LOS ANGELES, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Lease Corporation (ALC) (NYSE: AL) announces financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

  • Revenues:
    • $398 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of 4.4%
    • $779 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of 5.1%

  • Diluted earnings per share:
    • $1.04 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of 13.0%
    • $2.04 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, an increase of 20.7%

  • Adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes:
    • $1.44 for the three months ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of 4.6%
    • $2.82 for the six months ended June 30, 2018, a decrease of 0.7%

  • Margin:
    • Pre-tax margin of 37.1% for the three months ended June 30, 2018
    • Adjusted pre-tax margin of 40.3% for the three months ended June 30, 2018

  • Return on equity:
    • Pre-tax return on equity of 15.4% for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018
    • Adjusted pre-tax return on equity of 16.7% for the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2018

Highlights

  • Took delivery of 14 aircraft from our order book and four young incremental aircraft from the secondary market, representing $1.4 billion in capital expenditures, ending the quarter with $14.9 billion in aircraft with a weighted average age of 3.8 years and a weighted average lease term remaining of 6.8 years.

  • Our aircraft on order are 100% placed through 2019, 87% placed through 2020 and 66% placed through 2021 on long term leases.

  • In August 2018, signed an agreement to purchase up to 78 Boeing airplanes, including 75 737-8 MAX aircraft and three 787-9 aircraft at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

  • In August 2018, entered into an agreement to sell and continue to manage a fleet of 18 aircraft to Thunderbolt Aircraft Lease Limited II ("Thunderbolt II").  We expect a majority of the aircraft sales to be completed by the end of Q4 2018.

  • Ended the quarter with $25.0 billion in committed minimum future rental payments consisting of $11.3 billion in contracted minimum rental payments on the aircraft in our existing fleet and $13.7 billion in minimum future rental payments related to aircraft delivering in the future.

  • Completed a senior unsecured notes offering in June 2018, issuing $500 million at 3.875%, maturing in 2023.

  • Declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share on our outstanding common stock for the second quarter of 2018.  The dividend will be paid on October 5, 2018 to holders of record of our common stock as of September 14, 2018.

“We enjoyed another great quarter with revenues and earnings right on track, and we continue to execute our plan to increase capital deployment by adding young aircraft incremental to our orderbook deliveries.  And, with our orderbook 87% placed through 2020 and 66% placed through 2021, we finalized a major order with Boeing for 75 MAX8 plus three B787-9 aircraft.  We also launched Thunderbolt II, a uniquely structured and highly successful portfolio sale of 18 aircraft, which priced and closed subsequent to quarter end,” said John L. Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President.

“With now over $17 billion in total assets, ALC remains committed to its strategy of investing in the youngest, most fuel efficient, and technologically advanced commercial aircraft. We are seeing solid lease demand driven by passenger traffic growth globally and the continued need to replace aging aircraft. The order we placed at the Farnborough Air Show provides us with access to valuable delivery positions through 2024, allowing us to deliver continued growth for our shareholders,” said Steven F. Udvar-Házy, Executive Chairman of the Board.

The following table summarizes the results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 (in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages):

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2018 2017 $ change % change 2018 2017 $ change % change
Revenues $397,814  $380,957  $16,857  4.4 % $779,023  $741,144  $37,879  5.1 %
Income before taxes $147,409  $155,869  $(8,460) (5.4)% $288,728  $289,747  $(1,019) (0.4)%
Net income $115,211  $100,925  $14,286  14.2 % $225,862  $185,862  $40,000  21.5 %
Adjusted net income before income taxes(1) $160,304  $166,660  $(6,356) (3.8)% $313,077  $313,303  $(226) (0.1)%
Diluted EPS $1.04  $0.92  $0.12  13.0 % $2.04  $1.69  $0.35  20.7 %
Adjusted diluted EPS before income taxes(1) $1.44  $1.51  $(0.07) (4.6)% $2.82  $2.84  $(0.02) (0.7)%
                               

(1) Adjusted net income before income taxes and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes have been adjusted to exclude the effects of certain non-cash items, one-time or non-recurring items, that are not expected to continue in the future and certain other items. See note 1 under the Consolidated Statements of Income included in this earnings release for a discussion of the non-GAAP measures adjusted net income before income taxes and adjusted diluted EPS before income taxes and a reconciliation to their most comparable GAAP financial measures.

Revenues increased $17 million or 4.4% to $398 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 from $381 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017. This increase was principally driven by the increase in the net book value of our fleet, partially offset by a reduction of our sales and trading activity. For the three months ended June 30, 2017, we sold 17 aircraft, generating $18 million in gains, and for the three months ended June 30, 2018, we chose not to sell any aircraft.

