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Aircastle Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results

Net Earnings per Diluted Share of $0.64

Declared Third Quarter 2018 Dividend of $0.28 per Common Share

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STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Key Financial Metrics

  • Total revenues(1) were $204.3 million
  • Total lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues were $187.4 million
  • Net income was $50.2 million, or $0.64 per diluted common share
  • Adjusted net income(2) was $52.4 million, or $0.67 per diluted common share
  • Adjusted EBITDA(2) was $192.6 million
  • Cash ROE(2) was 14.9%; net cash interest margin was 8.3%

Second Quarter 2018 Highlights

  • Acquired nine narrow-body aircraft for $302 million
  • Sold four narrow-body aircraft for $134 million and recorded gains on sale of $19.9 million
  • Acquired or committed to acquire more than $1.2 billion of aviation assets in 2018
  • Received Investment Grade credit rating of BBB- from Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings
  • Increased Revolving Credit Facility to $800 million; extended maturity to June 2022 and reduced the borrowing margin by 75 basis points
  • Declared our 49th consecutive quarterly dividend; repurchased $13.7 million of our shares year-to-date at average price of $19.62 per share

Aircastle Limited (the "Company" or "Aircastle") (NYSE:AYR) reported second quarter 2018 net income of $50.2 million, or $0.64 per diluted common share, and adjusted net income of $52.4 million, or $0.67 per diluted common share.  The second quarter results included total lease rental and finance and sales-type lease revenues of $187.4 million, a decrease of 3.9%, versus $195.0 million in the second quarter of 2017.  In the second quarter of 2017, the Company reported a 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.

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(1)

See Appendix for an explanation of the reclassification of the Gain on Sale of Flight Equipment.

(2)

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

 

Commenting on the results, Mike Inglese, Aircastle's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Through the first half of the year, with over $1.2 billion of aircraft acquired or committed to be acquired in 2018, along with a steady stream of profitable aircraft sales, Aircastle remains active in the secondary market for modern, in-demand aircraft.  In addition to producing excellent second quarter results, we were awarded investment grade credit ratings from two major credit ratings agencies, Standard & Poor's and Fitch. This significant milestone broadens our already strong base of liquidity and enhances our ability to access competitively priced capital to support ongoing fleet expansion."

Mr. Inglese concluded, "Our disciplined growth strategy, solid balance sheet, strong operational capabilities and shareholder-friendly capital allocation policy place Aircastle in an excellent position to increase shareholder value both near-term and over the long-run."

Financial Results



(In thousands, except share data)

Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Lease rental and finance and sales-type lease
revenues

$

187,354



$

194,976



$

374,279



$

389,635


Total revenues(1)

$

204,276



$

237,059



$

406,956



$

442,091


Adjusted EBITDA(2)

$

192,623



$

224,105



$

383,768



$

417,496


Net income (loss)

$

50,203



$

(7,116)



$

107,750



$

35,323


   Per common share - Diluted

$

0.64



$

(0.09)



$

1.37



$

0.45


Adjusted net income(2)

$

52,378



$

2,448



$

109,129



$

48,139


   Per common share - Diluted

$

0.67



$

0.03



$

1.38



$

0.61


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(1)

As part of the Company's adoption of Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), we have reclassified Gain on sale of flight equipment from Other income (expense) to Revenues on our Consolidated Statement of Income as of March 31, 2018.  We believe this better reflects the sale of flight equipment as part of our ordinary activities and conforms our presentation to those of our publicly traded peers.  The presentation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, have also been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.  The standard did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures



(2)

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

 

Second Quarter Results

Total revenues were $204.3 million, a decline of $32.8 million, or 13.8%, from the previous year as we recognized no maintenance revenue in the second quarter of 2018.  During the second quarter of 2017, we recorded $28.9 million of maintenance revenue, driven by return compensation associated with several wide-body aircraft which transitioned.

During the second quarter of 2018, we completed our annual fleet review with no impairment charges.  As a result, total expenses declined by $90.7 million, or 37.1%.  This was mainly due to $79.9 million of impairment charges that were incurred in the prior year's second quarter.

