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Atlas Air Worldwide Reports Third-Quarter 2022 Results

  • Reported Net Income of $60.1 Million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $194.0 Million
  • Adjusted Net Income of $78.8 Million

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW) today announced third-quarter 2022 net income of $60.1 million, or $1.79 per diluted share, compared with net income of $119.5 million, or $3.91 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021.

On an adjusted basis, EBITDA totaled $194.0 million in the third quarter this year compared with $280.5 million in the third quarter of 2021. Adjusted net income in the third quarter of 2022 totaled $78.8 million, or $2.69 per diluted share, compared with $145.4 million, or $4.88 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021.

“We continued to see strong demand for our services during the third quarter,” said Atlas Air Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer John W. Dietrich. “We were also pleased to announce a long-term ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) agreement under which all four of our new and incoming 777-200 freighters are placed with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA.”

Mr. Dietrich continued: “Notwithstanding this strong demand, our third-quarter performance was impacted by operational disruptions related to an increase in COVID-19 cases, particularly in July and August, as well as the effects of Hurricane Ian at the end of the quarter. I would like to thank our Atlas team for working together through these challenges on behalf of our customers.”

Transaction Update

As previously announced, on August 4, 2022, Atlas Air Worldwide entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc., together with investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company, LLC and Hill City Capital LP. In light of this pending acquisition, Atlas Air Worldwide will not hold an earnings conference call or provide forward-looking guidance. In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will hold a related special meeting of shareholders on November 29, 2022.

The Company continues to expect to complete this transaction in the fourth quarter 2022 or the first quarter 2023.

Third-Quarter Results

Revenue grew to $1.1 billion in the third quarter of 2022 compared with $1.0 billion in the prior-year quarter. Volumes in the third quarter of 2022 totaled 79,274 block hours compared with 90,363 in the third quarter of 2021.

Higher Airline Operations revenue primarily reflected an increase in the average rate per block hour, partially offset by a reduction in block hours flown. The higher average rate per block hour was primarily due to higher fuel prices and higher yields (net of fuel), including the impact of new and extended long-term contracts and increased cargo flying for the AMC. Block hours decreased primarily due to operational disruptions related to an increase in COVID-19 cases (which were significantly higher in July and August), our operation of fewer passenger flights and the effects of Hurricane Ian. The increase in cases and effects of the hurricane adversely impacted our crew availability and our ability to position them due to the widespread and well-publicized cancellations of commercial passenger flights.

Airline Operations segment contribution decreased during the quarter primarily due to increased pilot costs related to our new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), higher overtime pay related to an increase in COVID-19 cases (which were significantly higher in July and August), as well as higher premium pay for pilots operating in certain areas significantly impacted by COVID-19. Segment contribution was also adversely impacted by lower aircraft utilization and higher crew travel costs related to the operational disruptions described in the segment revenue discussion above, as well as higher commercial passenger airfares. In addition, segment contribution was negatively impacted by higher heavy maintenance expense and a decrease in AMC passenger flying. These items were partially offset by higher yields (net of fuel), primarily driven by increased cargo flying for the AMC and the impact of new and extended long-term contracts.

In Dry Leasing, segment revenue in the third quarter of 2022 was relatively unchanged compared with the prior-year period. Higher segment contribution was primarily due to lower interest expense related to the scheduled repayment of debt.

Unallocated income and expenses, net, decreased during the quarter primarily due to a $15.2 million adjustment to paid time-off benefits recorded in 2021 related to our new CBA, lower interest expense related to our adoption of the amended accounting guidance for convertible notes and lower professional fees.

Reported earnings in the third quarter of 2022 included an effective income tax rate of 23.2%. On an adjusted basis, our results reflected an effective income tax rate of 22.6%.

Nine-Month Results

For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, our reported net income totaled $229.9 million, or $6.82 per diluted share, compared with net income of $316.6 million, or $10.52 per diluted share, in the prior-year period (which included $40.9 million, $31.9 million after tax, of CARES Act grant income).

