AMSTERDAM, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AerCap Holdings N.V. (the "Company" or "AerCap") (NYSE: AER) today announced the results of its operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009.
First Quarter 2009 Highlights
- First quarter 2009 net income was $30.0 million, compared with net income of $50.9 million for the same period in 2008. First quarter 2009 net income excluding the impact of the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation was $31.5 million, compared with $59.9 million in first quarter 2008 on the same basis. The decrease in net income was largely due to lower income from the sale of assets in first quarter 2009 as compared to first quarter 2008.
- First quarter 2009 basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.35. First quarter 2009 basic and diluted earnings per share excluding the impact of the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation were $0.37.
- Net spread, the difference between basic lease rents and interest expense excluding the impact from the mark-to-market of interest rate caps, was $112.5 million in first quarter 2009 compared to $85.6 million in first quarter 2008, an increase of 31%. This measure reflects the increase in leasing income.
- Total revenue for the first quarter 2009 was $208.5 million, compared to $294.5 million for the same period in 2008. The decrease was mainly due to lower aircraft sales revenue.
- Sales revenue for the first quarter 2009 was $41.7 million, compared to $142.5 million for the same period in 2008, and was generated from the sale of four engines and parts inventory.
- Total assets were $5.8 billion at March 31, 2009, an increase of 26% over total assets of $4.6 billion at March 31, 2008.
- Committed purchases of aviation assets delivered or scheduled for delivery in 2009 are $1.8 billion, of which $0.3 billion closed in first quarter 2009.
First Quarter 2009 Financing Highlights
- In first quarter 2009, AerCap closed debt facilities for $106 million with two European financial institutions to finance the pre-delivery payments in connection with the delivery of four A330 aircraft pursuant to a purchase agreement signed with Airbus in December 2006.
- In March 2009, AerVenture signed a $846 million export credit facility with a syndicate of commercial banks led by Calyon S.A. to finance up to 20 Airbus A320 aircraft. Repayment under the credit facility is guaranteed by the European Export Credit Agencies.
Klaus Heinemann, CEO of AerCap, commented: "The first quarter of 2009 has been the most challenging environment the Company has encountered since the post 9/11 recession and the impact of the SARS epidemic early this decade. Against this background, we are highly satisfied that we closed the first quarter with a solid profit and a record increase of our leasing net spread, the core measure for our lease portfolio performance. The business activities for both our new leases and our aircraft sales have picked up materially since late March. We are confident that we will be able to show renewed aircraft trading activity during the remaining quarters of 2009 based on existing contracts and ongoing sales activities."
Klaus Heinemann added: "Through our own cash reserves we successfully bridged the inability of our AerVenture joint venture partner to make required equity contributions in March. We are currently in advanced discussions with several parties to find a permanent solution during the second quarter."
AerCap's CFO, Keith Helming, said: "We are very pleased with our first quarter results, notwithstanding lower asset sale income and the charges incurred in the first quarter related to 2008 lease defaults. Our net spread income increased more than the growth in lease assets, which indicates continued improvement in the quality of our reported earnings. Also during the quarter, we secured $952 million of new funding facilities, part of which completed the financing requirement for the AerVenture A320 aircraft order. These successful financings demonstrate our ongoing ability to tap diverse financing sources to meet our capital needs, despite challenging market conditions throughout the world."
Summary of Financial Results
AerCap recorded a first quarter 2009 net income of $30.0 million or $0.35 earnings per basic and diluted share. Included in the first quarter 2009 net income amount were charges relating to the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation of $1.5 million or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, net of tax. The after-tax charge relating to the mark-to-market of our interest rate caps was $0.7 million and the after-tax charge from share-based compensation was $0.8 million.
Detailed Financial Data
($ in Millions)
Three months ended March 31, % increase/ 2009 2008 (decrease) Revenues $208.5 $294.5 -29% Net income 30.0 50.9 -41% Net income excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation 31.5 59.9 -47%
Total revenue in first quarter 2009 decreased 29% compared with first quarter 2008. This decrease was largely driven by lower sales revenue in the first quarter 2009.
Net income excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation decreased by 47%. This decrease was driven by lower income from the sale of assets ($22.3 million), plus certain aircraft impairments ($6.8 million), and the costs relating to airline defaults which occurred in 2008 ($6.4 million).
Three months ended March 31, % increase/ 2009 2008 (decrease) Lease revenue: Basic lease rents $141.4 $126.5 12% Maintenance rents 12.6 $9.2 37% End-of-lease compensation and other receipts 7.2 $8.2 -12% Lease revenue $161.2 $143.9 12% Sales revenue 41.7 142.5 -71% Management fees and interest income 5.4 8.0 -33% Other revenue 0.2 0.1 100% Total revenue $208.5 $294.5 -29%
Basic lease rents continue to increase when compared to prior periods as a result of our growing asset base. The increase in basic lease rents was reduced by the impact from decreasing interest rates on floating rate lease rentals between the periods. However, the decrease in basic lease rents on floating rate leases was offset by lower interest costs on the debt associated with the floating rate leases. While basic lease rents for the first quarter 2009 increased 12% compared to first quarter 2008 to $141.4 million, interest expense excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps decreased 29% compared with first quarter 2008 to $28.9 million, as shown in the table below. We refer to the difference in these amounts of $112.5 million as net spread, which increased 31% in first quarter 2009 over the same period in 2008. Our average lease assets increased by 26% to $4.1 billion compared to first quarter 2008.
