Delta generates $5 billion operating profit in 12 months, provides outlook for Q2 2023

 

Mega carrier, Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the March quarter and provided its outlook for the June quarter of 2023. Highlights of the March quarter, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are on page five and incorporated here.

Delta’s chief executive officer Ed Bastian expressed thanks for the outstanding work and dedication of the Delta team, disclosing that the year 2023 is off to a strong start.

According to him, We provided well-deserved pay increases for our people and paid more profit sharing than the rest of the industry combined. Delta is building momentum, with the best people in the industry generating nearly $5 billion of operating profit over the last twelve months,”

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 “For the June quarter, we expect to deliver record revenue, and an adjusted operating margin of 14 to 16 percent with earnings per share of $2.00 to $2.25.”

“With solid March quarter profitability and a strong outlook for the June quarter, we are confident in our full-year guidance for revenue growth of 15 to 20 percent year over year, earnings of $5 to $6 per share, and free cash flow of over $2 billion,” Bastian said.

MARCH QUARTER 2023 GAAP FINANCIAL RESULTS

  • Operating revenue of $12.8 billion
  • Operating loss of $277 million with an operating margin of (2.2)%
  • Pre-tax loss of $506 million with a pre-tax margin of (4)%
  • EPS of ($0.57)
  • Operating cash flow of $2.2 billion
  • Payments on debt and finance lease obligations of $1.2 billion
  • Total debt and finance lease obligations of $22 billion at quarter end
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MARCH QUARTER 2023 ADJUSTED FINANCIAL RESULTS

  • Operating revenue of $11.8 billion, 45% higher than the March quarter of 2022 and 14% higher than the March quarter of 2019, including a 1-point impact from flying at lower capacity than initially planned
  • Operating income of $546 million with an operating margin of 4.6%
  • Pre-tax income of $217 million with a pre-tax margin of 1.8%
  • Earnings per share of $0.25
  • Operating cash flow of $2.9 billion
  • Free cash flow of $1.9 billion
  • $9.5 billion in liquidity* and adjusted net debt of $21 billion at quarter end
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Wole Shadare