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, 2015

OR

 

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

For the transition period from                      to                     

 

 

LOGO

 

Commission

File Number

 

Exact Name of Registrant as

Specified in its Charter, Principal

Executive 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 13, 2015 is shown below:

 

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

   382,001,450 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, 2015

 

                 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

     26   

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

     34   

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures

     35   
  PART II. OTHER INFORMATION   

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,  
           2015                  2014        

Operating revenue:

     

Passenger—Mainline

    $ 5,938        $ 5,848    

Passenger—Regional

     1,482          1,536    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total passenger revenue

     7,420          7,384    

Cargo

     242          209    

Other operating revenue

     946          1,103    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     8,608          8,696    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating expense:

     

Salaries and related costs

     2,301          2,153    

Aircraft fuel

     1,864          2,917    

Regional capacity purchase

     570          559    

Landing fees and other rent

     543          572    

Depreciation and amortization

     429          409    

Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs

     397          458    

Distribution expenses

     312          318    

Aircraft rent

     201          224    

Special charges (Note 10)

     64          52    

Other operating expenses

     1,186          1,383    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     7,867          9,045    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

     741          (349)   
     

Nonoperating income (expense):

     

Interest expense

     (173)         (187)   

Interest capitalized

     12          14    

Interest income

               

Miscellaneous, net (Note 10)

     (74)         (89)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     (230)         (257)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

     511          (606)   

Income tax expense

               
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 508        $ (609)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share, basic

   $ 1.33        $ (1.66)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share, diluted

   $ 1.32        $ (1.66)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Condensed 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,  
           2015                  2014        

Net income (loss)

    $ 508         $ (609)   
     

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

     

Fuel derivative financial instruments

     86          (7)   

Employee benefit plans

             (21)   

Investments and other

     14          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     102          (28)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income (loss), net

    $ 610         $ (637)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Condensed 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, 2015
     December 31, 2014  

ASSETS

     

Current assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 3,352        $ 2,002    

Short-term investments

     2,256          2,382    

Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts (2015—$23; 2014—$22)

     1,471          1,146    

Fuel hedge collateral deposits

     398          577    

Aircraft fuel, spare parts and supplies, less obsolescence allowance (2015—$178; 2014—$169)

     631          666    

Deferred income taxes

     575          591    

Prepaid expenses and other

     826          774    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     9,509          8,138    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating property and equipment:

     

Owned—

     

Flight equipment

     21,864          21,107    

Other property and equipment

     4,092          4,016    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     25,956          25,123    

Less—Accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (7,399)         (7,079)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     18,557          18,044    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Purchase deposits for flight equipment

     602          706    
     

Capital leases—

     

Flight equipment

     1,301          1,272    

Other property and equipment

     331          331    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     1,632          1,603    

Less—Accumulated amortization

     (929)         (886)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     703          717    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     19,862          19,467    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other assets:

     

Goodwill

     4,523          4,523    

Intangibles, less accumulated amortization (2015—$1,076; 2014—$1,049)

     4,257          4,284    

Restricted cash

     271          276    

Other, net

     669          665    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     9,720          9,748    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 39,091        $ 37,353    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except shares)

 

     (Unaudited)
March 31, 2015
     December 31, 2014  

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

     

Current liabilities:

     

Advance ticket sales

    $ 4,932         $ 3,701    

Frequent flyer deferred revenue

     2,059          2,058    

Accounts payable

     2,074          1,882    

Accrued salaries and benefits

     1,597          1,818    

Current maturities of long-term debt

     1,700          1,313    

Current maturities of capital leases

     112          110    

Fuel derivative instruments

     648          694    

Other

     847          932    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     13,969          12,508    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Long-term debt

     9,914          10,121    

Long-term obligations under capital leases

     560          571    
     

Other liabilities and deferred credits:

     

Frequent flyer deferred revenue

     2,966          2,879    

Postretirement benefit liability

     1,933          1,933    

Pension liability

     2,082          2,226    

Advanced purchase of miles

     1,182          1,217    

Deferred income taxes

     1,577          1,591    

Lease fair value adjustment, net

     438          466    

Other

     1,462          1,445    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     11,640          11,757    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

     

Stockholders’ equity:

     

Preferred stock

     —          —    

Common stock at par, $0.01 par value; authorized 1,000,000,000 shares; outstanding 382,490,693 and 374,525,916 shares at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively

               

Additional capital invested

     7,932          7,721    

Accumulated deficit

     (3,375)         (3,883)   

Stock held in treasury, at cost

     (576)         (367)   

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     (977)         (1,079)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     3,008          2,396    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ 39,091         $ 37,353    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Condensed 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,
 
     2015      2014  

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

     

Net cash provided by operating activities

    $ 1,825         $ 694    

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

     

Capital expenditures

     (210)         (364)   

Purchases of short-term and other investments

     (197)         (235)   

Proceeds from sale of short-term and other investments

     326          124    

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

     17          35    

Other, net

     19          13    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (45)         (427)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

     

Payments of long-term debt

     (296)         (613)   

Repurchases of common stock

     (195)         —    

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     100          147    

Principal payments under capital leases

     (24)         (24)   

Other, net

     (15)         12    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (430)         (478)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     1,350          (211)   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

     2,002          3,220    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

   $ 3,352        $ 3,009    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investing and Financing Activities Not Affecting Cash:

     

Property and equipment acquired through the issuance of debt and capital leases

   $ 599        $ 375    

Exchanges of certain convertible notes for common stock

     201          202    

The accompanying Combined Notes to Condensed 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,  
     2015      2014  

Operating revenue:

     

Passenger—Mainline

    $ 5,938         $ 5,848    

Passenger—Regional

     1,482          1,536    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total passenger revenue

     7,420          7,384    

Cargo

     242          209    

Other operating revenue

     946          1,103    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     8,608          8,696    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating expense:

     

Salaries and related costs

     2,301          2,153    

Aircraft fuel

     1,864          2,917    

Regional capacity purchase

     570          559    

Landing fees and other rent

     543          572    

Depreciation and amortization

     429          409    

Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs

     397          458    

Distribution expenses

     312          318    

Aircraft rent

     201          224    

Special charges (Note 10)

     64          52    

Other operating expenses

     1,186          1,375    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     7,867          9,037    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

     741          (341)   
     

Nonoperating income (expense):

     

Interest expense

     (173)         (189)   

Interest capitalized

     12          14    

Interest income

               

Miscellaneous, net (Note 10)

     (74)         (66)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     (230)         (236)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

     511          (577)   

Income tax expense

               
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 509        $ (580)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Condensed 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,  
     2015      2014  

Net income (loss)

    $ 509        $ (580)   
     

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

     

Fuel derivative financial instruments

     86          (7)   

Employee benefit plans

             (21)   

Investments and other

     14            
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     102          (27)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income (loss), net

   $ 611        $ (607)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Condensed 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, 2015      December 31, 2014  

ASSETS

     

Current assets:

     

Cash and cash equivalents

    $ 3,346         $ 1,996    

Short-term investments

     2,256          2,382    

Receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts (2015—$23;
2014—$22)

     1,471          1,146    

Fuel hedge collateral deposits

     398          577    

Aircraft fuel, spare parts and supplies, less obsolescence allowance
(2015—$178; 2014—$169)

     631          666    

Deferred income taxes

     575          591    

Prepaid expenses and other

     874          823    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     9,551          8,181    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Operating property and equipment:

     

Owned—

     

Flight equipment

     21,864          21,107    

Other property and equipment

     4,092          4,016    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     25,956          25,123    

Less—Accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (7,399)         (7,079)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     18,557          18,044    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Purchase deposits for flight equipment

     602          706    
     

Capital leases—

     

Flight equipment

     1,301          1,272    

Other property and equipment

     332          331    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     1,633          1,603    

Less—Accumulated amortization

     (929)         (886)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     704          717    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     19,863          19,467    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other assets:

     

Goodwill

     4,523          4,523    

Intangibles, less accumulated amortization (2015—$1,076;
2014—$1,049)

     4,257          4,284    

Restricted cash

     271          276    

Other, net

     669          1,377    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     9,720          10,460    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ 39,134         $ 38,108    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In millions, except shares)

 

     (Unaudited)         
     March 31, 2015      December 31, 2014  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY              

Current liabilities:

     

Advance ticket sales

    $ 4,932        $ 3,701    

Frequent flyer deferred revenue

     2,059          2,058    

Accounts payable

     2,079          1,886    

Accrued salaries and benefits

     1,597          1,818    

Current maturities of long-term debt

     1,700          1,313    

Current maturities of capital leases

     112          110    

Fuel derivative instruments

     648          694    

Other

     847          933    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     13,974          12,513    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     

Long-term debt

     9,914          10,120    

Long-term obligations under capital leases

     560          571    
     

Other liabilities and deferred credits:

     

Frequent flyer deferred revenue

     2,966          2,879    

Postretirement benefit liability

     1,933          1,933    

Pension liability

     2,082          2,226    

Advanced purchase of miles

     1,182          1,217    

Deferred income taxes

     1,577          1,591    

Lease fair value adjustment, net

     438          466    

Other

     1,462          1,957    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     11,640          12,269    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

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, 2015 and December 31, 2014

     —          —    

Additional capital invested

     7,156          7,347    

Accumulated deficit

     (3,119)         (3,628)   

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     (977)         (1,079)   

Receivable from related parties

     (14)         (5)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
     3,046          2,635    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
    $ 39,134         $ 38,108    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accompanying Combined Notes to Condensed 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,  
     2015      2014  

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

     

Net cash provided by operating activities

    $ 1,816         $ 686    

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

     

Capital expenditures

     (210)         (364)   

Purchases of short-term investments and other investments

     (197)         (235)   

Proceeds from sale of short-term and other investments

     326          124    

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

     17          35    

Other, net

     19          13    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (45)         (427)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

     

Payments of long-term debt

     (296)         (613)   

Dividend to UAL

     (195)         —    

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     100          147    

Principal payments under capital leases

     (24)         (24)   

Other, net

     (6)         20    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (421)         (470)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     1,350          (211)   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

     1,996          3,214    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

    $ 3,346         $ 3,003    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Investing and Financing Activities Not Affecting Cash:

     

Property and equipment acquired through the issuance of debt and capital leases

    $ 599         $ 375    

Transfer of UAL subsidiaries to United

     —          186    

Conversion of convertible notes to UAL common stock

     —          156    

The accompanying Combined Notes to Condensed 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, 2014 (the “2014 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

Recently Issued Accounting Standards. In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) amended the FASB Accounting Standards Codification and created a new Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. This amendment prescribes that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The amendment supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, and most industry-specific guidance throughout the Industry Topics of the Codification. On April 1, 2015, the FASB proposed deferring the effective date of the amendment by one year to December 15, 2017 for annual reporting periods beginning after that date. The FASB also proposed permitting early adoption of the standard, but not before the original effective date of December 15, 2016. The Company is evaluating the impact on its financial statements.

