SOURCE: Era Group Inc.

Era Group Inc.

November 04, 2014 19:55 ET

Era Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2014) - Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) today reported net income for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014 ("current quarter") of $4.3 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $90.5 million. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2013 ("prior year quarter") was $5.2 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $81.0 million. 

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") was $22.4 million in the current quarter compared with $23.4 million in the prior year quarter. EBITDA adjusted to exclude gains on asset dispositions and special items was $24.8 million in the current quarter compared with $22.9 million in the prior year quarter.

Special items in the current quarter comprised a pre-tax charge of $2.5 million due to the accelerated recognition of previously awarded but deferred compensation awards following the resignation of our former Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"). Special items in the prior year quarter comprised a $2.0 million charge related to the early termination of operating leases on certain helicopters configured for air medical services.

There were no significant gains on equipment dispositions in the current quarter. Gains on asset dispositions in the prior year quarter were $2.6 million.

Third Quarter Results

Operating revenues in the current quarter were $9.5 million, or 12%, higher than the prior year quarter primarily due to improved revenues from our U.S. Gulf of Mexico operations following the resumption of service of our EC225 heavy helicopters and improved cash collections from our Brazilian joint venture.

Operating expenses were $2.9 million higher in the current quarter primarily due to increased personnel costs resulting from pay scale and benefit adjustments and increased repairs and maintenance, fuel and other expenses primarily related to the resumption of our EC225 helicopter operations.

Administrative and general expenses were $3.3 million higher in the current quarter primarily due to the accelerated recognition of the former CEO compensation awards noted above and increased compensation costs related to annual stock compensation grants and salary adjustments.

Interest expense was $0.8 million lower in the current quarter primarily due to increased capitalized interest related to deposits on helicopter orders and a base expansion project.

Derivative losses of $1.7 million in the current quarter were primarily due to the revaluation to market of unsettled foreign exchange forward currency contracts.

Nine Months Results

The Company reported net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 ("current nine months") of $13.9 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $256.5 million compared with net income of $17.0 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $223.0 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2013 ("prior nine months").

EBITDA was $67.3 million in the current nine months compared with $73.0 million in the prior nine months. EBITDA adjusted to exclude gains on asset dispositions and special items was $66.1 million in the current nine months compared with $57.4 million in the prior nine months. During the current nine months, we sold helicopters and related equipment for gains of $6.1 million compared with $17.8 million in the prior nine months.

Special items in the current nine months included the accelerated recognition of the former CEO compensation awards noted above and a pre-tax impairment charge of $2.5 million related to a probable loss of a note receivable. Special items in the prior nine months included the charge related to operating leases for certain air medical helicopters noted above. 

Operating revenues were $33.6 million, or 15%, higher in the current nine months primarily due to improved revenues from activities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico partially offset by lower revenues from oil and gas activities in Alaska primarily due to lower activity. Operating expenses were $17.2 million higher due to increased personnel costs and increased repairs and maintenance, fuel and other expenses primarily related to the resumption of our EC225 helicopter operations. Administrative and general expenses were $6.0 million higher primarily due to the accelerated recognition of the former CEO compensation awards noted above and annual salary adjustments and stock compensation grants. 

Sequential Quarter Results

Operating revenues in the current quarter were $3.9 million, or 5%, higher compared with the second quarter of 2014 ("preceding quarter") primarily due to improved revenues from our oil and gas operations, seasonal flightseeing operations in Alaska and cash collections from our Brazilian joint venture from which we recognize revenue only as cash is received.

Net income for the current quarter was $4.3 million on operating revenues of $90.5 million compared with net income of $5.2 million on operating revenues of $86.6 million in the preceding quarter. EBITDA was $22.4 million in the current quarter compared with $23.1 million in the preceding quarter. EBITDA adjusted to exclude gains on asset dispositions and special items was $24.8 million in the current quarter compared with $22.4 million in the preceding quarter.

Fleet Update

During the current quarter, the Company's capital expenditures were $11.8 million, which consisted primarily of deposits on future helicopter deliveries and a base expansion project. The Company records helicopter acquisitions in property and equipment and places helicopters in service once all completion work has been finalized and the helicopters are ready for use. The Company placed one new AW139 medium helicopter into service in July 2014 that had been delivered in the second quarter of 2014.

