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Hawaiian Holdings loses $97.1 million in the third quarter, delays 787 Dreamliner deliveries

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2020.

Third Quarter 2020 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

($97.1M)

($177.2M)

($172.7M)

($254.1M)

Diluted EPS

($2.11)

($3.81)

($3.76)

($5.48)

Pre-tax Margin

(189.0)%

(203.4) pts.

(321.4)%

(336) pts.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and State of Hawai’i quarantines continued to have a dramatic effect on our business in the third quarter,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO.  “Despite these monumental challenges, my colleagues throughout the business have done an incredible job adapting to the evolving environment.  We have taken action to reduce expenses, preserve cash, bolster our liquidity and care for our guests, positioning us to begin the recovery process in earnest with the introduction of the State of Hawai’i’s pre-travel testing regime in the fourth quarter.”

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2020, the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $979 million
  • Outstanding debt and finance lease obligations of $1,299 million
  • Air traffic liability of $515 million

Third Quarter 2020

The State of Hawai’i was under mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for all incoming travelers throughout the third quarter of 2020, and for neighbor island travel starting from August 11, 2020 and as a consequence, the Company operated an extremely limited schedule during the third quarter.

During the quarter, the Company implemented both permanent and extended voluntary leave programs with each of its workgroups, and prepared for involuntary reductions effective October 1, 2020.  In total, the Company reduced its workforce by approximately 2,400 employees, or more than 32 percent of all employees, of which almost 2,100 were through voluntary means.

To increase liquidity, the Company closed on approximately $421 million of new financing during the quarter, including:

  • Raising approximately $114 million through the sale and leaseback of two Airbus A321neo aircraft
  • Raising approximately $262 million through the issuance of Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates backed by two Airbus A330 aircraft and six Airbus A321neo aircraft
  • Drawing approximately $45 million of the $420 million available through the Economic Relief Program (“ERP”) loans offered under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”)

As of September 30, 2020, the Company has received $240.6 million in grants and $60.3 million in loans pursuant to the CARES Act Payroll Support Program (“PSP”), of which $38 million was received in the third quarter.

In October 2020, the Company executed an amendment with the U.S.Treasuryincreasing the total amount of the ERP loan from $420 million to $622 million, of which $577 million is undrawn; the Company has until March 2021 to determine how much of the remaining ERP funds to borrow.

Guest Experience

During the third quarter, the Company announced the following guest experience improvements:

  • Eliminated change fees on all domestic and international flights in order to provide guests with travel flexibility across its network
  • Launched a program to offer guests pre-travel COVID-19 testing through mail-in test kits and proprietary drive-through testing labs in select U.S. mainland gateways

In addition, the Company continued its enhanced cleaning procedures and revised guest-facing procedures as part of its health and safety program, which is aligned with current recommendations from leading public health authorities.

The Company currently has limited capacity to 70 percent on its flights through December 15, 2020.

Fourth Quarter 2020

The State of Hawai’i launched a pre-travel testing program for travelers entering the State on or after October 15, 2020.  Travelers who choose to participate in the program can bypass the State’s mandatory 14-day quarantine with proof of a negative COVID-19 test from one of the State’s approved testing partners.

The Company expects its fourth quarter 2020 capacity to be approximately 70 percent below the capacity flown during the same period last year.  As a significant portion of the Company’s costs are fixed, operating expenses are not expected to decline in proportion to the capacity decline.

In October 2020, the Company reached an agreement with Boeing to push back the timing of 787-9 deliveries under its purchase agreement for 10 aircraft.  The Company now expects to take delivery of 787-9 aircraft from 2022 to 2026 with its first aircraft to be delivered in September 2022.

 

Hawaiian loses $106.9 million in the second quarter

Hawaiian Airlines reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2020.

Second Quarter 2020 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

($106.9M)

($164.7M)

($174.7M)

($233.6M)

Diluted EPS

($2.33)

($3.54)

($3.81)

($5.04)

Pre-tax Margin

(254.2)%

(265.4) pts.

(383.9)%

(395.3) pts.

“Our second quarter results reflect the continued impact of COVID-19 and State of Hawai’i quarantines on our business,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO.  “In the face of these unprecedented challenges, we have taken action to preserve and raise cash and are crafting plans to position us for the future even as we address the immediate adversity.  With our leisure business model and relentless focus on the needs of the Hawai’i traveler, we are positioned to emerge from this crisis poised for success.  I am grateful, as always, for the efforts of my extraordinary colleagues, as they take care of our guests and adapt to this ever-changing environment with passion and dedication.”

