AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports First Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Net spread, which is the margin earned on our leased assets, was $133 million for the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 18% over the first quarter of 2009.
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, 2010.
On March 25, 2010, AerCap completed an all-share acquisition of Genesis Lease Limited ("Genesis"), pursuant to which Genesis amalgamated with AerCap International Bermuda Limited, a subsidiary of AerCap (the "Genesis Transaction"). The resulting amalgamated company continues as a subsidiary of AerCap. The Genesis Transaction is fully reflected in the AerCap Holdings N.V. consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2010. The Genesis Transaction has no impact on the AerCap Holdings N.V. first quarter 2010 income statement (including the number of outstanding shares used for earnings per share calculations) other than a one line item reflecting a $0.3 million amalgamation gain (net of transaction expenses and tax). The impact of the Genesis Transaction is also reflected in one line item in the AerCap Holdings N.V. first quarter 2010 consolidated cash flow statement (purchase of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired). From the second quarter of 2010, the Genesis Transaction will fully impact AerCap Holdings N.V.'s income statement and cash flow statement.
First Quarter 2010 Highlights
-- First quarter 2010 net income was $34.4 million, compared with net income of $30.0 million for the same period in 2009. First quarter 2010 net income excluding the impact of the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation was $46.7 million, compared to net income of $31.5 million in the first quarter 2009 on the same basis. -- First quarter 2010 basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.40. First quarter 2010 basic and diluted earnings per share excluding the impact of the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation were $0.55. -- Net spread, the difference between basic lease rents and interest expense excluding the impact from the mark-to-market of interest rate caps, was $133.0 million in the first quarter of 2010 compared to $112.5 million in the first quarter of 2009, an increase of 18%. This measure reflects the increase in leasing income. -- Basic lease rents for the first quarter of 2010 were $165.8 million, compared to $141.4 million for the same period in 2009, an increase of 17%. Total lease revenue (basic rents, maintenance rents and end-of-lease compensation) for the first quarter of 2010 was $175.4 million, compared to $161.2 million for the same period in 2009, an increase of 9%. -- Sales revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was $182.4 million, compared to $41.7 million for the same period in 2009, and was generated from the sale of five aircraft, three engines and parts inventory. -- Total revenue for the first quarter of 2010 was $364.0 million, compared to $208.5 million for the same period in 2009. The increase was mainly due to the increase in sales revenue and an increase in lease revenues from higher basic lease rents. -- Committed purchases of aviation assets delivered or scheduled for delivery in 2010 are $2.2 billion, of which $0.9 billion closed in the first quarter of 2010. -- Total assets were $8.7 billion at March 31, 2010, an increase of 50% over total assets of $5.8 billion at March 31, 2009. The Genesis Transaction accounted for $1.6 billion of the increase in total assets (please refer to "Financial position" for details). The remaining $1.3 billion increase was driven primarily by deliveries of forward order aircraft.
Klaus Heinemann, CEO of AerCap, commented: "AerCap increased its flight equipment portfolio by 71% to $7.2 billion during the last twelve months, inclusive of the Genesis Transaction. For the remaining quarters of this year, we have further portfolio growth of $1.3 billion contracted and placed. Our revenue grew by 75% compared to the same quarter last year reflecting an improved market for sales. With such improvement, we also increased our net income (excluding the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation) by 48%. Finally, with a continued focus on liquidity, we expanded our total cash position by 38% to $440 million and improved our debt/equity ratio from 3.6 to 3.3. As a result of these efforts, AerCap is firmly established as the leading independent global aviation lessor with a sound balance sheet and ample liquidity as we enter a new cyclical upturn in our industry."
AerCap's CFO, Keith Helming, said: "We are pleased with our first quarter results. Our net spread increased 18% year-on-year, highlighting the continued growth in our lease earnings. AerCap also strengthened its cash position in 2010 through the completion of the Genesis Transaction and the signing of a debt financing agreement which funds are available for general corporate purposes. In addition, the integration of the Genesis Transaction is progressing well and is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2010."
