Aircastle Limited
Aug 8, 2017
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Aircastle Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

Declared Third Quarter 2017 Dividend of $0.26 per Common Share

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Financial Metrics

  • Total revenues were $223.5 million for the second quarter of 2017, up 18%
  • Total lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues were $195.0 million, up 8%
  • Net loss was $(7.1) million, or $(0.09) per diluted common share; includes $65.7 million of net aircraft impairment charges related to freighter aircraft sales, and $5.1 million of separation and disability compensation paid to our former Chief Executive
  • Adjusted net income was $2.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $224.1 million for the second quarter, up 23%
  • Cash ROE was 12.9%; net cash interest margin was 8.8%

Highlights

  • Acquired seven mid-aged narrow-body aircraft for approximately $86 million during the quarter
  • Sold thirteen aircraft during the second quarter for proceeds of $221.5 million and a gain on sale of $13.5 million
  • Further reduced our exposure to freighter aircraft by agreeing to sell two 747-400 production freighters and one converted freighter
  • Repaid $500 million of 6.75% coupon debt and borrowed $500 million of 4.125% coupon debt; $13.1 million of annual interest expense savings, or approximately $0.17 per share
  • Declared our 45th consecutive quarterly dividend

Aircastle Limited (the "Company" or "Aircastle") (NYSE: AYR) reported a second quarter 2017 net loss of $(7.1) million, or $(0.09) per diluted common share and adjusted net income of $2.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted common share.  The second quarter results included total lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues of $195.0 million, an increase of 8%, as compared to $180.3 million in the second quarter of 2016.  The results also include $65.7 million of net aircraft impairment charges, including $13.5 million of related maintenance payments, and $5.1 million of separation and disability compensation paid to a former executive.

Commenting on the results, Mike Inglese, Aircastle's CEO, stated, "Our strong core results in the second quarter highlight the portfolio de-risking that we have pursued since the beginning of 2015.  Over the past two and a half years, we have taken advantage of market conditions to sell 75 aircraft, generating $111 million in gains on sale, while also enhancing the quality of our fleet.  During that time, we also acquired 121 aircraft for $3.3 billion."

Mr. Inglese continued, "In addition to our solid operating performance, during the first six months of 2017, we opportunistically sold fourteen aircraft and realized gains of more than $14 million.  During the second quarter, we also reduced our freighter exposure by more than 45% by taking the opportunity to sell two younger production freighters to a carrier in Asia.  Our three remaining production freighters are on longer term leases, and our orderly exit from the cargo market, which began several years ago, is nearing completion."

Concluding, Mr. Inglese added, "Aircastle's core business is strong, and we are poised for accretive growth in the second half of 2017.  Our limited long-term capital commitments, significant financial flexibility, and proven value investment approach position us to continue to grow the business in a disciplined and profitable manner."

Financial Results

(in thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended

June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Total Revenues

$

223,534



$

189,988



$

427,807



$

373,653


Lease Rental and Finance and Sales-Type Lease Revenues

$

194,976



$

180,299



$

389,635



$

363,367


Adjusted EBITDA

$

224,105



$

182,436



$

417,496



$

366,315


Net income (loss)

$

(7,116)



$

20,030



$

35,323



$

56,292


   Per common share - Diluted

$

(0.09)



$

0.25



$

0.45



$

0.71


Adjusted net income

$

2,448



$

24,205



$

48,139



$

68,296


   Per common share - Diluted

$

0.03



$

0.31



$

0.61



$

0.86


 

Second Quarter Results

Total revenues were $223.5 million, an increase of $33.5 million, or 18%, from the previous year.  An increase in lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenue of $14.7 million and a $16.4 million rise in maintenance revenues accounted for most of the change.  The increase in lease rental and finance lease revenue in the second quarter was due to net fleet growth over the past year.  During the second quarter of 2017, we recorded $28.9 million of maintenance revenue versus $12.5 million in the prior year, primarily driven by return compensation associated with several wide-body aircraft which transitioned during the quarter, and $13.5 million associated with one of the production freighter aircraft that we agreed to sell.

