Embraer reports second quarter earnings; resolves to fight challenge to Boeing deal

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com July 31, 2018 13:45

Embraer reports second quarter earnings; resolves to fight challenge to Boeing deal

In the second quarter of 2018, Embraer delivered 28 commercial and 20 executive (15 light and 5 large) jets, compared to the 35 commercial and 24 executive (16 light and 8 large) jets in the prior year quarter.

The company’s firm order backlog was US$ 17.4 billion at the end of 2Q18, including contracts of the Services & Support segment.

Embraer’s reported EBIT and EBITDA in 2Q18 were US$ (17.7) million and US$ 44.1 million, respectively, yielding margins of -1.4% and 3.5%. The reported EBIT and EBITDA figures include the negative impact of a non-recurring special item of US$ 127.2 million related to additional costs (cost base revision) on the KC-390 development contract in 2Q18, resulting from the recent incident with prototype aircraft 001 in May.

Adjusted EBIT and adjusted EBITDA, excluding the impact of the KC-390 cost base revision, were US$ 109.5 million and US$ 171.3 million, respectively. Adjusted EBIT margin in 2Q18 was 8.7% and adjusted EBITDA margin in the same period was 13.6%. Year-to-date, adjusted EBIT margin for the Company was 6.0% and adjusted EBITDA margin was 11.6%, in line with Embraer’s published 2018 guidance ranges of 5-6% for adjusted EBIT and 10-11% for adjusted EBITDA.

The second quarter net loss attributable to Embraer shareholders and loss per ADS were US$ (126.5) million and US$ (0.69), respectively. Adjusted Net income (excluding deferred income tax and social contribution and special items) for 2Q18 was US$ 6.1 million, with Adjusted earnings per ADS of US$ 0.03.

Embraer generated US$ 47.8 million in Free cash flow in 2Q18, and finished the quarter with total cash of US$ 3,341.1 million and total debt of US$ 4,062.3 million, yielding net debt of US$ 721.2 million.

The company reaffirms all aspects of its 2018 financial and aircraft deliveries guidance, which does not include the non-recurring impact of the KC-390 cost base revision recognized in 2Q18.

Meanwhile, Embraer confirmed yesterday that it will defend itself against a lawsuit aimed at halting the acquisition of the commercial jet unit by Boeing. The lawsuit was filed by four congressmen for the left-wing Workers Party against the federal government and Embraer. It seeks an injunction to freeze talks between the two planemakers.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com July 31, 2018 13:45