On an adjusted basis, EBITDA totaled $612.4 million in the first nine months of 2022 compared with $705.6 million in the first nine months of 2021. For the nine months ended September 30, 2022, adjusted net income totaled $264.9 million, or $9.04 per diluted share, compared with $339.4 million, or $11.44 per diluted share, in the first nine months of 2021.

Fleet

We took delivery of the first two of our four new 747-8Fs in May and October 2022. Based on the updated timeline provided by Boeing, the remaining two aircraft are anticipated to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023. As announced in February 2022, all four of these aircraft are placed with customers under long-term agreements.

As announced in September 2022, all four of our new and incoming 777-200LRFs have been placed with MSC under a long-term ACMI contract. Reflecting Boeing’s current expectations, we anticipate the first aircraft to be delivered late in the fourth quarter of this year and three more throughout 2023.

As previously disclosed, we are purchasing five of our existing 747-400Fs at the end of their leases during the course of this year, three of which were acquired between March and August 2022. We expect to complete the remaining two aircraft acquisitions in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Cash

At September 30, 2022, our cash, including cash equivalents and restricted cash, totaled $476.0 million compared with $921.0 million at December 31, 2021.

The change in position resulted from cash used for investing and financing activities, including $290.1 million for pre-delivery payments for our new aircraft (of which $120.1 million related to a final payment for a 747-8F, and in early October, we completed the acquisition of that aircraft and received financing proceeds of $140.0 million), $216.6 million related to the settlement of our 2015 Convertible Notes and $100.0 million for our accelerated share repurchase program, partially offset by cash provided by operating activities.

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 Adjusted EBITDA; Adjusted net income; Adjusted Diluted EPS; Adjusted effective tax rate; and Free Cash Flow, which exclude certain noncash income and expenses, and items impacting year-over-year comparisons of our results. 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 Net income; Diluted EPS; Effective tax rate; and Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities, which are the most directly comparable measures of performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, respectively.

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, when considered together with the corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measures and the reconciliations to those measures, provide meaningful supplemental information to assist investors and analysts in understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance. For example:

  • Adjusted EBITDA; Adjusted net income; and Adjusted Diluted EPS provide a more comparable basis to analyze operating results and earnings and are measures commonly used by shareholders to measure our performance. In addition, management’s incentive compensation is determined, in part, by using Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net income.
  • Adjusted effective tax rate provides insight into the tax effects of our ongoing business operations.
  • Free Cash Flow helps investors assess our ability, over the long term, to create value for our shareholders as it represents cash available to execute our capital allocation strategy.

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. and Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc., and is the majority shareholder of Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. Our companies operate the world’s largest fleet of 747 freighter aircraft and provide customers the broadest array of Boeing 747, 777, 767 and 737 aircraft for domestic, regional and international cargo and passenger operations.