In April 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-03, Interest - Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. This standard amends existing guidance to require the presentation of debt issuance costs in the balance sheet as a deduction from the carrying amount of the related debt liability instead of a deferred charge. It is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015, but early adoption is permitted. The Company is evaluating the impact the adoption of this standard will have on its financial statements.

 

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NOTE 2 - EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

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

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2015      2014  

Basic earnings (loss) per share:

     

Earnings (loss) available to common stockholders

    $ 508         $ (609)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Basic weighted-average shares outstanding

     382          368    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share, basic

    $ 1.33         $ (1.66)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per share:

     

Earnings (loss) available to common stockholders including the effect of dilutive securities

    $ 508         $ (609)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted shares outstanding:

     

Basic weighted-average shares outstanding

     382          368    

Effect of convertible notes

             —    

Effect of restricted stock and employee stock options

             —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Diluted weighted-average shares outstanding

     384          368    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share, diluted

    $ 1.32         $ (1.66)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Potentially dilutive shares excluded from diluted per share amounts:

     

Restricted stock and stock options

     —            

Convertible notes

     —          28    

In January 2015, the holders of substantially all of the remaining $202 million principal amount of United’s 4.5% Convertible Notes due 2015 (the “4.5% Convertible Notes”) exercised their conversion option resulting in the issuance of 11 million shares of UAL common stock. There is no convertible debt outstanding as of March 31, 2015.

On July 24, 2014, UAL’s Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program to acquire up to $1 billion of UAL’s common stock. UAL may repurchase shares through the open market, privately negotiated transactions, block trades, or accelerated share repurchase transactions from time to time in accordance with applicable securities laws. UAL will repurchase shares of common stock subject to prevailing market conditions, and may discontinue such repurchases at any time. UAL spent $200 million to repurchase approximately 2.9 million shares of UAL common stock in open market transactions in the first quarter of 2015. As of March 31, 2015, the Company has $480 million remaining to spend under the share repurchase program. See Part II, Item 2., “Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds” of this report for additional information.

 

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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, 2014

    $ (587)        $ (499)        $        $ (1,079)   

Changes in value

     (8)         (75)         15          (68)   

Amounts reclassified to earnings

     10          161          (1)         170    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net change

             86          14          102    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2015

    $ (585)        $ (413)        $ 21         $ (977)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2013

    $ 584         $ 11         $ 13         $ 608    

Changes in value

     (5)         (10)         —          (15)   

Amounts reclassified to earnings

     (16)                 —          (13)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net change

     (21)         (7)         —          (28)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2014

    $ 563         $        $ 13         $ 580    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Details about AOCI Components

  Amount Reclassified
from  AOCI to Income
    

Affected Line Item in
the Statements of
Consolidated Operations

    Three Months Ended March 31,       
    2015     2014       
Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges       

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

   $ 161        $       Aircraft fuel
Amortization of pension and post-retirement items       

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

   $ 10        $ (16)       Salaries and related costs
Investments and other       

Available for sale securities-reclassifications of gains into earnings (b)

   $ (1)       $ —        Miscellaneous, net

 

 

(a) UAL and United amounts are substantially the same except for additional gains related to investments and other of $1 million at United in the three months ended March 31, 2014.

(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 information).

 

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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. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income (including the reversals of deferred tax liabilities) during the periods in which those deferred tax assets will become deductible. The Company’s management assesses available positive and negative evidence regarding the Company’s ability to realize its deferred tax assets and records a valuation allowance when it is more likely than not that deferred tax assets will not be realized. To form a conclusion, management considers positive evidence in the form of reversing temporary differences, projections of future taxable income and tax planning strategies and negative evidence such as historical losses. Although the Company was not in a three-year cumulative loss position at the end of 2014, management determined that the low level of cumulative pretax income, combined with uncertainty about forecasted results, supports the conclusion that the valuation allowance is still necessary. Management will continue to evaluate future financial performance to determine whether such performance is both sustained and significant enough to provide sufficient evidence to support reversal of the valuation allowance. The valuation allowance balance at March 31, 2015 was $4.6 billion.

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,
 
     2015      2014      2015      2014  
Service cost     $ 31         $ 24         $        $   
Interest cost      50          51          20          22    
Expected return on plan assets      (49)         (45)         —          (1)   
Amortization of unrecognized (gain) loss and prior service cost (credit)      22                  (13)         (19)   
Settlement loss              —          —          —    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

    $ 55         $ 33         $ 12         $   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company contributed $180 million to its tax-qualified defined benefit pension plans.

Settlement and Plan Remeasurement. During March 2015, the Company recognized a settlement loss of $1 million in earnings resulting from certain lump-sum payments under a separate pension plan related to the Company’s pilot workgroup. Application of settlement accounting required the Company to remeasure the assets and liabilities of this plan in the first quarter of 2015. The Company remeasured the pension plan’s liabilities using an average weighted discount rate of 4.05% compared to the year-end 2014 discount rate of 4.19%. As a result of the settlement, the projected benefit obligation of the plan increased by $6 million and Other comprehensive loss increased by an actuarial loss of $8 million. These items are not anticipated to materially impact expected net periodic benefit cost for the remainder of 2015. The Company recognizes the earnings impacts of its pension plans in Salaries and related costs in the Company’s Statements of Consolidated Operations.

Share-Based Compensation. During the first quarter of 2015, UAL granted share-based compensation awards pursuant to the United Continental Holdings, Inc. 2008 Incentive Compensation Plan. These share-based compensation awards include approximately 0.2 million shares of restricted stock and 0.3 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. The Company also granted 0.6 million performance-based RSUs that will vest based on the Company’s return on invested capital and the Company’s relative improvement in pre-tax margin for the three years ending December 31, 2017. If these performance conditions are 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.

 

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The table below presents information related to share-based compensation (in millions):

 

                                                             
     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     2015      2014  

Share-based compensation expense (a)

    $ 17         $ 32    
     March 31, 2015      December 31, 2014  

Unrecognized share-based compensation

    $ 90         $ 62    
       

(a) Includes $3 million of expense recognized in merger integration-related costs for the three months ended March 31, 2014. See Note 10 of this report for additional information.

Profit Sharing Plans. Substantially all employees participate in profit sharing, which varies from 5% to 20% of pre-tax earnings, excluding special items, profit sharing expense and share-based compensation, depending on the work group and the Company’s earnings. 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. Eligible non-U.S. co-workers receive profit sharing based on the calculation 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 Company’s Statements of Consolidated 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, 2015      December 31, 2014  
     Total      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  
     UAL  

Cash and cash equivalents

    $ 3,352         $ 3,352         $ —         $ —         $ 2,002         $ 2,002         $ —         $ —    

Short-term investments:

                       

Asset-backed securities

     795          —          795          —          901          —          901          —    

Corporate debt

     883          —          883          —          876          —          876          —    

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

     252          —          252          —          256          —          256          —    

Auction rate securities

     17          —          —          17          26          —          —          26    

U.S. government and agency notes

     53          —          53          —          68          —          68          —    

Other fixed income securities

     256          —          256          —          255          —          255          —    

Enhanced equipment trust certificates (“EETC”)

     27          —          —          27          28          —          —          28    

Fuel derivatives liability, net

     (641)         —          (641)         —          (717)         —          (717)         —    

Foreign currency derivatives asset, net

     16          —          16          —                  —                  —    

Restricted cash

     301          301          —          —          320          320          —          —    
     United  

Cash and cash equivalents

    $     3,346         $     3,346         $ —         $ —         $     1,996         $     1,996         $ —         $ —    

Short-term investments:

                       

Asset-backed securities

     795          —          795          —          901          —          901          —    

Corporate debt

     883          —          883          —          876          —          876          —    

CDARS

     252          —          252          —          256          —          256          —    

Auction rate securities

     17          —          —          17          26          —          —          26    

U.S. government and agency notes

     53          —          53          —          68          —          68          —    

Other fixed income securities

     256          —          256          —          255          —          255          —    

EETC

     27          —          —          27          28          —          —          28    

Fuel derivatives liability, net

     (641)         —          (641)         —          (717)         —          (717)         —    

Foreign currency derivatives asset, net

     16          —          16          —                  —                  —    

Restricted cash

     301          301          —          —          320          320          —          —    

Convertible debt derivative asset

     —          —          —          —          712          —          —          712    

Convertible debt derivative option liability

     —          —          —          —          (511)         —          —          (511)   

United’s debt-related derivatives presented in the tables above related to (a) supplemental indentures that provided that United’s convertible debt was 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 were required to be separated and accounted for as though they were 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 related to the 4.5% Convertible Notes. Gains (losses) on these derivatives were recorded in Nonoperating income (expense): Miscellaneous, net in United’s Statements of Consolidated Operations. These derivatives along with their gains (losses) were reported in United’s separate financial statements and were eliminated in consolidation for UAL. In January 2015, the holders of substantially all of the remaining $202 million principal amount of the 4.5% Convertible Notes exercised their conversion option resulting in the issuance of 11 million shares of UAL common stock. The derivative assets and liabilities associated with the 4.5% Convertible Notes were settled in connection with the retirement of the related convertible debt, and the final accounting did not materially impact UAL’s or United’s Statements of Consolidated Operations.

 

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Available-for-sale investment maturities - The short-term investments shown in the table above are classified as available-for-sale. As of March 31, 2015, 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 five years and CDARS have maturities of less than one year. U.S. government and other securities have maturities of less than one year to approximately three years. The EETC securities mature in 2019.

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, 2015     December 31, 2014  
    Carrying
Amount
    Fair Value     Carrying
Amount
    Fair Value  
          Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3           Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3  

UAL debt

   $   11,614        $   12,232        $   —        $   9,282       $   2,950       $   11,434        $   12,386        $   —        $   8,568        $   3,818    

United debt

    11,614         12,232         —         9,282         2,950         11,433         12,386         —         8,568         3,818    

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.

NOTE 7 - HEDGING ACTIVITIES

Fuel Derivatives

The Company routinely hedges a portion of its expected aircraft fuel requirements to protect against increases in the price of fuel. The Company may restructure hedges in response to market conditions prior to their original settlement dates which may result in changes in hedge coverage levels and the potential recognition of gains or losses on such hedge contracts. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had hedged approximately 15% and 1% of its projected fuel requirements (575 million gallons and 35 million gallons, respectively) for the remainder of 2015 and 2016, respectively, with commonly used financial hedge instruments based on aircraft fuel or crude oil. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had fuel hedges expiring through March 2016.

 

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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. Instruments that qualify for 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 cash flow hedge exceeds the change in the value of the Company’s expected future cash outlay to purchase 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.

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 settles 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.

