United Announces Second-Quarter 2013 Profit UAL Reports $521 Million Second-Quarter 2013 Profit Excluding Special Charges; $469 Million Profit Including Special Charges PR Newswire CHICAGO, July 25, 2013 CHICAGO, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported second-quarter 2013 net income of $521 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, excluding $52 million of special charges. Including special charges, UAL reported second-quarter 2013 net income of $469 million, an increase of 38 percent year-over-year, or $1.21 per diluted share. oUAL generated $10 billion of revenue in the second quarter of 2013, its highest ever second-quarter revenue result. oLeading the U.S. airline industry in year-over-year passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) growth for the second consecutive quarter, United's PRASM increased 1.0 percent in the second quarter compared to the second quarter of 2012. oSecond-quarter consolidated unit costs (CASM), holding fuel rate and profit sharing constant and excluding special charges and third-party business expense, increased 4.5 percent year-over-year on a consolidated capacity (available seat miles) reduction of 2.1 percent. Second-quarter consolidated CASM increased 0.7 percent year-over-year. oUAL ended the second quarter with $7.0 billion in unrestricted liquidity. "I am encouraged by the progress we made in the second quarter – in our operations, in our customer service and in our financial performance," said Jeff Smisek, chairman, president and chief executive officer. "I'd like to thank my co-workers for working together as we build the world's leading airline." Second-Quarter Revenue and Capacity For the second quarter, total revenue was $10.0 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent compared to the same period in 2012. Second-quarter consolidated passenger revenue decreased 1.1 percent year-over-year to $8.7 billion, on a consolidated capacity decrease of 2.1 percent year-over-year. Cargo and other revenue in the second quarter increased 13.8 percent versus the second quarter of 2012, or $162 million, to $1.3 billion. Consolidated revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased 1.7 percent on a consolidated capacity decrease of 2.1 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, resulting in a consolidated load factor of 84.7 percent, the highest second-quarter consolidated load factor in United's history. Second-quarter consolidated PRASM increased 1.0 percent compared to the same period in 2012. Consolidated yield for the second quarter increased 0.6 percent year-over-year. Mainline RPMs in the second quarter decreased 2.1 percent on a mainline capacity decrease of 2.4 percent year-over-year, resulting in a mainline load factor of 84.9 percent. Second-quarter mainline yield increased 0.5 percent compared to the same period in 2012. Second-quarter mainline PRASM increased 0.7 percent year-over-year. "I'd like to thank our team for working through challenging weather and high load factors to deliver competitive on-time performance and customer service this quarter," said Jim Compton, UAL's vice chairman and chief revenue officer. "For the second straight quarter, our unit revenue outperformed the industry. Our investments in customer service training and in our product are paying off." Second-quarter passenger revenue and period-to-period comparisons of related statistics for UAL's mainline and regional operations are as follows: 2Q 2013 Passenger Available Passenger Revenue vs. PRASM vs. Yield vs. Seat Revenue 2Q 2012 2Q 2012 Miles vs. 2Q 2012 (millions) 2Q 2012 Domestic $3,309 (3.8%) 0.0% (0.4%) (3.8%) Atlantic 1,664 4.7% 6.1% 6.1% (1.3%) Pacific 1,193 (5.1%) (3.4%) (4.2%) (1.8%) Latin America 663 0.9% (0.5%) (0.7%) 1.4% International 3,520 0.5% 1.5% 1.1% (0.9%) Mainline 6,829 (1.7%) 0.7% 0.5% (2.4%) Regional 1,839 0.8% 1.1% (0.5%) (0.3%) Consolidated $8,668 (1.1%) 1.0% 0.6% (2.1%) Second-Quarter Costs Total operating expenses decreased $133 million, or 1.4 percent, in the second quarter versus the same period in 2012. Excluding special charges, second-quarter total operating expenses increased $21 million, or 0.2 percent, year-over-year. Second-quarter consolidated and mainline CASM increased 0.7 and 1.3 percent year-over-year, respectively. Second-quarter consolidated and mainline CASM, excluding