Following an extended global suspension of EC225 helicopter operations, we phased our EC225 helicopters in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico back into service during the prior year quarter. Thereafter, our oil and gas operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico benefited from the availability of both our EC225 helicopters and the medium helicopters that were previously servicing EC225 helicopter contracts during the extended suspension. As a result, the rate of increase in oil and gas revenues in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico compared to prior year periods is expected to continue to decelerate in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014.

The current spare capacity for our medium helicopters is higher than in recent periods. Spare helicopters include our helicopters other than those under customer contracts, undergoing maintenance or dedicated for charter activity. We are participating in several competitive bids to place some or all of the existing and forecasted spare medium helicopters on contract. If we are not successful in securing sufficient new projects, we may experience a decline in the near-term utilization of our medium helicopters that may impact our near-term financial results. In addition, we may sell certain helicopters on an opportunistic basis consistent with our stated strategy.

Lake Palma Sale

Effective July 24, 2014, the Company sold its 51% interest in Lake Palma, S.L. ("Lake Palma") for a purchase price of $9.3 million to its joint venture partner, Fumicacion Aerea Andaluza S.A. ("FAASA"), including a gain of $1.5 million, net of taxes. In connection with the transaction, the Company assigned debt obligations of $2.9 million to FAASA, and the balance of the purchase price was funded in cash.

Capital Commitments

The Company's unfunded capital commitments as of September 30, 2014 consisted primarily of orders for helicopters and totaled $290.1 million, of which $67.5 million is payable during 2014 with the balance payable through 2017. The Company also had $2.2 million of deposits paid on options not yet exercised. The Company may terminate $136.0 million of its total commitments (inclusive of deposits paid on options not yet exercised) without further liability other than liquidated damages of $9.0 million in the aggregate. 

Included in these capital commitments are agreements to purchase ten AW189 heavy helicopters, four S92 heavy helicopters and five AW169 light twin helicopters. The AW189 helicopters are scheduled to be delivered beginning in late 2014 through 2017. The S92 helicopters are scheduled to be delivered in late 2015 through 2017. Delivery dates for the AW169 helicopters have yet to be determined. In addition, the Company had outstanding options to purchase up to an additional ten AW189 helicopters, five S92 helicopters and three AW139 helicopters. If these options are exercised, the helicopters would be scheduled for delivery beginning in 2015 through 2018.

Liquidity

As of September 30, 2014, the Company had $40.4 million in cash balances and remaining availability under its senior secured revolving credit facility of $244.3 million.

Conference Call

Management will conduct a conference call starting at 10:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. CT) on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, to review the results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014. The conference call can be accessed as follows:

All callers will need to reference the access code 26226060

Within the U.S.: Operator Assisted Toll-Free Dial-In Number: (866) 607-0535

Outside the U.S.: Operator Assisted International Dial-In Number: (832) 445-1827

Replay

A telephone replay will be available through November 19, 2014 and may be accessed by calling (855) 859-2056 for domestic callers or (404) 537-3406 for international callers. An audio replay will also be available on the Company's website at www.eragroupinc.com shortly after the call and will be accessible for approximately 90 days.

About Era Group

Era Group is one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the U.S. In addition to servicing its U.S. customers, Era Group also provides helicopters and related services to third-party helicopter operators and customers in other countries, including Brazil, India, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Era Group's helicopters are primarily used to transport personnel to, from and between offshore installations, drilling rigs and platforms.

