Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from                      to                     

 

 

 

Commission

File Number

 

Exact Name of Registrant as

Specified in its Charter, Principal

Office Address and

Telephone Number

 

State of

Incorporation

 

I.R.S. Employer

Identification No

001-06033

 

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

233 South Wacker Drive,

Chicago, Illinois 60606

(872) 825-4000

  Delaware   36-2675207

001-10323

 

United Airlines, Inc.

233 South Wacker Drive,

Chicago, Illinois 60606

(872) 825-4000

  Delaware   74-2099724

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

 

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

  Yes  x    No  ¨   
 

United Airlines, Inc.

  Yes  x    No  ¨   

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this Chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

 

 

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

  Yes  x    No  ¨   
 

United Airlines, Inc.

  Yes  x    No  ¨   

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

United Continental

Holdings, Inc.

  Large accelerated filer  x   Accelerated filer  ¨   Non-accelerated filer  ¨   Smaller reporting company  ¨

United Airlines, Inc.

  Large accelerated filer  ¨   Accelerated filer  ¨   Non-accelerated filer  x   Smaller reporting company  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

 

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

  Yes  ¨    No  x   
 

United Airlines, Inc.

  Yes  ¨    No  x   

The number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock as of April 14, 2014 is shown below:

 

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

   373,504,409 shares of common stock ($0.01 par value)

United Airlines, Inc.

  

1,000 (100% owned by United Continental Holdings, Inc.)

There is no market for United Airlines, Inc. common stock.

OMISSION OF CERTAIN INFORMATION

This combined Form 10-Q is separately filed by United Continental Holdings, Inc. and United Airlines, Inc. United Airlines, Inc. meets the conditions set forth in General Instruction H(1)(a) and (b) of Form 10-Q and is therefore filing this form with the reduced disclosure format allowed under that General Instruction.


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United Continental Holdings, Inc.

United Airlines, Inc.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

For the Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

 

                 Page          
  PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1.

 

Financial Statements

  
 

United Continental Holdings, Inc.:

  
 

Statements of Consolidated Operations

     3   
 

Statements of Consolidated Comprehensive Income (Loss)

     4   
 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

     5   
 

Condensed Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows

     7   
 

United Airlines, Inc.:

  
 

Statements of Consolidated Operations

     8   
 

Statements of Consolidated Comprehensive Income (Loss)

     9   
 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

     10   
 

Condensed Statements of Consolidated Cash Flows

     12   
 

Combined Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

(United Continental Holdings, Inc. and United Airlines, Inc.)

     13   

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

     25   

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     33   

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

     33   
  PART II. OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings

     35   

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors

     35   

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

     36   

Item 6.

 

Exhibits

     36   

Signatures

     37   

Exhibit Index

     38   


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(In millions, except per share amounts)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
           2014                  2013        

Operating revenue:

     

Passenger—Mainline

    $ 5,848         $ 5,938    

Passenger—Regional

     1,536          1,621    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total passenger revenue

     7,384          7,559    

Cargo

     209          227    

Other operating revenue

     1,103          935    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     8,696          8,721    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating expense:

     

Aircraft fuel

     2,917          3,050    

Salaries and related costs

     2,153          2,127    

Regional capacity purchase

     559          588    

Landing fees and other rent

     572          497    

Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs

     458          438    

Depreciation and amortization

     409          408    

Distribution expenses

     318          328    

Aircraft rent

     224          240    

Special charges (Note 10)

     52          92    

Other operating expenses

     1,383          1,217    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     9,045          8,985    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating loss

     (349)         (264)   
     

Nonoperating income (expense):

     

Interest expense

     (187)         (201)   

Interest capitalized

     14          11    

Interest income

               

Miscellaneous, net

     (89)         23    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     (257)         (162)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

     (606)         (426)   

Income tax expense (benefit)

             (9)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net loss

    $ (609)        $ (417)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Loss per share, basic

    $ (1.66)        $ (1.26)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Loss per share, diluted

    $ (1.66)        $ (1.26)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)

(In millions)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
           2014                  2013        

Net loss

    $ (609)        $ (417)   
     

Other comprehensive income (loss), net change related to:

     

Fuel derivative financial instruments

     (7)         —    

Employee benefit plans

     (21)         21    

Investments and other

     —          (2)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     (28)         19    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss, net

    $ (637)        $ (398)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except shares)

 

     (Unaudited)
March 31, 2014
     December 31, 2013  

ASSETS

     

Current assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

    $ 3,009         $ 3,220    

Short-term investments

     2,015          1,901    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

     5,024          5,121    

Restricted cash

     49          31    

Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts (2014—$17; 2013—$13)

     1,609          1,503    

Aircraft fuel, spare parts and supplies, less obsolescence allowance (2014—$170; 2013—$162)

     641          667    

Deferred income taxes

     620          676    

Prepaid expenses and other

     845          704    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     8,788          8,702    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating property and equipment:

     

Owned—

     

Flight equipment

     19,376          18,786    

Other property and equipment

     3,759          3,687    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     23,135          22,473    

Less—Accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (6,364)         (6,080)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     16,771          16,393    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Purchase deposits for flight equipment

     688          706    
     

Capital leases—

     

Flight equipment

     1,496          1,490    

Other property and equipment

     315          307    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     1,811          1,797    

Less—Accumulated amortization

     (886)         (849)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     925          948    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     18,384          18,047    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other assets:

     

Goodwill

     4,523          4,523    

Intangibles, less accumulated amortization (2014—$954; 2013—$933)

     4,402          4,436    

Restricted cash

     340          364    

Other, net

     748          740    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     10,013          10,063    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ 37,185         $ 36,812    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except shares)

 

     (Unaudited)
March 31, 2014
     December 31, 2013  

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

     

Current liabilities:

     

Advance ticket sales

    $ 4,804         $ 3,405    

Frequent flyer deferred revenue

     2,318          2,369    

Accounts payable

     2,332          2,087    

Accrued salaries and benefits

     1,363          1,696    

Current maturities of long-term debt

     1,178          1,368    

Current maturities of capital leases

     112          117    

Other

     984          1,065    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     13,091          12,107    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Long-term debt

     10,098          10,171    

Long-term obligations under capital leases

     736          753    
     

Other liabilities and deferred credits:

     

Frequent flyer deferred revenue

     2,593          2,535    

Postretirement benefit liability

     1,701          1,703    

Pension liability

     1,626          1,650    

Advanced purchase of miles

     1,282          1,338    

Deferred income taxes

     1,608          1,662    

Lease fair value adjustment, net

     590          626    

Other

     1,281          1,283    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     10,681          10,797    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

     

Stockholders’ equity:

     

Preferred stock

     —          —    

Common stock at par, $0.01 par value; authorized 1,000,000,000 shares; outstanding 373,502,963 and 362,283,555 shares at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively

               

Additional capital invested

     7,666          7,425    

Accumulated deficit

     (5,624)         (5,015)   

Stock held in treasury, at cost

     (47)         (38)   

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

     580          608    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     2,579          2,984    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ 37,185         $ 36,812    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(In millions)

 

     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2014      2013  

 Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

     

 Net cash provided by operating activities

    $ 694         $ 393    

 Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

     

Capital expenditures

     (364)         (375)   

Increase in short-term and other investments, net

     (111)         (77)   

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

     35            

Decrease in restricted cash, net

             12    

Other, net

             —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 Net cash used in investing activities

     (427)         (431)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

     

Payments of long-term debt

     (613)         (1,241)   

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     147          109    

Principal payments under capital leases

     (24)         (29)   

Other, net

     12          (33)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 Net cash used in financing activities

     (478)         (1,194)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (211)         (1,232)   

 Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

     3,220          4,770    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

    $ 3,009         $ 3,538    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 Investing and Financing Activities Not Affecting Cash:

     

Property and equipment acquired through the issuance of debt

    $ 375         $ 146    

Exchanges of certain convertible notes for common stock

     202          —    

Airport construction financing

               

The accompanying Combined Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONS (UNAUDITED)

(In millions)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2014      2013  

Operating revenue:

     

Passenger—Mainline

    $ 5,848         $ 5,938    

Passenger—Regional

     1,536          1,621    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total passenger revenue

     7,384          7,559    

Cargo

     209          227    

Other operating revenue

     1,103          937    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     8,696          8,723    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating expense:

     

Aircraft fuel

     2,917          3,050    

Salaries and related costs

     2,153          2,127    

Regional capacity purchase

     559          588    

Landing fees and other rent

     572          497    

Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs

     458          438    

Depreciation and amortization

     409          408    

Distribution expenses

     318          328    

Aircraft rent

     224          240    

Special charges (Note 10)

     52          92    

Other operating expenses

     1,375          1,217    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     9,037          8,985    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating loss

     (341)         (262)   
     

Nonoperating income (expense):

     

Interest expense

     (189)         (203)   

Interest capitalized

     14          11    

Interest income

               

Miscellaneous, net

     (66)         85    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     (236)         (102)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Loss before income taxes

     (577)         (364)   

Income tax expense (benefit)

             (2)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net loss

    $ (580)        $ (362)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (UNAUDITED)

(In millions)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2014      2013  

Net loss

    $ (580)        $ (362)   
     

Other comprehensive income (loss), net change related to:

     

Fuel derivative financial instruments

     (7)         —    

Employee benefit plans

     (21)         21    

Investments and other

             (1)   

Other

     —            
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     (27)         26    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss, net

    $ (607)        $ (336)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except shares)

 

     (Unaudited)         
     March 31, 2014      December 31, 2013  

ASSETS

     

Current assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

    $ 3,003         $ 3,214    

Short-term investments

     2,015          1,901    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

     5,018          5,115    

Restricted cash

     49          31    

Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts (2014—$17; 2013—$13)

     1,609          1,503    

Aircraft fuel, spare parts and supplies, less obsolescence allowance (2014—$170; 2013—$162)

     641          667    

Deferred income taxes

     614          674    

Prepaid expenses and other

     893          705    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     8,824          8,695    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating property and equipment:

     

Owned—

     

Flight equipment

     19,376          18,786    

Other property and equipment

     3,759          3,687    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     23,135          22,473    

Less—Accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (6,364)         (6,080)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     16,771          16,393    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Purchase deposits for flight equipment

     688          706    
     

Capital leases—

     

Flight equipment

     1,496          1,490    

Other property and equipment

     315          307    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     1,811          1,797    

Less—Accumulated amortization

     (886)         (849)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     925          948    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     18,384          18,047    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other assets:

     

Goodwill

     4,523          4,523    

Intangibles, less accumulated amortization (2014—$954; 2013—$933)

     4,402          4,436    

Restricted cash

     340          364    

Other, net

     1,333          1,221    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     10,598          10,544    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ 37,806         $ 37,286    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except shares)

 

     (Unaudited)         
     March 31, 2014      December 31, 2013  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY              

Current liabilities:

     

Advance ticket sales

    $ 4,804         $ 3,405    

Frequent flyer deferred revenue

     2,318          2,369    

Accounts payable

     2,336          2,092    

Accrued salaries and benefits

     1,363          1,696    

Current maturities of long-term debt

     1,178          1,368    

Current maturities of capital leases

     112          117    

Payables to related parties

     102          114    

Other

     975          1,064    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     13,188          12,225    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Long-term debt

     9,996          10,020    

Long-term obligations under capital leases

     736          753    
     

Other liabilities and deferred credits:

     

Frequent flyer deferred revenue

     2,593          2,535    

Postretirement benefit liability

     1,701          1,703    

Pension liability

     1,626          1,650    

Advanced purchase of miles

     1,282          1,338    

Deferred income taxes

     1,603          1,661    

Lease fair value adjustment

     590          626    

Other

     1,634          1,552    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     11,029          11,065    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

     

Stockholder’s equity:

     

Common stock at par, $0.01 par value; authorized 1,000 shares; issued and outstanding 1,000 shares at both March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013

     —          —    

Additional capital invested

     7,598          7,590    

Accumulated deficit

     (5,322)         (4,743)   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     581          608    

Receivable from related parties

     —          (232)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     2,857          3,223    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ 37,806         $ 37,286    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

(In millions)

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2014      2013  

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

     

Net cash provided by operating activities

    $ 686         $ 389    

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

     

Capital expenditures

     (364)         (375)   

Increase in short-term and other investments, net

     (111)         (77)   

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

     35            

Decrease in restricted cash, net

             12    

Other, net

             —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (427)         (431)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

     

Payments of long-term debt

     (613)         (1,241)   

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     147          109    

Principal payments under capital leases

     (24)         (29)   

Other, net

     20          (30)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (470)         (1,191)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

     (211)         (1,233)   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

     3,214          4,765    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

    $ 3,003         $ 3,532    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investing and Financing Activities Not Affecting Cash:

     

Property and equipment acquired through the issuance of debt

    $ 375         $ 146    

Transfer of UAL subsidiaries to United

     186          —    

Contribution of capital associated with conversion of convertible notes

     156          —    

Airport construction financing

               

The accompanying Combined Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

 

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UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. AND UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

COMBINED NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “UAL” or the “Company”) is a holding company and its principal, wholly-owned subsidiary is United Airlines, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “United”). This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is a combined report of UAL and United including their respective consolidated financial statements. As UAL consolidates United for financial statement purposes, disclosures that relate to activities of United also apply to UAL, unless otherwise noted. United’s operating revenues and operating expenses comprise nearly 100% of UAL’s revenues and operating expenses. In addition, United comprises approximately the entire balance of UAL’s assets, liabilities and operating cash flows. When appropriate, UAL and United are named specifically for their individual contractual obligations and related disclosures and any significant differences between the operations and results of UAL and United are separately disclosed and explained. We sometimes use the words “we,” “our,” “us,” and the “Company” in this report for disclosures that relate to all of UAL and United.

