Solid top-line performance reaching 71.6% of pre-pandemic levels, with traffic at 65.5%

1Q22 Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded 29.7pp YoY and surpassed 1Q19 pre-pandemic levels by 2.2pp

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 months ended March 31, 2022. 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 20.

First Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Consolidated Revenues of $258.1 million, an increase of 86.8% YoY, or 28.4% below pre-pandemic levels of 1Q19. Excluding the impact of IFRS rule IAS 29, revenues increased 84.4% YoY, to $258.7 million, mainly reflecting increases of $76.2 million in Aeronautical revenues and $56.2 million in Commercial revenues, partially offset by a $14.3 million decline in construction service revenue. Revenues ex-IAS 29 reached 69.0% of 1Q19 levels.
  • Key operating metrics improved YoY:
    • Passenger traffic increased 106.2% to 13.5 million YoY, reaching 65.5% of 1Q19 levels.
    • Cargo volume increased 19.3% YoY to 81.0 thousand tons, reaching 77.0% of 1Q19 levels.
    • Aircraft movements totaled 156.4 thousand, a 58.9% YoY increase, reaching 73.5% of 1Q19 levels.
  • Operating Income of $51.8 million up from an operating loss of $26.6 million in 1Q21, mainly reflecting the YoY recovery in passenger traffic.
  • Adjusted EBITDA on an “As Reported” basis increased to $89.2 million, from $6.7 million in the year-ago period, improving to 76.3% of 1Q19 levels. Adjusted EBITDA margin expanded to 34.6% from 4.9% in 1Q21 and 32.4% in 1Q19.
  • Ex-IAS 29, Adjusted EBITDA totaled $88.7 million, compared with $6.3 million in 1Q21 and $122.0 million in 1Q19. Adjusted EBITDA margin ExIFRIC12 increased to 36.3% from 5.3% in 1Q21, but decreased from 39.0% in 1Q19.

CEO Message

Commenting on the results for the quarter Mr. Martín Eurnekian, CEO of Corporación América Airports, noted, “We started the year on a strong footing, delivering Adjusted EBITDA of $89 million up from $7 million in the year-ago quarter with improvement across all segments, and margin ex-IFRIC expanding to 36% from 6% in 1Q21. This performance was driven by a sustained pick-up in travel demand partially impacted by Omicron in January and February, tariff adjustments in some of our segments, together with a solid recovery in commercial revenues and a leaner cost structure. Traffic in 1Q22 stood at 65% pre-pandemic levels, however, revenues ex-IFRIC reached 78% of those reported in 1Q19.

“On the liquidity front, we issued a total of $174 million in local notes last February in Argentina, securing the necessary funds to comply with our Capex obligations in AA2000. We closed the quarter with a solid consolidated liquidity position of $646 million, up 43% sequentially, reflecting the successful execution of the previously announced liability management transactions and the economic re equilibriums concluded in the 2020-2021 period.”

“Looking ahead, we expect the traffic recovery to continue across our markets, and intend to maintain our lean cost structure. In the near-term, we expect our operations in Europe to benefit from healthy traffic performance this summer, but remain vigilant regarding the geopolitical situation there as well as the shifting macro environment globally. Finally, we are fully committed to selectively pursuing value creation opportunities to enhance our airport portfolio.”

Operating & Financial Highlights

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

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q21

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q21 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Passenger Traffic (Million Passengers) (1)(2)

13.5

6.5

106.2%

 

13.5

6.5

106.2%

Revenue

258.1

138.2

86.8%

-0.6

258.7

140.3

84.4%

Aeronautical Revenues

119.4

42.8

178.8%

0.3

119.0

42.8

178.2%

Non-Aeronautical Revenues

138.8

95.4

45.5%

-0.9

139.7

97.5

43.3%

Revenue excluding construction service

244.5

110.8

120.6%

1.0

243.4

110.7

119.9%

Operating Income / (Loss)

51.8

-26.6

-295.1%

-15.4

67.2

-17.4

-486.5%

Operating Margin

20.1%

-19.2%

3929

0.0%

26.0%

-12.4%

3837

Net (Loss) / Income Attributable to Owners of the Parent

25.9

-44.1

-158.9%

31.8

-5.8

-67.9

-91.4%

EPS (US$)

0.16

-0.28

-158.7%

0.20

-0.04

-0.42

-91.5%

Adjusted EBITDA

89.2

6.7

1228.2%

0.5

88.7

6.3

1308.6%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

34.6%

4.9%

2970

-

34.3%

4.5%

2980

Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding Construction Service

36.3%

5.7%

3064

-

36.3%

5.3%

3098

Net Debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA

5.08x

n.m.

-

-

-

-

-

Net Debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA excl. impairment on intangible assets (3)

5.08x

n.m.

-

-

-

-

-

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

1)

Note that preliminary passenger traffic figures for Ezeiza Airport, in Argentina, for January 2020 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.

2)

Starting November 2019, the Company has 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.

3)

 

LTM Adjusted EBITDA excluding impairments of intangible assets

1Q22 Operating Performance

Passenger Traffic

Total passenger traffic increased 106.2% YoY to 13.5 million passengers, reflecting a recovery in travel demand and easing on travel restrictions. When compared to 1Q19, total passenger traffic decreased 34.5%, with Armenia, Ecuador and Brazil leading the recovery, reaching 99%, 79% and 77% of pre-pandemic traffic levels, respectively. Traffic in Argentina and Uruguay, the two countries with prolonged government-imposed travel restrictions, stood at 64% and 50% of 1Q19 levels, respectively, recovering from the past quarter, following the opening of borders, effective November 1, 2021. International and domestic traffic grew 241.4% and 94.0% YoY, reaching 52.4% and 73.4% of 1Q19 levels, respectively. Traffic dynamics within the quarter were affected by weaker demand in January and February, due to the Omicron variant in some of CAAP´s countries of operations, with the recovery picking-up in March. On a monthly basis, traffic in January, February and March of 2022, reached 63.0%, 65.0% and 68.6%, of traffic for the same months in 2019, respectively.

Passenger Traffic in Argentina increased 1.5x YoY and improved to 63.6% of pre-pandemic levels, up from the 52.5% posted in the prior quarter. International passenger traffic, which continued to benefit from the full re-opening of borders on November 1, 2021 and the gradual relaxation of travel requirements, increased 2.6x YoY in 1Q22 and reached 42.6% of 1Q19 traffic levels, showing a continued sequential quarterly improvement. Domestic passenger traffic, which accounted for 74% of total traffic in the quarter, increased 1.4x YoY and improved to 75.9% of 1Q19 levels, up from the 63.4% posted in the past quarter. Effective April 7, 2022, Covid tests are no longer required, and travelers must complete an affidavit form.

In Italy, passenger traffic increased 9.8x YoY reflecting easier comparisons due to the closure of Florence airport in February and March of last year to perform runway works. As compared to pre-pandemic levels, total traffic reached 56.5% of 1Q19 traffic. Domestic and international traffic increased by 5.4x and 16.3x YoY, respectively, and stood at 71.3% and 50.9% of 1Q19 levels. Traffic in the quarter was impacted by weaker demand caused by the emergence of the Omicron variant in January, continuing the recovery path in February and March.

In Brazil, total passenger traffic grew 44.8% YoY, and reached 77.3% of 1Q19 pre-pandemic levels. Domestic passenger traffic, which accounted for 66% of total traffic in the quarter, was up 55.7% YoY and reached nearly 90% of 1Q19 pre-pandemic levels, while transit passengers accounted for the remaining 33% of total traffic and increased 22.5% YoY to 66.3% of 1Q19 traffic. Traffic for the first two months of the quarter was impacted by flight cancelations at some airlines resulting from COVID cases within their crew.

In Uruguay, where traffic is largely international, passenger traffic increased 6.2x YoY, reaching 50.3% of 1Q19 levels, showing an ongoing recovery after the re-opening of borders to non-resident foreigners on November 1, 2021, and the gradual relaxation of travel requirements.

