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Half Yearly Report
RNS Number : 9625N
International Cons Airlines Group
01 August 2014
 



SIX MONTHS RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) today (August 1, 2014) presented Group consolidated results for the six months to June 30, 2014.

 

IAG period highlights on results:

 

·      Second quarter operating profit €380 million (2013: operating profit of €245 million before exceptional items), €135 million better than last year

·      At constant currency, second quarter passenger unit revenue down 0.4 per cent (excluding Vueling up 0.1 per cent) and non-fuel unit costs down 4.4 per cent (excluding Vueling down 2.5 per cent)

·      Revenue for the quarter up 6.7 per cent to €5,086 million, up 8.2 per cent at constant currency

·      Fuel unit costs for the quarter down 9.3 per cent, 5.4 per cent at constant currency

·      Operating profit for the half year €230 million (2013: operating loss €33 million before exceptional items), €263 million better than last year

·      Cash of €4,904 million at June 30, 2014 was up €1,271 million on 2013 year end

·      Adjusted gearing down 4 points to 46 per cent

 

 

Performance summary:

  

  

  


  

Six months to June 30


Financial data € million  

2014 

2013 

Higher / (lower)

Passenger revenue

8,177 

7,498 

9.1 %

Total revenue

9,289 

8,707 

6.7 %

Operating profit/(loss) before exceptional items

230 

(33)


Exceptional items

(312)


Operating profit/(loss) after exceptional items

230 

(345)


Profit/(loss) after tax

96 

(503)


Basic earnings/(loss) per share (€ cents)

4.2 

(27.9)


Operating figures  

2014 

2013 

Higher / (lower)

Available seat kilometres (ASK million)

120,892 

108,641 

11.3 %

Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK million)

95,331 

86,378 

10.4 %

Seat factor (per cent)

78.9 

79.5 

(0.6pts)

Passenger revenue per RPK (€ cents)

8.58 

8.68 

(1.2)%

Passenger unit revenue per ASK (€ cents)

6.76 

6.90 

(2.0)%

Non-fuel unit costs per ASK (€ cents)

5.10 

5.41 

(5.7)%

€ million

At June 30,

At December 31,

Higher / (lower)

2014

2013

Cash and interest-bearing deposits

4,904 

3,633 

35.0 %

Adjusted net debt(1)

5,249 

5,701 

(7.9%)

Adjusted gearing(2)

              46%

50%

(4pts)

 

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

(2) Adjusted gearing is net debt plus capitalised operating aircraft lease costs, divided by net debt plus capitalised operating aircraft lease costs and adjusted equity.

 

Willie Walsh, IAG Chief Executive Officer, said:

 

"In the quarter, we made an operating profit of €380 million which is up from €245 million last year.

 

"This performance shows that we are making further solid progress. Our disciplined approach to capacity continues and we will make reductions where it makes sense as we go through the year. We are, therefore, trimming planned IAG capacity by around three percentage points for the winter 2014 season. 

 

"All of our airlines had their highest second quarter operating result since 2007.

 

"British Airways' operating profit was €332 million in the quarter, up from €247 million last year while Iberia made an operating profit of €16 million, compared to an operating loss of €35 million last year. Vueling's operating profit was €30 million, up from €27 million last year.

   

"Iberia's restructuring continues to have a positive impact and last week Iberia signed an agreement that could lead to an additional reduction of up to 1,427 jobs. This will create new opportunities for Iberia to enhance its profitability further in the next two or three years. Based on the progress made at Iberia, we're pleased to announce today that eight Airbus A350-900s and eight Airbus A330-200s will be joining its longhaul fleet as replacement aircraft.

 

"In the half year, the Group made an operating profit of €230 million compared to an operating loss of €33 million last year. Revenue was up 6.7 per cent with non-fuel costs up 4.9 per cent. We have also improved our cash and adjusted gearing position since the end of last year".

 

 

Trading outlook

 

At current fuel prices and foreign exchange rates, we expect to improve operating profit for the 2014 full year by at least €500 million, from a 2013 base of €770 million. Passenger unit revenues should remain relatively flat, with margin expansion driven by a reduction in unit costs.

  

  

 

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 2013; these documents are available on www.iagshares.com.

 

 

IAG Investor Relations

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Tel: +44 (0)208 564 2900

Investor.relations@iairgroup.com

 


 

 CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

  


  




  

  


  




  

Six months to June 30

 € million

Total 2014


Before exceptional items

Exceptional items

Total 2013

Higher / (lower)


2013

  

  


  




 Passenger revenue

8,177 


7,498 


7,498 

9.1 %

 Cargo revenue

488 


541 

 

541 

(9.8)%

 Other revenue

624 


668 

 

668 

(6.6)%

 Total revenue

9,289 


8,707 

 

8,707 

6.7 %

 Employee costs

2,096 


2,069 

268 

2,337 

1.3 %

 Fuel, oil costs and emissions charges

2,898 


2,864 

(3) 

2,861 

1.2 %

 Handling, catering and other operating costs

982 


924 

 

924 

6.3 %

 Landing fees and en-route charges

734 


655 

 

655 

12.1 %

 Engineering and other aircraft costs

606 


626 

15 

641 

(3.2)%

 Property, IT and other costs

486 


457 

5 

462 

6.3 %

 Selling costs

437 


398 

 

398 

9.8 %

 Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

571 


498 

8 

506 

14.7 %

 Aircraft operating lease costs

260 


215 

19 

234 

20.9 %

 Currency differences

(11)


34 

 

34 


 Total expenditure on operations

9,059 


8,740 

312 

9,052 

3.6 %

 Operating profit/(loss)

230 


(33)

(312)

(345)


 Net non-operating costs

(75)


(144)

(17)

(161)


 Profit/(loss) before tax

155 


(177)

(329)

(506)


 Tax

(59)


5 

(2)

3 


 Profit/(loss) after tax for the period

96 


(172)

(331)

(503)


  

  


  




 Operating figures

2014 (1)


2013 (1)



Higher / (lower)

  

  


  




 Available seat kilometres (ASK million)

120,892 


108,641 



11.3 %

 Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK million)

95,331 


86,378 



10.4 %

 Seat factor (per cent)

78.9 


79.5 



(0.6pts)

 Cargo tonne kilometres (CTK million)

2,692 


2,756 



(2.3)%

 Passenger numbers (thousands)

35,480 


29,137 



21.8 %

 Tonnes of cargo carried (thousands)

441 


456 



(3.3)%

 Sectors (thousands)

283,517


244,141



16.1 %

 Block hours (hours)

819,466


732,069



11.9 %

 Average manpower equivalent

59,140 


60,590 



(2.4)%

 Aircraft in service

459 


435 



5.5 %

 Passenger revenue per RPK (€ cents)

8.58 


8.68 



(1.2)%

 Passenger unit revenue per ASK (€ cents)

6.76 


6.90 



(2.0)%

 Cargo revenue per CTK (€ cents)

18.13 


19.63 



(7.6)%

 Fuel cost per ASK (€ cents)

2.40 


2.64 



(9.1)%

 Total cost excluding fuel per ASK (€ cents)

5.10 


5.41 



(5.7)%

 Total cost per ASK (€ cents)

7.49 


8.04 



(6.8)%

  

  


  




(1)Financial ratios are before exceptional items. For the six months to June 30, 2014 there are no exceptional items.



