AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP ANNUNCIA I PROFITTI DEL QUARTO TRIMESTRE E DI TUTTO IL 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) annuncia i risultati del quarto trimestre e di tutto il 2017.
- Il 2017 ha registrato un profitto di 3,1 miliardi di dollari a monte delle tasse, o 3,8 miliardi esclusi oneri speciali netti e un profitto netto dell’intero anno di 1,9 miliardi di dollari, o 2,4 miliardi esclusi oneri speciali netti
- Il quarto trimestre 2017 ha registrato un profitto a monte delle tasse di 425 milioni di dollari o 739 milioni esclusi oneri speciali netti e un profitto netto di 258 milioni di dollari o 455 milioni esclusi oneri speciali netti
- Nel 2017 i ricavi per azione diluita sono stati pari a 3,90 dollari, o 4,88 dollari per azione diluita esclusi oneri speciali netti. I ricavi per azione diluita relativi al quarto trimestre sono stati pari a 0,54 dollari, o 0.95 dollari per azione diluita esclusi oneri speciali netti
- La compagnia ha maturato nel 2017 241 milioni di dollari per il piano di divisione dei profitti, includendo i 46 milioni relativi al quarto trimestre
- Nel 2017 sono stati suddivisi fra gli azionisti 1,7 miliardi di dollari, includendo il riacquisto di 33,9 milioni di azioni e pagamento dei dividenti di 198 milioni di dollari.
Nel quarto trimestre 2017 i ricavi a monte delle tasse sono stati pari a 739 milioni di dollari esclusi oneri speciali netti, con una decrescita di 34 milioni rispetto allo stesso trimestre del 2016. L’intero anno 2017 ha registrato ricavi a monte delle tasse pari a 3,8 miliardi di dollari esclusi oneri speciali netti, con una decrescita di 1,2 miliardi rispetto al 2016.
“Il 2017 è stato un anno notevole per American Airlines. Abbiamo fatto grandi progressi come compagnia grazie agli investimenti continui e significativi nei membri del nostro team, nei prodotti e nell’operativo. Investimenti che oggi cominciano a dare i primi risultati”, ha dichiarato Doug Parker, Chairman e CEO di American Airlines. “Le operazioni svolte continuano a mostrare ottimi risultati per la compagnia, ed il merito di tutto ciò va ai membri del nostro team che semplicemente sono i migliori in questo business”.
“Entriamo nel 2018 con un forte slancio. La richiesta dei nostri servizi affidabili e cortesi rimane forte, il network è in espansione ed i prodotti che stiamo introducendo nel mercato riscuotono apprezzamento da parte dei passeggeri”.
Costi e ricavi del quarto trimestre e di tutto il 2017
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American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) è la holding di American Airlines. Con i partner regionali come American Eagle, la compagnia aerea opera una media di quasi 6.700 voli al giorno verso circa 350 destinazioni in oltre 50 paesi. American Airlines è tra i fondatori di oneworld, l’alleanza che con i suoi membri e membri eletti serve quasi 1.000 destinazioni e opera 14.250 voli quotidiani verso 150 paesi. Quest’anno American Airlines Group Inc. è in cima alla lista pubblicata da Fortune Magazine delle aziende uscite positivamente da un periodo di condizioni avverse. Inoltre le sue azioni sono entrate nell’indice S&P 500. American Airlines è su Twitter @AmericanAir e Facebook Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines
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