IAG CAPITAL MARKETS DAY 2015
Capital Markets Day the presentation
International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) will update the market today (November 6, 2015) at its Capital Markets Day with the following information:
IAG is today announcing a considerable upgrade to our long term return and equity cash flow objectives. Long-term planning goals for 2016-2020 include:
- Return on Invested Capital (real terms) targeting sustainable 15% (compared to 12%+ previously)
- An operating profit margin of 12% to 15% (compared to 10% to 14% previously)
- Average EPS growth of 12%+ per annum (compared to 10%+ per annum previously)
- EBITDAR of approximately €5.6bn average per annum (compared to €5bn average per annum previously)
- Capex: targeting less than €2.5bn per annum (compared to €2bn to €3bn per annum previously)
- Equity free-cash flow of €1.5bn to €2.5bn per annum (compared to €1bn to €1.5bn per annum previously)
- ASK growth of approximately 3% to 4% per annum (no change)
- Gearing to be in the investment grade zone (no change)
In addition, IAG today announces the following changes in the executive management teams within our operating companies. Keith Williams will be retiring as Executive Chairman of British Airways in April next year and Alex Cruz, currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vueling, will be replacing him. Also, Nick Swift will be stepping down as Chief Financial Officer of British Airways in April next year and Steve Gunning, current Chief Executive Officer of IAG Cargo, will be replacing him. Further appointments will be announced in due course.
The presentations from the Capital Markets Day can be accessed via www.iairgroup.com and a webcast of the event will be available today from 0830 GMT/0930 CET.
Enrique Dupuy de Lôme
Chief Financial Officer
November 6, 2015
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