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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20546

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of April, 2020

Commission File Number: 001-38354

 

Corporación América Airports S.A.

(Name of Registrant)

 

4, rue de la Grêve
L-1643, Luxembourg
Tel: +35226258274
Fax: +35226259776

(Address of Principal Executive Office)

  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F x Form 40-F ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): ¨

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: April 6, 2020

 

  Corporación America Airports S.A.
     
  By:   /s/ Andres Zenarruza
  Name: Andres Zenarruza
  Title: Legal Manager
     
  By: /s/ Raúl Guillermo Francos
  Name: Raúl Guillermo Francos
  Title: Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

 

Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press release dated April 6, 2020 - Corporación América Airports S.A. announces 4Q19 and FY19 results; provides business update on initiatives to mitigate impact of COVID-19.

 

 

 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

CORPORACION AMERICA AIRPORTS ANNOUNCES 4Q19 AND FY19 RESULTS; PROVIDES BUSINESS UPDATE ON INITIATIVES TO MITIGATE IMPACT OF COVID-19

 

Luxembourg, April 6, 2020— Corporación América Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP), (“CAAP” or the “Company”) the largest private sector airport operator based on the number of airports under management reported today its unaudited, consolidated results for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2019. Financial results are expressed in millions of U.S. dollars and are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”).

 

Commencing 3Q18, the Company began reporting results of its Argentinean subsidiaries applying Hyperinflation Accounting, in accordance to IFRS rule IAS 29 (“IAS 29”), as detailed on Section “Hyperinflation Accounting in Argentina” on page 24.

 

Fourth Quarter 2019 Highlights

§Consolidated revenues of $380.1 million, up 2.4% YoY. Excluding the impact of IFRS rule IAS 29, revenues increased 3.2% to $374.9, mainly due to higher construction service revenue in Argentina reflecting higher capex in the period.
§Performance of key operating metrics:

§Passenger traffic up 1.8% YoY to 20.9 million
§Cargo volume decreased 3.9% to 114.0 thousand tons
§Aircraft movements declined 3.6% to 212.6 thousand

§Operating Income declined 76.1% YoY, to $12.4 from $51.9 million, mainly impacted by a $42.8 million impairment loss in Brazil. Operating margin contracted to 3.3% from 14.0% in 4Q18
§Adjusted EBITDA was $50.7 million, down 44.0% YoY, with Adjusted EBITDA margin Ex-IFRIC12 contracting 1,171 bps to 16.9%. Excluding the impact from the a $42.8million impairment in 4Q19 and $3.1 million write-off in 4Q18 recorded in Brazil, Adjusted EBITDA would have remained flat YoY at $93.5 million, with Adjusted EBITDA margin Ex-IFRIC12 expanding 180 bps to 31.4%.

§Ex-IAS 29, Adjusted EBITDA declined 44.2% YoY, to $48.6 million, and Adjusted EBITDA margin Ex-IFRIC12 contracted 1,155 bps to 16.6%. Excluding, the impact from the above mentioned impairment loss and write-off recorded in Brazil, Adjusted EBITDA ex-IAS 29 would have increased 1.4% YoY to $91.4 million, with Adjusted EBITDA margin Ex-IFRIC12 up 224 bps to 31.3%.

 

Fiscal Year 2019 Highlights

§Consolidated revenues were up 9.3% YoY, or $132.5 million, to $1,558.6 million. Ex-IAS 29, revenues increased 3.0% YoY due to higher income from operations in Argentina, Uruguay, Armenia and Ecuador, partially offset by declines in Italy and Brazil.
§Performance of key operating metrics:

§Passenger traffic up 2.8% YoY to 84.2 million
§Cargo volume increased 2.9% to 422.1 thousand tons
§Aircraft movements declined 2.6% to 857.9 thousand

§Operating Income declined 25.2% YoY, to $223.6 from $299.0 million, mainly impacted by a $23.0 million bad debt charge in 3Q19 in Argentina and an impairment loss of $42.8 million during 4Q19 in Brazil. The operating margin contracted to 14.3% from 21.0% in 2018
§Adjusted EBITDA was $380.7 million, down 14.6% YoY, with Adjusted EBITDA margin Ex-IFRIC12 contracting 483 bps to 31.3%.

§Ex-IAS 29, Adjusted EBITDA declined 19.9% YoY, to $385.7 million, and Adjusted EBITDA margin Ex-IFRIC12 contracted 527 bps to 31.4%. On a comparable basis, excluding the one-time impacts in 4Q19 and 4Q18 in Brazil and the $23.1 million bad debt charge recorded in Argentina in 3Q19, Adjusted EBITDA would have been $447.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin ex-IFRIC would have remained relatively flat at 36.6%.

 

CEO Message

 

“We are undergoing an unprecedented health crisis that has rapidly expanded worldwide disrupting the global economy, and in particular the aviation industry, resulting in drastic reductions in passenger traffic. In these trying times the first priority and utmost concern of our Company are the health and safety of our employees and customers,” noted Mr. Martín Eurnekian, CEO of Corporación América Airports.

 

“The coronavirus outbreak comes at a time when adverse macro conditions in Argentina were already dampening travel demand and FX depreciation impacted performance in Brazil. This resulted in revenue declines of 6% ex-IFRIC12 for the fourth quarter and nearly 7% for the full year. Despite the impact in our topline, we delivered comparable adjusted EBITDA margin expansion of over 220 basis points in the quarter. We ended the year with a comparable adjusted EBITDA(1) of nearly 450 million dollars and an ex-IFRIC 12 margin of 37%.

 

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Travel bans and restrictions introduced over the last month to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across our countries of operations are taking a heavy toll. We began to see the impact of the virus on traffic flow late February in Italy and around the second week of March at our LatAm airports.

 

Reacting rapidly in the face of this disruption, we formed a crisis committee composed of myself and the operating CEOs of each of our subsidiaries and we are implementing a strategy focused on four key fronts: protecting our employees and passengers; introducing cost controls and cash preservation measures; undertaking near-term negotiations with regulatory bodies and seeking government support; as well as beginning the initial stages of renegotiating the economic re-equilibrium of our concessions.

 

While the path to recovery remains uncertain and is dependent on several factors including the duration of the pandemic, government assistance and the resilience of the global economies, we are working on all fronts to reinforce our business.

 

We have built a strong network of international and domestic airports and have made significant investments over the past years to further modernize our airport infrastructure that will play an important role in reigniting economic growth once the current travel restrictions begin to be lifted,” concluded Mr. Eurnekian.

 

1 Comparable adjusted EBITDA in 2019 excludes a 43 million dollar non-cash impairment loss in Brazil, a bad debt charge of 23 million dollars in Argentina, as well as certain one-time items in 2018 totaling 1 million dollars.

 

 

 

Operating & Financial Highlights

(In millions of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

   4Q19 as reported   4Q18 as reported   % Var as reported  

IAS 29

4Q19

   4Q19 ex IAS 29   4Q18 ex IAS 29   % Var ex IAS 29 
Passenger Traffic (Million Passengers) (1)(2)   20.9    20.5    1.8%        20.9    20.5    1.8%
Revenue   380.1    371.0    2.4%   5.1    374.9    363.3    3.2%
Aeronautical Revenues   173.7    181.2    -4.2%   2.9    170.8    178.6    -4.4%
Non-Aeronautical Revenues   206.4    189.8    8.8%   2.3    204.1    184.8    10.5%
Revenue excluding construction service   295.4    313.3    -5.7%   5.8    289.6    307.2    -5.7%
Operating Income   12.4    51.9    -76.1%   -14.0    26.4    65.9    -59.9%
Operating Margin   3.3%   14.0%   -1,072bps   -    7.0%   18.1%   -1,109bps
Net (Loss) / Income Attributable to
Owners of the Parent
   -37.3    40.2    -    11.1    -48.5    11.5    - 
EPS (US$)   -0.23    0.25    -    0.07    -0.30    0.07    - 
Adjusted EBITDA   50.7    90.4    -44.0%   2.1    48.6    87.0    -44.2%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   13.3%   24.4%   -1,105bps   -    13.0%   24.0%   -1,100bps
Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding Construction Service   16.9%   28.6%   -1,171bps   -    16.6%   28.1%   -1,155bps
Net Debt to LTM EBITDA   2.66x   1.98x   6,821    -    -    -    - 

Note: Figures in historical dollars (excluding IAS29) are included for comparison purposes.

(1) Preliminary data on 547 flights in October, 423 in November, and 280 in December at Brasilia Airport, due to delays in the submission of information by third parties. Moreover, starting November 2019 the Company has reclassified its passenger traffic figures for Brasilia Airport between international and transit retroactively since June 2018 to return to the count methodology utilized until May 2018. Notwithstanding, total traffic figures remain unchanged.

