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FLY Leasing Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

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DUBLIN, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FLY Leasing Limited (NYSE: FLY) ("FLY"), a global lessor of modern, fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft, today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2012.

Third Quarter 2012 Highlights

  • Adjusted Net Income of $5.4 million, $0.21 per share
  • Net loss of $29.4 million or $1.15 per share, including one-time expenses related to the Term Loan of $33.9 million
  • Entered into a new $395 million Senior Secured Term Loan, reducing net leverage to 4.2x
  • Purchased two B737-800s, bringing fleet to 110 aircraft
  • Declared a dividend of $0.22 per share on October 15th
  • Closed $250 million aircraft acquisition facility on November 7th

"FLY is reporting a net loss of $29 million for the third quarter due to one-time charges including the termination of interest rate swaps associated with the debt refinancing completed in August," said Colm Barrington, CEO of FLY. "The refinancing achieved several important objectives including providing long-term financing with an attractive free cash profile, reducing leverage and future interest costs, and eliminating significant refinancing requirements through 2018."

"Our fleet generated strong revenue in the quarter," added Barrington. "The portfolio of 49 aircraft acquired last year is now contributing significantly to our bottom line, helping to grow our Adjusted Net Income as compared to the same period of last year and demonstrating the true value of the strategic acquisition."

"During the third quarter, we acquired two additional B737-800s, growing our fleet to 110 aircraft on lease to 53 airlines in 29 countries," said Barrington. "We continue to see attractive opportunities for growth and FLY is well positioned to take advantage of these prospects, with $115 million of unrestricted cash and the $250 million new aircraft acquisition facility we recently closed."

Third Quarter Financial Results

FLY is reporting a net loss for the third quarter of 2012 of $29.4 million or $1.15 per share.  This compares to net income of $3.4 million and $0.13 per share for the same period of 2011. The loss is attributable to pre-tax, one-time, refinancing related expenses of $33.9 million, including a pre-tax charge of $32.3 million to terminate interest rate swaps associated with a credit facility that was fully repaid during the quarter.  Operating lease revenue increased to $84.4 million for the third quarter of 2012 from $47.4 million for the same period in 2011, primarily due to growth in the aircraft portfolio following the aircraft acquisitions completed in late 2011.   

Net income and diluted earnings per share for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $16.7 million and $0.63 per share compared to $10.3 million and $0.39 per share for the same period in 2011.  The increase is due to income from the additional aircraft in the portfolio, partially offset by one-time refinancing related expenses.

Adjusted Net Income

Adjusted Net Income was $5.4 million or $0.21 per share for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $4.3 million or $0.17 per share in the third quarter of the previous year.

For the nine-months ended September 30, 2012, Adjusted Net Income was $63.1 million ($2.43 per share) compared to $15.1 million ($0.58 per share) for the same period of the previous year. The significant increase reflects the income from the increased portfolio and additional end of lease income in 2012 as compared to 2011. 

A reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income to net income determined in accordance with GAAP is shown below.

Dividend

On October 15, 2012, FLY declared a dividend of $0.22 per share in respect of the third quarter of 2012. This dividend will be paid on November 20, 2012 to shareholders of record on October 30, 2012. This dividend is the 20th consecutive quarterly dividend declared by FLY.

Financial Position

At September 30, 2012, FLY's total assets were $3.0 billion, including flight equipment with a net book value of $2.7 billion. Restricted and unrestricted cash at September 30, 2012 totalled $281.7 million, of which $115.0 million was unrestricted. These amounts compare to total cash of $380.5 million and unrestricted cash of $82.1 million at December 31, 2011. 

FLY entered into a new $395 million senior term loan secured by 23 aircraft and maturing in 2018. The refinancing addressed all of FLY's remaining 2012 debt maturities as well as amounts due under a facility maturing in 2013. As a result of the refinancing, FLY's net leverage, defined as the ratio of net debt to total shareholders' equity was reduced to 4.2x at September 30, 2012 compared to 5.1x at December 31, 2011. Net debt is defined as book value of secured borrowings, less unrestricted cash and cash equivalents. 

Aircraft Portfolio

At September 30, 2012, FLY's 110 aircraft were on lease to 53 lessees in 29 countries. The table below shows the aircraft in FLY's portfolio on September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011. The table does not include the four B767 aircraft owned by a joint venture in which FLY has a 57% interest.

