Aircastle Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results

Continuing to Upgrade Fleet and De-risk Business

First Quarter 2016 Dividend of $0.24 per Common Share Declared

$100 Million Share Repurchase Program Reauthorized

11 Feb, 2016, 07:30 ET from Aircastle Limited

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Financial Metrics

  • Net income was $50.6 million, or $0.63 per diluted common share for the fourth quarter, and $121.7 million, or $1.50 per diluted common share, for the full year
  • Adjusted net income was $54.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted common share for the fourth quarter, and $142.3 million, or $1.75 per diluted common share, for the full year
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $211.0 million for the fourth quarter and $832.1 million for the full year
  • Record cash flow from operations of $526.3 million in 2015, up 14.7%
  • Record gains from sales of flight equipment of $58.0 million in 2015
  • Record cash ROE of 15.6% in 2015; 9.1% net cash interest margin

Highlights

  • Completed $1.4 billion in acquisitions and entered into an agreement with Embraer to purchase 25 new technology E-Jet E2 aircraft
  • Sold 31 aircraft for $563 million
  • Unencumbered flight equipment grew to $3.9 billion
  • Repurchased 2.6 million shares since November 2015; $100 million share repurchase program reauthorized
  • Declared our 39th consecutive quarterly dividend

Aircastle Limited (the "Company" or "Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) reported fourth quarter 2015 net income of $50.6 million, or $0.63 per diluted common share and adjusted net income of $54.3 million, or $0.67 per diluted common share. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2015 was $121.7 million, or $1.50 per diluted common share, and adjusted net income was $142.3 million, or $1.75 per diluted common share. The fourth quarter results included lease rental and finance lease revenues of $185.7 million, an increase of 3%, versus $179.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.  For the full year 2015, lease rental and finance lease revenues were $741.1 million, up 2% versus $725.6 million in 2014.

Commenting on the results, Ron Wainshal, Aircastle's CEO, stated, "Aircastle's results for the fourth quarter of 2015 were excellent and reflect our continuing successes in seizing the opportunities available in the market last year. For the full year, our accomplishments include record gains from asset sales, consistently excellent operating performance and the aggressive moves we completed to address nearly all of our lease placement requirements for 2016 while actively pruning suboptimal exposures and assets. Importantly, we also enhanced our liquidity base and broadened our banking relationships, leveraging our strategic partnership with Marubeni."

Mr. Wainshal continued, "Throughout the year we retained our discipline as buyers while still managing to complete $1.4 billion in acquisitions, focusing on narrow-body aircraft.  We further demonstrated our commitment to deploy capital efficiently by increasing our dividend and pursuing share buy-backs during the recent stock market drop, returning $123 million in capital to shareholders since the beginning of 2015."

Mr. Wainshal concluded, "As we look at the current macroeconomic and financial market turbulence, it reaffirms our approach of selectively limiting future capital commitments and maintaining investment flexibility, especially given the fluid historical realities of the markets. The steps we've taken to de-risk our business combined with our firm and principled commitment to identifying and exploiting optimum value points in time continues to stand us in good stead. I am confident that Aircastle is fundamentally well positioned to grow and prosper going forward."

Financial Results

(in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Total Revenues

$ 208,267

$ 238,257

$ 819,202

$ 818,602

Adjusted EBITDA

$ 210,972

$ 233,200

$ 832,105

$ 792,283

Net income

$   50,641

$   72,764

$  121,729

$ 100,828

      Per common share - Diluted

$       0.63

$       0.90

$      1.50

$       1.25

Adjusted net income

$   54,264

$   80,145

$  142,271

$ 167,642

      Per common share - Diluted

$       0.67

$       0.99

$      1.75

$       2.07

Fourth Quarter Results

Total revenues for the fourth quarter were $208.3 million, a decline of $30.0 million, driven by lower maintenance revenues, which typically arise at lease end. Maintenance revenues were $37.1 million lower due to fewer aircraft coming off lease during the fourth quarter of 2015, as compared to 2014 when we early terminated the leases of several aircraft that had been leased to airlines based in Russia and Ukraine.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $211.0 million, down $22.2 million from the fourth quarter of 2014, due primarily to lower maintenance revenues, partially offset by a $5.9 million increase in lease rental and finance lease revenues and an increase of $5.2 million from gains on sale of flight equipment.

