Copa Holdings (CPA) Tops Q4 EPS by 15c, Revenues Beat

February 10, 2021 4:48 PM EST

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Copa Holdings (NYSE: CPA) reported Q4 EPS of ($2.00), $0.15 better than the analyst estimate of ($2.15). Revenue for the quarter came in at $158.64 million versus the consensus estimate of $155.86 million.

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Copa Holdings reported a net loss of US$168.8 million for the quarter, or US$3.97 per share. Excluding special items, the Company would have reported a net loss of US$85.2 million, or US$2.00 per share. Special items for the quarter include an US$80.1 million unrealized mark-to-market loss related to the Company's convertible notes, a US$4.4 million asset impairment charge on the Boeing 737-700 fleet, and a US$0.9 million gain on the Embraer assets held for sale.
  • Copa Holdings reported an operating loss of US$95.1 million for the quarter. Excluding special items, the Company would have reported an operating loss of US$91.5 million.
  • For the full year 2020, Copa Holdings reported a net loss of US$598.6 million, or US$14.08 per share. Excluding special items, the Company would have reported a net loss of US$259.5 million, or US$6.11 per share. Special items for the full year include a US$191.2 million in total impairment charges related to the Boeing 737-700 fleet, a US$98.7 million unrealized mark-to-market loss on to the Company's convertible notes, and a US$49.2 million expected loss on the Embraer assets held for sale.
  • For the full year 2020, Copa Holdings reported an operating loss of US$460.9 million. Excluding special items, the Company would have reported an operating loss of US$220.6 million for 2020.
  • Cash consumption, defined as cash disbursements less proceeds, excluding extraordinary financing activities and asset sales, averaged approximately US$6 million per month during the quarter. Cash consumption for the quarter benefited from changes in working capital, as cash proceeds increased ahead of capacity growth, while cash outflows lagged given the timing of certain accounts payable.
  • The Company ended the quarter with US$1.3 billion of available liquidity, consisting of approximately US$1.0 billion in cash, short-term and long-term investments, and committed and undrawn credit facilities of US$305 million.
  • The Company closed the quarter with total debt, including lease liabilities, of US$1.4 billion.
  • The Company's flight operations, measured in terms of available seat miles (ASMs), represented 15% in October, 28% in November, and 39% in December, as compared to the same periods in 2019. For the quarter, the Company's ASMs were approximately 27% of ASMs in the same period in 2019.
  • During the quarter, the Company completed the delivery of 5 Embraer 190 aircraft that were previously sold to a third party. As of December 31, 2020, there were 8 Embraer 190 aircraft sold and pending to be delivered.
  • In December, The Export-Import Bank of the United States authorized a final commitment for a guaranteed loan in an amount up to US$327.9 million, related to 7 737 MAX 9 aircraft to be delivered to the Company during 2020 and 2021.
  • In December, the Company took delivery of 1 Boeing 737 MAX 9. Excluding the aircraft classified as assets held for sale, Copa Holdings ended the year with a consolidated fleet of 75 aircraft – 68 Boeing 737-800s and 7 Boeing 737 MAX 9s, compared to a total fleet of 102 aircraft by year end 2019.

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