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Controladora Vuela Cia De Aviacion (VLRS)

Participants
Renato Salomone Senior Corporate Finance & IR Director
Enrique Beltranena President & CEO
Holger Blankenstein Airline EVP
Jaime Pous CFO
Duane Pfennigwerth Evercore ISI
Josh Milberg Morgan Stanley
Pablo Monsivais Barclays Bank
Alejandro Zamacona Credit Suisse
Hillary Cacanando Deutsche Bank
Call transcript
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Operator

Good morning, everyone. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to Volaris's Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Financial Results Conference Call. All lines are in a listen-only mode.

Following the company's presentation, we will open the call for your questions and answers. are event. we that note recording this Please This and Volaris may also being website. via webcast broadcast live be event is accessed through the questions Relations the management Those may this call they via presentation the during the be on Volaris conference by their finished. Investor will by following and after the answered the either or platform, team the post webcast is Instructions]. [Operator and Renato would Director. this turn to Senior to I over like Salomone, point, Investor Corporate Finance At call the Volaris's Relations Renato. ahead, go Please

Renato Salomone

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Enrique Beltranena

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Holger Blankenstein

Thank you, Enrique.

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to over the Chief the Jaime Financial to I will the Pous, for Officer, financial performance quarter. discuss our turn Now, call

Jaime Pous

Holger. Thanks,

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initiatives. Volaris' the Nonetheless, For XXXX, prices in follow well The advantages. to inflationary fuel current XX we will compared and or as swiftly the as macroeconomic million react investment XX to closely of it's considering prices seeing $XX environment continue company facing. pressure. and macroeconomic management Volaris' million operating savings also especially expects to competitive to the trends gallons P&L, volatility other prices, are pursue assuming ESG main is is cost efficiency XXXX and to currently additional And efficiencies high cost to structure. Volaris which fuel market XXXX over and a one neos like fuel of continue environment million, aircraft we its of healthy fuel goals. price in natural and company between further higher benefit fleet, in a our hedge part expects to in best neo through continue helpful our against from a will maintain percentage Increasing fuel will high international

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compared with to XXXX. of Overall, EBITDAR billion increase XXXX, EBITDAR Volaris of was in a XX% XX%. billion fourth the quarter, reported Ps.XX.X For of margin EBITDAR Ps.X.X an

most increased in for billion was and cash and operating fourth maintaining with to was generated XXXX margin compared X.Xx Cash comparison, cash of asset environment. and peers. of quarter. X.X of XXXX and Ps.XX.X respectively. which result balance Volaris and higher to flow of flow include billion year, issuance fourth Ps.X.X has rising Furthermore, U.S. the In and in compared one last activities representing cash our investing for period this Ps.X.X Cash road of $XXX XXXX million capacity, our XX.X%, X.Xx network sustainability-linked in healthy factors, the closing average million main the its points EBITDAR fourth to due total in equivalents of and us notes. the company's quarter the company's billion activities trust was used for months competitors Latin of percentage use over pricing fourth The in XX% an while by load delivered Ps.X.X in increase on unit generation an quarter the robust carriers our and billion or Ps.X.X was in sheets record Ps.X.X and cash X.Xx the improved fleets avoid earlier, Net ratio is cash quarter to revenue the generation a of for first At among global was operating XX the end the equivalents, Volaris future. during of cost domestic backed the in substantial net-debt-to-EBITDAR XXXX by cash places revenues best American third discipline. level figure. mentioned and the position driven ratio history. are and our Xx, same I billion financing revenue. operating the the adjusted As have interest a an net-debt-to-EBITDA rate XXXX advantageous quarter of

seven During incorporated new quarter, the fleet. the fourth AXXXneo aircraft its into company

years. XXX Volaris' sharklet-equipped with of Volaris' fleet New XX% models. of average of of XX, or aircraft composed NEO Engine had X.X XXXX an are its December average seat of XXX Options As aircraft, and aircraft XX% an was fleet are per

of its XXXX for fleet. the neo scale end AXXXneo in and AXXXneo XX% approximately XXX our second of wrote to XX, XX increasing November expect Airbus's with We compliance, options, the Volaris securing a order new half signed decade. delivery to purchase Airbus on with On a XX aircraft depending