The UAL and United unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements shown here have been prepared as required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Some information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements that comply with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted as permitted by the SEC. The financial statements include all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments and other adjustments, which are considered necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial position and results of operations. The UAL and United financial statements should be read together with the information included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 (the “2013 Annual Report”). The Company’s quarterly financial data is subject to seasonal fluctuations and historically its second and third quarter financial results, which reflect higher travel demand, are better than its first and fourth quarter financial results.

NOTE 1 - SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Frequent Flyer Accounting. On March 30, 2014, US Airways exited Star Alliance. Effective with the exit date, the Company updated its estimated selling price for miles to a value based on the equivalent ticket value less fulfillment discount, which incorporates the expected redemption of miles. The equivalent ticket value used as the basis for the estimated selling price of miles is based on the prior 12 months’ weighted average equivalent ticket value of similar fares as those used to settle award redemptions while taking into consideration such factors as redemption pattern, cabin class, loyalty status and geographic region. This change in estimate will be applied on a prospective basis beginning April 1, 2014. The estimated impact of this change on consolidated revenue is expected to be an increase of approximately $75 million in 2014.

Related Party Receivables. At December 31, 2013, United had receivables from two affiliates, which were wholly-owned subsidiaries of UAL, of $232 million that were classified against stockholder’s equity. UAL transferred all of its equity interest in each of the two subsidiaries to United in the first quarter of 2014, and the transfers have been reflected as reductions in paid in capital.

NOTE 2 - LOSS PER SHARE

The table below represents the computation of UAL’s basic and diluted loss per share amounts and the number of securities that have been excluded from the computation of diluted loss per share amounts because they were antidilutive (in millions, except per share amounts):

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2014      2013  

Basic and diluted loss per share:

     

Loss available to common stockholders

    $ (609)        $ (417)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding, basic and diluted

     368          332    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Loss per share, basic and diluted

    $ (1.66)        $ (1.26)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     
Potentially dilutive shares excluded from diluted per share amounts:      

Restricted stock and stock options

               

Convertible notes

     28          61    

 

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During the three months ended March 31, 2014, UAL issued approximately five million additional shares of UAL common stock in exchange for, or upon conversion of, $46 million in aggregate principal amount of UAL’s outstanding 6% convertible senior notes due 2029 held by such securityholders. The newly issued shares of UAL common stock are included in the determination of basic weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2014 from the date the shares were issued. The Company retired the 6% convertible senior notes acquired in the exchange.

In the first quarter of 2014, holders of substantially all of the remaining $156 million outstanding principal amount of the 4.5% Senior Limited-Subordination Convertible Notes due 2021 (the “4.5% Notes”) exercised their right to convert such notes into approximately five million shares of UAL common stock at a conversion rate of 30.6419 shares of UAL common stock per $1,000 principal amount of 4.5% Notes. The newly issued shares of UAL common stock are included in the determination of basic weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2014 from the date the shares were issued. See Note 9 for information related to exercises of the 4.5% Notes.

NOTE 3 - ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

The tables below present the components of the Company’s accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax (“AOCI”) (in millions):

 

UAL (a)

   Pension and
Other
Postretirement
Liabilities
     Derivative
Contracts
     Investments
and Other
     Total  

Balance at December 31, 2013

    $ 584         $ 11         $ 13         $ 608    

Changes in value

     (5)         (10)         —          (15)   

Amounts reclassified to earnings

     (16)                 —          (13)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net current-period change

     (21)         (7)         —          (28)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2014

    $ 563         $        $ 13         $ 580    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2012

    $ (1,042)        $ (10)        $        $     (1,046)   

Changes in value

     —          (9)         (2)         (11)   

Amounts reclassified to earnings

     21                  —          30    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net current-period change

     21          —          (2)         19    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2013

    $ (1,021)        $ (10)        $        $ (1,027)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Details about AOCI Components

   Amount Reclassified from AOCI to
Income
     Affected Line Item in
the Statements of
Consolidated Operations
     Three Months Ended March 31,       
     2014      2013       

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges

        

Fuel contracts-reclassifications of (gains) losses into earnings (b)

    $        $       Aircraft fuel
Amortization of pension and post-retirement items         

Amortization of unrecognized (gains) losses and prior service cost (credit) (b) (c)

    $ (16)        $ 21        Salaries and related costs

 

 

(a) UAL and United amounts are substantially the same except for an additional $6 million of income tax benefit at United in 2013 and additional (losses) gains related to investments and other of $1 million and $1 million in 2014 and 2013, respectively.

(b) Income tax expense for these items was offset by the Company’s valuation allowance.

(c) This AOCI component is included in the computation of net periodic pension and other postretirement costs (see Note 5 of this report for additional details).

 

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NOTE 4 - INCOME TAXES

Our effective tax rates are lower than the federal statutory rate of 35% primarily because of the impact of changes to existing valuation allowances. We continue to provide a valuation allowance for our deferred tax assets in excess of deferred tax liabilities because we have concluded that it is more likely than not that such deferred tax assets will ultimately not be realized.

NOTE 5 - EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans. The Company’s net periodic benefit cost includes the following components (in millions):

 

     Pension Benefits      Other Postretirement
Benefits
 
     Three Months Ended
March 31,
     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
     2014      2013      2014      2013  
Service cost     $ 24         $ 33         $        $ 14    
Interest cost      51          47          22          28    
Expected return on plan assets      (45)         (40)         (1)         (1)   
Amortization of unrecognized (gain) loss and prior service cost (credit)              18          (19)           
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

    $ 33         $ 58         $        $ 44    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company contributed $57 million to its tax-qualified defined benefit pension plans.

Share-Based Compensation. In February 2014, UAL granted share-based compensation awards pursuant to the United Continental Holdings, Inc. 2008 Incentive Compensation Plan. These share-based compensation awards include approximately 0.3 million shares of restricted stock and 0.5 million restricted stock units (“RSUs”) that vest pro-rata over three years on the anniversary of the grant date. The time-vested RSUs are cash-settled based on the 20-day average closing price of UAL common stock immediately prior to the vesting date. In addition, the Company granted 0.6 million performance-based RSUs that will vest based on the Company’s return on invested capital for the three years ending December 31, 2016. If this performance condition is achieved, cash payments will be made after the end of the performance period based on the 20-day average closing price of UAL common stock immediately prior to the vesting date. The Company accounts for the RSUs as liability awards. The table below presents information related to share-based compensation (in millions):

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2014      2013  

Share-based compensation expense (a)

    $ 32         $ 27    
     March 31, 2014      December 31, 2013  

Unrecognized share-based compensation

    $ 90         $ 44    
       

(a) Includes $3 million and $8 million of expense recognized in merger integration-related costs for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.

Profit Sharing Plans. Substantially all employees participated in profit sharing plans, which depending on the work group, pay from 5% to 20% of total pre-tax earnings, excluding special items and share-based compensation expense, to eligible employees when pre-tax profit, excluding special items, profit sharing expense and share-based compensation program expense, exceeds $10 million. Eligible U.S. co-workers in each participating work group received a profit sharing payout using a formula based on the ratio of each qualified co-worker’s annual eligible earnings to the eligible earnings of all qualified co-workers in all domestic work groups. The international profit sharing plan paid eligible non-U.S. co-workers the same percentage of eligible pay that is calculated under the U.S. profit sharing plan for management and administrative employees. Profit sharing expense is recorded as a component of salaries and related costs in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

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NOTE 6 - FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The table below presents disclosures about the financial assets and financial liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis in the Company’s financial statements (in millions):

 

     March 31, 2014      December 31, 2013  
     Total      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  
     UAL  

Cash and cash equivalents

    $ 3,009         $ 3,009         $ —         $ —         $ 3,220         $ 3,220         $ —         $ —    

Short-term investments:

                       

Asset-backed securities

     796          —          796          —          694          —          694          —    

Corporate debt

     667          —          667          —          685          —          685          —    

Certificates of deposit placed through an account registry service (“CDARS”)

     315          —          315          —          301          —          301          —    

Auction rate securities

     96          —          —          96          105          —          —          105    

U.S. government and agency notes

     44          —          44          —          38          —          38          —    

Other fixed income securities

     97          —          97          —          78          —          78          —    

Enhanced equipment trust certificates (“EETC”)

     59          —          —          59          61          —          —          61    

Fuel derivatives, net

     48          —          48          —          104          —          104          —    

Foreign currency derivatives

             —                  —                  —                  —    

Restricted cash

     389          389          —          —          395          395          —          —    
     United  

Cash and cash equivalents

    $     3,003         $     3,003         $ —         $ —         $     3,214         $     3,214         $ —         $ —    

Short-term investments:

                       

Asset-backed securities

     796          —          796          —          694          —          694          —    

Corporate debt

     667          —          667          —          685          —          685          —    

CDARS

     315          —          315          —          301          —          301          —    

Auction rate securities

     96          —          —          96          105          —          —          105    

U.S. government and agency notes

     44          —          44          —          38          —          38          —    

Other fixed income securities

     97          —          97          —          78          —          78          —    

EETC

     59          —          —          59          61          —          —          61    

Fuel derivatives, net

     48          —          48          —          104          —          104          —    

Foreign currency derivatives

             —                  —                  —                  —    

Restricted cash

     389          389          —          —          395          395          —          —    

Convertible debt derivative asset

     584          —          —          584          480          —          —          480    

Convertible debt option liability

     (352)         —          —          (352)         (270)         —          —          (270)   

Available-for-sale investment maturities - The short-term investments and EETC securities shown in the table above are classified as available-for-sale. As of March 31, 2014, asset-backed securities have remaining maturities of less than one year to approximately 40 years, corporate debt securities have remaining maturities of less than one year to approximately 21 years, CDARS have maturities of less than one year, and auction rate securities have remaining maturities of approximately 18 to 32 years. U.S. government and other securities have maturities of approximately one year. The EETC securities have various maturities with the final maturity in 2019.

 

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The table below presents disclosures about the activity for “Level 3” financial assets and financial liabilities (in millions):

 

    Three Months Ended March 31,  
    2014     2013  
    UAL and United     United     UAL and United     United  
    Student
Loan-Related
Auction Rate
Securities
    EETC     Convertible
Debt
Supplemental
Derivative
Asset
    Convertible
Debt
Conversion
Option
Liability
    Student
Loan-Related
Auction Rate
Securities
    EETC     Convertible
Debt
Supplemental
Derivative
Asset
    Convertible
Debt
Conversion
Option
Liability
 

Balance at January 1

   $ 105        $   61        $ 480        $ (270)       $ 116        $ 63        $ 268        $ (128)   
Purchases, (sales), issuances and settlements (net)     (10)        (3)        —         —         (10)        (2)        —         —    

Gains and (losses):

               

Reported in earnings:

               

Realized

           —         —         —                —         —         —    

Unrealized

           —         104         (82)               —         145         (81)   

Reported in other comprehensive income (loss)

                  —         —         (1)        —         —         —    
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at March 31

   $ 96        $ 59        $ 584        $ (352)       $ 108        $ 61        $ 413        $ (209)   
 

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

United’s debt-related derivatives presented in the tables above relate to (a) supplemental indenture agreements that provide that United’s convertible debt is convertible into shares of UAL common stock upon the terms and conditions specified in the indentures, and (b) the embedded conversion options in United’s convertible debt that are required to be separated and accounted for as though they are free-standing derivatives as a result of the United debt becoming convertible into the common stock of a different reporting entity. The derivatives described above relate to the 6% Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures due 2030 and the 4.5% Convertible Notes due 2015. These derivatives are reported in United’s separate financial statements and eliminated in consolidation for UAL.

 

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Derivative instruments and investments presented in the tables above have the same fair value as their carrying value. The table below presents the carrying values and estimated fair values of financial instruments not presented in the tables above (in millions):

 

    Fair Value of Debt by Fair Value Hierarchy Level  
    March 31, 2014     December 31, 2013  
    Carrying
Amount
    Fair Value     Carrying
Amount
    Fair Value  
          Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3           Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  

UAL debt

   $   11,276        $   12,536        $ —        $   8,684        $   3,852        $   11,539        $   12,695        $ —        $   8,829        $   3,866    

United debt

    11,174         12,234         —         8,382         3,852         11,388         12,249         —         8,383         3,866    

 

Quantitative Information About Level 3 Fair Value Measurements (in millions)

 

Item

   Fair Value at
March 31, 2014
   

Valuation Technique

  

Unobservable Input

  

Range
(Weighted Average)

Auction rate securities

   $ 96      Valuation Service / Broker Quotes    Broker quotes (a)    NA

EETC

     59      Discounted Cash Flows    Structure credit risk (b)    4%

Convertible debt

derivative asset

     584      Binomial Lattice Model   

Expected volatility (c)

Own credit risk (d)

  

40% - 60% (41%)

5%

Convertible debt

option liability

     (352   Binomial Lattice Model   

Expected volatility (c)

Own credit risk (d)

  

40% - 60% (42%)

5%

 

(a) Broker quotes obtained by a third-party valuation service.