Net income in the second quarter was $50.2 million, versus a net loss of $(7.1) million the prior year, while adjusted net income for the quarter was $52.4 million, versus $2.4 million the prior year.  Lower aircraft impairment charges of $79.9 million, interest expense of $4.3 million, SG&A of $3.6 million and depreciation of $2.1 million were partially offset by lower maintenance revenue of $28.9 million.   Depreciation expense declined mainly due to wide-body and freighter aircraft sold over the past year, while interest expense decreased due to lower debt balances and the repayment of higher coupon debt in the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter was $192.6 million, a decrease of $31.5 million, or 14.0%, from the second quarter of 2017, due primarily to lower maintenance revenue of $28.9 million, as discussed above.

Aviation Assets

During the second quarter of 2018, we acquired nine mid-aged narrow-body aircraft for approximately $302 million.  In the first half of 2018, we acquired a total of 13 aircraft for approximately $412 million.  These aircraft have a weighted average age of approximately 8.4 years and a weighted average remaining lease term of 5.7 years.

During the second quarter, we sold four aircraft for approximately $134 million.  In the first half of 2018, we sold eight aircraft for total proceeds of approximately $178 million and recorded gains on sale of $25.6 million.

As of June 30, 2018, Aircastle owned and managed 240 aircraft with a net book value of $7.4 billion.

Owned Aircraft

As of
June 30,

2018(1)


As of

June 30,

2017(1)

Net Book Value of Flight Equipment ($ mils.)

$

6,776



$

6,173


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

$

5,419



$

4,497


Number of Aircraft

228



190


Number of Unencumbered Aircraft

199



157


Weighted Average Fleet Age (years)(2)

9.5



8.3


Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term (years)(2)

4.7



4.7


Weighted Average Fleet Utilization for the quarter ended(3)

99.5

%


99.3

%

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

11.5

%


12.3

%

Net Cash Interest Margin(5)

8.3

%


8.8

%





Managed Aircraft on behalf of  Joint Ventures




Net Book Value of Flight Equipment ($ mils.)

$

628



$

675


Number of Aircraft

12



13


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(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.

 

Financing Activity

In June, we increased the size of one of our unsecured revolving credit facilities to $800 million from $675 million, extended the facility maturity by more than two years, to June 2022, and lowered the borrowing margin by 75 basis points.

In May, S&P Global Ratings raised its ratings on Aircastle Ltd., including the corporate credit rating, to 'BBB-' from 'BB+' and Fitch Ratings assigned an initial 'BBB-' rating to Aircastle's senior unsecured debt.  In June, Moody's Investors Service placed the Ba1 corporate family and Ba1 senior unsecured ratings of Aircastle on review for possible upgrade.

Common Dividend

On August 3, 2018, Aircastle's Board of Directors declared a third quarter 2018 cash dividend on its common shares of $0.28 per share, payable on September 14, 2018, to shareholders of record on August 31, 2018.  This is our 49th consecutive dividend.

Share Repurchases

Since the beginning of the year, the Company acquired approximately 697,000 shares at an average price of $19.62 per share.  Aircastle's Board of Directors previously authorized a $100 million share repurchase program, and there is approximately $82 million remaining under this authorization.  Since 2011, the Company has repurchased 15.2 million shares at an average cost of $13.58 per share.

Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern time.  All interested parties are welcome to participate on the live call.  The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 254-3590 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (323) 994-2093 (from outside of the U.S. and Canada) ten minutes prior to the scheduled start and referencing the passcode "5231757".

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

For those who are not available to listen to the live call, a replay will be available until 1:00 P.M. Eastern time on Thursday, September 6, 2018 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (from within the U.S. and Canada) or (719) 457-0820  (from outside of the U.S. and Canada); please reference passcode "1757279".