Adjusted net income for the quarter was $54.3 million, down $25.9 million year-over-year. The decrease was due primarily to lower maintenance revenues and a $7.1 million increase in depreciation expense, partially offset by a $9.5 million reduction in non-cash impairment charges arising from the early return and sale of several aircraft during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Full Year Results

Total revenues in 2015 were $819.2 million, essentially flat with the previous year. Lease rental revenues increased $18.8 million versus the previous year, reflecting the growth in flight equipment.  However, this increase was largely offset by a $17.0 million reduction in maintenance revenues caused by a lower number of aircraft coming off lease in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the full year was $832.1 million, up $39.8 million versus 2014, primarily reflecting $34.9 million more in gains from the sale of flight equipment and a $6.5 million increase in other revenues which included termination fees associated with the disposal of freighter aircraft during 2015.

Adjusted net income for the full year was $142.3 million compared to $167.6 million in 2014, a decrease of $25.4 million.  Adjusted net income in 2014 excluded a $36.6 million charge associated with the early repayment of 9.75% debt, which was refinanced at a substantially lower coupon.

Aviation Assets

During 2015, we acquired 46 aircraft for $1.4 billion, including 14 aircraft for $384.8 million during the fourth quarter. The average age of the aircraft acquired during 2015 was 5.0 years and the leases had an average remaining term of approximately 8.6 years.  Of the 46 aircraft purchased during the year, 43 were narrow-bodies.

We currently have acquired or committed to acquire ten narrow-body aircraft in 2016 for $380 million. In addition, during 2015 Aircastle entered into an agreement with Embraer to acquire 25 new technology E-Jet E2 aircraft delivering in 2018 through 2021.

During 2015, we sold 31 aircraft for net proceeds of $562.5 million, and realized a record gain on the sale of flight equipment of $58.0 million. The weighted average age of the aircraft sold during 2015 was 15.5 years.

In the fourth quarter of 2015, we completed the sale of eleven aircraft, including two wide-body and two freighter aircraft. Our portfolio activity helped reduce our freighter exposure to eleven aircraft accounting for ten percent of our total fleet net book value, representing a significant reduction in exposure.

During the first quarter, we continued executing our sales program and we expect to sell six narrow-body aircraft to our joint venture with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan ("Teachers'") for gross proceeds of more than $190 million. The aircraft are leased to major customers and the sale will help us manage portfolio concentrations while improving our return on deployed capital. Upon completion, our joint venture with Teachers' will have nearly $700 million in assets.

2015 Aircraft Sales through December 31

($ in millions)

Aircraft Type

Number of Aircraft

 Weighted Average Age (years)

 Maintenance Revenue

 Gain (Loss) on Sale of Flight Equipment

 Impairments

Pre-Tax Impact

Narrow-bodies

21

14.8

$

12.3

$

41.4

$

(5.3)

$

48.4

Wide-bodies

6

15.9

-

17.9

-

17.9

Freighters

4

18.3

11.4

(1.3)

(17.9)

(7.8)

 

Total

31

15.5

$

23.7

$

58.0

$

(23.2)

$

58.6

 

As of December 31, 2015, Aircastle owned 162 aircraft having a net book value of $6.1 billion and managed five aircraft on behalf of our joint venture with Teachers'.

 

Owned

Aircraft as of

December 31, 

2015(1)

Owned

Aircraft as of

December 31, 

2014(1)

Owned

Aircraft as of

December 31, 

2013(1)

Total Flight Equipment Held for Lease ($ mils.)

$

6,068

$

5,686

$

5,190

Unencumbered Flight Equipment Held for Lease ($ mils.)

$

3,928

$

3,341

$

2,655

Number of Aircraft

162

148

162

Number of Unencumbered Aircraft

118

95

80

Weighted Average Fleet Age (years)(2)

7.5

8.4

9.9

Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term (years)(3)

5.9

5.4

5.0

Weighted Average Fleet Utilization for the year ended(4)

99.3%

99.6%

98.7%

Portfolio Yield for the year ended(5)

12.6%

13.3%

13.6%

Net Cash Interest Margin(6)

9.1%

10.0%

9.7%

(1)     Calculated using net book value of flight equipment held for lease and net investment in finance leases at period end.

(2)     Weighted average age (years) by net book value.

(3)     Weighted average remaining lease term (years) by net book value.

(4)     Aircraft on-lease days as a percent of total days in period weighted by net book value.

(5)     Lease rental revenue for the period as a percent of the average net book value of flight equipment held for lease for the period.

