Atlas Air Worldwide Reports Third-Quarter 2015 Results

  • Adjusted Net Income of $30.7 Million, $1.23 per Share
  • Reported Net Loss of $12.8 Million, $0.51 per Share, Reflects Refinancing of Higher-Cost Debt
  • Repurchased 1.7% of Shares Outstanding in the Third Quarter
  • Reiterating Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Outlooks

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAWW) today announced adjusted net income attributable to common stockholders of $30.7 million, or $1.23 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2015, compared with $27.5 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2014. 

On a reported basis, results reflected a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $12.8 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2015 compared with net income attributable to common stockholders of $27.6 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, in the year-ago period. Reported results in the third quarter of 2015 were primarily due to a charge on the early extinguishment of debt following the refinancing of higher-cost debt with proceeds from lower-cost debt. In addition to reducing the company’s cost of debt, the refinancing delivers significant increases in cash flows, is immediately accretive to adjusted earnings per share, and unencumbers five of our 747-400F aircraft, which adds flexibility to our fleet.   

Free cash flow of $82.5 million in the third quarter of 2015 compared favorably with $54.5 million in the third quarter of 2014.

“Both our third-quarter results and our outlook highlight the positive impact of the initiatives we have undertaken to enhance our business mix and our ability to leverage the scale and efficiencies in our operations,” said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Earnings in ACMI during the quarter were complemented by a sharp improvement in Charter contribution and the underlying strength of our Dry Leasing business. Charter results were driven by an improvement in yields excluding fuel and higher aircraft utilization, both of which are a product of our diversified global network, quality of service, and capability to meet the needs of a wide variety of commercial customers.   

“With a superior fleet and global network, we are prepared for a solid peak season and pick up in market yields as year-end airfreight demand and e-commerce growth unfold. We also anticipate a typical sequential increase in earnings in the fourth quarter. Consistent with our prior outlook, we expect adjusted fully diluted earnings per share of slightly over $1.50 in the period.”

Mr. Flynn added: “Reflecting our commitment to shareholder value, we acquired 1.7% of our outstanding common stock through our share repurchase program during the third quarter and have bought back more than 10% of our outstanding shares over the past three years. Our capital allocation strategy is dedicated to creating, enhancing and returning value to our shareholders, both through business growth and returns of capital.”

Adjusted earnings in the third quarter of 2015 excluded a loss of $1.77 per diluted share on the early extinguishment of debt and a gain on investments of $0.34 per diluted share, both in connection with the refinancing of higher-cost debt with lower-cost debt; a special charge of $0.20 per diluted share in connection with the early termination of high-rate operating leases for two engines; and net expenses of $0.12 per share related to other matters.  

Third-Quarter Results

ACMI revenues and volumes during the third quarter benefited from an increase in the number of segment aircraft compared with the third quarter of 2014. Revenue growth during the quarter, however, was partially offset by a lower blended average rate per block hour reflecting the mix impact of increases in 747-400F and CMI flying. Lower segment contribution was primarily due to higher crew training costs associated with our fleet growth initiatives and higher maintenance expense. These were partially offset by a reduction in aircraft ownership costs following the refinancing of higher-cost debt related to several of our 747-400F aircraft.

In Charter, lower revenues were primarily driven by the impact of lower fuel prices partially offset by an improvement in yields excluding fuel. Lower volumes were primarily due to the redeployment of aircraft to ACMI service. Segment contribution benefited from the improvement in yields excluding fuel; higher aircraft utilization; a reduction in heavy maintenance expense; and a reduction in aircraft ownership costs following the refinancing of higher-cost debt related to our 747-400F aircraft.    

Dry Leasing revenue and contribution reflected a reduction in the number of segment aircraft following the sale of a 737-800 passenger aircraft in the first quarter of 2015.

Reported results for the third quarter of 2015 included an effective income tax rate benefit of 49.3%, reflecting the favorable resolution of an IRS exam and our continued reinvestment of the net earnings of certain foreign subsidiaries outside of the U.S.   