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of June 30, 2020, the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $761 million
  • Outstanding debt and finance lease obligations of $1,006 million
  • Air traffic liability of $554 million

Second Quarter 2020

The State of Hawai’i was under the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for both neighbor island and all incoming travelers for most of the second quarter of 2020, and as a consequence, the Company operated an extremely limited schedule. The mandatory 14-day self-quarantine restriction was lifted on June 16, 2020 for neighbor island travel only. Following this announcement, the Company increased neighbor island flight activity, but continued with its reduced schedule for longer haul flights.

In addition to service suspension and schedule reduction, the Company has taken, and will continue to take, actions to minimize cash outflow in an effort to mitigate the effects of reduced demand, including, but not limited to:

  • Suspended dividend payments on, and the repurchase of, its common stock
  • Instituted a hiring freeze across the Company, except for operationally critical and essential positions
  • Deferred non-critical capital expenditures
  • Instituted voluntary unpaid leave programs and exploring involuntary headcount reduction
  • Reduced executive pay by 10% – 50%
  • Reduced other discretionary spending, including contractor and vendor spend
  • Negotiated payment deferrals with key vendors

As of June 30, 2020, the Company has received $214.2 million in grants and $49.0 millionin loans pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) Payroll Support Program (“PSP”). The Company expects to receive an additional $29.2 million in July 2020.

Third Quarter 2020

Due to the uncertain timing of the relaxation of travel and quarantine restrictions, the Company is unable to provide detailed guidance related to capacity expectations for the quarter ending September 30, 2020.  July 2020 capacity, in terms of available seat miles (ASMs), is expected to be approximately 86% below the capacity flown in July 2019, and the Company expects August 2020 capacity to decrease 85% compared to August 2019.  As a significant portion of the Company’s costs are fixed, operating expenses are not expected to decline in proportion to the capacity decline.

To further increase liquidity, the Company has entered into additional financing transactions in July 2020. This includes the following:

  • Raised $114 million through the sale and leaseback of two Airbus A321neo aircraft
  • Signed a non-binding letter of intent with the U.S. Department of Treasury pursuant to which the Company is eligible to receive up to $364 million in Economic Relief Program (“ERP”) loans offered under the CARES Act; the Company has until March 2021 to determine how much of the available ERP funds to borrow.

COVID-19 Response – Guest Experience and Community Relations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company has enhanced cleaning procedures and revised guest-facing procedures in an effort to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19. These procedures are in line with current recommendations from leading public health authorities and include:

  • Performing enhanced aircraft cleaning between flights and overnight, including recurring electrostatic spraying of all aircraft
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of counters and self-service check-in kiosks in our airports
  • Ensuring hand sanitizers are readily available for guests statewide and at our mainland airports
  • Requiring guests and guest-facing employees to wear face masks or coverings, with guests required to keep them on from check-in to deplaning
  • Modifying boarding and deplaning processes and limiting the capacity of available seats on all aircraft to no higher than 70% to provide physical distancing
  • Changing in-flight service to reduce close interactions between crew members and guests

The Company, along with its employees, has also taken measures to support the community through the COVID-19 pandemic, which include:

  • Donating Main Cabin and Business Class pillowcases, blankets, mattress pads, amenity kits, and Business Class slippers to 12 local organizations serving the community during the pandemic
  • Offering complimentary neighbor island transportation for medical professionals in April and May
  • Providing complimentary transportation of food and household items from O’ahu to both Moloka’i and Lana’i in April and May
  • Volunteering to support local non-profit organizations addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, from company-wide efforts to individual employee initiatives

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Hawaiian Holdings reports 2019 fourth quarter and full year financial results

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019.

Fourth Quarter 2019 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$49.7M

+$18.1M

$45.9M

$(3.3)M

Diluted EPS

$1.07

+$0.43

$0.99

$(0.01)

Pre-tax Margin

9.6%

+3.6 pts.

8.9%

(0.4) pts.

Full Year 2019 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$224.0M

$(9.2)M

$218.9M

$(55.9)M

Diluted EPS

$4.71

+$0.09

$4.60

$(0.84)

Pre-tax Margin

10.8%

+0.2 pts.

10.5%

(2.1) pts.

“Hawaiian delivered another year of strong financial results in 2019, despite the heightened competitive capacity environment we faced throughout the year,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO.  “These results are a testament to the competitive advantages we have built and give me great confidence in our ability to continue to execute well in the years ahead.  My thanks, as always, go out to the 7,400 outstanding professionals both in the day-to-day operation and in the back office, for keeping us competition-fit, running the best operation in the business, and delivering aloha to our guests day-in and day-out.”

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

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company returned $91.6 million to shareholders in 2019 through $68.8 million in share repurchases and $22.8 million in dividends.

On January 24, 2020 the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share to be paid on February 28, 2020 to all shareholders of record as of February 14, 2020.

