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Participants
Maurita Sutedja VP, IR
David Calhoun President, CEO & Director
Gregory Smith CFO & EVP, Enterprise Performance & Strategy
Carter Copeland Melius Research
Myles Walton UBS Investment Bank
Ronald Epstein Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sheila Kahyaoglu Jefferies
Douglas Harned Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
David Strauss Barclays Bank
Jonathan Raviv Citigroup
Hunter Keay Wolfe Research
Noah Poponak Goldman Sachs Group
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Operator

Thank you for standing by. Good day, everyone, and welcome to The Boeing Company's Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. Today's call is being recorded. The management discussion and slide presentation, plus the analyst question-and-answer session, are being broadcast live over the Internet. [Operator Instructions].

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Maurita Sutedja

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David Calhoun

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Gregory Smith

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David Calhoun

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Gregory Smith

Thanks, Dave.

David Calhoun

Thanks.

Gregory Smith

I appreciate it.

Operator

Instructions]. [Operator

Copeland of Carter question Melius from Research. from the line first comes Our

Carter Copeland

you Can hear gentlemen. Thanks me?

Gregory Smith

Yes, we can, Carter.

David Calhoun

can. We

Carter Copeland

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Gregory Smith

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David Calhoun

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Operator

our next UBS. question Walton line comes of from And Myles the from

Myles Walton

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David Calhoun

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Myles Walton

competitive And view, you market? there orthogonal the deficiency in from do in is a think that narrowbody offering

David Calhoun

Say that again?

Myles Walton

the Do today? you in a think competitive offering market there's your narrowbody in deficiency

David Calhoun

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Operator

question comes from from Ron Epstein of next of Our Bank the line America.

Ronald Epstein

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David Calhoun

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Operator

question of Jefferies. Sheila the from Kahyaoglu line a have from We

Sheila Kahyaoglu

whether dynamics, that looks of about like some XXXX, what of that's manufacturing talked with about guess charges I you rate challenges maybe at XXXX grounding, potential the the the of touching segment market processes like. the Commercial longer-term and about by offset XXX what think If of MAX We in a delays. Boeing? cut we and clearly on lot how Carter's talk looks implications could Airplane question, impact XXX do

Gregory Smith

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time we're So marketplace I at being rates. prudent and looking the think and here those in that moderating

in in you that Now the having demand the still that said see market franchises, see backlog that, widebody great and for you outlook. the there's all and

there going forward So continues strong. I think potential to be the

been rate, is this versus up and saw and you as investments customers for of overall XXXX On term. you're result stability back all on in these you making to and franchise, That our under year been line talked think healthier we chain a if predictability of the about, these assumptions even certainly grounding, a on delivering during going long to we've have time there's put Sheila, the today what ago, I it. supply in processes but a time narrowbody, to saw the in activity tremendous getting place help our ultimately the in tools

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that, So pencils. we focusing we're the to have on we're and we're it, sharpening the long-term again, franchise come. and prudent potential really being franchises that the But -- about is being

David Calhoun

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Operator

line Our next Harned Bernstein. come question the will Doug then from from of

Douglas Harned

then you're BCA. how as how at decade The the efficiency regulators on to certification. one at you've MAX thing time over I'm XXXX, then And support to comes term, customers progress next. operationally you're challenges And the decide predicted also certain, you rate of to want does against got spending short said, a wouldn't we the to look I to on talked on the on the it would we'd Boeing deliver have wait of thing as be too what in The at think you And I'd the restart down, you in half long the with compete want and the going the improve Dave, year, you MAX, decade. XXX looking see to Airbus and to course of as that conversation. look about, not is could back the is is like ago, this having

there? on short-, so of your medium- how your plate, to So of the with across all issues leaders outcome what BCA, new on the time? get are you prioritizing year, successful of we long-term a And sort when you this consider and end would

David Calhoun

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always We on be dependent will those relationships.