In Armenia, where traffic is 100% international, passenger traffic continued performing well and improved 1.1x YoY, reaching 99% of 1Q19 levels. Importantly, the government recently announced the lifting of all Covid-related entry requirements for all travelers, effective May 1, 2022.

In Ecuador, total passenger traffic grew 1.3x YoY, to 78.9% of 1Q19 levels. Both, domestic and international passenger traffic continued to improve reaching 70.6% and 88.0% of pre-pandemic levels, respectively. International passenger traffic remained supported by routes to the US and Panama, which have been showing higher passenger traffic than in 2019, for several months now.

Cargo Volume

Cargo volume increased 19.3% YoY in 1Q22, to 77.0% of pre-pandemic levels of 1Q19, with strong contributions from Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador, which together accounted for more than 80% of total volume, in the quarter. Notably, cargo volume in Italy, Uruguay and Armenia was above 1Q19 levels.

Aircraft Movements

Total aircraft movements increased 58.9% YoY in 1Q22 and reached 73.5% of 1Q19 levels. Around 85% of aircraft movements in the quarter came from Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador, which reached 70.8%, 82.7% and 86.1% of pre-pandemic levels, respectively. Notably, aircraft movements in Armenia increased to 96.7% of 1Q19 levels.

Tables with detailed passenger traffic, cargo volume and aircraft movement information for each airport can be found on page 30 of this report.

Operational Statistics: Passenger Traffic, Cargo Volume and Aircraft Movements

 

1Q22

1Q21

1Q19

% Var.

('22 vs '21)

% Var.

('22 vs '19)

Domestic Passengers (in thousands)

8,475

4,368

11,545

94.0%

-26.6%

International Passengers (in thousands)

3,537

1,036

6,754

241.4%

-47.6%

Transit Passengers (in thousands)

1,463

1,131

2,272

29.3%

-35.6%

Total Passengers (in thousands)

13,475

6,535

20,571

106.2%

-34.5%

Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)

81.0

67.9

105.1

19.3%

-23.0%

Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)

156.4

98.4

212.7

58.9%

-26.5%

Passenger Traffic Breakdown

 

Cargo Volume

 

Aircraft Movements

Country

1Q22

1Q21

% Var.

1Q22

1Q21

% Var.

1Q22

1Q21

% Var.

 

(thousands)

 

(tons)

 

 

Argentina(1)

7,064

2,791

153.1%

43,132

36,165

19.3%

82,106

49,902

64.5%

Italy

802

74

981.7%

3,909

3,403

14.9%

10,071

2,177

362.6%

Brazil (2)

3,842

2,653

44.8%

13,959

13,701

1.9%

33,683

26,262

28.3%

Uruguay (3)

323

45

624.6%

7,023

6,202

13.2%

7,600

2,381

219.2%

Ecuador (4)

872

385

126.6%

9,244

4,457

107.4%

17,764

11,270

57.6%

Armenia

571

271

110.6%

3,689

3,228

14.3%

5,151

2,975

73.1%

Peru (5)

-

317

-100.0%

-

697

-100.0%

-

3,430

-100.0%

TOTAL

13,475

6,535

106.2%

80,956

67,852

19.3%

156,375

98,397

58.9%

Passenger Traffic Breakdown

 

Cargo Volume

 

Aircraft Movements

Country

1Q22

1Q19

% Var.

1Q22

1Q19

% Var.

1Q22

1Q19

% Var.

 

(thousands)

 

(tons)

 

 

Argentina(1)

7,064

11,103

-36.4%

43,132

56,057

-23.1%

82,106

115,890

-29.2%

Italy

802

1,420

-43.5%

3,909

3,081

26.9%

10,071

14,152

-28.8%

Brazil (2)

3,842

4,968

-22.7%

13,959

23,524

-40.7%

33,683

40,751

-17.3%

Uruguay (3)

323

643

-49.7%

7,023

6,379

10.1%

7,600

9,337

-18.6%

Ecuador (4)

872

1,105

-21.1%

9,244

11,313

-18.3%

17,764

20,636

-13.9%

Armenia

571

579

-1.3%

3,689

3,558

3.7%

5,151

5,326

-3.3%

Peru (5)

-

753

-100.0%

-

1,191

-100.0%

-

6,646

-100.0%

TOTAL

13,475

20,571

-34.5%

80,956

105,102

-23.0%

156,375

212,738

-26.5%

1)

See Note 1 in Table " Operating & Financial Highlights”

2)

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.

3)

Cargo volumes in Uruguay were rectified from January to June 2020, to reflect all cargo passing through the cargo terminal, instead of air cargo only.

4)

 

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.

5)

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.

Review of Consolidated Results

Results for ECOGAL, which operates the Galapagos Airport in Ecuador, are accounted for under the equity method. In December 2021, CAAP signed an agreement to transfer its 50% ownership interest in Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú S.A. to Andino Investment Holding S.A. and, consequently, stopped operating the five airports that were under concession.

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 20.

Revenues

Consolidated Revenues increased 86.8% YoY to $258.1 million in 1Q22. When excluding Construction Services and the impact of IAS 29, revenues increased 119.9% YoY to $243.4 million, reaching 78.3% of 1Q19 levels, reflecting the impact of the pandemic and currency depreciation. Compared to 4Q21, revenues ex IFRIC 12 improved 20.6% sequentially, with strong performance in Argentina (+36.7%), Uruguay (+44.8%) and Brazil (+15.0%), reflecting higher passenger traffic following the re-opening of borders and the gradual lifting of travel requirements.

The following table shows revenue performance by country. More detail on the performance of CAAP´s key countries of operations can be found on page 12.

Revenues by Segment (in US$ million)

Country

1Q22

as reported

1Q21

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q21 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Argentina

147.2

84.6

74.0%

-0.6

147.8

86.7

70.4%

Italy

17.0

8.2

106.6%

-

17.0

8.2

106.6%

Brazil

20.8

12.5

65.9%

-

20.8

12.5

65.9%

Uruguay

24.6

8.7

183.5%

-

24.6

8.7

183.5%

Armenia

27.2

11.1

144.6%

-

27.2

11.1

144.6%

Ecuador (1)

21.3

13.0

63.8%

-

21.3

13.0

63.8%

Unallocated

0.1

0.1

138.3%

-

0.1

0.1

138.3%

Total consolidated revenue (2)

258.1

138.2

86.8%

-0.6

258.7

140.3

84.4%

1)

 

Only includes Guayaquil Airport.

2)

Excluding Construction Service revenue, ‘As reported’ revenues increase 120.5% YoY in Argentina, 203.1% in Italy, 65.9% in Brazil, 193.9% in Uruguay, 143.1% in Armenia and 73.8% in Ecuador.

Revenue Breakdown (in US$ million)

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q21

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q21 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Aeronautical Revenue

119.4

42.8

178.8%

0.3

119.0

42.8

178.2%

Non-aeronautical Revenue

138.8

95.4

45.5%

-0.9

139.7

97.5

43.3%

Commercial revenue

124.6

67.8

83.8%

0.7

123.9

67.7

83.0%

Construction service revenue (1)

13.7

27.4

-50.0%

-1.6

15.3

29.6

-48.4%

Other revenue

0.5

0.2

142.2%

0.0

0.5

0.2

142.2%

Total Consolidated Revenue

258.1

138.2

86.8%

-0.6

258.7

140.3

84.4%

Total Revenue excluding Construction Service revenue (2)

244.5

110.8

120.6%

1.0

243.4

110.7

119.9%

1)

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

2)

Excludes Construction Service revenue.