Summary of Financial Results
AerCap recorded a first quarter 2010 net income of $34.4 million or $0.40 earnings per basic and diluted share. First quarter 2010 net income amount included net charges relating to mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation of $12.3 million or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, net of tax. The after-tax charge relating to the mark-to-market of our interest rate caps was $11.6 million which reflects changes in forecasted interest rates and the after-tax charge from share-based compensation was $0.7 million.
Detailed Financial Data ($ in Millions) Operating results: Three months ended March 31, 2010 2009 % increase/ (decrease) Revenues $ 364.0 $ 208.5 75% Net income 34.4 30.0 15% Net income excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation 46.7 31.5 48%
Total revenue in the first quarter of 2010 increased 75% compared to the first quarter of 2009. This increase resulted primarily from an increase in sales revenue and higher basic lease rents.
Net income for the first quarter of 2010 excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation increased by 48%. This increase was caused by higher income from the sale of assets and an increase in net spread.
Revenue breakdown: Three months ended March 31, 2010 2009 % increase/ (decrease) Lease revenue: Basic lease rents $ 165.8 $ 141.4 17% Maintenance rents 9.50 12.60 (25%) End-of-lease compensation and other receipts - 7.20 (100%) Lease revenue $ 175.3 $ 161.2 9% Sales revenue 182.4 41.7 337% Management fees and interest income 3.9 5.4 (28%) Other revenue 2.4 0.2 100% Total revenue $ 364.0 $ 208.5 75%
Basic lease rents were $165.8 million for the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 17% compared to the first quarter of 2009, as a result of our growing asset base. Our average lease assets increased by 32% to $5.4 billion compared to the first quarter of 2009. As shown in the table below, interest expense excluding the impact of the mark-to-market of interest rate caps was $32.8 million in the first quarter of 2010, a 13% increase compared to the first quarter of 2009. We refer to the difference in basic lease rents and interest expense on debt excluding the mark-to-market on interest rate caps as net spread, which increased 18% to $133.0 million in the first quarter of 2010 over the same period in 2009.
Three months ended March 31, 2010 2009 % increase/ (decrease) Basic lease rents $ 165.8 $ 141.4 17% Interest on debt $ 51.4 $ 29.5 74% Plus: mark-to-market of interest rate caps (18.6) (0.6) (3,000%) Interest on debt excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps $ 32.8 $ 28.9 13% Net Spread $ 133.0 $ 112.5 18%
Effective tax rate
AerCap's blended effective tax rate during the first quarter of 2010 was 10.0% (charge), consisting of 11.3% (charge) for AerCap's aircraft business and -30.8% (income) for AerCap's engine and parts business. The blended effective tax rate in 2009 was 1.9% (charge).
