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Allegiant Travel Company Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2020 Financial Results

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today reported the following financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020, as well as comparisons to the prior year:

Consolidated

Three Months Ended
December 31,


Percent
Change


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


Percent
Change

(unaudited) (in millions, except per
share amounts)

2020


2019




2020


2019



Total operating revenue

$

246.6



$

461.1



(46.5)



$

990.1



$

1,841.0



(46.2)


Operating income (loss)

(23.6)



92.7



(125.5)



(281.0)



364.0



(177.2)


Income (loss) before income taxes

(39.2)



78.6



(149.9)



(361.1)



301.2



(219.9)


Net income (loss)

(28.8)



60.5



(147.6)



(184.1)



232.1



(179.3)


Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

(1.79)



$

3.72



(148.1)



$

(11.53)



$

14.26



(180.9)


 

Consolidated - adjusted

Three Months Ended
December 31,


Percent
Change


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


Percent
Change

(unaudited) (in millions, except per
share amounts)

2020


2019




2020


2019



Adjusted operating income (loss) (1) (2)

$

(7.8)



$

92.7



(108.4)



$

(140.1)



$

364.0



(138.5)


Adjusted income (loss) before income
taxes(1) (2)

(23.4)



78.6



(129.8)



(193.6)



301.2



(164.3)


Adjusted net income (loss)(1) (2)

(18.0)



60.5



(129.8)



(149.1)



231.9



(164.3)


Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per
share (1) (2)

$

(1.12)



$

3.72



(130.1)



$

(9.33)



$

14.42



(164.7)




(1)

Adjusted numbers exclude COVID related special charges, the benefit from the CARES Act payroll support program (as applicable), the benefit from the Employee Retention Credit (as applicable) and the portion of the tax benefit attributable to the CARES Act (as applicable).

(2)

Denotes a non-GAAP financial measure. Refer to the Non-GAAP Presentation section within this document for further information.

"With the close of the fourth quarter, we completed the most challenging year the industry has faced in its history," stated Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., chairman and CEO of Allegiant Travel Company. "We still have a long road ahead to a full recovery, but we are gaining momentum and moving in the right direction. We finished the quarter with an adjusted loss per share of $1.12 - an improvement of 81 percent when compared to our second quarter lows. The fourth quarter continued the trend of sequential improvement to total revenue, which came in at $247 million, up 85 percent from the second quarter. Similar improvements were seen in load factor at 58.2 percent. Booking trends suggest we will continue to see both revenue and load improvements into the first quarter.

Although the exact timing of a full recovery is unknown, the improvements observed in the fourth quarter coupled with the vaccine rollout suggest recovery is on the horizon. Furthermore, our internal weekly tracking surveys indicate customer travel intention has been improving for the last several weeks. Our 100 percent domestic network focusing on the leisure traveler and predicated around a low cost, low utilization model positions us favorably for a quick recovery. 

From the onset of the pandemic, we have worked diligently to strengthen the balance sheet and improve cash balances. Arguably, our balance sheet is stronger today than a year ago. We are well positioned to be opportunistic related to our network and fleet as conditions improve. In early January, we announced service on 21 new routes, including three new cities. Preliminary booking trends on those routes have exceeded our expectations. Our current runway to grow the network has expanded to include over 1000 incremental routes. The flexibility of our model along with structural cost savings will enable us to continue improving the network in the months ahead.    

The last ten months have been challenging, but I remain optimistic about 2021. I have been continually reminded of the quality of our team members throughout the pandemic. They have executed flawlessly, enabling us to lead the industry in the percentage of our schedule made available for sale and flown in 2020, with some of the highest load factors in the industry. They have assisted in removing structural costs from the business, enabling us to improve upon our already industry leading cost structure. Because of their efforts, I believe we will be among the first to return to profitability. I am very proud of the work they have done."