Revenue Breakdown (in US$ million)

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q19

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q19 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Aeronautical Revenue

119.4

185.0

-35.5%

0.3

119.0

192.3

-38.1%

Non-aeronautical Revenue

138.8

175.6

-20.9%

-0.9

139.7

183.0

-23.7%

Commercial revenue

124.6

114.3

9.0%

0.7

123.9

118.2

4.8%

Construction service revenue (1)

13.7

60.7

-77.5%

-1.6

15.3

64.3

-76.2%

Other revenue

0.5

0.5

3.5%

-

0.5

0.5

3.5%

Total Consolidated Revenue

258.1

360.6

-28.4%

-0.6

258.7

375.2

-31.1%

Total Revenue excluding Construction Service revenue (2)

244.5

299.8

-18.5%

1.0

243.4

310.9

-21.7%

1)

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

2)

Excludes Construction Service revenue.

Aeronautical Revenues accounted for 46.2% of total revenues and increased 178.8% YoY. When compared to 1Q19, aeronautical revenues excluding IAS 29 declined 38.1% to $119.0 million, reflecting the continued impact of the pandemic in traffic volumes, despite the gradual lifting of travel restrictions in materially all markets. During the quarter and excluding IAS 29, aeronautical revenue declined 43.1%, or $48.4 million, in Argentina, 41.8%, or $7.1 million, in Italy, and 45.6%, or $9.3 million, in Uruguay, compared to the same quarter of 2019. Moreover, Brazil declined 44.2%, or $6.4 million, and Ecuador declined 11.9%, or $2.1 million, while Armenia reported a 1.2% increase from pre-pandemic levels of 1Q19.

Non-Aeronautical Revenues accounted for 53.8% of total revenues and increased 45.5% YoY, to $138.8 million. When compared to 1Q19 and excluding the impact of IAS 29, non-aeronautical revenues declined 23.7%, or $43.3 million, to $139.7 million, driven by a decline of 76.2%, or $49.0 million, in Construction Service Revenue, as a result of lower capex in Argentina. Notably, this was partially offset by an increase of 4.8%, or $5.7 million, in Commercial Revenues, mainly driven by higher Rental of space and Cargo revenues in Argentina, as well as higher Fueling services in Armenia.

Excluding both Construction Service Revenue and the impact of IAS 29, non-aeronautical revenues increased 4.8% against 1Q19, to $124.4 million.

Operating Costs and Expenses

During 1Q22, Operating Costs and Expenses, excluding Construction Service Cost, increased 41.0% YoY to $196.6 million, mainly driven by higher Concession fees, Salaries and Social Security Contributions, and Maintenance expenses, in line with higher YoY activity. When compared to 1Q19, Operating Costs and Expenses, excluding Construction Service Cost and IAS 29, declined 18.8% to $180.2 million. This decline is mainly explained by a reduction in Maintenance expenses resulting from lower services and renegotiation with suppliers, together with lower Concession Fees, Salaries and Social Contributions and SG&A expenses. Currency depreciation in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay also benefited costs, when compared to 1Q19.

Cost of Services increased 29.1% YoY, to $177.9 million reflecting increased traffic and cargo activity. When compared to 1Q19 and excluding IAS29, Cost of Services declined 33.4%, to $163.3 million, mainly as a result of the following declines:

  • 76.6%, or $48.7 million, in Construction Service Cost, reflecting lower capex,
  • 21.6%, or $9.5 million, in Concession Fees, in line with lower revenues,
  • 22.0%, or $6.7 million, in Maintenance Expenses, mainly driven by the renegotiation of agreements with suppliers to adapt services to lower activity, coupled with FX depreciation against the US dollar,
  • 13.1%, or $6.2 million, in Salaries and Social Security Contributions, driven by a reduction in salaries, a furlough scheme and/or a reduction in workforce across the board, coupled with local currency depreciation in main markets, and
  • 79.5%, or $3.6 million decline in Taxes.

Excluding Construction Service cost, Cost of Services increased 48.4% YoY, to $164.7 million. On a comparable basis against 1Q19 and excluding the impact of IAS29, Cost of Services declined 18.3%, or $33.3 million, to $148.5 million.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses (“SG&A”) increased 60.9% YoY, to $31.1 million in 1Q22 on an ‘As reported’ basis. When compared to 1Q19 and excluding the impact of IAS 29, SG&A declined 21.5%, to $30.9 million.

Other Operating Expenses were $0.8 million in 1Q22, down 90.9% from the $9.2 million recorded in 1Q21 and relatively in line with the $0.8 million posted in 1Q19.

Costs and Expenses (in US$ million)

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q21

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q21 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Cost of Services

177.9

137.9

29.1%

14.6

163.3

130.6

25.0%

Salaries and social security contributions

41.3

30.2

36.6%

0.1

41.2

30.2

36.2%

Concession fees

34.6

18.6

86.4%

0.1

34.6

18.6

85.9%

Construction service cost

13.3

26.9

-50.7%

-1.6

14.8

29.1

-49.0%

Maintenance expenses

23.8

15.7

51.3%

0.2

23.6

15.7

50.0%

Amortization and depreciation

35.8

31.2

14.9%

15.8

20.0

21.7

-7.7%

Other

29.2

15.3

91.1%

0.0

29.1

15.3

90.7%

Cost of Services Excluding Construction Service cost

164.7

110.9

48.4%

16.2

148.5

101.5

46.3%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

31.1

19.3

60.9%

0.2

30.9

19.2

61.0%

Other expenses

0.8

9.2

-90.8%

0.0

0.8

9.5

-91.1%

Total Costs and Expenses

209.9

166.4

26.2%

14.8

195.1

159.3

22.5%

Total Costs and Expenses Excluding Construction Service cost

196.6

139.4

41.0%

16.4

180.2

130.2

38.4%

Costs and Expenses (in US$ million)

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q19

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q19 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Cost of Services

177.9

248.7

-28.5%

14.6

163.3

245.3

-33.4%

Salaries and social security contributions

41.3

45.9

-10.1%

0.1

41.2

47.4

-13.1%

Concession fees

34.6

42.4

-18.3%

0.1

34.6

44.1

-21.6%

Construction service cost

13.3

60.0

-77.9%

-1.6

14.8

63.5

-76.6%

Maintenance expenses

23.8

29.0

-17.9%

0.2

23.6

30.3

-22.0%

Amortization and depreciation

35.8

37.6

-4.9%

15.8

20.0

25.5

-21.6%

Other

29.2

33.9

-13.8%

0.0

29.1

34.6

-15.7%

Cost of Services Excluding Construction Service cost

164.7

188.8

-12.8%

16.2

148.5

181.8

-18.3%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

31.1

38.5

-19.2%

0.2

30.9

39.4

-21.5%

Other expenses

0.8

0.8

6.4%

0.0

0.8

0.8

5.1%

Total Costs and Expenses

209.9

288.1

-27.1%

14.8

195.1

285.5

-31.7%

Total Costs and Expenses Excluding Construction Service cost

196.6

228.1

-13.8%

16.4

180.2

222.0

-18.8%

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service

During 1Q22, CAAP reported Adjusted EBITDA of $89.2 million, up from an Adjusted EBITDA of $6.7 million in the year-ago period, but was 23.7% lower than the $116.9 million reported in 1Q19. Except for Italy, all countries of operations reported positive Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter. Contributions from Argentina, Uruguay and Armenia, together accounted for more than 90% of consolidated Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA margin ex-IFRIC12, expanded to 36.3% from 5.7% in 1Q21 and was 2.5 percentage points below the 38.8% reported in 1Q19. Adjusted EBITDA in Argentina included the recognition of $12.4 million related to outstanding amounts owed by a national carrier.

Excluding the impact from IAS 29, Adjusted EBITDA was $88.7 million, increasing from $6.3 million in the year ago period, but below the $122.0 million reported in 1Q19. The Adjusted EBITDA margin excluding construction service expanded to 36.3%, from 5.3% in 1Q21 and was down 2.7 percentage points from the 39.0% in 1Q19. To note, 1Q21 Adjusted EBITDA included an $8.1 million one-time charge related to professional fees for the settlement of claims in Argentina.

