Air Lease Corporation Announces First Quarter 2024 Results

Published

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Air Lease Corporation (ALC) (NYSE: AL) announces financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2024.

“With aircraft in short supply and values rising, we benefit from continued fleet expansion and sales activity in an industry backdrop that remains positive. We see this environment continuing for the near to medium term future,” said John L. Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of the Board.

First Quarter 2024 Results

The following table summarizes our operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 (in millions, except per share amounts and percentages):

Operating Results

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

 

$ change

 

% change

Revenues

$

663.3

 

 

$

636.1

 

 

$

27.2

 

 

4.3

%

Operating expenses

 

(528.0

)

 

 

(477.9

)

 

 

(50.1

)

 

10.5

%

Income before taxes

 

135.3

 

 

 

158.3

 

 

 

(23.0

)

 

(14.5

)%

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

97.4

 

 

$

118.3

 

 

$

(20.9

)

 

(17.7

)%

Diluted earnings per share

$

0.87

 

 

$

1.06

 

 

$

(0.19

)

 

(17.9

)%

Adjusted net income before income taxes(1)

$

146.3

 

 

$

166.8

 

 

$

(20.5

)

 

(12.3

)%

Adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes(1)

$

1.31

 

 

$

1.50

 

 

$

(0.19

)

 

(12.7

)%

Key Financial Ratios

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

Pre-tax margin

20.4

%

 

24.9

%

Adjusted pre-tax margin(1)

22.1

%

 

26.2

%

Pre-tax return on common equity (trailing twelve months)

11.2

%

 

10.2

%

Adjusted pre-tax return on common equity (trailing twelve months)(1)

11.6

%

 

11.0

%

 

(1)

 

Adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax margin and adjusted pre-tax return on common equity have been adjusted to exclude the effects of certain non-cash items, one-time or non-recurring items that are not expected to continue in the future and certain other items. See note 1 under the Consolidated Statements of Operations included in this earnings release for a discussion of the non-GAAP measures and a reconciliation to their most comparable GAAP financial measures.

Highlights

  • During the first quarter, we took delivery of 14 aircraft from our order book, representing approximately $900 million in aircraft investments, ending the period with 472 aircraft in our owned fleet and approximately $31 billion in total assets.
  • Sold five aircraft during the first quarter for approximately $240 million in sales proceeds.
  • We have approximately $1.4 billion of aircraft in our sales pipeline in 2024, which includes $666 million in flight equipment held for sale as of March 31, 2024 and $698 million of aircraft subject to letters of intent.
  • We have placed 100% of our committed orderbook on long-term leases for aircraft delivering through the end of 2025 and have placed approximately 63% of our entire orderbook delivering through 2029.
  • We ended the quarter with $30.6 billion in committed minimum future rental payments consisting of $16.6 billion in contracted minimum rental payments on the aircraft in our existing fleet and $14.0 billion in minimum future rental payments related to aircraft which will deliver between 2024 through 2028.
  • During the first quarter, we issued approximately $1.4 billion in aggregate principal amount of Medium-Term Notes across three different markets (US, Canada and Europe) with a swap-adjusted average rate of 5.43% with maturities ranging from 2028 to 2030.
  • In April 2024, with the support of 52 financial institutions, we increased the capacity of our syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility to $7.8 billion and extended the final maturity to May 5, 2028.
  • On May 3, 2024, our board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share on our outstanding Class A common stock. The next quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share will be paid on July 8, 2024 to holders of record of our Class A common stock as of June 4, 2024.

Financial Overview

Our total revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2024 increased by 4% to $663 million as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. The increase in total revenues was primarily driven by the continued growth in our fleet and an increase in sales activity partially offset by a decrease in end of lease revenue. During the three months ended March 31, 2024, we recognized $23.0 million in gains from the sale of five aircraft and $12.7 million in end of lease revenue from the return of two aircraft. During the first quarter of 2023, we recognized $8.8 million from the sale of two aircraft and $34.7 million in end of lease revenue from the return of 10 aircraft.

Our net income attributable to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31, 2024 was $97 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, compared to $118 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2023. The decrease from the prior year period is primarily due to higher interest expense driven by the increase in our composite cost of funds, partially offset by the increase in revenues discussed above.

