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Earnings Details
3rd Quarter September 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:01:00 PM
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Hawaiian Hldgs (HA) reported 3rd Quarter September 2016 earnings of $1.92 per share on revenue of $671.8 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.82 per share on revenue of $668.6 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.81 per share. Revenue grew 6.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Hawaiian Holdings Inc, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo amongst the Hawaiian Islands, between the Hawaiian Islands and certain cities in the United States.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.92
Earnings Whisper
$1.81
Consensus Estimate
$1.82
Reported Revenue
$671.8 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$668.6 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Hawaiian Holdings Reports 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (HA) ("Holdings" or the "Company"), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. ("Hawaiian"), today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2016.

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Third Quarter 2016 - Key Financial Metrics
GAAP
YoY Change
Adjusted
YoY Change
Net Income
$102.5M
+$32.4M
$103.1M
+$24.7M
Diluted EPS
$1.91
+$0.76
$1.92
+$0.63
Pre-tax Margin
24.4%
+6.5 pts.
24.6%
+4.6 pts.

"It’s been a great quarter in a good year so far. Low fuel prices, strong demand in our geographies and moderate industry capacity growth combined to create a positive environment for our business," said Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO. "Our employees have done an outstanding job producing these strong results, and they have my admiration and my thanks."

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

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of September 30, 2016, the Company had:

-- Unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $694 million.

-- Outstanding debt and capital lease obligations of $565 million.

The Company made $16 million in pension plan contributions in the third quarter, putting year-to-date contributions at $27 million, significantly in excess of the minimum requirements.

In addition, the Company repurchased approximately 98,000 common shares for approximately $4 million in the third quarter.

Third Quarter 2016 Highlights

Operational

Ranked #1 nationally for on-time performance for the months of June and August 2016 as reported in the U.S. Department of Transportation Air Travel Consumer Report.

Ratified a five year contract with its dispatchers represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), which provides for meaningful wage increases.

New routes

-- Launched daily non-stop service between Narita and Honolulu in July.

Product and loyalty

Began sales for the newly retrofitted A330 aircraft with a new 278 passenger seat configuration featuring 18 fully lie-flat Premium Cabin seats, 68 Extra Comfort seats and 192 Main Cabin seats on four international routes with service commencing in December.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Outlook

The table below summarizes the Company’s expectations for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2016, expressed as an expected percentage change compared to the results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 and full year ended December 31, 2015, as applicable.

Item
Fourth Quarter
GAAP Equivalent
Fourth Quarter
2016 Guidance
2016 Guidance
Cost per ASM Excluding Fuel (a)
Up 2.5% to up 5.5%
Cost per ASM (a)
Up 2.8% to up 6.4%
Operating Revenue Per ASM
Up 0.5% to up 3.5%
ASMs
Up 3% to up 5%
Gallons of jet fuel consumed
Up 4.5% to 6.5%
Economic fuel cost per gallon (b)(c)
$1.50 to $1.60
Fuel cost per gallon (b)
$1.56 to $1.66
Item
Full Year
GAAP Equivalent
Full Year
2016 Guidance
2016 Guidance
Cost per ASM Excluding Fuel (a)
Up 3.5% to up 4.5%
Cost per ASM (a)
Down 0.1% to down 2.2%
ASMs
Up 3% to up 4%
Gallons of jet fuel consumed
Up 3.5% to up 4.5%
Economic fuel cost per gallon (b)(c)
$1.50 to $1.60
Fuel cost per gallon (b)
$1.39 to $1.49
(a) See Table 4 for a reconciliation of operating expenses to operating expenses excluding aircraft fuel.
(b) Fuel estimates are based on the October 11, 2016 fuel forward curve.
(c) See Table 3 for a reconciliation of actual fuel costs to economic fuel costs.

Investor Conference Call

Hawaiian Holdings’ quarterly earnings conference call is scheduled to begin today (October 18, 2016) at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (USA). The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet. Investors may listen to the live audio webcast on the investor relations section of the Company’s website at www.HawaiianAirlines.com. For those who are not available for the live webcast, the call will be archived for 90 days on the investor relations section of the Company’s website.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian? has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 12 years (2004-2015) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Cond? Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have alsl ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai’i.