 

 CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT


  

  


  


  


  

Three months to June 30


  


  

  


  


 € million

Total 2014

  

Before exceptional items      2013

Exceptional items

Total 2013

Higher / (lower)

  

 Passenger revenue

4,513 

  

4,152 


4,152 

8.7 %

 Cargo revenue

238 

  

271 


271 

(12.2)%

 Other revenue

335 

  

345 


345 

(2.9)%

 Total revenue

5,086 

  

4,768 


4,768 

6.7 %

 Employee costs

1,078 

  

1,038 


1,038 

3.9 %

 Fuel, oil costs and emissions charges

1,510 

  

1,503 

(3)

1,500 

0.5 %

 Handling, catering and other operating costs

530 

  

478 


478 

10.9 %

 Landing fees and en-route charges

399 

  

364 


364 

9.6 %

 Engineering and other aircraft costs

299 

  

319 


319 

(6.3)%

 Property, IT and other costs

255 

  

239 

5  

244 

6.7 %

 Selling costs

224 

  

212 


212 

5.7 %

 Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

293 

  

250 


250 

17.2 %

 Aircraft operating lease costs

134 

  

120 

(1)

119 

11.7 %

 Currency differences

(16)

  



 Total expenditure on operations

4,706 

  

4,523 

1  

4,524 

4.0 %

 Operating profit

380 

  

245 

(1)

244 


 Net non-operating costs

(22)

  

(63)

(17)

(80)


 Profit before tax

358 

  

182 

(18)

164 


 Tax

(78)

  

(35)

(2)

(37)


 Profit after tax for the period

280 

  

147 

(20)

127 


  


  

  


  


  


  

  


  


 Operating figures

2014 

  

2013 


  

Higher / (lower)

 Available seat kilometres (ASK million)

64,576

  

58,282


  

10.8 %

 Revenue passenger kilometres (RPK million)

52,111

  

47,392


  

10.0 %

 Seat factor (per cent)

80.7

  

81.3    


  

(0.6pts)

 Cargo tonne kilometres (CTK million)

1,321

  

1,392


  

(5.1)%

 Passenger numbers (thousands)

20,196

  

17,365


  

16.3 %

 Tonnes of cargo carried (thousands)

217

  

229


  

(5.2)%

 Sectors (thousands)

156,045

  

138,353


  

12.8 %

 Block hours (hours)

443,369

  

401,203


  

10.5 %

 Average manpower equivalent

59,893

  

60,728  


  

(1.4)%

 Passenger revenue per RPK (€ cents)

8.66

  

8.76  


  

(1.1)%

 Passenger unit revenue per ASK (€ cents)

6.99

  

7.12


  

(1.8)%

 Cargo revenue per CTK (€ cents)

18.02

  

19.47  


  

(7.4)%

 Fuel cost per ASK (€ cents)

2.34

  

2.58  


  

(9.3)%

 Total cost excluding fuel per ASK (€ cents)

4.95

  

5.18  


  

(4.4)%

 Total cost per ASK (€ cents)

7.29

  

7.76  


  

(6.1)%

  


  

  


  


  


  

  


  


  


  

  


  


 

 

 

Financial review:

Operating and market environment

The half year has seen broadly stable fuel prices, and a small benefit from foreign exchange rates, particularly from the pound sterling strength and US dollar weakness against the euro. Revenues in our domestic and Latin American markets have been flat to down, while rest of world revenues have grown or strongly grown. These changes have been largely driven by IAG capacity changes, offset in some cases by marginal declines in unit revenue. The World Cup and some macro weakness had a dilutive effect on Latin American revenues.

 

Acquisition

The performance for the six month period to June 30, 2014 includes Vueling's operations; the six month comparative period includes Vueling from April 26, 2013, the acquisition date.

 

Capacity

Overall capacity was up 11.3 per cent in the first six months of the year and traffic increased 10.4 per cent, decreasing seat factor 0.6 points to 78.9 per cent. Excluding Vueling, capacity was increased by 5.0 per cent, traffic was up 4.1 per cent, and seat factor was 78.8 per cent.

 

Revenue

Passenger revenue increased 9.1 per cent compared to the prior year six months with 1.2 points of adverse currency. Unit passenger revenue (per ASK) was down 0.9 per cent at constant currency ('ccy'). At the Group level, yield held flat while seat factor decreased. Excluding Vueling and at ccy, passenger unit revenue was down 0.1 per cent with a yield improvement of 0.8 per cent for the six months, but up 0.1 per cent for the three months to June 30, 2014.

 

Cargo revenue for the period decreased by 5.5 per cent at ccy or 3.3 per cent based on revenue per cargo tonne kilometre driven by weaker yields versus last year. From April 30, 2014, IAG Cargo has significantly reduced its freighter programme. The impact of winding down the freighter activity has had a negative impact on yields for the first six months to June 30, 2014 of approximately 1 per cent while overall contribution has improved.

 

Other revenue is down 6.6 per cent adversely impacted by the elimination of Iberia's handling and maintenance revenue related to Vueling, which was included in the comparative period leading up to the acquisition. The impact on revenue has been adverse by 14 points for the six months to June 30, 2014. Other revenue includes BA Holidays which has continued to see growth.

 

Costs

Employee unit costs improved 8.9 per cent, or 9.5 per cent at ccy. The average number of employees was reduced by 2.4 per cent while productivity improved by 14.0 per cent. Employee unit cost and productivity improvements resulted from the addition of Vueling, the Iberia Transformation Plan, and British Airways' efficient capacity growth.

 

Fuel unit costs decreased 9.1 per cent, or 6.4 per cent at ccy, driven by lower average fuel prices net of hedging and lower consumption with the introduction of more efficient aircraft with the addition of the Airbus A330, Airbus A380 and Boeing 787.   

 

Landing fees and en-route charges increased 12.1 per cent, with approximately 0.5 per cent of currency benefits. The increase reflects the additional flying, with capacity up 11.3 per cent, and more sectors flown up 16.1 per cent. Sectors flown have increased more than capacity with the addition of Vueling to the Group.

 

Handling, catering and other operating costs increased by 6.3 per cent with approximately 0.5 per cent of currency benefits. Handling, catering and other operating costs has been positively impacted by the elimination of Iberia's handling related to Vueling, which was included in the comparative period leading up to the acquisition. The underlying increases in Handling, catering and other operating costs reflect the significant increase in passengers carried of 21.8 per cent during the period and the increase in BAHolidays' activity. 

 

Engineering and other aircraft costs were down 3.2 per cent benefiting from approximately 2.5 points of currency. In addition to the consolidation impacts, Engineering and other aircraft costs are down reflecting the reduced freighter flying of IAG Cargo and less third party maintenance at Iberia.

 

Property, IT and other costs increased by 6.3 per cent including approximately 3 points of adverse currency impact. The underlying increase is driven primarily by the addition of Vueling.

 

Selling costs increased 9.8 per cent benefiting 1 point from currency differences. Selling costs rose with the additional passengers carried of 21.8 per cent and the investment in marketing at Iberia including costs associated with the new brand.

 

At June 30, 2014 the Group had 199 aircraft under operating lease, an increase of 18 from June last year. The additional leased aircraft primarily relate to Airbus A320 aircraft for Vueling.

