American Airlines Group Reports Highest Quarterly Profit In Company History Airline Also Announces Capital Deployment Program

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported its second quarter 2014 results.

  • Second quarter 2014 non-GAAP net profit excluding net special charges was $1.5 billion, a record for any quarter in the history of American Airlines
  • Second quarter 2014 GAAP net profit was a record $864 million
  • The Company also announced a capital deployment program, including over $2.8 billion in debt and aircraft lease prepayments, a $1 billion share repurchase program, the initiation of a quarterly cash dividend, and $600 million of additional pension contributions
  • As part of the program, American's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.10 per share for shareholders of record as of August 4, 2014. The cash dividend is the first declared by American since 1980

For the second quarter 2014, American Airlines Group reported a record GAAP net profit of $864 million. This compares to a GAAP net profit of $220 million in the second quarter 2013, for AMR Corporation prior to the merger. The Company believes it is more meaningful to compare year-over-year results for American Airlines and US Airways excluding special charges and on a combined basis, which is a non-GAAP formulation that combines the results for AMR Corporation and US Airways Group.

On this basis, second quarter 2014 net profit excluding net special charges was $1.5 billion, a record for any quarter in the history of the Company. This represents a 114 percent improvement over the combined non-GAAP net profit of $681 million excluding net special charges for the same period in 2013. See the accompanying notes in the Financial Tables section of this press release for further explanation of this presentation, including a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP financial information.

"We are very pleased to report the highest quarterly profit in the history of American Airlines," said Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. "Our merger is off to a great start and our 100,000 team members are doing a wonderful job working together to take care of our customers.

"We are also pleased to announce a capital deployment program that reduces our debt, provides additional pension contributions and returns capital to shareholders. The fact that we are able to implement this program while still funding our significant product improvements, fleet renewal program and integration costs is further evidence of the success of our merger.  We have much hard work ahead, but we are extremely encouraged by the great work being done by our team members."

Revenue and Cost Comparisons

Total revenues in the second quarter were a record $11.4 billion, up 10.2 percent versus the second quarter 2013 on a combined basis, on a 3.1 percent increase in total available seat miles (ASMs). Driven by a record yield of 17.34 cents, up 6.5 percent year-over-year, consolidated passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) was also a record at 14.57 cents, up 5.9 percent versus the second quarter 2013 on a combined basis.

Total operating expenses in the second quarter were $10.0 billion, up 7.0 percent over combined second quarter 2013. Second quarter mainline cost per available seat mile (CASM) was 13.61 cents, up 3.9 percent on a 3.5 percent increase in mainline ASMs versus combined second quarter 2013. Excluding special charges and fuel, mainline CASM was up 2.2 percent compared to the combined second quarter 2013, at 8.55 cents. Regional CASM excluding special charges and fuel was 15.80 cents, up 5.2 percent on a 0.4 percent decrease in regional ASMs versus combined second quarter 2013. 

Liquidity

As of June 30, 2014, American had approximately $10.3 billion in total cash and short-term investments, of which $882 million was restricted. The Company also has an undrawn revolving credit facility of $1.0 billion

During the quarter, the Company repaid $502 million of debt obligations, which includes approximately $175 million for the settlement of its 7.25% convertible notes with cash. The Company also prepaid $113 million of obligations associated with aircraft debt, $51 million associated with special facility revenue bonds and also used $630 million of cash to purchase aircraft that were previously being leased to the Company.

At June 30, 2014, approximately $791 million of the Company's unrestricted cash balance was held in Venezuelan bolivars, valued at the weighted average applicable exchange rate of 6.53 bolivars to the dollar. This includes approximately $94 million valued at 4.3 bolivars, approximately $611 million valued at 6.3 bolivars and approximately $86 million valued at 10.6 bolivars, with the rate depending on the date the Company submitted its repatriation request to the Venezuelan government. In the first quarter of 2014, the Venezuelan government announced that a newly implemented system (SICAD I) will determine the exchange rate (which fluctuates as determined by weekly auctions and at June 30, 2014 was 10.6 bolivars to the dollar) for repatriation of cash proceeds from ticket sales after January 1, 2014, and introduced new procedures for approval of repatriation of local currency.

The Company is continuing to work with Venezuelan authorities regarding the timing and exchange rate applicable to the repatriation of funds held in local currency. However, pending further repatriation of funds, and due to the significant decrease in demand for air travel resulting from the effective devaluation of the bolivar, the Company recently significantly reduced capacity in this market. The Company is monitoring this situation closely and continues to evaluate its holdings of Venezuelan bolivars for potential impairment.

Capital Deployment Program

The Company also announced a capital deployment program intended to efficiently allocate cash balances over and above those required to fund its business. The program has three key components:

  • Debt/Lease Prepayments:  Since the merger closed in December 2013, the Company has prepaid $420 million of aircraft debt and bond obligations. In addition, the Company plans to prepay $480 million of special facility revenue bond obligations by the end of 2014. It is anticipated that these prepayments will represent a reduction in the Company's debt going forward. The Company has also used $630 million of cash to purchase aircraft that were previously leased to the Company and anticipates utilizing an additional $370 million of cash in this manner through the remainder of 2014. In addition, the Company has called for redemption of the remaining $900 million principal amount of the 7.5% senior notes due March 15, 2016. In total, these steps represent approximately $2.8 billion of prepayments that will be completed by the end of 2014.
  • Pension Funding: The Company plans to make supplemental contributions of $600 million to its defined benefit plans in 2014. These contributions would be above and beyond the $120 million minimum required contributions for 2014.
  • Return to Shareholders: The program includes a share repurchase program and the initiation of a quarterly dividend. The Company's Board of Directors authorized a $1.0 billion share repurchase program to be completed no later than December 31, 2015. The Board also declared a dividend of $0.10 per share for shareholders of record as of August 4, 2014. The dividend will be paid on August 18, 2014. This is the first cash dividend declared at American Airlines since 1980.

