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Ryanair: “substantial” jump in profits expected over next 12 months, but yields to decline steeply

23-Apr-2009

Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary, forecasts the carrier’s profits will “jump substantially” over the next 12 months. Several other LCCs, including Allegiant and AirTran in the US, are seeing a brighter earnings outlook, while others, including Jetstar, AirAsia and Air Arabia, have reported solid earnings lately. [2952 words]

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  • Sees EUR500 million in fuel cost savings in current financial year
  • Continued growth for Ryanair in Mar-2009
  • Growth to continue with strong Apr-2009 ahead and a possible passenger target upgrade
  • Organic growth not acquisition strategy the plan
  • Another massive fleet order for Ryanair on the horizon, but with Airbus or Boeing?
  • Italy and Spain the current growth markets for Ryanair; Sees Italy overtaking UK as dominant market
  • Move to 100% web check-in to save up to EUR40 million p/a
  • Launches Italian in-flight mobile phone service
  • Push to boost ancillary revenues continues
  • Maintains rage with various government-implemented taxes

Graphs and data:

  • Ryanair share price (GBP) Apr-2008 to Apr-2009
  • Ryanair fuel hedges: as at Dec-2008
  • Ryanair traffic highlights: Mar-2009
  • European carriers' intra-Europe passenger numbers and passenger number growth: Mar-2009
  • Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways passenger traffic growth (% change): Apr-2008 to Mar-2009
  • Evolution of Ryanair's passenger growth forecast (4Q08 to 3Q09 forecasts): FY07 to FY12F
  • Evolution of Ryanair's fleet forecast (4Q08 to 3Q09 forecasts): FY07 to FY12F
  • Ryanair's European bases: 2008
  • Ryanair Pescara Base Details
  • Ryanair new Italian base expansion
  • Ryanair's airport & handling charges as a percentage of total operating expenses: 1Q05 to 1Q09
  • Ryanair ancillary revenue as a portion of total revenue: 1Q05 to 3Q09
  • Ryanair's Rants: Apr-2009
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