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August 6, 2013

AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results

Adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2013 was $67.1 million and adjusted earnings per share were $0.59. Adjusted earnings per share for the first half of 2013 were $1.19, a record high and an increase of 29% over the first half of 2012.

Amsterdam, Netherlands; August 6, 2013 - AerCap Holdings N.V. (the "Company" or "AerCap") (NYSE: AER) today announced the results of its operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013.

During the second quarter of 2013:

  • $0.9 billion of aircraft were purchased, 

  • $0.3 billion of aircraft were sold, 

  • $1.5 billion of financing transactions were completed, 

  • and 81 aircraft transactions were executed. 

Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap, commented: "Our record EPS number for the first half of 2013 is the result of the rigorous application of our core principles. It is this combination of highly disciplined aircraft acquisitions and disposals as well as a long term stable liability structure that has enabled us to return $420 million to our shareholders, obtain an investment grade rating and generate record earnings."

Second quarter 2013 Financial Highlights

  • Second quarter 2013 reported net income was $75.7 million, compared with $29.6 million for the same period in 2012. Second quarter 2013 reported basic earnings per share were $0.67, compared with $0.21 for the same period in 2012. 

  • Second quarter 2013 adjusted net income was $67.1 million, compared with $59.2 million for the same period in 2012. Second quarter 2013 adjusted earnings per share were $0.59, compared with $0.43 for the same period in 2012. 

  • Net interest margin earned on lease assets, or net spread, was $160.1 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared with $173.1 million for the same period in 2012. Net interest margin as a percentage of average lease assets was 8.5% for second quarter 2013 as compared with 8.7% for the same period in 2012. The decrease is primarily attributable to the sale of the ALS portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2012. 

  • Total owned assets were $9.0 billion as of June 30, 2013 and total managed aircraft were valued at $2.1 billiona). Total owned assets decreased by 3% from $9.3 billion as of June 30, 2012. 

  • In the second quarter of 2013, we entered into a $2.6 billion purchase and leaseback agreement for 25 widebody aircraft with LATAM Airlines Group, of which 10 A330 aircraft were purchased and delivered in the second quarter of 2013. 

  • We sold our interest in eight Boeing 737-800 aircraft on lease to American Airlines to an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners, LLC. We retained 20% ownership of the equity position and will continue to service these aircraft. 

  • We closed financing transactions totaling $1.5 billion including the amendment and increase of our AerFunding revolving credit facility.    

  • Total committed aircraft purchases were $3.3 billion as of June 30, 2013, which relates to 42 aircraft including purchase options. All of these aircraft are placed on long term leases.  

  • The debt to equity ratio was 2.6 to 1 at June 30, 2013, compared with 2.7 to 1 for the same period in 2012. 

  1. Includes aircraft under our management and owned by our non-consolidated joint ventures. The aircraft value was based on the average appraised value provided by three external appraisers between September 2012 and March 2013. 

Net Income/Earnings Per Share

Set forth below are the details to reconcile reported net income to adjusted net income, including the specific adjustments.

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2013 2012 %
increase/
(decrease)
2013 2012 %
increase/
(decrease)
  (US dollars in millions except share and per share amounts)
Net $ 75.7 $ 29.6 156% $ 143.1 $ 94.6 51%
Adjusted for: mark-to-market of interest rate caps, net of tax (10.7) 7.0 NA (12.0) 9.8 NA
share-based compensation, net of 2.1 1.7 24% 4.0 3.0 33%
non-recurring charges to interest expense from repayment of secured loans - 20.9 NA - 20.9 NA
Adjusted net income 67.1 59.2 13% 135.1 128.3 5%
             
Adjusted earnings per share $ 0.59 $ 0.43 39% $ 1.19 $ 0.92 29%

Second quarter 2013 adjusted net income increased 13% over the same period in 2012 driven primarily by income generated on aircraft sales in the second quarter of 2013.

Second quarter 2013 adjusted earnings per share increased 39% over the same period in 2012 driven primarily by the income from aircraft sales as well as the share repurchases completed in 2012.

