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Spirit Airlines' CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

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Our remarks during this conference call will contain forward-looking statements, which represent the Company's current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance or results. Forward-looking statements with respect to future events are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management's belief as of today, July 24, 2012, and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including the information under the caption 'Risk Factors' included in our 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2011. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statements.

In our remarks today, we will be comparing second quarter 2012 to second quarter 2011 results adjusting all periods for proforma items and excluding unrealized hedge gains and losses of special items. Please refer to our second quarter 2012 earnings press release for further details regarding our assumptions for pro forma results and for the reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measure for our non-GAAP measures discussed.

Unless otherwise noted, when we discuss our results, we will be excluding special charges, loss on disposal of assets, and unrealized mark-to-market losses on fuel hedges. These items as well as our pro forma adjustments for the second quarter 2011 are detailed in our earnings release.

And with that I will turn the call over to Ben Baldanza, Spirit's President and Chief Executive Officer.

Ben Baldanza

Thank you, DeAnne, and thanks to everyone joining us for the call today. We're pleased to report our second quarter profit of $35.3 million, this 35.4% year-over-year increase in adjusted net income was achieved while lowering our base fare per segment, to just $81.06. Offering low base fares is a key highlight of our business model, as it gives consumers more pricing power and grows the traveling market.

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