Fourth Quarter 2020 Results

  • Adjusted loss per share(1) of $1.12, an improvement of 81 percent versus the second quarter and 74 percent as compared with the third quarter
  • Total revenue for the quarter was $246.6 million, down 47 percent versus the prior year, the lowest year over year reduction since the onset of the pandemic
    • Sequential quarterly improvement in total revenue with fourth quarter total revenue up 85 percent from the second quarter and 23 percent from the third quarter
    • Completed the quarter with a load factor of 58.2 percent, the highest quarter since the onset of the pandemic
    • Average total ancillary revenue per passenger (includes air-related and third party products) continues to remain strong at $57.18, nearly flat from prior year
  • Adjusted Operating CASM, excluding fuel(1) of 6.07 cents, down 10 percent from the prior year, on capacity reductions of 16 percent
  • Recognized total one-time, non-recurring, special charges related to COVID-19 of $25.4 million during the fourth quarter
  • Recognized a CARES Act employee retention credit of $9.6 million, which is recorded as an offset to salary and benefits expense
  • Announced 15 new non-stop routes including two new cities during the fourth quarter and another 21 new non-stop routes including three new cities in early January bringing total routes served to 543 and 129 cities

Full Year 2020 Update

  • Reported total revenue of $990.1 million, down 46 percent versus prior year, among the lowest revenue reductions in the industry
    • Reduced full year capacity by 19 percent, the smallest reduction in the industry, with reported load factors of 59.5 percent
    • Average total ancillary revenue per passenger (includes air-related and third party products) increased 3 percent versus 2019 to $58.46
  • Adjusted Operating CASM, excluding fuel(1) of 6.92 cents, up 7 percent from prior year on capacity reductions of 19 percent.
  • Employed a surgical approach to marketing efforts, which resulted in a full year decrease in cost per booking of 46 percent

(1) Adjusted numbers exclude COVID related special charges, the benefit from the CARES Act payroll support program (as applicable), the benefit from the Employee Retention Credit (as applicable) and the portion of the tax benefit attributable to the CARES Act (as applicable).

Balance Sheet, Cash and Liquidity

  • Total cash and investments at December 31, 2020 were $685 million
  • Total sources of liquidity received during the fourth quarter were $160 million
    • Issued $150 million of senior secured notes backed by same collateral package pledged to existing Term Loan
    • Received remaining $10 million related to a sale leaseback transaction that closed during the third quarter
  • Total sources of liquidity received during full year 2020 were $724 million
    • Includes $177 million related to the CARES Act payroll support program, $150 million in senior secured notes, $115 million in secured financings backed by aircraft and engines, $100 million upsize of Term Loan B, $94 million in tax refunds related to net operating loss carrybacks, and $88 million in proceeds from sale leasebacks
    • Repaid $182 million in net principal payments during full year 2020
    • Total debt increased $237 million versus year end 2019 with debt, net of liquidity, as of December 31, 2020 at $974 million, roughly unchanged from December 31, 2019
  • Fourth quarter interest expense of $16 million, down 11 percent from prior year
  • $268 million in additional liquidity expected to be received during 1H21, none of which will increase debt balances
    • $92 million related to the extension of the CARES Act payroll support program, of which $45.9 million has been received
      • Entire $92 million will be recognized as a payroll expense offset during the first quarter of 2021
    • $147 million in federal income tax refunds related to 2019 and 2020 net operating losses
    • $29 million in various other tax refunds
  • Air traffic liability at December 31st was $308 million
    • Balance related to future scheduled flights is $86 million
    • Balance related to travel vouchers issued for future use is $222 million

Capital Expenditures

  • Fourth quarter spend was $105 million, which included $94 million for the acquisition of three aircraft and three engines along with induction costs, $6 million in other airline capital expenditures and $5 million in deferred heavy maintenance
    • Two aircraft initially intended to be purchased during the fourth quarter were delayed until the first quarter of 2021
  • Full year 2020 capital expenditures were $335 million, comprised of $206 million in aircraft and engine purchases, $45 million in deferred heavy maintenance, $38 million in other airline capital expenditures, and $46 million in non-airline projects
  • Full year 2021 capital expenditures, including deferred heavy maintenance, expected to be roughly $200 million
  • Includes two outstanding purchase agreements, two aircraft initially planned to be purchased during the fourth quarter of 2020, and newly signed purchase agreements for two aircraft