Portfolio at

Sept 30, 2012

Dec 31, 2011

Airbus A319

20

20

Airbus A320

27

29

Airbus A330

1

1

Airbus A340

3

3

Boeing 717

6

6

Boeing 737

40

37

Boeing 747

1

1

Boeing 757

11

11

Boeing 767

1

1

      Total

110

109

At September 30, 2012, the average age of FLY's fleet was 9.2 years, weighted by the net book value of each aircraft. The average remaining lease term was 3.1 years, also weighted by net book value. At September 30, 2012, the leases were generating annualized revenues of approximately $341 million. For the third quarter of 2012, FLY's lease utilization factor was 96% and for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 the lease utilization factor was 98%.

Conference Call and Webcast

FLY's senior management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results at 4:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Thursday, November 8, 2012.  Participants should call +1-706-758-4339 (International) or 877-309-0213 (North America) and enter confirmation code 32843684 or ask an operator for the FLY Leasing earnings call. A replay will be available shortly after the call. To access the replay, please dial +1-404-537-3406 (International) or 855-859-2056 (North America) and enter confirmation code 32843684. The replay recording will be available until November 22, 2012.

A live webcast of the conference call will be also available on the Events page in the Investor Relations section of FLY's website at www.flyleasing.com. An archived webcast will be available for one year.

About FLY

FLY acquires and leases modern, high-demand and fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft under multi-year operating lease contracts to a diverse group of airlines throughout the world. FLY is managed and serviced by BBAM LP, one of the world's leading aircraft lease managers with more than 20 years of experience. For more information about FLY, please visit our website at www.flyleasing.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward - looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "will," or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for FLY's future business and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially due to global political, economic, business, competitive, market, regulatory and other factors and risks. FLY expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether because of future events, new information, a change in its views or expectations, or otherwise.

Contact:

Matt Dallas
FLY Leasing Limited
+1 203-769-5916
ir@flyleasing.com  

FLY Leasing Limited

Consolidated Statements of Income

(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)



Three months ended

Sept.  30, 2012 (Unaudited)

Three months ended

Sept. 30, 2011 (Unaudited)

Nine months

ended

 Sept. 30, 2012

(Unaudited)

Nine months

ended

 Sept. 30, 2011

(Unaudited)

Revenues





   Operating lease revenue

$   84,443

$   47,387

$  285,800

$   149,149

   Equity earnings from unconsolidated joint ventures

1,852

1,289

5,980

2,626

   Gain on sale of aircraft

-

8,489

   Interest and other income

113

761

1,556

2,502

Total revenues

86,408

49,437

301,825

154,277

Expenses





   Depreciation

34,302

21,158

102,795

62,723

   Interest expense

36,045

18,278

109,695

55,174

   Selling, general and administrative

11,435

5,756

30,213

19,653

   Ineffective, dedesignated and terminated derivatives

32,580

-

31,353


   Maintenance and other costs

3,478

184

6,138

4,103

Total expenses

117,840

45,376

280,194

141,653

Net income (loss) before provision for income taxes

(31,432)

4,061

21,631

12,624

   Provision for income taxes

(1,993)

645

4,954

2,347

Net income (loss)

$    (29,439)

$   3,416

$  16,677

$   10,277

Weighted average number of shares





-  Basic

25,769,115

25,647,373

25,750,811

25,904,913

-  Diluted

25,769,115

25,841,921

25,915,110

26,054,343

Earnings (loss) per share





 -  Basic

$   (1.15)

$   0.13

$   0.63

$   0.39

-   Diluted

$  (1.15)

$  0.13

$  0.63

$  0.39

Dividends declared and paid per share

$   0.22

$   0.20

$   0.62

$   0.60

 

 

FLY Leasing Limited

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)



Sept. 30,

 2012

(Unaudited)

Dec. 31,    2011

(Audited)

