Boeing’s earnings take off again


Boeing, North America’s biggest jet manufacturer, continued its upward earnings trend today, beating analyst predictions on earnings per share, and just continuing its overall dominance of the aerospace market. Core (non-GAAP) earnings rose to $2.14 per share, a jump of 19% year-over-year and a handy beat of analysts’ expectations. The company also raised its full-year profit forecast. Here are a few of the big points from the third quarter earnings release.

What you need to know: By just about all measures, the company is doing very well. Not only are earnings up, but revenues are as well, driven largely by an increase in deliveries. Boeing [fortune-stock symbol=”BA”] delivered 186 planes in the third quarter, up from 170 the year before. For the year-to-date, it has delivered 528, up from 476 in 2013 — though it is operating at slightly smaller margins. Boeing is also bringing in more revenue from…

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