During the quarter, we took the opportunity to sell two ten-year old 747-400 production freighters scheduled to come off lease within the next twelve months, and we recorded non-cash, transactional impairment charges of $76.2 million in connection with this sale, partially offset by $13.5 million of maintenance revenue.  We also recorded transactional impairment charges in connection with the sale of a converted freighter in the amount of $3.1 million.  During the quarter, we completed our annual fleet review with no additional impairment charges.

The net loss in the second quarter was $(7.1) million, versus net income of $20.0 million in the prior year.  Higher aircraft impairment charges of $63.2 million and higher SG&A of $6.8 million were partially offset by higher total revenues of $33.5 million and higher gains from the sale of flight equipment of $11.4 million.  SG&A increased due to separation and disability compensation paid to our former CEO under the terms of his employment and share-based award agreements. 

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $224.1 million, up $41.7 million, or 23%, from the second quarter of 2016, primarily due to higher revenues of $33.5 million and higher gains from the sale of flight equipment of $11.4 million.

Adjusted net income for the quarter was $2.4 million, down $21.8 million compared to the prior year period.  Higher aircraft impairment charges of $63.2 million and higher SG&A excluding stock-based compensation of $2.8 million were partially offset by higher total revenues and gain on sales from the sale of flight equipment of $44.9 million.

Breakdown of Second Quarter Results

(in millions, except per share amounts)

Q2:17 Results


Freighter Sales


Executive Separation


Adjusted Q2:17
Results

Total Revenues

$

223.5



$

13.5



$



$

210.0


Total Operating Expenses

(244.4)



(79.2)



(5.1)



(160.1)


Total Other Income (Expense)

12.0







12.0


Pre-Tax Income (loss)

$

(8.9)



$

(65.7)



$

(5.1)



$

61.9


 

Aviation Assets

During the second quarter of 2017, we acquired seven mid-aged narrow-body aircraft for approximately $86 million.  In the first half of 2017, we acquired a total of fifteen aircraft for approximately $275.7 million.  These aircraft have a weighted average age of approximately twelve years and a weighted average remaining lease term of 5.9 years.

During the second quarter, we sold thirteen aircraft for approximately $221.5 million.  In the first half of 2017, we sold fourteen aircraft for total proceeds of $238.3 million and recorded a gain on sale of $14.3 million.  The weighted average age of the aircraft sold was approximately twelve years with a weighted average remaining lease term of 7.0 years.

During the second quarter, we also completed the transition of three A330 aircraft that were previously leased with Singapore Airlines.  These aircraft are now leased to a European airline.  The fourth Singapore A330 transitioned in the third quarter, and at quarter-end we had no remaining scheduled lease placements for the balance of 2017.

As of June 30, 2017, Aircastle owned and managed 203 aircraft with a net book value of $6.8 billion.  Of this total, 190 aircraft having a net book value of $6.2 billion are owned, while we manage an additional thirteen aircraft with a net book value of approximately $675 million on behalf of our joint ventures with Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and IBJL Leasing.  For the second half of 2017, we have closed or committed to close approximately $950 million of additional aircraft investments, and expect to sell approximately $600 million

Owned Aircraft

As of

June 30,

2017(1)


As of

June 30,

2016(1)

Net Book Value of Flight Equipment ($ mils.)

$

6,173



$

6,168


Net Book Value of Unencumbered Flight Equipment ($ mils.)

$

4,497



$

4,499


Number of Aircraft

190



169


Number of Unencumbered Aircraft

157



142


Weighted Average Fleet Age (years)(2)

8.3



7.7


Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term (years)(2)

4.7



5.5


Weighted Average Fleet Utilization for the quarter ended(3)

99.3

%


99.0

%

Portfolio Yield for the quarter ended(2)(4)

12.3

%


12.5

%

Net Cash Interest Margin(5)

8.8

%


8.7

%





Managed Aircraft on behalf of  Joint Ventures




Net Book Value of Flight Equipment ($ mils.)

$

675



$

612


Number of Aircraft

13



10




(1)

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

(2)

Weighted by net book value.

(3)

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

(4)

Lease rental revenue, interest income and cash collections on our net investment in finance and sales-type leases for the period as a percent of the average net book value for the period; quarterly information is annualized.  Based on the growing level of finance and sales-type lease revenue management revised the calculation of portfolio yield to include our net investment in finance and sales-type leases in the average net book value and to include the interest income and cash collections on our net investment in finance and sales-type leases in lease rentals. 