This release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements concerning management's expectations, strategic objectives, business prospects, anticipated performance and financial condition and other similar matters involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements discussed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other important factors include, among others, the Company's dependence on, and the cyclical nature of, the offshore oil and gas industry; the Company's dependence on oil and gas exploration and development activity in the areas where the Company operates; fluctuations in worldwide prices of and demand for oil and natural gas; the ability to successfully expand into other geographic and helicopter service markets; the impact of increased U.S. and foreign government regulation and legislation, including potential government implemented moratoriums on drilling activities; the requirement to engage in competitive processes or expend significant resources with no guaranty of recoupment; inherent risks in operating helicopters; the failure to maintain an acceptable safety record; the grounding of all or a portion of our fleet for extended periods of time or indefinitely; reduction or cancellation of services for government agencies; reliance on a small number of helicopter manufacturers and suppliers; political instability, governmental action, war, acts of terrorism and changes in the economic condition in any foreign country where the Company does business, which may result in expropriation, nationalization, confiscation or deprivation of our assets or result in claims of a force majeure situation; declines in the global economy and financial markets; foreign currency exposure and exchange controls; credit risk exposure; the ongoing need to replace aging helicopters; the Company's reliance on the secondary used helicopter market to dispose of older helicopters; the Company's reliance on a small number of customers; allocation of risk between the Company and its customers; liability, legal fees and costs in connection with providing emergency response services; risks associated with the Company's debt structure; operational and financial difficulties of the Company's joint ventures and partners; conflict with the other owners of the Company's non-wholly owned subsidiaries and other equity investees; adverse results of legal proceedings; adverse weather conditions and seasonality; adequacy of insurance coverage; the attraction and retention of qualified personnel; restrictions on the amount of foreign ownership of the Company's common stock; the effect of the Spin-off, including the ability of the Company to recognize the expected benefits from the Spin-off and the Company's dependence on SEACOR's performance under various agreements; and various other matters and factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control. In addition, these statements constitute Era Group's cautionary statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, the foregoing should not be considered a complete discussion of all potential risks or uncertainties. The words "estimate," "project," "intend," "believe," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of the document in which they are made. Era Group disclaims any obligation or undertaking to provide any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement to reflect any change in Era Group's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which the forward-looking statement is based. The forward-looking statements in this release should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect the Company's businesses, particularly those mentioned under "Risk Factors" in Era Group's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, in Era Group's subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in Era Group's periodic reporting on Form 8-K (if any), which are incorporated by reference.

For additional information concerning Era Group, contact Christopher Bradshaw at (281) 606-4871 or visit Era Group's website at www.eragroupinc.com.

   
   
ERA GROUP INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
   
    Three Months Ended
 September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
 September 30,
 
    2014     2013     2014     2013  
Operating revenues   $ 90,510     $ 80,997     $ 256,533     $ 222,961  
Costs and expenses:                                
  Operating     54,282       51,338       158,601       141,399  
  Administrative and general     12,941       9,683       34,340       28,362  
  Depreciation     11,746       11,340       34,458       34,432  
      78,969       72,361       227,399       204,193  
Gains on asset dispositions, net     42       2,560       6,072       17,837  
Operating income     11,583       11,196       35,206       36,605  
Other income (expense):                                
  Interest income     130       155       418       452  
  Interest expense     (3,629 )     (4,394 )     (11,222 )     (13,739 )
  SEACOR management fees     --       --       --       (168 )
  Derivative gains (losses), net     (1,703 )     (96 )     (1,744 )     (78 )
  Note receivable impairment     --       --       (2,457 )     --  
  Foreign currency gains (losses), net     (485 )     409       (521 )     465  
  Other, net     (3 )     7       10       19  
      (5,690 )     (3,919 )     (15,516 )     (13,049 )
Income before income tax expense and equity earnings (losses)     5,893       7,277       19,690       23,556  
Income tax expense     2,868       2,715       8,130       8,691  
Income before equity earnings (losses)     3,025       4,562       11,560       14,865  
Equity earnings (losses), net of tax     1,286       526       2,321       1,762  
Net income     4,311       5,088       13,881       16,627  
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiary     (45 )     116       51       326  
Net income attributable to Era Group Inc.     4,266       5,204       13,932       16,953  
Accretion of redemption value on Series A preferred stock     --       --       --       721  
Net income attributable to common shares   $ 4,266     $ 5,204     $ 13,932     $ 16,232  
                                 