Adjusted EBITDA by Segment (in US$ million)

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q21

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q21 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Argentina

61.8

10.6

481.2%

0.5

61.3

10.2

500.0%

Italy

-3.2

-7.7

-57.9%

-

-3.2

-7.7

-57.9%

Brazil

3.4

-2.4

-240.5%

-

3.4

-2.4

-240.5%

Uruguay

12.0

0.9

1303.1%

-

12.0

0.9

1303.1%

Armenia

10.1

4.1

148.5%

-

10.1

4.1

148.5%

Ecuador

6.6

2.8

137.7%

-

6.6

2.8

137.7%

Unallocated

-1.4

-1.5

-11.9%

-

-1.4

-1.5

-11.9%

Total segment EBITDA

89.2

6.7

1228.2%

0.5

88.7

6.3

1308.6%

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q19

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q19 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Argentina

61.8

78.4

-21.2%

0.5

61.3

83.5

-26.6%

Italy

-3.2

2.2

-246.8%

-

-3.2

2.2

-246.8%

Brazil

3.4

3.0

10.7%

-

3.4

3.0

10.7%

Uruguay

12.0

18.8

-36.2%

-

12.0

18.8

-36.2%

Armenia

10.1

9.0

12.0%

-

10.1

9.0

12.0%

Ecuador

6.6

6.2

6.0%

-

6.6

6.2

6.0%

Unallocated

-1.4

-0.7

90.7%

-

-1.4

-0.7

90.7%

Total segment EBITDA

89.2

116.9

-23.7%

0.5

88.7

122.0

-27.3%

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

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q21

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q21 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Income from Continuing Operations

13.8

-67.0

-120.6%

31.8

-18.0

-90.9

-80.2%

Financial Income

-10.3

-6.8

51.1%

0.2

-10.6

-7.0

50.0%

Financial Loss

56.5

42.1

34.3%

-77.5

134.0

101.8

31.6%

Inflation adjustment

-14.0

4.4

-418.1%

-12.3

-1.7

-0.3

578.5%

Income Tax Expense

5.6

0.8

581.2%

42.3

-36.7

-21.0

75.1%

Amortization and Depreciation

37.7

33.3

13.2%

15.9

21.8

23.7

-8.1%

Adjusted EBITDA

89.2

6.7

1228.2%

0.5

88.7

6.3

1308.6%

Adjusted EBITDA Margin

34.6%

4.9%

2970

-

34.3%

4.5%

2980

Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding Construction Service

36.3%

5.7%

3064

-

36.3%

5.3%

3098

Financial Income and Loss

CAAP reported a Net financial loss of $32.2 million in 1Q22 compared to a loss of $39.6 million in 1Q21. Had IAS 29 not been applied, and compared to 1Q19, Net financial loss would have increased 53.2%, or $42.2 million, to $121.7 million, mainly driven by higher net interest expenses resulting from higher outstanding debt, as well as higher Changes in liability for concessions and interests related to the redemption of preferred shares in Argentina.

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q21

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q21 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

Financial Income

10.3

6.8

51.1%

-0.2

10.6

7.0

50.0%

Interest income

9.4

5.7

66.0%

-0.2

9.6

5.7

69.7%

Foreign exchange income

0.1

0.2

-52.0%

0.0

0.1

0.0

163.2%

Other

0.8

0.9

-11.9%

0.0

0.8

0.9

-10.0%

Inflation adjustment

14.0

-4.4

-418.1%

12.3

1.7

0.3

578.5%

Inflation adjustment

14.0

-4.4

-418.1%

12.3

1.7

0.3

578.5%

Financial Loss

-56.5

-42.1

34.3%

77.5

-134.0

-101.8

31.6%

Interest Expenses

-51.3

-28.5

80.0%

0.6

-51.9

-28.5

82.2%

Foreign exchange transaction expenses

36.1

12.8

183.3%

76.9

-40.7

-46.5

-12.5%

Changes in liability for concessions

-38.2

-24.0

58.7%

-

-38.2

-24.0

58.7%

Other expenses

-3.2

-2.3

40.2%

-0

-3.2

-2.3

38.0%

Financial Loss, Net

-32.2

-39.6

-18.8%

89.5

-121.7

-94.5

28.8%

See “Use of Non-IFRS Financial Measures” on page 20.

Income Tax Expense

During 1Q22, the Company reported an income tax expense of $5.6 million. Excluding the impact of IAS 29, CAAP reported an income tax benefit of $36.7 million compared to income tax benefits of $21.0 million in the year ago quarter and $14.3 million in 1Q19. The reported Income tax expense in the quarter reflected better year-over-year results.

Net Income and Net Income Attributable to Owners of the Parent

During 1Q22, CAAP reported a Net Income of $13.8 million compared to a Net Loss of $67.0 million in 1Q21, mainly explained by: (i) operating income of $51.8 million in 1Q22 versus a loss of $26.6 million in 1Q21, and (ii) lower net financial losses, partially offset by (iii) higher income tax expenses.

During 1Q22, the Company reported a Net Income Attributed to Owners of the Parent of $25.9 million and earnings per common share of $0.16, compared with a Net Loss Attributable to Owners of the Parent of $44.1 million in 1Q21 equivalent to a loss per common share of $0.28. In 1Q19, the Company reported a Net Income Attributed to Owners of the Parent of $30.4 million and earnings per common share of $0.19.

Consolidated Financial Position

As of March 31, 2022, cash and cash equivalents amounted to $478.5 million, increasing 27.3%, or $102.8 million, from the $375.8 million reported as of December 31, 2021. Total liquidity position at March 31, 2022, which included cash and cash equivalents as well as other financial assets, was $646.0 million, up $194.9 million, or 43.2%, from $451.1 million at December 31, 2021.

Total Debt at the close of the first quarter increased 15.1%, or $217.1 million, to $1,656.7 million, from $1,439.6 million as of December 31, 2021. An amount of $1,073.9 million, or 64.8% of total debt is denominated in U.S. dollars, while $258.2 million, or 15.6%, is denominated in Euros, $257.8 million, or 15.6%, is in Brazilian Reals, $66.7 million, or 4.0%, is in Argentine Pesos, and $0.1 million is denominated in Armenian Drams.

The Net Debt to LTM Adjusted EBITDA (excluding impairment of intangible assets) ratio stood at 5.08x as of March 2022, down from 7.11x as of December 2021, reflecting Adjusted EBITDA growth, supported by traffic recovery and tight cost control measures. As of March 31, 2022, all of CAAP’s subsidiaries were in compliance with their covenants.

Consolidated Debt Indicators (in US$ million)

 

As of Mar 31, 2022

As of Dec 31, 2021

Leverage

 

 

Total Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA (Times)1,3

7.15x

 

9.64x

Total Net Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA (Times) 2,3, 4

5.08x

 

7.12x

Total Net Debt / LTM Adjusted EBITDA (Times) 2,3,5

5.08x

 

7.11x

Total Debt

1,656.7

 

1,439.6

Short-Term Debt

501.0

 

421.3

Long-Term Debt

1,155.7

 

1,018.3

Cash & Cash Equivalents

478.5

 

375.8

Total Net Debt3

1,178.2

 

1,063.8

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.

4)

LTM Adjusted EBITDA as of March 31, 2022 was $231.7 million.

5)

LTM Adjusted EBITDA excluding impairment of intangible assets as of March 31, 2022 was $232.1 million.

Total Debt by Segment (in US$ million)

 

 

As of Mar 31, 2022

As of Dec 31, 2021

Argentina

809.1

625.3

Italy (1)

225.9

232.4

Brazil (2)

257.8

221.8

Uruguay

278.7

274.1

Armenia

63.8

63.1

Ecuador

21.4

22.9

Total

1,656.7

1,439.6

1)

Of which approximately $158.0 million remain at Toscana Aeroporti level.