(2) Note that preliminary passenger traffic figures for 2018 and 2019 for Ezeiza Airport, in Argentina, were adjusted to include additional inbound passengers not accounted for in the initial count, for an average of approximately 5% of total passenger traffic at Ezeiza Airport and 1% of total traffic at CAAP, during that period. Importantly, inbound traffic does not affect revenues as tariffs are applicable on departure passengers.

 

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Operating & Financial Highlights FY 2019

(In millions of U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted)

   2019 as reported   2018 as reported   % Var as reported  

IAS 29

2019

   2019 ex IAS 29   2018 ex IAS 29   % Var ex IAS 29 
Passenger Traffic (Million Passengers) (1)(2)   84.2    81.8    2.8%   -    84.2    81.8    2.8%
Revenue   1,558.6    1,426.1    9.3%   -25.3    1,583.9    1,538.3    3.0%
Aeronautical Revenues   724.0    716.2    1.1%   -10.1    734.1    764.6    -4.0%
Non-Aeronautical Revenues   834.6    710.0    17.6%   -15.2    849.9    773.8    9.8%
Revenue excluding construction service   1,208.4    1,227.7    -1.6%   -14.5    1,222.9    1,309.3    -6.6%
Operating Income   223.6    299.0    -25.2%   -61.4    285.0    379.0    -24.8%
Operating Margin   14.3%   21.0%   -662bps   -    18.0%   24.6%   -661bps
Net (Loss) / Income Attributable to
Owners of the Parent
   9.1    7.1    27.7%   6.0    3.1    -11.6    - 
EPS (US$)   0.06    0.04    61.6%   0.04    0.02    -0.07    - 
Adjusted EBITDA   380.7    445.9    -14.6%   -5.0    385.7    481.6    -19.9%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   24.4%   31.3%   -684bps   -    24.4%   31.3%   -695bps
Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding Construction Service   31.3%   36.1%   -483bps   -    31.4%   36.6%   -527bps
Net Debt to LTM EBITDA   2.66x   1.98x   6,821    -    -    -    - 

Note: Figures in historical dollars (excluding IAS29) are included for comparison purposes.

(1) Preliminary data on 750 flights in August, 873 flights in September, 547 in October, 423 in November, and 280 in December at Brasilia Airport, due to delays in the submission of information by third parties. Moreover, starting November 2019 the Company has reclassified its passenger traffic figures for Brasilia Airport between international and transit retroactively since June 2018 to return to the count methodology utilized until May 2018. Notwithstanding, total traffic figures remain unchanged.

(2) See Footnote 2 in previous table.

 

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Update on Action Plan to Mitigate Impact of COVID-19

 

COVID-19 Impact

At December 31, 2019, a limited number of cases of an unknown virus in China had been reported to the World Health Organization. In January and February 2020, the COVID-19 virus spread to other parts of the world, mainly certain countries in Europe such as France, Germany and Italy. The recent COVID-19 virus outbreak has generated a disruption in the global economy, and in particular, the aviation industry resulting in drastic reductions in passenger traffic. The current health crisis is having and will likely continue to have, a negative impact on passenger traffic levels and air traffic operations. The full extent to which the COVID-19 will impact CAAP’s business, results of operations, financial position and liquidity is unknown.

 

Governmental Flight Restrictions

Given the scale of the virus spread, in March 2020, several governments around the world, including Latin American governments, rapidly implemented drastic measures to contain the spread, including but not limited the closing of borders and prohibition of travel to and from certain parts of the world for a time period, generally between 30 days and 45 days. Specifically, the governments and transportation authorities in the majority of the Company’s countries of operations have issued flight restrictions.

 

Depending on how the situation evolves, governments may impose more restrictive measures, including the extension of the travel bans for longer periods.

 

Impact of COVID-19 On CAAP’s 1Q20 Passenger Traffic

The Company’s operations have been severely impacted by the introduction of the flight restrictions mentioned above as well as flight bans in many other countries worldwide. Passenger traffic in our Italian operations started to decline late February, while our airports in Latin America were impacted starting the second week of March. According to preliminary operational figures, CAAP’s passenger traffic was down by approximately 12% YoY in the first week of March, declined further to around 18% in the second week, deteriorating to a drop of nearly 60% in the third week and over 90% in the fourth week of March. For the whole month, preliminary traffic is estimated to have declined approximately 45% YoY. Note that these preliminary figures may be subject to adjustments.

 

Implementation of Mitigation Initiatives Focused on Preserving Financial Position

A crisis committee was set in place, composed of the Company’s CEO and operating CEOs of each subsidiary to assess operations, focused on enhancing the sustainability of the Company’s business. In addition, CAAP has developed a four-pronged strategy and implemented a number of actions aiming to mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 virus, as follows:

 

·Employees and passengers: The Company has further enhanced safety and hygiene protocols across our airports to protect the well-being of passengers and operating personnel. For essential staff working on premises, health gear was provided and additional sanitizing policies established. The Company has also established remote working when possible.

 

·Cost controls and cash preservation measures: CAAP has introduced reductions in operating costs by:

 

oReducing personnel expenses including salary reductions, suspension of salary increases and freezing new hiring, mandatory use of pending vacations and/or advancing vacations to employees when possible, placing operating employees on furlough in certain geographies. In Italy and Uruguay, employees under furlough are receiving government unemployment subsidies.

 

oReducing maintenance and other operating expenses while maintaining the quality and safety standards, required to support the minimum level of operations.

 

As a result of these combined measures, the Company expects total cash operating costs and expenses excluding concession fees to decrease by approximately 43% under this crisis scenario. This target reduction is based on current Company estimates for 2Q20 and actual 2Q29 figures ex-IAS29. In relation with concession fees, all of the Company’s operations are under a variable concession fee regime, with the exception of our Brazilian concessions, which are also subject to a fixed concession fee.

 

The Company is also aggressively managing working capital by negotiating with its suppliers the extension of payment terms and reducing its capex program.

 

Negotiations with regulatory bodies and government support: The Company has started discussions with regulatory agencies to renegotiate concession fees payments to align to the current environment. In Brazil, CAAP has recently obtained the approval to defer until December the variable and fixed annual concession fee payments originally due May and July, respectively. Negotiations with regulators have also began in Argentina, Italy and Uruguay. The Company has also requested deferral of tax payments our main markets. In Brazil, we obtained the deferral of PIS/COFINS taxes. Additionally, in Argentina, we are negotiating the collection of $40 million of certain past due receivables from a national carrier and a $15 million recovery of VAT Credits in connection with capital expenditures. In Italy, CAAP is in discussions to obtain a grant for an amount of approximately Euro 20 million for our Florence and Pisa airports.

 

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Re-equilibrium of the concession agreements: Under the concession contracts that have guaranteed returns, Argentina and Armenia operate under single-till schemes which entail the achievement of a certain return over the life of the concession. Our two airports in Italy operate under a dual-till model, which allows for re-equilibrium in aeronautical activities. The concession contracts in Brazil and Ecuador have force majeure re-equilibrium clauses. In Brazil, the Company has initiated conversations to begin the process of requesting economic re-equilibrium, while in Ecuador it has recently filed a request to begin an economic re-equilibrium process of the Guayaquil concession. The amounts and mechanisms for compensation will be negotiated with authorities and may include a reduction in the concession fee amount and/or mandatory capex, increasing tariffs, extending the tenor of the concession or a combination thereof. CAAP is in the initial stages of this process, which requires going through administrative regulatory channels.

 

Financial position and liquidity: As cash preservation is a critical focus, the Company is taking the following measures:

 

·Cancelled all non-mandatory capital investments and deferred non-priority projects. Approximately 69 million dollars were already invested in 1Q20, including expansion works along with most of the minimum maintenance capex planned for the year.

 

·Implemented a set of cost control measures to reduce operating expenses and negotiate payment terms with our suppliers to limit additional cash outflows.

 

·Suspended dividends to third parties in the concessions in Italy and Ecuador for an amount of 17 million dollars. Moreover, CAAP currently does not pay corporate dividends and the Company does not have in place a share repurchase program either.

 

·Obtained a 6-month deferral of principal and interest payments until October of all our debt in Brazil, that was originally due until September and obtained additional funding in the first quarter for an amount of $40 million. CAAP continues to work closely with the financial community particularly in its main markets, to preserve the Company’s liquidity and financial flexibility in this challenging environment.