 

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

 

Classification

   Balance Sheet Location    March 31,
2015
     December 31,
2014
 

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedges

        

Liabilities:

        

Fuel contracts due within one year

   Fuel derivative instruments     $ 306         $ 450    

Fuel contracts with maturities greater than one year

   Other liabilities and deferred credits: Other      —          27    
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

       $ 306         $ 477    
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Derivatives not designated for hedge accounting

        

Assets:

        

Fuel contracts due within one year

   Receivables     $        $   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

       $        $   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities:

        

Fuel contracts due within one year

   Fuel derivative instruments     $ 342         $ 244    

Fuel contracts with maturities greater than one year

   Other liabilities and deferred credits: Other      —            
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

       $ 342         $ 246    
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total derivatives

        

Assets:

        

Fuel contracts due within one year

   Receivables     $        $   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total assets

       $        $   
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Liabilities:

        

Fuel contracts due within one year

   Fuel derivative instruments     $ 648         $ 694    

Fuel contracts with maturities greater than one year

   Other liabilities and deferred credits: Other      —          29    
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total liabilities

       $ 648         $ 723    
     

 

 

    

 

 

 

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 posted $398 million and $577 million of collateral with fuel derivative counterparties as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. The collateral is recorded as Fuel hedge collateral deposits on the Company’s balance sheet.

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,
2015
    December 31,
2014
 

Current liabilities: Other

   $ (246   $ (209

Other liabilities and deferred credits: Other

            (30
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Hedge derivatives liabilities, net

   $ (246   $ (239
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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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,
 
             2015                     2014                     2015                     2014                     2015                      2014          

Fuel contracts

    $ (75    $ (10    $ (161    $ (3    $ —         $ (1

Derivatives not designated for hedge accounting

 

Fuel contracts            
     Three Months Ended
March 31,
         
             2015                     2014                       

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

    $ (43    $ (40       

Foreign Currency Derivatives

The Company generates revenues and incurs expenses in numerous foreign currencies. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates impact the Company’s results of operations through changes in the dollar value of foreign currency-denominated operating revenues and expenses. Some of the Company’s more significant foreign currency exposures include the Canadian dollar, Chinese renminbi, European euro, British pound and Japanese yen. At times, the Company uses derivative financial instruments to hedge its exposure to foreign currency. The Company does not enter into derivative instruments for non-risk management purposes. At March 31, 2015, the Company had forward contracts and collars in place to hedge 47% of its projected European euro denominated net cash inflows, primarily from passenger ticket sales, through the end of 2015.

NOTE 8 - COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Commitments. As of March 31, 2015, 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) (b)      
 

Airbus A350-1000

     35    

Boeing 737NG/737 MAX 9

     125    

Boeing 777-300ER

     10    

Boeing 787-8/-9/-10

     38    

Embraer E175

       

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

(b) United also has committed to purchase two used Boeing 737-700 aircraft in 2015.

  

  

During the first quarter of 2015, the Company modified its existing order of wide body aircraft by reducing its firm commitments for 10 Boeing 787 aircraft and replacing those aircraft with orders for 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The aircraft listed in the table above are scheduled for delivery for the remainder of 2015 through 2025. For the remainder of 2015, United expects to take delivery of 14 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft and nine Embraer E175 aircraft.

As of March 31, 2015, United has EETC financing commitments for six aircraft deliveries in 2015, including two Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, one Boeing 787-9 aircraft and three Embraer E175 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. See Note 9 of this report for additional information on aircraft financing.

 

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The table below summarizes United’s commitments as of March 31, 2015 (including those assigned from UAL), 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 2015

    $                     2.4    

2016

     1.8    

2017

     1.8    

2018

     2.2    

2019

     3.3    

After 2019

     10.8    
  

 

 

 
    $ 22.3    
  

 

 

 

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. In April 2015, the Company exercised its options for five additional Embraer E175 aircraft. The Company is currently negotiating with certain regional carriers to own and/or sublease and operate those five aircraft, which will be delivered in 2016.

Guarantees and Off-Balance Sheet Financing

Guarantees. United is the guarantor of approximately $2.0 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 $1.5 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 $290 million of these obligations are accounted for as capital leases. All of 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, 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, 2015, the Company had $2.4 billion of floating rate debt and $136 million of fixed rate debt, with remaining terms of up to 11 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 11 years and an aggregate balance of $2.5 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.

Labor Negotiations. As of March 31, 2015, United had approximately 84,000 active employees, of whom approximately 80% were represented by various labor organizations. We are in the process of negotiating joint collective bargaining agreements with our technicians and flight attendants. 

NOTE 9 - DEBT

As of March 31, 2015, 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, 2015, the Company was in compliance with its debt covenants.

 

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4.5% Convertible Notes due 2015. At December 31, 2014, the remaining balance of these notes was $202 million. In January 2015, the holders of substantially all of the remaining $202 million principal amount of the 4.5% Convertible Notes exercised their conversion option resulting in the issuance of 11 million shares of UAL common stock.

6% Notes due 2026. In the first quarter of 2015, UAL used cash to repurchase $18 million par value 6% Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) in market transactions. On April 1, 2015, UAL used cash to redeem, at par, the remaining $303 million balance of the 2026 Notes. The 2026 Notes are recorded within Current maturities of long-term debt as of March 31, 2015.

6% Notes due 2028. In the first quarter of 2015, UAL used cash to repurchase $13 million par value 6% Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”) in market transactions. On March 30, 2015, UAL notified holders of the 2028 Notes of its intention to redeem, at par, the remaining $298 million balance. In accordance with the call notice, UAL will use cash to redeem the 2028 Notes on May 1, 2015. The 2028 Notes are recorded within Current maturities of long-term debt as of March 31, 2015.

In the second quarter of 2015, the Company expects to record a nonoperating special charge of $129 million for the extinguishment of the 2026 Notes and the 2028 Notes. The nonoperating special charge is related to the write off of unamortized non-cash debt discounts.

2013 Credit and Guaranty Agreement. As of March 31, 2015, United had its entire capacity of $1.35 billion available under the revolving credit facility of the Company’s Credit and Guaranty Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”). See Note 11 in the Company’s 2014 Annual Report for additional information on the terms of the Credit Agreement.

EETCs. In August 2014, United created 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 these pass-through trusts by the end of 2015. Certain details of the pass-through trusts with proceeds received from issuance of debt in 2015 are as follows (in millions, except stated interest rate):

 

EETC Date

   Class    Principal      Final
expected
distribution
date
   Stated
interest
rate
     Total debt
recorded as of
March 31,
2015
     Proceeds
received from
issuance of
debt in the
three months
ended
March 31,
2015
     Remaining
proceeds from
issuance of debt
to be received
in future
periods
 

August 2014

   A     $ 823        September 2026      3.75%        $ 638         $ 526         $ 185    

August 2014

   B      238        September 2022      4.625%         185          153          53    
     

 

 

          

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
       $ 1,061               $ 823         $ 679         $ 238    
     

 

 

          

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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NOTE 10 - SPECIAL CHARGES

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

 

Operating:      2015          2014    

Severance and benefits

    $ 50         $ 14    

Integration-related costs

     18          34    

(Gains) losses on sale of assets and other special charges

     (4)           
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Special charges

     64          52    

Nonoperating:

     

Loss on extinguishment of debt and other, net

             21    

Income tax benefit

     —          (1)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total operating and nonoperating special charges, net of income taxes

    $ 70         $ 72    
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recorded $50 million of severance and benefits related to a voluntary early-out program for its flight attendants. In 2014, more than 2,500 flight attendants elected to voluntarily separate from the Company and will receive a severance payment, with a maximum value of $100,000 per participant, based on years of service, with retirement dates through the end of 2015. The Company will record approximately $50 million of additional expense through the remainder of 2015 associated with this program over the remaining required service periods.

Integration-related costs include compensation costs related primarily to systems integration and training for employees.

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company recorded $6 million of losses as part of Nonoperating income (expense): Miscellaneous, net due to the write-off of the debt discount related to the redemption of the 2026 Notes and 2028 Notes.

During the three months ended March 31, 2014, the Company recorded $14 million of severance and benefits and $34 million in integration-related costs. The severance and benefits primarily related to reductions of management and front-line employees, including from Hopkins International Airport (“Cleveland”), as part of its cost savings initiatives. The Company reduced its average daily departures from Cleveland by over 60 percent during the second quarter of 2014. The Company is currently evaluating its options regarding its long-term contractual commitments at Cleveland. The capacity reductions at Cleveland may result in further special charges, which could be significant, related to our contractual commitments. In addition, the Company recorded $21 million of losses due to exchange rate changes in Venezuela applicable to funds held in local currency.

Accruals

The accrual balance for severance and benefits was $96 million as of March 31, 2015, compared to $69 million as of March 31, 2014. The severance-related accrual as of March 31, 2015 is expected to be mostly paid through 2015. The following is a reconciliation of severance accrual activity for the period:

 

     Severance and
Benefits
 

Balance at December 31, 2014

    $                     109    

Accrual

     50    

Payments

     (63)   
  

 

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2015

    $ 96    
  

 

 

 

 

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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 nearly 5,000 flights a day to 373 airports across six continents.

First Quarter Financial Highlights

 

   

First quarter 2015 net income was $508 million, or $1.32 diluted earnings per share. First quarter 2015 Non-GAAP net income was $582 million, or $1.52 diluted earnings per share, which excludes $70 million of operating and nonoperating special charges and $4 million of Economic Hedge Adjustments, consisting of $36 million of mark-to-market losses recorded in Nonoperating expense from fuel hedges settling in future periods and $32 million of prior period losses recorded in Nonoperating expense on fuel contracts settled in the current period.

 

   

Passenger revenue increased 0.5% to $7.4 billion during the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014.

 

   

First quarter 2015 aircraft fuel cost decreased 36.1% year-over-year due mainly to a 34.6% decrease in fuel prices, combined with a 2.2% decrease in fuel consumption.

 

   

Unrestricted liquidity at March 31, 2015 was $7.0 billion, including $1.35 billion of undrawn commitments under the revolving credit facility of the Company’s Credit and Guaranty Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”).

 

   

UAL spent $200 million to repurchase approximately 2.9 million shares of UAL common stock in open market transactions in the first quarter of 2015 under the Company’s previously announced share repurchase program. As of March 31, 2015, the Company has $480 million remaining to spend under the $1 billion share repurchase program. See Part II, Item 2. “Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds” of this report for additional information.

First Quarter Operational Highlights

 

   

Consolidated traffic increased 0.1% and consolidated capacity increased 0.1% during the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014. The Company’s load factor for the first quarter of 2015 was 81.1%.

 

   

The Company took delivery of nine Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, three Boeing 787-9 aircraft and two Embraer E175 aircraft during the first quarter of 2015.

Outlook

The Company expects full-year 2015 consolidated capacity to increase between 1% and 2% year-over-year. The Company expects full year 2015 cost per available seat mile (“CASM”) excluding profit sharing, third-party business expense, fuel and special charges to be flat to up one percent year-over-year. We are unable to project CASM on a GAAP basis, as defined below, as the nature and amount of special charges are not determinable at this time.

