SAVE Spirit Airlines
Filed: 3 Dec 20, 8:41am
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
December 3, 2020
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)
SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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|2800 Executive Way||Miramar,||Florida||33025|
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, $0.0001 par value||SAVE||New York Stock Exchange|
|Series A Preferred Stock Purchase Rights||SAVE||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The information in this report furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. It may only be incorporated by reference in another filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), if such subsequent filing specifically references the information furnished pursuant to Item 7.01 of this report.
Spirit Airlines, Inc. (the “Company” or “Spirit”) continues to see a significant impact in demand for air travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning with the period leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, rising COVID-19 case counts have resulted in a deceleration of bookings and an uptick in cancellations.
The Company continues to see significant pressure on ticket revenue per passenger flight segment, but non-ticket trends remain relatively strong. Non-ticket revenue per passenger flight segment for the fourth quarter 2020 is expected to only be down modestly compared to the fourth quarter last year. And, despite the slowdown in demand, load factor for the fourth quarter 2020 is expected to average about 70 percent.
Spirit continues to expect average daily cash burn1 for the fourth quarter 2020 to be approximately $2 million, partly due to credit vouchers versus refunds being issued for the majority of passenger cancellations, mitigating much of the impact on cash burn from lower revenue expectations. In addition, although fuel cost is currently expected to average $1.31 per gallon versus the initial estimate of $1.23, the Company’s estimated range for its fourth quarter 2020 total operating expenses, excluding special items, is now $660 to $670 million.
The Company’s fourth quarter 2020 EBITDA margin is now expected to range between negative 15 percent to negative 20 percent.
The Company continues to expect the recovery to be choppy and difficult to accurately predict. The projections herein are based on the Company’s current outlook and actual results could differ materially.
(1) Estimated average daily cash burn rate is calculated as the sum of operating cash outflows, debt service, fleet capex, net of financing, and pre-delivery deposit payments. It does not include the impact of any financings, capital raises, or the funds from PSP.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following is furnished as an exhibit to this report and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act:
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Forward-Looking Statements in this report and certain oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company contain various forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act) which are subject to the “safe harbor” created by those sections. Forward-looking statements are based on our management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. All statements other than statements of historical facts are “forward-looking statements” for purposes of these provisions. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “potential,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's intentions and expectations regarding revenues, cash burn, capacity and passenger demand, additional financing, capital spending, operating costs and expenses, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, hiring, and stakeholders, vendors and government support, as well as statements regarding the Company’s restatement and amendment to its previously filed 10-K and remediation of its material weakness. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause actual results and the timing of certain events to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors include, among others, the extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, results of operations and financial condition, and the extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on overall demand for air travel, restrictions on the Company’s business by accepting financing under the CARES Act, the competitive environment in our industry, our ability to keep costs low and the impact of worldwide economic conditions, including the impact of economic cycles or downturns on customer travel behavior, and other factors, as described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the detailed factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s amended Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, as supplemented in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2020, June 30, 2020, and September 30, 2020. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements. Risks or uncertainties (i) that are not currently known to us, (ii) that we currently deem to be immaterial, or (iii) that could apply to any company, could also materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, or future results. Additional information concerning certain factors is contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: December 3, 2020||SPIRIT AIRLINES, INC.|
By: /s/ Thomas Canfield
|Name: Thomas Canfield|
|Title: Senior Vice President and General Counsel|
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