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Copa Holdings reports a 2Q net profit of $32.0 million

Copa Holdings (Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia) (Panama City) reported net income of $32.0 million in the second quarter. Here is the full report by the company:

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Copa Holdings reported net income of US$32.0 million for 2Q12, or diluted earnings per share (EPS) of US$0.72.  Excluding special items,Copa Holdings would have reported adjusted net income of $58.6 million, or $1.32 per share, a 3.6% increase over adjusted net income ofUS$56.6 million and US$1.28 per share for 2Q11.
  • Operating income for 2Q12 came in at US72.6 million, a 2.7% decrease over operating income of US$74.6 million in 2Q11.  Operating margin for the period came in at 14.1%, compared to 17.4% in 2Q11, as a result of a 3.3% decline in unit revenues and a 2.7% increase in the effective price of jet fuel.
  • Total revenues increased 20.6% to US$515.8 million.  Yield per passenger mile increased 1.2% to 17.2 cents and operating revenue per available seat mile (RASM) decreased 3.3% to 13.1 cents.   However, adjusting for a 9.6% increase in average length of haul, adjusted yields and adjusted RASM increased 5.9% and 1.2%, respectively.
  • For 2Q12, passenger traffic (RPMs) grew 20.3% on a 24.8% capacity expansion, resulting in a consolidated load factor of 73.5%, or 2.8 percentage points below 2Q11.
  • Operating cost per available seat mile (CASM) increased 0.6%, from 11.2 cents in 2Q11 to 11.3 cents in 2Q12.  However, CASM excluding fuel costs remained flat year over year at 6.9 cents.
  • Cash, short term and long term investments ended 2Q12 at US$718.2 million, representing 35% of the last twelve months’ revenues.
  • During the second quarter, Copa Airlines took delivery of five Boeing 737-800 aircraft and returned two leased 737-700 aircraft.  As a result,Copa Holdings ended the quarter with a consolidated fleet of 80 aircraft.
  • In June, Copa Airlines launched service to four new destinations: Las Vegas (USA), Recife (Brazil), Liberia (Costa Rica) and Willemstad(Curacao).  Also, on July 14, the airline launched service to Iquitos (Peru).  As a result. Copa Airlines’ network now provides service to 64 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
  • On June 21, Copa Airlines officially joined the Star Alliance, the largest and most important global airline network. Entry into Star Alliancestrengthens the airlines’ successful alliance with United Airlines, as well as the Hub of the Americas’ position as the major connection center in the Americas.
  • For 2Q12, Copa Holdings reported consolidated on-time performance of 83.7% and a flight-completion factor of 99.4%.
Consolidated Financial & Operating Highlights 2Q12 2Q11 % Change  1Q12 % Change 
Revenue Passengers Carried (‘000) 1,658 1,511 9.8% 1,714 -3.2%
RPMs (mm) 2,886 2,400 20.3% 2,954 -2.3%
ASMs (mm) 3,923 3,145 24.8% 3,829 2.5%
Load Factor 73.5% 76.3% -2.8 p.p. 77.2% -3.6 p.p.
Yield 17.2 17.0 1.2% 17.7 -3.2%
PRASM (US$ Cents) 12.6 12.9 -2.5% 13.7 -7.8%
RASM (US$ Cents) 13.1 13.6 -3.3% 14.2 -7.3%
CASM (US$ Cents) 11.3 11.2 0.6% 11.3 0.2%
CASM Excl. Fuel (US$ Cents) 6.9 6.9 -0.1% 6.8 1.0%
Breakeven Load Factor (1) 63.0% 58.5% 4.5 p.p. 61.2% 1.8 p.p.
Fuel Gallons Consumed (Millions) 52.1 42.2 23.6% 51.3 1.7%
Avg. Price Per Fuel Gallon (US$ Dollars) 3.32 3.24 2.7% 3.33 -0.2%
Average Length of Haul (Miles) 1,740 1,588 9.6% 1,724 0.9%
Average Stage Length (Miles) 1,063 973 9.2% 1,066 -0.3%
Departures 27,005 24,694 9.4% 26,647 1.3%
Block Hours 74,841 61,240 22.2% 73,480 1.9%
Average Aircraft Utilization (Hours) 10.6 10.2 3.5% 11.0 -3.6%
Operating Revenues (US$ mm) 515.8 427.7 20.6% 543.3 -5.0%
Operating Income (US$ mm) 72.6 74.6 -2.7% 111.6 -34.9%
Operating Margin 14.1% 17.4% -3.4 p.p. 20.5% -6.5 p.p.
Net Income (US$ mm) 32.0 41.3 -22.4% 95.9 -66.6%
Adjusted Net Income (US$ mm) (1) 58.6 56.6 3.6% 90.6 -35.3%
EPS – Basic and Diluted (US$) 0.72 0.93 -22.5% 2.16 -66.6%
Adjusted EPS – Basic and Diluted (US$) (1) 1.32 1.28 3.5% 2.04 -35.3%
# of Shares – Basic and Diluted (‘000) 44,354 44,316 0.1% 44,341 0.0%

(1Breakeven Load Factor, Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted EPS for 2Q12, 2Q11, and 1Q12 exclude non-cash charges/gains associated with the mark-to-market of fuel hedges.

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