industry. the conversion order. to in material if Airbus full and applicable the purchase our applicability relating the to The XX is Mexican aircraft currently analyzing to or aircraft In airline negotiated effect pricing provisions VAT. value-added tax the addition of Mexican of including which the to limit of of credit company limited to airline be to flights its with the ability industry, Mexico in company aboard, starting purchases would and own the its of to paid changes came connection other the XXXX could the on this into amendments, the to VAT international XXXX, of acquiring amendments to These could in a Certain services goods provisions from airline AXXXneo be company against those We attractive amendments, collected Volaris industry. flights. the potentially customers laws should effect while to for company's and for this from at not industries, AXXXneo apply with proportion appropriate that to VAT tax percentage based international liability believe the

we options As of issue. evaluating are and mitigate a result, all our to the address

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call turn closing to over remarks. Now, I will the for Enrique

Enrique Beltranena

and Thank you much Jaime Holger. very

social make in environmental progress strategy committed following it is meaningful our sustainable to business ESG the incorporating our to continue next Volaris to and business, establishing model. slide. industry years goals. a corporate growth during through into the XXXX, In Moving delivering unfolding we now

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are we the the Stock product Mexican of index. time, ESG For first Exchange a member now

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Operator

First question go Pfennigwerth is ISI. with from Please Evercore ahead. Duane

Duane Pfennigwerth

Hi, good you, morning. and thank

Firstly, high just XXs load factor, on XX%. your

kind of for mid-XXs? we think the as think about optimal for optimal ideal Volaris of How sort of you longer-term XXs factor the longer-term? kind is you. Just it load plan do about high Is

Jaime Pous

Hi, Duane, good morning.

carrier, ultra-low-cost load factors role. big high seasonality volumes. and an target As some high we a Obviously, plays

So mid we low and low the high XXs to the and see in low season. XXs in typically XXs high season

So an longer-term target. XX%, XX% our of be would average

Duane Pfennigwerth

enabled I increasing a little you you about don't and volatility then far level what would back just that leverage? back high-level have can XXXX, But And I going change, function this? balance hope the if currency but to restate revenue great. That's the this? anything. go reduce impact do could, know maybe to to I on obviously, and you what that do too on you we a Was USD if go it down functional the sort totally here, path quarter-to-quarter said been enabled talk the bit a just to could your on you're we you to at I And talk going of agree margins and not look around But the sheet. it's just of

Jaime Pous

first combination up the and labor we our to way change ancillaries. we going it's a basically the determining the and that have functional our cost of U.S. currency revenue laws a in dollars, in generation are what going to Just dollars,

Pesos to U.S. us to currency. switch that functional enabled So from

Duane Pfennigwerth

looking leverage XXXX? have what just say then I And would guess, in impact been Okay. the or your back, on margins, your

Jaime Pous

hurted from is take now. net FX Mexican swings to going general is in the of think away what portion, the work I our That equity volatility month-to-month. also

numbers. the the we've So functional hedge portion and the market of were that people get now we natural our the to impacted that way view able the out changed currency,

going the the be to lower the report hiccups the loss percentage lot is without U.S. than exchange more So exchange way a Pesos we the it's stable, of on or since the gains

Duane Pfennigwerth

far on looking too one that this. And and the the we quarter-end the questions. the a rate. should statement balance average converted then rate and exchange all income would again going how Okay, just an It's be exchange at taking for that great. our for understanding Is sheet Thanks last of historically? at at be sorry sort financials

Jaime Pous

That's correct.

Operator

Morgan Josh is question from next with Please The ahead. Stanley. go Milberg

Josh Milberg

you and two thank questions congrats to on your everyone, had for the event XXXX results. related the guidance. Hey, I

more products is the on And your a you XX% most wanted year. question. just ancillary you two year we're TRASM one That's I revenue also wanted for sense you that good just for And little this getting also ancillary to what how little ask how the a pas see threshold? upside. provided evolve. the one would overall we give the gives great. The passenger more ask might first per might reach perform per non-ticket the a could if of on could to to outlook perspective That is be whether or my up expect driving I detail actually, first But

Holger Blankenstein

question. Hi, Josh. for you Thank your

We system. through our interesting which new booking continue pushing have we're of an pipeline to products,