(6)     Net Cash Interest Margin = Lease rental yield minus interest on borrowings, net of settlements on interest rate derivatives, and other liabilities  / average NBV of flight equipment for the period calculated on a quarterly basis, annualized.

Share Repurchases

Since November 2015, the Company acquired 2.6 million shares at an average price of $19.19 per share, 955 thousand shares of which were purchased at an average price of $19.81 per share during the fourth quarter of 2015. We acquired an additional 1.65 million shares at an average price of $18.83 per share since the start of 2016. Aircastle's Board of Directors just reauthorized our $100 million share repurchase program.

2015 Financing Activity

We raised $800 million of new financing during 2015. This included $500 million of Senior Notes due in 2022 and $150 million in long-term secured bank loans obtained from Japanese institutions.  We also increased the size of our Revolving Credit Facility from $450 million to $600 million and extended its maturity to May 2019. The capital raised during the year provided us with additional resources to pursue aircraft acquisitions and enhanced our financial flexibility.

Common Dividend

On February 9, 2016, Aircastle's Board of Directors declared a first quarter 2016 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.24 per share, payable on March 15, 2016 to shareholders of record on February 29, 2016. Aircastle increased the dividend six times since 2010.

Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern time. All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 438-5525 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (719) 325-2464 (from outside of the U.S. and Canada) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start and referencing the passcode "1343968".

A simultaneous webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at www.aircastle.com. Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the necessary software required to listen to the internet broadcast. A replay of the webcast will be available for one month following the call. In addition to this earnings release an accompanying power point presentation has been posted to the Investor Relations section of Aircastle's website.

For those who are not available to listen to the live call, a replay will be available until 1:00 P.M. Eastern time on Saturday, March 12, 2016 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-0820 (from outside of the U.S. and Canada); please reference passcode "1343968".

About Aircastle Limited

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of December 31, 2015, Aircastle's aircraft portfolio consisted of 162 aircraft on lease with 53 customers located in 34 countries.

Safe Harbor

All statements included or incorporated by reference in this Press Release (this "Release"), other than characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to, statements relating to our ability to acquire, sell, lease or finance aircraft, raise capital, pay dividends, and increase revenues, earnings, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Net Income and the global aviation industry and aircraft leasing sector. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "projects," "believes," "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "seeks," "estimates" and variations on these words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our historical performance and that of our subsidiaries and on our current plans, estimates and expectations and are subject to a number of factors that could lead to actual results materially different from those described in the forward-looking statements; Aircastle can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements which are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated as of the date of this Release.  These risks or uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described from time to time in Aircastle's filings with the SEC and previously disclosed under "Risk Factors" in Item 1 A of Aircastle's 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Form 10-Q filed for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, and elsewhere in this Release. In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Aircastle to predict or assess the impact of every factor that may cause its actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Release. Aircastle expressly disclaims any obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement to reflect future events or circumstances.

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Dollars in thousands, except share data)

December 31,

2015

2014

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

155,904

$

169,656

Accounts receivable

8,566

3,334

Restricted cash and cash equivalents

98,137

98,884

Restricted liquidity facility collateral

65,000

65,000

Flight equipment held for lease, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,306,024 and $1,294,063, respectively

5,867,062

5,579,718

Net investment in finance and sales-type leases

201,211

106,651

Unconsolidated equity method investment

50,377

46,453

Other assets

123,707

105,450

Total assets

$

6,569,964

$

6,175,146

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

LIABILITIES

Borrowings from secured financings, net of debt issuance costs

$

1,146,238

$

1,373,131

Borrowings from unsecured financings, net of debt issuance costs

2,894,918

2,371,456

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

131,058

140,863

Lease rentals received in advance

67,327

53,216

Liquidity facility

65,000

65,000

Security deposits

115,642

117,689

Maintenance payments

370,281

333,456

Total liabilities

4,790,464

4,454,811

Commitments and Contingencies

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Preference shares, $.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

Common shares, $.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 80,232,260 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2015; and 80,983,249 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014

802

810

Additional paid-in capital

1,550,337

1,565,180

Retained earnings

241,574

192,805

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(13,213)

(38,460)

Total shareholders' equity

1,779,500

1,720,335

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

6,569,964

$

6,175,146

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenues:

Lease rental revenue

$

183,394

$

178,202

$

733,417

$

714,654

Finance and sales-type lease revenue

2,306

1,559

7,658

10,906

Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and lease incentives

(376)

1,080

(10,664)

(6,172)

