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Gol Linhas (GOL) Anticipates Wider-Than-Expected Loss in Q2 View

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Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL - Free Report) provided its expectations for the second quarter of 2022.

For the second quarter of 2022, Gol Linhas anticipates EBITDA margin to be approximately 10% while it expects EBIT margin to be 0%. GOL estimates average fuel price per liter to be R$ 6.10.

The company anticipates loss per share of 75 cents for the second quarter. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the same is pegged at a loss of 48 cents per share. The unfavorable forecast is mainly due to high fuel costs. Fuel unit costs are anticipated to grow almost 73% year over year, backed by an 80% increase in the average jet fuel price, partially offset by a reduction of nearly 6% in fuel consumption per flight hour due to the higher number of 737-MAXs in the fleet.

Passenger unit revenues for the to-be-reported quarter are expected to increase almost 50% year over year, on the back of solid recovery in corporate travel on GOL's domestic and regional networks, and the return of leisure travel on the company's international network. Total unit revenues are anticipated to increase nearly 40% year over year.

Non-fuel unit costs are anticipated to decrease nearly 40% year over year, owing to the increase in productivity (ASKs, aircraft utilization and operating efficiency) and appreciation of the Brazilian Real versus the U.S. dollar.

The upbeat in travel demand should boost revenues for this Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) carrier. Notably, shares of Gol Linhas have lost 54% year to date compared with 22.8% loss of the industry it belongs to.

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