Atlas Air Worldwide’s press releases, SEC filings and other information may be accessed through the company’s home page, www.atlasairworldwide.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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. Those statements are based on management’s beliefs, plans, expectations and assumptions, and on information currently available to management. Generally, the words “will,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “continue,” “believe,” “seek,” “project,” “estimate,” and similar expressions used in this release that do not relate to historical facts are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. They 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: our ability to effectively operate the network service contemplated by our agreements with Amazon; the possibility that Amazon may terminate its agreements with the companies; 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, pilots 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; changes in U.S. and non-U.S. government trade and tax policies; economic conditions; the impact of geographical events or health epidemics such as the COVID-19 pandemic; the impact of COVID-19 vaccine mandates; our compliance with the requirements and restrictions under the Payroll Support Program; the effects of any hostilities or act of war or any terrorist attack; significant data breach or disruption of our information technology systems; labor costs and relations, work stoppages and service slowdowns; financing costs; the cost and availability of war risk insurance; aviation fuel costs; security-related costs; competitive pressures on pricing (especially from lower-cost competitors); volatility in the international currency markets; geopolitical events; weather conditions; natural disasters; government legislation and regulation; border restrictions; consumer perceptions of the companies’ products and services; anticipated and future litigation; the risk that the proposed transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all; the failure to receive, on a timely basis or otherwise, the required approvals of the proposed transaction by Atlas Air Worldwide’s stockholders; the possibility that any or all of the various conditions to the consummation of the proposed transaction may not be satisfied or waived, including the failure to receive any required regulatory approvals from any applicable governmental entities (or any conditions, limitations or restrictions placed on such approvals); the possibility that competing offers or acquisition proposals for Atlas Air Worldwide will be made; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the definitive transaction agreement relating to the proposed transaction, including in circumstances which would require Atlas Air Worldwide to pay a termination fee; incurring substantial costs related to the proposed transaction, such as legal, accounting, financial advisory and integration costs; the effect of the announcement, pendency of the proposed transaction, or any failure to successfully complete the proposed transaction on Atlas Air Worldwide’s ability to attract, motivate or retain key executives, pilots and associates, its ability to maintain relationships with its customers, including Amazon.com, Inc., vendors, service providers and others with whom it does business, or its operating results and business generally; risks related to the proposed transaction diverting management’s attention from Atlas Air Worldwide’s ongoing business operations; the risk of shareholder litigation in connection with the proposed transaction, including resulting expense or delay; and (i) any other risks discussed in Atlas Air Worldwide’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 (the “Annual Report”) and Atlas Air Worldwide’s subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed by Atlas Air Worldwide with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and, in particular, the risk factors set forth under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Annual Report and the quarterly reports and (ii) other risk factors identified from time to time in other filings with the SEC. Filings with the SEC are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results.

Except as stated in this release, Atlas Air Worldwide is not providing guidance or estimates regarding its anticipated business and financial performance for 2022 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 and expressly disclaims any obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement to reflect future events or circumstances.

Participants in the Solicitation

Atlas Air Worldwide and its directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees, under SEC rules, may be deemed to be “participants” in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders of Atlas Air Worldwide in favor of the proposed transaction. Information about Atlas Air Worldwide’s directors and executive officers is set forth in Atlas Air Worldwide’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A for its 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 15, 2022. To the extent holdings of Atlas Air Worldwide’s securities by its directors or executive officers have changed since the amounts set forth in such 2022 proxy statement, such changes have been or will be reflected on Initial Statements of Beneficial Ownership on Form 3 or Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Additional information concerning the interests of Atlas Air Worldwide’s participants in the solicitation, which may, in some cases, be different than those of Atlas Air Worldwide’s stockholders generally, is included in Atlas Air Worldwide’s definitive proxy statement relating to the proposed transaction, which was filed with the SEC on October 19, 2022.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This release may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed acquisition of Atlas Air Worldwide by Rand Parent, LLC. In connection with the proposed transaction, on October 19, 2022, AAWW filed a definitive proxy statement with the SEC. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS OF ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE ARE URGED TO READ ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE’S PROXY STATEMENT (IF AND WHEN AVAILABLE), BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders are or will be able to obtain the documents (if and when available) free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, or free of charge from Atlas Air Worldwide by directing a request to Atlas Air Worldwide Investor Relations, 2000 Westchester Avenue, Purchase, NY or at tel: +1 914 701 8200 or email: InvestorRelations@atlasair.com.

No Offer or Solicitation

This release is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made in the United States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, such registration requirements.

