Hawaiian reports a GAAP net loss of $9.3 million in the third quarter

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2022.

“We enjoyed strong demand for travel to Hawaiʻi this summer led by our North America routes and are encouraged to see these trends continue into the fall, while the relaxation of travel restrictions in Japan sets the stage for the full restoration of our network in the months ahead,” said Peter Ingram, president and CEO at Hawaiian Airlines. “Our competitive position is strong.  And above all else we continue to have the best team in the business that has taken on every challenge over the last few years and continues to deliver outstanding service and hospitality.”

Financial Results

Third Quarter 2022

The Company reported:

  • GAAP net loss of $(9.3) million, and an adjusted net loss of $(7.7) million .
  • GAAP EPS of $(0.18) , and adjusted EPS of $(0.15) .
  • EBITDA of $46.8 million , and adjusted EBITDA of $47.9 million .

Third Quarter 2022 Highlights

Revenue Environment

The Company continued to enjoy strong demand throughout its domestic network and is seeing a solid recovery in its international network. The Company’s overall operating revenue was down 1.9% from third quarter 2019 as its international network is still rebuilding.

Other revenue was up 28.2% compared to the third quarter of 2019 driven by a strong quarter of cargo revenue and sales of HawaiianMiles.

Amazon Agreement

On October 21, 2022 , the Company announced an eight-year agreement with Amazon to provide flight operations and maintenance services for Amazon’s air cargo operation.  Amazon will provide a minimum of 10 A330-300 freight aircraft, and the Company will provide crew and line maintenance for this fleet.  The initial aircraft are scheduled to enter service in the second half of 2023.  In support of this business, the Company will open mainland base(s) for crew and maintenance.  Under the agreement, Amazon can grow its fleet with Hawaiian above the initial 10 aircraft and extend the contract beyond the initial eight-year term.  This agreement will provide the Company with a new long-term diversified stream of revenue with no aircraft acquisition costs.  As part of the agreement, Amazon will receive warrants to acquire up to 9.4 million of the Company’s common shares vesting over nine years.

Routes and Network

During the third quarter of 2022, the Company operated at 93% of its 2019 third quarter system capacity, comprised of 116%, 82% and 52% capacity on its North America , Neighbor Island and International routes, respectively.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2022, the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $1.4 billion
  • $1.7 billion in liquidity, including its undrawn $235 million revolving credit facility
  • Outstanding debt and finance lease obligations of $1.7 billion
  • Air traffic liability and current frequent flyer deferred revenue of $700 million

Operational Excellence

In August 2022 , the Company announced a partnership with Honolulu Community College to increase access to Aviation Maintenance Technician careers. The partnership will enable the college to double the number of students enrolled in the Aeronautics Maintenance Technology program by fall of 2023. One component of this program is the opportunity for students to take classes during the day while also participating in a paid part-time apprenticeship at Hawaiian Airlines.

Fourth Quarter 2022 Outlook

The Company expects its capacity for the quarter ending December 31, 2022 to be down approximately 4% to down 7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2019, mostly driven by the delay of the full restoration of its Japan network.

The Company expects its total revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2022 to be up 1.5% to up 5.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.

The Company expects its CASM excluding fuel and non-recurring items for the quarter ending December 31, 2022 to be up approximately 13% to 16% compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.

The Company’s outlook for adjusted EBITDA for the quarter ending December 31, 2022 is – $5 million to $35 million .

The table below summarizes the Company’s expectations for the quarter ending December 31, 2022 expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 .

Item

Fourth Quarter 2022 Guidance

GAAP Equivalent

GAAP Fourth Quarter 2022 Guidance

ASMs

Down 4% to 7%

Total Revenue

Up 1.5% to up 5.5%

Costs per ASM excluding fuel and non-recurring items (a)

Up 13% to 16%

Costs per ASM (a)

up 24% to 27%

Gallons of Jet Fuel Consumed

Down 5.5% to 8.5%

Fuel Price per Gallon (b)

$3.49

Adjusted EBITDA (c)

$-5 million to $35 million

Net Income (c)

(a) See Table 3 for a reconciliation of GAAP operating expenses to operating expenses excluding fuel and non-recurring items.

(b) Fuel Price per Gallon estimates are based on the October 13, 2022 fuel forward curve.

(c) The Company is not providing a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to GAAP net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, as it is unable, without unreasonable efforts, to calculate special and non-recurring charges, which could have a significant impact on the GAAP measure.

Statistical information, as well as a reconciliation of certain non-GAAP financial measures, can be found in the accompanying tables.

Full Year 2022 Outlook

The table below summarizes the Company’s updated expectations for the full year ending December 31, 2022 expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the results for the year ended December 31, 2019 .

Item

Full Year 2022 Guidance

Gallons of Jet Fuel Consumed

Down 10% to 13%

Fuel Price per Gallon (a)

$3.47

Effective Tax Rate

~18% to ~19%

Capital Expenditures

$120 million to $135 million

(a) Fuel Price per Gallon estimates are based on the October 13, 2022 fuel forward curve

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