Revenue and Net Spread

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2013 2012 %
increase/
(decrease)
2013 2012 %
increase/
(decrease)
  (US dollars in millions)
Lease revenue:            
Basic lease $ 219.5 $ 234.9 (7%) $ 432.4 $ 470.1 (8%)
Maintenance rents and other receipts 10.3 12.5 (18%) 24.2 30.1 (19%)
Lease revenue 229.8 247.4 (7%) 456.6 500.2 (9%)
Net gain on sale of assets 10.5 0.7 1,400% 21.5 0.4 5,275%
Management fees and interest revenue 6.5 4.5 44% 13.6 9.7 40%
Other revenue 0.2 0.3 (33%) 1.2 0.5 140%
Total revenue $ 247.0 $ 252.9 (2%) $ 492.9 $ 510.8 (4%)

The decrease in total revenue (basic lease rents) and net spread was driven primarily by the sale of older aircraft including the ALS portfolio, partially offset by purchases of new aircraft.

Basic lease rents were $219.5 million for the second quarter of 2013, a decrease of 7% compared with the same period in 2012. Our average lease assets decreased by 5% to $7.6 billion compared with the second quarter of 2012.

Lease revenue for the second quarter of 2013 was $229.8 million, compared with $247.4 million for the same period in 2012, a decrease of 7%.

Net gain on sale of assets for the second quarter of 2013 was $10.5 million, compared to $0.7 million for the same period in 2012.

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2013 2012 %
increase/
(decrease)
2013 2012 %
increase/
(decrease)
  (US dollars in millions)
Basic lease rents $ 219.5 $ 234.9 (7%) $ 432.4 $ 470.1 (8%)
             
Interest on debt 47.1 93.7 (50%) 105.7 157.6 (33%)
Adjusted for:
mark-to-market of interest rate caps
12.3 (8.0) NA 13.7 (11.3) NA
non-recurring charges to interest expense from repayment of secured loans - (23.9) NA   (23.9) NA
             
Interest on debt excluding the impact of mark-to-market of interest rate caps and non-recurring charges to interest expense from repayment of secured loans 59.4(a) 61.8(a) (4%) 119.4(a) 122.4(a) (2%)
             
Net interest margin, or net spread $ 160.1 $ 173.1 (8%) $ 313.0 $ 347.7 (10%)
  1. Interest on debt excluding the above non-recurring charges for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 includes $8.3 million and $6.5 million of amortization of debt issuance costs, respectively. Interest on debt excluding the above non-recurring charges for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 includes $15.9 million and $13.6 million of amortization of debt issuance costs, respectively. 

As shown in the table above, interest expense excluding the impact of the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and non-recurring charges was $59.4 million in the second quarter of 2013, a 4% decrease compared with the same period in 2012. Net spread in the second quarter of 2013 decreased 8% compared with the same period in 2012. The decrease in net spread was driven primarily by the sale of older aircraft including the ALS portfolio, partially offset by purchases of new aircraft. As a result, the average age of our aircraft portfolio was reduced to 5.3 years.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2013 2012 %
increase/
(decrease)
2013 2012 %
increase/
(decrease)
  (US dollars in millions)
Mark-to-market of foreign currency hedges,
foreign currency balances and other derivatives.
$ (0.1) $ 1.8 NA $ 0.5 $ (3.1) NA
Share-based compensation expenses 2.4 1.9 26% 4.5 3.4 32%
Other selling, general and administrative expenses 21.8 18.0 21% 39.3 37.7 4%
Total selling, general and administrative expenses $ 24.1 $ 21.7 11% $ 44.3 $ 38.0 17%

Other selling, general and administrative expenses were $21.8 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to $18.0 million in the same period in 2012. The increase was primarily due to project related fees.

Effective Tax Rate

AerCap's blended effective tax rate during the first six months of 2013 was 8.5%. The blended effective tax rate in 2012 was 5.2%. The blended effective tax rate in any year is impacted by the source and amount of earnings among AerCap's different tax jurisdictions. The 2012 tax rate was reduced by the loss from the ALS transaction and non-recurring charges from repayment of certain secured loans.

Financial Position

    June 30, 2013   June 30, 2012   % increase/
(decrease) over
June 30, 2012
    (US dollars in millions except d/e ratio)
             
Total cash (incl. restricted)   $ 404.3   $ 765.1   (47%)
Flight equipment held for operating leases, net .   7,896.8   8,027.5   (2%)
Total assets   8,972.6   9,289.1   (3%)
Debt   6,023.9   6,225.0   (3%)
Total liabilities   6,698.4   6,974.3   (4%)
Total equity   2,274.2   2,314.8   (2%)
             
Debt/equity ratio   2.6   2.7   (4%)

The decrease in our total cash balance was driven primarily by the use of $257 million cash for share repurchases in the second half of 2012, a temporary decrease of approximately $100 million from funding several aircraft with cash, and a $42 million repayment in 2013 of our most expensive debt.

