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Lufthansa Posts Record Profit And Revenue In 2006

Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:13 am

Great to see "my" Airline with such a profit !!

Quoting Lufthansa.com:
Lufthansa posts record profit and revenue in 2006

Airline forecasts another rise in profit for the current year

08.03.07
Lufthansa Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber announced record net profit and revenue at today’s press conference on the company’s annual result. During the last year revenue increased by almost ten per cent to 19.8 billion euros, setting a new record. Group profit after tax also climbed to a new peak at 803 million euros. The operating profit was up by 46 per cent to 845 million euros. “We have a very satisfying result in every aspect to show for 2006. The figures speak for themselves and underline the successful course that has been set by the Lufthansa Group”, said Mayrhuber.

“The success of Lufthansa is based on the outstanding team performance of our employees, our coherent strategy, the consistent tapping of market potential, future-oriented investment policies and sustainable cost discipline.” Record levels of customer satisfaction and passenger figures have led to new jobs. “Our shareholders will also profit from this success, especially as the Lufthansa share price rose by 67 per cent in 2006”, commented Mayrhuber. He reiterated that the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board would be proposing a 20 cent higher dividend of 0.70 euros per share at the Annual General Meeting. The Lufthansa Group remains optimistic for the current year and is confident that it will again post an increase in operating profit.

The Lufthansa Chairman emphasised that the company had continued to focus on its core competencies during the past year. The Group will achieve book gains of approximately 500 million euros from the sale of its shares in Thomas Cook AG. “We are sharpening our Group profile and creating value for our shareholders”, explained Mayrhuber. All business segments recorded operating profit during the past year. The key business segment, passenger transportation, closed with a profit of 400 million euros, equivalent to a 200 per cent rise in earnings.

The Lufthansa CEO explained that, “the Group’s customers valued the consistent and targeted investments in the product” and added that, “while we continue to grow as a whole, there is a significant and steady rise in the number of passengers that are deciding to opt for First and Business class. Nonetheless, flying Economy with Lufthansa remains a choice for quality and one that is still very popular.” The new betterFly offer that was introduced throughout Germany in April was welcomed with open arms. During the last year, a record 53.4 million passengers flew with Lufthansa.

The incorporation of the quality carrier SWISS is progressing better and more rapidly than expected. Last year, the partnership’s overall synergies totalled more than 200 million euros and were significantly higher than the amount originally forecast. “Our customers profit from this strong partnership and the success of SWISS is already visible in the Group result.”

Wolfgang Mayrhuber stressed the role of aviation as a powerful engine for employment, growth and innovation in Germany. “We want to continue to grow and will be taking on 3000 new employees this year alone. This means that during 2006 and 2007 we will have generated 5500 new jobs, a figure equalled by hardly any other company in Germany.”

Mayrhuber made it very clear that in order to ensure continued growth, better infrastructure on the ground and in the air would be essential. “The harmonisation of air traffic control in Europe, the Single European Sky, will reduce and avoid holding patterns and cut delays, making it the largest consumer and environmental protection project in European aviation. Furthermore, sustainable global potential can be achieved through the deployment of state of the art technology, the optimisation of bureaucratic air traffic management on intercontinental routes and the use of biofuel.”

Referring to the one sided calls for European airlines to create a stand-alone solution for emissions trading, Mayrhuber underlined that, “the exclusive involvement of European airlines in emissions trading would result in considerable competitive disadvantages in our global industry and probably even increase emissions.” Although the aircraft is the most advanced environmentally friendly and economical form of transportation for distances in excess of 350 kilometres, the airlines have already taken the initiative and are already doing everything in their power to reduce fuel consumption and consequently emissions.

He pointed out that the costs of kerosene had almost doubled during the past two years and went on to add that, “we are willing and capable of doing more for climate protection, the question is not whether we will, but how we will.“ Nevertheless, Lufthansa is leading the market in terms of environmental protection, a fact that is supported by the Group’s membership in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Europe must take the current discussions as an opportunity to stand up for effective global solutions.

Annual figures 2006

The Lufthansa Group generated revenues of 19.8 billion euros in 2006, representing growth of 9.9 per cent. Traffic revenue increased by 10.4 per cent to 15.4 billion euros. There was a significant rise in the average yields during the reporting period. An increase of 5.2 per cent was registered across the board for all traffic segments. Other operating income dropped by 9.4 per cent to 1.4 billion euros, in comparison to last year. During the previous year, this entry still included higher book gains of around 245 million euros, mainly due to the sale of shares in Amadeus and Loyalty Partner.

The operating expenses rose by 6.9 per cent to 20.3 billion euros. The significantly higher cost of kerosene was again a major cost factor. A total of 3.4 billion euros was spent on fuel during the reporting period, equivalent to a year-on-year rise of 26 per cent or 693 million euros. Without the successful fuel price hedging measures, the Group would have spent an additional 150 million euros on fuel.

The Lufthansa Group improved its operating profit for 2006 by 46.4 per cent to 845 million euros. The Group result after tax rose by 77.3 per cent to a new record level of 803 million euros. Investments increased to 1.9 billion euros and, as during the previous years, could once again be financed entirely from cash flow. The Group increased operating cash flow by 7.6 per cent to 2.1 billion euros.

At the end of the year, cash and cash equivalents outweighed the financial liabilities by 101 million euros (previous year: 143 million euros).