Guidance, subject to revision




First Quarter 2021 guidance






System ASMs - year over year change(1)


0.5 to 5.5%

Scheduled Service  ASMs - year over year change(1)


0.5 to 5.5%




Full year 2021 guidance






CAPEX



Aircraft, engines and induction costs (millions)


$115 to $125

Capitalized Airbus deferred heavy maintenance (millions)


$50 to $60

Other capital expenditures (millions)


$20 to $30




Interest expense


$50 to $55

Principal payments(2)


$170 to $180



(1)

Year over year percentage changes compare 2021 to 2019

(2)

Excludes $46 million repayment of revolving credit facility as we expect to enter into an agreement for a new facility during 2021

Aircraft Fleet Plan by End of Period

Aircraft - (seats per AC)

YE20

1Q21

2Q21

3Q21

YE21

A319 (156 seats)

34


35


35


35


35


A320 (177 seats)

25


27


23


20


19


A320 (186 seats)

36


39


47


53


54


Total

95


101


105


108


108



Aircraft listed in table above include return to service aircraft previously in storage and future purchase and lease aircraft under contract (subject to change)

Allegiant Travel Company will host a conference call with analysts at 4:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, February 3, 2021 to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available via the Company's Investor Relations website homepage at http://ir.allegiantair.com. The webcast will also be archived in the "Events & Presentations" section of the website.

Allegiant Travel Company

Las Vegas-based Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) is an integrated travel company with an airline at its heart, focused on connecting customers with the people, places and experiences that matter most. Since 1999, Allegiant Air has linked travelers in small-to-medium cities to world-class vacation destinations with all-nonstop flights and industry-low average fares. Today, Allegiant's all-Airbus fleet serves communities across the nation, with base airfares less than half the cost of the average domestic roundtrip ticket. For more information, visit us at Allegiant.com. Media information, including photos, is available at http://gofly.us/iiFa303wrtF

Media Inquiries: mediarelations@allegiantair.com

Investor Inquiries: ir@allegiantair.com

Under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are only estimates or predictions based on our management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include our statements regarding future expenses, ASM growth, expected capital expenditures, number of contracted aircraft to be placed in service in the future, the timing of aircraft acquisitions and retirements, debt payments, as well as other information concerning future results of operations, business strategies, financing plans, industry environment and potential growth opportunities. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as the words "believe," "expect," "guidance," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate", "project", "hope" or similar expressions.

Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Important risk factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements generally may be found in our periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. These risk factors include, without limitation, the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic on airline travel and the economy, liquidity issues resulting from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, restrictions imposed on us as a result of accepting grants and loans under the CARES Act,  an accident involving, or problems with, our aircraft, public perception of our safety, our reliance on our automated systems, our reliance on third parties to deliver aircraft under contract to us on a timely basis, risk of breach of security of personal data, volatility of fuel costs, labor issues and costs, the ability to obtain regulatory approvals as needed , the effect of economic conditions on leisure travel, debt covenants and balances, the ability to finance aircraft under contract, terrorist attacks, risks inherent to airlines, our competitive environment, our reliance on third parties who provide facilities or services to us, the possible loss of key personnel, economic and other conditions in markets in which we operate, the ability to successfully develop and finance a resort in Southwest Florida, governmental regulation, increases in maintenance costs and cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in our operating results.

Any forward-looking statements are based on information available to us today and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

Detailed financial information follows:

Allegiant Travel Company

Consolidated Statements of Income

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended December 31,


Percent


2020


2019


change

OPERATING REVENUE:






Passenger revenue

$

224,840



$

416,976



(46.1)


Third party products

10,726



16,456



(34.8)


Fixed fee contract revenue

9,425



22,199



(57.5)


Other revenue

1,570



5,443



(71.2)


Total operating revenue

246,561



461,074



(46.5)


OPERATING EXPENSES:






Salary and benefits(1)

74,561



109,859



(32.1)