Shares repurchased under the program announced above may be made through a variety of methods, which may include open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, block trades or accelerated share repurchase transactions. Any such repurchases will be made from time to time subject to market and economic conditions, applicable legal requirements and other relevant factors. The program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any specific number of shares or continue a dividend for any fixed period, and may be suspended at any time at management's discretion.

Additional Notable Accomplishments

Merger Integration Developments

  • US Airways joined American in the trans-Atlantic joint business agreement with British Airways, Iberia and Finnair and codeshare agreements with British Airways, Iberia and oneworld alliance partner airberlin
  • Combined operations at 72 airports since the merger
  • Began harmonizing its network by aligning flying between its hubs. The changes allow the Company to replace smaller regional aircraft with larger mainline aircraft and to redeploy regional jets to other markets to better match aircraft size with customer demand in small and medium sized communities
  • Announced new mileage redemption options for American Airlines AAdvantage® and US Airways Dividend Miles® members, along with new checked bag policies, and began to align the First and Business Class experience across the airline
  • Launched new reciprocal upgrade benefits for elite-level members
  • Conducted first joint Flight Attendant Training sessions with newly hired flight attendants from both airlines
  • Reached three agreements covering more than 11,000 US Airways mechanics, fleet service agents and maintenance training specialists with the International Association of Machinists union

Fleet and Network Developments

  • As part of its plan to modernize its fleet, the Company inducted 21 new aircraft during the second quarter
  • Expanded its European presence with new, seasonal summer service between its hub at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon and Manchester, U.K.
  • Strengthened its presence in the Asia-Pacific region with new nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Hong Kong and Shanghai
  • Announced twelve new routes in the United States and Canada from Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare, Los Angeles, Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, including service between DFW and new destination, Bismarck, N.D. The Company also began service between DFW and Edmonton, Alberta

Other Developments

  • Distributed $5.5 million in operational incentive payouts to employees for on-time departures in the month of April; this distribution of $50 per employee is part of the Company's Triple Play program which measures operational performance as reported in the DOT's Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR). To date, the Company's employees have earned $16.5 million in operational incentive payouts
  • Honored with two awards from Airfinance Journal, including the 2013 Overall "Deal of the Year" for its merger with US Airways, and the 2013 Airline "Treasury Team of the Year" for its work on American's debt and lease restructuring, a major aircraft order and other financing
  • Employees donated more than 13,000 hours to numerous projects in the second quarter. In addition, the Company donated more than $3 million of travel to organizations including American Fallen Soldiers, the Gary Sinise Foundation, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, and Carry the Load
  • Recognized four employees with the 2014 Earl G. Graves Award for Leadership in Diversity for influencing positive change, setting an example and leaving a lasting impact on those around them

Special Items

In the second quarter, the Company recognized a total of $592 million in net special charges, including:

  • $253 million net special operating charges, which principally included $163 million of merger integration expenses, a net $38 million charge for bankruptcy related settlement obligations, $37 million in charges relating to the buyout of leases associated with certain aircraft, and $15 million of other special charges
  • Net $337 million non-cash tax charge, consisting primarily of a $330 million non-cash tax charge related to the Company's sale of its portfolio of fuel hedging contracts that were scheduled to settle on or after June 30, 2014.  This charge reverses a non-cash tax provision which was recorded in Other Comprehensive Income (OCI), a subset of stockholder's equity, principally in 2009. The provision represents the tax effect associated with gains recorded in OCI principally in 2009 due to a net increase in the fair value of the Company's fuel hedging contracts

Conference Call / Webcast Details

The Company will conduct a live audio webcast of its earnings call today at 1:30 p.m. EDT, which will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at aa.com/investorrelations. An archive of the webcast will be available on the website through Aug. 24.

Investor Guidance

For financial forecasting detail, please refer to the Company's investor relations update also filed this morning with the Securities Exchange Commission on Form 8-K. This filing is available aa.com/investorrelations.

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn miles for travel, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and everyday purchases. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information

