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International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) today (July 29, 2016) presented Group consolidated results for the six months to June 30, 2016.

 

IAG period highlights on results:

 

·      Second quarter operating profit €555 million before exceptional items (2015: operating profit of €530 million), excluding Aer Lingus €487 million

·      Net foreign exchange operating profit impact for the quarter adverse €148 million

·      Passenger unit revenue for the quarter down 10.2 per cent and at constant currency down 6.2 per cent (excluding Aer Lingus and at constant currency down 6.5 per cent)

·      Non-fuel unit costs before exceptional items for the quarter down 1.1 per cent and at constant currency up 0.8 per cent (excluding Aer Lingus and at constant currency up 1.3 per cent)

·      Fuel unit costs before exceptional items for the quarter down 31.2 per cent, down 29.3 per cent at constant currency

·      Operating profit before exceptional items for the half year €710 million (2015: operating profit €555 million), up 27.9 per cent. Excluding Aer Lingus €668 million

·      Cash of €6,561 million at June 30, 2016 was up €705 million on 2015 year end

·      Adjusted gearing down 1 point to 53 per cent and adjusted net debt to EBITDAR improved 0.2 to 1.7 times

 

Performance summary:

 

   

Six months to June 30


Financial data € million  

2016

2015

Higher / (lower)

Passenger revenue

9,539

9,149

4.3 %

Total revenue

10,786

10,363

4.1 %

Operating profit before exceptional items

710

555

27.9 %

Exceptional items

79

-

-

Operating profit after exceptional items

789

555

42.2 %

Profit after tax

554

332

66.9 %

Basic earnings per share (€ cents)

26.8

15.8

11.0pts

Operating figures  

2016

2015

Higher / (lower)

Available seat kilometres (ASK million)

142,915

127,243

12.3 %

Seat factor (per cent)

80.0

79.3

0.7pts

Passenger unit revenue per ASK (€ cents)

6.67

7.19

(7.2)%

Non-fuel unit costs per ASK (€ cents)

5.33

5.32

0.0 %

 

June 30,

2016

December 31,

2015

Higher / (lower)

Cash and interest-bearing deposits

6,561

5,856

12.0 %

Adjusted net debt (1)

7,889

8,510

(7.3)%

Adjusted net debt to EBITDAR

1.7

1.9

(0.2)

Adjusted gearing (2)

53%

54%

(1pt)

   




(1)Adjusted net debt is net debt plus capitalised rolling four quarter aircraft operating lease costs.

(2)Adjusted gearing is adjusted net debt, divided by adjusted net debt and adjusted equity.

 

Willie Walsh, IAG Chief Executive Officer, said:

 

"We're reporting another strong performance in quarter 2 with an operating profit of €555 million before exceptional items which is up from €530 million compared to last year. Excluding Aer Lingus it would be €487 million.

 

"Our performance this quarter saw a negative currency impact of €148 million, primarily due to the weak pound. Numerous external factors affected our airlines including the impact of terrorism, uncertainty around the UK's EU referendum and Spain's political situation and increased weakness in Latin American economies. This led to a softer than expected trading environment, especially in June. In addition, the airlines' operations have been considerably disrupted by 22 air traffic control strikes in Europe so far this year. This has impacted our passenger revenues.

 

"Our non-fuel unit costs fell 1.1 per cent but are up 0.8 per cent at constant currency, following the significant cost reductions achieved last year.

 

 

 

 

"In spite of the vast majority of our planned capital expenditure this year occurring in the first half, cash was €705 million higher than at the end of 2015.

 

"In the half year, we made an operating profit of €710 million before exceptional items compared to €555 million in 2015. Excluding Aer Lingus it was €668 million."

 

Trading outlook

 

We have continued to experience a weaker trading environment in our UK point-of-sale business, which represents around one third of total revenue. On top of this, continued pound sterling weakness would reduce pound sterling profits when translated into euros in what is traditionally the most profitable part of the year.

In addition, like other European airlines, our operations around Europe have recently suffered from significant weather and Air Traffic Control strike disruption, resulting in over a thousand flights having to be cancelled. We expect at least €80 million disruption costs to be booked in the second half of the year as a result, with the additional risk of revenue dilution. This will affect Vueling more than other operating companies, as IAG's short haul operations have had to bear the bulk of the disruption.

We continue to intensify our long-established cost control and capacity discipline. Cost initiatives currently in the planning stage will benefit our earnings from 2017. However, we also expect reductions in underlying non-fuel unit cost of around 1 per cent at constant currency in 2016 (the same as our previous guidance). This is on top of very significant fuel cost reductions as our historic hedges unwind. We have reduced our planned capacity growth for the second half of the year, and have 2017 capacity growth and capex under review.

 

Although visibility of revenue trends for quarter 4 remains low, we already have 74 per cent of our expected revenue booked for quarter 3. Based on current fuel price and currency levels, and given our high visibility over H2 cost reductions, we expect low double digit percentage growth in pre-exceptional operating profit in 2016.

We expect full year equity free cash flow to be within our long-term €1.5 billion to €2.5 billion range. This provides a high degree of coverage for ongoing ordinary dividends.

 

 

 

 

This announcement contains inside information and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

Enrique Dupuy, Chief Financial Officer, (responsible for arranging the release of this announcement).

Forward-looking statements:

Certain statements included in this report are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

 

Forward-looking statements can typically be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "expects", "may", "will", "could", "should", "intends", "plans", "predicts", "envisages" or "anticipates" and include, without limitation, any projections relating to results of operations and financial conditions of International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. and its subsidiary undertakings from time to time (the 'Group'), as well as plans and objectives for future operations, expected future revenues, financing plans, expected expenditures and divestments relating to the Group and discussions of the Group's Business plan. All forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information known to the Group on the date of this report. The Group undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

It is not reasonably possible to itemise all of the many factors and specific events that could cause the forward-looking statements in this report to be incorrect or that could otherwise have a material adverse effect on the future operations or results of an airline operating in the global economy. Further information on the primary risks of the business and the risk management process of the Group is given in the Annual Report and Accounts 2015; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.

 

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Tel: +44 (0)208 564 2900

Investor.relations@iairgroup.com

 

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

 

  

Six months to June 30


€ million

Before

exceptional

items

2016

Exceptional

items

Total

2016

Total

2015(1)

Higher/

(lower)

  






Passenger revenue

9,539


9,539

9,149

4.3 %

Cargo revenue

503


503

540

(6.9)%

Other revenue

744


744

674

10.4 %

Total revenue

10,786


10,786

10,363

4.1 %

  


  


  


Employee costs

2,467

(51)

2,416

2,328

6.0 %

Fuel, oil costs and emissions charges

2,465

(28)

2,437

3,033

(18.7)%

Handling, catering and other operating costs

1,297


1,297

1,161

11.7 %

Landing fees and en-route charges

1,044


1,044

827

26.2 %

Engineering and other aircraft costs

811


811

700

15.9 %

Property, IT and other costs

442


442

366

20.8 %

Selling costs

489


489

459

6.5 %

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

658


658

620

6.1 %

Aircraft operating lease costs

337


337

305

10.5 %

Currency differences

66


66

9

633.3 %

Total expenditure on operations

10,076

(79)

9,997

9,808

2.7 %

Operating profit

710

79

789

555

27.9 %

Net non-operating costs

(101)


(101)

(143)

(29.4)%

Profit before tax

609

79

688

412

47.8 %

Tax

(120)

(14)

(134)

(80)

50.0 %

Profit after tax for the period

489

65

554

332

47.3 %

  

  



  


 Operating figures

2016(2)



2015

Higher/

(lower)

Available seat kilometres (ASK million)

142,915



127,243

12.3 %

Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK million)

114,295



100,875

13.3 %

Seat factor (per cent)

80.0



79.3

0.7pts

Cargo tonne kilometres (CTK million)

2,654



2,607

1.8 %

Passenger numbers (thousands)

46,676



38,638

20.8 %

Tonnes of cargo carried (thousands)

375



432

(13.1)%

Sectors

338,804



288,135

17.6 %

Block hours (hours)

986,914



860,439

14.7 %

Average manpower equivalent

63,032



58,958

6.9 %

Aircraft in service

541



472

14.6 %

Passenger revenue per RPK (€ cents)

8.35



9.07

(8.0)%

Passenger unit revenue per ASK (€ cents)

6.67



7.19

(7.2)%

Cargo revenue per CTK (€ cents)

18.95



20.71

(8.5)%

Fuel cost per ASK (€ cents)

1.72



2.38

(27.6)%

Non-fuel unit costs per ASK (€ cents)

5.33



5.32

0.0 %

Total cost per ASK (€ cents)

7.05



7.71

(8.5)%


  



  


(1)The prior year consolidated Income statement includes reclassifications to conform to the current year presentation. Refer to note 1 for further details.