 

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During the last part of 2014, the price of jet fuel declined, but remains volatile. Decreases in fuel prices for an extended period may result in increased industry capacity, increased competitive actions and lower fares or surcharges in general. If fuel prices were subsequently to rise significantly, there may be a lag between the adverse impact of higher fuel prices and any increases in fares and fees. Given the highly competitive nature of the airline industry, the Company may not be able to increase its fares and fees sufficiently to offset the full impact of increases in fuel prices, especially if these increases are rapid and sustained. Further, such fare and fee increases may not be sustainable, may reduce the general demand for air travel and may also eventually impact the Company’s strategic growth and investment plans for the future. Based on projected fuel consumption in 2015, a one dollar change in the price of a barrel of crude oil would change the Company’s annual fuel expense by approximately $93 million. To protect against increases in the prices of aircraft fuel, the Company routinely hedges a portion of its future fuel requirements.

Effective March 1, 2015, the Company modified its MileagePlus program for most tickets from the prior model in which members earn redeemable miles based on distance traveled to the current model, which is based on ticket price (including base fare and carrier imposed surcharges). Members are now able to earn between five and eleven miles per dollar spent based on their MileagePlus status. The modified program enhances the rewards for customers who spend more with United and gives them improved mileage-earning opportunities.

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, 2015 as compared to the corresponding period in 2014.

First Quarter 2015 Compared to First Quarter 2014

The Company recorded net income of $508 million in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to net loss of $609 million in the first quarter of 2014. Excluding operating and nonoperating special charges and with Economic Hedge Adjustments, the Company had net income of $582 million in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to net loss of $489 million in the first quarter of 2014. 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 $741 million for the first quarter of 2015, as compared to an operating loss of $349 million for the first quarter of 2014, an approximate $1.1 billion improvement year-over-year. Significant components of our operating results for the three months ended March 31 are as follows (in millions, except percentage changes):

 

     2015     2014     Increase
(Decrease)
    % Increase
(Decrease)
 

Operating revenue

    $ 8,608       $ 8,696       $ (88     (1.0

Operating expense

     7,867        9,045        (1,178     (13.0
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income (loss)

     741        (349     1,090        NM   

Nonoperating expense

     (230     (257     (27     (10.5

Income tax expense

     3        3                 
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

    $ 508       $ (609    $ 1,117        NM   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

NM - Not meaningful

 

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

 

     2015      2014      Increase
(Decrease)
    % Increase
(Decrease)
 

Passengers (thousands) (a)

     31,522              31,900              (378     (1.2

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

     46,444              46,383              61        0.1   

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

     57,269              57,216              53        0.1   

Passenger load factor (d)

     81.1 %         81.1 %         0.0 pts.          

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

     12.96              12.91              0.05        0.4   

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

     15.98              15.92              0.06        0.4   

CASM (cents)

     13.74              15.81              (2.07     (13.1

Average price per gallon of fuel, including fuel taxes

    $ 2.08             $ 3.18             $ (1.10     (34.6

Fuel gallons consumed (millions)

     896              916              (20     (2.2

Average full-time equivalent employees

     81,700              83,200              (1,500     (1.8

 

(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):

 

      2015      2014      Increase
(Decrease)
    % Change  

Passenger—Mainline

    $ 5,938        $ 5,848        $ 90        1.5   

Passenger—Regional

     1,482         1,536         (54     (3.5
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

Total passenger revenue

     7,420         7,384         36        0.5   

Cargo

     242         209         33        15.8   

Other operating revenue

     946         1,103         (157     (14.2
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   
    $ 8,608        $ 8,696        $ (88     (1.0
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

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 2014 (a):              

Passenger revenue (in millions)

  $ 35          $ (27)         $ 18          $ 64          $ 90          $ (54)         $ 36       
Passenger revenue     1.2 %        (2.5)%        1.5 %        9.4 %        1.5 %        (3.5)%        0.5 %   

Average fare per passenger

    1.1 %        (2.5)%        5.4 %        1.5 %        0.8 %        1.5 %        1.7%   

Yield

    3.1 %        (7.9)%        4.4 %        (0.9)%        0.7 %        0.8 %        0.4 %   

PRASM

    2.3 %        (7.4)%        6.9 %        (1.6)%        0.9 %        0.2 %        0.4 %   

Average stage length

    (2.2)%        8.2 %        2.4 %        3.4 %        (0.1)%        1.4 %        1.4 %   

Passengers

    0.1 %        0.1 %        (3.6)%        7.8 %        0.7 %        (4.9)%        (1.2)%   

RPMs (traffic)

    (1.9)%        5.8 %        (2.8)%        10.3 %        0.8 %        (4.3)%        0.1 %   
ASMs (capacity)     (1.2)%        5.3 %        (5.0)%        11.2 %        0.7 %        (3.7)%        0.1 %   

Passenger load factor (points)

    (0.6)           0.4           1.7            (0.6)           0.1            (0.5)           —       

(a) See Item 6 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 for the definition of these statistics.

 

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Consolidated passenger revenue in the first quarter of 2015 increased 0.5% as compared to the year-ago period due to an increase in consolidated yield of 0.4% year-over-year, and a 0.1% year-over-year increase in both traffic and capacity, partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency results due to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar.

Cargo revenue increased $33 million, or 15.8%, in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the year-ago period due to higher freight and mail volumes year-over-year. A contributing factor to the year-over-year increase was a U.S. West Coast port labor dispute that helped increase air freight results.

Other operating revenue in the first quarter of 2015 decreased $157 million, or 14.2%, as compared to the year-ago period due to a reduction in sales of aircraft fuel to a third party and a decrease in MileagePlus revenue year-over-year, partially offset by an increase in 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):

 

      2015      2014      Increase
(Decrease)
     % Change  

Salaries and related costs

    $ 2,301         $ 2,153         $ 148          6.9    

Aircraft fuel

     1,864          2,917          (1,053)         (36.1)   

Regional capacity purchase

     570          559          11          2.0    

Landing fees and other rent

     543          572          (29)         (5.1)   

Depreciation and amortization

     429          409          20          4.9    

Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs

     397          458          (61)         (13.3)   

Distribution expenses

     312          318          (6)         (1.9)   

Aircraft rent

     201          224          (23)         (10.3)   

Special charges

     64          52          12          NM    

Other operating expenses

     1,186          1,383          (197)         (14.2)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    
    $ 7,867         $ 9,045         $ (1,178)         (13.0)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Salaries and related costs increased $148 million, or 6.9%, in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to higher pay rates driven by new collective bargaining agreements, profit sharing accruals as a result of improved profitability, an increase in medical and dental costs and an increase in pension expense resulting from changes in actuarial assumptions, partially offset by decreases in share-based compensation expense and a 1.8% reduction in the number of employees.

Aircraft fuel expense decreased $1.1 billion, or 36.1%, year-over-year primarily due to a 34.6% decrease in the average price per gallon of aircraft fuel, combined with a 2.2% decrease in fuel consumption in the first quarter of 2015 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, 2015 as compared to the year-ago period:

 

     (In millions)             Average price per gallon  
      2015      2014      %
Change
     2015      2014      %
Change
 
Total aircraft fuel purchase cost excluding fuel hedge impacts     $ 1,703         $ 2,914          (41.6)        $ 1.90        $ 3.18          (40.3)   
Hedge losses reported in fuel expense      (161)         (3)         NM          (0.18)         —          NM    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    
Fuel expense as reported      1,864         2,917         (36.1)         2.08         3.18         (34.6)   
Cash received (paid) on settled hedges that did not qualify for hedge accounting (a)      (39)         7         NM          (0.04)                 NM    
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    
Fuel expense including all gains (losses) from settled hedges     $ 1,903         $ 2,910          (34.6)        $ 2.12         $ 3.18         (33.3)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

       

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total fuel consumption (gallons)

     896          916          (2.2)            

 

(a) Includes ineffectiveness gains (losses) on settled hedges and gains (losses) on settled hedges that were not designated for hedge accounting. Ineffectiveness gains (losses) and gains (losses) on hedges that do not qualify for hedge accounting are recorded in Nonoperating income (expense): Miscellaneous, net.

 

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Regional capacity purchase increased $11 million, or 2.0%, in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to increased incentive payments to regional partners for improved operational performance in 2015 versus 2014, inflation-based increases in certain fees and expenses related to the exit of certain Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft and the delivery of new Embraer E175 aircraft. These increases were partially offset by reduced expenses resulting from a decrease in regional capacity.

Landing fees and other rent decreased $29 million, or 5.1%, in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to refunds of over-billings with certain airports. The Company also had reduced fees and less departures at several airports.

Aircraft maintenance materials and outside repairs decreased $61 million, or 13.3%, in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to a reduction in significant aircraft engine maintenance visits, improved terms related to third-party maintenance and improvements in the efficiency of in-house maintenance programs.

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

 

     2015     2014  

Severance and benefits

   $ 50      $ 14   

Integration-related costs

     18        34   

(Gains) losses on sale of assets and other special charges

     (4     4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Special charges

   $ 64      $ 52   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

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

Other operating expenses decreased $197 million, or 14.2%, in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the year-ago period primarily due to a reduction in sales of aircraft fuel to a third party, a decrease in marketing expenses, favorable foreign currency impacts, the discontinuance of a Transportation Security Administration fee, efficiencies related to a new software program, and operational improvements that resulted in reduced denied boarding compensation payments.

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):

 

     2015      2014      Increase
(Decrease)
     %
Change
 

Interest expense

    $ (173)        $ (187)        $ (14)         (7.5)   

Interest capitalized

     12          14          (2)         (14.3)   

Interest income

                     —          —    

Miscellaneous, net

     (74)         (89)         (15)         (16.9)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Total

    $ (230)         $ (257)        $ (27)         (10.5)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

Miscellaneous, net included losses of $43 million from derivatives not qualifying for hedge accounting as compared to losses of $40 million in the year-ago period. Foreign currency losses were approximately $26 million and $24 million in the first quarters of 2015 and 2014, respectively.

Income Taxes. See Note 4 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report for additional information related to income taxes.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Current Liquidity

As of March 31, 2015, the Company had $5.6 billion in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, as compared to $4.4 billion at December 31, 2014. At March 31, 2015, the Company also had $301 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, 2015, the Company had its entire commitment capacity of $1.35 billion under the revolving credit facility of the Company’s Credit Agreement available for letters of credit or borrowings.

 

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Approximately $90 million of the Company’s unrestricted cash balance was held as Venezuelan bolivars as of March 31, 2015, the repatriation of which is limited by local law.

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, 2015, the Company had approximately $12.3 billion of debt and capital lease obligations, including $1.8 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 prepay its debt, including open market repurchases, to reduce its indebtedness and the amount of interest paid on its indebtedness.

