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Aircastle Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Aircastle Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

07:30 EST Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Board Declares First Quarter 2014 Dividend of $0.20 Per Common Share

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights

  • Operating and finance lease revenue of $173.3 million for the fourth quarter and $661.1 million for the full year
  • Net income of $48.4 million, or $0.60 per diluted common share for the fourth quarter, and $29.8 million, or $0.40 per diluted common share, for the full year
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $196.0 million for the fourth quarter and $717.2 million for the full year
  • Adjusted net income1 of $54.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted common share, for the fourth quarter and $59.3 million, or $0.80 per diluted common share, for the full year
  • Fleet utilization of 99.5% for the fourth quarter and 98.7% for the full year, with aircraft portfolio yield of 13.6% for both the fourth quarter and the full year
  • Purchased eight aircraft during the fourth quarter for $472 million, and closed 25 aircraft investments in 2013 with a total cost of $1.45 billion
  • Sold 22 aircraft during 2013 for $548 million; realized gain on sale of $37.2 million for the year
  • Issued $400 million of 4.625% unsecured Senior Notes due 2018 during the fourth quarter
  • 31st consecutive quarterly dividend declared by Aircastle's Board of Directors
  • Established a joint venture with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and we sold two A330 family aircraft to the joint venture in the fourth quarter

Aircastle Limited (the "Company" or "Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $48.4 million, or $0.60 per diluted common share and adjusted net income of $54.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted common share.  Net income for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $29.8 million, or $0.40 per diluted common share, and adjusted net income was $59.3 million, or $0.80 per diluted common share.  The fourth quarter results included total revenues of $192.0 million, an increase of 9%, versus $176.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.  For the full year 2013, total revenues were $708.6 million, up 3% versus $686.6 million in 2012. 

Commenting on the results, Ron Wainshal, Aircastle's CEO, stated, "Thanks to a strong fourth quarter, 2013 was a successful and important year for Aircastle, as we grew and upgraded our portfolio with $1.5 billion of investments and significant and profitable asset sales, including many end-of-life aircraft.  We strengthened our shareholder base and capital structure through Marubeni's strategic investment, a larger unencumbered asset base, several well priced debt financings and an expanded unsecured revolver.  Aircastle delivered strong results including a full-year cash ROE of 12.1% and asset utilization of nearly 99%.  

All in all, over the past twelve months I believe we significantly enhanced the Company's competitive standing as a nimble and flexible value-oriented investor.  As we enter 2014, we remain well positioned to capitalize on a robust acquisition pipeline, very attractive financial market conditions, a terrific team and operating platform and an improving demand environment for leased aircraft."

Fourth Quarter Results

Lease rental and finance lease revenues for the fourth quarter were $173.3 million, up $11.3 million or 7% year over year, due primarily to the impact of new aircraft acquisitions of $33.5 million, partially offset by lower revenue due to aircraft sales of $16.8 million and the net year over year impact of lease extensions, transitions and terminations and other changes of $5.5 million.

Total revenues for the fourth quarter were $192.0 million, an increase of $15.4 million, or 9% from the previous year, reflecting higher lease rental and finance lease revenue of $11.3 million and higher maintenance revenue of $9.2 million associated with a year over year increase in lease transitions.  These increases were partially offset by a decline in other revenues of $4.7 million reflecting early lease termination fees earned in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the maturity of a debt investment in the first quarter of 2013. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $196.0 million, up $23.7 million, or 14% from the fourth quarter of 2012, due primarily to higher total revenues excluding amortization of net lease discounts and incentives of $15.8 million and higher gains from aircraft sales of $8.9 million.  These improvements were partially offset by an increase in net operating expenses of $1.2 million.    

Adjusted net income for the quarter was $54.9 million, up $18.5 million or 51%, year over year.  The change reflects higher total revenues of $15.4 million, higher gains from the sale of aircraft of $8.9 million and lower aircraft impairment charges of $2.7 million.  These improvements were partially offset by higher adjusted interest expense of $5.2 million, higher depreciation of $2.6 million and higher net operating expenses of $1.2 million.