Maintenance revenue

15,901

52,971

71,049

88,006

Total lease revenue

201,225

233,812

801,460

807,394

Other revenue

7,042

4,445

17,742

11,208

Total revenues

208,267

238,257

819,202

818,602

Operating expenses:

Depreciation

81,245

74,135

318,783

299,365

Interest, net

59,514

56,827

243,577

238,378

Selling, general and administrative (including non-cash share based payment expense of $1,556 and $1,077 for the three months ended and $5,537 and $4,244 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively)

13,535

13,955

56,198

55,773

Impairment of aircraft

17,477

26,988

119,835

93,993

Maintenance and other costs

2,376

2,017

11,502

7,239

Total expenses

174,147

173,922

749,895

694,748

Other income (expense):

Gain on sale of flight equipment

14,983

9,762

58,017

23,146

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(36,570)

Other

578

449

919

1,207

Total other income (expense)

15,561

10,211

58,936

(12,217)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

49,681

74,546

128,243

111,637

Income tax provision

734

2,938

12,771

13,863

Earnings of unconsolidated equity method investment, net of tax

1,694

1,156

6,257

3,054

Net income

$

50,641

$

72,764

$

121,729

$

100,828

Earnings per common share — Basic:

Net income per share

$

0.63

$

0.90

$

1.50

$

1.25

Earnings per common share — Diluted:

Net income per share

$

0.63

$

0.90

$

1.50

$

1.25

Dividends declared per share

$

0.24

$

0.22

$

0.90

$

0.82

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in thousands)

Years Ended December 31,

2015

2014

Cash flows from operating activities:

Net income

$

121,729

$

100,828

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation

318,783

299,365

Amortization of deferred financing costs

14,878

13,961

Amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives

10,664

6,172

Deferred income taxes

(6,889)

2,863

Non-cash share based payment expense

5,537

4,244

Cash flow hedges reclassified into earnings

24,023

34,979

Security deposits and maintenance payments included in earnings

(35,843)

(107,031)

Gain on the sale of flight equipment

(58,017)

(23,146)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

36,570

Impairment of aircraft

119,835

93,993

Other

(896)

(878)

Changes on certain assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(5,406)

(509)

Other assets

(5,033)

(11,146)

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

7,255

1,345

Lease rentals received in advance

15,665

7,176

Net cash provided by operating activities

526,285

458,786

Cash flows from investing activities:

Acquisition and improvement of flight equipment

(1,320,669)

(1,672,460)

Proceeds from sale of flight equipment

562,518

832,961

Restricted cash and cash equivalents related to sale of flight equipment

(17,000)

Aircraft purchase deposits and progress payments, net of returned deposits and aircraft sales deposits

(6,812)

Net investment in finance leases

(91,648)

(14,258)

Collections on finance leases

9,559

10,312

Unconsolidated equity method investment and associated costs

(18,255)

Distributions from unconsolidated equity method investment in excess of earnings

667

Other

(610)

(569)

Net cash used in investing activities

(864,662)

(861,602)

Cash flows from financing activities:

Issuance of shares net of repurchases

(20,881)

(2,092)

Proceeds from notes and term debt financings

975,000

1,003,200

Securitization and term debt financing repayments

(681,393)

(984,517)

Deferred financing costs

(11,881)

(15,843)

Restricted secured liquidity facility collateral

42,000

Liquidity facility

(42,000)

Restricted cash and cash equivalents related to financing activities

17,747

23,889

Debt extinguishment costs

(32,835)

Security deposits and maintenance payments received

152,391

178,805

Security deposits and maintenance payments returned

(33,398)

(152,900)

Payments for terminated cash flow hedges and payment for option

(33,427)

Dividends paid

(72,960)

(66,421)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

324,625

(82,141)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

(13,752)

(484,957)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

169,656

654,613

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

155,904

$

169,656

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Information

(Amount in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31,

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenues

$

208,267

$

238,257

$

819,202

$

818,602

EBITDA

$

192,510

$

205,584

$

707,524

$

658,606

Adjusted EBITDA

$

210,972

$

233,200

$

832,105

$

792,283

Adjusted net income

$

54,264

$

80,145

$

142,271

$

167,642

Adjusted net income allocable to common shares

$

53,828

$

79,545

$

141,191

$

166,425

Per common share – Basic

$

0.67

$

0.99

$

1.75

$

2.07

Per common share – Diluted

$

0.67

$

0.99

$

1.75

$

2.07

Basic common shares outstanding

80,263

80,390

80,489

80,389

Diluted common shares outstanding

80,263

80,390

80,489

80,389

Refer to the selected information accompanying this press release for a reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP information.