special charges and third-party business expense, increased 1.1 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively, compared to second-quarter 2012. Third-party business expense was $170 million in the second quarter of 2013. In the second quarter, consolidated and mainline CASM, excluding special charges and third-party business expense and holding fuel rate and profit sharing constant, increased 4.5 percent and 5.2 percent, respectively, compared to the second quarter of 2012. "Our top financial priorities for 2013 are to operate more efficiently and to meet our return-on-invested capital target, and our performance in the second quarter puts us in good position to achieve these goals," said John Rainey, UAL's executive vice president and chief financial officer. "We continued to strengthen our balance sheet and make prudent long-term investments in our business, which create a more stable foundation for our future." Liquidity and Cash Flow UAL ended the second quarter with $7.0 billion in unrestricted liquidity, including $1.0 billion of undrawn commitments under its revolving credit facility. During the second quarter, UAL generated $1.1 billion of operating cash flow. The company's gross capital expenditures and purchase deposits for the quarter were $549 million. The company made debt and capital lease principal payments of $540 million in the second quarter, including $144 million of pre-payments. Second-Quarter 2013 Accomplishments Operations, Co-workers and Customer Service oUnited Airlines reported a second-quarter mainline on-time arrival rate (domestic and international) of 76.7 percent, a competitive on-time arrival rate given the abnormally high incidence of weather and air traffic control delays. The on-time arrival rate is based on flights arriving within 14 minutes of scheduled arrival time. United co-workers earned cash incentive payments totaling $4 million for on-time performance during the second quarter. oUnited neared completion of its comprehensive customer service training program for all customer-facing agents and flight attendants worldwide with more than 75 percent of mainline and United Express flight attendants, airport agents and reservation agents trained through the second quarter. oThe company recognized each of its United 100 winners with a $500 cash prize and two roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere the airline flies. The United 100 program recognizes 100 employees each quarter who were nominated and selected by their co-workers for exemplary performance or achievements that support the cornerstones of the company's business plan. oMore than 64,000 United Airlines employees worldwide – including flight attendants, customer service agents, technicians and ramp workers – debuted newly designed uniforms, the first time members of these work groups have worn similarly styled uniforms. Finance, Network and Fleet oUnited issued $300 million of senior unsecured notes due 2018 at an interest rate of 6.375 percent. oDuring the quarter, the company expanded its industry-leading global route network, launching new nonstop service between Paris and San Francisco; between Tokyo and Denver and between Shannon, Ireland, and Chicago. The company also launched new nonstop service to Austin, Texas; Charleston, S.C.; Fairbanks, Alaska; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Mobile, Ala.; Portland, Ore.; Saint George, Utah; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; Traverse City, Mich.; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and Wichita, Kan. United also added three new cities to its network: Dickinson, N.D.; Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada and Santa Fe, N.M. The company announced future new nonstop markets, including the company's first nonstop service to St. Lucia, as well as additional service to Austin, Texas, and Gunnison, Colo. oUnited welcomed back the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with commercial service between Houston and its other domestic hubs. The airline launched the highly anticipated Denver to Tokyo-Narita service in June, marking a successful return of the Dreamliner to United's international skies. United also launched temporary 787 service from Houston to London in June, and in August the company will start additional 787 international service from Houston to