As of December 31, 2019 the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $619 million.
  • Outstanding debt and finance lease obligations of $764 million.

2019 Highlights

Operational

  • Carried 11.8 million passengers in 2019.
  • Ranked #1 nationally for on-time performance year-to-date through November 2019, as reported in the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report, adding to its record of 15 consecutive years as the most punctual airline.
  • Opened a new 15,000 square-foot Information Technology Center in Tempe, Arizona.
  • Announced the expansion of its in-house pilot training capabilities with its planned purchase of a Boeing 787-9 flight simulator.

Customer Experience

  • Debuted newly designed lobbies at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Kahului Airport (OGG), Kona International Airport (KOA), Hilo International Airport (ITO), and Lihue Airport (LIH), as part of its ongoing initiative to improve the day-of travel experience for its guests.

New routes and increased frequencies

  • North America
    • Began service on its second East Coast route with new five-times-weekly non-stop flights between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Honolulu (HNL).
    • Expanded its routes to Northern California with the launch of new daily non-stop flights between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Maui (OGG) and expanded service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Honolulu(HNL).
    • Expanded its routes to Las Vegas with the launch of new four-times-weekly non-stop flights between McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Maui (OGG).
    • Announced expanded service to the Pacific Northwest with additional thrice-weekly non-stop flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Honolulu(HNL) beginning January 2020.
  • International
    • Began service on its sixth Japan route with new four-times-weekly non-stop flights between Fukuoka Airport (FUK) and Honolulu (HNL).
    • Received final U.S. Department of Transportation approval to operate one additional daily non-stop flight between Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) and Honolulu (HNL) beginning March 2020.

Product and loyalty

  • Launched sales of Main Cabin Basic fares in all North American markets, enhancing Hawaiian’s product portfolio with a fare option that appeals to the most price-conscious travelers.
  • Launched a new Hawaiian Airlines mobile app with features designed to improve guests’ day-of-travel experience.

Partnerships

  • Expanded its codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia that offers travelers in more than a dozen Australian and New Zealand cities a broader and more convenient network of flights to Hawai’i.

Fleet and financing

  • Took delivery of six Airbus A321neo aircraft, increasing the size of its Airbus A321neo fleet to seventeen aircraft.
  • Retired the last of its Boeing 767 aircraft.
  • Completed two Japanese Yen-denominated debt financings, collateralized by four Airbus A330 aircraft and two Airbus A321neo aircraft.
  • Extended the leases on three Airbus A330 and five Boeing 717 aircraft, enabling cost savings while maintaining fleet flexibility for future growth.

People

  • Celebrated its 90th year of service in the Hawaiian Islands with festivities in the air and on the ground to thank the customers and local communities who supported its evolution from pioneer interisland carrier to global airline.

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Hawaiian Holdings reports 2019 first quarter financial results

"Humu"

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., today reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2019.

First Quarter 2019 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$36.4M

+$7.8M

$32.6M

$(23.3)M

Diluted EPS

$0.75

+$0.19

$0.67

$(0.42)

Pre-tax Margin

7.5%

+1.9 pts.

6.7%

(4.3) pts.

 

“Hawaiian is off to a solid start in 2019,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO. “We made important progress against our 2019 priorities in the first quarter, advancing a host of initiatives that will bring lasting value to our guests, our team, and our shareholders. Executing the winning formula we have crafted in the course of 90 years of serving Hawai’i with the best mix of service, products, and aircraft positions us well to continue to succeed in the face of an evolving competitive environment. We look forward to the rest of 2019 and demonstrating, yet again, that Hawaiian is the carrier of choice to Hawai’i.”

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

Shareholder Returns, Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company returned $16.9 million to shareholders in the first quarter through share repurchases of $11.1 million and a dividend payment of $5.8 million.

On April 19, 2019 the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share to be paid on May 31, 2019 to all shareholders of record as of May 17, 2019.

As of March 31, 2019, the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $532 million
  • Outstanding debt and capital lease obligations of $613 million

First Quarter 2019 Highlights

Awards and Recognition

  • Ranked #1 nationally for on-time performance for the 15th consecutive year in 2018 as reported in the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report.

Partnerships

  • Received notification from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that its antitrust immunity application with Japan Airlines was deemed substantially completed.
  • Announced a partnership with Carbon Lighthouse to launch a two-month pilot program focused on reducing energy waste at its Airport Center building.
  • In April, announced an expanded codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia that offers travelers in more than a dozen Australian and New Zealand cities a broader and more convenient network of flights to Hawai’i.

Products and Services

  • In April, selected partners for development of its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner seats. Adient Aerospace and Collins Aerospace will design and supply seats for the Company’s new flagship aircraft scheduled to enter its transpacific route network in 2021.
  • Launched a brand new Hawaiian Airlines mobile app with features designed to improve guests’ day-of-travel experience.