Full Year Results

Lease rental and finance lease revenues for the full year were $661.1 million, up $29.2 million, or 5% year over year, reflecting the net impact of 41 aircraft acquisitions made during 2013 and 2012 totaling $103.0 million and higher full year finance lease revenues of $7.8 million.  These increases were offset by lower lease rentals due to aircraft sales and disposals of $52.7 million and the impact of transitions, extensions and terminations and other changes totaling $28.8 million.

Total revenues for 2013 were $708.6 million, an increase of $22.1 million, up 3% from the previous year.  The increase reflects higher lease rental and finance lease revenue of $29.2 million and higher maintenance revenue from lease terminations of $15.0 million.  These increases were partially offset by an increase in the amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives of $19.6 million associated with fleet expansion, and $2.6 million of lower other revenue, primarily from a debt investment which matured in the first quarter of 2013. 

During the year, we recorded maintenance revenue from seven scheduled lease terminations of $20.6 million versus $18.4 million for five scheduled lease terminations in 2012.  In addition, we recorded $47.7 million of maintenance revenue from ten aircraft returned ahead of schedule in 2013, versus $34.9 million from ten aircraft that were returned early in 2012. 

We recorded total non-cash impairment charges of $117.3 million in 2013 versus $96.5 million in 2012.  The year over year increase was primarily driven by impairment charges taken during the third quarter 2013 annual fleet review, where we wrote down the value of six 747-400 converted freighters coming off lease in 2014.  To date, three of these six converted freighters have been placed.

Adjusted EBITDA for the full year was $717.2 million, up $69.6 million or 11% versus 2012, due primarily to higher total revenues excluding amortization of net lease discounts and incentives of $41.6 million and higher gains from aircraft sales of $31.5 million.  These improvements were partially offset by an increase in net operating expenses of $3.7 million.    

Adjusted net income for the full year was $59.3 million compared to $57.0 million in 2012, an increase of $2.3 million.  Higher total revenues of $22.1 million, higher gains from sale of aircraft of $31.5 million and higher other net income of $5.5 million were partially offset by higher aircraft impairment charges of $20.9 million, higher adjusted interest expense of $15.9 million, higher depreciation of $15.0 million, and higher SG&A, taxes and other expenses, net of $5.1 million.

Aviation Assets

During 2013, we acquired 25 aircraft investments for $1.45 billion.  We also sold 22 aircraft for $548 million which resulted in a pre-tax gain of approximately $37.2 million for the year.

As of December 31, 2013, Aircastle owned 162 aircraft having a net book value of $5.2 billion.

Owned

Aircraft as of

December 31, 

2011(1)

Owned

Aircraft as of

December 31, 

2012(1)

Owned

Aircraft as of

December 31, 

2013(1)

Flight Equipment Held for Lease ($ mils.)

$

4,388

$

4,783

$

5,190

Unencumbered Flight Eqt. included in Flight Eqt. Held for Lease ($ mils.)

$

677

$

2,092

$

2,655

Number of Aircraft

144

159

162

Number of Unencumbered Aircraft

27

72

80

Passenger Aircraft (% of NBV)

69%

71%

81%

Freighter Aircraft (% of NBV)

31%

29%

19%

Weighted Average Fleet Age ? Combined (years)(2)

10.9

10.7

9.9

Weighted Average Remaining Combined Lease Term (years)(3)

4.9

5.0

5.0

Weighted Average Fleet Utilization for the year ended(4)

99%

99%

99%

Portfolio Yield for the year ended(5)

14%

14%

14%

 

(1) Calculated using net book value of flight equipment held for lease and net investment in finance leases at period end.

(2) Weighted average age (years) by net book value.

(3) Weighted average remaining lease term (years) by net book value.

(4) Aircraft on-lease days as a percent of total days in period weighted by net book value.

(5) Lease rental revenue for the period as a percent of the average net book value of flight equipment held for lease for the period.