This document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "project," "could," "should," "would," "continue," "seek," "target," "guidance," "outlook," "if current trends continue," "optimistic," "forecast" and other similar words. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, estimates, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are based on the current objectives, beliefs and expectations of the Company, and they are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and financial position and timing of certain events to differ materially from the information in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and financial position and timing of certain events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: significant operating losses in the future; downturns in economic conditions that adversely affect the Company's business; the impact of continued periods of high volatility in fuel costs, increased fuel prices and significant disruptions in the supply of aircraft fuel; competitive practices in the industry, including the impact of low cost carriers, airline alliances and industry consolidation; the challenges and costs of integrating operations and realizing anticipated synergies and other benefits of the merger transaction with US Airways Group, Inc.; the Company's substantial indebtedness and other obligations and the effect they could have on the Company's business and liquidity; an inability to obtain sufficient financing or other capital to operate successfully and in accordance with the Company's current business plan; increased costs of financing, a reduction in the availability of financing and fluctuations in interest rates; the effect the Company's high level of fixed obligations may have on its ability to fund general corporate requirements, obtain additional financing and respond to competitive developments and adverse economic and industry conditions; the Company's significant pension and other post-employment benefit funding obligations; the impact of any failure to comply with the covenants contained in financing arrangements; provisions in credit card processing and other commercial agreements that may materially reduce the Company's liquidity; the limitations of the Company's historical consolidated financial information, which is not directly comparable to its financial information for prior or future periods; the impact of union disputes, employee strikes and other labor-related disruptions; any inability to maintain labor costs at competitive levels; interruptions or disruptions in service at one or more of the Company's hub airports; any inability to obtain and maintain adequate facilities, infrastructure and slots to operate the Company's flight schedule and expand or change its route network; the Company's reliance on third-party regional operators or third-party service providers that have the ability to affect the Company's revenue and the public's perception about its services; any inability to effectively manage the costs, rights and functionality of third-party distribution channels on which the Company relies; extensive government regulation, which may result in increases in the Company's costs, disruptions to the Company's operations, limits on the Company's operating flexibility, reductions in the demand for air travel, and competitive disadvantages; the impact of the heavy taxation to which the airline industry is subject; changes to the Company's business model that may not successfully increase revenues and may cause operational difficulties or decreased demand; the loss of key personnel or inability to attract and retain additional qualified personnel; the impact of conflicts overseas, terrorist attacks and ongoing security concerns; the global scope of the Company's business and any associated economic and political instability or adverse effects of events, circumstances or government actions beyond its control, including the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations and limitations on the repatriation of cash held in foreign countries; the impact of environmental regulation; the Company's reliance on technology and automated systems and the impact of any failure of these technologies or systems; challenges in integrating the Company's computer, communications and other technology systems; costs of ongoing data security compliance requirements and the impact of any significant data security breach; losses and adverse publicity stemming from any accident involving any of the Company's aircraft or the aircraft of its regional or codeshare operators; delays in scheduled aircraft deliveries, or other loss of anticipated fleet capacity, and failure of new aircraft to perform as expected; the Company's dependence on a limited number of suppliers for aircraft, aircraft engines and parts; the impact of changing economic and other conditions beyond the Company's control, including global events that affect travel behavior such as an outbreak of a contagious disease, and volatility and fluctuations in the Company's results of operations due to seasonality; the effect of a higher than normal number of pilot retirements and a potential shortage of pilots; the impact of possible future increases in insurance costs or reductions in available insurance coverage; the effect of several lawsuits that were filed in connection with the merger transaction with US Airways Group, Inc. and remain pending; an inability to use NOL carryforwards; any impairment in the amount of goodwill the Company recorded as a result of the application of the acquisition method of accounting and an inability to realize the full value of the Company's and American Airlines' respective intangible or long-lived assets and any material impairment charges that would be recorded as a result; price volatility of the Company's common stock; delay or prevention of stockholders' ability to change the composition of the Company's board of directors and the effect this may have on takeover attempts that some of the Company's stockholders might consider beneficial; the effect of provisions of the Company's Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws that limit ownership and voting of its equity interests, including its common stock, its preferred stock and convertible notes; the effect of limitations in the Company's Certificate of Incorporation on acquisitions and dispositions of its common stock designed to protect its NOL carryforwards and certain other tax attributes, which may limit the liquidity of its common stock; and other economic, business, competitive, and/or regulatory factors affecting the Company's business, including those set forth in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2014 "especially in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections" and other risks and uncertainties listed from time to time in our filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof or as of the dates indicated in the statements. The Company does not assume any obligation to publicly update or supplement any forward-looking statement to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

American Airlines Group Inc. (Formerly AMR Corporation)

 GAAP Results - Consolidated Statements of Operations 

Reflects AAG Standalone Results for Period Prior to Merger Close

(In millions, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)














3 Months Ended
June 30,


Percent


6 Months Ended
June 30,


Percent


2014


2013


Change


2014


2013


Change




(A)






(A)



Operating revenues:












    Mainline passenger

$             8,213


$           4,888


68.0


$           15,471


$             9,502


62.8

    Regional passenger

1,707


752


 nm 


3,114


1,431


 nm 

    Cargo

221


169


31.1


428


325


31.7

    Other

1,214


640


89.5


2,338


1,289


81.3

    Total operating revenues

11,355


6,449


76.1


21,351


12,547


70.2













Operating expenses:












    Aircraft fuel and related taxes

2,830


1,880


50.5


5,541


3,814


45.3

    Salaries, wages and benefits

2,163


1,284


68.5


4,282


2,551


67.9

    Regional expenses:












         Fuel

535


260


 nm 


1,035


525


97.2

         Other

1,122


509


 nm 


2,216


1,024


 nm 

    Maintenance, materials and repairs

514


317


62.2


999


643


55.4

    Other rent and landing fees

441


284


55.4


866


572


51.5

    Aircraft rent

312


181


72.1


631


346


82.5

    Selling expenses

402


273


47.3


804


563


42.7

    Depreciation and amortization

319


207


54.1


626


411


52.3

    Special items, net

251


12


 nm 


114


83


36.6

    Other

1,067


730


46.1


2,108


1,432


47.2

    Total operating expenses

9,956


5,937


67.7


19,222


11,964


60.7













    Operating income

1,399


512


 nm 


2,129


583


 nm 













Nonoperating income (expense):












    Interest income

8


5


68.3


15


9


64.5

    Interest expense, net

(214)


(161)


32.6


(457)


(415)


10.1

    Other, net

11


(12)


 nm 


9


(37)


 nm 

    Total nonoperating expense, net

(195)


(168)


16.1


(433)


(443)


(2.1)













Income before reorganization items, net

1,204


344


 nm 


1,696


140


 nm 

Reorganization items, net

-


(124)


 nm 


-


(284)


(100.0)

Income (loss) before income taxes

1,204


220


 nm 


1,696


(144)


 nm 













Income tax provision (benefit)

340


-


 nm 


353


(22)


 nm 













    Net income (loss)

$                864


$              220


 nm 


$             1,343


$               (122)


 nm 

























Earnings (loss) per common share (B):












    Basic 

$               1.20


$             0.88




$               1.86


$              (0.49)



    Diluted

$               1.17


$             0.79




$               1.82


$              (0.49)















Weighted average shares outstanding (in thousands) (B):












    Basic

720,600


249,588




722,286


249,540



    Diluted

734,767


288,511




738,051


249,540















Note: Percent change may not recalculate due to rounding.





















