Airbus Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income of €1.68 B or €2.23 per Share, FY2022 Net Income of $4.25B
Airbus has reported a fourth quarter net income of €1.68 billion or €2.23 per share on a 21 percent year-over-year increase in revenue to €20.6 billion. For the full year, the company reported a net income of €4.25 billion or €5.40 per share on revenue of €58.8 billion.
On Thursday (February 16, 2023), Airbus SE reported their fourth quarter and full year financial results for the period ending December 31, 2022. The company reported a fourth quarter net income of €1.68 billion or €2.13 per share on a year-over-year increase in revenue of 21 percent to €20.64 billion. For the full year, Airbus reported a net income of €4.25 billion or €5.40 per share on a year-over-year increase in revenue of 13 percent to €58.8 billion. At December 31, 2022, Airbus’ gross cash position stood at €23.6 billion and consolidated net cash position was €9.4 billion, compared to €22.7 billion and €7.7 billion at year-end 2021, respectively. The company’s Board of Directors will propose a 2022 dividend of €1.80/share (2021: €1.50/share) to the 2023 AGM which will take place on April 19, 2023, for proposed payment on April 27, 2023.
In Thursday’s announcement, Airbus’ Chief Executive Officer, Guillaume Faury, said,
“The industry continued its recovery during 2022, with air traffic increasing and airlines turning to their long-term fleet planning. We delivered solid financials despite an adverse operating environment that prevented our supply chain from recovering at the pace we expected. The Company had to adjust its operations accordingly, which led to lower commercial aircraft deliveries than originally planned. We are adapting our production to match supply. As we move forward in 2023 we are focused on our industrial activities and the longer-term transformation of the Company. The solid 2022 financial performance and our confidence in the future lead us to propose a higher dividend payment this year.”
During 2022, Airbus’ gross commercial aircraft orders increased to 1,078, up from 771 for FY 2021, with net orders after cancellations of 820 aircraft, compared to net aircraft orders of 507 in the previous year. At December 31, 2022, Airbus’ commercial aircraft backlog totaled 7,239, and the company’s consolidated order book was valued at €449 billion, up from €398 billion at year-end 2021.
Airbus delivered a total of 661 commercial aircraft in 2022, up from 611 in FY 2021, including 53 A220s, 516 A320 Family, 32 A330s and 60 A350s. For the A320 Family program, the production ramp-up has been adapted with suppliers, and Airbus is now progressing towards a monthly production rate of 65 by the end of 2024, increasing to 75 per month in 2026. The company expects the entry-into-service of the A321XLR to take place in Q2 2024. Airbus A330 production increased to around three per month at the end of 2022, and will increase to four per month in 2024. Production for the A350 is currently around six per month, and is expected to increase to nine monthly by 2025.
Source: Airbus SE