EANS-News: Vienna Airport Shows Growth Once Again in Q1/2019 CNE

Tuesday, 21. May 2019 08:00
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Substantial Rise in Passenger Volume (+19.9%), Revenue (+8.2%) and Earnings
(+18.0%) - April 2019: 26.6% Passenger Increase of 22.8% in the Group and 26.6%
at Vienna Airport

Quarterly Report

Wien-Flughafen -

* REVENUE increase to EUR 177.3 million (+8.2%), EBITDA rise to EUR 71.6 million
  (+10.5%), EBIT improvement to EUR 38.4 million (+15.1%)
* NET PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD* up substantially to EUR 25.5 million (+18.0%)
* Traffic development in Q1/2019: passenger increase of 19.9% in the Flughafen
  Wien Group, +24.6% at Vienna Airport - Vienna reports strongest passenger
  growth in Q1/2019 of all European airports with more than 25 million
  passengers per year
* Upward revision of financial guidance to revenue of EUR 830 million and profit
  for the period exceeding EUR 170 million
* High passenger growth in April 2019: +22.8% for the Flughafen Wien Group and
  +26.6% at Vienna Airport

"Vienna Airport continues to grow, showing a significant increase in revenue and
earnings. This creates new jobs. At present about 22,500 people work at Vienna
Airport. We are revising our financial guidance upwards for the 2019 financial
year and expect revenue of over EUR 830 million and the net profit for the year
to exceed EUR 170 million. Vienna Airport will invest about EUR 220 million in
2019 for its further expansion. In 2019 Vienna Airport was honoured by Skytrax
for having the "Best Airport Staff in Europe" for the fourth time in five years,
which is particularly gratifying", explains Günther Ofner, Member of the
Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.

"Vienna Airport is experiencing an upswing. In the first four months, passenger
volume at the airport rose strongly by 25.2%. We were the fastest growing
European airport in our category in the first quarter of 2019. On April 12,
2019, we registered the busiest day in the airport's history with 106,969
passengers. We assume that this record will be surpassed again this year and
that we will handle more than 30 million passengers by the end of the year. New
flight offerings on long-haul routes by Austrian Airlines, ANA, Air Canada and
China Southern as well as by low cost carriers such as Laudamotion, Wizz Air and
Level along with new airlines, destinations and frequency increases on the
short- and medium haul are providing significant growth impetus", states Julian
Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.

Good traffic development in Q1/2019: +19.9% rise in passenger volume in the
Flughafen Wien Group**

The Flughafen Wien Group including the foreign strategic investments in Malta
Airport and Kosice Airport handled a total of 7.3 million passengers in the
period January to March 2019, comprising a year-on-year rise of 19.9% from the
prior-year level. The number of passengers at Vienna Airport climbed 24.6% to
6,059,700 travellers in the months of January to March 2019. The number of local
passengers was up 29.4% in the first quarter of 2019, whereas transfer passenger
traffic rose by 8.6%. The number of flight movements in the period January-March
2019 was up 15.8% from the previous year to 56,343 starts and landings. The
average seat occupancy (seat load factor) rose slightly from 70.0% to 70.7% in
the first three months of 2019. Cargo volume (air cargo and trucking) fell by
2.0% in the same period to 66,641 tonnes. Passenger traffic at Malta Airport
increased by 2.6% to 1,203,014 passengers. This was in contrast to the 8.5%
decline in passenger volume at Kosice Airport, which handled 83,942 passengers
in the same period.

According to the global airport association Airports Council International
(ACI), European airports reported an average passenger growth of 4.4% in the
first quarter of 2019. Vienna Airport showed the strongest growth in Q1/2019 of
all European airports with more than 25 million passengers per year.

Q1/2019: Revenue increase to EUR 177.3 million (+8.2%) and net profit for the
period of EUR 25.5 million (+18.0%)

Revenue generated by the Flughafen Wien Group in Q1/2019 improved by 8.2% to EUR
177.3 million, and EBITDA was up 10.5% to EUR 71.6 million. First-quarter EBIT
increased by 15.1% to EUR 38.4 million, and the net profit after minorities for
the period climbed 17.7% in Q1/2019 to EUR 24.1 million. Net debt could be
reduced to EUR 157.4 million (1.1.2019: EUR 198.2 million)***. The free cash
flow equalled EUR 24.6 million (Q1/2018: EUR 13.0 million).