 

In the current scenario, there is significant uncertainty regarding the recovery of this crisis, which will be dependent on a number of factors including the duration of the pandemic, government assistance and the resilience of the global economies. CAAP believes its airport network will play an important role in reigniting economic growth once the current travel restrictions begin to be lifted. In the interim, CAAP is focused on the health and security of our employees and passengers while working to ensure the sustainability of the Company.

 

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4Q19 Operating Performance

 

Passenger Traffic

Total passenger traffic increased 1.8% YoY to 20.9 million, principally driven by YoY increases of 2.9% in Argentina, 5.1% in Italy, 9.5% in Armenia, 3.3% in Ecuador and 10.5% in Peru, which contributed an additional 0.4 million passengers in total, partially offset by lower traffic in Brazil and Uruguay.

 

Traffic dynamics in Argentina remained impacted by the challenging macro environment and the sharp currency depreciation that took place in the previous quarter, resulting in slower growth in overall travel demand and a mix-shift from international to domestic traffic. Domestic traffic growth slowed to 4.9% from 10.3% in the previous quarter. International traffic declined 2.2%, reflecting sustained difficult macro conditions in the country.

 

Traffic in Italy increased 5.1% YoY, mainly driven by 13.9% growth at Florence airport, which reported a 16.1% increase in international traffic as a result of Vueling’s four new routes opened in September and additional frequencies in its existing routes. Moreover, passenger traffic at Pisa Airport increased 0.5% YoY, reflecting additional flights by Ryanair, and to a lesser extent, the good performance of Air Arabia’s flight to Casablanca Morocco. Cargo volume was up 7.1%, while total aircraft movements increased 4.6% YoY.

 

Traffic in Brazil declined 3.2% YoY, mainly impacted by the cessation of operations by Avianca Brasil. Estimated figures are disclosed given delays in the submission of information for 1,250 flights out of a total of 42,486 flights, due to information systems transition by third parties. Moreover, starting November 2019 the Company reclassified its passenger traffic figures for Brasilia Airport between international, domestic and transit retroactively since June 2018 to return to the count methodology utilized until May 2018. Notwithstanding, total traffic figures remain unchanged. Domestic and international traffic increased 0.9% and 9.0% respectively, more than offset by a 10.6% decline in transit traffic. Moreover, Gol and LATAM increased domestic frequencies from Brasilia airport, in an effort to restore capacity from Avianca Brasil cessation of operations.

 

Passenger traffic in Uruguay declined 7.6% YoY, mainly reflecting the cancellation of Avianca Colombia’s daily route to Bogotá, Colombia, which was restored at year-end, with four weekly flights. Traffic also reflects lower passenger traffic from Santiago de Chile due to the social unrest in the country, partially offset by the addition of two more frequencies to Madrid, Spain, by Iberia, during July 2019 and higher passenger traffic from Ezeiza Airport, Argentina.

 

In Armenia, passenger traffic increased 9.5% YoY mainly due to the addition of several new routes and frequencies during 2018 and 2019, and the good performance of Azimuth Airlines’ flights to Russian destinations, together with Ural Airlines’ and Nordwind Airlines’ additional flights to Moscow, Russia. In Ecuador, traffic grew 3.3% YoY, driven by a 12.4% increase in international traffic, mainly reflecting the continued good performance of the route to Fort Lauderdale, USA by JetBlue and Interjet’s daily routes to both Cancún and Ciudad de México, México, together with Iberia’s new route to Madrid, Spain, opened in December with four weekly frequencies. Moreover, during December, JetBlue opened a new daily route to New York, USA, and American Airlines inaugurated a new route to Dallas, USA, with daily frequencies. In Peru, passenger traffic increased 10.5% YoY.

 

Domestic passenger traffic, which accounted for 58.0% of total traffic, increased 3.7% YoY principally driven by growth of 4.9%, or 0.3 million passengers in Argentina. International passenger traffic, which represented 31.7% of total traffic, posted growth of 1.7% in the period, as increases of 6.0% in Italy, 9.0% in Brazil, 12.4% in Ecuador and 9.5% in Armenia more than offset declines of 2.2% in Argentina and 7.7% in Uruguay.

 

Cargo Volume

Cargo volume decreased 3.9% YoY in 4Q19 mainly as a result of a 10.3% drop in cargo volume in Argentina, 4.8% in Uruguay and 24.7% in Ecuador, partially offset by increases of 21.8% in Brazil, 29.9% in Armenia and 7.1% in Italy.

 

Aircraft Movements

Total aircraft movements declined 3.6% YoY, reflecting declines of 5.5% in Argentina, 7.4% in Brazil and 9.2% in Uruguay, partially offset by growth of 4.6% in Italy, 14.6% in Armenia and 3.2% in Ecuador.

 

Tables with detailed passenger traffic, cargo volume and aircraft movement information for each airport can be found on page 27 of this report.

 

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Operational Statistics: Passenger Traffic, Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements

 

   4Q19   4Q18   % Var. 
Domestic Passengers (in millions)   12.1    11.7    3.7%
International Passengers (in millions) (1)   6.6    6.5    1.7%
Transit Passengers (in millions) (1)   2.2    2.3    -7.3%
Total Passengers (in millions)   20.9    20.5    1.8%
Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)   114.0    118.5    -3.9%
Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)   212.6    220.6    -3.6%

 

Passenger Traffic Breakdown    Cargo   Aircraft Movements 
Country  4Q19   4Q18   % Var.   4Q19   4Q18   % Var.   4Q19   4Q18   % Var. 
   (in millions)       (in thousands of tons)       (in thousands) 
Argentina   10.6    10.3    2.9%   63.6    70.9    -10.3%   109.2    115.5    -5.5%
Italy   1.8    1.7    5.1%   3.6    3.4    7.1%   17.4    16.7    4.6%
Brazil (3)   5.1    5.3    -3.2%   22.9    18.8    21.8%   42.5    45.9    -7.4%
Uruguay   0.5    0.6    -7.6%   7.4    7.8    -4.8%   7.5    8.3    -9.2%
Ecuador (1)   1.1    1.1    3.3%   8.6    11.5    -24.7%   21.4    20.8    3.2%
Armenia   0.8    0.7    9.5%   6.4    4.9    29.9%   7.0    6.1    14.6%
Peru (2)   0.9    0.8    10.5%   1.4    1.3    10.2%   7.5    7.3    2.6%
TOTAL   20.9    20.5    1.8%   114.0    118.5    -3.9%   212.6    220.6    -3.6%
1)CAAP owns 99.9% of ECOGAL which operates and maintains the Galapagos Airport, but due to the terms of the concession agreement, ECOGAL’s results are accounted for by the equity method. However, 100% of ECOGAL’s passenger traffic and aircraft movements are included in this table.
2)CAAP owns 50.0% of AAP and accounts for its results by the equity method. However, 100% of AAP’s passenger traffic and aircraft movements are included in this table.
3)Preliminary data on 547 flights in October, 423 in November, and 280 in December at Brasilia Airport, due to delays in the submission of information by third parties. Moreover, starting November 2019 the Company has reclassified its passenger traffic figures for Brasilia Airport between international and transit retroactively since June 2018 to return to the count methodology utilized until May 2018. Notwithstanding, total traffic figures remain unchanged.
4)See Note 2 in Table " Operating & Financial Highlights”

 

Review of Consolidated Results

Results for AAP Airports, the five airports CAAP operates in Peru, and ECOGAL which operates the Galapagos Airport in Ecuador, are accounted for under the equity method.

 

Commencing 3Q18, the Company began reporting results of its Argentinean subsidiaries applying Hyperinflation Accounting, in accordance to IFRS rule IAS 29, as detailed on Section “Hyperinflation Accounting in Argentina” on page 24.

 

Revenues

Consolidated Revenues increased 2.4% YoY, or $9.1 million, to $380.1 million in 4Q19, while consolidated revenues excluding the impact of IAS 29 increased 3.2%, or $11.6 million, to $374.9 million. Excluding construction services, consolidated revenues would have declined 5.7% YoY to $295.4 million on an ‘As Reported’ basis, and 5.7% to $289.6 million when also excluding the impact of IAS 29. This was mainly driven by lower revenues ex-construction in Argentina and Uruguay reflecting weak macro conditions and in Brazil due to FX depreciation, partially offset by increases in Italy, Armenia and Ecuador, mainly due to higher international passenger traffic.

 

Revenues in Argentina declined 0.4% YoY, or $0.9 million excluding IAS29 reflecting: i) a 16.2% YoY contraction, or $10.9 million, in commercial revenues, mainly due to lower cargo revenues from the drop in higher-margin imports together with lower rental of space revenues in relation with the national carrier, and ii) a 9.1% YoY reduction, or $9.1 million, in aeronautical revenues due to a continued mix-shift from international to domestic traffic coupled with a decline in aircraft fees related to the national carrier. This was partially offset by a 38.4% YoY, or $19.2 million, increase in construction service revenue reflecting higher capex in the period.