XXXX. evolve. past. see also and that on a We something that's And upside pricing the And personalization that we about better in lot talked in continues to

products passenger interesting in believe ancillary higher to Also the revenues. price with we regarding fuel in note the we some So upsides revenue less environment, do the that price per ancillary have are sensitive customer.

as through price fuel price we we see So high our increases in probably some go ancillary this of some will environment. products

term. revenues target the in that. We on our certainly to in have medium -- medium targeting term. specific a XX% timeline are reach But that's we don't of time So the

Josh Milberg

FAA that your that's would that much understand I I to to year, the you're just And But done Thanks come if Holger. were to second great. that growth. delayed, confident fact you how in in the upgrade also FAA left that it the And pretty like review for Okay, the that you be want it It in be this half. that great, will one I come just second sounds had color. what's process could got was, for affect through. capacity growth expect could address if

Enrique Beltranena

corrective continue action progress. FAA to plan, assessment been progress with the has which aviation current the significant a the think the I during So had authorities week, team reviewing the of working Mexican to

areas that able And visits During to six corrective to month verify were it. progress substantially once The continues assistance this technical seems been the week, concern. actions. a on in progress working of of it's and it they

to mean, one steps process and will by an the I what We think have finish the XX we than then of auditor XX% the said that's probably to probably we need of which our that that, of that, everything assessment. capacity at really the sustaining is quarter you in terms going group, that's last take other XX doing Spring continue observations is next think our so sense. closing happens. We another the to we review independent or see we'll what was end is last report, if of and in the year Having important until the after another the incremental look

need to category So we and quarter And really capacity with do, the into has comment will been Volaris on year, perspective. need we leave the working Through to to whatever process last to the I'll be we manage capacity continue it. its really of we continue Holger need able assessing and U.S. ahead on moving end the

Holger Blankenstein

the and to but directly you, fly Central to We America, operating Thank our to not I two additional Salvador America, also highlight markets, on capacity U.S. Central South which And Volaris diversify routes, us Enrique. additional to the El the even add points. X by will limits we despite only U.S. capacity XXXX. two existing multiple in in Central growth FAA routes which CAT just process. us enable will the this allows Rica, Volaris International us from for market. have opportunities being Mexican in in give reached U.S. the Mexico for the have to certificates to CAT America, on to not Volaris the like Costa in And network and X, defined do

Operator

question from Citibank. next Please go is Nelson Philippe with [ph] Your ahead.

Unidentified Analyst

my actually, taking I for first Thanks everyone. the question. with two had start questions Hello, I'll one.

the revenue regarding simple. in U.S. compared wanted Pesos wanted just view on how to currency do The first in have U.S. to change one functional generate is a I to revenue? view you on have a much dollars, to I dollars Mexican quite

Enrique Beltranena

the XX%, to XX%, be XX% around and depending it month. going so is on

Unidentified Analyst

regarding months we're to first days seen a regarding two in second lot competitors is Okay, which know volatility competitor and quarters, oil one of this that And I is recessing in and but competition what few extent tariffs. those as of great. in seeing tariffs the prices? you the the in as have rising the year the prices, last far are oil

Enrique Beltranena

pricing So a on demand and competitive comments of environment. and couple

price that neos. we fleet fourth as important increases demonstrated to that, to think in with And given AXXX higher offset efficient note I fuel quarter, very travel. it's our fuel were of you we the our in able results, So saw

that, Our less us On environment. of a than our we percentage in proportionally ancillary top fares. rising fares advantage competitive revenues that need a of give have a price high increase to competitors

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Operator

with The from next ahead. Monsivais question is Barclays. Please Pablo go

Pablo Monsivais

question. Hi, thanks for taking my

where's capacity opportunity designations you well are such for think are supplied? you What's bit the words, very a XXXX, served? Mexico in do over you. new Since is in Or -- leisure growth. Regarding other segments to leisure travel which expecting in that deploy it seems here? deployment Thank already

Enrique Beltranena

both and than just the now additional that We capacity in the is well. market. markets currently domestic focus Servicing the quite of is international is demand We're market and levels. Tijuana. absorbing and is see that our market higher midpoint And regarding the we to VFR capacity the in Mexican capacity going be VFR continue building is to destinations in is going thus, segments center growth Guadalajara for markets Mexico Mexico And destinations in our U.S. the And seat we're big of see well core targeting. the leisure that guidance the very this markets, to and XX% the core pre-COVID and reaching our which levels. distributed So, on among leisure the pre-COVID XXXX, and

now. seeing we're So very a environment healthy right market

Operator

is question ahead. Please Alejandro Suisse. with go Zamacona next The Credit from

Alejandro Zamacona

Hi, from Thank my side. you my everyone. questions. for Two questions taking

First one on the employee cost.

