ASUR Reports 1Q21 Financial Results
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MEXICO CITY, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR) (ASUR), a leading international airport group with operations in Mexico, the U.S., and Colombia, today announced results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021.
- Total passenger traffic declined 32.2% year over year (YoY), reflecting the impact of the pandemic, primarily since the second half of March 2020, but improved from the 44.9% and 70.2% declines reported in 4Q20 and 3Q20. By country of operations, 1Q21 traffic declined as follows:
- 36.2% in Mexico, reflecting declines of 19.3% in domestic traffic and 49.5% in international traffic
- 20.0% in Puerto Rico (Aerostar), down 15.0% in domestic traffic and 69.7% in international traffic
- 30.4% in Colombia (Airplan), with decreases of 27.2% in domestic and 49.0% in international traffic
- Revenues declined 30.2% YoY to Ps.2,899.7 million. Excluding construction revenues, revenues declined 31.0%, 36.2% and 56.2% in 1Q21, 4Q20 and 3Q20.
- Consolidated commercial revenues per passenger of Ps.107.9 in 1Q21
- Consolidated EBITDA declined 42.0% YoY to Ps.1,592.5 million, but was above the Ps.1,330.9 million reported in 4Q20 and Ps.755.1 million in 3Q20.
- Adjusted EBITDA Margin (excludes the effect of IFRIC 12) declined to 58.8% from 69.9% in 1Q20, but improved from the 54.6% reported in 4Q20 and 44.6% in 3Q20.
- Closed the quarter with cash & cash equivalents of Ps.5,739.8 million and Net Debt-to-LTM EBITDA at 2.1x.
- Principal debt payments of Ps.733.6 million, or 5.3% of Total Debt, mature in 9M21.
- Subsequent to quarter-end, ASUR concluded Extraordinary Maximum Tariff Review Process in Mexico.
Table 1: Financial & Operational Highlights 1
Commercial Revenues per PAX
Majority Net Income
Earnings per Share (in pesos)
Earnings per ADS (in US$)
Cash & Cash Equivalents
Net Debt/ LTM EBITDA
1 Unless otherwise stated, all financial figures discussed in this announcement are unaudited, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), and represent comparisons between the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, and the equivalent three-month period ended March 31, 2020. All figures in this report are expressed in Mexican pesos, unless otherwise noted. Tables state figures in thousands of Mexican pesos, unless otherwise noted. Passenger figures for Mexico and Colombia exclude transit and general aviation passengers, unless otherwise noted. Commercial revenues include revenues from non-permanent ground transportation and parking lots. All U.S. dollar figures are calculated at the exchange rate of US$1.00 = Mexican Ps.20.4400 (source: Diario Oficial de la Federación de México), while Colombian peso figures are calculated at the exchange rate of COP178.8700 = Mexican Ps.1.00 (source: Investing). Definitions for EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Majority Net Income can be found on page 20 of this report.
For a full version of ASUR's First Quarter 2021 Earnings Release, please visit:http://www.asur.com.mx/en/investor-relations/financial-information.html
1Q21 Earnings Call
Date & Time: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM US ET; 9:00 AM CT
Dial-in: 1-866-548-4713 (US & Canadá); 1-323-794-2093 (Internacional y México); Access Code: 6534124
Replay: Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM US ET, ending at 11:59 PM US ET on Friday, April 30, 2021. Dial-in number: 1-844-512-2921 (US & Canada); 1-412-317-6671 (International & Mexico). Access Code: 6534124
Concession Services Agreements (IFRIC 12 interpretation). In Mexico and Puerto Rico, ASUR is required by IFRIC 12 to include in its income statement an income line, "Construction Revenues," reflecting the revenue from construction or improvements to concessioned assets made during the relevant period. The same amount is recognized under the expense line "Construction Costs" because ASUR hires third parties to provide construction services. Because equal amounts of Construction Revenues and Construction Costs have been included in ASUR's income statement as a result of the application of IFRIC 12, the amount of Construction Revenues does not have an impact on EBITDA, but it does have an impact on EBITDA Margin. In Colombia, "Construction Revenues" include the recognition of the revenue to which the concessionaire is entitled for carrying out the infrastructure works in the development of the concession, while "Construction Costs" represents the actual costs incurred in the execution of such additions or improvements to the concessioned assets.
Majority Net Income reflects ASUR's equity interests in each of its subsidiaries and therefore excludes the 40% interest in Aerostar that is owned by other shareholders. Other than Aerostar, ASUR owns (directly or indirectly) 100% of its subsidiaries.
EBITDA means net income before provision for taxes, deferred taxes, profit sharing, non-ordinary items, participation in the results of associates, comprehensive financing cost, and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income, as an indicator of our operating performance or as an alternative to cash flow as an indicator of liquidity. Our management believes that EBITDA provides a useful measure that is widely used by investors and analysts to evaluate our performance and compare it with other companies. EBITDA is not defined under U.S. GAAP or IFRS and may be calculated differently by different companies.
Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing EBITDA by total revenues excluding construction services revenues for Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Colombia and excludes the effect of IFRIC 12 with respect to the construction or improvements to concessioned assets. ASUR is required by IFRIC 12 to include in its income statement an income line reflecting the revenue from construction or improvements to concessioned assets made during the relevant period. The same amount is recognized under the expense line "Construction Costs" because ASUR hires third parties to provide construction services. In Mexico and Puerto Rico, because equal amounts of Construction Revenues and Construction Costs have been included in ASUR's income statement as a result of the application of IFRIC 12, the amount of Construction Revenues does not have an impact on EBITDA, but it does have an impact on EBITDA Margin, as the increase in revenues that relates to Construction Revenues does not result in a corresponding increase in EBITDA. In Colombia, construction revenues do have an impact on EBITDA, as construction revenues include a reasonable margin over the actual cost of construction. Like EBITDA Margin, Adjusted EBITDA Margin should not be considered as an indicator of our operating performance or as an alternative to cash flow as an indicator of liquidity and is not defined under U.S. GAAP or IFRS and may be calculated differently by different companies.
About ASUR Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (ASUR) is a leading international airport operator with a portfolio of concessions to operate, maintain, and develop 16 airports in the Americas. These comprise nine airports in southeast Mexico, including Cancun Airport, the most important tourist destination in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America, and six airports in northern Colombia, including José María Córdova International Airport (Rionegro), the second busiest airport in Colombia. ASUR is also a 60% JV partner in Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC, operator of the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport serving the capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan. San Juan's Airport is the island's primary gateway for international and mainland-US destinations and was the first and currently the only major airport in the US to have successfully completed a public–private partnership under the FAA Pilot Program. Headquartered in Mexico, ASUR is listed both on the Mexican Bolsa, where it trades under the symbol ASUR, and on the NYSE in the U.S., where it trades under the symbol ASR. One ADS represents ten (10) series B shares. For more information, visit www.asur.com.mx
Forward Looking Statements
Some of the statements contained in this press release discuss future expectations or state other forward-looking information. Those statements are subject to risks identified in this press release and in ASUR's filings with the SEC. Actual developments could differ significantly from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. In particular, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global economic conditions and the travel industry, as well as on the business and results of operations of the Company in particular, is expected to be material, and, as conditions are changing rapidly, is difficult to predict. The forward-looking information is based on various factors and was derived using numerous assumptions. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except as may be required by applicable law, we do not have an obligation to update or revise them, whether as a result of new information, future or otherwise.
SOURCE Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V.
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