2013 Financing Activity

During 2013, we raised approximately $971 million of capital, including the following:    

  • Issuing 12,320,000 common shares to an affiliate of Marubeni Corporation, for gross proceeds of approximately $209 million, in the third quarter of 2013.  Combined with additional subsequent purchases of Aircastle common shares in the secondary market, as of February 14, 2014, Marubeni Corporation owned approximately 20% of Aircastle's issued and outstanding common shares.
  • Issuing $400 million in aggregate principal amount of unsecured 4.625% Senior Notes due 2018, in the fourth quarter of 2013.
  • Entering into $177 million of secured borrowings related to various aircraft.
  • Increasing our unsecured revolving credit from $150 million to $335 million, expanding the bank group from four to seven global financial institutions and extending the maturity of the facility to a three year term expiring in August 2016.  This revolving credit facility is currently undrawn.

In February 2014, we repaid the outstanding amount, plus accrued interest and fees, due under Securitization No. 1 and terminated the related swap for a total cash payment of $255 million.  In February 2014, we also raised $303 million in secured financing for two B777-300ER and one A330-200 aircraft we acquired in 2013. 

Joint Venture with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

In December 2013, Aircastle formed a joint venture to invest in leased aircraft with an affiliate of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.  The joint venture's first investment is two Airbus A330 family aircraft manufactured in 2013 that we sold to the joint venture, also in December 2013. 

Teachers' holds more than 5% of our common shares and, therefore, the joint venture and the sale of the initial Airbus A330 family aircraft are related party transactions under our related party policy.  Accordingly, the formation of the joint venture and the sale of these aircraft was submitted to, and approved by, our Audit Committee under that policy.

Common Dividend

On February 21, 2014, Aircastle's Board of Directors declared a first quarter 2014 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.20 per share, payable on March 14, 2014 to shareholders of record on March 7, 2014.  This is our 31st consecutive dividend.  During 2013, Aircastle increased the dividend to common shareholders to the current quarterly rate of $0.20 per share, a 21% increase over the quarterly rate at the end of 2012. 

Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern time.  All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call.  The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 556-4997 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-2628 (from outside of the U.S. and Canada) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start and referencing the passcode "6185816".

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.aircastle.com.  Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast.  A replay of the webcast will be available for one month following the call.  In addition to this earnings release an accompanying power point presentation has been posted to the Investor Relations section of Aircastle's website.

For those who are not available to listen to the live call, a replay will be available until 1:00 P.M. Eastern time on Thursday, March 27, 2014 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-0820 (from outside of the U.S. and Canada); please reference passcode "6185816".

About Aircastle Limited

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of December 31, 2013, Aircastle's aircraft portfolio consisted of 162 aircraft on lease with 64 customers located in 37 countries.

Safe Harbor

Certain items in this press release and other information we provide from time to time, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not necessarily limited to, statements relating to our ability to acquire, sell, lease or finance aircraft, raise capital, pay dividends, and increase revenues, earnings, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income and the global aviation industry and aircraft leasing sector. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "seeks," "estimates" and variations on these words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors that could lead to actual results materially different from those described in the forward-looking statements; Aircastle can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this report. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects or that could cause actual results to differ materially from Aircastle expectations include, but are not limited to, capital markets disruption or volatility which could adversely affect our continued ability to obtain additional capital to finance new investments or our working capital needs; government fiscal or tax policies, general economic and business conditions or other factors affecting demand for aircraft or aircraft values and lease rates; our continued ability to obtain favorable tax treatment in Bermuda, Ireland and other jurisdictions; our ability to pay dividends; high or volatile fuel prices, lack of access to capital, reduced load factors and/or reduced yields, operational disruptions caused by political unrest and other factors affecting the creditworthiness of our airline customers and their ability to continue to perform their obligations under our leases and other risks detailed from time to time in Aircastle's filings with the SEC, including as previously disclosed in Aircastle's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and elsewhere in this report. In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Aircastle to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report. Aircastle Limited expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

1 Refer to Supplemental Financial Information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP numbers.

Contact: Frank Constantinople, SVP Investor RelationsTel: +1-203-504-1063fconstantinople@aircastle.com

The IGB GroupLeon BermanTel: +1-212-477-8438lberman@igbir.com

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

December 31,

2012

2013

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

618,217

$

654,613

Accounts receivable

5,625

2,825

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

111,942

122,773

Restricted liquidity facility collateral

107,000

107,000

Flight equipment held for lease, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,305,064 and

$1,430,325

4,662,661

5,044,410

Net investment in finance leases

119,951

145,173

Unconsolidated equity method investment

?