Aircraft fuel

53,116



103,574



(48.7)


Station operations

36,412



43,063



(15.4)


Depreciation and amortization

43,982



41,740



5.4


Maintenance and repairs

15,030



23,243



(35.3)


Sales and marketing

8,187



19,853



(58.8)


Aircraft lease rentals

4,424





NM

Other

9,050



27,090



(66.6)


Special charges

25,447





NM

Total operating expense

270,209



368,422



(26.7)


OPERATING INCOME (LOSS):

(23,648)



92,652



(125.5)


OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE:






Interest expense

16,344



18,270



(10.5)


Capitalized interest



(1,028)



(100.0)


Interest income

(913)



(2,485)



(63.3)


Other, net

138



(740)



NM

Total other expense

15,569



14,017



11.1


INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

(39,217)



78,635



(149.9)


PROVISION (BENEFIT) FOR INCOME TAXES

(10,379)



18,113



(157.3)


NET INCOME (LOSS)

$

(28,838)



$

60,522



(147.6)


Earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders(2):






Basic

($1.79)



$3.72



(148.1)


Diluted

($1.79)



$3.72



(148.1)


Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing earnings per
share attributable to common shareholders(2):






Basic

16,108



16,000



0.7


Diluted

16,108



16,006



0.6



NM - Not meaningful

(1)

Net of the CARES Act employee retention credit of $9.6 million.

(2)

The Company's unvested restricted stock awards are considered participating securities as they receive non-forfeitable rights to cash dividends at the same rate as common stock. The Basic and Diluted earnings (loss) per share calculations for the periods presented reflect the two-class method mandated by ASC Topic 260, "Earnings Per Share." The two-class method adjusts both the net income and the shares used in the calculation. Application of the two-class method did not have a significant impact on the Basic and Diluted earnings (loss) per share for the periods presented.

 

Allegiant Travel Company

Operating Statistics

(Unaudited) 



Three Months Ended December 31,


Percent


2020


2019


change  (1)

OPERATING STATISTICS






Total system statistics:






Passengers

2,159,035



3,585,966



(39.8)


Available seat miles (ASMs) (thousands)

3,315,599



3,928,536



(15.6)


Operating expense per ASM (CASM) (cents)

8.15



9.38



(13.1)


Adjusted operating expense per ASM (CASM) (cents)(2)

7.67



9.38



(18.2)


Fuel expense per ASM (cents)

1.60



2.64



(39.4)


Operating CASM, excluding fuel (cents)

6.55



6.74



(2.8)


Adjusted operating CASM, excluding fuel (cents)(2)

6.07



6.74



(9.9)


ASMs per gallon of fuel

88.3



82.8



6.6


Departures

22,189



27,088



(18.1)


Block hours

49,500



60,684



(18.4)


Average stage length (miles)

860



846



1.7


Average number of operating aircraft during period

101.7



90.1



12.9


Average block hours per aircraft per day

5.9



7.3



(19.2)


Full-time equivalent employees at end of period

3,863



4,363



(11.5)


Fuel gallons consumed (thousands)

37,549



47,461



(20.9)


Average fuel cost per gallon

$

1.41



$

2.18



(35.3)


Scheduled service statistics:






Passengers

2,129,292



3,516,263



(39.4)


Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (thousands)

1,878,831



3,073,055



(38.9)


Available seat miles (ASMs) (thousands)

3,226,050



3,745,031



(13.9)


Load factor

58.2

%


82.1

%


(23.9)


Departures

21,399



25,541



(16.2)


Block hours

48,081



57,687



(16.7)


Total passenger revenue per ASM (TRASM) (cents)(3)

7.30



11.57



(36.9)


Average fare - scheduled service(4)

$

53.45



$

65.35



(18.2)


Average fare - air-related charges(4)

$

52.14



$

53.24



(2.1)


Average fare - third party products

$

5.04



$

4.68



7.7


Average fare - total

$

110.63



$

123.26



(10.2)


Average stage length (miles)

868



856



1.4


Fuel gallons consumed (thousands)

36,446



45,163



(19.3)


Average fuel cost per gallon

$

1.40



$

2.18



(35.8)


Percent of sales through website during period

92.7

%


93.1

%


(0.4)


Other data:






Rental car days sold

259,791



426,428



(39.1)


Hotel room nights sold

49,628



96,396



(48.5)




(1)

Except load factor and percent of sales through website, which is percentage point change.