As of March 31, 2015, 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)  (b)        
 

Airbus A350-1000

     35     

Boeing 737NG/737 MAX 9

     125     

Boeing 777-300ER

     10     

Boeing 787-8/-9/-10

     38     

Embraer E175

     9     

 

  
(a) United also has options and purchase rights for additional aircraft.   
(b) United also has committed to purchase two used Boeing 737-700 aircraft in 2015.   

During the first quarter of 2015, the Company modified its existing order of wide body aircraft by reducing its firm commitments for 10 Boeing 787 aircraft and replacing those aircraft with orders for 10 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The aircraft listed in the table above are scheduled for delivery for the remainder of 2015 through 2025. For the remainder of 2015, United expects to take delivery of 14 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, eight Boeing 787-9 aircraft and nine Embraer E175 aircraft.

As of March 31, 2015, United has enhanced equipment trust certificate (“EETC”) financing commitments for six aircraft deliveries in 2015, including two Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, one Boeing 787-9 aircraft and three Embraer E175 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. 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, 2015, 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 $22.3 billion, of which approximately $2.4 billion, $1.8 billion, $1.8 billion, $2.2 billion, $3.3 billion and $10.8 billion are due in the last nine months of 2015 and for the full year for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 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. In April 2015, the Company exercised its options for five additional Embraer E175 aircraft. The Company is currently negotiating with certain regional carriers to own and/or sublease and operate those five aircraft, which will be delivered in 2016.

 

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As of March 31, 2015, 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.

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+    B1    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, 2015 was $1.8 billion compared to $694 million in the same period in 2014. The increase is primarily attributable to an increase in operating income and a decrease in fuel hedge collateral of $179 million.

Investing Activities. Capital expenditures were $210 million and $364 million in the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Capital expenditures for the three months ended March 31, 2015 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, 2015, we acquired 14 aircraft through the issuance of debt. See “Financing Activities” below for additional information.

Financing Activities. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, the Company made debt and capital lease payments of $320 million.

In January 2015, the holders of substantially all of the remaining $202 million principal amount of United’s 4.5% Convertible Notes due 2015 exercised their conversion option resulting in the issuance of 11 million shares of UAL common stock.

In the first quarter of 2015, UAL used cash to repurchase $18 million par value 6% Notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) in market transactions. On April 1, 2015, UAL used cash to redeem, at par, the remaining $303 million balance of the 2026 Notes. The 2026 Notes are recorded within Current maturities of long-term debt as of March 31, 2015.

In the first quarter of 2015, UAL used cash to repurchase $13 million par value 6% Notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”) in market transactions. On March 30, 2015, UAL notified holders of the 2028 Notes of its intention to redeem, at par, the remaining $298 million balance. In accordance with the call notice, UAL will use cash to redeem the 2028 Notes on May 1, 2015. The 2028 Notes are recorded within Current maturities of long-term debt as of March 31, 2015.

In August 2014 United completed an EETC offering for a total principal amount of $1.1 billion. Of the $1.1 billion, United has received and recorded $823 million of proceeds as debt as of March 31, 2015. United expects to receive all proceeds from the August 2014 pass-through trusts by the end of 2015. See Note 9 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report for additional information on EETC pass-through trusts.

As of March 31, 2015, United had its entire capacity of $1.35 billion available under the revolving credit facility of the Company’s Credit Agreement. See Note 11 in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (the “2014 Annual Report”) for additional information on the terms of the Credit Agreement.

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. Certain covenants in the Credit Agreement and in the Company’s indentures are summarized in Note 11 of the 2014 Annual Report.

 

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Share Repurchase Program. On July 24, 2014, UAL’s Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program to acquire up to $1 billion of UAL’s common stock. UAL may repurchase shares through the open market, privately negotiated transactions, block trades, or accelerated share repurchase transactions from time to time in accordance with applicable securities laws. UAL will repurchase shares of common stock subject to prevailing market conditions, and may discontinue such repurchases at any time. UAL spent $200 million to repurchase approximately 2.9 million shares of UAL common stock in open market transactions in the first quarter of 2015. As of March 31, 2015, the Company has $480 million remaining to spend under the share repurchase program. See Part II, Item 2., “Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds” of this report for additional information.

Commitments, Contingencies and Liquidity Matters

As described in the 2014 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 2014 Annual Report and Notes 5, 7, 8 and 9 to the financial statements contained in Part I, Item 1 of this report for additional information.

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. Reconciliations of net income and diluted earnings per share to the Non-GAAP financial measures of net income and diluted earnings per share, excluding operating and nonoperating special charges and reflecting Economic Hedge Adjustments, for the three months ended March 31 are as follows in the tables below (in millions, except per share amounts):

 

     Three Months Ended March 31,  
     Net Income
2015
     Diluted
Earnings per
Share 2015
     Net Loss
2014
     Diluted Loss
per Share
2014
 

Net income (loss)—GAAP

    $ 508         $ 1.32         $ (609)        $ (1.66)   

Operating and nonoperating special charges, net (a)

     70          0.18          72          0.20    

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

     36          0.10          26          0.07    

Prior period gains (losses) on fuel contracts settled in the current period

     (32)         (0.08)         22          0.06    
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Net income (loss) excluding operating and nonoperating special charges, net and reflecting Economic Hedge Adjustments—Non-GAAP

    $ 582         $ 1.52         $ (489)        $ (1.33)   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

(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 2014 Annual Report for a discussion of the Company’s critical accounting policies.

 

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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; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., “Risk Factors” of the 2014 Annual 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 2014 Annual Report except as follows:

Aircraft Fuel. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had hedged approximately 15% and 1% of its projected fuel requirements (575 million gallons and 35 million gallons, respectively) for the remainder of 2015 and 2016, respectively, with commonly used financial hedge instruments based on aircraft fuel or crude oil. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had fuel hedges expiring through March 2016.

At March 31, 2015, fuel derivatives were in a net liability position of $641 million. See Note 7 to the financial statements included in Part I, Item 1 of this report for additional information related to fuel hedges.

The fuel hedge portfolio is comprised of many individual hedge contracts (primarily option contracts) on multiple underlying commodities and entered into at various points in time, resulting in a wide range of strike prices with several hedge counterparties. The table below provides a view of the economic impact of the hedge portfolio on the Company’s 2015 fuel costs given significant moves (up to +/-30%) in market fuel prices from March 31, 2015 (in millions).

 

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Period from April 01, 2015 to December 31, 2015

(In millions, except for change in market fuel prices)

 

Change in market fuel
prices (a)

   (Increase) decrease to
unhedged fuel cost (b)
     Hedge gain (loss) (c)      Net (increase)
decrease to fuel cost
     Fuel hedge collateral
(posted)/received (d)
 

30%

    $ (1,503)        $ 263         $ (1,240)        $ (142)   

20%

     (1,002)         172          (830)         (229)   

10%

     (501)         85          (416)         (318)   

(10)%

     501          (84)         417          (497)   

(20)%

     1,002          (169)         833          (586)   

(30)%

     1,503          (253)         1,250          (675)   

 

(a) Projected using equal shifts in spot and forward prices for aircraft fuel and crude oil underlying hedge contracts at March 31, 2015 levels.

(b) Projections are based on estimated consumption of three billion gallons and the March 31, 2015 average forward price of $1.67 per gallon, excluding taxes and other delivery costs.

(c) Change in projected cash gain/(loss) on existing hedges as of March 31, 2015. Includes all hedges whether or not the hedges are designated for hedge accounting.

(d) Projections are based on margin estimates for the entire fuel hedge portfolio as of March 31, 2015, including hedges settling in 2016.

 

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, 2015, disclosure controls and procedures of each of UAL and United were effective.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting during the Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Except as set forth below, during the three months ended March 31, 2015, 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).

During the first quarter of 2015, we made certain changes to the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting related to the payroll system. The operating effectiveness of these changes to our internal controls over financial reporting will be evaluated as part of our annual assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting as of the end of fiscal year 2015.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

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

(a) None

(b) None

(c) The following table presents repurchases of UAL common stock made in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015:

 

Period    Total number of
shares
purchased (a)
     Average price paid
per share (b)
     Total number of
shares purchased as
part of publicly
announced plans or
programs (a)
     Approximate dollar
value of shares that
may yet be purchased
under the plans or
programs (in millions) (a)
 

January 1, 2015 through January 31, 2015

     619,252          $ 68.75           619,252          $ 637     

February 1, 2015 through February 28, 2015

     852,700           67.86           852,700           580     

March 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015

     1,476,812           67.43           1,476,812           480     
  

 

 

       

 

 

    

Total

     2,948,764              2,948,764        

 

  

 

 

       

 

 

    

(a) On July 24, 2014, UAL’s Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program to acquire up to $1 billion of UAL’s common stock. UAL may repurchase shares through the open market, privately negotiated transactions, block trades, or accelerated share repurchase transactions from time to time in accordance with applicable securities laws. UAL will repurchase shares of common stock subject to prevailing market conditions, and may discontinue such repurchases at any time.

The table does not include shares withheld from employees to satisfy certain tax obligations due upon the vesting of restricted stock. 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. However, this plan does not specify a maximum number of shares that may be repurchased. A total of 134,146 shares were withheld under this plan in the first quarter of 2015 at an average share price of $67.69.

(b) Average price paid per share is calculated on a settlement basis and excludes commission.

 

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 23, 2015

    By:  

/s/ John D. Rainey

      John D. Rainey
     

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer

     

(principal financial officer)

Date: April 23, 2015

   

By:

 

/s/ Chris Kenny

      Chris Kenny
      Vice President and Controller
      (principal accounting officer)
   

United Airlines, Inc.

   

(Registrant)

Date: April 23, 2015

   

By:

 

/s/ John D. Rainey

      John D. Rainey
     

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

     

(principal financial officer)

Date: April 23, 2015

   

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    Third Amendment to the United Continental Holdings, Inc. Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Program (adopted pursuant to the United Continental Holdings, Inc. 2008 Incentive Compensation Plan)
†10.2    UAL    Form of Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Award Notice pursuant to the United Continental Holdings, Inc. Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Program (for performance periods beginning on or after January 1, 2015)
^10.3    UAL United    Supplemental Agreement No. 62 to Purchase Agreement No. 1951, dated January 14, 2015, between The Boeing Company and United Airlines, Inc.
^10.4    UAL United    Supplemental Agreement No. 10 to Purchase Agreement No. 2484, dated January 14, 2015, between The Boeing Company and United Airlines, Inc.
^10.5    UAL United    Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Purchase Agreement No. 03776 dated January 14, 2015, between The Boeing Company and United Airlines, Inc.
^10.6    UAL United    Supplemental Agreement No. 4 to Purchase Agreement No. 3860 dated January 14, 2015, between The Boeing Company and United Airlines, Inc.
  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

 

Indicates management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement. Pursuant to Item 601(b)(10), United is permitted to omit certain compensation-related exhibits from this report and therefore only UAL is identified as the registrant for purposes of those items.
^ 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

THIRD AMENDMENT TO

UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS, INC.