21,123

Aircraft purchase deposits

131

10,000

Other assets

186,633

143,976

Total assets

$

5,812,160

$

6,251,893

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

LIABILITIES

Borrowings from secured financings (including borrowings of ACS Ireland VIEs of

$207,926 and $152,545, respectively)

$

1,848,034

$

1,586,835

Borrowings from unsecured financings

1,750,642

2,150,527

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

108,593

111,661

Lease rentals received in advance

53,189

49,235

Liquidity facility

107,000

107,000

Security deposits

87,707

118,804

Maintenance payments

379,391

442,432

Fair value of derivative liabilities

61,978

39,992

Total liabilities

4,396,534

4,606,486

Commitments and Contingencies

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Preference shares, $.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

?

?

Common shares, $.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 68,639,729 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2012; and 80,806,975 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013

686

808

Additional paid-in capital

1,360,555

1,562,106

Retained earnings

180,675

158,398

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(126,290)

(75,905)

Total shareholders' equity

1,415,626

1,645,407

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

5,812,160

$

6,251,893

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

2012

2013

2012

2013

Revenues:

Lease rental revenue

$

158,090

$

169,273

$

623,503

$

644,929

Finance lease revenue

3,919

4,045

8,393

16,165

Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and lease incentives

(6,452)

(6,884)

(12,844)

(32,411)

Maintenance revenue

16,194

25,359

53,320

68,342

Total lease rentals

171,751

191,793

672,372

697,025

Other revenue

4,859

195

14,200

11,620

Total revenues

176,610

191,988

686,572

708,645

Expenses:

Depreciation

69,896

72,476

269,920

284,924

Interest, net

55,605

60,106

222,808

243,757

Selling, general and administrative (including non-cash share

based payment expense of $999 and $1,638 for the three months

ended, and $4,232 and $4,569 for the twelve months ended

December 31, 2012 and 2013,  respectively)

11,754

14,139

48,370

53,436

Impairment of Aircraft

7,667

4,971

96,454

117,306

Maintenance and other costs

2,713

2,167

14,656

13,631

Total expenses

147,635

153,859

652,208

713,054

Other income:

Gain on sale of flight equipment

2,685

11,619

5,747

37,220

Other

(2)

1,116

602

6,132

Total other income

2,683

12,735

6,349

43,352

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

31,658

50,864

40,713

38,943

Income tax provision

1,869

2,496

7,845

9,215

Earnings of unconsolidated equity method investment

-

53

-

53

Net income

$

29,789

$

48,421

$

32,868

$

29,781

Earnings per common share ? Basic:

Net income per share

$

0.43

$

0.60

$

0.46

$

0.40

Earnings per common share ? Diluted:

Net income per share

$

0.43

$

0.60

$

0.46

$

0.40

Dividends declared per share

$

0.165

$

0.20

$

0.615

$

0.695

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in thousands)

Year Ended December 31,

2011

2012

2013

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

124,270

$

32,868

$ 29,781

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

Depreciation

242,103

269,920

284,924

Amortization of deferred financing costs

15,271

12,449

14,719

Amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives

16,445

12,844

32,411

Deferred income taxes

5,615

6,828

4,416

Non-cash share based payment expense

5,786

4,232

4,569

Net derivative loss reclassified into earnings

23,078

30,777

33,265

Ineffective portion of cash flow hedges

(101)

2,893

371

Security deposits and maintenance payments included in earnings

(35,500)

(54,180)

(60,112)

Gain on the sale of flight equipment

(39,092)

(5,747)

(37,220)

Impairment of aircraft

6,436

96,454

117,306

Earnings of unconsolidated equity method investment, net of tax

?

?

(53)

Other

742

(2,218)

(5,641)

Changes on certain assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(4,818)

(2,530)

3,397

Restricted cash and cash equivalents related to operating activities

4,418

?

?

Other assets

(2,675)

919

1,164

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(1,848)

17,732

3,016

Lease rentals received in advance

(753)

4,036

(2,276)

Net cash provided by operating activities

359,377

427,277

424,037

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisition and improvement of flight equipment

(776,750)

(693,227)

(1,263,706)

Proceeds from sale of flight equipment

489,196

61,489

568,045

Restricted cash and cash equivalents related to sale of flight equipment

(35,762)

35,762

?