Routes and Network

  • In April, began service on its second East Coast route with five-times-a-week non-stop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).
  • Expanded its service to Northern California with:
    • the launch of new daily non-stop service between Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF); and
    • the announcement of new daily non-stop service between San FranciscoInternational Airport (SFO) and Honolulu (HNL) using new Airbus A321neo aircraft beginning October 2019, augmenting daily flights between San Francisco(SFO) and both Honolulu (HNL) and Maui (OGG).
  • Submitted its application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for three additional daily flights between Honolulu (HNL) and Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND).

Fleet

  • Took delivery of one Airbus A321neo aircraft in March, increasing the size of its A321neo fleet to twelve aircraft.
  • Retired the last of its Boeing 767-300 aircraft in January.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N375HA (msn 1606) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946279.

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Hawaiian Holdings reports 2018 fourth quarter and full year financial results

Named "Nahiku"

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2018 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$31.6M

$(116.8)M

$49.2M

$(5.7)M

Diluted EPS

$0.64

(2.20)

$1.00

$(0.05)

Pre-tax Margin

6.0%

(9.5) pts.

9.3%

(3.8) pts.

Full Year 2018 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$233.2M

$(97.4)M

$274.8M

$(14.1)M

Diluted EPS

$4.62

$(1.57)

$5.44

+$0.03

Pre-tax Margin

10.6%

(4.0) pts.

12.6%

(4.4) pts.

 

“Hawaiian delivered another year of strong financial results in 2018, with an adjusted pre-tax margin in the top tier of industry performance,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO.  “Undaunted by higher fuel prices, elevated competitive capacity, aircraft delivery delays and severe weather events, our employees once again demonstrated why Hawaiian is the carrier of choice to Hawai’i.

“2019 will be an important year for Hawaiian.  Successfully dealing with all of 2018’s twists and turns gives me tremendous confidence in our ability to sustain and build upon our achievements in the years ahead.”

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

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company returned $126.7 million to shareholders in 2018 through $102.5 million in share repurchases and $24.2 million in dividends.  In December 2018, the Company also announced a new $100 million share repurchase program in effect through December 31, 2020.

On January 25, 2019 the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share to be paid on February 22, 2019 to all shareholders of record as of February 8, 2019.

As of December 31, 2018 the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $501 million.
  • Outstanding debt and capital lease obligations of $710 million.

2018 Highlights

Operational

  • Carried a record 11.8 million passengers in 2018, a 2.9 percent increase over the previous year.
  • Announced it will open a technology center in Phoenix, Arizona, in the first quarter of 2019 to strengthen its IT capabilities.

New routes and increased frequencies

  • North America
    • Expanded its routes to the Pacific Northwest with the launch of new daily nonstop service between Portland International Airport (PDX) and Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG).
    • Expanded its routes to Southern California with the launch of new daily nonstop flights between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), and new daily nonstop flights between San DiegoInternational Airport (SAN) and Maui (OGG).
    • Extended seasonal nonstop service to year-round non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA).
    • Announced expanded service to Northern California with new daily nonstop flights between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Maui (OGG) beginning April 2019.
    • Announced its second East Coast route with new five-times-a-week nonstop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) and Honolulu (HNL) beginning April 2019.
  • International
    • Expanded seasonal winter service to international destinations, including:
      • increasing nonstop service between Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) and Honolulu (HNL) to daily flights between mid-January and early-February 2019; and
      • increasing nonstop service between Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport (CTS) and Honolulu (HNL) with five weekly flights during the first half of February 2019.

Commercial

  • Expanded its cargo services with the launch of All-Cargo Neighbor Island service between Honolulu (HNL), Lihu’e Airport (LIH) and Hilo International Airport (ITO).  The All-Cargo Neighbor Island service, which currently consists of two ATR 72 aircraft, is expected to expand in 2019 with the addition of flights between Honolulu (HNL) and both Maui (OGG) and Kona (KOA).

Product and loyalty

  • Announced the expansion of its Business Class auction upgrade service, Bid Up by Hawaiian Airlines, to include flights operating between Hawai’i and Japan and South Korea, in addition to flights operating between Hawai’i and North America.
  • Extended its partnership with Barclaycard US, Hawaiian’s co-branded credit card partner, under a new agreement through 2024 that includes improved economics for Hawaiian and a refreshed rewards structure for the Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard and the Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard to enable cardmembers to earn more miles faster.