(2)Financial ratios are before exceptional items.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

 

 

Three months to June 30


€ million

Before

exceptional

items

2016

Exceptional

items

Total

2016

Total

2015(1)

Higher/

(lower)

 

  



 


Passenger revenue

5,074


5,074

5,013

1.2 %

Cargo revenue

241


241

274

(12.0)%

Other revenue

393


393

369

6.5 %

Total revenue

5,708


5,708

5,656

0.9 %

  

 



 


Employee costs

1,241

(51)

1,190

1,204

3.1 %

Fuel, oil costs and emissions charges

1,274

(15)

1,259

1,644

(22.5)%

Handling, catering and other operating costs

690


690

610

13.1 %

Landing fees and en-route charges

570


570

465

22.6 %

Engineering and other aircraft costs

407


407

366

11.2 %

Property, IT and other costs

218


218

167

30.5 %

Selling costs

237


237

232

2.2 %

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

320


320

314

1.9 %

Aircraft operating lease costs

149


149

161

(7.5)%

Currency differences

47


47

(37)

(227.0)%

Total expenditure on operations

5,153

(66)

5,087

5,126

0.5 %

Operating profit

555

66

621

530

4.7 %

Net non-operating costs

(57)


(57)

(81)

(29.6)%

Profit before tax

498

66

564

449

10.9 %

Tax

(102)

(12)

(114)

(91)

12.1 %

Profit after tax for the period

396

54

450

358

10.6 %

 

 



  


Operating figures

2016(2)



2015

Higher/

(lower)

Available seat kilometres (ASK million)

76,764



68,138

12.7 %

Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK million)

62,073



54,977

12.9 %

Seat factor (per cent)

80.9



80.7

0.2pts

Cargo tonne kilometres (CTK million)

1,334



1,293

3.2 %

Passenger numbers (thousands)

26,307



21,960

19.8 %

Tonnes of cargo carried (thousands)

171



214

(20.4)%

Sectors

186,741



159,505

17.1 %

Block hours (hours)

536,786



468,935

14.5 %

Average manpower equivalent

64,323



59,859

7.5 %

Passenger revenue per RPK (€ cents)

8.17



9.12

(10.4)%

Passenger unit revenue per ASK (€ cents)

6.61



7.36

(10.2)%

Cargo revenue per CTK (€ cents)

18.06



21.19

(14.8)%

Fuel cost per ASK (€ cents)

1.66



2.41

(31.2)%

Non-fuel unit costs per ASK (€ cents)

5.05



5.11

(1.1)%

Total cost per ASK (€ cents)

6.71



7.52

(10.8)%

 

(1)The prior year consolidated Income statement includes reclassifications to conform to the current year presentation.

(2)Financial ratios are before exceptional items.


FINANCIAL REVIEW

 

 

Operating profit overview

IAG's operating profit for the six months to June 30, 2016 was €710 million before exceptional items, an improvement of €155 million from last year. British Airways made a profit of €631 million before exceptional items (2015: €488 million); Iberia made a loss of €6 million (2015: loss €18 million); Aer Lingus made a profit of €42 million and Vueling's loss was €54 million (2015: loss €5 million).

Operating and market environment

In the first half of 2016, the Group performance was negatively impacted by terrorist attacks, the UK referendum vote to exit the EU, operational disruption including air traffic control industrial action and adverse exchange rates (including a devaluation of the naira), partially offset by lower fuel prices.

 

IAG remains sensitive to economic conditions in the markets in which it operates. Deterioration in either a domestic market or the global economy may have a material impact on our financial position, while foreign exchange and interest rate movements create volatility. The risk of economic uncertainty within the UK may extend into the longer term following the UK's vote to exit the EU, as disclosed in our 2015 Annual Report and Accounts.

 

The UK referendum vote to remain or exit the EU resulted in economic uncertainty throughout the period and in particular quarter two. The Group experienced weak trading conditions in June leading up to and following the vote, with an emphasis in our premium cabins. The weak trading conditions together with the foreign exchange impacts have impacted the Group's profitability for quarter 2.

 

The vote to exit also created volatility in the foreign exchange markets. Weakening of the pound sterling impacted the translation of the Group's sterling subsidiaries and reduced the Group's profits, net assets and other reserves. Although the Group's expected profitability for 2016 has decreased, the reduction has not impacted the carrying value of its intangible assets and goodwill. The reduction in interest rates increased British Airways' employee pension accounting obligation and decreased other reserves. Sensitivities on our pension plans are included in note 32 of the 2015 Annual Report and Accounts and the impact of changes in assumptions for the six months to June 30, 2016 are included in note 17.

 

Following the UK's vote to exit the EU, there has been no immediate regulatory impact on the Group's ability to operate its business effectively or on its regulatory structure. Regulation of the airline industry covers many of our activities including route flying rights, airport landing rights, departure taxes, security and environmental controls. Excessive taxes or increases in regulation may impact on our operational and financial performance. The terms of the UK withdrawal from the other EU member states must be negotiated. At this stage, we do not believe it will have a significant impact on our business, as disclosed in our 2015 Annual Report and Accounts.

 

Throughout the period, the Group has suffered network disruption from air traffic control industrial action. Although management has plans to mitigate these risks to the extent feasible, there has been an impact on our profitability.

 

For further information on our economic exposure, see Foreign exchange, derivatives and hedging section.

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

We have continued to maintain and operate our structure and processes to identify, assess and manage risks. The impact of the UK referendum has been considered as part of the Group's overall risk assessment, and the effects are set out earlier in this report. The principal risks and uncertainties affecting us, detailed on pages 47 to 54 of the December 31, 2015 Annual Report and Accounts, remain relevant for the remaining six months of the year.

 

Basis of presentation

The Group's performance for the six month period to June 30, 2016 includes Aer Lingus' operations. Aer Lingus was acquired on August 18, 2015, therefore the Group's six month performance to June 30, 2015 excludes Aer Lingus.

In 2016 the Group reviewed and amended the reporting of individual line items in the consolidated Income statement to better reflect the nature of underlying transactions and improve comparability between reporting periods. For more information see note 1.

Capacity

IAG increased capacity (available seat kilometres or ASKs) by 12.3 per cent in the first six months of the year and traffic volumes rose 13.3 per cent, increasing seat factor to 80.0 per cent. Excluding Aer Lingus, capacity was increased by 3.9 per cent. Iberia and Vueling continued their growth patterns while British Airways' capacity increase reflects changes to its network and aircraft.