Income before taxes for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 was $147 million compared to $156 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  As we did not sell any aircraft in the second quarter of 2018, our income before taxes decreased compared to the second quarter of 2017.

Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 increased to $115 million or $1.04 per diluted share, compared to $101 million or $0.92 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The increase in net income in the second quarter of 2018 as compared to 2017 was primarily due to a lower income tax expense as a result of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Reform Act”), which, among other things, lowered the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% effective January 1, 2018.

Adjusted net income before income taxes for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $160 million or $1.44 per diluted share, compared to $167 million or $1.51 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2017. The change in our adjusted net income before income taxes was due to the decrease in the number of aircraft sold from 17 aircraft for the three months ended June 30, 2017 to zero aircraft for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

Flight Equipment Portfolio

Our fleet grew by 11.9% to a net book value of $14.9 billion as of June 30, 2018 compared to $13.3 billion as of December 31, 2017.  As of June 30, 2018, our fleet was comprised of 271 owned aircraft, with a weighted-average age and remaining lease term of 3.8 years and 6.8 years, respectively, and 49 managed aircraft.  We have a globally diversified customer base of 93 airlines in 56 countries.

During the quarter ended June 30, 2018, we took delivery of 14 aircraft from our order book and four incremental aircraft from the secondary market ending the quarter with 271 aircraft in our operating lease portfolio.

In August 2018, we entered into an agreement to purchase up to 78 Boeing aircraft, including 75 737-8 MAX aircraft and three 787-9 aircraft.  The three 787-9 aircraft and 30 737-8 MAX aircraft are firm orders and are included in the order book total in the table below.

Below are the key portfolio metrics of our fleet:

       
  June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
Aggregate fleet net book value $14.9 billion $13.3 billion
Weighted-average fleet age(1)  3.8 years  3.8 years
Weighted-average remaining lease term(1)  6.8 years  6.8 years
       
Fleet size  271  244
Managed fleet  49  50
Order book  391  368
Total  711  662
       
Current fleet contracted rentals $11.3 billion $10.1 billion
Committed fleet rentals $13.7 billion $13.3 billion
Total committed rentals $25.0 billion $23.4 billion
       

(1) Weighted-average fleet age and remaining lease term calculated based on net book value.

                         

The following table details the region concentration of our fleet:

      
  June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017 
Region % of Net Book Value % of Net Book Value 
Europe 31.0%31.7%
Asia (excluding China) 23.2%22.4%
China 18.3%20.5%
The Middle East and Africa 13.3%11.2%
Central America, South America and Mexico 7.2%7.0%
U.S. and Canada 4.6%4.5%
Pacific, Australia and New Zealand 2.4%2.7%
Total 100.0%100.0%


The following table details the composition of our fleet by aircraft type:

          
  June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017 
  Number of   Number of   
Aircraft type Aircraft % of Total Aircraft % of Total 
Airbus A319-100 1 0.4%1 0.4%
Airbus A320-200 42 15.4%40 16.4%
Airbus A320-200neo 5 1.9%5 2.1%
Airbus A321-200 33 12.1%29 11.9%
Airbus A321-200neo 9 3.3%5 2.1%
Airbus A330-200 15 5.5%15 6.2%
Airbus A330-300 5 1.9%5 2.0%
Airbus A350-900 5 1.9%2 0.9%
Boeing 737-700 5 1.9%3 1.2%
Boeing 737-800 103 37.9%102 41.8%
Boeing 737-8 MAX 10 3.7%2 0.8%
Boeing 767-300ER 1 0.4%1 0.4%
Boeing 777-200ER 1 0.4%1 0.4%
Boeing 777-300ER 24 8.8%24 9.7%
Boeing 787-9 11 4.1%8 3.3%
Embraer E190 1 0.4%1 0.4%
Total 271 100.0%244 100.0%

Debt Financing Activities

We ended the second quarter of 2018 with total debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs, of $11.0 billion, resulting in a debt to equity ratio of 2.53:1.

Our debt financing was comprised of unsecured debt of $10.6 billion representing 95.8% of our debt portfolio as of June 30, 2018 as compared to 94.6% as of December 31, 2017.  Our fixed rate debt represented 86.6% of our debt portfolio as of June 30, 2018 as compared to 85.4% as of December 31, 2017.  Our composite cost of funds increased to 3.32% as of June 30, 2018 as compared to 3.20% as of December 31, 2017.

