Boeing Takes a Hit: Reports Q1 Net Loss with Revenue Dip

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Boeing reports net loss, revenue decrease in Q1

The Boeing Company on Wednesday reported first-quarter revenue of 16.57 billion U.S. dollars, an 8 percent decrease from the same period of 2023, reported Xinhua.

The company recorded a quarterly net loss of 355 million dollars with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) loss per share of 0.56 dollars and core loss per share (non-GAAP) of 1.13 dollars.

It also recorded an operating cash flow of negative 3.36 billion dollars. Results primarily reflect lower commercial delivery volume. Cash and investments in marketable securities decreased to 7.5 billion dollars, compared to 16.0 billion dollars at the beginning of the quarter reflecting debt repayment and free cash flow usage in the quarter.

The company's debt was 47.9 billion dollars, down from 52.3 billion dollars at the beginning of the quarter due to the paydown of debt maturities. It has access to credit facilities of 10.0 billion dollars, which remain undrawn. The total company backlog at quarter-end was 529 billion dollars.

Its Commercial Airplanes first-quarter revenue decreased to 4.65 billion dollars from 6.70 billion dollars a year ago, primarily reflecting lower 737 deliveries and 737-9 grounding customer considerations.

During the quarter, the 737 program slowed production below 38 per month to incorporate improvements to its quality management system and reduce traveled work within its factory and supply chain. In addition, Commercial Airplanes is implementing a comprehensive action plan to address feedback from the FAA audit of 737 production, the company said.

Commercial Airplanes booked 125 net orders and delivered 83 airplanes during the quarter and backlog included over 5,600 airplanes valued at 448 billion dollars.

Defense, Space & Security first-quarter revenue increased to 6.95 billion dollars from 6.54 billion dollars one year ago.

Global Services first-quarter revenue increased to 5.05 billion dollars from 4.72 billion dollars year on year and its operating margin of 18.2 percent reflects higher commercial volume and favorable mix.

"Our first quarter results reflect the immediate actions we've taken to slow down 737 production to drive improvements in quality," said Dave Calhoun, Boeing president and CEO.

"We will take the time necessary to strengthen our quality and safety management systems and this work will position us for a stronger and more stable future," he added.


  1. EmilySmith says

    It’s concerning to see Boeing’s significant revenue decrease and net loss in Q1. The company’s financial challenges are evident with the negative operating cash flow and reduced cash and investments. Hopefully, they will be able to turn things around soon.

  2. SarahSmith87 says

    Could the decrease in revenue be directly related to the grounding of the 737-9 and the impact on customer considerations?

    1. JohnDoe55 says

      Yes, the decrease in revenue is indeed related to the grounding of the 737-9 and its impact on customer considerations. The slowdown in production and the need for quality management improvements have affected the commercial delivery volume, leading to a significant drop in revenue for the quarter.

  3. Emily_1985 says

    I believe that Boeing’s financial results in Q1 are concerning, especially with the notable decrease in revenue and the reported net loss. It seems like the company is facing challenges with lower commercial delivery volume, as mentioned. Hopefully, they can address these issues effectively to improve their financial performance in the upcoming quarters.

  4. EmilyJones_24 says

    It’s concerning to see Boeing report such significant losses in the first quarter. The decrease in revenue and net loss paint a worrisome picture for the company’s financial health. Hopefully, they can turn things around in the upcoming quarters.

  5. EmilyJohnson87 says

    It’s disappointing to see Boeing’s financial performance decline in Q1. The decrease in revenue and the net loss raise concerns about the company’s stability. Let’s hope they can turn things around in the coming quarters.

  6. SarahJohnson_89 says

    Boeing seems to be facing a tough time based on the reported Q1 results. The revenue decline and net loss are concerning, highlighting the impact of lower commercial delivery volume and debt repayment. It’s crucial for the company to address these challenges promptly to improve its financial performance.

  7. EmilySmith says

    Boeing’s financial results for the first quarter are concerning, with a significant revenue dip and a notable net loss. It’s clear that the company is facing challenges in its commercial delivery volume, as reflected in the operating cash flow. The decrease in cash and investments, alongside the debt repayment, indicate a complex financial situation. The company’s ability to manage its debt and access credit facilities will be crucial moving forward. The impact on the Commercial Airplanes sector is particularly worrisome, with reduced revenue attributed to lower deliveries and production slowdowns. It’s essential for Boeing to address these issues effectively to regain financial stability.

  8. Amanda1985 says

    Boeing’s financial results are concerning. The decrease in revenue and the net loss signal potential challenges ahead. It’s crucial for the company to address the issues impacting their delivery volume and take proactive steps to improve their financial standing.

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