Adjusted net income before income taxes during the three months ended March 31, 2024 was $146 million, or $1.31 per adjusted diluted share, as compared to $167 million, or $1.50 per adjusted diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Adjusted net income before income taxes decreased primarily due to higher interest expense driven by the increase in our composite cost of funds, partially offset by the increase in revenues discussed above.

Flight Equipment Portfolio

As of March 31, 2024, the net book value of our fleet increased to $26.5 billion, compared to $26.2 billion as of December 31, 2023. As of March 31, 2024, we owned 472 aircraft in our aircraft portfolio, comprised of 354 narrowbody aircraft and 118 widebody aircraft, and we managed 73 aircraft. The weighted average fleet age and weighted average remaining lease term of flight equipment subject to operating lease as of March 31, 2024 was 4.7 years and 7.0 years, respectively. We had a globally diversified customer base comprised of 120 airlines in 62 countries as of March 31, 2024.

The following table summarizes the key portfolio metrics of our fleet as of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023:

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

Net book value of flight equipment subject to operating lease

$

26.5 billion

 

 

$

26.2 billion

 

Weighted-average fleet age(1)

 

4.7 years

 

 

 

4.6 years

 

Weighted-average remaining lease term(1)

 

7.0 years

 

 

 

7.0 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owned fleet(2)

 

472

 

 

 

463

 

Managed fleet

 

73

 

 

 

78

 

Aircraft on order

 

320

 

 

 

334

 

Total

 

865

 

 

 

875

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current fleet contracted rentals

$

16.6 billion

 

 

$

16.4 billion

 

Committed fleet rentals

$

14.0 billion

 

 

$

14.6 billion

 

Total committed rentals

$

30.6 billion

 

 

$

31.0 billion

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

Weighted-average fleet age and remaining lease term calculated based on net book value of our flight equipment subject to operating lease.

(2)

 

As of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, our owned fleet count included 17 and 14 aircraft classified as flight equipment held for sale and 13 and 12 aircraft classified as net investments in sales-type leases, respectively, which are all included in Other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

The following table details the regional concentration of our flight equipment subject to operating leases:

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

Region

 

% of Net Book Value

 

% of Net Book Value

Europe

 

39.0

%

 

37.7

%

Asia Pacific

 

38.4

%

 

39.8

%

Central America, South America, and Mexico

 

9.0

%

 

9.0

%

The Middle East and Africa

 

7.7

%

 

7.9

%

U.S. and Canada

 

5.9

%

 

5.6

%

Total

 

100.0

%

 

100.0

%

The following table details the composition of our owned fleet by aircraft type:

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

Aircraft type

 

Number of

Aircraft

 

% of Total

 

Number of

Aircraft

 

% of Total

Airbus A220-100

 

3

 

0.6

%

 

2

 

0.4

%

Airbus A220-300

 

14

 

 

3.0

%

 

13

 

 

2.8

%

Airbus A319-100

 

1

 

 

0.2

%

 

1

 

 

0.2

%

Airbus A320-200

 

28

 

 

5.9

%

 

28

 

 

6.0

%

Airbus A320-200neo

 

26

 

 

5.5

%

 

25

 

 

5.4

%

Airbus A321-200

 

23

 

 

4.9

%

 

23

 

 

5.0

%

Airbus A321-200neo

 

100

 

 

21.2

%

 

95

 

 

20.6

%

Airbus A330-200(1)

 

13

 

 

2.8

%

 

13

 

 

2.8

%

Airbus A330-300

 

5

 

 

1.1

%

 

5

 

 

1.1

%

Airbus A330-900neo

 

22

 

 

4.7

%

 

23

 

 

5.0

%

Airbus A350-900

 

14

 

 

3.0

%

 

14

 

 

3.0

%

Airbus A350-1000

 

8

 

 

1.7

%

 

7

 

 

1.5

%

Boeing 737-700

 

3

 

 

0.6

%

 

3

 

 

0.6

%

Boeing 737-800

 

71

 

 

15.0

%

 

73

 

 

15.8

%

Boeing 737-8 MAX

 

55

 

 

11.7

%

 

52

 

 

11.2

%

Boeing 737-9 MAX

 

29

 

 

6.1

%

 

29

 

 

6.3

%

Boeing 777-200ER

 

1

 

 

0.2

%

 

1

 

 

0.2

%

Boeing 777-300ER

 

24

 

 

5.1

%

 

24

 

 

5.2

%

Boeing 787-9

 

25

 

 

5.3

%

 

25

 

 

5.4

%

Boeing 787-10

 

6

 

 

1.2

%

 

6

 

 

1.3

%

Embraer E190

 

1

 

 

0.2

%

 

1

 

 

0.2

%

Total(2)

 

472

 

 

100.0

%

 

463

 

 

100.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

As of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, aircraft count includes two Airbus A330-200 aircraft classified as freighters.