(A) American Airlines Group Inc. (formerly AMR Corporation) is a holding company and its principal, wholly owned subsidiaries are American Airlines, Inc. ("American") and, effective December 9, 2013 (the "effective date"), US Airways Group, Inc. ("US Airways Group"). US Airways Group became a subsidiary of AMR Corporation ("AMR") as a result of a merger transaction. Also in connection with the merger, AMR changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. ("AAG" or the "Company"). Therefore, the results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 do not include the results for US Airways Group. This impacts the comparability of AAG's financial statements under GAAP to the 2014 period. Refer to the AAG combined financial statements for an alternative, non-GAAP presentation.













(B) Pursuant to the Company's Fourth Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan") and Merger Agreement, holders of AMR common stock formerly traded under the symbol "AAMRQ" received shares of AAG common stock principally over the 120-day distribution period following the effective date. In accordance with GAAP, the 2013 second quarter and six month period weighted average shares and loss per share calculation have been adjusted to retrospectively reflect these distributions which were made at the rate of approximately 0.7441 shares of AAG common stock per share of AAMRQ. Former holders of AAMRQ shares as of the effective date may in the future receive additional distributions of AAG common stock dependent upon the ultimate distribution of shares of AAG common stock to holders of disputed claims. Thus, the shares and related earnings per share calculation prior to the effective date may change in the future to reflect additional retrospective adjustments for future AAG common stock distributions to former holders of AAMRQ shares.

 

American Airlines Group Inc. (Formerly AMR Corporation)

 Non-GAAP Combined Consolidated Statements of Operations 

 Reflects Combined Consolidated Results for AAG and US Airways Group, Inc. 

(In millions, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)
















3 Months Ended June 30, 2013





3 Months Ended
June 30, 2014


American Airlines
Group


US Airways
Group


Combined


Percent
Change



(A)






(B)


(C)

Operating revenues:











    Mainline passenger


$             8,213


$            4,888


$            2,560


$             7,448


10.3

    Regional passenger


1,707


752


888


1,640


4.1

    Cargo


221


169


35


204


8.3

    Other


1,214


640


367


1,007


20.5

    Total operating revenues


11,355


6,449


3,850


10,299


10.2












Operating expenses:











    Aircraft fuel and related taxes


2,830


1,880


872


2,752


2.8

    Salaries, wages and benefits


2,163


1,284


679


1,963


10.2

    Regional expenses:











         Fuel


535


260


261


521


2.7

         Other


1,122


509


561


1,070


4.8

    Maintenance, materials and repairs


514


317


188


505


1.6

    Other rent and landing fees


441


284


148


432


2.2

    Aircraft rent


312


181


153


334


(6.7)

    Selling expenses


402


273


124


397


1.4

    Depreciation and amortization


319


207


73


280


13.8

    Special items, net


251


12


24


36


 nm 

    Other


1,067


730


288


1,018


4.8

    Total operating expenses


9,956


5,937


3,371


9,308


7.0












    Operating income 


1,399


512


479


991


41.2












Nonoperating income (expense):











    Interest income


8


5


1


6


51.3

    Interest expense, net


(214)


(161)


(90)


(251)


(14.8)

    Other, net


11


(12)


(36)


(48)


 nm 

    Total nonoperating expense, net


(195)


(168)


(125)


(293)


(33.3)












Income before reorganization items, net


1,204


344


354


698


72.5

Reorganization items, net


-


(124)


-


(124)


 nm 

Income before income taxes


1,204


220


354


574


 nm 












Income tax provision


340


-


67


67


 nm 












    Net income


$                864


$               220


$              287


$                507


70.4












Note: Percent change may not recalculate due to rounding.














(A) Reflects GAAP financial results for American Airlines Group Inc. American Airlines Group Inc. (formerly AMR Corporation) is a holding company and its principal, wholly owned subsidiaries are American Airlines, Inc. ("American") and, effective December 9, 2013 (the "effective date"), US Airways Group, Inc. ("US Airways Group"). US Airways Group became a subsidiary of AMR Corporation ("AMR") as a result of a merger transaction. Also in connection with the merger, AMR changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. ("AAG" or the "Company"). Therefore, the results for the three months ended June 30, 2014 include the results for US Airways Group. 












(B) Under GAAP, AAG does not include in its financial results the results of US Airways Group prior to closing of the merger. This impacts the comparability of AAG's financial statements under GAAP to the 2014 period. This table presents the second quarter results for 2013 on a "combined basis." Combined basis means the Company combines the financial results of AAG on a stand alone basis with the results of US Airways Group. Management believes this presentation provides a more meaningful quarter over quarter comparison. Please see GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations.












(C) Percent change is a comparison of the combined results.












 

American Airlines Group Inc. (Formerly AMR Corporation)

 Non-GAAP Combined Consolidated Statements of Operations 

 Reflects Combined Consolidated Results for AAG and US Airways Group, Inc. 

(In millions, except share and per share amounts)

(Unaudited)















6 Months Ended June 30, 2013





6 Months Ended
June 30, 2014


American
Airlines Group


US Airways
Group


Combined


Percent
Change



(A)






(B)


(C)

Operating revenues:











    Mainline passenger


$            15,471


$                  9,502


$            4,757


$            14,259


8.5

    Regional passenger


3,114


1,431


1,651


3,082


1.0

    Cargo


428


325


76


401


6.6

    Other


2,338


1,289


736


2,025


15.4

    Total operating revenues


21,351


12,547


7,220


19,767


8.0












Operating expenses:











    Aircraft fuel and related taxes


5,541


3,814


1,733


5,547


(0.1)

    Salaries, wages and benefits


4,282


2,551


1,293


3,844


11.4

    Regional expenses:











         Fuel


1,035


525


532


1,057


(2.1)

         Other


2,216


1,024


1,122


2,146


3.3

    Maintenance, materials and repairs


999


643


363


1,006


(0.8)