Financial position: % Increase over March March 31, 2010 March 31, 2009 31, 2009 Flight equipment held for lease $ 7,198.4 $ 4,204.7 71% Total assets 8,709.5 5,790.1 50% Total liabilities 6,849.7 4,629.1 48% Total equity 1,859.8 1,161.0 60%
As of March 31, 2010, AerCap's portfolio consisted of 338 aircraft and 88 engines that were either owned, on order, under contract or letter of intent, or managed. This includes the 54 aircraft that AerCap added through the Genesis Transaction. The fair value of the Genesis assets acquired can be summarized as follows:
Fair value of net assets acquired (In thousands of U.S. Dollars) Cash and cash equivalents $ 103,691 Restricted cash 31,456 Flight equipment held for operating leases 1,337,412 Intangibles (lease premium) 42,975 Deferred income taxes 34,089 Other assets 6,915 Total assets 1,556,538 Accrued maintenance liability $ (107,757) Debt (947,013) Derivative liabilities (66,196) Other liabilities (32,222) Total liabilities (1,153,188) Net assets acquired $ 403,350 Consideration paid (34.4 million shares at a share price of $10.83, exchange ratio 1:1) (372,327) Amalgamation gain $ 31,023 Transaction expenses, net of tax (30,749) Amalgamation gain, net of transaction expenses and tax $ 274
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 non-cash charges related to the mark-to-market losses on our interest rate caps and share based compensation during the applicable period, net of related tax benefits, to GAAP net income. In addition to GAAP net income, we believe this measure may provide investors with supplemental information regarding our operational performance and may further assist investors in their understanding of our operational performance in relation to past and future reporting periods. We use interest rate caps to allow us to benefit from decreasing interest rates and protect against the negative impact of rising interest rates on our 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 our lease and other contracts. We do not apply hedge accounting to our interest rate caps. As a result, we recognize the change in fair value of the interest rate caps in our 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, 2010 and 2009:
Three months ended March 31, 2010 2009 % increase/ (decrease) Net income $ 34.4 $ 30.0 (15%) Plus: mark-to-market of interest rate caps, net of tax 11.6 0.7 1,557% share-based compensation, net of tax 0.7 0.8 (13%) Net income excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation $ 46.7 $ 31.5 48%
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 (refer to second table under Revenue breakdown section of this press release). 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. We believe this measure may further assist investors in their understanding of the changes and trends related to the earnings of our 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 to hedge our interest rate risk. The reconciliation of net spread to basic rents for the three month periods ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 is included above.
In connection with the earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call today, Friday, May 7, 2010 at 9:30 am Eastern Time / 3:30 pm Central European Time. The call can be accessed live by dialing (U.S./Canada) 800-676-6978 or (International) +1-706-634-5464 and referencing code 66118682 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, 2010 continuing through June 7, 2010. To access the recording, call 800-642-1687 (U.S./Canada) or +1-706-645-9291 (International) and enter passcode 66118682. The webcast replay will be archived in the "Investor Relations" section of the company's website for one year.
In addition, an Investor & Analyst Day presentation will be hosted by AerCap's management today, Friday, May 7, 2010, at 12:30 pm Eastern Time at The New York Palace (the Garrison Room), 455 Madison Avenue, New York. Doors will open at 12:00 pm.
To participate in either event, please register at: www.sharedvalue.net/aercap/Q110results_I&A_Presentation
About AerCap Holdings N.V.
AerCap is the world's leading independent aircraft leasing company. AerCap also provides engine leasing, aircraft management services, 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.
Forward Looking Statements
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Financial Statements Follow
