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May 5, 2020

AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2020

DUBLIN, May 5, 2020

  • Net income of $276.8 million for the first quarter of 2020
  • Diluted earnings per share of $2.14 for the first quarter of 2020

Highlights

  • Approximately $11 billion sources of liquidity.
  • Over $28 billion of unencumbered assets.
  • Adjusted debt/equity ratio of 2.5 to 1.
  • Secured debt-to-total assets ratio of 19.6%.
  • 100% of new aircraft deliveries through December 2021 already leased.
  • New technology aircraft comprise 59% of fleet.
  • Approximately 98% of lease rents through 2022 already contracted.
  • Average current lease expires in the third quarter of 2027.
  • 99% fleet utilization rate for the first quarter of 2020.
  • 27% increase in diluted EPS year over year.
  • 14% increase in book value per share since March 31, 2019 to $73.69.

"The Covid-19 pandemic is creating significant challenges for the global aviation industry and for economies around the world. We would like to express our support for those directly affected by this illness and those whose jobs and businesses have been impacted," said Aengus Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of AerCap. "AerCap entered this crisis in a position of strength, with a strong balance sheet and liquidity position, an attractive aircraft portfolio and a high-quality customer base including many of the world's leading airlines. Most importantly, we have an unrivaled operating platform with a strong track record of successfully managing through challenging environments. With approximately $11 billion sources of liquidity, over $28 billion of unencumbered assets and a record low leverage ratio of 2.5 to 1, we are well-positioned to weather an extended period of turbulence and support the recovery of the airline industry in the future."

First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

  • Net income increased by 18% to $276.8 million, from $234.2 million for the same period in 2019. Diluted earnings per share was $2.14, compared with $1.68 for the same period in 2019.
  • The increase in net income was primarily driven by higher maintenance revenue and higher net gain on sale of assets.
  • Diluted earnings per share increased 27%, driven by the same factors as net income and the repurchase of 14.1 million shares from January 2019 through March 2020.

Revenue and Net Spread

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2020

2019

% increase/
(decrease)

 

(U.S. Dollars in millions)

Lease revenue:

     

   Basic lease rents

$1,030.8

$1,075.3

(4%)

   Maintenance rents and other receipts

134.3

86.8

55%

Total lease revenue

1,165.1

1,162.1

—%

Net gain on sale of assets

58.4

21.5

171%

Other income

14.7

21.4

(31%)

Total Revenues and other income

$1,238.2

$1,205.0

3%

Basic lease rents were $1,030.8 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared with $1,075.3 million for the same period in 2019. The decrease was primarily due to downtime relating to re-leasing activity and the write-off of certain lessee receivables.

Maintenance rents and other receipts were $134.3 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared with $86.8 million for the same period in 2019. The increase was primarily due to higher maintenance revenue recognized as a result of lease terminations and higher end of lease compensation recognized during the first quarter of 2020.

Net gain on sale of assets for the first quarter of 2020 was $58.4 million, relating to 12 aircraft sold for $265 million, compared with $21.5 million for the same period in 2019, relating to 19 aircraft sold for $340 million. The increase was primarily due to the composition of asset sales.

Other income for the first quarter of 2020 was $14.7 million, compared with $21.4 million for the same period in 2019. The decrease was primarily due to higher interest income and income from net insurance proceeds in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2020

2019

% increase/
(decrease)

 

(U.S. Dollars in millions)

Basic lease rents

$1,030.8

$1,075.3

(4%)

       

Interest expense

318.6

334.2

(5%)

Adjusted for:

     

   Mark-to-market of interest rate caps and swaps

(12.5)

(15.9)

(21%)

Interest expense excluding mark-to-market of interest rate caps and swaps

306.1

318.3

(4%)

Net interest margin (*)

$724.7

$757.0

(4%)

Depreciation and amortization, including maintenance rights expense

(432.0)

(447.2)

(3%)

Net interest margin, less depreciation and amortization

$292.7

$309.8

(6%)

       

Average lease assets (*)

$37,671

$37,266

1%

       

Annualized net spread (*)

7.7%

8.1%

 

Annualized net spread less depreciation and amortization (*)

3.1%

3.3%

 

(*) Refer to "Notes Regarding Financial Information Presented in This Press Release" for details relating to these non-GAAP measures