(b) Represents the credit risk premium of the EETC structure above the risk-free rate that the Company has determined market participants would use when pricing the instruments.

(c) Represents the range in volatility estimates that the Company has determined market participants would use when pricing the instruments.

(d) Represents the range of Company-specific risk adjustments that the Company has determined market participants would use as a model input.

Valuation Processes - Level 3 Measurements - Depending on the instrument, the Company utilizes broker quotes obtained from third-party valuation services, discounted cash flow methods, or option pricing methods, as indicated above. Valuations using discounted cash flow methods are generally conducted by the Company. Valuations using option pricing models are generally provided to the Company by third-party valuation experts. Each reporting period, the Company reviews the unobservable inputs used by third-party valuation experts for reasonableness utilizing relevant information available to the Company from other sources.

The Company uses broker quotes obtained from a valuation service (in replacement of a discounted cash flows method) for valuing auction rate securities. This approach provides the best available information.

Sensitivity Analysis - Level 3 Measurements - Changes in the structure credit risk would be unlikely to cause material changes in the fair value of the EETCs.

The significant unobservable inputs used in the fair value measurement of the United convertible debt derivative assets and liabilities are the expected volatility in UAL common stock and the Company’s own credit risk. Significant increases (decreases) in expected stock volatility would result in a higher (lower) fair value measurement. Significant increases (decreases) in the Company’s own credit risk would result in a lower (higher) fair value measurement. A change in one of the inputs would not necessarily result in a directionally similar change in the other.

 

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Fair value of the financial instruments included in the tables above was determined as follows:

 

Description

  

Fair Value Methodology

Cash and cash equivalents    The carrying amounts approximate fair value because of the short-term maturity of these assets.
Short-term investments and Restricted cash    Fair value is based on (a) the trading prices of the investment or similar instruments, (b) an income approach, which uses valuation techniques to convert future amounts into a single present amount based on current market expectations about those future amounts when observable trading prices are not available, (c) internally-developed models of the expected future cash flows related to the securities, or (d) broker quotes obtained by third-party valuation services.

Fuel derivatives

   Derivative contracts are privately negotiated contracts and are not exchange traded. Fair value measurements are estimated with option pricing models that employ observable inputs. Inputs to the valuation models include contractual terms, market prices, yield curves, fuel price curves and measures of volatility, among others.
Foreign currency derivatives    Fair value is determined with a formula utilizing observable inputs. Significant inputs to the valuation models include contractual terms, risk-free interest rates and forward exchange rates.

Debt

   Fair values were based on either market prices or the discounted amount of future cash flows using our current incremental rate of borrowing for similar liabilities.
Convertible debt derivative asset and option liability    United used a binomial lattice model to value the conversion options and the supplemental derivative assets. Significant binomial model inputs that are not objectively determinable include volatility and the Company’s credit risk component of the discount rate.

NOTE 7 - HEDGING ACTIVITIES

Fuel Derivatives

Aircraft fuel has been the Company’s single largest operating expense for the last several years. The availability and price of aircraft fuel significantly affects the Company’s operations, results of operations, financial position and liquidity. Aircraft fuel prices can fluctuate based on a multitude of factors including market expectations of supply and demand balance, inventory levels, geopolitical events, economic growth expectations, fiscal/monetary policies and financial investment flows. To protect against increases in the prices of aircraft fuel, the Company routinely hedges a portion of its future fuel requirements. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had hedged approximately 22%, 16% and less than 1% of its projected fuel requirements (668 million, 650 million and six million gallons, respectively) for the remainder of 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively, with commonly used financial hedge instruments based on aircraft fuel or closely related commodities, such as diesel fuel and crude oil. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had fuel hedges expiring through March 2016. The Company does not enter into derivative instruments for non-risk management purposes.

Accounting pronouncements pertaining to derivative instruments and hedging are complex with stringent requirements, including documentation of hedging strategy, statistical analysis to qualify a commodity for hedge accounting both on a historical and a prospective basis, and strict contemporaneous documentation that is required at the time each hedge is designated as a cash flow hedge. As required, the Company assesses the effectiveness of each of its individual hedges on a quarterly basis. The Company also examines the effectiveness of its entire hedging program on a quarterly basis utilizing statistical analysis. This analysis involves utilizing regression and other statistical analyses that compare changes in the price of aircraft fuel to changes in the prices of the commodities used for hedging purposes.

Upon proper qualification, the Company accounts for certain fuel derivative instruments as cash flow hedges. All derivatives designated as hedges that meet certain requirements are granted hedge accounting treatment. The types of instruments the Company utilizes that qualify for special hedge accounting treatment typically include swaps, call options, collars (which consist of a purchased call option and a sold put option) and four-way collars (a collar with a higher strike sold call option and a lower strike purchased put option). Generally, utilizing hedge accounting, all periodic changes in fair value of the derivatives designated as hedges that are considered to be effective are recorded in AOCI until the underlying fuel is consumed and recorded in fuel expense. The Company is exposed to the risk that its hedges may not be effective in offsetting changes in the cost of fuel and that its hedges may not continue to qualify for hedge accounting. Hedge ineffectiveness results when the change in the fair value of the derivative instrument exceeds the change in the value of the Company’s expected future cash outlay to purchase and consume fuel. To the extent that the periodic changes in the fair value of the derivatives are not effective, that ineffectiveness is classified as Nonoperating income (expense): Miscellaneous, net in the statements of consolidated operations.

 

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The Company also utilizes certain derivative instruments that are economic hedges but do not qualify for hedge accounting under U.S. GAAP. As with derivatives that qualify for hedge accounting, the purpose of these economic hedges is to mitigate the adverse financial impact of potential increases in the price of fuel. Currently, the only such economic hedges in the Company’s hedging portfolio are three-way collars (a collar with a higher strike sold call option). The Company records changes in the fair value of three-way collars to Nonoperating income (expense): Miscellaneous, net in the statements of consolidated operations.

If the Company terminates a derivative prior to its contractual settlement date, then the cumulative gain or loss recognized in AOCI at the termination date remains in AOCI until the forecasted transaction occurs. In a situation where it becomes probable that a hedged forecasted transaction will not occur, any gains and/or losses that have been recorded to AOCI would be required to be immediately reclassified into earnings. All cash flows associated with purchasing and settling derivatives are classified as operating cash flows in the condensed statements of consolidated cash flows.

The Company records each derivative instrument as a derivative asset or liability (on a gross basis) in its consolidated balance sheets, and, accordingly, records any related collateral on a gross basis. The table below presents the fair value amounts of fuel derivative assets and liabilities and the location of amounts recognized in the Company’s financial statements.

The Company’s derivatives were reported in its consolidated balance sheets as follows (in millions):

 

Classification

 

Balance Sheet Location

   March 31,
2014
     December 31,
2013
 
Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges        

Assets:

       

Fuel contracts due within one year

  Receivables     $        $ 19    

Fuel contracts with maturities greater than one year

  Other assets: Other, net                
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

      $ 14         $ 25    
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated for hedge accounting

       

Assets:

       

Fuel contracts due within one year

  Receivables     $ 32         $ 70    

Fuel contracts with maturities greater than one year

  Other assets: Other, net                
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

      $ 36         $ 79    
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities:

       

Fuel contracts with maturities greater than one year

  Other liabilities and deferred credits: Other     $ (2)        $ —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

      $ (2)        $ —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total derivatives

       

Assets:

       

Fuel contracts due within one year

  Receivables     $ 41         $ 89    

Fuel contracts with maturities greater than one year

  Other assets: Other, net              15    
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

      $ 50         $ 104    
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities:

       

Fuel contracts with maturities greater than one year

  Other liabilities and deferred credits: Other     $ (2)        $ —    
    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following tables present the impact of derivative instruments and their location within the Company’s unaudited statements of consolidated operations (in millions):

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges

 

     Amount of  Loss
Recognized
in AOCI on Derivatives
(Effective Portion)
     Loss
Reclassified from
AOCI  into

Fuel Expense
     Amount of Loss
Recognized in
Nonoperating income
(expense):  Miscellaneous, net
(Ineffective Portion)
 
     Three Months Ended
March 31,
     Three Months Ended
March 31,
     Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
             2014                      2013                      2014                      2013                      2014                      2013          

Fuel contracts

    $ (10)        $ (9)        $ (3)        $ (9)        $ (1)        $ —    

Derivatives not designated for hedge accounting

 

Fuel contracts         
     Three Months Ended
March 31,
      
             2014                      2013               

Amount of gain (loss) recognized in Nonoperating income (expense): Miscellaneous, net

    $ (40)        $ 50       

Derivative Credit Risk and Fair Value

The Company is exposed to credit losses in the event of nonperformance by counterparties to its derivative instruments. While the Company records derivative instruments on a gross basis, the Company monitors its net derivative position with each counterparty to monitor credit risk. Based on the fair value of our fuel derivative instruments, our counterparties may require us to post collateral when the price of the underlying commodity decreases, and we may require our counterparties to provide us with collateral when the price of the underlying commodity increases. The Company did not post or hold collateral as of March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013.

We have master trading agreements with all of our fuel hedging counterparties that allow us to net our fuel hedge derivative positions. We have elected not to net the fair value positions recorded on our consolidated balance sheets. The following table shows the potential net fair value positions (including fuel derivatives and related collateral) had we elected to offset. The table reflects offset at the counterparty level (in millions):

 

     March 31,
2014
     December 31,
2013
 

Receivables

   $ 41       $ 89   

Other assets: Other, net

     7         15   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Hedge derivatives, net

   $ 48       $ 104   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

NOTE 8 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Commitments. As of March 31, 2014, United had firm commitments to purchase aircraft from The Boeing Company (“Boeing”), Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) and Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”) presented in the table below:

 

Aircraft Type

   Number of Firm
         Commitments (a)        
 

Airbus A350-1000

     35    

Boeing 737-900ER

     53    

Boeing 737 MAX 9

     100    

Boeing 787-8/-9/-10

     55    

Embraer EMB175

     29    
(a) United also has options and purchase rights for additional aircraft.   

The aircraft listed in the table above are scheduled for delivery for the remainder of 2014 through 2025. In the remainder of 2014, United expects to take delivery of 19 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, two Boeing 787-8 aircraft, two Boeing 787-9 aircraft and 16 Embraer EMB175 aircraft.

 

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The table below summarizes United’s commitments as of March 31, 2014, which primarily relate to the acquisition of aircraft and related spare engines, aircraft improvements and include other commitments primarily to acquire information technology services and assets (in billions):

 

Last nine months of 2014

    $                     2.5    

2015

     2.8    

2016

     2.0    

2017

     1.5    

2018

     2.1    

After 2018

     12.5    
  

 

 

 
    $ 23.4    
  

 

 

 

Any incremental firm aircraft orders, including through the exercise of purchase options and purchase rights, will increase the total future capital commitments of the Company.

As of April 2014, United has arranged for EETC and bank debt financing for all 2014 aircraft deliveries except for eight Embraer EMB175 aircraft. In addition, United has secured backstop financing commitments from certain of its aircraft manufacturers for a limited number of its future aircraft deliveries, subject to certain customary conditions. Financing will be necessary to satisfy the Company’s capital commitments for its firm order aircraft and other related capital expenditures. The Company can provide no assurance that any financing not already in place for aircraft and spare engine deliveries will be available to the Company on acceptable terms when necessary or at all. See Note 9 of this report for additional information on aircraft financing.

Guarantees and Off-Balance Sheet Financing

Guarantees. United is the guarantor of approximately $1.9 billion in aggregate principal amount of tax-exempt special facilities revenue bonds and interest thereon. These bonds, issued by various airport municipalities, are payable solely from rentals paid under long-term agreements with the respective governing bodies. The leasing arrangements associated with $1.6 billion of these obligations are accounted for as operating leases with the associated expense recorded on a straight-line basis resulting in ratable accrual of the lease obligation over the expected lease term. The leasing arrangements associated with $269 million of these obligations are accounted for as capital leases. All these bonds are due between 2015 and 2038.

In the Company’s financing transactions that include loans, the Company typically agrees to reimburse lenders for any reduced returns with respect to the loans due to any change in capital requirements and, in the case of loans in which the interest rate is based on the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), for certain other increased costs that the lenders incur in carrying these loans as a result of any change in law, subject in most cases to obligations of the lenders to take certain limited steps to mitigate the requirement for, or the amount of, such increased costs. At March 31, 2014, the Company had $2.0 billion of floating rate debt and $264 million of fixed rate debt, with remaining terms of up to twelve years, that are subject to these increased cost provisions. In several financing transactions involving loans or leases from non-U.S. entities, with remaining terms of up to twelve years and an aggregate balance of $2.2 billion, the Company bears the risk of any change in tax laws that would subject loan or lease payments thereunder to non-U.S. entities to withholding taxes, subject to customary exclusions.