(2)

Adjusted numbers exclude COVID related special charges, the benefit from the CARES Act payroll support program (as applicable) and the benefit from the Employee Retention Credit (as applicable).

(3)

Various components of this measurement do not have a direct correlation to ASMs. These figures are provided on a per ASM basis to facilitate comparison with airlines reporting revenues on a per ASM basis.

(4)

Reflects division of passenger revenue between scheduled service and air-related charges in Company's booking path.

 

Allegiant Travel Company

Consolidated Statements of Income

 (in thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)



Twelve Months Ended December 31,


Percent


2020


2019


change

OPERATING REVENUE:






Passenger revenue

$

902,187



$

1,682,955



(46.4)


Third party products

46,482



70,012



(33.6)


Fixed fee contract revenue

26,865



65,057



(58.7)


Other revenue

14,539



22,941



(36.6)


Total operating revenue

990,073



1,840,965



(46.2)


OPERATING EXPENSES:






Salary and benefits(1)

377,825



450,448



(16.1)


Aircraft fuel

221,827



427,827



(48.2)


Station operations

144,771



171,420



(15.5)


Depreciation and amortization

176,267



155,852



13.1


Maintenance and repairs

63,895



91,713



(30.3)


Sales and marketing

43,517



78,910



(44.9)


Aircraft lease rentals

9,828





NM

Other

79,277



100,845



(21.4)


CARES Act grant recognition

(152,448)





NM

Special charges

306,299





NM

Total operating expense

1,271,058



1,477,015



(13.9)


OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

(280,985)



363,950



(177.2)


OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE:






Interest expense

60,493



76,801



(21.2)


Capitalized interest

(4,067)



(4,472)



(9.1)


Interest income

(5,509)



(12,523)



(56.0)


Loss on extinguishment of debt

1,222



3,677



(66.8)


Special charges

26,632





NM

Other, net

1,311



(780)



(268.1)


Total other expense

80,082



62,703



27.7


INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAXES

(361,067)



301,247



(219.9)


PROVISION (BENEFIT) FOR INCOME TAXES

(176,974)



69,130



(356.0)


NET INCOME (LOSS)

$

(184,093)



$

232,117



(179.3)


Earnings (loss) per share attributable to common shareholders(2):






Basic

($11.53)



$14.27



(180.8)


Diluted

($11.53)



$14.26



(180.9)


Weighted average shares outstanding used in computing earnings per
share attributable to common shareholders(2):






Basic

15,992



16,027



(0.2)


Diluted

15,992



16,041



(0.3)



NM - Not meaningful

(1)

Net of the CARES Act employee retention credit of $13 million.

(2)

The Company's unvested restricted stock awards are considered participating securities as they receive non-forfeitable rights to cash dividends at the same rate as common stock. The Basic and Diluted earnings (loss) per share calculations for the periods presented reflect the two-class method mandated by ASC Topic 260, "Earnings Per Share." The two-class method adjusts both the net income and the shares used in the calculation. Application of the two-class method did not have a significant impact on the Basic and Diluted earnings (loss) per share for the periods presented.

 

Allegiant Travel Company

Operating Statistics

 (Unaudited) 



Twelve Months Ended December 31,


Percent


2020


2019


change  (1)

OPERATING STATISTICS






Total system statistics:






Passengers

8,623,984



15,012,149



(42.6)


Available seat miles (ASMs) (thousands)

13,125,533



16,174,240



(18.8)


Operating expense per ASM (CASM) (cents)

9.68



9.13



6.0


Adjusted operating expense per ASM (CASM) (cents)(2)

8.61



9.13



(5.7)


Fuel expense per ASM (cents)

1.69



2.65



(36.2)