  

Owned fleet also increased over the same period last year by six, with the introduction of the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 at British Airways supporting its fleet replacement programme. The number of aircraft at Iberia decreased over the same period last year in line with the capacity cuts throughout 2013 as part of its Transformation Plan. The Group depreciation charge increased by 14.7 per cent, reflecting the increase in owned aircraft, a change in the estimated residual value of the Boeing 747s and adversely impacted by currency. 

 

At constant currency non-fuel unit costs decreased by 5.4 per cent and by 3.3 per cent excluding Vueling.  Improvements are driven by the efficient growth at British Airways, the effect of the Transformation Plan at Iberia, and Vueling forming part of the Group.

 

Exceptional items

There have been no exceptional items in the six months to June 30, 2014. The prior period exceptional charge was €312 million to the operating result and related primarily to Iberia's Transformation Plan and the acquisition of Vueling. 

 

Operating profit

IAG's operating profit for the six months was €230 million, compared to a loss of €33 million (before exceptional items) in the first half of 2013.

 

Non-operating items

The net non-operating charge was €75 million for the six months compared to a €144 million charge for the same period last year. The improvement primarily relates to a decrease in the net financing charge related to pensions and gains on derivatives not qualifying for hedge accounting.

 

In the prior period, an exceptional non-operating loss was recorded on the step acquisition of Vueling.

 

Taxation

For the six months to June 30, 2014 and 2013, deferred tax assets related to Iberia's losses have not been recognised. The recognition of Iberia's tax assets will be reviewed in the second half of the year as part of the annual Business planning process.

 

Profit after tax

The profit after tax for the six month period to June 30 was €96 million, compared to a loss of €503 million after exceptional items in 2013.

 

Exchange rates

For the six months to June 30, 2014, the reported results are impacted by translation currency from converting British Airways' results from sterling to the Group's reporting currency of euro. The net impact on the operating profit was €8 million favourable, with an increase in revenue of €171 million and an increase in cost of €163 million, reflecting a 2.5 per cent weakening of the euro versus the pound sterling.

 

The transactional exchange rate impact across the Group was adverse €279 million on revenues and favourable €275 million on costs with a net adverse impact of €4 million.

 

Therefore, the translation and transactional impact of exchange on revenue was €108 million adverse, on costs €112 million favourable and a net favourable impact of €4 million on the operating profit.

 

Cash

The Group's cash position was €4,904 million up €1,271 million from December 31, 2013. British Airways' cash position was €3,097 million, Iberia €814 million, Vueling €765 million and the parent and holding companies €228 million. 

 

Included in the Group's cash balance are equivalent funds of €189 million which relate to funds recognised by Venezuela's Central Bank but not yet repatriated; €184 million was translated at a rate of 6.3 bolivar to the US dollar, the rate applicable throughout 2013; and the remaining €5 million at 10.4, the average rate applicable from the beginning of 2014.

 

Iberia is continuing to manage its exposure to the currency and the cash position has remained relatively flat since year end. Iberia is continuing to work with the authorities regarding the timing and conditions applicable to the repatriation of funds held in Venezuela. The time taken to repatriate cash has risen to 18 months.

 

Any historic funds repatriated at an exchange rate higher than the recognised rates will result in an impairment of cash held. Until an agreement is reached or the funds are officially devalued, any exchange loss is not recognised.

 

The adjusted net debt of the Group has decreased by €452 million to €5,249 million compared to December 31, 2013 and adjusted gearing improved by four points.

  

Principal risks and uncertainties

During the period we have continued to maintain and operate our structure and processes to identify, assess and manage risks. The principal risks and uncertainties affecting us, detailed on pages 90 to 95 of the December 31, 2013 Annual Report and Accounts, remain relevant for the remaining six months of the year.

 

Strategic developments

On March 14, 2014 Iberia announced that it had signed a pay and productivity agreement with the main trade unions representing ground staff. The deal enabled the airline to submit competitive bids for handling contracts at 22 Spanish airports. The agreements signed with cabin crew and ground staff unions have already been ratified by the unions' assemblies.

 

In April 2014, Iberia signed labour agreements with its pilots, cabin crew and ground staff unions after ratification by the unions' assemblies.

 

On April 3, 2014 IAG announced that British Airways and Iberia's Joint Business with American Airlines was extended to include US Airways. The revenue sharing agreement now includes all scheduled flights operated by American and US Airways, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair between North America and Europe. US Airways brings 28 flights into the Joint Business, and gives customers of British Airways and Iberia access to more than 50 additional new destinations in North America.

 

On April 16, 2014 British Airways announced the location of the world's first facility to convert landfill waste to jet fuel. The airline has committed to buying all of the jet fuel from the plant being built in Essex by Solena Fuels which will go into production in 2017.

 

IAG Cargo signed a multi-year commercial agreement with Qatar Airways to purchase capacity on Qatar Airways operated air cargo freighters from May 1, 2014. Qatar Airways operates five Boeing 777F flights a week between Hong Kong and London, via Doha. IAG Cargo announced the end of its agreement with Global Supply Systems to lease three Boeing 747-8 freighters.

 

On May 1, 2014 Vueling started operations from its new base in Brussels. The airline also began services between Rome and Catania, connecting the capital with Southern Italy.

 

Vueling opened a new base in Palermo on June 10, 2014. Palermo is the third Vueling base in Italy. The city has connections available to 32 destinations in Italy and Europe via Rome Fiumicino.

 

On June 19, 2014 British Airways and Vueling announced a new codeshare agreement on 170 routes. These are largely centred on Vueling's operation in Italy with 37 international and 11 domestic destinations available from Vueling's Rome Fiumicino base. Other new routes on offer through the codeshare include London Heathrow to Bilbao and La Coruña, Cardiff to Malaga and Alicante, and Edinburgh to Barcelona.

 

On June 30, 2014 Iberia Express announced that it had signed the first bargaining agreement with its pilots' trade union UPPA. The agreement will expire on December 31, 2019 and will allow the airline to set up a stable labour framework.

 

On July 14, 2014 IAG converted 20 of the 100 Airbus 320neo options into firm orders. These aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and 2019 and will provide both cost savings and environmental benefits.

On July 24, 2014 Iberia and its trade unions reached a new agreement on collective redundancies for pilots and ground staff. This could lead to a reduction of up to 1,427 jobs at the airline. The agreement enables Iberia to continue with its Transformation Plan to introduce permanent structural changes across the airline and to facilitate profitable growth in the future. Iberia's cabin crew staff will not be affected by this agreement.

On July 31, 2014 the Board of IAG approved the settlement by Iberia of the derivative transaction over its entire stake in Amadeus IT Holding, S.A. (Amadeus) that it entered into in August 2012 with Nomura International Plc. The derivative transaction comprises a collar arrangement around Iberia's total Amadeus shareholding of 33,562,331 ordinary shares. The transaction was a risk management exercise that allowed Iberia to protect and lock-in the value of its Amadeus shares held in August 2012 and retain any improvement in that price by up to 10 per cent.Settlement will occur in equal instalments over a 100 trading day period commencing August 7, 2014. The proceeds of the sale will strengthen Iberia's liquidity and provide funding for the airline's Transformation Plan.

On July 31, 2014 the Board of IAG approved converting eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft options into firm orders and securing eight Airbus A330-200 aircraft for Iberia. These aircraft will replace 16 Airbus A340 family aircraft in Iberia's longhaul fleet and will be delivered between 2015 and 2020. Both aircraft will provide cost efficiencies and environmental benefits, enabling Iberia to replace its longhaul fleet with modern and fuel efficient aircraft.