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, 2022     September 30, 2021     September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021  
                         
Operating Revenue   $ 1,124,554     $ 1,016,100     $ 3,341,681     $ 2,867,832  
                         
Operating Expenses                        
Aircraft fuel     352,289       216,638       982,508       594,458  
Salaries, wages and benefits     264,685       231,437       848,610       642,417  
Maintenance, materials and repairs     116,622       102,819       343,576       356,499  
Depreciation and amortization     78,431       73,468       224,991       207,918  
Travel     57,237       42,966       152,724       120,585  
Navigation fees, landing fees and other rent     41,319       46,622       119,764       138,918  
Passenger and ground handling services     33,138       40,268       102,821       121,837  
Aircraft rent     13,603       15,485       39,211       53,928  
Gain on disposal of flight equipment           (810 )     (6,221 )     (794 )
Special charge     6,299             8,932        
Transaction-related expenses     6,889       168       6,889       486  
Other     62,284       63,106       172,576       183,366  
Total Operating Expenses     1,032,796       832,167       2,996,381       2,419,618  
                         
Operating Income     91,758       183,933       345,300       448,214  
                         
Non-operating Expenses (Income)                        
Interest income     (2,426 )     (159 )     (3,539 )     (559 )
Interest expense     19,177       27,173       59,524       81,345  
Capitalized interest     (3,080 )     (2,335 )     (10,183 )     (5,456 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt                 689        
Unrealized loss on financial instruments                       113  
Other (income) expense, net     (138 )     3,136       81       (41,174 )
Total Non-operating Expenses (Income)     13,533       27,815       46,572       34,269  
                         
Income before income taxes     78,225       156,118       298,728       413,945  
Income tax expense     18,125       36,583       68,859       97,367  
                         
Net Income   $ 60,100     $ 119,535     $ 229,869     $ 316,578  
Earnings per share:                        
Basic   $ 2.12     $ 4.12     $ 8.07     $ 10.98  
                         
Diluted   $ 1.79     $ 3.91     $ 6.82     $ 10.52  
                         
Weighted average shares:                        
Basic     28,326       29,023       28,472       28,844  
                         
Diluted     34,066       30,547       34,143       30,117  

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share data)
(Unaudited)

    September 30, 2022     December 31, 2021  
Assets            
Current Assets            
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 465,499     $ 910,965  
Restricted cash     10,473       10,052  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance of $2,039 and $4,003, respectively     259,663       305,905  
Prepaid expenses, assets held for sale and other current assets     96,265       99,100  
Total current assets     831,900       1,326,022  
Property and Equipment            
Flight equipment     5,803,732       5,449,100  
Ground equipment     110,034       101,824  
Less: accumulated depreciation     (1,466,810 )     (1,319,636 )
Flight equipment purchase deposits and modifications in progress     483,086       352,422  
Property and equipment, net     4,930,042       4,583,710  
Other Assets            
Operating lease right-of-use assets     114,999       138,744  
Deferred costs and other assets     305,516       329,971  
Intangible assets, net and goodwill     60,274       64,796  
Total Assets   $ 6,242,731     $ 6,443,243  
             
Liabilities and Equity            
Current Liabilities            
Accounts payable   $ 93,959     $ 82,885  
Accrued liabilities     611,591       641,978  
Current portion of long-term debt and finance leases     397,875       639,811  
Current portion of long-term operating leases     53,988       55,383  
Total current liabilities     1,157,413       1,420,057  
Other Liabilities            
Long-term debt and finance leases     1,578,888       1,655,075  
Long-term operating leases     125,251       166,022  
Deferred taxes     415,683       354,798  
Financial instruments and other liabilities     32,752       37,954  
Total other liabilities     2,152,574       2,213,849  
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; 100,000,000 shares authorized;
35,271,413 and 34,707,860 shares issued, 28,364,198 and 29,215,702
shares outstanding (net of treasury stock), as of September 30, 2022
and December 31, 2021, respectively
    352       347  
Additional paid-in capital     871,099       934,516  
Treasury stock, at cost; 6,907,215 and 5,492,158 shares, respectively     (337,626 )     (225,461 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     59       (511 )
Retained earnings     2,398,860       2,100,446  
Total stockholders’ equity     2,932,744       2,809,337  
Total Liabilities and Equity   $ 6,242,731     $ 6,443,243  
  1. Balance sheet debt at September 30, 2022 totaled $1,976.8 million, including the impact of debt issuance costs of $18.1 million, compared with $2,294.9 million, including the impact of $31.5 million of unamortized discount and debt issuance costs of $22.7 million at December 31, 2021.
  2. The face value of our debt at September 30, 2022 totaled $1,994.9 million, compared with $2,349.1 million on December 31, 2021.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)

