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Participants
Maurita Sutedja Vice President of Investor Relations
David Calhoun President & Chief Executive Officer
Greg Smith Executive Vice President of Enterprise Operations & Chief Financial Officer
Sheila Kahyaoglu Jefferies
Doug Harned Bernstein
Seth Seifman JPMorgan
Carter Copeland Melius Research
Peter Arment Baird
Myles Walton UBS
David Strauss Barclays
Ron Epstein Bank of America
Jon Raviv Citi
Hunter Keay Wolfe Research
Call transcript
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Operator

Thank you for standing by. Good day everyone and welcome to the Boeing Company's First Quarter 2021 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] At this time for opening remarks and introductions, I'm turning the call over to Ms. of for President Boeing Vice Sutedja, Investor the Relations Company. Maurita Ms. go ahead. please Sutedja,

Maurita Sutedja

Thank to of me morning. XXXX good Boeing's Chief you, and John, Greg and Welcome and Calhoun, President I'm Smith, Chief Sutedja Executive Officer. Officer; David Vice Earnings Maurita Boeing's Operations and are; with President today Executive Boeing's and Enterprise Call. Quarter First Financial

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Now the I will turn over to Calhoun. Dave call

David Calhoun

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Greg Smith

everyone. Dave Great. morning, good and Thanks,

please Let's turn X. to slide

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David Calhoun

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Operator

go Sheila Kahyaoglu ahead. [Operator Instructions] Please with question Our first from comes Jefferies.

Sheila Kahyaoglu

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Greg Smith

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David Calhoun

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Sheila Kahyaoglu

Thank you.

Greg Smith

You’re welcome.

Operator

ahead. the And Doug of go go Harned we'll Please next, to line Bernstein. with

Doug Harned

morning. Good you. Thank

Greg Smith

Good morning.

Doug Harned

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Greg Smith

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Doug Harned

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David Calhoun

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Doug Harned

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David Calhoun

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aerospace always the more little historically stage. you consider markets It's the we going be will will world. very Europe. our which But market, when And And activity uncertain countries in but strides that And then that they the get our each will we year to a it world lot United those pick of of then fair has those And so, share way important when all that in XX%, the got to China. part tumble it a a the up same -- the including in project of trade relationship of that That's back and we've rough that been around to in at is and widebody for and the confident still come it's to get gaps. believe has we most did order need to out our activity. long-term. over they're market that and is share take important is I'm happen going final will picked issue this it's around I little with to year a countries big States. And that going the time. here reinstate get a up the that is

Doug Harned

Great. Thank you.

Operator

to Seifman Please with go next Seth we'll JPMorgan. ahead. And go

Seth Seifman

Greg Thanks the morning. for and much all of very luck thanks help much, your and over years you. very best good to

Greg Smith

Seth. Thanks Yes.

Seth Seifman

when process, process it I of And ask XX, how that more Doug the the Or quarter asked morning here to much think the vast by similar last through we we was is split the pace, about is Sure. this to putting the aircraft deliver plan I is majority too aircraft -- case from delivery corporation And it in in willingness question about hairs XXX. just customers' to the governed but take not about to in by And wanted deliveries? majority. believe governed the of that quarter change a work it's this which done? to then inventory. much here, think

-- inventory into So XXXX? some expectation an there is carry has to that now XXX more

David Calhoun

can. take Can I'll Yes. -- he wants -- add he if I let something let Greg that and to me

issues word of an lot month a and is look logistics from are at getting respect not around and much they That used with important there -- that's You might issue. in we willingness be the Not month to the month coming. policy to when U.S. the them out. month where but to so word. crews getting to It's

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Greg Smith

no. No,

on. right think that's absolutely I

Seth Seifman

you. Thank great. Okay,

Greg Smith

You're welcome.

Operator

ahead. And our next question is with go from Please Carter Research. Copeland Melius

Carter Copeland

guys, the help but next Good chapter. luck for you else. and so nothing the everyone in I and much Greg your of over best echo morning Hi. Thanks. Thank years the

Greg Smith

very you I much. appreciate Thank it.

