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SAO PAULO, Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. ("GOL" or "Company"), (NYSE:GOL), Brazil's #1 airline, reviews its financial outlook for 2018 and 2019. Guidance is adjusted to reflect competitor capacity movements, recent variations in oil prices, the appreciation of the USD versus the BRL, initial results of the introduction of 737 Max aircraft into the fleet, lower loyalty program redemptions, GOL's yield management activities, and lower tax credit utilization.

The Company's guidance highlights key metrics which impact financial results and drive long-term shareholder value. GOL provides forward-looking information that is focused on the main metrics the Company uses to measure business performance. These indicators are useful for investors and analysts who project GOL's results.

Financial Outlook

2018E


2019E


(Consolidated, IFRS)

Previous

Revised


Previous

Revised


Total fleet (average)

117

117


122 to 124

122 to 124


Total Operational fleet (average)

*

110


*

116


ASKs, System (% change)

1 to 2

1 to 2


5 to 10

5 to 10


- Domestic

0 to 2

0 to 2


1 to 3

1 to 3


- International

6 to 8

6 to 8


30 to 40

30 to 40


Seats, System (% change)

0 to 2

0 to 2


3 to 5

3 to 5


Departures, System (% change)

0 to 2

0 to 2


2 to 5

2 to 5


Average load factor (%)

79 to 80

79 to 80


79 to 81

79 to 81


Ancillary revenues1 (R$ billion)

~ 1.2

~ 1.0


~ 1.6

~ 1.3


Total net revenues (R$ billion)

~ 11

~ 11.5


~ 12

~ 12.5


Non-fuel CASK (R$ cents)

~ 14

~ 13.5


~ 15

~ 14


Fuel liters consumed (mm)

~ 1,380

~ 1,370


~ 1,440

~ 1,420


Fuel price (R$/liter)

~ 2.5

~ 2.9


~ 2.6

~ 2.9


EBITDA margin (%)

~ 16

~ 16


~ 18

~ 17


Operating (EBIT) margin (%)

~ 11

~ 11


~ 13

~ 12


Net financial expense2 (R$ mm)

~ 650

~ 800


~ 500

~ 500


Pre-tax margin2 (%)

*

~ 4


*

~ 8


Effective income tax rate (%)

~ 5

~ 23


~ 0

~ 10


Minority interest3 (R$ mm)

*

~ 289


*

*


Capital expenditures, net (R$ mm)

~ 700

~ 750


~ 600

~ 600


Net Debt4 / EBITDA (x)

~ 2.8x

~ 2.8x


~ 2.5x

~ 2.5x


Aircraft rent (R$ mm)

~ 960

~ 1,100


~ 1,000

~ 1,000


Fully-diluted shares out. (million)

348.4

348.7


348.7

348.7


Earnings per share, fully diluted2 (R$)

*

0.10 to 0.30


*

1.50 to 1.90


Earnings per share, fully diluted (R$)

0.90 to 1.10

(1.20) to (1.00)


1.70 to 2.30

1.50 to 1.90


Fully-diluted ADS out. (million)

174.2

174.4


174.4

174.4


Earnings per ADS, fully diluted2 (US$)

*

0.05 to 0.15


*

0.80 to 1.20


Earnings per ADS, fully diluted (US$)

0.50 to 0.65

(0.60) to (0.50)


1.00 to 1.50

0.80 to 1.20










(1) Cargo, loyalty, buy-on-board and other ancillary revenues; (2) Excluding currency gains and losses; (3) Average of analyst estimates (Source: Bloomberg); (4) Excluding perpetual bonds; (*) Not provided.

 

The current guidance may be adjusted in order to incorporate the evolution of GOL's operating and financial performance and any eventual changes to the Brazilian economy and GOL's broader economic environment, including variations in economic growth, interest rates, exchange rates, and international oil price trends.

 

About GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A.

GOL serves more than 30 million passengers annually. With Brazil's largest network, GOL offers customers more than 700 daily flights to 67 destinations in 10 countries in South America and the Caribbean. GOLLOG is a leading cargo transportation and logistics business serving more than 3,400 Brazilian municipalities and, through partners, more than 200 international destinations in 95 countries. SMILES is one of the largest coalition loyalty programs in Latin America, with over 14 million registered participants, allowing clients to accumulate miles and redeem tickets for more than 700 locations worldwide. Headquartered in São Paulo, GOL has a team of more than 15,000 highly skilled aviation professionals and operates a fleet of 120 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 135 Boeing 737 MAX on order, delivering Brazil's top on-time performance and an industry leading 17 year safety record. GOL has invested billions of Reais in facilities, products and services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. GOL's shares are traded on the NYSE (GOL) and the B3 (GOLL4). For further information, visit www.voegol.com.br/ir.

Disclaimer

This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the prospects of the business, estimates for operating and financial results, and those related to growth prospects of GOL. These are merely projections and, as such, are based exclusively on the expectations of GOL's management. Such forward-looking statements depend, substantially, on external factors, in addition to the risks disclosed in GOL's filed disclosure documents and are, therefore, subject to change without prior notice. The Company's non-financial information was not reviewed by the independent auditors.

Non-GAAP Measures

To be consistent with industry practice, we disclose so-called non-GAAP financial measures which are not recognized under IFRS or U.S. GAAP, including "Net Debt", "Adjusted Net Debt", "total liquidity", "EBITDA" and EBITDAR". Our management believes that disclosure of non-GAAP measures provides useful information to investors, financial analysts and the public in their review of our operating performance and their comparison of our operating performance to the operating performance of other companies in the same industry and other industries. However, these non-GAAP items do not have standardized meanings and may not be directly comparable to similarly-titled items adopted by other companies. Potential investors should not rely on information not recognized under IFRS as a substitute for the GAAP measures of earnings or liquidity in making an investment decision.

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