(2)

 

As of March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, our owned fleet count included 17 and 14 aircraft classified as flight equipment held for sale and 13 and 12 aircraft classified as net investments in sales-type leases, respectively, which are all included in Other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheet.

Debt Financing Activities

We ended the first quarter of 2024 with total debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs, of $19.5 billion. As of March 31, 2024, 83.3% of our total debt financing was at a fixed rate and 98.5% was unsecured. As of March 31, 2024, our composite cost of funds was 4.03%. We ended the quarter with total liquidity of $6.5 billion.

As of the end of the periods presented, our debt portfolio was comprised of the following components (dollars in millions, except percentages):

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

Unsecured

 

 

 

Senior unsecured securities

$

16,308

 

 

$

16,330

 

Term financings

 

1,608

 

 

 

1,628

 

Revolving credit facility

 

1,453

 

 

 

1,100

 

Total unsecured debt financing

 

19,369

 

 

 

19,058

 

Secured

 

 

 

Export credit financing

 

202

 

 

 

205

 

Term financings

 

97

 

 

 

101

 

Total secured debt financing

 

299

 

 

 

306

 

 

 

 

 

Total debt financing

 

19,668

 

 

 

19,364

 

Less: Debt discounts and issuance costs

 

(188

)

 

 

(181

)

Debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs

$

19,480

 

 

$

19,183

 

Selected interest rates and ratios:

 

 

 

Composite interest rate(1)

 

4.03

%

 

 

3.77

%

Composite interest rate on fixed-rate debt(1)

 

3.51

%

 

 

3.26

%

Percentage of total debt at a fixed-rate

 

83.27

%

 

 

84.71

%

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

This rate does not include the effect of upfront fees, facility fees, undrawn fees or amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs.

Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release, Air Lease Corporation will host a conference call on May 6, 2024 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time to discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter of 2024.

Investors can participate in the conference call by dialing 1 (888) 660-6652 domestic or 1 (646) 960-0554 international. The passcode for the call is 5952437.

The conference call will also be broadcast live through a link on the Investors page of the Air Lease Corporation website at www.airleasecorp.com. Please visit the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the broadcast will be available on the Investors page of the Air Lease Corporation website.

For your convenience, the conference call can be replayed in its entirety beginning on May 6, 2024 until 11:59 PM ET on May 13, 2024. If you wish to listen to the replay of this conference call, please dial 1 (800) 770-2030 domestic or 1 (647) 362-9199 international and enter passcode 5952437.

About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL)

Air Lease Corporation is a leading global aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. Air Lease Corporation and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing new commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. Air Lease Corporation routinely posts information that may be important to investors in the “Investors” section of its website at www.airleasecorp.com. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to consult Air Lease Corporation’s website regularly for important information. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, Air Lease Corporation's website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this press release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements appear in a number of places in this press release and include statements regarding, among other matters, the state of the airline industry, our access to the capital and debt markets, the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact of sanctions imposed on Russia, the impact of the Israel Hamas conflict, aircraft and engine delivery delays and manufacturing flaws, our aircraft sales pipeline and expectations, changes in inflation and interest rates and other macroeconomic conditions and other factors affecting our financial condition or results of operations. Words such as “can,” “could,” “may,” “predicts,” “potential,” “will,” “projects,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and “should,” and variations of these words and similar expressions, are used in many cases to identify these forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results to vary materially from our future results, performance or achievements, or those of our industry, expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others:

  • our inability to obtain additional capital on favorable terms, or at all, to acquire aircraft, service our debt obligations and refinance maturing debt obligations;
  • increases in our cost of borrowing, decreases in our credit ratings, or changes in interest rates;
  • our inability to generate sufficient returns on our aircraft investments through strategic acquisition and profitable leasing;
  • the failure of an aircraft or engine manufacturer to meet its contractual obligations to us, including or as a result of manufacturing flaws and technical or other difficulties with aircraft or engines before or after delivery;
  • our ability to recover losses related to aircraft detained in Russia, including through insurance claims and related litigation;
  • obsolescence of, or changes in overall demand for, our aircraft;
  • changes in the value of, and lease rates for, our aircraft, including as a result of aircraft oversupply, manufacturer production levels, our lessees’ failure to maintain our aircraft, inflation, and other factors outside of our control;
  • impaired financial condition and liquidity of our lessees, including due to lessee defaults and reorganizations, bankruptcies or similar proceedings;
  • increased competition from other aircraft lessors;
  • the failure by our lessees to adequately insure our aircraft or fulfill their contractual indemnity obligations to us, or the failure of such insurers to fulfill their contractual obligations;
  • increased tariffs and other restrictions on trade;
  • changes in the regulatory environment, including changes in tax laws and environmental regulations;
  • other events affecting our business or the business of our lessees and aircraft manufacturers or their suppliers that are beyond our or their control, such as the threat or realization of epidemic diseases, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, war or armed hostilities between countries or non-state actors; and
  • any additional factors discussed under “Part I — Item 1A. Risk Factors,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, and other Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including future SEC filings.

All forward-looking statements are necessarily only estimates of future results, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from expectations. You are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we do not intend and undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking information to reflect actual results or events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands, except share and par value amounts)

 

 

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

 

(unaudited)

Assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

554,373

 

 

$

460,870

 

Restricted cash

 

1,552

 

 

 

3,622

 

Flight equipment subject to operating leases

 

32,273,883

 

 

 

31,787,241

 

Less accumulated depreciation

 

(5,729,380

)

 

 

(5,556,033

)

 

 

26,544,503

 

 

 

26,231,208

 

Deposits on flight equipment purchases

 

1,088,363

 

 

 

1,203,068

 

Other assets

 

2,723,644

 

 

 

2,553,484

 

Total assets

$

30,912,435

 

 

$

30,452,252

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Accrued interest and other payables

$

1,160,132

 

 

$

1,164,140

 

Debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs

 

19,479,961

 

 

 

19,182,657

 

Security deposits and maintenance reserves on flight equipment leases

 

1,594,069

 

 

 

1,519,719

 

Rentals received in advance

 

138,181

 

 

 

143,861

 

Deferred tax liability

 

1,308,221

 

 

 

1,281,837

 

Total liabilities

$

23,680,564

 

 

$

23,292,214

 

Shareholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 10,600,000 (aggregate liquidation preference of $850,000) shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively

$

106

 

 

$

106

 

Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 111,366,501 and 111,027,252 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023, respectively

 

1,114

 

 

 

1,110

 

Class B Non-Voting common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 10,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

Paid-in capital

 

3,286,122

 

 

 

3,287,234

 

Retained earnings

 

3,943,867

 

 

 

3,869,813

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income

 

662

 

 

 

1,775

 

Total shareholders’ equity

$

7,231,871

 

 

$

7,160,038

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

30,912,435

 

 

$

30,452,252

 

Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except share, per share amounts and percentages)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

(unaudited)

Revenues

 

 

 

 

Rental of flight equipment

 

$

614,329

 

 

$

617,773

 

Aircraft sales, trading and other

 

 

48,981

 

 

 

18,369

 

Total revenues

 

 

663,310

 

 

 

636,142

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

 

181,595

 

 

 

151,613

 

Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs

 

 

13,108

 

 

 

13,073

 

Interest expense

 

 

194,703

 

 

 

164,686

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of flight equipment

 

 

277,260

 

 

 

259,680

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

47,743

 

 

 

47,614

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

 

8,275

 

 

 

5,896

 

Total expenses

 

 

527,981

 

 

 

477,876

 

Income before taxes

 

 

135,329

 

 

 

158,266

 

Income tax expense

 

 

(27,463

)

 

 

(29,546

)

Net income

 

$

107,866

 

 

$

128,720

 

Preferred stock dividends

 

 

(10,425

)

 

 

(10,425

)

Net income attributable to common stockholders

 

$

97,441

 

 

$

118,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share of common stock:

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.88

 

 

$

1.07

 

Diluted

 