    Other rent and landing fees


866


572


283


855


1.3

    Aircraft rent


631


346


307


653


(3.3)

    Selling expenses


804


563


236


799


0.6

    Depreciation and amortization


626


411


144


555


12.8

    Special items, net


114


83


63


146


(22.1)

    Other


2,108


1,432


563


1,995


5.6

    Total operating expenses


19,222


11,964


6,639


18,603


3.3












    Operating income


2,129


583


581


1,164


82.9












Nonoperating income (expense):











    Interest income


15


9


1


10


48.0

    Interest expense, net


(457)


(415)


(174)


(589)


(22.4)

    Other, net


9


(37)


(10)


(47)


 nm 

    Total nonoperating expense, net


(433)


(443)


(183)


(626)


(30.6)












Income before reorganization items, net


1,696


140


398


538


 nm 

Reorganization items, net


-


(284)


-


(284)


(100.0)

Income (loss) before income taxes


1,696


(144)


398


254


 nm 












Income tax provision (benefit)


353


(22)


67


45


 nm 












    Net income (loss)


$             1,343


$                    (122)


$              331


$                209


 nm 












Note: Percent change may not recalculate due to rounding.















(A) Reflects GAAP financial results for American Airlines Group Inc. American Airlines Group Inc. (formerly AMR Corporation) is a holding company and its principal, wholly owned subsidiaries are American Airlines, Inc. ("American") and, effective December 9, 2013 (the "effective date"), US Airways Group, Inc. ("US Airways Group"). US Airways Group became a subsidiary of AMR Corporation ("AMR") as a result of a merger transaction. Also in connection with the merger, AMR changed its name to American Airlines Group Inc. ("AAG" or the "Company"). Therefore, the results for the six months ended June 30, 2014 include the results for US Airways Group. 












(B) Under GAAP, AAG does not include in its financial results the results of US Airways Group prior to closing of the merger. This impacts the comparability of AAG's financial statements under GAAP to the 2014 period. This table presents the 2013 six month period results on a "combined basis." Combined basis means the Company combines the financial results of AAG on a stand alone basis with the results of US Airways Group. Management believes this presentation provides a more meaningful period over period comparison. Please see GAAP to non-GAAP reconciliations.












(C) Percent change is a comparison of the combined results.

 

American Airlines Group, Inc.

Combined Operating Statistics

(Unaudited)




















3 Months Ended
June 30,





6 Months Ended
June 30,







2014


2013


Change



2014


2013


Change







(A)







(A)




Mainline
















Revenue passenger miles (millions)


51,407


50,226


2.4

%


97,234


95,249


2.1

%

Available seat miles (ASM) (millions)


60,999


58,915


3.5

%


117,830


114,269


3.1

%

Passenger load factor (percent)


84.3


85.3


(1.0)

pts


82.5


83.4


(0.9)

pts

Yield (cents)


15.98


14.83


7.7

%


15.91


14.97


6.3

%

Passenger revenue per ASM (cents)


13.46


12.64


6.5

%


13.13


12.48


5.2

%

















Passenger enplanements (thousands)


37,910


36,987


2.5

%


72,754


71,420


1.9

%

Departures (thousands)


292


289


0.9

%


571


569


0.4

%

Aircraft at end of period


984


975


0.9

%


984


975


0.9

%

















Block hours (thousands)


901


882


2.2

%


1,754


1,723


1.8

%

Average stage length (miles)


1,215


1,193


1.8

%


1,202


1,182


1.6

%

Fuel consumption (gallons in millions)


937


922


1.6

%


1,811


1,780


1.8

%

Average aircraft fuel price including related taxes (dollars per gallon) 


3.02


2.98


1.2

%


3.06


3.12


(1.8)

%

Full-time equivalent employees at end of period


94,061


91,710


2.6

%


94,061


91,710


2.6

%

















Operating cost per ASM (cents)


13.61


13.10


3.9

%


13.55


13.48


0.6

%

Operating cost per ASM excluding special items (cents)


13.19


13.04


1.2

%


13.46


13.35


0.8

%

Operating cost per ASM excluding special items and fuel (cents)


8.55


8.37


2.2

%


8.75


8.50


3.1

%

















Regional*















Revenue passenger miles (millions)


5,787


5,589


3.6

%


10,846


10,585


2.5

%

Available seat miles (millions)


7,091


7,120


(0.4)

%


13,652


13,895


(1.7)

%

Passenger load factor (percent)


81.6


78.5


3.1

pts


79.4


76.2


3.2

pts

Yield (cents)


29.49


29.34


0.5

%


28.71


29.11


(1.4)

%

Passenger revenue per ASM (cents)


24.07


23.03


4.5

%


22.81


22.18


2.8

%

















Passenger enplanements (thousands)


13,553


12,957


4.6

%


25,262


24,624


2.6

%

Aircraft at end of period


557


554


0.5

%


557


554


0.5

%

Fuel consumption (gallons in millions)


174


175


(0.3)

%


336


341


(1.4)

%

Average aircraft fuel price including related taxes (dollars per gallon) 


3.07


2.98


3.0

%


3.08


3.10


(0.7)

%

















Operating cost per ASM (cents)


23.37


22.35


4.6

%


23.82


23.05


3.3

%

Operating cost per ASM excluding special items (cents)


23.35


22.34


4.5

%


23.78


23.02


3.3

%

Operating cost per ASM excluding special items and fuel (cents)


15.80


15.02


5.2

%


16.19


15.42


5.0

%

















Total Mainline & Regional















Revenue passenger miles (millions)


57,194


55,815


2.5

%


108,080


105,834


2.1

%

Available seat miles (millions)


68,090


66,035


3.1

%


131,482


128,164


2.6

%

Cargo ton miles (millions)


595


559


6.5

%


1,155


1,059


9.1

%

Passenger load factor (percent)