  

 

Objectives

Our mission is to be the leading international airline group. This means we will:

·      win the customer through service and value across our global network;

·     deliver higher returns to our shareholders through leveraging cost and revenue opportunities across the Group;

·      attract and develop the best people in the industry;

·      provide a platform for quality international airlines, leaders in their markets, to participate in consolidation;

·      retain the distinct cultures and brands of individual airlines.

 

By accomplishing our mission, IAG will help to shape the future of the industry, set new standards of excellence and provide sustainability, security and growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP S.A.

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

January 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014

 

 

 

  

  

 


CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT







Six months to June 30

€ million

Total 2014


Before exceptional items                     2013

Exceptional items

Total 2013

Passenger revenue

8,177 


7,498 


7,498 

Cargo revenue

488 


541 


541 

Other revenue

624 


668 


668 

Total revenue

9,289 


8,707 


8,707 

Employee costs

2,096 


2,069 

268 

2,337 

Fuel, oil costs and emissions charges

2,898 


2,864 

(3)

2,861 

Handling, catering and other operating costs

982 


924 


924 

Landing fees and en-route charges

734 


655 


655 

Engineering and other aircraft costs

606 


626 

15 

641 

Property, IT and other costs

486 


457 

462 

Selling costs

437 


398 


398 

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

571 


498 

506 

Aircraft operating lease costs

260 


215 

19 

234 

Currency differences

(11)


34 


34 

Total expenditure on operations

9,059 


8,740 

312 

9,052 

Operating profit/(loss)

230 


(33)

(312)

(345)

Finance costs

(117)


(127)


(127)

Finance income

13 


13 


13 

Retranslation charges on currency borrowings

(1)


(4)


(4)

Gains on derivatives not qualifying for hedge accounting

17



Net credit relating to available-for-sale financial assets



Share of post-tax profits/(losses) in associates accounted for using the equity method


(10)


(10)

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


(2)

(17)

(19)

Net financing charge relating to pensions

(1)


(21)


(21)

Profit/(loss) before tax

155 


(177)

(329)

(506)

Tax

(59)


(2)

Profit/(loss) after tax for the period

96 


(172)

(331)

(503)







Attributable to:






     Equity holder of the parent

86 


(184)


(515)

     Non-controlling interest

10 


12 


12 


96 


(172)


(503)













Basic earnings/(loss) per share (€ cents)

4.2 




(27.9)

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share (€ cents)

4.2 




(27.9)


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME










Six months to June 30

€ million

2014 

2013 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to net profit



Cash flow hedges:



   Fair value movements in equity

103 

(237)

   Reclassified and reported in net profit

21 

Available-for-sale financial assets:



   Fair value movements in equity

                   30 

132 

   Reclassified and reported in net profit

                  (9)  

  -

Currency translation differences

149 

(48)

Total other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

274 

(132)

Profit/(loss) after tax for the period

96 

(503)

Total comprehensive income for the period

370 

(635)




Total comprehensive income is attributable to:



Equity holders of the parent

360 

(647)

Non-controlling interest

10 

12 


370 

(635)


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


CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET



€ million

June 30, 2014

December 31, 2013

Non-current assets



Property, plant and equipment

11,192 

10,228 

Intangible assets

2,276 

2,196 

Investments in associates

26 

25 

Available-for-sale financial assets

1,094 

1,092 

Employee benefit assets

555 

485 

Derivative financial instruments

30 

35 

Deferred tax assets

498 

501 

Other non-current assets

192 

197 


15,863 

14,759 

Current assets



Non-current assets held for sale

12 

Inventories

400 

411 

Trade receivables

1,581 

1,196 

Other current assets

734 

631 

Derivative financial instruments

103 

135 

Other current interest-bearing deposits

3,081 

2,092 

Cash and cash equivalents

1,823 

1,541 


7,729 

6,018 

Total assets

23,592 

20,777 




Shareholders' equity



Issued share capital

1,020 

1,020 

Share premium

5,867 

5,867 

Treasury shares

(8)

(42)

Other reserves

(2,616)

(2,936)

Total shareholders' equity

4,263 

3,909 

Non-controlling interest

307 

307 

Total equity

4,570 

4,216 

Non-current liabilities



Interest-bearing long-term borrowings

5,072 

4,535 

Employee benefit obligations

808 

738 

Deferred tax liability

969 

884 

Provisions for liabilities and charges

1,769 

1,796 

Derivative financial instruments

45 

66 

Other long-term liabilities

248 

225 


8,911 

8,244 

Current liabilities



Current portion of long-term borrowings

601 

587 

Trade and other payables

8,597 

6,793 

Derivative financial instruments

485 

528 

Current tax payable

27 

11 

Provisions for liabilities and charges

401 

398 


10,111 

8,317 

Total liabilities

19,022 

16,561 

Total equity and liabilities

23,592 

20,777 


 CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT


   

Six months to June 30

 € million

2014 


2013 

 Cash flows from operating activities




 Operating profit/(loss)

230 


(345)

 Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

571 


506 

 Movement in working capital and other non-cash movements

1,115 


1,064 

 Settlement of competition investigation

(6)


(32)

 Cash payments to pension schemes (net of service costs)

(21)


(123)

 Interest paid

(74)


(93)

 Taxation


 Net cash flows from operating activities from continuing operations

1,818 


977 

 Net cash flows used in operating activities from discontinued operations

(5)


(20)

 Net cash flows from operating activities

1,813 


957 

   




 Cash flows from investing activities




 Acquisition of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

(1,332)


(939)

 Sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets

233 


396 

 Proceeds from sale of investments

16 


 Cash acquired on Business combination (net of proceeds)


282 

 Interest received

18 


14 

 Increase in other current interest-bearing deposits

(900)


(174)

 Dividends received


 Other investing movements

9


 Net cash flows from investing activities

(1,956)


(415)

   




 Cash flows from financing activities




 Proceeds from long-term borrowings

726 


49 

 Proceeds from convertible bond


386 

 Repayment of borrowings

(172)


(155)

 Repayment of finance leases

(147)


(224)

 Acquisition of own shares

(23)


(8)

 Distributions made to holders of perpetual securities and others

(10)


(10)

 Net cash flows from financing activities

374 


38 

   




 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

231 


580 

 Net foreign exchange differences

51 


 Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January

1,541 


1,362 

 Cash and cash equivalents at period end(1)

1,823 


1,951 

   




 Interest-bearing deposits maturing after more than three months

3,081 


1,676 

   




 Cash, cash equivalents and other interest-bearing deposits

4,904 


3,627 

 

(1) Included in the Group's cash balance are equivalent funds of €189 million which relate to funds recognised by Venezuela's Central Bank but not yet repatriated; €184 million was translated at a rate of 6.3 bolivar to the US dollar, the rate applicable throughout 2013; and the remaining €5 million at 10.4, the average rate applicable from the beginning of 2014.

 

Iberia is continuing to manage its exposure to the currency and the cash position has remained relatively flat since year end. Iberia is continuing to work with the authorities regarding the timing and conditions applicable to the repatriation of funds held in Venezuela. The time taken to repatriate cash has risen to 18 months.

 

Any historic funds repatriated at an exchange rate higher than the recognised rates will result in an impairment of cash held. Until an agreement is reached or the funds are officially devalued, any exchange loss is not recognised.

