Sharechat Logo

FIRST CUT: Auckland Airport earnings at top end of guidance

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Text too small?

Auckland International Airport reported a 4.4 percent lift in its underlying profit after another record year for traveller numbers.

The country’s largest airport reported an underlying profit after tax of $274.7 million for the year to June 30 versus $263.1 million a year earlier. The result was at the top end of its guidance of between $265 million and $275 million. Forsyth Barr had forecast $273.6 million. 

Revenue lifted 8.7 percent to $743.4 million while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, fair value adjustments and investments in associates, or ebitdafi, was $554.8 million, up 9.6 percent.

Looking ahead, the company said it expects underlying profit after tax - excluding any fair value changes and other one-off items - to again be between $265 million and $275 million.

"This guidance is in line with the guidance for the previous year, reflecting several factors, including moderating passenger growth, the impact of the discounts announced in February this year to our previously published aeronautical prices, modest operating expense growth, along with an increased depreciation expense associated with the step-up in our infrastructure build," chair Patrick Strange said. 

Reported net profit was down 19.5 percent at $523.5 million. Prior year earnings included a $297.4 million gain on the sale of the company's 24.6 percent stake in North Queensland Airports. 

Total passenger numbers increased to 21.1 million and there were 178,771 flights in the year through June. The number of passengers was up 2.8 percent on the year before, while the number of flights was up 2.6 percent.

The company will pay a final dividend of 11.25 cents per share, up 2.3 percent from a year ago. It will be paid Oct. 18 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on Oct. 4.

The shares last traded at $9.80 and are up 36.5 percent so far this year. 

(BusinessDesk)

Bond Offer: Infratil Ltd, 7.2 year & 10.2 year unsecured unsubordinated bond


  General Finance Advertising    

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Add your comment:
Your name:
Your email:
Not displayed to the public
Comment:
Comments to Sharechat go through an approval process. Comments which are defamatory, abusive or in some way deemed inappropriate will not be approved. It is allowable to use some form of non-de-plume for your name, however we recommend real email addresses are used. Comments from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc may not be approved.

Related News:

NZ dollar sags after avalanche of data and central bank action
Fonterra board starts planning chair succession
Fulton Hogan keeps Australian civil construction unit
Time for congestion pricing has come - NZIER
Colliers defends KiwiBuild as 'far from a colossal failure'
Pushpay shares rise as cost-cutting upgrades earnings guidance
20th September 2019 Morning Report
NZ dollar weaker against British pound on EC president's Brexit optimism
Todd plans Kapuni drilling campaign
MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares gain; appetite for KFC helps Restaurant Brands hit record

IRG See IRG research reports