Carter Copeland

accounting have one geeky me. question to You more with deal only from

Greg Smith

I is, but what won't. let you… I it could guess I'll

Carter Copeland

yourself. in it want Like maybe to I XX production can you balance? the that deferred reduction number about ask ask for the

Greg Smith

my I would was too. had. have That guess

Carter Copeland

Then good. you have go. to Good, the ready answer

quarter. $XXX have been until up you $XXX million So running quarter million, a this

doesn't all you've different You between were and talked you about million numbers the the that on the there are it seem. that the $XXX the got Obviously because is you bridge sitting us a rate inventory. running, rework help change. rate just Can planes not in understand

is think So any color there helpful. I

Greg Smith

got quarter. in prior mean No absolutely. and those all And didn't are exist Yes. it right. other the Carter I pieces actually moving you it's obviously unusual that

you'll lot normalized into pace, trajectory get talked continue But we've your to there. we said not number as on like see They're once I cash… get deliver. a on be and deferred near-term before. So I moving long-term, sitting will before. normalized But we outlined to will continuing of And the through weighing a path the pieces there's on that say point same on in once about level. that it I And that a are we've we to said, like a would start that

Carter Copeland

to revaluation? the is safe biggest it Is say piece that

Greg Smith

me? Pardon

Carter Copeland

is that safe delta piece of it Is revaluation inventory? say biggest the the to of the

Greg Smith

fact Well, it's the That's it. factory. so the much that on disruption in you've got going

Carter Copeland

Okay.

Greg Smith

which storing and that Between obviously that's inventory as Dave building experiencing indicated when in and the ramping already the earlier that current once what is started. we've -- we period aircraft, not up, be weighing even it's we start rework all will

well see Outside long, basis great of job that's and that say over cash really hard really before holding again, said, work I rate. at all unit a at programs years level a factory testament low I'll like the that's doing productivity back said a and like the cash to burn. So the and I operations initiatives. you'll the that stabilizing -- of And a very on up on gone normalized the

So you're seeing the of benefit that.

on driver aircraft inventoried mentioned and between flow going So as a of up and stabilizes to then of as deliver certainly the into that's goes year we those big the kind XXXX. rate and going this cash I be balance

Carter Copeland

you very much. Thank Okay.

David Calhoun

went of anybody that a longer wanted pause the loops I of think effort even lot a we just rework nagging to us pause for including lot existed one than for cost energy, we could it -- add directed that time. on quite except some of an thing remove is If awful and maybe to I lot our

ability operations for climb exactly out. the that down return confident that's play back going get get to a So standard curve real on way highly now ready with rate. to rework to to I'm that our constraints is this fewer us

So it respect took of we purposeful amount the that work that pause with on. was to

Carter Copeland

Thank color for the Great. gentlemen. you

David Calhoun

Thank you.

Operator

from go ahead. next Please with Arment Peter our question is Baird. And

Peter Arment

Thanks. Dave, Greg. morning, Good Yes.

David Calhoun

Good morning.

Greg Smith

morning. Good

Peter Arment

the like all years. said. everything over everyone it appreciate else for thanks Greg, I

Greg Smith

you. Thank

Peter Arment

first that a your taking like you're just bigger really something approving? seems the maybe Hey, kind on Dave in I Or just the a longer? highlighting comment. business of give thought could just and you it's the changed the terms that the you regulator color it? item time relations this expect environment. on us Has of you in picture more what this is timeline be Thanks. little question And is under It it's more would when this guess US-China watch of terms when

David Calhoun

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know that. all You

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Peter Arment

to a that next the second into aspect timing drags as that for to alluding the of just were just impacts the decisions what is Is Dave, or that the your is -- middle Okay. on half earlier? rate if follow-up if later, you this year?

David Calhoun

exist much all Well the impact not eventually year, relates -- recovery through we as that it it rates, eventually. the will exit out so will rates the the our drag If year. of way the we

it it is. -- those of impact. before that's widebodies, pace is is recovery of It may the but what So rates what narrowbodies so it. that And anyway

Peter Arment

Thanks it. Got so much.

David Calhoun

Yep.