$

0.87

 

 

$

1.06

 

Weighted-average shares of common stock outstanding

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

111,174,593

 

 

 

110,943,552

 

Diluted

 

 

111,529,770

 

 

 

111,199,996

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other financial data

 

 

 

 

Pre-tax margin

 

 

20.4

%

 

 

24.9

%

Pre-tax return on common equity (trailing twelve months)

 

 

11.2

%

 

 

10.2

%

Adjusted net income before income taxes(1)

 

$

146,287

 

 

$

166,810

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes(1)

 

$

1.31

 

 

$

1.50

 

Adjusted pre-tax margin(1)

 

 

22.1

%

 

 

26.2

%

Adjusted pre-tax return on common equity (trailing twelve months)(1)

 

 

11.6

%

 

 

11.0

%

(1)

 

Adjusted net income before income taxes (defined as net income attributable to common stockholders excluding the effects of certain non-cash items, one-time or non-recurring items that are not expected to continue in the future and certain other items), adjusted pre-tax margin (defined as adjusted net income before income taxes divided by total revenues), adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes (defined as adjusted net income before income taxes divided by the weighted average diluted common shares outstanding) and adjusted pre-tax return on common equity (defined as adjusted net income before income taxes divided by average common shareholders' equity) are measures of operating performance that are not defined by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income attributable to common stockholders, pre-tax margin, earnings per share, diluted earnings per share and pre-tax return on common equity, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes and adjusted pre-tax return on common equity are presented as supplemental disclosure because management believes they provide useful information on our earnings from ongoing operations.

 

 

 

 

Management and our board of directors use adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes and adjusted pre-tax return on common equity to assess our consolidated financial and operating performance. Management believes these measures are helpful in evaluating the operating performance of our ongoing operations and identifying trends in our performance, because they remove the effects of certain non-cash items, one-time or non-recurring items that are not expected to continue in the future and certain other items from our operating results. Adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes and adjusted pre-tax return on common equity, however, should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results or cash flows as reported under GAAP. Adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes and adjusted pre-tax return on common equity do not reflect our cash expenditures or changes in our cash requirements for our working capital needs. In addition, our calculation of adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes and adjusted pre-tax return on common equity may differ from the adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax margin, adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes and adjusted pre-tax return on common equity or analogous calculations of other companies in our industry, limiting their usefulness as a comparative measure.

 

 

 

 

The following table shows the reconciliation of the numerator for adjusted pre-tax margin (in thousands, except percentages):

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

 

(unaudited)

Reconciliation of the numerator for adjusted pre-tax margin (net income attributable to common stockholders to adjusted net income before income taxes):

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

97,441

 

 

$

118,295

 

Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs

 

13,108

 

 

 

13,073

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

8,275

 

 

 

5,896

 

Income tax expense

 

27,463

 

 

 

29,546

 

Adjusted net income before income taxes

$

146,287

 

 

$

166,810

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator for adjusted pre-tax margin:

 

Total revenues

$

663,310

 

 

$

636,142

 

Adjusted pre-tax margin(a)

 

22.1

%

 

 

26.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Adjusted pre-tax margin is adjusted net income before income taxes divided by total revenues

The following table shows the reconciliation of the numerator for adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes (in thousands, except share and per share amounts):

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

 

(unaudited)

Reconciliation of the numerator for adjusted diluted earnings per share net income attributable to common stockholders to adjusted net income before income taxes):

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

97,441

 

$

118,295

Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs

 

13,108

 

 

 

13,073

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

8,275

 

 

 

5,896

 

Income tax expense

 

27,463

 

 

 

29,546

 

Adjusted net income before income taxes

$

146,287

 

 

$

166,810

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator for adjusted diluted earnings per share:

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted common shares outstanding

 

111,529,770

 

 

 

111,199,996

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes(b)

$

1.31

 

 

$

1.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) Adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes is adjusted net income before income taxes divided by adjusted weighted-average diluted common shares outstanding

The following table shows the reconciliation of pre-tax return on common equity to adjusted pre-tax return on common equity (in thousands, except percentages):

 

 

Trailing Twelve Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

 

(unaudited)

Reconciliation of the numerator for adjusted pre-tax return on common equity (net income attributable to common stockholders to adjusted net income before income taxes):

 

 

 

