Chicago, IL | Octobere 28, 2020

  • Financial results continue to be significantly impacted by COVID-19 and the 737 MAX grounding
  • Proactively managing liquidity and transforming for the future
  • Revenue of $14.1 billion, GAAP loss per share of ($0.79) and core (non-GAAP)* loss per share of ($1.39)
  • Operating cash flow of ($4.8) billion; cash and marketable securities of $27.1 billion
  • Total backlog of $393 billion, including more than 4,300 commercial airplanes

*Non-GAAP measure; complete definitions of Boeing’s non-GAAP measures are on page 5, “Non-GAAP Measures Disclosures.”    

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] reported third-quarter revenue of $14.1 billion, GAAP loss per share of ($0.79) and core loss per share (non-GAAP)* of ($1.39), reflecting lower commercial deliveries and services volume primarily due to COVID-19 (Table 1). Boeing recorded operating cash flow of ($4.8) billion.

“The global pandemic continued to add pressure to our business this quarter, and we’re aligning to this new reality by closely managing our liquidity and transforming our enterprise to be sharper, more resilient and more sustainable for the long term,” said Boeing President and Chief Executive Officer Dave Calhoun. “Our diverse portfolio, including our government services, defense and space programs, continues to provide some stability for us as we adapt and rebuild for the other side of the pandemic. We remain focused on the health and safety of our employees and their communities. I’m proud of the dedication and commitment our teams have demonstrated as they continued to deliver for our customers in this challenging environment. Despite the near-term headwinds, we remain confident in our long term future and are focused on sustaining critical investments in our business and the meaningful actions we are taking to strengthen our safety culture, improve transparency and rebuild trust.”

Following the lead of global regulators, Boeing made steady progress toward the safe return to service of the 737 MAX, including rigorous certification and validation flights conducted by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Canada and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. The Joint Operational Evaluation Board, featuring civil aviation authorities from the United StatesCanadaBrazil, and the European Union, also conducted its evaluations of updated crew training. The 737 MAX has now completed around 1,400 test and check flights and more than 3,000 flight hours as it progresses through the robust and comprehensive certification process.

To adapt to the market impacts of COVID-19 and position the company for the future, Boeing continued its business transformation across five key areas including its infrastructure footprint, overhead and organizational structure, portfolio and investment mix, supply chain health and operational excellence. As the company resizes its operations to align with market realities, Boeing expects to continue lowering overall staffing levels through natural attrition as well as voluntary and involuntary workforce reductions, and recorded additional severance costs in the third quarter.


*Non-GAAP measure; complete definitions of Boeing’s non-GAAP measures are on page 5, “Non-GAAP Measures Disclosures.”    

Operating cash flow was ($4.8) billion in the quarter, reflecting lower commercial deliveries and services volume primarily due to COVID-19, as well as timing of receipts and expenditures (Table 2).

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  • March quarter 2020 GAAP pre-tax loss of $607 million or $0.84 per share
  • March quarter 2020 adjusted pre-tax loss of $422 million or $0.51 per share
  • Delta ended the March quarter 2020 with $6.0 billion in unrestricted liquidity

Atlanta, GA | April 22, 2020– Delta Air Lines reported financial results for the March quarter 2020 and outlined its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

“These are truly unprecedented times for all of us, including the airline industry. Government travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders have been effective in slowing the spread of the virus, but have also severely impacted near-term demand for air travel, reducing our expected June quarter revenues by 90 percent, compared to a year ago,” said Ed Bastian, Delta’s chief executive officer. “Delta is taking decisive action to prioritize the safety of our employees and customers while protecting our business and bolstering liquidity. I am especially proud of the incredible work the Delta people are doing to keep our nation’s airways open, playing an active role in the fight against the virus.”

Bastian continued, “I would like to thank the President, members of Congress, and the Administration for their bipartisan support of the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act, which recognizes the important role the airlines play in the U.S. economy. The Payroll Support Program will help safeguard Delta jobs while positioning our nation for recovery.”