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(Dollars in thousands)

Net income

$

50,641

$

72,764

$

121,729

$

100,828

Depreciation

81,245

74,135

318,783

299,365

Amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives

376

(1,080)

10,664

6,172

Interest, net

59,514

56,827

243,577

238,378

Income tax provision

734

2,938

12,771

13,863

     EBITDA

$

192,510

$

205,584

$

707,524

$

658,606

Adjustments:

  Impairment of aircraft

17,477

26,988

119,835

93,993

  Loss on extinguishment of debt

36,570

  Non-cash share based payment expense

1,556

1,077

5,537

4,244

  Gain on mark to market of interest rate derivative contracts

(571)

(449)

(791)

(1,130)

     Adjusted EBITDA

$

210,972

$

233,200

$

832,105

$

792,283

We define EBITDA as income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes, interest expense, and depreciation and amortization. We use EBITDA to assess our consolidated financial and operating performance, and we believe this non-US GAAP measure is helpful in identifying trends in our performance.

This measure provides an assessment of controllable expenses and affords management the ability to make decisions which are expected to facilitate meeting current financial goals as well as achieving optimal financial performance. It provides an indicator for management to determine if adjustments to current spending decisions are needed.

EBITDA provides us with a measure of operating performance because it assists us in comparing our operating performance on a consistent basis as it removes the impact of our capital structure (primarily interest charges on our outstanding debt) and asset base (primarily depreciation and amortization) from our operating results. Accordingly, this metric measures our financial performance based on operational factors that management can impact in the short-term, namely the cost structure, or expenses, of the organization. EBITDA is one of the metrics used by senior management and the board of directors to review the consolidated financial performance of our business.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA (as defined above) further adjusted to give effect to adjustments required in calculating covenant ratios and compliance as that term is defined in the indenture governing our senior unsecured notes.  Adjusted EBITDA is a material component of these covenants.

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Adjusted Net Income Reconciliation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31,

Twelve Months Ended December 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(Dollars in thousands)

Net income

$

50,641

$

72,764

$

121,729

$

100,828

Loss on extinguishment of debt(2)

36,570

Ineffective portion and termination of hedges(1)

(54)

619

455

660

Gain on mark to market of interest rate derivative contracts(2)

(571)

(449)

(791)

(1,130)

Non-cash share based payment expense(3)

1,556

1,077

5,537

4,244

          Term Financing No. 1 hedge loss amortization charges(1)

3,310

4,401

14,854

          Securitization No. 1 hedge loss amortization charges (1)

2,692

2,824

10,940

11,616

Adjusted net income

$

54,264

$

80,145

$

142,271

$

167,642

(1)  Included in Interest, net.

(2)  Included in Other income (expense).

(3)  Included in Selling, general and administrative expenses.

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Cash Return on Equity Calculation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

CFFO

Finance Lease Collections

Gain (Loss) on Sale of Eqt.

Deprec.

Distributions in excess (less than) Equity Earnings

Cash Earnings

Average Shareholders' Equity

12 Month Cash ROE

2008

$333,626

$6,525

$201,759

$138,392

$1,242,635

11.1%

2009

$327,641

$1,162

$209,481

$119,322

$1,205,284

9.9%

2010

$356,530

$7,084

$220,476

$143,138

$1,300,953

11.0%

2011

$359,377

$39,092

$242,103

$156,366

$1,370,513

11.4%

2012

$427,277

$3,852

$5,747

$269,920

$166,956

$1,425,658

11.7%

2013

$424,037

$9,508

$37,220

$284,924

$185,841

$1,513,156

12.3%

2014

$458,786

$10,312

$23,146

$299,365

$667

$193,546

$1,661,228

11.7%

2015

$526,285

$9,559

$58,017

$318,783

($530)

$274,548

$1,759,871

15.6%

Note:  LTM Average Shareholders' Equity is the average of the most recent five quarters period end Shareholders' Equity. Management believes that the cash return on equity metric (Cash ROE) when viewed in conjunction  with the Company's results under US GAAP and the above reconciliation, provide useful information about operating and period-over-period performance, and provide additional information that is useful for evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business without regard to periodic reporting impacts related to non-cash revenue and expense items and interest rate derivative accounting, while recognizing the depreciating nature of our assets. 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Net Cash Interest Margin Calculation

