|AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results|
Adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2012 was $69.1 million.
Amsterdam, Netherlands; May 8, 2012 - AerCap Holdings N.V. (the "Company" or "AerCap") (NYSE: AER) today announced the results of its operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.
First Quarter 2012 Net Income and Earnings Per Share
Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap, commented: "The first quarter has seen AerCap deliver another very strong set of results. The combination of our young fuel efficient aircraft portfolio, disciplined growth strategy and robust capital structure continue to deliver industry leading returns. This combination of factors has also resulted in AerCap being rated Investment Grade by both S&P and Fitch, these ratings coupled with our ample liquidity and access to capital ensure that AerCap will be able to rapidly respond to market investment opportunities that may arise in the balance of this year and beyond."
Additional First Quarter 2012 Financial Highlights
AerCap's CFO, Keith Helming, added: "We are very proud of the recent investment grade corporate credit ratings which are representative of management's disciplined approach to capital allocation and liquidity. The total interest costs of the Company's debt obligations remain at the 4% level, inclusive of all up-front fees paid in addition to the hedging costs to fully protect the Company from adverse interest rate risks. Our debt to equity ratio is now 2.6 to 1 with book equity of $2.35 billion. Coupled with a total cash balance in excess of $720 million, AerCap is well positioned to carry forward its business strategy in 2012 and beyond to maximize value for its shareholders and other Company's stakeholders."
Summary of Financial Results
Both reported and adjusted net income in the first quarter of 2012 were down slightly from the same period in 2011. This decrease was the result of the timing of revenues and expenses relating to defaults and restructurings in the first quarter of 2011 and 2012.
Basic lease rents were $235.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, a decrease of 1% compared with the same period in 2011. Our average lease assets increased by 1% to $7.9 billion compared with the first quarter of 2011.
Basic rents, maintenance rents and other receipts, or total lease revenue, for the first quarter of 2011 was $252.7 million, compared to $257.2 million for the same period in 2011, a decrease of 2%.
Net loss on sale of assets for the first quarter of 2012 was a loss of $0.2 million, compared to a $1.3 million loss for the same period in 2011. Net loss on sale of assets for the first quarter of 2012 was generated from the sale of an older B757 aircraft partially offset by a gain on a new A330 aircraft.
Total revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $257.9 million, compared to $264.1 million for the same period in 2011.
(a) Interest on debt for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 includes $7.1 million of amortization of debt issuance costs.
As shown in the table above, interest expense excluding the impact of the mark-to-market of interest rate caps was $60.7 million in the first quarter of 2012, a 6% increase compared with the first quarter of 2011. Net spread in the first quarter of 2012 decreased 3% compared with the same period in 2011.
Selling, general and administrative expenses breakdown
Effective tax rate
AerCap's blended effective tax rate during the first three months of 2012 was 8.7%. The blended effective tax rate in 2011 was 6.7%.
As of March 31, 2012, AerCap's portfolio consisted of 350 aircraft that were either owned, on order, under contract or letter of intent, or managed. Total assets were $9.3 billion at March 31, 2012, a decrease of 5% over total assets of $9.8 billion at March 31, 2011. The net decrease is attributed to the sale of AeroTurbine and the sale of our 50% interest in a joint venture containing three A330 aircraft, totaling $0.6 billion, offset by new aircraft deliveries.
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. Adjusted earnings per share are determined by dividing the amount of adjusted net income by the average number of shares outstanding for that period. The average number of shares is based on a daily average.
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 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 the mark-to-market of interest rate caps and share-based compensation to net income for the three month periods ended March 31, 2012 and 2011:
Net interest margin, or 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. 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, 2012 and 2011 is included above.
In connection with the earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call today, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 9:30 am Eastern Time / 3:30 pm Central European Time. The call can be accessed live by dialing (U.S./Canada) 1-480-629-9692 or (International) +31-20-794-8504 and referencing code 4529515 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.
In addition, a New York Group Lunch Presentation for investors and analysts will be hosted by AerCap's management today, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 12:30 pm Eastern Time at The New York Palace (the Henry Room), 455 Madison Avenue, New York. Doors will open at 12:00 pm.
To participate in either event, please register at: http://client.sharedvalue.net/AerCap/Q112
About AerCap Holdings N.V.
AerCap is the world's leading independent aircraft leasing company and has one of the youngest fleets in the industry. AerCap has a portfolio of 350 aircraft with a focus on fuel-efficient narrowbodies and widebodies. AerCap is a New York Stock Exchange-listed company (AER) headquartered in The Netherlands with offices in Ireland, the United States, China, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
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