The full Annual Report for the financial year 2006 is posted on www.lufthansa-financials.com.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
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RE: Lufthansa Posts Record Profit And Revenue In 2006

Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:38 am

great hopefully they announce their long haul decision soon.
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:59 am

Quoting Columba (Reply 1):
great hopefully they announce their long haul decision soon.

Well AY ordered the 35X today .

LH was waiting for more information about the A/C , now the AY order shows that they had enough info , so I see LH ordering in the next 6 Weeks ...


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Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:07 am

Wow! This means it's a profit of over $1 Billion!

Mayrhuber said he wants/expects over a Billion Euro profit in 2008, so it looks like we're on track!
 
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:08 am

Quoting LHUSA (Reply 3):

Mayrhuber said he wants/expects over a Billion Euro profit in 2008

in 2007
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:43 am

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 2):

LH was waiting for more information about the A/C , now the AY order shows that they had enough info , so I see LH ordering in the next 6 Weeks ..

Well it has to be in April or May since they said they will wait until spring 2007.
Hopefully this order will include a decision about their regional fleet as well.
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RE: Lufthansa Posts Record Profit And Revenue In 2006

Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:56 am

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
The operating profit was up by 46 per cent to 845 million euros

That figure is before tax, interest, etc, has been deducted. It is not net profit, i.e. what is left after everything has been deducted, which is conspicuously absent from that report.
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:59 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
That figure is before tax, interest, etc, has been deducted. It is not net profit, i.e. what is left after everything has been deducted, which is conspicuously absent from that report.

This is after Taxes ...

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
Group profit after tax also climbed to a new peak at 803 million euros. The operating profit was up by 46 per cent to 845 million euros
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:01 am

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 7):
This is after Taxes ...

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter):
Group profit after tax also climbed to a new peak at 803 million euros. The operating profit was up by 46 per cent to 845 million euros

Then they shouldn't have called it operating profit. But never mind.
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RE: Lufthansa Posts Record Profit And Revenue In 2006

Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:01 am

Great NEWS FOR LH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good job!

Hopefully we will now see an order for the A350, and the 787  Big grin
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:03 am

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 7):
This is after Taxes ...

Seems to be LH is doing good despite using fuel hogs as the backbone of their long haul fleet.
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Just think how much profite LH could make if they would fly the 777 instead of the A340

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Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting Columba (Reply 10):
Just think how much profite LH could make if they would fly the 777 instead of the A340

and how better it would look , instead of 343 - 772
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RE: Lufthansa Posts Record Profit And Revenue In 2006

Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:50 am

great news! that's means my job is secured for the next years  bigthumbsup 

I don't know where but yesterday I read a report that says LH have almost the same number of passengers carried in 2006 like AF-KL together and is ranked 2nd in Europe.
 
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:56 am

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 12):
AF-KL together and is ranked 2nd in Europe.

for me AF - KL are two different airlines ...

LH is internationally the number 1 airline in the world !  Smile
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:07 am

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 12):
AF-KL together and is ranked 2nd in Europe.

If you count AF-KLM together you also have to see LH and LX together as well.
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RE: Lufthansa Posts Record Profit And Revenue In 2006

Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:15 pm

Quoting Columba (Reply 14):
If you count AF-KLM together you also have to see LH and LX together as well.

i'd rather stick with the original purchase of LX. until all bilaterals are renegotiated (four are left), LX will not be consolidated in LH's financial reports. until then, it is fair to consider them to separate airlines.
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:43 pm

Congratulations to one of my favorite airline. The LH business case shows how really important it is to bring efficient, constant service to the customers... no IFE nothing x-tra in terms of service, in-flight amenities, food or comfort, but reliable, punctual service with world class professional staff and employees always doing their best to please the traveller. I call this typical German efficiency and it is what I can rely on whenever I take their service. Well done LH, just bring in more Boeing material  Wink
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:00 pm

Quoting Columba (Reply 5):
Hopefully this order will include a decision about their regional fleet as well.

They fly more and more pax every year, so how about replacing the 20-ish CRJ200 with their existing CRJ700 and buy 15-20 more CRJ900, so they have extra capacity while keeping the same logistics...?

For mainline, 110-114-seat E195 might be a great economical solution as an Avro and B735 replacement while more A319 replace the B733.

800 million Euro net profit. That's pretty good  Smile
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:27 pm

Quoting PEET7G (Reply 16):
Well done LH, just bring in more Boeing material Wink

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Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:37 pm

Well done to LH and all the employees. Its nice to see one of our Star Alliance is doing very well. I like to see other Star Alliance do well too  Smile Congrats.
 
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:27 pm

Quoting PEET7G (Reply 16):
reliable, punctual service with world class professional staff and employees always doing their best to please the traveller. I call this typical German efficiency and it is what I can rely on whenever I take their service.

Totally agree with this! Yes I travel on LH also for the benefit of all these as mentioned. Congrats to them!
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:35 pm

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 18):

Yep, it's good for a start  Wink

However all these years, since my first ride on the 777, I was always dreaming of them taking up a few... Unfortunatley I know it will probably never happen...  Sad It would make me more frequent flier with them, as whenever possible I ride the great triple7... OS would have never gotten my money if it weren't for the 777 last year...  Smile
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:48 pm

Looks like all those overbooked flights without PTV's are paying off after all  Smile
Just goes to show you that your average passenger doesn't really care much about onboard amenities as long as they can get to their destination reliably, efficiently, and at a good price. You can count me as one of those happy LH customers.
 
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Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:53 pm

GO LH! I'm flying on LH again on Tuesday on flight LH 0419 IAD to FRA on a 747-400! I can't wait to fly on LH again !  Smile
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