Operating CASM, excluding fuel (cents)

7.99



6.48



23.3


Adjusted operating CASM, excluding fuel (cents)(2)

6.92



6.48



6.8


ASMs per gallon of fuel

87.8



82.3



6.6


Departures

87,955



110,542



(20.4)


Block hours

196,849



248,513



(20.8)


Average stage length (miles)

862



855



0.8


Average number of operating aircraft during period

97.4



85.6



13.8


Average block hours per aircraft per day

5.9



8.0



(26.3)


Full-time equivalent employees at end of period

3,863



4,363



(11.5)


Fuel gallons consumed (thousands)

149,479



196,442



(23.9)


Average fuel cost per gallon

$

1.48



$

2.18



(32.1)


Scheduled service statistics:






Passengers

8,553,623



14,823,267



(42.3)


Revenue passenger miles (RPMs) (thousands)

7,626,470



13,038,003



(41.5)


Available seat miles (ASMs) (thousands)

12,814,080



15,545,818



(17.6)


Load factor

59.5

%


83.9

%


(24.4)


Departures

85,276



105,690



(19.3)


Block hours

191,732



238,361



(19.6)


Total passenger revenue per ASM (TRASM) (cents)(3)

7.40



11.28



(34.4)


Average fare - scheduled service(4)

$

52.45



$

61.58



(14.8)


Average fare - air-related charges(4)

$

53.02



$

51.96



2.0


Average fare - third party products

$

5.43



$

4.72



15.0


Average fare - total

$

110.91



$

118.26



(6.2)


Average stage length (miles)

867



859



0.9


Fuel gallons consumed (thousands)

145,528



188,596



(22.8)


Average fuel cost per gallon

$

1.48



$

2.18



(32.1)


Percent of sales through website during period

93.1

%


93.3

%


(0.2)


Other data:






Rental car days sold

1,132,173



1,921,930



(41.1)


Hotel room nights sold

199,059



415,593



(52.1)




(1)

Except load factor and percent of sales through website, which is percentage point change.

(2)

Adjusted numbers exclude COVID related special charges, the benefit from the CARES Act payroll support program (as applicable) and the benefit from the Employee Retention Credit (as applicable).

(3)

Various components of this measurement do not have a direct correlation to ASMs. These figures are provided on a per ASM basis to facilitate comparison with airlines reporting revenues on a per ASM basis.

(4)

Reflects division of passenger revenue between scheduled service and air-related charges in Company's booking path

 

Summary Balance Sheet


Unaudited (millions)

12/31/2020


12/31/2019


Percent
Change

Unrestricted cash and investments






Cash and cash equivalents

$

152.8



$

121.9



25.3


Short-term investments

532.5



335.9



58.5


Long-term investments



15.5



(100.0)


Total unrestricted cash and investments

685.3



473.3



44.8


Debt






Current maturities of long-term debt and finance lease obligations, net
of related costs

217.2



173.3



25.3


Long-term debt and finance lease obligations, net of current maturities
and related costs

1,441.8



1,248.6



15.5


Total debt

1,659.0



1,421.9



16.7


Debt, net of liquidity

973.7



948.6



2.6


Total Allegiant Travel Company shareholders' equity

699.4



883.6



(20.8)


 

Summary Cash Flow



Twelve Months Ended December 31,


Percent

Unaudited (millions)

2020


2019


Change

Cash provided by operating activities

$

234.5



$

442.2



(47.0)


Purchase of property and equipment, including capitalized interest

(280.2)



(506.8)



(44.7)


Repurchase of common stock

(33.8)



(18.6)



81.7


Cash dividends paid to shareholders

(11.4)



(45.6)



(75.0)


Proceeds from the issuance of long-term debt

428.0



874.9



(51.1)


Principal payments on long-term debt & finance lease obligations

(218.7)



(705.8)



(69.0)


EPS Calculation

The following table sets forth the computation of net income per share, on a basic and diluted basis, for the periods indicated (share count and dollar amounts other than per-share amounts in table are in thousands):