(5)

Net Cash Interest Margin = Lease rental yield plus finance lease revenue and collections 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.  The second quarter of 2017 excludes a non-recurring, $7.0 million accelerated collection received from a lessee in connection with a finance lease. 

 

Financing Activity

Year-to-date, we've secured $500 million of new financing.  During the first quarter of 2017, we issued $500 million in unsecured Senior Notes due 2024 bearing a coupon of 4.125%.  On April 17, 2017, we repaid $500 million of maturing, unsecured Senior Notes bearing a coupon of 6.75%.  The associated annual interest expense savings is approximately $13.1 million.

Common Dividend

On August 4, 2017, Aircastle's Board of Directors declared a third quarter 2017 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.26 per share, payable on September 15, 2017 to shareholders of record on August 31, 2017.  This is our 45th consecutive dividend.

Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 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 (800) 263-0877 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (323) 794-2130 (from outside of the U.S. and Canada) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start and referencing the passcode "5786728".

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 3:00 P.M. Eastern time on Thursday, September 7, 2017 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-8020  (from outside of the U.S. and Canada); please reference passcode "1757279".

About Aircastle Limited

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of June 30, 2017, Aircastle owned and managed on behalf of its joint ventures 203 aircraft leased to 71 customers located in 38 countries.

Safe Harbor

All statements in this press 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 proposed public offering of notes and our ability to acquire, sell, lease or finance aircraft, raise capital, pay dividends, and increase revenues, earnings, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income, Cash Return on Equity and Net Cash Interest Margin 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 press 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 1A of Aircastle's 2016 Annual Report on Form 10- K.  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 press 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)




June 30,


December 31,


2017


2016

ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

481,035



$

455,579


Restricted cash and cash equivalents

49,613



53,238


Accounts receivable

3,830



6,035


Flight equipment held for lease, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,278,438 and $1,224,899, respectively

5,818,821



6,247,585


Net investment in finance and sales-type leases

354,474



260,853


Unconsolidated equity method investments

76,158



72,977


Other assets

259,409



148,398


Total assets

$

7,043,340



$

7,244,665


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




LIABILITIES




Borrowings from secured financings, net of debt issuance costs

$

1,055,610



$

1,219,034


Borrowings from unsecured financings, net of debt issuance costs

3,283,747



3,287,211


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

131,868



127,527


Lease rentals received in advance

59,657



62,225


Security deposits

123,107



122,597


Maintenance payments

554,262



591,757


Total liabilities

5,208,251



5,410,351


Commitments and Contingencies




SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




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




Common shares, $0.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 78,713,706 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2017; and 78,593,133 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016

787



786


Additional paid-in capital

1,526,433



1,521,190


Retained earnings

310,265



315,890


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,396)



(3,552)


Total shareholders' equity

1,835,089



1,834,314


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

7,043,340



$

7,244,665



 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)

(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Revenues:








Lease rental revenue

$

189,098



$

176,125



$

379,684



$

355,695


Finance and sales-type lease revenue

5,878



4,174



9,951



7,672


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

(3,280)



(3,828)



(6,392)



(4,898)


Maintenance revenue

28,944



12,514



41,231



13,774


Total lease revenue

220,640



188,985



424,474



372,243


Other revenue

2,894



1,003



3,333



1,410


Total revenues

223,534



189,988



427,807



373,653


Operating expenses:








Depreciation

78,254



75,070



157,428



151,717


Interest, net

61,672



62,452



124,740



126,693


Selling, general and administrative (including non-cash share-based payment expense of $6,028 and $2,094 for the three months ended, and $8,130 and $3,737 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively)

22,187



15,406



38,354



30,898


Impairment of flight equipment

79,930



16,723



80,430



16,723


Maintenance and other costs

2,343



2,267



5,274



3,670


Total expenses

244,386



171,918



406,226



329,701


Other income (expense):








Gain on sale of flight equipment

13,525



2,172



14,284



15,005


Other

(1,560)



147



(2,709)



