西捷航空经历了极具挑战的第一季度,由于燃油费用的增加导致公司股价一度下滑至一年的最低水平。
西捷航空卡尔加里公司表示,该公司盈利3720万美元,即每股摊薄收益32美分,低于一年前的4670万美元利润或每股摊薄收益40美分。
根据Thomson Reuters Eikon.数据,一季度的实际收益低于分析师对每股收益36美分的预期。
事实上,公司三个月期间的收入总额为11.9亿美元,高于去年同期的11.1亿美元。收入增加的原因是容量增加了4.3%,收入旅客里程(衡量交通量)增加了6.5%。数据显示,WestJet的载荷系数(衡量其飞机的完整程度)上升到84.8%,而一年前为83%。
但遗憾的是飞机每升的燃料成本与去年同期相比增长了14.1%,直接导致了利润的下滑。

WestJet shares tumble after earnings miss

WestJet Airlines Ltd. shares plummeted to their lowest levels in more than a year after reporting what it called a challenging first quarter in which it booked higher fuel costs.
The Calgary-based company says it earned $37.2 million, or 32 cents per diluted share, down from a profit of $46.7 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, a year ago.
That fell short of analysts’ expectations for earnings of 36 cents per share, according to data from Thomson Reuters Eikon.
Revenue for the three-month period totalled $1.19 billion, up from $1.11 billion in the same quarter last year.
The increase in revenue came as capacity increased 4.3 per cent and revenue passenger miles — a measure of traffic — increased 6.5 per cent.
WestJet’s load factor, a measure of how full its aircraft were, increased to 84.8 per cent compared with 83 per cent a year ago.
However, fuel costs per litre rose 14.1 per cent compared with the same quarter last year.