Credit Facilities. On March 27, 2013, United and UAL entered into a Credit and Guaranty Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) as the borrower and guarantor, respectively, that provides United with a $1.0 billion revolving credit facility. As of March 31, 2014, United had its entire capacity of $1.0 billion available under the revolving credit facility. See Note 9 of this report for more information.

Labor Negotiations. As of March 31, 2014, United had approximately 87,000 active employees, of whom approximately 80% were represented by various labor organizations. We are currently in the process of negotiating amended collective bargaining agreements with our remaining employee groups without joint collective bargaining agreements, including our technicians, flight attendants and dispatchers.

NOTE 9 - DEBT

As of March 31, 2014, a substantial portion of our assets is pledged as collateral for our debt. These assets principally consist of aircraft, route authorities and loyalty program intangible assets. As of March 31, 2014, the Company was in compliance with its debt covenants.

 

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6% Convertible Senior Notes. During the three months ended March 31, 2014, UAL issued approximately five million additional shares of UAL common stock in exchange for, or upon conversion of, $46 million in aggregate principal amount of UAL’s outstanding 6% convertible senior notes due 2029 held by such securityholders. As of March 31, 2014, the outstanding balance is $58 million.

8% Notes Due 2024. UAL redeemed in cash at par value all $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 8% Notes due 2024 on January 17, 2014.

4.5% Senior Limited-Subordination Convertible Notes. In June 2011, UAL repurchased at par value approximately $570 million of the $726 million outstanding principal amount of its 4.5% Notes with cash after notes were put to UAL by the noteholders. In the first quarter of 2014, holders of substantially all of the remaining $156 million outstanding principal amount of the 4.5% Notes exercised their right to convert such notes into approximately five million shares of UAL common stock at a conversion rate of 30.6419 shares of UAL common stock per $1,000 principal amount of 4.5% Notes.

2013 Credit and Guaranty Agreement. On March 27, 2013, United and UAL entered into the Credit Agreement as the borrower and guarantor, respectively. The Credit Agreement consists of a $900 million term loan due April 1, 2019 and a $1.0 billion revolving credit facility available for drawing until April 1, 2018. As of March 31, 2014, United had its entire capacity of $1.0 billion available under the revolving credit facility. The obligations of United under the Credit Agreement are secured by liens on certain international route authorities between certain specified cities, certain take-off and landing rights and related assets of United. In March 2014, United amended the Credit Agreement to reduce the interest rate payable on the existing $893 million term loan from LIBOR plus a margin of 3.0% per annum to LIBOR plus a margin of 2.75% per annum, subject to a 0.75% floor. Borrowings under the revolving credit portion of the Credit Agreement bear interest at a variable rate equal to LIBOR, plus a margin of 3.0% per annum, or another rate based on certain market interest rates, plus a margin of 2.0% per annum. The principal amount of the term loan must be repaid in consecutive quarterly installments of 0.25% of the original principal amount thereof, commencing on June 30, 2013, with any unpaid balance due on April 1, 2019. United may prepay all or a portion of the loan from time to time, at par plus accrued and unpaid interest. United pays a commitment fee equal to 0.75% per annum on the undrawn amount available under the revolving credit facility.

The Credit Agreement includes covenants that, among other things, require the Company to maintain at least $3.0 billion of unrestricted liquidity and a minimum ratio of appraised value of collateral to the outstanding obligations under the Credit Agreement of 1.67 to 1.0, and restrict the Company’s ability to incur additional indebtedness, issue preferred stock, make investments, pay dividends or repurchase UAL’s common stock. The Credit Agreement contains events of default customary for this type of financing, including a cross default and cross acceleration provision to certain other material indebtedness of the Company.

 

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EETCs. In April 2014 and August 2013, United created separate EETC pass-through trusts, each of which issued pass-through certificates. The proceeds of the issuance of the pass-through certificates are used to purchase equipment notes issued by United and secured by its aircraft. The Company records the debt obligation upon issuance of the equipment notes rather than upon the initial issuance of the pass-through certificates. The pass-through certificates represent fractional undivided interests in the respective pass-through trusts and are not obligations of United. The payment obligations under the equipment notes are those of United. Proceeds received from the sale of pass-through certificates are initially held by a depositary in escrow for the benefit of the certificate holders until United issues equipment notes to the trust, which purchases such notes with a portion of the escrowed funds. These escrowed funds are not guaranteed by United and are not reported as debt on our consolidated balance sheet because the proceeds held by the depositary are not United’s assets. United expects to receive all proceeds from the 2013 EETC pass-through trusts by the end of 2014. Certain details of the pass-through trusts are as follows (in millions, except interest rate):

 

EETC Date

  

Class

   Principal     

Final
expected
distribution
date

   Stated
interest
rate
     Total debt
recorded
as of March 31,
2014
     Proceeds
received from
issuance of
debt in the
three months
ended
March 31,
2014
     Remaining
proceeds from
issuance of debt
to be received
in future
periods
 

April 2014

   A     $ 736        April 2026      4.0%        $ —         $ —         $ 736    

April 2014

   B      213        April 2022      4.75%         —          —          213    

August 2013

   A      720        August 2025      4.3%         548          395          172    

August 2013

   B      209        August 2021      5.375%         159          115          50    
     

 

 

          

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
       $ 1,878               $ 707         $ 510         $ 1,171    
     

 

 

          

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The table below presents contractual principal payments at March 31, 2014 under then-outstanding long-term debt agreements in each of the next five calendar years (in millions):

 

     UAL      United  

Last nine months of 2014

    $ 756         $ 756   

2015

     2,102          2,102   

2016

     1,083          1,083   

2017

     646          646   

2018

     1,168          1,168   

After 2018

     5,682          5,624   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $     11,437         $     11,379   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

NOTE 10 - SPECIAL CHARGES

For the three months ended March 31, special charges consisted of the following (in millions):

 

             2014                      2013          

Integration-related costs

    $ 34         $ 70    

Severance and benefits

     14          14    

(Gains) losses on sale of assets and other special (gains) losses, net

             (3)   

Additional costs associated with the temporarily grounded Boeing 787 aircraft

     —          11    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Special charges

     52          92    

Venezuela foreign exchange loss

     21          —    

Income tax benefit

     (1)         —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total operating and nonoperating special charges, net of income taxes

    $ 72         $ 92    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Integration-related costs include compensation costs related to systems integration and training, new uniforms, relocation for employees and severance primarily associated with administrative headcount reductions.

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company recorded $14 million of severance and benefits. We currently expect to reduce up to 470 airport operations and catering positions at Hopkins International Airport (“Cleveland”) as a result of the previously announced capacity reductions and an additional 238 airport positions in Canada. In addition, the Company recorded $4 million of other charges related to asset impairments on certain intangible assets, losses on the sale of assets and other items.

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company recorded $21 million of losses due to exchange rate changes in Venezuela applicable to funds held in local currency. Approximately $100 million of the Company’s unrestricted cash balance was held as Venezuelan bolivars as of March 31, 2014. The Company is working with Venezuelan authorities regarding the timing of the repatriation of its funds held in local currency.

During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company recorded $14 million associated with a voluntary program offered by United in which flight attendants took an unpaid 13-month leave of absence. The flight attendants continue to receive medical benefits and other company benefits while on leave under this program. Approximately 1,300 flight attendants opted to participate in the program. In addition, the Company recorded $11 million associated with the temporary grounding of

 

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its Boeing 787 aircraft. The charges are comprised of aircraft depreciation expense and dedicated personnel costs that the Company continues to incur while the aircraft are grounded. Also, the Company recorded a $5 million gain related to a contract termination and $2 million in losses on the sale of assets.

Cleveland Capacity Reduction. In February 2014, the Company announced that it would be reducing its flying from Cleveland in stages beginning in April 2014. The Company will reduce its average daily departures from Cleveland by over 60 percent. The Company is currently evaluating its options regarding its long-term contractual commitments at Cleveland. The capacity reductions at Cleveland may result in special charges, which could be significant, related to our contractual commitments.

Accruals

The accrual for severance and medical costs was $69 million as of March 31, 2014, compared to $62 million as of March 31, 2013. The severance-related accrual as of March 31, 2014 is expected to be paid through 2015.

 

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

Overview

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “UAL” or the “Company”) is a holding company and its principal, wholly-owned subsidiary is United Airlines, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “United”). This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is a combined report of UAL and United including their respective consolidated financial statements. As UAL consolidates United for financial statement purposes, disclosures that relate to activities of United also apply to UAL, unless otherwise noted. United’s operating revenues and operating expenses comprise nearly 100% of UAL’s revenues and operating expenses. In addition, United comprises approximately the entire balance of UAL’s assets, liabilities and operating cash flows. When appropriate, UAL and United are named specifically for their individual contractual obligations and related disclosures and any significant differences between the operations and results of UAL and United are separately disclosed and explained. We sometimes use the words “we,” “our,” “us,” and the “Company” in this report for disclosures that relate to all of UAL and United.

The Company transports people and cargo through its mainline operations, which utilize jet aircraft with at least 118 seats, and regional operations, which utilize smaller aircraft that are operated under contract by United Express carriers. The Company serves virtually every major market around the world, either directly or through participation in Star Alliance®, the world’s largest airline alliance. The Company operates an average of more than 5,300 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents.

First Quarter Financial Highlights

 

   

First quarter 2014 net loss was $489 million, or $1.33 diluted loss per share, excluding $72 million of operating and nonoperating special charges, and excluding $26 million of mark-to-market losses from fuel hedges settling in future periods and adjusting for $22 million of prior period gains on fuel contracts settled in the current period (combined, “Economic Hedge Adjustments”). Unadjusted first quarter 2014 net loss was $609 million, or $1.66 diluted loss per share.

 

   

Passenger revenue decreased 2.3% to $7.4 billion during the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the first quarter of 2013.

 

   

First quarter 2014 aircraft fuel cost decreased 4.4% year-over-year due mainly to a 3.6% decline in fuel prices.

 

   

Unrestricted liquidity was $6.0 billion, including $1.0 billion of undrawn commitments.

First Quarter Operational Highlights

 

   

For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, United recorded a U.S. Department of Transportation on-time arrival rate of 73.7% and a system completion factor of 97.2%.

 

   

Consolidated traffic and capacity both decreased 0.3% during the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the first quarter of 2013. The Company’s load factor for the first quarter of 2014 was 81.1%.

 

   

The Company took delivery of 10 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, two Boeing 787-8 aircraft and one Embraer EMB175 aircraft during the first quarter of 2014.

 

   

The Company’s operations were significantly impacted by winter storms in the first quarter of 2014, and in total UAL canceled approximately 35,000 flights, of which approximately 30,000 were regional flights. Weather-driven cancellations reduced year-over-year capacity by approximately two percentage points in the quarter.

 

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Outlook

In order to generate sustained profitability over the business cycle, the Company manages its capacity to balance with expected demand for travel. The Company expects full-year 2014 consolidated capacity to grow between 0.5% to 1.5% year-over-year. The Company expects full year 2014 cost per available seat mile (“CASM”) excluding profit sharing, third-party business expense, fuel and special charges to increase 1% to 2% year-over-year.

Over the past three years, the Company leveraged the flexibility of its combined fleet to better match capacity with market demand. United expanded its industry-leading global route network, launching nonstop flights from San Francisco to Taipei, Taiwan. The Company also announced new nonstop international flights beginning later this year to Aruba; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Nassau, Bahamas; and the airline’s first scheduled international route using the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia. Should fuel prices increase significantly or should the U.S. or global economic growth outlook decline substantially, we would likely adjust our capacity plans to reflect the different operating environment.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion provides an analysis of results of operations and reasons for material changes therein for the three months ended March 31, 2014 as compared to the corresponding period in 2013.