2)

Of which approximately $239.5 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 (1)

641.1

244.4

542.4

827.9

2,255.8

1)

The amounts disclosed in the table are undiscounted cash flows of principal and estimated interest. Variable interest rate cash flows have been estimated using variable interest rates applicable at the end of the reporting period.

Maturity of borrowings - Breakdown by segment (in USD) as of March 31, 2022:

Segment

 

Currency

1 year or less

1 - 2 years

2 – 5 years

Over 5 years

Total

Argentina

Principal

USD

108.7

66.7

155.8

428.5

759.7

 

Interest

USD

74.9

45.5

116.2

81.6

318.3

 

Principal

ARS

22.5

22.3

16.7

-

61.6

 

Interest

ARS

25.6

17.5

4.8

-

47.9

Italy

Principal

EUR

60.9

27.0

135.2

1.6

224.7

Interest

EUR

4.9

4.7

6.3

0.0

15.9

Brazil

Principal

R$

256.8

-

-

-

256.8

Interest

R$

21.8

-

-

-

21.8

Uruguay

Principal

USD

2.8

6.6

39.3

238.1

286.8

Interest

USD

18.6

18.7

53.6

78.0

168.9

Armenia

Principal

USD

16.2

13.3

2.4

-

31.9

 

Interest

USD

1.6

0.8

0.1

-

2.5

 

Principal

DRAM

0.1

-

-

-

0.1

 

Interest

DRAM

0.0

-

-

-

0.0

Principal

EUR

17.1

13.6

2.0

-

32.6

 

Interest

EUR

1.5

0.7

0.1

-

2.3

Ecuador

Principal

USD

5.8

5.9

9.4

-

21.2

Interest

USD

1.3

0.9

0.7

-

2.8

Total

641.1

244.4

542.4

827.9

2,255.8

Cash by Segment (in US$ million)

 

 

 

As of Mar 31, 2022

As of Dec 31, 2021

Argentina

270.6

158.9

Italy (1)

56.9

66.3

Brazil (2)

10.9

13.4

Uruguay

30.7

22.0

Armenia

47.9

44.7

Ecuador

5.4

10.8

Intermediate holding Companies

56.2

59.7

Total

478.5

375.8

1)

Of which approximately $52.2 million remain at Toscana Aeroporti level.

2)

Of which approximately $8.6 million remain at Inframérica Concessionaria do Aeroporto de Brasilia level.

CAPEX

During 1Q22, CAAP made capital expenditures of $15.9 million, a 43.7% YoY decline from $28.2 million in 1Q21, mainly reflecting lower investments in Argentina during the quarter, in line with the Company´s strategy of preserving liquidity in the current environment. Excluding IAS29, total Capex amounted to $17.3 million versus $27.5 million in the year ago period.

Review of Segment Results

Argentina

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 under the column ‘IAS 29’, while the columns indicated with “ex IAS 29” present 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 over 95% of passenger traffic, revenues and Adjusted EBITDA of the Argentina segment in 1Q22.

 

1Q22

as reported

1Q21

as reported

% Var

as reported

IAS 29

1Q22 ex

IAS 29

1Q21 ex

IAS 29

% Var ex

IAS 29

OPERATING STATISTICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Passengers (in millions) (1)

5.2

2.2

136.2%

 

5.2

2.2

136.2%

International Passengers (in millions) (1)

1.6

0.5

256.8%

 

1.6

0.5

256.8%

Transit Passengers (in millions) (1)

0.2

0.1

72.9%

 

0.2

0.1

72.9%

Total Passengers (in millions) (1)

7.1

2.8

153.1%

 

7.1

2.8

153.1%

Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)

43.1

36.2

19.3%

 

43.1

36.2

19.3%

Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)

82.1

49.9

64.5%

 

82.1

49.9

64.5%

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aeronautical Revenue

64.3

19.4

231.4%

0.3

64.0

19.4

230.0%

Non-aeronautical revenue

82.9

65.2

27.3%

-0.9

83.8

67.3

24.6%

Commercial revenue

71.7

42.2

69.6%

0.7

71.0

42.2

68.3%

Construction service revenue

11.3

23.0

-50.9%

-1.6

12.8

25.1

-48.9%

Total Revenue

147.2

84.6

74.1%

-0.6

147.8

86.6

70.6%

Total Revenue Excluding IFRIC12(2)

136.0

61.6

120.5%

1.0

135.0

61.6

119.2%

Cost of Services

97.3

77.1

26.1%

14.6

82.7

69.9

18.3%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

12.5

6.1

107.2%

0.2

12.3

5.9

108.6%

Other expenses

0.3

8.2

-95.7%

0.0

0.4

8.5

-95.8%

Total Costs and Expenses

110.2

91.4

20.6%

14.8

95.4

84.3

13.1%

Total Costs and Expenses Excluding IFRIC12(3)

98.9

68.4

44.6%

16.4

82.5

59.2

39.5%

Adjusted Segment EBITDA

61.8

10.6

481.2%

0.5

61.3

10.2

500.0%

Adjusted Segment EBITDA Mg

42.0%

12.6%

2,940

-

41.5%

11.8%

2,968

Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding IFRIC 12(4)

45.4%

17.2%

2,822

-

45.4%

16.6%

2,883

Capex

11.3

23.0

-50.9%

-1.4

12.7

22.3

-43.2%

1)

See Note 1 in Table "Operating & Financial Highlights”

2)

Excludes Construction Service revenue.

3)

Excludes Construction Service cost.

4)

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

Passenger Traffic increased 1.5x YoY and improved to 63.6% of pre-pandemic levels, up from the 52.5% posted in the prior quarter, and partially impacted by the Omicron variant in January and February 2022. International passenger traffic, which continued to benefit from the full re-opening of borders on November 1, 2021 and the gradual relaxation of travel requirements, increased 2.6x YoY in 1Q22 and reached 42.6% of 1Q19 traffic levels, showing a continued sequential quarterly improvement. Domestic passenger traffic, which accounted for 74% of total traffic in the quarter, increased 1.4x YoY and improved to 75.9% of 1Q19 levels, up from the 63.4% posted in the past quarter. Effective April 7, 2022, Covid tests are no longer required, and travelers must complete an affidavit form.

Revenues increased 74.1% YoY to $147.2 million in 1Q22 on an ‘As reported’ basis or 70.6% to $147.8 million when excluding the impact of rule IAS29, primarily due to a 230.0% increase in Aeronautical revenues as well as a 68.3% increase in Commercial revenues, reflecting higher year-over-year activity and easier passenger traffic comparisons, as 1Q21 was still heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This was partially offset by lower construction revenues as a result of lower Capex in the quarter. When compared to 1Q19 and excluding both Construction Service and the impact of IAS 29, revenues declined 23.1%, or $40.5 million to $135.0 million, mainly impacted by the pandemic and the FX translation effect on local currency revenues resulting from the 173.1% average depreciation of the Argentine peso since 1Q19.

  • Aeronautical Revenues ex-IAS29 declined 43.1% against 1Q19, or $48.4 million, primarily reflecting the decline in passenger traffic as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, partially offset by a higher international passenger fee introduced on March 15, 2021.
  • Commercial Revenues ex-IAS29 increased 12.6% compared to 1Q19, or $7.9 million, mainly driven by an increase of 202%, or $7.5 million in Rental of space, and an increase of 22%, or $6.6 million in Cargo revenues, primarily reflecting a 10% tariff increase on import activities applied in October 2020. This was partially offset by declines in some of the passenger-related services such as Catering and VIP Lounges, due to lower passenger traffic, combined with minor declines in Walkway services, Advertising, Retail stores and Fuel.

Total Costs and Expenses increased 20.6% YoY to $110.2 million in 1Q22 on an ‘As reported’ basis, mainly reflecting increases of 26.1% in Cost of Services and 107.2% in SG&A, in line with higher year-over-year activity. Excluding Construction Service and the impact of IAS 29, Total Cost and Expenses increased 39.5% YoY, due to the rise in operating costs following traffic recovery from the minimum levels posted in the same period of last year. When compared to 1Q19, however, Total Cost and Expenses excluding the impact of rule IAS 29 and Construction Services declined 21.9%, or $23.2 million, primarily due to lower operating expenses and Concession Fees.

