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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CEBU PACIFIC POSTS 20% DROP IN Q1 PROFITS!

PROFITS of Cebu Air, Inc., the operator of budget carrier Cebu Pacific, fell by nearly a fifth in the first quarter due to higher expenses from flying operations, disclosure to the local bourse on Tuesday showed.The company booked P962.40 million in January to March, 19.8% down from P1.2 billion in the same period last year.

The decline in income comes even as consolidated revenues grew by almost a quarter to P9.34 billion from last year's P7.52 million.

"Passenger revenues grew by 14.1% to P7.192 billion in the three months ended March 31, 2012 from P6.302 billion registered in the (same period last year)," the disclosure read.

Consolidated expenses surged by 30.83% to P8.87 billion from P6.78 billion in the previous year attributable to high cost of flying operations.

"Flying operations expenses increased by 41.5% to P5.132 billion from P3.628 billion incurred in the same period last year," the disclosure read. -- Cliff Harvey C. Venzon

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