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Hawaiian Holdings Inc Reports Operating Results (10-K)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: February 8, 2013 11:36PM
Hawaiian Holdings Inc (HA) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2012-12-31.
Highlight of Business Operations:The increase in passenger revenue of $286.4 million, or 19.3%, for the year ended December 31, 2012, as compared to 2011, is primarily due to increased capacity across our network with a flat overall yield as we faced increased competition on certain of our North America and International routes, which led to a decreased load factor and decreased average fare throughout our network.
The increase in passenger revenue of $325.7 million, or 28.2%, for the year ended December 31, 2011, as compared to 2010, is primarily due to increased yield throughout our network and increased capacity on our North America and International routes due to increased demand which led to an increased load factor and increased average fare throughout our network.
Net cash provided by operating activities increased to $311.0 million, $178.8 million and $150.3 million in 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The increase from 2011 to 2012 in cash provided was primarily due to an increase in our air traffic liability balance for increased future bookings related to advance ticket sales, increases in accounts payable and increases in other accrued liabilities and partially offset by an increase in accounts receivable and long-term prepayments and other. The increase from 2010 to 2011 is primarily due to increases in our air traffic liability balance for increased future bookings related to advance ticket sales and a decrease in contributions to our pension and disability plans that was partially offset by increases in accounts receivable.
Commissions and other selling expenses include credit card commissions, the costs incurred to provide flights and other awards provided by HawaiianMiles, advertising and promotional expenses and computer reservation system charges, as well as commissions paid to outside agents for the sales of passenger and cargo traffic. Sales commissions are deferred when paid and are subsequently recognized as expense when the related revenue is recognized. Prepaid sales commissions are included in prepaid expenses and other current assets in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets. All other components of commissions and other selling expenses, including advertising costs, are expensed when incurred. Advertising expense was $11.2 million, $9.2 million and $11.0 million for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011, and 2010, respectively.
The Company also sponsors separate defined contribution plans (401(k)) for its pilots, flight attendants and ground and salaried personnel. Depending upon the employee group, employer contributions consist of matching contributions based on percentages ranging from 2% to 5.04% for employer contributions and 0% to 5% for matching contributions (excludes pilots which are awarded based on target benefit contributions) of eligible earnings or participant contributions depending on the terms of each plan. Contributions to the Company's defined contribution plans were $21.3 million, $18.5 million, and $16.5 million for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively.
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