First Quarter 2014 Compared to First Quarter 2013

The Company recorded net loss of $609 million in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to net loss of $417 million in the first quarter of 2013. Excluding operating and nonoperating special charges and with Economic Hedge Adjustments, the Company had net loss of $489 million in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to net loss of $358 million in the first quarter of 2013. See “Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this item for additional information related to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) to non-GAAP financial measures. We consider a key measure of our performance to be operating income, which was a loss of $349 million for the first quarter of 2014, as compared to a loss of $264 million for the first quarter of 2013. Significant components of our operating results for the three months ended March 31 are as follows (in millions, except percentage changes):

 

     2014     2013     Increase
(Decrease)
    % Increase
(Decrease)
 

Operating revenue

    $ 8,696       $ 8,721       $ (25     (0.3

Operating expense

     9,045        8,985        60        0.7   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating loss

     (349     (264     85        32.2   

Nonoperating expense

     (257     (162     95        58.6   

Income tax expense (benefit)

     3        (9     12        NM   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net loss

    $ (609    $ (417    $ 192        46.0   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

NM - Not meaningful

 

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Certain consolidated statistical information for the Company’s operations for the three months ended March 31 are as follows:

 

     2014      2013      Increase
(Decrease)
    %  Increase
(Decrease)
 

Passengers (thousands) (a)

     31,900              32,355              (455     (1.4

Revenue passenger miles (“RPMs”) (millions) (b)

     46,383              46,544              (161     (0.3

Available seat miles (“ASMs”) (millions) (c)

     57,216              57,372              (156     (0.3

Passenger load factor (d)

     81.1 %         81.1 %         —         —    

Passenger revenue per available seat mile (“PRASM”) (cents)

     12.91              13.18              (0.27     (2.0

Average yield per revenue passenger mile (cents) (e)

     15.92              16.24              (0.32     (2.0

CASM (cents)

     15.81              15.66              0.15        1.0   

Average price per gallon of fuel, including fuel taxes

    $ 3.18             $ 3.30             $ (0.12     (3.6

Fuel gallons consumed (millions)

     916              924              (8     (0.9

Average full-time equivalent employees

     83,200              84,300              (1,100     (1.3

 

(a) The number of revenue passengers measured by each flight segment flown.

(b) The number of scheduled miles flown by revenue passengers.

(c) The number of seats available for passengers multiplied by the number of scheduled miles those seats are flown.

(d) Revenue passenger miles divided by available seat miles.

(e) The average passenger revenue received for each revenue passenger mile flown.

Operating Revenue

The table below shows year-over-year comparisons by type of operating revenue for the three months ended March 31 (in millions, except for percentage changes):

 

      2014      2013      Increase
(Decrease)
    % Change  

Passenger—Mainline

    $ 5,848         $ 5,938         $ (90     (1.5

Passenger—Regional

     1,536          1,621          (85     (5.2
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

Total passenger revenue

     7,384          7,559          (175     (2.3

Cargo

     209          227          (18     (7.9

Other operating revenue

     1,103          935          168        18.0   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   
    $ 8,696         $ 8,721         $ (25     (0.3
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

The table below presents selected passenger revenue and operating data, broken out by geographic region, expressed as first quarter year-over-year changes:

 

        Domestic           Pacific           Atlantic           Latin             Total
  Mainline     
      Regional         Consolidated    
Increase (decrease) from 2013 (a):              

Passenger revenue (in millions)

  $ 7          $ (57)          $ (22)         $ (18)         $ (90)         $ (85)         $ (175)      
Passenger revenue     0.2 %        (5.0) %        (1.9)%        (2.6)%        (1.5)%        (5.2)%        (2.3)%   

Average fare per passenger

    2.1 %        (3.0) %        0.6 %        (6.9)%        (0.4)%        (3.4)%        (0.9)%   

Yield

    0.3 %        (4.0) %        0.4 %        (3.6)%        (1.0)%        (6.0)%        (2.0)%   

PRASM

    1.4 %        (6.3) %        (3.4)%        (1.7)%        (1.5)%        (3.5)%        (2.0)%   

Average stage length

    2.7 %        1.2  %        0.1 %        (2.4)%        2.3 %        3.2 %        2.9 %   

Passengers

    (1.8)%        (2.1) %        (2.4)%        4.7 %        (1.2)%        (1.9)%        (1.4)%   

RPMs (traffic)

    (0.1)%        (1.0) %        (2.2)%        1.1 %        (0.5)%        0.8 %        (0.3)%   
ASMs (capacity)     (1.0)%        1.4  %        1.5 %        (0.9)%        — %        (1.8)%        (0.3)%   

Passenger load factor (points)

    0.8            (1.9)            (2.8)           1.6            (0.4)           2.1            —       

 

  (a) See Item 6 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 for the definition of these statistics.

Consolidated passenger revenue in the first quarter of 2014 decreased 2.3% as compared to the year-ago period due to a decrease in consolidated yield of 2.0% year-over-year, a decline of 0.3% in traffic and a reduction in capacity of 0.3% year-over-year. Weather-related cancellations, particularly those of flights operated by our regional partners, were the main reason behind the reduced capacity and resulted in reduced first quarter 2014 consolidated PRASM by approximately 1.5 percentage points.

 

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Cargo revenue decreased $18 million, or 7.9%, in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the year-ago period due to lower yield on freight, primarily in the Domestic region, partially offset by overall higher freight volumes and an improvement in mail revenue versus the year-ago period.

Other operating revenue in the first quarter of 2014 increased $168 million, or 18.0%, as compared to the year-ago period due primarily to the sale of aircraft fuel to a third party and an increase in MileagePlus and other ancillary revenue.

Operating Expenses

The table below includes data related to the Company’s operating expenses for the three months ended March 31 (in millions, except for percentage changes):

 

     2014      2013      Increase
(Decrease)
     % Change  

Aircraft fuel

    $ 2,917         $ 3,050         $ (133)         (4.4)   

Salaries and related costs

     2,153          2,127          26          1.2    

Regional capacity purchase

     559          588          (29)         (4.9)   

Landing fees and other rent

     572          497          75          15.1    

Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs

     458          438          20          4.6    

Depreciation and amortization

     409          408                  0.2    

Distribution expenses

     318          328          (10)         (3.0)   

Aircraft rent

     224          240          (16)         (6.7)   

Special charges

     52          92          (40)         NM    

Other operating expenses

     1,383          1,217          166          13.6    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    
    $ 9,045         $ 8,985         $ 60          0.7    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Aircraft fuel expense decreased $133 million, or 4.4%, year-over-year primarily due to a 3.6% decrease in the average price per gallon of aircraft fuel and a 0.9% decrease in fuel consumption in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the year-ago period. The table below presents the significant changes in aircraft fuel cost per gallon in the three month period ended March 31, 2014 as compared to the year-ago period:

 

     (In millions)      %
Change
     Average price per gallon  
      2014      2013         2014      2013      %
Change
 
Total aircraft fuel purchase cost excluding fuel hedge impacts     $ 2,914         $ 3,041          (4.2)        $ 3.18         $ 3.29          (3.3)   
Hedge losses reported in fuel expense      (3)         (9)         NM          —          (0.01)         NM    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Fuel expense as reported

     2,917          3,050          (4.4)         3.18          3.30          (3.6)   
Cash received on settled hedges that do not qualify for hedge accounting (a)              17          NM          —          0.02          NM    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    
Fuel expense including all gains (losses) from cash-settled hedges     $ 2,910         $ 3,033          (4.1)        $ 3.18         $ 3.28          (3.0)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total fuel consumption (gallons)

     916          924          (0.9)            

 

(a) Includes ineffectiveness gains (losses) on cash-settled hedges and gains (losses) on cash-settled hedges that were not designated for hedge accounting.

Salaries and related costs increased $26 million, or 1.2%, in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to higher pay rates driven by new collective bargaining agreements, partially offset by lower benefit and incentive costs.

Regional capacity purchase expense decreased $29 million, or 4.9%, in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to a transition from paying regional carriers for landing fees to paying airports directly. Landing fees paid directly to airports are charged to Landing fees and other rent while payments to regional carriers are recorded to Regional capacity purchase. As a result of this change, there has been a significant shift of expense out of Regional capacity purchase

 

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into Landing fees and other rent in the first quarter of 2014 versus the year-ago period. Regional capacity expense also decreased due to a significant number of weather-driven flight cancellations in the first quarter of 2014. These benefits were partially offset by higher rates primarily due to annual escalation and higher aircraft ownership expenses related to an increase in the number of aircraft flying under capacity purchase agreements versus the year-ago period.

Landing fees and other rent increased $75 million, or 15.1%, in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to a transition from paying regional carriers for landing fees to paying airports directly. Landing fees also increased due to increased airport safety and modernization services at certain airports.

Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs increased $20 million, or 4.6%, in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to increased airframe maintenance visits on certain fleets offset partially by one-time maintenance credits and reduced engine flying hours and engine maintenance visits on certain fleets versus the year-ago period.

Aircraft rent decreased $16 million, or 6.7%, in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to aircraft lease expirations and terminations of certain leases resulting from the Company’s purchase of the leased aircraft.

Other operating expenses increased $166 million, or 13.6%, in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to the cost of aircraft fuel sold to a third party, advertising expenses and an increase in other personnel-related expenses and purchased services.

Details of the Company’s special charges include the following for the three months ended March 31 (in millions):

 

     2014      2013  

Integration-related costs

    $ 34         $ 70    

Severance and benefits

     14          14    

(Gains) losses on sale of assets and other special (gains) losses, net

             (3)   

Additional costs associated with the temporarily grounded Boeing 787 aircraft

     —          11    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Special charges

    $ 52         $ 92    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

See Note 10 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report for additional information.

Nonoperating Income (Expense). The following table illustrates the year-over-year dollar and percentage changes in the Company’s nonoperating income (expense) for the three months ended March 31 (in millions, except for percentage changes):

 

     2014      2013      Increase
(Decrease)
     % Change  

Interest expense

    $ (187)        $ (201)        $ (14)         (7.0)   

Interest capitalized

     14          11                  27.3    

Interest income

                     —          —    

Miscellaneous, net

     (89)         23          (112)         NM    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total

    $ (257)        $ (162)        $ 95          58.6    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Interest expense decreased $14 million, or 7.0%, in the first quarter of 2014, compared to the year-ago period primarily due to a decrease in debt outstanding during the first quarter of 2014 as compared to debt outstanding during the year-ago period.

During the first quarter of 2014, Miscellaneous, net included losses of $40 million from derivatives not qualifying for hedge accounting as compared to gains of $50 million in the year-ago period. In addition, Miscellaneous, net also included $21 million of losses due to the recent exchange rate changes implemented in Venezuela applicable to funds held in local currency.

Income Taxes. Our effective tax rates are lower than the federal statutory rate of 35% primarily because of the impact of changes to existing valuation allowances. We continue to provide a valuation allowance for our deferred tax assets in excess of deferred tax liabilities because management has concluded that it is more likely than not that such deferred tax assets will ultimately not be realized. See Note 4 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report.

 

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Current Liquidity

As of March 31, 2014, the Company had $5.0 billion in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, as compared to $5.1 billion at December 31, 2013. At March 31, 2014, the Company also had $389 million of restricted cash and cash equivalents, which is primarily collateral for performance bonds, letters of credit, estimated future workers’ compensation claims and credit card processing agreements. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had its entire commitment capacity of $1.0 billion under the Company’s Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of March 27, 2013 (the “Credit Agreement”), available for letters of credit or borrowings.

Approximately $100 million of the Company’s unrestricted cash balance was held as Venezuelan bolivars as of March 31, 2014. The Company is working with Venezuelan authorities regarding the timing of the repatriation of its funds held in local currency.

As is the case with many of our principal competitors, we have a high proportion of debt compared to capital. We have a significant amount of fixed obligations, including debt, aircraft leases and financings, leases of airport property and other facilities, and pension funding obligations. At March 31, 2014, the Company had approximately $12.1 billion of debt and capital lease obligations, including $1.3 billion that will become due in the next 12 months. In addition, we have substantial non-cancelable commitments for capital expenditures, including the acquisition of new aircraft and related spare engines.

The Company will continue to evaluate opportunities to repurchase its debt in open market transactions to reduce its indebtedness and the amount of interest paid on its indebtedness.

As of March 31, 2014, United had firm commitments and options to purchase aircraft from The Boeing Company (“Boeing”), Embraer S.A. (“Embraer”) and Airbus S.A.S. (“Airbus”) presented in the table below:

 

Aircraft Type

   Number of Firm
        Commitments (a)         
 

 Airbus A350-1000

     35     

 Boeing 737-900ER

     53     

 Boeing 737 MAX 9

     100     

 Boeing 787-8/-9/-10

     55     

 Embraer EMB175

     29     

 

  
(a) United also has options and purchase rights for additional aircraft.   

The aircraft listed in the table above are scheduled for delivery for the remainder of 2014 through 2025. In the remainder of 2014, United expects to take delivery of 19 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, two Boeing 787-8 aircraft, two Boeing 787-9 aircraft and 16 Embraer EMB175 aircraft.

As of April 2014, United has arranged for EETC and bank debt financing for all 2014 aircraft deliveries except for eight Embraer EMB175 aircraft. In addition, United has secured backstop financing commitments from certain of its aircraft manufacturers for a limited number of its future aircraft deliveries, subject to certain customary conditions. Financing will be necessary to satisfy the Company’s capital commitments for its firm order aircraft and other related capital expenditures. The Company can provide no assurance that any financing not already in place for aircraft and spare engine deliveries will be available to the Company on acceptable terms when necessary or at all. See Note 9 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report for additional information on aircraft financing.

As of March 31, 2014, UAL and United have total capital commitments primarily related to the acquisition of aircraft and related spare engines, aircraft improvements and acquisition of information technology services and assets of approximately $23.4 billion, of which approximately $2.5 billion, $2.8 billion, $2.0 billion, $1.5 billion, $2.1 billion and $12.5 billion are due in the last nine months of 2014 and for the full year for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and thereafter, respectively.

Any incremental firm aircraft orders, including through the exercise of purchase options and purchase rights, will increase the total future capital commitments of the Company.