PERFORMANCE-BASED RSU PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the United Continental Holdings, Inc. Performance-Based RSU Program (the “Program”) has heretofore been adopted by the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) to implement in part the “RSU” and “Performance Compensation Award” provisions of the United Continental Holdings, Inc. 2008 Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended from time to time (the “ICP”); and

WHEREAS, the Committee is authorized to amend the Program; and

WHEREAS, the Program currently authorizes Awards that provide incentive compensation opportunities based on the Company’s return on invested capital (“ROIC”) performance; and

WHEREAS, the Committee desires to amend the Program to provide flexibility to grant Awards that provide incentive compensation opportunities based on other performance measures that are authorized pursuant to the terms of the ICP;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Program shall be amended as follows, effective with respect to Performance Periods (as such term is defined in the Program) beginning on or after January 1, 2015:

1. Section 2.1(x) of the Program shall be deleted and the following shall be substituted therefor:

“(x) “Performance Target” means, with respect to a Performance Period, the minimum level of ROIC or such other performance measure as established by the Committee that must be achieved for such Performance Period in order for a Participant to receive a Payment Amount for such Performance Period. Achievement of the Performance Target for a Performance Period means that the ROIC or other performance measure with respect to such Performance Period equals or exceeds, as applicable, the Entry Level ROIC or the entry level of such other performance measure as established by the Committee for such Performance Period.

2. Section 2.1(kk) of the Program shall be deleted and the following shall be substituted therefor:

“(kk) “Vested Percentage” means, with respect to each Participant for a Performance Period: (i) if the Performance Target for such Performance Period is not satisfied, then zero percent (0%); and (ii) if the Performance Target for such Performance Period is satisfied, then the percentage determined in accordance with the following table (the Administrator may provide for varying percentages (including through straight line interpolation) between levels):

 

Level of Performance Achieved

  

Percentage

Entry Level ROIC or other specified performance measure    Participant’s Entry Level RSU Percentage
Target Level ROIC or other specified performance measure    Participant’s Target Level RSU Percentage
Stretch Level ROIC or other specified performance measure (or higher)    Participant’s Stretch Level RSU Percentage”


3. The first sentence of the last paragraph contained in Section 3.1 of the Program shall be deleted and the following shall be substituted therefore:

“Within 90 days after the first day of each Performance Period commencing on or after January 1, 2011 (but in no event after the date required for a performance goal to be considered pre-established under section 162(m) of the Code):

(i) the Committee shall establish in writing for purposes of the Program:

 

  (A) the applicable Entry Level ROIC, Change of Control Level ROIC, Target Level ROIC and Stretch Level ROIC for each such Performance Period, and/or

 

  (B) the applicable entry, target, stretch and change of control levels of performance applicable to such other performance measure as may be selected by the Committee for each such Performance Period, and

provided, that in each case the stretch level shall be equal to or higher than the target level, which in turn shall be equal to or higher than the entry level; and

(ii) the Administrator shall establish in writing the Entry Level RSU Percentage, Target Level RSU Percentage and Stretch Level RSU Percentage for each Participant with respect to such Performance Period and with respect to each performance measure, as applicable (provided, however, that the Administrator may select a Participant to participate and establish the percentages under this clause (ii) after such 90-day period), and each of the items established under this clause (ii) may, but are not required to, be established by officer level; and

(iii) the Committee shall establish in writing the Maximum Payment Amount, if any, applicable to each RSU subject to an Award for such Performance Period.

 

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4. Clause (e) of Section 3.2 of the Program shall be deleted and the following shall be substituted therefore:

“(e) to determine the Entry Level ROIC, Target Level ROIC, Stretch Level ROIC, Change of Control Level ROIC and/or the entry, target, stretch and change of control level of such other performance measure as selected by the Committee; and the Entry Level RSU Percentages, Target Level RSU Percentages and Stretch Level RSU Percentages with respect to each relevant Performance Period,”

5. Clause (b) of Section 4.2 of the Program shall be deleted and the following shall be substituted therefore:

“(b) the applicable Entry Level ROIC, Target Level ROIC, Stretch Level ROIC and Change of Control Level ROIC, or the applicable entry, target, stretch and change of control levels of performance applicable to such other performance measure as has been selected by the Committee with respect to such Award,”

6. Clause (i) of Section 5.3(a) of the Program shall be deleted and the following shall be substituted therefore:

“(i) the Performance Target for each Performance Period that began prior to the date of such Participant’s death or Disability and which has not ended as of such date shall be deemed to have been satisfied (determined based upon achievement of the target level of performance as applicable to such Award)”

7. Clause (i) of Section 5.3(b) of the Program shall be deleted and the following shall be substituted therefore:

“(i) obtain a Vested Percentage with respect to each related Award based on the actual level of performance achieved (or, if Section 5.4(a) applies to any corresponding Award held by a Participant who has not terminated employment, then based on the deemed achievement of the Change of Control Level ROIC or the change of control level established with respect to such other performance measure as may have been established by the Committee with respect to such Award)”

8. Clause (i) of Section 5.4(a) of the Program shall be deleted and the following shall be substituted therefore:

“(i) the Performance Target for each Performance Period that began prior to the date of such Change of Control and which has not ended as of such date shall be deemed to have been achieved at the Change of Control Level ROIC level of performance or, as applicable, the change of control level established with respect to such other performance measure as may have been established by the Committee with respect to such Award for such Performance Period and”

9. The definitions, terms and conditions set forth on Exhibit A shall apply to Awards that provide incentive compensation opportunities based on the Company’s relative pre-tax margin performance.

10. As amended hereby, the Program is specifically ratified and reaffirmed.

 

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EXHIBIT A

to

United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Performance-Based RSU Program

Relative Pre-Tax Margin Performance

1. Purpose. The purpose of this Exhibit A to the United Continental Holdings, Inc. Performance Based RSU Program (the “Program”) is to set forth supplemental definitions and terms applicable to Awards granted under the Program that measure performance based on the Company’s relative Pre-Tax Margin as compared to an Industry Group. Capitalized terms not defined in this Exhibit shall have the respective meanings specified in the Program or the Plan.

2. Certain Definitions. For purposes of the Program and this Exhibit A, the following capitalized terms shall have the respective meanings set forth below.

(a) “Industry Group” means, with respect to each Performance Period, the companies determined in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of this Exhibit A for such Performance Period.

(b) “Industry Pre-tax Margin” with respect to a Performance Period means, as established by the Committee within 90 days after the commencement of the Performance Period (but in no event after the date required for a performance goal to be considered pre-established under section 162(m) of the Code), either:

 

  (A) the percentage determined by dividing (i) the cumulative Pre-tax Income of all companies in the Industry Group for such Performance Period by (ii) all such companies’ cumulative revenues (determined for all such companies as provided in Section 2.1(z)(A) with respect to the Company) over such Performance Period; or

 

  (B) (i) the percentage determined under clause (A) above, minus (ii) the percentage determined by dividing (a) the cumulative Pre-tax Income of all companies in the Industry Group for the calendar year immediately preceding the first day of such Performance Period by (b) all such companies’ cumulative revenues (determined for all such companies as provided in Section 2.1(z)(A) with respect to the Company) over such calendar year (with the calculation in this clause (B) representing the Industry Group average Pre-tax Margin change over the Performance Period).

If the fiscal year of a company in the Industry Group is not the calendar year, then such company’s cumulative revenues for a Performance Period shall be determined based upon the fiscal quarters of such company that coincide with the fiscal quarters contained in such Performance Period.”

 

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(c) “Pre-tax Income” means, with respect to the Company and each company in the Industry Group and each Performance Period, the aggregate consolidated net income adjusted to exclude reported income taxes of the Company or such company for such Performance Period. Pre-tax Income shall be determined based on the regularly prepared and publicly available statements of operations of the Company and each company in the Industry Group prepared in accordance with applicable accounting rules; provided, however, that Pre-tax Income shall be adjusted to exclude (i) write-offs of assets (including aircraft and associated parts), (ii) one-time gains or losses from the disposal of assets, and (iii) any other item of gain, income, loss, or expense determined to be special, extraordinary or unusual in nature or infrequent in occurrence, in each case under clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) as determined by the Committee in accordance with applicable accounting rules. If the fiscal year of a company in the Industry Group is not the calendar year, then such company’s Pre-tax Income for a Performance Period shall be determined based upon the fiscal quarters of such company that coincide with the fiscal quarters in such Performance Period.

(d) “Pre-tax Margin” with respect to the Company and with respect to a Performance Period means, as established by the Committee within 90 days after the commencement of the Performance Period (but in no event after the date required for a performance goal to be considered pre-established under section 162(m) of the Code), either:

(A) the cumulative Pre-tax Income for the Company for such Performance Period divided by the Company’s cumulative revenues (determined on a consolidated basis based on the regularly prepared and publicly available statements of operations of the Company prepared in accordance with applicable accounting rules) over such Performance Period; provided, however, that, such cumulative revenues shall be adjusted to exclude any item determined to be special, extraordinary or unusual in nature or infrequent in occurrence as determined by the Committee in accordance with applicable accounting rules; or

(B) (i) the percentage determined under clause (A) above, minus (ii) the percentage determined by dividing (a) the cumulative Pre-tax Income of the Company for the calendar year immediately preceding the commencement of such Performance Period by (b) the Company’s cumulative revenues (determined as provided in clause (A) above) over such calendar year (with the calculation in this clause (B) representing the Company’s average Pre-tax Margin change over the Performance Period).” “Pre-tax Income” means, with respect to the Company and each company in the Industry Group and each Performance Period, the aggregate consolidated net income adjusted to exclude reported income taxes of the Company or such company for such Performance Period. Pre-tax Income shall be determined based on the regularly prepared and publicly available statements of operations of the Company and each company in the Industry Group prepared in accordance with applicable accounting rules; provided, however, that Pre-tax Income shall be adjusted to exclude (i) write-offs of assets (including aircraft and associated parts), (ii) one-time gains or losses from the disposal of assets, and (iii) any other item of gain, income, loss, or expense determined to be special, extraordinary or unusual in nature or infrequent in occurrence, in each case under clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) as determined by the Committee in accordance

 

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with applicable accounting rules. If the fiscal year of a company in the Industry Group is not the calendar year, then such company’s Pre-tax Income for a Performance Period shall be determined based upon the fiscal quarters of such company that coincide with the fiscal quarters in such Performance Period.

3. Industry Group.

(a) Initial Designation. The Industry Group shall consist of Alaska Air Group, Inc., American Airlines Group, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Southwest Airlines Co., and JetBlue Airways Corporation; provided, however, that (A) within 90 days after the commencement of each Performance Period (but in no event after the date required for a performance goal to be considered pre-established under section 162(m) of the Code), the Committee may in its discretion add any air carrier to, or remove any such company from, the Industry Group for such Performance Period and (B) the Industry Group for each Performance Period shall be subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3(b).