Response to COVID-19

Network and Customer Experience

To address the challenges of COVID-19, the company is taking the following actions:

  • Making significant capacity reductions for the June quarter versus prior year with total system capacity down 85 percent, including domestic down by 80 and international capacity down by 90 percent
  • Adopting new cleaning procedures on all flights, including fogging on all aircraft overnight and sanitizing high-touch areas like tray tables, entertainment screens, armrests and seat-back pockets before boarding
  • Taking steps to help employees and customers practice social distancing, including blocking middle seats, pausing automatic upgrades, modifying our boarding process and moving to essential meal service only
  • Extending 2020 Medallion Status an additional year, rolling Medallion Qualification Miles into 2021, and extending Delta SkyMiles American Express Card benefits and Delta Sky Club memberships
  • Giving customers flexibility to plan, re-book and travel including extending expiration on travel credits to two years

Community Response

Delta and its 90,000 employees are taking an active role in our nation’s fight against the virus by:

  • Offering free flights to medical professionals fighting COVID-19 in the hardest-hit areas of the U.S.
  • Chartering international cargo-only flights to provide healthcare workers with materials needed to do their jobs
  • Operating charters and specially approved scheduled flights to nations around the world to repatriate more than 28,000 people displaced by the virus to the U.S.
  • Manufacturing tens of thousands of face shields and masks at Delta Flight Products to aid healthcare workers
  • Partnering with the U.S. military to develop and manufacture secure, sterile transport pods at Delta TechOps, which will safely transit infected personnel to hospitals and medical centers
  • Donating over 200,000 pounds of food to hospitals, first responders, community food banks, and organizations including Feeding America

Expense Management

The company expects June quarter total expenses to decline by approximately 50%, or $5 billion, over prior year due to reduced capacity, lower fuel and cost initiatives, including:

  • Parking more than 650 aircraft
  • Consolidating airport facilities, with temporary concourse and Delta Sky Club closures
  • Instituting a company-wide hiring freeze and offering voluntary leave options with 37,000 employees taking short-term unpaid leave
  • Reducing salary expense through pay reductions for executive management and reduced work schedules across organization

Balance Sheet, Cash and Liquidity

Delta’s top financial priority remains preserving cash and enhancing liquidity. Accordingly, the company has taken the following actions:

  • Raised $5.4 billion of capital since early March, including securing a $3.0 billion secured term loan, closing $1.2 billion in aircraft sale leasebacks, issuing $1.1 billion in AA, A and B tranches of our 2020-1 Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificates (EETC), and funding $150 million in private aircraft mortgages to enhance liquidity and satisfy maturing obligations
  • Drew down $3 billion under existing revolving credit facilities
  • Reduced planned capital expenditures by more than $3 billion, including working with original equipment manufacturers to optimize the timing of our future aircraft deliveries and deferring aircraft mods, IT initiatives, and ground equipment refreshment
  • Extended payment terms with airports, vendors and lessors
  • Suspended shareholder returns, including the Company’s stock repurchase program and future dividend payments

CARES Act Relief

The company expects to receive relief from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the following forms:

  • Payroll support of $5.4 billion, comprised of $3.8 billion of direct relief and a $1.6 billion low-interest, unsecured 10-year loan. Delta has already received $2.7 billion of these funds and expects to receive the remainder over the next three months. As consideration, the U.S. Treasury will receive warrants to purchase over 6.5 million shares of Delta common stock at a strike price of $24.39 with a 5-year maturity
  • Eligibility for $4.6 billion in secured loans, if the company chooses to apply and accept funds

“With the significant impact of COVID-19 on Delta’s revenue, we were burning $100 million per day at the end of March. Through our decisive actions, we expect that cash burn to moderate to approximately $50 million per day by the end of the June quarter,” said Paul Jacobson, Delta’s chief financial officer. “The decade of work we put into the balance sheet to lower debt and build unencumbered assets has been critical to our success in raising capital and we expect to end the June quarter with approximately $10 billion in liquidity.”

March Quarter Results

Adjusted results primarily exclude the impact of mark-to-market (“MTM”) adjustments.

  • Adjusted pre-tax loss of $422 million or $0.51 per share
  • Total revenue of $8.6 billion, down 18 percent versus prior year, with total unit revenue down 13 percent
  • Total expense decreased $450 million driven by lower fuel, partially offset by higher revenue- and capacity-related expenses, with non-fuel unit cost (CASM-Ex) up 9 percent compared to prior year
  • Fuel expense decreased 19 percent relative to March quarter 2019. Delta’s fuel price for the March quarter of $1.81 per gallon included a $29 million benefit from the refinery
  • At the end of the March quarter, the company had $6.0 billion in unrestricted liquidity

