AirAsia Reportedly Weighs Hong Kong RTO To List Associates
Dec 28 16
AirAsia Berhad (KLSE:AIRASIA) is weighing a reverse takeover (RTO) exercise to fast-track the listing of some associate airlines, with a number of potential targets already identified on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), sources say. According to sources, the RTO path is one option being considered to list PT Indonesia AirAsia (IAA) and AirAsia Inc. (Philippines AirAsia) (PAA). It is understood that bankers have been briefed on the potential plan, though a final decision had not been made at the time of writing. If the plan is pursued, IAA and PAA may be injected into a HKEX-listed entity following the RTO exercise. However, people familiar with the matter say a possible RTO in Indonesiaâ??s stock exchange to list IAA had not been completely dismissed either. It is understood that ideally, the group wants both affiliates listed by mid-2017. When contacted by The Edge, AirAsia co-founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes declined to comment.
AirAsia Received Bids From Investors
Dec 9 16
AirAsia Berhad (KLSE:AIRASIA) is seeking buyers for majority stake in the Asia Aviation Capital Limited which it has valued at $1 billion. AirAsia has reportedly received nearly a dozen bids for Asia Aviation including the China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600036 ) and Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (SEHK:2318).
Airasia Berhad Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended 30 September 2016
Nov 24 16
AirAsia Berhad reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended 30 September 2016. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of MYR 1,686.676 million against MYR 1,515.671 million a year ago. Operating profit was MYR 529.315 million against MYR 316.001 million a year ago. Net operating profit was MYR 440.420 million against MYR 166.057 million a year ago. Profit before tax was MYR 473.665 million against loss of MYR 461.701 million a year ago. Net profit for the financial period attributable to owners of the company was MYR 353.894 million against loss of MYR 405.732 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was 12.7 sen against loss of 14.6 sen a year ago. Cash inflow from operations was MYR 248.6 million, compared to MYR 507.7 million in the immediate preceding quarter ended 30 June 2016. EBITDAR was MYR 843.020 million against MYR 580.717 million a year ago. The revenue was supported by a 5% growth in passenger volume while the average fare was up 4% at MYR 164 as compared to MYR 157 in the third quarter of 2015. Ancillary income per passenger remained consistent at MYR 46 year-on-year. The seat load factor was at 89% which was 7 percentage points higher than the same period last year. The growth in net profits is mainly attributable to the revenue growth during the quarter of 11% which was mainly due to the increase in aircraft operating lease income and a 22% reduction in the average fuel price from USD 79 per barrel in the third quarter of 2015 to USD 62 per barrel in the third quarter of 2016.
For the nine months, the company reported revenue of MYR 5,000.188 million against MYR 4,137.321 million a year ago. Operating profit was MYR 1,464.355 million against MYR 782.658 million a year ago. Net operating profit was MYR 1,125.723 million against MYR 401.095 million a year ago. Profit before tax was MYR 1,820.123 million against loss of MYR 219.637 million a year ago. Net profit for the financial period attributable to owners of the company was MYR 1,573.081 million against loss of MYR 13.371 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was 56.5 sen against loss of 0.5 sen a year ago. Net cash generated from operating activities 1,080,045 2,047,715 Property, plant and equipment additions was MYR 503.115 million against MYR 181.474 million a year ago. Net debt as at 30 September 2016 was MYR 8,766 million against MYR 10,186 million a year ago.