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Douglas Harned

But I XXXX? this or How financial should financially, you do when certainly, to and too early have goals goals translate in XXXX this Or a that put do And way? you're if this treat can, look year, year. of it this think thinking will you be into how rough you that? together, when you is all at

David Calhoun

it's to that Yes, too early think way.

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Operator

come next David of then Barclays. line the will Our question Strauss from from

David Strauss

during I chain support wanted and I you call. provide this sound approaching Greg, to to halt? you you for you're not are to chain the doesn't during to the going Who are chain you're the to billion, mentioned telling discuss halt. this? everyone support the supply how you approaching telling chain it needed How is think the the is How supply like this to chain or supply of you do much financial supply guess, some supply overall during $X -- halt. are

Gregory Smith

them not David, I and their engagement, would tell just you, a it's No, one-on-one suppliers. but Yes.

come that And to of so what that and kind them healthier, game, I'll help this we them get have levers And is this again, a understanding objective we do with impact on to and frankly. then all and through say the out the having we're long want in order playing suppliers them tiered-down quite of this.

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make XX, rates is that supply to them going more key into these the will about chain the of we stable, ultimately forward. some healthier, taken again, be the our which we've those supply even more on productivity going things predictable, has talked that, So production chain to team

David Calhoun

travel the they discipline might in our simply factories design as that's accelerated add, we faster line. rate we an never said, return these of the just to they, in reinstall want that the in protection will -- MAX that I rate. a That's I their actually that by will months will ours, be so work. important with we and ahead our as be because early And beneficiary at

David Strauss

and that one is then Dave? -- for ask planning year. middle resuming? resuming accounting purposes, I you assume clarifying then deliveries of deliveries and I I the think some purposes, lag cert certification Or in Can between cert you or it and of mentioned see the sort certification question,

Gregory Smith

kind monitoring inventoried that aircraft, stability bringing way we'll line be frame then reach make when will each objectives But way. time got tarmac, time grounding going But the midyear the We've it's as lifted, once then Dave. move. step start we the of with like very our stability, we frame, ramp-up. of kind prudent that be priority in a of up the that. very and to those off time is Yes. slowly moderated, and say, the to methodical will be said, priority next I'll we a the And and of the slow, getting X, associated in a the about, And airplanes talked

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David Calhoun

us that for on of which, process question it. pressure certificates course, tightly that And we've run FAA. new is relates to with and be a much for think and process, of going to involves to not room unfold methodically I And of I course, by very, airplane, this and provided the plenty too think, if the

the our out that's So time in laid way important line. we've

Operator

the We have Citi. Raviv a line question of from Jon from

Jonathan Raviv

of the of versus the some being use talk In cash about and context can state the the in relevant BCA, understand generation Commercial, 'XX a you cash pieces moving here? in perhaps certainly think the 'XX, of outside which topic still is of a bigger businesses I Boeing

Gregory Smith

bit than slightly around of from lower earnings the timing. outside or this of that on It's lot nothing performance-wise bulk receipt less -- pretty conversion see of BDS, will operating par. little BCA. that, bit It's And lot an at it year. performance, cash little timing. with headwind to remains headwind than a that. we'll Yes, last a yes. much and just core variance XXXX. to but But timing a is operating BGS, just on But of of the timing. I'd that and The the cash, BDS, of core in be again, than say award And pretty is a consistent But On again, more year.

Operator

Goldman We Noah have a from question from Poponak Sachs.

Noah Poponak

I order of changes wanted margins Do also visibility into XXX stepping pace to kind into there. the the about up demand ask the given and then and you supply mid-XXXs have the rate month or while still a building XXX. XX per even year but there? the for Because and below a over the the a has XX you're been XXX, at order month

but then, to don't sustainably. that that the input many know versus increase talked the is -- I fill China pace would to it on at a that Is margin, able XX? just order And at about cash is know China continue being I gap not planning true you've an slower widebodies or So at XX Greg, margin, not on XX. to still that if

