Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) stock jumped about 3% Tuesday after the Company reported second quarter 2020 net sales of $16.2 billion, compared to $14.4 billion in the second quarter of 2019. Net earnings in the second quarter of 2020 were $1.6 billion, or $5 .79 per share, compared to $1 .4 billion, or $5 .00 per share, in the second quarter of 2019. Cash from operations in the second quarter of 2020 was $2.2 billion, compared to cash from operations of $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019.
Second quarter 2020 net earnings include a non-cash impairment charge of $128 million ($96 million, or $0.34 per share, after tax) for an investment in a joint venture that the corporation has entered into an agreement to sell.
Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 110,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
“I’m pleased to see continued strong operational and financial results this quarter as we remain focused on performing with excellence for our customers while protecting the well-being of our employees and keeping our supply chain strong during this global pandemic,” said James Taiclet , Lockheed Martin president and CEO. “Our dedicated Lockheed Martin team, and strong portfolio, coupled with supportive governmental actions have positioned us to deliver vital national security solutions for our country and international partners, and long-term value for our shareholders.”
The Company also indicates that the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and a national emergency by the U.S. Government in March 2020 and has negatively affected the U.S. and global economies, disrupted global supply chains, resulted in significant travel and transport restrictions, including mandated closures and orders to “shelter-in-place” and quarantine restrictions, and created significant disruption of the financial markets.