Three Months Ended December 31,


Twelve Months Ended December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Basic:








Net income (loss)

$

(28,838)



$

60,522



$

(184,093)



$

232,117


Less net income allocated to participating securities



(1,059)



(236)



(3,413)


Net income (loss) attributable to common stock

$

(28,838)



$

59,463



$

(184,329)



$

228,704


Earnings (loss) per share, basic

$

(1.79)



$

3.72



$

(11.53)



$

14.27


Weighted-average shares outstanding

16,108



16,006



15,992



16,027


Diluted:








Net income (loss)

$

(28,838)



$

60,522



$

(184,093)



$

232,117


Less net income allocated to participating securities



(1,058)



(236)



(3,410)


Net income (loss) attributable to common stock

$

(28,838)



$

59,464



$

(184,329)



$

228,707


Earnings (loss) per share, diluted

$

(1.79)



$

3.72



$

(11.53)



$

14.26


Weighted-average shares outstanding(1)

16,108



16,006



15,992



16,041




(1)

Dilutive effect of common stock equivalents excluded from the diluted per share calculation is not material.

Appendix A
Non-GAAP Presentation
Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019
(Unaudited)

Adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted income (loss) before income taxes, adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share, all eliminate the effect of special expenses related directly to COVID 19, as well as the benefit related to the payroll support grant as provided under the CARES Act, which are not reflective of our ongoing operating performance. The adjusted net income (loss) and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share also ignore a one-time tax benefit allowed under the CARES Act.  As such, all of these are non-GAAP financial measures.

EBITDA, as presented in this press release, and the various adjusted metrics disclosed, are supplemental measures of our performance that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"). They are not measurements of our financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities as a measure of our liquidity.

We define "EBITDA" as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. "Adjusted EBITDA" is EBITDA adjusted to eliminate the effect of special charges and the CARES Act grant. We caution investors that amounts presented in accordance with these definitions may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other issuers, because not all issuers and analysts calculate EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA in the same manner.

We use EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate our operating performance and liquidity and these are among the primary measures used by management for planning and forecasting of future periods. We believe the presentation of these measures is relevant and useful for investors because they allow investors to view results in a manner similar to the method used by management and makes it easier to compare our results with other companies that have different financing and capital structures. EBITDA has important limitations as an analytical tool. These limitations include the following:

  • EBITDA does not reflect our capital expenditures, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments to purchase capital equipment;
  • EBITDA does not reflect interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service principal or interest payments on our debt;
  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets that we currently depreciate and amortize will likely have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA does not reflect the cash required to fund such replacements; and
  • other companies in our industry may calculate EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Presented below is a quantitative reconciliation of EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial performance measure, which we believe is net income (loss). We believe the presentation of EBITDA and the various adjusted measures are relevant and useful for investors because they allow them to better gauge the performance of the company and to compare our results to other airlines.

In addition to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as defined above, we have included a separate EBITDA as defined by certain credit agreements. This measurement of EBITDA adjusts for losses on impairment, Sunseeker net income/(loss), stock compensation expense, amortization of debt issuance costs, (gain)/loss on disposal of assets, tax provision - in excess of cash paid, special non-recurring items, and other items.

The SEC has adopted rules (Regulation G) regulating the use of non-GAAP financial measures. Because of our use of non-GAAP financial measures in this press release to supplement our consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, Regulation G requires us to include in this press release a presentation of the most directly comparable GAAP measure, which is operating revenue, operating income, net income, operating expenses, and diluted earnings per share and a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP measure. Our utilization of non-GAAP measurements is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our use of these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies in the airline and travel industry. The reconciliation of each of these measures to the most comparable GAAP measure for the periods is indicated below.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures


Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Reconciliation of adjusted operating income (loss)
(millions)








Operating income (loss) as reported (GAAP)

$

(23.6)



$

92.7



$

(281.0)



$

364.0










CARES Act grant recognition





(152.4)




CARES Act employee retention credit

(9.6)





(13.0)




Special charges

25.4





306.3




Adjusted operating income (loss) (1)

(7.8)