Revenue

Passenger revenue increased 4.3 per cent compared to the prior period, and excluding Aer Lingus and currency, passenger revenue was down 2.2 per cent. Passenger unit revenue (passenger revenue per ASK) was down 5.5 per cent at constant currency ('ccy') from lower yields (passenger revenue/revenue passenger kilometre) partially offset by higher volumes. Yields decreased at British Airways and Iberia with continued fare pressure on oil related routes and lower demand from economic uncertainty related to the UK referendum vote, weakening of currencies throughout Latin America, Africa and Middle East and the compounding impact of terrorist attacks. Vueling's passenger revenue performance was adversely impacted by the terrorist attacks and operational disruption including air traffic control industrial action. Aer Lingus revenue performance has been strong since acquisition, in particular across the North Atlantic. The Group has maintained its volumes in the first half of 2016 with seat factor rising 0.7 points.


Cargo revenue for the period decreased by 6.9 per cent, excluding Aer Lingus and currency down 10.7 per cent. Cargo yields are down impacted by a market capacity imbalance and from cycling over a strong base, which saw the benefits of the US port strike in quarter one last year. Cargo volumes were broadly flat excluding Aer Lingus, and up including Aer Lingus.

Other revenue was up 10.4 per cent, excluding currency benefits and Aer Lingus up 12.0 per cent. The Group saw higher activity at BA Holidays and in Iberia's third party maintenance and handling businesses. There was also an increase in Avios revenue for the period.

Costs

Employee costs increased 6.0 per cent, excluding Aer Lingus and currency up 1.6 per cent. On a unit basis the improvement was 3.3 per cent at ccy with savings from manpower initiatives and lower variable pay, partially offset by salary awards and crew training. The average number of employees rose 6.9 per cent for the Group primarily due to the addition of Aer Lingus. Productivity increased 3.6 per cent (5.1 per cent including Aer Lingus), with improvements at British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus.

Fuel costs decreased 18.7 per cent, with fuel unit costs at ccy down 29.8 per cent. Fuel benefited from lower average fuel prices net of hedging and efficiencies from the introduction of new fleet and improved operational procedures.

Handling, catering and other operating costs rose 11.7 per cent, excluding currency and Aer Lingus up 8.2 per cent. The increase reflects additional compensation fees and baggage claims related to operational disruption, partially due to air traffic control industrial action in France. In addition, the Group costs rose from an increase in revenue related activity. The passenger business carried 8.3 per cent more passengers (20.8 per cent including Aer Lingus) and Iberia's third party handling rose and BA Holidays' sales increased.

Landing fees and en-route charges rose 26.2 per cent, excluding currency and Aer Lingus up 8.3 per cent. The performance reflects higher overflying charges and additional volume, with ASKs up 3.9 per cent and sectors flown up 1.0 per cent. In addition, the prior period benefited from one time recoveries.

Engineering and other aircraft costs increased 15.9 per cent, excluding currency and Aer Lingus up 6.3 per cent. Increases are driven by additional third party maintenance activity at Iberia, higher flying hours and price, partially offset by the renegotiation of engine manufacturer contracts in 2015.

Property, IT and other costs increased 20.8 per cent and on an underlying basis up 10.1 per cent. Property lease costs rose following a new agreement for terminal 7 at the JFK airport and the loss of sub-leased revenues.

Selling costs increased 6.5 per cent, excluding Aer Lingus and currency impacts, broadly flat. Volume increases were offset by price savings and through other management initiatives.

Ownership costs rose 7.6 per cent, excluding Aer Lingus and currency impacts flat. Ownership costs increased from the accelerated depreciation of Iberia's Airbus A340-300s which began in the second half of 2015, while Vueling has 13 additional aircraft compared to the same period last year. Ownership costs benefited from a lower net charge related to British Airways' replacement fleet (Boeing 787s and Airbus A380s) and from a tax court ruling in Iberia resulting in a €30 million provision release.

At constant currency non-fuel unit costs increased 0.7 per cent, excluding Aer Lingus and adjusted for BA Holidays flat. Improvements were made at all carriers with the exception of Vueling. Vueling non-fuel unit costs were adversely impacted by a maintenance provision release in the base, additional compensation costs related to disruption and from higher employee costs, with a 22.5 per cent rise in employees.

Exceptional items

The Group made changes to the US PRMB (Post-Retirement Medical Benefits) during 2016 to bring the level of benefits in line with national trends in the US. These changes resulted in recognition of a one-off gain in employee costs of €51 million during the year and a related tax charge of €10 million.

Under the Business combination standard, gains or losses on cash flow hedges acquired should not be recycled to the income statement but recognised in equity. Following the acquisition of Aer Lingus, IAG continued to unwind the cash flow fuel hedges acquired in the before exceptional items column. A credit was recognised in the exceptional items column reversing the impact of unwinding the cash flow hedges to reach the total Fuel, oil costs and emissions charges.

Non-operating items

The net non-operating cost was €101 million for the six months compared to €143 million for the same period last year. Net currency retranslation charges on long-term provisions reduced by €25 million with less euro to US dollar volatility than last year. The net financing credit for pensions improved €14 million, with an equal offset in net financing costs.

Taxation

The tax charge for the six months to June 30, 2016 is €134 million after exceptional items (2015: €80 million charge) with an effective tax rate of 20 per cent.

Profit after tax and exceptional items

The profit after tax for the six month period to June 30 was €554 million (2015: €332 million).

 

Foreign exchange, derivatives and hedging

For the six months to June 30, 2016, the average pound sterling exchange rate weakened against both the US dollar and the euro, while the euro weakened against the US dollar, resulting in a net negative impact on the operating profit for the Group of €210 million.

 

Transaction exchange impact

From a transaction perspective, the Group's financial performance is impacted by fluctuations in exchange rates, primarily from the US dollar, euro and pound sterling. The Group generates a surplus in most currencies in which it does business, with the exception of the US dollar, as capital expenditure, debt repayments and fuel purchases paid in US dollars typically create a deficit. The Group hedges its transaction exposures; note 26 of IAG's 2015 Annual Report and Accounts outlines the Group's approach to financial risk management.

 

For the six months to June 30, 2016, the transactional exchange rate impact for the Group was favourable €134 million on revenues, adverse €312 million on costs, including a €22 million charge for the devaluation of the naira. The net adverse impact on transactions was €178 million, impacted by the strengthening of the US dollar.

 

At June 30, 2016, the Group's net US dollar exposure to cash flows (excluding capital expenditure) was around $1.9 billion for the remainder of the year, of which 75 per cent was hedged; and around $2.4 billion and 49 per cent for the twelve months to December 31, 2017.

 

The Group's euro functional subsidiaries' (Aer Lingus, Iberia, and Vueling) remaining exposure to the pound sterling was less than £40 million, and British Airways' net euro surplus was approximately €150 million.

 

Translation exchange impact

IAG's results are also impacted by exchange rates used for the translation of British Airways' and Avios' financial results from sterling to the Group's reporting currency of euro. In the six months to June 30, 2016, the Group earned all (2015: all) of its operating profit in pound sterling. For the full year 2015, 82 per cent of the Group's operating profit was in pound sterling.

 

For the six months, the net impact of translation exchange on operating profit was €32 million adverse, with a decrease in revenues of €321 million and decrease in cost of €289 million.

 

Fuel

During the period, oil prices maintained an upward trend, but were down significantly versus last year. At June 30, 2016, the Group's hedged fuel price position was 74 per cent on average for the remainder of the year, and 43 per cent on average for the twelve months to December 31, 2017.

 

Cash

The Group's cash position was €6,561 million up €705 million from December 31, 2015 with adverse foreign exchange of €501 million. British Airways' cash position was €2,961 million, Iberia €1,178 million, Aer Lingus €1,030 million, Vueling €750 million and the parent and other Group companies €642 million.

Compared to December 31, 2015 the Group's adjusted net debt decreased by €621 million to €7,889 million and adjusted net debt to EBITDAR improved 0.2 points to 1.7 times. Adjusted gearing improved by one point to 53 per cent.