    For the Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021  
             
Operating Activities:            
Net Income   $ 229,869     $ 316,578  
             
Adjustments to reconcile Net Income to net cash provided by operating activities:            
Depreciation and amortization     262,881       265,231  
Reversal of expected credit losses     (538 )     (377 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt     689        
Special charge     8,932        
Unrealized loss on financial instruments           113  
Gain on disposal of flight equipment     (6,221 )     (794 )
Deferred taxes     67,848       96,053  
Stock-based compensation     9,438       10,653  
Changes in:            
Accounts receivable     49,129       (15,785 )
Prepaid expenses, current assets and other assets     (17,008 )     (43,297 )
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other liabilities     (29,444 )     (19,442 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     575,575       608,933  
Investing Activities:            
Capital expenditures     (79,230 )     (64,132 )
Purchase deposits and payments for flight equipment and modifications     (493,826 )     (346,028 )
Investment in joint ventures     (9,341 )     (2,424 )
Proceeds from disposal of flight equipment     13,500       9,470  
Net cash used for investing activities     (568,897 )     (403,114 )
Financing Activities:            
Proceeds from debt issuance     230,000       23,948  
Payment of debt issuance costs     (2,176 )     (1,274 )
Payments of debt and finance lease obligations     (580,402 )     (271,078 )
Purchase of treasury stock     (100,000 )      
Customer maintenance reserves and deposits received     12,911       13,491  
Customer maintenance reserves paid           (35,608 )
Treasury shares withheld for payment of taxes     (12,056 )     (7,438 )
Net cash used for financing activities     (451,723 )     (277,959 )
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash     (445,045 )     (72,140 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the beginning of period     921,017       856,281  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at the end of period   $ 475,972     $ 784,141  
             
Noncash Investing and Financing Activities:            
             
Acquisition of property and equipment included in Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 15,344     $ 16,802  
Acquisition of property and equipment acquired under operating leases   $ 1,119     $ 9,661  
Acquisition of flight equipment under finance leases   $ 3,321     $ 191,913  
Issuance of shares related to settlement of warrant liability   $     $ 31,582  
Issuance of shares related to settlement of convertible notes   $ 7,901     $  

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Direct Contribution
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)

    For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021  
Operating Revenue:                        
Airline Operations   $ 1,086,998     $ 980,714     $ 3,225,084     $ 2,762,815  
Dry Leasing     41,779       40,926       129,263       121,694  
Customer incentive asset amortization     (9,474 )     (11,332 )     (29,389 )     (33,256 )
Other     5,251       5,792       16,723       16,579  
Total Operating Revenue   $ 1,124,554     $ 1,016,100     $ 3,341,681     $ 2,867,832  
                         
Direct Contribution:                        
Airline Operations   $ 169,065     $ 265,260     $ 551,214     $ 666,203  
Dry Leasing     13,331       10,435       42,887       31,765  
Total Direct Contribution for Reportable Segments     182,396       275,695       594,101       697,968  
                         
Unallocated income and (expenses), net     (90,983 )     (120,219 )     (285,084 )     (284,218 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt                 (689 )      
Unrealized loss on financial instruments                       (113 )
Special charge     (6,299 )           (8,932 )      
Transaction-related expenses     (6,889 )     (168 )     (6,889 )     (486 )
Gain on disposal of flight equipment           810       6,221       794  
Income before income taxes     78,225       156,118       298,728       413,945  
                         