As of June 30, 2013, AerCap's portfolio consisted of 368 aircraft that were either owned and consolidated, on order, under contract or letter of intent, managed or owned by AerDragon, a non-consolidated joint venture. The average age of the owned fleet as of June 30, 2013 is 5.3 years and the average remaining contracted lease term is 6.6 years.

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:

Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share. These measures are 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. The average number of shares is based on a daily average.

In addition, adjusted net income excludes the following non-recurring charges:

  • Second quarter 2012 adjusted net income of $59.2 million excludes the non-recurring charges to interest expense from the early repayment of secured loans of $20.9 million, net of tax.  

In addition to GAAP net income and earnings per share, we believe these measures 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 flows from our lease, debt 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.

The following is a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and 2012:

    Three months ended
June 30,
  Six months ended
June 30,
    2013   2012   %
increase/
(decrease)
  2013   2012   %
increase/
(decrease)
    (US dollars in millions)
Net income   $ 75.7   $ 29.6   156%   $ 143.1   $ 94.6   51%
Adjusted for: mark-to-market of interest rate caps, net of tax   (10.7)   7.0   NA   (12.0)   9.8   NA
share-based compensation, net of tax   2.1   1.7   24%   4.0   3.0   33%
Net income excluding the impact of mark-to-market
of interest rate caps and share-based compensation
  67.1   38.3   75%   135.1   107.4   26%
non-recurring charges to interest expense from repayment of secured loans   -   20.9   NA   -   20.9   NA
Adjusted net income   67.1   59.2   13%   135.1   128.3   5%

Net interest margin, or net spread (refer to second table under Revenue and Net Spread 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. 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 changes in the amount of debt and interest rates.

Conference Call

In connection with the earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call today, Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:00 am Eastern Time / 3:00 pm Central European Time. The call can be accessed live by dialing (U.S./Canada) 1-646-254-3363 or (International) +31-20-716-8296 and referencing code 9716909 at least 5 minutes before start time, or by visiting AerCap's website at http://www.aercap.com under "Investor Relations".

The webcast replay will be archived in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website for one year.

To participate in the event, please register by emailing: aercap@collegehill.com.
For further information, contact Peter Wortel: +31 20 655 9658 (pwortel@aercap.com)
or Mark Walter (College Hill): +44 (0)20 7866 7887 (aercap@collegehill.com).

About AerCap Holdings N.V.

AerCap is one of the world's leading aircraft leasing companies and has one of the youngest fleets in the industry. AerCap is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company (AER) and has its headquarters in the Netherlands with offices in Ireland, the United States, China, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.

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, 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, there can be no assurance 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. 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.

For more information regarding AerCap and to be added to our email distribution list, please visit http://www.aercap.com.

Financial Statements Follow

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

  June 30, 2013 December 31, 2012 June 30, 2012  
Assets        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 156,929 $ 520,401 $ 474,251  
Restricted cash 247,374 279,843 290,835  
Trade receivables 10,235 6,636 11,358  
Flight equipment held for operating leases, net 7,896,802 7,261,899 8,027,488  
Net investment in direct finance leases 33,669 21,350 23,482  
Notes receivables 78,338 78,163 4,110  
Prepayments on flight equipment 162,339 53,594 71,324  
Investments 107,761 93,862 88,694  
Intangibles 13,487 18,100 23,825  
Inventory - - 7,167  
Derivative assets 30,656 9,993 13,102  
Deferred income taxes 72,882 79,726 85,531  
Other assets 162,085 157,851 167,912  
Total Assets $ 8,972,557 $ 8,581,418 $ 9,289,079  
         
Liabilities and Equity        
Accounts payable $ 871 $ 740 $ 1,332  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 92,127 91,951 76,510  
Accrued maintenance liability 437,748 421,830 503,616  
Lessee deposit liability 91,244 86,268 102,210  
Debt 6,023,932 5,803,499 6,224,987  
Deferred revenue 42,704 39,547 44,780  
Derivative liabilities 9,726 14,677 20,831  
Total liabilities 6,698,352 6,458,512 6,974,266  
         
Ordinary share capital €0.01 par value
(250,000,000 ordinary shares authorized,
113,613,289 ordinary shares issued and outstanding)
1,196 1,193 1,570  
Additional paid-in capital 930,543 927,617 1,343,601  
Treasury stock (2) - (162,719)  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (10,052) (14,401) (10,411)  
Accumulated retained earnings 1,350,768 1,207,629 1,138,565  
Total AerCap Holdings N.V. shareholders' equity 2,272,453 2,122,038 2,310,606  
Non-controlling interest 1,752 868 4,207  
Total Equity 2,274,205 2,122,906 2,314,813  
         
