DAE Reports Dip in Revenues for First Nine Months of 2020
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DAE Reports Dip in Revenues for First Nine Months of 2020

Signs new long-term lease agreements for 31 additional aircraft in Q3 2020

TLME News Service

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. has reported its financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Total Revenue for first nine months ended September 30, 2020 was : US$984.1 million compared to $1,085.1 in 2019. Net Income for the same period stood at $167.3 million down from $260.5 million a year ago. Fleet Utilization stands at 98.3%.

Commenting on these results, DAE’s Chief Executive Officer, Firoz Tarapore said: “The third quarter of 2020 was characterized by excellent new business origination, strong capitalization, robust liquidity and continuing efforts to assist our clients in this difficult operating environment.

“During Q3 2020, we signed agreements to acquire 31 aircraft with a total value of approximately $1.1 billion, of which approximately $0.2 billion was booked in Q3 2020. The remainder will be booked in Q4 2020 and 2021.

“Throughout the quarter, we maintained robust liquidity and ended this period with available liquidity of $2.1 billion after repaying a US$430 million bond in August.

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"Furthermore, we ended the quarter with strong capital levels – our Net Debt-to-Equity ratio was below 2.5x. Our strong financial condition and our disciplined risk management practices facilitated confirmation of our investment grade ratings from Moody’s (Baa3) and Fitch (BBB-).

“We continue to work with our customers on a case-by-case basis to provide a range of solutions that create value for both our clients and for DAE."

As of September 30, 2020, DAE has provided the following two broad types of assistance to clients:

  1. Rent Deferral: DAE has executed deferral relief packages incorporating lease extensions and other lease value enhancements with 21 customers. The total value of these deferral relief packages is $155 million or 13% of Trailing Twelve Months lease revenue.

  2. Lease Amendments: Have signed various lease amendments principally involving near-term relief in exchange for lease extensions and other lease value enhancements with a further 12 customers. The total value of these amendments is $84 million or 7% of Trailing Twelve Months lease revenue.

“During Q3 2020, our cash collection rate increased to 77% from 69% in Q2 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020 our cash collection rate is 80%”, Mr. Tarapore concluded.

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