Lagos, Nigeria, and from Los Angeles to Tokyo and Shanghai. oThe company increased its Dreamliner order to 65. United will be the North American launch customer for the Boeing 787-10. The company also converted its existing order for 25 A350-900s into A350-1000s and added an additional 10 aircraft to the order, totaling 35 aircraft. United expects delivery for both the 787-10 and A350-1000 beginning in 2018, enabling the airline to further modernize its international widebody fleet by replacing older, less efficient aircraft to reduce fuel and operating costs, enhance the customer experience and maximize network opportunities. oUnited will introduce 70 Embraer 175 aircraft into the United Express fleet beginning in 2014. These aircraft – with 76 seats, a larger first-class cabin and larger overhead bins – will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, Inc. and another United Express carrier, with deliveries expected in 2014 and 2015. oThe company took delivery of six Boeing 737-900ERs and removed from service two Boeing 757-200s and the last five Boeing 737-500s and the last five Boeing 767-200s from its fleet. oThe company executed a definitive purchase agreement with AltAir Fuels for 15 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel to be used on flights departing LAX in 2014. AltAir Fuels' renewable jet fuel is expected to achieve at least a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis. Product, Loyalty Program and Facilities oUnited reached a milestone of being the only U.S. carrier offering 180-degree flat-bed seats and personal on-demand entertainment in premium cabins on all scheduled, long-haul international flights from the continental U.S. oThe company continued outfitting aircraft with global satellite Wi-Fi, offering inflight connectivity on long-haul international flights. The airline now has 57 aircraft complete and is installing satellite Wi-Fi at a rate of over 25 aircraft per month for the remainder of 2013. oThe airline introduced its 200th aircraft with live television, offering customers more than 100 channels of live programming while in-flight. United operates more live television-equipped aircraft than any other airline in the world. oUnited launched subscription options that offer customers access to Economy Plus seating or pre-paid checked baggage charges for a year, providing new choices for customers to tailor their travel experiences. oUnited introduced a revenue component to its MileagePlus premier status qualification requirements for the 2015 program year. oUnited debuted the MileagePlus Small Business Network, a first-of-its-kind loyalty program that enables businesses to earn and redeem miles by purchasing goods and services from the program's vendor partners, including leading providers of printing, shipping, credit card payment processing, office supplies and computing services. oUnited opened its new Terminal B south concourse at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The $97 million south concourse is a new 225,000-square-foot facility dedicated to United Express regional flights. oUnited signed a 20-year lease extension at Newark Liberty International Airport and committed to invest an additional $150 million in the region's largest hub to ensure the airport remains one of the country's premier global gateways. The facility upgrades include a redesign of the airline's check-in facilities, a new catering facility and an advanced checked baggage screening system. About United United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on 200 aircraft, offering customers more live television access than any other airline in the world. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine awarded United Best Airline for North American Travel for 2012, and readers of Global Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer program for nine consecutive years. According to the 4th annual Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey published by IdeaWorksCompany in May 2013, United has the most saver-style award-seat availability among the largest U.S. global airlines. United is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 195 countries via 28 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world.For more information, visit united.com or follow United on Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL. 