Interest expense excluding mark-to-market of interest rate caps and swaps of $12.5 million was $306.1 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared with $318.3 million for the same period in 2019. Our average cost of debt was 4.1% for the first quarter of 2020, compared with 4.2% for the same period in 2019. Our average cost of debt includes debt issuance costs, upfront fees and other impacts of approximately 0.3% to 0.4%.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2020

2019

% increase/
(decrease)

 

(U.S. Dollars in millions)

Selling, general and administrative expenses

$46.8

$49.5

(5%)

Share-based compensation expenses

17.8

17.4

2%

Total selling, general and administrative expenses

$64.6

$66.9

(3%)

Other Expenses

Leasing expenses were $103.3 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared with $91.7 million for the same period in 2019. The increase was primarily due to an increase in leasing expenses as a result of higher lessor maintenance contributions, partially offset by a decrease in maintenance rights expense as a result of lower maintenance activity during the period and the lower maintenance rights asset balance. Asset impairment charges were $13.9 million for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $5.0 million recorded for the same period in 2019. Asset impairment charges recorded in the first quarter of 2020 related to sales transactions and lease terminations and were more than offset by maintenance revenue.

Effective Tax Rate

Our effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2020 was 13.5%, compared to 13.0% for the first quarter of 2019. The effective tax rate for the full year 2019 was 12.5%. The effective tax rate is impacted by the source and amount of earnings among our different tax jurisdictions.

Book Value Per Share

 

March 31, 2020

March 31, 2019

(U.S. Dollars in millions, except share and per share data)

Total AerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders' equity

$9,382.9

$8,906.2

     

Ordinary shares outstanding

129,637,008

139,597,805

Unvested restricted stock

(2,300,595)

(2,418,788)

Ordinary shares outstanding (excl. unvested restricted stock)

127,336,413

137,179,017

     

Book value per ordinary share outstanding (excl. unvested restricted stock)

$73.69

$64.92

Book value per share has increased 14% since March 31, 2019.

Financial Position

 

March 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

% increase/
(decrease) over
December 31, 2019

(U.S. Dollars in millions, except debt/equity ratio)

Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$4,882.5

$1,300.3

275%

Total lease assets (*)

37,658.6

37,930.4

(1%)

Total assets

47,144.8

43,749.2

8%

Debt

32,760.8

29,486.1

11%

Total liabilities

37,692.8

34,367.0

10%

Total AerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders' equity

9,382.9

9,314.9

1%

Total equity

9,452.0

9,382.2

1%

(*) Refer to "Notes Regarding Financial Information Presented in This Press Release" for details relating to these non-GAAP measures

In March 2020, we borrowed $4.0 billion under a senior unsecured revolving credit facility. This resulted in an increase in total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, debt and total liabilities during the first quarter of 2020. In April 2020, we repaid $3.0 billion of the outstanding amount.

As of March 31, 2020, AerCap's portfolio consisted of 1,372 aircraft that were owned, on order or managed. The average age of our owned fleet as of March 31, 2020 was 6.2 years (2.5 years for new technology aircraft, 11.5 years for current technology aircraft) and the average remaining contracted lease term was 7.5 years.

Boeing 737 MAX Delays

Following the fatal accidents of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, the worldwide fleet of these aircraft was grounded by aviation authorities in March 2019 and production was temporarily suspended by Boeing in January 2020, resulting in ongoing delays in the delivery of our aircraft on order from Boeing. As of March 31, 2020, we had 95 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order with Boeing and five already delivered and on lease. Boeing currently expects that the necessary regulatory approvals will be obtained in time to support resumption of the Boeing 737 MAX deliveries during the third quarter of 2020. It is uncertain, however, when and under what conditions our Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will return to service and when Boeing will resume making deliveries of our Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on order. As a result, we expect to incur future delays on our scheduled Boeing 737 MAX deliveries, and any such future delays are likely to have an impact on our financial results. Certain of our Boeing 737 MAX leases have now been cancelled, and we expect additional leases to be cancelled in the future. In cases where leases have been cancelled, we have the right to cancel our corresponding orders for delivery of those aircraft; nevertheless, these lease cancellations may have an adverse effect on our future cash flows and results of operations, which could be material.

2020 Earnings Guidance

We provided guidance with respect to our projected 2020 financial results at our Capital Markets Day investor presentation on November 11, 2019 and during our fourth quarter earnings call on February 13, 2020. Since then, the Covid-19 outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and the outbreak Of Covid-19 and responsive government actions have caused significant economic disruption, a dramatic reduction in commercial airline traffic and a high volume of flight cancellations, resulting in a broad adverse impact on air travel and the aviation industry. Given the rapidly evolving situation, we are unable at this time to estimate the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on our future financial results, and therefore we are withdrawing our 2020 guidance.

