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  • Malaysia
    Jan 16, 2019
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Company Background

From its beginnings with just two jets and debt of $11 million in 2001, AirAsia has grown to become a profitable short-haul budget carrier in Asia with a fleet of close to 200 aircraft. The group operates mainly in Asia-Pacific region, including operations in Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. AirAsia recently launched AirAsia India in an alliance with Tata Group, plying India's domestic market. It is also seeking a re-entry into Japan in a tie-up with Rakuten Japan, after its first joint venture with All Nippon Airways broke up in 2013.

AirAsia is 23% owned by Tune Air, a private company controlled by Group CEO Tony Fernandes, a former executive of music producer Time Warner. Inspired by the success of its peer Ryanair in Europe, he runs the airline strictly adhering to the low-cost and no-frills business model, and made flying affordable to many in Asia. AirAsia's success has led to the burgeoning of budget carriers in the region, many of which are owned by full-service airline companies. The group recently introduced premium services targeting business travelers and parcel delivery services to boost its ancillary income. Its listed associate, AirAsia X, is a long-haul budget carrier, flying all over Asia.

Business Summary

AirAsia Group Bhd. engages in the provision of air transportation services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. Its products include AirAsia Car rental, AirAsia Cargo, AirAsia Go, AirAsia Credit Card, BIG Duty Free, AirAsia RedTix, AirAsia Travel Protection, CIMB Savers, Travel3Sixty, Electronic Gift Voucher, and roKKi Wi-Fi. The company was founded by Abdel Aziz bin Abu Bakar, Anthony Francis Fernandes, Conor John McCarthy, and Kamarudin bin Meranum in 1993 and is headquartered in Sepang, Malaysia.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 MYRUSD
Gross Profit1,853.18M431.02M
Operating income1,629.40M378.97M
Income before tax2,087.78M485.58M
Net income1,628.77M378.82M
Diluted EPS0.490.11
Dividends Per Share0.120.02
Total Assets23,528.26M5,813.75M
Total liabilities16,818.18M4,155.71M
Total equity8,048.11M1,988.66M
Operating cash flow2,052.46M477.37M
Currency in MYRCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 5,111.82M 5,415.74M 6,297.65M 6,846.08M 9,709.72M
Gross Profit 873.47M 881.76M 1,621.65M 1,995.88M 1,853.18M
Operating income 666.43M 648.88M 1,351.18M 1,879.09M 1,629.40M
Income before tax 305.97M 22.70M 215.15M 1,704.69M 2,087.78M
Net income 362.12M 82.83M 541.19M 1,621.65M 1,628.77M
EBITDA 1,263.69M 1,368.38M 2,054.44M 2,590.21M 2,493.67M
Diluted EPS 0.13 0.03 0.19 0.58 0.49
Dividends Per Share 0.04 0.03 0.04 0.12 0.12
Total Assets 18,656.50M 21,544.63M 21,888.23M 23,653.45M 23,528.26M
Total liabilities 13,655.56M 16,989.54M 17,437.38M 17,025.67M 16,818.18M
Total equity 5,000.93M 4,555.09M 4,452.32M 6,632.98M 8,048.11M
Operating cash flow 961.13M 306.72M 2,256.14M 2,244.77M 2,052.46M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 1,622.54M 1,655.16M 1,610.78M 1,652.56M 2,258.32M
Gross Profit 277.25M 269.48M 414.78M 481.78M 431.02M
Operating income 211.53M 198.31M 345.59M 453.58M 378.97M
Income before tax 97.11M 6.93M 55.03M 411.49M 485.58M
Net income 114.94M 25.31M 138.42M 391.44M 378.82M
EBITDA 401.11M 418.20M 525.47M 625.24M 579.99M
Diluted EPS 0.04 0.00 0.04 0.14 0.11
Dividends Per Share 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.02
Total Assets 5,695.77M 6,161.77M 5,097.99M 5,272.72M 5,813.75M
Total liabilities 4,169.00M 4,859.01M 4,061.34M 3,795.29M 4,155.71M
Total equity 1,526.76M 1,302.75M 1,036.99M 1,478.59M 1,988.66M
Operating cash flow 305.07M 93.74M 577.06M 541.86M 477.37M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin16.78%
Profit margin16.77%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer: Riad Asmat
  • Chief Operating Officer: Adrian Jenkins
  • Group Chief Financial Officer: Pattra Boosarawongse
  • Group Head-Information & Communication Technology: Kin Choy Lau
  • Head-Engineering: Nadzri Hashim


  • Tune Live Sdn. Bhd. (16.7%)
  • Tune Air Sdn Bhd (15.4%)
  • Employees Provident Fund (5.6%)
  • Permodalan Nasional Bhd. (4.9%)
  • AIA Bhd. (2.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (1.6%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.5%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.2%)
  • Emerging Markets Opportunities Portfolio (1.2%)
  • APG Asset Management NV (1.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: LCC Terminal, Jalan KLIA S3, Sepang, 64000, Malaysia
  • Phone: +60.3.8660.4333

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Last Updated on 16 Jan, 2019

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