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STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED) Three Months Six Months Ended Ended June 30, % June 30, % (In millions, except 2013 2012 Increase/ 2013 2012 Increase/ per share data) (Decrease) (Decrease) Operating revenue: Passenger: Mainline $6,829 $6,944 (1.7) $12,767 $12,898 (1.0) Regional 1,839 1,824 0.8 3,460 3,378 2.4 Total passenger 8,668 8,768 (1.1) 16,227 16,276 (0.3) revenue Cargo 236 265 (10.9) 463 529 (12.5) Other 1,097 906 21.1 2,032 1,736 17.1 Total operating 10,001 9,939 0.6 18,722 18,541 1.0 revenue Operating expenses: Aircraft fuel (A) 3,068 3,408 (10.0) 6,118 6,637 (7.8) Salaries and related 2,175 2,024 7.5 4,302 3,921 9.7 costs Regional capacity 628 643 (2.3) 1,216 1,259 (3.4) purchase (B) Landing fees and 507 503 0.8 1,004 972 3.3 other rent Aircraft maintenance materials and 480 432 11.1 918 839 9.4 outside repairs Depreciation and 425 378 12.4 833 758 9.9 amortization Distribution 347 345 0.6 675 682 (1.0) expenses Aircraft rent 235 251 (6.4) 475 502 (5.4) Special charges (C) 52 206 NM 144 370 NM Other operating 1,314 1,174 11.9 2,531 2,297 10.2 expenses Total operating 9,231 9,364 (1.4) 18,216 18,237 (0.1) expenses Operating income 770 575 33.9 506 304 66.4 Nonoperating income (expense): Interest expense (194) (213) (8.9) (395) (429) (7.9) Interest capitalized 12 9 33.3 23 17 35.3 Interest income 6 7 (14.3) 11 12 (8.3) Miscellaneous, net (123) (38) 223.7 (100) (11) NM Total nonoperating (299) (235) 27.2 (461) (411) 12.2 expense Income (loss) before 471 340 38.5 45 (107) NM income taxes Income tax expense 2 1 100.0 (7) 2 NM (benefit) (D) Net Income (loss) $469 $339 38.3 $52 $(109) NM Earnings (loss) per $1.37 $1.02 34.3 $0.15 $(0.33) NM share, basic Earnings (loss) per $1.21 $0.89 36.0 $0.15 $(0.33) NM share, diluted Weighted average 341 331 3.0 337 331 1.8 shares, basic Weighted average 394 393 0.3 337 331 1.8 shares, diluted NM Not meaningful UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. NOTES (UNAUDITED) (A) UAL's results of operations include fuel expense for both mainline and regional operations. Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, % June 30, % (In millions, Increase/ Increase/ except per 2013 2012 (Decrease) 2013 2012 (Decrease) gallon) Mainline fuel expense $2,486 $2,760 (9.9) $4,947 $5,358 (7.7) excluding hedge impacts Hedge losses reported in (9) (38) NM (18) (69) NM fuel expense (a) Total mainline 2,495 2,798 (10.8) 4,965 5,427 (8.5) fuel expense Regional fuel 573 610 (6.1) 1,153 1,210 (4.7) expense Consolidated 3,068 3,408 (10.0) 6,118 6,637 (7.8) fuel expense Settled hedge gains (losses) not recorded in (1) 1 NM 16 - NM fuel expense (b) Fuel expense including all gains (losses) $3,069 $3,407 (9.9) $6,102 $6,637 (8.1) from settled hedges (c) Mainline fuel consumption 827 849 (2.6) 1,575 1,639 (3.9) (gallons) Mainline average aircraft fuel price per gallon 300.6 325.1 (7.5) 314.1 326.9 (3.9) excluding hedge losses recorded in fuel expense (cents) Mainline average aircraft fuel 301.7 329.6 (8.5) 315.2 331.1 (4.8) price per gallon (cents) Mainline average aircraft fuel price per gallon 301.8 329.4 (8.4) 314.2 331.1 (5.1) including all gains (losses) from settled hedges (cents) Regional fuel consumption 189 186 1.6 365 363 0.6 (gallons) Regional average aircraft fuel 303.2 328.0 (7.6) 315.9 333.3 (5.2) price per gallon (cents) Consolidated consumption 1,016 1,035 (1.8) 1,940 2,002 (3.1) (gallons) Consolidated average aircraft fuel price per gallon 301.1 325.6 (7.5) 314.4 328.1 (4.2) excluding hedge losses recorded in fuel expense (cents) Consolidated average aircraft fuel 302.0 329.3 (8.3) 315.4 331.5 (4.9) price per gallon (cents) Consolidated average aircraft fuel price per gallon 302.1 329.2 (8.2) 314.5 331.5 (5.1) including all gains (losses) from settled hedges (cents) (a) Includes losses from settled hedges that were designated for hedge accounting. UAL allocates 100% of hedge accounting gains (losses) to mainline fuel expense. (b) Includes ineffectiveness gains (losses) on settled hedges and gains (losses) on settled hedges not designated for hedge accounting. These amounts are recorded in Nonoperating income (expense): Miscellaneous, net. (c) This figure does not include mark-to-market ("MTM") gains or losses, which are recorded in Nonoperating income (expense): Miscellaneous, net. MTM losses