Aircraft purchase deposits and progress payments, net of returned deposits and

    aircraft sales deposits

(122,069)

(20,553)

(6,094)

Net investment in finance leases

?

(91,500)

(11,595)

Collections on finance leases

?

3,852

9,508

Unconsolidated equity method investment and associated costs

?

?

(20,189)

Purchase of debt investment

?

(43,626)

?

Principal repayments on debt investment

?

6,585

42,001

Other

(35)

(691)

(903)

Net cash used in investing activities

(445,420)

(741,909)

(682,933)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Issuance of shares net of repurchases

(91,610)

(44,180)

197,437

Proceeds from notes and term debt financings

669,047

1,459,690

563,230

Securitization and term debt financing repayments

(390,945)

(847,415)

(510,162)

Deferred financing costs

(20,179)

(31,691)

(10,865)

Restricted secured liquidity facility collateral

(35,000)

3,000

?

Secured liquidity facility collateral

35,000

(3,000)

?

Restricted cash and cash equivalents related to security deposits and

   maintenance payments

(25,056)

99,748

(10,831)

Security deposits received

20,574

17,453

20,889

Security deposits returned

(7,914)

(6,152)

(5,104)

Maintenance payments received

122,050

142,122

179,789

Maintenance payments returned

(89,300)

(57,822)

(77,033)

Payments for terminated cash flow hedges and payment for option

?

(50,757)

?

Dividends paid

(45,059)

(43,669)

(52,058)

Net cash provided by financing activities

141,608

637,327

295,292

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

55,565

322,695

36,396

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

239,957

295,522

618,217

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$    295,522

$    618,217

$ 654,613

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Information

(Amount in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

2012

2013

2012

2013

Revenues

$ 176,610

$ 191,988

$ 686,572

$ 708,645

EBITDA

$ 163,611

$ 190,383

$ 546,285

$ 600,088

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 172,279

$ 195,965

$ 647,622

$ 717,209

Adjusted net income

$   36,372

$   54,899

$   57,009

$   59,260

Adjusted net income allocable to common shares

$   36,079

$   54,433

$   56,539

$   58,786

Per common share - Basic

$       0.52

$       0.68

$       0.80

$       0.80

Per common share - Diluted

$       0.52

$       0.68

$       0.80

$       0.80

Basic common shares outstanding

69,120

80,154

70,717

73,653

Diluted common shares outstanding

69,120

80,154

70,717

73,653

Refer to the selected information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP information.

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

2012

2013

2012

2013

Net income

$

29,789

$

48,421

$

32,868

$

29,781

Depreciation

69,896

72,476

269,920

284,924

Amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives

6,452

6,884

12,844

32,411

Interest, net

55,605

60,106

222,808

243,757

Income tax provision

1,869

2,496

7,845

9,215

EBITDA

163,611

190,383

546,285

600,088

Adjustments:

  Impairment of aircraft

7,667

4,971

96,454

117,306

  Non-cash share based payment expense

999

1,638

4,232

4,569

  Loss (gain) on mark to market of interest rate derivative contracts

2

(1,027)

(597)

(4,754)

  Contract termination expense

-

-

1,248

-

Adjusted EBITDA

$

172,279

$

195,965

$

647,622

$

717,209

We define EBITDA as income from continuing operations before income taxes, interest expense, and depreciation and amortization. We use EBITDA to assess our consolidated financial and operating performance, and we believe this non-GAAP measure is helpful in identifying trends in our performance. Using EBITDA assists us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis by removing the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest charges on our outstanding debt) and asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) from our operating results.  We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA (as defined above) further adjusted to give effect to adjustments required in calculating covenant ratios and compliance as that term is defined in the indenture governing our senior unsecured notes.  Adjusted EBITDA is a material component of these covenants.