  • Cost of Services ex-IAS29 and excluding Construction Service Costs would have declined 20.2% compared to 1Q19, or $17.7 million, driven mainly by the following declines:
    • 17%, or $4.2 million, in Concession Fees, in line with lower revenues,
    • 11%, or $2.1 million, in Maintenance expenses due to the renegotiation of agreements with suppliers to adapt services to lower activity, coupled with lower maintenance of infrastructure and the depreciation of the local currency against the US dollar,
    • 48%, or $1.4 million, in Office Expenses, due to a decrease in mobility and office expenses along with lower overall expenses due to a reduction in passenger traffic, and
    • 25%, or $1.3 million, in Services and Fees, mainly driven by suspension of all non-essential services due to the Covid-19 pandemic and decline in airport activity.
  • SG&A ex-IAS29 decreased by 31.7% against 1Q19, or $5.7 million, to $12.3 million in 1Q22, mainly due to a bad debt recovery of $2.2 million and a reduction of $1.2 million in Taxes reflecting lower turnover taxes, related to the decline in revenues.

Adjusted Segment EBITDA, which included the recognition of $12.4 million related to outstanding amounts owed by a national carrier, increased 4.8x YoY to $61.8 million in 1Q22 on an ‘As reported basis’. When excluding the impact of IAS 29, Adjusted Segment EBITDA was $61.3 million with Adjusted EBITDA margin EX-IFRIC12 of 45.4% in the quarter, compared to 16.6% in 1Q21. Compared to pre-pandemic levels of 1Q19, Adjusted EBITDA excluding IAS 29 declined 26.6%, or $22.2 million from $83.5 million, while Adjusted EBITDA margin EX-IFRIC12 contracted 0.2 percentage points from 45.6%.

During 1Q22, CAAP made Capital Expenditures ex-IAS29 of $12.8 million, compared to $22.3 million in 1Q21 and $59.5 million in 1Q19, mainly related to expansion works at Aeroparque Airport.

Italy

 

1Q22

1Q21

% Var.

OPERATING STATISTICS

 

 

 

Domestic Passengers (in millions)

0.3

0.0

535.5%

International Passengers (in millions)

0.5

0.0

1630.1%

Transit Passengers (in millions)

0.0

-

 

Total Passengers (in millions)

0.8

0.1

981.7%

Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)

3.9

3.4

14.9%

Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)

10.1

2.2

362.6%

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

Aeronautical Revenue

9.9

2.0

391.0%

Non-aeronautical revenue

7.1

6.2

14.4%

Commercial revenue

5.1

2.9

76.5%

Construction service revenue

1.5

3.1

-52.1%

Other revenue

0.5

0.2

143.8%

Total Revenue

17.0

8.2

106.6%

Total Revenue Excluding IFRIC12(1)

15.5

5.1

203.1%

Cost of Services

20.0

16.1

24.1%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

3.2

2.9

11.4%

Other Expenses

0.0

0.0

-

Total Costs and Expenses

23.2

19.0

22.2%

Total Costs and Expenses Excluding IFRIC12(2)

22.1

16.3

35.5%

Adjusted Segment EBITDA

-3.2

-7.7

-57.9%

Adjusted Segment EBITDA Mg

-19.0%

-93.4%

7436

Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding IFRIC 12(3)

-23.2%

-158.3%

13507

Capex

2.0

3.3

-38.1%

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 assets under the concession, and is calculated by dividing EBITDA by total revenues less Construction Service revenue.

Passenger Traffic in Italy increased 9.8x YoY reflecting easier comparisons due to the closure of Florence airport in February and March of last year to perform runway works. As compared to pre-pandemic levels, total traffic reached 56.5% of 1Q19 traffic. Domestic and international traffic increased by 5.4x and 16.3x YoY, respectively, and stood at 71.3% and 50.9% of 1Q19 levels. Traffic in the quarter was impacted by weaker demand caused by the emergence of the Omicron variant in January, continuing the recovery path in February and March.

Revenues increased 106.6% YoY to $17.0 million in 1Q22, mainly driven by increases in Aeronautical revenues, reflecting higher year-over-year activity and easier comparisons against 1Q21, which was significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Commercial revenues grew 76.5% YoY, mainly driven by passenger-related services such as Parking facilities, VIP lounges, F&B services and Duty free shops, following the strong year-over-year traffic recovery. When compared to 1Q19, revenues excluding Construction service declined 38.2%, or $9.6 million, to $15.5 million, principally due to lower passenger traffic impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Aeronautical Revenues dropped 41.8% versus 1Q19, or $7.1 million, as a result of lower passenger traffic, partially offset by increases in passenger fees at Florence airport in November 2019 and February 2020, and at both Florence and Pisa airports in February 2021. In addition, passenger with reduced mobility fees (PRM) at Florence airport increased in March 2020 and at Pisa airport in February 2020, and again at both airports in February 2021.
  • Commercial Revenues declined 33.3% versus 1Q19, or $2.5 million, mainly due to reductions in Parking Facilities, F&B services, Retail stores, VIP Lounges and Advertising.

Total Costs and Expenses increased 22.2% YoY, or $4.2 million, in 1Q22 driven by higher Cost of Services and slightly higher SG&A expenses. Excluding Construction Service, Total Cost and Expenses rose 35.5% YoY to $22.1 million, due to an increase in operating costs following higher airport activity when compared to 1Q21. By contrast, against the same quarter of 2019, Total Cost and Expenses declined 16.1%, or 16.6% when excluding Construction Services, primarily due to lower operating expenses and Concession Fees.

  • Cost of Services excluding Construction service declined 18.1%, or $4.2 million, against 1Q19 on a comparable basis, mainly due to the following declines:
    • 23.7%, or $2.8 million, in Salaries and social security contributions, as a result of a reduction in workforce, and a furlough scheme for some employees together with a reduction in working hours, and
    • 39.3%, or $0.5 million, in Concession Fees due to lower passenger traffic.
  • SG&A declined 6.3% to $3.2 million against 1Q19 mainly reflecting lower Services and Fees, Maintenance expenses and Salaries and Social Contribution expenses.

Adjusted Segment EBITDA improved to negative $3.2 million from negative $7.7 million in 1Q21, supported by traffic growth and cost reductions, but contracted from the $2.2 million posted in 1Q19.

During 1Q22, CAAP made Capital Expenditures of $2.0 million, compared to $3.3 million in 1Q21 and $3.0 million in 1Q19.

Brazil

 

1Q22

1Q21

% Var.

OPERATING STATISTICS

 

 

 

Domestic Passengers (in millions)

2.5

1.6

55.7%

International Passengers (in millions) (1)

0.1

0.0

551.3%

Transit Passengers (in millions) (1)

1.2

1.0

22.5%

Total Passengers (in millions) (1)

3.8

2.7

44.8%

Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons)

14.0

13.7

1.9%

Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)

33.7

26.3

28.3%

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

Aeronautical Revenue

8.1

4.9

67.3%

Non-aeronautical revenue

12.6

7.7

65.0%

Commercial revenue

12.6

7.7

65.0%

Total Revenue

20.8

12.5

65.9%

Cost of Services

16.0

14.4

11.0%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

4.0

2.6

55.1%

Other expenses

0.3

0.4

-21.4%

Total Costs and Expenses

20.2

17.3

16.7%

Adjusted Segment EBITDA

3.4

-2.4

-240.5%

Adjusted Segment EBITDA Mg

16.2%

-19.1%

3535

Capex

0.5

0.4

17.6%

Note: This segment does not include the effects of IFRIC 12 with respect to the construction or improvements to assets under the concession.