Assets



   Cash and cash equivalents

$  114,998

$      82,105

   Restricted cash and cash equivalents

166,698

298,404

   Rent receivables

713

3,186

   Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures

15,921

15,141

   Flight equipment held for operating leases, net

2,678,305

2,762,289

   Deferred tax asset, net

-

5,329

   Fair market value of derivative asset

738

4,023

   Other assets, net

30,191

28,021

Total assets

$ 3,007,564

$ 3,198,498

Liabilities



   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

20,493

10,429

   Rentals received in advance

14,835

15,297

   Payable to related parties

2,774

4,863

   Security deposits

48,121

50,672

   Maintenance payment liabilities

231,467

231,793

   Secured borrowings, net

2,136,510

2,326,110

   Deferred tax liability, net

986

-

   Fair market value of derivative liabilities

54,473

98,487

   Other liabilities

20,022

17,814

Total liabilities

2,529,681

2,755,465

Shareholders' equity



Common shares, $0.001 par value, 499,999,900 shares authorized; 25,769,115 and 25,685,527 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively

26

26

   Manager shares, $0.001 par value; 100 shares authorized, issued and outstanding

   Additional paid in capital

458,290

455,186

   Retained earnings

58,342

57,982

   Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net

(38,775)

(70,161)

Total shareholders' equity

477,883

443,033

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$ 3,007,564

$ 3,198,498

 

FLY Leasing Limited

Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income, a Non-GAAP Financial Measure, to Net Income

(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA)



Three months ended

Sept. 30, 2012 (Unaudited)

Three months ended

Sept. 30, 2011 (Unaudited)

Nine months

ended

 Sept. 30, 2012

(Unaudited)

Nine months

ended

 Sept. 30, 2011

(Unaudited)

Net Income

$   (29,439)

$   3,416

$   16,677

$   10,277

Add (less):





   Ineffective, dedesignated and terminated derivatives

32,580

-

31,353

-


   Non-cash share based compensation

1,458

733

3,104

3,096


   Adjustments related to GAAM Portfolio acquisition:






        Amortization of fair value adjustments recorded in purchase accounting

5,606

-

18,158

-


       Acquisition transaction fees and expenses

-

182

-

1,929


   Income tax effects

(4,801)

(23)

(6,222)

(241)


Adjusted Net Income

$   5,404

$   4,308

$   63,070

$   15,061


Weighted average diluted shares outstanding

25,960,109

25,841,921

25,915,110

26,054,343


Adjusted Net Income per share

$   0.21

$   0.17

$   2.43

$   0.58









Adjusted Net Income Plus Depreciation and Amortization, a Non-GAAP Financial Measure, to Net Income

(DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)



Three months ended

Sept. 30, 2012 (Unaudited)

Three months ended

Sept. 30, 2011 (Unaudited)

Nine months

ended

 Sept. 30, 2012

(Unaudited)

Nine months

ended

 Sept. 30, 2011

(Unaudited)

Adjusted Net Income

$   5,404

$   4,308

$   63,070

$   15,061

Add:





   Depreciation

34,302

21,158

102,795

62,723

   Other amortization

7,427

3,465

14,873

10,934


   Provision for deferred income taxes

2,014

351

9,395

1,659


Adjusted Net Income Plus Depreciation and Amortization

$   49,147

$   29,282

$   190,133

$   90,377







FLY defines Adjusted Net Income as net income plus or minus the after-tax impacts of ineffective, dedesignated or terminated cash flow hedges, swap termination costs, non-cash share-based compensation, and adjustments related to the GAAM portfolio acquisition comprised of amortization of fair value adjustments recorded in purchase accounting and acquisition transaction fees and expenses. FLY believes that Adjusted Net Income provides useful information about operating performance and period over period comparisons.  It also provides additional information that is useful for evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business without regard to the impacts of fair-value adjustments of debt that the company has assumed, acquired leases and derivative instruments and other non-recurring items of income and expense affecting current period results.  Adjusted Net Income should be used as a supplement to and not as a substitute for financial measures determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States. 

Adjusted Net Income Plus Depreciation and Amortization is a cash flow measure that provides investors with an additional measure for evaluating FLY's ongoing cash earnings, from which capital investments are made, debt is serviced and dividends are paid.  However, adjusted net income plus depreciation and amortization excludes certain positive and negative cash items, including principal payments, and has certain important limitations as an indicator of FLY's ability to pay dividends and reinvest in its business.  Management uses Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Net Income Plus Depreciation and Amortization as a measure for assessing FLY's performance.  These measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for net income or other financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP.  Finally, FLY's definitions may be different than those used by other companies.

 

SOURCE FLY Leasing Limited



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