 

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Revenues in Italy increased 5.8%, or $2.0 million, YoY. Excluding IFRIC 12, revenues in Italy grew 9.1%, or $2.8 million, to $33.1 million, primarily reflecting the positive results from Duty Free shops and car rental agreements, higher international passenger traffic in the quarter and new tariff schemes at both Pisa and Florence airports.

 

In Brazil, revenues declined 3.5%, or $1.1 million, due to the 8.0% depreciation of the Real against the US Dollar in the period. In local currency, however, revenues rose 4.2%, mainly driven by higher international passenger traffic and a tariff increase granted in August 2019. This was further supported by higher advertising and VIP revenues, partially offset by lower warehouse and rental of space revenues.

 

Revenues in Uruguay increased 4.1%, or $1.1 million, to $28.1, mainly due to a $3.4 million increase in construction service revenue reflecting higher capex in the period. Excluding IFRIC12, revenues in Uruguay declined 8.6%, driven by lower passenger traffic in the period, combined with lower Duty Free shop revenues in relation with lower passenger traffic and demand, and a decline in warehouse revenues reflecting a slowdown in economic activity.

 

In Armenia, revenues increased 8.1% YoY mainly driven by higher construction services revenues, coupled with an increase in aeronautical revenues in the period due to higher international passenger traffic. Revenues in Ecuador increased 36.0% YoY as a result of higher construction service revenues, and, to a lesser extent, higher international traffic in the period, coupled with an increase in aeronautical fees starting January 1, 2019.

 

Revenues by Segment (in US$ million)

 

Country  4Q19 as reported   4Q18 as reported   % Var as reported   IAS 29
4Q19
   4Q19 ex
IAS 29
   4Q18 ex
IAS 29
   % Var ex
IAS 29
 
Argentina   221.3    224.6    -1.5%   5.1    216.1    217.0    -0.4%
Italy   37.1    35.1    5.8%   -    37.1    35.1    5.8%
Brazil   30.0    31.2    -3.5%   -    30.0    31.2    -3.5%
Uruguay   28.1    27.0    4.1%   -    28.1    27.0    4.1%
Armenia   33.6    31.1    8.1%   -    33.6    31.1    8.1%
Ecuador (1)   29.8    21.9    36.0%   -    29.8    21.9    36.0%
Unallocated   0.2    0.2    -24.9%   -    0.2    0.2    -24.9%
Total consolidated revenue (2)   380.1    371.0    2.4%   5.1    374.9    363.3    3.2%

1 Only includes Guayaquil Airport.

2 Excluding Construction Service revenue, ‘As reported’ revenues increase 9.1% YoY in Italy, 5.1% in Armenia and 7.3% in Ecuador, but declined 11.7% in Argentina, 3.5% in Brazil and 8.6% in Uruguay.

 

Revenue Breakdown (in US$ million)

 

   4Q19 as reported   4Q18 as reported   % Var as reported   IAS 29
4Q19
   4Q19 ex
IAS 29
   4Q18 ex
IAS 29
   % Var ex
IAS 29
 
Aeronautical Revenue   173.7    181.2    -4.2%   2.9    170.8    178.6    -4.4%
Non-aeronautical Revenue   206.4    189.8    8.8%   2.3    204.1    184.8    10.5%
Commercial revenue   120.8    131.1    -7.8%   2.9    117.9    127.7    -7.7%
Construction service revenue (1)   84.7    57.7    46.7%   -0.6    85.3    56.2    51.8%
Other revenue   0.8    0.9    -7.6%   -    0.8    0.9    -7.6%
Total Consolidated Revenue   380.1    371.0    2.4%   5.1    374.9    363.3    3.2%
Total Revenue excluding Construction Service revenue (2)   295.4    313.3    -5.7%   5.8    289.6    307.2    -5.7%

1 Construction Service revenue equals the construction or upgrade costs plus a reasonable margin.

2 Excludes Construction Service revenue.

 

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Aeronautical revenue accounted for 45.7% of total revenues and declined 4.2% YoY to $173.7 million. Had IAS 29 not been applied, Aeronautical Revenues would have decreased 4.4% YoY, or $7.8 million, mainly reflecting declines of:

 

·9.1%, or $9.1 million, in Argentina, as a result of the mix-shift from international to domestic traffic, currency translation effect on domestic traffic revenues from the 59.6% average depreciation in the quarter, coupled with lower aircraft fees from Aerolíneas Argentinas, that starting October 2019 have not been recognized in the revenue line, according to IFRS 15 framework, in an amount of $2.6 million approximately.

 

·8.3%, or $1.1 million, in Uruguay, reflecting the decline in international passenger traffic due to Avianca Colombia’s temporary cancellation of operations to Bogotá, coupled with lower traffic from Santiago de Chile, due to social unrest in the country, and

 

·1.9%, or $0.3 million, in Brazil, impacted by the 8.0% quarterly average depreciation of the Real against the US dollar. In local currency, however, aeronautical revenue increased 6.0% reflecting and the increase in higher-margin international passenger traffic.

 

This was partially offset by increases of 5.2% YoY, or $1.1 million, in Italy, 5.1% YoY, or $0.6 million, in Armenia and 7.0% YoY, or $1.1 million, in Ecuador, reflecting higher international passenger traffic in those countries, coupled with higher passenger fees in Italy and Ecuador.

 

Non-Aeronautical revenues accounted for 54.3% of total revenues, and increased 8.8% YoY, or $16.6 million, to $206.4 million. Had IAS 29 not been applied, Non-aeronautical revenues would have increased 10.5% YoY, or $19.3 million, mainly driven by:

 

§A 51.8% YoY, or $29.1 million, increase in Construction Service revenue, to $85.3 million, reflecting construction revenue of $69.1 million in Argentina, and revenues in Ecuador, Italy, and Uruguay of $6.3 million, $4.0 million and $3.6 million, respectively.

 

§A 7.7% YoY, or $9.8 million, decline in Commercial Revenues, to $117.9 million, mainly due to a 16.2% decline, or $10.9 million, in Argentina as a result of lower cargo imports reflecting macro conditions, together with lower passenger demand and the impact of FX depreciation on revenues in local currency. This was further impacted by the adoption of IFRS 15 in relation with $2.4 million from Rental of space charges to Aerolíneas Argentinas, that starting October 2019 have not been recognized in the revenue line. In addition, Uruguay reported a 9.0%, or $1.2 million, decline in Commercial Revenues impacted by lower warehouse and Duty free revenues attributed to lower passenger traffic in the period. By contrast, Commercial Revenues in Italy increased 20.1%, or $1.7 million, mainly from Duty free revenues reflecting higher international traffic at Florence Airport.

 

Excluding Construction Service revenue, non-aeronautical revenues would have declined 7.8% YoY to $121.7 million. Had IAS 29 not been applied, Non-aeronautical revenues excluding Construction Service revenue would have declined 7.6% YoY to $118.8 million.

 

Operating Costs and Expenses

During 4Q19, Operating Costs and Expenses increased 14.1% YoY, or $46.0 million, to $372.7 million. Had IAS 29 not been applied, Consolidated Operating Costs and Expenses would have increased 15.9% YoY, or $48.5 million, to $353.4 million, mainly reflecting the impact of the $42.8 million one-time impairment loss at Natal Airport and higher construction service costs from capital expenditures in Argentina. This was partially offset by a $18.5 million decline in SG&A, mainly reflecting easier comparisons, coupled with a $2.7 million decline in concession fees in relation with lower revenues, and a $2.7 million drop in salaries and social security contributions, mainly attributed to currency depreciation.

 

Cost of Services rose 8.2% YoY, or $22.2 million, to $292.6 million. Excluding IAS29, Cost of services would have increased 10.1% YoY, or $25.2 million, reflecting the following:

 

§A $29.2 million, increase in construction service costs, primarily due to increases of 38.4%, or $19.1 million, in Argentina, $6.3 million in Ecuador and $3.7 million in Uruguay, reflecting higher capex in the period,

 

§A 6.3%, or $2.7 million, decline in concession fees, mainly reflecting an 11.6%, or $3.0 million, drop in Argentina, partially offset by a 7.3%, or $0.6 million, increase in Ecuador, both in line with revenues, and

 

§A 5.3% or $2.7 million, decline in salaries and social security contributions, declined of 8.2%, or $2.2 million, in Argentina.