About Aircastle Limited

Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.  As of June 30, 2018, Aircastle owned and managed on behalf of its joint ventures 240 aircraft leased to 84 customers located in 45 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 2017 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,
 2018


December 31,
 2017


(Unaudited)



ASSETS




Cash and cash equivalents

$

142,360



$

211,922


Restricted cash and cash equivalents

20,880



21,935


Accounts receivable

19,357



12,815


Flight equipment held for lease, net of accumulated depreciation of $1,177,448 and
$1,125,594, respectively

6,249,406



6,188,469


Net investment in finance and sales-type leases

526,738



545,750


Unconsolidated equity method investments

80,100



76,982


Other assets

174,307



141,210


Total assets

$

7,213,148



$

7,199,083






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




LIABILITIES




Borrowings from secured financings, net of debt issuance costs

$

798,522



$

849,874


Borrowings from unsecured financings, net of debt issuance costs

3,392,169



3,463,732


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

131,364



140,221


Lease rentals received in advance

76,780



57,630


Security deposits

131,101



130,628


Maintenance payments

719,806



649,434


Total liabilities

5,249,742



5,291,519






Commitments and Contingencies








SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY




Preference shares, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued
and outstanding




Common shares, $0.01 par value, 250,000,000 shares authorized, 78,244,038
shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018; and 78,707,963 shares issued and
outstanding at December 31, 2017

782



787


Additional paid-in capital

1,519,479



1,527,796


Retained earnings

443,900



380,331


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(755)



(1,350)


Total shareholders' equity

1,963,406



1,907,564


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

7,213,148



$

7,199,083


 

 

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,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenues:








Lease rental revenue

$

178,486



$

189,098



$

355,969



$

379,684


Finance and sales-type lease revenue

8,868



5,878



18,310



9,951


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

(3,534)



(3,280)



(6,662)



(6,392)


Maintenance revenue



28,944



11,991



41,231


Total lease revenue

183,820



220,640



379,608



424,474


Gain on sale of flight equipment(1)

19,864



13,525



25,632



14,284


Other revenue

592



2,894



1,716



3,333


Total revenues(1)

204,276



237,059



406,956



442,091


Operating expenses:








Depreciation

76,181



78,254



151,183



157,428


Interest, net

57,398



61,672



114,506



124,740


Selling, general and administrative (including non-cash share-based
payment expense of $3,076 and $6,028 for the three months ended and
$5,454 and $8,130 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017,
respectively)

18,583



22,187



36,418



38,354


Impairment of flight equipment



79,930





80,430


Maintenance and other costs

1,561



2,343



2,549



5,274


Total expenses

153,723



244,386



304,656



406,226










Total other income (expense)

901



(1,560)



4,075



(2,709)










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

51,454



(8,887)



106,375



33,156


Income tax provision

3,132



495



2,288



2,341


Earnings of unconsolidated equity method investments, net of tax

1,881



2,266



3,663



4,508


Net income (loss)

$

50,203



$

(7,116)



$

107,750



$

35,323


Earnings (loss)per common share — Basic:








Net income (loss) per share

$

0.64



$

(0.09)



$

1.37



$

0.45


Earnings (loss) per common share — Diluted:








Net income (loss) per share

$

0.64



$

(0.09)



$

1.37



$

0.45


Dividends declared per share

$

0.28



$

0.26



$

0.56



$

0.52


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(1)

As part of the Company's adoption of FASB ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), we have reclassified Gain on sale of flight equipment from Other income (expense) to Revenues on our Consolidated Statement of Income as of March 31, 2018.  We believe this better reflects the sale of flight equipment as part of our ordinary activities and conforms our presentation to those of our publicly traded peers.  The presentation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, have also been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.  The standard did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)



Six Months Ended June 30,


2018


2017

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$

107,750



$

35,323


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




Depreciation

151,183



157,428


Amortization of deferred financing costs

7,042



9,125


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

6,662



6,392


Deferred income taxes

3,126



(833)


Non-cash share-based payment expense

5,454



8,130


Cash flow hedges reclassified into earnings

595



1,156


Security deposits and maintenance payments included in earnings

(554)



(23,063)


Gain on sale of flight equipment

(25,632)



(14,284)


Impairment of flight equipment



80,430


Other

(7,491)



1,211


Changes in certain assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

(7,315)



2,090


Other assets

(3,086)



(11,407)


Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities

(14,799)



(2,194)


Lease rentals received in advance

16,908



(2,115)


Net cash and restricted cash provided by operating activities

239,843



247,389


Cash flows from investing activities:




Acquisition and improvement of flight equipment

(365,505)



(148,364)


Proceeds from sale of flight equipment

178,185



238,277


Net investment in finance and sales-type leases

(16,256)