 


 

 

  

 

INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP S.A.

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016

 

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT


Six months to June 30

€ million

Before

exceptional

items

2016

Exceptional

items

(note 4)

Total

2016


Total

2015(1)

Passenger revenue

9,539


9,539


9,149

Cargo revenue

503


503


540

Other revenue

744


744


674

Total revenue

10,786


10,786


10,363

Employee costs

2,467

(51)

2,416


2,328

Fuel, oil costs and emissions charges

2,465

(28)

2,437


3,033

Handling, catering and other operating costs

1,297


1,297


1,161

Landing fees and en-route charges

1,044


1,044


827

Engineering and other aircraft costs

811


811


700

Property, IT and other costs

442


442


366

Selling costs

489


489


459

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

658


658


620

Aircraft operating lease costs

337


337


305

Currency differences

66


66


9

Total expenditure on operations

10,076

(79)

9,997


9,808

Operating profit

710

79

789


555







Finance costs

(153)


(153)


(141)

Finance income

18


18


19

Net currency retranslation charges

(4)


(4)


(29)

Gains on derivatives not qualifying for hedge accounting

21


21


15

Net gain related to available-for-sale financial assets

3


3


2

Share of profits in investments accounted for using the equity method

3


3


-

Profit/(loss) on sale of property, plant and equipment and investments

3


3


(3)

Net financing credit/(charge) relating to pensions

8


8


(6)

Profit before tax

609

79

688


412

Tax

(120)

(14)

(134)


(80)

Profit after tax for the period

489

65

554


332







Attributable to:






Equity holders of the parent

479


544


322

Non-controlling interest

10


10


10


489


554


332













Basic earnings per share (€ cents)

23.6


26.8


15.8

Diluted earnings per share (€ cents)

22.7


25.6


15.4







(1)The prior year consolidated Income statement includes reclassifications to conform to the current year presentation. Refer to note 1 for further details.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


Six months to June 30

€ million

2016

2015

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to net profit



Cash flow hedges:



   Fair value movements in equity

(392)

222

   Reclassified and reported in net profit

712

608

Available-for-sale financial assets:



   Fair value movements in equity

1

(2)

   Reclassified and reported in net profit

-

(5)

Currency translation differences

(468)

298




Items that will not be reclassified to net profit



Remeasurements of post-employment benefit obligations (note 17)

(1,256)

(152)

Total other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

(1,403)

969

Profit after tax for the period

554

332

Total comprehensive income for the period

(849)

1,301




Total comprehensive income is attributable to:



Equity holders of the parent

(859)

1,291

Non-controlling interest

10

10


(849)

1,301


Items in the consolidated Statement of other comprehensive income above are disclosed net of tax.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

€ million

June 30,

2016

December 31,

2015

Non-current assets



Property, plant and equipment

13,239

13,672

Intangible assets

3,038

3,246

Investments accounted for using the equity method

41

41

Available-for-sale financial assets

68

74

Employee benefit assets

878

957

Derivative financial instruments

88

62

Deferred tax assets

658

723

Other non-current assets

443

365


18,453

19,140

Current assets



Non-current assets held for sale

13

5

Inventories

440

520

Trade receivables

1,545

1,196

Other current assets

1,056

1,235

Current tax receivable

77

79

Derivative financial instruments

199

198

Other current interest-bearing deposits

3,493

2,947

Cash and cash equivalents

3,068

2,909


9,891

9,089

Total assets

28,344

28,229




Shareholders' equity



Issued share capital

1,066

1,020

Share premium

6,105

5,867

Treasury shares

(96)

(113)

Other reserves

(2,596)

(1,548)

Total shareholders' equity

4,479

5,226

Non-controlling interest

308

308

Total equity

4,787

5,534

Non-current liabilities



Interest-bearing long-term borrowings

7,768

7,498

Employee benefit obligations

1,677

858

Deferred tax liability

253

419

Provisions for liabilities and charges

2,085

2,049

Derivative financial instruments

85

282

Other long-term liabilities

207

223


12,075

11,329

Current liabilities



Current portion of long-term borrowings

1,051

1,132

Trade and other payables

3,933

3,803

Deferred revenue on ticket sales

5,543

4,374

Derivative financial instruments

471

1,328

Current tax payable

-

124

Provisions for liabilities and charges

484

605


11,482

11,366

Total liabilities

23,557

22,695

Total equity and liabilities

28,344

28,229

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT


Six months to June 30

€ million

2016

2015

Cash flows from operating activities



Operating profit

789

555

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

658

620

Movement in working capital

1,620

909

Increase in trade and other receivables, prepayments, inventories and current assets

(739)

(745)

Increase in trade and other payables, deferred revenue on ticket sales and current liabilities

2,359

1,654

Payments related to restructuring (net of provision)

(91)

(101)

Employer contributions to pension schemes

(680)

(484)

Pension scheme service costs

108

127

Provision and other non-cash movements

66

99

Interest paid

(107)

(97)

Taxation

(104)

(37)

Net cash flows from operating activities

2,259

1,591




Cash flows from investing activities



Acquisition of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

(1,731)

(606)

Sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

83

103

Net proceeds from sale of investments

-

6

Interest received

21

23

Increase in other current interest-bearing deposits

(861)

(483)

Increase in financial assets

(103)

-

Dividends received

1

1

Other investing movements

5

3

Net cash flows from investing activities

(2,585)

(953)




Cash flows from financing activities



Net proceeds from long-term borrowings

1,083

325

Repayment of borrowings

(74)

(72)

Repayment of finance leases

(259)

(288)

Acquisition of treasury shares

(25)

(20)

Distributions made to holders of perpetual securities and other

(10)

(11)

Dividend paid

(40)

-

Net cash flows from financing activities

675

(66)




Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

349

572

Net foreign exchange differences

(190)

124

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January

2,909

1,528

Cash and cash equivalents at period end

3,068

2,224




Interest-bearing deposits maturing after more than three months

3,493

4,197




Cash, cash equivalents and other interest-bearing deposits

6,561

6,421


At June 30, 2016 British Airways held €53 million equivalent of restricted cash in Nigeria.

At June 30, 2016 Aer Lingus held €48 million of restricted cash within interest-bearing deposits maturing after more than three months relating to the pension escrow.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

For the six months to June 30, 2016


  




   

Issued

share

capital

Share

premium

Treasury

shares

Other

reserves(1)

Total

shareholders'

equity

Non-

controlling

interest

Total

equity

   

 € million  

January 1, 2016

1,020

5,867

(113)

(1,548)

5,226

308

5,534

 








Total comprehensive income for the period (net of tax)

-

-

-

(859)

(859)

10

(849)

 








Cost of share-based payments

-

-

-

26

26

-

26

Vesting of share-based payment schemes

-

-

42

(76)

(34)

-

(34)

Acquisition of treasury shares

-

-

(25)

-

(25)

-

(25)

Dividend

-

(106)

-

(106)

(212)

-

(212)

Issue of ordinary shares related to conversion of convertible bond

46

344

-

(33)

357

-

357

Distributions made to holders of perpetual securities

-

-

-

-

-

(10)

(10)

June 30, 2016

1,066

6,105

(96)

(2,596)

4,479

308

4,787

   




  




(1)Closing balance includes retained earnings of €331 million (excluding pensions restatement: retained earnings of €2,380 million).

