AEGEAN: 20% increase in Consolidated Revenue and 30% in Net Earnings in...

AEGEAN: 20% increase in Consolidated Revenue and 30% in Net Earnings in Q2 2019 drive improvement in First Half 2019 results

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AEGEAN announces its first half 2019 results with consolidated revenue at EUR 519.4 mil., 14% higher compared to 2018 and net losses narrowing to EUR 13.0 mil. from EUR 13.8 mil. in 2018, including the effect of implementation of IFRS 16 for the first time.

The adoption of IFRS 16 has a negative impact on results of EUR 3,8 mil. Therefore, net losses on a comparable basis, excluding IFRS 16 would have been EUR 9.2 mil. from EUR 13.8 mil. in 2018.

Strong performance during the second quarter, drove the improvement on first half results. The Group offered 12% ASK capacity increase in the second quarter aiming to support the extension of the tourism season. The increased effort resulted in a 10% overall traffic increase and a 15% increase in international traffic, achieving a rate of growth significantly higher than overall air arrivals to the country. Consolidated Revenue recorded a 20% increase in the second quarter, with a 30% increase in net earnings to EUR 22.2 mil. in the second quarter of 2019 from EUR 17 mil. in the respective 2018 period.

Total traffic in the first half of the year reached 6.5 mil. passengers, 9% higher than 2018. Passengers carried on domestic flights increased by 4% to 2.8 mil. International network traffic which accounts for 76% of consolidated revenue, increased by 12% to 3.7 mil. passengers. Load factor improved to 82.2% from 81.7%.

Cash and short-term financial investments reached EUR 602.3 mil. [1] at period end 30.06.2019 while loans outstanding reached EUR 200 mil. following the issuance of the 7-year bond.

Mr. Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of AEGEAN, commented:
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“We have followed our path of consistent growth by investing additional capacity in our international network. Our effort to extend the tourism season by flying more, earlier than usual, in the months of April-May and increase the utilization of our fleet contributed to positive results, despite the overall incoming tourism slowdown. Gradually extending the tourism season remains critical for both Greek tourism and AEGEAN.
The evolution of the third quarter, which materially determines our annual result based on our current load factors and revenues remains positive, despite the marginal increase in total air traffic arrivals in our country. We continue to work at full speed for the induction of our new Airbus A320 neo aircraft in our fleet in 2020”.

In March 2019 Aegean successfully issued a seven-year EUR 200 mil. Common Bond Loan, with a 3.60% coupon rate.

Consolidated Results
 

(in EUR million)

First Half 2018
First Half 2019
%
Second Quarter 2018
Second Quarter 2019
%
Revenue
455.7
519.4
14%
290.3
347.4
20%
EBITDAR [2]
50.0
63.6
27%
53.0
72.0
36%
EBITDA [3]
(14.7)
62.8

20.7
71.3
244%
Pre-tax earnings / (Losses) for the period
(18.3)
(17.2)
-6%
24.3
31.5
30%
Net earnings/ (Losses) for the period (13.8) (13.0) -5% 17.0 22.2 30%
Passenger traffic (in ‘000)
(in ‘000)
First Half 2018
First Half 2019
%
Second Quarter 2018
Second Quarter 2019
%
Domestic
2.659
2.767
4%
1.582
1.647
4%
International
3.277
3.683  12%  1.985
2.279
15%
Total 5.935
6.451
9%  3.567
3.926  10%
Load Factor [4]
81,7%
82,2%
0,5pp  81,9%
82,1%  0,2pp
Avg number of passengers per flight 123 126  3%  124  126  2%

Key Performance Indicators are posted on the company’s website here.

AEGEAN management will host a conference call to present and discuss First Half 2019 Financial Results, on Monday 16th September 2019, 15:00 Athens time / 13:00 UK time.

About AEGEAN

ΑEGEAN and Olympic Air carried 14 million passengers in 2018. 2019 network covers 151 destinations (31 domestic and 120 international) to 44 countries. Since June 30, 2010 AEGEAN is a member of STAR ALLIANCE, the strongest airline alliance worldwide. The Company has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline in 2019.

Notes

[1] Includes cash and cash equivalent, restricted cash (EUR 6.3 mil.) and financial investments in corporate bonds and money market funds (EUR 15.5 mil.).
[2] Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and aircraft lease payments.
[3] Earnings before interest, tax and depreciation.
[4] Scheduled Revenue passenger km divided by Available Seat km.

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