Gregory Smith

discussed under yes. productivity. over not to has supply improved the our mix before I'll continue these slope reasons the But was, obviously that for between over and margin again, amount the it as That at unchanged. period moderated profile Yes, is still see story Obviously, lower same, chain, we've growth all own but the cash rates. say, of we

head-to-head a that continues. marketplace. think, in the been at the it. supply-demand, is the deal, I'd big of as XXX, economics and China that's outlook a deal. there's been rates. to going mistake of these market. widebodies bring there. is On you well It's continues production big at play Outside is one market and in the we've you've say XXX-XX. The the seen, lot we've a the that, field. to Don't a winning the with big great long-term airplane the family, And extremely when that When look I is probably XXX replacement address the forecast, XX-year And more underserved suited still this And point into

to market. think in the I more and we're within more think going proposition is going the coming we what considering -XX. continue for that skyline, incredible machine I value as I'll replacing say It's just our replacement an be see for demand market, customers, our especially to to see

adjustments today, are continue to we see think lead a XX time. and thing this we we'll do and is that go have confidence in that, And to the do going again, XX China, to month. have we it make times on out our a watch one to as whatever into Outside big good item. So skyline? needed. to do, work of And Absolutely. at monitor, prudent But we campaign play a the we're

Noah Poponak

XXX Do you need of X we out specifically? Phase do to get Or order X? Phase come the China to past expect

Gregory Smith

the then deal I into -- clarity. provide and model when -- the with airplanes when are -- actually we're at China. get that, of it. we details those our I have of a more the a And know certainly, on government between don't we'll we're with them. this we No. engaged but know we'll clarity But trade that part we And don't point, part customers, know point. -- at this get big

David Calhoun

has reason X. wait to no There's for believe Phase to it

Operator

a Research. the Keay from Wolfe We question from have Hunter of line

Hunter Keay

decider here. So the obviously, FAA I realize, is

assumptions clear. that and of very after spirit or And few recertification? ramp the we've you potentially care share get resuming is part XX comfortable rate to But care you over X fakes head months then the question before how would last transparency, all certification second You've so? made to given you that months for the the can production the of would -- MAX accounting your the had in

Gregory Smith

it. to going to that Well, we're we a going but Yes. maybe is exact back, just confidence in time that of want on what again, game a just, turning We're point level to line obviously, back the return on slowly more to as on think the crews to build see have store airplanes that one, service and put confidence have level Don't we plan -- frame because, a higher them. don't finer as on. I'll bring

game So as But that's sits it today. remember, again, the plan empty. line the is

the will in I'll our, of is of obviously, more us big which to introduction that first take position, going slowly be and line. in that's to kind going slow a and up. us, confidence milestone, production some bring it's behind So give to that But say, cert time we'll have flight the

plan game the on that's So that.

if has has stability at next going to maybe and would to As stability. said far We equally, got increase. look, keep as of ramp We're thing a airplane the the we to delivering not going chain time, rate as many important, off more on increases rate Hunter, and the think back. the start say, supply in make I time. this We'll a one got we one position, ensure and have just to step of us, to or forward, the -- increases rate going get Dave we're work at

really we've got again, that a are some we And going one the stability do made is, game but here certainly in assumptions ensure there, we've this time. So to at to playing long with suppliers, and not a say, and all much delivering will production, more that ultimately us our but then to I'll institutionalized, customers. it have just predictability and predictable to say, I'll cadence

once give we the I that that keep will guidance our you we'll posted plans and guidance. I'll the -- said, on kind you more clarity say rate and moving time, going support at we'll plan, we game of pieces forward. this that's provide like once So But

David Calhoun

financials I this one think of just That and have I built philosophy, we will reiterate a reflected does is our matter. because set expectations. it time, into at what in

we going about it airplane. next exceeds hope that expectations, think get go one that I We're but way. can So at to simply not a at a time we're those every to going rate to

Operator

Please go ahead.

Maurita Sutedja

That concludes our the question-and-answer session. Thank you call. for joining

Operator

That you. Conference completes you Fourth Earnings Company XXXX The for Call. Thank Boeing Quarter joining. Thank