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Atlas Air Worldwide Reports Second-Quarter 2017 Results

  • Reported Income from Continuing Operations of $39.0 Million
  • Adjusted Income from Continuing Operations of $29.1 Million
  • Placed Three 747-400F ACMI Aircraft with New Customer
  • Increasing Full-Year Outlook

PURCHASE, N.Y., Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAWW) today announced income from continuing operations, net of taxes, of $39.0 million, which included an unrealized gain on financial instruments of $13.8 million related to outstanding warrants, for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Results compared with income from continuing operations, net of taxes, of $20.9 million, which included an unrealized gain on financial instruments of $26.5 million related to outstanding warrants, for the three months ended June 30, 2016. 

On an adjusted basis, income from continuing operations, net of taxes, in the second quarter of 2017 totaled $29.1 million compared with $20.2 million in the year-ago quarter.

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, net of taxes, were $0.92 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and a loss of $0.26 for the three months ended June 30, 2016, reflecting the impact of warrant accounting and transaction-related expenses. Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, net of taxes, totaled $1.09 in the second quarter of 2017 and $0.80 in the second quarter of 2016.

“Earnings growth in the second quarter reflected a 17% increase in revenue, 15% increase in block hours, and higher direct contribution in all of our segments,” said President and Chief Executive Officer William J. Flynn. “Our growth also reflected an increase in aircraft utilization and a rise in commercial charter yields. During the quarter, we started flying for Cathay Pacific and Yangtze River Airlines and added four 767-300 freighters for Amazon, including our fifth and sixth aircraft in June.    

“We are experiencing good momentum in our business, and we expect that to carry through 2017, into 2018 and beyond. As a result, we are increasing our full-year 2017 outlook.

“We anticipate that our adjusted income from continuing operations, net of taxes, will grow by a percentage in the mid-teens this year, approximately double the midpoint of our previous outlook.  

“As announced today, we have entered into an ACMI agreement to operate three 747-400s for Hong Kong Air Cargo, the first of which will start flying in September. We have a strategic focus on the fast-growing Chinese and Asian markets, and we have added five new customers there this year.

“We also continue to move more deeply into the faster-growing express and e-commerce markets. More than 70% of our current freighters operate for customers in these markets, and that percentage will increase as we ramp up from six aircraft for Amazon currently to an expected 20 by the end of 2018.

“The evolution of e-commerce is transforming the global supply chain and creating significant new opportunities for Atlas. Freighter aircraft in scaled route networks, such as those that we operate, provide the just-in-time service that enables consumers to receive their orders as quickly as possible.”

Second-Quarter Results

Higher ACMI contribution in the second quarter of 2017 was primarily driven by an increase in flying, partially offset by higher heavy maintenance costs. Segment revenue growth benefited from an increase in block-hour volumes, reflecting greater 767 and 747-400 CMI flying as well as higher aircraft utilization. Average rates reflected the growth in 767 and 747-400 CMI flying.

Higher Charter segment contribution during the period was primarily due to improved commercial cargo yields, lower costs related to crew training, and an increase in commercial and military demand. These impacts were partially offset by higher heavy maintenance costs and lower rates paid by the military. Segment revenue growth was driven by an increase in block-hour volumes and average rates.

In Dry Leasing, higher revenue and segment contribution were primarily driven by the placement of six 767-300 converted freighter aircraft with Amazon between August 2016 and June 2017. Segment contribution also benefited from a reduction in interest expense due to the scheduled repayment of debt related to dry leased 777 aircraft in our portfolio.

Higher unallocated income and expenses in the second quarter of 2017 primarily reflected an increase in unallocated interest expense, growth initiatives, and amortization of a customer incentive asset, partially offset by an accrual for legal matters in the year-ago period.

Both reported and adjusted income from continuing operations in the second quarter of 2017 included a $2.7 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, benefit related to the timing of heavy maintenance that has moved to the third quarter of 2017 from the second quarter.