Now in its 87th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai’i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai’i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, with a total of more than 200 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow updates on Twitter about Hawaiian (@HawaiianAir) and its special fare offers (@HawaiianFares), and become a fan on its Facebook page.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect the Company’s current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the Company’s expectations regarding cost per available seat mile, cost per available seat mile excluding fuel, available seat miles, gallons of jet fuel consumed, fuel cost per gallon, and economic fuel cost per gallon each for the quarter and full year ending December 31, 2016; the Company’s expectations regarding operating revenue per available seat mile for the quarter ending December 31, 2016; and statements as to other matters that do not relate strictly to historical facts or statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words, and similar expressions are also intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from any future results, expressed or implied, in these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the Company’s ability to accurately forecast quarterly and annual results; economic volatility; macroeconomic developments; political developments; the price and availability of aircraft fuel; fluctuations in demand for transportation in the markets in which the Company operates; the Company’s dependence on tourist travel; labor negotiations and related developments; competitive pressures; foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; and the Company’s ability to implement its growth strategy and related cost reduction goals.

The risks, uncertainties and assumptions referred to above that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements also include the risks, uncertainties and assumptions discussed from time to time in the Company’s other public filings and public announcements, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as other documents that may be filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to the Company on the date hereof. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied herein will not be realized.

