Thu, Jul. 30, 2:46 PM
- Bombardier (OTCQX:BDRBF -9.8%) reports Q2 earnings that beat analyst estimates and saying the CSeries commercial plane should be ready to enter into service next year, but says its Global 7000 business jet will be delayed until H2 2018 due to development challenges.
- "The feedback [from customers] is pretty unanimous: They understand, but they’re disappointed because they want the plane now,” CEO Alain Bellemare said during today's earnings conference call.
- The company had previously promised a 2016 debut for the Global 7000, with the 8000 following in 2017.
- The CEO also says the production rate for the Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft has been reduced from previous targets of 80 planes a year to 50-60, will have an as-yet unknown impact on cash flow this year and EBIT next year.
- Q2 EPS was $0.06, beating the $0.05 analyst consensus estimate, while revenues rose 2% Y/Y excluding foreign exchange to US$4.6B, in-line with the US$4.61B consensus.
Wed, Jul. 29, 2:19 PM
- Bombardier (OTCQX:BDRBF +7.6%) says it is sticking with a tentative plan for an IPO of its rail business in Q4, and refutes an earlier report of merger talks with Siemens (OTCPK:SIEGY +0.2%) over the unit.
- An IPO or sale of the rail unit would help Bombardier pare debt that ballooned to more than US$9B during development of the CSeries jet, which has been delayed by more than two years and is ~US$2B over budget.
Wed, Jul. 29, 6:15 AM
- Bombardier ([[BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) may combine its train business with Siemens' (OTCPK:SIEGY) rail unit, sources told WSJ, stating that the Canada-based company is simultaneously preparing to float a minority stake of its transportation unit.
- The news comes some months after Siemens downplayed the idea that it could combine its rail assets, which include trains, trams and signaling technology, with those of France's Alstom (OTCPK:ALSMY).
Wed, Jul. 22, 2:15 PM
- Shares of Bombardier (OTCQX:BDRBF -7.2%) fall to their lowest in nearly 22 years after an industry supplier cites weak demand for large luxury planes.
- Amin Khoury, chairman of aircraft interiors maker B/E Aerospace (BEAV -10.9%), told analysts on an earnings conference call earlier today that demand for large cabin jets has come under pressure in markets such as China, Russia and Latin America as governments and energy companies cut spending.
- "The business-jet environment remains very tough, especially on the international front," says a Desjardins analyst.
- Earlier: B/E Aerospace drops after missing expectations
Thu, Jul. 16, 12:30 PM
- Bombardier (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) names John Di Bert as its new CFO, replacing Pierre Alary, who announced his retirement in April.
- Di Bert, who was most recently VP of customer service at Pratt & Whitney's Canadian unit, will take up his new post on Aug. 10.
- Bombardier works closely with Pratt & Whitney, which makes the engine that powers its new CSeries commercial jet.
Fri, Jul. 10, 11:57 AM
- Bombardier (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) shares continue to sink, extending historic lows following news that the airline maker is conducting a review of its Global 7000 and 8000 business jet programs, including the schedule for bringing the aircraft to market.
- RBC analyst Walter Spracklin considers another possible explanation for the stock price rout: China Eastern Airlines' order of 50 aircraft from Boeing (NYSE:BA), which he believes was likely for the 125-seat variant of the 737, which competes directly with Bombardier’s CSeries.
- RBC has previously highlighted China Eastern as the most likely Chinese airline to buy the CSeries based on the carrier’s current and expected fleet demands.
Thu, Jul. 9, 6:35 PM
- Bombardier (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) plummeted to its lowest level since October 1993 in Toronto trading today after the company said it is re-evaluating the timeline for its Global 7000 and 8000 long-range business jets.
- Bombardier is building the first prototype of the 7000, which will be able to fly nonstop from London to Singapore and retail for $72.8M; as recently as last year, it promised a 2016 debut for the 7000, with the 8000 following in 2017.