Reported earnings in the second quarter also included an effective income tax rate of 21.6%, due mainly to nontaxable changes in the value of outstanding warrants and our assertion to indefinitely reinvest the net earnings of foreign subsidiaries outside the U.S. On an adjusted basis, our results reflected an effective income tax rate of 29.4%.

Half-Year Results

For the six months ended June 30, 2017, income from continuing operations totaled $39.1 million, which included an unrealized gain on financial instruments of $8.6 million related to outstanding warrants. Results compared with income from continuing operations of $21.4 million, which included an unrealized gain on financial instruments of $26.5 million, for the six months ended June 30, 2016.

On an adjusted basis, first-half 2017 income from continuing operations totaled $37.4 million compared with $27.9 million in the first half of 2016. 

Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.13 for the first six months of 2017 and a loss of $0.24 per share for the first half of 2016, reflecting the impact of warrant accounting and transaction-related expenses.

Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations totaled $1.39 in the first six months of 2017 and $1.11 in the first half of 2016.

Cash and Short-Term Investments

At June 30, 2017, our cash, cash equivalents, short-term investments and restricted cash totaled $290.7 million, compared with $142.6 million at December 31, 2016.

The change in position resulted from cash provided by operating and financing activities, partially offset by cash used for investing activities.

Net cash provided by financing activities during the first half of 2017 primarily reflected proceeds from our issuance of convertible notes and our financings of 767-300 aircraft, partially offset by payments on debt obligations. 

Net cash used for investing activities primarily related to capital expenditures and payments for flight equipment and modifications, including the acquisition of 767-300 aircraft to be converted to freighter configuration. 

Outlook

We are increasing our outlook for the full year.

We expect our adjusted income from continuing operations, net of taxes, in 2017 to grow by a percentage in the mid-teens compared with 2016 adjusted income of $114.3 million, approximately double the midpoint of our prior view of mid-single-digit to low-double-digit percentage growth.

In addition, we expect adjusted income from continuing operations, net of taxes, in the third quarter of 2017 to increase by a percentage in the low- to mid-teens compared with our third-quarter 2016 adjusted income of $27.4 million.    

Our view reflects solid demand from our customers, the benefits we expect from our growth initiatives, and the steps we have taken to align our business with the faster-growing express and e-commerce markets.

We believe the current demand, including our new services for Asiana Cargo, Cathay Pacific Cargo, FedEx, Hong Kong Air Cargo, Nippon Cargo Airlines and Yangtze River Airlines, the initial accretion from our Amazon operations, and the first full year of contribution from Southern Air provide a strong foundation for earnings growth.

Given the inherent seasonality of airfreight demand, we anticipate that results in 2017 will reflect historical patterns, with more than 70% of our adjusted income occurring in the second half.

For the full year, we expect total block hours to increase approximately 20% compared with 2016, with more than 75% of our hours in ACMI and the balance in Charter. 

Aircraft maintenance expense in 2017 should total approximately $255 million, and depreciation and amortization is expected to total approximately $170 million. In addition, core capital expenditures, which exclude aircraft and engine purchases, are expected to total approximately $65 to $75 million, mainly for parts and components for our fleet.

We provide guidance on an adjusted basis because we are unable to predict, with reasonable certainty, the effects of outstanding warrants and other items that could be material to our reported results.

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call to discuss Atlas Air Worldwide’s second-quarter 2017 financial and operating results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