(119,971)


Collections on finance and sales-type leases

13,127



17,185


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

(3,965)



(2,892)


Other

2,956



88


Net cash and restricted cash used in investing activities

(191,458)



(15,677)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Repurchase of shares

(14,987)



(2,513)


Proceeds from secured and unsecured debt financings



500,000


Repayments of secured and unsecured debt financings

(128,342)



(667,472)


Deferred financing costs

(1,615)



(8,540)


Security deposits and maintenance payments received

108,653



87,185


Security deposits and maintenance payments returned

(38,718)



(77,593)


Dividends paid

(43,993)



(40,948)


Net cash and restricted cash used in financing activities

(119,002)



(209,881)


Net increase in cash and restricted cash

(70,617)



21,831


Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period

233,857



508,817


Cash and restricted cash at end of period

$

163,240



$

530,648


 

 

Aircastle Limited and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Guidance Elements for the Third Quarter of 2018

($ in millions, except for percentages)

(Unaudited)


Guidance Item

Q3:18

Lease rental revenue

$181 - $185

Finance lease revenue

$8 - $9

Amortization of net lease discounts and lease incentives

$(4) - $(5)

Maintenance revenue

$0 - $1

Gain on sale

$0 - $8

Depreciation

$77 - $81

Interest, net

$58 - $60

SG&A(1)

$17 - $18

Full year effective tax rate

4% - 6%



(1)

Includes ~$2.9M 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,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenues(1)

$

204,276



$

237,059



$

406,956



$

442,091










EBITDA(2)

$

190,448



$

136,585



$

382,389



$

326,224










Adjusted EBITDA(2)

$

192,623



$

224,105



$

383,768



$

417,496










Net income (loss)

$

50,203



$

(7,116)



$

107,750



$

35,323


Net income (loss) allocable to common shares

$

49,884



$

(7,116)



$

107,113



$

35,068


Per common share - Basic

$

0.64



$

(0.09)



$

1.37



$

0.45


Per common share - Diluted

$

0.64



$

(0.09)



$

1.37



$

0.45










Adjusted net income(2)

$

52,378



$

2,448



$

109,129



$

48,139


Adjusted net income allocable to common shares

$

52,045



$

2,428



$

108,483



$

47,791


Per common share - Basic

$

0.67



$

0.03



$

1.39



$

0.61


Per common share - Diluted

$

0.67



$

0.03



$

1.38



$

0.61










Basic common shares outstanding

77,911



78,177



78,137



78,177


Diluted common shares outstanding(3)

78,248



78,177



78,420



78,404


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(1)

As part of the Company's adoption of FASB ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), we have reclassified Gain on sale of flight equipment from Other income (expense) to Revenues on our Consolidated Statements of Income as of March 31, 2018.  We believe this better reflects the sale of flight equipment as part of our ordinary activities and conforms our presentation to those of our publicly traded peers.  The presentation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, have also been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.  The standard did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.



(2)

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



(3)

For the three months ended June 30, 2018, and for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, dilutive shares represented contingently issuable shares.   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.

 

 

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,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Net income (loss)

$

50,203



$

(7,116)



$

107,750



$

35,323


Depreciation

76,181



78,254



151,183



157,428


Amortization of lease premiums, discounts and incentives

3,534



3,280



6,662



6,392


Interest, net

57,398



61,672



114,506



124,740


Income tax provision

3,132



495



2,288



2,341


   EBITDA

190,448



136,585



382,389



326,224


Adjustments:








Impairment of flight equipment



79,930





80,430


Non-cash share-based payment expense

3,076



6,028



5,454



8,130


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

(901)



1,562



(4,075)



2,712


   Adjusted EBITDA

$

192,623



$

224,105



$

383,768



$

417,496



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-U.S. 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,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Net income (loss)

$

50,203



$

(7,116)



$

107,750



$

35,323


Loan termination fee(1)



988





988


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

(901)



1,562



(4,075)



2,712


Write-off of deferred financing fees(1)



986





986


Non-cash share-based payment expense(3)

3,076



6,028



5,454



8,130


Adjusted net income

$

52,378



$

2,448



$

109,129



$

48,139


_______________



(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 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)


Period

CFFO


Finance

Lease

Collections


Gain on
Sale of
Flt. Eqt.


