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GOL SWOT ANALYSIS: GOL profitable in 3Q2009; expecting improved yields and demand moving forward


Latin America’s largest LCC, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, posted its third consecutive quarter of profitability in 3Q2009, with a net profit of USD46 million, a turnaround from a USD301 million net loss in the previous corresponding period. [2690 words]

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  • STRENGTHS: Continued profitability, reduced cost base, stronger ancillaries and strengthened cash balance
  • WEAKNESSES: Yield weakness and large fleet  
  • OPPORTUNITIES: A massive recovery in Brazilian air travel demand expected
  • THREATS: Azul gets off to a good start
  • Outlook: Aiming for profitability in 2009 by focusing on growing domestic market

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  • GOL financial highlights for three months ended 30-Sep-2009 
  • GOL share price growth: Jan-2009 to Nov-2009
  • GOL operating margin 1Q2007 to 3Q2009
  • GOL aircraft fuel expenses as a portion of total operating expenses: 1Q2007 to 3Q2009 
  • GOL cost per ASK (BRL) breakdown and year-on-year change: 3Q2008 vs 3Q2009
  • GOL ownership breakdown before Global Share Offering
  • GOL ownership breakdown after Global Share Offering
  • GOL operating fleet plan 2009 to 2014 (year-end): Sep-2009
  • GOL operating fleet plan 2009 to 2014 (year-end): Sep-2009
  • GOL 2009 and 2010 Consolidated Guidance: Jun-2009 
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