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements regarding our estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions, projections or strategies for the future, may be “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions, projections and strategies reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the material adverse effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our business; the impact of incurring significant debt in response to the pandemic; possible effects of accidents involving our aircraft; breaches or security lapses in our information technology systems; disruptions in our information technology infrastructure; our dependence on technology in our operations; the performance of our significant investments in airlines in other parts of the world; the restrictions that financial covenants in our financing agreements could have on our financial and business operations; labor issues; the effects of weather, natural disasters and seasonality on our business; the effects of an extended disruption in services provided by third parties; the cost of aircraft fuel; the availability of aircraft fuel; failure or inability of insurance to cover a significant liability at Monroe’s Trainer refinery; the impact of environmental regulation on the Trainer refinery, including costs related to renewable fuel standard regulations; our ability to retain senior management and key employees; damage to our reputation and brand if we are exposed to significant adverse publicity; the effects of terrorist attacks or geopolitical conflict; competitive conditions in the airline industry; interruptions or disruptions in service at major airports at which we operate; the effects of extensive government regulation on our business; the impact of environmental regulation on our business; and the sensitivity of the airline industry to prolonged periods of stagnant or weak economic conditions; uncertainty in economic conditions and regulatory environment in the United Kingdom related to the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties that could cause differences between actual results and forward-looking statements is contained in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2019 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020. Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which represent our views only as of April 22, 2020, and which we have no current intention to update.

 

Chicago | April 29, 2020–

  • Financial results significantly impacted by COVID-19 and the 737 MAX grounding
  • Revenue of $16.9 billion, GAAP loss per share of ($1.11) and core (non-GAAP)* loss per share of ($1.70)
  • Operating cash flow of ($4.3) billion; cash and marketable securities of $15.5 billion
  • Total backlog of $439 billion, including over 5,000 commercial airplanes

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  • Highlights Actions to Manage Impact of COVID-19 on Aviation Markets

Chicago, IL | May 11, 2020–Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Q1 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Consolidated revenue of $184.5 million; Net loss of $84.8 million, which includes charges of $46.4 million related to the impairment of certain long-lived assets and $6.8 million in additional credit loss reserves taken during the quarter.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $25.7 million.
  • BA Reportable Segment Profit of $35.9 million, up 6% from Q1 2019.
  • Cash Flow from Operating Activities of $38.0 million; Free Cash Flow(1) of $22.7 million.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $214.2 million as of March 31, 2020, including $22 million drawn in March from the Company’s ABL Credit Facility. This compares to cash and cash equivalents of $170.0 million as of December 31, 2019.
  • Reached 1,511 2Ku and 1,758 total CA satellite aircraft online as of March 31, 2020, with a backlog of ~800 2Ku aircraft(2). In Q1 2020, 2Ku aircraft online increased by 104.

Summary of Actions in Response to COVID-19 Related Decline in Air Traffic

  • On April 22, 2020, the Company announced comprehensive actions in response to the COVID-19 related decline in air traffic. These measures include:
    • A furlough of approximately 54% of the workforce effective May 4, 2020. The furloughs impact approximately 600 employees across all three of Gogo’s business segments and corporate personnel.
    • Compensation reductions for nearly all personnel not impacted by furlough, including 30% for the CEO and Board of Directors and 20% for the executive leadership team.
    • Ongoing negotiations with suppliers and customers to improve contract terms, the delay of aircraft equipment installations, the deferral of capital equipment purchases, and the reduction of marketing, travel and non-essential spend.
    • The submission of applications to the U.S. Treasury Department for an $81 million grant and a $150 million loan under the recently enacted CARES Act. If Gogo receives government assistance, it will modify the announced personnel actions to comply with the terms of that assistance.

First Quarter 2020 Consolidated Financial Results

  • Consolidated revenue of $184.5 million declined by 8% from Q1 2019.
    • Service revenue of $150.8 million declined by 9% from Q1 2019, driven by a decline in CA-NA service revenue partially offset by growth in BA service revenue.
    • Equipment revenue of $33.7 million declined 2% from Q1 2019, driven by a decline in BA equipment revenue offset by growth in both CA-NA and CA-ROW equipment revenue.
  • Net loss of $84.8 million increased from a net loss of $16.8 million in Q1 2019, due primarily to a $46.4 million charge related to impairment of long-lived assets and lower Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $25.7 million, down from $38.0 million in Q1 2019, primarily due to lower CA-NA segment profit partially offset by improved BA segment profit. Adjusted EBITDA includes a $6.8 million charge for expected credit losses due primarily to the impact of COVID-19, largely from one international airline partner.

“We started the year well ahead of plan, but Commercial Aviation demand fell sharply in March due to COVID-19 and has deteriorated further in Q2,” said Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s President and CEO. “There has also been a slowdown in new activations and an increase in account suspensions in our Business Aviation segment, which we expect will negatively impact BA revenue in Q2.”

“The Gogo team responded quickly to COVID-19 with actions to reduce costs, maintain our strong global franchise and ensure our long-term financial viability,” Thorne said. “I think we are well positioned to get through this crisis and am extremely proud of the efforts and sacrifices of our Gogo team in these difficult times.”

