OMA Announces Second Quarter 2013 Earnings

MONTERREY, Mexico, July 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA), reported its unaudited results for the second quarter of 2013 today.


OMA recorded solid results in the second quarter of 2013, with 11.1% growth of the sum of aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues, 14.6% growth in Adjusted EBITDA, and 18.2% growth in operating income. Consolidated net income increased 34.3% to Ps. 216 million. Total passenger traffic increased 5.6% to 3.2 million passengers.

(Million passengers and million pesos)


% Var



% Var
Terminal passengers 3.0 3.2 5.6 5.9 6.2 5.1
Aeronautical revenues 522 572 9.7 1,003 1,089 8.6
Non-aeronautical revenues 163 189 15.7 315 372 18.2
Aeronautical revenues + Non-Aeronautical revenues 685 761 11.1 1,318 1,462 10.9
Construction revenues 37 67 82.0 108 154 42.4
Total revenues 722 828 14.7 1,426 1,615 13.3
Adjusted EBITDA 353 405 14.6 704 798 13.4
Adjusted EBITDA margin (Adjusted EBITDA/Aeronautical 51.6% 53.2% 53.4% 54.6%
revenues + Non-aeronautical revenues, %)
Income from operations (Ps. million) 266 314 18.2 530 616 16.2
Operating margin (%) 36.8% 37.9% 37.2% 38.1%
Consolidated net income (Ps. million) 161 216 34.3 345 442 28.2
Net income of majority interest (Ps. million) 160 215 34.6 344 441 28.1
EPS* (Ps.) 0.40 0.54 0.86 1.10
EPADS* (US$) 0.25 0.33 0.53 0.68
Capital Expenditures (Ps. million) 139 145 4.3 303 314 3.6
*Based on weighted average shares outstanding

The principal developments of the second quarter included:

  • Terminal passenger traffic increased 5.6% to 3.2 million in 2Q13; domestic traffic increased 6.2%, and international traffic increased 1.5%. Nine of the 15 airlines at our airports grew traffic in the quarter.
  • Seven new domestic routes and one new international route opened in the quarter.
  • Aeronautical revenues increased 9.7%, principally as a result of the growth in passenger traffic, inflation adjustments, and the recognition in the maximum rate for the costs of maintenance of checked baggage screening.
  • Non-aeronautical revenues increased 15.7%.
  • The sum of aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues per passenger increased 5.2% to Ps. 237.2.
  • Aeronautical revenues per passenger increased 3.8% to Ps. 178.4.
  • Non-aeronautical revenues per passenger increased 9.6% to Ps. 58.8; this marks the 21st consecutive quarter of growth in non-aeronautical revenues.
  • Adjusted EBITDA increased 14.6% to Ps. 405 million in 2Q13. The Adjusted EBITDA margin reached 53.2%, an increase of 160 basis points, reflecting OMA's efforts to increase cash flow generation.
  • Consolidated net income rose 34.3% to Ps. 216 million. Earnings per share were Ps. 0.54, or US$ 0.33 per American Depositary Share (ADS). The Return on Equity of the last 12 months was 16.2%.
  • Capital expenditures were Ps. 145 million.

The complete earnings report is available at

OMA (Nasdaq:OMAB) (BMV:OMA) will hold its 2Q13 earnings conference call on July 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm Eastern time, 12:30 pm Mexico City time.

The conference call is accessible by calling 1-877-941-1427 toll-free from the U.S. or 1-480-629-9664 from outside the U.S. The conference ID is 4630168. A taped replay will be available through July 31, 2013 at 877-870-5176toll free or + 1-858-384-5517, using the same ID.

The conference call will also be available by webcast at

This report may contain forward-looking information and statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements are only predictions based on our current expectations and projections about future events. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," or similar expressions. While OMA's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of OMA, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our most recent annual report filed on Form 20-F under the caption "Risk Factors." OMA undertakes no obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

About OMA

Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, S.A.B. de C.V., known as OMA, operates 13 international airports in nine states of central and northern Mexico. OMA's airports serve Monterrey, Mexico's third largest metropolitan area, the tourist destinations of Acapulco, Mazatlán, and Zihuatanejo, and nine other regional centers and border cities. OMA also operates a hotel and commercial areas inside Terminal 2 of the Mexico City airport. OMA employs over 1,000 persons in order to offer passengers and clients, airport and commercial services in facilities that comply with all applicable international safety, security standards, and ISO 9001:2008. OMA's strategic shareholder members are ICA, Mexico's largest engineering, procurement, and construction company, and Aéroports de Paris Management, subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris, the second largest European airports operator. OMA is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange (OMA) and on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (OMAB). For more information, please visit us at:

CONTACT: Jose Luis Guerrero Cortes OMA, CFO +52.81.8625.4300 ext.308 Daniel Wilson Zemi Communications +1.212.689.9560 dbmwilson@zemi.comSource:Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.