SAVE stock was trading at $22.14 as of 11:33 AM EDT.
Despite achieving a quarterly profit in Q3, Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) stock declined slightly in Thursday’s premarket trading. The Florida-based airline exceeded expectations by posting $0.03 in adjusted EPS for the third quarter despite analysts’ expectations for a loss of $0.08 and a slight underperformance in terms of revenue projections. Despite Hurricane Ian’s effects during the period, management praised the strong performance.
According to CEO Ted Christie, “the firm performed successfully despite a number of challenging challenges during the third quarter of 2022, including significantly higher fuel prices, Hurricane Ian, and Florida capacity limits.” Strong demand, effective revenue management, outstanding operational dependability, and overall cost control all served to lessen the effects of these challenges.
The airline would achieve “normalized margins” by the middle of 2023, he continued. As a result of strong leisure demand, unit revenue is anticipated to increase by 15% to 16.5% in the fourth quarter on 24.5% greater capacity than in the corresponding quarter of 2019.
Developments likely to impact SAVE stock
Christie also revised the estimated JetBlue Airways merger schedule, with a closure date of “no later than the first half of 2024” predicted. In premarket trade, shares of Spirit Airlines (NYSE:SAVE) fell 1.05%. Review the quarter’s specifics in further depth.
The $3.8 billion buyout bid from JetBlue Airways Corp. was approved by Spirit Airlines Inc. shareholders on Wednesday, bringing the potential creation of the country’s fifth-largest carrier one step closer. Spirit indicated in a special shareholder meeting that the purchase was supported by a majority of shareholders, though the exact details will be made public in the regulatory filing with the U.S. SEC.
It will be difficult for JetBlue and Spirit to get U.S. regulators to approve their merger after Spirit raised the possibility of the transaction being rejected earlier in the bid-resistance process. It will be difficult for JetBlue and Spirit to get U.S. regulators to approve their merger after Spirit raised the possibility of the transaction being rejected earlier in the bid-resistance process.
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