French shipbuilder Naval Group is providing technical assistance across all aspects of the future SSN except for the nuclear reactor.
HII struggles to grow despite Alion acquisition
Operating income for Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) in the Q3 2021 was $118 million and the operating margin was 5%, marking a fall from the Q3 2020 figures of $222 million operating income and 9.6% operating margin.
The decrease in operating income and operating margin were primarily the result of a less favourable operating FAS/CAS adjustment (the difference between expenses for pensions and other post-retirement benefits and the expenses included in operating income).
Net earnings in Q3 2021 reached $147 million, compared to $222 million in Q3 2020. Diluted earnings per share in the the quarter were $3.65, compared to $5.45 in the same period of 2020.
This reduction can also be attributed to lower revenues from existing programmes such as the Legend-class National Security Cutter, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and amphibious assault ships.
New contract awards for HII in Q3 2021 totalled approximately $600 million, bringing the total backlog to approximately $50.1 billion as of 30 September 2021.
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