1)

Preliminary data on 1,256 in January and 195 in February 2020 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, domestic and transit retroactively since June 2018 to return to the count methodology utilized until May 2018. Notwithstanding, total traffic figures remain unchanged.

Passenger Traffic grew 44.8% YoY, and reached 77.3% of 1Q19 pre-pandemic levels. Domestic passenger traffic, which accounted for 66% of total traffic in the quarter, was up 55.7% YoY and reached nearly 90% of 1Q19 pre-pandemic levels, while transit passengers accounted for the remaining 33% of total traffic and increased 22.5% YoY reaching 66.3% of 1Q19 traffic level. Traffic for the first two months of the quarter was impacted by flight cancelations at some airlines resulting from COVID cases within their crew.

Revenues increased 65.9% YoY to $20.8 million in 1Q22 due to higher aeronautical and commercial revenues reflecting higher year-over-year activity as 1Q21 was significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. When compared to 1Q19, revenues declined 30.0%, or $8.9 million, mainly reflecting lower aeronautical and commercial activities resulting from the drop in passenger traffic, and to a lesser extent, the 38.8% average depreciation of the Brazilian real against the US dollar since 1Q19.

  • Aeronautical Revenues declined 44.2% vs 1Q19, or $6.4 million, driven by lower passenger traffic, coupled with the depreciation of the Brazilian Real.
  • Commercial Revenues declined 16.4% against 1Q19, or $2.5 million, also impacted by lower passenger traffic and currency depreciation. Lower Advertising and Cargo revenues combined with lower passenger-related services such as Duty free, F&B and VIP lounges, drove the results. The Revenue decline was also driven by lower Rental of space revenues as a result of the discounts granted and closure of operations of certain clients, and lower Fuel revenues, in line with the reduction in aircraft movements.

Total Costs and Expenses increased 16.7% YoY to $20.2 million but declined 32.4% against pre-pandemic levels of 1Q19.

  • Cost of Services declined 35.0% vs. 1Q19, or $8.6 million, benefiting from cost reduction initiatives taken to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the 38.8% average depreciation of the Brazilian Real since 1Q19. The drop was mainly driven by declines in:
    • Sales taxes, reflecting the reduction in revenues in the quarter,
    • Salaries and social contributions due to reductions in the workforce, salary reductions, and a furlough scheme in place since 2Q20, together with local currency depreciation, and
    • Services and Fees mainly due to the renegotiation of contracts related to security and Aviation Security Protection together with lower utilities expenses, coupled with local currency depreciation.
  • SG&A grew 55.1% YoY, or $1.4 million, to $4.0 million on an ‘As reported’ basis, and declined 18.5% when compared to 1Q19.

Adjusted Segment EBITDA rose to $3.4 million compared to negative $2.4 million in the year ago period, supported by traffic growth and tight cost control. Compared to 1Q19, Adjusted EBITDA increased by 10.7% with Adjusted EBITDA margin expanding by 6 percentage points to 16.2%.

During 1Q22, CAAP made Capital Expenditures for $0.5 million, compared with $0.4 million in 1Q21 and $1.3 million in 1Q19.

Uruguay

 

1Q22

1Q21

% Var.

OPERATING STATISTICS

 

 

 

Domestic Passengers (in millions)

0.0

0.0

358.3%

International Passengers (in millions)

0.3

0.0

624.6%

Transit Passengers (in millions)

0.0

0.0

944.9%

Total Passengers (in millions)

0.3

0.0

624.6%

Cargo Volume (in thousands of tons) (1)

7.0

6.2

13.2%

Total Aircraft Movements (in thousands)

7.6

2.4

219.2%

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 

Aeronautical Revenue

11.0

1.8

508.2%

Non-aeronautical revenue

13.6

6.9

97.7%

Commercial revenue

13.0

6.4

104.1%

Construction service revenue

0.6

0.5

17.9%

Total Revenue

24.6

8.7

183.5%

Total Revenue Excluding IFRIC12(2)

24.0

8.2

193.9%

Cost of Services

11.1

9.3

20.1%

Selling, general and administrative expenses

3.1

1.9

65.5%

Other expenses

0.0

0.0

152.4%

Total Costs and Expenses

14.3

11.2

27.9%

Total Costs and Expenses Excluding IFRIC12(3)

13.7

10.7

28.4%

Adjusted Segment EBITDA

12.0

0.9

1303.1%

Adjusted Segment EBITDA Mg

48.7%

9.8%

3888

Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding IFRIC 12 (4)

50.0%

10.5%

3949

Capex

0.8

0.7

13.3%

1)

Cargo volumes in Uruguay were rectified from January to June 2020, to reflect all cargo passing through the cargo terminal, instead of air cargo only.

2)

Excludes Construction Service revenue.

3)

Excludes Construction Service cost.

4)

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

In Uruguay, where traffic is largely international, passenger traffic increased 6.2x YoY, reaching 50.3% of 1Q19 levels, showing an ongoing recovery after the re-opening of borders to non-resident foreigners on November 1, 2021, and the gradual relaxation of travel requirements.

Revenues increased 183.5% YoY to $24.6 million in 1Q22 on an ‘As reported’ basis, or 193.9% when excluding Construction service revenue. Compared to 1Q19, and excluding IFRIC12, revenues declined 29.5%, or $10.1 million, to $24.0 million, primarily due to lower passenger traffic in the quarter.

  • Aeronautical Revenues increased 5.1x YoY, or $9.2 million, to $11.0 million, reflecting higher passenger fees revenues, in line with the increase in passenger traffic against 1Q21, which was significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Commercial Revenues declined 5.7% vs. 1Q19, or $0.8 million, to $13.0 million, mainly due to decreases of 47.5%, or $1.5 million, in Duty Free revenues, and 50.1%, or $0.7 million, in VIP Lounge revenues, as a result of lower passenger traffic. This was partially offset by a 13.9% increase in cargo revenues.

Total Costs and Expenses increased 27.9% YoY to $14.3 million. Excluding Construction Service, Total Cost and Expenses rose 28.4% YoY to $13.7 million, due to an increase in operating costs following higher traffic activity when compared to 1Q21. By contrast, against the same quarter in 2019, Total Cost and Expenses excluding IFRIC12 declined 26.9%, or $5.0 million, primarily due to lower operating expenses, further supported by local currency depreciation against the US dollar.

  • Cost of services were down 28.3% compared to 1Q19, or $4.4 million. Excluding Construction service cost, cost of services declined 25.9%, or $4.4 million, reflecting the following cost reductions:
  • A 40.2%, or $1.6 million, in Maintenance expenses due to renegotiation of operating expenses contracts, together with a decline in SISCA (Sistema Integrado de Seguridad y Control Aeroportuario) fees due to lower passenger traffic,
    • A 17.5%, or $0.7 million, in Concession Fees due to lower passenger traffic, and
    • A 11.8%, or $0.5 million, in Salaries and social contributions, driven by a restructuring in the workforce implemented in July 2020 and a furlough program, further supported by a 31.9% average depreciation of the local currency against the US dollar since 1Q19.
  • SG&A declined 18.1%, or $0.7 million, to $3.1 million, mainly driven by decreases in Services and fees and, to a lesser extent, Salaries and social security contributions.

Adjusted Segment EBITDA increased 13.0x YoY to $12.0 million in 1Q22, but declined 36.2%, or $6.8 million, when compared to 1Q19, with Adjusted EBITDA Margin Ex IFRIC12 contracting 5.1 percentage points to 50.0%.

During 1Q22, CAAP made Capital Expenditures of $0.8 million in Uruguay, compared to $0.7 million in 1Q21 and $0.9 million in 1Q19.

Key Quarter Highlights and Subsequent Events

AA2000 | Indebtedness and Issuance of New Notes

On February 2, 2022, AA2000 agreed with Citibank N.A. to modify the amortization schedule of the principal installments of the Offshore Loan originally due in February, May and August 2022. Under the new schedule, the $11.7 million loan will be paid in 6 equal installments maturing in February, March, May, June, August and September 2022.