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Average NBV of Flight Equipment

Quarterly Lease Rental Revenue

Cash Interest(1)

Annualized Net

Cash Interest Margin

Q1:11

$

4,041,967

$

141,116

$

41,278

9.9%

Q2:11

$

4,143,446

$

143,356

$

43,217

9.7%

Q3:11

$

4,222,512

$

145,890

$

42,066

9.8%

Q4:11

$

4,374,921

$

149,848

$

43,041

9.8%

Q1:12

$

4,388,008

$

152,242

$

44,969

9.8%

Q2:12

$

4,516,973

$

153,624

$

48,798

9.3%

Q3:12

$

4,602,185

$

159,546

$

41,373

10.3%

Q4:12

$

4,605,783

$

158,090

$

43,461

10.0%

Q1:13

$

4,619,204

$

156,590

$

48,591

9.4%

Q2:13

$

4,711,790

$

157,918

$

47,869

9.3%

Q3:13

$

4,717,877

$

161,148

$

47,682

9.6%

Q4:13

$

4,972,040

$

169,274

$

49,080

9.7%

Q1:14

$

5,168,851

$

174,335

$

51,685

9.5%

Q2:14

$

5,582,359

$

183,231

$

48,172

9.7%

Q3:14

$

5,412,299

$

178,886

$

44,820

9.9%

Q4:14

$

5,373,733

$

178,202

$

44,459

10.0%

Q1:15

$

5,637,513

$

177,146

$

50,235

9.0%

Q2:15

$

5,850,516

$

184,839

$

51,413

9.1%

Q3:15

$

5,926,459

$

188,037

$

51,428

9.2%

Q4:15

$

5,835,547

$

183,394

$

51,250

9.1%

(1)      Excludes loan termination payments of $3.2 million and $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2011 and 2013 respectively.

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Guidance Elements for the First Quarter of 2016

($ in millions, except for percentages)

(Unaudited)

Guidance Item

Q1:16

Lease rental revenue

$177 - $181

Finance lease revenue

$3 - $4

Maintenance revenue

$0 - $2

Amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives

($4) - ($5)

SG&A

$13 - $15

Depreciation

$76 - $78

Interest, net

$59 - $61

Gain on sale

$8 - $10

Full year effective tax rate

10% - 11%

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of Net Income Allocable to Common Shares

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2015

Twelve Months Ended

December 31, 2015

Weighted-average shares:

Shares

Percent(1)

Shares

Percent(1)

Common shares outstanding – Basic

80,263

99.20%

80,489

99.24%

Unvested restricted common shares

650

0.80%

616

0.76%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

80,912

100.00%

81,105

100.00%

Net income allocation

Net income

$50,641

100.00%

$121,729

100.00%

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted shares

(407)

(0.80%)

(924)

(0.76%)

Earnings available to common shares

$50,234

99.20%

$120,805

99.24%

Adjusted net income allocation

Adjusted net income

$54,264

100.00%

$142,271

100.00%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted shares

(436)

(0.80%)

(1,080)

(0.76%)

Amounts allocated to common shares

$53,828

99.20%

$141,191

99.24%

(1)       Percentages rounded to two decimal places.

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Reconciliation of Net Income Allocable to Common Shares

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2014

Twelve Months Ended

December 31, 2014

Weighted-average shares:

Shares

Percent(1)

Shares

Percent(1)

Common shares outstanding – Basic

80,390

99.25%

80,389

99.27%

Unvested restricted common shares

606

0.75%

588

0.73%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

80,996

100.00%

80,977

100.00%

Net income allocation

Net income

$72,764

100.00%

$100,828

100.00%

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted shares

(544)

(0.75%)

(732)

(0.73%)

Earnings available to common shares

$72,220

99.25%

$100,096

99.27%

Adjusted net income allocation

Adjusted net income

$80,145

100.00%

$167,642

100.00%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted shares

(600)

(0.75%)

(1,217)

(0.73%)

Amounts allocated to common shares

$79,545

99.25%

$166,425

99.27%

(1)    Percentages rounded to two decimal places.

 

Contact:

Aircastle Advisor LLC                                                  

The IGB Group

Frank Constantinople, SVP Investor Relations

 Leon Berman

Tel: +1-203-504-1063

Tel: +1-212-477-8438

fconstantinople@aircastle.com

lberman@igbir.com

SOURCE Aircastle Limited



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