Table 1.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except for per share data) (unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30,
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2016
2015
%
2016
2015
%
Change
Change
Operating Revenue:
Passenger
$
591,496
$
556,929
6.2
%
$
1,592,095
$
1,525,461
4.4
%
Other
80,341
74,809
7.4
%
225,512
217,852
3.5
%
Total
671,837
631,738
6.3
%
1,817,607
1,743,313
4.3
%
Operating Expenses:
Aircraft fuel, including taxes and delivery
94,818
105,483
(10.1) %
248,516
329,329
(24.5) %
Wages and benefits
141,410
125,884
12.3
%
410,936
369,875
11.1
%
Aircraft rent
32,891
29,544
11.3
%
92,345
86,732
6.5
%
Maintenance, materials and repairs
51,812
56,196
(7.8)%
166,901
168,512
(1.0)
%
Aircraft and passenger servicing
33,971
30,284
12.2
%
93,245
87,948
6.0
%
Commissions and other selling
29,480
30,305
(2.7)
%
93,936
91,217
3.0
%
Depreciation and amortization
27,495
26,061
5.5
%
81,629
78,777
3.6
%
Other rentals and landing fees
28,926
24,728
17.0
%
78,338
70,807
10.6
%
Purchased services
25,614
19,458
31.6
%
72,889
60,540
20.4
%
Other
31,565
29,118
8.4
%
94,279
82,319
14.5
%
Total
497,982
477,061
4.4
%
1,433,014
1,426,056
0.5
%
Operating Income
173,855
154,677
12.4
%
384,593
317,257
21.2
%
Nonoperating Income (Expense):
Interest expense and amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs
(8,539)
(13,506)
(28,453)
(42,742)
Interest income
1,113
691
3,044
2,052
Capitalized interest
719
698
1,407
2,966
Gains (losses) on fuel derivatives
(3,601)
(25,009)
15,421
(28,670)
Loss on extinguishment of debt
--
(54)
(9,993)
(7,296)
Other, net
612
(4,515)
9,884
(9,325)
Total
(9,696)
(41,695)
(8,690)
(83,015)
Income Before Income Taxes
164,159
112,982
375,903
234,242
Income tax expense
61,705
42,953
142,413
89,496
Net Income
$
102,454
$
70,029
$
233,490
$
144,746
Net Income Per Share
Basic
$
1.92
$
1.30
$
4.37
$
2.67
Diluted
$
1.91
$
1.15
$
4.35
$
2.32
Weighted Average Number of Common Stock Shares Outstanding:
Basic
53,427
53,731
53,488
54,266
Diluted
53,588
60,828
53,715
62,481
Table 2.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.
Selected Statistical Data (unaudited)
Three months ended September 30,
Nine months ended September 30,
2016
2015
% Change
2016
2015
% Change
(in thousands, except as otherwise indicated)
Scheduled Operations (a) :
Revenue passengers flown
2,916
2,830
2.9
%
8,317
8,010
3.8
%
Revenue passenger miles (RPM)
4,166,487
3,882,903
7.3
%
11,554,522
10,816,530
6.8
%
Available seat miles (ASM)
4,887,608
4,660,211
4.9
%
13,805,563
13,326,602
3.6
%
Passenger revenue per RPM (Yield)
14.20
?
14.34
?
(1.0)
%
13.78
?
14.10
?
(2.3)
%
Passenger load factor (RPM/ASM)
85.2
%
83.3
%
1.9
pt.
83.7
%
81.2
%
2.5
pt.
Passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM)
12.10
?
11.95
?
1.3
%
11.53
?
11.45
?
0.7
%
Total Operations (a) :
Revenue passengers flown
2,918
2,833
3.0
%
8,321
8,014
3.8
%
Revenue passenger miles (RPM)
4,170,671
3,884,851
7.4
%
11,559,795
10,822,970
6.8
%
Available seat miles (ASM)
4,894,768
4,663,198
5.0
%
13,813,955
13,334,528
3.6
%
Operating revenue per ASM (RASM)
13.73
?
13.55
?
1.3
%
13.16
?
13.07
?
0.7
%
Operating cost per ASM (CASM)
10.17
?
10.23
?
(0.6)
%
10.37
?
10.69
?
(3.0)
%
CASM excluding aircraft fuel (b)
8.23
?
7.97
?
3.3
%
8.57
?
8.22
?
4.3
%
Aircraft fuel expense per ASM (c)
1.94
?
2.26
?
(14.2) %
1.80
?
2.47
?
(27.1) %
Revenue block hours operated
47,534
45,404
4.7
%
134,627
131,057
2.7
%
Gallons of jet fuel consumed
64,918
61,179
6.1
%
182,471
176,175
3.6
%
Average cost per gallon of jet fuel (actual) (c)
$
1.46
$
1.72
(15.1) %
$
1.36
$
1.87
(27.3) %
Economic fuel cost per gallon (c)(d)
$
1.50
$
1.95
(23.1) %
$
1.53
$
2.12
(27.8) %
(a) Includes the operations of the Company’s contract carrier under a capacity purchase agreement.
(b) See Table 4 for a reconciliation of operating expenses to operating expenses excluding aircraft fuel.
(c) Includes applicable taxes and fees.
(d) See Table 3 for a reconciliation of actual fuel costs to economic fuel costs.
Table 3.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.
Economic Fuel Expense
(in thousands, except per-gallon amounts) (unaudited)
The Company believes that economic fuel expense is the best measure of the effect of fuel prices on its business as it most closely approximates the net cash outflow associated with the purchase of fuel for its operations in a period. The Company defines economic fuel expense as GAAP fuel expense plus (gains)/losses realized through actual cash (receipts)/payments received from or paid to hedge counterparties for fuel hedge derivative contracts settled during the period.
Three months ended September 30,
Nine months ended September 30,
2016
2015
% Change
2016
2015
% Change
(in thousands, except per-gallon amounts)
(in thousands, except per-gallon amounts)
Aircraft fuel expense, including taxes and delivery
$
94,818
$
105,483
(10.1)
%
$
248,516
$
329,329
(24.5)
%
Realized losses on settlement of fuel derivative contracts
2,525
13,777
(81.7)
%
30,349
44,921
(32.4)
%
Economic fuel expense
$
97,343
$
119,260
(18.4)
%
$
278,865
$
374,250
(25.5)
%
Fuel gallons consumed
64,918
61,179
6.1
%
182,471
176,175
3.6
%
Economic fuel costs per gallon
$
1.50
$
1.95
(23.1)
%
$
1.53
$
2.12
(27.8)
%
Estimated three months ending
Estimated full year ending
December 31, 2016
December 31, 2016
(in thousands, except per-gallon amounts)
(in thousands, except per-gallon amounts)
Aircraft fuel expense, including taxes and delivery
$
94,428
- $
102,346
$
336,571
- $
364,556
Realized (gains)/losses on settlement of fuel derivative contracts
(3,500)
- (3,500)
27,000
- 27,000
Economic fuel expense
$
90,928
- $
98,846
$
363,571
- $
391,556
Fuel gallons consumed
60,618
- 61,779
242,380
- 244,722
Economic fuel costs per gallon
$
1.50
- $
1.60
$
1.50
- $
1.60
Table 4.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation
(in thousands, except per share and CASM data) (unaudited)
The Company evaluates its financial performance utilizing various GAAP, non-GAAP, and other financial measures, including net income, diluted net income per share, CASM, PRASM, RASM, Passenger Revenue per RPM and EBITDAR.
Pursuant to Regulation G, the Company has included the following reconciliation of reported non-GAAP financial measures to comparable financial measures reported on a GAAP basis.
The adjustments are described below:
-
Changes in fair value of derivative contracts, net of tax, are based on market prices for open contracts as of the end of the reporting period. This line item includes the unrealized amounts of fuel and interest rate derivatives (not designated as hedges) that will settle in future periods and the reversal of prior period unrealized amounts.
Excluding the impact of these derivative adjustments allows investors to better analyze our operational performance and compare our results to other airlines in the periods presented below.
-
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net of tax, is excluded to allow investors to better analyze the Company’s core operational performance and more readily compare its results to other airlines in the periods presented below.
Three months ended September 30,
Nine months ended September 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Total
Diluted
Total
Diluted
Total
Diluted
Total
Diluted
Per
Per
Per
Per
Share
Share
Share
Share
GAAP net income
$
102,454
$
1.91
$
70,029
$
1.15
$
233,490
$
4.35
$
144,746
$
2.32
Changes in fair value of derivative contracts
1,076
0.02
13,500
0.22
(45,770)
(0.85)
(13,984)
(0.22)
Loss on extinguishment of debt
--
--
54
--
9,993
0.19
7,296
0.11
Tax effect of adjustments
(409)
(0.01)
(5,150)
(0.08)
13,595
0.25
2,581
0.04
Adjusted net income
$
103,121
$
1.92
$
78,433
$
1.29
$
211,308
$
3.94
$
140,639
$
2.25
Three months ended September 30,
Nine months ended September 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Income Before Income Taxes, as reported
$
164,159
$
112,982
$
375,903
$
234,242
Changes in fair value of derivative contracts
1,076
13,500
(45,770)
(13,984)
Loss on extinguishment of debt
--
54
9,993
7,296
Adjusted Income Before Income Taxes
$
165,235
$
126,536
$
340,126
$
227,554

