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GOL SWOT ANALYSIS: Posts second quarter of profitability

13-Aug-2009

Latin America’s largest LCC, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, posted its second consecutive quarter of profitability in 2Q2009, the carrier’s traditionally weakest quarter, as the LCC benefited from a significantly reduced its cost base, combined with yield and unit revenue improvements. This combination helped the carrier report a net profit of USD191, an impressive turnaround from a loss of USD90 million in the previous corresponding period. [2261 words]

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Subheadings:

  • STRENGTHS: Benefiting from reduced cost base, combined with yield and unit revenue improvements
  • WEAKNESSES: What to do with the excess fleet?
  • OPPORTUNITIES: A recovery in Brazilian air travel demand? 
  • THREATS: Azul gets off to a good start
  • Outlook: Aiming for profitability in 2009 by focusing on domestic operations

Graphs and data:

  • GOL financial highlights for three months ended 30-Jun-09 
  • GOL financial highlights for six months ended 30-Jun-09 
  • GOL share price growth: Jan-2009 to Aug-2009
  • GOL operating margin 1Q2007 to 2Q2009
  • GOL cost per ASK breakdown and year-on-year change: 1Q08 vs 1Q09
  • GOL fuel cost as a proportion of total operating expenses: 1Q2007 to 2Q2009
  • GOL operating fleet plan 2009 to 2014 (year-end): Jun-2009
  • GOL operating fleet plan 2009 to 2014 (year-end): Jun-2009
  • GOL 2009 and 2010 Consolidated Guidance: Jun-2009 
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