84.0


84.5


(0.5)

pts


82.2


82.6


(0.4)

pts

Yield (cents)


17.34


16.28


6.5

%


17.20


16.38


4.9

%

Passenger revenue per ASM (cents)


14.57


13.76


5.9

%


14.13


13.53


4.5

%

Total revenue per ASM (cents)


16.68


15.60


6.9

%


16.24


15.42


5.3

%

Cargo yield per ton mile (cents)


37.16


36.56


1.6

%


37.02


37.88


(2.3)

%

















Passenger enplanements (thousands)


51,463


49,944


3.0

%


98,016


96,044


2.1

%

Aircraft at end of period


1,541


1,529


0.8

%


1,541


1,529


0.8

%

Fuel consumption (gallons in millions)


1,111


1,097


1.3

%


2,147


2,121


1.2

%

Average aircraft fuel price including related taxes (dollars per gallon) 


3.03


2.98


1.5

%


3.06


3.11


(1.6)

%

















Operating cost per ASM (cents)


14.62


14.10


3.7

%


14.62


14.52


0.7

%

Operating cost per ASM excluding special items (cents)


14.25


14.04


1.5

%


14.53


14.40


0.9

%

Operating cost per ASM excluding special items and fuel (cents)


9.31


9.09


2.5

%


9.53


9.25


3.0

%

















* Regional includes wholly owned regional airline subsidiaries and operating results from capacity purchase carriers.






















(A) Represents the combined historical operating statistics of American and US Airways. 
























Note: Amounts may not recalculate due to rounding.







 

American Airlines Group, Inc.

Combined Mainline Revenue Statistics by Regional Entity

(Unaudited)




















3 Months Ended
June 30,





6 Months Ended
June 30,







2014


2013


Change



2014


2013


Change







(A)







(A)




Domestic
















Revenue passenger miles (millions)


32,717


32,094


1.9

%


62,893


61,755


1.8

%

Available seat miles (ASM) (millions)


37,467


36,923


1.5

%


73,457


72,554


1.2

%

Passenger load factor (percent)


87.3


86.9


0.4

pts


85.6


85.1


0.5

pts

Yield (cents)


16.19


14.80


9.4

%


15.99


14.87


7.6

%

Passenger revenue per ASM (cents)


14.13


12.86


9.9

%


13.69


12.66


8.2

%

















Latin America















Revenue passenger miles (millions)


8,095


7,784


4.0

%


16,778


16,275


3.1

%

Available seat miles (ASM) (millions)


10,663


9,704


9.9

%


22,020


20,400


7.9

%

Passenger load factor (percent)


75.9


80.2


(4.3)

pts


76.2


79.8


(3.6)

pts

Yield (cents)


16.79


16.31


3.0

%


17.32


16.86


2.7

%

Passenger revenue per ASM (cents)


12.75


13.08


(2.5)

%


13.20


13.45


(1.9)

%

















Atlantic
















Revenue passenger miles (millions)


8,604


8,277


3.9

%


13,868


13,396


3.5

%

Available seat miles (ASM) (millions)


10,506


9,817


7.0

%


17,912


16,655


7.5

%

Passenger load factor (percent)


81.9


84.3


(2.4)

pts


77.4


80.4


(3.0)

pts

Yield (cents)


15.13


14.31


5.8

%


14.71


14.05


4.7

%

Passenger revenue per ASM (cents)


12.39


12.06


2.7

%


11.39


11.30


0.8

%

















Pacific
















Revenue passenger miles (millions)


1,991


2,070


(3.8)

%


3,696


3,823


(3.3)

%

Available seat miles (ASM) (millions)


2,363


2,471


(4.4)

%


4,442


4,660


(4.7)

%

Passenger load factor (percent)


84.3


83.7


0.6

pts


83.2


82.0


1.2

pts

Yield (cents)


12.83


11.85


8.3

%


12.60


11.74


7.3

%

Passenger revenue per ASM (cents)


10.81


9.92


9.0

%


10.48


9.63


8.8

%

















Total International















Revenue passenger miles (millions)


18,690


18,131


3.1

%


34,342


33,494


2.5

%

Available seat miles (ASM) (millions)


23,532


21,992


7.0

%


44,374


41,715


6.4

%

Passenger load factor (percent)


79.4


82.4


(3.0)

pts


77.4


80.3


(2.9)

pts

Yield (cents)


15.61


14.89


4.8

%


15.76


15.15


4.0

%

Passenger revenue per ASM (cents)


12.40


12.27


1.0

%


12.20


12.17


0.2

%

















(A) Represents the combined historical mainline revenue statistics by regional entity of American and US Airways. 


































Note: Amounts may not recalculate due to rounding.








 

Reconciliation of GAAP Financial Information to Non-GAAP Financial Information


















American Airlines Group Inc. (the "Company") is providing disclosure of the reconciliation of reported non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable financial measures on a GAAP basis. The Company believes that the non-GAAP financial measures provide investors the ability to measure financial performance excluding special items, which is more indicative of the Company's ongoing performance and is more comparable to measures reported by other major airlines. The Company believes that the presentation of mainline and regional CASM excluding fuel is useful to investors because both the cost and availability of fuel are subject to many economic and political factors beyond the Company's control. Management uses mainline and regional CASM excluding special items and fuel to evaluate the Company's operating performance.



