Partnerships

  • Together with Japan Airlines, filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) seeking antitrust immunity to create a joint venture that promises significant consumer benefits and the opportunity for service expansion.
  • Enhanced its comprehensive partnership with Japan Airlines with the implementation of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits for HawaiianMiles and JAL Mileage Bank members effective October 2018.  The enhanced program is the second phase of the comprehensive partnership launched in March 2018 with codeshare flights.
  • Announced an expansion of the codeshare agreement with JetBlue that allows travelers from dozens of cities, most of them in the eastern U.S., to easily connect to the Hawaiian Islands via Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) starting in April 2019.

Fleet and financing

  • Secured its flagship widebody aircraft of the next decade with the signing of a definitive purchase agreement with Boeing for the purchase of 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, including purchase rights for an additional 10 aircraft, to be delivered starting in 2021.
  • Signed a definitive agreement with General Electric for the purchase of GEnx engines to power its Boeing 787-9 fleet.
  • Took delivery of nine Airbus A321neo aircraft, increasing the size of its Airbus A321neo fleet to eleven aircraft.
  • Entered into two Japanese Yen-denominated debt financings, each collateralized by an Airbus A321neo aircraft.
  • Took delivery of an ATR 42 turboprop aircraft in June, increasing the size of its ‘Ohana by Hawaiian passenger turboprop fleet to four aircraft.
  • Increased the size of its secured revolving credit facility from $225 million to $235 millionand extended the term through December 2022.

People

  • Contributed $50 million during the year to its pilots’ pension plan. The plan’s funded status improved from 69.6 percent funded at the end of 2017 to 77.4 percent at the end of 2018.
  • Celebrated the beginning of its 90th year of service in the Hawaiian Islands with a company-matched employee giving campaign that generated $187,000 in donations to non-profit agencies across the State of Hawai’i.  The 90th year fundraiser is in addition to sponsorships and grants the Company provides annually through its Team Kokua program and Hawaiian Airlines Foundation.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330-243 N388HA (msn 1310) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944822.

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Hawaiian Holdings reports 2018 third quarter financial results, down to 5 767s

Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-3CB ER WL N588HA (msn 33466) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 944044.

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2018.

Third Quarter 2018 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$93.5M

+$21.9M

$96.7M

$(3.0)M

Diluted EPS

$1.84

+$0.50

$1.91

+$0.05

Pre-tax Margin

15.4%

(0.6) pts.

15.9%

(6.3) pts.

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“Through back-to-back hurricanes in Hawai’i and a typhoon in Japan, my colleagues minimized disruptions to operations, kept our guests safe, and supported community relief efforts all while delivering our authentic Hawaiian hospitality that is unmatched in the industry,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO.  “Our healthy financial and operational performance in this eventful quarter once again demonstrated that the Hawaiian team is second to none.”

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

Shareholder Returns, Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company returned $37.3 million to shareholders in the third quarter through $31.2 million in shares repurchased and $6.1 million in dividends paid.

On October 19, 2018 the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share to be paid on November 30, 2018 to all shareholders of record as of November 16, 2018.

As of September 30, 2018, the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $591 million
  • Outstanding debt and capital lease obligations of $718 million

Third Quarter 2018 Highlights

Commercial

  • Expanded its cargo services with the launch of its All-Cargo Neighbor Island service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Lihu’e Airport (LIH) and Hilo International Airport (ITO).  The All-Cargo service, which currently consists of two ATR-72 aircraft, is expected to expand in 2019 with the addition of flights between Honolulu (HNL) and Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) and Hawai’i Island’s Kona International Airport (KOA).

Operational

  • Carried more than 3 million guests across its network, a record for the third quarter.

Partnerships

  • Enhanced its comprehensive partnership with Japan Airlines with the implementation of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits for HawaiianMiles and JAL Mileage Bank members effective October 2018.  The enhanced program is the second phase of the comprehensive partnership launched in March 2018 with codeshare flights.

New Routes

  • Announced its second East Coast route with new five-times-a-week non-stop service between Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) and Honolulu (HNL) beginning April 2019.

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Fleet and Financing

  • Took delivery of three Airbus A321neo aircraft between July and August, increasing the size of its A321neo fleet to nine aircraft.
  • Retired two of its Boeing 767 aircraft in the third quarter as part of the planned exit from its 767 fleet.  Retired an additional 767 aircraft subsequent to quarter end, decreasing the size of its 767 fleet to five aircraft.
  • Completed a sale-leaseback transaction for one of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
  • Subsequent to quarter end, signed a definitive agreement with General Electric for the acquisition of GEnx engines to power its Boeing 787-9 fleet to be delivered starting in 2021.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Outlook

The table below summarizes the Company’s expectations for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2018 expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the recast results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017, as applicable.

As a result of discretionary contributions to defined benefit and other postretirement plans made by the Company in the third quarter, and the resulting impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Company expects its effective tax rate for the full year ending December 31, 2018 to be in the range of 21 percent to 23 percent.

