Friday, 12 March 2021

BOC Aviation Limited, the leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 553 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 87 airlines worldwide in 39 countries and regions has released its financial results for the full year ended 31 December 2020. week. 

Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “In 2020, BOC Aviation’s core business continued to perform well in the most challenging year in aviation history. Net profit after tax was US$510 million and we will recommend to shareholders to approve a final dividend of 11.73 US cents per share, bringing total dividends for the full year to 35% of net profit after tax.

Total revenues and other income exceeded US$2 billion for the first time in 2020, up 4% year-on-year, and our total assets rose to US$23.6 billion as at 31 December 2020, 19% higher than 2019. Operating cash flows net of interest paid increased 13% for the full year compared with 2019.

We worked to support our customers by increasing purchase and leaseback activity, while reducing and deferring orders from manufacturers in the near term. We delivered 54 aircraft to our airline customers, taking our owned and managed fleet to a new high of 398 aircraft. BOC Aviation demonstrated resilience in the face of a global pandemic and we positioned the Company for long term earnings growth. The strength of our balance sheet and access to liquidity remain hallmarks of our Company. These place us well to deal with both the challenges that Covid-19 still presents to the world, as well as the recovery that we hope will gain momentum later this year. We would like to thank all of our stakeholders and colleagues for their support in this tumultuous year.”

Financial Highlights
Our financial highlights for the year ended 31 December 2020 are:
• Total revenues and other income were up 4% year-on-year, at US$2,054 million
• Profit before tax was US$563 million and net profit after tax was US$510 million, 
both of which declined 27% from 2019
• Earnings per share of US$0.73 and net assets per share of US$6.88
• Total assets increased 19% year-on-year, to US$23.6 billion at 31 December 2020
• Raised US$5.5 billion in new financing
• Maintained strong liquidity with US$408 million in cash and cash equivalents, and 
US$4.7 billion in undrawn committed credit facilities at 31 December 2020
• Operating cash flows net of interest paid increased 13% year-on-year to US$1,355 
• Board recommended a final dividend for 2020 of US$0.1173 per share, pending 
approval at the AGM to be held on 3 June 2021. The final dividend will be payable 
to Shareholders registered at the close of business on the record date, being 11 
June 2021, bringing the total dividend for the financial year 2020 to US$0.25711 per 

Portfolio and Operational Highlights
As at 31 December 2020, BOC Aviation:
• Had a total fleet of 553 aircraft owned, managed and on order2, with an average 
aircraft age of 3.5 years and an average remaining lease term of 8.6 years for the 
358 owned aircraft fleet, weighted by net book value3
• Leased aircraft to 87 airlines in 39 countries and regions
• Had taken delivery of 54 aircraft4 in 2020
• Sold 12 owned aircraft in 2020
• Signed 102 lease commitments in 2020
• Had an orderbook of 155 aircraft2
• Recorded aircraft utilisation of 99.6% for the owned portfolio for the year ended 31 
December 2020

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