Additionally, on February 21, 2022, AA2000 issued $174 million of dollar-linked notes, in the local market, in two tranches: (i) $138 million, with an annual interest rate of 5.5%, a 5-year grace period and quarterly amortization, starting May 2027, and (ii) $36 million, with an interest rate of 2%, maturing in February 2025.

AA2000 | Preferred Shares

On February 25, 2022, the Board of Directors of AA2000 resolved to redeem all the 910,978,514 outstanding preferred shares for a total redemption value of AR$17,225,719,240. The sum of AR$11,100,000,000 was paid on April 12, 2022, and the balance will be paid before December 31, 2024, with the possibility of partial payments.

CAAP | Annual General Shareholders Meeting (AGM)

On May 2, 2022, CAAP announced that its annual general meeting of shareholders will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (Luxembourg time). In accordance with local regulation and considering the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the Company has decided to hold the meeting without participants being physically present. Therefore, any shareholder, wishing to participate and vote at the meeting, must choose between: (i) participate and vote by correspondence (proxy card), or (ii) participate and vote by representation by a designated attorney-in-fact. AGM materials are available in the Company’s website www.corporacionamericaairports.com.

Hyperinflation Accounting in Argentina

Following the categorization of Argentina as a country with a three-year cumulative inflation rate greater than 100%, the country is considered highly inflationary in accordance with IFRS. Consequently, starting July 1, 2018, the Company reports results of its Argentinean subsidiaries applying IFRS rule IAS 29. IAS 29 requires that results of operations in hyperinflationary economies are reported as if these economies were highly inflationary as of January 1, 2018, and thus year-to-date results should be restated adjusting for the change in general purchasing power of the local currency, using official indices, before converting the local amounts at the closing rate of the period (i.e. December 31, 2019 closing rate for 2019 results). For comparison purposes, the impact of adopting IAS 29 in Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (“AA2000”), the Company’s largest subsidiary in Argentina, which accounted for over 95% of passenger traffic, revenues and Adjusted EBITDA, respectively, of the Argentina segment in 3Q21, is presented separately in each of the applicable sections of this earnings release, in a column denominated “IAS 29”.

1Q22 EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

When:

10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, May 18, 2022

Who:

Mr. Martín Eurnekian, Chief Executive Officer

 

Mr. Jorge Arruda, Chief Financial Officer

 

Mr. Patricio Iñaki Esnaola, Head of Investor Relations

Dial-in:

1-646-904-5544 (U.S. Local); 1-226-828-7575 (Canada, Local); +1-929-526-1599 (Intern.). Participant access code: 692652

Webcast:

https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/907871254

Replay:

1-929-458-6194 (U.S. Local); 1-226-828-7578 (Canada, Local); +44-204-525-0658 (Intern.). Replay access code: 290728

Use of Non-IFRS Financial Measures

This announcement includes certain references to Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service and Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding Construction service, as well as Net Debt:

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income for the period before financial income, financial loss, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization.

Adjusted EBITDA Margin is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA by total revenues.

Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service (“Adjusted EBITDA ex-IFRIC”) is defined as income for the period before construction services revenue and cost, financial income, financial loss, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization.

Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding Construction Service (“Adjusted EBITDA Margin ex-IFRIC12”) excludes the effect of IFRIC 12 with respect to the construction or improvements to assets under the concession and is calculated by dividing Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service revenue and cost, by total revenues less Construction service revenue.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service and Adjusted EBITDA Margin excluding Construction Service are not measures recognized under IFRS and should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, consolidated net income for the year as determined in accordance with IFRS or as indicators of our operating performance from continuing operations. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this information and should note that these measures as calculated by the Company, may differ materially from similarly titled measures reported by other companies. We believe that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service enhances an investor’s understanding of our performance and are useful for investors to assess our operating performance by excluding certain items that we believe are not representative of our core business. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA excluding Construction Service are useful because they allow us to more effectively evaluate our operating performance and compare the results of our operations from period to period without regard to our financing methods, capital structure or income taxes and construction services (when applicable).

Net debt is calculated by deducting “Cash and cash equivalents” from total financial debt.

Figures ex-IAS 29 result from dividing nominal Argentine pesos for the Argentine Segment, by the average foreign exchange rate of the Argentine Peso against the US dollar in the period. Percentage variations ex-IAS 29 figures compare results as presented in the prior year quarter before IAS 29 came into effect, against ex-IAS 29 results for this quarter as described above. For comparison purposes, the impact of adopting IAS 29 in Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, the Company’s largest subsidiary in Argentina, is presented separately in each of the applicable sections of this earnings release, in a column denominated “IAS 29”. The impact from “Hyperinflation Accounting in Argentina” is described in more detail page 20 of this report.

Definitions and Concepts

Commercial Revenues: CAAP derives commercial revenue principally from fees resulting from warehouse usage (which includes cargo storage, stowage and warehouse services and related international cargo services), services and retail stores, duty free shops, car parking facilities, catering, hangar services, food and beverage services, retail stores, including royalties collected from retailers’ revenue, and rent of space, advertising, fuel, airport counters, VIP lounges and fees collected from other miscellaneous sources, such as telecommunications, car rentals and passenger services.

Construction Service revenue and cost: Investments related to improvements and upgrades to be performed in connection with concession agreements are treated under the intangible asset model established by IFRIC 12. As a result, all expenditures associated with investments required by the concession agreements are treated as revenue generating activities given that they ultimately provide future benefits, and subsequent improvements and upgrades made to the concession are recognized as intangible assets based on the principles of IFRIC 12. The revenue and expense are recognized as profit or loss when the expenditures are performed. The cost for such additions and improvements to concession assets is based on actual costs incurred by CAAP in the execution of the additions or improvements, considering the investment requirements in the concession agreements. Through bidding processes, the Company contracts third parties to carry out such construction or improvement services. The amount of revenues for these services is equal to the amount of costs incurred plus a reasonable margin, which is estimated at an average of 3.0% to 5.0%.

About Corporación América Airports

Corporación América Airports acquires, develops and operates airport concessions. The Company is the largest private airport operator in the world based on the number of airports and the tenth largest based on passenger traffic. Currently, the Company operates 53 airports in 6 countries across Latin America and Europe (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Armenia and Italy). In 2021, Corporación América Airports served 35.7 million passengers, 57.6% lower than the 84.2 million served prior to the pandemic, in 2019. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange where it trades under the ticker “CAAP”. For more information, visit http://investors.corporacionamericaairports.com

Forward Looking Statements

Statements relating to our future plans, projections, events or prospects are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by terms such as “believes,” “continue,” “could,” “potential,” “remain,” “will,” “would” or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many factors could cause our actual activities or results to differ materially from the activities and results anticipated in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to: the Covid-19 impact, delays or unexpected casualties related to construction under our investment plan and master plans, our ability to generate or obtain the requisite capital to fully develop and operate our airports, general economic, political, demographic and business conditions in the geographic markets we serve, decreases in passenger traffic, changes in the fees we may charge under our concession agreements, inflation, depreciation and devaluation of the AR$, EUR, BRL, UYU or the AMD against the U.S. dollar, the early termination, revocation or failure to renew or extend any of our concession agreements, the right of the Argentine Government to buy out the AA2000 Concession Agreement, changes in our investment commitments or our ability to meet our obligations thereunder, existing and future governmental regulations, natural disaster-related losses which may not be fully insurable, terrorism in the international markets we serve, epidemics, pandemics and other public health crises and changes in interest rates or foreign exchange rates. The Company encourages you to review the ‘Cautionary Statement’ and the ‘Risk Factor’ sections of our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019 and any of CAAP’s other applicable filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for additional information concerning factors that could cause those differences.

Investor Relations Contact Patricio Iñaki Esnaola Email: patricio.esnaola@caairports.com Phone: +5411 4899-6716

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