 

Excluding Construction Service cost, Cost of Services would have declined 2.3% YoY, or $4.9 million, to $208.6. When also excluding the impact of IAS29, Cost of services would have declined 2.1%, or $4.1 million, to $189.8 million.

 

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Selling, General and Administrative Expenses (“SG&A”) declined 33.2% YoY, or $18.0 million, to $36.2 million in 4Q19 on an ‘As reported’ basis, and 34.5%, or $18.5 million, when excluding the impact of IAS 29. In Brazil, SG&A in 4Q18 included a $3.1 million one-time write-off related to the redefinition of the commercial expansion project at Brasilia Airport. Excluding this one-time item, SG&A declined 29.2% YoY, or $14.9 million, on an ‘As reported’ basis, and 30.5%, or $15.4 million, when excluding the impact of IAS 29, reflecting easier comparisons as 4Q18 was impacted by bad debt provisions of $3.5 million in Brazil and $2.1 million in Ecuador, and a $3.0 million charge, attributed to transaction fees relating to the sale of a 25% ownership stake of Corporación América Italia to Investment Corporation of Dubai and auditing and SOX expenses. This was further supported by the following:

 

§A $1.6 million bad debt charge reversal in Brazil, due to a favorable resolution on a dispute with a telecommunications client, and

 

§A $2.7 decline in taxes, mainly reflecting a $1.1 million reduction in Argentina due to lower revenues, and a $0.9 million gain in Brazil, in relation with reversal of certain charges resulting from the expiration of the legal action.

 

Other Expenses in 4Q19 totaled $43.9 million compared to $2.1 million in the year-ago quarter. 4Q19 included a one-time $42.8 million loss in Brazil from the impairment of the Natal Airport concession intangible asset, in accordance with accounting rules.

 

Excluding Construction Service costs, Operating Costs and Expenses would have increased 7.0%, or $18.9 million, to $288.6 million. Had IAS 29 not been applied, Operating Costs and Expenses Ex-IFRIC12 would have increased 7.8%, or $19.4 million YoY, to $268.8 million.

 

Excluding Construction Service cost, the one-time write-off in 4Q18 and one-time impairment loss in 4Q19 in Brazil, Total Operating Costs and Expenses would have decreased 7.8%, or $20.8 million, to $245.8 million. Had IAS 29 not been applied, Total Operating Costs and Expenses excluding -IFRIC12 and the one-time item in 4Q18 would have declined 8.3%, or $20.4 million YoY, to $225.9 million.

 

Costs and Expenses (in US$ million)

 

   4Q19 as reported   4Q18 as reported   % Var as reported   IAS 29
4Q19
   4Q19 ex
IAS 29
   4Q18 ex
IAS 29
   % Var ex
IAS 29
 
Cost of Services   292.6    270.5    8.2%   18.2    274.4    249.3    10.1%
Salaries and social security contributions   49.5    52.2    -5.2%   0.8    48.6    51.4    -5.4%
Concession fees   40.4    43.1    -6.3%   0.7    39.6    42.4    -6.4%
Construction service cost   84.1    57.0    47.4%   -0.6    84.7    55.5    52.5%
Maintenance expenses   38.4    39.1    -2.0%   0.7    37.6    38.4    -2.0%
Amortization and depreciation   40.3    40.7    -1.0%   15.8    24.4    23.5    4.0%
Other   40.1    38.3    4.7%   0.7    39.4    38.2    3.2%
Cost of Services Excluding Construction Service cost   208.6    213.4    -2.3%   18.8    189.8    193.8    -2.1%
Selling, general and administrative expenses   36.2    54.1    -33.2%   1.1    35.0    53.5    -34.5%
Other expenses   43.9    2.1    1,960.4%   -0.1    43.9    2.1    1,962.7%
Total Costs and Expenses   372.7    326.7    14.1%   19.3    353.4    304.9    15.9%
Total Costs and Expenses Excluding Construction Service cost   288.6    269.7    7.0%   19.9    268.8    249.4    7.8%

 

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service

Adjusted EBITDA in 4Q19 declined 44.0% YoY to $50.7 million, on an ‘As reported’ basis, or 44.2% YoY, or $48.6 million when excluding the impact of IAS29.

 

Excluding the $42.8 million impairment loss at Natal Airport in 4Q19 and a $3.1 million one-time write off related to the redefinition of the commercial expansion project at Brasilia Airport in 4Q18, Adjusted EBITDA would have remained flat at $93.5 million, mainly reflecting increases of $5.1 million in Brazil, $1.7 million in Italy, $1.4 million in Ecuador and $1.1 million in Armenia, offset by lower Adjusted EBITDA in Argentina and Uruguay.

 

When excluding Construction Service revenues and costs and IAS 29 in both periods, Adjusted EBITDA would have increased 1.5% YoY to $90.8 million, with Adjusted EBITDA margin Ex-IFRIC12 expanding 224 bps to 31.3% from 29.1% on 4Q18.

 

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Adjusted EBITDA by Segment (in US$ million)

 

   4Q19 as reported   4Q18 as reported   % Var as reported   IAS 29
4Q19
   4Q19 ex
IAS 29
   4Q18 ex
IAS 29
   % Var ex
IAS 29
 
Argentina   52.1    63.1    -17.4%   2.1    50.1    59.7    -16.2%
Italy   7.3    5.7    29.2%   -    7.3    5.7    29.2%
Brazil   -32.8    1.8    -    -    -32.8    1.8    - 
Uruguay   12.0    13.2    -8.9%   -    12.0    13.2    -8.9%
Armenia   12.5    11.4    9.6%   -    12.5    11.4    9.6%
Ecuador   5.9    4.5    30.6%   -    5.9    4.5    30.6%
Unallocated   -2.2    -4.4    -48.9%   -    -2.2    -4.4    -48.9%
Perú   -4.1    -4.9    -14.6%   -    -4.1    -4.9    -14.6%
Total segment EBITDA   50.7    90.4    -44.0%   2.1    48.6    87.0    -44.2%

 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation to Income from Continuing Operations (in US$ million)

 

   4Q19 as reported   4Q18 as reported   % Var as reported   IAS 29
4Q19
   4Q19 ex
IAS 29
   4Q18 ex
IAS 29
   % Var ex
IAS 29
 
Income from Continuing Operations   -43.0    46.0    -    11.1    -54.1    44.0    - 
Financial Income   -18.7    -9.1    104.7%   -0.3    -18.4    -9.0    103.9%
Financial Loss   35.3    -19.2    -    -45.1    80.4    16.7    381.4%
Inflation adjustment   4.9    11.2    -56.6%   4.1    0.8    0.7    2.6%
Income Tax Expense   29.5    18.2    62.3%   16.2    13.3    8.7    53.6%
Amortization and Depreciation   42.7    43.4    -1.6%   16.1    26.6    25.9    2.6%
Adjusted EBITDA   50.7    90.4    -44.0%   2.1    48.6    87.0    -44.2%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin   13.3%   24.4%   -1,105bps   -    13.0%   24.0%   -1,100bps
Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service   50.0    89.8    -44.3%   2.1    48.0    86.3    -44.4%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding Construction Service   16.9%   28.6%   -1,171bps   -    16.6%   28.1%   -1,155bps

 

Financial Income and Loss

CAAP reported a Net financial loss of $21.5 million in 4Q19 compared to a $17.1 million gain in 4Q18. Had IAS 29 not been applied, Net financial loss would have increased $54.4 million to $62.8 million, mainly reflecting higher net foreign exchange loss in Argentina in connection with its financial debts and assets, due to the depreciation of the peso against the US dollar.

 

   4Q19 as reported   4Q18 as reported   % Var as reported   IAS 29
4Q19
   4Q19 ex
IAS 29
   4Q18 ex
IAS 29
   % Var ex
IAS 29
 
Financial Income   18.7    9.1    104.8%   0.3    18.4    9.0    104.0%
Interest income   7.7    8.6    -10.7%   -0.2    7.9    8.4    -6.1%
Foreign exchange income   0.1    0.0    -    0.0    0.1    0.0    - 
Other   11.0    0.6    1,744.4%   0.5    10.5    0.6    1,658.8%
Financial Loss   -35.3    19.2    -    45.1    -80.4    -16.7    381.6%
Interest Expenses   -24.0    -23.9    0.6%   -0.3    -23.7    -22.2    6.8%
Foreign exchange transaction expenses   20.8    62.0    -66.4%   45.5    -24.7    24.4    - 
Changes in liability for concessions   -25.9    -17.3    49.6%   -    -25.9    -17.3    49.6%
Other expenses   -6.2    -1.6    289.1%   -    -6.2    -1.6    289.1%
Inflation adjustment   -4.9    -11.2    -56.6%   -4.1    -0.8    -0.7    2.6%
Inflation adjustment   -4.9    -11.2    -56.6%   -4.1    -0.8    -0.7    2.6%
Financial Results, Net   -21.5    17.1    -    41.3    -62.8    -8.4    646.5%

See “Use of Non-IFRS Financial Measures” on page 27.