/EIN News/ -- Interested parties are invited to listen to the call live over the Internet at www.atlasair.com (click on “Investor Information,” click on “Presentations” and on the link to the second-quarter call) or at the following Web address:

http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/chhvexim

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be archived on the above websites following the call. A replay will also be available through August 8 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (U.S. Toll Free) or (404) 537-3406 (from outside the U.S.) and using Access Code 52437591#.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we present certain non-GAAP financial measures to assist in the evaluation of our business performance. These non-GAAP measures include EBITDA, as adjusted; Direct Contribution; Adjusted income from continuing operations, net of taxes; Adjusted Diluted EPS from continuing operations, net of taxes; Adjusted effective tax rate; and Free Cash Flow, which exclude certain noncash income and expenses, and items impacting year-over-year comparisons of our results. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for Income from continuing operations, net of taxes; Diluted EPS from continuing operations, net of taxes; Effective tax rate; and Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities, which are the most directly comparable measures of performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the performance of the company’s ongoing operations and in planning and forecasting future periods. In addition, management’s incentive compensation will be determined, in part, by using Adjusted Income from continuing operations, net of taxes. We believe that these adjusted measures, when considered together with the corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations to those measures, provide meaningful supplemental information to assist investors and analysts in understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance.

About Atlas Air Worldwide:

Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc., Southern Air Holdings, Inc. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the world’s largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers a broad array of Boeing 747, 777, 767, 757 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international applications.

Atlas Air Worldwide’s press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the company’s home page, www.atlasair.com.

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect Atlas Air Worldwide’s current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. Those statements are based on management’s beliefs, plans, expectations and assumptions, and on information currently available to management. Generally, the words “will,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “continue,” “believe,” “seek,” “project,” “estimate,” and similar expressions used in this release that do not relate to historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Such forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the operations and business environments of Atlas Air Worldwide and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “companies”) that may cause the actual results of the companies to be materially different from any future results, express or implied, in such forward-looking statements. 

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: our ability to effectively operate the network service contemplated by our agreements with Amazon, including the cost and timing of securing any aircraft necessary to fulfill our agreements; the risk that the anticipated benefits of our agreements with Amazon will not be realized when expected, or at all; the possibility that Amazon may terminate its agreements with the companies; the effect of the announcement or pendency of the transactions contemplated by the agreements with Amazon; failure to successfully integrate the Southern Air business; the ability of the companies to operate pursuant to the terms of their financing facilities; the ability of the companies to obtain and maintain normal terms with vendors and service providers; the companies’ ability to maintain contracts that are critical to their operations; the ability of the companies to fund and execute their business plan; the ability of the companies to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and associates; the ability of the companies to attract and retain customers; the continued availability of our wide-body aircraft; demand for cargo services in the markets in which the companies operate; economic conditions; the effects of any hostilities or act of war (in the Middle East or elsewhere) or any terrorist attack; labor costs and relations; financing costs; the cost and availability of war risk insurance; our ability to maintain adequate internal controls over financial reporting; aviation fuel costs; security-related costs; competitive pressures on pricing (especially from lower-cost competitors); volatility in the international currency markets; weather conditions; government legislation and regulation; consumer perceptions of the companies’ products and services; anticipated and future litigation; and other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in Atlas Air Worldwide’s reports to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

For additional information, we refer you to the risk factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Form 10-Q filed by Atlas Air Worldwide with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other factors and assumptions not identified above may also affect the forward-looking statements, and these other factors and assumptions may also cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed.

Except as stated in this release, Atlas Air Worldwide is not providing guidance or estimates regarding its anticipated business and financial performance for 2017 or thereafter. 

Atlas Air Worldwide assumes no obligation to update such statements contained in this release to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such estimates other than as required by law.


   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Consolidated Statements of Operations  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
     For the Three Months Ended     For the Six Months Ended  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016     June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016  
                                 
Operating Revenue   $ 517,366     $ 443,272     $ 992,761     $ 861,887  
                                 
Operating Expenses                                
Salaries, wages and benefits     111,488       101,542       215,575       195,387  
Aircraft fuel     83,486       61,353       165,918       124,573  
Maintenance, materials and repairs     64,769       55,435       137,585       112,459  
Depreciation and amortization     40,986       37,208       78,880       72,213  
Aircraft rent     33,792       36,723       69,865       73,760  
Travel     34,891       32,010       67,249       62,333  
Passenger and ground handling services     23,573       22,019       48,696       42,898  
Navigation fees, landing fees and other rent     25,255       18,777       43,790       40,751  
Gain on disposal of aircraft     (93 )     -       (147 )     -  
Special charge     -       -       -       6,631  
Transaction-related expenses     1,396       16,788       2,312       17,581  
Other     39,345       40,593       80,523       72,420  
Total Operating Expenses     458,888       422,448       910,246       821,006  
                                 
