Rolls-Royce Posts Record Loss of 4.6 Billion Pounds

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On Tuesday, United Kingdom-based luxury car and aircraft engine manufacturer, Rolls Royce, declared a record loss of $5.8 billion (4.6 billion pounds).

The Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce, Warren East, stated that the struggling aircraft-engine manufacturer will expand cost cuts and restructure or sell the weakest portions of the company’s business after earnings plunged by almost half in last year.

Mr. East further added that while the company has made good growth in its cost cutting and efficiency agendas, more needs to be completed to confirm the firm drive sustainable margin developments within the business.

London-based company Rolls-Royce agreed to pay 671 million pounds to resolve corruption cases with British and the United States authorities and it has written off 4.4 billion pounds from currency related contracts.

English Judge and current President of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Brian Leveson, who sanctioned the so-called deferred prosecution in court, stated that the SFO’s (Serious Fraud Office) investigation into Rolls-Royce had exposed the most serious breaches of the criminal law in the parts of bribery and corruption and that some of the punishments implicated senior management and, on the face of it, directing minds of the corporation.

Rolls-Royce Limited, which manufactures engines for wide-body civil jets, and defense and marine consumers, quoted that the company expected modest act improvements this year and would target to keep its free cash flow at a similar level to last year.

Most global aerospace agreements are valued in dollars, but, as a British company, much of Rolls-Royce's costs are in British pounds.

Shares in the company, which have increased 50% from the five-year-lows smash in early February last year, inverted early gains to trade down 2.6% at 721 pence at 0855 GMT.

The company has also been struck by a slowdown in high-margin airliner engine servicing, in part affected by decreased use of older jets, and poorer sales of its Trent 700 engine that powers the Airbus A330 aircraft, which is being succeeded by the Airbus A330 neo.