AerCap Holdings N.V. Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited (In thousands of U.S. Dollars) March 31, 2010 December 31, 2009 March 31, 2009 Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 225,908 $ 182,617 $ 175,081 Restricted cash 214,485 140,746 144,954 Trade receivables, net of provisions 51,709 48,070 46,657 Flight equipment held for operating leases, net 7,198,401 5,230,437 4,204,749 Flight equipment held for sale - - 76,566 Net investment in direct finance leases 33,099 34,532 30,152 Notes receivables, net of provisions 50,379 138,488 127,440 Prepayments on flight equipment 411,351 527,666 539,572 Investments 21,596 21,031 18,678 Goodwill 6,776 6,776 6,776 Intangibles, net 80,177 31,399 42,309 Inventory 97,988 102,538 94,148 Derivative assets 30,105 44,866 19,631 Deferred income taxes 111,362 80,098 81,231 Other assets 176,193 180,237 182,134 Total Assets $ 8,709,529 $ 6,769,501 $ 5,790,078 Liabilities and Equity Accounts payable $ 19,986 $ 11,832 $ 24,246 Accrued expenses and other liabilities 80,506 80,399 81,213 Accrued maintenance liability 371,847 228,006 207,042 Lessee deposit liability 146,285 126,093 102,397 Debt* 6,082,544 4,846,664 4,133,991 Accrual for onerous contracts 13,190 22,363 28,496 Deferred revenue 57,799 33,011 40,133 Derivative liabilities 77,587 7,801 11,557 Total liabilities 6,849,744 5,356,169 4,629,075 Share capital 1,163 699 699 Additional paid-in capital 965,875 593,133 635,406 Retained earnings 698,576 664,177 528,964 Total AerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders' equity 1,665,614 1,258,009 1,165,069 Non-controlling interest 194,171 155,323 (4,066) Total Equity 1,859,785 1,413,332 1,161,003 Total Liabilities and Equity $ 8,709,529 $ 6,769,501 $ 5,790,078 * Includes $60.4 million of subordinated debt received from our joint venture partner relating to the TUI portfolio acquisition Supplemental information March 31, 2010 December 31, 2009 March 31, 2009 Debt/equity ratio 3.3 3.4 3.6 Debt/equity ratio (adjusted for subordinated debt) 3.1 3.2 3.3
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, 2010 2009 Revenues Lease revenue $ 175,310 $ 161,213 Sales revenue 182,454 41,717 Interest revenue 1,322 2,621 Management fee revenue 2,533 2,741 Other revenue 2,417 210 Total Revenues 364,036 208,502 Expenses Depreciation 63,377 51,247 Asset impairment - 7,217 Cost of goods sold 156,138 33,824 Interest on debt 51,402 29,486 Operating lease in costs 3,151 3,314 Leasing expenses 10,490 19,161 Provision for doubtful notes and accounts receivable 740 1,232 Selling, general and administrative expenses 29,879 27,213 Total Expenses 315,177 172,694 Income from continuing operations before income taxes 48,859 35,808 Provision for income taxes (4,886) (1,860) Amalgamation gain, net of transaction expenses and tax 274 - Net Income 44,247 33,948 Net (income) attributable to non-controlling interest (9,848) (3,994) Net Income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. $ 34,399 $ 29,954 Basic and diluted earnings per share $ 0.40 $ 0.35 Weighted average shares outstanding - basic and diluted 85,036,957 85,036,957
AerCap Holdings N.V. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (In thousands of U.S. Dollars) Three months ended March 31, 2010 2009 Net income 44,247 33,948 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities Depreciation 63,377 51,247 Asset impairment - 7,217 Amortisation of debt issuance cost 5,306 3,834 Amortisation of intangibles 3,203 4,790 Provision for doubtful notes and accounts receivable 696 1,232 Capitalised interest on pre-delivery payments (160) (371) Gain on disposal of assets (20,223) 448 Change in fair value of derivative instruments 22,339 (1,002) Deferred taxes 4,765 1,241 Share-based compensation 879 1,002 Changes in assets and liabilities Trade receivables and notes receivable, net 1,650 4,284 Inventories 5,413 14,484 Other assets and derivative assets 7,638 (4,188) Other liabilities (14,300) (26,199) Deferred revenue 12,746 5,212 Net cash provided by operating activities 137,576 97,179 Purchase of flight equipment (629,729) (288,087) Proceeds from sale/disposal of assets 142,626 1,792 Prepayments on flight equipment (48,527) (158,504) Purchase of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired 70,618 - Purchase of intangibles (9,006) - Movement in restricted cash (42,283) (31,557) Net cash used in investing activities (516,301) (476,356) Issuance of debt 719,378 445,700 Repayment of debt (342,819) (96,485) Debt issuance costs paid (9,931) (3,370) Maintenance payments received 30,584 23,768 Maintenance payments returned (9,924) (14,552) Security deposits received 9,388 8,014 Security deposits returned (2,564) (2,961) Capital contributions from non-controlling interests 29,000 - Net cash provided by financing activities 423,112 360,114 Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 44,387 (19,063) Effect of exchange rate changes (1,096) 581 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 182,617 193,563 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 225,908 175,081
Certain reclassifications have been made to prior years consolidated statements of cash flow to reflect the current year presentation.
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Released May 7, 2010