Three months ended December 31, % increase/ 2009 2008 (decrease) Basic lease rents $141.4 $126.5 12% Interest on debt $29.5 $49.6 -41% Plus: mark-to-market of interest rate caps (0.6) (8.7) -93% Interest on debt excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps $28.9 $40.9 -29% Net Spread $112.5 $85.6 31%
Maintenance related revenues including end-of-lease compensation increased $2.4 million in first quarter 2009 to $19.8 million from $17.4 million in first quarter 2008. Of these amounts collected in the first quarter 2009, $7.2 million were payments made by lessees in order to fulfill the contractual return conditions of the lease on certain returned aircraft. However, the receipt of these payments triggered corresponding impairments on these aircraft of $7.2 million (refer to expense section of income statement).
Effective tax rate
AerCap's blended effective tax rate during the first quarter 2009 was 5.2%, consisting of 2.3% for AerCap's aircraft business and 34.8% for AerCap's engine and parts business. The blended effective tax rate in 2008 was positive 0.3% (income).
% Increase over March 31, March 31, March 31, 2009 2008 2008 Flight equipment held for lease $4,204.7 $3,279.2 28% Total assets 5,790.1 4,594.7 26% Total liabilities 4,629.1 3,561.2 30% Total equity 1,161.0 1,033.5 12%
As of March 31, 2009, AerCap's portfolio consisted of 295 aircraft and 78 engines that were either owned, on order, under contract or letter of intent, or managed.
Notes Regarding Financial Information Presented In This Press Release
The financial information presented in this press release is not audited.
The following is a definition of non-GAAP measures used in this press release and a reconciliation of such measure to the most closely related GAAP measure:
Net income excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation. This measure is determined by adding the mark-to-market on our interest rate caps and share-based compensation during the applicable period, net of related tax benefits, to GAAP net income. AerCap believes this measure provides investors with a more meaningful view on AerCap's operational performance and allows investors to better understand its operational performance in relation to past and future reporting periods. AerCap uses interest rate caps to allow it to benefit from decreasing interest rates and protect against the negative impact of rising interest rates on its floating rate debt. Management determines the appropriate level of caps in any period with reference to the mix of floating and fixed cash inflows from the Company's lease and other contracts. AerCap does not apply hedge accounting to its interest rate caps. As a result, AerCap is required to recognize the change in fair value of the interest rate caps in AerCap's income statement during each period. Following is a reconciliation of net income excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation to net income for the three month periods ended March 31, 2009 and 2008:
Three months ended March 31, % increase/ 2009 2008 (decrease) Net income $30.0 $50.9 -41% Plus: mark-to-market of interest rate caps, net of tax 0.7 7.6 -91% share-based compensation, net of tax 0.8 1.4 -43% Net income excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation $31.5 $59.9 -47%
Earnings per share excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation are determined by dividing the amount of net income excluding such impact by the average number of shares outstanding for that period. The average number of shares is based on a daily average.
Net spread. This measure is the difference between basic lease rents and interest expense excluding the impact from the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and non-recurring charges. AerCap believes this measure provides investors a better way to understand the changes and trends related to the earnings of its leasing activities. This measure reflects the impact from changes in the number of aircraft leased, lease rates, utilization rates, as well as the impact from the use of interest rate caps instead of swaps for hedging purposes. The reconciliation of net spread to basic lease rents for the three month periods ended March 31, 2009 and 2008 is included above.
In connection with the earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call today, Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9:30 am Eastern Time / 3:30 pm Central European Time. The call can be accessed live by dialing 888-935-4577 (US/Canada - toll free) or +1-718-354-1390 (International) at least 5 minutes before start time, or by visiting AerCap's website at http://www.aercap.com under 'Investor Relations'.
The presentation slides for the conference call will be posted on AerCap's website in advance of the call. A replay of the call will be available beginning at 10:30 am Eastern Time / 4:30 pm Central European Time on May 7, 2009 and continuing through June 3, 2009. To access the recording, call 866-239-0765 (US/Canada - toll free) or +1-718-354-1112 (International) and enter passcode 1285154. The replay will be archived in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website for one year.
To participate in this event, please register at: www.sharedvalue.net/aercap/q1_2009
About AerCap Holdings N.V.
AerCap is an integrated global aviation company with a leading market position in aircraft and engine leasing, trading and parts sales. AerCap also provides aircraft management services and performs aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services and aircraft disassemblies. AerCap is headquartered in The Netherlands and has offices in Ireland, the United States, Singapore, China and the United Kingdom.
