8-K/Afalse3/13/2300001005170000319687Common Stock, $0.01 par valueUALThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC00001005172023-03-132023-03-130000100517ual:UnitedAirLinesIncMember2023-03-132023-03-130000100517us-gaap:CommonStockMember2023-03-132023-03-130000100517us-gaap:WarrantMember2023-03-132023-03-13

Washington, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 13, 2023


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 001-06033 36-2675207
Delaware 001-10323 74-2099724
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
of incorporation)  Identification Number)
233 S. Wacker Drive,Chicago,IL 60606
233 S. Wacker Drive,Chicago,IL 60606
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(872) 825-4000
(872) 825-4000
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
RegistrantTitle of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of Each Exchange on Which Registered
United Airlines Holdings, Inc.Common Stock, $0.01 par valueUALThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
United Airlines Holdings, Inc.Preferred Stock Purchase RightsNoneThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
United Airlines, Inc.NoneNoneNone

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Explanatory Note
United Airlines Holdings, Inc. ("UAL"), the holding company whose subsidiary is United Airlines, Inc. ("United," and together with UAL, the "Company"), is filing this Amendment No. 1 (the "Form 8-K/A") to its Current Report on Form 8-K, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission earlier today (the "Original Form 8-K"), for the sole purpose of correcting the Company's adjusted pre-tax margin1 guidance range to be consistent with the adjusted diluted earnings per share2 guidance range for the first quarter 2023. The information otherwise previously reported in the Original Form 8-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the Form 8-K/A. Except for this correction, this Form 8-K/A does not modify or update disclosures in the Original Form 8-K.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Company's first quarter 2023 guidance for adjusted pre-tax margin1 and adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share2 is below:
Estimated 1Q 2023
Adjusted pre-tax margin1
Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share2
Pursuant to General Instruction B.2. to Form 8-K, the information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), or otherwise subject to the liabilities thereof, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into future filings by the Company under the Exchange Act or under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), except to the extent specifically provided in any such filing. Additionally, the submission of the information set forth in this Item 7.01 is not deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Current Report on Form 8-K that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain "forward-looking statements," within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, relating to, among other things, guidance regarding the Company's future financial and operating results. Such forward-looking statements are based on historical performance and current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the Company's future financial results, goals, plans, commitments, strategies and objectives and involve inherent risks, assumptions and uncertainties, known or unknown, including internal or external factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, that are difficult to predict, may be beyond the Company's control and could cause the Company's future financial results, goals, plans, commitments, strategies and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the statements. Words such as "should," "could," "would," "will," "may," "expects," "plans," "intends," "anticipates," "indicates," "remains," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals", "targets," "confident" and other words and terms of similar meaning and expression are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such terms. All statements, other than those that relate solely to historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include conditional statements and statements that identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of known trends or uncertainties, or that 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 the Company on the date of this report. The Company undertakes 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 or regulation.

The Company's actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: execution risks associated with the Company's strategic operating plan; changes in the
1 Adjusted pre-tax margin is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as pre-tax margin, excluding operating and non-operating special charges (credits) and unrealized (gains) losses on investments, net. We are not providing a target for or a reconciliation to pre-tax margin, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, because we are unable to predict the excluded items noted above contained in the GAAP measure without unreasonable efforts, and therefore we also are not able to predict the probable significance of such items.
2 Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share is a non-GAAP financial measure that excludes operating and non-operating special charges (credits) and unrealized (gains) losses on investments, net. We are not providing a target for or a reconciliation to diluted earnings (loss) per share, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, because we are unable to predict the excluded items noted above contained in the GAAP measure without unreasonable efforts, and therefore we also are not able to predict the probable significance of such items.