(b) Adjustments to the Industry Group During a Performance Period. Except as provided in clause (A) of the proviso to Section 3(a) above, no company shall be added to, or removed from, the Industry Group for a Performance Period during such period; provided, however, that a company shall be removed from the Industry Group for a Performance Period if (A) during such period, (i) such company ceases to maintain publicly available statements of operations prepared in accordance with applicable accounting rules, (ii) such company is not the surviving entity in any merger, consolidation, or other non-bankruptcy reorganization (or survives only as a subsidiary of an entity other than a previously wholly owned subsidiary of such company), unless such company separately maintains for the Performance Period publicly available statements of operations prepared in accordance with applicable accounting rules, (iii) such company sells, leases, or exchanges all or substantially all of its assets to any other person or entity (other than a previously wholly owned subsidiary of such company), or (iv) such company is dissolved and liquidated, or (B) more than 20% of such company’s revenues (determined on a consolidated basis based on the regularly prepared and publicly available statements of operations of such company prepared in accordance with applicable accounting rules) for any fiscal year of such company that ends during such Performance Period are attributable to the operation of businesses other than such company’s airline business.

 

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EX-10.2

Exhibit 10.2

PERFORMANCE-BASED RSU AWARD NOTICE

to [Name]

Pursuant to the United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Performance-Based RSU Program

Relative Pre-tax Margin

Performance Period January 1, 20[    ] to December 31, 20[    ]

1. The Program. This document constitutes your formal Award Notice with respect to an Award of RSUs as a Participant under the United Continental Holdings, Inc. Performance-Based RSU Program (as amended from time to time, the “Program”) adopted under the United Continental Holdings, Inc. 2008 Incentive Compensation Plan (as amended from time to time, the “ICP”). This Award Notice evidences your receipt of an award of RSUs under the Program with respect to the performance period commencing on January 1, 20[    ] and ending on December 31, 20[    ] (the “Performance Period”) and with respect to performance goals based on the Company’s achievement of relative pre-tax margin performance. This Award is subject to the terms of the Program and the ICP. The effective date of your commencement in the Program with respect to this Award is [            , 20    ].

2. Number of RSUs; Performance Target. The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Committee”) has established certain performance goals for RSUs under the Program. The Committee has established the following terms and performance goals with respect to your Award:

(a) RSUs. The number of RSUs subject to this Award as of the effective date of grant is                     .

(a) Performance Target. Achievement of the Performance Target for the Performance Period means that the Pre-tax Margin achieved by the Company with respect to the Performance Period equals or exceeds the Entry Pre-tax Margin for the Performance Period. The entry, target, and stretch levels are as follows:

 

  i. Entry Pre-tax Margin generally means [(A)] the percentage determined by dividing the cumulative Pre-tax Income of all companies in the Industry Group (currently [                    ]) for the Performance Period by all such companies’ cumulative revenues over such period [(B) minus the percentage determined by dividing the cumulative Pre-tax Income of the Industry Group for calendar year                     by the cumulative revenues of the Industry Group for such year1] (as more specifically defined in the Program, the “Industry Pre-Tax Margin”) [[plus] [minus]         Basis Points];

 

1  Insert clause (B) if the Committee establishes the Pre-tax Margin goals for the Performance Period with reference to relative change versus the Industry Group.

 

1


  ii. Target Pre-tax Margin is equal to             Pre-tax Margin plus          Basis Points; and

 

  iii. Stretch Pre-tax Margin is equal to             Pre-tax Margin plus          Basis Points.

If a Change of Control occurs during the Performance Period, then the Company’s Pre-tax Margin for the Performance Period will be deemed to equal             Pre-tax Margin.

3. Payout upon Achievement of Goal.

(a) Payment Amount. If the Pre-tax Margin for the Performance Period equals or exceeds the Entry Pre-tax Margin for the Performance Period and you have remained continuously employed by the Company or a subsidiary through the end of the Performance Period, then the Payment Amount with respect to this Award will be an amount equal to (i) the number of RSUs subject to your Award for the Performance Period, multiplied by (ii) your Vested Percentage for the Performance Period, multiplied by (iii) the Fair Market Value (which is the average closing sales price over 20 consecutive Trading Days) of the Company’s stock as of the Payment Computation Date for the Performance Period (which is generally the last day of the Performance Period, subject to limited exceptions). [Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event will the payment under the Program with respect to an RSU subject to this Award exceed an amount equal to $        (the “Maximum Payment Amount”), which amount is subject to adjustment as provided in the Program.]2

(b) Vested Percentage. Your Vested Percentage with respect to the Performance Period will be determined in accordance with the following table [(straight line interpolation will be used between levels)]:

 

Level of Pre-tax Margin Achieved

  

Vested Percentage

Entry        % (Entry Level RSU Percentage)
Target        % (Target Level RSU Percentage)
Stretch (or higher)    100% (Stretch Level RSU Percentage)

4. Continuous Employment Required. Receipt of a Payment Amount is conditioned on your continuous employment with the Company or its subsidiaries through the last day of the Performance Period (with limited exceptions, as described in the Program).

5. Pro-Rated Payment. Your Payment Amount may be prorated as provided in the Program under certain circumstances.

6. Negative Discretion. In general, and subject to limited exceptions (as described in the Program), the Committee will have the right to reduce or eliminate the Payment Amount that would otherwise be payable for the Performance Period if the Committee determines in its discretion that such reduction or elimination is appropriate and in the best interest of the Company

 

2 

[The Maximum Payment Amount will be included if established by the Committee in accordance with the terms of the Program at the time the Award is granted.]

 

2


based on the Company’s unrestricted cash, cash equivalents, and short term investments and cash readily accessible under the Company’s unused lines of credit as of the end of the Performance Period; provided, however, that any such reduction or elimination shall apply in a uniform and nondiscriminatory manner to all Participants who are otherwise entitled to receive a Payment Amount with respect to the Performance Period.

7. Program and ICP Control. Capitalized terms used in this Award Notice are defined in the Program. The Program and the ICP are hereby incorporated into this Award Notice by reference. All statements in this Award Notice are qualified in their entirety by reference to the Program and the ICP. If you have any questions, or wish to obtain a copy of the Program or the ICP, please contact                     .

 

3

EX-10.3

Exhibit 10.3

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. 62

to

Purchase Agreement No. 1951

(the Agreement)

Between

The Boeing Company

and

United Airlines, Inc.

Relating to Boeing Model 737 Aircraft

THIS SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT, entered into as of January 14, 2015, by and between THE BOEING COMPANY (Boeing) and UNITED AIRLINES, INC. (a Delaware corporation) (Customer);

WHEREAS, the parties hereto entered into Purchase Agreement No. 1951 dated July 23, 1996, as amended and supplemented, (the Purchase Agreement) relating to the purchase and sale of Boeing model 737 aircraft (the Aircraft). This Supplemental Agreement No. 62 is an amendment to the Purchase Agreement;

WHEREAS, Boeing and Customer agree to *** model 737-*** aircraft (*** Aircraft) in lieu of the following *** model 737-*** Aircraft (*** Aircraft) pursuant to Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Purchase Agreement No. 03776:

 

MSN

  

*** Aircraft

Delivery Month

  

*** Aircraft

Delivery Month

***

   ***    ***

WHEREAS, Boeing and Customer agree to *** the following *** model 737-*** Option Aircraft (*** Options):

 

Delivery Month

  

Quantity

***

   ***

 

P.A. 1951

  SA 62   Page 1
BOEING / UNITED AIRLINES, INC. PROPRIETARY


Supplemental Agreement No. 62 to

Purchase Agreement No. 1951

 

WHEREAS, Boeing and Customer agree to reschedule the delivery of the following model 737-*** Option Aircraft:

 

Current Option

Delivery Month

  

Revised Option

Delivery Month

***

   ***

WHEREAS, Boeing and Customer agree to *** received by Boeing for the *** Aircraft and *** received by Boeing for the *** Options *** the *** Aircraft;

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. 62.

1.2 Remove and replace, in its entirety, pages T-6-2 through T-6-4 to Table 1, with the revised pages T-6-2 through T-6-3 to Table 1 attached hereto to reflect the above revisions.

1.3 Remove and replace, in its entirety, Attachment B to Letter Agreement 1951-9R20, with the revised Attachment B to Letter Agreement 1951-9R20 attached hereto to reflect the above revisions.

2. Conditions Precedent: This Supplemental Agreement No. 62 will be effective subject to satisfaction of all of the following conditions precedent (collectively the Conditions Precedent):

2.1 Execution of Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Purchase Agreement No. 03776 between Boeing and Customer relating to Boeing model 737-9 aircraft; and

2.2 Execution of Purchase Agreement No. 04308 between Boeing and Customer relating to Boeing model 777 aircraft.

Upon satisfaction of the Conditions Precedent, the Purchase 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.

 

P.A. 1951

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BOEING / UNITED AIRLINES, INC. PROPRIETARY


Supplemental Agreement No. 62 to

Purchase Agreement No. 1951

 

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

 

THE BOEING COMPANY

UNITED AIRLINES, INC.

/s/ Susan E. Englander

/s/ Gerald Laderman

Signature

Signature

Attorney-in-Fact

Senior Vice President – Finance, Procurement and Treasurer

Title

Title

 

P.A. 1951

SA 62 Page 3
BOEING / UNITED AIRLINES, INC. PROPRIETARY


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

         Page
Number
     SA
Number
 
ARTICLES              

1.

  Subject Matter of Sale      1-1         SA 39   

2.

  Delivery, Title and Risk of Loss      2-1      

3.

  Price of Aircraft      3-1         SA 39   

4.

  Taxes      4-1      

5.

  Payment      5-1      

6.

  Excusable Delay      6-1      

7.

  Changes to the Detail Specification      7-1         SA 39   

8.

  Federal Aviation Requirements and Certificates and Export License      8-1         SA 39   

9.

  Representatives, Inspection, Flights and Test Data      9-1      

10.

  Assignment, Resale or Lease      10-1      

11.

  Termination for Certain Events      11-1      

12.

  Product Assurance; Disclaimer and Release; Exclusion of Liabilities; Customer Support; Indemnification and Insurance      12-1      

13.

  Buyer Furnished Equipment and Spare Parts      13-1      

14.

  Contractual Notices and Requests      14-1         SA 39   

15.

  Miscellaneous      15-1      

 

P.A. 1951

    SA 62
BOEING / UNITED AIRLINES, INC. PROPRIETARY


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

         Page
Number
     SA
Number
 
TABLES              

1.