American Airlines Group Inc. Combined (1)



3 Months Ended
June 30,

% Change

6 Months Ended
June 30,

% Change






2014


2013


2014


2013



Reconciliation of Income Before Income Taxes Excluding


(In millions, except per share amounts)


(In millions)



Special Items


























Income before income taxes as reported



$            1,204


$     574


$  1,696


$     254



Special items:













   Special items, net (2)



251


36


114


146



   Regional operating special items, net



2


1


6


5



   Nonoperating special items, net (3)



2


31


50


117



   Reorganization items, net (4)



-


124


-


284



Income before income taxes as adjusted for special items


$            1,459


$     766

90%

$  1,866


$     806

132%
































3 Months Ended
June 30,


 6 Months Ended
June 30, 



Calculation of Pre-Tax Margin Excluding Special Items


2014


2013


2014


2013
















Income before income taxes as adjusted for special items


$            1,459


$     766


$  1,866


$     806
















Total operating revenues



$           11,355


$10,299


$ 21,351


$ 19,767
















Pre-tax margin excluding special items



12.8%


7.4%


8.7%


4.1%

































3 Months Ended
June 30,

% Change

 6 Months Ended
June 30, 

% Change


Reconciliation of Net Income Excluding Special Items


2014


2013


2014


2013
















Net income as reported



$               864


$     507


$  1,343


$     209



Special items:













   Special items, net (2)



251


36


114


146



   Regional operating special items, net



2


1


6


5



   Nonoperating special items, net (3)



2


31


50


117



   Reorganization items, net (4)



-


124


-


284



   Non-cash income tax provision (5)



337


-


345


-



   Net tax effect of special items



-


(18)


-


(18)



Net income as adjusted for special items



$            1,456


$     681

114%

$  1,858


$     743

150%















Reconciliation of Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Share As


3 Months Ended
June 30, 2014









Adjusted for Special Items
























Net income as adjusted for special items



$            1,456






















Shares used for computation (in thousands):











   Basic




720,600









   Diluted




734,767






















Earnings per share as adjusted for special items:











   Basic




$              2.02









   Diluted




$              1.98


























3 Months Ended
June 30,

% Change

 6 Months Ended
June 30, 

% Change


Reconciliation of Operating Income Excluding Special Items


2014


2013


2014


2013
















Operating income as reported



$            1,399


$     991


$  2,129


$  1,164
















Special items:













   Special items, net (2)



251


36


114


146



   Regional operating special items, net



2


1


6


5



Operating income as adjusted for special items


$            1,652


$  1,028

61%

$  2,249


$  1,315

71%



















3 Months Ended
June 30,


6 Months Ended
June 30,



Reconciliation of Operating Cost per ASM Excluding Special


2014


2013


2014


2013



Items and Fuel - Mainline only

























Total operating expenses



$            9,956


$  9,308


$ 19,222


$ 18,603



Less regional expenses:












   Fuel




(535)


(521)


(1,035)


(1,057)



   Other




(1,122)


(1,070)


(2,216)


(2,146)



Total mainline operating expenses



8,299


7,717


15,971


15,400
















   Special items, net (2)



(251)


(36)


(114)


(146)



Mainline operating expenses, excluding special items


8,048


7,681


15,857


15,254
















   Aircraft fuel and related taxes 



(2,830)


(2,752)


(5,541)


(5,547)



Mainline operating expenses, excluding special items and fuel 


5,218


4,929


10,316


9,707
















 (In cents) 













Mainline operating expenses per ASM



$            13.61


$  13.10


$  13.55


$  13.48
















   Special items, net per ASM (2)



(0.41)


(0.06)


(0.10)


(0.13)



Mainline operating expenses per ASM, excluding special items


13.19


13.04


13.46


13.35
















   Aircraft fuel and related taxes per ASM



(4.64)


(4.67)


(4.70)


(4.85)



Mainline operating expenses per ASM, excluding special items











and fuel




$              8.55


$    8.37


$    8.75


$    8.50
















Note: Amounts may not recalculate due to rounding.




























3 Months Ended
June 30,


6 Months Ended
June 30,



Reconciliation of Operating Cost per ASM Excluding Special


2014


2013


2014


2013



Items and Fuel - Regional only

























Total regional operating expenses



$            1,657


$  1,591


$  3,251


$  3,203
















   Regional operating special items, net



(2)


(1)


(6)


(5)



Regional operating expenses, excluding special items


1,655


1,590


3,245


3,198
















   Aircraft fuel and related taxes



(535)


(521)


(1,035)


(1,057)



Regional operating expenses, excluding special items and fuel


$            1,120


$  1,069


$  2,210


$  2,141
















 (In cents) 













Regional operating expenses per ASM



$            23.37


$  22.35


$  23.82


$  23.05
















   Regional operating special items, net per ASM


(0.02)


(0.01)


(0.04)


(0.03)



Regional operating expenses per ASM, excluding special items


23.35


22.34


23.78


23.02
















   Aircraft fuel and related taxes per ASM



(7.55)


(7.32)


(7.58)


(7.61)



Regional operating expenses per ASM, excluding special items and fuel


$            15.80


$  15.02


$  16.19


$  15.42
















Note: Amounts may not recalculate due to rounding.




























3 Months Ended
June 30,


6 Months Ended
June 30,



Reconciliation of Operating Cost per ASM Excluding Special 


2014


2013


2014


2013



Items and Fuel - Total Mainline and Regional
























Total operating expenses



$            9,956


$  9,308


$ 19,222


$ 18,603
















Special items:













   Special items, net (2)



(251)


(36)


(114)


(146)



   Regional operating special items, net



(2)


(1)


(6)


(5)



Total operating expenses, excluding special items


9,703


9,271


19,102


18,452
















Fuel:













   Aircraft fuel and related taxes - mainline



(2,830)


(2,752)


(5,541)


(5,547)



   Aircraft fuel and related taxes - regional



(535)


(521)


(1,035)


(1,057)



Total operating expenses, excluding special items and fuel 


6,338


5,998


12,526


11,848
















 (In cents) 













Total operating expenses per ASM



$            14.62


$  14.10


$  14.62


$  14.52
















Special items per ASM:












   Special items, net (2)



(0.37)


(0.05)


(0.09)


(0.11)



   Regional operating special items, net



-


-


-


-



Total operating expenses per ASM, excluding special items


14.25


14.04


14.53


14.40
















Fuel per ASM:













   Aircraft fuel and related taxes - mainline



(4.16)


(4.17)


(4.21)


(4.33)



   Aircraft fuel and related taxes - regional



(0.79)


(0.79)


(0.79)


(0.82)



Total operating expenses per ASM, excluding special items











and fuel




$              9.31


$    9.09


$    9.53


$    9.25
















Note: Amounts may not recalculate due to rounding.