Top Copyright Photo: Hawaiian moves one step closer to the retirement of the Boeing 767-300 fleet, now down to five aircraft. Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-3CB ER WL N588HA (msn 33466) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 944044.

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Hawaiian Airlines updates expected third quarter and full year 2018 metrics

Delivered on June 15, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., has updated its expectations for certain third quarter and full year 2018 financial metrics.

Third Quarter 2018 Outlook

The Company has revised certain of its expectations for the third quarter ending September 30, 2018that were previously provided on July 24, 2018.

Specifically, the Company lowered its expectations for third quarter operating revenue per available seat mile (RASM) as a result of service disruptions, passenger cancellations and booking interruptions stemming from Hurricane Lane that affected the Hawaiian island chain in late August 2018.

The table below summarizes the Company’s revised expectations, expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Prior Third Quarter

2018 Guidance

Revised Third Quarter
2018 Guidance

Operating revenue per ASM (RASM)

Down 1.5% – Up 1.5%

Flat – Down 2.0%

Full Year 2018 Outlook

The Company has also revised certain of its expectations for the full year ending December 31, 2018that were previously provided on July 24, 2018.

Specifically, the Company lowered its expectations for full year ASMs and gallons of jet fuel consumed following the planned suspension of its thrice-weekly nonstop service between Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) effective mid-October 2018.

The Company’s expectations for full year operating costs per ASM (CASM) excluding aircraft fuel and special items remain unchanged.

The table below summarizes the Company’s revised expectations, expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the results for the year ended December 31, 2017.

Prior Full Year 2018
Guidance

Revised Full Year 2018
Guidance

Available seat miles (ASMs)

Up 5.5 – 7.5%

Up 5.0 – 7.0%

Gallons of jet fuel consumed (000s)

Up 4.0 – 6.0%

Up 3.5 – 5.5%

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Hawaiian Holdings reports 2018 second quarter financial results

Delivered on June 30, 2018

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., today reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$79.5M

+$2.6M

$73.3M

$(8.4)M

Diluted EPS

$1.56

+$0.13

$1.44

$(0.08)

Pre-tax Margin

14.8%

(3.7) pts.

13.7%

(5.9) pts.

“Our second quarter performance reflects our continued position as the carrier of choice for Hawai’i,” said Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO.  “The Hawaiian team showed their mettle yet again, producing solid financial and operational results in a quarter marked by rising fuel prices, elevated industry capacity, and headline-grabbing volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawai’i.  We generated more revenue and carried more guests than in any second quarter in our history by executing our plan and running a safe and reliable airline.  I couldn’t be more proud of my colleagues.”

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

Shareholder Returns, Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of June 30, 2018, the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $593 million
  • Outstanding debt and capital lease obligations of $692 million

The Company returned $8.6 million to shareholders in the second quarter through $6.1 million in dividends and $2.5 million in share repurchases.

On July 20, 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share to be paid on August 31, 2018, to all shareholders of record as of August 17, 2018.

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights

Operational

  • Carried more than 3 million guests across its network, a record for the second quarter.

Partnerships

  • Together with Japan Airlines, filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) seeking antitrust immunity to create a joint venture that promises significant consumer benefits and the opportunity for service expansion.  The antitrust immunized joint venture will build upon the broad codeshare partnership the two carriers initiated in March 2018.

New Routes and increased frequencies

  • Expanded its routes to Southern California with the launch of new daily non-stop service between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).
  • Announced expanded seasonal winter service to International destinations, including:
    • increasing non-stop service between Seoul’s Incheon International Airport (ICN) and Honolulu (HNL) to daily flights between mid-January and early-February 2019; and
    • increasing non-stop service between Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport (CTS) and Honolulu (HNL) with up to five weekly flights during the first half of February 2019.
  • Announced expanded service to Northern California with new daily non-stop flights between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) beginning April 2019.

Product and Loyalty

  • Completed remodeling its Airbus A330 fleet with lie-flat premium seats and increased Extra Comfort capacity.
  • Together with Barclays, Mastercard, and Bank of Hawai’i, launched an enhanced Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard and Hawaiian Airlines Business Mastercard that allow cardmembers to earn more miles faster and embark on their next vacation sooner through a refreshed rewards structure.

