FLY Leasing Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results PR Newswire DUBLIN, May 2, 2013 DUBLIN, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FLY Leasing Limited (NYSE: FLY) ("FLY"), a global lessor of modern, fuel-efficient commercial jet aircraft, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2013. First Quarter 2013 Highlights oAdjusted net income of $38.5 million, $1.37 per share oNet income of $32.8 million, $1.15 per share oSold one A320, six B717s and two B737 Classics for a pre-tax gain of $6.5 million oReduced financial leverage to 3.2x at quarter end oDeclared our 22^nd consecutive quarterly dividend on April 15^th ($0.22 per share) oIn April purchased a new B737-800 on a long lease to an Asian airline "FLY is reporting another strong quarter, with higher revenues, lower expenses, a reduced debt to equity ratio and a stronger cash position," said Colm Barrington, CEO of FLY Leasing. "Our higher revenues were positively impacted by end of lease revenues and aircraft sales proceeds. During the quarter we continued our strategy of actively managing our fleet by selling one A320, our six B717s and two B737 Classics for a gain of more than $6 million." "In the quarter FLY reduced its debt by more than $70 million while increasing its unrestricted cash to nearly $200 million. As a result we have more than achieved our 3.5x leverage target, with actual net leverage of 3.2x at quarter end. FLY's net book value exceeded $20 per share at the end of the quarter." "Our nearly $200 million of free cash provides us with funds to achieve our growth targets for the year. In April, we purchased a new B737-800 on a long-term lease to an Asian airline. All but one of FLY's 38 B737s are now Next Generation aircraft." added Barrington. "In the meantime, forecasts for the global airline industry have become increasingly positive." Financial Results FLY is reporting net income for the first quarter of 2013 of $32.8 million or $1.15 per basic and diluted share. This compares to net income of $20.4 million or $0.78 per basic and diluted share for the same period in 2012. The increase in net income is due to gains recognized from the sale of six Boeing 717 aircraft during the first quarter of 2013 and an increase in end of lease income over the same period in the previous year. Total revenues were $114.4 million for the 1^st quarter of 2013 and include $6.5 million in gains from aircraft sales. This compares to total revenues of $104.5 million in the same period in the previous year. Included within the $107.4 million of operating lease revenue for the first quarter of 2013 is $30.6 million of end of lease income. End of lease income for the same period in the previous year was $15.9 million. Adjusted Net Income Adjusted Net Income was $38.5 million for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $26.8 million in the same period in the previous year. On a per share basis, Adjusted Net Income was $1.37 in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $1.04 for the same period in the previous year. A reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income to net income determined in accordance with GAAP is shown below. Dividends and Share Repurchases On April 15, 2013, FLY declared a dividend of $0.22 per share in respect of the first quarter of 2013. This dividend will be paid on May 20, 2013 to shareholders of record on April 30, 2013. This is FLY's 22^nd consecutive quarterly dividend. On May 1, 2013, the Company's board of directors approved a $30 million share repurchase program expiring in May 2014 to replace the previous program. Under this program, FLY may make share repurchases from time to time in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The timing of the repurchases under this program will depend upon a variety of factors, including market conditions, and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time. Financial Position At March 31, 2013, FLY's total assets were $2.9 billion, including flight equipment with a net book value of $2.5 billion. Cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2013 totaled $344.7 million, of which $196.7 million was unrestricted. This compares to total cash and cash equivalents of $300.6 million at December 31, 2012, of which $163.1 million was unrestricted. FLY's net leverage, defined as the ratio of net debt to total shareholders' equity was 3.2x at March 31, 2013 compared to 3.6x at December 31, 2012. FLY has surpassed its stated goal of returning net leverage to less than 3.5x. Net debt is defined as book value of secured borrowings, less unrestricted cash and cash equivalents. Aircraft Portfolio At March 31, 2013, FLY's 100 aircraft were on lease to 52 airlines in 32 countries. The table below shows the aircraft in FLY's portfolio as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012. The table does not include four B767 aircraft owned by a joint venture in which FLY has a 57% interest. Mar 31, Dec 31, Portfolio at 2013 2012 Airbus A319 19 19 Airbus A320 26 27 Airbus A330 1 1 Airbus A340 3 3 Boeing 717 - 6 Boeing 737 38 40 Boeing 747 1 1 Boeing 757 11 11 Boeing 767 1 1 Total 100 109 At March 31, 2013, the average age of the portfolio was 9.6 years weighted by the net book value of each aircraft. The average remaining lease term was 2.9 years, also weighted by net book value. At March 31, 2013, FLY's leases were generating annualized rental revenues of approximately $307 million. For the first quarter of 2013, FLY's lease utilization factor was 94%. Conference Call and Webcast FLY's senior management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results at 9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Participants should call +1-706-758-4339 (International) or 877-309-0213 (North America) and enter confirmation code 30889368 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 30889368. The replay recording will be available until May 8, 2013. A live webcast of the conference call will be also available in the investor 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 email@example.com FLY Leasing Limited Consolidated Statements of Income (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA) Three month Three month period ended period ended Mar. 31, 2013 Mar. 31, 2012 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Revenues Operating lease revenue $ 107,374 $ 102,422 Gain on sale of aircraft 6,451 - Equity earnings from unconsolidated 422 1,855 subsidiaries Interest and other income 118 230 Total revenues 114,365 104,507 Expenses Depreciation 34,536 34,175 Interest expense 31,021 37,022 Selling, general and administrative 9,704 9,417 Ineffective and dedesignated derivatives (68) (19) Maintenance and other costs 1,390 878 Total expenses 76,583 81,473 Net income before provision for income taxes 37,782 23,034 Provision for income taxes 4,937 2,647 Net income $ 32,845 $ 20,387 Weighted average number of shares - Basic 28,069,196 25,714,002 - Diluted 28,162,680 25,838,621 Earnings per share - Basic and diluted $ 1.15 $ 0.78 Dividends declared and paid per share $ 0.22 $ 0.20 FLY Leasing Limited Consolidated Balance Sheets (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA) Mar. 31, Dec. 31, 2013 2012 (Unaudited) (Audited) Assets Cash and cash equivalents $ 196,724 $ 163,124 Restricted cash and cash equivalents. 148,004 137,457 Rent receivables 3,851 3,124 Investment in unconsolidated joint ventures 6,730 6,308 Flight equipment held for operating lease, net 2,516,513 2,616,864 Deferred tax asset, net 6,112 9,450 Fair market value of derivative asset 78 319 Other assets, net 28,138 32,026 Total assets 2,906,150 2,968,672 Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 14,268 15,662 Rentals received in advance 12,471 14,402 Payable to related parties 3,738 2,789 Security deposits 45,326 47,474 Maintenance payment liabilities 216,020 225,733 Secured borrowings, net 1,981,774 2,052,412 Fair market value of derivative liabilities 38,837 48,967 Other liabilities 30,377 29,231 Total liabilities 2,342,811 2,436,670 Shareholders' equity Common shares, $0.001 par value, 499,999,900 shares authorized; 28,124,536 and 28,040,305 shares issued 28 28 and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively Manager shares, $0.001 par value; 100 shares − − authorized, issued and outstanding Additional paid in capital 484,539 482,733 Retained earnings 109,377 83,138 Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net (30,605) (33,897) Total shareholders' equity 563,339 532,002 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 2,906,150 $ 2,968,672 FLY Leasing Limited Reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income, a Non-GAAP Financial Measure, to Net Income (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE DATA) Three month Three month period ended period ended Mar. 31, 2013 Mar. 31, 2012 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Net Income $ 32,845 $ 20,387 Add (less): Ineffective portion of cash flow hedges (68) (19) Non-cash share-based compensation 1,806 842 Adjustments related to GAAM Portfolio acquisition: Amortization of fair value adjustments recorded in 4,522 6,422 purchase accounting Income tax effects (566) (840) Adjusted Net Income $ 38,539 $ 26,792 Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 28,162,680 25,838,621 Adjusted Net Income per share $ 1.37 $ 1.04 Adjusted Net Income Plus Depreciation and Amortization, a Non-GAAP Financial Measure (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS) Three month Three month period ended period ended Mar. 31, 2013 Mar. 31, 2012 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) Adjusted Net Income $ 38,539 $ 26,792 Add: Depreciation 34,536 34,175 Other amortization 4,946 3,784 Deferred income taxes 4,640 3,020 Adjusted net income plus depreciation and $ 82,661 $ 67,771 amortization FLY defines Adjusted Net Income as net income plus or minus the ineffective portion of cash flow hedges, non-cash share-based compensation and adjustments related to the GAAM portfolio acquisition comprised primarily of amortization of fair value adjustments recorded in purchase accounting. Management believes that Adjusted Net Income provides useful information about operating performance and period-over-period comparisons. It also provides additional information that is useful in evaluating the underlying operating performance of our business without regard to the impact of items such as fair value adjustments of debt that the company has assumed, acquired leases and derivative instruments and some 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 Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP). 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 Website: http://www.babcockbrown.com
FLY Leasing Reports First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
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