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 8,972,557 $ 8,581,418 $ 9,289,079  
         
* Includes $64.3 million of subordinated debt received from our joint venture partners  
         
Supplemental information June 30, 2013 December 31, 2012 June 30, 2012  
Debt/equity ratio 2.6 2.7 2.7  
Debt/equity ratio (adjusted for subordinated debt) 2.5 2.6 2.6  

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

  Three months ended June 30, Six months ended June 30,
  2013   2012   2013   2012
Revenues              
Lease revenue $ 229,768   $ 247,443   $ 456,609   $ 500,181
Net gain on sale of assets 10,526   653   21,491   434
Management fee revenue 5,110   4,174   10,746   8,704
Interest revenue 1,394   324   2,864   946
Other revenue 241   285   1,150   514
Total Revenues 247,039   252,879   492,860   510,779
               
Expenses              
Depreciation 83,419   93,087   161,539   182,115
Asset impairment -   -   2,661   -
Interest on debt 47,119   93,654   105,688   157,621
Operating lease-in costs -   380   550   2,902
Leasing expenses 10,330   17,866   25,246   36,343
Selling, general and administrative expenses 24,073   21,718   44,263   38,046
Total Expenses 164,941   226,705   339,947   417,027
               
Income from continuing operations before
income taxes and income of investments
accounted for under the equity method
82,098   26,174   152,913   93,752
               
Provision for income taxes (7,333)   (1,619)   (12,998)   (7,497)
Net income of investments accounted for under
the equity method
1,694   3,725   4,108   6,462
               
Net income 76,459   28,280   144,023   92,717
               
Net (income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest (770)   1,301   (884)   1,874
               
Net income attributable to AerCap Holdings N.V. $ 75,689   $ 29,581   $ 143,139   $ 94,591
               
Total basic earnings per share $ 0.67   $ 0.21   $ 1.26   $ 0.68
               
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic 113,399,744   138,717,200   113,381,740   139,308,322

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

  Three months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
  2013 2012 2013 2012
Net income $ 76,459 $ 28,280 $ 144,023 $ 92,717
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation 83,419 93,087 161,539 182,115
Asset impairment - - 2,661 -
Amortization of debt issuance costs 8,289 30,426 15,899 37,541
Amortization of intangibles 2,010 2,875 4,613 5,852
Net gain on sale of assets (10,526) (653) (21,491) (434)
Mark-to-market of non-hedged derivatives (12,415) 7,217 (13,807) 3,433
Deferred taxes 6,516 1,404 6,223 5,999
Share-based compensation 2,430 1,932 4,520 3,397
Changes in assets and liabilities:        
   Trade receivables and notes receivable, net (1,879) (692) (3,774) 5,795
   Inventories - 1,697 - 6,786
   Other assets and derivative assets (3,121) (84) (10,436) (5,798)
   Other liabilities (5,889) (5,432) 3,112 (9,489)
   Deferred revenue 2,087 (1,865) 3,157 (3,214)
Net cash provided by operating activities 147,380 158,192 296,239 324,700
         
Purchase of flight equipment (867,039) (216,028) (1,267,850) (484,675)
Proceeds from sale/disposal of assets 337,252 112,688 485,252 220,655
Prepayments on flight equipment (99,043) (9,920) (120,485) (18,462)
Capital contributions and repayments (8,237) - (10,930) -
Movement in restricted cash 40,919 12,817 32,469 (53,510)
Net cash used in investing activities (596,148) (100,443) (881,544) (335,992)
         
Issuance of debt 1,075,876 469,079 1,354,376 823,669
Repayment of debt (846,821) (420,951) (1,136,652) (710,057)
Debt issuance costs paid (17,324) (18,362) (19,880) (24,288)
Repurchase of shares - (62,719) - (62,719)
Maintenance payments received 27,597 32,567 45,818 72,275
Maintenance payments returned (15,450) (4,931) (26,144) (23,340)
Security deposits received 9,443 7,733 11,389 11,838
Security deposits returned (3,109) (9,397) (6,517) (11,322)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 230,212 (6,981) 222,390 76,056
         
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (218,556) 50,768 (362,915) 64,764
Effect of exchange rate changes 68 (1,211) (557) (1,594)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 375,417 424,694 520,401 411,081
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 156,929 $ 474,251 $ 156,929 $ 474,251