Operating Income     58,478       20,824       82,515       40,881  
                                 
Non-operating Expenses (Income)                                
Interest income     (1,342 )     (1,405 )     (2,598 )     (3,009 )
Interest expense     24,670       20,938       46,194       42,240  
Capitalized interest     (1,931 )     (690 )     (3,711 )     (1,047 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt     -       -       -       132  
Unrealized gain on financial instruments     (13,763 )     (26,475 )     (8,550 )     (26,475 )
Other expense (income)     1,061       48       809       (192 )
Total Non-operating Expenses (Income)     8,695       (7,584 )     32,144       11,649  
                                 
Income from continuing operations before income taxes     49,783       28,408       50,371       29,232  
Income tax expense     10,739       7,489       11,292       7,842  
                                 
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes     39,044       20,919       39,079       21,390  
                                 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes     (105 )     (345 )     (891 )     (345 )
                                 
Net Income   $ 38,939     $ 20,574     $ 38,188     $ 21,045  
                                 
Earnings per share from continuing operations:                                
Basic   $ 1.55     $ 0.84     $ 1.55     $ 0.86  
                                 
Diluted   $ 0.92     $ (0.26 )   $ 1.13     $ (0.24 )
                                 
Loss per share from discontinued operations:                                
Basic   $ (0.00 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.04 )   $ (0.01 )
                                 
Diluted   $ (0.00 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.03 )   $ (0.01 )
                                 
Earnings (loss) per share:                                
Basic   $ 1.54     $ 0.83     $ 1.51     $ 0.85  
                                 
Diluted   $ 0.92     $ (0.28 )   $ 1.09     $ (0.26 )
                                 
Weighted average shares:                                
Basic     25,257       24,812       25,210       24,761  
                                 
Diluted     26,791       25,225       26,823       25,036  


   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(in thousands, except share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
    June 30, 2017     December 31, 2016  
Assets                
Current Assets                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 271,655     $ 123,890  
Short-term investments     7,920       4,313  
Restricted cash     11,092       14,360  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $965 and $997, respectively     165,013       166,486  
Prepaid maintenance     1,899       4,418  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     52,927       44,603  
Total current assets     510,506       358,070  
Property and Equipment                
Flight equipment     4,156,460       3,886,714  
Ground equipment     72,167       68,688  
Less:  accumulated depreciation     (636,189 )     (568,946 )
Flight equipment modifications in progress     223,489       154,226  
Property and equipment, net     3,815,927       3,540,682  
Other Assets                
Long-term investments and accrued interest     23,008       27,951  
Deferred costs and other assets     232,748       204,647  
Intangible assets, net and goodwill     111,104       116,029  
Total Assets   $ 4,693,293     $ 4,247,379  
                 
Liabilities and Equity                
Current Liabilities                
Accounts payable   $ 80,882     $ 59,543  
Accrued liabilities     406,440       320,887  
Current portion of long-term debt and capital lease     196,136       184,748  
Total current liabilities     683,458       565,178  
Other Liabilities                
Long-term debt and capital lease     1,949,983       1,666,663  
Deferred taxes     307,962       298,165  
Financial instruments and other liabilities     158,588       200,035  
Total other liabilities     2,416,533       2,164,863  
Commitments and contingencies                
Equity                
Stockholders’ Equity                
Preferred stock, $1 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued     -       -  
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized;                
  30,063,328 and 29,633,605 shares issued, 25,265,748 and 25,017,242,                
  shares outstanding (net of treasury stock), as of June 30, 2017                
  and December 31, 2016, respectively     301       296  
Additional paid-in-capital     703,987       657,082  
Treasury stock, at cost; 4,797,580 and 4,616,363 shares, respectively     (192,755 )     (183,119 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (4,491 )     (4,993 )
Retained earnings     1,086,260       1,048,072  
Total stockholders’ equity     1,593,302       1,517,338  
Total Liabilities and Equity   $ 4,693,293     $ 4,247,379  

