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Spirit Airlines Posts Q1 Profit - $7.9mil Net  
User currently offlineSanti319 From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 367 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5674 times:

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For 2010, we had total operating revenues of $781.3 million, operating income of $68.9 million and net income of $72.5 million ($19.7 million excluding the release of the valuation allowance on our deferred tax assets and related tax benefit).
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For the three months ended March 31, 2011, we had total operating revenues of $232.7 million, operating income of $26.8 million and net income of $7.9 million. We currently serve 46 airports.

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Will this make Spirit the most profitable airline in the United States?? Considering they only have 35 planes...

[Edited 2011-05-03 07:18:12]

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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5622 times:

Why doesn't the title match the numbers given?


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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2520 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Quoting Santi319 (Thread starter):
Will this make Spirit the most profitable airline in the United States?? Considering they only have 35 planes...

No... It's good that they are making a profit, but the operating profit $68.9 million for 2010 and $26.8 million for Q12011 is not exactly wild.
The figure of $781m that you quote is total revenue, and not profit, which is what's left when the operating expenses are taken out.
Still, good for them to have a black bottom line.


User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 6838 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

Quoting 0NEWAIR0 (Reply 1):
Why doesn't the title match the numbers given?

He confused revenue and profit. It needs to be fixed.


User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

Quoting enilria (Reply 3):
He confused revenue and profit. It needs to be fixed.

Oh... just before I posted that 232.7 number in the title was something like 237 or 234...so I was thrown way off. Now I see that he was confusing revenues and profits with the "corrected" 232.7 number.



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User currently offlinerbgso From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5310 times:

Quoting Santi319 (Thread starter):
Will this make Spirit the most profitable airline in the United States??

Probably, if the $232.7 million number was indeed profit, however unfortunately it is total revenue.

Not bad numbers, though, compared to the rest of the industry.


User currently offlineelmothehobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

An 11% profit margin in Q1? That's really, really good.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24326 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5161 times:

Carrier had a $26.8mil operating profit in the quarter but took a $4.1mil hedging settlement loss and $14.3mil in interest charge payment to its private equity owners lowering its net income to $7.9mil net profit in Q1 on $232.7mil revenues.

Spirit ended the quarter with $62.6mil in cash and equivalents.

I noticed Spirit generates an impressive average of $42.62 in non-ticket revenue per passenger.



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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

The $781 million is what the carrier took in for 2010.,NOT PROFIT because now you have to pay all the bills.
Whats left over after paying the bills is profit.
safe

[Edited 2011-05-03 10:52:50]


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User currently offlineTVNWZ From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 2310 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4647 times:

Pretty strong performance for such a small airline.

filler


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24326 posts, RR: 47
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

For all the crap people like to throw at Spirit, they have really done a great job in recent years since the new management came on board, dumped the DC-9/MD-80 fleet and focused on the ULCC model.


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User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
I noticed Spirit generates an impressive average of $42.62 in non-ticket revenue per passenger.

Considering they're the only airline to charge for carry-on, I'm not surprised.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16948 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 7):
I noticed Spirit generates an impressive average of $42.62 in non-ticket revenue per passenger.

G4 was about $31 for comparison. I wonder what WN's is .



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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 966 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3420 times:
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I didn't realize Spirit was planning an IPO. My first reaction was why was a privately held company even reporting their earnings.

User currently offlineslcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

Its still impressive. I think ACY makes them some legitimate cash and has proven itself. South America must also be doing well. Now lets see how they do on LAX-LAS as time goes by. They really might end up doing well on this route

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16948 posts, RR: 48
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 14):
South America must also be doing well. Now lets see how they do on LAX-LAS as time goes by.

I'm not sure the former is true seeing as they've gone after the latter instead.



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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5831 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2907 times:
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Kudos to those at NK for a job well-done.

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