Our debt financing was comprised of the following at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 (dollars in thousands):

        
  June 30,
 2018
 December 31,
2017
 
Unsecured       
Senior notes $9,268,445  $8,019,871  
Revolving credit facility  956,000   847,000  
Convertible senior notes  199,951   199,983  
Term financings  183,838   203,704  
Total unsecured debt financing  10,608,234   9,270,558  
Secured       
Term financings  428,951   484,036  
Export credit financing  41,593   44,920  
Total secured debt financing  470,544   528,956  
        
Total debt financing  11,078,778   9,799,514  
Less: Debt discounts and issuance costs  (116,332)  (100,729) 
Debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs $10,962,446  $9,698,785  
Selected interest rates and ratios:       
Composite interest rate(1)  3.32 % 3.20 %
Composite interest rate on fixed-rate debt(1)  3.32 % 3.27 %
Percentage of total debt at fixed-rate  86.61 % 85.42 %
          

(1) This rate does not include the effect of upfront fees, undrawn fees or amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs.

Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release, Air Lease Corporation will host a conference call on August 9, 2018 at 4:30 PM Eastern Time to discuss the Company's financial results for the second quarter of 2018.

Investors can participate in the conference call by dialing (855) 308-8321 domestic or (330) 863-3465 international. The passcode for the call is 1497237.

The conference call will also be broadcast live through a link on the Investor Relations page of the Air Lease Corporation website at www.airleasecorp.com. Please visit the website at least 15 minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the broadcast will be available on the Investor Relations page of the Air Lease Corporation website.

For your convenience, the conference call can be replayed in its entirety beginning at 7:30 PM ET on August 9, 2018 until 7:30 PM ET on August 16, 2018. If you wish to listen to the replay of this conference call, please dial (855) 859-2056 domestic or (404) 537-3406 international and enter passcode 1497237.

About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL)

Air Lease Corporation is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. For more information, visit ALC's website at www.airleasecorp.com.

Contact 
  
Investors: 
Mary Liz DePalma 
Assistant Vice President, Investor Relations 
Email: mdepalma@airleasecorp.com 
  
Media: 
Laura Woeste 
Manager, Media and Investor Relations 
Email: lwoeste@airleasecorp.com 

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements,” including any statements about our expectations, beliefs, plans, predictions, forecasts, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believes,” “can,” “could,” “may,” “predicts,” “potential,” “should,” “will,” “estimate,” “plans,” “projects,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expects,” “intends” and similar words or phrases. These statements are only predictions and involve estimates, known and unknown risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in such statements, including as a result of the following factors, among others:

  • our inability to make acquisitions of, or lease, aircraft on favorable terms;
                       
  • our inability to sell aircraft on favorable terms or to predict the timing of such sales;
                       
  • our inability to obtain additional financing on favorable terms, if required, to complete the acquisition of sufficient aircraft as currently contemplated or to fund the operations and growth of our business;
                       
  • our inability to effectively oversee our managed fleet;
                       
  • our inability to obtain refinancing prior to the time our debt matures;
                       
  • impaired financial condition and liquidity of our lessees;
                       
  • deterioration of economic conditions in the commercial aviation industry generally;
                       
  • increased maintenance, operating or other expenses or changes in the timing thereof;
                       
  • changes in the regulatory environment, including tariffs and other restrictions on trade;
                       
  • unanticipated impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Reform Act”), including as a result of changes in assumptions we make in our interpretation of the Tax Reform Act, guidance related to application of the Tax Reform Act that may be issued in the future, and actions that we may take as a result of our expected impact of the Tax Reform Act;
                       
  • potential natural disasters and terrorist attacks and the amount of our insurance coverage, if any, relating thereto; and
                       
  • the factors discussed under “Part I – Item 1A. Risk Factors,” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, and other SEC filings, including future SEC filings.

All forward-looking statements are necessarily only estimates of future results, and there can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from expectations. You are therefore cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and par value amounts)

       
  June 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
  (unaudited)
Assets      
Cash and cash equivalents $259,530  $292,204 
Restricted cash  21,528   16,078 
Flight equipment subject to operating leases  16,962,768   15,100,040 
Less accumulated depreciation  (2,098,524)  (1,819,790)
   14,864,244   13,280,250 
Deposits on flight equipment purchases  1,555,407   1,562,776 
Other assets  554,738   462,856 
Total assets $17,255,447  $15,614,164 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity      
Accrued interest and other payables $329,426  $309,182 
Debt financing, net of discounts and issuance costs  10,962,446   9,698,785 
Security deposits and maintenance reserves on flight equipment leases  933,309   856,140 
Rentals received in advance  112,151   104,820 
Deferred tax liability  580,273   517,795 
Total liabilities $12,917,605  $11,486,722 
Shareholders’ Equity      
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued or outstanding      
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 500,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 104,065,045 and 103,621,629 shares at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively  1,041   1,036 
Class B non-voting common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized 10,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding      
Paid-in capital  2,265,393   2,260,064 
Retained earnings  2,071,408   1,866,342 
Total shareholders’ equity $4,337,842  $4,127,442 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $17,255,447  $15,614,164 

Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME 
(In thousands, except share, per share amounts and percentages)

  
  Three Months Ended
 June 30,
 Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 
  2018  2017  2018  2017  
  (unaudited) 
Revenues             
Rental of flight equipment $393,479  $358,114  $771,341  $712,767  
Aircraft sales, trading and other  4,335   22,843   7,682   28,377  
Total revenues  397,814   380,957   779,023   741,144  
              
Expenses             
Interest  73,452   63,014   142,395   130,077  
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs  8,010   6,437   16,032   15,429  
Interest expense  81,462   69,451   158,427   145,506  
              
Depreciation of flight equipment  142,600   126,490   278,734   250,399  
Selling, general and administrative  21,458   23,843   44,817   46,415  
Stock-based compensation  4,885   5,304   8,317   9,077  
Total expenses  250,405   225,088   490,295   451,397  
              
Income before taxes  147,409   155,869   288,728   289,747  
Income tax expense  (32,198)  (54,944)  (62,866)  (103,885) 
Net income $115,211  $100,925  $225,862  $185,862  
              
Net income per share of Class A and B common stock             
Basic $1.11  $0.98  $2.17  $1.80  
Diluted $1.04  $0.92  $2.04  $1.69  
Weighted-average shares outstanding             
Basic  104,003,960   103,180,769   103,876,647   103,064,834  
Diluted  112,424,582   111,564,483   112,326,506   111,490,683  
              
Other financial data             
Pre-tax profit margin  37.1 % 40.9 % 37.1 % 39.1 %
Adjusted net income before income taxes(1) $160,304  $166,660  $313,077  $313,303  
Adjusted margin before income taxes(1)  40.3 % 43.9 % 40.2 % 42.3 %
Adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes(1) $1.44  $1.51  $2.82  $2.84  
Pre-tax return on equity (TTM)  15.4 % 17.3 % 15.4 % 17.3 %
Adjusted pre-tax return on equity (TTM)(1)  16.7 % 18.7 % 16.7 % 18.7 %
                  

(1) Adjusted net income before income taxes (defined as net income excluding the effects of certain non-cash items, one-time or non-recurring items, that are not expected to continue in the future and certain other items), adjusted margin before income taxes (defined as adjusted net income before income taxes divided by total revenues, excluding insurance recovery on settlement), adjusted pre-tax return on equity (defined as adjusted net income before income taxes divided by average shareholders' equity) and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes (defined as adjusted net income before income taxes divided by the weighted average diluted common shares outstanding) are measures of operating performance that are not defined by GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, pre-tax profit margin, earnings per share, pre-tax return on equity, and diluted earnings per share, or any other performance measures derived in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted margin before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax return on equity and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes, are presented as supplemental disclosure because management believes they provide useful information on our earnings from ongoing operations.

Management and our board of directors use adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted margin before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax return on equity and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes to assess our consolidated financial and operating performance.  Management believes these measures are helpful in evaluating the operating performance of our ongoing operations and identifying trends in our performance, because they remove the effects of certain non-cash items, one-time or non-recurring items that are not expected to continue in the future and certain other items from our operating results.  Adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted margin before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax return on equity and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes, however, should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our operating results or cash flows as reported under GAAP. Adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted margin before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax return on equity and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes do not reflect our cash expenditures or changes in our cash requirements for our working capital needs.  In addition, our calculation of adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted margin before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax return on equity and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes may differ from the adjusted net income before income taxes, adjusted margin before income taxes, adjusted pre-tax return on equity and adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes or analogous calculations of other companies in our industry, limiting their usefulness as a comparative measure.

The following tables show the reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income before income taxes and adjusted margin before income taxes (in thousands, except percentages):

              
  Three Months Ended
 June 30,
 Six Months Ended
 June 30,
 
  2018 2017  2018 2017  
  (unaudited) 
Reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income before income taxes:             
Net income $115,211 $100,925  $225,862 $185,862  
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs  8,010  6,437   16,032  15,429  
Stock-based compensation  4,885  5,304   8,317  9,077  
Insurance recovery on settlement    (950)    (950) 
Provision for income taxes  32,198  54,944   62,866  103,885  
Adjusted net income before income taxes $160,304 $166,660  $313,077 $313,303  
Adjusted margin before income taxes(1)  40.3% 43.9 % 40.2% 42.3 %
                

(1) Adjusted margin before income taxes is adjusted net income before income taxes divided by total revenues excluding insurance recovery on settlement.