“To ensure our long-term liquidity, we are aggressively executing on our previously announced 16 levers to manage costs,” said Barry Rowan, Gogo’s Executive Vice President and CFO. “Our stronger than expected cash position exiting 2019 and through the first four months of 2020 has positioned us to manage through this difficult period and we are committed to continuing this heightened level of financial and operational discipline.”

First Quarter 2020 Business Segment Financial Results

Business Aviation (BA)

  • Total revenue increased to $70.9 million, up 1% from Q1 2019, driven by 8% service revenue growth offset by a decline in equipment revenue.
  • Service revenue increased to $57.7 million, up 8% from Q1 2019, driven by a 7% increase in ATG units online and a more than 2% increase in average monthly service revenue per ATG unit online.
  • Equipment revenue decreased to $13.2 million, down 24% from Q1 2019, due to lower ATG and satellite unit shipments.
  • Reportable segment profit increased to $35.9 million, up 6% from Q1 2019, with a reportable segment profit margin of nearly 51%. Q1 2020 reportable segment profit margin was an all-time quarterly record for BA, driven largely by higher service gross margin.

Commercial Aviation – North America (CA-NA)

  • Total revenue decreased to $80.1 million, down 17% from Q1 2019.
  • Service revenue decreased to $73.8 million, down 20% from Q1 2019, primarily due to the impact of COVID-19, the full impact of American Airlines switching to the airline-directed model, the deinstallation of Gogo equipment from certain American Airlines aircraft during 2018 and the first half of 2019, and the recognition of product development-related revenue from one of our airline partners in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Equipment revenue increased to $6.3 million, up 56% from Q1 2019, due primarily to more installations under the airline-directed model.
  • Reportable segment profit decreased to $15.9 million, down 48% from Q1 2019, due to lower service revenue partially offset by a combined 32% decline in engineering, design and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses.
  • Aircraft online increased to 2,480 as of March 31, 2020 from 2,412 as of March 31, 2019, due to an increase in 2Ku and ATG aircraft partially offset by the previously planned removal of older mainline ATG aircraft from airlines’ operating fleets.
  • Take rates declined to 13.3% in Q1 2020, down from 13.9% in Q1 2019. Q1 2020 take rates were above the average take rate of 13.2% in 2019.
  • Net annualized ARPA decreased to $99,000, down from $126,000 in Q1 2019, due to the full impact of American Airlines transition to the airline-directed model, product development-related revenue in the first quarter of 2019 and the impact of COVID-19.

Commercial Aviation – Rest of World (CA-ROW)

  • Total revenue increased to $33.4 million, up 1% from Q1 2019.
  • Service revenue decreased to $19.2 million, down 3% from Q1 2019, due to lower ARPA caused by the negative effect of COVID-19 on global commercial air travel partially offset by an increase in aircraft online.
  • Equipment revenue increased to $14.2 million, up 8% from Q1 2019, due to an increase in spare parts sold under the airline-directed model, partially offset by fewer installations under the airline-directed model.
  • Reportable segment loss improved to $17.4 million, a 4% improvement from Q1 2019, due to declines in cost of equipment revenue, engineering, design and development expenses, and sales and marketing expenses partially offset by an increase in general and administrative expenses which was primarily due to the establishment of credit loss reserves stemming from the impact of COVID-19, the majority of which related to a single international airline partner. The financial condition of this airline partner continued to deteriorate to the point of entering administration subsequent to March 31, 2020, which we expect will result in additional credit losses in Q2 2020.
  • Aircraft online increased to 833 as of March 31, 2020, up from 641 as of March 31, 2019.
  • Take rates declined to 12.3% in Q1 2020, down from 13.6% in Q1 2019.
  • Net annualized ARPA of $97,000 in Q1 2020 declined from $136,000 in Q1 2019, due primarily to the growth in new aircraft fleets online, which typically initially generate lower net annualized ARPA, and the negative effect of COVID-19 on global commercial air travel.
(1) See “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.
(2) Please refer to the definition of “backlog” in our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2020, under the heading “Contracts with Airline Partners” in Item 1.

COVID-19 Update
Given the continued significant impact that COVID-19 pandemic is having on global air travel, Gogo is not providing 2020 financial guidance in this release. Gogo is closely tracking the evolving impact of COVID-19 on global travel and its airline partners.