 


FOOTNOTES:

























(1)

As noted on the American Airlines Group Combined non-GAAP income statement, these tables present the 2013 second quarter and six month periods' results on a "combined basis." Combined basis means the Company combines the financial results of American Airlines Group on a stand alone basis with the results of US Airways Group for periods prior to closing of the merger. Management believes this presentation provides a more meaningful period over period comparison.















(2)

The 2014 second quarter mainline special items totaled a net charge of $251 million, which principally included $163 million of merger integration expenses related to information technology, professional fees, severance, re-branding of aircraft and airport facilities, relocation and training as well as a net $38 million charge for bankruptcy related items primarily reflecting fair value adjustments for bankruptcy settlement obligations and $37 million in charges relating to the buyout of leases associated with certain aircraft. The 2014 six month period mainline special items totaled a net charge of $114 million, which principally included $365 million of merger integration expenses, $40 million in charges primarily relating to the buyout of leases associated with certain aircraft and a net $5 million charge for bankruptcy related items as described above. These charges were offset in part by a $309 million gain on the sale of slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The 2013 second quarter mainline special items included $36 million in merger related expenses. The 2013 six month period mainline special items totaled a charge of $146 million, which principally included $84 million in merger related expenses, a $43 million charge for workers' compensation claims and $19 million related to the ratification of the US Airways flight attendant collective bargaining agreement.















(3)

The 2014 second quarter and six month period nonoperating special items were primarily due to non-cash interest accretion of $2 million and $33 million, respectively, on the bankruptcy settlement obligations.

The 2013 second quarter nonoperating special items totaled a net charge of $31 million principally related to debt extinguishment charges due to non-cash write offs of debt discount and debt issuance costs in connection with conversions of US Airways' 7.25% convertible senior notes and repayment of the former Citicorp North America term loan. The 2013 six month period nonoperating special items totaled a net charge of $117 million principally related to interest charges of $116 million to recognize post-petition interest expense on unsecured obligations pursuant to the Company's Fourth Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan") and $31 million in charges primarily related to debt extinguishment costs discussed above, offset in part by a $30 million credit in connection with an award received in an arbitration related to previous investments in auction rate securities.















(4)

In the 2013 second quarter and six month periods, the Company recognized reorganization expenses as a result of the filing of voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11. These amounts consisted primarily of estimated allowed claim amounts and professional fees.















(5)

During the 2014 second quarter, the Company sold its portfolio of fuel hedging contracts that were scheduled to settle on or after June 30, 2014. In connection with this sale, the Company recorded a special non-cash tax charge of $330 million in the second quarter of 2014 that reverses the non-cash tax provision which was recorded in Other Comprehensive Income ("OCI"), a subset of stockholders' equity, principally in 2009. This provision represents the tax effect associated with gains recorded in OCI principally in 2009 due to a net increase in the fair value of the Company's fuel hedging contracts. In accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Company retained the $330 million tax provision in OCI until the last contract was settled or terminated. In addition, the Company recorded $7 million in non-cash deferred income tax provision related to certain indefinite-lived intangible assets in the 2014 second quarter. The 2014 six month period included the $330 million non-cash tax provision related to the settlement of fuel hedges discussed above as well as $15 million in non-cash deferred income tax provision related to certain indefinite-lived intangible assets.


 

American Airlines Group Inc. 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions)

(Unaudited)










June 30, 2014


December 31, 2013

Assets








Current assets




   Cash

$         1,210


$                 1,140

   Short-term investments

8,249


8,111

   Restricted cash and short-term investments

882


1,035

   Accounts receivable, net

1,981


1,560

   Aircraft fuel, spare parts and supplies, net

1,093


1,012

   Prepaid expenses and other

1,551


1,465

      Total current assets

14,966


14,323





Operating property and equipment




   Flight equipment

26,113


23,730

   Ground property and equipment

5,712


5,585

   Equipment purchase deposits

1,043


1,077

      Total property and equipment, at cost

32,868


30,392

   Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

(11,632)


(11,133)

      Total property and equipment, net

21,236


19,259





Other assets




   Goodwill

4,089


4,086

   Intangibles, net 

2,330


2,311

   Other assets

2,190


2,299

      Total other assets

8,609


8,696





      Total assets

$       44,811


$               42,278





Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)








Current liabilities




   Current maturities of long-term debt and capital leases

$         1,523


$                 1,446

   Accounts payable

1,653


1,368

   Accrued salaries and wages

961


1,143

   Air traffic liability

5,683


4,380

   Frequent flyer liability

2,879


3,005

   Other accrued liabilities

2,389


2,464

      Total current liabilities

15,088


13,806





Noncurrent liabilities 




   Long-term debt and capital leases, net of current maturities

15,205


15,353

   Pension and postretirement benefits

5,704


5,828

   Deferred gains and credits, net

905


935

   Mandatorily convertible preferred stock and other bankruptcy settlement obligations

415


5,928

   Other liabilities

3,408


3,159

      Total noncurrent liabilities

25,637


31,203





Stockholders' equity (deficit)




   Common stock

7


5

   Additional paid-in capital

15,879


10,592

   Treasury stock

(1)


-

   Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(1,846)


(2,032)

   Accumulated deficit

(9,953)


(11,296)

      Total stockholders' equity (deficit)

4,086


(2,731)





      Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)

$       44,811


$               42,278

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SOURCE American Airlines



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