 


 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY




   




  




 For the six months to June 30, 2014


  




   




  




   

Issued share capital

Share premium

Treasury shares

Other reserves(1)

Total shareholder equity

Non-controlling interest

Total equity

   

 € million  

At January 1, 2014

1,020 

5,867 

(42)

(2,936)

3,909 

307 

4,216 

   




  




Total comprehensive income for the period (net of tax)

360 

360 

10 

370 

   




  




Cost of share-based payments

16 

16 

16 

Exercise of share options

57 

(56)

Acquisition of own shares

(23)

(23)

(23)

Distributions made to holders of perpetual securities

(10)

(10)

 At June 30, 2014

1,020 

5,867 

(8)

(2,616)

4,263 

307 

4,570 

   




  




(1)Closing balance includes a retained deficit of €768 million (excluding pensions restatement: retained earnings of €1,281 million).

   




  




 For the six months to June 30, 2013


  




   

Issued share capital

Share premium

Treasury shares

Other reserves(1)

Total shareholder equity

Non-controlling interest

Total equity

   

 € million

At January 1, 2013

928 

5,280 

(17)

(1,436)

4,755 

300 

5,055 

Restatement

(2,077)

(2,077)

(2,077)

At January 1, 2013 (restated)

928 

5,280 

(17)

(3,513)

2,678 

300 

2,978 

   




  




Total comprehensive income for the period (net of tax)

(647)

(647)

12 

(635)

   




  




Cost of share-based payments

16 

16 

16 

Exercise of share options

(1)

(1)

(1)

Acquisition of own shares

(9)

(9)

(9)

Equity portion of convertible bond issued

72 

72 

72 

Non-controlling interest arising on Business combination

26 

26 

Distributions made to holders of perpetual securities

(10)

(10)

 At June 30, 2013

928 

5,280 

(26)

(4,073)

2,109 

328 

2,437 

 

(1)Closing balance includes a retained deficit of €1,834 million (excluding pensions restatement: retained earnings of €243 million).


 

1.             Corporate Information AND BASIS OF PREPARATION

 

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 of the two companies to create a new European airline group, International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (hereinafter 'International Airlines Group', 'IAG' or the 'Group'). IAG is a Spanish company registered in Madrid and was incorporated on April 8, 2010.

 

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 summary condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with IAS 34 and authorised for issue by the Board of Directors on July 31, 2014. The condensed consolidated 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, 2013 have been applied in the preparation of these summary condensed consolidated financial statements, except as disclosed in note 2. IAG's financial statements for the year to December 31, 2013 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. For the purposes of these statements IFRS also includes International Accounting Standards. The report of the auditors on those financial statements was unqualified.

 


 

2.             Accounting Policies

 

The Group has adopted the following standards, interpretations and amendments from January 1, 2014:

 

IFRS 10 'Consolidated financial statements', IFRS 11 'Joint arrangements' and IFRS 12 'Disclosure of interest in other entities'; effective for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2014. IFRS 10 replaces the guidance on control and consolidation in IAS 27 and SIC 12 'Consolidation-special purpose entities'. IFRS 11 requires joint arrangements to be accounted for as a joint operation or as a joint venture depending on the rights and obligations of each party to the arrangement. IFRS 12 requires enhanced disclosure of the nature, risk and the financial effects associated with the Group's interest in subsidiaries, associates, joint arrangements and unconsolidated structured entities. The core principle that a consolidated entity presents a parent and its subsidiaries as if they were a single entity remains unchanged, as do the mechanics of consolidation. The application of these standards have no significant impact on the Group's net result or net assets.

IAS 32 (Amendment) 'Financial instruments: Presentation'; effective for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The amendment clarifies some of the requirements for offsetting financial assets and financial liabilities on the balance sheet. The application of this standard has no significant impact on the Group's net result or net assets.

IAS 36 (Amendment) 'Impairment of assets'; effective for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The amendment addresses the disclosure of information about the recoverable amount of impaired assets if that amount is based on fair value less costs of disposal. The standard requires a change in the presentation of the Group's notes to the financial statements but has no impact on the Group's net result or net assets.

 

IAS 39 (Amendment) 'Financial instruments: Recognition and measurement'; effective for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The amendment provides relief from discontinuing hedge accounting when novation of a hedging instrument to a central counterparty meets specific criteria. The application of this standard has no significant impact on the Group's net result or net assets.

 

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.             Exceptional items


  


Six months to June 30


€ million


2014 

2013 


Restructuring costs - employee(1)


268 


Restructuring costs - aircraft(1)


44 


Business combination costs(2)



Pre-acquisition cash flow hedge impact(3)


(5)


Recognised in expenditure on operations


312 


Loss on step acquisition(4)


17 


Total exceptional charge before tax


329 


  





There are no significant exceptional items in the six months to June 30, 2014.

 

(1)       Restructuring costs

In the six months to June 30, 2013, a restructuring expense of €312 million was recognised in relation to the Iberia Transformation Plan. Employee restructuring costs associated with the Transformation Plan of Iberia were recorded in 2012, calculated based on Management's expectation of the application of the new labour law in Spain.

 

In 2013, €265 million of additional employee restructuring costs were charged to reflect the increased cost of the severance as proposed by the mediator agreement. Restructuring costs of €47 million associated with the return of leased aircraft and standing down owned aircraft were also recorded in the comparative period.

 

(2)       Business combination costs

Transaction expenses of €5 million were recognised in relation to the Vueling Business combination in the six months to June 30, 2013.

 

(3)       Derivatives and financial instruments

On January 21, 2011, Iberia had a portfolio of cash flow hedges with a net mark-to-market charge of €67 million recorded within Other reserves on the Balance sheet. On April 26, 2013, Vueling had a portfolio of cash flow hedges with a net mark-to-market charge which rounds to nil recorded within Other reserves in the Balance sheet. As these cash flow hedge positions unwind, Iberia and Vueling will recycle the impact from Other reserves through their respective Income statement.

 

The Group does not recognise the pre-acquisition cash flow hedge net position within Other reserves on the Balance sheet, resulting in fuel and aircraft operating lease costs being gross of the pre-acquisition cash flow hedge positions. For the six months to June 30, 2013 this had resulted in a decrease in reported aircraft operating lease costs of €2 million, a decrease in reported fuel expense of €3 million and a related €2 million tax charge.

 

(4)       Loss on step acquisition

As a result of Iberia's initial investment in Vueling, the Business combination was achieved in stages. The Group revalued its initial investment in Vueling to fair value at the acquisition date resulting in a non-cash loss of €17 million recognised in the Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment and investments line within Exceptional items in the six months to June 30, 2013 Income statement.


 

4.             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.


5.             SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

a.             Business segments

 

British Airways, Iberia and Vueling are managed as individual operating companies. Each company 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 network 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 three (2013: three) reportable operating segments for financial reporting purposes, reported as British Airways, Iberia and Vueling.