Add back (subtract):                        
Interest income     (2,426 )     (159 )     (3,539 )     (559 )
Interest expense     19,177       27,173       59,524       81,345  
Capitalized interest     (3,080 )     (2,335 )     (10,183 )     (5,456 )
Loss on early extinguishment of debt                 689        
Unrealized loss on financial instruments                       113  
Other (income) expense, net     (138 )     3,136       81       (41,174 )
Operating Income   $ 91,758     $ 183,933     $ 345,300     $ 448,214  

Atlas Air Worldwide uses an economic performance metric, Direct Contribution, to show the profitability of each of its segments after allocation of direct operating and ownership costs. Atlas Air Worldwide currently has the following reportable segments: Airline Operations and Dry Leasing.

Direct Contribution consists of income (loss) before taxes, excluding loss on early extinguishment of debt, unrealized loss on financial instruments, special charge, transaction-related expenses, loss (gain) on disposal of flight equipment, nonrecurring items, and unallocated expenses and (income), net.

Direct operating and ownership costs include crew costs, maintenance, fuel, ground operations, sales costs, aircraft rent, interest expense on the portion of debt used for financing aircraft, interest income on debt securities, and aircraft depreciation.

Unallocated expenses and (income), net include corporate overhead, nonaircraft depreciation, noncash expenses and income, interest expense on the portion of debt used for general corporate purposes, interest income on nondebt securities, capitalized interest, foreign exchange gains and losses, other revenue, other nonoperating costs and CARES Act grant income.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

    For the Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     Percent Change  
                   
Net Income   $ 60,100     $ 119,535       (49.7 )%
Impact from:                  
Customer incentive asset amortization     9,474       11,332        
Adjustments to CBA paid time-off benefits1           15,150        
Special charge2     6,299              
Costs associated with transactions3     7,918       167        
Noncash expenses and income, net4           4,821        
Other, net5           (371 )      
Income tax effect of reconciling items     (4,945 )     (5,189 )      
Adjusted Net Income   $ 78,846     $ 145,445       (45.8 )%
                   
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding     34,066       30,547        
Less: effect of convertible notes hedges6     (4,731 )     (717 )      
Adjusted weighted average diluted shares outstanding     29,335       29,830        
Adjusted Diluted EPS   $ 2.69     $ 4.88       (44.9 )%

    For the Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     Percent Change  
                   
Net Income   $ 229,869     $ 316,578       (27.4 )%
Impact from:                  
CARES Act grant income7           (40,944 )      
Customer incentive asset amortization     29,389       33,256        
Adjustments to CBA paid time-off benefits1     2,154       15,150        
Special charge2     8,932              
Costs associated with transactions3     7,918       497        
Noncash expenses and income, net4           14,239        
Unrealized loss on financial instruments           113        
Other, net5     (5,532 )     324        
Income tax effect of reconciling items     (7,854 )     222        
Adjusted Net Income   $ 264,876     $ 339,435       (22.0 )%
                   
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding     34,143       30,117        
Less: effect of convertible notes hedges6     (4,831 )     (442 )      
Adjusted weighted average diluted shares outstanding     29,312       29,675        
Adjusted Diluted EPS   $ 9.04     $ 11.44       (21.0 )%

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

    For the Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     Percent Change  
                   
Income before income taxes   $ 78,225     $ 156,118       (49.9 )%
Impact from:                  
Customer incentive asset amortization     9,474       11,332        
Adjustments to CBA paid time-off benefits1           15,150        
Special charge2     6,299              
Costs associated with transactions3     7,918       167        
Noncash expenses and income, net4           4,821        
Other, net5           (371 )      
Adjusted income before income taxes     101,916       187,217       (45.6 )%
Interest (income) expense, net     13,671       19,858        
Other (income) expense, net     (138 )     3,136        
Adjusted operating income   $ 115,449     $ 210,211       (45.1 )%
                   
