Following a dramatic increase in 2015, the EBIT margin of commercial airlines has been falling, with the combined margin for all global airlines projected to be 5.5 percent in 2020 before the coronavirus outbreak. The outbreak is estimated to have a negative impact on the EBIT margin of commercial airlines worldwide, decreasing to 30 percent globally.
EBIT stands for earnings before interest and taxes and is a measure of a company’s profitability. As the name suggests, it includes the income received by a company, less all expenses apart from tax and interest (either paid or received). The EBIT margin is then calculated by dividing the company’s EBIT by the company’s total revenue. Note that amortization and depreciation are included in the expenses deducted for the EBIT calculation, with the acronym EBITDA being used when these are also excluded. EBIT is an appropriate measure for comparing global airlines as it factors out regional differences such as local interest and tax rates.
Values represent the percentage of revenues. 2021 figure is estimated. Figures prior to 2016 were taken from previous reports.
* This figure was taken from a previous edition which was released prior to the coronavirus outbreak and can be accessed here.
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IATA. (October 5, 2021). EBIT margin of commercial airlines worldwide from 2010 to 2022, by region [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/225856/ebit-margin-of-commercial-airlines-worldwide/
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