Conference Call
The Company will host its first quarter conference call on May 11, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the conference call, as well as a replay, will be available online on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://ir.gogoair.com. Participants can access the call by dialing (844) 464-3940 (within the United States and Canada) or (765) 507-2646 (international dialers) and entering conference ID number 3031017.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
We report certain non-GAAP financial measurements, including Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow and Unlevered Free Cash Flow in the supplemental tables below.  Management uses Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow and Unlevered Free Cash Flow for business planning purposes, including managing our business against internally projected results of operations and measuring our performance and liquidity. These supplemental performance measures also provide another basis for comparing period to period results by excluding potential differences caused by non-operational and unusual or non-recurring items. These supplemental performance measurements may vary from and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA, Free Cash Flow and Unlevered Free Cash Flow are not recognized measurements under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP; when analyzing our performance with Adjusted EBITDA or liquidity with Free Cash Flow or Unlevered Free Cash Flow, as applicable, investors should (i) evaluate each adjustment in our reconciliation to the corresponding GAAP measure, and the explanatory footnotes regarding those adjustments, (ii) use Adjusted EBITDA in addition to, and not as an alternative to, net loss attributable to common stock as a measure of operating results and (iii) use Free Cash Flow or Unlevered Free Cash Flow in addition to, and not as an alternative to, consolidated net cash provided by (used in) operating activities when evaluating our liquidity.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain disclosures in this press release and related comments by our management include forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding our business outlook, industry, business strategy, plans, goals and expectations concerning our market position, international expansion, future technologies, future operations, margins, profitability, future efficiencies, capital expenditures, liquidity and capital resources and other financial and operating information. When used in this discussion, the words “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “budget,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “will,” “future” and the negative of these or similar terms and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking statements in this press release.

Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations regarding future events, results or outcomes. These expectations may or may not be realized. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give you no assurance these expectations will prove to have been correct. Some of these expectations may be based upon assumptions, data or judgments that prove to be incorrect. Actual events, results and outcomes may differ materially from our expectations due to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Although it is not possible to identify all of these risks and factors, they include, among others, the following: the duration for which and the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact demand for commercial and business aviation air travel globally, including as a result of governmental restrictions on travel and social gatherings and overall economic conditions; the failure to successfully implement our cost reduction plan and other measures taken to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our business and financial condition, including efforts to renegotiate contractual terms with certain suppliers and customers; the loss of or failure to realize the anticipated benefits from agreements with our airline partners or customers on a timely basis or any failure to renew any existing agreements upon expiration or termination, including the results of our ongoing discussions with Delta Air Lines with respect to its transition to free service, which may involve a decision to pursue supplier diversification for its domestic mainline fleet; the failure to maintain airline and passenger satisfaction with our equipment or our service; any inability to timely and efficiently deploy and operate our 2Ku service or implement our technology roadmap, including developing and deploying upgrades and installations of our ATG-4 and 2Ku technologies, Gogo 5G, any technology to which our ATG or satellite networks evolve and other new technologies, for any reason, including technological issues and related remediation efforts, changes in regulations or regulatory delays affecting us, or our suppliers, some of whom are single source, or the failure by our airline partners or customers to roll out equipment upgrades or new services or adopt new technologies in order to support increased demand and network capacity constraints, including as a result of airline partners shifting to a free-to-passenger business model; the timing of deinstallation of our equipment from aircraft, including deinstallations resulting from aircraft retirements and other deinstallations permitted by certain airline contract provisions; the loss of relationships with original equipment manufacturers or dealers; our ability to make our equipment factory line-fit available on a timely basis; our ability to develop or purchase ATG and satellite network capacity sufficient to accommodate current and expected growth in passenger demand in North America and internationally as we expand; our reliance on third-party suppliers, some of whom are single source, for satellite capacity and other services and the equipment we use to provide services to commercial airlines and their passengers and business aviation customers; unfavorable economic conditions in the airline industry and/or the economy as a whole; governmental action restricting trade with China or other foreign countries; our ability to expand our international or domestic operations, including our ability to grow our business with current and potential future airline partners and customers and the effect of shifts in business models, including a shift toward airlines providing free service to passengers; an inability to compete effectively with other current or future providers of in-flight connectivity services and other products and services that we offer, including on the basis of price, service performance and line-fit availability; our ability to successfully develop and monetize new products and services, including those that were recently released, are currently being offered on a limited or trial basis, or are in various stages of development; our ability to certify and install our equipment and deliver our products and services, including newly developed products and services, on schedules consistent with our contractual commitments to customers; the failure of our equipment or material defects or errors in our software resulting in recalls or substantial warranty claims; a revocation of, or reduction in, our right to use licensed spectrum, the availability of other air-to-ground spectrum to a competitor or the repurposing by a competitor of other spectrum for air-to-ground use; our use of open source software and licenses; the effects of service interruptions or delays, technology failures and equipment failures or malfunctions arising from defects or errors in our software or defects in or damage to our equipment; the limited operating history of our CA-ROW segment; contract changes and implementation issues resulting from decisions by airlines to transition from the turnkey model to the airline-directed model or vice versa; increases in our projected capital expenditures due to, among other things, unexpected costs incurred in connection with the roll-out of our technology roadmap or our international expansion; compliance with U.S. and foreign government regulations and standards, including those related to regulation of the Internet, including e-commerce or online video distribution changes, and the installation and operation of satellite equipment and our ability to obtain and maintain all necessary regulatory approvals to install and operate our equipment in the United States and foreign jurisdictions; our, or our technology suppliers’, inability to effectively innovate; obsolescence of, and our ability to access parts, products, equipment and support services compatible with, our existing products and technologies; costs associated with defending existing or future intellectual property infringement, securities and derivative litigation and other litigation or claims and any negative outcome or effect of pending or future litigation; our ability to protect our intellectual property; breaches of the security of our information technology network, resulting in unauthorized access to our customers’ credit card information or other personal information; our substantial indebtedness, including additional borrowings pursuant to the CARES Act, if any, limitations and restrictions in the agreements governing our current and future indebtedness and our ability to service our indebtedness; our ability to obtain additional financing for operations, or financing intended to refinance our existing indebtedness on acceptable terms or at allincluding any loans pursuant to the CARES Act; fluctuations in our operating results; our ability to attract and retain customers and to capitalize on revenue from our platform; the demand for and market acceptance of our products and services; changes or developments in the regulations that apply to us, our business and our industry, including changes or developments affecting the ability of passengers or airlines to use our in-flight connectivity services; a future act or threat of terrorism, cybersecurity attack or other events that could result in adverse regulatory changes or developments, or otherwise adversely affect our business and industry; our ability to attract and retain qualified employees, including key personnelincluding in light of recent furloughs and salary reductions; the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising and our ability to maintain and enhance our brands; our ability to manage our growth in a cost-effective manner and integrate and manage acquisitions; compliance with anti-corruption laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which we operate, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the (U.K.) Bribery Act 2010; restrictions on the ability of U.S. companies to do business in foreign countries, including, among others, restrictions imposed by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control; difficulties in collecting accounts receivable; our ability to successfully implement improvements to systems, operations, strategy and procedures needed to support our growth and to effectively evaluate and pursue strategic opportunities; and other events beyond our control that may result in unexpected adverse operating results.

Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found under the caption “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2019 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 13, 2020 and in our 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 as filed with the SEC on May 11, 2020.

Any one of these factors or a combination of these factors could materially affect our financial condition or future results of operations and could influence whether any forward-looking statements contained in this report ultimately prove to be accurate. Our forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you should not place undue reliance on them. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Ottawa, Ontario | March 27, 2020–Thousands of airline workers, including thousands of CUPE members, have already been laid off due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. CUPE National President Mark Hancock, along with the leaders of the Canadian Labour Congress and other unions representing 50,000 airline workers nationwide, wrote to the federal finance and transport ministers on Tuesday to demand that any federal relief for the industry must focus first and foremost on workers.

As the federal government begins to target relief to industries that need help to stay afloat in coming months, when it comes to the airline industry, CUPE and Canada’s unions are clear: the government must consult with unions, and put workers at the front of the line to receive support.

“Any proposed relief package from the federal government must be developed in consultation with, and have the consent of, the bargaining agents representing airline workers,” says the letter. “It must maintain and return employees to payroll, protect collective bargaining rights, and come with legal guarantees that financial support from the government will go first to support workers’ wages, salaries, and benefits.”

The letter also notes that, notwithstanding the exceptional and temporary situation facing the airline industry, it is set to expand in the medium term. CUPE and our allies in the labour movement are clear that this should not be a handout with no-strings-attached, and we expect that any public investment into the industry should result in a public stake in the company or companies involved.

“We expect that the federal government will receive an equity stake in exchange for any investment it makes in an airline company.”

CUPE is Canada’s flight attendant union, representing 15,000 workers at nine different airlines across Canada.

  • Sales for the quarter were $177.0 million
  • Consolidated orders for the quarter were $176.6 million
  • Backlog at the end of the quarter was $379.4 million
  • Initiates 2020 sales guidance in the range of $770 million to $820 million
  • Announces restructuring plan for antenna business

East Aurora, NY | November 5, 2019–Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended
September 28, 2019. Financial results include the divestiture of the Test Systems’ semiconductor business on February 13, 2019.

Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “As expected, third quarter revenue was light, due in part to the continued grounding of the 737 MAX and the resulting capacity challenge affecting the global airline industry. Beyond this, we faced some headwinds that impacted our bottom line significantly. The headwinds included continued losses from the three struggling businesses discussed in previous quarters, higher tariff costs, a non-cash loss on the sale of the airfield lighting product line, and an increased reserve for a legal proceeding in Europe. In total, the detrimental impact of these issues on the quarter’s results was $15.4 million.”

He added, “We are implementing a number of strategic initiatives to alleviate several headwinds and to set up for a successful 2020. We are consolidating operations, rearranging supply chains and pushing development programs to completion. We expect our actions will begin to show positively in the first quarter, and become even more evident as the year progresses.”

For comparability purposes, in addition to reporting consolidated and segment results of operations on a basis consistent with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), this press release also contains certain financial information regarding consolidated sales, operating income and net income, as well as Test Systems segment sales and operating profit, adjusted to remove the sales and direct expenses of the divested semiconductor business from all periods presented. Management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors in understanding the performance of the ongoing business. The reconciliation of GAAP measures to non-GAAP measures is contained in the section labeled “Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Performance Measures”.

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  • Order intake: €7.0 billion, up 10% (-1% on an organic basis )
  • Sales: €8.2 billion, up 9.9% (-0.5% on an organic basis)
  • EBIT : €820 million, up 8% (+4% on an organic basis)
  • Adjusted net income, Group share: €574 million, up 7%
  • Consolidated net income, Group share: €557 million, up 22%
  • Free operating cash flow: -€332 million
  • All 2019 financial objectives confirmed, with organic sales growth at the lower end of the previous guidance (3% to 4%)

France | September 3, 2019–Thales’s Board of Directors (Euronext Paris: HO) met on 3 September 2019 to review the financial statements for the first half of 2019.

“In the first half of 2019, Thales posted a solid performance, once again demonstrating the resilience of its business model. In spite of the slowdown in the commercial space market as well as a high basis of comparison in the Transport and Defence & Security segments, sales remained stable at constant scope and currency. The commercial momentum remained solid, with the booking of 7 large orders with a unit value of more than €100 million. Operating margin grew organically, led by a very good performance in the Defence & Security segment. The results achieved by Gemalto, consolidated since 1 April 2019, were in line with our expectations. This positive momentum allows us to confirm our 2019 financial objectives.
All Group teams remain focused on the implementation of the second phase of Ambition 10, our strategic plan, and on Gemalto’s integration.”
 Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Increases 2019 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance to $105 Million to $115 Million

Chicago, IL | August 8, 2019–Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Highlights for Q2 2019

  • Consolidated service revenue of more than $173 million, up more than 9% from Q2 2018
  • Net loss of $84 million, which includes a $58 million loss on extinguishment of debt due to the $925 million debt refinancing
  • Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $37.8 million, up from $18.9 million in Q2 2018
  • Combined segment profit from CA-NA and CA-ROW of $6.9 million, up from a combined segment loss of $17 million in Q2 2018
  • Total Aircraft Online for Commercial Aviation of 3,134, up 81 from Q1 2019
  • Cash Flow from Operating Activities of $11.7 million; Unlevered Free Cash Flow(1) of positive $36 million, up $73 million from negative $37 million in Q2 2018
  • Renewal of our 2Ku agreement with American Airlines and our commercial relationship with T-Mobile
  • In May, Delta Airlines conducted a two-week trial of free Wi-Fi on 55 domestic 2Ku daily flights as part of Delta’s evaluation of offering free Wi-Fi to passengers

Second Quarter 2019 Consolidated Results

  • Gogo completed a $925 million debt refinancing to lower borrowing costs and extend debt maturities, including the repurchase of $159 million of the Company’s 3.75% convertible senior notes due 2020.
  • Consolidated revenue totaled $213.7 million.
  • Service revenue grew in all three segments to a consolidated $173.7 million, an increase of more than 9% from Q2 2018.
  • After excluding the $58 million loss on extinguishment of debt, net loss of $84 million would have been $26 million, an improvement of 30% year-over-year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $37.8 million as compared with $18.9 millionin Q2 2018, driven primarily by strong service revenue growth and lower operating expenses.
  • Free Cash Flow(1) in Q2 2019 was negative $3 million, an improvement from negative $35 million in the prior-year period. In the first half of 2019, Free Cash Flow was negative $37 million, an improvement from negative $144 million in the prior-year period.
  • Cash and cash equivalents were $182 million as of June 30, 2019 as compared with $189 million as of March 31, 2019, and reflects $40 million of interest payments made in Q2 2019.
  • 2Ku aircraft online reached 1,216 as of June 30, 2019, an increase of 109 aircraft in Q2 2019. Gogo had a 2Ku backlog of approximately 900 aircraft as of June 30, 2019.(2)

“Gogo delivered a solid second quarter, driven by strong underlying service revenue, operational execution and successful implementation of cost controls, including lower than expected satcom expense,” said Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s President and CEO.  “Following our excellent second quarter financial performance, we are again raising our 2019 Adjusted EBITDA guidance.”