Deprec.


Distributions

in excess

(less than)

Equity Earnings


Cash
Earnings


Average

Shareholders

Equity


Trailing
12
Month
Cash
ROE

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

%

2017

$

490,872



$

32,184



$

55,167



$

298,664



$

(1,011)



$

278,548



$

1,861,005



15.0

%

LTM Q2:18

$

483,325



$

28,126



$

66,515



$

292,419



$

(2,265)



$

283,282



$

1,903,097



14.9

%


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)


Period


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

%

Q3:17


$

5,985,908



$

184,588



$

53,457



8.8

%

Q4:17


$

6,247,581



$

187,794



$

53,035



8.6

%

Q1:18


$

6,700,223



$

193,418



$

53,978



8.3

%

Q2:18


$

6,721,360



$

193,988



$

53,979



8.3

%

_______________



(1)

Management's Use of Net Cash Interest Margin: Beginning with the earnings release for the three months ended September 30, 2016, based on the growing level of finance and sales-type lease revenue, management revised the calculation of net cash interest margin 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 lease in lease rentals.  The calculation of net cash interest margin for all prior periods presented is revised to be comparable with the current period presentation.



(2)

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 both the second and third quarters of 2017.


We define net cash interest margin as lease rentals from operating leases, interest income and cash collections from finance and sales-type leases minus interest on borrowings, net settlements on interest rate derivatives and other liabilities adjusted for loan termination payments divided by the average net book of flight equipment (which includes net investment on finance and sales-type leases) for the period calculated on a quarterly and annualized basis.


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

Presentation of Reclassification of Gain on Sale of Flight Equipment

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)


As part of the Company's adoption of FASB ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), we have reclassified Gain on sale of flight equipment from Other income (expense) to Revenues on our Consolidated Statement of Income as of March 31, 2018.  We believe this better reflects the sale of flight equipment as part of our ordinary activities and conforms our presentation to those of our publicly traded peers.  The presentation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017, have also been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.  The standard did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.



Three Months Ended
June 30, 2017


Six Months Ended
June 30, 2017

Total revenues as previously reported

$

223,534



$

427,807


Gain on sale of flight equipment

13,525



14,284


Total revenues

$

237,059



$

442,091


 

 

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, 2018


Six Months Ended

June 30, 2018

Weighted-average shares:

Shares


Percent


Shares


Percent

Common shares outstanding – Basic

77,911



99.36

%


78,137



99.41

%

Unvested restricted common shares

498



0.64

%


465



0.59

%

Total weighted-average shares outstanding

78,409



100.00

%


78,602



100.00

%









Common shares outstanding – Basic

77,911



99.57

%


78,137



99.64

%

Effect of dilutive shares(1)

338



0.43

%


283



0.36

%

Common shares outstanding – Diluted

78,248



100.00

%


78,420



100.00

%









Net income allocation








Net income

$

50,203



100.00

%


$

107,750



100.00

%

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

(319)



(0.64)

%


(637)



(0.59)

%

Earnings available to common shares

$

49,884



99.36

%


$

107,113



99.41

%









Adjusted net income allocation








Adjusted net income

$

52,378



100.00

%


$

109,129



100.00

%

Amounts allocated to unvested restricted shares

(333)



(0.64)

%


(646)



(0.59)

%

Amounts allocated to common shares – Basic and Diluted

$

52,045



99.36

%


$

108,483



99.41

%

_______________


(1)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, distributed and undistributed earnings to restricted shares were 0.64% and 0.59%, respectively, of net income and adjusted net income. The amount of restricted share forfeitures for the period presented is immaterial to the allocation of distributed and undistributed earnings.



(2)

For both periods presented, dilutive shares represented contingently issuable shares.

 

 

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)





(255)



(0.72)

%

Earnings (loss) 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 any diluted shares on distributed and undistributed earnings to restricted shares would have been anti-dilutive and was excluded from the calculation.   For the six months ended 2017, distributed and undistributed earnings to restricted shares were 0.72%, of net income and adjusted net income.  The amount of restricted share forfeitures for the period presented is immaterial to the allocation of distributed and undistributed earnings.



(2)

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.

 

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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