1   Balance sheet debt at June 30, 2017 totaled $2,146.1 million, including the impact of $108.9 million of unamortized discount and debt issuance costs of $52.2 million.
2   The face value of our debt at June 30, 2017 totaled $2,307.2 million, compared with $1,943.4 million on December 31, 2016.


   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows  
(in thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
   
     For the Six Months Ended  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016  
                 
Operating Activities:                
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes   $ 39,079     $ 21,390  
Less: Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes     (891 )     (345 )
Net Income     38,188       21,045  
                 
Adjustments to reconcile Net Income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
Depreciation and amortization     90,842       81,818  
Accretion of debt securities discount     (604 )     (650 )
Provision for allowance for doubtful accounts     134       321  
Special charge, net of cash payments     -       6,631  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt     -       132  
Unrealized gain on financial instruments     (8,550 )     (26,475 )
Gain on disposal of aircraft     (147 )     -  
Deferred taxes     11,000       7,667  
Stock-based compensation expense     10,579       10,961  
Changes in:                
Accounts receivable     (5,204 )     39,354  
Prepaid expenses, current assets and other assets     (36,067 )     (15,382 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     12,636       (78,178 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     112,807       47,244  
Investing Activities:                
Capital expenditures     (45,237 )     (27,239 )
Payments for flight equipment and modifications     (226,812 )     (186,213 )
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired     -       (107,498 )
Proceeds from investments     1,941       7,512  
Proceeds from disposal of aircraft     147       -  
Net cash used for investing activities     (269,961 )     (313,438 )
Financing Activities:                
Proceeds from debt issuance     435,325       84,790  
Proceeds from revolving credit facility     150,000       -  
Payment of revolving credit facility     (150,000 )     -  
Customer maintenance reserves and deposits received     18,062       7,187  
Customer maintenance reserves paid     (6,384 )     -  
Proceeds from sale of convertible note warrants     38,148       -  
Payments for convertible note hedges     (70,140 )     -  
Purchase of treasury stock     (9,636 )     (4,255 )
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation expense     -       168  
Payment of debt issuance costs     (10,323 )     (1,074 )
Payments of debt     (93,401 )     (91,208 )
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities     301,651       (4,392 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash     144,497       (270,586 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of period     138,250       438,931  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of period   $ 282,747     $ 168,345  
                 
Noncash Investing and Financing Activities:                
                 
Acquisition of flight equipment included in Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 75,668     $ 15,448  
Acquisition of flight equipment under capital lease   $ 32,380     $ -  


   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Direct Contribution  
(in thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
   
    For the Three Months Ended     For the Six Months Ended  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016     June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016  
Operating Revenue:                                
ACMI   $ 229,179     $ 211,722     $ 429,873     $ 394,462  
Charter     255,820       202,451       499,718       404,754  
Dry Leasing     28,560       25,066       55,317       53,258  
Customer incentive asset amortization     (898 )     -       (1,343 )     -  
Other     4,705       4,033       9,196       9,413  
Total Operating Revenue   $ 517,366     $ 443,272     $ 992,761     $ 861,887  
                                 
Direct Contribution:                                
ACMI   $ 53,524     $ 45,490     $ 89,487     $ 70,230  
Charter     36,884       24,856       54,070       45,633  
Dry Leasing     9,661       6,878       19,384       17,286  
Total Direct Contribution for Reportable Segments     100,069       77,224       162,941       133,149  
                                 
