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JAL GROUP - FY 2004 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

JAL Group consolidated results

April 2004 - December 2004 UNITS: Japanese yen - billions

 

Year ending

March 2005

3RD quarter

Year ended

March 2004

3RD quarter

Variation

% change on

previous year,

same period

Operating revenues

1,611.6

1,470.1

141.4

+9.6%

(international passenger)

512.4

405.4

106.9

+26.4%

(domestic passenger)

511.4

512.3

-0.8

-0.2%

(international cargo)

132.5

114.7

17.7

+15.5%

Operating income

83.0

-43.0

126.1

-

Ordinary Income

108.8

-38.7

147.6

-

Third quarter net income

79.2

-53.8

133.1

-

 

International passenger traffic showed strong growth on China and Korea routes and steady recovery on S.E.Asia routes. The number of revenue passengers increased by 30.7% to 10,992,739 for the nine-month period. The total of revenue passenger kilometres performed, a measure of demand, was up by 20.0%. Revenues increased to 512.4 billion yen, 106.9 billion yen more than last year, a 26.4% increase compared to the same period last year.

 

Domestic passenger traffic, which in the previous year had reflected a shift from overseas travel to domestic travel, was badly hit by typhoons, resulting in widespread flight cancellations and as a result registered a decrease on the same period the year before. Total demand in terms of revenue passengers was 33,850,918 or 5.4% down on the same period last year, with the same fall in revenue passenger kilometres performed. However, as yield per passenger improved by 5.5%, domestic passenger revenue remained at about the same level as the previous year, down by 800 million yen or 0.2%, to a total of 511.4 billion yen.

 

International cargo export traffic on transpacific and Europe routes showed strong demand and overall traffic demand measured in revenue ton kilometres was 10.2% above last year, same period year before. Total international cargo revenues were 17.7 billion yen up to 132.5 billion yen, a rise of 15.5%. Total tonnage carried in the period was 622,514, an increase of 12.3%.

 

Fuel: During the same nine-month period last year the average price per barrel of Singapore kerosene, the benchmark for fuel pricing, was US$31.5, whereas this year the average rose to US$49.0 per barrel. The impact on JALs fuel cost was an increase of 33.7 billion yen on last years fuel cost to a total for the period of 217.8 billion yen. In the latter half of the year, the estimated average price of Singapore kerosene per barrel has risen to US$62.0, resulting in an average price for the full year of US$53.0 per barrel.

 

Generally favourable exchange rates, notably the Yen/US$ rate, had a positive effect on operating income of 12.4 billion yen. (The average April-December 2004 Yen/US$ rate was 108.9 yen to the US dollar, compared to an average of 116.2 yen to the dollar in the same period the previous year.

Non-operating profits for the 9-month period include 48.3 billion yen in credit memos linked to aircraft purchase. (Last year, same period the amount was 29.1 billion yen.)

 

 

FORECAST

Consolidated Financial Forecast for the Year Ending March 31, 2005:

There is no change to the forecast for the full year ending March 31 2005 announced at the mid-term on November 5.

Units: billions of yen

Operating revenues:

2128.0

Operating income (loss)

53.0

Ordinary income (loss)

66.0

Net income (loss)

23.0

 

 

OUTLINE OF 3RD QUARTER

October-December 2004               UNITS: Japanese yen - billions

 

Year ending

March 31

2005

Year ending

March 31

2004

Variation

% change on previous year, same period

Operating revenues

535.8

525.6

10.1

+1.9

(international passenger)

166.4

154.6

11.7

+ 7.6%

(domestic passenger)

166.5

168.4

-1.8

- 1.1%

(international cargo)

48.9

43.3

5.6

+13.0%

Operating income

-3.8

5.4

-9.2

-

Ordinary Income

0.9

11.0

-10.1

 

Third quarter net income

-3.7

3.7

-7.4

-

 

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