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Financial Statements Follow
AerCap Holdings N.V. Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited (In thousands of U.S. Dollars) March 31, December 31, March 31, 2009 2008 2008 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $175,081 $193,563 $197,170 Restricted cash 144,954 113,397 127,150 Trade receivables, net of provisions 46,657 43,649 64,969 Flight equipment held for operating leases, net 4,204,749 3,989,629 3,279,244 Flight equipment held for sale 76,566 - 51,857 Net investment in direct finance leases 30,152 30,571 - Notes receivables, net of provisions 127,440 134,067 199,037 Prepayments on flight equipment 539,572 448,945 284,368 Investments 18,678 18,678 11,678 Goodwill 6,776 6,776 6,776 Intangibles, net 42,309 47,099 45,427 Inventory 94,148 102,879 83,469 Derivative assets 19,631 19,352 18,896 Deferred income taxes 81,231 82,471 82,392 Other assets 182,134 179,750 142,217 Total Assets $5,790,078 $5,410,826 $4,594,650 Liabilities and Equity Accounts payable $24,246 $7,510 $9,246 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 81,213 104,750 87,294 Accrued maintenance liability 207,042 202,834 261,948 Lessee deposit liability 102,397 98,584 89,197 Debt 4,133,991* 3,790,487 3,044,462 Accrual for onerous contracts 28,496 33,306 28,378 Deferred revenue 40,133 34,922 35,663 Derivative liabilities 11,557 12,378 - Deferred income taxes - - 4,997 Total liabilities 4,629,075 4,284,771 3,561,185 Share capital 699 699 699 Additional paid-in capital 635,406 609,327 604,105 Retained earnings 528,964 499,011 398,082 Total AerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders' equity 1,165,069 1,109,037 1,002,886 Noncontrolling interest (4,066) 17,018 30,579 Total Equity 1,161,003 1,126,055 1,033,465 Total Liabilities and Equity $5,790,078 $5,410,826 $4,594,650 * Includes $63.1 million of subordinated debt received from our joint venture partner relating to the TUI portfolio acquisition AerCap Holdings N.V. Consolidated Income Statements - Unaudited (In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share and per share data) Three months ended March 31, 2009 2008 Revenues Lease revenue $161,213 $143,856 Sales revenue 41,717 142,463 Interest revenue 2,621 4,877 Management fee revenue 2,741 3,174 Other revenue 210 163 Total Revenues 208,502 294,533 Expenses Depreciation 51,247 38,475 Asset impairment 7,217 - Cost of goods sold 33,824 110,019 Interest on debt 29,486 49,596 Operating lease in costs 3,314 3,640 Leasing expenses 19,161 6,390 Provision for doubtful notes and accounts receivable 1,232 548 Selling, general and administrative expenses 27,213 30,622 Total Expenses 172,694 239,290 Income from continuing operations before income taxes 35,808 55,243 Provision for income taxes (1,860) (4,570) Net income 33,948 50,673 Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest (3,994) 203 Net Income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. $29,954 $50,876 Basic and diluted earnings per share 0.35 0.60 Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted 85,036,957 85,036,957 AerCap Holdings N.V. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Unaudited (In thousands of U.S. Dollars) Three months ended March 31, 2009 2008 Net income 33,948 50,673 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation 51,247 38,474 Asset impairment 7,217 - Amortisation of debt issuance cost 3,834 3,392 Amortisation of intangibles 4,790 3,504 Provision for doubtful notes and accounts receivable 1,232 548 Capitalised interest on pre-delivery payments (371) (669) Gain on disposal of assets 448 (22,949) Change in fair value of derivative instruments (1,002) 2,867 Deferred taxes 1,241 4,434 Share-based compensation 1,002 1,636 Changes in assets and liabilities Trade receivables and notes receivable, net 4,284 (20,240) Inventories 14,484 10,473 Other assets (4,188) (1,546) Accounts payable and accrued expenses, including accrued maintenance liability, lessee deposits (11,930) (3,721) Deferred revenue 5,212 2,090 Net cash provided by operating activities 111,448 68,966 Purchase of flight equipment (288,087) (234,904) Proceeds from sale/disposal of assets 1,792 83,487 Prepayments on flight equipment (158,504) (72,445) Purchase of intangibles - (8,627) Movement in restricted cash (31,557) (32,078) Net cash used in investing activities (476,356) (264,567) Issuance of debt 445,700 278,081 Repayment of debt (96,485) (126,363) Debt issuance costs paid (3,370) (367) Net cash provided by financing activities 345,845 151,351 Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (19,063) (44,250) Effect of exchange rate changes 581 (316) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 193,563 241,736 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 175,081 197,170 For Investors: Keith Helming Chief Financial Officer +31 20 655 9670 firstname.lastname@example.org Peter Wortel Investor Relations +31 20 655 9658 email@example.com For Media: Frauke Oberdieck Corporate Communications +31 20 655 9616 firstname.lastname@example.org
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