 

For the six months to June 30, 2015


  




 € million

Issued

share

capital

Share

premium

Treasury

shares

Other

reserves(1)

Total

shareholders'

equity

Non-

controlling

interest

Total

equity

January 1, 2015

1,020

5,867

(6)

(3,396)

3,485

308

3,793

   








 Total comprehensive income for the period (net of tax)

-

-

-

1,291

1,291

10

1,301

   








Cost of share-based payments

-

-

-

17

17

-

17

Vesting of share-based payment schemes

-

-

5

(3)

2

-

2

Acquisition of treasury shares

-

-

(20)

-

(20)

-

(20)

Dividend of a subsidiary

-

-

-

-

-

(1)

(1)

Distributions made to holders of perpetual securities

-

-

-

-

-

(10)

(10)

June 30, 2015

1,020

5,867

(21)

(2,091)

4,775

307

5,082

   




  




(1)Closing balance includes a retained deficit of €50 million (excluding pensions restatement: retained earnings of €1,999 million).


NOTES TO THE ACCOUNTS
For the six months to June 30, 2016

 

 

 

1.             Corporate Information AND BASIS OF PREPARATION

 

International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (hereinafter 'International Airlines Group', 'IAG' or the 'Group') is a leading European airline group, formed to hold the interests of airline and ancillary operations. IAG is a Spanish company registered in Madrid and was incorporated on April 8, 2010. On January 21, 2011 British Airways Plc and Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España S.A. Operadora (hereinafter 'British Airways' and 'Iberia' respectively) completed a merger transaction becoming the first two airlines of the Group. Vueling Airlines S.A. ('Vueling') was acquired on April 26, 2013, and Aer Lingus Group Plc ('Aer Lingus') on August 18, 2015.

 

IAG shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities and also on the stock exchanges of Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia (the 'Spanish Stock Exchanges'), through the Spanish Stock Exchanges Interconnection System (Mercado Continuo Español).

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements were prepared in accordance with IAS 34 and authorised for issue by the Board of Directors on July 28, 2016. The condensed consolidated interim financial statements herein are not the Company's statutory accounts and are unaudited. The Directors consider that the Group has adequate resources to remain in operation for the foreseeable future and have therefore continued to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the interim financial statements.

 

The basis of preparation and accounting policies set out in the IAG Annual Report and Accounts for the year to December 31, 2015 have been applied in the preparation of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements, except as disclosed in note 2. IAG's financial statements for the year to December 31, 2015 have been filed with the Registro Mercantil de Madrid, and are in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (IFRSs as adopted by the EU) and with those of the Standing Interpretations issued by the IFRS Interpretations Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The report of the auditors on those financial statements was unqualified.

 

On May 6, 2016 IAG announced that it had exercised its option to redeem all of its outstanding €390 million 1.75 per cent convertible bonds due in 2018. As an alternative to the redemption of the bonds, the bondholders had the option under the terms and conditions to exchange bonds for ordinary shares in the Company. In June 2016, all remaining bondholders exercised their option to exchange their convertible bonds for ordinary shares, resulting in the issue of 91,981,118 new shares.

 

The financial statements for the prior year include reclassifications that were made to conform to the current year presentation.

 

In 2016 the Group reviewed and amended the reporting of individual line items in the consolidated Income statement to better reflect the nature of underlying transactions and improve comparability between reporting periods. As a result, for the year to December 31, 2015, revenue previously reported as Other revenue has been reclassified to Passenger revenue and Cargo revenue. Expenditure in respect of certain subcontracted services, previously allocated to Property, IT and other costs, has been reclassified to Handling, catering and other operating costs. These reclassifications have not affected reported total revenue, expenditure or operating profit for 2015. Details of these adjustments are provided in the table below.

 


Consolidated income statement for the six months to June 30, 2015



€ million

Previously reported

Reclassification

After

reclassification


Passenger revenue

9,119

30

9,149


Cargo revenue

505

35

540


Other revenue

739

(65)

674


Total revenue

10,363

-

10,363







Handling, catering and other operating costs

1,061

100

1,161


Property, IT and other costs

466

(100)

366


Other expenditure on operations

8,281

-

8,281


Total expenditure on operations

9,808

-

9,808







Operating profit

555

-

555


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.             Accounting Policies

 

The Group has adopted the following standards, interpretations and amendments for the first time in the six months to June 30, 2016:

 

IAS 1 (Amendment) 'Presentation of financial statements' disclosure initiative; effective for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2016. The amendments clarify guidance in IAS 1 on materiality and aggregation, the presentation of subtotals, the structure of financial statements, and the disclosure of accounting policies. The adoption of the amendments has not resulted in a significant change to the presentation and disclosures in the Group's financial statements.

 

IAS 19 (Amendment) 'Defined Benefit plans: Employee contributions'; effective for periods beginning on or after February 1, 2015. The amendments clarify the application of IAS 19 'Employee Benefits' (2011) to plans that require employees or third parties to contribute towards the cost of benefits. The amendments have not resulted in a change to the financial position or performance of the Group.

 

Other amendments resulting from improvements to IFRSs did not have any impact on the accounting policies, financial position or performance of the Group. The Group has not early adopted any standard, interpretation or amendment that has been issued but is not yet effective.

 

3.             Business combination  

 

On August 18, 2015, the Group acquired 100 per cent of the issued ordinary share capital of Aer Lingus Group for €2.55 per share.

 

The fair values of the assets and liabilities arising from the acquisition were presented in the financial statements for the year to December 31, 2015 on a provisional basis. During the six months to June 30, 2016 the valuation exercise was finalised, resulting in an increase of €58 million to the fair value of property, plant and equipment arising from the acquisition, and a related €7 million deferred tax liability.

 

The goodwill is recognised as follows:

 


€ million

  


Cash consideration

1,351


Fair value of identifiable net assets

1,079


Goodwill

272

 

4.             Exceptional items

 



Six months to June 30


€ million

2016

2015


Revision in US past service cost benefits (1)

(51)

-


Pre-acquisition cash flow hedge impact (2)

(28)

-


Recognised in expenditure on operations

(79)

-


Tax on exceptional items

14

-


Total exceptional credit after tax

(65)

-

 

(1)        Revision in US past service cost benefits

During the period the Group made changes to the US PRMB (Post-Retirement Medical Benefits) to further bring the level of benefits in line with national trends seen in the US. This scheme is accounted for in a similar way to a defined benefit plan, so any reduction in benefit results in the recognition of a past service gain when the plan amendment occurs. This change has resulted in a one-off gain in employee costs of €51 million in the six months to June 30, 2016, and a related tax charge of €10 million.

 

(2)        Derivatives and financial instruments

Under IFRS 3 Business combinations, gains or losses on cash flow hedges acquired should not be recycled to the income statement but recognised in equity. Following the acquisition of Aer Lingus, IAG continued to unwind the cash flow fuel hedges acquired in reported fuel expense. For the six months to June 30, 2016, a credit of €28 million was recognised as an exceptional item, reversing the impact of unwinding the cash flow hedges to arrive at the total Fuel, oil costs and emissions charges. A related tax charge of €4 million was also recognised.

 

5.             SEASONALITY

 

The Group's business is highly seasonal with demand strongest during the summer months. Accordingly higher revenues and operating profits are usually expected in the latter six months of the financial year than in the first six months.

 

 

 

6.             SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

a.             Business segments

 

British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and Avios are managed as individual operating companies. Each airline operates its network operations as a single business unit. The chief operating decision maker is responsible for allocating resources and assessing performance of the operating segments, and has been identified as the IAG Management Committee. The IAG Management Committee makes resource allocation decisions based on profitability, primarily by reference to the passenger markets in which the companies operate. The objective in making resource allocation decisions is to optimise consolidated financial results. Therefore, based on the way the Group treats its businesses, and the manner in which resource allocation decisions are made, the Group has four (2015: three) reportable operating segments for financial reporting purposes, reported as British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus.

 

In 2016, the Avios business has been treated as a separate operating unit and is included in Other Group companies in the Business segment information; it is not a separate reportable segment. In 2015, Avios was part of the British Airways and Iberia operating segments based on ownership. The 2015 comparatives have been restated to reflect this change.