Operator

Please from question with Myles go Walton ahead. our UBS. And next is

Myles Walton

morning. the help on all wishes Thanks pursuit. the the Thanks, good years. through best Greg, next for

Greg Smith

Thank you.

Myles Walton

that helpful. an the execution shouldn't is be for pushbacks The fair as at Dave was get structural the is maybe the you system? or that I go were how curious actions. to might not just actually Even call the to chain how there's perfect be structural cost Boeing for been a supply the which added to maybe has think of need you to given respond the innovation structural need I'm one program would IR I on that you Raytheon lot down absence actually out question know Greg much put execution you cost putting the of cost. or list. I the health. respond would program taking comments actually can cost into instead of whether And But last

David Calhoun

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confident. So very I'm actually

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Greg Smith

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to middle on you saw in of have the means. last line stability in cases, for other we be we've XXX been great by year say I'd our area more on not made partners. even business. investments the the pandemic, some And industry investment continue And order So any in right It's end on even the and but appropriate company, our going ultimately our the we to great of indicated. like to make as short capture Dave the the investment in for

have long So game lot of leadership at what we're money here. playing in layers of also spans Dave even even and just or we they those where down to where and ourselves a some constraints said program have And duplication we And money cases cases, or have we've we money down best-in-class of program what's challenging as how a in can around level effort. constraints. and levels constraints remove for we're shifted moved because looking areas in we're or added a

the of not making on than idea. are that sight frankly, future. comes but losing stability we we quite And forward going some and going any stability indicated this moves that's see Dave it's better -- the more of So different whole even programs. these rate to That provide as and no the out did going coming in up, of as XX other of

be helping are stability helping and sight and entire of losing no yes, be will it's all ultimately is done. But driving lots can speak lots continue of and to -- future good our done being So to the that workforce, being think I behalf the for I there here here going -- everybody be about and on industry. our suppliers

Myles Walton

Thanks for the color.

Greg Smith

welcome. You’re

Myles Walton

Thanks.

Operator

David Strauss Please ahead. Our next question is with Barclays. go from

David Strauss

let couple Greg, years. of else you. good a echo on said. Thank job me particularly everyone these Congrats last what

Greg Smith

David. Thanks,

David Strauss

quarters. how so to can want actually make XXX, And on to same implying take XXX you're next the deliver that implemented? proportion think airplane? are aircraft fixes the an XXX-plus does you the it on over long just fixes you the we're to that three so or aircraft those page have What all had individual of here, I ask parked the And today.

Greg Smith

Yes.

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we're them So through number working tail tail by in number.

as that's up through plan. informing So those with aligned delivery we're our working

work how by it's going them to going the not in it's deliveries reworked not it see at so you to the all and can see that's far to as -- not you're That's of but progressing is same working, increase going So being to time. well how date. the

of it station as far takes far we're But whatever As days as per spec. get over this and work improving is taking in required, amount it measuring in to rework our time the aircraft completed as you're but done the aircraft. --

So as the teams a learning are actually rework, down coming they are curve. completing the

So majority And with ahead very but of to customer be stabilize around inventoried we all like said, stay how move tail cycle anticipate customers schedule XXX we year. the lined the the of aircraft time that by that we're customer do of how final got to complete -- Dave gets customer a and by we the to our aligned specific right on, ramp number, the our could that And that the that up by delivered delivery rework overall -- month, making and now with indicated, from with the by trying we're staying as up end deliveries. and of around we'll look, time improve. and we've engaged which and frames so we

don't to anything, I was there Dave, that? So, know, add you wanted to if

David Calhoun

can, long the airplanes. the work of all applied the on be probably we I and day, deliveries. going trick one what No, to to more customers again, how rate planes or these It's position demonstrates in of that's and in we're XX to itself. ability position. as productive applied get position coming for said XX The work this and it's that airplanes And then opposed we their that's do. no. depending and about, day. rate at move customers the more at This and as hold clear in month to the move how the a end we're is this through itself, going from that out to And can is that before, as getting just as the logistics -- of we take every at pretty And

on that front. place pretty So, we're in a good

David Strauss

the free cash Thanks. quarter flow mentioned And Greg, cash sequential positive? fourth that you flow you by improvement the free expect had year. you're through Would

