Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd has reported its financial results for full-year 2018.
Total Revenue was up by 70% to $1,436.6 million. Profit Before Tax stood at $428.8 million, up 135% !
Available Liquidity at year-end 2018 is $1,558 million.
Commenting on the strong financial results for 2018, Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE, said: “DAE continued to build on its unique strengths and platform capabilities, a 33-year knowledge base, deep customer relationships, strong access to capital and stable and supportive ownership to position itself as a premier leasing and engineering company.
“2018 was the first full year of the combined leasing company’s operations following the acquisition of AWAS in August 2017.
“2018 was also the first full year of the engineering division under new leadership and full transformation of the division into a top-tier global competitor. During 2018, we recorded strong financial and operational performance across our businesses.
“We also took concrete steps to strengthen the quality of our balance sheet as evidenced by improvements in our unsecured funding and available liquidity metrics.
“Our performance was recognized by the credit rating agencies with credit rating upgrades from Moody’s and S&P, and a new investment grade rating from KBRA.
“As we enter 2019, our financial metrics are stronger than ever and we are well positioned on our journey to become an investment grade rated company from all of the major credit rating agencies.”