Boeing wins $923 million in the first quarter of 2012

The aerospace giant Boeing announced today that in the first quarter of 2012 posted a net profit of $ 923 million, 58% more than the $ 586 million that was recorded on the same date of 2011 and which he attributed to increased sales of commercial aircraft.

With these quarterly results, one of the data that are likely to pay more attention to U.S. investors, net profit per share was $ 1.22, compared to 78 cents per share recorded from January to March of previous year and thus exceeding the expectations of analysts who had set the gain slightly below a dollar.

Its turnover for the first quarter of the year reached 19.383 million dollars, 30% from 14,910 million for the same months of 2011.

Boeing reported that in the first quarter of 2012 delivered 137 commercial aircraft, 32% more than the 104 the same period last year, while indicating its revenue in that division grew 54% to 10,940 million dollars.

Sales in the division of aeronautics defense and space grew by 8% to 8.233 million dollars, especially in military aviation portfolio, in which the increase was 27%, while in the network and space systems recorded a decrease of 23% and in the global services up 13%.

Besides the contract reached with the Saudi authorities, the Chicago-based company also reported new orders nationally and internationally of its models C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft from long range, and delivered its first production aircraft P-8A Poseidon the U.S. Army.

In electronic trading prior to the opening of the New York Stock Exchange, Boeing shares rose 2.47% to $ 75.02 each, while so far this year has lost 0.19% and 2.96% in the last twelve months.