The following table shows the reconciliation of net income to adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes (in thousands, except share and per share amounts):

             
  Three Months Ended
 June 30,
 Six Months Ended
 June 30,
  2018 2017  2018 2017 
   (unaudited)
Reconciliation of net income to adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes            
Net income $115,211 $100,925  $225,862 $185,862 
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs  8,010  6,437   16,032  15,429 
Stock-based compensation  4,885  5,304   8,317  9,077 
Insurance recovery on settlement    (950)    (950)
Provision for income taxes  32,198  54,944   62,866  103,885 
Adjusted net income before income taxes $160,304 $166,660  $313,077 $313,303 
Assumed conversion of convertible senior notes  1,735  1,431   3,474  2,847 
Adjusted net income before income taxes plus assumed conversions $162,039 $168,091  $316,551 $316,150 
Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding  112,424,582  111,564,483   112,326,506  111,490,683 
Adjusted diluted earnings per share before income taxes $1.44 $1.51  $2.82 $2.84 

The following table shows the reconciliation of net income to adjusted pre-tax return on equity (in thousands, except percentages):

        
  Trailing Twelve Months
June 30,
 
  2018  2017  
  (unaudited) 
Reconciliation of net income to adjusted pre-tax return on equity:   
Net income $796,152  $376,126  
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs  30,057   31,822  
Stock-based compensation  19,044   18,278  
Insurance recovery on settlement     (950) 
Provision for income taxes  (187,641)  207,597  
Adjusted net income before income taxes $657,612  $632,873  
        
Shareholders' equity as of June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively $3,558,204  $3,195,529  
Shareholders' equity as of June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively $4,337,842  $3,558,204  
Average shareholders' equity $3,948,023  $3,376,867  
        
Adjusted pre-tax return on equity (TTM)  16.7 % 18.7 %

Air Lease Corporation and Subsidiaries 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS 
(In thousands)

       
  Six Months Ended
 June 30,
  2018  2017 
  (unaudited)
Operating Activities      
Net income $225,862  $185,862 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:      
Depreciation of flight equipment  278,734   250,399 
Stock-based compensation  8,317   9,077 
Deferred taxes  62,866   103,885 
Amortization of debt discounts and issuance costs  16,032   15,429 
Amortization of prepaid lease costs  14,610   11,473 
Gain on aircraft sales, trading and other activity  (2,185)  (25,048)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:      
Other assets  (47,313)  (90,297)
Accrued interest and other payables  23,737   31,240 
Rentals received in advance  7,331   5,943 
Net cash provided by operating activities  587,991   497,963 
Investing Activities      
Acquisition of flight equipment under operating lease  (1,402,374)  (1,142,367)
Payments for deposits on flight equipment purchases  (360,440)  (385,628)
Proceeds from aircraft sales, trading and other activity  250   433,284 
Acquisition of aircraft furnishings, equipment and other assets  (141,125)  (84,874)
Net cash used in investing activities  (1,903,689)  (1,179,585)
Financing Activities      
Issuance of common stock upon exercise of options and warrants  4,128   1,664 
Cash dividends paid  (20,757)  (15,450)
Tax withholdings on stock-based compensation  (7,141)  (5,600)
Net change in unsecured revolving facility  109,000   711,000 
Proceeds from debt financings  1,738,665   1,096,673 
Payments in reduction of debt financings  (594,706)  (1,229,690)
Debt issuance costs  (5,301)  (3,964)
Security deposits and maintenance reserve receipts  109,007   110,766 
Security deposits and maintenance reserve disbursements  (44,421)  (12,630)
Net cash provided by financing activities  1,288,474   652,769 
Net decrease in cash  (27,224)  (28,853)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period  308,282   290,802 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $281,058  $261,949 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information      
Cash paid during the period for interest, including capitalized interest of $25,692 and $21,931 at June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively $149,077  $159,269 
Supplemental Disclosure of Noncash Activities      
Buyer furnished equipment, capitalized interest, deposits on flight equipment purchases and seller financing applied to acquisition of flight equipment and other assets applied to payments for deposits on flight equipment purchases $451,048  $312,837 
Cash dividends declared, not yet paid $10,399  $7,741