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.21     $ 0.26     $ 0.69     $ 0.79  
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.21     $ 0.26     $ 0.68     $ 0.79  
                                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic     20,098,239       19,918,876       20,039,609       20,426,277  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted     20,163,990       19,960,453       20,108,399       20,463,795  
                                 
EBITDA   $ 22,424     $ 23,382     $ 67,273     $ 73,037  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 24,886     $ 25,427     $ 72,192     $ 75,250  
Adjusted EBITDA excluding Gains   $ 24,844     $ 22,867     $ 66,120     $ 57,413  
                                 
                                 
                                 
ERA GROUP INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited, in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
 
   
    Three Months Ended  
    Sep 30,
 2014
  Jun 30,
 2014
  Mar 31,
 2014
  Dec 31,
 2013
  Sep 30,
 2013
 
Operating revenues   $ 90,510   $ 86,580   $ 79,443   $ 75,998   $ 80,997  
Costs and expenses:                                
  Operating     54,282     54,679     49,640     45,213     51,338  
  Administrative and general     12,941     10,065     11,334     10,562     9,683  
  Depreciation     11,746     11,425     11,287     11,129     11,340  
      78,969     76,169     72,261     66,904     72,361  
Gains on asset dispositions, net     42     3,139     2,891     464     2,560  
Operating income     11,583     13,550     10,073     9,558     11,196  
Other income (expense):                                
  Interest income     130     143     145     139     155  
  Interest expense     (3,629 )   (3,840 )   (3,753 )   (4,311 )   (4,394 )
  SEACOR management fees     --     --     --     --     --  
  Derivative gains (losses), net     (1,703 )   (11 )   (30 )   (26 )   (96 )
  Note receivable impairment     --     (2,457 )   --     --     --  
  Foreign currency gains (losses), net     (485 )   21     (57 )   233     409  
  Other, net     (3 )   13     --     --     7  
      (5,690 )   (6,131 )   (3,695 )   (3,965 )   (3,919 )
Income before income tax expense and equity earnings (losses)     5,893     7,419     6,378     5,593     7,277  
Income tax expense     2,868     2,759     2,503     3,036     2,715  
Income before equity earnings (losses)     3,025     4,660     3,875     2,557     4,562  
Equity earnings (losses), net of tax     1,286     536     499     (880 )   526  
Net income     4,311     5,196     4,374     1,677     5,088  
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiary     (45 )   25     71     75     116  
Net income attributable to Era Group Inc.   $ 4,266   $ 5,221   $ 4,445   $ 1,752   $ 5,204  
                                 
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.21   $ 0.26   $ 0.22   $ 0.09   $ 0.26  
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.21   $ 0.26   $ 0.22   $ 0.09   $ 0.26  
                                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic     20,098,239     20,066,060     19,952,930     19,924,708     19,918,876  
Weighted average common shares outstanding, diluted     20,163,990     20,134,474     20,025,135     19,991,869     19,960,453  
                                 
EBITDA   $ 22,424   $ 23,077   $ 21,772   $ 20,014   $ 23,382  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 24,886   $ 25,534   $ 21,772   $ 20,014   $ 25,427  
Adjusted EBITDA excluding Gains   $ 24,844   $ 22,395   $ 18,881   $ 19,550   $ 22,867  
                                 
                                 
                                 
ERA GROUP INC.
OPERATING REVENUES BY LINE OF SERVICE
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
   
    Three Months Ended  
    Sep 30,
 2014
    Jun 30,
 2014
    Mar 31,
 2014
    Dec 31,
 2013
    Sep 30,
 2013
 
Oil and gas:(1)                                        
  U.S. Gulf of Mexico   $ 52,870     $ 51,715     $ 49,141     $ 45,435     $ 40,503  
  Alaska     7,984       9,305       6,197       6,885       14,003  
  International     1,514       173       1,245       1,228       1,248  
    Total oil and gas     62,368       61,193       56,583       53,548       55,754  
Dry-leasing     12,392       11,466       10,876       11,566       10,376  
Search and rescue     5,666       5,095       6,152       5,417       4,614  
Air medical services     2,569       3,137       3,091       3,135       3,288  
Flightseeing     4,043       2,946       --       --       4,390  
Fixed Base Operations     3,562       2,858       2,842       2,434       2,671  
Eliminations     (90 )     (115 )     (101 )     (102 )     (96 )
    $ 90,510     $ 86,580     $ 79,443     $ 75,998     $ 80,997  
                                         