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2012

2013

2012

2013

(Dollars in thousands)

Net income

$

29,789

$

48,421

$

32,868

$

29,781

         Loan termination fee(1)

-

-

-

2,954

Ineffective portion and termination of hedges(1)

1,053

171

2,893

2,393

Gain (loss) on mark to market of interest rate derivative contracts(2)

2

(1,027)

(597)

(4,754)

         Write-off of deferred financing fees(1)

120

-

3,034

3,975

Stock compensation expense(3)

999

1,638

4,232

4,569

        Term Financing No. 1 hedge loss amortization charges(1)

4,409

4,365

13,331

17,843

        Securitization No. 1 hedge loss amortization charges (1)

-

1,331

-

2,499

        Contract termination expense

-

-

1,248

-

Adjusted net income

$

36,372

$

54,899

$

57,009

$

59,260

(1) Included in Interest, net.

(2) Included in Other income (expense).

(3) Included in Selling, general and administrative expenses.

Management believes that ANI, when viewed in conjunction with the Company's results under US GAAP and the below reconciliation, provides useful information about operating and period-over-period performance, and provides additional information that is useful for evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business without regard to periodic reporting elements related to interest rate derivative accounting and gains or losses related to flight equipment and debt investments.

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Cash Earnings and Cash ROE

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Net cash provided by operating activities

$ 327,641

$ 356,530

$ 359,377

$ 427,277

$ 424,037

Collections on Finance Leases

-

-

-

3,852

9,508

Gain on Sale of Flight Equipment

1,162

7,084

39,092

5,747

37,220

 Less:  Depreciation

(209,481)

(220,476)

(242,103)

(269,920)

(284,924)

Cash Earnings

$ 119,322

$ 143,138

$ 156,366

$ 166,956

$ 185,841

Average Shareholder's Equity

$1,201,702

$1,316,978

$1,373,663

$1,410,117

$1,530,516

Cash Earnings / Average Shareholder's Equity

9.9%

10.9%

11.4%

11.8%

12.1%

 

Note: Average Shareholder's Equity is the sum of the current and prior year shareholder's equity divided by two. Management believes that the cash return on equity metric (Cash ROE) when viewed in conjunction with the Company's results under US GAAP and the above reconciliation, provide useful information about operating and period-over-period performance, and provide additional information that is useful for evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business without regard to periodic reporting impacts related to non-cash revenue and expense items and interest rate derivative accounting, while recognizing the depreciating nature of our assets. 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of Net Income Allocable to Common Shares

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2013

Twelve Months Ended

December 31, 2013

Weighted-average shares:

Shares

Percent(2)

Shares

Percent(2)

Common shares outstanding ? Basic

80,154

99.15%

73,653

99.20%

Unvested restricted common shares

686

0.85%

594

0.80%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

80,839

100.00%

74,247

100.00%

Net income allocation

Net income

$48,421

100.00%

$29,781

100.00%

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted shares

(411)

(0.85%)

(238)

(0.80%)

Earnings available to common shares

$48,010

99.15%

$29,543

99.20%

Adjusted net income allocation

Adjusted net income

$54,899

100.00%

$59,260

100.00%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted

shares

(466)

(0.85%)

(474)

(0.80%)

Amounts allocated to common shares

$54,433

99.15%

$58,786

99.20%

(1) For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013, the company had no dilutive shares.

(2) Percentages rounded to two decimal places.

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of Net Income Allocable to Common Shares

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2012

Twelve Months Ended

December 31, 2012

Weighted-average shares:

Shares

Percent(2)

Shares

Percent(2)

Common shares outstanding ? Basic

69,120

99.19%

70,717

99.18%

Unvested restricted common shares

561

0.81%

588

0.82%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

69,681

100.00%

71,305

100.00%

Net income allocation

Net income

$29,789

100.00%

$32,868

100.00%

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted shares

(240)

(0.81%)

(271)

(0.82%)

Earnings available to common shares

$29,549

99.19%

$32,597

99.18%

Adjusted net income (loss) allocation

Adjusted net income

$36,372

100.00%

$57,009

100.00%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted shares

(293)

(0.81%)

(470)

(0.82%)

Amounts allocated to common shares

$36,079

99.19%

$56,539

99.18%

(1) For the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012, the company had no dilutive shares.

(2) Percentages rounded to two decimal places.

 

SOURCE Aircastle Limited

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