As of March 31, 2014, a substantial portion of the Company’s assets, principally aircraft, route authorities and certain other intangible assets, were pledged under various loan and other agreements. We must sustain our profitability and/or access the capital markets to meet our significant long-term debt and capital lease obligations and future commitments for capital expenditures, including the acquisition of aircraft and related spare engines.

 

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Credit Ratings. As of the filing date of this report, UAL and United had the following corporate credit ratings:

 

         S&P    Moody’s    Fitch
  UAL    B    B2    B
  United    B    *    B

* The credit agency does not issue corporate credit ratings for subsidiary entities.

These credit ratings are below investment grade levels. Downgrades from these rating levels, among other things, could restrict the availability or increase the cost of future financing for the Company.

Sources and Uses of Cash

Operating Activities. Cash flow provided by operations for the three months ended March 31, 2014 was $694 million compared to $393 million in the same period in 2013. The increase is attributable to an increase in advance ticket sales partially offset by an increase in operating loss.

Investing Activities. Capital expenditures were $364 million and $375 million in the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Capital expenditures for the three months ended March 31, 2014 were primarily attributable to the purchase of aircraft, facility and fleet-related costs.

In addition to capital expenditures during the three months ended March 31, 2014, we acquired 13 aircraft through the issuance of debt. See “Financing Activities” below for additional information.

Financing Activities. During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company made debt and capital lease payments of $0.6 billion.

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, UAL issued approximately five million additional shares of UAL common stock in exchange for, or upon conversion of, $46 million in aggregate principal amount of UAL’s outstanding 6% convertible senior notes due 2029 held by such securityholders.

UAL redeemed in cash at par value all $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 8% Notes due 2024 on January 17, 2014.

On January 10, 2014, UAL called the 4.5% Senior Limited-Subordination Convertible Notes due 2021 (the “4.5% Notes”) that remained outstanding for redemption on February 10, 2014. In the first quarter of 2014, holders of substantially all of the remaining $156 million outstanding principal amount of the 4.5% Notes exercised their right to convert such notes into approximately five million shares of UAL common stock at a conversion rate of 30.6419 shares of UAL common stock per $1,000 principal amount of 4.5% Notes.

On March 27, 2013, United and UAL entered into the Credit Agreement as the borrower and guarantor, respectively. The Credit Agreement consists of a $900 million term loan due April 1, 2019 and a $1.0 billion revolving credit facility available for drawing until April 1, 2018. As of March 31, 2014, United had its entire capacity of $1.0 billion available under the revolving credit facility. The obligations of United under the Credit Agreement are secured by liens on certain international route authorities between certain specified cities, certain take-off and landing rights and related assets of United. In March 2014, United amended the Credit Agreement to reduce the interest rate payable on the existing $893 million term loan from LIBOR plus a margin of 3.0% per annum to LIBOR plus a margin of 2.75% per annum, subject to a 0.75% floor. Borrowings under the revolving credit portion of the Credit Agreement bear interest at a variable rate equal to LIBOR, plus a margin of 3.0% per annum, or another rate based on certain market interest rates, plus a margin of 2.0% per annum. The principal amount of the term loan must be repaid in consecutive quarterly installments of 0.25% of the original principal amount thereof, commencing on June 30, 2013, with any unpaid balance due on April 1, 2019. United may prepay all or a portion of the loan from time to time, at par plus accrued and unpaid interest. United pays a commitment fee equal to 0.75% per annum on the undrawn amount available under the revolving credit facility. Certain covenants in the Credit Agreement and in the Company’s indentures are summarized in Note 9 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report.

 

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EETCs. In April 2014 and August 2013, United created separate EETC pass-through trusts, each of which issued pass-through certificates. The proceeds of the issuance of the pass-through certificates are used to purchase equipment notes issued by United and secured by its aircraft. The Company records the debt obligation upon issuance of the equipment notes rather than upon the initial issuance of the pass-through certificates. The pass-through certificates represent fractional undivided interests in the respective pass-through trusts and are not obligations of United. The payment obligations under the equipment notes are those of United. Proceeds received from the sale of pass-through certificates are initially held by a depositary in escrow for the benefit of the certificate holders until United issues equipment notes to the trust, which purchases such notes with a portion of the escrowed funds. These escrowed funds are not guaranteed by United and are not reported as debt on our consolidated balance sheet because the proceeds held by the depositary are not United’s assets. United expects to receive all proceeds from the 2013 EETC pass-through trusts by the end of 2014. Certain details of the pass-through trusts are as follows (in millions, except interest rate):

 

EETC Date

  

Class

   Principal     

Final
expected
distribution
date

   Stated
interest
rate
     Total debt
recorded
as of March 31,

2014
     Proceeds
received from
issuance of
debt in the
three months
ended
March 31,
2014
     Remaining
proceeds from
issuance of debt
to be received
in future
periods
 

April 2014

   A     $ 736        April 2026      4.0%        $ —         $ —         $ 736    

April 2014

   B      213        April 2022      4.75%         —          —          213    

August 2013

   A      720        August 2025      4.3%         548          395          172    

August 2013

   B      209        August 2021      5.375%         159          115          50    
     

 

 

          

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
       $ 1,878               $ 707         $ 510         $ 1,171    
     

 

 

          

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Commitments, Contingencies and Liquidity Matters

As described in the 2013 Annual Report, the Company’s liquidity may be adversely impacted by a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, obligations associated with fuel hedge settlements and related collateral requirements, pension funding obligations, reserve requirements associated with credit card processing agreements, guarantees, commitments and contingencies. See the 2013 Annual Report and Notes 5, 7, 8 and 9 to the financial statements contained in Part I, Item 1 of this report for information related to these matters.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

The Company evaluates its financial performance utilizing various GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures, including net income/loss and net earnings/loss per share. The non-GAAP financial measures in this report are presented because they provide management and investors the ability to measure and monitor the Company’s performance on a consistent basis. The Company believes that adjusting for operating and nonoperating special charges is useful to investors because they are nonrecurring charges not indicative of UAL’s ongoing performance. In addition, the Company believes that reflecting Economic Hedge Adjustments is useful because the adjustments allow investors to better understand the cash impact of settled hedges in a given period. A reconciliation of net loss and diluted loss per share to the non-GAAP financial measures of net loss and diluted loss per share, excluding operating and nonoperating special charges and reflecting Economic Hedge Adjustments, for the three months ended March 31 is as follows (in millions, except per share amounts):

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
      Net Loss
2014
     Diluted
Loss per
Share
2014
     Net Loss
2013
     Diluted
Loss per
Share
2013
 

Net loss - GAAP

    $ (609)        $ (1.66)        $ (417)        $ (1.26)   

Operating and nonoperating special charges, net (a)

     72          0.20          92          0.28    

Mark-to-market (gains) losses from fuel hedges settling in future periods

     26          0.07          (48)         (0.14)   

Prior period gains on fuel contracts settled in the current period

     22          0.06          15          0.04    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net loss excluding operating and nonoperating special charges, net and reflecting Economic Hedge Adjustments - non-GAAP

    $ (489)        $ (1.33)        $ (358)        $ (1.08)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

(a) See Note 10 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report for additional information related to operating and nonoperating special charges, net.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

See “Critical Accounting Policies” in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in the 2013 Annual Report for a discussion of the Company’s critical accounting policies. See Note 1 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report for a discussion of changes in accounting for revenue for the Company’s loyalty program.

 

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FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain statements throughout Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and elsewhere in this report are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as “expects,” “will,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “indicates,” “believes,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “outlook” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this report are based upon information available to us on the date of this report. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

The Company’s actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: its ability to comply with the terms of its various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; its ability to maintain adequate liquidity; its ability to execute its operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing its revenue; its ability to control its costs, including realizing benefits from its resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; its ability to utilize its net operating losses; its ability to attract and retain customers; demand for transportation in the markets in which it operates; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; demand for travel and the impact that global economic conditions have on customer travel patterns; excessive taxation and the inability to offset future taxable income; general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally; its ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to fuel or currency hedging programs; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the ability of other air carriers with whom the Company has alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; disruptions to its regional network; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; its capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of its competitors; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including open skies agreements and environmental regulations); labor costs; its ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of the collective bargaining agreement process with its union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by its labor groups; weather conditions; the possibility that expected merger synergies will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time period; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., “Risk Factors” of the 2013 Annual Report and Part II, Item 1A., “Risk Factors” of this report, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports the Company files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

 

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

There have been no material changes in market risk from the information provided in Part II, Item 7A. “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk” in our 2013 Annual Report except as follows:

Aircraft Fuel. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had hedged approximately 22%, 16% and less than 1% of its projected fuel requirements (668 million, 650 million and six million gallons, respectively) for the remainder of 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively, with commonly used financial hedge instruments based on aircraft fuel or closely related commodities, such as diesel fuel and crude oil. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had fuel hedges expiring through March 2016.

At March 31, 2014, fuel derivatives were in a net asset position of $48 million. See Note 7 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report for additional information related to fuel hedges.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

Evaluation of Disclosure Control and Procedures

The Company maintains controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports filed or submitted to the SEC is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified by the SEC’s rules and forms, and is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, performed an evaluation to conclude with reasonable assurance that UAL’s and United’s disclosure controls and procedures were designed and operating effectively to report the information each company is required to disclose in the reports they file with the SEC on a timely basis. Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of UAL and United have concluded that as of March 31, 2014, disclosure controls and procedures of each of UAL and United were effective.

 

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Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting during the Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, there were no changes in UAL’s or United’s internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, their internal control over financial reporting (as defined in rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

See Part I, Item 3., “Legal Proceedings” of the 2013 Annual Report for a description of legal proceedings.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

See Part I, Item 1A., “Risk Factors,” of the 2013 Annual Report for a detailed discussion of the risk factors affecting UAL and United. The disclosure below includes updates to certain risk factor disclosures included in the 2013 Annual Report, which are in addition to, and not in lieu of, those disclosures contained in the 2013 Annual Report.

The Company is subject to economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally.

The Company is a global business with operations outside of the United States from which it derives approximately 40% of its operating revenues, as measured and reported in the 2013 Annual Report. The Company’s operations in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East are a vital part of its worldwide airline network. Volatile economic, political and market conditions in these international regions may have a negative impact on the Company’s operating results and its ability to achieve its business objectives. In addition, significant or volatile changes in exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and other currencies, and the imposition of exchange controls or other currency restrictions, may have a material adverse impact upon the Company’s liquidity, revenues, costs and operating results.

Most recently, economic instability in Venezuela resulting in exchange rate changes that apply to the Company’s funds held in Venezuelan bolivars have caused the Company to record $21 million of foreign exchange losses during the three months ended March 31, 2014. In addition, the Company has approximately $100 million of its unrestricted cash balance held in Venezuelan bolivars as of March 31, 2014. The Company has not been able to repatriate its funds from Venezuela since January 2013, and there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to repatriate any or all of the funds held in Venezuelan bolivars in the future. Additionally, the amount and exchange rate at which the balance of funds will be repatriated are not certain at this time. If economic instability and devaluation of the local currency continue for a period of time in Venezuela, such conditions may have an adverse impact on the Company’s business.

Disruptions to the Company’s regional network and United Express flights provided by third-party regional carriers could adversely affect the Company’s operations and financial condition.

The Company has contractual relationships with various regional carriers to provide regional jet and turboprop service branded as United Express. These regional operations are an extension of the Company’s mainline network and complement the Company’s operations by carrying traffic that connects to mainline service and allows flights to smaller cities that cannot be provided economically with mainline aircraft. The Company’s business and operations are dependent on its regional flight network, with regional flights accounting for approximately 13% of the Company’s total capacity as of March 31, 2014.

Although the Company has agreements with its regional carriers that include contractually agreed performance metrics, the Company does not control the operations of these carriers. A number of factors may impact the Company’s regional network, including weather-related effects and seasonality. In addition, the recent decrease in qualified pilots driven by new federal regulations has adversely impacted and could continue to affect the Company’s regional flying. For example, the Federal Aviation Administration (the “FAA”) expansion of new minimum pilot qualification standards, including a requirement that a pilot have at least 1,500 total flight hours, as well as the FAA’s recent revised pilot flight and duty time rules, effective January 2014, have contributed to an increasing need for pilots for regional carriers. The decrease in qualified pilots resulting from the new regulations as well as factors including a decreased student pilot population and a shrinking U.S. military from which to hire qualified pilots, could adversely impact the Company’s operations and financial condition, and also require the Company to reduce regional partner flying.

If a significant disruption occurs to the Company’s regional network or flights or the regional carriers with which the Company has relationships are unable to perform their obligations over an extended period of time, there could be a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and operations.

 

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ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS.

The following table presents repurchases of UAL common stock made in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014:

 

Period           Total number of
shares
purchased (a)
     Average price
paid per share
     Total number of
shares purchased
as part of publicity
announced
     Maximum number of shares (or
approximate dollar value) of
shares that may yet be  purchased
under the plans or programs

01/01/14-01/31/14

          —         $                 —           —         (b)

02/01/14-02/28/14

          187,139           46.22           —         (b)

03/01/14-03/31/14

          —           —           —         (b)
       

 

 

          

Total

          187,139           46.22           

 

       

 

 

          

(a) Shares withheld from employees to satisfy certain tax obligations due upon the vesting of restricted stock.

