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Copa Holdings reports 4Q net income of $86.6 million, $326.5 million for 2012

Copa Holdings, S.A. (Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia) (Panama City) has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012 and the full year of 2012.

  • Copa Holdings reported net income of US$86.6 million for 4Q12 or earnings per share (EPS) of US$1.95, as compared to net income of US$104.4 million or EPS of US$2.36 in 4Q11.  Excluding special items, Copa Holdings reported an adjusted net income of US$89.3 million or adjusted EPS of $2.01, compared to adjusted net income of US$85.3 million or adjusted EPS of $1.93 in 4Q11.
  • Net income for full year 2012 reached US$326.5 million or EPS of US$7.35, compared to US$310.4 million or EPS of US$6.98 for full year 2011.  Excluding special items, however, Copa Holdings would have reported an adjusted net income of US$336.1 million or EPS of US$7.57, compared to adjusted net income of US$314.1 or adjusted EPS of $7.06 for full year 2011.
  • Operating income for 4Q12 came in at US$104.3 million, representing a 6.5% decline from operating income of US$111.5 million in 4Q11, mainly as a result of a 3.7% drop in unit operating revenue per available seat mile (RASM) and a 6.3% increase in the all-in price of jet fuel.  As a result, operating margin for 4Q12 came in at 17.4%, or 4.5 percentage points below 4Q11.
  • The Company reported operating income of US$402.5 million for full year 2012, representing an increase of 4.6% over operating income of US$385.0 million in 2011.  Operating margin for full year 2012 came in at 17.9%, as compared to an operating margin of 21.0% in 2011.
  • Total revenues for 4Q12 increased 17.7% to US$599.8 million. Yield per passenger mile decreased 4.1% to 17.1 cents and RASM came in at 13.5 cents, or 3.7% below 4Q11.  However, on a quarter over quarter basis, both yields and RASM remained relatively flat over our third quarter high season, declining only 0.9% and 0.2%, respectively.
  • For 4Q12 consolidated passenger traffic grew 23.7%, led by international traffic growth which expanded a robust 26.0%.  At the same time, consolidated capacity grew 22.3%, led by a 24.4% increase in international capacity.  As a result, consolidated load factor for the quarter increased 0.8 percentage points to 75.7%.  For full year 2012, consolidated load factor came in at 75.4%, down 0.9 percentage points from 2011, on 24.1% capacity growth.
  • Operating cost per available seat mile (CASM) increased 1.8%, from 11.0 cents in 4Q11 to 11.1 cents in 4Q12 as a result of an increase in the all-in price of jet fuel.  However, CASM excluding fuel cost decreased 1.3% from 6.9 cents in 4Q11 to 6.8 cents in 4Q12, as a result of lower labor, maintenance and distribution unit costs, which were partly offset mainly by higher passenger servicing costs and other administrative expenses.
  • Cash, short term and long term investments ended 2012 at US$720.5 million, representing 32% of the last twelve months’ revenues.
  • During the fourth quarter, Copa Airlines took delivery of two Boeing 737-800s and returned one leased Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  As a result, Copa Holdings ended the year with a consolidated fleet of 83 aircraft, composed of 18 Boeing 737-700s, 39 Boeing 737-800s and 26 Embraer-190s.
  • During the fourth quarter, Copa Holdings and Boeing agreed to reschedule four future B737-800 aircraft deliveries (2 firm and 2 options).  As a result, the company now has eight firm deliveries of Boeing 737-800 aircraft and four lease expirations of B737-700 aircraft for 2014.
  • For 2012, Copa Holdings reported on-time performance of 85.5% and a flight-completion factor of 99.6%, maintaining its position among the best in the industry.

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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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Copa Holdings reports net income of $104.4 million for 4Q and $310.4 million for 2011

Copa Holdings (Panama City) reported net income of $104.4 million for 4Q11 or earnings per share (EPS) of $2.36, as compared to net income of $94.4 million or EPS of $2.15 in 4Q10.

Excluding special items, Copa Holdings reported an adjusted net income of $85.3 million, representing a 3.1% increase over adjusted net income of $82.8 million in 4Q10.

Net income for full year 2011 reached $310.4 million or EPS of $6.98 , compared to $241.1 million or EPS of $5.48 for full year 2010.

Excluding special items, however, Copa Holdings would have reported an adjusted net income of $314.1 million compared to $248.2 for full year 2010, representing an increase of 26.5%.