 

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Income Tax Expense

During 4Q19, the Company reported a tax loss of $29.5 million, mainly due to tax charges of $22.5 million in Argentina, driven by the mandatory application of the inflation adjustment mechanism for tax calculation purposes, which generated higher taxable income and, therefore, higher income taxes for the fiscal year 2019, recorded in 4Q19.

 

Net Income and Net Income Attributable to Owners of the Parent

During 4Q19, CAAP reported Net Loss of $43.0 million compared to a Net Gain for the period of $46.0 million in 4Q18. While Operating Income declined $39.5 million YoY, impacted by the impairment loss recorded in Natal, Brazil, as explained above, net financial expenses increased $38.6 million, due to the negative variance in the net foreign exchange transaction line as a result of the depreciation of the Argentine Peso against the US dollar during the quarter.

 

During 4Q19, the Company reported a Net Loss Attributable to Owners of the Parent of $37.3 million and a loss per common share of $0.23, compared with a Net Gain Attributable to Owners of the Parent of $40.2 million in 4Q18 equivalent to a gain per common share of $0.25 for the same period last year.

 

Consolidated Financial Position

As of December 31, 2019, cash and cash equivalents amounted to $195.7 million, a 24.0% decline from $257.6 million as of September 30, 2019, mainly due to higher capital expenditures. In addition, a total of $79.1 million were maintained in Treasury bills and time deposits at year-end, not included in cash and cash equivalents, mainly at intermediate holding companies level. Total Debt at the close of the quarter remained mostly flat at $1,208.3, from $1,210.2 million as of September 30, 2019. An amount of $758.0 million, or 62.7% of total debt is denominated in U.S. dollars, while $291.1, or 24.1%, is denominated in Brazilian reals and $159.2, or 13.2%, is in Euros.

 

The Net Debt to LTM EBITDA ratio stood at 2.66x as of December 2019, compared with Net Debt to EBITDA of 2.14x as of September 2019.

 

Consolidated Debt Indicators (in US$ million)

   As of Dec 31, 2019   As of Sept 30, 2019   As of Jun 30, 2019   As of Mar 31, 2019 
Leverage                
Total Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA (Times)1,3   3.17x   2.72x   2.63x   2.67x
Total Net Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA (Times) 2,3   2.66x   2.14x   2.12x   2.07x
Total Debt   1,208.3    1,210.2    1,136.2    1,137.3 
Short-Term Debt   175.1    158.6    149.6    121.2 
Long-Term Debt   1,033.2    1,051.6    986.7    1,016.1 
Cash & Cash Equivalents   195.7    257.6    221.5    255.0 
Total Net Debt3   1,012.6    952.6    914.8    882.3 

1 The Total Debt to EBITDA Ratio is calculated as CAAP’s interest-bearing liabilities divided by its EBITDA.

2 The Total Net Debt to EBITDA Ratio is calculated as CAAP’s interest-bearing liabilities minus Cash & Cash Equivalents, divided by its EBITDA.

3 The Total Net Debt is calculated as Total Debt minus Cash & Cash Equivalents.

 

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Total Debt by Segment (in US$ million) 
   As of Dec 31, 2019 
Argentina   492.0 
Italy (1)   121.5 
Brazil (2)   300.1 
Uruguay   201.8 
Armenia   73.7 
Ecuador   19.1 
Total   1,208.3 

1 Of which approximately $54.3 million remain at Toscana Aeroporti level.

2 Of which approximately $279.7 million remain at Inframérica Concessionaria do Aeroporto de Brasilia level.

 

 

Maturity of borrowings:

   1 year or less  1 - 2 years  2 – 5 years  Over 5 years  Total
Debt service  247.2  237.3  547.3  617.2  1,649.0

 

Maturity of borrowings - Breakdown by segment (in USD):

Segment     Debt Currency  1 year or less  1 - 2 years  2 – 5 years  Over 5 years  Total
Argentina  Principal  USD  78.9  105.4  191.1  112.5  487.9
   Interest  USD  34.8  27.0  41.8  9.7  113.3
Italy  Principal  EUR  27.9  5.5  78.4  9.7  121.6
   Interest  EUR  3.5  3.4  11.3  0.2  18.3
Brazil  Principal  R$  12.3  13.8  46.4  218.7  291.1
   Interest  R$  23.5  21.6  57.8  86.4  189.2
   Principal  USD  9.0  -  -  -  9.0
   Interest  USD  0.3  -  -  -  0.3
Uruguay  Principal  USD  12.0  13.7  42.6  139.1  207.4
   Interest  USD  14.0  13.1  33.8  41.0  101.9
Armenia  Principal  USD  9.9  12.3  14.4  -  36.6
   Interest  USD  3.1  2.2  1.0  -  6.3
   Principal  EUR  10.2  12.7  14.9  -  37.8
   Interest  EUR  2.4  1.7  0.8  -  4.9
Ecuador  Principal  USD  3.8  3.8  11.4  -  19.0
   Interest  USD  1.6  1.2  1.6  -  4.4
Total        247.2  237.3  547.3  617.2  1649.0

 

Cash by Segment (in US$ million) 
   As of Dec 31, 2019 
Argentina   35.1 
Italy (1)   31.7 
Brazil (2)   19.6 
Uruguay   14.2 
Armenia   30.4 
Ecuador   38.1 
Intermediate holding Companies   26.6 
Total   195.7 

1 Of which approximately $22.3 million remain at Toscana Aeroporti level.

2 Of which approximately $19.2 million remain at Inframérica Concessionaria do Aeroporto de Brasilia level.

 

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CAPEX

During 4Q19, CAAP made capital expenditures of $92.4 million on an ‘As reported’ basis, or $90.4 million when excluding IAS 29, a 31.0% YoY increase from $69.0million ex-IAS in 4Q18, mainly reflecting higher capex in Argentina, Italy, Uruguay and Ecuador. The most significant investments in 4Q19 include:

 

§$69.4 million, invested in Argentina primarily for the construction of the new departure terminal building and multilevel parking at Ezeiza Airport, the landfill for the construction of a new car parking facility on Costanera Avenue at Aeroparque Airport, and the refurbishment of the runway and taxiways at Comodoro Rivadavia Airport. Works also include new terminal buildings at Iguazú and Jujuy airports, the expansion of the terminal building at Bariloche and Mar del Plata airports, as well as various capex programs across other airports of the concession,

 

§$7.6 million invested in Ecuador, primarily due to the refurbishment of the runway, taxiways and related works, stemming from the new capex program resulting from extension of the Guayaquil concession agreement last year,

 

§$7.4 million invested in Italy, primarily on Master plan development in Florence Airport and Pisa expansion works, together with new equipment at Florence and Pisa Airport, and

 

§$1.2 million invested in Uruguay, mainly in relation with extension of concession rights at Punta del Este Airport, and to a lesser extent, the implementation of SISCA (Sistema Integrado de Seguridad y Control Aeroportuario) project related to the perimeter security system at Carrasco Airport.

 

For the full year 2019, CAAP made capital expenditures of $372.4 million on an ‘As reported’ basis, or $383.2 million when excluding IAS29, a 49.5% YoY increase from $256.3 million ex-IAS29 in FYQ18, mainly reflecting higher capex in Argentina, and, to a lesser extent, in Ecuador and Armenia.

 

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Review of Segment Results

 

Argentina

The Company’s main concession in Argentina, AA2000, accounted for approximately 10.6 million passengers, or 50.9%, of CAAP’s 20.9 million total passengers worldwide served during the quarter. Aeroparque and Ezeiza, the country’s two largest airports, had approximately 2.9 million and 3.2 million passengers in 4Q19, respectively.

 

Argentina represented 58.2% of the Company’s 4Q19 consolidated revenues and 54.8% of its adjusted EBITDA, excluding the effect of IAS 29 and the impact of a $42.8 million impairment loss in Brazil.

 

Starting in 3Q18, reported numbers are presented applying Hyperinflation accounting for the Company’s Argentinean subsidiaries, in accordance with IAS 29, as explained above.

 

The following table presents the impact from Hyperinflation accounting on 4Q19 under the column ‘IAS 29’, while the columns “4Q19 ex IAS 29” and “4Q18 ex IAS 29” presents results calculated without the impact from Hyperinflation accounting. The impact of IAS 29 is presented only for AA2000, the Company’s largest subsidiary in Argentina, which accounted for 96.3%, 99.3% and 99.5% of passenger traffic, revenues and Adjusted EBITDA of the Argentina segment in 4Q19.