Nine-Month Results

For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, adjusted net income attributable to common stockholders of $85.9 million, or $3.44 per diluted share, compared favorably with $54.6 million, or $2.17 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.

On a reported basis, nine-month 2015 net income attributable to common stockholders totaled $44.9 million, or $1.80 per diluted share, compared with $65.1 million, or $2.59 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2014.

Free cash flow totaled $231.3 million in the first nine months of 2015 compared with $150.6 million in the first nine months of 2014.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

At September 30, 2015, our cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments totaled $389.6 million, compared with $330.7 million at December 31, 2014.

The change in position reflected net cash of $265.8 million provided by operating activities; net cash of $6.2 million used for investing activities; and net cash of $181.5 million used for financing activities, which included $334.5 million of debt payments.

Also during the third quarter, we repurchased 425,154 shares of our common stock for $20.0 million, or 1.7% of our outstanding common stock at June 30, 2015.

Future repurchases under our remaining $25.0 million authority may be made at our discretion, and the actual timing, form and amount will depend on company and market conditions.

Refinancing of Higher-Cost Debt

During the third quarter of 2015, we used approximately $113 million of the net proceeds from our June 2015 issuance of $224.5 million of convertible senior notes at 2.25% to retire higher-rate Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates (EETCs) related to five of our 747-400F aircraft. The EETCs had a weighted average cash coupon of 8.1%.

Subsequent to the close of the third quarter, we refinanced the loans for two of the original 747-8Fs delivered to us in 2011 and reduced the interest rate from 6.37% to 3.53%. 

Outlook

We are encouraged by our strong performance in the first nine months of 2015, expect significant growth in adjusted diluted earnings per share this year, and are confident about our business as we look to 2016.

We expect airfreight to grow at a reasonable rate in 2015 despite tougher year-over-year monthly industry data comparisons in recent months. We anticipate solid peak-season volumes and yields driven by end-of-the-year airfreight demand, supported by continued e-commerce growth. And we expect the demand we are seeing for our aircraft and services to continue next year.  

As a result, we anticipate adjusted fully diluted earnings per share of slightly more than $1.50 in the fourth quarter, which excludes the cost of refinancing debt and noncash expenses and income.

For the full year, we continue to expect that block-hour volumes will increase approximately 10% compared with 2014, including the impact of the 747-8 freighter scheduled to be delivered to us this month. More than 70% of our total block hours should be in ACMI and the balance in Charter. Our outlook reflects our market leadership in ACMI, our strong presence in the global charter market, and military demand that has stabilized at higher levels compared with 2014.

In Dry Leasing, our portfolio is expected to include two 767 passenger aircraft being converted to freighter configuration. Following their conversion, which is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2016, the aircraft will be leased to DHL Express on a long-term basis. Similar to the dry leases, we expect to begin CMI flying of the two aircraft during the fourth quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2016.  

Given the flying levels that we anticipate, we continue to expect that aircraft maintenance expense in 2015 should total approximately $190 million. In addition, depreciation should be approximately $130 million. Core capital expenditures, excluding aircraft and engine purchases, are expected to total approximately $45 million, mainly for spare parts for our fleet. Expenditures for additional aircraft and engines, including our new 747-8F, should total approximately $225 million.

Mr. Flynn concluded: “We are looking forward to a strong finish to a strong year in 2015. We are confident about 2016. We are going into next year with a stronger fleet, stronger balance sheet, and a great portfolio of customers.”

Conference Call

Management will host a conference call to discuss Atlas Air Worldwide’s third-quarter 2015 financial and operating results at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, November 5, 2015.