were $81 million and $30 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 respectively, and $48 million and $4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 respectively. UAL has contractual relationships with various regional carriers to provide regional jet and turboprop service branded as United Express. (B) Under these agreements, UAL pays the regional carriers or other third parties contractually agreed fees for crew expenses, maintenance expenses and other costs of operating these flights. These costs include aircraft rent of $159 million and $321 million for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively, of which $107 million and $52 million is included in regional capacity purchase expense and aircraft rentals, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and $216 million and $105 million is included in regional capacity purchase expense and aircraft rentals, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2013 in our Statements of Consolidated Operations. UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. NOTES (UNAUDITED) (C) Special charges include the following: Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, (In millions) 2013 2012 2013 2012 Merger integration-related $45 $137 $115 $271 costs Additional costs associated with the 7 - 18 - temporarily grounded Boeing 787 aircraft Voluntary severance and - 76 14 125 benefits Gains on sales of assets and other special items, - (7) (3) (26) net Total special charges 52 206 144 370 Income tax benefit - - - (2) Special charges, net of $52 $206 $144 $368 tax 2013 - Special charges Merger integration-related costs: Merger integration-related costs include compensation costs related to systems integration and training, costs to repaint aircraft and other branding activities, new uniform costs, costs to write-off or accelerate depreciation on systems and facilities that are no longer used or planned to be used for significantly shorter periods, relocation costs for employees and severance primarily associated with administrative headcount reductions. Voluntary severance and benefits: During the six months ended June 30, 2013, the company recorded $14 million associated with a voluntary program offered by United in which flight attendants took an unpaid 13-month leave of absence.The flight attendants continue to receive medical benefits and other company benefits while on leave under this program.Approximately 1,300 flight attendants opted to participate in the program. Additional costs associated with the temporarily grounded Boeing 787 aircraft: During the six months ended June 30, 2013, the company recorded $18 million associated with the temporary grounding of its Boeing 787 aircraft. The charges were comprised of aircraft depreciation expense and dedicated personnel costs that the company incurred while the aircraft were grounded. The aircraft returned to service in May 2013. Gains on sales of assets and other special items, net: During the six months ended June 30, 2013, the company recorded a $5 million gain related to a contract termination and $2 million in losses on the sale of assets. 2012 - Special charges Merger integration-related costs: Include compensation costs related to systems integration and training, costs to repaint aircraft and other branding activities, costs to write-off or accelerate depreciation on systems and facilities that are no longer used or planned to be used for significantly shorter periods, relocation costs for employees and severance primarily associated with administrative headcount reductions. In addition, on June 30, 2012 UAL became obligated under an indenture to issue to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation $62.5 million aggregate principal amount of 8% Contingent Senior Unsecured Notes. UAL recorded a liability of approximately $48 million for the fair value of that obligation. The company classified the liability as an integration-related cost since the financial results of UAL, excluding Continental's results, would not have resulted in a financial triggering event under the 8% Notes indenture. Voluntary severance and benefits: In the first quarter of 2012, the company recorded $49 million associated with two voluntary employee programs. In one program, approximately 400 mechanics offered to retire early in exchange for a cash severance payment that