Unallocated income and expenses, net     (62,746 )     (58,503 )     (118,955 )     (106,048 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt     -       -       -       (132 )
Unrealized gain on financial instruments     13,763       26,475       8,550       26,475  
Special charge     -       -       -       (6,631 )
Transaction-related expenses     (1,396 )     (16,788 )     (2,312 )     (17,581 )
Gain on disposal of aircraft     93       -       147       -  
Income from continuing operations before income taxes     49,783       28,408       50,371       29,232  
                                 
Add back (subtract):                                
Interest income     (1,342 )     (1,405 )     (2,598 )     (3,009 )
Interest expense     24,670       20,938       46,194       42,240  
Capitalized interest     (1,931 )     (690 )     (3,711 )     (1,047 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt     -       -       -       132  
Unrealized gain on financial instruments     (13,763 )     (26,475 )     (8,550 )     (26,475 )
Other expense (income)     1,061       48       809       (192 )
Operating Income   $ 58,478     $ 20,824     $ 82,515     $ 40,881  
                                 

Atlas Air Worldwide uses an economic performance metric, Direct Contribution, to show the profitability of each of its segments after allocation of direct ownership costs. Atlas Air Worldwide currently has the following reportable segments: ACMI, Charter, and Dry Leasing. Each segment has different commercial and economic characteristics, which are separately reviewed by our chief operating decision maker.

Direct Contribution consists of income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes, excluding loss on the early extinguishment of debt, unrealized gain on financial instruments, special charge, transaction-related expenses, gain on the disposal of aircraft, nonrecurring items, and unallocated income and expenses, net.

Direct operating and ownership costs include crew costs, maintenance, fuel, ground operations, sales costs, aircraft rent, interest expense on the portion of debt used for financing aircraft, interest income on debt securities, and aircraft depreciation.

Unallocated income and expenses, net include corporate overhead, nonaircraft depreciation, noncash expenses and income, interest expense on the portion of debt used for general corporate purposes, interest income on nondebt securities, capitalized interest, foreign exchange gains and losses, other revenue and other nonoperating costs.  


   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
      For the Three Months Ended  
      June 30, 2017       June 30, 2016     Percent
Change
 
                             
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes     $ 39,044       $ 20,919       86.6 %
Impact from:                            
Gain on disposal of aircraft       (93 )       -          
Transaction-related expenses       1,396         16,788          
Accrual for legal matters and professional fees       263         6,697          
Noncash expenses and income, net1       3,651         1,882          
Unrealized gain on financial instruments2       (13,763 )       (26,475 )        
Income tax effect of reconciling items       (1,383 )       351          
Adjusted income from continuing operations, net of taxes     $ 29,115       $ 20,162       44.4 %
                             
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding       26,791         25,225          
                             
Adjusted Diluted EPS from continuing operations, net of taxes     $ 1.09       $ 0.80       36.3 %
                             
      For the Six Months Ended  
      June 30, 2017       June 30, 2016     Percent
Change
 
                             
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes     $ 39,079       $ 21,390       82.7 %
Impact from:                            
Gain on disposal of aircraft       (147 )       -          
Special charge       -         6,631          
Transaction-related expenses       2,311         17,581          
Accrual for legal matters and professional fees       337         6,987          
Noncash expenses and income, net1       6,063         3,726          
Charges associated with refinancing debt       -         132          
Unrealized gain on financial instruments2       (8,550 )       (26,475 )        
Income tax effect of reconciling items       (1,704 )       (2,066 )        
Adjusted income from continuing operations, net of taxes     $ 37,389       $ 27,906       34.0 %
                             
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding       26,823         25,036          
                             
Adjusted Diluted EPS from continuing operations, net of taxes     $ 1.39       $ 1.11       25.2 %

1   Noncash expenses and income, net in 2017 primarily related to amortization of debt discount on outstanding convertible notes and amortization of customer incentive related to outstanding warrants. Noncash expenses and income, net in 2016 primarily related to amortization of debt discount on outstanding convertible notes.

