Cargojet Announces Strong Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Cargojet Inc. (the "Corporation") (TSX: CJT, CJT.A) announced today financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

For the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2015:

  • Total Revenues were $84.3 million, an increase of $27.2 million or 47.6% versus the previous year
  • Gross Margin was $19.3 million, an increase of $13.5 million or 232.8% versus the previous year
  • Adjusted EBITDA before one-time costs was $20.1 million, an increase of $11.4 million or 131.0% versus the previous year.  Adjusted EBITDA net of one-time costs was $18.8 million.

For the Year Ended December 31, 2015:

  • Total Revenues were $289.0 million, an increase of $96.6 million or 50.2% over the previous year
  • Gross Margin was $38.3 million, an increase of $19.5 million or 103.7% versus the previous year
  • Adjusted EBITDA before one-time costs was $52.2 million, an increase of $29.7 million or 132.0% versus the previous year.  Adjusted EBITDA net of one-time costs was $36.1 million.

"The past year has been transformational for Cargojet, as revenues grew by over fifty percent and we added fourteen new aircraft to service our growing customer base." said Ajay Virmani, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "We continue to adjust cargo capacity available to meet actual customer demand and maintain overall margins especially as we move forward in this uncertain economic environment and manage our financial health prudently," he added.

Cargojet is Canada's leading provider of time sensitive overnight air cargo services and carries approximately 1,300,000 pounds of cargo each business night.  Cargojet operates its network across North America each business night, utilizing a fleet of 21 all-cargo aircraft.  The Company operates over 9,000 flight legs yearly and has a team of over 700 dedicated professionals.  For more information, please visit: www.cargojet.com.

Non-GAAP Measures

"Adjusted EBITDA" is a non-GAAP measure used by Cargojet to provide additional information on its financial and operating performance. Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measure for financial statement presentation under Canadian GAAP and it does not have standardized meanings and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other public companies.

Adjusted EBITDA is used by Cargojet to assess earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, gain or loss on disposal of capital assets, unrealized foreign exchange gains or losses, aircraft heavy maintenance expenditures and heavy maintenance deposits  as these costs can vary significantly among airlines due to differences in the way airlines finance their aircraft and other assets. The Company believes that this alternative measure provides a more consistent basis to compare the performance of the Company between the periods.  Adjusted EBITDA provides additional information to users of Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A") to enhance their understanding of the Company's financial performance. 

Reconciliation of non-GAAP EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to GAAP income is provided on page 17 of the MD&A for the three month and year ended December 31, 2015. 

Notice on Forward Looking Statements:
Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements".  Forward-looking statements look into the future and provide an opinion as to the effect of certain events and trends on the business.  Forward-looking statements may include words such as "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "should," "estimates," "expects," "believes," "indicates," "targeting," "suggests" and similar expressions.  These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and entail various risks and uncertainties. Reference should be made to the issuer's most recent Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities regulators, and its most recent Annual Consolidated Financial Statements and Quarterly Financial Statements and Notes thereto and related Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A), for a summary of major risks. Actual results may materially differ from expectations, if known and unknown risks or uncertainties affect our business, or if our estimates or assumptions prove inaccurate.  The issuer assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason, other than as required by applicable securities laws. In the event the issuer does update any forward-looking statement, no inference should be made that the issuer will make additional updates with respect to that statement, related matters, or any other forward-looking statement.

SOURCE Cargojet Inc.

For further information: Pauline Dhillon, Senior Vice President Marketing, Public & Government Relations, Tel: (905) 501 7373, pdhillon@cargojet.com


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