Revenue and earnings development in the segments

Revenue in the Airport Segment rose by11.7% year-on-year to EUR 83.2 million in
Q1/2019. Segment EBIT improved to EUR 13.8 million (Q1/2018: EUR 8.5 million).
The Handling and Security Services Segment registered a 2.6% drop in revenue to
EUR 38.5 million, and the segment's EBIT fell to minus EUR 1.1 million (Q1/2018:
EUR 3.1 million). This segment also includes the security services of VIAS, the
handling services provided by Vienna Aircraft Handling (VAH) and Vienna
Passenger Handling Services (VPHS) and services provided by GetService
Dienstleistungsgesellschaft m.b.H. The Retail & Properties Segment reported a
11.9% rise in revenue in the first three months of 2019 to EUR 36.2 million.
Segment EBIT totalled EUR 20.2 million (Q1/2018: EUR 16.8 million). Revenue of
the Malta Segment climbed 11.9% to EUR 15.6 million and segment EBIT improved to
EUR 4.6 million (Q1/2018: 3.5 million). Revenue of the Other Segments equalled
EUR 3.9 million in Q1/2019 (Q1/2018: EUR 3.7 million), whereas segment EBIT
amounted to EUR 0.9 million (Q1/2018: EUR 1.4 million).

Investments

Total investments in the first three months of 2019 amounted to EUR 25.9
million, with the largest investments relating to Office Park 4 with EUR 5.2
million followed by investments of EUR 2.5 million for Hangars 8 and 9 and EUR
2.0 million for the terminal development projects. A total of EUR 5.2 million
was invested at Malta Airport in the first quarter of 2019 for airport traffic
surfaces and preparations for a new parking garage.

Flughafen Wien Group considerably raises revenue and earnings guidance for 2019

The Flughafen Wien Group is considerably improving its initial financial
guidance due to the good business development. Revenue in 2019 is expected to
rise to over EUR 830 million, whereas Group EBITDA should exceed EUR 375 million
and the net profit for the period is expected to be at least EUR 170 million.
About EUR 220 million in investments are planned in the year 2019.

The Flughafen Wien Group including the foreign strategic investments in Malta
Airport and Kosice Airport anticipates passenger growth of 8-10% for the year
2019. Passenger volume at Vienna Airport is expected to climb by more than 10%
to approx. 30 million travellers.

* Net profit for the period before non-controlling interests
** Traffic data adjusted
*** Net debt adjusted due to IFRS 16 lease liabilities; comparable figure for
beginning of the year adjusted accordingly

Traffic development in April 2019:

Flughafen Wien Group handles 3.4 million passengers (+22.8%)

In April 2019, the total number of passengers handled by the Flughafen Wien
Group (Vienna Airport, Malta Airport and Kosice Airport) rose by 22.8% to 3.4
million travellers. The accumulated passenger volume in the period January-April
was up by 20.8% to 10.8 million. Vienna Airport registered a substantial
increase in passenger volume of 25.2% to 8,803,884 million travellers from
January to April 2019.

Vienna Airport: +26.6% passengers in April 2019

The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in the month of April 2019
rose by 26.6% compared to the prior-year month to 2,744,184 travellers. The
number of local passengers increased sharply by 32.2%, and transfer passenger
volume was up by 8.2%. The number of flight movements in April 2019 also showed
a substantial increase of 16.7% year-on-year. Cargo volume at Vienna Airport
dropped by 7.3% from the comparable level of April 2018.

The total number of passengers at Vienna Airport flying to destinations in
Western Europe climbed by 25.9% in April 2019, and passenger traffic to Eastern
Europe showed an increase of 33.9%. In April 2019, the number of passengers
travelling to the Far East increased by 25.6% from the prior-year month, and
passenger volume to Middle Eastern destinations was up by 13.3%. Passenger
volume to North America also developed positively, rising by 23.9% in April
2019, and the number of passengers travelling to Africa increased by 46.8% year-
on-year.