  Aircraft Deliveries and Descriptions - 737-500      T-1         SA 3   
  Aircraft Deliveries and Descriptions - 737-700      T-2         SA 57   
  Aircraft Deliveries and Descriptions - 737-800      T-3         SA 55   
  Aircraft Deliveries and Descriptions - 737-600      T-4         SA 4   
  Aircraft Deliveries and Descriptions - 737-900      T-5         SA 39   
  Aircraft Deliveries and Descriptions - 737-900ER      T-6         SA 62   

 

EXHIBITS       

A-1

  Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-724 (Aircraft delivering through July 2004)      SA 26   
A-1.1   Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-724 (Aircraft delivering on or after August 2004)      SA 46   
A-2   Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-824 (Aircraft delivering through July 2004)      SA 26   
A-2.1   Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-824 (Aircraft delivering August 2004 through December 2007)      SA 41   
A-2.2   Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-824 (Aircraft delivering January 2008 through July 2008)      SA 45   
A-2.3   Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-824 (Aircraft scheduled to deliver between August 2008 and October 2010)      SA 50   

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

     SA
Number
 

EXHIBITS (continued)

      

A-2.4

  Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-824 (Aircraft scheduled to deliver in or after November 2010)      SA 50   

A-3

  Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-624      SA 1   

A-4

  Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-524      SA 3   

A-5

  Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-924 (Aircraft delivering through July 2004)      SA 26   

A-6

  Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-924ER (Aircraft delivering January 2008 through December 2008)      SA 45   

A-6.1

  Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-924ER (Aircraft delivering during or after January 2009 and before December 2010)      SA 53   

A-6.2

  Aircraft Configuration - Model 737-924ER (Aircraft delivering during or after January 2011)      SA 53   

B

  Product Assurance Document      SA 1   

C

  Customer Support Document - Code Two - Major Model Differences      SA 1   

C1

  Customer Support Document - Code Three - Minor Model Differences      SA 39   

D

  Aircraft Price Adjustments - New Generation Aircraft (1995 Base Price - Aircraft delivering through July 2004)      SA 1   

D1

  Airframe and Engine Price Adjustments - Current Generation Aircraft      SA 1   

D2

  Aircraft Price Adjustments - New Generation Aircraft (1997 Base Price - Aircraft delivering through July 2004)      SA 5   

 

P.A. 1951

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

         SA
Number
 

EXHIBITS (continued)

  

D3

  Aircraft Price Adjustments - New Generation Aircraft (July 2003 Base Price - Aircraft delivering through December 2007)      SA 41   

D4

  Escalation Adjustment - Airframe and Optional Features (Aircraft delivering in or after January 2008)      SA 41   

E

  Buyer Furnished Equipment Provisions Document      SA 39   

F

  Defined Terms Document      SA 5   

 

LETTER AGREEMENTS       

1951-1

  Not Used   

1951-2R4

  Seller Purchased Equipment      SA 39   

1951-3R22

  Option Aircraft-Model 737-824 Aircraft      SA 38   

1951-4R1

  Waiver of Aircraft Demonstration      SA 1   

1951-5R3

  Promotional Support - New Generation Aircraft      SA 48   

1951-6

  Configuration Matters   

1951-7R1

  Spares Initial Provisioning      SA 1   

1951-8R2

  Escalation Sharing - New Generation Aircraft      SA 4   

1951-9R20

  Option Aircraft-Model 737-724 Aircraft      SA 58   
  Attachment A   
  Attachment B      SA 62   

1951-11R1

  Escalation Sharing-Current Generation Aircraft      SA 4   

1951-12R7

  Option Aircraft - Model 737-924 Aircraft      SA 32   

 

P.A. 1951

    SA 62
BOEING / UNITED AIRLINES, INC. PROPRIETARY


TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

         SA
Number
 

LETTER AGREEMENTS (continued)

  

1951-13

  Configuration Matters - Model 737-924      SA 5   

1951-14

  Installation of Cabin Systems Equipment 737-924      SA 22   

1951-15

  Configuration Matters - Model 737-924ER      SA 39   

 

         SA
Number
 

RESTRICTED LETTER AGREEMENTS

  

6-1162-MMF-295

  Performance Guarantees - Model 737-724 Aircraft   

6-1162-MMF-296

  Performance Guarantees - Model 737-824 Aircraft   

6-1162-MMF-308R4

  Disclosure of Confidential Information      SA 39   

6-1162-MMF-309R1

  ***      SA 1   

6-1162-MMF-311R8

  ***      SA 59   

6-1162-MMF-312R1

  Special Purchase Agreement Provisions      SA 1   

6-1162-MMF-319

  Special Provisions Relating to the Rescheduled Aircraft   

6-1162-MMF-378R1

  Performance Guarantees - Model 737-524 Aircraft      SA 3   

6-1162-GOC-015R1

  ***      SA 31   

6-1162-GOC-131R12

  Special Matters      SA 59   

 

P.A. 1951

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

         SA
Number
 

RESTRICTED LETTER AGREEMENTS (continued)

  

6-1162-DMH-365

  Performance Guarantees - Model 737-924 Aircraft      SA 5   

6-1162-DMH-624

  ***      SA 8   

6-1162-DMH-680

  Delivery Delay Resolution Program      SA 9   

6-1162-DMH-1020

  ***      SA 14   

6-1162-DMH-1035

  ***      SA 15   

6-1162-DMH-1054

  ***      SA 16   

6-1162-CHL-048

  Rescheduled Aircraft Agreement      SA 26   

6-1162-CHL-195

  Restructure Agreement for Model 737NG and 757-300 Aircraft      SA 30   

6-1162-MSA-768

  Performance Guarantees - Model 737-924ER Aircraft (Aircraft delivering prior to May 2012)      SA 57   

6-1162-SEE-0361

  Performance Guarantees - Model 737-924ER Aircraft (Aircraft delivering May 2012 and on)      SA 57   

6-1162-SEE-133

  ***      SA 46   

6-1162-SEE-0176R4

  Record Option Proposals      SA 48   

6-1162-SEE-0187

  Passenger Service Unit Resolution      SA 50   

6-1162-SEE-0225R1

  Use of Aircraft - *** and Abuse Takeoff Testing      SA 50   

 

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         SA
Number
 

RESTRICTED LETTER AGREEMENTS (continued)

  

6-1162-SEE-0263

  Use of Aircraft - 737NG Performance Improvement Package Testing      SA 50   

6-1162-RCN-1888

  Use of Aircraft - Boeing 747-800 and 787 Flight Test Training      SA 53   

6-1162-RCN-1890

  Use of Aircraft for Testing      SA 57   

6-1162-SEE-0326

  Model 737 - Koito Seat Resolution      SA 56   

CAL-PA-1951-LA-1208066

  Aircraft Performance Guarantees - Model 737-924ER Aircraft (delivering July 2013 and on)      SA 59   

CAL-PA-1951-LA-1209037

  ***      SA 59   

CAL-PA-1951-LA-1209110

  Privileged and Confidential Matters      SA 59   

CAL-PA-1951-LA-1210098

  Aircraft Acceleration from October 2012 to September 2012      SA 60   

 

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SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENTS

  

DATED AS OF:

Supplemental Agreement No. 1

   October 10, 1996

Supplemental Agreement No. 2

   March 5, 1997

Supplemental Agreement No. 3

   July 17, 1997

Supplemental Agreement No. 4

   October 10, 1997

Supplemental Agreement No. 5

   May 21, 1998

Supplemental Agreement No. 6

   July 30, 1998

Supplemental Agreement No. 7

   November 12, 1998

Supplemental Agreement No. 8

   December 7, 1998

Supplemental Agreement No. 9

   February 18, 1999

Supplemental Agreement No. 10

   March 19, 1999

Supplemental Agreement No. 11

   May 14, 1999

Supplemental Agreement No. 12

   July 2, 1999

Supplemental Agreement No. 13

   October 13, 1999

Supplemental Agreement No. 14

   December 13, 1999

Supplemental Agreement No. 15

   January 13, 2000

Supplemental Agreement No. 16

   March 17, 2000

Supplemental Agreement No. 17

   May 16, 2000

Supplemental Agreement No. 18

   September 11, 2000

Supplemental Agreement No. 19

   October 31, 2000

Supplemental Agreement No. 20

   December 21, 2000

Supplemental Agreement No. 21

   March 30, 2001

 

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SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENTS

  

DATED AS OF:

Supplemental Agreement No. 22

   May 23, 2001

Supplemental Agreement No. 23

   June 29, 2001

Supplemental Agreement No. 24

   August 31, 2001

Supplemental Agreement No. 25

   December 31, 2001

Supplemental Agreement No. 26

   March 29, 2002

Supplemental Agreement No. 27

   November 6, 2002

Supplemental Agreement No. 28

   April 1, 2003

Supplemental Agreement No. 29

   August 19, 2003

Supplemental Agreement No. 30

   November 4, 2003

Supplemental Agreement No. 31

   August 20, 2004

Supplemental Agreement No. 32

   December 29, 2004

Supplemental Agreement No. 33

   December 29, 2004

Supplemental Agreement No. 34

   June 22, 2005

Supplemental Agreement No. 35

   June 30, 2005

Supplemental Agreement No. 36

   July 21, 2005

Supplemental Agreement No. 37

   March 30, 2006

Supplemental Agreement No. 38

   June 6, 2006

Supplemental Agreement No. 39

   August 3, 2006

Supplemental Agreement No. 40

   December 5, 2006

Supplemental Agreement No. 41

   June 1, 2007

Supplemental Agreement No. 42

   June 13, 2007

Supplemental Agreement No. 43

   July 18, 2007

 

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Supplemental Agreement No. 45

February 20, 2008

Supplemental Agreement No. 46

June 25, 2008

Supplemental Agreement No. 47

October 30, 2008

Supplemental Agreement No. 48

January 29, 2009

Supplemental Agreement No. 49

May 1, 2009

Supplemental Agreement No. 50

July 23, 2009

Supplemental Agreement No. 51

August 5, 2009

Supplemental Agreement No. 52

August 31, 2009

Supplemental Agreement No. 53

December 23, 2009

Supplemental Agreement No. 54

March 1, 2010

Supplemental Agreement No. 55

March 31, 2010

Supplemental Agreement No. 56

August 12, 2010

Supplemental Agreement No. 57

March 2, 2011

Supplemental Agreement No. 58

January 6, 2012

Supplemental Agreement No. 59

July 12, 2012

Supplemental Agreement No. 60

October 7, 2012

Supplemental Agreement No. 61

September 11, 2013

Supplemental Agreement No. 62

January 14, 2015

 

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Table 1 to Purchase Agreement 1951

Aircraft Deliveries and Descriptions

Model 737-900ER Aircraft

 

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:

$***

Refundable Deposit/Aircraft at Proposal Accept:

$***

 

Delivery

Date

  

Number of

Aircraft

  

Escalation

Factor

(Airframe)

  

Serial

Number

        Escalation Estimate
Adv Payment Base
Price Per A/P
 

Advance Payment Per Aircraft (Amts. Due/Mos. Prior to Delivery):

                

***

  

***

  

***

  

***

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

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

***

   ***    ***