 

Other Group companies include Avios and the head office companies IAG, IAG GBS and IAG Cargo.

 


For the six months to June 30, 2016









2016


€ million

British Airways

Iberia

Vueling

Aer Lingus

Other Group companies

Total


Revenue








External revenue

6,875

1,982

857

787

285

10,786


Inter-segment revenue

238

151

-

-

230

619


Segment revenue

7,113

2,133

857

787

515

11,405










Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

(487)

(115)

(9)

(37)

(10)

(658)


Operating profit/(loss) before exceptional items

631

(6)

(54)

42

97

710










Exceptional items (note 4)

51

-

-

-

28

79


Operating profit/(loss) after exceptional items

682

(6)

(54)

42

125

789










Net non-operating costs






(101)


Profit before tax






688

 


For the six months to June 30, 2015










2015


€ million


British Airways

Iberia

Vueling

Other Group companies

Total


Revenue








External revenue


7,365

2,013

786

199

10,363


Inter-segment revenue


162

169

-

219

550


Segment revenue


7,527

2,182

786

418

10,913










Depreciation, amortisation and impairment


(520)

(87)

(6)

(7)

(620)










Operating profit/(loss)


488

(18)

(5)

90

555










Net non-operating costs






(143)


Profit before tax






412

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.             SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

b.             Geographical analysis

 

                Revenue by area of original sale



Six months to June 30


€ million

2016

2015


UK

3,854

3,826


Spain

1,659

1,577


USA

1,731

1,582


Rest of world

3,542

3,378



10,786

10,363

Assets by area


June 30, 2016




€ million

Property, plant

and equipment

Intangible

assets


UK

10,345

1,203


Spain

2,103

1,214


USA

24

12


Rest of world

767

609


Total

13,239

3,038

 


December 31, 2015




€ million

Property, plant

and equipment

Intangible

assets


UK

11,112

1,346


Spain

1,798

1,222


USA

26

14


Rest of world

736

664


Total

13,672

3,246

 

7.             FINANCE COSTS AND INCOME

 



Six months to June 30


€ million

2016

2015


Finance costs




Interest payable on bank and other loans, finance charges payable under finance leases

(141)

(132)


Unwinding of discount on provisions

(11)

(11)


Capitalised interest on progress payments

1

1


Change in fair value of cross currency swaps

(2)

1


Total finance costs

(153)

(141)






Finance income




Interest on other interest-bearing deposits

18

19


Total finance income

18

19

 

8.             Tax

 

The tax charge for the six months to June 30, 2016 is €134 million (2015: €80 million charge), and the effective tax rate is 20 per cent.

 

The UK corporation tax rate is reducing from 20 per cent to 19 per cent effective from April 1, 2017 and from 19 per cent to 18 per cent effective from April 1, 2020. A further reduction to 17 per cent effective from April 1, 2020 has been announced and is expected to be enacted later in 2016. The effect of the corporation tax rate reduction is expected to be a deferred tax credit of €42 million through the income statement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.             EARNINGS PER SHARE AND SHARE CAPITAL



Six months to June 30


Millions

2016

2015


Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue

2,030

2,039


Weighted average number for diluted earnings per share

2,210

2,161







Six months to June 30


€ cents

2016

2015


Basic earnings per share

26.8

15.8


Diluted earnings per share

25.6

15.4

 

During the six months to June 30, 2016 the Company issued 92,910,220 ordinary shares as a result of the conversion of the €390 million 1.75 per cent convertible bonds due in 2018, resulting in a €46 million increase of Issued share capital and a €344 million increase in Share premium. The ordinary shares issued have the same rights as the other shares in issue.

 

The number of shares in issue at June 30, 2016 was 2,132,988,743 (June 30, 2015: 2,040,078,523) ordinary shares with a par value of €0.50 each.

 

10.           DIVIDENDS

 

The Directors do not propose a dividend be paid for the six months to June 30, 2016 (June 30, 2015: nil).

 

The final dividend of 10 € cents per share for the year to December 31, 2015 was approved at the annual general meeting on June 16, 2016. This final dividend, amounting to €212 million, has been recognised as a liability at June 30, 2016 and was paid from July 4, 2016.

 

11.           PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 


€ million

Property, plant

and equipment

Intangible assets


Net book value at January 1, 2016

13,672

3,246


Additions

1,685

70


Acquired through Business combination

58

(51)


Disposals

(101)

(18)


Reclassifications

(25)

11


Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

(609)

(49)


Exchange movements

(1,441)

(171)


Net book value at June 30, 2016

13,239

3,038

 


€ million


Net book value at January 1, 2015

11,784

2,438


Additions

575

69


Disposals

(102)

(31)


Reclassifications

(11)

11


Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

(591)

(29)


Exchange movements

1,051

124


Net book value at June 30, 2015

12,706

2,582

 

Capital expenditure authorised and contracted but not provided for in the accounts amounts to €14,307 million (December 31, 2015: €16,091 million). The majority of capital expenditure commitments are denominated in US dollars, and as such are subject to changes in foreign exchange rates.

 

12.           IMPAIRMENT REVIEW

 

Goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite lives are tested for impairment annually (in the fourth quarter) and when circumstances indicate the carrying value may be impaired. The key assumptions used to determine the recoverable amount for the different cash generating units are disclosed in the IAG Annual Report and Accounts for the year to December 31, 2015. For the six months to June 30, 2016, following consideration of the impact of the UK referendum, the Group has concluded that there are no indicators that the carrying value may exceed the recoverable amount.

 

 

13.           NON-CURRENT ASSETS HELD FOR SALE

 

The non-current assets held for sale of €13 million represent one Boeing 737-400 engine and one Airbus A340-300 aircraft. These are presented within the British Airways and Iberia operating segments respectively and will exit the business within 12 months of June 30, 2016.

 

Assets held for sale with a net book value of €4 million were disposed of during the six months to June 30, 2016, related to the sale of three Boeing 737-400 airframes and eight Boeing 737-400 engines, resulting in a profit of €2 million.

 

At December 31, 2015 the non-current assets held for sale of €5 million represented three Boeing 737-400 airframes and nine Boeing 737-400 engines that had been stood down from use and were being marketed for sale. These were presented within the British Airways segment.

 

14.           FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

a.             Financial assets and liabilities by category

 

The detail of the Group's financial instruments at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 by nature and classification for measurement purposes is as follows:

 


June 30, 2016

Financial assets




 € million

Loans and

receivables

Derivatives

used for

hedging

Available-for-

sale

Non-

financial

assets

Total

carrying

amount by

balance sheet

item


 Non-current assets







 Available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

68

-

68


 Derivative financial instruments

-

88

-

-

88


 Other non-current assets

422

-

-

21

443


   







 Current assets







 Trade receivables

1,545

-

-

-

1,545


 Other current assets

426

-

-

630

1,056


 Non-current assets held for sale

-

-

-

13

13


 Derivative financial instruments

-

199

-

-

199


 Other current interest-bearing deposits

3,493

-

-

-

3,493


 Cash and cash equivalents

3,068

-

-

-

3,068

 









   


Financial liabilities




 € million


Loans and

payables

Derivatives

used for

hedging

Non-

financial

liabilities

Total

carrying

amount by

balance sheet

item


 Non-current liabilities







 Interest-bearing long-term borrowings

7,768

-

-

7,768


 Derivative financial instruments


-

85

-

85


 Other long-term liabilities


7

-

200

207


   







 Current liabilities







 Current portion of long-term borrowings

1,051

-

-

1,051


 Trade and other payables


3,626

-

307

3,933


 Derivative financial instruments


-

471

-

471

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.           FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS continued

 

a.             Financial assets and liabilities by category


 