                                         
                                         
FLIGHT HOURS BY LINE OF SERVICE(2)
(unaudited)
 
    Three Months Ended
    Sep 30,
 2014
  Jun 30,
 2014
  Mar 31,
 2014
  Dec 31,
 2013
  Sep 30,
 2013
Oil and gas:(1)                    
  U.S. Gulf of Mexico   10,594   11,065   9,447   10,304   10,003
  Alaska   939   1,122   682   895   2,860
  International   --   --   57   62   60
    Total oil and gas   11,533   12,187   10,186   11,261   12,923
Search and rescue   348   258   382   305   299
Air medical services   1,239   1,100   951   1,059   1,224
Flightseeing   1,505   1,080   --   --   1,744
    14,625   14,625   11,519   12,625   16,190
                     
(1)  Primarily oil and gas services, but also includes revenues from activities such as firefighting and utility support.
(2)  Does not include hours flown by helicopters in our dry-leasing line of service.
   
   
   
ERA GROUP INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
   
    Sep 30,
 2014
  Jun 30,
 2014
  Mar 31,
 2014
  Dec 31,
 2013
  Sep 30,
 2013
 
ASSETS                      
Current assets:                                
  Cash and cash equivalents   $ 40,357   $ 14,940   $ 22,290   $ 31,335   $ 22,517  
  Receivables:                                
    Trade, net of allowance for doubtful accounts     48,307     52,582     47,780     38,137     48,435  
    Other     1,679     2,078     4,824     4,374     2,961  
  Inventories, net     27,039     26,863     26,780     26,853     26,692  
  Prepaid expenses and other     1,712     2,991     3,292     2,167     1,278  
  Deferred income taxes     2,065     1,991     2,138     2,347     3,642  
  Escrow deposits     --     --     3,048     --     9,900  
    Total current assets     121,159     101,445     110,152     105,213     115,425  
Property and equipment     1,128,510     1,116,678     1,084,199     1,066,958     1,014,907  
    Accumulated depreciation     (296,294 )   (284,547 )   (273,754 )   (263,306 )   (255,299 )
    Net property and equipment     832,216     832,131     810,445     803,652     759,608  
Equity investments and advances     31,641     36,053     35,433     34,986     36,113  
Goodwill     352     352     352     352     352  
Other assets     14,794     15,868     16,074     14,380     16,071  
Total assets   $ 1,000,162   $ 985,849   $ 972,456   $ 958,583   $ 927,569  
                                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                                
Current liabilities:                                
  Accounts payable and accrued expenses   $ 21,819   $ 23,129   $ 13,639   $ 13,293   $ 16,796  
  Accrued wages and benefits     9,651     9,791     9,583     8,792     8,937  
  Accrued interest     4,805     950     4,624     772     4,625  
  Accrued income taxes     1,029     236     781     613     --  
  Derivative instruments     1,991     569     529     621     --  
  Current portion of long-term debt     2,787     2,787     2,787     2,787     2,787  
  Other current liabilities     4,154     4,258     4,171     3,267     6,894  
    Total current liabilities     46,236     41,720     36,114     30,145     40,039  
Deferred income taxes     216,985     214,117     211,479     209,574     208,483  
Long-term debt     277,390     278,023     278,755     279,391     240,029  
Deferred gains and other liabilities     2,898     3,120     3,476     3,412     5,343  
    Total liabilities     543,509     536,980     529,824     522,522     493,894  
Equity:                                
  Era Group Inc. stockholders' equity:                                
    Common stock     204     204     203     202     202  
    Additional paid-in capital     428,530     425,010     423,728     421,310     420,650  
    Retained earnings     28,612     24,346     19,125     14,680     12,928  
    Treasury shares, at cost     (547 )   (547 )   (334 )   (113 )   (94 )
    Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax     99     146     175     176     108  
      456,898     449,159     442,897     436,255     433,794  
  Non-controlling interest in subsidiary     (245 )   (290 )   (265 )   (194 )   (119 )
    Total equity     456,653     448,869     442,632     436,061     433,675  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 1,000,162   $ 985,849   $ 972,456   $ 958,583   $ 927,569  
                                 