So in in the second that quarter addition new headcounts in of other August announced XXXX, XXXX. headcounts XXX to X,XXX you

what you expect terms we this of on in what So can color give forward employee implementation of what savings? the going efficiency progress plan? or can you can And say

Jaime Pous

we're have So being of with Having aircraft. the target now. that that employee the hire for XX employees of continues we to our ambassadors that that, a just will target and number the growth per planning, we growth productive said report have,

our targets of sticking to we And productivity continue employees. will but We of terms to growth. need sustain in the

stable. you of terms elements in be affect can during quarter. going that two say basically costs that did cost, last labor the So that's to pretty the There's

new first the of law. The to labor employees, one profits the is distribution the accrual which the is the DDU the of of part or

Alejandro Zamacona

if again, I then may, you. question, my second terms And of M&A. thank Okay, in

across Gol, [indiscernible]. M&As of recent and investment match recent in that America There from frontier kind airlines was American the a seems it So on spirit. after resuming is

you opportunities for medium-term of see a terms Polaris, in So conciliation? short-term, any the kind of in do

Jaime Pous

Alex, we are organic focusing growth. on our

thinking the and We the not until today. about focused as doing We're we from really past the money. on business not been executing same are have

Operator

with is Deutsche Bank. question Please Cacanando next The from go Hillary ahead.

Hillary Cacanando

of on calling my for questions. I'm taking you. thank Thanks behalf Mike. Hi,

And your Just XXXX. for primary cost cost are XXXX? talk the about a drivers bit outlook of for inflation what little

Jaime Pous

At go I want Sure. first, back to 'XX. to

just 'XX there look you come see for X.XX, have the you of inflation can at you the the that the Mexico with side. cost If CASM. on in Despite in what trend we for and U.S., X.XX did, commitment

to is we expenses the course from and I are substituting expenses. of delivery Remember with XXXX, is neos. aircrafts going be on For challenge take that my think

most impacted going the So to of is be cost there.

for You the from the range can is to X.X X.X think part. CASM comes mainly about impact ex-fuels, that which

Hillary Cacanando

just rising if March, in demand bit numbers notable March, Got minute little and last for you healthy about in it. if then in what just a February. you're I wondering, And there's booking talk forward-looking you seeing anything talked January the could about there? like and

Jaime Pous

I Yes, that. some give can you color on

accompanied in and America. booking for So in is Omicron our cases during period. early XXXX. been February, have in decline since in that systems weeks. We that dip of in bookings by a first forward momentum trends Central Mexico for U.S. small what the volume to three and did continue we we're wave, a which and the seen and the in have the quarter bookings But more look consistent seeing approximately COVID positive has And in the sales currently lasted

how we a upcoming and summer to Easter So forward we're our the momentum consumer holiday markets. about strong excited resilient been. has in bookings. the the looking leisure Mexican points And Easter gaining where see also And that the can holiday really really to demand

Operator

go from [indiscernible]. The ahead. is next Please question

Unidentified Analyst

bit on taking This XXXX? expectation to my CapEx regarding us the you. regarding on What going of aircraft. increase the the give you a have XXXX receiving is on Could I little increase on the guidance. the be to more question. you 'XX from CapEx? thank the be one Thank will of color just Hi, for about the rationale

Jaime Pous

difference it's from the CapEx major solely the basically of that. maintenances a with Most comes is connection year-to-year from

Operator

This go question-and-answer invite session. Please remarks. concludes Beltranena ahead, to would like closing to today's I proceed Mr. sir. his with

Enrique Beltranena

much everything, Thank or Directors, very for your the an great to Board very much I weekend. you the to would opportunity sincere most you suppliers our gratitude of and all forward family wonderful ambassadors, Thank the community exciting to investor to day such position like and bankers, and resource, have operator. commitment of our Volaris opportunity going for this with my to this driven you of a growing and express and has a support year. our that important of

Operator

very the and participation for concludes call This Volaris nice much you a for Thank today. your have conference day.

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