- Corporate jets traditionally have been Bombardier’s most profitable division; the company has expected earnings before financing expense, financing income and taxes at the unit would total ~7% of total revenue this year.
Thu, Jul. 9, 10:39 AM
- Bombardier ((OTCPK:BDRAF), (OTCQX:BDRBF -0.6%)) is upping its efforts to find buyers for its struggling CSeries jet with a revamped sales team and better performance than advertised, Bloomberg reports.
- The company didn't win any orders for the plane during at the Paris Air Show, and last won a sale for the jet in September 2014. The plane also faces additional issues: it's more than two years late and $1B over budget.
Mon, Jun. 29, 9:29 AM
Mon, Jun. 29, 8:23 AM
- Responding to more media reports, Chinese train maker CRRC said it had no intention to buy the rail business of Bombardier (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF).
- CRRC was formed earlier this month through the merger of China's top two train makers, China CNR and CSR (OTCPK:CSRGY).
- Previously: Report: China trainmakers consider purchase of Bombardier stake (Apr. 29 2015)
Fri, Jun. 19, 9:00 AM
- Bombardier's (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) newly-established Chinese joint venture has won the first contract for the INNOVIA Automated People Mover System.
- The total value of the contract with Shanghai Shentong Metro is 808M yuan ($130M), with Bombardier Transportation's direct share valued at approximately 89M yuan ($14M).
Thu, Jun. 18, 10:39 AM
Wed, Jun. 17, 12:25 PM
- Boeing (BA +0.2%) appears poised to grab a Paris Air Show win on Airbus' (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) home turf, amassing $40.8B in aircraft orders and commitments vs. Airbus’ $30.1B haul after three days of the aviation industry’s top trade event.
- This year's show - in which the Airbus total is 60% less than last year, while Boeing’s is little changed - "hasn’t been one of the better ones for Airbus,” says a Bloomberg analyst.
- Boeing’s advantage in wide-body deals, with firm bookings or agreements for 71 planes, boosted the value of its haul, while Airbus announced only 25 such sales, according to Bloomberg data.
- Boeing and Airbus maintained their dominance in the narrow-body market while Bombardier (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) failed to secure any orders for its CSeries jet set to enter service next year.
- Earlier: Boeing gets cargo boost at Paris Air Show
Wed, Jun. 17, 8:46 AM
- SpiceJet, LOT Polish Airlines and Falcon Aviation Services have signed agreements to enroll in Bombardier's (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) Smart Parts after-market support program to provide dispatch availability and cost predictability covering 31 Q400 aircraft.
- The agreements are for 5-year terms each.
Tue, Jun. 16, 3:21 PM
- Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) says it will team up with Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) and Bombardier (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) to develop a new surveillance and command and control aircraft for a future U.S. Air Force competition and a share of a contract valued at ~$4.3B.
- Jets from General Dynamics' (NYSE:GD) Gulfstream Aerospace unit also are being considered to replace the aging fleet of larger Boeing (NYSE:BA) 707 planes that are becoming too costly to fly in their role of monitoring forces on the ground.
- Northrop (NYSE:NOC) and Boeing also have said they plan to compete for the contract when the Air Force awards a deal, likely in 2016.
Fri, Jun. 12, 6:06 PM
- Bombardier (OTCPK:BDRAF, OTCQX:BDRBF) may be ready to unveil better than expected performance for its CSeries jet at the Paris International Air Show, as it reportedly will announce that its jet will be able to take off 5K lbs. heavier than first planned.
- The improvement would mean the CSeries can carry more revenue generating cargo or with added fuel can fly 200-350 nautical miles farther than the original estimate of 2,950 miles; the ability to travel farther would offer greater flexibility to open new routes or load less fuel in favor of cargo.
- Analysts and customers say strong test-flight results would give new CEO Alain Bellemare an opportunity to win over a skeptical industry and convince airlines that the much-delayed CSeries is a ready challenger to Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) and Boeing (NYSE:BA) passenger jets.
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