Interested parties are invited to listen to the call live over the Internet at www.atlasair.com (click on “Investor Information,” click on “Presentations” and on the link to the third-quarter call) or at the following Web address:

http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/p8bomaq9    

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available on the above Web sites following the call. A replay will also be available through November 12 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (domestic) and (404) 537-3406 (international) and using Access Code 63978999#.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP, we present certain non-GAAP financial measures to assist in the evaluation of our business performance. These non-GAAP measures include EBITDAR, as adjusted; EBITDA, as adjusted; Direct Contribution; Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders; Adjusted Diluted EPS; and Free Cash Flow, which exclude certain items. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Our management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing the performance of the Company’s ongoing operations and in planning and forecasting future periods. We believe that these adjusted measures provide meaningful information to assist investors and analysts in understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance.

About Atlas Air Worldwide:

Atlas Air Worldwide is a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services. It is the parent company of Atlas Air, Inc. (Atlas) and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc. (Titan), and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. (Polar). Through Atlas and Polar, Atlas Air Worldwide operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighter aircraft.

Atlas, Titan and Polar offer a range of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services that include ACMI service – in which customers receive an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance on a long-term basis; CMI service, for customers that provide their own aircraft; express network and airport-to-airport cargo service; cargo and passenger charters; and dry leasing of aircraft and engines.

Atlas Air Worldwide’s press releases, SEC filings and other information can be accessed through the Company’s home page, www.atlasair.com.

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that reflect Atlas Air Worldwide’s current views with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be, as the case may be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to the operations and business environments of Atlas Air Worldwide and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “companies”) that may cause the actual results of the companies to be materially different from any future results, express or implied, in such forward-looking statements. 

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following:  the ability of the companies to operate pursuant to the terms of their financing facilities; the ability of the companies to obtain and maintain normal terms with vendors and service providers; the companies’ ability to maintain contracts that are critical to their operations; the ability of the companies to fund and execute their business plan; the ability of the companies to attract, motivate and/or retain key executives and associates; the ability of the companies to attract and retain customers; the continued availability of our wide-body aircraft; demand for cargo services in the markets in which the companies operate; economic conditions; the effects of any hostilities or act of war (in the Middle East or elsewhere) or any terrorist attack; labor costs and relations; financing costs; the cost and availability of war risk insurance; our ability to maintain adequate internal controls over financial reporting; aviation fuel costs; security-related costs; competitive pressures on pricing (especially from lower-cost competitors); volatility in the international currency markets; weather conditions; government legislation and regulation; consumer perceptions of the companies’ products and services; anticipated and future litigation; and other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in Atlas Air Worldwide’s reports to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

For additional information, we refer you to the risk factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in the most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Form 10-Q filed by Atlas Air Worldwide with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other factors and assumptions not identified above may also affect the forward-looking statements, and these other factors and assumptions may also cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed.

Except as stated in this release, Atlas Air Worldwide is not providing guidance or estimates regarding its anticipated business and financial performance for 2015 or thereafter. 

Atlas Air Worldwide assumes no obligation to update such statements contained in this release to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such estimates other than as required by law.

           
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
           
      For the Three Months Ended   For the Nine Months Ended
      September 30, 2015   September 30, 2014   September 30, 2015   September 30, 2014
                           
Operating Revenue                      
  ACMI $   197,020     $   184,068     $   575,322     $   568,929  
  Charter     225,068         252,855         680,642         655,462  
  Dry Leasing     23,915         25,411         83,235         75,611  
  Other     3,901         3,467         11,383         10,331  
  Total Operating Revenue $   449,904     $   465,801     $   1,350,582     $   1,310,333  
                           
