Embraer S.A.: Company Strategy & Performance Analysis
Embraer S.A (Embraer) is one of the leading manufacturers of aircraft. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets commercial, executive, defense and agricultural aircraft. It mainly produces jets and executive jets in the entry-level, light, ultra-large and mid-light/mid-size categories, including the Phenom 100/300 family, the Lineage 1000 and the Legacy 450/500 family. It also provides after sales support and maintenance services to customers worldwide. The company also offers integrated solutions and systems for the defense and security industry.
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Strong order backlog to drive company’s growth
Embraer posted a high order backlog of US$19.6 billion in 2016. Its order backlog increased at 12.0% from US$12.4 billion in 2012 to US$19.6 billion in 2016. However, the company’s order backlog decreased 12.6% in 2016, as compared to US$22.4 billion in 2015. The Commercial Aviation division order backlog increased 24.9% from 185 aircraft in 2012 to 450 aircraft in 2016 owing to the increase in demand of Embraer 170/190 jets from various airline operators, including Skywest, American Airlines, United, JetBlue, Alaska and Air France-KLM.
Increasing number of deliveries to improve market presence
Embraer ranks sixth in terms of deliveries and seventh in terms of revenue. In 2016, the company reported 225 deliveries and posted a revenue of US$5,257.5 million from the Civil Aerospace segment. Its deliveries increased from 205 in 2012 to 225 in 2016, which is mainly attributed to its increase in the number of contracts.
The revenue and net profit margin of the company were higher in last quarter of previous year
The revenue of the company increased from US$1,309.0 million in the first quarter of 2016 to US$2,027.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. However the revenue showed a sharp decline from the fourth quarter of 2016 to first quarter of 2017 to US$1,026.3 million in the first quarter of 2017, before increasing to US$1,769.6 million in the second quarter of 2017. The net profit margin of the company increased from -0.1% in the first quarter of 2016 to 10.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016. The company witnessed a 2.3% net profit decline in the first quarter of 2017 before increasing to 7.0% in the second quarter of 2017.
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