Atlas Air Worldwide has announced income from continuing operations, net of taxes, of $0.04 million, which included an unrealized loss on financial instruments of $5.2 million related to outstanding warrants, for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Results compared with income from continuing operations, net of taxes, of $0.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
On an adjusted basis, income from continuing operations, net of taxes, in the first quarter of 2017 totaled $8.3 million compared with $7.7 million in the year-ago quarter.
Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, net of taxes were $0.00 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and $0.02 for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, net of taxes, totaled $0.31 in both periods.
“We are off to an exciting start in 2017,” said President and Chief Executive Officer William J. Flynn. “We are building on our 2016 achievements and growing our earnings this year.
“We will have a full year of contribution from Southern Air and expect a positive impact on our full-year results from our service for Amazon. We placed our second 767-300 aircraft into service for Amazon in February, and just added our third and fourth aircraft in May.
“In addition to announcing our first-quarter earnings and reaffirming our full-year earnings framework today, we are very pleased to have announced the placement of two of our 747-8 freighters with Cathay Pacific Cargo on an ACMI basis, with service beginning in May.
“Cathay Pacific is a prominent global airline based in Hong Kong and a standout performer in the airfreight market. We are delighted to work with Cathay Pacific’s cargo division to facilitate the strong growth of its global network.
“In addition to Cathay Pacific, we have recently announced other significant new customer agreements with Asiana Cargo, Nippon Cargo Airlines and FedEx that will all contribute to earnings growth this year.”
Flynn added: “Earnings in the first quarter were in line with our expectations and our outlook for the year.
“Consistent with our prior outlook, we anticipate that our adjusted income from continuing operations, net of taxes, will grow by a mid-single-digit to low-double-digit percentage
compared with our 2016 adjusted income of $114.3 million.
“Our view reflects our expanding business base and the ongoing development of our strategic platform. It also reflects solid demand from our customers, the benefits we expect from our fleet initiatives, and the steps we have taken to align our business with the faster-growing express and e-commerce markets.”Date: May 3, 2017