Operating Expenses                      
  Aircraft fuel     87,330         115,690         262,156         301,276  
  Salaries, wages and benefits     86,434         78,834         262,069         229,637  
  Maintenance, materials and repairs     41,899         35,084         142,169         144,516  
  Aircraft rent     36,811         34,183         107,883         104,419  
  Depreciation and amortization     32,787         29,865         96,753         88,401  
  Travel     27,555         21,642         72,198         57,698  
  Navigation fees, landing fees and other 
  rent
    25,413         35,336         71,582         93,368  
  Passenger and ground handling services     20,504         24,876         61,820         66,106  
  Loss on disposal of aircraft     208                 1,531         14,679  
  Special charge     7,674         90         7,605         9,567  
  Other     34,294         29,212         97,567         84,890  
  Total Operating Expenses     400,909         404,812         1,183,333         1,194,557  
                           
  Operating Income     48,995         60,989         167,249         115,776  
                           
Non-operating Expenses (Income)                      
  Interest income     (2,040 )       (4,588 )       (10,953 )       (14,034 )
  Interest expense     22,110         25,960         71,691         78,777  
  Capitalized interest     (556 )       (44 )       (759 )       (423 )
  Loss on early extinguishment of debt     66,729                 66,729          
  Gain on investments     (13,439 )               (13,439 )        
  Other expense (income), net     1,364         767         1,755         831  
  Total Non-operating Expenses     74,168         22,095         115,024         65,151  
                           
                         
  Income (loss) before income taxes     (25,173 )       38,894         52,225         50,625  
  Income tax expense (benefit)     (12,419 )       11,318         7,357         (9,958 )
                           
Net Income (Loss)     (12,754 )       27,576         44,868         60,583  
  Less:  Net income (loss) attributable                      
  to noncontrolling interests                             (4,530 )
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to
                                     
   Common Stockholders
$   (12,754 )   $   27,576     $   44,868     $   65,113  
                           
Earnings per share:                      
  Basic $   (0.51 )   $   1.10     $   1.81     $   2.59  
                           
  Diluted $   (0.51 )   $   1.10     $   1.80     $   2.59  
                           
Weighted average shares:                      
  Basic     24,798         24,983         24,771         25,106  
                           
  Diluted     24,798         25,064         24,947         25,164  
                                         

             
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)
             
        September 30, 2015   December 31, 2014
Assets          
Current Assets          
  Cash and cash equivalents $    376,695     $    298,601  
  Short-term investments      1,866          17,802  
  Restricted cash      11,085          14,281  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $1,163 and $1,658, respectively      169,676          162,092  
  Prepaid maintenance      6,398          20,806  
  Deferred taxes      41,669          40,923  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets      29,017          51,599  
  Total current assets      636,406          606,104  
Property and Equipment          
  Flight equipment      3,520,413          3,448,791  
  Ground equipment      57,522          51,418  
  Less:  accumulated depreciation       (425,504 )       (348,036 )
  Purchase deposits for flight equipment       54,548          20,054  
  Property and equipment, net      3,206,979          3,172,227  
Other Assets          
  Long-term investments and accrued interest      44,052          120,478  
  Deposits and other assets      80,208          80,258  
  Intangible assets, net      60,694          67,410  
Total Assets $    4,028,339     $    4,046,477  
                 
Liabilities and Equity          
Current Liabilities          
  Accounts payable $    60,338     $    42,864  
  Accrued liabilities      257,954          251,594  
  Current portion of long-term debt1,2      152,421          181,202  
  Total current liabilities      470,713          475,660  
Other Liabilities          
  Long-term debt1,2      1,642,424          1,736,739  
  Deferred taxes      358,259          350,868  
  Other liabilities      69,402          65,415  
  Total other liabilities      2,070,085          2,153,022  
  Commitments and contingencies          
Equity          
  Stockholders’ Equity          
  Preferred stock, $1 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued    ―       ― 
  Common stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 28,946,645 and          
  28,561,160 shares issued, 24,631,001 and 24,807,718, shares outstanding          
  (net of treasury stock), as of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively      290          286  
  Additional paid-in-capital      623,554          573,133  
  Treasury stock, at cost; 4,315,644 and 3,753,442 shares, respectively       (171,715 )       (145,322 )
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss       (8,726 )       (9,572 )
  Retained earnings      1,044,138          999,270  
  Total equity      1,487,541          1,417,795  
Total Liabilities and Equity $    4,028,339     $    4,046,477  
                   

1 Balance sheet debt at September 30, 2015 totaled $1,794.8 million, including the impact of $51.0 million of unamortized discount and debt issuance costs of $53.1 million.