Operating income for 4Q11 came in at $106.1 million, representing an increase of 13.0% over operating income of $93.9 million in 4Q10.

Operating margin for 4Q11 came in at 21.0%, or 1.8p.p. below 4Q10.

The Company reported operating income of $384.7 million for full year 2011, representing an increase of 32.8% over operating income of $289.7 million in 2010.

Operating margin for full year 2011 came in at 21.0%, as compared to an operating margin of 20.5% in 2010.

Total revenues for 4Q11 increased 22.7% to $504.6 million. Yield per passenger mile increased 7.4% to 17.7 cents and operating revenue per available seat mile (RASM) came in at 13.9 cents, or 0.8% over 4Q10.

For 4Q11 consolidated passenger traffic grew 15.6%, led by international traffic growth which expanded a robust 21.0%. At the same time consolidated capacity grew 21.7%, led by a 28.3% increase in international capacity. As a result, consolidated load factor for the quarter decreased 3.9 percentage points to 74.9%.

For full year 2011, consolidated load factor came in at 76.4%, down 0.5 percentage points over 2010, on 21.9% capacity growth.

Operating cost per available seat mile (CASM) increased 3.2%, from 10.6 cents in 4Q10 to 11.0 cents in 4Q11. CASM, excluding fuel costs, decreased 4.6% from 7.2 cents in 4Q10 to 6.9 cents in 4Q11, mostly as a result of the dilution effect of additional capacity and a longer average length of haul.

Cash, short term and long term investments ended 2011 at US$611.0 million, representing 33% of the last twelve months’ revenues.

During the fourth quarter, Copa Airlines took delivery of two Boeing 737-800s. As a result, Copa Holdings ended the year with a consolidated fleet of 73 aircraft, composed of 20 Boeing 737-700s, 27 Boeing 737-800s and 26 Embraer-190s.

For 2011, Copa Holdings reported on-time performance of 89.5% and a flight-completion factor of 99.6%, maintaining its position among the best in the industry.

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Copa Holdings reports net income of $70.3 million for the third quarter

Copa Holdings, S.A. (Panama City) announced its financial results for the third quarter.

Copa Holdings reported net income of $70.3 million for 3Q11, or diluted earnings per share (EPS) of US$1.59. Excluding special items, Copa Holdings would have reported an adjusted net income of $90.1 million, or $2.03 per share, a 44.3% increase over adjusted net income of $62.5 million and US$1.42 per share for 3Q10.

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Copa Holdings reports net income of $41.3 million (US) for the second quarter of 2011

Copa Holdings (Panama City) reported net income of $41.3 million (US) for the second quarter (2Q11), or diluted earnings per share (EPS) of US$0.93. Excluding special items, Copa Holdings would have reported an adjusted net income of $56.6 million, or $1.28 per share, a 52.9% increase over adjusted net income of US$37.0 million and US$0.84 per share for 2Q10.

During the second quarter, Copa Airlines took delivery of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft. As a result, Copa Holdings ended the quarter with a consolidated fleet of 66 aircraft. During the second half of 2011, Copa Airlines expects to take delivery of an additional seven Boeing 737-800 aircraft to end the year with a consolidated fleet of 73 aircraft.

Copa Holdings’ operating subsidiaries are Copa Airlines (Panama) and Copa Airlines Colombia.

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Copa Holdings reports a net profit of $94.4 million in the first quarter

Copa Holdings (Panama City) reported net income of $94.4 million (US) for 1Q11, or diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.14 (US). Excluding special items, Copa Holdings would have reported an adjusted net income of $82.0 million, or $1.86 per share, a 30.9% increase over adjusted net income of US$62.7 million and $1.42 (US) per share for 1Q10.

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Copa Holdings has a profitable fourth quarter and 2010

Copa Holdings (parent company of Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia) (Panama City) reported net income of US$92.8 million for 4Q10 or earnings per share (EPS) of US$2.11, as compared to net income of US$ 70.4 million or EPS of US$1.60 in 4Q09. Excluding special items, Copa Holdings reported an adjusted net income of US$81.2 million, representing a 23.7% increase over adjusted net income of US$65.7 million in 4Q09.

Net income for full year 2010 reached US$212.1 million or EPS of US$4.82, compared to US$240.4 million or EPS of US$5.47 for full year 2009. Excluding special items, however, Copa Holdings reported an adjusted net income of US$219.2 million compared to US$201.7 for full year 2009, representing an increase of 8.7%.

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