Operating Costs per Available Seat Mile (CASM)

The Company has separately listed in the table below its fuel costs per ASM and non-GAAP unit costs, excluding fuel. These amounts are included in CASM, but for internal purposes the Company consistently uses cost metrics that exclude fuel and non-recurring items (if applicable) to measure and monitor its costs.

Three months ended
Nine months ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
GAAP operating expenses
$
497,982
$
477,061
$
1,433,014
$
1,426,056
Less: aircraft fuel, including taxes and delivery
(94,818)
(105,483)
(248,516)
(329,329)
Adjusted operating expenses - excluding aircraft fuel
$
403,164
$
371,578
$
1,184,498
$
1,096,727
Available Seat Miles
4,894,768
4,663,198
13,813,955
13,334,528
CASM - GAAP
10.17
?
10.23
?
10.37
?
10.69
?
Less: aircraft fuel
(1.94)
(2.26)
(1.80)
(2.47)
CASM - excluding aircraft fuel
8.23
?
7.97
?
8.57
?
8.22
?
Estimated three months
Estimated full year ending
ending December 31, 2016
December 31, 2016
GAAP operating expenses
$
492,251
-
$
519,763
$
1,906,923
-
$
1,965,474
Less: aircraft fuel, including taxes and delivery
(94,428)
-
(102,346)
(336,571)
-
(364,556)
Adjusted operating expenses - excluding aircraft fuel
$
397,823
-
$
417,417
$
1,570,352
-
$
1,600,918
Available Seat Miles
4,523,546
-
4,611,382
18,258,111
-
18,435,374
CASM - GAAP
10.88
?
-
11.27
?
10.44
?
-
10.66
?
Less: aircraft fuel
(2.09)
-
(2.22)
(1.84)
-
(1.98)
CASM - excluding aircraft fuel
8.79
?
-
9.05
?
8.60
?
-
8.68
?

Pre-tax margin

The Company excludes unrealized gains from fuel derivative contracts and losses on extinguishment of debt from pre-tax margin for the same reasons as described above.

Three months ended
Nine months ended
September 30,
September 30,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Pre-Tax Margin, as reported
24.4 %
17.9 %
20.7
%
13.4
%
Changes in fair value of derivative contracts
0.2
%
2.1
%
(2.5) %
(0.7) %
Loss on extinguishment of debt
--
%
--
%
0.5
%
0.4
%
Adjusted Pre-Tax Margin
24.6 %
20.0 %
18.7
%
13.1
%

Leverage ratio

The Company uses adjusted total debt, including aircraft rent, in addition to long-term adjusted debt and capital leases, to represent long-term financial obligations. The Company excludes unrealized (gains) losses from fuel derivative contracts and losses on extinguishment of debt from earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent (EBITDAR) for the reasons as described above. Management believes this metric is helpful to investors in assessing the Company’s overall debt.

Twelve months ended
September 30, 2016
Debt and capital lease obligations
$
564,677
Plus: Aircraft leases capitalized at 7x last twelve months’ aircraft rent
848,862
Adjusted debt and capital lease obligations
$
1,413,539
EBITDAR:
Income Before Income Taxes
$
437,349
Add back:
Interest and amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs
41,278
Depreciation and amortization
108,433
Aircraft rent
121,266
EBITDAR
$
708,326
Adjustments:
Add: changes in fair value of derivative contracts
(32,802)
Add: loss on extinguishment of debt
14,755
Adjusted EBITDAR
$
690,279
Leverage Ratio
2.0x

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