The face value of our debt at September 30, 2015 totaled $1,898.9 million, compared with $2,009.0 million on December 31, 2014.

       
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
       
      For the Nine Months Ended
      September 30, 2015   September 30, 2014
               
Operating Activities:            
Net Income       44,868         60,583  
Adjustments to reconcile Net Income to net cash provided by operating activities:            
  Depreciation and amortization       110,872         101,493  
  Accretion of debt securities discount       (4,316 )       (6,022 )
  Provision for allowance for doubtful accounts       61         420  
  Special charge, net of cash payment       6,589         6,484  
  Loss on early extinguishment of debt       66,729      
  Loss on disposal of aircraft       1,531         14,679  
  Deferred taxes       6,417         (10,282 )
  Stock-based compensation expense       14,481         9,769  
Changes in:            
  Accounts receivable       (4,920 )       (27,147 )
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets       24,311         36,931  
  Deposits and other assets       666         (5,978 )
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       (1,440 )       (12,402 )
Net cash provided by operating activities       265,849         168,528  
               
Investing Activities:            
  Capital expenditures       (33,835 )       (17,509 )
  Purchase deposits and payments for flight equipment       (77,502 )       (502,782 )
  Changes in restricted cash       3,196         (7,072 )
  Proceeds from investments       76,752         2,886  
  Proceeds from disposal of aircraft       25,166      
Net cash used for investing activities       (6,223 )       (524,477 )
               
Financing Activities:            
  Proceeds from debt issuance       224,500         572,552  
  Customer maintenance reserves received       12,250         12,950  
  Customer maintenance reserves paid       (1,752 )    
  Proceeds from sale of warrants       36,290      
  Payments for convertible note hedges       (52,903 )    
  Proceeds from stock option exercises       1,193      
  Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation expense       588      
  Payment of debt issuance costs       (6,804 )       (17,117 )
  Purchase of treasury stock       (26,393 )       (19,479 )
  Payment of debt extinguishment costs       (34,014 )    
  Payments of debt       (334,487 )       (252,549 )
Net cash (used for) provided by financing activities       (181,532 )       296,357  
               
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents       78,094         (59,592 )
               
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period       298,601         321,816  
               
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period   $   376,695     $   262,224  
 

Non-cash Investing and Financing Activities:

           
Acquisition of flight and ground equipment included in Accounts payable
and Accrued liabilities
  $   18,321     $   29,087  
Disposition of aircraft included in Accounts receivable   $   $   5,072  
                 

             
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Direct Contribution
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
             
    For the Three Months Ended       For the Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2015   September 30, 2014   September 30, 2015   September 30, 2014
Operating Revenue:                              
ACMI $   197,020       $   184,068       $   575,322       $   568,929    
Charter     225,068           252,855           680,642           655,462    
Dry Leasing     23,915           25,411           83,235           75,611    
Other     3,901           3,467           11,383           10,331    
Total Operating Revenue $   449,904       $   465,801       $   1,350,582       $   1,310,333    
Direct Contribution:                              
ACMI $   46,991       $   54,974       $   138,051       $   145,107    
Charter     29,496           16,299           84,974           20,306    
Dry Leasing     7,673           8,721           34,092           25,630    
Total Direct Contribution $   84,160       $   79,994       $   257,117       $   191,043    
                               