Malta Airport reported a strong increase in passenger volume of 10.5% in the
month of April 2019, whereas Kosice Airport registered a decline of 6.3% in the
number of passengers it handled.

Traffic Development April 2019

Vienna Airport (VIE)

 ______________________________________________________________________________
|_______________|_______04/2019|_____Change_in%|_____01-04/2019|_____Change_in%|
|Passengers     |     2,744,184|          +26.6|      8,803,884|          +25.2|
|arr+dep+transit|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Local          |              |               |               |               |
|passengers     |     2,094,419|          +32.2|      6,879,868|          +30.3|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Transfer       |              |               |               |               |
|passengers     |       624,270|           +8.2|      1,863,336|           +8.5|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Flight         |              |               |               |               |
|movements      |        22,842|          +16.7|         79,185|          +16.0|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Cargo arr+dep  |        23,389|           -7.3|         90,030|           -3.4|
|(in_tonnes)____|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|MTOW (in       |       943,168|          +21.2|      3,250,296|          +19.7|
|tonnes)________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|


Malta Airport (MLA, fully consolidated)

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|_______________|_______04/2019|_____Change_in%|_____01-04/2019|_____Change_in%|
|Passengers     |       653,100|          +10.5|      1,856,114|           +5.2|
|arr+dep+transit|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Local          |              |               |               |               |
|passengers     |       647,480|          +10.3|      1,845,038|           +5.2|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Transfer       |              |               |               |               |
|passengers     |         5,620|          +31.5|         11,008|          +20.6|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Flight         |              |               |               |               |
|movements      |         4,554|           +5.4|         14,123|           +6.6|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Cargo arr+dep  |         1,328|           +4.4|          5,244|           +1.3|
|(in_tonnes)____|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|MTOW (in       |       180,264|           +4.4|        563,180|           +4.5|
|tonnes)________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|


Kosice Airport (KSC, consolidated at equity)

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|_______________|_______04/2019|_____Change_in%|_____01-04/2019|_____Change_in%|
|Passengers     |        32,974|           -6.3|        116,916|           -7.8|
|arr+dep+transit|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Local          |              |               |               |               |
|passengers     |        32,974|           -3.7|        116,659|           -4.0|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Transfer       |              |               |               |               |
|passengers     |             0|           n.a.|              0|           n.a.|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Flight         |              |               |               |               |
|movements      |           408|          -14.1|          1,520|          -13.6|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Cargo arr+dep  |             1|          -81.6|             14|          -31.5|
|(in_tonnes)____|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|MTOW (in       |         9,182|          -10.8|         33,011|          -13.6|
|tonnes)________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|


Vienna Airport and strategic investments (VIE, MLA, KSC)

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|_______________|_______04/2019|_____Change_in%|_____01-04/2019|_____Change_in%|
|Passengers     |     3,430,258|          +22.8|     10,776,914|          +20.8|
|arr+dep+transit|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Local          |              |               |               |               |
|passengers     |     2,774,873|          +25.8|      8,841,565|          +23.5|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Transfer       |              |               |               |               |
|passengers     |       629,890|           +8.4|      1,874,344|           +8.5|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Flight         |              |               |               |               |
|movements      |        27,804|          +14.1|         94,828|          +13.9|
|arr+dep________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|Cargo arr+dep  |        24,719|           -6.8|         95,289|           -3.2|
|(in_tonnes)____|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|
|MTOW (in       |     1,132,614|          +17.9|      3,846,487|          +16.8|
|tonnes)________|______________|_______________|_______________|_______________|


Note: Total number of passengers includes local, transfer, and transit
passengers.
Traffic data adjusted