“We continue to strengthen our balance sheet and expect to improve Free Cash Flow by at least $100 million in 2019,” said Barry Rowan, Gogo’s Executive Vice President and CFO.  “Looking ahead, we are on track to drive Gogo to meaningfully positive annual Free Cash Flow in 2021.”

Second Quarter 2019 Business Segment Results

Commercial Aviation – North America (CA-NA)

  • Service revenue increased to $96.4 million, up 1% from the prior-year period, due to increased take rates offset by the 555 de-installations from American Airlines aircraft that began in early 2018 and were completed in Q2 2019.
  • Aircraft online increased sequentially to 2,443 from 2,412 as of March 31, 2019.
  • Equipment revenue decreased to $9.3 million as compared with $23.9 million for the prior-year period, due to lower 2Ku installations and a shift in mix from airline-directed to turnkey installations.
  • Total revenue decreased to $105.7 million, down 12% from Q2 2018, due to the decline in equipment revenue.
  • Segment profit increased to $24.2 million from $7 million in Q2 2018, due primarily to stronger service revenue and lower operations costs.
  • Take rates increased to 12.7% in Q2 2019, up from 11.2% in the prior-year period, an improvement of more than 13%.

Commercial Aviation – Rest of World (CA-ROW)

  • Service revenue increased to $22.6 million, up 49% from Q2 2018, driven by an increase in aircraft online.
  • Aircraft online increased to 691, up more than 50% from 459 as of June 30, 2018.
  • Equipment revenue decreased to $14.1 million, down from $18.5 million in Q2 2018. While there were more total Q2 2019 installations in CA-ROW than in Q2 2018, fewer installations under the airline-directed model resulted in lower equipment revenue.
  • Total revenue increased to $36.7 million, up 9% from Q2 2018.
  • Segment loss of $17.3 million improved 29% compared with Q2 2018, as we benefited from continuing improvement in satcom utilization.
  • Take rates increased to 13.4% in Q2 2019, up from 13.2% in the prior-year period.
  • Net annualized ARPA of $135,000 in Q2 2019 was essentially flat from Q1 2019 and declined 8% from $147,000 in Q2 2018, reflecting dilution from the significant growth in new aircraft fleets online, which typically generate initially lower net annualized ARPA.

Business Aviation (BA)          

  • Service revenue increased to $54.8 million, up 14% from Q2 2018, driven primarily by an 11% increase in ATG units online to 5,462.
  • Equipment revenue decreased to $16.5 million, down 37% from Q2 2018, largely attributable to timing delays in the aftermarket channel due to the FAA-mandated December 31, 2019 deadline for installation of ADS-B safety systems.
  • Total revenue decreased to $71.2 million, down 4% from Q2 2018, due to lower ATG equipment shipments.
  • Segment profit decreased to $31.3 million, down 15% from Q2 2018, due to the decline in equipment shipments, increased network costs resulting from higher bandwidth usage, and investments in the development of Gogo 5G and other new products and services.

Business Outlook

The Company reaffirms or updates its 2019 financial guidance as follows:

  • Total consolidated revenue of $800 million to $850 million (no change from prior guidance).
    • CA-NA revenue at the high-end of the previously-guided range of $355 million to $380 million with approximately 5% from equipment revenue (no change in guidance for the percentage of revenue from equipment).
    • CA-ROW revenue at the high end of the previously-guided range of $135 million to $150 million with approximately 40% from equipment revenue (versus prior guidance of approximately 30%).
    • BA revenue of $290 to $300 million versus prior guidance of $310 to $320 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $105 million to $115 million, representing 55% year-over-year growth at the mid-point of guidance (increased from prior guidance of $90 million to $105 million).
  • Free Cash Flow improvement of at least $100 million versus 2018 (no change from prior guidance).
  • Increase of 400 to 475 in 2Ku aircraft online (no change from prior guidance).

EAST AURORA, USA | November 5, 2018 – Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, today reported financial results for the three and nine months ended September 29, 2018. Results for the quarter and the first nine months of 2018 include the results of Telefonix PDT, which was acquired on December 1, 2017 and Custom Control Concepts (“CCC”), which was acquired on April 3, 2017. Earnings per share for all periods are adjusted for the 3 for 20 (15%) distribution of Class B Stock for shareholders of record on October 12, 2018.

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