 


 For the six months to June 30, 2014

2014 


 € million

British Airways

Iberia

Vueling

Unallocated

Total


 Revenue



  




 External revenue

6,738 

1,859 

692 

9,289 


 Inter-segment revenue

18 

110 

52 

181 


 Segment revenue

6,756 

1,969 

693 

52 

9,470 


 Depreciation and amortisation

(488)

(76)

(5)

(2)

(571)


 Operating profit/(loss)

327 

(95)

(2)

230 


 Net non-operating costs



  


(75)


 Profit before tax



  


155 


   



  




 For the six months to June 30, 2013

2013 


 € million

British Airways

Iberia

Vueling(1)

Unallocated

Total


 Revenue



  




 External revenue

6,455 

1,971 

281 

8,707 


 Inter-segment revenue

38 

45 

91 


 Segment revenue

6,463 

2,009 

281 

45 

8,798 


 Depreciation and amortisation

(416)

(91)

(1)

(506)


 Operating profit/(loss)(2)

175 

(551)

27 

(345)


 Net non-operating costs



  


(161)


 Loss before tax



  


(506)


(1)The Vueling performance is reported under the Group accounting policies and represents results from the acquisition date of April 26, 2013


(2)The Iberia segment includes an exceptional charge of €312 million related to the Iberia Transformation Plan, and the Unallocated segment includes an exceptional credit of €5 million associated with derivatives and financial instruments, and an exceptional charge of €5 million related to business combination costs (note 3).

 

b.             Geographical analysis

 


Revenue by area of original sale






Six months to June 30


€ million

2014 

2013 


UK

3,239 

2,968 


Spain

1,420 

1,219 


USA

1,365 

1,299 


Rest of world

3,265 

3,221 



9,289 

8,707 

 

 

 

 

 

5.             SEGMENT INFORMATION continued

 

b.             Geographical analysis continued

 


Assets by area







At June 30, 2014




€ million

Property, plant and equipment

Intangible assets


UK

9,865 

1,103 


Spain

1,283 

1,134 


USA

37 


Rest of world

34 


Total

11,192 

2,276 










At December 31, 2013








€ million




UK

8,891 

1,022 


Spain

1,296 

1,138 


USA

34 


Rest of world

31 


Total

10,228 

2,196 

 

6.             FINANCE COSTS AND INCOME

 



Six months to June 30


€ million

2014 

2013 


Finance costs




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

(101)

(111)


Unwinding of discount on provisions

(18)

(20)


Capitalised interest on progress payments


Change in fair value of cross currency swaps

(1)


Currency credits on financial fixed assets


Total finance costs

(117)

(127)


Finance income




Interest on other interest-bearing deposits

13 

13 


Total finance income

13 

13 


Net charge relating to pensions




Net financing charge relating to pensions

(1)

(21)


Net financing charge relating to pensions

(1)

(21)


 

7.             Tax

 

The tax charge for the six months to June 30, 2014 is €59 million (2013: €3 million credit). During the period €40 million of deferred tax assets related to current period tax losses incurred have not been recognised. The recovery of these tax losses will be reviewed as part of the annual Business Plan review in the second half of the year. 

 


8.             EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

The number of shares in issue at June 30, 2014 was 2,040,078,523 ordinary shares with a par value of €0.50 each (December 31, 2013: 2,040,078,523 ordinary shares of €0.50 each).

 



Six months to June 30


Millions

2014 

2013 


Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue

2,034 

1,849 


Weighted average number for diluted earnings per share

2,068 

2,169 







Six months to June 30


€ cents

2014 

2013 


Basic earnings/(loss) per share

4.2 

(27.9)


Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

4.2 

(27.9)


 

9.             DIVIDENDS

 

The Directors propose that no dividend be paid for the six months to June 30, 2014 (June 30, 2013: €nil).


 

10.           PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 


Property, plant and equipment

Intangible assets


Net book value at January 1, 2014

10,228 

2,196 


Additions

1,295 

52 


Disposals

(229)


Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

(549)

(22)


Exchange movements

447 

50 


Net book value at June 30, 2014

11,192 

2,276 






Property, plant and equipment

Intangible assets


Net book value at January 1, 2013

9,926 

1,965 


Additions

866 

53 


Acquired through Business combination

134 


Disposals

(399)

(24)


Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

(492)

(14)


Exchange movements

(394)

(46)


Net book value at June 30, 2013

9,510 

2,068 

 

Capital expenditure authorised and contracted for but not provided for in the accounts amounts to €7,814 million for the Group commitments (December 31, 2013: €8,745 million). The majority of capital expenditure commitments are denominated in US dollars; as such the commitments are subject to the impact of changes in exchange rates.

 

11.           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 Annual Report and Accounts 2013. For the six months to June 30, 2014 there are no indicators that the carrying value may exceed the recoverable amount.


 

12.           NON-CURRENT ASSETS HELD FOR SALE

 

The non-current assets held for sale of €7 million (2013: €12 million) represent six Boeing 737 engines (2013: four Boeing 737s and one Boeing 767 aircraft stood down). These are presented within the British Airways operating segment and will exit the business within 12 months of June 30, 2014.


13.           FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

a.             Financial assets and liabilities by category

 

The detail of the Group's financial instruments at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 by nature and classification for measurement purposes is as follows:

 

 


At June 30, 2014

Financial assets




€ million

Loans and receivables

Assets at FV through P&L

Derivatives used for hedging

Available for sale

Assets held to maturity

Non-financial assets

Total carrying amount by balance sheet item


Non-current assets









Available-for-sale financial assets

 -  

 -  

 -  

1,094  

 -  

 -  

1,094 


Derivative financial instruments

 -  

 -  

30  

 -  

 -  

 -  

30 


Other non-current assets

175  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

17  

192 











Current assets









Trade receivables

1,581  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

1,581 


Other current assets

350  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

384  

734 


Derivative financial instruments

 -  

 -  

103  

 -  

 -  

 -  

103 


Other current interest-bearing deposits

2,615  

 -  

 -  

 -  

466  

 -  

3,081 


Cash and cash equivalents

1,823  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

1,823 














Financial liabilities




€ million



Loans and payables

Liabilities at FV through the P&L

Derivatives used for hedging

Non-financial liabilities

Total carrying amount by balance sheet item


Non-current liabilities









Interest-bearing long-term borrowings


5,072  

 -  

 -  

 -  

5,072 


Derivative financial instruments



 -  

 -  

45  

 -  

45 


Other long-term liabilities



7  

 -  

 -  

241  

248 











Current liabilities









Current portion of long-term borrowings


601  

 -  

 -  

 -  

601 


Trade and other payables



3,546  

 -  

 -  

5,051  

8,597 


Derivative financial instruments



 -  

 -  

485  

 -  

485 



 

13. 

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS continued










a.

Financial assets and liabilities by category continued











At December 31, 2013

Financial assets




€ million

Loans and receivables

Assets at FV through P&L

Derivatives used for hedging

Available for sale

Assets held to maturity

Non-financial assets

Total carrying amount by balance sheet item


Non-current assets









Available-for-sale financial assets

 -  

 -  

 -  

1,092  

 -  

 -  

1,092 


Derivative financial instruments

 -  

 -  

35  

 -  

 -  

 -  

35 


Other non-current assets

182  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

15  

197 











Current assets









Trade receivables

1,196  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

1,196 


Other current assets

270  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

361  

631 


Derivative financial instruments

 -  

 -  

135  

 -  

 -  

 -  

135 


Other current interest-bearing deposits

1,744  

 -  

 -  

 -  

348  

 -  

2,092 


Cash and cash equivalents

1,541  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

 -  

1,541 










 




Financial liabilities




€ million


Loans and payables

Liabilities at FV through the P&L

Derivatives used for hedging

Non-financial liabilities

Total carrying amount by balance sheet item


Non-current liabilities








Interest-bearing long-term borrowings


4,535  

 -  

 -  

 -  

4,535 


Derivative financial instruments


 -  

 -  

66  

 -  

66 


Other long-term liabilities


7  

 -  

 -  

218  

225 










Current liabilities








Current portion of long-term borrowings


587  

 -  

 -  

 -  

587 


Trade and other payables


3,176  

 -  

 -  

3,617  

6,793 


Derivative financial instruments


 -  

 -  

528  

 -  

528 









 

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;

 

Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1, that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly; and

 

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

 

  

 

 

 

13. 