Company's network strategy or other factors outside the Company's control resulting in less economic aircraft orders, costs related to modification or termination of aircraft orders or entry into less favorable aircraft orders, as well as any inability to accept or integrate new aircraft into the Company's fleet as planned; any failure to effectively manage, and receive anticipated benefits and returns from, acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures and other portfolio actions, or related exposures to unknown liabilities or other issues or underperformance as compared to the Company's expectations; the adverse impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic on the Company's business, operating results, financial condition and liquidity; adverse publicity, harm to the Company's brand, reduced travel demand, potential tort liability and voluntary or mandatory operational restrictions as a result of an accident, catastrophe or incident involving the Company, the Company's regional carriers, the Company's codeshare partners or another airline; the highly competitive nature of the global airline industry and susceptibility of the industry to price discounting and changes in capacity, including as a result of alliances, joint business arrangements or other consolidations; the Company's reliance on a limited number of suppliers to source a majority of the Company's aircraft and certain parts, and the impact of any failure to obtain timely deliveries, additional equipment or support from any of these suppliers; disruptions to the Company's regional network and United Express flights provided by third-party regional carriers; unfavorable economic and political conditions in the United States and globally (including inflationary pressures); reliance on third-party service providers and the impact of any significant failure of these parties to perform as expected, or interruptions in the Company's relationships with these providers or their provision of services; extended interruptions or disruptions in service at major airports where the Company operates and space, facility and infrastructure constrains at the Company's hubs or other airports; geopolitical conflict, terrorist attacks or security events; any damage to the Company's reputation or brand image; the Company's reliance on technology and automated systems to operate the Company's business and the impact of any significant failure or disruption of, or failure to effectively integrate and implement, the technology or systems; increasing privacy and data security obligations or a significant data breach; increased use of social media platforms by the Company, the Company's employees and others; the impacts of union disputes, employee strikes or slowdowns, and other labor-related disruptions or regulatory compliance costs on the Company's operations; any failure to attract, train or retain skilled personnel, including the Company's senior management team or other key employees; the monetary and operational costs of compliance with extensive government regulation of the airline industry; current or future litigation and regulatory actions, or failure to comply with the terms of any settlement, order or arrangement relating to these actions; costs, liabilities and risks associated with environmental regulation and climate change, including the Company's climate goals; high and/or volatile fuel prices or significant disruptions in the supply of aircraft fuel (including as a result of the Russia-Ukraine military conflict); the impacts of the Company's significant amount of financial leverage from fixed obligations, the possibility the Company may seek material amounts of additional financial liquidity in the short-term, and the impacts of insufficient liquidity on the Company's financial condition and business; failure to comply with financial and other covenants governing the Company's debt, including the Company's MileagePlus® financing agreements; the impacts of the proposed phaseout of the London interbank offer rate; limitations on the Company's ability to use the Company's net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes to offset future taxable income for U.S. federal income tax purposes; the Company's failure to realize the full value of the Company's intangible assets or the Company's long-lived assets, causing the Company to record impairments; fluctuations in the price of the Company's common stock; the impacts of seasonality and other factors associated with the airline industry; increases in insurance costs or inadequate insurance coverage; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, 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").

Non-GAAP Financial Information and Financial Guidance

The Company refers to financial measures that are not in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures are provided as supplemental information to the financial measures presented in this Form 8-K that are calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP and are presented because management believes that they supplement or enhance management's, analysts' and investors' overall understanding of the Company's underlying financial performance and trends and facilitate comparisons among current, past and future periods. Because the non-GAAP financial measures are not calculated in accordance with GAAP, they should not be considered superior to and are not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP financial measures presented in the Company's filings with the SEC and may not be the same as or comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies due to possible differences in method and in the items being adjusted. The Company encourages investors to review its financial statements and publicly-filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. The Company does not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking measures where the Company believes such a reconciliation would imply a degree of precision and certainty that could be confusing to investors and is unable to reasonably predict certain items contained in the GAAP measures without unreasonable efforts. This is due to the inherent difficulty of forecasting the timing or amount of various items that have not yet occurred and are out of the Company's control or cannot be reasonably predicted. For the same reasons, the Company is unable to address the probable significance of the unavailable information. Forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures provided without the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures may vary materially from the corresponding GAAP financial measures.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
/s/ Gerald Laderman
Gerald Laderman
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Date: March 13, 2023