74


Total other income

11,965



2,319



11,575



15,079


Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes and earnings of unconsolidated equity method investment

(8,887)



20,389



33,156



59,031


Income tax provision

495



2,385



2,341



6,324


Earnings of unconsolidated equity method investments, net of tax

2,266



2,026



4,508



3,585


Net income (loss)

$

(7,116)



$

20,030



$

35,323



$

56,292


Earnings (loss) per common share — Basic:








Net income (loss) per share

$

(0.09)



$

0.25



$

0.45



$

0.71


Earnings (loss) per common share — Diluted:








Net income (loss) per share

$

(0.09)



$

0.25



$

0.45



$

0.71


Dividends declared per share

$

0.26



$

0.24



$

0.52



$

0.48



 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)




Six Months Ended June 30,


2017


2016

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$

35,323



$

56,292


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




Depreciation

157,428



151,717


Amortization of deferred financing costs

9,125



9,470


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

6,392



4,898


Deferred income taxes

(833)



2,243


Non-cash share based payment expense

8,130



3,737


Cash flow hedges reclassified into earnings

1,156



8,369


Security deposits and maintenance payments included in earnings

(23,063)



(5,651)


Gain on sale of flight equipment

(14,284)



(15,005)


Impairment of flight equipment

80,430



16,723


Other

1,211



(2,843)


Changes in certain assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

2,090



3,262


Other assets

(11,407)



(85)


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(2,194)



4,284


Lease rentals received in advance

(2,115)



(2,714)


Net cash and restricted cash provided by operating activities

247,389



234,697


Cash flows from investing activities:




Acquisition and improvement of flight equipment

(148,364)



(478,026)


Proceeds from sale of flight equipment

238,277



339,507


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

(2,892)



(9,801)


Net investment in finance and sales-type leases

(119,971)



(78,365)


Collections on finance and sales-type leases

17,185



7,833


Unconsolidated equity method investments and associated costs



(11,688)


Other

88



(509)


Net cash and restricted cash used in investing activities

(15,677)



(231,049)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Repurchase of shares

(2,513)



(33,854)


Proceeds from secured and unsecured debt financings

500,000



787,310


Repayments of secured and unsecured debt financings

(667,472)



(459,021)


Deferred financing costs

(8,540)



(16,121)


Restricted secured liquidity facility collateral



65,000


Secured liquidity facility collateral



(65,000)


Security deposits and maintenance payments received

87,185



72,572


Security deposits and maintenance payments returned

(77,593)



(26,094)


Dividends paid

(40,948)



(37,830)


Net cash and restricted cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(209,881)



286,962


Net increase in cash and restricted cash

21,831



290,610


Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period

508,817



254,041


Cash and restricted cash at end of period

$

530,648



$

544,651



 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Guidance Elements for the Third Quarter of 2017

($ in millions, except for percentages)

(Unaudited)



Guidance Item

Q3:17

Lease rental revenue

$170 - $174

Finance lease revenue

$5 - $6

Maintenance revenue

$6 - $8

Amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives

($2) - ($3)

SG&A(1)

$16 - $17

Depreciation

$69 - $72

Interest, net

$58 - $61

Gain on sale

$18 - $24

Full year effective tax rate

6% - 8%



(1)

    Includes ~$2.4M of non-cash share based payment expense.

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Information

(Amount in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended

June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016

Revenues

$

223,534



$

189,988



$

427,807



$

373,653










EBITDA

$

136,585



$

163,765



$

326,224



$

345,924










Adjusted EBITDA

$

224,105



$

182,436



$

417,496



$

366,315










Net income (loss)

$

(7,116)



$

20,030



$

35,323



$

56,292


Net income (loss) allocable to common shares

$

(7,116)



$

19,856



$

35,068



$

55,844


Per common share - Basic

$

(0.09)



$

0.25



$

0.45



$

0.71


Per common share - Diluted

$

(0.09)



$

0.25



$

0.45



$

0.71










Adjusted net income

$

2,448



$

24,205



$

48,139



$

68,296


Adjusted net income allocable to common shares

$

2,428



$

23,994



$

47,791



$

67,752


Per common share - Basic

$

0.03



$

0.31



$

0.61



$

0.86


Per common share - Diluted

$

0.03



$

0.31



$

0.61



$

0.86










Basic common shares outstanding

78,177



78,159



78,177



78,351


Diluted common shares outstanding

78,177



78,159



78,404



78,351




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 June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016