Add back (subtract):                              
Unallocated income and expenses, net1     (48,161 )         (41,010 )         (142,466 )         (116,172 )  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt     (66,729 )                   (66,729 )            
Gain on investments     13,439                     13,439              
Special charge     (7,674 )         (90 )         (7,605 )         (9,567 )  
Loss on disposal of aircraft     (208 )                   (1,531 )         (14,679 )  
Income (loss) before Income Taxes     (25,173 )         38,894           52,225           50,625    
                               
Add back (subtract):                              
Interest income     (2,040 )         (4,588 )         (10,953 )         (14,034 )  
Interest expense     22,110           25,960           71,691           78,777    
Capitalized interest     (556 )         (44 )         (759 )         (423 )  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt     66,729                     66,729              
Gain on investments     (13,439 )                   (13,439 )            
Other expense (income), net     1,364           767           1,755           831    
Operating Income $   48,995       $   60,989       $   167,249       $   115,776    
                                               

Atlas Air Worldwide uses an economic performance metric, Direct Contribution, to show the profitability of each of its segments after allocation of direct ownership costs. Atlas Air Worldwide currently has the following reportable segments: ACMI, Charter, and Dry Leasing. Each segment has different operating and economic characteristics, which are separately reviewed by our chief operating decision maker.

Direct Contribution consists of income (loss) before taxes, excluding special charges, nonrecurring items, gains (losses) on the sale of aircraft, and unallocated fixed costs.

Direct costs include crew costs, maintenance costs, fuel, ground operations, sales costs, aircraft rent, interest expense related to aircraft debt and aircraft depreciation.

Unallocated income and expenses include corporate overhead, non-aircraft depreciation, unallocated interest expense and income, foreign exchange gains and losses, other revenue and other non-operating costs, including unusual items and certain noncash income and expenses.

1 During the first quarter of 2015, we revised the methodology for allocating certain unallocated expenses to our segments. Prior period information has been adjusted consistently to reflect this change.

 
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
     
    For the Three Months Ended
      September 30, 2015     September 30, 2014   Percent Change
                 
Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Stockholders   $   (12,754 )   $   27,576       (146.3 %)
After-tax impact from:                
  Noncash expenses and income, net1       1,720         26      
  Gain on investments       (8,596 )            
  Loss on early extinguishment of debt       44,297              
  Loss on disposal of aircraft       133              
  Special charge2       4,908         (135 )    
  Accrual for legal matters and U.S. class action professional fees       984              
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders   $   30,692     $   27,467       11.7 %
                 
Diluted EPS   $   (0.51 )   $   1.10       (146.4 %)
After-tax impact from:                
  Noncash expenses and income, net1       0.07              
  Gain on investments       (0.34 )            
  Loss on early extinguishment of debt       1.77              
  Loss on disposal of aircraft       0.01              
  Special charge2       0.20         (0.01 )    
  Accrual for legal matters and U.S. class action professional fees       0.04              
Adjusted Diluted EPS   $   1.233     $   1.103       11.8 %
                 
    For the Nine Months Ended
      September 30, 2015     September 30, 2014   Percent Change
                 
Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders   $   44,868     $   65,113       (31.1 %)
After-tax impact from:                
  Noncash expenses and income, net1       2,418         (144 )    
  ETI tax benefit       (4,008 )       (24,013 )    
  Gain on investments       (8,596 )            
  Loss on early extinguishment of debt       44,297              
  Loss on disposal of aircraft       1,090         9,389      
  Special charge2       4,817         3,905      
  Accrual for legal matters and U.S. class action professional fees       984         300      
Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Common Stockholders   $   85,870     $   54,550       57.4 %
                 
Diluted EPS   $   1.80     $   2.59       (30.5 %)
After-tax impact from:                
  Noncash expenses and income, net1       0.10         (0.01 )    
  ETI tax benefit       (0.16 )       (0.95 )    
  Gain on investments       (0.34 )            
  Loss on early extinguishment of debt       1.78              
  Loss on disposal of aircraft       0.04         0.37      
  Special charge2       0.19         0.16      
  Accrual for legal matters and U.S. class action professional fees       0.04         0.01      
Adjusted Diluted EPS   $   3.443     $   2.17       58.5 %
                 

1 Noncash expenses and income, net in 2015 primarily relates to amortization of the debt discount on the Convertible Notes.
2 Included in Special charge in 2015 were costs related to the early termination of high-rate operating leases for two engines. Included in Special charge in 2014 were employee termination benefits, a loan reserve and tax adjustments related to GSS, and adjustments to lease termination costs for two 747-400BCFs.
3 Items may not sum due to rounding.

