $   288                                                              $   346                                                              $   321                                                              $   346                                                              $   2,065                                                              $   2,318                                                              $   2,184                                                              $   2,643
Cost of sales                                                                                                                                        (2,101)                                             (2,417)                                             (2,290)                                             (2,695)                                             (280)                                             (319)                                             (317)                                             (334)                                             (1,821)                                             (2,098)                                             (1,973)                                             (2,361)
                                                                                                                                                   -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------
Operating income                                                                                                                                                            252                                                                    247                                                                    215                                                                    294                                                                    8                                                                   27                                                                    4                                                                   12                                                                    244                                                                    220                                                                    211                                                                    282
Interest expense                                                                                                                                                           (41)                                                                   (43)                                                                   (41)                                                                   (44)                                                                  (1)                                                                  (2)                                                                  (1)                                                                  (1)                                                                   (40)                                                                   (41)                                                                   (40)                                                                   (43)
Interest and other income, net                                                                                                                                                4                                                                      5                                                                      6                                                                      3                                                                    -                                                                    -                                                                    1                                                                  (1)                                                                      4                                                                      5                                                                      5                                                                      4
Debt retirement charge                                                                                                                                     -                                                 (5)                                                   -                                                 (2)                                                 -                                                 -                                                 -                                                 -                                                   -                                                 (5)                                                   -                                                 (2)
                                                                                                                                                   -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------
Income before income taxes                                                                                                                                                  215                                                                    204                                                                    180                                                                    251                                                                    7                                                                   25                                                                    4                                                                   10                                                                    208                                                                    179                                                                    176                                                                    241
Provision for income taxes                                                                                                                              (48)                                                (53)                                                (29)                                                (59)                                               (3)                                               (8)                                               (2)                                               (5)                                                (45)                                                (45)                                                (27)                                                (54)
                                                                                                                                                   -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------
Net income                                                                                                                                                                  167                                                                    151                                                                    151                                                                    192                                                                    4                                                                   17                                                                    2                                                                    5                                                                    163                                                                    134                                                                    149                                                                    187
   Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests                                                                                                   (3)                                                 (4)                                                 (3)                                                 (4)                                                 -                                                 -                                                 -                                                 -                                                 (3)                                                 (4)                                                 (3)                                                 (4)
                                                                                                                                                   -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -----                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------                                           -------------------- -------
Net income attributable to L3                                                                                                                                         $     164                                                              $     147                                                              $     148                                                              $     188                                                              $     4                                                              $    17                                                              $     2                                                              $     5                                                              $     160                                                              $     130                                                              $     146                                                              $     183
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Diluted earnings per share attributable to L3’s common                                                                                                                $    2.08                                                              $    1.88                                                              $    1.88                                                              $    2.38                                                              $  0.06                                                              $  0.22                                                              $  0.03                                                              $  0.06                                                              $    2.02                                                              $    1.66                                                              $    1.85                                                              $    2.32
shareholders:
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L3’s diluted weighted average common shares outstanding:                                                                     79.0                                                78.4                                                78.8                                                78.9                                              79.0                                              78.4                                              78.8                                              78.9                                                79.0                                                78.4                                                78.8                                                78.9
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______________________
(a) The continuing operations were derived from L3 historical
results and were adjusted to: (1) remove Vertex Aerospace results
of operations, (2) allocate a portion of L3’s interest expense to
Vertex Aerospace and (3)
realign certain contracts
between L3 and Vertex Aerospace. In addition, certain overhead
expenses previously allocated to Vertex Aerospace and included in
L3’s historical results were retained by L3 and reported as part
of
L3 continuing operations. Vertex Aerospace will be reported as
discontinued operations beginning with the 2017 fourth quarter.
 

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SOURCE: L3 Technologies

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