2   Unrealized gain on financial instruments related to outstanding warrants.


   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures  
(in thousands, except per share data)  
(Unaudited)  
   
    For the Three Months Ended  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016  
                 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 94,153     $ 27,805  
Less:                
  Capital expenditures     23,564       16,557  
  Capitalized interest   $ 1,931     $ 690  
Free Cash Flow1   $ 68,658     $ 10,558  
                 
                 
                 
    For the Six Months Ended  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016  
                 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 112,807     $ 47,244  
Less:                
  Capital expenditures     45,237       27,239  
  Capitalized interest   $ 3,711     $ 1,047  
Free Cash Flow1   $ 63,859     $ 18,958  

1   Free Cash Flow = Cash Flows from Operations minus Base Capital Expenditures and Capitalized Interest.

  Base Capital Expenditures excludes purchases of aircraft.

 

   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures  
(in thousands)  
(Unaudited)  
   
    For the Three Months Ended     For the Six Months Ended  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016     June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016  
                                 
Income from continuing operations, net of taxes   $ 39,044     $ 20,919     $ 39,079     $ 21,390  
Income tax expense     10,739       7,489       11,292       7,842  
Income from continuing operations before income taxes     49,783       28,408       50,371       29,232  
Noncash expenses and income, net1     3,651       1,882       6,063       3,726  
Gain on disposal of aircraft     (93 )     -       (147 )     -  
Special charge2     -       -       -       6,631  
Transaction-related expenses     1,396       16,788       2,311       17,581  
Accrual for legal matters and professional fees     263       6,697       337       6,987  
Charges associated with refinancing debt     -       -       -       132  
Unrealized gain on financial instruments     (13,763 )     (26,475 )     (8,550 )     (26,475 )
                                 
Adjusted pretax income     41,237       27,300       50,385       37,814  
                                 
Interest expense, net3     19,117       17,558       36,234       35,651  
Other non-operating expenses (income)     1,061       48       809       (192 )
                                 
Adjusted operating income     61,415       44,906       87,428       73,273  
                                 
Depreciation and amortization     40,986       37,208       78,880       72,213  
                                 
EBITDA, as adjusted4   $ 102,401     $ 82,114     $ 166,308     $ 145,486  
                                 
Income tax expense   $ 10,739     $ 7,489     $ 11,292     $ 7,842  
Income tax effect of reconciling items5     (1,383 )     351       (1,704 )     (2,066 )
Adjusted income tax expense     12,122       7,138       12,996       9,908  
Adjusted pretax income   $ 41,237     $ 27,300     $ 50,385     $ 37,814  
Adjusted effective tax rate     29.4 %     26.1 %     25.8 %     26.2 %

1   Reflects impact of noncash expenses and income related to convertible notes, debt and investments, and amortization of customer incentive related to outstanding warrants.

2  Special charge in 2016 primarily represented a loss on engines held for sale.

3  Reflects impact of noncash expenses and income related to convertible notes, debt and investments.

4   Adjusted EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, noncash interest expenses and income, net, gain on disposal of aircraft, special charge, transaction-related expenses, accrual for legal matters and professional fees, charges associated with refinancing debt, and unrealized gain on financial instruments, as applicable.

5   See Non-GAAP reconciliation of Adjusted income from continuing operations, net of taxes.


   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Operating Statistics and Traffic Results  
(Unaudited)  
   
    For the Three Months Ended     Increase/     For the Six Months Ended     Increase/  
    June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016     (Decrease)     June 30, 2017     June 30, 2016     (Decrease)  
                                                 
Block Hours                                                
ACMI     44,819       39,862       4,957       83,735       69,391       14,344  
Charter                                                
Cargo     11,288       8,671       2,617       22,228       16,901       5,327  
Passenger     4,611       4,343       268       9,456       8,278       1,178  
Other     570       436       134       985       892       93  
Total Block Hours     61,288       53,312       7,976       116,404       95,462       20,942  
                                                 