(Dollars in thousands)


(Dollars in thousands)

Net income (loss)

$

(7,116)



$

20,030



$

35,323



$

56,292


Depreciation

78,254



75,070



157,428



151,717


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

3,280



3,828



6,392



4,898


Interest, net

61,672



62,452



124,740



126,693


Income tax provision

495



2,385



2,341



6,324


     EBITDA

136,585



163,765



326,224



345,924


Adjustments:








Impairment of flight equipment

79,930



16,723



80,430



16,723


Non-cash share based payment expense

6,028



2,094



8,130



3,737


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

1,562



(146)



2,712



(69)


     Adjusted EBITDA

$

224,105



$

182,436



$

417,496



$

366,315


 

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 June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2017


2016


2017


2016


(Dollars in thousands)


(Dollars in thousands)

Net income (loss)

$

(7,116)



$

20,030



$

35,323



$

56,292


Loan termination fee(1)

988





988



1,509


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

1,562



(146)



2,712



(69)


Write-off of deferred financing fees(1)

986





986



1,972


Non-cash share based payment expense(3)

6,028



2,094



8,130



3,737


Securitization No. 1 hedge loss amortization charges (1)



2,227





4,855


Adjusted net income

$

2,448



$

24,205



$

48,139



$

68,296




(1)

Included in Interest, net.

(2)

Included in Other income (expense).

(3)

Included in Selling, general and administrative expenses.




Management believes that ANI, when viewed in conjunction with the Company's results under U.S. GAAP and the above reconciliation, provides useful information about operating and period-over-period performance, and provides additional information that is useful for evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business without regard to periodic reporting elements related to interest rate derivative accounting, changes related to refinancing activity and non-cash share based payment expense.

 

 

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

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

%

2016

$

468,092



$

19,413



$

39,126



$

305,216



$

(1,782)



$

219,633



$

1,789,256



12.3

%

LTM Q2:17

$

480,784



$

28,765



$

38,405



$

310,927



$

(1,734)



$

235,293



$

1,817,414



12.9

%





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 U.S. 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


Quarterly Rental Revenue(1)


Cash Interest(2)


Annualized Net Cash Interest Margin(1)(2)

Q1:12


$

4,388,008



$

152,242



$

44,969



9.8

%

Q2:12


$

4,542,477



$

156,057



$

48,798



9.4

%

Q3:12


$

4,697,802



$

163,630



$

41,373



10.4

%

Q4:12


$

4,726,457



$

163,820



$

43,461



10.2

%

Q1:13


$

4,740,161



$

162,319



$

48,591



9.6

%

Q2:13


$

4,840,396



$

164,239



$

44,915



9.9

%

Q3:13


$

4,863,444



$

167,876



$

47,682



9.9

%

Q4:13


$

5,118,601



$

176,168



$

49,080



9.9

%

Q1:14


$

5,312,651



$

181,095



$

51,685



9.7

%

Q2:14


$

5,721,521



$

190,574



$

48,172



10.0

%

Q3:14


$

5,483,958



$

182,227



$

44,820



10.0

%

Q4:14


$

5,468,637



$

181,977



$

44,459



10.1

%

Q1:15


$

5,743,035



$

181,027



$

50,235



9.1

%

Q2:15


$

5,967,898



$

189,238



$

51,413



9.2

%

Q3:15


$

6,048,330



$

191,878



$

51,428



9.3

%

Q4:15


$

5,962,874



$

188,491



$

51,250



9.2

%

Q1:16


$

5,988,076



$

186,730



$

51,815



9.0

%

Q2:16


$

5,920,030



$

184,469



$

55,779



8.7

%

Q3:16


$

6,265,175



$

193,909



$

57,589



8.7

%

Q4:16


$

6,346,361



$

196,714



$

58,631



8.7

%

Q1:17


$

6,505,355



$

200,273



$

58,839



8.7

%

Q2:17


$

6,512,100



$

199,522



$

55,871



8.8

%



(1)

Excludes loan termination payments of $3.0 million in the second quarter of 2013, $1.5 million and $3.5 million in the first quarter and fourth quarter of 2016, respectively, and loan termination payments of $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2017.  The second quarter of 2017 excludes a non-recurring, $7.0 million accelerated collection received from a lessee in connection with a finance lease.