Consolidated Financial Statements
Income Statement

 ______________________________________________________________________________
|in_EUR_million____|____________Q1/2019|____________Q1/2018|________Change_in_%|
|Revenue___________|______________177.3|______________163.9|_______________+8.2|
|Other operating   |                3.2|                5.9|              -45.8|
|income____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Operating_income__|______________180.5|______________169.8|_______________+6.3|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Expenses for      |                   |                   |                   |
|consumables and   |              -11.2|              -11.3|               -1.0|
|services_used_____|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Personnel_expenses|______________-73.9|______________-70.2|_______________+5.3|
|Other operating   |              -24.3|              -23.8|               +2.3|
|expenses__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Impairment/       |                   |                   |                   |
|reversals of      |                0.2|                0.0|               n.a.|
|impairments on    |                   |                   |                   |
|receivables_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Proportional share|                   |                   |                   |
|of income from    |                0.4|                0.3|              +16.2|
|companies recorded|                   |                   |                   |
|at_equity_________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings before   |                   |                   |                   |
|interest, taxes,  |                   |                   |                   |
|depreciation and  |               71.6|               64.8|              +10.5|
|amortisation      |                   |                   |                   |
|(EBITDA)__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Depreciation and  |              -33.3|              -31.5|               +5.6|
|amortisation______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Impairment________|________________0.2|________________0.0|_______________n.a.|
|Earnings before   |                   |                   |                   |
|interest and taxes|               38.4|               33.3|              +15.1|
|(EBIT)____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Income from       |                   |                   |                   |
|investments,      |                   |                   |                   |
|excluding         |                0.4|                0.0|               n.a.|
|companies recorded|                   |                   |                   |
|at_equity_________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Interest_income___|________________0.2|________________0.1|______________+53.0|
|Interest_expense__|_______________-4.8|_______________-4.2|______________+14.6|
|Other financial   |                0.7|                0.0|               n.a.|
|result____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Financial_result__|_______________-3.5|_______________-4.1|______________+14.8|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings before   |               34.9|               29.3|              +19.3|
|taxes_(EBT)_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Income_taxes______|_______________-9.5|_______________-7.7|______________+23.2|
|Net profit for the|               25.5|               21.6|              +18.0|
|period____________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Thereof           |                   |                   |                   |
|attributable_to:__|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Equity holders of |               24.1|               20.5|              +17.7|
|the_parent________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Non-controlling   |                1.4|                1.1|              +23.2|
|interests_________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Earnings per share|                   |                   |                   |
|(in EUR, basic =  |               0.29|               0.24|              +17.7|
|diluted)__________|___________________|___________________|___________________|


Balance Sheet Indicators

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|in_EUR_million____|_________31.03.2019|_________31.12.2018|________Change_in_%|
|ASSETS:___________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Non-current_assets|____________1,952.7|____________1,957.2|_______________-0.2|
|Current_assets____|______________256.0|______________200.9|______________+27.5|
|LIABILITIES:______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Equity____________|____________1,322.1|____________1,297.0|_______________+1.9|
|Non-current       |              594.5|              549.3|               +8.2|
|liabilities_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Current           |              292.1|              311.8|               -6.3|
|liabilities_______|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Total_assets______|____________2,208.7|____________2,158.1|_______________+2.3|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Net_debt*_________|______________157.4|______________198.2|______________-20.6|
|Gearing_(in%)*____|_______________11.9|_______________15.3|_______________n.a.|


Cash Flow Statement

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|in_EUR_million____|____________Q1/2019|____________Q1/2018|________Change_in_%|
|Net cash flow from|                   |                   |                   |
|operating         |               72.3|               52.9|              +36.6|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|investing         |              -47.7|              -39.9|              +19.5|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|financing         |              -15.1|               -2.8|               n.a.|
|activities________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|__________________|___________________|___________________|___________________|
|Free_cash_flow____|_______________24.6|_______________13.0|_______________88.9|
|CAPEX**___________|_______________25.9|_______________71.3|______________-63.9|


* Net debt and gearing adjusted due to IFRS 16 lease liabilities, comparable
figure as of 1.1.2019 adjusted accoringly
** Excluding financial assets

The report by Flughafen Wien AG for the first three months of 2019, from January
1 to March 31, 2019, is available to the general public at the company's offices
at 1300 Flughafen Wien and at Bank Austria, 1020 Vienna, Rothschildplatz 1.It is
                       also available on the Internet at
http://viennaairport.com/en/company/investor_relations/publications_and_reports/
                               quarterly_reports.

Vienna Airport, May 21, 2019
The Management Board

Further inquiry note:
Flughafen Wien AG
Investor Relations
+43 1 7007-23126
investor-relations@viennaairport.com

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