92.7



(140.1)



364.0


 


Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Reconciliation of adjusted income (loss) before income taxes
(millions)








Income (loss) before income taxes as reported (GAAP)

$

(39.2)



$

78.6



$

(361.1)



$

301.2










CARES Act grant recognition





(152.4)




CARES Act employee retention credit

(9.6)





(13.0)




Special charges (operating & non-operating)

25.4





332.9




Adjusted income (loss) before income taxes (1)

(23.4)



78.6



(193.6)



301.2


 


Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Reconciliation of adjusted net income (loss) (millions
except per share amounts) and adjusted earnings (loss)
per share








Adjusted income (loss) before income taxes (per
calculation in previous table) (1)

$

(23.4)



$

78.6



$

(193.6)



$

301.2


Provision (benefit) for income taxes as reported (GAAP)

(10.4)



18.1



(177.0)



69.1


Adjusted provision (benefit) for income taxes (1) (2)

(5.4)



18.1



(44.5)



69.3


Net income (loss) adjusted for special items, CARES Act
grant, and adjustment to tax resulting from CARES Act(1)

(18.0)



60.5



(149.1)



231.9










Diluted shares as reported (GAAP)

16,108



16,006



15,992



16,041


Diluted earnings (loss) per share as reported (GAAP)

(1.79)



3.72



(11.53)



14.26


Adjusted fully diluted earnings (loss) per share(1)

(1.12)



3.72



(9.33)



14.42


 


Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Reconciliation of adjusted CASM and CASM excluding
fuel (millions, unless otherwise noted)








Operating expense as reported (GAAP)

$

270.2



$

368.4



$

1,271.1



$

1,477.0










CARES Act grant recognition





152.4




CARES Act employee retention credit

9.6





13.0




Operating special charges

(25.4)





(306.3)




Adjusted operating expense

254.4



368.4



1,130.2



1,477.0


Fuel expense as reported

53.1



103.6



221.8



427.8


Adjusted operating expense excluding fuel

201.3



264.8



908.4



1,049.2










Available seat miles (ASMs)

3,315.6



3,928.5



13,125.5



16,174.2










Operating expense per ASM as reported (CASM) (cents)

8.15



9.38



9.68



9.13


Adjusted operating expense per ASM (CASM) (cents)

7.67



9.38



8.61



9.13










Operating CASM, excluding fuel (cents)

6.55



6.74



7.99



6.48


Adjusted operating CASM, excluding fuel (cents)

6.07



6.74



6.92



6.48


 


Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Reconciliation of consolidated EBITDA to EBITDA as
defined by certain credit agreements (millions)








Net income (loss)

$

(28.8)



$

60.5



$

(184.1)



$

232.1


Interest expense, net

15.4



14.8



50.9



59.8


Income tax provision (benefit)

(10.4)



18.1



(177.0)



69.1


Depreciation and amortization

44.0



41.7



176.3



155.9


Loss on debt extinguishment





1.2



3.7


Consolidated EBITDA (1)

20.2



135.1



(132.7)



520.6


Adjusting items as defined per credit agreements (3)

51.4



8.5



662.3



18.5


EBITDA as defined by certain credit agreements (1)

71.6



143.6



529.6



539.1


 


Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2020


2019


2020


2019

Reconciliation of consolidated EBITDA to adjusted
EBITDA (millions)








Consolidated EBITDA (per calculation in previous table)

$

20.2



$

135.1



$

(132.7)



$

520.6










CARES Act grant recognition





(152.4)




CARES Act employee retention credit

(9.6)





(13.0)




Special charges (operating & non-operating)

25.4





332.9




Adjusted EBITDA (1)

36.0



135.1



34.8



520.6




(1)

Denotes non-GAAP figure.

(2)

Adjusted income tax for 2020 estimates a 23.0% effective rate

(3)

Adjusting items includes the following: loss on impairment, Sunseeker net income/(loss), stock compensation expense, amortization of debt issuance costs, (gain)/loss on disposal of assets, tax provision - in excess of cash paid, and other special non-recurring items.

 

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