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Cebu Air, Inc.

  • 84.15 PHP
  • +3.00
  • +3.70%
  • Philippines
    Mar 25, 2019
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Company Background

Cebu Air operates Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines' largest budget carrier. The company is a unit of JG Summit Holdings, a diversified conglomerate controlled by the Gokongwei family. The airline began operating in 1996 with its first domestic flight from Manila to the Philippine central island of Cebu. Its international operations began in 2001 with flights from Manila to Hong Kong. By the end of 2013, the company was operating a network of 60 domestic and 32 international routes, with a total of 2,284 scheduled weekly flights.

In April of this year, the EU removed the airline from a safety blacklist, and in June, the company secured clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly to the U.S.

The airline is headed by CEO Lance Gokongwei, the only son of tycoon John Gokongwei, who founded the JG Summit empire as a corn starch producer. The younger Gokongwei, who holds a double degree in finance and applied science from the University of Pennsylvania, sits on the board of major companies controlled by the Gokongwei family, including those involved in food and beverage, real estate, property, banking and petrochemicals.

Business Summary

Cebu Air, Inc. provides air cargo services. It operates as a carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, which engages in transportation of passengers, mail, merchandise and freight. The company has distribution channels which includes Internet; direct sales through booking; sales offices; call centers and government/corporate client accounts; and third-party sales outlets. It offers ancillary services such as cancellation and rebooking options, in-flight merchandising, baggage and travel-related products and services. The company was founded on August 26, 1988 and is headquartered in Cebu, Philippines.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2017 PHPUSD
Gross Profit12,244.98M242.88M
Operating income10,134.27M201.01M
Income before tax8,208.05M162.81M
Net income7,907.84M156.85M
Diluted EPS13.050.25
Dividends Per Share2.880.05
Total Assets111,584.75M2,235.27M
Total liabilities71,799.17M1,438.28M
Total equity39,785.57M796.98M
Operating cash flow17,919.94M355.45M
Currency in PHPCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 41,004.09M 52,000.01M 56,501.65M 61,899.27M 68,029.13M
Gross Profit 3,516.35M 5,454.15M 11,252.36M 14,064.24M 12,244.98M
Operating income 2,404.41M 4,157.33M 9,700.22M 12,251.19M 10,134.27M
Income before tax -14.15M 782.30M 3,493.37M 9,537.85M 8,208.05M
Net income 511.94M 853.49M 4,387.22M 9,754.13M 7,907.84M
EBITDA 5,859.05M 8,438.86M 14,811.76M 19,370.99M 18,183.05M
Diluted EPS 0.84 1.41 7.24 16.10 13.05
Dividends Per Share 1 1 1 1 2.88
Total Assets 69,026.73M 78,029.64M 87,526.65M 103,456.56M 111,584.75M
Total liabilities 47,945.15M 56,490.84M 62,571.46M 69,951.28M 71,799.17M
Total equity 21,081.57M 21,538.80M 24,955.19M 33,505.27M 39,785.57M
Operating cash flow 4,042.18M 7,659.18M 12,496.16M 19,383.88M 17,919.94M
 Dec 2013Dec 2014Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017
Revenue 965.49M 1,171.47M 1,240.89M 1,303.48M 1,349.39M
Gross Profit 82.79M 122.87M 247.12M 296.16M 242.88M
Operating income 56.61M 93.65M 213.03M 257.98M 201.01M
Income before tax -0.33M 17.62M 76.72M 200.84M 162.81M
Net income 12.05M 19.22M 96.35M 205.40M 156.85M
EBITDA 137.95M 190.11M 325.29M 407.91M 360.67M
Diluted EPS 0.01 0.03 0.15 0.33 0.25
Dividends Per Share 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.05
Total Assets 1,555.26M 1,744.36M 1,860.09M 2,081.09M 2,235.27M
Total liabilities 1,080.27M 1,262.85M 1,329.75M 1,407.11M 1,438.28M
Total equity 474.99M 481.50M 530.34M 673.98M 796.98M
Operating cash flow 95.17M 172.54M 274.44M 408.18M 355.45M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2017
Operating margin14.89%
Profit margin11.62%

Key executives

  • President, CEO & Executive Director: Lance Yu Gokongwei
  • Chief Operating Officer: Michael Ivan S. Shau
  • Chief Financial Officer: Andrew L. Huang
  • Chief Information Officer: Laureen M. Cansana
  • Senior VP, Chief Strategy & Compliance Officer: Bach Johann M. Sebastian


  • JG Summit Holdings, Inc. (67.7%)
  • FIL Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd. (3.0%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.7%)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.2%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (0.9%)
  • FIL Investment Management (Hong Kong) Ltd. (0.8%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (0.7%)
  • Government Service Insurance System (0.5%)
  • BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. (0.5%)
  • Fideuram Asset Management (Ireland) DAC (0.3%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: Doña Juanita Marquez Lim Building, Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu, 6000, Philippines
  • Phone: +63.2.802.7060

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