• Joe Breitfeller

Embraer Reports First Quarter Net Loss of $90 Million on 27 Percent Revenue Increase to $807 M

Embraer has reported a first quarter 2021 loss of $90 million or ($0.49) per share on a 27 percent year-over-year increase in revenue to $807 million. The company ended the quarter with $2.5 billion in cash and a firm order backlog valued at $14.2 billion.

Embraer Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results - Courtesy Embraer

On Thursday (April 29, 2021), Embraer reported their first quarter 2021 financial results. The company reported a first quarter net loss of $90 million or ($0.49) per basic ADS share on a year-over-year increase in revenue of 27 percent to $807 million. Embraer's adjusted net loss, excluding special items, deferred income tax and social contribution, was ($96) million or ($0.52) per ADS share. During the first quarter, Embraer delivered nine commercial and 13 executive jets, and the company closed the quarter with a firm order backlog valued at $14.2 billion. At March 31, 2021, Embraer had total cash of $2.5 billion and a net debt of $1.9 billion. Embraer’s total debt decreased during the first quarter by $82.5 million to $4.37 billion, with an average maturity date of 4.2 years.

As previously mentioned, the company delivered nine commercial jets during the first quarter including two E175s, two E190-E2s and five E195-E2s. In January, Embraer delivered a new E195-E2 to Nigerian carrier Air Peace, the launch customer in Africa for the type. In early February, Salt Lake City-based airline startup Breeze received their first of 15 E190s on lease from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). Today (April 29, 2021), Breeze received their second E190 on lease from NAC, which will join the E195s the carrier plans on leasing from Azul. Embraer also delivered a new E195-E2 to KLM Cityhopper at the end of February, expanding the regional carrier’s Embraer fleet to 50 E-jets. The E195-E2 is now the largest aircraft in KLM Cityhopper’s fleet with 132 seats in three zones.

On April 23, 2021, Embraer signed a firm order for 30 E195-E2s with an undisclosed customer. The order is valued at $2.2 billion at list prices, with deliveries starting in 2022. The new order will be included in the company’s second quarter backlog.

Embraer's First Quarter Financial Results and Commercial Aircraft Backlog - Courtesy Embraer

Headquartered in Brazil, Embraer is a global aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of aircraft with 70-150 seats, with more than 100 customers worldwide. The company maintains industrial units, offices and service/parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Embraer has logged over 1,900 orders for their E-Jets and the company has already delivered over 1,600 of the jets to 80 customers in 50 countries. Since the company’s founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered over 8,000 aircraft. Today, an Embraer aircraft takes off on average every ten seconds, carrying over 145 million passengers annually.

Source(s): Embraer, NAC