Income tax expense   $ 18,125     $ 36,583        
Income tax effect of reconciling items     (4,945 )     (5,189 )      
Adjusted income tax expense     23,070       41,772        
                   
Adjusted income before income taxes   $ 101,916     $ 187,217        
Effective tax expense rate     23.2 %     23.4 %      
Adjusted effective tax expense rate     22.6 %     22.3 %      

    For the Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     Percent Change  
                   
Income before income taxes   $ 298,728     $ 413,945       (27.8 )%
Impact from:                  
CARES Act grant income7           (40,944 )      
Customer incentive asset amortization     29,389       33,256        
Adjustments to CBA paid time-off benefits1     2,154       15,150        
Special charge2     8,932              
Costs associated with transactions3     7,918       497        
Noncash expenses and income, net4           14,239        
Unrealized loss on financial instruments           113        
Other, net5     (5,532 )     324        
Adjusted income before income taxes     341,589       436,580       (21.8 )%
Interest (income) expense, net     45,802       61,091        
Other (income) expense, net     81       (230 )      
Adjusted operating income   $ 387,472     $ 497,441       (22.1 )%
                   
Income tax expense   $ 68,859     $ 97,367        
Income tax effect of reconciling items     (7,854 )     222        
Adjusted income tax expense     76,713       97,145        
                   
Adjusted income before income taxes   $ 341,589     $ 436,580        
Effective tax expense rate     23.1 %     23.5 %      
Adjusted effective tax expense rate     22.5 %     22.3 %      

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

    For the Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     Percent Change  
                   
Net Income   $ 60,100     $ 119,535       (49.7 )%
Interest expense, net     13,671       24,679        
Depreciation and amortization     78,431       73,468        
Income tax expense     18,125       36,583        
EBITDA     170,327       254,265        
Customer incentive asset amortization     9,474       11,332        
Adjustments to CBA paid time-off benefits1           15,150        
Special charge2     6,299              
Costs associated with transactions3     7,918       167        
Other, net5           (371 )      
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 194,018     $ 280,543       (30.8 )%

    For the Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     Percent Change  
                   
Net Income   $ 229,869     $ 316,578       (27.4 )%
Interest expense, net     45,802       75,330        
Depreciation and amortization     224,991       207,918        
Income tax expense     68,859       97,367        
EBITDA     569,521       697,193        
CARES Act grant income7           (40,944 )      
Customer incentive asset amortization     29,389       33,256        
Adjustments to CBA paid time-off benefits1     2,154       15,150        
Special charge2     8,932              
Costs associated with transactions3     7,918       497        
Unrealized loss on financial instruments           113        
Other, net5     (5,532 )     324        
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 612,382     $ 705,589       (13.2 )%
  1. Adjustments to CBA paid time-off benefits in 2022 and 2021 are related to our new CBA.
  2. Special charge in 2022 represented a charge related to three CF6-80 engines held for sale and two CF6-80 engines Dry Leased to a customer.
  3. Costs associated with transactions in 2022 are related to our proposed Merger. Costs associated with transactions in 2021 are related to our acquisition of an airline.
  4. Noncash expenses and income, net in 2021 primarily related to amortization of debt discount on the convertible notes.
  5. Other, net in 2022 primarily related to a gain on the sale of six spare CF6-80 engines previously held for sale and a loss on early extinguishment of debt. Other, net in 2021 primarily related to leadership transition costs.
  6. Represents the economic benefit from our convertible notes hedges in offsetting dilution from our convertible notes as we concluded that generally there would be no economic dilution result from conversion of each of the convertible notes when our stock price is below the exercise price of the respective convertible note warrants.
  7. CARES Act grant income in 2021 related to income associated with the Payroll Support Program.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)

    For the Three Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021  
             
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 149,587     $ 265,827  
Less:            
Capital expenditures     25,037       20,773  
Capitalized interest     3,080       2,335  
Free Cash Flow1   $ 121,470     $ 242,719  
             
             
             
    For the Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021  
             
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 575,575     $ 608,933  
Less:            
Capital expenditures     79,230       64,132  
Capitalized interest     10,183       5,456  
Free Cash Flow1   $ 486,162     $ 539,345  
  1. Free Cash Flow = Net Cash from Operations minus Core Capital Expenditures and Capitalized Interest.