Fleet and Financing

  • Subsequent to quarter end, secured its next long-haul aircraft with the signing of a definitive purchase agreement with Boeing for the purchase of 10 Boeing 787-9 aircraft (below), including purchase rights for an additional 10 aircraft.
  • Took delivery of four Airbus A321neo aircraft between May and June (top), increasing the size of its Airbus A321neo fleet to six aircraft.
  • Took delivery of one ATR 42 turboprop aircraft in June, increasing the size of its passenger turboprop fleet to four aircraft.
  • Entered into two Japanese Yen-denominated debt financings, each collateralized by an Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Third Quarter and Full Year 2018 Outlook

The table below summarizes the Company’s expectations for the third quarter ending September 30, 2018, and the full year ending December 31, 2018, expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the recast results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, or the full year ended December 31, 2017, as applicable.

For the full year ending December 31, 2018, the Company expects its effective tax rate to be in the range of 24% to 26%.

Third Quarter

GAAP Third Quarter

Item

2018 Guidance

GAAP Equivalent

2018 Guidance

ASMs

Up 7.5 – 9.5%

Operating revenue per ASM

Down 1.5% – Up 1.5%

Cost per ASM excluding fuel and special items (a)

Up 0.5 – 3.5%

Cost per ASM (a)

Up 6.8 – 10.3%

Gallons of jet fuel consumed

Up 5.0 – 7.0%

Economic fuel cost per gallon (b)(c)

$2.10 – $2.20

Fuel cost per gallon (b)

$2.21 – $2.31

Full Year

GAAP Full Year

Item

2018 Guidance

GAAP Equivalent

2018 Guidance

ASMs

Up 5.5 – 7.5%

Cost per ASM excluding fuel and special items (a)

Up 1.0 – 3.0%

Cost per ASM (a)

Up 6.3 – 9.0%

Gallons of jet fuel consumed

Up 4.0 – 6.0%

Economic fuel cost per gallon (b)(c)

$2.05 – $2.15

Fuel cost per gallon (b)

$2.15 – $2.25

(a)

See Table 4 for a reconciliation of GAAP operating expenses to operating expenses excluding aircraft fuel and special items.

(b)

Fuel cost per gallon estimates are based on the July 12, 2018, fuel forward curve.

(c)

See Table 3 for a reconciliation of GAAP fuel costs to economic fuel costs.

New Revenue Recognition Accounting Standard

As of January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which affects the Company’s accounting for frequent flyer mileage sales, passenger revenue, other operating revenue, and selling costs.  The prior periods presented have been recast to reflect adoption of these new standards.

For additional details on the impact of the adoption of the new standards, see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and the Company’s subsequent periodic filings beginning with its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

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Hawaiian Holdings reports fourth quarter and record earnings in 2017

Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767-3CB ER WL N592HA (msn 33468) SEA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 921922.

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2017.

Fourth Quarter 2017 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$172.1M

+$170.2M

$57.5M

$(11.3)M

Diluted EPS

$3.29

+$3.25

$1.10

$(0.18)

Pre-tax Margin

16.0%

+15.4 pts.

13.6%

(4.0) pts.

 

Full Year 2017 – Key Financial Metrics

GAAP

YoY Change

Adjusted

YoY Change

Net Income

$364.0M

+$128.6M

$301.1M

+$21.1M

Diluted EPS

$6.82

+$2.46

$5.64

+$0.45

Pre-tax Margin

15.2%

(0.3) pts.

17.6%

(0.8) pts.

“We’re delighted to report record earnings for 2017 after our fourth quarter results cap an extremely strong year for Hawaiian” said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO.  “Robust demand in all of our major geographies and moderate industry capacity growth offset the rising price of fuel.  We carried more guests this year than ever before and set new records for fourth quarter and full year revenue.  These results are the product of the tireless efforts of the 6,600 employees who deliver authentic Hawaiian hospitality on the ground and in the air every single day.

Looking ahead, 2018 stands to be a year that Hawaiian enters into the last phase of a strategy mapped out over a decade ago.  With new aircraft, new markets, and product enhancements tailored to the needs of the Hawai’i traveler, we are better equipped to compete today than at any time in our past.  We look forward to the year ahead and all that it has in store.”

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

Liquidity and Capital Resources

On October 12, 2017, the Company announced the initiation of a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share, the first of which was paid on November 30, 2017 to all stockholders of record as of November 17, 2017.

In addition, the Company repurchased approximately 2.5 million shares of common stock for approximately $100 million in 2017.  The Company also announced a new $100 million stock repurchase program in effect through December 31, 2019.

As of December 31, 2017 the Company had:

  • Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $460 million.
  • Outstanding debt and capital lease obligations of $571 million.

2017 Highlights

Operational

  • Carried a record 11.5 million passengers in 2017, a 4.1% increase over the previous year.
  • Completed new hangar facility which will provide significant efficiencies moving forward.
  • Introduced new uniforms which complements brand refresh that was unveiled earlier in the year.

