...$1.73, driven by strong performance across the company's businesses. First-quarter 2013 results included the expected benefit of $0.19 per share for the 2012 research and development tax credit; first-quarter 2012 included a benefit of $0.11 per share related to a favorable court judgment on satellite litigation. First-quarter core operating earnings (non-GAAP) increased 14 percent to $1.9 billion from the same period of the prior year when excluding the benefit of $131 million related to the favorable court judgment. First-quarter revenue was $18.9 billion, earnings from operations was $1.5 billion and earnings per share was $1.44. The company reaffirmed its 2013 financial and deliveries guidance.
"Strong core operating performance fueled by productivity gains and solid program execution drove higher company earnings and double-digit operating margins in both major businesses during the quarter," said Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney. "Commercial Airplanes worked around the clock to resolve the 787 battery issue while also successfully increasing production rates on the 737 and 777 programs. Defense, Space & Security continued to perform exceptionally well, meeting tough affordability goals while investing in future growth. Our first priority in the days ahead is to fully restore our customers' 787 fleets to service and resume production deliveries. Our outlook for the year is positive, and our financial and delivery guidance is reaffirmed as we remain focused on the profitable ramp up in commercial airplane production rates, disciplined execution of our development programs, and continued growth in core, adjacent and international defense and space markets."
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