Revenue Per Block Hour                                                
ACMI   $ 5,113     $ 5,311     $ (198 )   $ 5,134     $ 5,685     $ (551 )
Charter   $ 16,090     $ 15,556     $ 534     $ 15,772     $ 16,075     $ (303 )
Cargo   $ 16,119     $ 14,848     $ 1,271     $ 15,710     $ 15,430     $ 280  
Passenger   $ 16,020     $ 16,971     $ (951 )   $ 15,918     $ 17,393     $ (1,475 )
                                                 
Average Utilization                                                
(block hours per day)                                                
ACMI1     9.1       9.0       0.1       8.9       8.7       0.2  
Charter                                                
Cargo     10.3       8.4       1.9       9.4       8.3       1.1  
Passenger     7.6       9.0       (1.4 )     7.7       8.9       (1.2 )
All Operating Aircraft1,2     9.3       8.9       0.4       9.0       8.7       0.3  
                                                 
Fuel                                                
Charter                                                
Average fuel cost per gallon   $ 1.85     $ 1.68     $ 0.17     $ 1.86     $ 1.74     $ 0.12  
Fuel gallons consumed (000s)     45,229       36,585       8,644       89,156       71,530       17,626  

1  ACMI and All Operating Aircraft averages in the second quarter and first six months of 2017 reflect the impact of increases in the number of CMI aircraft and amount of CMI flying compared with the same periods of 2016.

2  Average of All Operating Aircraft excludes Dry Leasing aircraft, which do not contribute to block-hour volumes.


   
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.  
Operating Statistics and Traffic Results  
(Unaudited)  
   
    For the Three Months
Ended
    Increase/     For the Six Months
Ended
    Increase/  
    June 30,
2017
    June 30,
2016
    (Decrease)     June 30,
2017
    June 30,
2016
    (Decrease)  
                                                 
Segment Operating Fleet                                                
(average aircraft equivalents                                                
during the period)                                                
ACMI1                                                
747-8F Cargo     7.6       7.8       (0.2 )     7.3       8.3       (1.0 )
747-400 Cargo     14.1       13.5       0.6       13.4       13.1       0.3  
747-400 Dreamlifter     3.2       3.2       -       3.1       3.0       0.1  
777-200 Cargo     5.0       4.7       0.3       5.0       2.3       2.7  
767-300 Cargo     8.2       4.0       4.2       7.0       3.7       3.3  
767-200 Cargo     9.0       9.0       -       9.0       9.0       -  
737-400 Cargo     5.0       4.7       0.3       5.0       2.3       2.7  
747-400 Passenger     1.0       1.0       -       1.0       1.0       -  
767-200 Passenger     1.0       1.0       -       1.0       1.0       -  
Total     54.1       48.9       5.2       51.8       43.7       8.1  
Charter                                                
747-8F Cargo     2.3       2.1       0.2       2.6       1.6       1.0  
747-400 Cargo     9.7       9.2       0.5       10.4       9.6       0.8  
747-400 Passenger     2.0       2.0       -       2.0       2.0       -  
767-300 Passenger     4.7       3.3       1.4       4.8       3.1       1.7  
Total     18.7       16.6       2.1       19.8       16.3       3.5  
Dry Leasing                                                
777-200 Cargo     6.0       6.0       -       6.0       6.0       -  
767-300 Cargo     5.8       2.0       3.8       4.7       1.7       3.0  
757-200 Cargo     1.0       1.0       -       1.0       1.0       -  
737-300 Cargo     1.0       1.0       -       1.0       1.0       -  
737-800 Passenger     1.0       1.0       -       1.0       1.0       -  
Total     14.8       11.0       3.8       13.7       10.7       3.0  
Less: Aircraft Dry Leased to
CMI customers
    (5.8 )     (2.0 )     (3.8 )     (4.7 )     (1.7 )     (3.0 )
Total Operating Average
Aircraft Equivalents
    81.8       74.5       7.3       80.6       69.0       11.6  
                                                 

1 ACMI average fleet excludes spare aircraft provided by CMI customers.

 

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