Net income attributable to common stockholders

$

552,068

 

 

$

458,989

 

Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs

 

54,088

 

 

 

53,130

 

Recovery of Russian fleet

 

(67,022

)

 

 

(30,877

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

36,994

 

 

 

24,022

 

Income tax expense

 

136,930

 

 

 

120,524

 

Adjusted net income before income taxes

$

713,058

 

 

$

625,788

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of denominator for pre-tax return on common equity to adjusted pre-tax return on common equity:

 

 

 

Common shareholders' equity as of beginning of the period

$

5,894,586

 

 

$

5,519,585

 

Common shareholders' equity as of end of the period

$

6,381,871

 

 

$

5,894,586

 

Average common shareholders' equity

$

6,138,229

 

 

$

5,707,086

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted pre-tax return on common equity(c)

 

11.6

%

 

 

11.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c) Adjusted pre-tax return on common equity is adjusted net income before income taxes divided by average common shareholders’ equity

Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2024

 

 

 

2023

 

 

(unaudited)

Operating Activities

 

 

 

Net income

$

107,866

 

 

$

128,720

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation of flight equipment

 

277,260

 

 

 

259,680

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

8,275

 

 

 

5,896

 

Deferred taxes

 

26,687

 

 

 

28,726

 

Amortization of prepaid lease costs

 

24,336

 

 

 

18,323

 

Amortization of discounts and debt issuance costs

 

13,108

 

 

 

13,073

 

Gain on aircraft sales, trading and other activity

 

(51,346

)

 

 

(41,650

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Other assets

 

(16,829

)

 

 

(26,907

)

Accrued interest and other payables

 

(12,438

)

 

 

(45,493

)

Rentals received in advance

 

(5,589

)

 

 

8,122

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

371,330

 

 

 

348,490

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

Acquisition of flight equipment under operating lease

 

(706,179

)

 

 

(1,236,828

)

Payments for deposits on flight equipment purchases

 

 

 

 

(4,000

)

Proceeds from aircraft sales, trading and other activity

 

200,401

 

 

 

21,391

 

Acquisition of aircraft furnishings, equipment and other assets

 

(124,546

)

 

 

(53,939

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(630,324

)

 

 

(1,273,376

)

Financing Activities

 

 

 

Cash dividends paid on Class A common stock

 

(23,316

)

 

 

(22,178

)

Cash dividends paid on preferred stock

 

(10,425

)

 

 

(10,425

)

Tax withholdings on stock-based compensation

 

(9,384

)

 

 

(3,229

)

Net change in unsecured revolving facility

 

353,000

 

 

 

653,000

 

Proceeds from debt financings

 

1,428,212

 

 

 

1,352,766

 

Payments in reduction of debt financings

 

(1,476,877

)

 

 

(1,209,971

)

Debt issuance costs

 

(1,694

)

 

 

(3,159

)

Security deposits and maintenance reserve receipts

 

93,464

 

 

 

93,377

 

Security deposits and maintenance reserve disbursements

 

(2,553

)

 

 

(3,775

)

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

350,427

 

 

 

846,406

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash

 

91,433

 

 

 

(78,480

)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period

 

464,492

 

 

 

780,017

 

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

555,925

 

 

$

701,537

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for interest, including capitalized interest of $11,412 and $10,658 at March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively

$

203,581

 

 

$

197,935

 

Cash paid for income taxes

$

3,033

 

 

$

3,571

 

Supplemental Disclosure of Noncash Activities

 

 

 

Buyer furnished equipment, capitalized interest and deposits on flight equipment purchases applied to acquisition of flight equipment and other assets

$

155,214

 

 

$

227,738

 

Flight equipment subject to operating leases reclassified to flight equipment held for sale

$

276,094

 

 

$

80,036

 

Flight equipment subject to operating leases reclassified to investment in sales-type lease

$

33,629

 

 

$

 

Cash dividends declared on Class A common stock, not yet paid

$

23,387

 

 

$

22,203

 

Investors: Jason Arnold Vice President, Investor Relations Email: investors@airleasecorp.com

Media: Laura Woeste Senior Manager, Media and Investor Relations Email: press@airleasecorp.com

Ashley Arnold Senior Manager, Media and Investor Relations Email: press@airleasecorp.com

Source: Air Lease Corporation

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