Northrop Grumman Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) reported second quarter 2014 net earnings increased 5 percent to $511 million, or $2.37 per diluted share, compared to $488 million, or $2.05 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2013. Second quarter 2013 earnings included a $30 million charge principally related to "make-whole" premiums paid to redeem $850 million of senior notes, which reduced net earnings by $20 million, or $0.08 per share.

Second quarter 2014 diluted earnings per share are based on 215.2 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 237.5 million shares in the second quarter of 2013, a decrease of approximately 9 percent. The company repurchased 6.1 million shares of its common stock for $741 million in the second quarter of 2014. As of June 30, 2014, the company had repurchased 31.7 million shares toward its previously announced goal of retiring 60 million shares of its common stock by the end of 2015, market conditions permitting.

"Second quarter results demonstrate our team's continued commitment to strong execution. We continue to focus on performance, cash deployment and portfolio alignment as the primary value creation drivers for our shareholders, customers and employees," said Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president.

- Read the complete financials on the Northrop Grumman website.

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