Greg Smith

little going quarter-over-quarter. be David. prior to going was minus play bumpy back a Yes. linear. No, to what I said plus It's first more month-over-month, just right or to that, was that's into be the going XX not on Dave's one. It's the quarter it's But delivery the challenging profile comment

quarter lumpy get second the over everybody laid trajectory get exactly extremely again play on customers' some end all XXX. the that's not and between the to and year. the to these to a hard continue quarter. quarter-over-quarter and be and it's of same out what's aircraft thing or think working then to going detail, -- profile So, us reworked but quarter-over-quarter, And our the month to is -- the appropriately it's that's expect then meet the fourth on month particularly the But in in. going it get our I a look, of so in obviously and third commitments I'd delivery by to course same better better But

David Strauss

Great. Appreciate the comments.

Greg Smith

you are Yes, welcome.

Operator

And next, of with go we'll Please to Bank go Ron America. Epstein ahead.

Ron Epstein

echo Boeing. Yes. at else's working been comments. Good and I both everybody you It's morning over Raytheon the at guys. Greg, pleasure a years with

for you thank that. So

Greg Smith

Likewise.

Ron Epstein

on. what's going question with of for Best luck you. a Dave,

want So question. Myles' follow I on to just up

and now be You've has issues, KC-XX XXX-X transformation. fit end issues, One What's had Air XXXX how issues, ultimately, had lot XX Because about to Force fair, had that talked And business issues, has issues has the Starliner engineering vision? into issues, XX issues. does has a the state?

how fix business transformation that? So, does

David Calhoun

the everybody the the remind that AXXX, AX... I'll AXXX, AXXX, Well, the

Ron Epstein

Airbus. about talking talking not We're Boeing. We're about

David Calhoun

remind I that but programs want -- complicated. and they These little But just to they're had everybody, well. trouble are big a they as

up real broadly, better, it. practices at. has better need up that signed will get inside in everybody company function to It company the about process. The for disciplines of that cycle engineering the better done that up a I with the time be in the that respect endeavor engineering they feels surrounds that And idea half to that whole done function we management data investments not idea sign can a to faster we're company respect processes ultimately can makes lead going avails So how The I into to fix it. the fundamental for data. sure, work making to sign signed And company. I'm up great this a to we've just and lot for that. to everything, do and new and design which that work itself the our the company and and our reinvestment everybody that data system we we've of decisions to in the instill And align we're with that safety around that

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and we to think should I very can by So that could stuff loops anymore rework with and be not and that our eliminate go product. of ultimately you and surprised on I that we're apparent to signs travel the on. some But on customers. on and and on the

Ron Epstein

see to On the expect smoother? would next product, we it go

David Calhoun

the goes dependent Yes. basis propulsion Yes and a in next package it. product I with the get and way to way built and engineered the on expect of on differentiated less the probably that it's significant

Ron Epstein

it. Got

you. Okay. Thank

David Calhoun

Thanks. Yes.

Operator

with ahead. Please And next we go to Jon Citi. go Raviv

Jon Raviv

Good and on best next luck very afternoon. of of the endeavor. Thank you much Greg kind obviously

Greg Smith

you. Thank

Jon Raviv

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Greg Smith

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Jon Raviv

Thanks for in. me very much fitting

Greg Smith

Yes.

You’re welcome.

Maurita Sutedja

time have one for question. we Operator, more

Operator

Research. that Hunter go ahead. you. be Thank And from will with Keay Wolfe Please

Hunter Keay

on. been getting the for much one say pleasure. Greg, so last congratulations. me let be you It's Thank to a

Greg Smith

Thanks. Hunter. Likewise, Yes.

Hunter Keay

elaborate from it's say perspective? that for the about? manufacturing to comment continue to there perspective, going I'd on also dependent at Ron to from the Can guys What package. but on a Of and course. what's propulsion next about a continue made just you product love you this you on to thinking what you're you to end are about please? how Dave, less What is involve the

David Calhoun

Yes.

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Hunter Keay

Thank you.

David Calhoun

Yes.

Maurita Sutedja

That conference right. Boeing Company's All for quarter joining. first all earnings the call. XXXX Thank completes you