BOC Aviation posts net loss on write-down of aircraft left in Russia

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BOC Aviation reported net loss after tax of US$313 million for the first half of 2022. The primary reason for the loss is the write-down of the net book value of 17 aircraft that remain in Russia of US$804 million. This was partially offset by cash collateral held in respect of those aircraft of US$223 million and tax credits of US$63 million. Excluding this impact, our core net profit after tax (NPAT) was US$206 million. 

During the six months ended June 2022, BOC Aviation generated positive operating cash flow net of interest expense of US$717 million and ended the half year with US$6 billion in available liquidity. The Board of Directors approved a distribution of US$0.0889 per share by way of interim dividend, which represents 30 percent of core NPAT in the first half of 2022 and reflects the Board’s confidence in the business outlook. 

“In the first half, BOC Aviation generated core NPAT of US$206 million, which demonstrates the resilience of our underlying business,” said Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer, BOC Aviation. “Our balance sheet strength and high levels of liquidity position us well to continue producing long-term sustainable earnings for our shareholders.”

Financial Overview
An overview of the company’s financial position for the six months ended 30 June 2022 includes: 

• Total revenues and other income increased 8 percent to US$1,196 million compared with the first half of 2021 

• Operating cash flow net of interest increased 29 percent to US$717 million compared with the first half of 2021 

• Net loss after tax of US$313 million, compared with net profit after tax of US$254 million in the first half of 2021. This included write-downs of US$804 million related to the net book value of aircraft remaining in Russia, partially offset by US$223 million of cash collateral held by the group in respect of those aircraft and US$63 million of tax credits, resulting in an after tax impact of US$518 million 

• Loss per share of US$0.45 

• Interim dividend of US$0.0889 per share 

• Total assets decreased 4 percent to US$22.8 billion as at 30 June 2022 compared with 31 December 2021, primarily on account of the write-down of the net book value of aircraft remaining in Russia

• Maintained strong liquidity with US$454 million in cash and short-term deposits1 in addition to US$5.5 billion in undrawn committed credit facilities as at 30 June 2022 

Portfolio and Operational Overview
BOC Aviation’s operational overview as at 30 June 2022 included: 

A portfolio of 6082 aircraft owned, managed and on order 

Owned fleet of 390 aircraft, with an average age of 4.1 years and an average remaining lease term of 8.4 years, each weighted by net book value 

An orderbook of 1812 aircraft scheduled for delivery through to 31 December 2029 

Total new aircraft deliveries of 20 aircraft, including five acquired by airline customers on delivery, in the first half of 2022 

Transitioned six used aircraft to airline customers 

Sold five aircraft from the owned fleet 

Signed 46 lease commitments in the first half of 2022 

Customer base of 79 airlines in 36 countries and regions in the owned and managed fleet 

Owned aircraft utilisation at 96.1 percent 

Cash collection from airline customers of 96.9 percent for the first half of 2022 compared with 95.9 percent in the first half of 2021 

Managed fleet comprised 37 aircraft


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