 
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
 
    For the Three Months Ended
            September 30,
2015
  September 30,
2014
                 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities         $ 94,752 $ 61,402
Less:                
Capital expenditures           11,718   6,856
Capitalized interest           556   44
Free Cash Flow1         $ 82,478 $ 54,502
                 
                 
    For the Nine Months Ended
            September 30,
2015
  September 30,
2014
                 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities         $ 265,849 $ 168,528
Less:                
Capital expenditures           33,835   17,509
Capitalized interest           759   423
Free Cash Flow1         $ 231,255 $ 150,596
                 

1 Free Cash Flow = Cash Flows from Operations minus Base Capital Expenditures and Capitalized Interest.
   Base Capital Expenditures excludes purchases of aircraft. 

             
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
             
    For the Three Months Ended       For the Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2015   September 30, 2014   September 30, 2015   September 30, 2014
                               
Income (loss) before income taxes $   (25,173 )     $ 38,894     $   52,225       $   50,625    
Noncash interest expenses and
  income, net
    1,835         39         2,662           (225 )  
Loss on disposal of aircraft     208                 1,531           14,679    
Special charge1     7,674         90         7,605           9,567    
Accrual for legal matters and U.S. 
  class action professional fees
    1,539                 1,539           469    
Loss on early extinguishment of
  debt
    66,729                 66,729              
Gain on investments     (13,439 )               (13,439 )            
                               
Adjusted pretax income     39,373         39,023         118,852           75,115    
                               
Interest (income) expense, net2     18,276         21,886         59,106           66,335    
Other non-operating expenses
  (income)
    1,364         767         1,755           831    
                               
Adjusted operating income     59,013         61,676         179,713           142,281    
                               
Depreciation and amortization     32,787         29,865         96,753           88,401    
                               
EBITDA, as adjusted3     91,800         91,541         276,466           230,682    
                               
Aircraft rent     36,214         33,586         106,094           102,629    
                               
EBITDAR, as adjusted4 $   128,014       $ 125,127     $   382,560       $   333,311    
                                           

1  Included in Special charge in 2015 were costs related to the early termination of high-rate operating leases for two engines. Included in Special charge in 2014 were employee termination benefits, a loan reserve and tax adjustments related to GSS, and adjustments to lease termination costs for two 747-400BCFs.

2  Reflects impact of noncash expenses and income related convertible notes, debt and investments.

3 Adjusted EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, noncash interest expenses and income, net, loss on disposal of aircraft, special charge, accrual for legal matters, loss on early extinguishment of debt, and gain on investments, as applicable.

4 Adjusted EBITDAR: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, aircraft rent expense, noncash interest expenses and income, net, loss on disposal of aircraft, special charge, accrual for legal matters, loss on early extinguishment of debt, and gain on investments, as applicable.

               
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Operating Statistics and Traffic Results
(Unaudited)
               
      For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended  
          September 30,    Increase/     September 30,   Increase/
        2015   2014    (Decrease)     2015    2014    (Decrease)
                               
Block Hours                          
  ACMI   32,072   28,096     3,976       92,490   83,770     8,720  
  Charter                          
  Cargo   8,564   8,675     (111 )     26,047   22,145     3,902  
  Passenger   3,767   4,007     (240 )     11,247   10,210     1,037  
  Other   506   261     245       1,140   796     344  
  Total Block Hours   44,909   41,039     3,870       130,924   116,921     14,003  
                               