 

   4Q19 as reported   4Q18 as reported   % Var as reported   IAS 29
4Q19
   4Q19 ex
IAS 29
   4Q18 ex
IAS 29
   % Var ex IAS 29 
OPERATING STATISTICS                                   
Domestic Passengers (in millions)(4)   7.0    6.7    4.9%   -    7.0    6.7    4.9%
International Passengers (in millions) (4)   3.2    3.3    -2.2%   -    3.2    3.3    -2.2%
Transit Passengers (in millions) (4)   0.4    0.3    13.9%   -    0.4    0.3    13.9%
Total Passengers (in millions) (4)   10.6    10.3    2.9%   -    10.6    10.3    2.9%
Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)   63.6    70.9    -10.3%   -    63.6    70.9    -10.3%
Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)   109.2    115.5    -5.5%   -    109.2    115.5    -5.5%
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS                                   
Aeronautical Revenue   93.8    102.8    -8.7%   2.9    91.0    100.1    -9.1%
Non-aeronautical revenue   127.4    121.8    4.6%   2.3    125.1    116.8    7.1%
Commercial revenue   59.0    70.3    -16.1%   2.9    56.1    66.9    -16.2%
Construction service revenue   68.5    51.5    32.9%   -0.6    69.1    49.9    38.4%
Total Revenue   221.3    224.6    -1.5%   5.1    216.1    217.0    -0.4%
Total Revenue Excluding IFRIC12(1)   152.8    173.1    -11.7%   5.8    147.0    167.0    -12.0%
Cost of Services   178.8    168.9    5.9%   18.2    160.6    147.7    8.8%
Selling, general and administrative expenses   18.5    22.0    -16.0%   1.1    17.4    21.3    -18.5%
Other expenses   0.5    0.5    -1.4%   -0.1    0.6    0.5    8.2%
Total Costs and Expenses   197.8    191.4    3.3%   19.3    178.5    169.5    5.3%
Total Costs and Expenses Excluding IFRIC12(2)   129.4    139.9    -7.5%   19.9    109.5    119.6    -8.4%
Adjusted Segment EBITDA   52.1    63.1    -17.4%   2.1    50.1    59.7    -16.2%
Adjusted Segment EBITDA Mg   23.6%   28.1%   -454bps   -    23.2%   27.5%   -436bps
Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding IFRIC 12(3)   34.1%   36.4%   -237bps   -    34.0%   35.7%   -173bps
Capex   71.4    65.6    8.9%   2.0    69.4    56.2    23.5%

1 Excludes Construction Service revenue.

2 Excludes Construction Service cost.

3 Excludes the effect of IFRIC 12 with respect to the construction or improvements to concessioned assets, and is calculated by dividing EBITDA by total revenues less Construction Service revenue.

4 See Note 2 in Table " Operating & Financial Highlights”

 

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   2019 as reported   2018 as reported   % Var as reported   IAS 29 2019   2019 ex
IAS 29
   2018 ex
IAS 29
   % Var ex IAS 29 
OPERATING STATISTICS                                   
Domestic Passengers (in millions) (4)   28.3    25.1    12.8%   -    28.3    25.1    12.8%
International Passengers (in millions) (4)   13.6    13.9    -2.7%   -    13.6    13.9    -2.7%
Transit Passengers (in millions) (4)   1.5    1.3    15.5%   -    1.5    1.3    15.5%
Total Passengers (in millions) (4)   43.4    40.4    7.5%   -    43.4    40.4    7.5%
Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)   228.0    240.4    -5.2%   -    228.0    240.4    -5.2%
Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)   447.2    450.2    -0.7%   -    447.2    450.2    -0.7%
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS                                   
Aeronautical Revenue   387.3    377.8    2.5%   -10.1    397.4    426.2    -6.7%
Non-aeronautical revenue   547.5    445.0    23.0%   -15.2    562.7    508.8    10.6%
Commercial revenue   239.2    268.8    -11.0%   -4.5    243.6    302.0    -19.3%
Construction service revenue   308.3    176.1    75.0%   -10.8    319.1    206.8    54.3%
Total Revenue   934.8    822.7    13.6%   -25.3    960.1    934.9    2.7%
Total Revenue Excluding IFRIC12(1)   626.5    646.6    -3.1%   -14.5    641.0    728.1    -12.0%
Cost of Services   710.9    562.0    26.5%   37.0    673.9    587.2    14.8%
Selling, general and administrative expenses   88.2    75.4    16.9%   -1.3    89.5    84.3    6.1%
Other expenses   1.1    1.6    -30.7%   0.0    1.1    1.7    -33.2%
Total Costs and Expenses   800.1    639.0    25.2%   35.6    764.5    673.2    13.6%
Total Costs and Expenses Excluding IFRIC12(2)   492.1    463.0    6.3%   46.4    445.6    466.7    -4.5%
Adjusted Segment EBITDA   241.4    274.8    -12.1%   -5.0    246.4    310.5    -20.6%
Adjusted Segment EBITDA Mg   25.8%   33.4%   -757bps   19.7%   25.7%   33.2%   -754bps
Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding IFRIC 12(3)   38.5%   42.5%   -397bps   34.4%   38.4%   42.7%   -430bps
Capex   308.3    176.5    74.6%   -10.8    319.1    213.3    49.6%

1 Excludes Construction Service revenue.

2 Excludes Construction Service cost.

3 Excludes the effect of IFRIC 12 with respect to the construction or improvements to concessioned assets, and is calculated by dividing EBITDA by total revenues less Construction Service revenue.

4 See Note 2 in Table " Operating & Financial Highlights”

 

Passenger Traffic in Argentina rose 2.9% YoY in 4Q19, with domestic traffic increasing 4.9% and international traffic down 2.2%, reflecting sustained difficult macro conditions in the country. Domestic traffic benefitted from the addition of new routes and higher promotional activity.

 

Revenues declined 1.5% YoY, or $3.4 million, to $221.3 million in 4Q19. Excluding the impact of IAS 29, revenues would have been $216.1 million, mostly flat YoY, primarily reflecting primarily reflecting higher construction revenue in the quarter due to higher capex, partially offset by a decline in aeronautical and commercial revenues, mainly due to a mix-shift from international to domestic traffic, the FX translation effect on local currency revenues from the 59.6% quarterly average Argentine peso depreciation, and lower commercial demand.

 

·Aeronautical revenue ex-IAS29 declined 9.1%, or $9.1 million, primarily reflecting the continued mix-shift from international to domestic traffic, together with the currency translation effect on the share of local currency denominated revenues, offsetting higher domestic traffic. Additionally, starting October 2019, aircraft fees charged to Aerolíneas Argentinas in an approximate amount of $2.6 million have not been recognized in the revenue line according to IFRS 15.

 

·Commercial revenues ex-IAS29 fell 16.2%, or $10.9 million, as the difficult macro environment resulted in lower cargo activity, together with the impact of the Argentine peso depreciation on the share of local currency denominated revenues. Additionally, starting October 2019, charges related to Rental of space to Aerolíneas Argentinas in an amount of $2.4 million have not been recognized in the revenue line in accordance with IFRS 15. This more than offset higher Duty Free shop revenues due to easier comparisons as 4Q18 was particularly impacted by a decline in demand.

 

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·Construction Service revenue ex-IAS29 increased $19.2 million to $69.1, mainly reflecting higher capex in the period in line with the capex program announced for 2019.

 

Excluding construction service revenue and the impact of IAS29, total Argentina revenue in 4Q19 decreased 12.0% YoY, or $20.0 million, to $147.0 million.

 

Total Costs and Expenses increased 3.3%, or $6.4 million, to $197.8 million. Had IAS 29 not been adopted, Total cost and expenses would have increased 5.3%, or $9.0 million, primarily due to an increase of $16.9 million, in Construction Service costs reflecting significantly higher capex in the quarter. This was partially offset by lower Concession fees, in line with revenues, and a decline in Salaries and social security contributions, reflecting local currency depreciation.

 

Cost of services ex-IAS29 increased 8.8% YoY, or $12.9 million, to $160.6 million, primarily due to an increase of $19.1 million in Construction service costs, due to higher capex. Excluding construction service costs, Cost of services would have declined 6.3% YoY, or $6.2 million, driven mainly by the following declines:

 

·12.0%, or $3.0 million, in concession fees resulting from lower revenues,

 

·8.2%, or $2.2 million, in salaries and social security contributions, reflecting FX depreciation, and

 

·2.4%, or $0.7 million, in maintenance expenses.