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS continued










b.

Fair value of financial assets and financial liabilities continued

 

The carrying amounts and fair values of the Group's financial assets and liabilities at June 30, 2014 are set as follows:


   








   

Fair value


Carrying value


€ million

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Total


Total


Financial assets








Available-for-sale financial assets

1,028 

66 

1,094 


1,094 


Derivatives(1)

133 

133 


133 


   








 Financial liabilities








Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

451 

5,596 

6,047 


5,673 


Derivatives(2)

530 

530 


530 


   








(1)Current portion of derivative financial assets is €103 million.



(2)Current portion of derivative financial liabilities is €485 million.


 


The carrying amounts and fair values of the Group's financial assets and liabilities at December 31, 2013 are set out as follows:


   

Fair value


Carrying value


€ million

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Total


Total


Financial assets








Available-for-sale financial assets

1,070 

22 

1,092 


1,092 


Derivatives(1)

170 

170 


170 


   








Financial liabilities








Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

465 

4,930 

5,395 


5,122 


Derivatives(2)

594 

594 


594 


   








(1)Current portion of derivative financial assets is €135 million.


 

 

(2)Current portion of derivative financial liabilities is €528 million.

 


There were no transfers between Levels 1 and 2 during the period. Transfers between Levels 2 and 3 are addressed in the Level 3 reconciliation.

 

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

 

The fair value of cash and short-term deposits, trade receivables, trade payables, bank overdrafts and other current liabilities approximate their carrying value largely due to the short-term maturities of those instruments.

 

The following methods and assumptions were used by the Group in estimating its fair value disclosures for Level 1 and Level 2 financial instruments. There have been no changes in the methods and assumptions used during the period:

 

Level 1

The fair value of financial instruments traded in active markets is based on quoted market prices at the balance sheet date. 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.

 

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 June 30, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

13. 

FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS continued





 

b.

Fair value of financial assets and financial liabilities continued

 


Level 2

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.

 

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 and loans including leases are determined by discounting the remaining contractual cash flows at the relevant market interest rates at June 30, 2014.

 

The hedge of the available-for-sale asset takes the form of an equity collar. The valuation of this collar is based on a Black Scholes valuation model which takes into account the spot rate of the share price, the strike price, the stock volatility and the euro interest rate curve.

 

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

 

c.

Level 3 financial assets reconciliation

 

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


€ million

June 30, 2014

December 31, 2013


Opening balance

22 

29 


Gains recognised in the Income statement(1)


Gains recognised in Other comprehensive income(2)

47 


Sales

(2)


Settlements

(4)

(6)


Exchange movements


Closing balance for the period

66 

22 


 

(1)Included in 'Net credit relating to available for sale financial assets' in the Income statement.

 

 

 

(2)Included in 'Available-for-sale financial assets: Fair value movements in equity' in Other comprehensive income.


During the six months to June 30, 2014 there were no transfers into or out of Level 3 fair value measurements.


   




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. This unlisted investment had previously been valued at nil since the fair value could not be reasonably calculated. During the six months to June 30, 2014 certain 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 being non-recurring in nature.

14.           Borrowings



June 30,

December 31,


€ million

2014 

2013 


Current




Bank and other loans

125 

183 


Finance leases

476 

404 



601 

587 


Non-current




Bank and other loans

1,102 

1,169 


Finance leases

3,970 

3,366 



5,072 

4,535 

 

 

15.           SHARE BASED PAYMENTS

 

During the period 5,899,182 conditional shares 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. The following are the inputs to the model for the PSP options granted in the period:

 

Expected share price volatility: 35 per cent

Expected life of options: 3 years

Weighted average share price: £4.35

 

The Group also made awards related to the 2013 performance year for qualifying employees under the Incentive Award Deferral Plan (IADP) during the period, under which 2,079,781 conditional shares were awarded.

 

                Treasury shares

Treasury shares consist of shares directly held by the Company. During the period, a total of 4,400,000 shares were purchased in the Company. Shares issued to employees during the period as a result of employee share scheme exercises and vesting totalled 13,524,040.

 

 

16.           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. There have been no significant market fluctuations or movement in assumptions in the period.

 

 

17.           PROVISIONS FOR LIABILITIES AND CHARGES

 


€ million

Employee leaving indemnities and other employee related provisions

Legal claims provisions

Restoration and handback provisions

Other provisions

Total


Net book value at January 1, 2014

1,274 

101 

684 

135 

2,194 


Provisions recorded during the period

18 

13 

94 

12 

137 


Utilised during the period

(68)

(15)

(45)

(14)

(142)


Release of unused amounts and other movements

(2)

(16)

(16)

(15)

(49)


Unwinding of discount

12 

18 


Exchange differences

12 


Net book value at June 30, 2014

1,236 

84 

727 

123 

2,170 


Analysis:







Current

149 

164 

79 

401 


Non-current

1,087 

75 

563 

44 

1,769 


 

 

18.           CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

 

There were contingent liabilities at June 30, 2014 in respect of guarantees and indemnities entered into as part of the ordinary course of the Group's business. No material losses are likely to arise from such contingent liabilities. The Group is party to third party class and other actions relating to its passenger and cargo traffic. The Group has a number of defences to these class actions but is unable to reliably predict the outcome. 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.

 

The Group has contingent liabilities which at June 30, 2014 amounted to €117 million (December 31, 2013: €124 million).

 

 

19.           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

2014 

2013 


Sales of goods and services




Sales to associates

27 


Sales to significant shareholders






Purchases of goods and services




Purchases from associates

28 


Purchases from significant shareholders






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






€ million

June 30, 2014

December 31, 2013


Receivables from related parties




Amounts owed by associates


Amounts owed by significant shareholders






Payables to related parties




Amounts owed to associates


Amounts owed to significant shareholders






For the six months to June 30, 2014 the Group has not made any provision for doubtful debts arising relating to amounts owed by related parties (2013: €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

2014 

2013 


Base salary, fees and benefits




Board of Directors' remuneration

 2 


Management Committee remuneration

 3 

 

At June 30, 2014 the Board comprised 13 members (at June 30, 2013: 13 members) and the Management Committee comprised 8 members (at June 30, 2013: 6 members).

 

The Company provides life insurance for all Executive Directors and the Management Committee. For the six months to June 30, 2014 the Company's obligation was €23,000 (2013: €13,000).

 

At June 30, 2014 the transfer value of accrued pensions covered under defined benefit pension obligation schemes relating to the Management Committee totalled €6 million (2013: €5 million relating to both the Management Committee and the Board of Directors).

 

No loans or credit transactions were outstanding with Directors or officers of the Group at June 30, 2014 (2013: €nil).

  

 

20.           POST BALANCE SHEET EVENTS

IAG converts 20 A320neo options into firm orders

On July 14, 2014 IAG converted 20 of the 100 Airbus 320neo options it announced in August 2013 into firm orders. These aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and 2019 and will provide both cost savings and environmental benefits. New technology and improved aerodynamics will lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions by 15 per cent, as well as providing both noise and NOx performance advantages.