December 31, 2015

Financial assets




 € million

Loans and receivables

Derivatives used for hedging

Available-for-sale

Non-financial assets

Total carrying amount by balance sheet item


 Non-current assets







 Available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

74

-

74


 Derivative financial instruments

-

62

-

-

62


 Other non-current assets

345

-

-

20

365


   







 Current assets







 Trade receivables

1,196

-

-

-

1,196


 Other current assets

545

-

-

690

1,235


 Non-current assets held for sale

-

-

-

5

5


 Derivative financial instruments

-

198

-

-

198


 Other current interest-bearing deposits

2,947

-

-

-

2,947


 Cash and cash equivalents

2,909

-

-

-

2,909

 









   


Financial liabilities




 € million


Loans and

payables

Derivatives

used for

hedging

Non-

financial

liabilities

Total

carrying

amount by

balance sheet

item


 Non-current liabilities







 Interest-bearing long-term borrowings


7,498

-

-

7,498


 Derivative financial instruments


-

282

-

282


 Other long-term liabilities


10

-

213

223


   







 Current liabilities







 Current portion of long-term borrowings


1,132

-

-

1,132


 Trade and other payables


3,442

-

361

3,803


 Derivative financial instruments


-

1,328

-

1,328

 

b.             Fair value of financial assets and financial liabilities

 

The fair values of the Group's financial instruments are disclosed in hierarchy levels depending on the nature of the inputs used in determining the fair values as follows:

 

Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets and liabilities. A market is regarded as active if quoted prices are readily and regularly available from an exchange, dealer, broker, industry group, pricing service, or regulatory agency, and those prices present actual and regularly occurring market transactions on an arm's length basis;

 

Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. The fair value of financial instruments that are not traded in an active market is determined by valuation techniques. These valuation techniques maximise the use of observable market data where it is available and rely as little as possible on entity specific estimates; and

               

Level 3: Inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data.

 

The fair value of cash and cash equivalents, other current interest-bearing deposits, trade receivables, other current assets and trade and other payables approximate their carrying value largely due to the short-term maturities of these instruments.

 

 

 

14.           FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS continued

 

b.             Fair value of financial assets and financial liabilities

 

The following methods and assumptions were used by the Group in estimating its fair value disclosures for financial instruments:

 

Instruments included in Level 1 comprise listed asset investments classified as available-for-sale and interest-bearing borrowings which are stated at market value at the balance sheet date.

 

Instruments included in Level 2 include derivatives and interest-bearing borrowings.

 

Forward currency transactions and over-the-counter fuel derivatives are entered into with various counterparties, principally financial institutions with investment grade ratings. These are measured at the market value of instruments with similar terms and conditions at the balance sheet date using forward pricing models. Counterparty and own credit risk is deemed to be not significant.

 

The fair value of the Group's interest-bearing borrowings including leases is determined by discounting the remaining contractual cash flows at the relevant market interest rates at the balance sheet date.

 

All resulting fair value estimates are included in Level 2 except for certain investments which are classified as Level 3.

 

The carrying amounts and fair values of the Group's financial assets and liabilities at June 30, 2016 are set as follows:

 


   

Fair value


Carrying value


 € million

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Total


Total


 Financial assets








 Available-for-sale financial assets

9

-

59

68


68


 Derivatives (1)

-

287

-

287


287


   








 Financial liabilities








 Interest-bearing borrowings

1,290

7,703

-

8,993


8,819


 Derivatives (2)

-

556

-

556


556


   








(1)Current portion of derivative financial assets is €199 million.


(2)Current portion of derivative financial liabilities is €471 million.

 


December 31, 2015


   

Fair value


Carrying value


 € million

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Total


Total


 Financial assets








 Available-for-sale financial assets

9

-

65

74


74


 Derivatives (1)

-

260

-

260


260


   








 Financial liabilities








 Interest-bearing borrowings

2,102

7,248

-

9,350


8,630


 Derivatives (2)

-

1,610

-

1,610


1,610


   








(1)Current portion of derivative financial assets is €198 million


(2)Current portion of derivative financial liabilities is €1,328 million

 

There have been no transfers between levels of fair value hierarchy during the period.

 

Out of the financial instruments listed in the previous table, only the interest-bearing borrowings are not measured at fair value on a recurring basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.           FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS continued

 

c.               Level 3 financial assets reconciliation

  

                  The following table summarises key movements in Level 3 financial assets:                                                                                                            


 € million

June 30,

2016

December 31,

2015


Opening balance for the year

65

65


Settlements

-

(5)


Exchange movements

(6)

5


Closing balance for the period

59

65

 

The fair value of Level 3 financial assets cannot be measured reliably; as such these assets are stated at historic cost less accumulated impairment losses with the exception of the Group's investment in The Airline Group Limited, an unlisted investment. During 2014 other shareholders disposed of a combined holding of 49.9 per cent providing a market reference from which to determine a fair value. The investment remains classified as a Level 3 financial asset due to the valuation criteria applied not being observable, with the resultant fair value uplift in 2014 being non-recurring in nature.

 

15.           Borrowings


€ million


Current




Bank and other loans

487

576


Finance leases

564

556



1,051

1,132


Non-current




Bank and other loans

1,835

2,176


Finance leases

5,933

5,322



7,768

7,498

 

Following the announcement by the Group that it had exercised its option to redeem all of its outstanding €390 million 1.75 per cent convertible bonds due 2018, in June 2016 all remaining bondholders exercised their option to exchange their convertible bonds for ordinary shares, resulting in the issuance of 91,981,118 new shares.

 

In the six months to June 30, 2016, the Group issued bonds totalling €49 million; €11 million 2.5 per cent coupon repayable in 2018, and €38 million 2.5 per cent coupon repayable in 2019.

 

16.           SHARE BASED PAYMENTS

 

During the period 5,125,613 nil-cost options were awarded, under the Group's Performance Share Plan (PSP) to key senior executives and selected members of the wider management team. No payment is due upon the vesting of the shares. The fair value of equity-settled share options granted is estimated as at the date of the award using the Monte-Carlo model, taking into account the terms and conditions upon which the options were awarded, or based on the share price at the date of grant, dependent on the performance criteria attached. The following are the inputs to the model for the PSP options granted in the year:

 

Expected share price volatility: 30 per cent

Expected life of options: 3 years

Weighted average share price: £5.41

 

The Group also made awards under the Group's Incentive Award Deferral Plan during the period, under which 1,915,957 conditional shares were awarded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.           EMPLOYEE BENEFIT OBLIGATIONS

 

The Group operates two principal funded defined benefit pension schemes in the UK, the Airways Pension Scheme (APS) and the New Airways pension scheme (NAPS), both of which are closed to new members.

 



June 30, 2016


€ million

APS

NAPS

Other

Total


Scheme assets at fair value

9,240

16,620

391

26,251


Present value of scheme liabilities

(7,860)

(18,000)

(671)

(26,531)


Net pension asset/(liability)

1,380

(1,380)

(280)

(280)


Effect of the asset ceiling

(508)

-

-

(508)


Other employee benefit obligations

-

-

(11)

(11)


June 30, 2016

872

(1,380)

(291)

(799)








Represented by:






Employee benefit asset




878


Employee benefit obligation




(1,677)






(799)

 



December 31, 2015


€ million

APS

NAPS

Other

Total


Scheme assets at fair value

9,916

17,997

429

28,342


Present value of scheme liabilities

(8,405)

(18,460)

(805)

(27,670)


Net pension asset/(liability)

1,511

(463)

(376)

672


Effect of the asset ceiling

(561)

-

-

(561)


Other employee benefit obligations

-

-

(12)

(12)


December 31, 2015

950

(463)

(388)

99








Represented by:






Employee benefit asset




957


Employee benefit obligation




(858)






99

               

                At June 30, 2016, the assumptions used to determine the obligations under the APS and NAPS were reviewed and updated to reflect market conditions at that date. The change in assumptions has resulted in a charge to Other comprehensive income of €1,256 million (net of tax). Key assumptions were as follows:

 



APS

NAPS


Per cent per annum

June 30,

2016

December 31, 2015

June 30,

2016

December 31, 2015


Inflation (CPI)

1.60

1.85

1.60

2.00


Inflation (RPI)

2.70

2.85

2.70

3.00


Salary increases (as RPI)

2.70

2.85

2.70

3.00


Discount rate

2.70

3.60

2.90

3.85








Pension contributions for APS and NAPS were determined by an actuarial valuation made as at March 31, 2012 using assumptions and methodologies agreed with the Trustees of each scheme.