(2)

Net Cash Interest Margin = Lease rental yield plus finance lease revenue and collections 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.   Based on the growing level of finance and sales-type lease revenue, management revised the calculation of portfolio yield to include our net investment in finance and sales-type leases in the average net book value and to include the interest income and cash collections on our net investment in finance and sales-type leases in lease rentals.



Management believes that net cash interest margin, when viewed in conjunction with the Company's results under U.S. GAAP and the above reconciliation, provides useful information about the effective deployment of our capital in the context of the yield on our aircraft assets, the utilization of those assets by our lessees, and our ability to borrow efficiently.


 

 

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

June 30, 2017


Six Months Ended
June 30, 2017

Weighted-average shares:

Shares


Percent


Shares


Percent

Common shares outstanding - Basic

78,177



99.20

%


78,177



99.28

%

Unvested restricted common shares

634



0.80

%


569



0.72

%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

78,811



100.00

%


78,746



100.00

%









Common shares outstanding - Basic

78,177



100.00

%


78,177



99.71

%

Effect of dilutive shares(1)



0.00

%


227



0.29

%

Common shares outstanding - Diluted

78,177



100.00

%


78,404



100.00

%









Net income allocation








Net income (loss)

$

(7,116)



100.00

%


$

35,323



100.00

%

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted shares(2)



0.00

%


(255)



(0.72)

%

Earnings available to common shares

$

(7,116)



100.00

%


$

35,068



99.28

%









Adjusted net income allocation








Adjusted net income

$

2,448



100.00

%


$

48,139



100.00

%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted shares

(20)



(0.80)

%


(348)



(0.72)

%

Amounts allocated to common shares - Basic and Diluted

$

2,428



99.20

%


$

47,791



99.28

%



(1)

For the three months ended June 30, 2017, the effect of 170,116 contingently issuable shares related to the Company's PSUs would have been anti-dilutive and were excluded from the calculation.  For the six months ended June 30, 2017, dilutive shares represented contingently issuable shares.

(2)

For the three months ended June 30, 2017, the effect of any diluted shares on distributed and undistributed earnings to restricted shares would have been anti-dilutive and were excluded from the calculation. For the six months ended June 30, 2017 distributed and undistributed earnings to restricted shares were 0.72% of net income. The amount of restricted share forfeitures for all periods present is immaterial to the allocation of distributed and undistributed earnings.


 

 

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

June 30, 2016


Six Months Ended
June 30, 2016

Weighted-average shares:

Shares


Percent


Shares


Percent

Common shares outstanding - Basic

78,159



99.13

%


78,351



99.20

%

Unvested restricted common shares

686



0.87

%


629



0.80

%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

78,845



100.00

%


78,981



100.00

%









Common shares outstanding - Basic

78,159



100.00

%


78,351



100.00

%

Effect of dilutive shares(1)



0.00

%




0.00

%

Common shares outstanding - Diluted

78,159



100.00

%


78,351



100.00

%









Net income allocation








Net income

$

20,030



100.00

%


$

56,292



100.00

%

Distributed and undistributed earnings allocated to unvested restricted shares(2)

(174)



(0.87)

%


(448)



(0.80)

%

Earnings available to common shares

$

19,856



99.13

%


$

55,844



99.20

%









Adjusted net income allocation








Adjusted net income

$

24,205



100.00

%


$

68,296



100.00

%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted shares

(211)



(0.87)

%


(544)



(0.80)

%

Amounts allocated to common shares - Basic and Diluted

$

23,994



99.13

%


$

67,752



99.20

%



(1)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2016 the company had no dilutive shares.

(2)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2016, distributed and undistributed earnings to restricted shares were 0.87% and 0.80% of net income respectively. The amount of restricted share forfeitures for all periods present is immaterial to the allocation of distributed and undistributed earnings.

 

 

 

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

 

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