New routes and increased frequencies

  • North America
    • Started operating new daily non-stop service between Portland International Airport (PDX) and Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) in January 2018.
    • Announced new daily non-stop service between San Diego International Airport (SAN) and Kahului (OGG) as well as between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) with both expected to start in May 2018.
    • Extended seasonal non-stop service to year-round non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Kaua’i’s Līhu’e Airport (LIH).
    • Commenced summer seasonal service with daily non-stop flights between OaklandInternational Airport (OAK) and Līhu’e (LIH) and thrice weekly flights between Los Angeles (LAX) and Kona International Airport (KOA).
    • Announced extended service between Los Angeles (LAX) and both Kona (KOA) and Kahului (OGG), between Oakland (OAK) and both Līhu’e (LIH) and Kona (KOA), and between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Honolulu (HNL).
  • International
    • Announced expansion of non-stop service between New Zealand’s Auckland Airport (AKL) and Honolulu (HNL) starting in March 2018.
    • Announced expanded seasonal summer flights to include daily non-stop service between Narita International Airport (NRT) and Honolulu (HNL).
  • Neighbor Islands
    • Launched daily round trip service between Maui’s Kapalua Airport (JHM) and both Honolulu (HNL) and Kahului (OGG), and between Līhu’e (LIH) and Kona (KOA).

Partnerships

  • Announced a new partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL) that provides for extensive code sharing, lounge access and frequent flyer program reciprocity, taking effect on March 25, 2018 (subject to government approval). Also announced the intention to establish a joint venture with JAL designed to provide even more choices, convenience and enhancements to the traveling public to/from Japan and beyond to multiple Asian markets.

Fleet and financing

  • Completed a sale-leaseback transaction covering three Boeing 767-300 aircraft as part of the planned exit from its Boeing 767-300 fleet.
  • Took delivery of its first two Airbus 321neo aircraft, its 24th Airbus 330-200 aircraft, and its first ATR 72 turboprop aircraft in an all-cargo configuration.
  • Entered into an agreement in January 2018 to purchase three Boeing 767-300s which it previously leased and will subsequently sell later this year in line with plans to retire its Boeing 767-300 fleet by the end of 2018.

People

  • Ratified a 63-month contract with its pilots represented by the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA).
  • Contributed $150.6 million during the year to employee benefit plans, comprised of a one-time payment of $18.5 million to fully fund and terminate the Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. Salaried & IAM Merged Pension Plan, a one-time payment of $101.9 million to settle a portion of the post-65 medical plan obligation in connection with the ratification of a contract amendment with the Air Line Pilots Association, representing its pilots, and a contribution of approximately $30.2 million, $25.5 million above the minimum required, to further reduce pension obligations.

Product and loyalty

  • Unveiled brand refresh in May 2017 which included an updated logo and aircraft livery.
  • Announced the introduction of remodeled Airbus 330-200 aircraft to its non-stop service between Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport (CTS) and Honolulu (HNL) starting in February 2018.

First Quarter and Full Year 2018 Outlook

The table below summarizes the Company’s expectations for the first quarter ending March 31, 2018 and the full year ending December 31, 2018, expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the pro forma results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 or the year ended December 31, 2017, as applicable.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, and created a new topic (ASC 606), requiring an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers. ASC 606 will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in GAAP when it becomes effective.  ASC 606 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2017.  The Company has elected to adopt the full retrospective transition method as of January 1, 2018, resulting in the restatement of all prior periods on the date of adoption. Metrics in the guidance tables below that have been impacted by ASC 606 are shown as both originally stated and on an unaudited pro forma basis.

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Hawaiian to purchase the assets of Island Air for ‘Ohana by Hawaiian

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Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., the parent of Hawaiian Airlines, has agreed to purchase the AOC and other assets of bankrupt Island Air for $750,000.

According to Honoluu Star Advertiser, the decision to acquire the AOC will allow ‘Ohana for Hawaiian to become a stand alone airline subsidiary. Curently, the three ‘Ohana ATR 42-500s are operated under contract by Empire Airlines.

‘Ohana by Hawaiian flights are operated by Empire Airlines and fly between:

  • Honolulu (HNL) and Molokai (MKK)
  • Honolulu (HNL) and Lanai (LNY)
  • Kahului (OGG) and Kona (KOA)
  • Kahului (OGG) and Molokai (MKK)
  • Kahului (OGG) and Hilo (ITO)
  • Lanai (LNY) and Molokai (MKK)

The ‘Ohana turboprop aircraft features a livery designed by Hilo-based artist Sig Zane and his son Kūha’o.

The aircraft are named after a significant wind on each of the islands that `Ohana by Hawaiian serves: Holo Kaomi of Paomaʻi, Lāna’i; Kaiāulu of Wai’anae, O’ahu; and Hikipua of Hālawa, Moloka’i.

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