Core Capital Expenditures excludes purchases of aircraft.

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Operating Statistics and Traffic Results
(Unaudited)

  For the Three Months Ended     Increase/     For the Nine Months Ended     Increase/  
  September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     (Decrease)     September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     (Decrease)  
Block Hours                                  
Airline Operations                                  
Cargo   75,899       84,512       (8,613 )     234,246       255,296       (21,050 )
Passenger   2,851       5,112       (2,261 )     9,442       13,474       (4,032 )
Other   524       739       (215 )     2,134       3,306       (1,172 )
Total Block Hours   79,274       90,363       (11,089 )     245,822       272,076       (26,254 )
                                           
Revenue Per Block Hour                                  
Airline Operations $ 13,803     $ 10,943     $ 2,860     $ 13,234     $ 10,279     $ 2,955  
Cargo $ 13,502     $ 10,383     $ 3,119     $ 12,944     $ 9,809     $ 3,135  
Passenger $ 21,832     $ 20,187     $ 1,645     $ 20,436     $ 19,187     $ 1,249  
                                   
                                   
Average Utilization (block hours per day)                                
Airline Operations                                  
Cargo   9.4       10.7       (1.3 )     9.9       10.5       (0.6 )
Passenger   3.1       5.6       (2.5 )     3.4       4.9       (1.5 )
All Operating Aircraft1   8.8       10.2       (1.4 )     9.3       10.1       (0.8 )
                                   
Fuel                                  
Charter                                  
Average fuel cost per gallon $ 3.64     $ 2.06     $ 1.58     $ 3.43     $ 1.90     $ 1.53  
Fuel gallons consumed (000s)   96,805       105,258       (8,453 )     286,863       312,662       (25,799 )

1.        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     Increase/     For the Nine Months Ended     Increase/  
    September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     (Decrease)     September 30, 2022     September 30, 2021     (Decrease)  
                                     
Segment Operating Fleet (average aircraft                 equivalents during the period)                                
Airline Operations1                                    
747-8F Cargo     10.9       10.0       0.9       10.4       10.0       0.4  
747-400 Cargo     34.8       34.6       0.2       34.6       34.3       0.3  
747-400 Dreamlifter     0.7       0.6       0.1       0.4       1.0       (0.6 )
747-400 Passenger     4.3       5.1       (0.8 )     4.6       5.0       (0.4 )
777-200 Cargo     9.0       9.0             9.0       9.0        
767-300 Cargo     24.0       24.0             24.0       24.0        
767-300 Passenger     5.7       4.9       0.8       5.6       4.9       0.7  
767-200 Cargo                             2.7       (2.7 )
767-200 Passenger                             0.2       (0.2 )
737-800 Cargo     8.0       8.0             8.0       8.0        
Total     97.4       96.2       1.2       96.6       99.1       (2.5 )
Dry Leasing                                    
777-200 Cargo     7.0       7.0             7.0       7.0        
767-300 Cargo     21.0       21.0             21.0       21.0        
737-300 Cargo           1.0       (1.0 )           1.0       (1.0 )
Total     28.0       29.0       (1.0 )     28.0       29.0       (1.0 )
Less: Aircraft Dry Leased to CMI customers     (21.0 )     (21.0 )           (21.0 )     (21.0 )      
Total Operating Average Aircraft Equivalents     104.4         104.2         0.2       103.6         107.1         (3.5 )
  1. Airline Operations average fleet excludes spare aircraft provided by CMI customers.

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