MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Cargojet Income Fund (the "Fund") TSX:
CJT.UN) announced today financial results for the Second Quarter ended June
For the Three Month Period Ended June 30, 2008:
Revenues increased to $52.1 million from $33.8 million for the comparable
period in 2007, an increase of 54.1%;
Direct expenses increased to $46.3 million from $25.1 million for the
comparable period in 2007, an increase of 84.5%;
EBITDA decreased to $1.1 million from $5.4 million for the comparable
period in 2007;
"Delays with the acceptance and introduction of our new Boeing 757-200ER
(B757) and two Boeing 767-200ER (B767) freighters have impacted our financial
results for the second quarter of 2008. Increased sub-charter and significant
crew and training costs were the primary reason for the reduction in EBITDA
despite an increase in core revenues during the quarter," said Ajay Virmani,
President and Chief Executive Officer. Rising fuel costs have also lowered our
growth expectations for the balance of this year. Despite recent financial and
economic trends we remain positive about our business model and our recent
investment in the new aircraft. We will remain focused on being the best
overnight air cargo service provider in North America by consistently
delivering our customers with a reliable, cost effective and value added
solution to their time sensitive air cargo needs. This is an exciting year of
growth opportunities for the Fund and our fleet plans will position ourselves
well for the future." adds Virmani.
The Fund's consolidated interim financial statements and Management's
Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the second quarter of 2008 have been
released to the Fund's website at www.cargojet.com and have also been filed
Cargojet management will host a conference call at 2:30p.m. Eastern
Daylight Time (11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight) on Tuesday, August 12, 2008.
Cargojet is Canada's leading provider of time sensitive overnight air
cargo services. Cargojet operates its network across North America,
transporting over 885,000 pounds of time sensitive air cargo each business
night, utilizing a fleet of thirty-four all-cargo aircraft.
Notice on Forward Looking Statements:
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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
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uncertainties. 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.
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