Revenue Per Block Hour                          
  ACMI $ 6,143 $ 6,551 $   (408 )   $ 6,220 $ 6,792 $   (572 )
  Charter   18,252   19,938     (1,686 )     18,251   20,258     (2,007 )
  Cargo   17,762   19,860     (2,098 )     17,736   20,036     (2,300 )
  Passenger   19,366   20,107     (741 )     19,443   20,741     (1,298 )
                               
Average Utilization (block
  hours per day)
                         
  ACMI1   9.1   9.6     (0.5 )     9.3   9.4     (0.1 )
  Charter                          
  Cargo   9.5   9.2     0.3       9.6   8.4     1.2  
  Passenger   9.5   9.5           8.8   8.0     0.8  
  All Operating Aircraft1,2   9.3   9.5     (0.2 )     9.4   9.1     0.3  
                               
Charter                          
  Fuel                          
    Average fuel cost per
  gallon
$ 2.38 $ 3.17 $   (0.79 )   $ 2.40 $ 3.19 $   (0.79 )
    Fuel gallons consumed
  (000s)
  36,649   36,483     166       109,344   94,342     15,002  
                               

ACMI and All Operating Aircraft averages in the third quarter and first nine months of 2015 reflect the impact of increases in the number of CMI aircraft and amount of CMI flying compared with the same periods of 2014.

Average of All Operating Aircraft excludes Dry Leasing aircraft, which do not contribute to block-hour volumes.

 
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Operating Statistics and Traffic Results
(Unaudited)
 
      For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended  
        September 30,   Increase/     September 30,   Increase/
        2015    2014    (Decrease)     2015    2014    (Decrease)
Segment Operating Fleet (average aircraft equivalents during the period)                           
  ACMI1                          
  747-8F Cargo   9.0   8.4     0.6       8.9   8.5     0.4  
  747-400 Cargo   12.8   11.1     1.7       12.1   11.8     0.3  
  747-400 Dreamlifter   2.9   3.0     (0.1 )     3.0   3.1     (0.1 )
  767-300 Cargo   2.0   2.0           2.0   2.0      
  767-200 Cargo   9.0   5.0     4.0       8.1   5.0     3.1  
  747-400 Passenger   1.5   1.3     0.2       1.2   1.1     0.1  
  767-200 Passenger   1.0   1.0           1.0   1.0      
  767-300 Passenger     0.1     (0.1 )            
  Total   38.2   31.9     6.3       36.3   32.5     3.8  
  Charter                          
  747-8F Cargo     0.5     (0.5 )     0.1   0.5     (0.4 )
  747-400 Cargo   9.8   9.8           9.8   9.2     0.6  
  747-400 Passenger   1.4   1.6     (0.2 )     1.8   1.8      
  767-300 Passenger   2.9   3.0     (0.1 )     2.9   2.9      
  Total   14.1   14.9     (0.8 )     14.6   14.4     0.2  
  Dry Leasing                          
  777-200 Cargo   6.0   6.0           6.0   5.9     0.1  
  757-200 Cargo   1.0   1.0           1.0   1.0      
  737-300 Cargo   1.0   1.0           1.0   1.0      
  737-800 Passenger   1.0   2.0     (1.0 )     1.2   2.0     (0.8 )
  Total   9.0   10.0     (1.0 )     9.2   9.9     (0.7 )
  Total Operating Aircraft   61.3   56.8     4.5       60.1   56.8     3.3  
                               
                               
  Out of Service2     1.0     (1.0 )     0.6   1.0     (0.4 )
                                     

1 ACMI average fleet excludes spare aircraft provided by CMI customers.

2 Out-of-service aircraft were temporarily parked during the period and are completely unencumbered.

CONTACT: Contacts: Dan Loh (Investors) – (914) 701-8200
Bonnie Rodney (Media) – (914) 701-8580

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