 

SG&A ex-IAS29 decreased by 18.5% YoY, or $3.9 million, to $17.4 million in 4Q19, mainly due to the following declines:

 

·$1.4 million in office expenses reflecting the classification of IATA and SITA expenses as Cost of services, instead of SG&A,

 

·11.8%, or $1.2 million, in turnover taxes related to the decline in revenues, coupled with lower banking transaction taxes, and

 

·$0.8 million in advertising in relation with a marketing campaign in the year-ago quarter.

  

Adjusted Segment EBITDA in Argentina declined 17.4% YoY, or $11.0 million, to $52.1 million in 4Q19, with Adjusted Segment EBITDA margin Ex-IFRIC12 down by 237 bps to 34.1%. Had IAS 29 not been adopted, Adjusted Segment EBITDA would have declined 16.2%, or $9.7 million, with Adjusted EBITDA margin EX-IFRIC12 contracting 173 bps to 34.0% in 4Q19 from 35.7% in 4Q18.

 

During 4Q19 CAAP made capital expenditures of $71.4 million on an ‘As reported’ basis, or $69.4 million when excluding the impact of IAS29, primarily for the construction of the new departure terminal building and multilevel parking at Ezeiza Airport, the landfill for the construction of a new car parking facility on Costanera Avenue at Aeroparque Airport and the refurbishment of the runway and taxiways at Comodoro Rivadavia Airport. Investments also include the construction of new terminal buildings at Iguazú and Jujuy airports, the expansion of the terminal building at Bariloche and Mar del Plata airports, as well as various capex programs across other airports of the concession.

 

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Italy

CAAP’s Italian segment represented 9.8% of consolidated 4Q19 revenues and 8.0% of adjusted EBITDA excluding the impact of a $42.8 million impairment loss in Brazil. Pisa Airport had approximately 1.1 million passengers while Florence Airport served 0.7 million passengers in 4Q19.

 

   4Q19   4Q18   % Var.   2019   2018   % Var. 
OPERATING STATISTICS                              
Domestic Passengers (in millions)   0.4    0.4    2.5%   1.8    1.8    -1.5%
International Passengers (in millions)   1.4    1.3    6.0%   6.4    6.3    1.6%
Transit Passengers (in millions)   0.0    0.0    -34.5%   0.0    0.0    43.6%
Total Passengers (in millions)   1.8    1.7    5.1%   8.2    8.2    1.0%
Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)   3.6    3.4    7.1%   13.2    11.8    12.2%
Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)   17.4    16.7    4.6%   79.0    77.3    2.1%
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS                              
Aeronautical Revenue   22.2    21.1    5.2%   94.7    98.6    -3.9%
Non-aeronautical revenue   14.9    14.0    6.7%   50.9    56.9    -10.6%
Commercial revenue   10.1    8.4    20.1%   39.1    36.8    6.3%
Construction service revenue   4.0    4.7    -15.4%   9.4    15.8    -40.8%
Other revenue   0.8    0.9    -2.7%   2.4    4.3    -43.5%
Total Revenue   37.1    35.1    5.8%   145.6    155.5    -6.3%
Total Revenue Excluding IFRIC12(1)   33.1    30.4    9.1%   136.3    139.6    -2.4%
Cost of Services   28.8    29.2    -1.4%   104.6    115.1    -9.1%
Selling, general and administrative expenses   4.2    3.3    25.6%   15.0    13.6    10.3%
Other Expenses   0.1    0.0    -    0.1    0.0    - 
Total Costs and Expenses   33.1    32.6    1.7%   119.7    128.7    -7.0%
Total Costs and Expenses Excluding IFRIC12(2)   29.7    28.5    4.4%   112.0    114.6    -2.2%
Adjusted Segment EBITDA   7.3    5.7    29.2%   38.5    38.8    -0.7%
Adjusted Segment EBITDA Mg   19.7%   16.1%   356bps   26.4%   24.9%   150bps
Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding IFRIC 12(3)   20.3%   16.6%   368bps   27.0%   26.5%   47bps
Capex   7.4    7.1    3.5%   17.9    20.3    -11.8%

1 Excludes Construction Service revenue.

2 Excludes Construction Service cost.

3 Excludes the effect of IFRIC 12 with respect to the construction or improvements to concessioned assets, and is calculated by dividing EBITDA by total revenues less Construction Service revenue.

 

Passenger Traffic in Italy increased 5.1% YoY, mainly driven by 13.9% growth at Florence airport, which reported a 16.1% increase in international traffic as a result of Vueling’s four new routes opened in September and additional frequencies in its existing routes. Moreover, passenger traffic at Pisa Airport remained relatively flat, as additional flights by Ryanair, and to a lesser extent, the good performance of Air Arabia’s flights to Casablanca Morocco were offset by a reduction of operations by Pobeda airlines. Cargo volume was up 7.1%, while total aircraft movements increased 4.6% YoY.

 

Revenues in 4Q19 increased 5.8% YoY, or $2.0 million, to $37.1 million. Excluding construction service revenue, revenues grew 9.1% YoY, or $2.8 million, to $33.1 million, mainly driven by higher international passenger traffic together with an increase in commercial revenues.

 

·Aeronautical revenue rose 5.2%, or $1.1 million, mainly due to higher passenger traffic at the Florence Airport, coupled with the increase in the Passenger with Reduced Mobility fee granted in February 2019 at both airports, and the increase in passenger fees at Florence Airport in November 2019.

 

·Commercial revenue increased 20.1% YoY, or $1.7 million, mainly reflecting higher Duty free revenues at Florence Airport, together with agreements with car rentals in relation with new areas, signed earlier in the year at Florence Airport, and, to a lesser extent, new Advertising agreements and higher revenues from the VIP Lounge.

 

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·Construction service revenue declined $0.7 million, due to lower capex in the quarter.

 

Cost of services declined 1.4% YoY, or $0.4 million, due to lower construction service cost. Excluding construction service cost, Cost of services increased 1.1%, or $0.3 million, due to an increase in extraordinary maintenance works on existing infrastructure.

 

SG&A increased 25.6% YoY, or $0.9 million, as a result of increases in services and fees due to higher utilities tariffs, and, the increase in bad debts reserves related to certain aviation and commercial customers.

 

Adjusted Segment EBITDA in Italy increased 29.2%, or $1.7 million. Excluding construction services, Adjusted Segment EBITDA margin ex-IFRIC12 expanded 368 basis points to 20.3% from 16.6% in 4Q18.

 

During 4Q19 CAAP made capital expenditures for $7.4 million in Italy, primarily on Master plan development in Florence Airport and preliminary works related to the expansion at Pisa airport, together with new equipment at both airports.

 

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Brazil

Brazil represented 7.9% of the Company’s consolidated 4Q19 revenues and 11.0% of its adjusted EBITDA, excluding the impact of a $42.8 million impairment loss. Brasilia Airport and Natal Airport had approximately 4.5 million and 0.6 million passengers in 4Q19, respectively.

 

   4Q19   4Q18   % Var.   2019   2018   % Var. 
OPERATING STATISTICS                              
Domestic Passengers (in millions)   3.1    3.1    0.9%   11.6    12.1    -4.1%
International Passengers (in millions) (1)(2)   0.2    0.2    9.0%   0.7    0.6    16.2%
Transit Passengers (in millions) (1)(2)   1.8    2.0    -10.6%   6.8    7.6    -11.4%
Total Passengers (in millions) (1)(2)   5.1    5.3    -3.2%   19.1    20.3    -6.2%
Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)   22.9    18.8    21.8%   91.2    65.9    38.4%
Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)   42.5    45.9    -7.4%   161.8    184.2    -12.2%
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS                              
Aeronautical Revenue   14.9    15.2    -1.9%   56.1    60.3    -6.9%
Non-aeronautical revenue   15.1    15.9    -5.2%   60.4    62.9    -3.9%
Commercial revenue   15.1    15.9    -5.2%   60.4    62.9    -3.9%
Total Revenue   30.0    31.2    -3.5%   116.6    123.2    -5.4%
Cost of Services   23.9    23.7    0.7%   96.2    103.9    -7.4%
Selling, general and administrative expenses   0.0    8.8    -    12.6    20.2    -37.5%
Other expenses   42.8    1.2    3,552.7%   43.1    1.4    2,885.0%
Total Costs and Expenses   66.7    33.7    97.6%   152.0    125.6    21.0%
Adjusted Segment EBITDA   -32.8    1.8    -    -22.3    14.8    - 
Adjusted Segment EBITDA Mg   -109.1%   5.8%   n.m.    -19.1%   12.0%   -3,113bps
Capex   2.3    2.5