 

               

                The Group is currently in discussions with the Trustees of the APS and NAPS over the latest actuarial valuations as at March 31, 2015. Although discussions have been constructive, further work is required beyond June 30, 2016 (the date set by the statutory framework) to finalise the valuations and conclude a satisfactory agreement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.           PROVISIONS FOR LIABILITIES AND CHARGES

 


€ million

Restoration and handback provisions

Restructuring

Employee leaving indemnities and other employee related provisions

Legal claims provisions

Other provisions

Total


Net book value at January 1, 2016

1,013

744

579

235

83

2,654


Provisions recorded during the period

148

15

12

7

48

230


Utilised during the period

(82)

(91)

(11)

(6)

(47)

(237)


Release of unused amounts and other movements

(9)

(5)

-

(35)

(2)

(51)


Unwinding of discount

3

1

7

-

-

11


Exchange differences

(26)

(2)

(2)

(1)

(7)

(38)


Net book value June 30, 2016

1,047

662

585

200

75

2,569


Analysis:








Current

177

190

67

9

41

484


Non-current

870

472

518

191

34

2,085

 

19.           CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

 

The Group has certain contingent liabilities and guarantees, which at June 30, 2016 amounted to €125 million (December 31, 2015: €172 million). No material losses are likely to arise from such contingent liabilities and guarantees. The Group also had the following claims:

 

Cargo

The Group is party to a number of legal proceedings in the English courts relating to a decision by the European Commission in 2010 which fined British Airways and ten other airline groups for participating in a cartel in respect of air cargo prices. The decision was partially annulled as against British Airways following an appeal to the general court of the European Union and the fine was refunded in full. It is not yet clear what the European Commission's next steps will be. The original decision has led to a large number of claimants seeking, in proceedings brought in the English courts, to recover damages from British Airways which they claim arise from the alleged cartel activity. It is not possible at this stage to predict the outcome of the proceedings, which British Airways will vigorously defend. British Airways has joined the other airlines alleged to have participated in cartel activity to these proceedings to contribute to such damages, if any awarded.

 

The Group is also party to similar litigation in a number of other jurisdictions including Germany, the Netherlands and Canada together with a number of other airlines. At present, the outcome of the proceedings is unknown. In each case, the precise effect, if any, of the alleged cartelising activity on the claimants will need to be assessed.

 

We are currently unable to determine whether the Group has an existing obligation as a result of the past event.

 

Other

A number of other lawsuits and regulatory proceedings are pending, the outcome of which in the aggregate is not expected to have a material effect on the Group's financial position or results of operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.           RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The Group had the following transactions in the ordinary course of business with related parties.

 


Sales and purchases of goods and services:





Six months to June 30


€ million

2016

2015


Sales of goods and services




Sales to associates

4

7


Sales to significant shareholders

18

5






Purchases of goods and services




Purchases from associates

23

21


Purchases from significant shareholders

29

2

 


Period end balances arising from sales and purchases of goods and services:






€ million

June 30,

2016

December 31,

2015


Receivables from related parties




Amounts owed by associates

3

3


Amounts owed by significant shareholders

1

1






Payables to related parties




Amounts owed to associates

6

3


Amounts owed to significant shareholders

-

4






For the six months to June 30, 2016 the Group has not made any provision for doubtful debts arising relating to amounts owed by related parties (2015: nil).

 

Board of Directors and Management Committee remuneration

 

Compensation received by the Group's key management personnel is as follows:

 



Six months to June 30


€ million

2016

2015


Base salary, fees and benefits




Board of Directors' remuneration

2

2


Management Committee remuneration

3

3

 

At June 30, 2016 the Board of Directors includes remuneration for two Executive Directors (June 30, 2015: two Executive Directors). The Management Committee includes remuneration for nine members (June 30, 2015: eight members).

 

The Company provides life insurance for all Executive Directors and the Management Committee. For the six months to June 30, 2016 the Company's obligation was €25,000 (2015: €26,000).

 

At June 30, 2016 the transfer value of accrued pensions covered under defined benefit pension obligation schemes, relating to the current members of the Management Committee totalled €4 million (2015: €8 million).

 

No loans or credit transactions were outstanding with Directors or officers of the Group at June 30, 2016 (2015: nil).

 

21.           POST BALANCE SHEET EVENTS

 

                There are no post balance sheet events.


STATEMENT OF DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

               

LIABILITY STATEMENT OF COMPANY DIRECTORS FOR THE PURPOSES ENVISAGED UNDER ARTICLE 11.1.b OF SPANISH ROYAL DECREE 1362/2007 OF 19 OCTOBER (REAL DECRETO 1362/2007).

 

At a meeting held on July 28, 2016, the Directors of International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. (the 'Company') state that, to the best of their knowledge, the condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months to June 30, 2016, prepared in accordance with the applicable set of accounting standards, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the Company and of the companies that fall within the consolidated group taken as a whole, and that the interim management report includes a true and fair review of the information required.

 

July 28, 2016

 

 






Antonio Vázquez Romero

Chairman


William Matthew Walsh

Chief Executive Officer






Marc Jan Bolland


Patrick Jean Pierre Cescau






Enrique Dupuy de Lôme Chávarri


Denise Patricia Kingsmill






James Arthur Lawrence


María Fernanda Mejía Campuzano






Kieran Charles Poynter


Emilio Saracho Rodríguez de Torres






Marjorie Morris Scardino


Alberto Terol Esteban

 

AIRCRAFT FLEET

 

  

Number in service with Group companies




  










  

On

balance

sheet fixed

assets

Off

balance

sheet

operating

leases

Total

June 30,

2016

Total

December 31, 2015


Changes since

December 31,

2015


Future

deliveries

Options

  










Airbus A318

2

-

2

2


-


-

-

Airbus A319

34

32

66

68


(2)


-

-

Airbus A320

68

157

225

222


3


95

128

Airbus A321

26

21

47

43


4


19

-

Airbus A330-200

7

1

8

4


4


9

7

Airbus A330-300

4

8

12

12


-


2

-

Airbus A340-300

4

-

4

7


(3)


-

-

Airbus A340-600

4

13

17

17


-


-

-

Airbus A350

-

-

-

-


-


43

57

Airbus A380

12

-

12

10


2


-

7

Boeing 747-400

39

-

39

40


(1)


-

-

Boeing 757-200

1

2

3

3


-


-

-

Boeing 767-300

11

-

11

12


(1)


-

-

Boeing 777-200

41

5

46

46


-


-

-

Boeing 777-300

9

3

12

12


-


-

-

Boeing 787-800

8

-

8

8


-


1

12

Boeing 787-900

10

-

10

5


5


11

6

Boeing 787-1000

-

-

-

-


-


12

-

Embraer E170

6

-

6

6


-


-

-

Embraer E190

9

4

13

12


1


1

15

Group total

295

246

541

529


12


193

232

  










As well as those aircraft in service the Group also holds 3 aircraft (2015: 11) not in service.