(b) The United Continental Holdings, Inc. 2008 Incentive Compensation Plan provides for the withholding of shares to satisfy tax obligations due upon the vesting of restricted stock or restricted stock units. However, this plan does not specify a maximum number of shares that may be repurchased.

 

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.

A list of exhibits included as part of this Form 10-Q is set forth in an Exhibit Index that immediately precedes the exhibits.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. The signature for each undersigned company shall be deemed to relate only to matters having reference to such company or its subsidiaries.

 

     United Continental Holdings, Inc.
     (Registrant)

Date: April 24, 2014

     By:  

 /s/ John D. Rainey

       John D. Rainey
     

 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

       (principal financial officer)

Date: April 24, 2014

     By:  

 /s/ Chris Kenny

       Chris Kenny
     

 Vice President and Controller

       (principal accounting officer)
     United Airlines, Inc.
     (Registrant)

Date: April 24, 2014

     By:  

 /s/ John D. Rainey

       John D. Rainey
     

 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

       (principal financial officer)

Date:April 24, 2014

     By:  

 /s/ Chris Kenny

       Chris Kenny
     

 Vice President and Controller

       (principal accounting officer)

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

  

Registrant

  

Exhibit

    10.1   

UAL

United

   First Amendment to Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of March 27, 2014, among United Airlines, Inc., United Continental Holdings, Inc. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent
  ^10.2    United    Supplemental Agreement No. 05 to Purchase Agreement Number PA-03784, dated as of March 3, 2014, between United Airlines, Inc. and The Boeing Company
    12.1    UAL    United Continental Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiary Companies Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges
    12.2    United    United Airlines, Inc. and Subsidiary Companies Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges
    31.1    UAL    Certification of the Principal Executive Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 78m(a) or 78o(d) (Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
    31.2    UAL    Certification of the Principal Financial Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 78m(a) or 78o(d) (Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
    31.3    United    Certification of the Principal Executive Officer of United Airlines, Inc. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 78m(a) or 78o(d) (Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
    31.4    United    Certification of the Principal Financial Officer of United Airlines, Inc. Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 78m(a) or 78o(d) (Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
    32.1    UAL    Certification of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 (Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
    32.2    United    Certification of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of United Airlines, Inc. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1350 (Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002)
  101.1   

UAL

United

   XBRL Instance Document
  101.2   

UAL

United

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
  101.3   

UAL

United

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
  101.4   

UAL

United

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
  101.5   

UAL

United

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document
  101.6   

UAL

United

   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

^ Confidential portion of this exhibit has been omitted and filed separately with the SEC pursuant to a request for confidential treatment.

 

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EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1

EXECUTION

FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT

FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT (this “First Amendment”), dated as of March 27, 2014 among UNITED AIRLINES, INC. (formerly known as Continental Airlines, Inc. and as successor to United Air Lines, Inc.), a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC., a Delaware corporation (“UCH”), and JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, together with its successors and permitted assigns, the “Administrative Agent”), and on behalf of the Consenting Lenders (as defined below) executing consents to this Amendment. Unless otherwise indicated, all capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the respective meanings provided such terms in the Loan Agreement referred to below (as amended by this First Amendment).

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Borrower, UCH and certain of its subsidiaries other than the Borrower from time to time, as guarantors, the Lenders and the Administrative Agent are parties to a $1,900,000,000 Credit and Guaranty Agreement dated as of March 27, 2013 (as amended, modified and supplemented and in effect on the date hereof, the “Loan Agreement”) comprised of a $1,000,000,000 revolving credit facility and a $900,000,000 term loan facility (of which $893,250,000 was outstanding immediately prior to effectiveness of the First Amendment);

WHEREAS, the Borrower has requested to amend certain terms of the Loan Agreement as hereinafter set forth;

WHEREAS, with respect to the Term Lenders holding any Term Loans outstanding immediately prior to the First Amendment Effective Date (as defined below) (such Term Loans, the “Refinanced Term Loans”) whose executed consent to this First Amendment has not been received by the Administrative Agent on or prior to a deadline (the “Non-Consenting Lenders”; the Term Lenders that are not the Non-Consenting Lenders (including the “Fronting Lender” as defined below) are hereinafter referred to as the “Consenting Lenders”) as agreed between the Borrower and the Administrative Agent and announced by the Administrative Agent to the Term Lenders (the “Consent Deadline”), the Borrower hereby gives notice to each Non-Consenting Lender, pursuant to Section 10.08(e) of the Loan Agreement, that upon the First Amendment Effective Date, the principal amount of and accrued and unpaid interest on its Refinanced Term Loans will be repaid in full on behalf of the Borrower by the Administrative Agent or JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Fronting Lender (the “Fronting Lender”);

WHEREAS, on the First Amendment Effective Date, the Refinanced Term Loans held by the Consenting Lenders and Fronting Lender shall be converted to new Class B Term Loans (the “Replacement Term Loans”); and

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:


SECTION 1—Loan Agreement Amendments. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2 hereof:

(a) Amended Definitions. Section 1.01 of the Loan Agreement shall be amended by amending and restating in their entirety the below definitions as follows:

Applicable Margin” shall mean (i) with respect to Revolving Loans, a rate per annum equal to (x) 2.00%, in the case of ABR Loans and (y) 3.00% in the case of Eurodollar Loans and (ii) with respect to Class B Term Loans, a rate per annum equal to (1) in the event the Rating by Moody’s is Ba3 or better and the Rating by S&P is BB- or better, 1.50% in the case of ABR Loans and 2.50% in the case of Eurodollar Loans and (2) otherwise, 1.75% in the case of ABR Loans and 2.75% in the case of Eurodollar Loans. If the Ratings established by Moody’s and S&P shall be changed (other than as a result of a change in the rating system of Moody’s or S&P), such change shall be effective as of the date on which it is first announced by the applicable rating agency. Each change in the Applicable Margin shall apply during the period commencing on the effective date of such change and ending on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the next such change.

LIBO Rate” shall mean, with respect to each day during each Interest Period pertaining to a Eurodollar Loan, the rate per annum appearing on Bloomberg Page BBAM1 (or on any successor or substitute page of such service, or any successor to or substitute for such service, providing rate quotations comparable to those currently provided on such page of such service, as determined by the Administrative Agent from time to time for purposes of providing quotations of interest rates applicable to Dollar deposits in the London interbank market) at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, as the rate for Dollar deposits with a maturity comparable to such Interest Period, provided, that solely in respect of the Class B Term Loans, the LIBO Rate shall not be less than 0.75%. In the event that the rate identified in the foregoing sentence (without regard to the proviso) is not available at such time for any reason, then such rate shall be the rate at which Dollar deposits of $5,000,000 and for a maturity comparable to such Interest Period are offered by the principal London office of the Administrative Agent in immediately available funds in the London interbank market at approximately 11:00 a.m., London time, two (2) Business Days prior to the commencement of such Interest Period, provided, solely in respect of the Class B Term Loans, such rate shall not be less than 0.75%.

(b) New Definitions. Section 1.01 of the Loan Agreement shall be amended by adding thereto the following definition in its appropriate alphabetical order:

Rating” shall mean the corporate credit rating as determined by S&P or the corporate family rating as determined by Moody’s, as applicable, of the Borrower.

(c) Section 2.10. The first sentence of Section 2.10(b) shall be amended and restated to read as follows: The principal amount of the Class B Term Loans shall be repaid in consecutive quarterly installments (each, an “Installment”) of $2,250,000, on the last day of each March, June, September and December, commencing on March 31, 2014.


(d) Section 2.13. Section 2.13(d) of the Loan Agreement shall be amended by deleting the words “the first anniversary of the Closing Date” and replacing them with “March 27, 2015”.

SECTION 2—Conditions to Effectiveness. This First Amendment shall become effective on the date when each of the following conditions specified below shall have been satisfied (the “First Amendment Effective Date”):

(i) the Administrative Agent and the Borrower shall have received a signed signature page to this First Amendment from the Borrower, the Guarantor and the Administrative Agent and a signed consent from each Consenting Lender, and in the case of each such Consenting Lender such Consenting Lender shall have elected on its signature page either “Option A” or “Option B” as described in Exhibit A hereto;

(ii) the Administrative Agent shall have received with respect to the Borrower a certificate of the Secretary of State of the state of Delaware, dated as of a recent date, as to its good standing;

(iii) the Administrative Agent shall have received a certificate of the Secretary or an Assistant Secretary (or similar officer), of the Borrower dated the date hereof and certifying as to the incumbency and specimen signature of each officer of the Borrower executing this First Amendment or any other document delivered by it in connection herewith;

(iv) the Borrower shall have paid to the Administrative Agent for the benefit of itself and the Consenting Lenders the then-unpaid balance of all accrued and unpaid fees due, owing and payable by the Borrower to them in connection with this First Amendment, as agreed to by the Borrower, and the reasonable attorneys’ fees of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP as counsel to the Administrative Agent incurred in connection with the preparation, execution and delivery of this First Amendment as to which the Borrower shall have received an invoice prior to the First Amendment Effective Date;

(v) the Administrative Agent shall have received an Officer’s Certificate from the Borrower certifying as to the truth in all material respects of the representations and warranties set forth in Section 3 of this First Amendment as though made by it on the date hereof, except to the extent that any such representation or warranty relates to a specified date, in which case as of such date (provided, that any representation or warranty that is qualified by materiality, “Material Adverse Change” or “Material Adverse Effect” shall be true and correct in all respects as of the applicable date, before and after giving effect to the First Amendment); and

(vi) all interest accrued on the Term Loans that has not yet been paid by the Borrower to the Administrative Agent as of the First Amendment Effective Date shall have been paid in full.

The Administrative Agent shall promptly notify the parties hereto of the occurrence of the First Amendment Effective Date.


SECTION 3—Representations and Warranties. In order to induce the Consenting Lenders and the Administrative Agent to enter into this First Amendment, the Borrower represents and warrants to each of the Consenting Lenders and the Administrative Agent that on and as of the date hereof after giving effect to this First Amendment, (i) no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing or would result from giving effect to the First Amendment and (ii) the representations and warranties contained in the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents (other than the representations and warranties set forth in Sections 3.05(b), 3.06 and 3.09(a) of the Loan Agreement), are true and correct in all material respects on and as of the date hereof with the same effect as if made on and as of the date hereof except to the extent that such representations and warranties expressly relate to an earlier date and in such case as of such date; provided that any representation or warranty that is qualified by materiality, “Material Adverse Change” or “Material Adverse Effect” shall be true and correct in all respects, as though made on and as of the applicable date, before and after giving effect to the First Amendment.

SECTION 4—Reference to and Effect on the Loan Agreement; Ratification. At and after the effectiveness of this First Amendment, each reference in the Loan Agreement to “this Agreement,” “hereunder,” “hereof” or words of like import referring to the Loan Agreement, shall mean and be a reference to the Loan Agreement, as amended by this First Amendment. The Loan Agreement and each of the other Loan Documents, as specifically amended by this First Amendment, and the obligations of the Borrower hereunder and thereunder, are and shall continue to be in full force and effect and are hereby in all respects ratified and confirmed. The parties hereto confirm and agree that the guaranty under Section 9 of the Loan Agreement shall continue in full force and effect after giving effect to this First Amendment, and the term “Obligations” as used in the Loan Agreement shall include all obligations of the Borrower under the Loan Agreement, as amended by this First Amendment. This First Amendment shall be deemed to be a “Loan Document” for all purposes of the Loan Agreement and the other Loan Documents. The execution, delivery and effectiveness of this First Amendment shall not, except as expressly provided herein, operate as an amendment or waiver of any right, power or remedy of any Lender or the Administrative Agent under any of the Loan Documents, nor constitute an amendment or waiver of any provision of any of the Loan Documents.

SECTION 5—Execution in Counterparts. This First Amendment may be executed in counterparts (and by different parties hereto on different counterparts), each of which shall constitute an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute a single contract. The execution and delivery of a consent to this First Amendment by each Consenting Lender shall be irrevocable and shall be binding upon such Consenting Lender’s successors, permitted transferees and permitted assigns. This First Amendment shall become effective as set forth in Section 2, and from and after the First Amendment Effective Date shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors, permitted transferees and permitted assigns. Delivery of an executed counterpart of a signature page of this First Amendment or of a consent to this First Amendment by facsimile or electronic .pdf copy shall be effective as delivery of a manually executed counterpart of this First Amendment or such consent, respectively.