 

Iberia reaches agreement with trade unions

On July 24, 2014 Iberia and its trade unions reached a new agreement on collective redundancies for pilots and ground staff. This could lead to a reduction of up to 1,427 jobs at the airline. The agreement enables Iberia to continue with its Transformation Plan to introduce permanent structural changes across the airline and to facilitate profitable growth in the future. Iberia's cabin crew staff will not be affected by this agreement.

 

Iberia to settle its hedging transaction over its entire stake in Amadeus

On July 31, 2014 the Board of IAG approved the settlement by Iberia of the derivative transaction over its entire stake in Amadeus IT Holding, S.A. (Amadeus) that it entered into in August 2012 with Nomura International Plc.

 

The derivative transaction comprises a collar arrangement around Iberia's total Amadeus shareholding of 33,562,331 ordinary shares. The transaction was a risk management exercise that allowed Iberia to protect and lock-in the value of its Amadeus shares held in August 2012 and retain any improvement in that price by up to 10 per cent.

 

Settlement will occur in equal instalments over a 100 trading day period commencing August 7, 2014.

 

The proceeds of the sale will strengthen Iberia's liquidity and provide funding for the airline's Transformation Plan.

 

New longhaul aircraft for Iberia

On July 31, 2014 the Board of IAG approved converting eight Airbus A350-900 aircraft options into firm orders and securing eight Airbus A330-200 aircraft for Iberia. These aircraft will replace 16 Airbus A340 family aircraft in Iberia's longhaul fleet and will be delivered between 2015 and 2020.

 

Both aircraft will provide cost efficiencies and environmental benefits, enabling Iberia to replace its longhaul fleet with modern and fuel efficient aircraft. The new technology and improved aerodynamics will lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat by 18 per cent, as well as providing both noise and NOx performance advantages. IAG secured commercial terms for the Airbus A350 aircraft as part of the Group longhaul order announced in April 2013. The eight Airbus A330 aircraft will be obtained either by converting existing options from the 2011 Airbus order or from the operating lease market, depending on financial and delivery terms.

               


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 of the Board of Directors held on July 31, 2014, the directors of International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. declare that, to the best of their knowledge, the half year condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months to June 30, 2014 were prepared in accordance with applicable accounting principles (IAS 34 as adopted by the European Union), offer a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial situation and the results of International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. and of the companies that fall within the consolidated group taken as a whole, and the interim condensed consolidated management report includes an accurate analysis of the required information also in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority's DTR 4.2.7R and DTR4.2.8R including an indication of important events in the period, a description of the principal risks and material related party transactions.

 

 

 

July 31, 2014

 






Antonio Vázquez Romero

Chairman

 


Martin Faulkner Broughton

Deputy Chairman

 






William Matthew Walsh

Chief Executive Officer

 


Enrique Dupuy de Lôme Chávarri

Chief Financial Officer






César Alierta Izuel


Patrick Jean Pierre Cescau






Denise Patricia Kingsmill


James Arthur Lawrence






María Fernanda Mejía


Marjorie Morris Scardino






José Pedro Pérez-Llorca y Rodrigo


Kieran Charles Poynter






Alberto Terol Esteban




REPORT ON LIMITED REVIEW OF THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

To the Shareholders of International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. at the request of management:

Report on the condensed consolidated interim financial statements

Introduction

We have carried out a limited review of the accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements (hereinafter the interim financial statements) of International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. (hereinafter the parent) and subsidiaries (hereinafter the Group), which comprise the consolidated balance sheet at June 30, 2014 and the income statement, the statement of comprehensive income, the cash flow statement, the statement of changes in equity, and the condensed explanatory notes, all of which have been consolidated for the six-month period then ended. The parent's directors are responsible for the preparation of said interim condensed financial statements in accordance with the requirements established by IAS 34, "Interim Financial Reporting", adopted by the European Union for the preparation of interim condensed financial reporting in conformity with article 12 of Royal Decree 1362/2007 and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules issued by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority. Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on these interim financial statements based on our limited review.

 

Scope of review

We have performed our limited review in accordance with the International Standard on Review Engagements 2410, "Review of Interim Financial Reporting Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity". A limited review of interim financial statements consists of making enquiries, primarily of personnel responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A limited review is substantially less in scope than an audit carried out in accordance with regulations on the auditing of accounts in force in Spain and, consequently, does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion on the accompanying interim financial statements.

 

Conclusion

During the course of our limited review, which under no circumstances can be considered an audit of accounts, no matter came to our attention which would lead us to conclude that the accompanying interim financial statements for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 have not been prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the requirements established by International Accounting Standard 34, "Interim Financial Reporting", as adopted by the European Union in conformity with article 12 of Royal Decree 1362/2007 for the preparation of interim financial statements and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules issued by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

 

Emphasis paragraph

We draw attention to the matter described in accompany explanatory Note 1, which indicates that the abovementioned accompanying interim financial statements do not include all the information that would be required for complete consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, as adopted by the European Union. Therefore, the accompanying interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Group's consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2013. This does not modify our conclusion.

 

Report on other legal and regulatory reporting requirements

The accompanying consolidated interim management report for the six-month period ended June 30, 2014 contains such explanations as the parent's directors consider necessary regarding significant events which occurred during this period and their effect on these interim financial statements, of which it is not an integral part, as well as on the information required in conformity with article 15 of Royal Decree 1362/2007. We have checked that the accounting information included in the abovementioned report agrees with the interim financial statements for the six-month period ended on June 30, 2014. Our work is limited to verifying the consolidated interim management report in accordance with the scope described in this paragraph, and does not include the review of information other than that obtained from the accounting records of International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. and its subsidiaries.

 

Paragraph on other issues

This report has been prepared at the request of management with regard to the publication of the semi-annual financial report required by article 35 of Securities Market Law 24/1988, of July 28, further developed by Royal Decree 1362/2007, of October 19 and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules issued by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

                                                                                                                           ERNST & YOUNG, S.L.

                                                                          

                                                                                                                           Rafael Páez Martínez

July 31, 2014


AIRCRAFT FLEET

 

 

  










  

Number in service with Group companies




  










  

On balance sheet fixed assets

Off balance sheet operating leases


Total December 31, 2013


Changes since December 31, 2013


Future deliveries

Options

  

Total

June 30,

2014



  










 Airbus A318



 Airbus A319

31 

30 

61 

61 



 Airbus A320

44 

119 

163 

140 


23 


72 

202 

 Airbus A321

19 

17 

36 

35 



 Airbus A330



 Airbus A340-300


(2)


 Airbus A340-600

14 

17 

17 



 Airbus A350



18 

34 

 Airbus A380



 Boeing 737-400

13 

13 

15 


(2)


 Boeing 747-400

48 

48 

51 


(3)


 Boeing 757-200



 Boeing 767-300

18 

18 

20 


(2)


 Boeing 777-200

41 

46 

46 



 Boeing 777-300

11 



 Boeing 787



36 

16 

 Embraer E170



 Embraer E190

10 



15 

 Group total

260 

199 

459 

431 


28 


139 

282 

  










 As well as those aircraft in service the Group also holds 25 aircraft (2013: 36) not in service.

  










 


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