was based on the number of years of service the employee had accumulated. The other program was a voluntary company-offered leave of absence that approximately 1,800 flight attendants accepted, which allowed for continued medical coverage during the leave of absence period. In the second quarter of 2012, The company recorded $76 million associated with a voluntary severance program. Approximately 1,300 flight attendants volunteered to retire early in exchange for a cash severance payment that was based on the number of years of service each employee had accumulated. Gains on sales of assets and other special items, net: In the first quarter of 2012, the company sold six aircraft and its interest in a crew hotel in Hawaii. The company also recorded an impairment charge on an intangible asset related to certain take-off and landing slots to reflect the discontinuance of one of the frequencies on an international route. The company also made adjustments to legal reserves. In the second quarter of 2012, the company sold three aircraft, realizing a net gain of $7 million. No federal income tax expense was recognized related to our pretax income for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 and the six months ended June 30, 2013 due to the utilization of book net operating loss carry forwards for which no benefit has previously been recognized. We are (D) required to provide a valuation allowance for our deferred tax assets in excess of deferred tax liabilities because UAL concluded that it is more likely than not that such deferred tax assets will ultimately not be realized. As a result, pre-tax losses for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were not reduced by any tax benefits. UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. STATISTICS Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, % June 30, % 2013 2012 Increase/ 2013 2012 Increase/ (Decrease) (Decrease) Mainline: Passengers 23,592 24,825 (5.0) 45,071 46,734 (3.6) (thousands) Revenue passenger miles 46,720 47,719 (2.1) 87,267 88,910 (1.8) (millions) Available seat 55,009 56,351 (2.4) 104,829 108,819 (3.7) miles (millions) Cargo ton miles 573 631 (9.2) 1,119 1,262 (11.3) (millions) Passenger load factor: Mainline 84.9 % 84.7 % 0.2 pts. 83.2 % 81.7 % 1.5 pts. Domestic 86.8 % 86.5 % 0.3 pts. 85.6 % 84.4 % 1.2 pts. International 83.1 % 82.8 % 0.3 pts. 81.0 % 79.0 % 2.0 pts. Passenger revenue per 12.41 12.32 0.7 12.18 11.85 2.8 available seat mile (cents) Average yield per revenue 14.62 14.55 0.5 14.63 14.51 0.8 passenger mile (cents) Average fare per $289.46 $279.72 3.5 $283.26 $275.99 2.6 passenger Cost per available seat mile (CASM) (cents): CASM (a) 13.83 13.65 1.3 14.34 13.73 4.4 CASM, excluding special charges 13.73 13.28 3.4 14.20 13.39 6.0 (b) CASM, excluding special charges and third-party 13.42 13.18 1.8 13.92 13.27 4.9 business expenses (b) CASM, excluding special charges, third-party 8.89 8.21 8.3 9.19 8.28 11.0 business expenses and fuel (b) CASM, holding fuel rate and profit sharing constant, excluding 13.87 13.18 5.2 14.17 13.27 6.8 special charges and third-party business expenses (b) Average aircraft fuel price per gallon excluding hedge losses 300.6 325.1 (7.5) 314.1 326.9 (3.9) recorded in fuel expense (cents) (c) Average aircraft fuel price per 301.7 329.6 (8.5) 315.2 331.1 (4.8) gallon (cents) (c) Average aircraft fuel price per gallon including all gains 301.8 329.4 (8.4) 314.2 331.1 (5.1) (losses) from settled hedges (cents) (c) Fuel gallons consumed 827 849 (2.6) 1,575 1,639 (3.9) (millions) Aircraft in fleet at end of 696 699 (0.4) 696 699 (0.4) period Average stage length (miles) 1,958 1,899 3.1 1,918 1,884 1.8 (d) Average daily utilization of 10:52 11:03 (1.7) 10:25 10:41 (2.5) each aircraft (hours) Regional: Passengers 12,360 12,246 0.9 23,236 22,864 1.6 (thousands) Revenue passenger miles 6,861 6,772 1.3 12,858 12,688 1.3 (millions) Available seat 8,242 8,265 (0.3) 15,794 16,141 (2.1) miles (millions) Passenger load 83.2 % 81.9 % 1.3 pts. 81.4 % 78.6 % 2.8 pts. factor Passenger revenue per 22.31 22.07 1.1 21.91 20.93 4.7 available seat mile (cents) Average yield per revenue 26.80 26.93 (0.5) 26.91 26.62 1.1 passenger mile (cents) Aircraft in fleet at end of 570 558 2.2 570 558 2.2 period Average stage length (miles) 542 534 1.5 539 538 0.2 (d) UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. STATISTICS (Continued) Three Months Six Months Ended Ended June 30, % June 30, % 2013 2012 Increase/ 2013 2012 Increase/ (Decrease) (Decrease) Consolidated (Mainline and Regional): Passengers 35,952 37,071 (3.0) 68,307 69,598 (1.9) (thousands) Revenue passenger miles 53,581 54,491 (1.7) 100,125 101,598 (1.4) (millions) Available seat miles 63,251 64,616 (2.1) 120,623 124,960 (3.5) (millions) Passenger load 84.7 % 84.3 % 0.4 pts. 83.0 % 81.3 % 1.7 pts. factor Passenger revenue per 13.70 13.57 1.0 13.45 13.02 3.3 available seat mile (cents) Total revenue per available 15.81 15.38 2.8 15.52 14.84 4.6 seat miles (cents) Average yield per revenue 16.18 16.09 0.6 16.21 16.02 1.2 passenger mile (cents) CASM (a) 14.59 14.49 0.7 15.10 14.59 3.5 CASM, excluding special charges 14.51 14.17 2.4 14.98 14.30 4.8 (b) CASM, excluding special charges and third-party 14.24 14.08 1.1 14.74 14.20 3.8 business expenses (b) CASM, excluding special charges, third-party 9.39 8.81 6.6 9.67 8.89 8.8 business expenses and fuel (b) CASM, holding fuel rate and profit sharing constant, excluding 14.71 14.08 4.5 15.00 14.20 5.6 special charges and third-party business expenses (b) Average aircraft fuel price per gallon 301.1 325.6 (7.5) 314.4 328.1 (4.2) excluding hedge losses recorded in fuel expense (cents) (c) Average aircraft fuel price per 302.0 329.3 (8.3) 315.4 331.5 (4.9) gallon (cents) (c) Average aircraft fuel price per gallon including all 302.1 329.2 (8.2) 314.5 331.5 (5.1) gains (losses) from settled hedges (cents) (c) Fuel gallons consumed 1,016 1,035 (1.8) 1,940 2,002 (3.1) (millions) Average full-time equivalent 85.1 84.5 0.7 84.7 84.1 0.7 employees (thousands) (a) Includes impact of special charges (See Note C). (b) These financial measures provide management and investors the ability to monitor the company's performance on a consistent basis. (c) Fuel price per gallon includes aircraft fuel and related taxes. (d) Average stage length equals the average distance a seat travels adjusted for size of aircraft (available seat miles/seats). UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. NON-GAAP FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION UAL evaluates its financial performance utilizing various accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") and non-GAAP financial measures, including net income/loss, net earnings/loss per share and CASM, among others. Non-GAAP financial measures are presented because they provide management and investors the ability to measure and monitor UAL's performance on a consistent basis. CASM is a common metric used in the airline industry to measure an airline's cost structure and efficiency. Pursuant to SEC Regulation G, UAL has included the following reconciliation of reported non-GAAP financial measures to comparable financial measures reported on a GAAP basis. UAL believes that excluding fuel costs from certain measures is useful to investors because it provides an additional measure of management's performance excluding the effects of a significant cost item over which management has limited influence. UAL believes that adjusting for special charges is useful to investors because they are non-recurring charges not indicative of UAL's ongoing performance. UAL also believes that excluding third-party business expenses, such as maintenance, ground handling and catering services for third parties, fuel sales and non-air mileage redemptions, provides more meaningful disclosure because these expenses are not directly related to UAL's core business. Three Months Six Months Ended Ended (in June 30, $ % June 30, $ % millions) 2013 2012 Increase/ Increase/ 2013 2012 Increase/ Increase/ (Decrease) (Decrease) (Decrease) (Decrease) Operating $9,231 $9,364 $(133) (1.4) $18,216 $18,237 $(21) (0.1) expenses Less: Special 52 206 (154) NM 144 370 (226) NM charges (C) Operating expenses, excluding 9,179 9,158 21 0.2 18,072 17,867 205 1.1 special charges Less: Third-party 170 60 110 183.3 291 125 166 132.8 business expenses Less: Fuel 3,068 3,408 (340) (10.0) 6,118 6,637 (519) (7.8) expense Less: Profit sharing 42 54 (12) (22.2) 42 54 (12) (22.2) programs, including taxes Operating expenses, excluding fuel, profit sharing, $5,899 $5,636 $263 4.7 $11,621 $11,051 $570 5.2 special charges and third-party business expenses Net income $469 $339 $130 38.3 $52 $(109) $161 NM (loss) Less: Special 52 206 (154) NM 144 368 (224) NM charges, net (C) Net income, excluding $521 $545 $(24) (4.4) $196 $259 $(63) (24.3) special charges Diluted earnings $1.21 $0.89 $0.32 36.0 $0.15 $(0.33) $0.48 NM (loss) per share Add back: Special 0.13 0.52 (0.39) NM 0.37 0.95 (0.58) NM charges, net of tax Add back: Impact of 0.01 - 0.01 NM 0.02 0.08 (0.06) NM dilution Diluted earnings per share, $1.35 $1.41 $(0.06) (4.3) $0.54 $0.70 $(0.16) (22.9) excluding special charges UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. NON-GAAP FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION (Continued) Three Months Ended Six Months Ended June 30, % June 30, % 2013 2012 Increase/ 2013 2012 Increase/ (Decrease) (Decrease) CASM Mainline Operations (cents) Cost per available 13.83 13.65 1.3 14.34 13.73 4.4 seat mile (CASM) Less: Special charges 0.10 0.37 NM 0.14 0.34 NM (C) CASM, excluding 13.73 13.28 3.4 14.20 13.39 6.0 special charges Less: Third-party 0.31 0.10 210.0 0.28 0.12 133.3 business expenses CASM, excluding special charges and 13.42 13.18 1.8 13.92 13.27 4.9 third-party business expenses Less: Fuel expense 4.53 4.97 (8.9) 4.73 4.99 (5.2) CASM, excluding special charges, 8.89 8.21 8.3 9.19 8.28 11.0 third-party business expenses and fuel Less: Profit sharing per available seat 0.08 0.09 (11.1) 0.04 0.05 (20.0) mile CASM, excluding special charges, third-party business 8.81 8.12 8.5 9.15 8.23 11.2 expenses, fuel, and profit sharing Add: Profit sharing held constant at prior year expense 0.10 0.09 11.1 0.05 0.05 - per available seat mile Add: Current year fuel cost at prior 4.96 - NM 4.97 - NM year fuel price per available seat mile Add: Prior year fuel cost per available - 4.97 NM - 4.99 NM seat mile CASM, holding fuel rate and profit sharing constant and excluding special 13.87 13.18 5.2 14.17 13.27 6.8 charges and third-party business expenses CASM Consolidated Operations (cents) Cost per available 14.59 14.49 0.7 15.10 14.59 3.5 seat mile (CASM) Less: Special charges 0.08 0.32 NM 0.12 0.29 NM (C) CASM, excluding 14.51 14.17 2.4 14.98 14.30 4.8 special charges Less: Third-party 0.27 0.09 200.0 0.24 0.10 140.0 business expenses CASM, excluding special charges and 14.24 14.08 1.1 14.74 14.20 3.8 third-party business expenses Less: Fuel expense 4.85 5.27 (8.0) 5.07 5.31 (4.5) CASM, excluding special charges, 9.39 8.81 6.6 9.67 8.89 8.8 third-party business expenses and fuel Less: Profit sharing per available seat 0.06 0.09 (33.3) 0.04 0.05 (20.0) mile CASM, excluding special charges, third-party business 9.33 8.72 7.0 9.63 8.84 8.9 expenses, fuel, and profit sharing Add: Profit sharing held constant at prior year expense 0.09 0.09 - 0.04 0.05 (20.0) per available seat mile Add: Current year fuel cost at prior 5.29 - NM 5.33 - NM year fuel price per available seat mile Add: Prior year fuel cost per available - 5.27 NM - 5.31 NM seat mile CASM, holding fuel rate and profit sharing constant and excluding special 14.71 14.08 4.5 15.00 14.20 5.6 charges and third-party business expenses UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL (ROIC) (in millions) Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2013 Net Operating Profit After Tax (NOPAT) Pre-tax income excluding special charges (a) $525 Add: Interest expense (b) 803 Add: Interest component of capitalized aircraft rent (b) 474 Add: Net interest on pension (b) 154 Less: Adjusted income tax (expense) / benefit 1 NOPAT $1,957 Effective tax rate (0.2%) Invested Capital (five-quarter average) Total assets $37,707 Add: Capitalized aircraft rent (@7.0x) 6,920 Less: Advance ticket sales (4,262) Frequent flier deferred revenue (6,697) Deferred incomes taxes 2,837 Tax valuation allowance (4,410) Other non-interest bearing liabilities (7,101) Average Invested Capital (five-quarter average) $24,994 Return on Invested Capital 7.8% (a) Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2013 Loss before income taxes $(572) Add: Special charges 1,097 Pre-tax income excluding special charges $525 (b) Net of tax shield (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130404/MM89155LOGO) SOURCE United Airlines Website: http://www.united.com Website: http://ir.united.com Contact: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, +1-872-825-8640, email@example.com
United Announces Second-Quarter 2013 Profit
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