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Hawaiian Airlines’ earnings decline but top analysts’ estimates

October 19, 2017 - 4:12pm

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines said today its earnings fell 27.2 percent in the third quarter, but the results easily beat analysts’ forecasts.

Net income for the state’s largest carrier was $74.6 million, or $1.39 a share, compared with $102.5 million, or $1.91 a share, in the year-earlier quarter.

Excluding special items, Hawaiian had adjusted net income of $102.6 million, or $1.92 a share. On that basis, Hawaiian topped analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.85 a share. In the year-earlier quarter, the airline had adjusted net income of $103.1 million, or $1.92 a share,

Revenue rose 7.1 percent to $719.6 million from $671.8 million.

“The third quarter’s excellent results add to the great year we are having,” Hawaiian President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said in a statement. “Apart from the helpful environment characterized by low fuel prices, manageable industry capacity and strong demand for the Hawaii vacation, our team is doing a terrific job improving the company and widening the gap between us and our competitors.”

Hawaiian’s stock fell 10 cents today to $40.05. The financial results were announced after the market closed.

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