Notes Regarding Financial Information Presented in This Press Release

The financial information presented in this press release is not audited.

Due to rounding, numbers presented throughout this document may not add up precisely to the totals provided and percentages may not precisely reflect the absolute figures.

The following are definitions of non-GAAP measures used in this press release. We believe these measures may further assist investors in their understanding of our operational performance.

Adjusted debt/equity ratio

This measure is the ratio obtained by dividing adjusted debt by adjusted equity.

  • Adjusted debt means consolidated total debt less cash and cash equivalents, and less a 50% equity credit with respect to certain long-term subordinated debt.
  • Adjusted equity means total equity, plus the 50% equity credit relating to the long-term subordinated debt.

Adjusted debt and adjusted equity are adjusted by the 50% equity credit to reflect the equity nature of those financing arrangements and to provide information that is consistent with definitions under certain of our debt covenants. We believe this measure may further assist investors in their understanding of our capital structure and leverage.

 

March 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

(U.S. Dollars in millions, except debt/equity ratio)

Debt

$32,761

$29,486

Adjusted for:

   

   Cash and cash equivalents

(4,694)

(1,121)

   50% credit for long-term subordinated debt

(1,125)

(1,125)

Adjusted debt

$26,942

$27,240

     

Equity

$9,452

$9,382

     

Adjusted for:

   

   50% credit for long-term subordinated debt

1,125

1,125

Adjusted equity

$10,577

$10,507

     

Adjusted debt/equity ratio

2.5 to 1

2.6 to 1

Net interest margin, annualized net spread, annualized net spread less depreciation and amortization, and average cost of debt

Net interest margin is calculated as the difference between basic lease rents and interest expense, excluding the impact of the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and swaps. Annualized net spread is net interest margin expressed as a percentage of average lease assets. Annualized net spread less depreciation and amortization is net interest margin less depreciation and amortization, including maintenance rights expense, expressed as a percentage of average lease assets. Average cost of debt is calculated as interest expense, excluding mark-to-market on interest rate caps and swaps, divided by average debt balance. We believe these measures may further assist investors in their understanding of the changes and trends related to the earnings of our leasing activities. These measures reflect the impact from changes in the number of aircraft leased, lease rates and utilization rates, as well as the impact from changes in the amount of debt and interest rates.

Lease assets

Lease assets include flight equipment held for operating leases, flight equipment held for sale, net investment in finance and sales-type leases and maintenance rights assets.

Conference Call

In connection with the earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call today, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 8:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. The call can be accessed live by dialing (U.S./Canada) toll-free at 877-704-4237 or (International) + 1-201-493-6718 at least 5 minutes before start time, or by visiting AerCap’s website at www.aercap.com under “Investors.”

The webcast replay will be archived in the “Investors” section of the Company’s website for one year.

For further information, contact Joseph McGinley: +353 1 418 0428 (jmcginley@aercap.com).

About AerCap

AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with 1,372 aircraft owned, managed or on order and $47.1 billion of total assets as of March 31, 2020. AerCap has one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 200 customers in approximately 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and has its headquarters in Dublin with offices in Shannon, Los Angeles, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle and Toulouse.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements, estimates and forecasts with respect to future performance and events. These statements, estimates and forecasts are "forward-looking statements". In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "might," "should," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "predict," "potential" or "continue" or the negatives thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release are forward-looking statements and are based on various underlying assumptions and expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and may include projections of our future financial performance based on our growth strategies and anticipated trends in our business. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. As a result, we cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements included in this press release will prove to be accurate or correct. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the future performance or events described in the forward-looking statements in this press release might not occur. Accordingly, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results and we do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable law, we do not undertake any obligation to, and will not, update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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AerCap Holdings N.V.
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

March 31, 2020

December 31, 2019

Assets

   

Cash and cash equivalents

$4,693,872

$1,121,396

Restricted cash

188,671

178,951

Trade receivables

94,558

47,935

Flight equipment held for operating leases, net

35,670,631

35,870,781

Maintenance rights and lease premium, net

774,039

809,615

Flight equipment held for sale

331,387

336,592

Net investment in finance and sales-type leases

978,783

1,011,549

Prepayments on flight equipment

3,108,703

2,954,478

Other intangibles, net

302,100

307,394

Deferred income tax assets

106,267

95,077

Other assets

895,817

1,015,476

Total Assets

$47,144,828

$43,749,244

     