SECTION 6—Governing Law. THIS FIRST AMENDMENT AND THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES UNDER THIS FIRST AMENDMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

SECTION 7—Refinancing of Non-Consenting Lender Term Loans; Assignments of Certain Lenders. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in Section 2 and effective as of the First Amendment Effective Date:

(a) the outstanding Refinanced Term Loans of each Non-Consenting Lender shall, pursuant to 10.08(e) of the Loan Agreement, be repaid, on behalf of the Borrower by payment from the Fronting Lender of an amount equal to the outstanding principal amount of, and accrued and unpaid interest on all of such Refinanced Term Loans, and all of such Non-Consenting Lender’s existing Refinanced Term Loans shall be deemed refinanced by new Class B Term Loans held by the Fronting Lender in an amount corresponding to the amount of existing Refinanced Term Loans held by such Non-Consenting Lender,

(b) each Consenting Lender who elects Option B as described in Exhibit A hereto (each such Lender a “Cash Roll Lender”), shall on or prior to the First Amendment Effective Date and upon execution and delivery of its consent as described in Exhibit A hereto (i) be deemed to have assigned its Refinanced Term Loans to the Fronting Lender pursuant to the terms hereof (the “First-Step Assignment”), (ii) receive an amount equal to the outstanding principal amount of, and accrued and unpaid interest to but excluding the First Amendment Effective Date on, such Refinanced Term Loans and (iii) commit (or have such other Eligible Assignees as such Cash Roll Lender may designate commit) to purchase new Class B Term Loans from the Fronting Lender in a principal amount to be determined by the Administrative Agent up to the amount of the Refinanced Term Loans such Cash Roll Lender assigned pursuant to the First-Step Assignment (or such greater amount as may be agreed between such Cash Roll Lender and the Administrative Agent),

(c) the Replacement Term Loans shall be deemed the Class B Term Loans and replace the Refinanced Term Loans, and

(d) the Fronting Lender shall advance a Replacement Term Loan in a principal amount equal to the principal amount of Refinanced Term Loans required to be paid by the Fronting Lender pursuant to this Section 7.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this First Amendment to be duly executed and delivered as of the day and year above written.

 

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
as Administrative Agent
By:  

/s/ Matthew H. Massie

  Name: Matthew H. Massie
  Title: Managing Director

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

as Fronting Lender

By:  

/s/ Matthew H. Massie

  Name: Matthew H. Massie
  Title: Managing Director
UNITED AIRLINES, INC.
By:  

/s/ Gerald Laderman

  Name: Gerald Laderman
  Title: Senior Vice President
  Finance, Procurement & Treasurer
UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC.
By:  

/s/ Gerald Laderman

  Name: Gerald Laderman
  Title: Senior Vice President
  Finance, Procurement & Treasurer


EXHIBIT A

LENDER CONSENT TO FIRST AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AND GUARANTY AGREEMENT

[            ], 2014

Reference is made to the Credit and Guaranty Agreement, dated as of March 27, 2013 (as amended, restated, supplemented or otherwise modified through the date hereof, the “Loan Agreement”) among UNITED AIRLINES, INC. (formerly known as Continental Airlines, Inc. and as successor to United Air Lines, Inc.), a Delaware corporation (the “Borrower”), UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC. and its other subsidiaries party thereto as guarantors from time to time, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., as administrative agent for the Lenders (in such capacity, together with its successors and permitted assigns, the “Administrative Agent”), and the “Lenders” party thereto.

Posted for your review is a draft of the First Amendment (the “Amendment”) to the Loan Agreement. Capitalized terms used and not defined in this Consent have the meanings set forth in the Loan Agreement, as amended by the Amendment.

This Consent sets forth the procedures for (i) submitting your consent to the Amendment; (ii) electing either (a) a cashless roll as described in Option A below or (b) a cash roll as described in Option B below; (iii) electing not to consent to the Amendment and be treated as a “Non-Consenting Lender” and/or (iv) submitting questions or comments on the Amendment.

PROCEDURES FOR CONSENTING TO THE AMENDMENT

Each Lender is requested to consent to the Amendment by following the procedures set forth herein. Additionally, each Consenting Lender may elect one of the following options:

 

    OPTION A (Cashless): If you elect Option A, on the First Amendment Effective Date, your Class B Term Loans will automatically be subject to the amended terms described in the Amendment.

 

    OPTION B (Cash Roll): If you elect Option B, on the First Amendment Effective Date (i) your Class B Term Loans will be assigned to the Fronting Lender pursuant to the terms of the Amendment (the “First-Step Assignment”), (ii) you will receive an amount equal to the outstanding principal amount of, together with accrued and unpaid interest to the First Amendment Effective Date on, such Term Loans, and (iii) you or such other Eligible Assignees as you may designate will commit to purchase new Class B Term Loans from the Fronting Lender (the “Second-Step Assignment”) in a principal amount to be determined by the Administrative Agent up to the amount of the original Class B Term Loans you assigned pursuant to the First-Step Assignment (or such greater amount as may be agreed between you and the Administrative Agent).

In order to consent to the Amendment and elect either Option A or Option B, each Consenting Lender is required to complete and sign the signature page to the Amendment (a copy of which is attached hereto as Annex I, with the full Amendment document being posted separately to Intralinks). In addition, if you elect Option B, the Administrative Agent will separately be contacting you to arrange execution and delivery of appropriate Assignment and Acceptance to effect the Second-Step Assignment.


Delivery Instructions for Consenting Lenders: If you are a Consenting Lender, please submit your completed and fully executed signature page to cyim@milbank.com , with a copy to coale.w.mechlin@jpmorgan.com, no later than 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March [    ], 2014. Lenders not delivering a signature page prior to such time will be treated as “Non-Consenting Lenders” with respect to the Amendment. Please note that EACH LEGAL ENTITY MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE SIGNATURE PAGE.

In addition, two originals of the signature page should be delivered to the attention of Connor Yim, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, NY 10005.

PROCEDURES FOR NON-CONSENTING LENDERS

If you do not wish to consent to the Amendment for any of your Class B Term Loans, you are requested to please promptly advise the Administrative Agent of your intention. Non-Consenting Lenders will be repaid in accordance with the Amendment.

PROCEDURES FOR UPSIZING COMMITMENTS

Each existing Lender that wishes to upsize its Class B Term Loan commitment in excess of its current amount is asked to contact their sales representative at J.P. Morgan.

REQUEST FOR REVIEW AND COMMENTS TO THE AMENDMENT

Each Lender is requested to review the terms of the Amendment.

All questions or comments on the Amendment of a business nature should be directed to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC (the “Administrative Agent”) at:

 

    Eric Martz, eric.a.martz@jpmorgan.com, (212) 270-7516

If you have any questions of a legal nature, they should be directed to the Adminstrative Agent’s counsel, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP at:

 

    Elihu F. Robertson, erobertson@milbank.com, (212) 530-5187

 

    James V. Pascale, jpascale@milbank.com, (212) 530-5370

 

    Connor Yim, cyim@milbank.com, (212) 530-5764
EX-10.2

Exhibit 10.2

CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL APPEARING IN THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN OMITTED AND FILED SEPARATELY WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND RULE 24B-2 PROMULGATED THEREUNDER. OMITTED INFORMATION HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH ASTERISKS.

Supplemental Agreement No. 05

to

Purchase Agreement Number PA-03784

(the Agreement)

Between

The Boeing Company

and

United Airlines, Inc.

Relating to Boeing Model 737-900ER Aircraft

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT is entered into as of March 3, 2014 by and between THE BOEING COMPANY (Boeing) and UNITED AIRLINES, INC. (formerly known as Continental Airlines, Inc. and successor by merger to United Air Lines, Inc.) (Customer);

WHEREAS, the parties hereto entered into Purchase Agreement Number PA-03784 dated July 12, 2012 (Purchase Agreement), as amended and supplemented, relating to the purchase and sale of Boeing Model 737 aircraft (Aircraft). This Supplemental Agreement is an amendment to the Purchase Agreement;

WHEREAS, Boeing and Customer agree to revise the delivery months for the following Aircraft:

 

Original Delivery Month

 

New Delivery Month

 

Serial Number

***

  ***   ***

***

  ***   ***

WHEREAS, Boeing and Customer agree to *** the *** of *** on *** with the *** for the *** with ***.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained, the parties agree to amend the Agreement as follows:

1. Table of Contents, Articles, Tables, Exhibits, and Letter Agreements:

1.1 Remove and replace, in its entirety, the “Table of Contents”, with the “Table of Contents” attached hereto, to reflect the changes made by this Supplemental Agreement No. 05.

1.2 Remove and replace, in its entirety, “Table 1” with the “Table 1” attached hereto to reflect the above revisions.

 

P.A. 03784

UAL

   SA 5-1   


Supplemental Agreement No. 05 to

Purchase Agreement PA-03784

 

1.3 Incorporate Letter Agreement No. UAL-PA-03784-LA-1400240, entitled “Aircraft Rescheduling of ***” attached hereto to reflect the terms associated with the rescheduling of this Aircraft.

The Agreement will be deemed to be supplemented to the extent herein provided as of the date hereof and as so supplemented will continue in full force and effect.

EXECUTED IN DUPLICATE as of the day and year first written above.

 

THE BOEING COMPANY     UNITED AIRLINES, INC.
/s/ ***     /s/ Gerald Laderman
Signature     Signature
Attorney-in-Fact     Senior Vice President Finance, Procurement and Treasurer
Title     Title

 

P.A. 03784

UAL

   SA 5-2   


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

         SA Number  

ARTICLES

  

Article 1.

  Quantity, Model and Description   

Article 2.

  Delivery Schedule   

Article 3.

  Price   

Article 4.

  Payment   

Article 5.

  Additional Terms   

TABLE

  

1.

  Aircraft Information Table      05   

EXHIBIT

  

A.

  Aircraft Configuration   

B.

  Aircraft Delivery Requirements and Responsibilities   

SUPPLEMENTAL EXHIBITS

  

AE1.

  Escalation Adjustment/Airframe and Optional Features   

BFE1.

  BFE Variables   

CS1.

  Customer Support Variables   

EE1.

  Engine Escalation, Engine Warranty ***   

SLP1.

  Service Life Policy Components   

 

UAL-PA-03784   

SA-5

Page 1

BOEING / UNITED AIR LINES, INC. PROPRIETARY


LETTER AGREEMENTS

  

TITLE

  

SA Number

 

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1207868

   Performance Guarantees   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1207870

   Spare Parts Initial Provisioning   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1207871

   Special Matters   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1207878

   Demonstration Flight Waiver   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1207879R2

   Option Aircraft      04   
   Attachment A      04   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1207881

   Seller Purchased Equipment   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1208155R1

   *** Matters      04   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1208156

   ***   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1208172

   ***   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1208173

   ***   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1207869

   737 Production Adjustments   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1208938

   Privileged and Confidential Matters   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1209039

   Aircraft Model Substitution   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1209115

   ***   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1300306

   Aircraft Reschedule ***      02   

UAL-PA-03784-LA-1400240

   Aircraft Rescheduling of ***      05   

 

UAL-PA-03784   

SA-5

Page 2

BOEING / UNITED AIR LINES, INC. PROPRIETARY


SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENTS

DATED AS OF

  

Supplemental Agreement No. 01

   September 27, 2012

Supplemental Agreement No. 02

   March 1, 2013

Supplemental Agreement No. 03

   June 27, 2013

Supplemental Agreement No. 04

   September 11, 2013

Supplemental Agreement No. 05

   March 3, 2014

 

UAL-PA-03784   

SA-5

Page 3

BOEING / UNITED AIR LINES, INC. PROPRIETARY


Table 1 To

Purchase Agreement No. 03784

737-900ER Aircraft Delivery, Description, Price and Advance Payments

 

Airframe Model/MTOW:

  737-900ER     *** pounds      Detail Specification:     ***     

Engine Model/Thrust:

  CFM56-7B***     ***pounds      Airframe Price Base Year/Escalation     Formula:     ***        ***   

Airframe Price:

    $ ***      Engine Price Base Year/Escalation     Formula:     ***        ***   

Optional Features:

    $ ***         
   

 

 

       

Sub-Total of Airframe and Features:

    $ ***      Airframe Escalation Data:    

Engine Price (Per Aircraft):

    $ ***      Base Year Index (ECI):     ***     

Aircraft Basic Price (Excluding BFE/SPE):

    $ ***      Base Year Index (CPI):     ***     
   

 

 

       

Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) Estimate:

    $ ***         

Seller Purchased Equipment (SPE) Estimate:

    $ ***         

Deposit per Aircraft:

    $ ***         

 

            Escalation                    Escalation Estimate      Advance Payment Per Aircraft (Amts. Due/Mos. Prior to Delivery):  
Delivery    Number of      Factor      Serial      Escalation      Adv Payment Base      ***      ***      ***      ***  

Date

   Aircraft      (Airframe)      Number      Forecast      Price Per A/P      ***      ***      ***      ***  

***

     ***         ***         ***         ***       $  ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***   

***

     ***         ***         ***         ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***   

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     ***         ***         ***         ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***   

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     ***         ***         ***         ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***   

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     ***         ***         ***         ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***   

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     ***         ***         ***         ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***   

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     ***         ***         ***         ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***       $ ***   

 

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Table 1 To

Purchase Agreement No. 03784

737-900ER Aircraft Delivery, Description, Price and Advance Payments

 

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Delivery    Number of      Factor      Serial      Escalation      Adv Payment Base      ***      ***      ***      ***  

Date

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