                                 
                                 

Our management uses EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to assess the performance and operating results of our business. EBITDA is defined as Earnings before Interest (includes interest income and interest expense), Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA further adjusted for SEACOR Management Fees and certain other items that occur during the reported period. We include EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to provide investors with a supplemental measure of our operating performance. Neither EBITDA nor Adjusted EBITDA is a recognized term under generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP"). Accordingly, they should not be used as an indicator of, or an alternative to, net income as a measure of operating performance. In addition, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not intended to be measures of free cash flow available for management's discretionary use, as they do not consider certain cash requirements, such as debt service requirements. Because the definitions of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (or similar measures) may vary among companies and industries, they may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies.

The following table provides a reconciliation of Net Income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands).

       
       
    Three Months Ended  
    Sep 30,
 2014
    Jun 30,
 2014
    Mar 31,
 2014
    Dec 31,
 2013
    Sep 30,
 2013
 
Net Income   $ 4,311     $ 5,196     $ 4,374     $ 1,677     $ 5,088  
  Depreciation     11,746       11,425       11,287       11,129       11,340  
  Interest income     (130 )     (143 )     (145 )     (139 )     (155 )
  Interest expense     3,629       3,840       3,753       4,311       4,394  
  Income tax expense     2,868       2,759       2,503       3,036       2,715  
EBITDA   $ 22,424     $ 23,077     $ 21,772     $ 20,014     $ 23,382  
  Special items (1)     2,462       2,457       --       --       2,045  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 24,886     $ 25,534     $ 21,772     $ 20,014     $ 25,427  
  Gains on asset dispositions, net ("Gains")     (42 )     (3,139 )     (2,891 )     (464 )     (2,560 )
Adjusted EBITDA excluding Gains   $ 24,844     $ 22,395     $ 18,881     $ 19,550     $ 22,867  
                                         

(1) Special items include the following:

  • In the three months ended September 30, 2014, a pre-tax charge of $2.5 million related to the accelerated recognition of previously awarded but deferred compensation awards following the resignation of our former CEO;
  • In the three months ended June 30, 2014, a pre-tax impairment charge of $2.5 million on a note receivable from a foreign company with whom we participated in bids for contracts; and
  • In the three months ended September 30, 2013, a one-time charge of $2.0 million related to the early termination of operating leases on certain helicopters configured for air medical services.
 
 
ERA GROUP INC.
FLEET COUNTS
(1)
(unaudited)
 
    Sep 30,
 2014
  Jun 30,
 2014
  Mar 31,
 2014
  Dec 31,
 2013
  Sep 30,
 2013
Heavy:                    
  EC225   9   9   9   9   9
                     
Medium:                    
  AW139   39   38   37   35   36
  B212   9   9   10   11   11
  B412   6   6   6   6   6
  S76 A/A++   2   2   2   3   3
  S76 C+/C++   6   6   6   6   6
    62   61   61   61   62
                     
Light--twin engine:                    
  A109   9   9   9   9   9
  BK-117   3   3   3   3   6
  EC135   20   20   20   20   20
  EC145   5   5   4   4   4
    37   37   36   36   39
                     
Light--single engine:                    
  A119(2)   17   24   24   24   24
  AS350   35   35   35   35   35
    52   59   59   59   59
Total Helicopters   160   166   165   165   169
                     
(1) Includes all owned, joint ventured, leased-in and managed helicopters and excludes helicopters fully paid for and delivered but not yet placed in service as of the applicable dates.
(2) Effective July 24, 2014, we sold our 51% interest in Lake Palma, which owns seven of the A119 helicopters listed above as of June 30, 2014 and all prior periods listed.
   
   

Contact Information

  • For additional information concerning Era Group, contact:
    Christopher Bradshaw
    (281) 606-4871
    www.eragroupinc.com