Liabilities and Equity

   

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

$1,108,037

$1,032,623

Accrued maintenance liability

2,149,884

2,190,159

Lessee deposit liability

723,949

747,790

Debt

32,760,773

29,486,131

Deferred income tax liabilities

950,199

910,336

Total liabilities

37,692,842

34,367,039

Ordinary share capital €0.01 par value, 350,000,000 ordinary shares authorized as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019; 138,847,345 and 141,847,345 ordinary shares issued and 129,637,008 and 131,583,489 ordinary shares outstanding (including 2,300,595 and 2,354,318 unvested restricted stock) as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively
1,721

1,754
Additional paid-in capital 2,067,647 2,209,462
Treasury shares, at cost (9,210,337 and 10,263,856 ordinary shares as of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively) (498,003) (537,341)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(174,581)

(93,587)

Accumulated retained earnings

7,986,142

7,734,609

Total AerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders' equity

9,382,926

9,314,897

Non-controlling interest

69,060

67,308

Total Equity

9,451,986

9,382,205

     

Total Liabilities and Equity

$47,144,828

$43,749,244

AerCap Holdings N.V.
Unaudited Consolidated Income Statements
(U.S. Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2020

2019

Revenues and other income

   

Lease revenue:

   

Basic lease rents

$1,030,794

$1,075,282

Maintenance rents and other receipts

134,285

86,811

Total lease revenue

1,165,079

1,162,093

Net gain on sale of assets

58,366

21,541

Other income

14,732

21,393

Total Revenues and other income

1,238,177

1,205,027

     

Expenses

   

Depreciation and amortization

415,798

425,849

Asset impairment

13,947

5,031

Interest expense

318,617

334,179

Leasing expenses

103,297

91,721

Selling, general and administrative expenses

64,584

66,873

Total Expenses

916,243

923,653

     
Income before income taxes and income of investments accounted for under the equity method 321,934 281,374

Provision for income taxes

(43,461)

(36,579)

Equity in net earnings of investments accounted for under the equity method

1,331

2,102

     

Net income

$279,804

$246,897

     

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest

(2,980)

(12,711)

     

Net income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V

$276,824

$234,186

     

Basic earnings per share

$2.16

$1.70

Diluted earnings per share

$2.14

$1.68

     

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

128,299,745

138,153,456

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

129,340,501

139,618,644

AerCap Holdings N.V.
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(U.S. Dollars in thousands)

 

Three months ended March 31,

 

2020

2019

Net income

$279,804

$246,897

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

   

Depreciation and amortization

415,798

425,849

Asset impairment

13,947

5,031

Amortization of debt issuance costs, debt discount, debt premium and lease premium

16,298

19,033

Amortization of fair value adjustment on debt

(16,267)

(27,060)

Maintenance rights write-off

33,393

52,357

Maintenance liability release to income

(63,422)

(46,285)

Net gain on sale of assets

(58,366)

(21,541)

Deferred income taxes

44,616

37,769

Collections of finance and sales-type leases

19,115

19,890

Other

75,395

56,079

 Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

   

   Trade receivables

(49,342)

(55,039)

   Other assets

(96,013)

(10,172)

   Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

13,962

42,892

Net cash provided by operating activities

628,918

745,700

     

Purchase of flight equipment

(61,326)

(815,274)

Proceeds from sale or disposal of assets

176,961

312,431

Prepayments on flight equipment

(350,836)

(280,335)

Other

(11)

Net cash used in investing activities

(235,201)

(783,189)

     

Issuance of debt

4,200,000

1,816,306

Repayment of debt

(918,422)

(537,246)

Debt issuance costs paid, net of debt premium received

(1,739)

(13,863)

Maintenance payments received

144,876

174,390

Maintenance payments returned

(95,189)

(108,437)

Security deposits received

28,392

86,860

Security deposits returned

(48,608)

(78,270)

Dividend paid to non-controlling interest holders and others

(1,228)

(1,674)

Repurchase of shares and tax withholdings on share-based compensation

(118,571)

(140,978)

Net cash provided by financing activities

3,189,511

1,197,088

     

Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

3,583,228

1,159,599

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(1,032)

(403)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

1,300,347

1,415,035

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$4,882,543

$2,574,231